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Thanks Tik Tok for introducing me to the perfect fall beverage.

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Don’t show up empty handed to this weekend’s cocktail hour. As Halloween is creeping up quickly, trying to find the perfect fall beverage that everyone will love can seem impossible. It wasn’t until one crisp, fall evening where a Tik Tok notification appeared out of nowhere and it turned out to be my saving grace. No longer am I worried about what to bring to the next holiday party this season because the ingredients to this easy to follow, step-by-step Tik Tok cocktail are already in my pantry. Introducing, the ultimate fall old fashioned. 

 This fall beverage satisfies that evening sweet tooth without having to indulge in all the candy. It’s combination of mulling spices and apple cider gently cuts out the bitter aftertaste that some of us newly-whiskey drinkers don’t long for. Although some don’t like to admit it, I’m not ashamed to say I prefer a sweet and decorated cocktail. That’s why this Halloween is the perfect excuse to step up your autumn cocktail game and get creative because this is too easy to pass up. 

No bartender training necessary. Yep— that’s right! Even a cocktail rookie could perfect this recipe in just one take. All you have to do is follow the five steps below and watch @spiritedla’s Tik Tok for some fall-themed inspiration.

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Happy bourbon season.🍁🥃 #fyp #bourbon #makeadrink #oldfashioned #daydrinking #fall #howto

♬ Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree – Glenn Miller

 

Here’s what you need: 

1 Cup of Apple Cider

1 Cup of Brown Sugar 

1/4 Cup of Mulling Spices

2 1/2 oz of Bourbon 

A Dash of Orange Bitters

OPTIONAL: Apple Slices, Orange Slices, Cinnamon Stick

STEP ONE:

After you’ve assembled all your ingredients, you’re going to start by making a syrup. Gather your finest pot, add a cup of fresh apple cider to a simmer and then slowly add in a cup of brown sugar. 

STEP TWO:

Once that is mixed together in the pot, add in a quarter cup of mulling spices and allow the mixture to simmer for five minutes while stirring occasionally. 

STEP THREE:

Once your timer goes off, strain the mixture into a glass and allow it to cool. 

STEP FOUR:

In a separate glass filled with ice, add in half an ounce of the syrup mixture and two and a half ounces of the bourbon of your choosing. 

STEP FIVE:

In that same glass, add in two dashes of apple and two dashes of orange bitters. Stir well before pouring and garnishing! 

OPTIONAL STEP SIX:

For optional garnishing, you can add sliced apples or oranges to perfect that dreamy, fall old fashioned!

Thanks @spiritedla for the tip, enjoy! 

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2020 Halloween Costume Ideas

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With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few 2020 Halloween costume ideas! This year may be a little different with Covid-19, but there’s no reason you can’t throw on a fabulous costume nonetheless. To get you started, we have compiled a list featuring a few classic costumes, as well as some newer pop culture ideas to consider when you pull your outfit together.

Batman

Back to the basics for this one, Batman is always a good choice for Halloween (especially now a remake is in the works). Kids and adults alike bond over their love of the iconic superhero and for good reason. Not only is he incredibly recognizable (so you won’t have to answer the annoying “what are you supposed to be” question), he is also just really fun to dress up as. You can also go as intense or as simple as you want; you can either buy the full ensemble or don a simple all-black outfit combined with a cape and mask that will make you a recognizable Batman.

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Ninja

This is the perfect costume for 2020; with the mask already a critical part of the costume, you’ll have an awesome outfit that works perfectly with a Covid-19 world. The outfit is simple and can be made from items around the house. Just throw on some black clothing and one of your many masks and you’ve got yourself a ninja costume!

Skeleton

An oldie but a goodie, you can never go wrong with this classic Halloween look. It’s easier than ever to pull that perfect skeleton costume together; face masks can work in your favor this year and double as a Halloween costume. Check out the skeleton face masks online that are designed to look like a skeleton’s spooky smile.

