Blog Posts by Lucky Magazine

  • Consigning Your Clothes: What You Need to Know

    by Natalie Matthews

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    I'm not totally sure why the phenomenon's labeled "spring cleaning." Personally, it's the dead of winter that turns me sartorially stir-crazy, making me want to start the new year with a new closet, too. Once that happens-it's like a switch-I start step one of the process: editing out the things I'm really not wearing, in hopes of turning them into cash via consignment. Here's what I've learned about how to do that most effectively (and most effortlessly, since it should be fun, too):

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    Pick the items in your closet that are currently in season.
    Most stores will only accept weather-appropriate garments anyway. No linen in December, no fur in July.

    Remember that labels matter.
    Maybe your American Apparel sweater looks a little fresher to you than that Theory one. But people get more excited about designer labels, so consignment shops are more inclined to buy them.

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  • Emma Watson Wore a Killer Jumpsuit on the Red Carpet Last Night

    by Maura Brannigan

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    Late last week, I detailed (in excruciating detail) how Emma Watson is truly on top of her A+ style game, most recently evidenced by the sultry Wes Gordon gown she wore to the Berlin premiere of her forthcoming film, Noah. I mean, thank the well-accessorized powers that be that Emma is in a big blockbuster that requires a multi-stop promotion tour, otherwise, we wouldn't get to gawk at what magic Anita Patrickson, Emma's stylist, works.

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    Now, to dissect last night's outfit as worn to Noah's Madrid premiere: the 23-year-old actress chose a long-sleeved silk jumpsuit by J. Mendel, complete with a wrap-front bodice and deep V-neck plunge. And to pull it all together: Gianvito Rossi black leather and clear PVC pumps, deep red lip and a side-swept hairstyle.

    Just soak it all in. She's killing it, and her stylist deserves mad props. Any questions?

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  • The Best Shoes for Big Feet

    by Chantal Fernandez

    You know what they say about people with big feet. They have...big hearts? No, that's not it. I'll remember it in a second.

    I think I was about 10 years old when I first realized I had bigger feet than almost everyone else I knew. And that this would continue to be true for the rest of my life. As my family always joked, my feet arrived places an hour before me (rude!). Over the course of my adult life, I have bought shoes in sizes ranging from 9 to 11, but if I am honest with myself, my best bet is usually a size 10 or 10.5. Admittedly, that's not exactly freak-show-level large. But it has definitely impacted, for better or for worse, the kinds of shoes I allow myself to wear.

    The great part about having big feet (besides, I guess, more physical contact with the earth, which could lead to increased stability?) is that whenever shoes go on sale, the "9 and up" shelf is always much more cluttered than the smaller racks. And sweet pickings in those situations

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  • Why Does Kate Middleton Always Wear the Same Outfit on St. Patrick's Day?

    by Elana Fishman

    In case the crowds of drunken revelers outside your apartment this morning weren't enough of a reminder (No? Just us New Yorkers, then?), it's St. Patrick's Day. And while most folks we know celebrate this greenest of holidays by throwing back a pint or two at the local bar, those British royals know how to fête St. Patty the classy way.

    For the third straight year, Kate Middleton attended a proper St. Patrick's Day parade-and for the third consecutive time, she turned up in a dark green coat dress, suede pumps, a gold Cartier shamrock brooch and a beret-style fascinator. To be sure, the Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning at all three appearances-how could she not, with her signature flawless hair and that enviably slender physique-but still, is anyone else a bit disappointed by her near-identical ensembles? We love that she re-wore the same Emilia Wickstead number for both her 2012 and 2013 parade appearances, but would've loved to see her experiment with a

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  • 15 Stellar Sunglasses That'll Hide Any Hangover

    by Madeline Alford

    Admit it, we've all had those mornings where you wake up just a tad "under the weather." With St. Patrick's Day happening on Monday and plenty of celebrations undoubtedly happening this weekend, the forecast guarantees the need for sunglasses in my future. We picked the 15 best sunglasses for covering up any evidence of the fun time you had the night before. Click through to shop our picks!

