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How It Girls Are Styling Trends in New York vs Los Angeles




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As two members of E!’s shopping team, we’re just a little obsessed with fashion and beauty trends. Since we live on the opposite sides of the country in Los Angeles and New York, where it-girls reign and you can spot amazing street style on the daily, we love talking about trends we’re seeing and how they compare to one another.

The two cities definitely have different vibes when it comes to the local looks. Think California casual cool vs. the more high fashion New York City street style. These differences become even more apparent in the winter when New York City temperatures drop drastically and some days in Los Angeles are still 75 and sunny.

Whether you’re a fashion girl living in Los Angeles like our Shop Social Media Producer Carly or New York like our Shop Editor Marenah or somewhere in between, scroll below for how we’re styling this winter’s most trending styles, inspired by the street style we’re seeing now!

The Fur Vest

West Coast: “I love a winter white, and this faux-fur vest looks so expensive and luxurious. I would do an all-white monochrome outfit with some chestnut mini UGGs for full Y2K fabulousness, or pair it with brown pants and a white long sleeve top. Brown and white are dominating the color trends this season. I’m also packing this for my ski trip because it’s giving après ski vibes.”

East Coast: “Throw those antiquated fashion ‘rules’ at the window and wear white after Labor Day. Winter White is definitely a thing. Break the rules and wear this white, faux fur vest with some white pants, all-white Nike Air Force 1’s, and a white, long-sleeve sweater underneath to get some extra warmth.”

Abercrombie & Fitch Faux Fur Vest

This faux fur vest feels incredibly luxurious and it looks oh-so-chic, especially in white. 

UGG Boots

West Coast: “I saw a photo of Hailey Bieber rocking these in LA with an oversized, long cardigan and brown biker shorts. I’m recreating this outfit ASAP for one of those LA winter days when it’s not too hot but not too cold. I’m also a big supporter of the wear your UGG slippers outside to run errands trend.”

East Coast: “These platform boots would be the focal point of my outfit. While, I’m loving the flared pants these days, I want to make sure these shoes get their moment instead of hiding under a wide-leg pant. I would wear these with some Spanx Faux Leather Leggings and a super warm, fuzzy, oversized jacket.

UGG Neumel Suede Platform Boots

These boots are definitely an It Girl-worthy shoe. They are sold out just about everywhere and we totally understand why. They’re warm, lightweight, and they’re fashion-forward with the platform sole. And, don’t you just love that zipper?

UGG Classic Mini II Boot

This Mini UGG boot is a favorite among celebs and it-girls in NYC and LA this winter! 

UGG Fluff Yeah Slide

Wearing fuzzy slippers with socks around the house and outside: in! 

Wool Trench Coat

West Coast: “Long wool coats are no longer reserved just for cold-weather cities. I saw a girl looking effortlessly chic with a chestnut-colored long wool coat paired with leggings and Nike Air Force 1’s. So cute. I would also wear this over a sweatsuit for that California casual cool look.” 

East Coast: “The wool coat is perfect for that off-duty, running errands sort of day. I would rock this with a baseball cap, flared yoga pants, and some retro sneakers.”

H&M Tie Belt Coat

You can dress this coat in this trending camel color up or down. It’s trendy but also will always be a classic wardrobe staple. We’re seeing it-girls in LA and NYC throwing their long wool coats over more casual looks for running errands and grabbing coffee or brunch for an effortlessly-chic look. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Slouchy Belted Wool-Blend Coat

Another great wardrobe essential. 

Puffer Jacket

West Coast: “What is it about puffer jackets paired with sweatpants and sneakers that is so cute? It gives: I’m a celebrity walking my dog or grabbing coffee. So, yes, I will be pairing these puffers with my sweats, sneakers, and dark sunglasses on my next coffee run.”

East Coast: “As much as I loved to look cool, I hate feeling cold. When I leave the house, I am all about bundling up with some cold weather accessories. I would go all in, wearing UGG mini boots, behind-the-head earmuffs (to not crease my hair), and some touchscreen-compatible gloves so I can still use my phone.”

H&M Short Puffer Jacket

If you’re going for more of a cropped look, this H&M puffer is perfect for you! 

The North Face Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

We’ve seen this puffer rocked by celebs like Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, and our favorite it-girl guru Tinx! 

Alo Yoga Gold Rush Puffer

The perfect puffer to throw on over your yoga set when you leave pilates or your sweatpants while running errands. Did we mention we’re obsessed with this espresso color?

Abercrombie & Fitch Oversized Utility Puffer

Everyone needs a good go-to black puffer in their closet, and this one is on sale! 

Rain Boots

West Coast: “Why does the rare LA rainy day (when everyone seems to forget how to drive) always fall on a day when I need to run the most errands? Rain boots are perfect to throw on when braving the elements. I love a short rain boot paired with leggings and a sweater.”