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Moira Rose (Schitt’s Creek)

There has never been a better time to dress up as everyone’s favorite Schitt’s Creek character, Moira Rose. The beloved sitcom premiered its final season earlier this year and received numerous Emmy awards. Grab a wig, some expensive-looking jewelry, and throw on some truly over-the-top outfits to complete the look. This is the perfect costume for not only lovers of the sitcom, but also for anyone who really needs an excuse to dress to the nines.

Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)

For our fantasy fans, Geralt of Rivia may just be the costume you’ve been waiting for. The Witcher premiered on Netflix last December, just missing out on the Halloween festivities. With Geralt’s iconic black leather outfits and wide array of weaponry, he is a fun character to shop for. This is the ideal costume for fans of the video game, show, or even the book series. Time to pull out that fake sword!  

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Alexander Hamilton

The Hamilton craze reignited this year as Disney Plus released the movie version of the famous Broadway show. If you missed out on the Hamilton love back in 2016 (or just forgot about your obsession) now is your chance to join in on the fun. Get yourself a nice powdered wig and re-download the soundtrack to get back in the mood!

 

We hope you have a fantastic Halloween, and this list gives you a few new ideas for your 2020 Halloween costume.

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The Best Pumpkin Products to Try This Season!

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Today we want to share some of the best pumpkin products available this fall. Fall is in full swing which means one thing: we are right in the middle of pumpkin season! Pumpkin is everywhere; it is impossible to escape. From beers to breads, every brand has their seasonal specialty featuring the iconic fall flavor. For all the pumpkin lovers out there, we have compiled a list of the best pumpkin products to try this season.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Swiss Miss’s pumpkin spice hot chocolate may just be the perfect seasonal drink for chocolate lovers. This classic hot chocolate combined with hints of pumpkin flavoring creates an unforgettable treat you’ll want any time of day. The best part is it only takes a few minutes to make. Give it a try, you won’t regret it!  

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Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

A household favorite, Pop-Tarts are no exception to the seasonal releases and pumpkin pie Pop-Tarts do not disappoint. What’s better than pumpkin pie for breakfast? How about a delicious handheld pastry that you can eat on the go, but still captures that mouthwatering pumpkin pie flavor? A box costs less than $4 and a Pop-Tart is a great way to start your day this season.

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

Another breakfast favorite, pumpkin spice Cheerios, are the sweet boost you didn’t know you needed in your life. The pumpkin adds a yummy hit to that classic morning bowl and turns it into something special. Now is the perfect time to try them before they’re gone. Both healthy and sweet, they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Pumpking Ale

‘Tis the season to try some new and different flavors in your alcohol. For all those ale fans who haven’t tried pumpkin in your drink before, the Pumpking is the thing for you. Many people have doubts about this particular combination, but it’s something everyone should try at least once. Nothing says fall like sipping a delicious drink with that seasonal kick.

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Pumpkin Spice Kind Bars

Finally, for that on-the-go snack there are pumpkin spice Kind Bars. With pumpkin, almond, and caramel flavoring, these snacks are the perfect way to get your fall flavor fix in quickly. Each bar only has 5 grams of sugar, making it an even better way to enjoy the season without the sugar overload that tends to accompany Halloween. Pick some up at the store next time you go; why not see what the fuss is about? 

We hope you enjoy these seasonal products and indulge your inner pumpkin-lover all season long!

 

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Fall Cocktails to Try This Season!

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Today we want to share some of the best fall cocktails to try this season. Fall is a special time full of all our favorite seasonal flavors; pumpkin and apple are hits on the plate this season but why stop there? We have compiled a list of cocktails that are quintessentially fall and represent the best tastes the season has to offer.

