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Fashion Math: Sweatshirts + Midi Skirts

Leave it to Chloe Grace Moretz to combine two of my favorite current trends – a fitted sweatshirt and a full midi skirt – into one fabulous outfit. Mixing a sporty top with a girly bottom keeps the look from being too casual or too precious, and has that much ballyhooed “effortless” vibe. Naturally, I went buck wild pairing both graphic and simple sweatshirts with a variety of retro-shaped midi skirts in this first edition of Fashion Math! Click on for some seriously cool combos…

Shop The Trend: Fruit Prints!

I am so pumped that spring weather has arrived! Shorter hemlines, lighter fabrics and happier prints, GET AT ME. Speaking of the latter, one of my favorite trends for spring is fruit. Lemons, limes, strawberries, watermelon and pineapple abound in many of the textiles being used for everything from dresses and skirts to crop tops and rompers. Seriously, looking at that striped pineapple dress in the middle is making me both hungry and sartorially inspired. Click through for more fruity fashion…

New Louis Vuitton Ads Showcase Michelle Williams’ Flawless Brows And Ability To Wear Any Lip Color

I’ve had last fall’s Louis Vuitton ads starring Michelle Williams pinned on my eyebrow vision board for months now (What? You don’t have a vision board dedicated to achieving your ideal brows?). I’m beyond thrilled that she’s been tapped as the face of the brand’s spring accessories campaign, if only because it gives me some fresh brow inspiration. The new images do not disappoint, showcasing Michelle (and her brows) cavorting with luxe Vuitton purses and luggage, rocking a variety of coordinated lipstick and nail polish shades. Predictably, she looks amazing in every color. Click through for a sneak peek of the ads you’ll see in all the spring fashion mags!

Painfully Accurate: 5 “Fun” New Ways To Walk In Heels

5 Fun New Ways To Walk In Heels
Because Graceful Is So Last Year.

Do you struggle to walk in high heels? Do you teeter around uncomfortably? Wince noticeably at your rapidly multiplying blisters? Curse the invention of the stiletto while simultaneously loving how sexy they make you look? Sigh. Don’t we all? You could read high heel walking tips and tutorials all day, but these guides mostly focus on walking very slowly, heel first, then toe, and wow are they not helpful. Luckily we have YouTube Goddess Akilah to give us the real lowdown on how to walk in heels. Her five walking styles include “The Jack Sparrow,” “The Yeti,” “The Rookie Model, “The Crawl,” and “The Sit.” You’ll definitely see yourself in at least a couple of these awkward movements, because as Akilah says in the video description, “heels are the most fun a girl can have when she can’t find any other shoes to wear!” [YouTube]

Bravo! Zady Calls Out Fast Fashion Companies With A Full-Page Ad In The Wall Street Journal

Fast Fashion Addiction
Compassionate Fashion: 5 Ways To Curb Your Fast Fashion Addiction
5 ways to break your Forever 21 habit! Read More »

Yesterday, ethical fashion collective Zady issued a battle cry against fast fashion companies like Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and Topshop in the form of a full-page, no-punches-pulled ad in The Wall Street Journal. “Fast fashion is fast food,” the ad declares, listing some of the horrific side effects of our culture’s fast fashion addiction: exploited workers (mostly women), toxic pollution, and landfills overflowing with cheap, disposable clothing. It’s time to change our shopping habits. It’s time to value quality over quantity. It’s time to demand sustainable practices, fair wages, and safe work environments from the companies we support with our dollars. As Zady’s website puts it, “We should not be compelled to accept throwaway goods as a way of life.” Forgive me for being less than eloquent, but FUCK YES. Keep reading »

Hi/Lo: Abstract-Print Slouchy Pants

Hi/Lo: Abstract Print Relax Fit Pants
Hi/Lo: Black & White Mules
Hi/Lo: Black and White Mules
Shop the hottest trends for less. Read More »

If you haven’t already, ease into spring with a pair of relaxed fit pants in a cool, abstract print. I know what you’re thinking. But Sophie, they look like pajama bottoms. ’Tis true, but think of the pajama-like comfort! What’s not to love? Try pairing these printed pants with a short structured jacket and heels. If you aren’t ready to shell out the big bucks on this trend, try the Olive & Oak version on sale at T.J. Maxx for $19.99.

