We are proud to bring you this guest blog post written by Kelly Larkin, of the ‘Kelly in the City’ blog! She is a Chicago-based blogger specializing in all things chic. Today, she walks us through a lesson in layering for unpredictable fall weather with Cuddl Duds.
I absolutely love fall. I love the changing leaves, the new flavors of coffee, the warm hues, and the switching out of warm weather clothing for cold weather pieces. As a Chicagoan, though, I’m no stranger to unpredictable weather in autumn. (One day you can be comfortable and the next you can be downright freezing!) Which is how I learned that looking cute while dressing for the change of seasons isn’t impossible. Simply put, it’s just about finding the right stuff that provides style, comfort, warmth and versatility!
Look 1: Cuddl Duds Comfortwear Leggings // Cuddl Duds Comfortwear Top // Cuddl Duds Infinity Scarf // Sperry Boots
Cuddl Duds, one of my favorite brands carried at Bon-Ton, specializes in combining all of these things for women with layered lifestyles. Cuddl Duds clothing is meant to be layered, and every article of clothing complements the next. And it’s all machine-washable. (So easy.) The selection is seemingly endless, and so are the pairing options! Continue reading →
It’s a fact that we’ve all had bad hair days. From over-perming to drying color treatments to overusing flat irons: every day life can really punish our hair. If you’re like most, you’re willing to try anything to find some solutions to heal your hair. That’s why I put together this list of all my favorite tried and true Bon-Ton hair products for you. Check out these salon-worthy products I recommend to keep your hair clean, moisturized and smelling absolutely fabulous. And don’t forget to check out the Q&A with Parker Davis, my favorite hair stylist in the Midwest!
When you’ve spent big dollars on a new color you don’t want it to fade. Keep it vibrant and clean with StriVectin HAIR™ Color Care Shampoo. Cleanse your scalp and hair without stripping away your beautiful color.
For hair that has become brittle or thinning, try StriVectin HAIR™ Ultimate Restore Shampoo For Damaged Or Thinning Hair. It has powerful ingredients including hydrolyzed sweet almond protein, soy and keratin complex to strengthen hair. This advanced formula is proven to strengthen, protect and improve moisture retention. Continue reading →
Every season brings with it a host of new trends. And for fall 2016, there are five in particular that are redefining modern style. In our New & Now fashion shows — held at select stores throughout the country — we showcase some of these trends to runway perfection. From a new interpretation of plaid to borrowing from the boys and stepping up your social dress game, here are a few of my favorites from this year’s shows!
Jessica Simpson Plaid Maxi Dress // BLANKNYC Moto Faux Leather Jacket // MICHAEL Michael Kors® “Fawn” Dress Booties
Gone are the days when plaid was just for Kurt Cobain fans or weekends at the cabin. Popular plaid underwent a resurgence on the New York Fashion Week runways this season, and designers gave the trend their very own twist. At this fall’s Calvin Klein Collection show, for example, creative director Francisco Costa gave a ladylike interpretation with loose-fitting dresses belted at the waist and featuring asymmetrical hemlines. Today, brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ruff Hewn and Tahari are also reinventing the classic print. This season, look for plaid dresses, blouses, outerwear and accessories. And don’t forget to pair your plaid look with a fun moto jacket and killer bootie. Plaid is everywhere – and we are loving this trend. How about you? Continue reading →
It’s that time of the season where I live in and out of my suitcase, boarding planes, spotting fashion trends, booking models, listening to and discussing the fashion show playlist with my go-to celebrity DJ, Megan Taylor. Ms. Taylor is a very sought-afer DJ in the Chicago area, and we are fortunate to have hosted her for multiple New & Now fashion shows. She agreed to receiving an Estee Lauder “Get Up & Glow” look, which achieves the ever-so-elusive “no makeup” makeup look.
Estee Lauder’s No Makeup Makeup (Get Up and Glow) look compliments Megan’s natural beauty and, as you can see, Megan has a gorgeous complexion and she is glowing. She looked lovely! Want to achieve this glowing look yourself? Here are the steps to achieving Estee Lauder’s “No Makeup” Makeup Look:
Step 1: Every makeup artist will tell you to start with a clean palette, and Estee Lauder’s “Perfectly Clean” Cleanser is the perfect gentle formula to balance and clarify. Continue reading →