Say BOO(ZE!): Our Favorite Halloween Cocktails

Here, we highlight 3 scarily delicious— and boozy— cocktails to celebrate Halloween with.

Zombie Brain Cocktail

 

Raspberries, pomegranate juice, orange juice, vodka, Chambord liqueur, ice, and a splash of Ginger Ale make for a decadent Halloween cocktail. Get the recipe here.

Poison Apple Cocktail

 

Channel your inner Snow White this Poison Apple Cocktail, a wickedly addicting Fall cocktail that’s jam-packed with rich apple cider flavor. Check out the recipe here

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

 

​​Made with dark tequila or smoky mezcal, this Pumpkin Spice Margarita is perfect for entertaining guests. Get the recipe here.

The Best Spots for Apple Picking & Fall Foliage Near NYC

Not in the mood for overcrowded day-trip destinations for autumnal activities? You’re not alone. But as it turns out, there are a variety of lesser-known spots outside of New York City where you can still celebrate the season. While some take reservations, all offer plenty of space for safe social distancing. Here, we highlight the best spots to go apple picking and check out Fall foliage near NYC.

Fall Foliage

Take a short trip outside the city limits to Stamford, Connecticut where you can see some beautiful Autumn colors.

Surrounded by an enchanting forest, the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens has gorgeous foliage views “everywhere you look” on its astounding 93 acres. In addition, there are a number of trails that lead past spectacular trees, wetlands, and even lush gardens.

The grounds are free and open to the public year-round, from dawn until dusk. While no o reservations are needed, visitors must stay distant from others and have masks.

203-322-6971; BartlettArboretum.org

Apple Picking

Nestled in Kinderhook, NY, Samascott Orchards is nearly 190 miles away from the city. But trust us: The trek is worth it.

Once you arrive (via car), you can drive to any point of the 200-acre farm to pick the orchard’s 100-plus varieties of apples, including everything from Fuji and Golden Delicious to Pink Lady. The grounds also include pick-your-own pumpkins (40 cents per pound) and winter squash (60 cents per pound).

Meanwhile, 65 miles north of the city rests Fishkill Farms — a premier destination for apple-picking that has implemented a reservation system of $45 for a weekend group of up to five people. Since weekends can get packed, it’s recommended to visit on a weekday for $40 for up to five people.

For both farms, masks must be worn when distancing isn’t possible.

518-758-7224, Samascott.com  845-897-4377, FishkillFarms.com

The Cut-Out Fashion Trend We’re Obsessed With

Cheekily dubbed the “Swiss Cheese-Inspired Look” by Zoe Report, take a look below as we highlight the latest cut-out fashion trend we can’t get enough of.

 

 

 

5 Stylish Finds You Can Buy on Amazon Today

Chic and affordable, read on below as we highlight 5 stylish Amazon finds people are going absolutely crazy for.

Oversized Chunky Knit Sweater

 

Casual and Cute Cardigan

 

Athleisure Coverall

 

Fuzzy Hooded Sherpa

 

Gorgeous Leather Tote

Gorgeous Gel Stick-On Nails for a DIY Manicure

Introducing Off Color, women and minority-owned small business that makes gorgeous gel stick-on nail strips that can be easily applied. Vegan and cruelty-free, these stick-on strips create the glossy long-lasting flawless finish of a salon-quality gel manicurewithout the damage and at a fraction of the cost. 

Founded as a result of the cultural dialogue that emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic, Off Color’s vision “is to one day live in a world where we all feel safe being our truest self, whether that’s conforming to the status quo or going against the grains of normality,” according to their website. 

Without further ado, check out a few of their unique designs below.

This is Me Set

 

Colors of the Wind Set 

 

The Witch’s Purple Set

 

Green Nebula Set 

 

Halloween Spirit Set

Chic Backpacks that’ll Make You Rethink Your Go-To Bag

Professional, stylish, and practical, here are top picks for chic backpacks that’ll make you rethink your go-to bag. (RIP, tote </3.)

Trendy meets comfort; features plenty of room for a change of clothes, water bottles, snacks, and beyond. Not to mention, there are two big pockets in the front and a cushioned laptop sleeve.

Baggu Large Sport Backpack

Small enough to carry on your back as you ride your bicycle, but also large enough to fit some extras besides just a laptop.

Haerfest Travel Backpack, Small Nylon

Ethically made and manufactured with sustainable resources; features adjustable straps, expandable gussets, and pockets for laptops and smartphones.

Matt & Nat Vintage Fabi Mini (Vegan)

Casual and chic; made with premium materials like heavy duck canvas and Horween leather.

