About Jillian Dauer
Jillian began her career in writing as a journalist. She’s covered a variety of topics from trials and tradeshows to produce and local businesses before landing herself in the fashion industry. She spent two years as Associate Editor at WSAToday, a trade magazine for footwear and accessories buyers, where she focused on women’s shoe brands and luxury handbags and jewelry. Currently she manages the content of JustFabulous The Blog, as well as generates copy for the brand site.
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Las Vegas went a little bit country this past weekend as Nashville’s biggest stars hit town to celebrate the Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by The Voice’s Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the evening was nothing short of spectacular complete with stand-out performances, surprise winners and stunning fashion. The red carpet showcased some of spring’s hottest trends including black and white, floral details and shades of blue. But which sassy songstress deserves to be crowned Best Dressed?

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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but I’m more than happy to make acquaintances with rubies, emeralds, sapphires and any other precious stone that comes my way. If it sparkles and shines, I want it! So obviously I don’t need any excuse to celebrate jewels, but I’ll take it. In honor of National Jewel Day, join me on a tour of the year’s most beguiling gems: birthstones. Each month is assigned a stone (or two), but who can ever remember them all? And what do they even mean?

StyleLab's Oscars Jewlery Suite

Come rain or shine, Sunday will be Oscar time! And as the last hurrah of awards season, the theme of the night will be: Go big, or go home. I stopped by StyleLab’s annual Oscar’s Jewelry Suite today to scope out all of the sensational sparklers we’ll spot on the red carpet – and few pieces could be described as understated. Jewelry expert Michael O’Connor was on hand to offer styling advice and dish on the hottest trends in accessories. What pieces will Hollywood’s brightest stars be shining in at the 86th Annual Academy Awards? Let’s sneak a peek.

Before & After Locks of Love

Every year around Valentine’s Day, the Alumni Scholars Club at the University of California – Los Angeles holds a Locks of Love drive. Long-haired Samaritans, both men and women, come from miles around to shear their tresses in the name of charity – including me. I chopped off and donated my golden locks for the third time last week. Oh, and I did I mention the minimum length to donate is 10 inches?

Wow Abs Now

Well, I guess it’s that time. Time to ‘fess up and admit that magazine workouts probably do work… if you actually follow the program. Fabshionistas, I won’t lie to you. I got through 2.5 sessions of this ab workout before I gave up completely.

Fitness Abs Challenge

It’s the beginning of the New Year, and no doubt a resolution high on people’s lists is ‘Getting Into Shape.’ I’m no exception. One of my favorite Christmas presents was a Fitbit, which will surely boost my motivation. As a fitness enthusiast, I’ve been a subscriber to Fitness and Shape magazines for the past year. Each issue is filled with workouts that make tempting promises, like how to get Flat Abs Fast and Sexy Arms In 6 Moves. But it’s rare that I ever actually try one. Until now.

Britney Spears Brithday

Oops, she did it again! It may seem hard to believe, but on this day 32 years ago, Ms. Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb, Miss. Since then, we’ve seen the Princess of Pop get married and divorced, have 2 sons, launch 7 studio albums and create quite a buzz among the paparazzi. She’s risen to the top, come crashing down and then made an impressive comeback. In honor of Brit-Brit’s bday, I’ve created a timeline to highlight her most significant milestones. You better work!

Dessert Platter

Next to Christmas and my birthday, National Dessert Day may be my favorite day of the year. I already have a huge sweet tooth, so giving me an excuse to stuff myself with treats is hardly necessary. But giving me a way to justify it is fabulous! Thankfully, eating isn’t the only part of desserts I enjoy; I also love to bake. Which is why I’m thrilled to share my Top 3 Dessert Reality Shows with you.