White Spiced Coffee

For the coffee lovers out there, try this white spiced coffee to warm up on a chilly evening. It takes a little time and effort to prepare, but the results are well worth it. The coffee, cinnamon, and cardamom flavors pair beautifully with the rum, creating an unforgettable drink. It can also be made without alcohol, making it a great treat for any time of day that everyone can enjoy.

   best fall cocktails Apple Cider Mimosas

Who doesn’t love apple cider? Who doesn’t love mimosas? A twist on the classics, the best of both worlds combine to create this mouthwatering apple cider mimosa. With only four ingredients necessary, this is perfect for anyone who wants a new seasonal favorite without a lot of hassle. Pop that champagne and treat your tastebuds to a bubbly, sweet cider.

 

 

Boozy Screamsicle Shakes

No one with a sweet tooth will be able to resist these boozy screamsicle shakes. Just in time for Halloween, these seven ingredient shakes indulge your inner child and pack a punch all at the same time. Orange sherbet, Oreos, and Vanilla Vodka combine to create those signature festive colors. Though Halloween may be different this year, you can still celebrate with these delicious shakes.

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Apple Pie Bourbon Shots

For those looking for something a little more intense, these apple pie bourbon shots will be a new favorite for sure. Only six ingredients are required and it takes about five minutes to prepare. Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg are key players in making this drink taste just like that signature apple pie. Be careful, they’re so good you won’t be able to have just one!

Hot Mulled Cider

Finally, we want to finish off with a classic: hot mulled cider. Everyone should try making mulled cider at least once and there’s good reason for that; the taste speaks for itself. The drink takes about an hour and requires nine ingredients, making it a little more involved than some of the others, but there’s nothing better than sipping that warm, comforting flavor on a crisp fall night.

We hope you love these fall cocktails and they give you a delicious, boozy boost this season!

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Healthy Fall Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

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Today we want to share some healthy fall recipes for every meal of the day. Fall is a wonderful transitional time full of holiday anticipation, cooler weather, beautiful changing leaves, and of course, an array of seasonal flavors. Favorites like pumpkin spice, caramel apples, and squash make their grand entrance as we say goodbye to summer treats such as watermelon, popsicles, and hotdogs. It can be overwhelming to navigate the sheer number of potential dishes you could try this autumn when every magazine in the grocery store declares that they have the best apple pie recipe. Not to worry, because today we have compiled delicious and healthy fall recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!

Breakfast Baked Apples

We’ve all been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with our hectic schedules (especially in today’s crazy world), it may not always feel like it. Take time to sit down and enjoy a delicious breakfast of baked apples filled with oatmeal. With only seven ingredients needed, this recipe yields four mouthwatering servings and takes only 45 minutes to complete. The apples are rich with maple syrup and cinnamon flavors, making it the perfect dish to satisfy. What better way to begin your day than with a sampling of the best flavors fall has to offer?

Pumpkin and Sage Soup

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For both a healthy and filling lunch, try this pumpkin and sage soup. There are 12 ingredients necessary and it takes about an hour to prepare, but every second is worth it once you taste that heavenly pumpkin and sage flavor. This soup serves eight and is perfect for those who want a light lunch that exemplifies autumnal flavors.

Pumpkin and Gouda Pizza

Anyone who wants a twist on that classic dinner vibe will love this five-ingredient pumpkin and gouda pizza. It takes only an hour to prepare, making it a simple dish you will want to have over and over. The gooey, cheesy flavor combined with the sweet pumpkin base is one of a kind. This unlikely combination is sure to be your new favorite. Pair it with the following stuffed shell recipe for an “Italian” night unlike any other!

Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

An alternative dinner recipe, or a wonderful addition to the pumpkin pizza, is this tasty pumpkin and ricotta stuffed shell dish. The pumpkin allows you to use less cheese than a typical stuffed shell recipe, making it a healthy way to satisfy your pasta craving. The recipe serves eight people and takes a little over an hour to prepare and cook. There’s nothing better than eating a full plate of pasta, but eating a full plate knowing you’re choosing a healthy, yet tasty alternative might just top the traditional recipe.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Last, but certainly not least, is everyone’s favorite: dessert. These chocolate pumpkin muffins are both light and airy, while still packing that delicious chocolatey punch. The recipe only requires two ingredients, cake mix and pumpkin puree, and takes less than twenty minutes to whip up. You can also add chocolate chips if you’re feeling like you need that extra hit of chocolate. For that final taste of autumnal perfection, these muffins are a must try for anyone short on time and big on flavor.

We hope these recipes gave you some delicious ideas to kick start your fall!

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Best Fall Road Trip Destinations

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Today we would like to talk about the best fall road trip destinations. Everyone loves a good road trip, and what better time for one than fall? With the gorgeous changing leaves and crisp autumn air, fall is the perfect time to pack up and hit the road. Though this year’s vacations may be different with social distancing and travel restrictions, there are still plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy across the country. People typically think of New England when they think of the quintessential fall experience. However, we have compiled a few destinations you may not typically consider when planning a fall trip. Here are some of the best fall road trip destinations to visit!

Harpers Ferry, WV

Bordering the Maryland/West Virginia line, Harpers Ferry is the perfect place to see some gorgeous scenery and get out into nature. The town itself is a quaint place with a charming High Street filled with shopping, coffee houses, and restaurants. It is a great place to shop and relax, but the real draw is the scenery. There is a plethora of outdoor activities such as hiking the Appalachian Trail, walking in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, climbing up to Jefferson’s Rock, or taking pictures at The Point–a spot where three states (MD, VA, WV) and two rivers (Shenandoah and Potomac) meet. For the adventurous folks, the Harpers Ferry Adventure Center offers rafting, ziplining, camping, and many more activities.

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Vail, CO

People generally think of skiing when they think of Vail, or of Colorado in general. However, the town has plenty to offer in the off season as well (and is way less crowded!). Located at the base of Vail Mountain and surrounded by the White River National Forest, this small town is a great place to get away. For all the hikers out there, the Berry Picker, Gore Creek, and Shrine Ridge trails are all wonderful ways to see some fantastic scenery and beautifully colored leaves. There are also a number of scenic drives to partake in such as the Vail-Battle Mountain Pass drive. With tubing, biking, rafting, and even hiking with llamas, Vail proves that it is more than just a ski town and is a definite must see in any season.

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Roanoke, VA

A bit bigger in size than the rest of the list, but with a small-town feel and the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains as its neighbor, Roanoke is the place to be for fall activities, tasty food, and a good time.  Overlooked by a huge electric star (the Mill Mountain Star–which you can hike to!), this city offers a wide range of activities for everyone. The Appalachian Trail, Carvin’s Cove, Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs are all wonderful places to hike, bike, and enjoy the fall landscape. The Blue Ridge Parkway, affectionately known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” is another must try for some gorgeous scenes. For truly delicious food, we recommend Nawab Indian Restaurant. Top it off with a drink at Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room; after all that outdoor activity, you’ll have earned it! 

Jasper, AR

Horseback riding, fishing, caving, canoeing and more! Bordered by the Buffalo National River (the nation’s first national river), the Ozark Mountains, and the Arkansas Grand Canyon, Jasper is a quaint city for those who want those small-town vibes with big time beauty. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area; with everything from exploring the many waterfalls (Triple Falls, Twin Falls, and Paige Falls), seeing grand views of the Buffalo National River at the Steel Creek Overlook, or enjoying some family friendly activities like horseback riding, rock climbing, or camping at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Jasper is sure to be your new favorite road trip destination. Make sure to stop in at the Ozark Café, famous for their delicious burger and shakes!

