The Myth of the “Simple” Will

Life can be complicated…and for that matter, so can death. And death can be that much more complicated—for our loved ones—when we don’t have our affairs in order. This month BIS contributor Lorie Burch focuses on the importance of a will, and why, even if you’re not affluent, they are never simple. This short but impactful article is a must-read for ALL of us!

Beach Bum Hair

Salty water with the fresh breeze off the shore creates the perfect environment for that infamous “beach hair.” Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing hair day!

I Ate (And Cooked) Like a Parisian for a Week—Here’s What I Learned

Ah Par-ee. The art, the fashion, the romance, the bread. What’s not to love? Like many aspects of French culture, the mindset regarding food is very different from that of the average American cook. Indulgence over restriction. Simple and fresh over processed. Enjoyment over efficiency. So go ahead and give this experiment in French cooking a read and pick up some brie and wine on your way home tonight.

Celebrity Street Style – June

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the season’s hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

Style Secrets–Casual Cool for Summer

Style Secrets is all about pulling items from the season and pairing them with pieces that you may already have in your existing wardrobe. Find out what styles and silhouettes you’re going to want to look for as we head into the warmer months. Getting ready for summer has never been easier!

The First Timer’s Guide to Coachella

What is Coachella? Combine the hottest musical talent in the world, a fashion week catwalk, A-list celebrities, non-stop dancing, three full days of pool parties, all the good vibes and put it all in the middle of a desert oasis with perfect weather and you get a pretty good picture. It’s definitely a bucket-list item, and when you go to Coachella, you want to do it RIGHT. Fortunately for us, BIS Contributor SJ Grisham has put together a list of items to keep in mind for first-timers. Here’s the inside scoop!

Dress for Success Tailored to Fit Your Budget – Final Sale

When it comes to gauging one’s success, the handbag that you carry is second only to the shoes that you wear in terms of letting others know where you fall in the spectrum. That being said, I will always urge you to invest in your bags. You will love shopping for the investment bags that you covet at a fraction of the price you would pay if you walked into any of the retailers who carry them… See what we’ve found at The RealReal that you’re going to love!

Tailored to Fit Your Budget

Whether you’re a seasoned BIS member or brand new to the site, one concept bears repeating every single month; if you are serious about climbing the ladder of success in your workplace, you must dress the part! Our partnership with The RealReal makes building your essential wardrobe that much easier. Click. Shop. Enjoy!

Introduction to Pre-owned

As a concept, the idea of pre-owned is genius! If you are like me, you love luxury… and yet sometimes it isn’t in the budget. As a stylist I often work with the resellers to pass on my client’s fabulous goodies that they are letting go of, so I know how carefully items are checked over before they accept or reject a piece. This makes for a delicious possibility in terms of your acquiring something you desire for a much more palatable price. Check out what we’ve found and love… and happy shopping!

Dermatologist-approved Anti-aging Tips to Try for Better Skin

How nice it could be if our skin could remain “forever young.” Skin that once bounced back from a long night on the town just doesn’t happen with age. From oil cleansing to plasma injections, the following article from Allure is rich with tips that dermatologists use to help keep their own skin looking great. Who better to give advice than the experts themselves?

The Look – June

This month we took our shoot to Anthropologie, one of our favorite places, which is where we were headed last month when chaos reigned and we had to pass. Maybe it was a good thing as we really hit it big—the store was filled with yummy treasures of all sorts! You will love what we put together and boy was it a challenge to decide what to shoot and what to not. Each of these wow items will serve in so many ways. Have fun and happy shopping!

Foundations

Wearing the proper foundations (if you will pardon the expression) under you clothing is essential… it can alter the way your clothes hang on your body and slim where needed. Investing in your foundation wear is worth every penny… See what we’ve found for you this month!

Maternity

Who says you can’t look chic and sophisticated while pregnant? Certainly not us! Look chic in whatever stage of pregnancy you’re in. Be sure to take a look at what we’ve found for you this month! Click, shop, and relax… you’ve got pregnancy covered!

June Sales!

Welcome to June shopping and the advent of the serious season to take advantage of sales… We have some glorious finds so please have a wonderful styling adventure at these fabulous prices. Click. Shop. Enjoy!

