As women, we simply cannot get around the fact that we will always have to carry a purse. Sometimes I try to challenge this theory by stuffing everything in my pockets, just as a man would. However, I always, ALWAYS regret it. Pockets are just not enough to house what the modern woman needs. I mean, I would love to see a pair of jeans that could hold my phone, wallet, keys, compact, lip gloss, In Touch Magazine, a hardback novel, phone charger, breath mints, hand sanitizer, emergency flip-flops — but I don’t think they exist. More
I was standing on a crowded bus the other day, clutching the handle with one hand, and my cup of takeout coffee with the other, as the bus swayed and bumped it’s way down the street. You can imagine my … More
In theory, we are supposed to keep pieces from our summer wardrobe and slowly phase them out as the weather gets colder and our sweater stock accumulates. Every year I read about the “fall transition wardrobe” and begin to strategize how I’ll effortlessly marry my cotton sundresses with my mohair sweaters. But I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret: your summer clothes are finished and have no place in your fall wardrobe. More
I can’t imagine living alone. Who would tell me that those shoes just don’t go with that dress? Or that those earrings make me look like a whore? Or that my dress doesn’t pass the “bend over” test (you know, the one where if you bend over and your ass hangs out, the dress is probably inappropriate. Unless that’s what you were going for, of course). More
Labor Day is officially over and today is the first day of the rest of your life. It also happens to be the first day that you can’t wear white shoes until April 2011. Bummer. But as you dump the … More
I love high heels. Not in the Carrie Bradshaw “walking 40 blocks in $400 shoes” Manolo fetishist kind of way, or anything. I just love them. I love that they are pretty. I love that they are womanly and glamorous. I love that they make me taller. I love the way my legs look in them. But most of all, I love that they make me feel powerful. I love my high heels, but they do not return my love. In fact, they turned on me.
A few weeks back, I noticed soreness in my foot; I ignored it. I began walking with a limp; I still ignored it. It got so bad that last week, after a lovely dinner with girlfriends, my friend Ana had to literally carry me home on her back when we couldn’t get a cab because it hurt too much to walk even a few steps. So I broke down and went to the doctor. And it turns out I have a stress fracture. More
“Put a belt on it.” That is the one phrase I see every single day on Fashism.com, the community fashion advice site that I run. The belt, it would seem, is the silver bullet of fashion advice. As humans, we … More
In the realm of careers in fashion, the role of a personal shopper has got to be one of the most hands-on and fun. You are a stylist for the common woman; dressing people not for photo shoots and runways … More
Yes, there really are people who get paid to be on Facebook all day. You hear the terms ‘social media consultant’ ‘social media expert’ ‘social media guru’ and, my personal favorite, ‘social media ninja’ thrown around a lot, but what … More
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Dressing for work has become harder. Gone are the days of men in ties and women in pantsuits and pumps- for many industries anyway. More and more offices are opting for a more comfortable, casual dress code. At first blush, … More
Do you know your A-line from your fishtail, or are you a total dress newbie? Here are the basic dress styles as well as a how-to-wear guide.
I have never been preppy. When I was growing up, being labeled a ‘prep’ was almost as bad as being referred to as a ‘poser’, i.e. the uncoolest thing that could happen to you. I avoided being preppy at all … More
I love working out. Love it. It makes me feel good, look good, relieves stress and puts me in an awesome mood. Why is it, then, that I exercise only about once a month on average? Well, it could be … More
Belts are the best. Seriously. Whether cinching an oversized t-shirt, accentuating a tailored natural waist, or merely keeping your drawers from falling down; belts perform an invaluable service to us. They have the power to transform and change entire outfits. … More