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Littleton, NH

We couldn’t end this list without at least one classic New England destination that epitomizes beauty and small-town charm. For that quintessential fall experience, Littleton is here for you. Located near the White Mountains, it is no surprise that the surrounding area is chock full of scenic landscapes. Kilburn Crags and Forest Lake State Park are some great places to hike. If strolling is more your speed, try Littleton’s River Walk and Covered Bridge. With a range of shops and restaurants, Main Street is also a fun way to spend an afternoon. For a delicious dinner, stop into Schilling Beer Co. You can enjoy your meal right along the Ammonoosuc River. Finally, Littleton is the perfect place to be with Halloween fast approaching when there is one thing on everyone’s minds… candy! For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to check out Chutters Candy Store! It holds the Guinness World Record for having the world’s longest candy counter.

Be sure to check travel guidance and updates as things are subject to change during the Covid-19 pandemic. Enjoy your travels and happy fall y’all!

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Need to Refresh Your Style? Try a Clothing Swap Party

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We all must admit, we either have too little in our closets or too much. Sometimes, you just need to rethink what pieces are essential, and which are never, ever going to be worn. If you’re in a quandary, listen up. Changing up your wardrobe doesn’t mean you have to empty your wallet. If you’re a procrastinator, fret not. Many of us put off going shopping, put off organizing our closets, and sometimes we have an entire section that sits unworn for months. If you’re starting to feel the need to organize, prioritize, and get ready for the fall, then you should consider an option that you may not have considered before: a clothing swap party!

Clothing Swap Events: Why Don’t You Participate?

It sounds ridiculously simple, and it should be, but many people don’t take advantage of the fact that they have friends who are similar sizes or have similar styles. Maybe it’s just something you’ve never thought about. But the next time you plan a girl’s night, why not plan a clothing swap party? Each attendee can bring a set number of items (or unlimited if you like), snacks, beverages, movies or board games—you name it, there aren’t any rules.

A Girl’s Night That’s Productive, as Well as a Fun Time

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It’s easy to make a clothing swap fun. Whether you choose to keep it low key with movies, snacks, and drinks, or a bit rowdier. Some swap parties are done in a white elephant style, or some other gift swap game that makes the experience more like a party, and less like a normal night.

With Fall on the Way, a Clothing Swap Could Save the Day

If you’re feeling tired of your few fall essentials left over from last year, it’s a great idea to have a fall themed clothing swap. Maybe you don’t have the money to update your wardrobe like you’d like to, and that’s okay! A clothing swap is better than thrifting in some ways because it’s a social event with friends. If you’re super busy like a lot of us are, a clothing swap party is an amazing way to sneak in some much-needed friend time, without feeling like you need to be doing something more productive.

 

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This Fall’s Reissue of ‘The Song Remains the Same’ by Led Zeppelin Celebrates the Band’s 50th Anniversary

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If you are a classic rock fan, then you already know that Led Zeppelin is celebrating their 50th anniversary. What’s even better? They want to share the good vibes with all of their fans. What better way to do this than to reissue their original “The Song Remains the Same” iconic film soundtrack? This legendary Led Zeppelin New York Madison Square Garden performance was filmed in 1973 and first released to the public as a live film album in 1976. This anticipated reissue of ‘The Song Remains the Same’ by Led Zeppelin will be available in various formats on September 7th of this year. Get excited.

Are you the ultimate Led Zeppelin fan?

If you are then you’ll want to check out the super deluxe box set. Inside this “Song Remains the Same” reissue package you will find a 28-page photo book, the original concert film, the soundtrack, a 1977 Japanese program replica, a print of the original album art, plus a few more goodies. Want to purchase a standard reissue of “The Song Remains the Same”? Then keep your eyes out for the four-vinyl LP set, the CD, or the Blu-Ray disc. Although most fans would jump at the chance to see the iconic band do an anniversary performance, guitarist Jimmy Page has stated that he “very much doubts it.” However, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and Page are in the process of creating an official illustrated book titled Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin. This book is the first effort by the band members themselves.  At any rate, mark the date in your calendars and get ready to preorder!

