Fashion blogger and stylist Sara Sabaliauskas loves the energy that comes from wearing a bright palette. She shows how playful pops of color can elevate a classic look, give you a jolt of confidence and send your spirits soaring. Bonus points if you snap and share a photo of yourself against…

Spring's beauty palette is fresh and natural, with glowing skin, brushed up brows and nude glossy lips. No punchy color here, just earthy hues in separates both new and slightly retro for a modern prairie feel. Listen carefully and you might hear a meadowlark ringing out across the field.

A 2010 trip to see New England’s fall colors opened Deb Koesters’ eyes to something far more stimulating. She and welding artist husband Dick were at Snow Farm, a craft learning workshop, in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, when she discovered wet felting quite by accident. She initially enrolled in jewelry-making, only to find it “too fiddly.” So she switched to wet felting. “It was so much fun, I was mad that I hadn’t learned it earlier in life,” she says.

Celeste Butler isn’t just sewing a quilt. She’s telling a story and preserving history. “I’m passionate about what I’m doing,’’ she says, “and leaving that legacy behind for my children and grandchildren.’’

Velvet, ah yes. Faintly nostalgic. Luxuriously silky. Subtly reflective. And smart enough for the office. That's right. Traditionally velvet has been reserved for evening, but it's especially modern when paired with denim. You can't beat velvet's casual panache if you're looking for glamour …

Start with a statement piece that ebbs and flows with the events of the day - from big client presentation to cozy dinner date. The transition will be so effortless, you won’t even notice that winter blew in. Photography Heather & Jameson. Art direction Heidi Thorson. Merchandise styling…

Fashion that is thrifted, handcrafted and curated. A little different by design. Art Direction Heidi Thorson; Photography Heather and Jameson; Merchandise styling Jessica Luna, Hair + makeup styling Kali Rahder; Victor Victoria Salon & Spa; Model Michala, Develop Model Management; Locati…

These destination-inspired looks are ready for adventure. Photography by Heather & Jameson. Art Direction by Heidi Thorson. Merchandise Styling by Jessica Luna. Hair & Makeup by Kali Rahder, Victor Victoria Salon & Spa. Model: Bianca, Develop Model Management.

Whether it’s a cuddle of puppies or a poodle on parade, sometimes our chicest — make that cutest — accessories are man’s best friends.

The perfect balance. We’ve been drawn to black and white since the beginning of time. Here, we find balance and harmony in the latest shapes for transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring. Clearly, opposites attract.

It's what to wear everywhere! Upgrade your business travel style with knit ties, round or mirrored shades and a signature pen. Travel in comfort with leather tennis shoes by day and sandals or slip-ons with a rolled pant cuff by night.

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