Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Break 2015 Fashion Trends from East & Lo

To refresh your trendy style for spring break, you have to check out East & Lo.  Everything She Wants recently discovered the "It Girl" e-tailer brand--and from oversized tees and distressed skinny jeans to uber soft jogger pants and jumpsuits, East & Lo has plenty of the boho chic and fast fashion styles we love.

You can't go wrong with a slouchy 3/4 Sleeve Stripe Top, $22.50. 
We love the individuality expressed on this Screen Print Tee, $21.

Right now, most items are on sale.  So stock up on super soft and comfy bargains, including:

Knit Soft Pants ($7.50)

Print Jogger Pants ($9.75)

Print Wide Leg Pants ($10.50)

Maxi Skirts (from $9.00)

Jumpsuits (from $16.00)

Channel your inner Nicole Richie in this fab Tie-Die Maxi Skirt, $9.50.

This bohemian print jumpsuit is music festival and resort-ready, $16.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cinderella-Inspired Spring Fashion: HSN Modern Princess Collection

Supermodel and style icon Coco Rocha has designed her first-ever fashion collection, the Modern Princess Collection, inspired by Disney's new take on the Cinderella classic. The chic and flirty spring separates are available now on HSN.

Here are a few of our fave looks:

The Rock Royalty faux leather jacket comes in black and white, $190. 

The couture-inspired Beau Monde Blazer comes in Black Baroque and Blue Baroque,  $130.

The Dauphine Shell Blouse in a Butterfly Print, $80.

The Petal Skirt comes in solid colors and a Butterfly Print, $80.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Break Style and Essentials

Although it certainly doesn't feel like it on the frigid East Coast, spring is only two weeks away.  So escape the winter doldrums and plan what you'll pack for your well-deserved spring fling. Here are a few items on Everything She Wants' spring break wish list:

The lovely Lupita Nyong'o wearing unique, squared silver rings from Silpada, $39.00.

We love the '80s-reminiscent street style of Call It Spring x Mike Perry “Fradella” sneakers (for women, top photo), $39.99 ; Call It Spring x Mike Perry “Josia” Sneakers (for men, bottom photo), $49.99.

Fun in the sun essentials: 1. Wicked Audio Deuce earbuds, $9.99-14.99; 2. Braven 705 Bluetooth Speaker, $99.00; 3. Essie Sexy Divide nail polish, $8.50; 4. ModCloth Colorblock Bikini Top$52.99.

Keep your fresh and clean clothes and the icky bottoms of your footwear separate by packing your sandals and sneakers in a SHAG: Shoe Bag, $14.99, for a two-pack at Bed Bath & Beyond. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Can Fashion Week Cause Eating Disorders and Poor Body Image?

Another Fashion Week has come and gone.  But could this bi-annual event have long-lasting negative effects on how average women view their bodies, or worse, plant the seed for an eating disorder? 

How thin is too thin?/IBTimes
The weight debate has raged on for years amongst fashion industry insiders, feminists and fashion spectators, and some designers have admirably refused to hire rail thin girls for their runway shows. In a bold step, Israel recently enacted a skinny-model ban and requires both female and male models working in the country to have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18.5. As reported by the IBTimes, that means a model who is six-feet tall must weigh at least 136.5 pounds and a model who is five-feet, eight inches must weigh at least 119 pounds.

According to Stanford psychologist Dr. Megan Jones, also Chief Science Officer of Lantern — an innovative mobile tool that helps prevent the onset of eating disorders and other emotional health issues — many eating disorders begin with modest attempts to lose weight that can quickly spiral out of control.

Dr. Jones, who survived an eating disorder she developed as a college student, says that aspiring to be as skinny as the fashion models who grace the catwalk during Fashion Week can cause many teenage girls and young women to adopt thinking patterns that put them at great risk for future body image and eating control issues.

