Feb 162019

I know what you’re thinking: It’s beyond freezing in the middle of February, so how can you possibly be thinking about swimwear right now? Call it wishful thinking, but bikinis are pretty much the only thing on my mind at the moment. I blame one site, in particular, for making my mind wander somewhere sunny. One browse through Free People‘s swim section, and you’ll be right there with me—mentally bronzing on a beach in 2019’s biggest swim trends.

With swimwear burning on the brain, I figured I should quit trying to fight it and get a jump start on my summer shopping. I reached out to Free People’s swim buyer, Meg Grauzlis, to see what trends are the safest bet to buy into right now. “This year, Free People is most excited about bandeaus and underwire tops paired with high-waisted and high-cut bottoms,” she advises. “For swim patterns, customers can expect to see a lot of tropical, florals, bold retro prints, and textures like classic ribs. Asymmetrical pieces are an unexpected trend we expect to see all summer long.”

With these trends in mind, I took a deeper dive into the site and ended up adding enough suits to my wish list to last me through 2020. From retro belted suits that look like they came straight out of an Old Hollywood film to the high-waisted bottoms that give the illusion of legs for days, below I’ve highlighted the best Free People swimwear on the site right now. To see and shop the swimwear trends set to be most popular for 2019, keep scrolling.  

Shop the matching Leila Bikini Top ($68).

Shop the matching Maldives Bandeau Bikini Top ($52).

Shop the matching Iris Bikini Top ($68).

Shop the matching Lauren Bikini Top ($92).

Shop the matching Soma Bikini Top ($88).

This feels like it came out of an old movie, and I’m so into it. 

Love a swimsuit with a good accessory. 

Shop the matching Cherry Pie Camilla Bikini Top ($98).

Baywatch vibes, in a non-cheesy way.

These delicate bow accents are so pretty.

Shop the matching Printed Bandeau Top ($66).

Shop the matching Gold Eyes Island Bikini Bottom ($84).

A side cutout I can get behind. 

Shop the matching Heather Bikini Bottoms ($110).

Shop the matching Greer Bikini Bottom ($80).

The shoulder tie gives it a little something extra. 

How pretty is this tie detail? 

Shop the matching Sade Bikini Bottom ($98).

Or if you’re more of a one-piece person, try this.

Shop the matching Joy Bikini Top ($85).

Shop the matching Palm Bikini Top ($145).

Shop the matching Cabana Bikini Top ($152).

Shop the matching Hacienda Bikini Top ($94).

Next up: the bikini trends you should already have on your radar. 

Every 2019 Swim Trend Is Currently Available at Free People
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Feb 152019

Big congratulations are in order for longtime couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. The couple took to their respective Instagram accounts this morning to announce their engagement, which, judging by the myriad of heart-shaped balloons in the background, appeared to have happened on Valentine’s Day. And the gemstone in Katy Perry’s engagement ring was certainly in keeping with the theme. Bloom gave her a stunning ruby and diamond ring that resembles a flower, a detail that we’re quite sure the fun-loving musician adored.

Colored gemstones have long been a celebrity favorite, with the most recent fellow celeb to receive one being Heidi Klum, who is joined by Kate Middleton, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Wilde, and Zoe Saldana, to name a few. While not quite as durable as diamonds, colored gemstones are the go-to way to make an engagement ring feel unique and special. Keep scrolling to see the ring up close, and shop similarly stunning ruby engagement rings.

Next up, check out the biggest engagement ring trends from the past decade.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Engaged—See the Stunningly Unique Ring
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Feb 142019

Do the words “spring cleaning” mean anything to you? The impending change of season is the perfect excuse to do an inventory of your home (and make some practical upgrades while you’re at it). Of course, there’s pretty much no place better to look for affordable home items than IKEA, whether you want to finally get rid of your wire hangers or find a sleek storage solution for all of your new shoe purchases. To help you source through the retailer’s overwhelming selection, I tapped my fellow editors to offer their expert picks.

