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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 attention-grabbing that I let it to stand on its own — and really it doesn’t need any help from other meager baubles. This necklace can transform a simple T-shirt and blazer to dinner-appropriate, and an LBD to holiday-ready, but it won’t break the bank. An image consultant friend of mine thought it cost upwards of $75 after feeling its weight, but fortunately it’s less than $50! 

[$39.95 Just Fab]

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

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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 is also warm and cold weather-appropriate because it is lined in Italian shearling and features a rubber outsole. With these boots I wouldn’t have to sacrifice style for function or vice versa … but I would be broke. At $1,095, the Donata is sadly way out of my budget, but I will continue to lust after them from afar.

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. You know, there’s a whole generation of ANTM viewers still willing to give Tyra their ratings and money, and they only have to wait until January when the fragrance will be released. We’re not exactly sure what Dreams Come True will smell like, but Racked has some ideas. And let us know if the idea of an ANTM fragrance entices you. [Racked]

How To Wear: Puffer Vests Beyond The Weekend

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Obsessed With Vests
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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 looks we created that highlight a puffer vest. Keep reading »

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 women were twice as likely to vote that they love their hair than white women. Keep reading »

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.

Shopping Guide: 11 Cute Mary Janes

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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 like the Mary Janes you wore as a girl.

Do Not Want: Miista Mesh Toehold Boot

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Do Not Want: Stockings
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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 strap or that these shoes are a poor representation of a hybrid shoe. In my opinion, the mesh is unnecessary and adds a cheesy quality to the “boot.” And let’s just be serious, this isn’t a boot! What’s even more shocking is that these shoes have received a rating of five stars from three reviewers. Maybe I’m the one who is crazy? Maybe on some fashion planet I have yet to visit the Miista Mesh Toehold Boot is hot?! What say you; do you like ‘em or not?

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

Panty Headband!
In a pinch, a pair of undies holds your hair back! Read More »
Style 911: T-Shirts
An array of cute, affordable, and ethical Ts. Read More »

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 65! (I’m actually embarrassed by that number and refuse to count all my shoes now.) Yet, I tend to wear the same few pairs of shoes each season. So how do I keep my favorite shoes working hard for me year after year? I know the great value of a good cobbler!  Keep reading »

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 leaves much to the imagination. Everly is a favorite amongst celebrities, but get this — the Bedrock Dress retails for less than $50 — which leaves you room to splurge on a pair of complementary (and bitchin’) platform pumps!

[$46.00 Everly]
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