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An Open Letter To Fleece Leggings

Dos And Don'ts: Leggings
dos and donts leggings
Celebs show us how to wear (and how not to wear) leggings. Read More »
Colorful winter accessories
Must Haves: Brighten Up Your Winter Wardrobe With These Colorful Cold Weather Accessories!
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Open Letter: Chin Hair
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Dear Fleece Leggings,

I wasn’t planning to buy you when I walked into a cute little boutique in East Nashville. In fact, I wasn’t planning to buy anything for myself. I was Christmas shopping for a few friends and had sworn on my rapidly dwindling bank account that I wasn’t going to buy myself any gifts in the process. (I have this terrible habit of buying myself 2 things for every 1 thing I buy someone else. Oops.)

But then, as I browsed the racks, earnestly looking for gifts for friends and family members, my hand brushed up against your waistband. Scandalous, right? You were so soft that I must have audibly gasped, because the store clerk looked up from the counter and said, “Those are fleece-lined leggings. Just wait until you feel the inside!”

So I felt your inside (double scandalous!) and immediately started moaning and groaning like an Herbal Essences commercial.  Keep reading »

Shop The Trend: Ombre

Meaning “shaded” in French, ombre basically describes color graduated in tone from dark to light or vice versa. And ombre is everywhere this season, from coats and sweaters to dresses and accessories. Here are some of our fave ombre pieces…

Style Stealer: Ali Larter’s Three Shades Of Grey

Ali Larter Style Stealer

Ali Larter is rocking the ’70s vibes in this outfit she wore out shopping recently. All the muted shades of grey contrast so well with that fabulous red fedora. Carly Simon approves, and so do I. You too? Read on to find out how to steal her style… Keep reading »

Watch This: Mannequins Modeled After People With Disabilities Challenge Fashion Industry’s Definition of “The Perfect Body”

Mannequins Modeled After People With Disabilities
"It is special to see yourself like this."

The traditional body shape of store mannequins is so restrictive and unchanging that a Swedish store’s decision to display a curvy mannequin was enough to cause an uproar. It’s rare enough for people with “average” bodies to see themselves represented in the fashion industry, but for people with disabilities, the chances of seeing a body that looks like theirs when they walk past a department store window hover somewhere around zero. To increase visibility and confront these exclusionary body standards, an advocacy group called Pro Infirmis hired an artist to create mannequins based on the exact measurements of people with physical disabilities, which were then displayed in a Zurich store window. The results were captured in this beautiful four-minute video. Here’s hoping the fashion industry takes the message to heart, because diversity — in any form — is always a good thing. [Huffington Post]

Must Haves: Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color Of 2014

Goodbye, Emerald Green. Hello, Radiant Orchid! The Pantone Color Institute has announced its new color for 2014. This year’s hue is described as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.” Hey, sounds good to us. We rounded up 11 Radiant Orchid pieces — clothing, shoes, accessories, and makeup — to help you get a jump on 2014. Click through to add some radiance to your closet!

Style Stealer: Olivia Palermo’s Black & White Evening Ensemble

Style Stealer: Olivia Palermo's Black & White Evening Ensemble
Holiday Style: Jumpsuits
Holiday Party Style: Ditch The Dress & Celebrate In A Jumpsuit
Stand out in these gorgeous jumpsuits and rompers! Read More »

Here’s what happens far, far, far too often when I’m working on a Style Stealer. I see a celeb in an outfit I think is awesome and I think to myself, Oh cool, this will be easy to steal — I’ve seen [INSERT EXTREMELY TRENDY KEY ITEM] everywhere! I embark upon my quest, searching for each item that makes up the outfit, only to discover that the key item I saw everywhere literally just days ago is somehow gone. Sold out, suddenly nowhere to be found, maybe never existed, whatever. It’s like I dreamt up the ubiquitousness of this item. But because I am totally ADD/OCD, I end up hyper-focusing on replicating that outfit, even though it’s no longer nearly as simple, and suddenly, three hours later, I have a Style Stealer that is cute, but probably better described as inspired by the original celeb’s look, rather than a remotely-close replica. I both feel like a failure (for spending such a ridiculous amount of time on something so silly) and victorious (for completing a task I set out to accomplish, dammit).

Such is the case with this Olivia Palermo look. That sleeveless white blazer? Everywhere last week, NOWHERE today. In my exhaustive research, however, I have learned that this item is also called a “gilet” or “waistcoat,” so it wasn’t a total waste of my time. Anyway, I ended up going with a regular ol’ white blazer with black details, layed over a black jumpsuit with a similar lacy neckline, and a jeweled clutch that is just as fancy as Olivia’s, but looks nothing like it. Ugh, whatever. Click on for the shopping details!
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Compassionate Fashion: 10 Made In The USA Basics For $100 Or Less

When you’re trying to find clothing that’s made in the USA, it’s fairly easy to track down funky, one-of-a-kind items from indie designers and well-made investment (read: expensive) pieces from higher end labels. But what about the basics, the stuff you wear every single day — jeans, hoodies, t-shirts, tights, sneakers, pencil skirts, etc? Luckily for us, there are still some awesome companies producing these must-have clothing items right here in America. They can be a little tough to find, but that’s why I did the work for you! Click through to check out 10 everyday basics, all American-made, all great quality, all $100 or less…

15 Items I Would Buy If I Was Shopping On This Cyber Monday (Which I Am Not, I Swear)

Cyber Monday 2013
Here are 45 online shopping deals to get you started... Read More »

I blew my wad on a rental car so I could drive to Pennsylvania with Lucca for the Thanksgiving holiday, which means I am banned — BANNED — from doing any shopping on this Cyber Monday, no matter how good the deals may be. But that doesn’t mean I cannot live vicariously through the rest of you. Here are 15 items I would purchase if I were shopping today, which I am not, I swear, I swear, I swear.

Style Stealer: Olivia Munn’s Leather-Topped Midi Dress

Style Stealer: Olivia Munn's Leather-Topped Midi Dress
Fashion Forecast: Moto Jacket
Fashion Forecast: A Cool Faux Leather Moto Jacket Styled For Three Different Temperatures
How to wear this cool moto jacket in three different climates. Read More »

Yes, Olivia Munn, YES. This is how you style a striped, summer-y midi dress for cooler temps. I am loving how her stacked heel boots and bad ass green leather jacket give the look an edgy, tough vibe. Like, during summer with flip-flops, this dress is all, Oh hey I’m easy breezy, just chillin’ on the lanai with a glass of pinot grigio, but during winter, it’s all, Get to steppin’, I’ve got a hot toddy to drink, it’s cold out. Or something. Anyway, steal Olivia’s style, after the jump!
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GAP Rallies Around Sikh Model After Ad Was Defaced By Racist Graffiti

Gap Ad Racist Graffiti

GAP’s #MakeLove ad campaign features a variety of diverse models, including Sikh actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who appears in a simple, beautiful portrait with illustrator Quentin Jones next to the words “Make Love.” The image appeared on billboards and in NYC subway stations, where unfortunately, the sight of Ahluwalia’s turban inspired some dim-witted vandals to deface the photo with racist graffiti. The word “love” was crossed out and replaced with “bombs,” and “Please stop driving taxis!” was scrawled in the white space. The defaced ad was spotted by a friend of Arsalan Iftikhar, a senior editor at The Islamic Monthly, who snapped the photo above. Iftikhar posted it to Twitter to show the world “how millions of brown people are viewed in America today.”

GAP responded the next day, asking Iftikhar to let them know the location of the vandalized ad so they could replace it. And then they did something really cool… Keep reading »

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