5 Easy Ways to De-Stress During the Holidays

 

By Nicole Kwan

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The end of the year (and everything that brings) is sneaking up on us– fast. Before you let yourself get super-overwhelmed, take stock on what you can do for your own self-care so you always have little ways to find calm. Bring these with you when you’re rushing toward that end-of-year work deadline, dealing with family travel plans, or exhausted from back-to-back holiday parties (lucky you!).

Here are a few of my favorite ways to stay sane through the holidays, and a few items on my destress wish list.

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1. Add plants to your home.

 

Bringing greenery inside can turn your place into your own little refuge, especially when nothing is flourishing outside. A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that interacting with indoor plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress. Plus, NASA research found that houseplants can remove up to 87% of air toxins, so you’ll have cleaner air to breathe.

The Philodendron Green plant above from The Sill is good for beginner plant parents!

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  1. Curl up to a (fake) fireplace.

No, I’m not talking about the fireplace channel on your TV. I found this Wildwood Candle Co. soy candle in Portland, Oregon and the crackling wood wick and fragrance make me feel like I’m in front of a roaring fireplace. A study from the University of Alabama found that sitting by a fire reduced blood pressure, and for me, even the one candle does the trick. The Firelane I candle has notes of smoked woods, balsam, and pine, making it perfect for a city apartment wishing it was in the country.

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  1. Drink booze-free cocktails.

Drinking to de-stress is a common default, but alcohol really isn’t the best long-term solution. Non-alcoholic cocktails at bars are becoming more of a thing (Grub Street said so!), and you can do the same for yourself at home. Seedlip calls itself the “world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits.” Their Spice 94 is aromatic, earthy, and woodsy and their Garden 108 is herbal, grassy, and floral. Serve them with tonic or mixers.

Not convinced to go dry? A small British study found that “normal” drinkers who stopped drinking for five weeks reported better sleep and concentration.

 

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4. Indulge in a bath house visit.

Last year, I stumbled upon Aire Ancient Baths in Seville and a visit to the New York City location has been on my wishlist. Going to the candle-lit bath house is like a ritual: You move through each bath at your own pace, experiencing temperatures ranging from 102 to 50 degrees F, and taking a float in a salt water bath. The hot water relaxes muscle tension while the cold water is reinvigorating.

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  1. Hand wash your delicates.

 

Most of the time, you probably throw your bras into the laundry with your clothes, but taking the time to hand wash is worth it (and nicer to your bras!). Plus, most of the time is hands off when you leave your delicates in to soak. I use the Linden wash from Journelle, which is made from plant-derived ingredients and doesn’t have sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, or parabens. I love that the delicate scent lingers and reminds me to slow down.

For me, this covers de-stressing in a number of ways. First, it makes me slow down and practice a little mindfulness by paying attention to the process and noticing everything from the water temperature to the fragrance. Plus, a Princeton University study found that physical clutter increases stress, so checking laundry off my to-do list and moving clean clothes into my drawers is good for my brain.

Fore more ways to de-stress this crazy busy season check out the Hinted list here.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018

By Aurora Tower

Stretch Yourself

With so many major shifts occurring this month, it may be hard to catch your breath. But goals and priorities are coming sharply into focus this week. Your best bet: Make a plan to work them out while working out.  On Thursday, determined Mars makes a supportive sextile to radical Uranus, bringing an AHA moment. Later in the day, Mars slides into spiritual Pisces, encouraging reflection on recent changes. On Friday, relationship-oriented Venus finally comes out of its 6 weeks retrograde, but then verbal Mercury goes into retrograde the same day. If you’ve been out of alignment with your truth, you have an opportunity to start walking the talk. @p.e.nation

More: 5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Cancer
P.E. Nation Victory Run Legging, $150; at Moda Operandi

Reach for the Stars, Cancer

Your work/life balance could be in need of some adjustment. It’s time to consider your big picture dreams and make tweaks in your schedule to help get you close.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Taurus
Le Mans High Waisted Legging, $195; at Michi

