Marlen Komar is a writer living in Chicago with a penchant for mom jeans and kimchi tacos, and primarily writes about fashion history. She has bylines in Bustle, CNN Style, Racked, Allure, Curbed, and Apartment Therapy, and rarely stays in one place too long as she travels for most of the year. Website: marlenkomar.com

Snapchat's New Feature Lets You Shop Black Friday Deals While You Snap

The whole retail world is abuzz with Black Friday preparations, and some of the best deals are going to come from unexpected places. Case in point: Snapchat's new shopping channel, "Shop and Cop," will bring you 2018 Black Friday deals from 20…
By Marlen Komar

Sephora's Black Friday Sale Includes Tarte Mini Sets & Becca Highlighters For Under $15

Beauty lovers, mark your calendars because one of the biggest makeup sales of the year is just a mere week away, and it's about to offer you savings so deep you won't know what to do with yourself. The Sephora 2018 Black Friday sale is just around…
By Marlen Komar

Sephora's Black Friday Sale Includes Tarte & Too Faced Mini Sets For Under $15

If you're powerless inside the aisles of Sephora, then you know firsthand just how beneficial their sales can be for your wallet — which is why the Sephora Black Friday 2018 deals are so important. You can stock up on those playful palettes you've…
By Marlen Komar

Walmart's Massive Black Friday Sale Includes $12 Boots & $5 Bras

Now that we're halfway through November, all that anyone can talk about are the upcoming Black Friday deals and all the presents and goodies we'll get to stock up on for half off. Walmart's 2018 Black Friday deals are right up there with the rest of…
By Marlen Komar

So, Christmas Wreath Nipple Covers Are A Trend...

The holidays are upon us my friends, and with that simple truth comes a slew of festive outfits and jolly looks to get you into the spirit, running from Ugly Christmas Sweaters to Santa themed socks. But some are more interestnig than others, where…
By Marlen Komar

Nordstrom's Black Friday Sale Includes $5 Lipsticks & $60 Designer Bags

Whether you pull on your coat after the Thanksgiving dishes are cleaned, get to the mall at the crack of midnight, or like to shop from the comfort of your own couch, Black Friday offers up a plethora of great deals that are worth waiting the whole…
By Marlen Komar

Bath & Body Works Released 40 Scents For The Holidays & Here's What Each One Smells Like

Bath & Body Works are one of those rare brands that are both nostalgic and modern, throwing us back into our pre-teen stages and staying relevent in our adulthood beauty routines. How can they not be with such good smells? And now Bath & Body Works…
By Marlen Komar

Here's Exactly When Nordstrom Will Open On Black Friday This Year

Now that it's November, it's time to start thinking about your Black Friday strategies. Take out the notebooks, the road maps, and the sticky notes, because the battle plan needs to be drafted — especially when it comes to big department stores like…
By Marlen Komar

Michelle Obama Released A 25-Piece Clothing Line Boasting Her Most Inspiration Quotes

Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, has gone on sale and to coincide with her book launch, the former first lady rolled out a Becoming 25-piece line of merchandise, (offers sizes S-2XL) filled with clothing and accessories donning inspirational…
By Marlen Komar

The Best Black Friday Clothing Deals To Help You Update Your Closet For Cheap

Now that pumpkin pie and roasted turkey is on the horizon, so are the biggest sales of the year. And while you might have a mile long list of people you need to get gifts for, there's always a little extra room to treat yourself, which is why you…
By Marlen Komar

This Is The One Product That Makes Meghan Markle's Messy Bun Perfectly Imperfect

Meghan Markle has become something of a fashion icon over these last couple of months, and her messy bun is just about as iconic as her designer-laden wardrobe. If you have ever wondered how she created her bun hairstyle, one of Meghan Markle's…
By Marlen Komar

Victoria's Secret Is Selling Its Iconic Fantasy Bra For The First Time EVER

Ever dreamed of wearing the Victoria Secret Fantasy Bra? This year you won't need a million dollars to spare in order to make that hope come true, where for the first time ever Victoria Secret is selling its Fantasy Bra for $250. This year the…
By Marlen Komar

KKW Fragrance Is Coming To Ulta So You Can Finally Smell The Scents IRL

Kim Kardashian has turned herself into something of a beauty mogul, where her eyeshadow palettes and contour kits put her on the map in the cosmetics world. Shortly after she expanded into perfumes, where her sweet-scented bottles gained a mass…
By Marlen Komar

Disney Just Released Holiday Spirit Jerseys To Make You Feel Merry & Bright

The holidays might still be a solid month away, but that doesn't mean you can't start feeling in a festive spirit — especially when holiday sweaters are involved. Disney released a collection of holiday Spirit Jerseys, letting you combine your love…
By Marlen Komar

No Joke, This Has GOT To Be The Cutest Disney Collection Ever

Mickey Mouse is turning 90 this year, and with such a milestone birthday comes a massive birthday bash. But rather than candles and crepe streamers, Disney is collaborating with the fashion world to turn out limited-edition capsule collections that…
By Marlen Komar

Marc Jacobs Is Bringing Back His Iconic 1993 Grunge Collection That Originally Got Him Fired

The '90s were defined by their fashion, where two dollar thrift store flannel shirts and baggy Levi jackets paired with worn down motorcycle boots were as synonymous with the decade as its politics or history. And now Marc Jacobs is reissuing his…
By Marlen Komar

Julia Roberts & Her Hairy Armpits Didn't Mean To Make A Statement In That Iconic 1999 Red Carpet Photo

In 1999, Julia Roberts made waves when she walked the Notting Hill premiere red carpet — but not for the usual reasons. Yes, her sparkly dress was fabulous, and yes, she was America's newest sweetheart, but Robert's armpit hair took center stage as…
By Marlen Komar

Universal Standard & J.Crew Created The PERFECT Winter Clothing Line — And It Goes Up To Size 32

If you're looking to update your winter wardrobe with streamlined and timeless essentials, then you're going to want to hear about the new Universal Standard x J.Crew collaboration that launched Nov. 5. The go-to preppy-chic brand has collaborated…
By Marlen Komar

CoverGirl Is Now The Biggest Makeup Brand To Go Cruelty-Free

The beauty world is having something of an awakening when it comes to animal cruelty, where more and more brands are pledging to become cruelty-free and are introducing more vegan-friendly products to their collections. The newest brand to do so is…
By Marlen Komar

Target Is Selling Matching Holiday PJs For You, Your Family, AND Your Dog

Once the leaves start turning red and the frosts slowly start to creep in, a switch is flipped and everyone goes into cozy mode. While infinity scarves, mittens, and doubled-up socks play a huge role in that, pajamas are just as important. And …
By Marlen Komar