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Fashion Director Louis Verdad Discusses His FW17 Collection

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With the change of seasons, those sophisticated, everyday looks that are tailored to your body and empower your every move are hard to find. Today’s fashion isn’t centered around pieces for the modern millennial woman who revels in high-end fashion. Even finding styles with a breath of maturity while still remaining chic is a difficult task. That’s where fashion designer Louis Verdad comes in with his self-titled brand, Verdad, which is financed and inspired by Verdad’s fashion and business savvy CEO, Marisa Weingarten.  

 

Targeting women who understand the maturity of high-quality pieces and dress for excellence, Verdad has created a line that is challenging tailored fashion as we know it. With experience in dressing various celebrities such as Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Cate Blanchett, and more, Verdad definitely has our vote. Here, we chat with the designer about his hopes and inspirations for the new brand.


 

Cliché: What inspired you to start your own brand, which is tailored for the modern woman?
Louis Verdad: My inspiration behind Verdad is a fresh approach to fashion-driven women who understand the meaning of great tailoring with a touch of modern sophistication. We are a high-end contemporary Los Angeles-based line and we aim to be known for beautiful, modern separates with an edge.

Does your newest collection have a specific name and what do you love most about it?
Everybody is always giving a name to things and I’ve always chosen to never label anything that I do because I don’t want to be boxed into some concept. With that in mind, what I love about Verdad is its aesthetic and innovative tailoring.

Your Fall/Winter 2017 collection has so many unique designs and styles. What do you feel this collection says about the brand’s message?
This collection talks about the importance of not losing the sophistication of tailored pieces and bringing it to the attention of millennials who are just learning the basics of good fashion. The brand message remains the same as in the beginning of my career: to empower women through great fashion.

What is the ultimate goal for the brand as a whole, as well as for the new collection?
The ultimate goal of the brand is to create a message that is clear and understood by younger generations. That message involves all of the things that I believe in as a designer, such as the importance of innovative construction, comfort, good tailoring, and how it can all be paired up with luxury as the collection hits stores this fall.


 

What are some of the best features of this new line?
Some of the best features of the brand are the interesting shirting paired up with beautiful pleated skirts and luxurious cashmere sweaters. The use of beautiful German hardware and exotic leathers provide an edge to the collection.

I see you have targeted both modern blouses and pants, but even dresses and jackets as well! What can you tell us about the fit, style, and design of the various pieces in your collection?
We are going for shapes that are fluid or have volume. The tailoring is impeccable, as shown in our coats and bomber jackets made of wool with touches of exotic leathers. The dresses are long and flowing in very soft and comfortable fabrics, and our evening story is a new take on jumpsuits in luxurious fabrics, such as lurex.

What is your favorite piece from the collection?
My favorite piece is the cropped bomber jacket in patent leather with a silk back jersey detail and bold zipper details that run from the waist to the neckline.

How is your brand something that everyday women need?
We aim to dress women for the full day by bringing separates that effortlessly translate from day to night. The line is composed of both statement pieces and everyday essentials that are a must for anyone wanting to look their best.

How is Verdad changing fashion for women and how is it better than the average brand?
We are better than the average brand because our clothes fit well and our tailoring accentuates the feminine silhouette. The garment’s structure and construction is based on details meant to give women comfort and confidence. That’s what sets us apart.

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Embracing Silk Trends With artTECA

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The transition from summer to fall is always one of the hardest for every fashionista. We go from spending tons of time and money on the cutest of summer apparel, to having to pack all of our bright sundresses away for warm sweaters and scarves. And while sometimes these transformations of our closets can be extremely fun, it does get costly. That’s where co-founders Claudia and Flavia Giardinella come into the picture. With tons of hard work and determination, they have created an epic fashion brand known as artTECA that incorporates real art designs from various artists made from 100% silk. Here, we chat with both Claudia and Flavia about their newest collection, Nova, and what their brand as a whole really strives for. Check out their amazing pieces on their website and get yourself a limited edition silk piece to complete your closet transformation.

