Fashion & Style

scent profiles: fall fragrances worth burning

Vanilla and cinnamon; honey, plum and pumpkin — warm, sweet and distinct, the aromas of fall are comforting and evocative. Even if you live in year-round tropical climes, just a hint of scent can create a feeling of autumnal bliss. A well-placed candle will lift your spirit as the season rolls in.  Ranging from earthy to exotic, here are our top choices for autumnal aromatics. More >

meet dj lindsay luv

Meet tarte tastemaker Lindsay Luv, celebrity DJ,  fashion blogger, and style guru, after launching her career in New York City, she’s become a popular fixture in Hollywood and around the world, spinning at top nightclubs and star studded events.  She’s been featured in numerous celebrity weeklies such as People and US Weekly, appeared in fashion magazines like Blackbook and NYLON, and worked one-on-one with a roster of superstar clients. We got this ‘it’ she-jay to sit down and answer a couple questions for us about music, life, love and, of course, beauty.

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very handy: warm tweeds and cool nudes

It’s official, it’s September, Fashion Week is over and earth tones are back on the trend menue. That’s why we had to take a snapshot of our digital marketing manager’s chic nude nail polish. Jenna boldly paired this über fall hue, lady like by essie, with a stunning pair of tweed trousers making us long for autumn. Plus that  splash of sparkle on her ring finger makes this is one near-perfect mani!  Hey, why the ring finger Jenna? Wishing and hoping…?

What laquer are you rocking?

fall color inspiration: jewel tones

With the arrival of fall fashion, we’re putting away our summer neons and busting out our favorite shades for autumn: jewel tones. From to amethyst, to sapphire, to emerald, jewel-like colors instantly make us feel glamorous and alluring. We’ll be rocking pieces like these from now through New Year’s.

From left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim peplum top, Elle Macpherson Intimates lace and mesh briefs, Christian Louboutin heels,  Jil Sander satin bomber, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Thierry Lasry sunglasses, Current/Elliot corduroy jeans, Zero+MariaCornejo dress, Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings and  Sara Designs woven wrap watch.

What deep hue and you planning on making a fashion indulgence this fall?

 

 

the (fashion) perks of being a wallflower…

Emma Watson is simply adorable as Sam in the new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Not only does she truly shine in her portrayal of the restless high school senior, but she absolutely nails the look.  From the haircut to the shoes, she mixes angsty  with stylish flair and gives us a little insight to this season’s fall fashion trends. More >

summer’s last color blast: yellow

Sunshine, lemonade, daisies, buttered corn… What do these lovely emblems of summer all have in common? Why, their citrus hue, of course.

The color yellow simply embodies the vibrant, bright, cheery feeling of summer. Get in on the shade with one of these fun items — all of which happen to look best paired with summer-bronzed skin — before this sun-drenched season surrenders to the cool temperatures and deep, earthy tones of fall.

Clockwise from the right: Red Valentino crepe shift dress,  our multiplEYE™ lash enhancing primer – nothing complements a burst of color like thick, sooty lashes – AJ Morgan Billie Jo glasses, Splendid Vintage Whisper cotton tank, Deborah Marquit lingerie set, Christian Louboutin brogues,  Tivoli Frost White model one radio, Forever 21 headbands, and the Peter Jensen Rabbit Head shopper.

 

the short end of summer

In these last few weeks of summer, we still have a handful of outdoorsy events to attend — hello Labor Day! Why not spend them in the most quintessential warm-weather item: shorts? No longer relegated to the most casual of occasions, there are now shorts for pretty much any occasion. Send off summer in style, in these four types of shorts. More >

back-to-school: 10 questions with eleventh gorgeous

Still haven’t stocked-up on your back to school necessities? No worries, we’ve wrangled two of our favorite beauty and lifestyle gurus, Tracy and Stefanie from Eleventh Gorgeous, to give you their foolproof tips on starting the new semester in style.

Plus, check out their back to school ‘what’s in my backpack’ video  and learn how to get 20% off tarte.com.

Would you wear sweatpants or jeans to class and why?
Tracy: My go-to outfit would be jeans, a cute top, and sandals. If I’m running late, I’d wear yoga pants and a t-shirt and throw my hair up in a ponytail. More >

back-to-school: 10 questions with the college prepster

Back to school — there’s something about the phrase that makes us feel giddy. Whether it’s returning to the halls you’ve been strolling for the past few years,  setting up a dorm room for the first time, or heading back to the classroom as an adult with a career, going back to school is always exciting, nerve-wrecking, and, kind of a big deal. And the best part?

The prep: new clothes, new supplies, new books…it’s not something to be taken lightly. With that in mind we turned to a handful of bloggers and vloggers for some tips and stories to prepare you for your most memorable and productive semester yet.

First up: Carly of thecollegeprepster.com, a recent college grad who’s blog covers everything from fashion know-how to study tricks. We asked her to gives us the low down on what back to school is really about.  Added bonus: check out Carly’s back-to-school must haves and get a special discount code for 20% off tarte.com!
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it’s all in the wrist…

Whether at the beach, a rooftop party, or an outdoor music venue, you don’t want to be lugging around a bulky bag. The solution to carefree, utilitarian accessorizing? The wristlet! More >