    P.S. We promise we won't tell your boss we saw you out as long as you don't tell mine.

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  • Nine Gorgeous (And Festive!) Ways to Wear Pastel Green Makeup for St. Patrick's Day

    by Sarah Ferguson

    Let's get one thing straight: St. Patrick's day isn't the only reason to wear green eyeshadow in spring. First off, the color green represents rebirth and growth, which is basically what the season is all about. Second, it can be worn to celebrate pretty much every spring holiday: Easter, Arbor Day, Earth Day, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo-you name it! Finally, and perhaps most simply, it looks really pretty on the eyes and nails. Click through above for nine of our favorite pastel green shadows, liners, polishes and more!

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  • Mules Are Having a Moment: 10 Pairs of Backless Shoes to Buy Now

    by Hayley Phelan

    Definitions of "mule," paraphrased from Merriam-Webster:

    1-4. blah blah horse/donkey, stubborn person, drug smuggler, blah blah blah.

    5. a shoe or slipper without quarter or heel strap. See also: Spring 2014's must-have shoe.

    Okay, I totally added that last part. But it's official: The mule is back. This slip-on style has been shunned by the fashion crowd since the '90s, but like many staples from that era, it's having a major resurgence right now. For proof, just take a look at the Spring 2014 runways of designers such as Celine, Stella McCartney and Fendi-not to mention the well-shod editors who sat in their front rows. In fact, mules are having such a moment I'll go ahead and say that if you're to invest in only one shoe this season, you'd better make it a mule-be it a sneaker, heel, flat or otherwise.

    For your shopping pleasure, I've compiled the 10 best mules currently on the market in the slideshow above. Enjoy!

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  • The Lucky Girl's Guide to Wearing Head-To-Toe Green

    by Elana Fishman

    On the list of colors most women believe they can't wear, green is typically right up there with screaming orange and neon pink. Some stress that verdant tones just don't jive with their skin tones, others fear looking like leprechauns and many insist that the green cast of the clothes will make them appear seasick. But guess what? There are ways to wear the hue-from top to bottom, even-without, well, feeling green around the gills. It's all about choosing the right shade(s) for you-and then deciding how to style the rest of your look.

    Click through above to see how some of our favorite celebs and style stars wear this bold color from head to toe-along with our tips and tricks for making the hue work for you. After all, with St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, there's no better time to go green!

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  • Spring's Best Sunscreens: 12 Amazing, Skin-Saving Formulas

    by Christa Lee

    Spring break is just around the corner, and though a dreamy vacation is a great reason to buy a new sunblock, you don't need to wait for warm weather to start using these amazing products to protect your skin: Any dermatologist will tell you SPF protection is important for your every day beauty routine. From drugstore classics to brand new sunblocks, click through for 12 picks to protect you from the sun, no matter where you go.

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  • Packing Guide: One Small Carry-on, 12 Perfect Outfits

    by Alison Syrett Cleary

    Huzzah! After what felt like the longest, coldest, snowiest winter in all of world history-no, but seriously-it's finally time for a spring break vacation! To help you prepare for this much needed getaway, I've put together the ultimate dozen-piece packing guide for most any locale that's a not an 85-degree beach (because all you really need for that is a really great bikini and coverup) or blizzard-ridden Scandinavia (although why would you go there after the season we just had?!). Even when you factor in toiletries and pjs, everything should fit in a standard-size carryon, so no bummers like lost luggage or excess baggage will ruin your trip.

    Then, once you arrive at your destination of choice (where are you going? Las Vegas? London? Paris? Oh, I hope it's Paris!), just consult the 12 perfect outfits I've pre-styled for you in the slideshow above before getting dressed. Ranging from hotel restaurant-polished to comfortable enough for a day of museum

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