Choose Your Outlet, Taurus

You may have an uncharacteristic outburst or want to make a hasty move this week. Try to consider others who you may impact first, and do your best to be calm and clear about your feelings.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Virgo
Beach Riot Kendal Bra, $94; at Carbon 38

Say Ohm, Virgo

Set your attention to resolving confusing financial matters, especially if they involve family. An exciting new relationship could emerge, or you may be tested in your existing partnership.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Leo
Varley Bedford Tight, $110; at Carbon 38

Tame Your Fears, Leo

Any outstanding misunderstandings and communications issues are coming to the surface now, so rather than getting stubborn and digging in your heels, see this as an opportunity for self-improvement and growth.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Aries
Suspender Leotard, $98; at Live the Process

Set the Bar, Aries

You could be re-negotiating the terms of a certain relationship this week. Stay true to what’s right for you, but look for a win-win solution.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Scorpio
Alala Moto Graphic Tight, $110; at Carbon 38

Find the Balance, Scorpio

You are of two minds about a certain work situation. Let things play out rather than forcing anything. Your creativity shines, but be cautious when it comes to finances right now.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Aquarius
Tanjung Legging, $165; at Carbon 38

Get Ready to Jet, Aquarius

An unexpected trip or communication could reset you in a whole new direction. Be open to seeing things differently, but don’t feel like everyone has to agree with your POV.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Libra
Ultracor Ultra Plaid Stitch Legging, $198; at Bandier

Check Yourself, Libra

A relationship situation may have been stressing you out, but think of it this way: You are getting the perspective to find a positive, creative solution. Focus on small action steps, and try to be gentle in your communications.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Gemini
Aviator Nation Bolt Fade Crew Sweatshirt, $165; at Bandier

Listen Closely, Gemini

A revived personal or professional relationship could be cranking up your excitement level, or creating some anxiety, or maybe both! But miscommunications are likely, so no matter who you’re speaking with, practice being a good listener.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Pisces
ADIDAS Run Sweater, $150; at Bandier

Rev It Up, Pisces

You get a kick start of momentum this week, but be cautious about communications, especially with VIPs. You’ll have a chance to re-work a financial situation for a better outcome.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Sagittarius
Nike Pro Warm Women’s 7/8 Tights, $60; at Carbon 38

Kick It Into Overdrive, Sagittarius

An exciting new relationship or creative project is firing you up, but miscommunications are likely, especially if you make assumptions or start taking things personally.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Capricorn
P.E. Nation Block Out Jacket, $220; at Moda Operandi

Protect Yourself, Capricorn

You may be very eager for a certain work or family situation to be over once and for all, but some new info is still rising to the surface. Sensitive communication is your best ally.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018
WMNS Nike Epic React Flyknit, $150; at Carbon 38

All Signs

Refresh your workout from the bottom up.

More: A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

Holiday Party Outfits: How to Double Your Seasonal Wardrobe in 2018

‘Tis the season for tons of parties! This time of year always has us dreaming of holiday party outfits — and how we’re going to come up with enough ideas to stay looking fresh and put together through January 1.

But with the brunch craze (still) in full effect and day drinking officially becoming socially acceptable, we realize that this party season might be even more hectic than years past. 2018 is going to be the year of soirees that take place during the day and the night.

We’re not ones to complain about having to hit the party circuit a little harder — but now that a day soiree is just as common (and important) as the traditional evening holiday cocktail party, our closet supply is starting to look a little scarce. This year, we’re all about getting creative and stretching our festive clothes from everyday to after dark.

More: 5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

Holiday Party Outfits 2018: It’s All About the Shoes

Relying on a gorgeous pair of shoes is nothing revolutionary, but we’re leaning in on the trend of casual — yet uber fashionable — footwear to stretch our holiday clothing budget. And the list One Dress, Two Ways is providing us with all the inspo we need to elegantly navigate from day to night (and doubling up our wardrobe) by just changing shoes.

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Ribbed Midi Dress, $79; at Mango. ADIDAS Swift Run Sneaker, $69; at Nordstrom. Steve Madden Fefe Feather Sandal, $129; at Nordstrom.

