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Bright Lights, Big Necklace

When it comes to jewelry, my philosophy is the more, the better. Coco Chanel’s advice was to remove one accessory before leaving the house. Mine is to pile it on until I’m content. But after receiving JustFab’s Ready to Rock necklace, I think Coco was on to something. This big, bold rhinestone necklace is so…

By: Annika Harris / November 3, 2011

Lust-Worthy: Ugg Australia Donata Over-The-Knee-Boot

I don’t spend a lot of time lusting after fashions I can’t afford; it’s counter-productive. But ever since I peeped the Donata over-the-knee boot at the Ugg Australia showroom, I can’t get them out of my head. These boots have a sleek leg-lengthening, thigh-high style complete with bomber jacket-esque stitching. But more importantly, the Donata…

By: Annika Harris / November 2, 2011

Just What You Always Wanted: A “Top Model” Fragrance

If you thought the all-star season of “America’s Next Top Model” was indication that the model competition show had jumped the shark, think again. Now Tyra Banks is releasing an ANTM fragrance called Dreams Come True … Uh, that’s not exactly what happens to the winning model on ANTM, but we’ll let Tyra have her delusions.

By: Annika Harris / November 1, 2011

How To Wear: Puffer Vests Beyond The Weekend

Puffer vests have become a winter weekend wear uniform, but we’re determined to bring them beyond the weekend into the workweek. With a few sophisticated and polished additions, a puffer vest can be appropriate for strolling in and out of work and looking funky and edgy for a date. Check out the work and date…

By: Annika Harris / November 1, 2011

Do You Love, Hate Or Just Kinda Like Your Hair?

“Make Friends with Your Hair” is the aptly-named title of Dove’s recent survey that found that only 7 percent of 1,000 women actually love their hair. That’s a really sad statistic, but not all that surprising, because hair is a big friggin’ deal for women. Shockingly though, given the politics surrounding our hair, black wome…

By: Annika Harris / October 31, 2011

Shopping Guide: Socks Meant For Showing Off

Cuffed pants are having a moment, but now that it’s chilly ankles need a little warmth. So swap your plain sweat socks and trouser socks for these cute, stripe, and argyle socks that will look sweet peeking out between your pants and shoes.

By: Annika Harris / October 30, 2011

Shopping Guide: 11 Cute Mary Janes

Adding Mary Jane shoes to your menswear-inspired suits and blazers is the easiest and most effective way to mix feminine with masculine, a look that returns season after season. There are hundreds of pairs of Mary Janes around, but we found 11 of our favorites that are sexy and  fun. Seriously, these shoes are nothing…

By: Annika Harris / October 28, 2011

Do Not Want: Miista Mesh Toehold Boot

I’ve seen and worn some really ugly shoes in my lifetime, namely a pair of cheetah-print velour space boot-looking things. But I was 19 and am now blaming youth for that fashion blunder. Who or what will Miista blame for its hideous Mesh Toehold Boot? I’m not sure which offends me more, the toe stra…

By: Annika Harris / October 26, 2011

Style Advice: Invest In Your Shoes And They’ll Work Hard For You

Ask any of my close friends or family members, and they’ll tell you I’m an extreme shoe addict. I’m also a bit of a hoarder, since I have a problem getting rid of shoes and clothes. I recently counted all the shoes that were visible to me without moving any boxes, and the number totaled…

By: Annika Harris / October 25, 2011

A Wilma Flintstone-Approved Bedrock Dress

Getting sexy doesn’t require your ensemble to be tight and revealing. Subtly will get you much farther in the long run. But don’t think your sexy look has to be (gasp!) boring. Everly’s Bedrock Dress is both visually interesting with its graphic print and sexy with a plunging V-back and exposed zipper. Yet it leave…

By: Annika Harris / October 25, 2011

Quick Tip: Moisturize Your Cuticles On The Cheap

Every fall, as the temperature drops, my cuticles begin to look cracked, ragged, and just plain dreadful. I’ve tried a few different products, but nothing has worked as well as Vitamins A+D Ointment. Yes, an ointment that has been used for ages to treat diaper rash is also great at moisturizing cuticles. Hey, chafed ski…

By: Annika Harris / October 24, 2011

My Salvation Army Haul — 9 Garments For $32!

This year I’ve been exploring thrift shopping. Last January, I bought seven coats for only $70 during the Salvation Army coat sale. And in July, I increased my summer wardrobe during one of Housing Works’ Buy-the-Bag Sales. Most recently, I couldn’t pass up the chance to hit the Snellville, GA Salvation Army. There wasn’t a…

By: Annika Harris / October 21, 2011

Soapbox: So You’re Having ANOTHER Baby Shower? Please Don’t Invite Me!

I probably won’t win too many fans with this statement, but it’s been on my mind for the past few years. I don’t think second-, third-, fourth-time etc. moms should have a baby shower for every pregnancy. The baby shower should be reserved for new moms only!

By: Annika Harris / October 21, 2011

Great Skin, Even Better Cause

What benefits children with cancer and gives you skin like Christina Hendricks, Julia Roberts, and Veronica Webb? Why, Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate! A favorite amongst celebrities, this serum improves skin tone, texture, and luminosity in just seven days with the help of gene technology, according to the beauty giant. Today, Oct. 21, Lancôme celebrate…

By: Annika Harris / October 21, 2011

Shopping Guide: 9 Retro Swing Coats

Modern coats can be a little minimalist and boring. However, retro coats have a certain flare that can make staying warm a chic affair. But, you don’t have to go hunting in your local thrift shop (although we wouldn’t fault you if you do) because we have nine coats with a retro swing right here!

By: Annika Harris / October 18, 2011

Shopping Guide: Polka Dot Love

Polka dots are no longer the pattern of choice for only Minnie Mouse impersonators. Those of us who’ve spent our adult years maturing are loving the print that screams par-tay now that it’s gone sophisticated. Here are 12 of our favorite fashions and accessories for adding a little or a lot of polka dots in

By: Annika Harris / October 16, 2011

Shopping Guide: Show Off Your Leopard Spots

Sizzling, sexy, sophisticated — all these words describe leopard print. Surprisingly, this pattern is easy to wear because it acts as a neutral yet also makes an impact. If you’re looking to spice up leopard print even more, then pick a garment in dazzling red. Either way, you’ll be hot, hot, hot in leopard spots!

By: Annika Harris / October 15, 2011

How To Wear: Shorts In Cold Weather

Wearing shorts in the middle of the fall or winter can be a little tricky for some. But I’m here to tell you that it’s really as easy as wearing a skirt or dress during the colder months. All you have to remember are a few simple rules, for lack of a better word. First,…

By: Annika Harris / October 12, 2011

Shopping Guide: Obsessed With Vests

When I was a child, there were three things that defined my style — big earrings, hats, and vests. Big earrings and hats are style preferences that not everyone shares, but I’m going to argue that everyone needs a vest or two. For one, they’re excellent for layering this time of year, but won’t be…

By: Annika Harris / October 10, 2011

How To Wear: No Sweating Knit Sweatpants

We’re all about being cozy and toasty this autumn, so we’re coveting a pair of knit sweatpants. Surprisingly, these pants aren’t as difficult to wear as you’d think. Thinking of knit sweatpants as simply relax-fit slim pants is the first step. Then you just add other items that make you comfortable and pull the whole…

By: Annika Harris / October 9, 2011

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