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Shopping Guide: 10 Wardrobe-Transforming Pullover Sweaters

Shopping Guide: 10 Wardrobe-Transforming Pullover Sweaters
Let’s face it, when we think of sweaters, cardigans automatically come to mind — this is the era of extreme layering after all. But having lived in an open-stitch pullover sweater all summer, I’ve realized how one can transform a wardrobe. Not only are they easy to take on and off, but they also go with practically everything, including cropped pants and pencil skirts a la Joan Holloway of “Mad Men.” Since pullover sweaters simplify a look, choose one that has a bit of embellishment, pattern, intricate stitching, or color to kick up the panache-factor without the heavy use of accessories. I wouldn’t recommend ditching all your cardigans this fall, but maybe one of these 10 wardrobe-transforming pullover sweaters will get some heavy rotation in your style life.

Clutching For Fall

To say that I’m “clutch-obsessed” is an understatement. I’m a full-blown, self-professed addict of these neat little purses. Having practiced all summer, I am now a pro at fitting my daily essentials into a clutch (hint, hint: It all begins with a mini hold-all wallet). So this fall I’m not putting away my clutches for sturdier and larger bags. Instead, I’m looking for clutches done in heavy fabrics and autumn colors. My first find was a delectable goodie by Rue 114. The Africa Rising Collection celebrates the “endless riches of Africa” and features animal and other organic prints in beige and brown. I’m partial to the Bamako clutch for the simple geometric lines of the mud cloth. But I also recommend checking out the other collections in the Rue 114 Etsy shop because you can’t beat one-of-a-kind style for $35 to $45!

[$35.00 Rue 114]

Beauty Test Drive: Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit

The beauty industry is all about developing products and then creating a demand for said products — which actually means they convince us that we really, really, really need those creams, salves, and washes or we’ll turn ugly! So I have to admit I was quite skeptical when I was invited to try out Bliss’ Fabulips Treatment Kit at one of the Bliss spas in NYC … That and y’all know I’ve been having some lip issues this summer, but I took one for the TF team and puckered up for the nice lady in the Bliss lab coat, anyway.

Is the Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit worth the hype and the money? Keep clicking to find out. Keep reading »

Wear It Now/Wear It Later: French Connection Vaity Lace L/S Flared Dress

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We have literally been obsessed with the French Connection Vaity Lace Flared Dress since we came across it last week. Thanks to its fit-and-flare shape and lace fabric, the Vaity is a dress that can go from good or bad depending on your mood. But it’s also a timeless piece that will work well with trendy or classic pieces. Since we’re all about making a wardrobe stretch, we styled an autumn day look and night look using the Vaity dress. Keep clicking to check ‘em out.

Go “Thrifting” In Your Mom’s Closet

I loooove getting a bargain! I also loooove to take myself on mini-shopping sprees. But this year has been a bit of a financial doozy, and I forced myself to examine my shopping practices. Gone are the days when I’d drop hundreds of dollars at Gilt Groupe a few times a week. Instead, my equally-shopping-addicted friend and I made a pact — we wouldn’t spend more than $20 on a single item. And that also meant we couldn’t go shopping and buy five items for $20 each — I wasn’t falling into that $100 loophole, either. Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Wearing A Maxi Dress For Fall

Look at Olivia Wilde trying to be all incognito in the photo above. It’s okay, Liv, we’re paying more attention to your early fall look than you, actually. Why are we so smitten with her ensemble, you might ask? Well for starters, we’re suckers for stripe maxi dresses. But even more than that, we love that Olivia took a summer staple and made it appropriate for fall. The trick to successfully working a maxi dress for autumn is to have hints of skin showing while also adding rugged leather and suede pieces. That way you don’t look as if you’re trying to push the season too far or hold on to the last one. A word of caution, though: your leather items should be more boho than biker. Click on to see our inspiration look. Keep reading »

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