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
The weather is shitty.
A nice way to pass the time when you can’t go outside is online shopping (well, online window shopping). At the moment, we’re interested in ankle boots of the Winter-friendly variety (no stillettos, no slender heels)–basically, closed toe leather boots for clomping down slick streets. Bonus points if they liven up drab winter staples like puffer jackets and scarves. 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.
Zooey Deschanel, what hath thou wrought?
Okay, so Zooey generally looks fairly put-together. But the quirksome, infantilized woman-children she so often plays seem to have leaked into mainstream culture to the point where major fashion brands like Madewell are styling their models like they’re trying out for Charlize Theron‘s role on Arrested Development. I’m all for dressing whimsically, but there’s a difference between selecting a cutesy print and making people wonder if you’re developmentally disabled and/or engaged in some sort of adult baby fetish play. Click through to see what I mean. More
We hate the idea of spending hundreds on a purse 1) you have to hold, 2) doesn’t carry much besides a credit card and keys and 3) you only need every once in a while. However, when that once in a while comes along–nice dinners, fancy work functions, charity events before we’re kicked out–our trusty, everyday, carry-all satchel won’t cut it. So, here’s our compromise: 15 cool, versatile clutches that won’t give you sticker shock. More
It’s time to play Credit Where Credit’s Due. More
She is so cute! And unafraid of cold legs! Click through to embiggen. More
I’ve never been to a garden party but I figure, if you were to attend one, you’d need a light, white (maybe eyelet?) dress and a soft, featherweight cardigan. So, for those of you who can handle (maybe even enjoy) direct sunlight, here are some light Spring-appropriate cardigans, perfect for warming weather that hasn’t yet begun to swelter. More
Chloe Sevigny does slicked-back hair, menswear and leopard print all on the same red carpet. -Celebuzz
13 straight-to-DVD movies starring major celebrities. -The Frisky
The rumor mill has Carine Roitfeld banned from Paris Fashion Week. -Styleite
And here’s a rundown of Paris Fashion Week’s best bags. -Fashionologie
Check out the Fall 2011 collection from Elizabeth & James. -Fashion Indie
Alexa Chung will do another collection with Madewell. -Catwalk Queen More
Camilla Belle wore a ruffly bandeau top with a pant suit. -The Cut
The latest round of Megan Fox and Rafael Nadal’s Armani ads. -WWD
Fashion types fawn over Cristóbal at an exhibition of Mr. Balenciaga’s work. -New York Times
Ways to wear pre-fall’s ubiquitous cropped trouser. -Daily Mail
Karl Lagerfeld to design more Coke bottles. -Fashion Indie
Nicole Richie talks Winter Kate, Topshop’s latest, Jessica White’s new show and More
Lindsay Lohan ducked out of the Betty Ford clinic to drop $200 on “leisure clothes” at Forever 21. I guess rehab is one place where comfortable clothes are inarguably acceptable. -Coco Perez
Kim Kardashian is parlaying her inexplicable relevance into a “lifestyle brand.” -WWD
Katy Perry’s “most memorable” red carpet moments. Oddly, they’ve left out all the tiny latex dresses and Kool Aid-colored wigs. -Harpersbazaar.com
Expressing annoyance at a $425 “silk-blend” top that looks something you might find at Bebe. -The Frisky More
It was really, really, really hard to find a Score today in going with the theme of celebrity-branded products. I looked everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean the Top Shop website only has four Kate Moss collection dresses right now and none of them are very great and only one is under $100 and it’s a sleeved maxi dress which is pretty hard to wear unless you’re Kate Moss.