Exhibit A: The super-versatile combo pictured above. A simple, sleek ribbed midi dress in a neutral color paired with these pastel ADIDAS is an awesome choice when you want to dominate Saturday by powering through a friend’s casual luncheon, running errands and getting some holiday shopping done. But when it’s time to dress things up for that office cocktail party, all you need to do is slip into these sexy, feathery Steve Madden heels and you’re all set. A seamless transition.

Holiday Party Outfits: How to Double Your Seasonal Wardrobe in 2018 | Hinted
Topshop Velvet Midi Dress, $75; at Nordstrom. Dr. Martens 1460 Boot, $125; at Nordstrom. Sam Edelman Ariella Ankle Strap Sandal, $99; at Nordstrom

Exhibit B: This crushed velvet dress that, when paired with classic Dr Martens boots, allows you to run from day party to day party looking as stylish (and ’90s-licious) as Cher Horowitz heading to the mall. But when the sun dips low, that same dress crosses over into romantic date territory when you put on these strappy Sam Edelman sandals.

So, in summary, by investing in a couple pairs of solid, comfy pairs of footwear and maybe splurging on some drool-worthy fancy heels, you’re going to be able sashay from day to night with minimal effort (or expense). Plus, don’t try to tell us you won’t be wearing those Docs every day from now until mid-spring.

Check out the full list for even more holiday party outfits.

More: A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

✨Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of October 29, 2018 ✨

By Aurora Tower

It’s a week to launch your biggest dreams, which is why we’re featuring the debut collab of Halogen x Atlantic Pacific that’s arrived just in time to forecast one of your most fashionable weeks of the year. The cosmos are ready to dress up and Halloween promises to be full of adventures and sweet surprises. First up, Monday delivers extremes, as Mercury the messenger sidles up to Jupiter, planet of extravagance, which could bring really good news, or not so good, in the form of tone-deaf inflammatory conversations. Then on Tuesday, you get a little bit of emotional breathing room when Mercury moves again, into optimistic Sagittarius. Halloween Wednesday is the main event, with Venus sliding into Libra, meaning love could strike in the most unexpected of places. Before you leap, decide if you want to go on a bumpy romantic thrill ride. If yes, enjoy the rollercoaster ahead.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Leo
Leo: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Cashmere Wrap, $199; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Let Them Know, Leo

You love L-O-V-E, Leo, especially extravagant displays of affection. You could get both this week, but if intentions are off, even the most sentimental of gestures could misfire. Send clear signals.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Virgo
Virgo: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Long Plaid Coat, $249; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Feel Validated, Virgo

You want people to see things your way, VIrgo, and you may very well get your wish this week, with others having AHA! moments that finally celebrate and acknowledge your POV. Validation!

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Libra
Libra: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Colorblock Pleated Midi, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Let It Go, Libra

You like to keep the peace, Libra, but your tolerance may have been getting pushed to its limits recently. If you aren’t feeling it pull the plug, and put your own needs first. You’ll be glad you did.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Scorpio
Scorpio: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Menswear Plaid Blazer, $149; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Listen to Your Instincts, Scorpio

You hate to backtrack, but there may be no other way to tweak something important than to take a step back and reassess this week. Trust that the right answer will come to you intuitively.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Sagittarius
Sagittarius: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Crinkle Midi Skirt, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Say It Nicely, Sagittarius 

Your epiphanies keep coming, Sag, but you may not like the messages they’re sending you, especially if it means making adjustments to a certain friendship. Aim to work things through diplomatically.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Capricorn
Capricorn: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Faux Fur Coat, $249; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstom

Come Clean, Capricorn

You’re getting a second chance at a major work project. That’s the good news. Just make sure you are crystal clear about your priorities and responsibilities this time around. It will work out much better.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Aquarius
Aquarius: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Tweed Jacket With Removable Faux Fur, $199; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Play the Long Game, Aquarius

If a challenging work relationship has been testing your boundaries, it may be time to step back and think about the big picture. The solution may actually be closer and simpler than you realized.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Pisces
Pisces: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Put It In Drive, Pisces

You have been tweaking your long-term vision and strategy, and now it’s time to fully commit to your chosen course of action. Figure out what’s holding you back so you can let it go. Then go!

