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Crave: Awesome Peacock Clutch

Etsy can be total hit or miss. Sometimes it’s just pages of crafty crap, other times weird kitschy-cool stuff. But every once in a while, you’ll find a sleek, totally shoplift-worthy item like this smart peacock clutch. This roomy handbag is made-to-order and in addition to the antique-brass detailing and totally eye-catching embroidery, it is lined with fine turquoise silk. Original AND classy! [$105, Etsy] Keep reading »

Crave: Bumble Bee Necklace

In this long winter when we can’t bear to buy boots—though we need them—but also can’t quite justify a strapless sundress, this whimsical bauble satiates our shopping crave. The brass bumble bee and indigo agate chain by Jami Rodriguez can cheekily peek through our layers of scarves and sweaters and later can be a centerpiece with airy dresses in summer months. Either way, we’re sure to make a buzz. [$98, MaxandChloe.com] Keep reading »

Turn On Your Brights!

That kooky Brit, Sienna Miller, was seen frolicking around dreary, gray London in fire engine-red buckled shoes. Brilliant move! There’s no easier way to sass up an outfit than with a pair of wow-colored shoes. Six we love, after the jump… Keep reading »

DIY: Valentine’s Day Cards

This is the first Valentine’s Day my beloved and I will spend together and I want to make him something COOL. I found these homemade easy-sew cards at The Purl Bee. Even if you can barely thread a needle, you could make these sweetie pie notes—the genius is that even if you totally mess up, it will just look sloppily cute.

If you are just plain allergic to needle and thread, you can buy these insanely cute iron-on animal love patches from Etsy, and press them on your homemade card. For the more daring, instructions for the cute-as-hell cards after the jump…. Keep reading »

Ooo Wee Ooo, Look Just Like Buddy Holly

Way before MGMT, Weezer, Kurt Cobain, and even Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly made nerd rock cool with his iconic black-rimmed glasses and according The Guardian the dweeb look is BACK. Channel this legend’s look—who died 50 years ago this month—and hopefully his visionary spirit with a pair of these geeky-glam specs.

1. These slim black-and-pewter framed glasses will look effortlessly hip on most face types. [$280, Oliver People]
2. It takes a brave girl to pull off these bold glasses, but you can do it, girl. [$77, Guess]
3. Red-frames are a fun (and flattering) twist to this retro look. [$550, Selima Optique]
4. These wide-framed bad boys are both cool and chic. [$130, Ray Ban]
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Isaac Mizrahi’s First Collection For Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne scored a coup last year when they snatched fashion designer/talk show host/lover-of-the-head-scarf Isaac Mizrahi from Target, where he reigned for the last five years, bringing in sales of over $300 million a year. We had to wait until his Target contract expired, but he is finally launching his collection, beginning with a few looks this week. So far, the pieces look fun, the standout being the blue-striped number. The appeal of the new line (and the challenge to Isaac) is bringing the cool back to the staid work wear company. I vote he re-launches those awesome Art Deco triangle perfume bottles from the ’80s. That would be rad. [Liz Claiborne: Isaac's Picks] Keep reading »

Crave: Colin Stuart Satin Two-Toned Pumps

Pink satin shoes usually scream “bridesmaid” to us, but these awesome peep-toe pumps from Colin Stuart have us SMITTEN. The black and boudoir-pink combo looks both sexy and chic. We’d pair with a black pencil skirt and pearls to exude a retro-Chanel feel or rock out these four-inch lovelies with jeans, a T-shirt, and a fitted blazer for a smartly mismatched look. Either way, they’re totally hot. Oh, and did we mention they’re $75? Don’t say we never did anything for you… [$75, VictoriasSecret.com] Keep reading »

DIY: Instant Art

Looking to make your cell of an apartment a little less depressing without pissing off your crotchety landlord? Painting your blues away will also mean kissing your deposit good bye and those N’Sync posters are kind of unacceptable at this point. So what’s a budget-conscious girl to do?

Though the options outside of boy bands and large scale art are admittedly slim, check out Kate’s Paperie or Papyrus for vintage-looking wrapping paper sheets worthy of framing. Blown up maps and post cards, old school anatomy textbook images and embarrassing ’70s yearbook pictures are looking for a home at less than $4.50 a pop.

Slide the poster-sized sheets into cheap as hell frames from A.I. Friedman and just wait for your friends to jealously ask where you got your new art. Be sure to tell them it’s from a gallery in SoHo or Paris. Feeling just a tad superior is half the fun. Keep reading »

How To Buy Affordable Art

So you can finally afford an “It” bag (though you loathe the term), a vacation to another continent, and a couch that doesn’t require assembly. So why pray tell do you still have that sappy Klimt poster hanging over your bed? It’s time to outfit your pad with some REAL art. I’m not suggesting you hit Christie’s just yet. But somewhere between Damien Hirst and DIY-nude’s is a bounty of gorgeous pieces perfect for poshifying your home. Read on to find works at every price point.. Keep reading »

How To Save Money On Dry Cleaning

So this morning, I picked up my laundry from the dry cleaners and the bill: $299.58. I’m not kidding. Granted, 1) my lazy-ass boyfriend was in charge and took every article of clothing he owns, and 2) I just moved to the tony Upper East Side of NYC, where dry cleaning a dress costs $18. You can buy a cute dress for $18. I was ready to buy a washboard and head to the East River with my laundry basket, when I discovered there are actually many clever ways to save money on dry cleaning…
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