 

Cliché: What inspired a line made completely out of silk and what are the benefits?
artTECA: From the very beginning, our concept was to focus on offering high quality clothing and accessories. We did not want to make cheap pieces to produce in masses. Instead, we wanted high quality, limited edition pieces. So, when we started testing fabrics, we fell in love with silk. Not only is silk a high-quality fabric, but it is also a very versatile and elegant fabric that, fortunately for us, prints perfectly digitally. When we got our first printed samples, the quality of the image, color, and details was so exact that we fell in love, so we decided to do an all-silk collection. This collection lets women be comfortable but also look sophisticated at the same time. It’s a fresh fabric that really works for any season and any time of day or night.

Does this collection have a specific name and what do you love most about it?
This collection is named the Nova Collection. What we love the most is the colorful array of pieces that are offered in a classic style that is both flattering and comfortable for any body type.

How does this collection represent the brand’s message?
It really manifests our dedication to high quality and limited edition pieces that are also versatile and practical. We want to offer women clothing and accessories that can be worn day and night, and to any type of occasion or event. You can dress up or dress down all of our pieces and always look fabulous.

The artTECA brand has such a unique history. What inspired the idea to have limited edition prints and what is it like creating clothing with various artists?
We grew up in a very artsy family and culture. We wanted to work with artists in a different medium and since we both love fashion as well, we thought of creating a brand that specializes in limited edition prints. We thought to ourselves, “What is more original than contemporary art?” We knew we could create something very special by collaborating with artists to offer truly unique, one-of-a-kind and limited edition prints in beautiful garment styles for women.

What is the ultimate goal for the brand as a whole as well as for the new collection?
Our goal is to reach and dress the artTECA woman and be successful in providing her special and high-quality clothing. We want women to wear clothing that will make them feel both confident and comfortable at the same time. We do not believe in compromising comfort for style and sophistication.

What are some of the best features of this new line?
One of the best features of the line are the exclusive prints we offer designed in collaboration with artists from all over the world. Designing comfortable pieces that are easy to style is also a key focus of our brand. So, we created modern pieces that can be styled seamlessly with any basics you have hanging in your closet. Dressing artTECA pieces up or down is just as easy as changing your shoes from flats to heels.

What can you tell us about the fit, style, and design of the various pieces in your collection? I am loving the idea behind lightweight work/event outfits that are super cute and comfy!
That’s correct! That is exactly what artTECA is all about: easy to wear modern styles that have a comfortable and functional fit. The collection is transitional, so you’ll always be looking perfect for any type of occasion.

How is your brand something that everyday women need?
Today’s everyday woman is a superwoman. Many times, she is a mother, a wife, a professional or entrepreneur, juggling a thousand things each day. Time is of the essence for women these days and 24 hours don’t ever seem to be enough. artTECA was created to be the answer to the reoccurring question: “What I am going to wear that will be perfect for work or a professional meeting, but that I can also wear to go watch my kids’ soccer practice later today? Or maybe keep on to head to a date night or business dinner?”

artTECA simplifies women’s lives by making it simple to get dressed in the morning and not worry about having to change an entire outfit. Instead, artTECA makes it easier to spend more time with the kids, your partner, or your friends—all while looking effortlessly chic. Our pieces will make any woman feel confident, beautiful, sophisticated, and ready for whatever comes her way.

How do you both think artTECA is changing fashion? How is it better than the average brand?
The best aspect of artTECA is that it is truly unique. It’s not the same reoccurring print you find at stores and boutiques. Every piece is collectable, limited edition, and has a story behind it.

artTECA has also changed the game in wearing a piece only for a particular season. We are not a seasonal brand; our pieces can be worn all year round, whether you are traveling or simply as a layering piece. The exclusivity and uniqueness of our prints is what makes each piece so special. Wearable art is the new black.