East Coast: “Rain boots really come through for an East Coast winter. Of course, they’re great when it’s actually raining, but they’re also just what you need to walk through the snow or even that leftover snow that just takes forever to melt. Unfortunately, water-resistant boots aren’t always the warmest, which is why I alway make sure to layer in some warm, fleece boot liners.”

Cushionaire Women’s Rasha chelsea rain boot +Memory Foam

These short rain boots have over 12,000 5-star reviews and they’re perfect for rainy days when the weather isn’t too cold. 

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boots

The Hunter rain boot is a classic we just can’t resist. 


West Coast: “My winter skincare mantra: hydration, hydration, hydration! Even in LA where the weather doesn’t get too cold, I still need extra hydration in the winter. I love the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser to wash my face. It’s great for sensitive, dry skin, and it keeps my redness at bay. I also love sleeping in the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. I always wake up in the morning with baby-soft skin when I apply it. Sunscreen is something that I focus on for every season, but Supergoop’s Glowscreen is perfect for the winter. It provides protection, light coverage, and a subtle glow. It’s perfect for my dry winter skin while living in sunny LA!”

East Coast: “Hydration is essential no matter where you are. I put Bio-Oil on my face every night because it is a solution for just about every skin concern. It’s great to moisturize, treat acne scars, and increase skin elasticity without clogging pores. Waking up to clear, soft skin is the best way to start my morning. It’s also great to moisturize the body and decrease the appearance of stretch marks. I buy two bottles at a time just to make sure I do not run out.

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil- 4.2 oz.

This stuff really does everything. It’s extremely hydrating, repairs skin damage, improves skin tone, and reduces the appearance of other marks from surgery, injury, acne, aging, pregnancy, and more.

This has 85,800+ five-star Amazon reviews from other shoppers who can’t get enough of this miraculous product.

CeraVe Face Wash, Hydrating Facial Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin with Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides and Glycerin

This is not a hot take, but I love the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser to wash my dry, sensitive skin. 

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

Hello baby-soft skin! You must try Summer Fridays’ new formula in their Jet Lag Mask.

Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40

Perfect for light coverage and protection for shopping, errands, brunch, or a hike in the sun!

If you’re looking for more It Girl-approved finds, check out the mini Uggs and the Nike sneakers that your favorite celebs have been wearing.

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Today In Hip Hop History: A Tribe Called Quest Dropped Their Debut Album ‘The People’s Instinctive Travels And The Path To Rhythm’ LP 32 Years Ago




Ahead of its time to say the least, A Tribe Called Quest‘s experimental, alternative, jazz rap was originally unappreciated by mainstream audiences. It took six years for the Tribe’s first album to hit gold. The album might not have been a huge commercial success at first, but their innovative and comedic sound beautifully balanced the light-hearted social consciousness of their  tracks. Although “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” was critically acclaimed, some critics felt that the inspired lyricism and unique humor was at times overshadowed by the group’s immaturity and lack of focus. Their debut album did however, generate buzz within the Alternative Hip Hop community that has gained them a devout cult following. Today “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” is certified gold, and in The Source Magazines‘s 100 Best Rap Albums. Other accolades include a 5 mic rating from The Source, 4 stars out of 5 by the The Rolling Stone Album Guide, and a 3.5 out of 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune.

Regardless of  which generation you belong to, every true Hip Hop fan can remember the first time they heard “Can I kick It?” by saying “yes I can!”…and how it changed their perception of the genre. In honor of this special day in Hip Hop history we did some digging and found old school Source articles reviewing “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”, so feel free to take a look at the history.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas’ Debut Album ‘Illmatic’ Certified Gold By RIAA 26 Years Ago




On this date in 1996, the Recording Industry Association of America tallied up the sales of Nas’ debut album, Illmatic, granting the album gold status less than two years after it’s highly anticipated release.

By the time of this certification, Esco was already prepped to drop his sophomore LP, It Was Written, which was expected to receive similar accolades like its predecessor and actually received more commercial success than Illmatic.

The all-star production team(Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Premier) coupled with the likes of Nas’ unparalleled lyrical ability would only produce such a timeless piece of Hip Hop history.

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Republicans Sing Praises of Civil Rights Icon While Blocking Civil Rights




The Republicans proclaiming their reverence Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. make up an all-star roster in the effort to undermine voting rights, a denial of a civil right that disproportionately disenfranchises Black people in the United States.

Democrats are currently pushing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a pair of bills aimed at beefing up federal protections for voting rights in the face of a rash of state-level efforts to restrict access to the ballot. President Biden promised such a bill as one of his first acts in office, but Rolling Stone reported Monday that his allies have been frustrated by a White House effort that they found lacking. The bill’s fate now hinges on a plan to carve loophole for pro-voting rights bill into the filibuster. The legislative tactic with a long history of undermining progress on civil rights, but Democratic senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have said they are opposed to amending it.

