Comfort, chicness, versatility. These are the key points on the sartorial checklists of all women, but they're so much more important for moms-to-be. Buying a whole new wardrobe sounds excruciating even to us (and we love to shop), so it's a huge bummer when mothers are left with maternity clothing that no longer fits them after childbirth. But, with HATCH's newest collection, this problem is a thing of the past.
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That said, you don't even need to be on your way to mom-dom to enjoy this line. In fact, for those of us who love roomier pieces, these items are just the ticket. The spring '14 collection serves up an array of sophisticated and effortless looks - a style HATCH has always been an expert at. Plus, the pretty palette of blush and earthy tones will accentuate whatever glow you've got going (whether it's bun-in-the-oven-related or from a new NARS blush), and it's so mood-liftingly pretty, you'll forget how gray
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- By Venus Wong, Refinery29
Comfort, chicness, versatility. These are the key points on the sartorial checklists of all women, but they're so much more important for moms-to-be. Buying a whole new wardrobe sounds excruciating even to us (and we love to shop), so it's a huge bummer when mothers are left with maternity clothing that no longer fits them after childbirth. But, with HATCH's newest collection, this problem is a thing of the past.Read More »from Hate Skintight Clothes? You'll Love This Brand
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Wed, Mar 5, 2014 11:41 AM ESTBy Samantha Sutton, Refinery29
One of the most annoying things about winter has got to be how long it takes for the season to end. You'll have one warm-ish, sunny day when you think it almost feels - even smells! - like spring, and then BAM! The next day, you're right back to being unable to feel your hands in the frigid temperatures and wondering why you didn't throw an extra sweater in your bag.
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This kind of fluctuating weather can make it fairly difficult for us all to get dressed in the morning. You're tired of the same dark, sad winter clothes you've been sporting all season. You want to wear pastels! You want to rock florals! But, you also don't want to freeze your you-know-what off when Mother Nature decides to throw another week of flurries our way. Enter the happy medium: clothes that give off that spring vibe but will keep you toasty at the same time. They're colorful yet cozy and totally perfect for those times spent
- By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29
At this point, we're pretty much forcing spring to come out of hiding. Yes, we know Punxsutawney Phil said winter was going to truck on for another six weeks. But, we're simply not having it. Slowly but surely, we're starting to pack away our hats, boots, and other winter peripherals. And, we're pulling out our spring favorites and trying to integrate key pieces back into our wardrobe. Up first? Our shoes!
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Ahead, 11 flats that will help you forget the cold. Because when it comes to our shoe collection, we don't really care what that dang groundhog said.
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Spending your hard-earned money on beauty products can be a daunting task, what with all the options out there. Sure, expensive brands create great things, but can't a gal get her hands on some budget makeup, hair, and skin goodies that perform just as well as luxury without breaking the bank? Also, they need to be pretty. You want to look pretty AND pay the rent. Thanks.
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In an effort to help a gal out, we scoured the drugstore and big-box retailers for products that fit all three categories and came back with 11 seriously fab, high-performance items that give you the results and look just as gorgeous as their more expensive counterparts. The best part? None of them costs over $25.
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Clear off that vanity table and make room in the medicine cabinet, because for the price of one or two fancy-lady
- Refinery29 | Beauty – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 11:03 AM ESTRefinery29By Megan McIntyre, Refinery29
In our books, the big winner of the 2013/2014 awards-show season was Jared Leto's hair. From man buns to hombré (that would be "he ombré"), the man was giving us some SERIOUS mane envy this season. Who didn't want Leto's hair for themselves? We may or may not have even taken a photo of him into our stylist in an effort to score that perfect "I woke up like this" wave. Tonight's Oscars ceremony was the coup de grâce for his coiff, which ended its red-carpet run with a super-sleek finish and just a touch of bounce on his ends. Oh, and an Oscar. NBD.
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The man behind those lustrous locks is Chase Kusero, Leto's long-time stylist who worked with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series to create his Oscar-winning look tonight. We've spent so many weeks obsessing over Leto's hair that we figured - for our own mental well-being, that is - we needed to go straight to the source. We spoke with Kusero to
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 10:57 AM EST
Refinery29By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29
Look, we're not going to make any absolute statements. Anything could happen. Jennifer Lawrence could sprout a pair of wings and ascend the stairs up past the stage and into the heavens. Kristen Bell could suddenly decide to sell off her first-born child into a paparazzi zoo. But, so far? This has been the most stunning, amazing moment from tonight's Oscars, both the red carpet andceremony.
Yup, that's Lupita Nyong'o in custom Prada at this year's Academy Awards. The color is called Nairobi blue, for your information, and it is the most beautiful thing in the world (don't even get us started on her hair and that headband). We are speechless. She is not human. She's some kind of cloud-angel creature, and we are blessed that she graced our TV this evening.
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After years of relentlessly washing, cleansing, and purifying skin in virtuous hopes of a bright, clear complexion, the key to healthier skin may lie in the microorganisms we most often associate with disease and grime: bacteria. Just like in our guts, the skin is full of bacterial subpopulations. And, some researchers believe that while "bad" bacteria on the skin can dominate and trigger breakouts and inflammation, strains of "good" bacteria may protect the skin and clear the way for better health. Forget clinically clean skin - the ticket to a beaming complexion may be in a harmonious, balanced bacterial population on the skin, achieved with probiotics.
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According the American Academy of Dermatology, the good bacteria delivered by probiotics in skin care may help thwart acne and rosacea. When the immune system identifies parasites and bad bacteria on the skin as a foreign threat, it
- By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
Raise your hand if you are just completely over this winter business. Like, since yesterday. Our sweater-and-scarf-cocooned selves wholeheartedly agree with you, which is why we're combatting these grayest of days with pure happiness - in the form of new nail polish, of course.
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After all, what better way to get you in a spring mood than scoping the creamy oranges, soothing nudes, and vibrant neons that you will be sporting on your tips (preferably whilst lying on a patch of green grass in the warm sunshine) very, very soon? We gathered the most gorgeous nail shades for the spring season that are sure to be huge hits - watch, learn, and get those fingers ready!
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- Refinery29 | Healthy Living – Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:51 AM ESTBy Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29
.Over 15 million Americans had cosmetic procedures done in 2013. But, what exactly does that mean? What kind of procedures are we talking about? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released a more detailed analysis of these numbers. And, now we feel like we have a better understanding of the trends in this country.
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, breast augmentation is the most popular procedure. Plastic surgeons performed this particular operation 290,000 times in 2013. That's 580,000 breasts that are now bigger. Following somewhat close behind is nose reshaping (221,000) and eyelid surgery (216,000). And, in the spirit of trend forecasting, it looks like buttock augmentation and neck lifts are on the rise.
Of course, if you're looking for a nonsurgical way to improve you butt, we recommend you just try these exercises.
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If extraterrestrial beings touched down in an average American city, walked down an average American street, then popped into an average American store, they'd probably think the only people who actually shop are diminutive. Because, when it comes to numbers, there's a huge discrepancy: The average American woman wears a size 14 - and the majority of women are considered overweight - but you'd be hard-pressed to find any brand that caters to anyone who wears above a 12. In plain business terms (which the fashion industry ultimately operates on), the numbers don't add up. But, the answer to why this happens is a bit more complicated than mere prejudice.
It's undeniable that the fashion industry is plus-size-averse. There's the passive discrimination of framing most dialogue around straight sizes only, and then there's the very active, very hurtful discrimination and animosity against women who don't fit into a sample size. Beyond that, there's also aRead More »from The Big Problem with Plus Size