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  • 13 Simple and Gorgeous Gold Rings You'll Wear Every Day

    by Natalie Matthews



    All jewelry shopping is fun: hunting for the right statement necklace to amp up a cocktail dress, carefully weighing the investment on a grown-up watch, even salivating over "price upon request" bling with no actual purchase in mind. But shopping for basic rings-the non-sparkly, non-colored, just metal variety-is maybe the most fun, because it needs the least amount of "how will I wear this?" mind-racking.



    Think about it: necklaces can clash with different necklines and bracelets can get tucked under sleeves, but your hands are always on display, so you end up getting the most wear out of a ring. And if you find one that's simple yet interesting, like these gold rings above, you'll not only be able to wear it everyday, you'll want to, too.


    Stick to a slight variation on the classic band, or choose one with a cool design like studs, rope or skulls woven into it. Either way, on close inspection, the ring you pick will speak to your personality, but at arm's

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  • Lindsay Lohan's Orange Oprah Dress

    by Natalie Matthews



    Everyone's talking about Lindsay Lohan's one-on-one Oprah interview that aired last night. She said a lot of things, like that she's "done cocaine ten to fifteen times" and that she actually "kind of wanted to go to to jail." But on the lighthearted side, they're also talking about her dress, a simple, short-sleeve tangerine number.



    The snugness was typical, but the color was not: we've seen Lindsay wear a lot of white dresses and pastels when appearing in court, perhaps to craft a sweet, innocent appearance, and beyond that, navys and blacks tends to be her go-tos. Orange hasn't really been her color of choice ever-it's actually hard to find another picture of her on the interwebs wearing it-so why now, especially for such a highly publicized interview with a lot riding on people's reactions?



    Perhaps she was tapping into color psychology, and all those studies showing how different colors affect people's moods. Because despite being the color of prison

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  • Better Than Black: 13 Patterned Pencil Skirts

    by Alison Syrett Cleary



    If the reason you don't own a printed pencil skirt yet is because you think basic black, navy and tan are more versatile options, then you've been sorely misinformed. Sure, a neutral-hued sheath matches most any shirt or shoe-but so does one with a floral motif or stripes! In fact, the wilder the pattern, the easier it becomes to create a look: just throw on a simple pullover or T-shirt to balance out your busier lower half*! Of course, if you're feeling more adventurous you can also do the whole print-on-print thing, or take a more traditional route with a button-down or slim turtleneck. That's beauty of printed pencil skirts: the outfit possibilities are endless.



    Bright lipstick, statement jewelry and elaborate shoes all become optional when you've got good printed pencil game. Those are the kinds of ensemble-saving extras you need on hand for generic solid sheaths, not bold styles that'll win you ten compliments in one day. That's why printed pencil

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  • Lena Dunham Ditches Her Shorteralls for Schoolgirl Plaid and Satchels in GIRLS Season 3

    by Elana Fishman



    Hannah Horvath, the bumbling Brooklynite so excellently, awkwardly portrayed by Lena Dunham in HBO's highly addictive GIRLS, may be many things (a voice of a generation, for starters)-but a fashion icon, she is arguably not. The series' costume designer Jenn Rogien has spoken out several times about how she purposely puts Dunham in ill-tailored pieces and doesn't-work-for-everyone trends (shorteralls, anyone?) precisely in order to communicate the character's "lovingly disheveled" nature. But for GIRLS' third season, which kicks off next January, it seems Hannah will be trying a new sartorial persona on for size: that of a bookish, slightly retro prepster.



    Lena Dunham (courtesy of Getty Images)Lena Dunham (courtesy of Getty Images)



    In the shot above, captured on the street during a recent GIRLS taping, Lena's dressed in a plaid coat that's completely in line with fall 2013's trend forecast. She's also toting not one, but two bags-a bright red backpack and a classic Cambridge Satchel. The look's more polished than what we've come to

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  • Nail Art Isn't Dead—Deborah Lippmann Told Us So

    by Sarah Ferguson



    It's difficult to remember a time when a classic French manicure was considered nail art and bright green, blue and orange polish hues were reserved for kids. While the opposite has become true in recent seasons, with the current rise in popularity of neutral hues and the reports that nail polish sales are losing steam, it's clear that some are beginning to feel nostalgic for the simpler days.