Is there anything you both would like readers and customers to know about your brand?
artTECA was founded out of passion for art, fashion, color, and the love of empowering women in all walks of life. We want women to fall in love with artTECA and find art within our collections that resonate with their personality and perspective, and wear it proudly and confidently. Art speaks to everyone, so why not your wardrobe?

What are your favorite pieces from the collection?
Choosing a favorite piece is like choosing a favorite child; it’s not possible. We are in love with every piece we create. They are all special and beautiful in their own unique way, like every single one of us.

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Stunning Hair Colors Fitting for Fall

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Autumn is a season that causes the world to completely change colors. With the leaves on the trees transforming to beautiful shades of yellows, oranges, browns, and reds, people tend to fit these colors into their lives, too. People start decorating their homes according to the new season by changing their bedsheets to the colors of fall, placing a few pumpkin and ghost knickknacks around the place to set the mood, and even switching up their wardrobes to a more cozy and cool-toned style — like sweaters for fall! But what many people love about fall, and not just the PSL, is dyeing their hair to fit the season! Autumn calls for a hair change in both cut and color. There are tons of different hair colors you can choose; from light brown to copper or honey blonde, people get creative with their hair around this time of the year. Check out a few of our favorite stunning hair colors fitting for fall. 

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Mocha Ombré
Mocha is easily one of the more popular hair colors for the Fall, mainly because it’s a cool-toned color suitable for the cooler and crisper autumn air. If you already have a blonde ombré, tone it down to a more fresh, mocha shade, like going from the hot summer to the cozy fall.

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Inferno Ombré
This is one of the more interesting colors you can pick for your new hair color during fall. It’s a stunning fade from deep red to a luscious blonde, so if you can’t decide on dyeing your hair either or blonde, this is definitely the perfect fit for you.

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Dark Chocolate Highlights
If you want your hair to show off a deep color, this gorgeous dark chocolate highlight hair dye is certainly ideal. Rather than black, consider a dark brown when switching up your hair color for autumn. We can all get tired of the lighter colors, which makes this one a fresh new change.

Hazelnut Blonde
Autumn isn’t just about browns and reds when it comes to hair color; blondes are acceptable, too! If you want to go blonde this fall, but don’t want it to be a summery blonde, this beautiful hazelnut blonde shade will fit your liking. And, without a doubt, you’ll get tons of compliments.

Auburn
What’s fall without some shades of auburn? For this breathtaking hair shade, this auburn dye literally comes straight out of the rich red leaves from the fall trees. Even though it leans more into the red-toned family, auburn also has its moment for being cool-toned, but still warm.

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5 Must-Have Pieces from Petite Studio’s Fall Collection

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With fall comes warm colors, lightweight layering pieces, and statement coats, and Petite Studio is channeling all of those things with their Fall 2017 Collection. From carefully tailored mustard-colored tops to plaid blazers, there’s something for every petite girl to add to her wardrobe this fall.

Marigold Top, $119
Petite Studio’s Margiold Top makes you rethink how you feel about the color yellow. This mustard-colored top is lightweight, flattering, and perfect for layering. Pair it with a high-waisted skirt and you’re set.

Alice Dress, $129
Every girl needs a lightweight shirtdress for fall and this one is perfect for so many occasions. With a nod to fall’s staple belted trench coats, you’ll want to wear this dress as often as possible.

Esmeralda Top, $125
Who says never wear white after Labor Day? This off-the-shoulder top is the perfect transition from summer to fall and the ties on the cuffs make this even more sophisticated.

Jane Blazer, $229
Get full-on #Girlboss vibes with this polyester and wool blazer. This piece looks professional with a matching mini skirt or business casual with a pair of blue jeans and boots.

Fleur Trench Coat, $249
Petite Studio is taking the timeless trench coat up a notch by selling it in this dusty rose shade. The faux suede material and big buttons also give this an ultra-feminine edge.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

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