12 Smarter Alternatives If Scented Bodywash Irritates Your Skin

I remember the first time I realized I was sensitive to many fragrance-enhanced products. I was around 10 and I was so excited to try this new bodywash that my mom picked up for me at the drugstore. You see, before that, I mostly was a bar soap person, but somehow I got my mom to buy me a bodywash and a loofah. I felt very grown-up and cool.

Taking a shower was fun (who thought it could ever be fun?) but then about an hour later I noticed it—the itchiness. I even saw some rashes forming all over my body. I started freaking out. My mom realized it was probably allergic contact dermatitis and promptly threw the bottle of bodywash away and told me we were going back to bar soaps for the time being.

Eventually, I did find bodywashes that weren’t irritating—the trick was to look for things … Read more

Fall/Winter 2022 Trends: The 15 Fashion Looks You Need to Know About

The overarching mood of fall/winter2022’s fashion trends can be summed up in one word: nostalgia. Now, nostalgia comes in many different forms depending on your age, experiences, and interests. Whatever you might associate with happier, simpler times has likely been translated to the runways for the upcoming season because the creative collectives in CopenhagenNew York, LondonMilan, and Paris have all been feeling that desire for a better life. Designers powered through the past two pandemic years with optimism, channeling their energies in quite literal pick-me-up trends such as dopamine dressing—a hashtag that continues to garner attention on almost all social platforms—but with the easing up of restrictions and a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, more varied style directions are opening up too. 

Although the loudest takes on nostalgia are defining the F/W 22 outlook (more on that in a minute), … Read more

I'm a Fashion Editor & Mom of 2—This Is the Chic & Easy Outfit I Rely On Daily

I often get asked if my style has changed since becoming a mom. My immediate reaction is of course not! I still love fashion. I love expressing myself through clothes. I love trying trends. I am undeniably energized by a seriously good outfit. I say this while dressed in black leggings and a basic white tee, which I may or may not have been wearing most of the week. The answer is a little more complex.

Motherhood hasn’t changed my style per se, but it has impacted it. My priorities are different now. Practicality trumps sky high-platforms (or any other trend that doesn’t fit into my lifestyle). And I no longer have the luxury of timeto dream up what I’m going to be wearing on any given day in the same way I used to.

What I do rely on as a mother of two (who often goes … Read more

45 Chic Swimsuits for a Pool Party, Beach Day, and Everything in Between

I know for many of us the thought of swimsuit shopping is about as appealing as a trip to the dentist or receiving a parking ticket. In other words, not very appealing. There are so many different types of swimwear to try, and finding the right suit that doesn’t only look good but makes you feel comfortable and confident can seem overwhelming. Let’s be honest, you’re wearing such little fabric and only really covering what needs to be covered, so yeah, you want to feel comfortable. When it comes to swimwear, there’s a myth that you have to sacrifice style for comfort, but let me debunk that for you right now: There are tons of swimwear brands out there that want their customers to feel their most confident while in their suits while still looking super fashionable and flattering.

This summer, we’re back in the swing of things, meaning Read more

If You Want a Major Wardrobe Glow-Up in 2022, Phase Out These 6 Shoe Trends

There’s nothing like the start of a new season to inspire me to hit refresh in every facet of my life. Whether it’s enlisting in a new fitness class, redecorating my apartment for the fifth time, or cleaning out my closet, I’m ready for a major glow-up. First up? My closet. Well, more specifically, my shoe wardrobe. With all the fresh trends on deck for the rest of 2022, my attention is focused on all the new styles I want to try during the year ahead, but naturally, that also means I’m putting a few outdated shoe trends on the chopping block to make room.

Below, I’m highlighting the six styles that I’ll be retiring and sharing the new shoe staples that are replacing them. Of course, this is based on my own personal preferences, and you should take these recommendations with a grain of salt—by all means, wear … Read more