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Fresh Picks: Loungewear to Live In

Don’t get us wrong, we believe in working hard and playing hard, but we think downtime is equally as important. We all need to carve out that sacred time and space out of our crazy-busy schedules to give us a chance to tune in and recharge.

While it can be tempting to seize the opportunity to lazily slip into our ragged old college t-shirts and sweatpants during off-duty lounging, why not raise the bar on your downtime style? Opt for stylishly comfy (and great-fitting) pieces that feel every bit as lounge-worthy as that beat-up old concert tee from 1999 that you just can’t bear to part with! 

Instead of your usual giant t-shirts and sloppy sweatshirts, go for a super soft basic t-shirt and a pair of loose-fitting jogger sweatpants with a drawstring waist. Remember, simplicity is key to a great loungewear wardrobe—the goal is to be able to mix and match your essentials without putting much thought or effort into it. It IS your day off after all!

We’re not saying you should part with your beloved old t-shirt that brings back joyful memories of summer’s past, but keep your collection of nostalgic clothing pretty selective and leave more room for comfy yet stylish basics that allow you to leave the house for a snack run without looking like you just rolled out of bed!

To inspire a shift into more stylish lazy-day dressing, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite comfy pieces below:

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1. LAmade Boyfriend Tank

2. Alternative Apparel Ideal Tee

3. ONLY Shant Oversized Long-Sleeve Top

4. Splendid Slub Active Hoodie

5. Chaser Relax Tee

6. Alternative Powder Puff Tee

7. Jack by BB Dakota Sully Chambray Jogger

8. Chaser Animal Print Panel Pants

9. LAmade Basic Crop Leggings

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New Brand Spotlight: EQUIPMENT Apparel

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Equipment  is a contemporary line of women’s clothing featuring clean, modern designs in a range of luxurious fabrics and versatile prints. It’s for the woman who believes that a chic wardrobe consists first and foremost of simple, classic and elegant pieces that defy trends.

Inspired by a modern perspective on fashion, Equipment offers signature closet staples such as year-round silk button-up blouses, gorgeous silk shirts & more. These elegant wardrobe pieces are indispensible for the modern, stylish woman with impeccable taste.

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Glance Spotlight: People StyleWatch Spring Essentials

We're super excited to share with you our new collaboration with our friends at People StyleWatch for this special edition of Glance picks!

This week, our guest curator is People StyleWatch Fashion Editor Kate Dimmock. Kate has handpicked great must haves for a pulled-together springtime wardrobe!

Click below to see all of her spring faves!

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Glance Spotlight:Cashmere

Luxurious and soft cashmere is one of the season’s most coveted fabrics. One touch, and it’s easy to see why! We’ve rounded up a few incredible cashmere sweaters for all those holiday gatherings or for holiday gifts that are sure to inspire some oohs and ahhs!

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Glance Spotlight: Casual-Chic Sunday

The weather is starting to warm up and spring is in full swing! This calls for lots of comfy and chic options for Sunday Fundays such as airy blouses, lightweight pants, flat sandals and layering options. Check out a few of our casual picks to make every weekend a stylish one!

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Laissez Les Bon-Temps Roulez! (Let the Good Times Roll!)

One of the most amazing events I have ever had the pleasure of attending was the Krewe of Endymion’s parade in New Orleans. In a city known for raucous and amazing celebrations, (Endymion being the crowning jewel) the Krewe is one of only 3 “super-krewes” with over 2,800 people dedicated to “Throw til it hurts!” each year.
 
Why am I so in love with Endymion and Mardi Gras? Well, not only did I discover the AMAZING beignets from Café du Monde, but there, up on the floats, dancing their hearts out with smiles on their faces, walking along and even serving as the Queen were real-life, curvy, amazing women, owning their bodies and celebrating.

There were sleeveless costumes, bared midriffs, thick, strong legs- and not a single one of them was hiding in an oversized sweatshirt like I was. It was a pretty important moment in my fashion life, where I learned that style was not about what everyone told me was appropriate, but about what made me feel amazing!
 
Mardi Gras is about embracing and celebrating life; the ultimate celebration of Hedonism before the pious period of Lent. I saw it more as a celebration of the joy in life and enjoying life no matter who you were or how others may view you. Sometimes we need a reminder to just embrace life and wear things because they make US feel happy, gorgeous and strong.  The colors of Mardi Gras- purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power, are principles we can fashion to remind ourselves of every day not just on the cusp of spring.
 
Be just in all things, most importantly in dealings with yourself. Remember you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and meant to be the best, most true you there is- no matter what your body decides to do that day.  Wear green to remember to have faith in yourself and all that you can and will accomplish. Finally, wear gold to celebrate the power in you, even on those days you need a fashion boost to remind you. Below, I’ve found some amazing pieces to help you tie it all together. Get ready to "let the good times roll!"

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1. DKNYC Plus Size Side Ruched Blouse

2. Roper Plus Size Floral Print Shirt

3. NIC + ZOE Plus Size Utopia Twist Dress

4. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Illusion Neck Lace Dress

5. Columbia Plus Size Fast Trek Full Zip Fleece Jacket

6. Vince Camuto Plus Size Sweater

7. Tahari by ASL Plus Size Irene Dress

8. Unique Vintage Reproduction Flapper Dress

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The Style Edit: Black & White

Spring into the simple harmony of black and white this season! It’s a classic color combination that proves to be the most versatile with so many wears to wear it for any time of the day. 

Whether it’s to the office, going out with the gals, or on your spring vacation, you can achieve the exceptionally chic black and white trend with three of my favorite looks below.

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Pairing black and white separates, like black jeans and a white blouse, is an easy and effortless way to dominate the black and white trend!

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Add a dose style to your 9 to 5!  Pair white denim with a chambray shirt and a polished black blazer to achieve a comfy yet totally stylish office attire. Finish off the look with black pumps, a statement necklace and a structured satchel for the ultimate in professional style.

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Turn to the casual brilliance of colorblock stripes when you are packing up for your spring vacation! Pair with a denim jacket, flat espadrilles, a straw hat and a bold carry-all tote to complement your stylish sensibilities even while off duty.

 

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Inspired By: Back in Black

The beginning of a brand new year is leaving us feeling rather inspired to take it back to the basics – and what’s more cool, more bare-bones basic thank classic black? Or perhaps last night’s festivities, coupled with all the glitz and chaos of the holidays, is making you want to get back to a more no-fuss, no-nonsense way of dressing…and we totally get that.

Our first street style inspiration for 2015 perfectly achieves that effortless dose of style starting with a great moto jacket paired over a black sweater. Paired with loose black trousers and shiny black flats, this easy-come-easy-go look is ready to take on a stylish new year.

Check out our take on this easy back-in-black look below! 

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1. Obey Savages Leather Jacket

2. Alternative Adrian Hoodie

3. Brixton Heist Beanie

4. ALDO Selling Monk-Strap Loafers

5. Michael Stars Modern Rayon Drawstring Pant

6. French Connection Tough Love Backpack

 

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