Our editor in chief, Kat Collings, has some ideas if you’re looking to organize your necklaces and miscellaneous items like buttons and safety pins—for a mere $25, I might add. Meanwhile, managing editor Kristen Nichols found the perfect #OOTD mirror, and market editor Nicole Eshaghpour sourced the ideal coat rack to avoid cluttering your entryway. Scroll down to see all the items our fashion and beauty editors would buy at IKEA—your home will thank you. 

“Every winter, our apartment suddenly starts overflowing with coats. This stand might just help me keep them off of all our chairs!”
“I’ve found myself with a few too many pairs of shoes these days, and while I hate having to stack them, these boxes will not only keep them organized but will also protect them from getting ruined.”
“I would use these pretty coordinated containers to hold safety pins, extra buttons, and fashion tape.”
“Perfect for hanging the necklaces you wear every day.”
“I like to pack away seasonal items in storage boxes that I slide under my bed.”
“Wire hangers are not a good look, guys. These chic solid wood hangers will do your clothes justice.” 
“This mini ironing board is perfect for small-space dwellers because it can be hung in a hallway closet.” 
“I can personally attest that this floor-length mirror is perfect for outfit selfies since I have it in my apartment. Here’s the evidence.”
“I love this brass tray for organizing beauty products and candles.”
“I love hoarding candles and have a specific weakness for this combo of lavender, honey, and wood.”
“I love succulents because they’re an easy and low-maintenance way to add a pop of green and decoration to any space.”
“I’m currently looking to spruce up my bedroom side table, and this cool brass clock will definitely be replacing my boring digital one.”
“I have this thing with plates! These vintage-looking floral side plates will add charm and interest to my dining table for upcoming dinner parties.”
“Extra storage? A place to put my current favorite garments on display? Or better yet, both.”
“One of the defining characteristics of my apartment is the myriad of houseplants that greet you upon entry. This watering can is both functional for obvious reasons is also chic and fun to look at. Win-win.”
“During the winter, I find that I end up throwing my coats everywhere instead of shoving them back into my closet. Yes, I know—horrible habit. I want these wall hooks to hang right inside my doorway so I can hang the coats that I wear the most like a normal person.”
“I love having blankets all over my apartment. This one is the perfect subtle background addition to any mirror outfit pic I may take in my room and certainly looks cozy.”

Next, the chicest 40-year-old in France wears these six items nonstop

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17 Chic Items Fashion Editors Would Buy From IKEA
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Feb 132019

Presidents’ Day weekend is as a good a time for a massive sale as ever. Seeing as the holiday falls in late February before the massive wave of spring shopping ensues, retailers and brands all over the internet are dropping prices like mad trying to rid their stock to make room for all that the next season has to offer. What does that mean for you, dear shopper? It means that mega e-tailer and rising fashion destination Amazon is listing dozens of deals n’ steals (my words, not theirs) across its site for the upcoming holiday weekend. Thanks, Amazon. As if we needed another reason to shop.

But before you fall into a black hole of clicking and scrolling through page after page, take a deep breath because we’ve done the hard work for you and broken down the best Presidents’ Day deals on Amazon so you don’t have to. From the puffer coats that will save you for the rest of the winter (we get it, it’s still freezing out) to the fun hair accessories (pearl barrettes anyone?) you won’t be able to pass up, keep reading to shop our most stylish picks from the holiday sales, all of which you could feasibly be wearing in two days thanks to that Prime shipping.

We love a good statement puff.
“Leopard is a neutral.” — Every fashion girl ever
It’d be impossible not to look polished in this.
Your black leggings are begging to be worn with something new.
Fashion girls will wear this buttoned all the way up and probably style it tucked into baggy denim.
This feels very Rosie HW to me, no?
More interesting than all your other turtlenecks (see the side view).
#StickOfButter, anyone?
Not your average pearls.
Seriously, order these immediately.
Give your plain gold hoops a break.
The headband trend just went next-level.
These look like we could wear them all day.
The cowboy boot trend still shows no signs of slowing down.
Fact: White shoes make every outfit look fresher.
Sleek and sophisticated.

Next, the under-$60 trends everyone’s wearing in NYC.

PSA: Amazon Is Having a Presidents' Day Sale—Here's Everything You Should Buy
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