    This seems to be the case in the Lucky offices, at least. Last month, we debated whether nail art has finally reached its saturation point, and the general consensus was that, yes, the trend is getting tired.



    But personally? I'm not over it just yet. Though I've never been super into the out-of-this-world 3D creations, I'm not quite ready to give up my punchy colors, glitter accent nails and my occasional themed designs. For some reassurance, I sought out the opinion of Deborah Lippmann, founder and creative director of the eponymous beauty line. Here's what she had to say

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  • Model Coco Rocha and Beyonce Have Have Something in Common

    by Alison Syrett Cleary

    Coco Rocha's New HaircutCoco Rocha's New Haircut
    Although the disheveled tomboy crop Coco Rocha debuted a on Instagram last Monday looks a lot like Beyonce's new pixie cut, the similarities are totally coincidental. According to Allure's website, which had exclusive access to Rocha's drastic transformation, the model first decided to part with her fiery ponytail six months ago when her long hair stopped growing-so, not while stalking Bey's Twitter feed over Saturday morning brunch. "With my job, my hair is constantly dyed and fried, and it won't grow any longer, so I decided it was time to get rid of it."

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    Of course, now that not one, but two, ladies known for their blowout-worthy hair have decided to chop it all off, we're intrigued to see how far this trend will go. After all, last year was all about the Karlie-inspired bob, so it makes sense that models and celebrities are starting to explore even shorter options. Do you think you will, too?

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  • Jennifer Aniston's Latest Outfit Left Us Totally Shocked

    by Alison Syrett Cleary



    Thanks to her consistently black, white and beige track record on the red carpet, Jennifer Aniston has always been the first celebrity I associate with pared-down, minimalist style. Once in awhile, perhaps, she'll abandon her neutrals-only policy for one bold hue (such as the tomato red ball gown she wore to the Oscars earlier this year), but those moments are rare-and hardly ever involve prints. Jen doesn't really do prints.



    But maybe she should more often? The actress wore a-gasp!-colorful floral mini to the London premiere of her new movie We're With The Millers last night and looked pretty amazing, if not like her usual understated self. This is probably the most pattern I've ever seen the star wear on a major red carpet (unless you count metallic beading, which I don't), and I'm into it. So into it, in fact, that I've spent all morning shopping online for a similar dress. If you'd like one, too, start your search with my six picks above. Because not

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  • The Lucky Editor's Guide to Packing the Perfect Suitcase

    by Lucky Staffers



    Because the season of cottage rentals, cross-country adventures and long weekends at the beach isn't quite over yet, we're sharing our favorite packing secrets just in time for your last summer trip. Wherever you're heading, our advice on what to take, what not to take and how to fit it all into one tiny carry-on won't let you down. Click through the slideshow above for our editors' best-ever tips now.



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  • The Slightly Off-Kilter Basics Your Wardobe Really Needs

    by Natalie Matthews



    The only things your wardrobe needs more than great basics are great elevated basics: those slightly off-kilter, seemingly-simple-but-what's-that-cool-detail things. Like these 11 items above, all of which have the same fold-me-into-any-outfit versatility of the cookie-cutter classics, but with surprising details, cool cuts and unusual fabrics adding an extra adrenaline shot. Think of it as your usual go-to cocktail, only with a floater on top.



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  • Five Ways to Score Free Beauty Products Online

    by Sarah Ferguson



    There's nothing like the thrill of finding a handful of cute little products to try at the bottom of your Sephora bag. Sure, I'm a total sucker for free samples (the employees at my local grocery store know this well), but when it comes to beauty, samples are not only a fun treat, but they're also an essential part of the shopping process.



    What works for (or looks good on) one person might be totally wrong for the next, so I don't like to be guessing before I buy. Thankfully, there are so many great sample services out there right now, like Birchbox and Glossybox-but did you also know that there are websites that send you beauty products for free? Like, zero dollars kind of free? Click through for five of our favorites.



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