Makr Farm Rucksack

Obsession of the Month: Y2K Heart Nails

Yes, it’s true— we’re in the midst of a Y2K fashion moment, especially when it comes to nail-art trends. Below, we highlight the nostalgic ‘00s aesthetic that’s dominating the beauty world.

@lh.nailtechnician

@_nicoledavis

@ognailsuk

@ognailsuk

@hels.gels

 

Stylish Back-to-School Trends for All Ages

Back-to-school 2021 is a mix of comfortable and pulled together. Take a look below as we highlight what the season has to offer.

Chic Suit Pants

@songofstyle

Cozy Athleisure

@lexiannlane in Poof Apparel

High-Waist Wide-Leg Pants

@aimeesong

Off-the-Shoulder Oversized Sweaters

@foxxpup in Poof Apparel

High Top Sneakers

@gigihadid

 

Our Must-Have Sneakers of the Season

As versatile as they are chic, browse below as we highlight our must-have sneakers of the season— the 2750 COTU Classic White Superega (plus, 3 stylish ways to style via Hailey Bieber herself!).

Courtesy of Superga

@haileybieber

Courtesy of Superga

The Skirt Trend Worth Trying this Fall

With Fall coming up in just a few weeks, a whole new world of fresh outfit ideas and decadent layering is upon us. Topping the list? Styling summer miniskirts with boots, of course.

@yasminrobert

@emmanuellek_

@paris_georgia

@poofapparel

Must-Have College Dorm Essentials

Read on as we highlight 5 must-have college dorm essentials that go beyond the basics. 

A pretty comforter that feels like your favorite tee.

Urban Outfitters

Extra storage to neatly keep the items you use most often on hand— i.e. jackets, towels, tote bags, and beyond.

Anthropologie

Gorgeous wall art to refresh your space.

Society6

A Bluetooth speaker that can survive all of the antics of a college party.

Best Buy

Picture frames to bring your memories with you.

Etsy

A stylishly cozy sweatshirt that can take you from bed to class.

@soyleaf in Poof

Stylish All White Labor Day Looks

Pull out your cream-colored blouses and ivory pants as we round up 4 stylish all-white looks for outfit inspiration this Labor Day weekend.

Refined & Polished

@ludissimastyle

Relaxed & Boho-Chic

@fulyaxce

Light & Airy

@the_sunshi9e

Casual & Cozy

@noa.sofia

 

Pretty Ear Piercing Combos to Step Up Your Game

Whether you’re into layered lobe piercings or stacked hoops, you can’t really go wrong when it comes to curating your ear. But to help you spark a few ideas, here are 5 stylish piercing combos.

@studs

@stoneandstrand

@mona_pierceinnyc

@thelastlinela

@studs

 

Must-Have Bralettes for Flirty Appeal

Comfortable and stylish— and dare we say, sexy— the bralette is no longer exclusive to lounging in or working from home. Below, we round up 4 of our very own flirty bralettes you should add to your wardrobe repertoire ASAP. 

Glamorous Layers on Layers 

@glikssouthhaven

Pretty in Pink

@soyleaf

A Flirty Peek-a-Boo Effect

@amandaandromeda

Delicate Lace & Feminine Floral 

@laurel_dandridge

 

5 Fabulous Outfit Ideas to End Summer in Style

The nice weather is slowly coming to an end— so naturally, we’re ready to go all out. Here, we highlight 5 fabulous outfit ideas to end summer in style.

An Effortlessly Chic Jumpsuit 

The Perfect Day-to-Night Transition Dress

A Stylish Seaside T-Shirt & Shorts Combo

A Must-Have Brunch on the Boardwalk Dress

Sporty AthleticWear that Doesn’t Compromise Style

Hit the Beaches this Summer at these 5 Destinations

Here, we highlight the top shorelines in America from Hawaii to Florida – with scores of options along the various coasts.

Maui (Wailea-Makena area), Hawaii

 

Amagansett, New York

Key West, Florida

Monterey, California

Cape May, New Jersey

 

 

 

The (Literal) Rise of the Summer Crop Top

Mantra of the season: sun’s out, belly’s out. Here, we highlight 5 stylish  ways women are rockin’ the literal rise of the Summer crop top.

 

 

 

 

Hot Girl Summer Hair

This Summer, crank up the heat with these gorgeous and inspired looks —and hues— that can withstand heat, humidity, and long days at the beach.

 Seemingly Natural Balayage

@sarabotsfordhair

Half Braided, Half Waves

Natural Curls

 

Sunkissed Mermaid

Floral-Inspired Braids

 

Soft Cinnamon Beach Waves

 

 

 

The Anti-Skinny Jean Trend is Back— and Bigger than Ever

The rumors are true: Skinny jeans are capital-O Out, and baggy denim is capital-I In. The pinnacle of effortlessly chic, below are some of the cool ways girls are wearing the anti–skinny-jean trend right now. 

