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Hot styles and sexy fashion insights, tips, and beauty trends for real women everywhere!

Love ‘Em Or Leave ‘Em: Boat Shoes?

When I started seeing boat shoes in stores and fashion editorials I thought they were awesome — comfortable, versatile, with a laid back preppy vibe — but I quickly found out that not everyone shared the sentiment. My boyfriend, for example, who, upon seeing a photo, said, “I guess if you really like them, I could learn to like them too.” And my friend Katelyn, who was a bit more direct: when I picked up a pair while we were out shopping she grabbed them out of my hand and said, “Winona, seriously, you cannot buy these shoes.” I asked her why and she replied, “Because they’re ugly.” So, what do you guys think? Are you rocking boat shoes or wishing this trend would hurry up and sink? [Sperry Top-Sider Slip-Ons, $80]

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Shopping Guide: Searching For An Affordable Little Leather Jacket

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Why I'll never get rid of my hand-me-down leather jacket. Read More »

A couple years ago, I wrote a love letter of sorts to my hand-me-down leather jacket. But sadly, my little leather jacket and I are breaking up. Why? Well my too-wide shoulders have pushed a wedge between us. So now I’m on a hunt for a new love because everyone needs an LLJ. Whether faux or real, a little leather jacket is an excellent layering piece when the seasons change, and can elevate the look of simple jeans and T-shirt. So during my first search for an affordable LLJ, I stuck with a price of $250 or less and found 12 leather jackets that got my style juices flowing … maybe you’ll fall in love with one too!

Do Not Want: A Boney Hand Bracelet

Sorry, but unless it’s Halloween, I guess I’m never really going to get the whole skeleton aesthetic thing — keep your bones inside your body, I say! So this skeleton hand bracelet by Delfina Delettrez is less than appealing. What’s next? Spleen rings? Intestine earrings? Yeah, yeah, I know, I sound like someone’s mom. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Supermodel Lindsey Wixson Was Teased, Too


Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Wixson is one of the modeling world’s biggest sensations, but life wasn’t always Gucci, Prada, and miles of stark white runways. Before she broke big on the pages of W magazine, Wixson says she was bullied by girls in her class, who made fun of her for her gap teeth and height. “I actually had a group of girls who made a list of things they didn’t like about me,” she claims. But despite the early taunts, Wixson says she’d still like to return home to her native Kansas sometime soon because she misses her parents. “They keep me grounded,” she says. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Went On A Shopping Ban … And It Backfired

I’m fairly certain that I have an addictive personality. I’ve avoided drugs, gambling, cigarettes, and alcohol based on those suspicions, and likely will continue to do so until my dying day. But I got blindsided by my own addictive tendencies when I discovered the joys of personal style. After years of hating my body, I finally figured out that I could look and feel fabulous if I simply dressed to highlight my favorite physical features. It was an absolute revelation, and sparked a new-found, fervent love of clothing, shoes, and accessories. Soon, I fell into some pretty ridiculous and harmful shopping behaviors, the repercussions of which came to a head about three years ago. I had allowed my debt to grow exponentially over several seasons of frenzied acquisition. I’d begun making mental bargains with myself about how another $200 on the ol’ MasterCard wouldn’t make THAT much of a difference in my monthly payment, and I definitely needed those new Frye boots before fall arrived. I’d dug myself into quite a hole, and felt utterly incapable of clawing my way out. Keep reading »

Your Essential T-Shirt

At the end of the day, despite having a closet full of dresses, I am a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl. And once I find a specific brand and cut that I love, I make sure to buy them in every color; that way, on days when I feel like I have “nothing to wear,” I know there will always be a cute and clean T that’s ready and waiting. These days, that shirt is Madewell’s soft scoop T — the fabric is buttery soft with just a tiny bit of sexy sheerness, while the cut is drape-y and feminine. At $30 bucks — on sale! — it’s not exactly chump change, but trust me — you’ll live in it.

[$29.99 Madewell]
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