None of this would be necessary, however, if Republicans were on board with ensuring that every eligible American has the right to vote and access to the ballot. Enter Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican who has unified in his caucus into near-unanimous opposition to the voting rights bill, successfully dooming the federal effort. After Biden spoke passionately in Georgia about the need to protect the right to vote, McConnell last week said the president had given “a deliberately divisive speech that was designed to pull our country further apart”.

Here’s what McConnell had to say Monday on a federal holiday commemorating King Jr., a man who dedicated his life to expanding civil rights before he was murdered at the age of 39.

Nearly 60 years since the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message echoes as powerfully as it did that day. His legacy inspires us to celebrate and keep building upon the remarkable progress our great nation has made toward becoming a more perfect union.

— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 17, 2022

Former Vice President Mike Pence wrote in the Washington Post on Jan. 14, that grouped the push to provide federal protections for voting rights with the riot of Jan. 6, 2021, when Donald Trump supporters ransacked the U.S. Capitol in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Democrats’ “plan to end the filibuster to allow Democrats to pass a bill nationalizing our elections would offend the Founders’ intention that states conduct elections just as much as what some of our most ardent supporters would have had me do one year ago,” Pence wrote, presumably yet improbably with a straight face.

Here’s what Pence had to say about King on Monday, 72 hours after comparing a pro-civil rights push — including legislation named after the late civil rights icon John Lewis — to an insurrection, while also defending the restriction of civil rights on the grounds of states rights.

Today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor the memory of a remarkable man and a giant of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged our Nation to live up to the highest ideals of our founding and his memory will continue to inspire generations to come.

— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 17, 2022

While federal Republicans fight protections for voting rights, state-level GOP officials are actively pushing legislation to restrict ballot access. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has been on the forefront of this effort for years. He was Georgia’s secretary of state up until 2018, overseeing election rules while also running for governor against Stacey Abrams. (He resigned from that post two days after winning the race.) After the election, Abrams’ voting rights group sued the state over the election system, accusing officials (and implicitly Kemp) of maintaining an election system that violates the constitutional rights of voters of color.

Kemp lapsed into a defense of civil rights in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, when he rejected Trump’s push to overturn the results in Georgia — which went for Biden over Trump in the first presidential victory for a Democrat there since 1992. But in the aftermath of the election, he and his fellow Republicans in March passed legislation that will make it more difficult for many Georgians to vote. There is, as Kemp stated, no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Georgia or elsewhere in the United States, but Kemp’s stated rationale was that he was “putting hardworking Georgians first starts with ensuring that your voice is heard and restoring each and every citizen’s confidence in their vote.”

Nevertheless, on Monday he purported to honor King, saying that we “also recall his actions and are inspired by them to consider how we can best build on that legacy in our own unique ways.”

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love.” – MLK

As we honor Dr. King and celebrate his contributions to our state and country, we also recall his actions and are inspired by them to consider how we can best build on that legacy in our own unique ways.

— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) January 17, 2022

Another “unique way” to purportedly “build on” King’s legacy comes from Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. In April, DeSantis signed a voting law that, according to the Brennan Center, “makes a slew of changes to Florida elections, including making voter registration more difficult [and] modifying rules for observers in ways that could disrupt election administration.” The law, writes Brennan’s Eliza Sweren-Becker, was advanced “under the pretext of addressing unfounded and unspecified concerns about election integrity.”

DeSantis’ is also the animating force behind what he and fellow state Republicans called “anti-riot” law, which was passed in response to the 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstrations. The bill initially would have provided enhanced legal protections for people who hit protesters with a vehicle, though a final version stripped some, though not all, of those provisions out. On Monday, the day aimed at honoring a protest leader who was repeatedly and ultimately fatally targeted by violence, DeSantis tweeted:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the principles of liberty codified in the Declaration of Independence. We honor him today for his tireless efforts on behalf of freedom.

— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 17, 2022

DeSantis’ statement shouts out the “principles of liberty codified in the Declaration of Independence,” a declaration that failed to ban the practice of holding millions of Black people in slavery, which lasted for nearly another century.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top House Republican, has jointed McConnell in the fight against federal protection for voting rights. His caucus, however, lacks the votes to block House Democrats, but it’s not for lack of trying. On Monday, he tweeted:

From the halls of Ebenezer Baptist Church to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, #MLK spent his life spreading what he called “the gospel of freedom.” He never gave up and never preached hate.

His words and example inspire us today as we celebrate a great American on #MLKDay.

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 17, 2022

A year before he was assassinated, King in 1967 laid out plans for a “Poor People’s Campaign” that, as described by Stanford University’s King Institute, would engage with “government officials to demand jobs, unemployment insurance, a fair minimum wage, and education for poor adults and children designed to improve their self-image and self-esteem.”

As well as opposing voting rights, McCarthy — like the other Republicans listed above and many, many others tweeting about Monday’s holiday — is a willing participant in Republicans’ decades-old effort to roll back the social safety net.

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