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Fashion Math: Stripes + Floral Prints

Today’s Fashion Math — in which two fabulous elements are added together to form one super stylish outfit — is inspired by … myself! I know, how egotistical. But I liked my outfit today and think it demonstrates just how necessary it is to break certain old fashioned style rules about combining prints. My blouse is a floral print, while my jeans are railroad stripe (the stripes are way more obvious in person than captured by the photo above), and I think they look unexpected, but great, paired together. (I even through on leopard print pumps, but that’s basically fashion calculus and I don’t think we’re there yet.) Seriously, stripes and florals may seem like an odd couple, but as the following nine outfits demonstrate, they are actually a perfect pair…

An Open Letter To All My Full-Length Jeans

One Pair Of BF Jeans
One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Three Ways To Wear Them
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Open Letter: Baja Hoodie
Winona writes to the stranger who took the free Baja hoodie. Read More »

Dear Jeans,

I’m sure you’ve sensed a bit of an ominous cloud settling over your part of the closet. Perhaps you’ve seen the scraps of denim littering the floor of my bedroom. Or maybe you’ve noticed that your comrades are starting to return to the jean pile as mere shadows of their former selves — half the garments they once were?

Well, I’m sorry to say your intuition is right. Your days are most definitely numbered. You won’t be long for long. Because it’s finally warm outside, which means my cutoffs obsession has begun. None of my full-length jeans are safe. You’ve got another week, maybe two, tops. And then? Snip, snip. Keep reading »

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
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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
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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
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On Etsy: Dreamy Wrap Blouse
Etsy Spotlight: Dreamy Handmade Wrap Top
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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
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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 »

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