Spring is here and everyone is sloughing off their Winter essentials (coats, scarves, leather everything). Although we’re currently super into those crazy acid-trip prints we fawned over last week, another way to transition into Spring is stripes. Yes, we got more than a little sick of stripes last year, but now we’re ready to do it all over again. We just can’t quit them.
Ahead: bold, bright, graphic striped fashion for the assertive lady on a budget. Nothing over $150. More
Thanksgiving is about two things: trying not to argue with your family and eating your face off. Sometimes those overlap!
Oh, Thanksgiving is also about pretty autumn colors like cranberry, pumpkin, wines and plums. Here, we have assembled a gallery of under $300 dresses (with a wide range of prices) that are nice enough for a formal dinner occasion but forgiving enough to account for that delicious third helping of stuffing. Please note that if you’re not embarrassed of your Thanksgiving potbelly, by all means buy a bodycon dress and own it.
For the rest of us–who go a little too overboard–here’s a handy guide to empire waists, generous cuts and shirt dresses with removable belts.
Breezy casual brand Club Monaco has partnered with arbiter of downtown appeal Dazed and Confused for… what, exactly? We’re not totally sure as to the nature of the collaboration (is D&C styling Club Monaco’s designs? Or are they collaborating on the design itself? How does one collaborate with a magazine exactly?) but what we do have is the Fall 2011 lookbook and it’s pretty cool… floppy hats, embroidered bags, faux-fur jackets and boho dresses hit the currently-huge ’70s throwback mark but there’s also a pervasive grunge influence. And, since we’re dealing with Club Monaco, the collection is super wearable and not too costume-y as much of that ’70s stuff tends to be. Anyway, we were pretty impressed. Take a look. More
Dazed and Confused x Club Monaco...? Yes? -Refinery29
Bloggers make bank. -Styleite
Is it possible to improve your health in just minutes a day? -Birchbox
Beauty-boosting foods. -YouBeauty
Red carpet hits courtesy of Minka Kelly. -StyleList
American Apparel‘s craziest items. -College Candy
How do you feel about a lace manicure? Good enough to DIY? -The Frisky
The top 10 tweets of NYFW. -The High Low
Where to get tall stiletto boots on a budget? -The Budget Babe
Gwyneth Paltrow wore a juicy orange to the Coach party. -Poshglam
It’s pretty hot out but that’s no excuse to dress like a slob (especially if you’re doing sweet romance shit). Here are some outfit ideas for warm weather dates that we’re currently really into. More
Known for fashion forward basics, Canadian brand Joe Fresh launched in 2006 and has been widely available throughout Canada in supermakret chain Loblaws. In 2009, they began the first round of releases in a cosmetics collection, starting with nail lacquer… this is how the brand caught our eye: on the Fall 2011 catwalks at Doo.Ri and Theysken’s Theory this past NYFW. But those creamy coffee colors on the models’ nails aren’t available stateside just yet: More
Ryan McGinley shot a whole slew of fashionable types for Club Monaco’s Spring 2011 campaign and the eternally lovely Lauren Hutton was one of them. Hutton (who did a stint as the face of More
Canadians, rejoice! H&M has announced plans to come to the Great White North … in 2014. – Montreal Gazette
A Brazilian college student who was expelled for wearing a miniskirt to class has won a $23,000 settlement from the school. Since being expelled, Geisy Arruda has launched her own clothing line and been on a reality show. – MSNBC
Kanye West referred to Lindsay Lohan’s disastrous collection for Ungaro as “9/11 for celebrities doing fashion.” Rudy Giuliani is probably holding a press conference about it later. – Elle UK
Miu Miu got the honors of closing out Paris Fashion Week. No word on whether Miuccia wore the banana earrings again. – Fashionista
Club Monaco is finally embracing e-commerce. They don’t have their own site, though – they’ll be doing a capsule collection on Shopbop.com. – WWD [subscription required]
Amazon has purchased BuyVIP.com, a flash sale website. Reportedly, this is so that they can compete with HauteLook. Let the battle begin! – SocialTech More