So could you be at risk for a “subclinical” eating disorder without even knowing it?  Here are six warning signs Dr. Jones shared with Everything She Wants (consult a medical doctor if you think you have an eating disorder.):

1. You describe fat as a "feeling."

2. You eat a limited variety of foods or become a vegetarian to restrict food intake.

3. You avoid eating meals or snacks when other people are around.

4. You constantly calculate the amount of fat, carbs or calories you consume.

5. You feel ashamed, disgusted or guilty after eating.

6. You dream of having the body attributes of friends, models or celebrities.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Treats for Your Sweet, Last Minute Gift Ideas

Champagne and chocolates are nice. But to help you think outside the heart-shaped box this Valentine's Day, here are a few unique sweet treats for you or your Valentine.

Palais des Th├ęs Sweet tea sampler set ($29) features five tubes of yummy whole-leaf tea including green, black, and rooibos varieties with indulgent flavors such as chocolate and vanilla.

Whether you're going on a romantic date or planning to paint the town red with your girlfriends, I Smell Great (from $28) eau de parfum and scented water mist, soft body whip, reactive lush lip and hair fragrance will do exactly what the name suggests. You'll smell great thanks to playful scents like Candy Crush, Beach Babe, Wild Honey and Angel Cake.

Nubian Heritage's Patchouli & Buriti Collection ($4.49-$12.99) includes bar soap, infused body butter and bath, body & massage oil.  The scent is sweet, spicy and uplifting to the senses. Patchouli essential oil is known in aromatherapy for its beneficial effect on oily or maturing skin and hair. And the Amazonian beauty secret, Buriti oil (“the tree of life"), has long been prized in the Amazon for its nutrient-rich fruit.  Buriti oil’s high beta-carotene and vitamin E content supports the skin’s natural collagen production, and hydrates and calms the skin.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fashion Jewelry Spotlight: Bee Charming's Statement Pieces

Everything She Wants recently discovered the eclectic costume jewelry line Bee CharmingWe love the semi-precious beaded bracelets with inspirational phrases like "Power and Integrity" and “Self Esteem” attached on a gold-plated tassel. 

Bee Charming's inspiration bracelets.
Founded by jewelry designer Lisa Snitkoff in 2001, Bee Charming’s trendy aesthetic was inspired by her “love of fashion, vintage jewelry and the beauty of different cultures--bringing all of that into today's style.”

The New York City-based line also features braided and woven statement necklaces, vintage friendship bracelets, semi-precious stone Buddha bracelets, and kitschy handcuff necklaces and bracelets that open and close (perfect for a playful Valentine’s Day).

Bee Charming is available online and in select catalogs and U.S. boutiques.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Weekend Detox with Oil Pulling Oral Oil Detox by GuruNanda

On Superbowl Sunday, most of us will load up on chips and dip, nachos, pizza and other calorie-filled munchies. But you can offset some of the toxins you accumulate from poor dietary habits and the environment with oil pulling--an ancient Ayurvedic practice based on the idea that self healing can be achieved when the three mind-body types known as doshas (Vatta, Pitta and Kapha) are balanced. 

Doshas are derived from the five major elements of air, water, fire, earth and space, and they express unique physical, emotional and mental characteristics. 

Dating back more than 5,000 years, the practice of oil pulling removes toxins which themselves are oil soluble. Oil pulling is most effective when a pure and dosha-balanced oil is gently swished in the mouth for a required period of time.

We received a sample of GuruNanda pulling oil (oral oil detox) ($14.99), which pulls toxins and harmful bacteria via the salivary glands.  This alcohol-and-artificial-color-free proprietary blend of organic sesame, sunflower, coconut and peppermint oils is formulated to maximize the benefits of oral detoxification.

Here's how to use GuruNanda pulling oil:

  • Shake well and place 1 tablespoon in the mouth. Gently swish, pushing the oil between the teeth for up to 15 minutes. If necessary, start with a smaller amount of oil and gradually increase pulling time.
  • Spit oil into the trash (not the sink). Brush teeth thoroughly afterwards.
  • Use daily. Results may be seen in as little as six weeks. Reportedly, the oil makes your teeth whiter and your breath fresher, and it can improve your overall health, including increased energy, weight loss, clearer skin and pain relief.