 

@jenruuuu

@aimeesong

@xeyesadjust

@raisinsaini

Boozy Fourth of July Cocktails

Make this Fourth of July one to remember with patriotic red, white, and blue cocktails. Cheers!

Blue, Red & White Margaritas

Nothing says Fourth of July like this recipe via Delish of blue, red, and white margaritas. Pro tip: Make sure the mixtures are extra slushy (and tequila-filled) for a more satisfying drink.

Firecracker Cocktail

 

A party pleaser, this delectable recipe from Communikait calls for raspberry and blue raspberry syrup, along with irresistibly tasty pineapple vodka. Thirsty yet?

Red Shots

Featuring Aftershock cinnamon schnapps and tequila, this shot recipe via Mix That Drink goes down hella smooth, and is always a big hit at parties (trust us).

5 Tasty Summer Recipes You Should Master

These flavorful summer recipes will keep you coming back for more long past September.

Miami Vice Cocktail

A tiki bar favorite, this Miami Vice Cocktail Recipe via Salt Canary is 50% Piña Colada, 50% Strawberry Daquiri. Similar to a Lava Flow or a Chi-Chi, this refreshing drink is super easy to make and perfect for lounging poolside.

Sticky Barbecue Chicken


Per Bon Appetit, this delicious chicken recipe is a summer staple, featuring homemade barbecue sauce that contains just a touch of blackstrap molasses: a rich, dark flavor brought by African American migrants from the Deep South. 

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto


Light, flavorful, and vegetarian, these low-carb spiralized zucchini noodles with pesto (via Healthy Seasonal Recipes) is a no-cook meal you’ll love this summer. 

Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad


Full of chunky vegetables, chickpeas, greek yogurt, a little dijon, and solid white albacore tuna, this Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad from Project Meal Plan contains all the yummy ingredients you need to slather on a tortilla, sandwich thin, or lettuce wrap.

Tropical Summer Fruit Smoothie

 

Crafted by Aberdeen’s Kitchen, this Tropical Summer Fruit Smoothie is jam-packed with frozen mango chunks, and as the author says, “…will have you ready to beat the heat in no time!”

Your Guide to Rocking Jorts

Though fashion obsessives are always quick to point out the merits of a lightweight pair of shorts, there’s not much been said about jorts (a.k.a. jean shorts)— until now, that is. Yes, it’s true: the unlikely jorts takeover is underway, and we here at Poof couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Here, we highlight how 5 fashion girls are styling their jorts for some major outfit-inspo.

Simple & Stylish

@livingfashionablylate

Casual & Chic

@sophiabrenn

Sporty & Cute

@maevemcewen

NYC-Bold

@nycbambi

Beach-Ready

@cyn.valdovinos

 

The 5 S’s of Sun Safety

Let’s face it: Skin cancer and premature aging are very real things, and it’s officially time for you to sun-proof your face. But if you’re not absolutely sure where to start, especially if you feel overwhelmed by all the information on the Internet, read on below to get the low-down on how to protect your skin this summer by adhering to the 5 S’s of sun safety.

Slipon a shirt that covers your shoulders, or clothing with SPF 50+.

@aimeesong

Slopon broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater. Re-apply every two

@dr.germanovich

Slapon a hat. Pro tip: Opt for wide brims for more protection.

@troprouge

Seekshade, especially during peak sun exposure times. Think: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

@trouprouge

Slideon UV-protective sunglasses to protect the eyes.

@victoriavillarroel

Hot Trend of the Season: the Summer Headscarf

The perfect addition to any summer outfit, a headscarf can elevate your look in just one swoop. Worn by the likes of Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn, this fashion trend is one of few that’s both vintage and modern, making it a must-have every time the warm weather makes its comeback.

 

Below, we showcase 5 ways to pull off the effortlessly chic accessory.

@it.mania

@it.mania

@may.w.y

@bsrdede

@wifewithabudget

Must-Have Nail Polish Colors for Summer

Want to take your manicure to the next level? Then these pretty lacquers will help you do just that. Here, we round up the most inspo-worthy nail polish colors and trends for summer 2021.

