I am a HUGE country music fan. It’s pretty much the only style I listen to when I’m not creating playlists for my indoor cycling classes. You can blame it on my Missouri roots if you want to, but the truth is, I love its ability to tap into real life. Every song tells a story, and every story is relatable. However, I am willing to admit that the industry tends to focus on the same general themes. From shooting tequila to riding down a dirt road, I’ve chosen the Top 5 Most Common Themes of County Music in honor of National Country Music Day.
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.
Happy National Donut Day! I’ve already started celebrating with a Winchell’s dozen! Donuts are one of my favorite things – a fact that is well-known around the JustFab office. And while I have my preferences (Boston Cream or Sprinkled Cake, please!), there is an endless variety from which to choose. Step into my bakery as I breakdown the Top Ten donuts to dine on today.
Feeling a little saucy as summer approaches? Then celebrate National Barbecue Month by indulging in your favorite flavors from around the country. Love vinegar? Head east to North Carolina (c’mon and raise up!). Prefer your sauce to sit on top of the meat rather than be absorbed into it? Go westward to Kansas City. Whatever your pleasure, we’re here to help you find it!
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.