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Aries
Aries: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Hidden Placket Blouse, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Make Peace, Aries

A major financial decision is putting everything into perspective. It also means you may need to smooth over a certain important relationship, so it’s time to offer the proverbial olive branch.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Taurus
Taurus: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Stripe Sweater, $59; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Take Control, Taurus

You are facing the reality of an important relationship, and that may mean you need to make some personal tweaks in order to support the flow. Don’t consider it a sacrifice, but an improvement.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Gemini
Gemini: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Dot Sweater, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Get Going, Gemini

If work matters haven’t been exactly going the way you wanted, you may need to put a little more heart into the matter. Suspend your fear of looking silly, and put it all on the line.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Cancer
Cancer: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific High Waist Wide Cuff Ankle Pants, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Look Inside, Cancer

You have been all about work hard, play hard recently, but you might need to take a pause and reassess how you are truly feeling. If you’re not super comfortable at home, a move could be exactly what you need.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: All Signs
All signs: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Georgiana Bow Pump, $109; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

All Signs

Party season is on the way and we love these for their festive versatility.

A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

One of the greatest tragedies of September is all of the awesome Labor Day sales. Yes, we love a good bargain as much as the next person, but it’s so frustrating to find the perfect white dress at an amazing price — and not being able to wear it for at least six months. It doesn’t make any sense, yet most of us will sadly bow to an archaic fashion rule that we don’t understand. Seriously though, why can’t you wear white after Labor Day?

Upon a little digging, we found that there isn’t really a hard and fast answer to the question. Only some theories:

A) According to a Time article published in 2009, some people think the rule was born out of function. Basically, back in the day there was no A.C .or patio misters, so it’s possible that people wore white to avoid heat stroke.

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
Satin Crop Blouse, $59.99; at Mango

B) Once upon a time, wearing white was a sign that you could afford to vacation in a non-urban area. In other words, cities are dirty. If you had the cash to take off somewhere not as dirty, you wore white (or, if you stayed in the city and wore white, you clearly had money to burn and didn’t care if your clothes got ruined because you could just buy more). If you were poor, you toiled away in the city all summer in the heat and wore black so you didn’t look like you were covered in filth all of the time.

Can you believe that this is a fashion rule that we still refer to, even though it’s obviously out-of-date and nobody really even knows where it originates from? Also, none of the aforementioned theories really explain why you have to stop wearing white after Labor Day. Who even came up with that exact cut-off date? We’re calling B.S.

More: How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

We’re loving the list 5 Looks to Up Your Style Game because it’s serving up some serious white outfit inspo. It’s one of the reasons why we’ll be wearing white all fall and winter long. Here are some more reasons you should, too.

1. Snow Is White

You’re gonna try to tell us that we can’t wear white when from the month of December to March, white is literally all around us? Nah.

If mother nature is into it, so are we.

2. Because Being a Rebel is Empowering

No one ever tells us what to wear (or what not to wear), even if it is derived from decree from the days of yore that everyone seems to have bought into for decades. We are confident enough to dress ourselves how we want, when we want.

3. It’s a True Neutral

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
A New Day Dominique Pointed Kitten Heel Wide Width Booties, $34.99; at Target

Neutral colors have no bounds, and white is the ultimate neutral. You can throw on something white with leather, corduroy, denim or some ruby red tights and it always works. It’s limitless. So we’re not limiting the time of year it can be worn.

Need proof? These Dominque Pointed Kitten Heel Booties go with anything. Anything.

4. It’s Surprisingly Cozy

Sometimes white has a reputation for coming off a little sterile, or even bland. But a fuzzy white scarf in the dead of winter is the perfect way to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and still look pulled together.