Butter Yellow

@ongleslaval

Icy Blue

@ongleslaval

 

Mint Green

@gel.bymegan

 

Bright Tangerine

@overglowedit

 

Muted Honeydew

@polishedbylolo

Want to Boost Your Mood? Plants Can Help

Houseplants are good for your health — and not just for their visual beauty. They essentially do the opposite of what we do when we breathe: release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. This not only freshens up the air, but also eliminates harmful toxins. But that’s not all they do: Turns out,  studies have shown that indoor plants can also do all of the following:

1. Boost your mood, productivity, concentration, and creativity.

2. Reduce your stress levels and fatigue, and battle off sore throats and colds.

3. Inject life to a sterile space or atmosphere, offer privacy, and reduce noise levels.

4. Serve as a form of therapy to care for.

So  if you’re looking to boost your health, mood, and space, here’s 3 of our favorite (and easy-to-care-for) houseplants to get you started:

Purple Orchid

 

Snake Plant

 

Monstera

 

5 Stylish White Sneakers to Rock this Summer

It’s no secret classic white sneakers have graduated from a street style-inspired trend to a wardrobe classic. As versatile as they are chic, the fashion staple has become a must-have in every woman’s shoe collection, no matter her personal style. Below, we highlight below 5 crisp and clean white sneakers that are sure to become your go-to shoes this summer.

The Court Sneaker

EVERLANE

white-sneakers

Made from 100 percent leather with recycled polyester lining and a recycled rubber sole, this sneaker is an instant and eco-friendly classic.

White Ultraboost OG Shoes

ADIDAS X IVY PARK

white-ultraboost-sneaker

Whether paired with a flirty dress or trusty jeans, you’ll reach for these kicks over and over again.

Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Neutral Colorblock Leather

MADEWELL

tan-sneaker

Equal parts old school and new, these mocha trainers are ideal if you’re seeking a neutral pair of sneakers that will go with everything.

Club C 85 Classic Lace Up Sneakers

REEBOK

white-reebok-sneaker

Clean white leather keeps these kicks on point and matching any trendy look.

Nike Blazer Low LE

NIKE

white-nike-blazer-low-le

Featuring crisp leather, retro Swoosh and super-soft low-cut collar, these Nike Blazers are praised for their classic simplicity and comfort.

The Caftan Dress is the Summer Staple You Didn’t Know You Needed

Promising a flattering silhouette and comfortable fit, caftan dresses are a traditional garment from the Middle East that allows for a complete range of motion while still maintaining a chic facade. Though we’ve long used them as a cover-up at the beach or poolside, it turns out these dresses are just as perfect for a stylish work from home style, or intimate garden party. No matter where your days take you, here are some of the most sophisticated caftans to slip on this summer.

DIARRABLU

Daba Caftan

White-robe

 Show off your golden glow in this white-hot caftan.

La Vie Style House

Matches Fashion

Woven with red and pink floral jacquard, the relaxed shape and stylish stand collar of this caftan will make it an instant go-to.

Casual Caftan Dress

Cherry Cat

Channel jet-set glamour in this blue-and-white printed caftan that can be worn slightly off the shoulder.

 

 

Everything You Need to Know About the “Re-Emergence Fashion” Trend

If 2021 was all about lounge sets and work-from-home outfits, then 2021 is all about “re-emergence style.” What’s that, you say? We’re glad you asked. 

Re-emergence outfits are looks that scream, “We’re going out!” without apology, guilt, or restraint. So, get ready to prep your wardrobe, because we’re highlighting 4 looks you’ll want to introduce to your closet ASAP.

Sparkly Statements

@emmanuellek_

Arch-Friendly Heels

@cultgaia

 

Printed Two-Piece Sets

@havsfjord

 

Oversized Blazers

@cappmoda

 

 

5 Beauty Gift Sets Mom Will Love this Mother’s Day

Whether she’s in need of a skin pick-me-up or a fresh manicure, there’s a very special beauty set out there with your mama’s name on it. Here, we highlight 5 beauty gift sets that special someone will love this Mother’s Day!

Glory Essentials Box

$79.00

Perfect for moms who love skincare, the Glory Essentials Box offers a personalized curation of luxury, cruelty-free, and non-toxic skincare. What’s more, they even offer a subscription for monthly deliveries.

Sephora Favorites Mother’s Day Coffret Perfume Set

$75.00

With scents ranging from fruity florals to sweet cool spices, this is a fabulous deluxe perfume sampler for Mom.

Olive & June The Starter Pack

$28.00

Offering 3 must-have essentials for nailing your at-home mani, this set includes The Poppy (Olive & June’s universal polish bottle handle), EC (thir nourishing sheer glossy polish), and The Top Coat (the key to locking in your perfect mani)

Grand Cosmetics Mini Magic Lash and Brow Set

$27.00

 

According to Sephora’s website, regular application of these brow- and lash-boosting serums lead to visibly fuller results in one tube’s time. Two words: Yes, please.

The All-In-One Facial – Starter

$29.00

 

Promising “professional-level results for a camera-ready complexion,” this award-winning facial set will leave Mom’s skin blooming with a radiantly youthful glow