Market Report: The Hair Color Mistake That’s Making You Look Older

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The wrong hair color can be seriously aging. | Shutterstock.

  • Blonder doesn’t always mean better. Turns out, going too light can actually make you look much older than you actually are. Here’s why. [PopSugar]
  • The iconic Chuck Taylor shoe (which is nearly 100 years old!) is getting an update for the first time ever. While the kicks look similar to the originals, the new design features a padded tongue, increased arch support, more durable canvas and a breathable, perforated suede lining. They’ll hit shelves on July 28th. [CNN]
  • My pet peeve: cheap hotel pens, which are so easy to hoard. Same goes for restaurant matchbooks (except for the ones from Parc) and plastic hangers. Here’s a list of the eight home items you need to throw out now. Clutter, be gone! [Refinery29]

Next: The double-bag trend.

Market Report: 10 Lies Your Hairstylist Is Telling You

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Yes, this is totally normal. | Shutterstock.

  • Here are 10 myths you’ve probably heard on the salon floor that aren’t totally true. For example: Drugstore products really aren’t the worst things on earth, you probably don’t actually need to get a trim every six weeks, and you definitely don’t have to have an arsenal of fifteen different styling products. [Refinery29]
  • It’s the end of an era: Louis Vuitton is officially discontinuing the candy-colored Murakami monogram bags. They’ll be completely gone by the end of this month. #neverforget. [StyleCaster]
  • Analysts are predicting that by 2017, the number one clothing retailer in the country will be … Amazon. [Business of Fashion]

Next: Limited Too is coming back from the dead!

Market Report: What Happens When You Buy Super-Cheap Jeans

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Why it’s worth spending more on these. | Shutterstock.

  • Shelling out more money for a pair of jeans is actually worth it. Not only does ultra-cheap denim (I’m talking pairs in the $20 to $50 range) tear more easily and gets saggy in the knees, but the synthetic dyes from factories are poured directly into rivers, workers aren’t paid living wages, and buttons and rivets might be toxic. Scary stuff. [Refinery29]
  • Pretty soon, you’ll be able to shop on Facebook. The social networking giant is creating mini e-shopping sites within Facebook pages in an attempt to nab a piece of the massive e-commerce revenue pie (which is projected to be around $350 billion this year). The project is still in the testing phase. [Buzzfeed]
  • Ease back into the workweek grind with some online shopping. Your first stop should be Nordstrom’s mega anniversary sale, which is in full swing right now. Here are some of the best buys. [InStyle]

Next: The secret to walking confidently in high heels.

Market Report: Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY Look Styled by Philly Stylist

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Caitlyn Jenner looking statuesque and lovely at the ESPYs. | Screenshot of ABC telecast.

  • Six degrees of separation: Caitlyn Jenner‘s gorgeous ESPY look — an ivory Atelier Versace gown — was put together by Jennifer Rade, a Hollywood power stylist (she’s Angelina Jolie’s go-to) who’s from Huntingdon Valley. [People]
  • “#PrimeDay is like when grandma says ‘help yourself to the candy jar!’ but it has nothing but raisins and sugar-free salt water taffy” and 25 other hilarious reactions to Amazon’s (sort of disappointing) take on Black Friday. [Buzzfeed]
  • This weekend, I’m totally trying out this gorgeous watercolor mani that actually seems easy enough to do on my own. Who’s with me? [xoVain]

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Market Report: Are Pricey Workout Clothes Really Worth It?

How much is too much to spend on workout wear? | Shutterstock.

How much is too much to spend on workout wear? | Shutterstock.

  • It’s hard to rationalize spending more than $100 dollars on running pants, but apparently expensive exercise brands are worth the investment — if you’re wearing them for the right type of workout. Get a leg up with this guide. Top tip: If you’re going to invest in one thing, make it bottoms. [WhoWhatWear]
  • New York Fashion Week’s brand new blue-and-orange logo isn’t getting the best reviews. The design, created by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), is being compared to the FedEx symbol, the New York Knicks logo and the Syracuse University mascot. Yikes. [Refinery29]

Next: Why the Apple Watch flopped.

Market Report: J.Crew Is Launching a New Chain of Lower-Priced Stores This Month

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A J.Crew store. | Highland Village.

  • As the ever-steepening prices of J.Crew begin to deter even the staunchest loyalists, the company has announced that it will open a new chain of low-priced stores called J.Crew Mercantile. The first outpost opens later this month in Dallas, and will be much like Old Navy is to Gap. [Fortune]
  • Move over, Kickstarter: Etsy is dipping its toes into crowd-funding space with a two-month pilot program called Fund on Etsy. What this means for you: If you have an Etsy account, you can help finance a product you love. [Racked]

Next: Ed Hardy founder dies; why you should stop throwing away shoeboxes.

Market Report: 6 Shopping Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Image via Shutterstock

Image via Shutterstock.

  • Even the savviest shopper can be swayed by a too-good deal or a too-small (but so good) pair of shoes. Here are the main mistakes shoppers make, and how to avoid them. [The Zoe Report]
  • It seems the Apple Watch has quickly lost its luster: Online sales for the device have dropped 90 percent since April, and continue to tank. [CNBC]
  • Apparently, the way you carry your bag says a lot about you. A body language expert decodes the main bag-carrying styles — crook of your arm, crossbody — and what they mean. (I’m “street smart and assertive.”) [WhoWhatWear]

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Market Report: How to Wear Ballet Flats and Still Look Cool (It Can Be Done!)

Coming down to earth doesn't need to mean looking boring. | Photos via Vanessa Jackman.

Coming down to earth doesn’t need to mean looking boring. |  Vanessa Jackman.

  • If you’re a loyal Shoppist reader, then you know of my intense hatred for Tory Burch ballet flats. But you can make ballet flats look non-basic. Here’s how. [Man Repeller]
  • Turns out, Band-Aids might actually make blisters worse. Instead, use Moleskin bandages, heel liners, gel pads and these tips for a blister-free summer. [InStyle]
  • A man create an air-conditioned shirt. Take that, summer. [WTKR]

Up next: Swimsuits that fight saggy boobs and what’s really killing Coach and Ralph Lauren.

Market Report: 6 Must-Follow Rules for Wearing High Heels With Shorts

Use these pics as your guide. | Fashion Vibe, Pinterest, Sincerely Jules,

Use these pics as your guide. | Fashion Vibe, Pinterest, Sincerely Jules and De-Smitten.

  • Wearing high heels with shorts can be tricky territory. Follow these rules (the biggie: avoid pairing super-short shorts with super-high heels) to nail the look. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Sad news: Burt Shavitz, the bearded, retired beekeeper who founded cosmetic empire Burt’s Bees, died over the weekend at age 80. The story of his life — much of which he spent living in a cabin in Maine with no heat or running water — is fascinating.  [WWD]
  • Today marks the debut of Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman’s first clothing collection. Shop it here. [Shopbop]

Up next: The Army is getting a whole new uniform look.

Market Report: This Is Taylor Swift’s Favorite Red Lipstick

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Lip service. | Shutterstock.

  • Beauty news: Taylor Swift, queen of the red lip, has revealed her favorite lipstick: Ruby Woo by M.A.C. The best part? It’s only $16. [Hollywood Life]
  • Macy’s — which carries Trump fragrances and clothing — has ditched Donald Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants. [Fashionista]
  • This is J.Crew’s most hated sweater, and the cause of the company’s latest scandal. In fact, the company blames this sweater for 175 layoffs. Yes, all because of a crewneck. [Editd]

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