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6 steps to follow to embrace your personal style

Fashion Daily / Simple Style /

It's the first thing people notice when they see you, before they actually get the chance to talk to you and know you. I'm talking about your clothes and your style, of course! While your personal style can be difficult to define, learning to embrace it is essential. Fortunately, that's where these simple steps come in.

Honing in on what your ...Read more

Deals & Steals: Free movie ticket to Marvel 'Avengers: Endgame'

Get a free $9 movie ticket to see "Avengers: Endgame" or any other movie of your choice.

Ziploc is offering the free ticket through with purchase of two participating products through June 30. The limit is four freebies per household.

Products include various counts of Ziploc sandwich ...Read more

The best day to fill up your gas tank to pay less

Gas prices seem to fluctuate each week without warning. Fuel prices are up 50 cents since the beginning of the year, and spike even higher during peak travel times, such as Memorial Day and summer vacations.

But you can fight back by filling up your tank on the right day, according to a new survey by GasBuddy.

The fuel-savings app tracked ...Read more

Inspired by a galaxy far, far away, these 'Star Wars' mementos could be yours forever

CHICAGO - The stuff of "Star Wars" - and there is unfortunately no better way to adequately describe the Death Star-sized planet of stuff that has been created in response to "Star Wars" since 1977 - filled McCormick Place earlier this month. Since many of you weren't able to make it to Lucasfilm's extravagant Star Wars ...Read more

What's real armor like to wear? With 'Game of Thrones' as the excuse, I found out at the Art Institute

CHICAGO - It is a few weeks before the final season of "Game of Thrones" begins, and I am standing in the Art Institute's arms and armor galleries, some 30 pounds over my standard weight.

I am wearing, naturally enough, key components to a suit of armor: an intricately decorated blue-and-gold cuirass covering my chest and back, a ...Read more

13 things every traveler should know before visiting a national park

If national parks are anything, they're diverse - stunning wildlife, mountains, geysers, beaches, lakes and more make up the beautiful landscapes. Given the variety on offer, the details of your vacation are going to depend on where you're headed. However, there are a few things to keep in mind, no matter which park you have your heart set on....Read more

Answer Angel: Too many bangles and beads? You decide.

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: My Facebook feed, all of a sudden, seems to be filled with links to stories like "39 Fashion Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older." I scrolled through all 39, and I admit I have committed some of the "mistakes" (shapeless dresses; overly sensible shoes; capri pants; sandals with socks; granny ...Read more

Gifts With Style

Fashion Daily / In Fashion /

It's time to think about gifts for Mother's Day -- and for other spring and summer occasions, such as graduations and weddings. So why not give something unexpected? How about giving that incredible Mom, special graduate or bride and groom the gift of your time? Set aside a few hours for a closet update, a shopping trip or a beauty makeover. ...Read more

Answer Angel: Is the unibrow catching on? The lowdown on brow trends

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: What in the name of all that's good and holy is going on with eyebrows? The rule used to be that they start at the inner edge of your eye. Now it looks as if they're edging close to meeting in the middle. Yikes!!!

- Judith L.F.

Dear Judith: I am happy to say that the unibrow that really does meet in the middle (think...Read more

The best time to visit Italy

A popular vacation destination for Americans (and the world at large), Italy is a gorgeous country with something for every type of traveler. There are cliffside villages, ancient Roman ruins, scenic beaches, renowned wine, and delicious food worth experiencing. However, there's also a lot to keep in mind when choosing the best time to visit ...Read more

Gwendoline Christie wears a dress that deserves its own starring role

Can you tell where the flames on the background poster stop and the dress begins? No, and that's just part of the joy of this gloriously floaty Iris van Herpen couture gown, worn by Gwendoline Christie to the "Game of Thrones" New York City gala premiere this month. This is just one of a series of photos of Christie posing dramatically...Read more

Christian Louboutin: 3 minutes with the world's most famous shoe designer

CHICAGO - Christian Louboutin, the famed French shoe designer known the world over for his instantly recognizable sky-high stilettos with their iconic lacquer-red soles, sat down to talk about his inspiration, the difference between designing for women and men, and a not-to-miss hidden gem in Paris.

I caught up with the designer in Chicago, the...Read more

Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Other Swimwear Trends

Fashion Daily / In Fashion /

If you're tired of the same old black swimsuit you've been wearing for years, it's time to color your water world with rainbow stripes and follow the yellow brick road to fun in the sun. Swimwear trends this year are anything but boring. Whether you choose a retro one-piece or a slinky bikini, there's a swimsuit for everyone. Here are the trends...Read more

Building a work wardrobe on a budget

Fashion Daily / Simple Style /

You don't need to spend a ton of money to procure an arsenal of outfits you can wear to work. Instead, focus on integrating investment pieces with inexpensive additions to build a work wardrobe on a budget. If you mix and match quality items with trendy or less expensive pieces, the result will be a wardrobe that likely looks much more expensive...Read more

Spring 2019 kids fashion trends: Llamas, cute prints

Llamas are surging and almost catching up to unicorns in the popularity race that is kids' clothing trends. So say some marketers of tyke's togs who claim that while the ubiquitous magical creature has a real-life competitor, it's still beloved by children. But the llama-unicorn rivalry is far from the only thing happening in children's apparel ...Read more

Answer Angel: Polka dots: Chic enough to keep or time to give them up?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have an expensive dress that simply does not fit correctly. Answer Queen, please tell me if polka dots are trending for spring. Or should I jump on eBay to sell it? Help please.

- B.S.

Dear B.: Answer Queen! Nobody's ever called me that. Thank you for the compliment. I don't think you can ever go wrong wearing ...Read more

Choose clothes that match your eye color. This and 4 other ways to boost your image.

Most people don't have time to pull a full Marie Kondo on their wardrobe or apply and star in a television show to revamp their image.

So we've rounded up some quick tips for boosting yourself and your style from Minnesota-based image consultant Jill Swanson.

1. Demote some things in your closet. Bling up others. No, unlike some scenarios in ...Read more

The most expensive countries in the world and their cheaper, cooler alternatives

The saying "you get what you pay for" doesn't always apply when it comes to traveling the globe. Sure, many bucket list destinations are worth their eye-popping price tags, but there are plenty of affordable - and arguably cooler - alternatives to these well-trodden, budget-busting destinations. Below, we listed the most expensive ...Read more

Dive In: Swimsuit Style Tips

Fashion Daily / In Fashion /

It may be the one shopping trip that most women put off indefinitely. We'd rather wear the same swimsuit we've had for years than buy a new one. However, spring is a good time to take the plunge. This year's styles are making a splash with bold cutouts, exotic florals, glittering metallics and retro two-pieces. And there are lots of new ways to ...Read more

How to wear this season's must-have handbag trends

Fashion Daily / Simple Style /

When it comes to style, accessories are never to be neglected. Accessories are sometimes the heroes of outfits, and they have the ability to elevate your look to the next level. Whether you wear a statement necklace, a vintage scarf or a classic pair of earrings, accessories truly are some of the best pieces to have in your fashion repertoire. ...Read more

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