How to Make a Halloween Costume, Just by Shopping at Zara

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You've already confessed to your Zara addiction, so it's safe to assume you'll find any excuse to pop into the fast-fashion favorite. Well, here's a new one: Halloween. Instead of blowing your hard-earned paycheck on a one-and-done ensemble, treat yourself to something that yes, works perfectly for Halloween, but also happens to be a look you can wear over again. Really, these 18 "costumes" are just reasons to fuel your obsession with Zara, so why resist? Read on for the looks that will work for Oct. 31, or just for tomorrow.
Chanel Oberlin

The look: Short Faux Fur Coat 
Pair it with: Oversize shades, a miniskirt, pearls, and a maniacal smirk

Hmilton

The look: Knit Military Coat

Pair it with: Riding boots, a ruffled blouse, and the Hamilton playlist

The look: Frilled Jumpsuit 
Pair it with: Devil horns and red heels

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Keira Knightley Reveals A Shocking Hair Secret

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Keira Knightley became everyone’s brunette-haired icon when she starred in the break-out role of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Her acting career quickly took off, and thanks to a wide range of parts, she was spotted sporting everything from blonde waves to blunt bangs to a pixie cut. Despite working with some of the most talented hairstylists in the business, the multitude of changes took a toll on Keira’s hair, even though her locks always looked nothing short of perfect. In an interview with InStyle UK, she finally spilled her secret.

“I have dyed my hair virtually every color imaginable for different films. It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head! So for the past five years I’ve used wigs, which is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my hair,” she told the magazine. Yes, the woman with envy-inducing brown waves has actually suffered from hair loss, and used wigs to protect her locks and conceal her struggle. A lot of us will eventually suffer from thinning hair or hair loss in general, so its comforting to find out that we aren’t alone, and more importantly, that wigs are a great interim solution.

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Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection

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A few days ago French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing presented his latest women's fashion collection during the Paris Fashion Week. Light grays and pastels, soft fabrics and highlighting of natural beauty - these are the key elements of the designs.

'It's easy to mark the exact time and place this collection was born: October 25th, in a Queens photo studio. That morning, as my team and I watched Steven Klein shoot Cindy, Claudia and Naomi for Balmain's latest campaign, we were in awe of what was happening in front of the camera. The poise. The professionalism. And the amazing power of confident women who are aware of the singular beauty of their own bodies - and the effect that they can have upon others', the designer explained.


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


'This collection aims to channel some of the impressive, positive power that we witnessed four months ago, in part bycelebrating the sensuality of a woman's natural shape - focusing on and emphasizing those beautiful curves with the introduction of a new Balmain silhouette, which relies on our atelier's innovations in and mastery of the traditional arts of corsetry', he added.


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


'You'll note some other distinctive elements of this collection, as well: Fall 2016 also introduces new colors to the Balmain palette, with an array of light grays and pastels. Soft fabrics, particularly rich angora and an array of suedes, help provide a distinct contrast to the collection's corset-inspired shapes, transparent lace tailoring and lingerie-focused designs. But above all, the diverse and beautiful group of women owning today's runway helps underline what my team and I believe to be the most modern of outlooks for fashion today: a celebration of the natural beauty, shape and strength of every woman', said also Rousteing.


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection


Balmain Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Womenswear collection

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21 Reasons Nina Agdal Is a Fashion It Girl in the Making

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You probably know Nina Agdal as the girl who bared her backside next to Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. And while she wasn't wearing much for that particular shoot, the Danish supermodel lives to show off her outfits. In fact, she's fashion-obsessed, documenting her red carpet looks and It accessories on Instagram. At just 24, Nina has already covered Elle magazine, walked the runway at Fashion Week, and traveled to Cannes to grace the red carpet. She's definitely one to watch, and we've got 21 solid reasons . . .

But She Makes Getting There Look Just as Good

Nina Hit Up the amfAR Gala at Cannes

Not Once but Twice

But She Also Had the Honor of Walking the Red Carpet

But She Loves a Laid-Back Look Just Like You Do

She Stunned in a Cutout Gown at Her First Vanity Fair Party

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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1. I’m still very much enjoying J.Crew lately – I’m so happy that the brand has “come back”! My latest purchase isthis drop sleeved shirt – it’s a little big on me, but I still love the silhouette and general design.

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This shirt reminds me of what I wish a lot of Everlane pieces would be like – I like a lot of Everlane items, but wish sometimes there was a tad bit more styling. Funny how the J.Crew price is quite similar to what I imagine Everlane would sell a similar piece for as well, even though Everlane markets itself as less expensive. What do you think?

2. I’m always game for a snarky article about Silicon Valley, so am sharing a particularly good one about the current state of haute cuisine in the Bay Area, again via The NY Times – Dinner Disrupted. I have to agree that the tasting menu prices are outrageous! We received a very generous gift awhile back of $   to one of these restaurants, so we could go out to dinner…only to discover that only covered basically one person’s portion when the bill came, and we only had a glass or two of wine each. Outrageous.

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3. On the topic of J.Crew – a two part interview via The FT, with Jenna Lyons on personal style (part one, and part two).

4. An interesting deep dive, via Esquire, about Jared Kushner and his role in the Trump campaign – lots of juicy little gossipy tidbits (my favorite kind of political article, of course.

5. I’m so relieved that I don’t have to apply for school anymore…I have no idea how I’d get in anywhere, but it just makes me more nervous for my own children. Articles like this one –  To get to Harvard, Go to Haiti, again via The NY Times, don’t help! But I guess there’s always something each generation…I’d love to hear your thoughts.

5. This week, I just finished (as of this Friday morning) The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer.

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I got this book as soon as it came out earlier this week, since I’d been hankering after a funny read for some time now. And I have to say, it doesn’t disappoint! If you’re a fan of Schumer’s, and/or also liked books like Bossypantsor Yes Please, I’d highly recommend this book. A fun, funny and engaging read.

Also, I was surprised to see this book at only 3 stars out of 5 currently on Amazon, but reading some of the negative reviews, they seem to largely be part of an orchestrated campaign to take down her average score…disappointing behavior and also very annoying since I usually love reading Amazon reviews to help me decide whether to buy books! Just a heads up.

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FREE PEOPLE DENIM SALE: TAKE 25% OFF ON ALL THESE STYLES

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