Spring is apparently a big time for high profile designer collaborations: Target just announced Phillip Lim as their latest guest tastemaker, NARS and Pierre Hardy have joined forces on shoe-inspired nail polishes, Beyonce had some alleged sway over H&M pieces and the Peter Som Anthropologie collection lands in Anthropologie locations this week. More
Haven’t figured out Christmas gifts for your fashion-y buddies? Well, first of all: don’t worry, it’s not that last minute (only kind of, and you may need expedited shipping). Second of all, we’re here to help if you need some inspiration. So, take your time and enjoy scrolling through this gallery of 25 practical, ridiculous and affordable gifts (each and every one under $100) for ladies and gentlemen who like clothes or other pretty things. More
It’s the most wonderful gift-giving time of the year. A time when we spend weeks obsessing over what to buy our loved ones, and are rewarded with the equivalent of relationship coal. Another piece of costume jewelry / lingerie / winter accessory? Forget it. The last thing we need is another cheap red teddy.
This Christmas, the thought counts — and he better be thinking about us. We made this list and checked it twice so he won’t have to. Here are 15 presents that we really want to unwrap this Christmas, from the practical to the luxurious. More
Hurricane Sandy came and killed my old rug. More
It’s almost summer (…sort of) and that means that you’ll soon want to abandon anything with a leather strap that will inexplicably make your shoulder sweat in favor of something lighter. More
Just what your studio apartment calls for. More
How adorable is this bag? More
The simple sundress has been a staple in summer wardrobes for years, but many women (of all ages) seem to have trouble finding ones that flatter the shape of their body over time. That balance (of an everyday essential and something that flatters different ages) is hard to maintain in many pieces, but here are a few sundresses–ranging from the graphic and eye-catching for teens to the sophisticated and lovely 50s–to help you beat the heat (and look fantastic while doing so) for any age.
In honor of Bastille Day, celebrations have been arranged, baguettes have been bought, and berets have been adjusted from boring to chic (THAT’S FRENCH FOR FASHIONABLE) by tilting them to the sides of our heads! We have put together a little guide to help you dress the part of the perfect Parisian and avoid any fashion faux pas. The boatneck sweater and hankerchief around the neck is just a gimmick, don’t even think about it. Seriously. More
Much has been made of Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada: how she’s styling herself, how she brought along 30 outfits (anticipating several changes a day), how the only member of her entourage is her hairdresser… but, really, what’s mattered most so far is that lovely Erdem dress she wore on Day 1. In typical Duchess of Cambridge fashion, it sent women crashing online stores in search of something demure, delicate and lacey. Here are a few excellent options from $24-$985, featuring Erdem, French Connection, Issa, Topshop, Anthropologie, and more. More
Earlier today, my dog decided to bury her new, raw marrow bone in between the cushions of my couch. I’m sure that made perfect sense in her mind — not having a yard to dig up, she wedged the bloody, fatty knob deep into the crevice of her adopted bed. More
This wrought iron chandelier with crystal “leaves” on the ends is like a very grown-up version of Christmas lights. (Which I still sometimes want to hang in my house, honestly.) More
Well, fuck. As if I didn’t have enough to budget for, what with my chipper new attitude towards splurging on necessities. Now, it appears as though I’ll also have to drain my meager 401K in order to blow it all at Anthropologie’s new “Decorator Concept Shops.”
Ah well. Who wants to live well at 75 anyway? You can’t even enjoy it then. More
We have all experienced the unique anguish of planning an outfit for introduction to our significant other’s parents. One thing I’ve learned over the years of meeting parents is that you don’t want to call attention to your clothes: stay away from statement items, bold colors and eye-catching materials. You want to showcase your lovely personality (and good posture) on that crucial first meeting, not have them asking “Why is our child with this… carnie… in leather chaps?” More