It goes without saying that drunk online shopping can get you in all kinds of trouble ranging from the ha-ha kind to the way serious variety. But it’s not just when you buy, but what you purchase. While e-commerce has made all of our lives a hell of a lot easier–anyone miss the mall? didn’t think so–it can be a territory fraught with danger. And man, having to pack something up and return it by mail is a total drag. Ladies, don’t make the same mistakes that I did. After the jump, six ways things can go very wrong. Keep reading »
We’ve heard quite a few people complain that this season of “American Idol” is, well, lackluster. Where are the show-stopping, tear-inducing performances? While we haven’t gotten goosebumps listening to the contestants sing, we couldn’t take our eyes off Siobhan Magnus’s cute bracelets (which she wore with floral Dr. Martens). Lenora Dame designed the animal-covered decoupage bangles, and her fun, eclectic jewelry mixes old and new materials — and almost all of it cost less than $100. Click through to see four of our favorite pieces from Lenora Dame’s line. Keep reading »
Tonight marks the launch of Zac Posen‘s 24-hour Target pop-up shop in New York City where fashion lovers will have the chance to purchase their favorite looks, but the store’s already looking forward at their two newest designers. We already introduced you to one of the upcoming creators, Gaby Basora, explaining how you’ll fall for her precious florals and rompers, but there’s a second designer to get to know, and she’ll provide perfect accessories for your wardrobe. Keep reading »
Sure, it’s fun to play with the studded-everything trend that’s going on right now, but it’s hard to justify the crazy price tags attached to most of these items. That’s why we’re vibing on this animal cruelty-free, chained and studded carry-all that’s so right now, because you won’t feel bad when ladylike is back in and this moves down in closet rank.
If lawyers had half the fashion enthusiasm of Elle Woods, they might actually stand a chance of being liked. (Or at least, they’d remain one of the world’s most hated groups, but look good enduring it.) Because the Chicago Bar Association considers poor legal style such an issue, the organization hosted a fashion show called “What Not to Wear” where law students presented themselves before a panel of judges for evaluation of their court room style. Some of the critiques were harsh and biting, which isn’t surprising. Some objections: “The interview world is no place for a cheap, ugly tie,” “I shouldn’t know anything about your underwear… bra straps are meant to be hidden, and “Khakis were invented for men who can’t match clothes.” Amen to that.
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Big, mainstream brands like J.Crew and Target have done an exceptional job turning their images around with the help of artful styling. In the case of the former, Jenna Lyons and a team of hip stylists create the kind of frothy tableaus you see here and lookbooks to compete with any high-fashion brand, and the latter gets the job done thanks to collaborations with “it” designers like Rodarte. Forever 21 has evolved into a more sophisticated brand as well, attracting plenty of over-21s who want to buy into their sweet, oh-so-sweetly priced trendy goods. We love ‘em! But when it comes to the professional styling game, it looks like this season at least, they have failed. No really. FAIL. [Nitrolicious]
A few more puzzling Southwestern-themed combinations, after the jump! Keep reading »