White also has a unique ethereal quality, and when you pair a white sweater like this Tularosa Jen number with a long skirt, like this For Love of Lemons, Romy Tiered Maxi, you’ll get a boho/angelic vibe that will breathe life into a drab winter wardrobe.

5. It’s Sophisticated… Yet Casual

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
Eyes On You Set, $128; at Free People

We love a good millennial pink, but it can be hard to pull off a grown-up look for work wearing it. Not impossible, just difficult. On the other hand, these white wide-cut pants with buttons paired with this white jacket (both from H&M) are the picture of perfect office elegance.

At the same time, that same pink hue brings a certain boldness to an outfit that doesn’t scream “I’m casual.” When you’re wearing white, it’s totally possible to pull off both casual and sophisticated. (Like when you’re wearing this Free People Eyes On You ankle length sweater set.)

And that’s 24/7, 365, baby.

What are your favorite ways to wear white after Labor Day?

Halloween Hater’s Survival Guide: Costumes You’ll Actually Wear After the Holiday

Remember back in the day when Halloween was, like, the funnest day of the year? We diligently plotted our costumes for weeks, eagerly anticipating the parade at school when everyone got to show off their work.

Sure, in reality it was just a lap around the blacktop next to the kickball field where the P.E. teacher made us run a mile twice a week — but for an hour a year that blacktop was transformed into a magical procession of ghouls, zombies and Princess Ariels. It was that special time in our lives when you could sprinkle some fake blood in your hair or throw a sheet over year head before heading out at dusk to plunder the neighborhood for fun-sized candy bars.

But somewhere along the way, a lot of us fell off track. Maybe it’s because the costume ante got upped sometime around freshman year of college, and all of a sudden it felt like we were required to spend $500 to show up to a Halloween party in style.

Now there are pretty much two types of people in this world: People who live for Halloween and dropping their life savings on a get-up that they will wear approximately 4 hours of their life…. and the rest of us who are just kinda “meh.”

More: How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

The Case for Wearing a Costume

Easy Halloween Costumes You'll Actually Wear After the Holiday | Hinted
Party City “Basic Witch” Beanie, $5

But here’s the deal. It’s super easy to resign ourselves to stay at home to hand out candy while wearing one of those “This IS My Costume” t-shirts moms used to rock in the ’90s, but we think this Halloween it’s imperative to bring a little magic into the world by wearing a costume. It’s been a crazy couple years for everyone, and — at the risk of getting a little cornball — what the world needs now is for everyone to take a night off to have a little fun. A chance for our inner child to come out and play.

Still, we get that it’s hard to justify spending so much money for one night (or a couple of parties if we’re lucky), but when you strategically invest in some pieces that you can actually use after October, what have you got to lose? We’re taking a ton of inspiration from the list 6 Last-Minute Halloween Looks, No Costume Required! because all of the shoppable items make for great costumes, but are also stuff we’d wear every day.

Easy Halloween Costumes You'll Actually Wear After the Holiday | Hinted
Topshop Animal Print Jumpsuit, $60

Like take this animal print jumpsuit, for example. All you need is some ears, and you’ve got yourself a fierce Halloween ensemble and an outfit that will take you all through the holiday party season. Same goes for this Bardot lace body-con dress. Just add a delicate masquerade mask, and you’ve got a costume, plus something to wear on New Year’s Eve.

And this Free People black polka dot top paired with this “Basic Witch” beanie pull double duty for a costume and hanging out at a coffee shop on any old random weekend.

Check out the rest of the list here, and then go get that costume. Do it for the Pink Power Ranger who was so excited to go trick-or-treating all those years ago.

More: Why You Should Be Using CBD Products Every Damn Day

✨Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of October 22, 2018 ✨

By Aurora Tower

Bond, Girl!