Fun Summer Accessories

Accessories, when done well and simply, magnify the chicness of your entire look. Wander through the chic summer pieces that we have found for you, and have fun!

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a summer must-have accessory that you absolutely cannot be without. Remember, the style you choose should enhance the shape of your face… don’t go trendy for trend’s sake unless it works for you. See what fabulous styles we’ve found this season!

Weddings

Looking for a wedding dress that will set you apart from the rest? We’ve found some stunning dresses for you that take wedding chic to a whole new level. Shopping for that perfect dress just got a whole lot easier!

Turn Your Weekends Into Mini-Vacations

Have you ever returned to the office Monday morning feeling just as exhausted as you were on Friday afternoon? You are not alone—new research shows that without practicing mindfulness on the weekends, most people fall into this trap. The good news? Research also shows that simply shifting your mindset can have transformative effects on your emotional experience.

The Best of the Best

We’re guessing that researching 10,000 beauty products probably isn’t something that you can fit in your busy schedule this week. And luckily, you don’t have to—NEW BEAUTY took the past six months to curate this list for you, so you can have the best of the best without all the stress.

The Look – May

This month for The Look it turned out to be the perfect storm in so many ways… Between sick models, potentially life threatening storms, photographer vacation, model vacation and Bob getting sick—well the shoot just didn’t happen, lol! That being said, we thought we would try something we think could be style enhancing for you and lots of fun. Instead of The Look, we pulled items and created “looks” for you from a variety of the fabulous choices we are showing this month on the site. Mostly they are super cost conscious and all are adorable. Have fun!

6 Tips to Help You Wind Down at the End of the Day

Our mothers may have told us that counting sheep would do the trick of lulling us to sleep, but in a day and age when we are constantly connected to our emails, on-going to-do lists and a million other details wound up in a full day of work, it doesn’t seem quite as simple, and it isn’t. This article from GOOP shares a few seriously helpful tips and tricks, from physical practices to little purchases, that will lead you into a more peaceful sleep tonight.

Watch Cindy Crawford’s Getting-Out-the-Door Morning Beauty Routine

When it comes to getting out the door in the morning, it can be tempting to totally disregard any kind of beauty routine for the sake of saving time. But Cindy Crawford is here to tell us that if she can do it with all she has going on (entrepreneur, mom to a rising supermodel, wife, fabulous human being), then you can too. Watch this video by VOGUE to see how she does it and which products she swears by…and if you like what you see, we’ve even shopped the product for you!

Celebrity Street Style – May

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the season’s hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

15 Morning Hair Hacks

As women, we all have the burden of putting our “faces” on and styling our hair. Our finished look is often dictated by how much time we may or may not have… so why not try one of these hair hacks and see how easy it is to look polished without the hassle of a full salon visit?!

Style Secrets – No Stress Express Casual Dressing

This month’s Style Secrets video is all about casual dressing or as Bobbi likes to call it “no stress express.” This means having a system for getting dressed each day that allows you to do so quickly, easily and without much thought… The twist? With this system in place, you’ll always look like a million! Curiosity piqued? Be sure to watch this video!

How to Grow Out Your Eyebrows

Long gone are the days of thin eyebrows being in fashion, and we couldn’t be happier. Not only  do eyebrows accentuate your eyes and lashes, but they actually help shape your face as a whole! Here are five simple steps to growing your brows out and living your Cara Delevingne dreams.

The Beauty Products That Will Help You Sleep

Sleep is essential for so many countless reasons…Our health, both mentally and physically, our mood, weight management, and our energy levels are just to name a few. We know that it’s good for us but it doesn’t always come easily to all of us. If you have ever had trouble falling asleep at night, or simply want an overall better night’s rest, you’re going to want to keep reading this article from theeverygirl.com on the best products for a good night’s sleep.

Lasting Makeup for Younger Skin

How our makeup wears throughout the day can be a challenge—even when we’re young! So how can we use some of the fabulous product out there to ensure that the time we’ve spent applying our makeup in the morning isn’t all for naught? BIS’ makeup guru, Kathryn Campbell, shares with us all we need to know. And, of course, we’ve done some shopping for you so that you can quickly and easily add the products your makeup bag is missing!