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The Best Trends from New York Fashion Week 2015

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Many amazing fall/winter trends were featured at New York Fashion Week last year. Here’s a list of the top trends for winter for anyone looking to update their cold weather style now that we’re mid-winter.

It’s all about embellishment

Everything from evening wear to career separates were absolutely covered in beading, jewels and sequins. Hemlines accentuated with feathers and fringe. And there was a massive amount of seventies inspired embroidery.

Muted colors

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From amethyst orchid to desert sage, the color palette for fall/winter is a deeper, rich jewel tone than the usual bright, over-the-top colors we’ve seen this past year. In addition, there was a tremendous amount of neutral colors being used for accents.

Boots galore

Designers paired most of their pieces with a cornucopia of boot styles. From flirty ankle boots to statement-making thigh highs, a cute pair of boots is your best bet of making a big a splash this winter.

70s glam

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Every season designers are captivated by fashions from a different era and this season it’s all about the seventies. The runways are absolutely filled with V-neck jumpsuits, high-waisted fitted pants with flare bottom, blousey peasant tops and fringe.

Furs for all

Fur was hard to miss at New York Fashion Week because it was everywhere. It was on the trim, necklines and hemlines. It covered accessories and, of course, was made into luxurious coats. Designers featured both real and faux pieces in chocolate, charcoal, black and even tan.

Be sure to swing by Macy’s, New York & Company and Lord & Taylor to pick these trends up for yourself today. Whether you choose to wear these trends separately or mix and match, you’ll be effortlessly stylish this winter.

Tell me: what is your favorite trend this winter?

Best Wine Bars in Boston

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Last week I teamed up with a few other Boston bloggers to dish on our favorite local restaurants. Today, I’ve teamed up with Groupon to spill the secrets on the best wine bars in Boston. Whether you’re looking for a rare or local vintage, there’re plenty of places in Boston for you to quench your thirst. Here are some of the best wine bars that Boston has to offer:

83 Main Bistro & Wine Bar

This amazing wine bar features over one hundred different vintages and an impressive array of champagnes, including a 16-year-old Dom Pérignon. In addition, this eclectic French bistro serves delicious bar food and features a laidback atmosphere.  So if you’re looking for a laid-back tavern with an upscale feel, this charming bistro and bar is your best bet.

Les Zygomates

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This delicious spot located in the heart of the Leather District features incredible French and Mediterranean food. Their diverse wine list features vintages from around the world. In addition, to having delicious food and an award winning wine list, this amazing bistro and bar also features live jazz and blues performances almost every night. So if you’re looking for a classy night spot in Boston, Les Zygomates is an ideal choice.

Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar

This location features an incredible beverage list with wines from all over the world. The atmosphere is comfortable and family friendly, and there’s even a sports bar section with multiple TVs broadcasting popular games. They also host tasty and informative of wine tastings regularly. Their menu features a diverse array of cuisine from classic American favorites to upscale French fare.

Now that you know some of the best wine bars in Boston be sure to visit them on your next trip. And to find more wine bars in Boston and your local area be sure to visit Groupon Pages. Groupon Pages is a new business directory that feature is the name of thousands of restaurants and wine bars.

Tell me: Where is your favorite spot for a glass of wine in Boston?

Blowout Styles

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Blowout styles are one of the top trends for this season. What makes blowout styles (styles achieved by utilizing a blow dryer) so desirable is that they can be created quickly and last for days. Because blowout styles are so popular there are many blowout bars all over Boston.

Blowout bars only create blowouts hairstyles. Here is a list of popular blowout hairstyles to try out this season and a blowout bar and salon in the Boston you should visit.

Sleek and Straight Looks

These looks are great for busy women on the go that want a style that is easy and stylish. Also, they are extremely versatile and are appropriate to wear to everything from New Year parties to board meetings. They also provide a great foundation for many other hairstyles that can easily be achieved for days after your initial blowout.

Cascading Curls

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This style is your best bet for a fun and flirty style this season. For a touch of feminine whimsy, try adding finger waves to your style.

Chic Up-Do’s

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Whether you opt for a sporty messy bun or a classic braided style, an up do style is always your best choice for a simplistic look of sophistication. These styles look amazing whether you pair them with just a simple t-shirt and jeans or a classic little black dress.

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Stylish Ponytails

No matter if you wear them loose, structured or on the side ponytails are a quick and easy way to look sexy and sleek. Try adding curls or waves for a chic and playful look.

On Trend Shorts Styles

Just because you have short tresses does not mean that you cannot take advantage of the blowout trend. Adding professional waves, spikes and dimensions to your short style is a great way to look effortlessly on-trend this season.

One great place in Boston to get where you can get all of these amazing blowout styles and many more is the Drybar. This new blow dry bar features great blowout styles for only $40. For more traditional salon services try Blo, a salon that specializes in blowout styles. And to find amazing deals on salons and blowout bars in Boston be sure to visit Groupon!

Tell me: What is your favorite blowout style?