It’s getting cold from coast to coast. Don’t want to bundle up and go outside? Then you’ll be thrilled to see the sales at some of your favorite stores. We picked our faves, below. Happy shopping!
You’ve already started busily bookmarking our gift guide, but this December, we’re also going to draw your attention to great gifts that also give back — to the community, to children, to the world around us. Check them out, and share your favorite gifts that give in the comments.
If you are reading this from a tent line outside Best Buy or while fighting with another lady over the last sequin sweater, you hardly need us to tell you that it’s Black Friday. But if you’re thinking about braving the mall (or doing a little bargain hunting online), you’re likely wondering where to start. Since we think about shopping all day, every day (hey, we get paid to do it!) we’ve been planning our first Black Friday stop for a week — here’s what we’ll be adding to our closets barring any dressing room altercations. Check them out, then tell us about your best Black Friday bargains in the comments below!
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If the huge smile on her face and giant sparkler on her finger are any indication, Kelly Rowland has one more thing to be thankful for this year: She’s (rumored to be) engaged!
A few weeks after she flashed a glimpse of something shiny on her left hand in a friend’s Instagram video (which sparked speculation that she was set to wed her boyfriend, manager Tim Witherspoon) the X Factor judge hit the streets wearing some very noticeable new bling and what could definitely be a bride-to-be glow.
Rowland has long kept her relationship under wraps, so we don’t expect her to start publicly pinning wedding inspiration anytime soon. But we’re certainly happy to gush over her new jewelry, engagement or not. And we doubt she’ll mind if we add her new ring — which appears to be about four carats, cushion cut, in a halo setting — to our own “gorgeous engagement ring” board.
Black Friday may be only days away, but that’s not stopping us from doing some pre-sale warm up shopping. Below, check out the items our editors are loving (from cozy hats to pretty necklaces) as well as what Kylie and Kendall Jenner are most excited about wearing this winter from their own PacSun line.
Holiday parties can mean sexy holiday dresses. And Maria Menounos never wants to fall victim to a wardrobe malfunction. That’s why she’s always carries one very important thing in her clutch — double-sided toupee tape.
“Topstick toupee tape is evil, but every girl on the red carpet uses it to tape up their boobs in gowns,” the PEOPLE StyleWatch columnist shares. “Whatever you don’t want to show, Topstick is what will fix it. Cut it up into little pieces, tape it your to belt [to keep the end down]. It’s always in my wallet. I have Topsticked my pant cuff up again. I’ve actually even done alterations and hemmed my pants with Topstick. It looks so good you’d never know. Glenn Close — her dress ripped at the Globes, and I Topsticked it together from the inside. You couldn’t tell anything happened.”
Aside from the magical tape, Menounos makes sure she always has her MAC blotting papers on hand. As for her holiday style MO, the Extra TV host shares: “I always determine hair by the outfit. With an embellished top, I put hair up in some kind of pony. If it’s simple, I’ll wear it down and sexy and curly. For makeup, I like to do smokier eyes.”
When she’s not busy on the holiday party scene, the stylish star loves to shop and give presents: “I’ve been told I’m one of the greatest gift givers ever. My favorite thing is to see their eyeballs pop out of their head and then scream, ‘I love it.’”
Pick up our December/January double issue — on stands now! — for more style and beauty advice from Menounos. And tell us, do you use fashion tape? What’s the No. 1 product in your bag?
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We know holiday shopping can be complicated and stressful. Lifestyle gurus (from left) Olivia Palermo, Jessica Alba and Rachel Zoe do too. That’s why the three celeb faces of Piperlime teamed up to bring you three no-brainer gift boxes that are as thoughtful as they are adorable.