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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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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