Etsy Spotlight: A Trendy Pencil Skirt Made Just For You

On Etsy: Crystal Necklaces
Work that new age magic, girl. Read More »
On Etsy: Dreamy Wrap Blouse
Etsy Spotlight: Dreamy Handmade Wrap Top
The most flattering blouse ever? We think so. Read More »
Etsy Spotlight: Star Earrings
Star Ear Pins
How cute are these dainty star ear pins?? Read More »

The most common response I get to posts like How To Curb Your Fast Fashion Addiction (and something I struggle with myself) is how hard it can be to shop more consciously/ethically on a budget. Sometimes it seems like the there are the $10 dresses at Forever 21, the $300 handmade, indie designer dresses at upscale boutiques…and not much in between. But alternatives do exist! You just have to know where to look. In addition to responsible (and reasonably priced) brands like Karen Kane and Levi’s, Etsy is a great source for handmade items at accessible prices. Case in point: this on-trend, striped pencil skirt custom made out of soft jersey fabric to match your measurements. For about the same price as you’d pay for a mass-produced pencil skirt at Target. Now that’s compassionate fashion you and your wallet can feel good about. [$32, Inspired By Tess]

Whoa: The Average Woman Has $550 Worth Of Unworn Clothing In Her Closet

Closet Purge
How I got rid of all my clothes and regained my sanity. Read More »
Ways We Fail At Shopping
Illustrated by GIFs! Read More »
Selling it all on Craigslist
Winona sold all her stuff on Craigslist. Here's what she learned! Read More »

We’ve all done it. Bought a party dress that we just HAD to have only to realize that we have nowhere to wear it. Splurged on a pair of trousers that looked amazing in the dressing room and hideous as soon as we got them home. Done a little retail therapy, came home with a few bags of cheap t-shirts from Forever 21, and absolutely no interest in ever wearing them. But can you estimate just how much all those unworn clothes hanging in your closet and crammed into the nether regions of your dresser drawers might be worth? According to a recent survey, for most women the value is around $550. For clothes that are never worn. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Kim Kardashian Goes Grey

Style Stealer: Kim Kardashian Goes For Grey

This is Kim Kardashian’s take on casual. The Vogue cover model took a break from her usual super-tight dresses/crop tops/skirts fashion routine while traipsing around New York City this week and I happen to think she should do so more often. This simple grey T paired with grey jeans, white pumps and a fitted double breasted blazer looks just as chic, in my opinion, as some of the finery she dons every other day of the week. Plus, if you care about such things, doing the monochromatic thing elongates the body and makes you look taller and slimmer, like a ruler or a pencil or a popsicle. Get the look after the jump!
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7 Tips For Clothes Shopping During A Weight Loss Transition

20 lbs away from happiness?
Mirror, Mirror: The Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves
Real talk: losing weight won't change your life. Read More »
Dear Dress...
It's not me, it's you. Read More »
Thigh Chafing = The Worst!
How do you battle the horrors of thigh chafing in summer? Read More »

I’m currently in the process of losing some weight. While the experience has been less life-changing than I expected, I’m proud of myself for eating healthier and exercising more often. I feel good. The one downside so far? I’m at the stage of weight loss where my clothes mostly still fit, but they all look kind of…weird. My jeans are now saggy in weird places. My blouses billow in the most unflattering way possible. My bras straps slip and provide no support. Every time I get dressed, I feel awkward and unattractive, and it has nothing to do with my body, just the way my current wardrobe fits my changing body. It’s clearly time for me to update my closet to reflect the new number on the scale. Here are a few tips for anyone else who’s struggling with shopping for clothes during a period of weight loss: Keep reading »

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