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Style Muse: Peonies, Peonies, Peonies!

Hey guys, I need to work from home today because my peonies are about to blossom and I want to be here to witness it and spend time with them. See ya tomorrow! — Amelia

That is an actual email I recently sent to the staff, explaining why I would be working from home that day. (Yes, I am very lucky to be able to work from home at all, let alone because I want to spend time with cut flowers. I appreciate this fact every day.) For about six wonderful weeks in May and June, peonies GIVE ME LIFE. I spend an embarrassing amount of money on them, but considering I decline invitations to go out in favor of quality time with those blooms, I think they’re worth it.

There are soooooo many varieties of peonies, that I decided to choose five of my fave pink and red varieties as inspiration for this style gallery. Was this really just an excuse for me to stare at peony pictures for the last few hours? Sure. But can you blame me?

Fashion Porn: Get Your Strap On!

Fashion Porn Strap On Gif


Some shoes are made for walking – these shoes were made for adoring. I don’t know about you, but some of my prettiest pumps never leave my closet. I never want to walk in theme for fear of blisters and scuffs. There is no room in my life for a pair of $1,000 shoes, but aren’t they beautiful? If I owned a pair, I would lounge around my own apartment basking in their glory, only sharing them with my most intimate friends. Hey, there’s no harm in a little foot fetish.

Style Stealer: Kate Hudson’s Cool Cropped Tank & Leather Midi Skirt

Kate Hudson, quit it, you’re killing me. The actress has been wearing the cutest outfits lately — did she get a new stylist? Even if you’re not ready to go down the crop top road — I talk a big game, but I have yet to actually wear one — this outfit would be just as cute with a full-length tank tucked into the high-waisted skirt, not to mention hot on women of any size. I also love the minimalism of the neutral palette — very chic. Details below! Keep reading »

Anya Hindmarch Uses Solange/Jay Z Fight To Sell Handbag

Anya Hindmarch Uses Solange/Jay Z Fight To Sell Handbag
On Jay Z & Solange's Fight
Some Thoughts On That Jay Z/Solange Brawl, Female-On-Male Violence & Fights Between Siblings
Some thoughts on female-on-male violence and fights between family. Read More »

The Standard Hotel employee who sold the security cam video of Solange Knowles and Jay Z’s fight to TMZ for an alleged $250K is not the only person hoping to profit from Elevator-gate. Designer Anya Hinchmarch, who made the handbag Solange used in her flailing attempt at fighting her brother-in-law, tweeted a new ad for the Crisp Packet Clutch, calling it “worth fighting for.” I’ll admit this made me giggle a little, but I also think it’s kinda gross to profit off of an inexcusable moment of violence. Even grosser: this stupid purse not only doesn’t come with potato chips inside, but costs a whopping $1600. DA. FUCK. [Naughty But Nice Rob]

Fashion Math: Biker Jackets + Flowy Midi Skirts

Who says models aren’t smart? Adriana Lima gets an A+ in Fashion Math for this fantastic spring ensemble, combining a floaty below-the-knee skirt with a cropped moto jacket. Another way of looking at this equation: Tough + Feminine = Perfection. Get out your calculator, here are 10 versions to consider…

Fashion Porn: Clutch It!

Fashion Porn: Clutch It! (GIF)


We all do it. We walk by the glittery department store windows and can’t help but stop and ogle that sexy bag in the window. You know intimacy is unlikely, but you can’t look away. You acknowledge it’s out of your league, but you can feel the excitement growing as your imagination runs wild. A week later you find yourself pinning it to your wish list, and peeking when no one’s watching. Maybe someday, that bag will be yours…

Compassionate Fashion: Hands-Free Bags From Hipsters For Sisters

Compassionate Fashion: Hipsters For Sisters

Hipsters for Sisters is an accessories company founded by designer Debra Denniston and her two daughters. Their mission is to “liberate women from their baggage,” and they mean it, both literally — they specialize in hands-free belt bags — and figuratively — 10% of their profits are donated to organizations that aim to empower and liberate women. Hipsters for Sisters’ belt bags are not only cute, convenient, and fashion-forward, they’re also made in the USA of eco-friendly vegan leather, silk charmeuse, organic cotton, and other sustainable materials. How perfect would these be for concerts, festivals, or traveling, especially to areas where pick-pocketing is a major issue? I’m already fantasizing about wearing one for my trip to Lyon later this year — mostly because not lugging a purse around will give me an extra hand I can use to eat more cheese. Life dream status. After the jump, get the shopping details for the three fab bags shown above, and check out all the awesome, ethically made options on the Hipsters for Sisters website! Keep reading »

Hi/Lo: White Eyelet Tank And Pencil Skirt Suit

Hi/Lo: Alexander Wang Eyelet Tank And Pencil Skirt
Hi/Lo: Black & White Mules
Hi/Lo: Black and White Mules
Shop the hottest trends for less. Read More »

This Alexander Wang eyelet suit costs hundreds more than my wedding dress! White eyelet never goes out of style, but there is no way in hell I would spend $1,000+ on a white suit. I’d have to wear a plastic poncho to protect the damn outfit from THE WORLD! I saw “Can’t Buy Me Love”! (Okay, so that was white leather, but still.) I’m getting anxiety just thinking about it. This eyelet tank and pencil skirt from Ann Taylor is 75 percent cheaper, making it a safer (on your wallet) bet for your summer functions.

Bow Down, Bitches: Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers Create Their Own “***Flawless” Video

Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers Recreate Flawless Video
Because #everyBODYisflawless!

Fashion blogger GabiFresh deals with her fair share of haters. As a plus-size woman in the fashion world, getting passed over for opportunities, being judged for her size, and dealing with vicious comments about her body are par for the course. After hearing Beyonce’s song, “***Flawless,” and seeing the video, Gabi was inspired to use Bey’s empowerment anthem to make a major statement of her own. She said: Keep reading »

Less Is More: How To Apply Minimalism To Your Wardrobe

Less Is More: How To Apply Minimalism To Your Wardrobe

The wildly popular website Zen Habits debuted in 2007. Miss Minimalist started blogging in 2009, and The Minimalists followed in 2010.  There’s a subreddit each for minimalism, anti-consumption, and decluttering. There’s also one for tiny houses, and if you happen to downsize to the point that you can fit in 160 square feet or less, you can buy a mobile, pre-made tiny house – or build one yourself.  Suffice it to say, there’s a growing American minimalist culture.

There are a lot of great reasons to go minimal: Donating your extra stuff to charity helps other people. Buying only what you need keeps your expenses low now and in the future. It’s good for the environment — downgrading from a car to a bike or public transit cuts CO2 emissions, and recycling or repurposing your possessions means one vote for less manufacturing. People who are anti-consumption downsize because they question a culture of consumption that values people by what they possess rather than who they are.

As an adult, I’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the latest fashion trends — but I could never truly keep up. More often, I found myself in the maddening cycle of buying cheap, clearance-rack, last-season cast-offs that were never designed for my body type, having them get misshapen from wear or laundering, and going back to the clearance rack for more. This year I finally got fed up. I wanted to stop the madness. To do that, I decided to step back from the endless cycle of fashion trends, and apply minimalism to my wardrobe. Keep reading »

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