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One Bare Shoulder For Fall

Baring one shoulder is in.

Sounds a little chilly for Fall, doesn’t it? But for dressy evenings, one bare shoulder can create a lot of drama.

Here are some affordable selections from Bluefly.com:

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A.B.S. Black Chiffon One-Shoulder Long Dress – $239

Made of lightweight silk chiffon with a one-shoulder neckline.

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BCBG Max Azria Rouge Pleated Jersey One-Shoulder Dress – $247

Made of a mid-weight matter jersey with a pleated neckline and adjustable one-shoulder strap.

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Rebecca Taylor Black Tiered Satin One-Shoulder Top – $165

In a lustrous stretch satin with asymmetrical neckline

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Betsey Johnson Black Battenburg Lace “Olivia” One-Shoulder Dress – $198

Made of Battenburg lace with satin trim on asymmetrical neckline.

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Nicole Miller Purple Matte Jersey One-Shoulder Dress – $153

Made of mid-weight stretch matte jersey knit with asymmetrical neckline and one shoulder strap.

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Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Black silk chiffon “Christine” One Shoulder Dress – $417

In semi-sheer silk chiffon with asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline and knot tie at left shoulder.

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York
Why does it seem so inviting
Autumn in New York
It spells the thrill of first-nighting

Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds
In canyons of steel
They’re making me feel I’m home

It’s autumn in New York
That brings the promise of new love
Autumn in New York
Is often mingled with pain

Dreamers with empty hands
They sigh for exotic lands
It’s autumn in New York
It’s good to live it again

Here’s Billie Holiday singing Autumn in New York:

Beautiful Coats for Fall

As autumn leaves fall, keep away the chill with these luxurious coats.

Black and white is right in style. Try accessorizing with the hot colors for fall: berries, plums and purples.

Bamford Silk taffeta trench – $2,295

Bamford Silk Taffeta Trench Coat

Chloé Double-breasted coat – $2,630

Chloe Double-Breasted Coat
Diane von Furstenberg Duncombe coat – $745

Diane von Furstenberg Duncombe Coat

All coats available at net-a-porter.com

5 Beauty Trends for Spring

Sephora Eye Shadow DuoColored Eye Shadow
A bold eye look is hot for spring. 1960s-inspired colors mixed with a smoky eye are the key look for the upcoming warm weather.

Try Sephora’s eye shadow duo #3, a peacock blue/azure blue shimmery pair. Each shadow is enriched with green tea to soothe the eye area. Finish the eye with a black or charcoal liner and lots of black mascara for the latest hot look straight off the runway.

Stila Lip StainStained Lips
That just-bitten look is in for spring — glossy and with just a hint of strong color underneath.

Try Stila’s Cherry Crush Lip Stain. It’s sort of a “mood” product that adapts to each person’s pH levels to create a unique look just for you. Scented and flavored like a cherry, Stila’s lip stain also contains pomegranate extracts and vitamins A, C and E for their antioxidant benefits.

If you’d rather create the look with makeup that you already own. Try coating your lips with clear lip gloss, then dabbing on a little plum colored lip stick to create a sheer but glossy stained look.

Cargo BlushRosy Cheeks
Flushed cheeks can be so sexy. Try Cargo’s SuedeBlush in Montebello, a mix of three cheek colors pressed together in one compact. Montebello contains light pink, rose, and neutral beige. So pretty.

Be sure to balance this trend with the others mentioned above. You don’t want to mix all of these tips into one look or you’ll be flashing back to the 1980s.

Anastasia Tweezers Anonymous KitStrong Brows
We’ve seen strong brows all over the fall runways and now they are carrying over to spring. Fuller brows can give a face a more youthful look. Celebrity brow artist Anastasia Soare has created her own line of brow-care products.

Try her Tweezers Anonymous kit, a 12-step kit for serious brows. It’s perfect for over-pluckers. The kit contains everything you need to fill in sparse areas and create fuller, richer brows.

T3 Flat IronFrizz-Free Hair
Whether you like your hair straight and sleek or with soft shiny curls, the key word for spring is control. Frizz is out and shiny, smooth hair is definitely in.

Try T3’s mini flat iron. It’s a compact ceramic iron that is small enough for travel and durable enough for everyday use. Use it to smooth the hair shaft, then give a little twist to perk up the ends. You’ll look fun and feminine.

All products available at Sephora.