LOL, I must be a masochist because I decided I just had to do a Style Stealer on this super fashion-y outfit worn by teenager Elle Fanning. Because chartreuse coats, jeweled pumps and sheer-paneled blouses are just everywhere, you guys, so this should have been simple. Alas, as you can probably sense from my sarcasm, it was not simple in the slightest and I had to make some concessions when it came to accuracy. The coat is yellow, because the coat that would have been perfect — Topshop’s Boyfriend Coat in lime green — is sold out. And the jeweled pumps? Forget about it, I went with leopard-print because from far away they have the same effect. I mean, I think the outfit I came up with is almost as cute. In fact, it may be cuter if you’re one of the many people who would rather die than wear chartreuse. Anyway, details after the jump!
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I’m gonna be honest, aside from certain key times of day, I pretty much refuse to walk inside an H&M. One of two things happen when I do:
- I walk in and almost immediately turn around and walk out because I can just tell by the air that staying any longer is going to give me an anxiety attack
- I decide to brave it, spend 30 minutes collecting items to try on, realize the line for the dressing room is 10 chicks deep, throw my stuff down in a huff and walk out empty-handed.
But now that H&M has an e-commerce site that delivers in the U.S. we can all avoid that particular hell hole and just order online, venturing inside only if we’re headed straight to the register to return something that doesn’t fit. Unlike some online retailers, H&M has large photos of all their items so you can get a sense of fabric quality and color. And they no doubt have a much better selection than what’s in stores. Here are 10 things — all under $60 — I’m currently coveting for spring!
Well, after nearly 13 years in New York City, I’ve started to get a serious itch to move back to my home state of California. Maybe it’s just this exhaustive winter, but I haven’t been able to stop daydreaming about 75 degree February days spent at the beach, transcendent sunsets on the palm-tree specked horizon, and tacos — lots of tacos. Until I find my way back west, I’m looking to add a little Cali-inspiration to my wardrobe. Here are some pieces that are speaking to my SoCal-bred soul.
Want to reinvent a pair of jeans, spruce up a boring old sweatshirt, or turn a tank top into a feminine t-shirt? Want to create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet or eye-catching necklace? Want to find a creative new way to organize your jewelry, or add a flirty detail to a basic scarf? To paraphrase The Beatles, “Lace Is All You Need.” Click through to check out 10 DIY projects that make the most out of a little bit of lace…
I came across the brand Show Me Your MuMu on the racks of the boutique where I work on weekends. Every time I’d check the tag of a fabulous new skirt or slouchy tunic, I kept finding the words, “SHOW ME YOUR MUMU” along with a phrase that made me really happy: “MADE IN THE GORGE USA!” A little research informed me that Show Me Your Mumu was formed by two best friends, Cammy and Cologne, who wanted to design flowy, flattering clothes for free-spirited ladies like themselves. And those tags weren’t lying: every MuMu piece is indeed made right in downtown LA. Does this translate to a slightly higher price tag than other brands who churn out their clothes in Chinese factories? Of course. But remember: you’re paying for a quality product that was made by fairly compensated workers. And if that’s not enough, the endless compliments you’ll get on your SMYM clothes will surely justify the extra bucks. Click through to check out 11 of my favorite MuMu pieces!
This outfit. This outfit. The Prince of Wales check coat, the shit-kicking loafers with their bad ass chain detailing, the coated jeans and bright red handbag … simple, yet special. Dare I say it, but it’s a … wait for it … TRAIN STOPPER. If only ”House of Cards”‘ Zoe Barnes had been wearing an outfit this chic. Oh well. Find out how to get it for yourself after the jump! Keep reading »
“The kind of clothes that I’ve found I like to wear over the past year and six months have all been things that make me feel powerful and strong. I wear a lot of pants. I wear a lot of long, structured dresses.”
In a chat with Vogue for their March 2014 issue, Lorde shared some of her fashion philosophies. The singer looks up to people “who have such a sense of themselves” within their style, like Grace Jones and David Bowie. Lorde is about the most self-actualized high schooler I know of, and that certainly comes across in her sartorial choices. She’s mentioned that her favorite designers are Comme des Garcons, Miu Miu, Moschino and Simone Rocha, but the singer also has a dog named Jimmy Choo — another favorite brand perhaps? In the past, she’s explained to Vogue how important clothes are to her musicality: Keep reading »
This winter has turned me into one of those people who complains about the weather, either aloud or on social media, on a daily basis. Hourly, even, on single digit temperature days. And I’m sick of it. Of the weather, yes (there goes today’s complaint!), but also of being so disgruntled about the weather, because it’s not changing anything. You know what might change things? A positive attitude! That’s what that stupid book The Secret says, right? There’s that old adage, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Well, what if we tried dressing for the weather we want — warm and breezy spring! — instead of the weather we have? Okay, so putting on sandals when it’s snowing is a bit extreme, but wearing pastels — one of the hot trends for spring — is a frostbite-free way to Secret the sun out. Here are 15 pastel pieces you can scoop up now!