Lesley Burr

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Goth Princess at Gym Class: Fenty x Puma

Posted by Lesley Burr on 2/15/16 10:10 PM

A lot of films from my childhood and pre-teen years have gotten dumber as I've aged, but two classic mid 90s films, The Craft and Clueless, definitely get better and better every time. Anyone that knows me even a little bit can pretty easily figure out my closet has always been heavily influenced by these films -- mainly because my favorite color is black, and I shop like I have a robotic, rotating closet (alas, I don't).

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Topics: Fashion Week, Fashion, runway

The Easiest Way To Embrace 90s Fashion Trends At The End Of Summer

Posted by Lesley Burr on 9/21/15 3:00 PM

We had a heat wave the first weekend in September which gave me one last excuse to unabashedly dress like a teenager at a music festival before summer ends. 

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Topics: trends, Boston, Fashion, style, Summer, Australia

4 Ways To Be Stylish (And Lazy) At Fashion Week

Posted by Lesley Burr on 9/15/15 9:49 PM

Usually fashion week brings the most creatively stylish people out of the woodwork, but lately I've been seeing another trend, one that gives off vibes of: a) too tired to give a shit, and b) what am I doing here, lol?

Maybe these folks are just so over the same old NYFW scene that they don't even want to bother anymore, or maybe they're trying too hard to look like they didn't try hard. Either way, I think we can take a little bit of inspiration from them for our every day lives. Sometimes it's good to just not care too much.

Here are four ways to look like a fashion week veteran without even trying:

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Topics: Fashion Week, Fashion, street style, New York, Ways to wear

How To DIY A Negative Space Manicure

Posted by Lesley Burr on 3/1/15 10:06 PM

Painting your own nails is harder than it looks. Unless you're ambidextrous, you tend to wind up with one of your hands looking prettier than the other. And DIY nail art is almost unthinkable.

Tape, however, is a game changer for at-home manicures. Suddenly the possibilities are endless.

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Topics: trends, Fashion, style, Beauty, manicures

10 Reasons To Be Thankful Flared Pants Are Back

Posted by Lesley Burr on 2/21/15 12:04 AM

I was in the third or fourth grade when flared pants made their revival in the late 90s. This was my fashion-awakening. 

It was storytime. Or recess. Something that involved my classmates sitting on a colorful rug in a group. I was between two of my friends. One of them was the queen bee of elementary school. The other... not so much. Queen Bee had come to school that day wearing the most peculiar pants. They were slim down the thigh, but ballooned out at the knee and hid her shoes. I was baffled -- what were those things? Not So Much clearly was baffled too, but being much more brash than I, she immediately pointed them out, nose wrinkled in disgust.

"They're called flares," Queen Bee said wisely.

Not So Much told her they were weird. 

"They're in," Queen Bee insisted.

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Topics: trends, Fashion, style, street style

How To Dress Like Bloggers Trop Rouge and The Spicy Stiletto

Posted by Lesley Burr on 2/18/15 9:52 AM

Fashion Week is an opportunity to see the amazing work of talented designers around the world, but it also is a way to see how those high fashions are translated into wearable looks for the street. 

Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge and Serena Goh of The Spicy Stiletto are two of the top fashion bloggers on the planet, and they killed it the first day in New York. 

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Topics: Fashion Week, how-to, Fashion

Wear Pink This Valentine's Day

Posted by Lesley Burr on 2/13/15 9:00 AM

Most of the time the color pink makes me barf (says the girl whose favorite color is black). But Valentine's Day is tomorrow and I'm embracing the hue with vigor, partly because I have someone to share it with, and partly because street style featuring candy-colored tones has been on point lately.

Whether taken or single, planning a cozy night in or a crazy night out, here are seven different ways to wear cotton candy pink without looking like a cliche or a walking heart-shaped doily. 

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Topics: Fashion, Valentine's Day, What to wear, Pink

12 Stylish Ways to Wear Puffer Coats in Boston Blizzards

Posted by Lesley Burr on 2/9/15 3:37 PM

Fun fact: Last January when I was still living in Chicago, I got a few "cold days" from work, meaning it was so freezing outside, it was deamed too dangerous to do anything. So of course, on those days, I spent half my time working in my pjs, and the other half conducting winter science experiements in my backyard. 

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Topics: Boston, Fashion, Ways to wear, Puffer Coats