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Must Haves: Sexy Sheer Panels

One of my favorite recent trends is the use of sheer insets/panels/sleeves/details to add visual interest and a little sex appeal to every day pieces. Using mesh, organza, chiffon or silk, these little windows expose a glimpse of extra skin, but in a tame, subtle way. Check out 16 cool, fashionable pieces I found with sheer panels…

Style Stealer: Nikki Reed’s Polished Pop Of Orange

Style Stealer: Nikki Reed

Well isn’t this just the most perfect work-to-cocktails outfit I ever did see? For starters, if you don’t already have some sort of stretchy midi skirt in your closet, you need one — they’re comfy but look polished and can be dressed up or down. I love that Nikki Reed kept things unexpectedly by pairing her stripe skirt with a bright orange-y red sweater, gold-accented accessories, and slightly sexier versions of the standard black blazer and pumps. Flawless from head to toe! Get the look for yourself after the jump! Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Elle Fanning’s Seriously Sophisticated Fashion Statement

Elle Fanning Style Stealer

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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Awesomely Affordable: 10 Things You Need For Spring From H&M

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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!

Every Dress Worn By Best Actress Oscar Winners, 1929-Present

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Style Muse: California Dreamin’

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.

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Lovely Ways To Use A Bit Of Lace

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…

Compassionate Fashion: Show Me Your MuMu

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!

13 Mature Fashion Icons (And How To Dress Like Them Now)

The other day, we were talking about mature women whose style we couldn’t wait to emulate … once we turned 50. But then it hit us: why wait!? You don’t to be in your golden years to pull off a fashion cape. You don’t need to have flowing, grey locks to wear a colorful head wrap. And you certainly don’t need cataracts to rock a fierce pair of statement sunglasses. Click through to see how to channel some of the amazing style that Anjelica Huston, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Christie Brinkley, Iris Apfel and other mature fashion icons are serving up daily!

Style Stealer: Kate Mara Keeps Her Style In Check

Kate Mara Style Stealer

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 »

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