Fall vibes move from fun and flirty to sultry and sizzling this week, as the sun slides into mysterious Scorpio on Tuesday. What this means? Do something a little radical! Whatever your hangups have been, let them go and open yourself up to your passions and connecting with people you love. Wednesday’s full moon is cathartic and emboldening. The union of the Sun and Venus in retrograde on Friday promises a very sexy weekend. An ex or crush is likely to make an unexpected appearance. But luckily, with the support of pragmatic Saturn, you remember that plain old fashioned common sense is still your BFF.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Leo
Leo: Mango Satin Gown, $149

Strike while the iron is hot, Leo

An unexpected and exciting job opportunity could come up. Even if the surprise factor is exciting, figure out if it’s truly in alignment with your long-term goals.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Virgo
Virgo: Avec Les Filles Wrap Puffer Jacket, $149

Indulge your wanderlust, Virgo

You aren’t known as the ‘throw caution to the wind’ spontaneous type, but you could get the urge to book a one way ticket this week, so embrace your travel fantasies. And pack something chic and warm.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Libra
Libra: Novis Faye Pleated Evening Skirt; Image: @shopbop

Buddy up, Libra

If you have been wrangling with a big picture financial situation, a solution could finally emerge, but it likely won’t be what you thought, so stay open to an even better option.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Scorpio
Scorpio: Moth Bow-Backed Sweater, $128

Listen to your heart, Scorpio

This is your time, and the spotlight is shining hard and bright on you and your closest relationships, so be candid about what you truly desire, even if it’d been evolving.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Sagittarius
Sagittarius: DVF Ruched Turtleneck, $298; Image: @Nordstrom

Wait for it, Sagittarius

You’re open to the unexpected, but even you could be surprised by the revelations you have this week! Don’t ignore that nagging suspicion. Instead, act on your intuition.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Capricorn
Capricorn: Ulla Johnson Jolee Dress, $575; Image: @shopbop

Trust your heart, Capricorn

Your network and alliances are very important to you, Capricorn, and some of those special relationships appear to be shifting. One may even be headed in the L-O-V-E direction.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Aquarius
Aquarius: FP Loveless Midi Dress, $148; Image: @freepeople

Go your own way, Aquarius

You can be very decisive when you make up your mind about something, Aquarius, and this week could be when you reach your limit. Try to be sensitive with your feelings, and everybody else’s, but do what’s best for you.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Cancer
Cancer: IRO Equate Dress, $850; Image: @shopbop

Prepare to be lovestruck, Cancer

If Cupid finds anyone this week, it is going to be you, so don’t bother looking too much farther than your already trusted friend group for that special spark.

Aries
Aries: Gal Meets Glam Maggie Dress, $148; Image: @galmeetsglam

Time to decide, Aries

You don’t like to overcommit if you can help it,  but you may be forced to pick a lane and stay in it this week, Aries. Think of it as a way of helping you simplify your strategy for the win.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Taurus
Taurus: Halogen Faux Fur Cape, $149; Image: @nordstrom

Keep on truckin’, Taurus

When the ball is in someone else’s court, you can feel frustrated, but if you’re committed to finding a win-win solution now, you can bust through major obstacles and come out on top.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Gemini
Gemini: Gal Meet Glam Collection Diane Mock Neck Fit & Flare Midi, $168

Choose a positive perspective, Gemini

You tend to dislike routine, but if you can re-frame your choices as something empowering, you will recognize how much of a boost it gives your body, and your spirit.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match for the Week of October 22, 2018: Pisces
Pisces: Nooki Design Star Faux Fur Collar, $78; Image: @anthropologie

Say cheers, Pisces

Renewed interest in a passion project or educational opportunity could fire up your enthusiasm this week. If messages get mixed, try not to take others’ responses personally. Stay positive and cheerful.

How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

Is it just us, or did fall come extra early this year? Maybe it’s climate change, but it sure feels like the blustery weather hit before we were prepared in 2018. Not that we’re complaining. We love autumn and fall fashion, in particular, is something we look forward to on an annual basis.

The only problem? We hadn’t really budgeted to double down on a ton of cold-weather outfits quite yet — and we were kind of stressing about how to bridge that style gap between summer and winter.

We were stressing, until we got a hold of a list Francesca Castagnoli, Chief of Content for Hinted, put together titled 10 Trends that Transform Your Fall Style, Under $100.

