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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 »

Lorde’s Style Icons Are David Bowie & Grace Jones, Of Course

“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 »

Must Haves: Secret An Early Spring With Pretty Pastels

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!

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 White Sneaker Makeovers

What do you get when you cross a pair of basic white sneakers with a little paint, a little lace, a few studs, some glue, and a sharpie? Some freakin’ awesome customized kicks that will set you apart from the crowd, that’s what. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite DIY sneaker makeovers!

Street Style Spotlight: 25 Stylish Women Who Will Make You Reconsider Overalls

My signature look as a toddler — yes, I had a signature look at age 3 — was a striped shirt, Saltwater sandals and Osh-Kosh overalls. (Plus a sweet haphazard bowl cut that was rather Vidal Sassoon-esque.) I still love having my feet as free as possible, and stripes are a regular part of wardrobe, but I haven’t donned a pair of overalls since they had a very brief resurgence during the early ’90s. And now, suddenly, they are back again. I am always more inspired by regular ol’ fashionable women than magazine spreads and runway looks, so I hunted down a wealth of street style snaps that show how fun and versatile a pair of (adult) overalls can actually be.

What do you think? Would you attempt this trend or should overalls be left in the sandbox?

Retrospective: Ranking Kim Kardashian’s Most Labial Outfits

After seeing a photo of Kim Kardashian wearing that ruffled leather skirt on the left, I had an epiphany: over the past few years, Kim’s style has been getting more and more … labial. To put it less delicately, a lot of her outfits look like a big ol’ vag.

Perhaps this is the result of letting Kanye pick out her clothes. Perhaps it’s some kind of performance art Rorschach test. If so, I should probably be committed, because I’m seeing vaginas everywhere. Click through to check out some of Kim’s most labial looks, and see if you agree.

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