A Guide to LA Wellness Inspired Holiday Gifts

If 2016 was the year of “realizing stuff” per Kylie Jenner’s prediction, then 2017 was the year that finally, a fire was lit underneath us. I’m not going to bullshit anyone, we all know this year was exhausting for many reasons and at times, it felt like I had become a Pavlov experiment as after a while of these notification dings being associated with only bad news, my body would hear the sound and immediately cringe. While receiving what felt…

New Year, Who Dis?

As much as we hate the end of yet another year, getting dolled up to celebrate the beginning of a new year can certainly make up for it. Some of you may cringe at the idea of dressing up and going out in 20 degree weather just to spend a ridiculous amount of money. But for those who want to brave the cold and live like it's your last night, you've come to the right place. Whether your style is…

Winter 2017/2018 Black Tie Guide

It's that time of the year again. You can no longer rock open toed heels and you have to ask yourself "do I need tights with this?" Answer: usually, yes. Whether your next event is a winter formal, wedding or holiday party-- we've got you covered. We've found 30 perfect outfits for all styles and budgets :) First, I want to address something *a lot* of people stress over; dress code: Unless the invitation specifies a dress code, you can…

A Day Uncensored With Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

One-stroke intensity. Unrivaled precision wand. 12 hour matte wear. A universal red for all skin tones. My president, Rihanna, promises all of these things within her latest Fenty Beauty release Stunna Lip Paint, “Uncensored.” https://twitter.com/rihanna/status/929504492650881024 Initial thoughts, pre-application: The shade is a little more vibrant than the deeper reds I typically wear, but that’s absolutely not a dealbreaker. It’s a solid holiday red. The applicator wand looks really good, especially for those who maybe haven’t perfected shaping their cupid’s bow.…

Mack + Ben’s Gift Guide For Him

Theres a saying that men are simple creatures, but when it comes to gift shopping-- they are often anything but. Perhaps you're trying to find the perfect gift for your boyfriend, or lost once again present shopping for Dad. Maybe you have a secret santa selection at work that seems impossible. Fortunately, i've teamed up with my roomie/boyfriend/love and found 200+ gift options for you. You're welcome. Disclaimer: I make a *tiny* commission off clicks and purchases made through my…

Lady Bird: The Movie To Watch With Mom This Thanksgiving

It’s time to prepare a trek home for the holidays, reunite with some loved ones, and break bread with people who politically disagree with you. Luckily, the best solution to beat that Turkey-fueled familial tension this year, exists within Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. In select theaters now, Lady Bird is the most realistic female-driven coming of age film to exist since 2007’s Juno. Saorise Ronan (in case your mom asks or tries to pronounce it - “sersha”) plays Christine “Lady…

Mack’s Gift Guide for Her

Whether you’re broke or ballin’-- it’s the holiday season. Time to deck the halls, blast Mariah Carey, and spend all your money on your loved ones. Gift shopping can be stressful, a total pain, but I've taken care of it for you this year. Below are 300 great gift ideas for every budget and woman in your life. Stay tuned for my Gift Guide for Him coming later this week.  *disclaimer, I will receive a small commission on every sale…

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

Tori takes on the Louis Vuitton exhibit as it lands in New York City. A subway train rushes through a station on a gigantic video wall, emblazoned with colorful graffiti from the Louis Vuitton x Stephen Spouse era. I pause for a picture against a Louis Vuitton subway tiled wall and begin the journey through the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibit. At the beginning a wall of text shares the story of a rural boy who evolved into a highly recognizable…

You da Bomb

Last winter I was overwhelmed with jealousy. Someone I follow on Instagram posted a photo of herself in the snow with a massive pink smoke bomb. I scoured the internet with no luck. All I could find were some seriously fancy, unreasonably expensive, super legit color bombs that were based in the UK. So lame. Nevertheless she persisted. I was determined to make this Insta-dream a reality. I recruited my co-worker and friend Mark, who is always down for a…

We Love Danielle Brooks

There are a lot of lovely ladies in the Orange Is The New Black cast worthy of praise, but here at Mack in Style, we reserve a particular love for Danielle Brooks. On-screen talent Brooks, known for comical yet poignant af Litchfield inmate Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, has talents that stretch far beyond the TV screen. https://youtu.be/U5tiuMrTCdM (Funny enough--Brooks is actually vegan.) #imnoangel When not sporting a tan prison jumpsuit and advocating that black lives matter at Litchfield, Brooks is busy…