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Rock And Roll On The Cheap

Sure, it’s fun to play with the studded-everything trend that’s going on right now, but it’s hard to justify the crazy price tags attached to most of these items. That’s why we’re vibing on this animal cruelty-free, chained and studded carry-all that’s so right now, because you won’t feel bad when ladylike is back in and this moves down in closet rank.

[$32.00 Torrid]

Forever 21 Lookbook Styling: Confusing, Terrifying

Big, mainstream brands like J.Crew and Target have done an exceptional job turning their images around with the help of artful styling. In the case of the former, Jenna Lyons and a team of hip stylists create the kind of frothy tableaus you see here and lookbooks to compete with any high-fashion brand, and the latter gets the job done thanks to collaborations with “it” designers like Rodarte. Forever 21 has evolved into a more sophisticated brand as well, attracting plenty of over-21s who want to buy into their sweet, oh-so-sweetly priced trendy goods. We love ‘em! But when it comes to the professional styling game, it looks like this season at least, they have failed. No really. FAIL. [Nitrolicious]

A few more puzzling Southwestern-themed combinations, after the jump! Keep reading »

Paris Wears Her Greens, All Of Them

We considered putting this photo of Paris Hilton on The Fashion Peacekeepers, but, honestly, it was really, really hard to think of anything positive to say about this curious ensemble. (Bonus points for matching sneakers to leather handbag? Um.) So, uh, we’re just gonna let it be. [Beverly Hills, 4/13/10] Keep reading »

Jeans For The Less Traditional Bride

Finally, I’ve found something to wear to my wedding! Amazingly, this stunning vision in denim–called “Chandelier Crystal Feather rosebud jeans” and filed in Etsy’s Bridal section–has not landed on the hallowed pages of Regretsy, yet. Thanks to BuzzFeed, they are making the internet rounds today though, and after checking out the deets on the original listing, we were almost as shocked by the totally fair price of $925.00 (!) as we were by the full-scale version of the jeans in all their glitzy glory as seen on the model, after the jump! Keep reading »

It’s Cool To Sell Padded Bras For Children, Right?

Um, yeah, not so much. In the strongest case of “What were they thinking?!?” ever, British clothing chain Primark decided to yank hot pink and gold star-printed padded bikinis off its shelves after facing pressure from child protection advocates who felt the products sexualized children. Gee willickers, ya think? Keep reading »

Is There A Right Age Or A Wrong Age To Get Married?

Things that make us sad/angry: the Vanilla Gorilla, animal abuse, “The Price of Beauty,” American tourist shorts/huge white sneakers combos, “Bridget Jones Fear.” What, you may ask, does the latter refer to? Over in Jolly Old, a new marriage survey found that women feel the ideal age to get married is 26, as opposed to a decade ago, when they cited their 30s as being the ideal time. What could this sea change be attributed to? The Daily Mail seems to chalk it up to “a fear of turning into Bridget Jones.” Keep reading »

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