More: 13 Things to Wear for Transition Weather

Give Your Closet an Affordable Upgrade

New Fall Wardrobe on a Budget: Transform Your Style on the Cheap  | Hinted
Dream Maker Stripe Scarf, $58; at Free People.

Here’s the secret to transforming your fall style without blowing your budget: You just need to pick some new favorites and run with them.

Francesca found 10 fall weekend essentials that we’re dying over, and they are all super budget-friendly. She’s provided us with the perfect items to upgrade, while still working with what we already own.

The pieces run the gamut from a cozy statement scarf to wide-leg cords that are perfect for work, and toe the line between investment staples and on-trend looks for the 2018 season. They are those special kind of pieces that are both soon-to-be-classics-that-will-last-you and high-impact trends for 2018.

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Inside Out Pullover, $78; at Free People.

This Free People Inside Out Pullover really caught our eye, and not only because of it’s bright color. What’s really blowing our minds is that it retails for only $78. How often do you come across a quality sweater (by Free People, nonetheless) for under $100? Like, never.

“A knit this eye-catching does a lot of the styling for you,” says Francesca. “All you need is jeans or black pants, chic sneakers and a carefree attitude.” 

Another piece worth mentioning? These Faux Fur Lined Boots. There’s not many pieces of footwear in life that can easily transition from afternoon in the woods to dinner date in the city, but these boots, my friends, can do just that.

You can check out the rest of Francesca’s list in all of it’s fall glory right here.

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Got the Cold Weather Blues? These Jewel Tone Outfits Will Give You a Lift

Fall is definitely here, which is obviously cause for excitement. The seasonal change has us living for all things autumn: Rich jewel tones, sweater weather, cute new scarves and hats, the fact that our makeup isn’t constantly melting off our faces and… pumpkin spice everything (duh).

But what we don’t talk about as much when it gets a little more mystical outside and temperatures start to drop is seasonal affective disorder. It ain’t a myth! It’s a scientific fact that the gloomy weather that starts in fall can bum us out. But it’s also been scientifically proven that there are certain colors that affect mood—which is why we are advocating for wearing the aforementioned jewel tones even more than usual.

If you’re needing some jewel-toned inspo (and a little mood boost), we have just the list for you. 12 Ways to Wear Jewel Tones to Boost Your Mood is giving us life right now. Whether you’re seeking to feel more empowered or looking to add a little love to your life, there’s a perfect outfit for you to wear to help you level it up.

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Colors That Affect Mood: Jewel Tones For the Win

Sidenote: To get the full effect of wardrobe color therapy, you don’t need to wear a certain color from head to toe. A simple forest green clutch, ocean blue drop earrings or cobalt beanie might be all you need to get your mojo going.

Colors That Affect Mood: Emerald Green Jumpsuit
Bow Long Jumpsuit, $99.99; at Mango.

But if you are looking to drape your entire body in good juju, this Bow Long Jumpsuit by Mango will have you looking put together in a snap (we love how one-and-done jumpsuits are when we’re rushing to get ready for work in the morning). And did we mention emerald symbolizes rebirth, growth, and reflection—so it’s perfect to add to your wardrobe when you want to start fresh in a new season?

Another option: The Halogen Tie Waist Dress from Nordstrom is just the ticket when you want to be pulled together for work, but are also dying to show off those hot new boots you bought for fall. The amethyst hue of this dress is one of those helpful colors that affect mood and stands for strength, courage, and relationships. It’s especially great when you want to fortify yourself and others.

Colors That Affect Mood: Ruby Red Dress
Reformation Rosehip Fit & Flare Dress, $248; at Nordstrom.

Need a little confidence bump? We suggest Club Monaco’s elegant sapphire Annina Accordion Pleated Midi Skirt. Sapphire has long been connected to royalty and will have you twirling like the queen you are in no time.

This Reformation Rosehip Fit & Flare Dress is the perfect sexy number for a hot date. Ruby red is associated with love, health and wisdom—so you’ll been feeling all the positive vibes that will make you the most magnetic person in the room.

Check out more mood boosting jewel-toned options here.

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