Who are you calling “Four Eyes”? Kate Spade’s tiny glasses pendant on a gold-plated necklace is a quirky way to show friends that you’re a smartypants. Or, at least, one stylish chica. With specs this cute, you’ll be begging for astigmatism!
You’ve got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children’s T-shirt to be sold with the words “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels.” When the T first came to light, Zazzle claimed that it was simply “a custom products platform, it enables all users to create their own products that feature their own content. In this way, Zazzle is an outlet for users to express their personal opinions and viewpoints.” In effect, it was simply a platform for users, but not responsible for what users created with its platform. Well, Zazzle’s card has been pulled by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, who have deemed the shirts “harmful to children.”
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One of the more difficult voids to fill in our closet is the role of “fancy-ish evening cover-up.” Something you can thrown on over a pretty dress or flirty top that isn’t business-like (like a structured blazer) or casual (like a knit cardigan). That’s where the silky shirt-jacket comes in. We saw a number of celebs — like Molly Sims and Rachel Bilson — rocking this style a few months ago, but couldn’t find an affordable version for ourselves … until now. Topshop’s Crepe Unstructured Jacket comes in three colors and would look perfect over a glam dress or a pair of jeans. Your shoulders will be warm without the rest your look suffering.
Gap has built its reputation around its classic denim jeans, but this fall, the retailer is shaking things up. The Gap 1969 collection will feature deep, saturated colors like the rust corduroy legging above. Gap has also developed unique washes. Its legging jean will be available in a gummy texture along with subtle camouflage and leopard prints. These definitely aren’t your regular blue jeans, but the corduroy leggings and legging jeans are just as affordable and comfortable. I lived in my Gap cords and black legging jeans last winter because they have just the right amount of stretch to be comfortable, but also hold their shapes.
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Just like Gretchen in “Mean Girls” kept trying to make “fetch” happen, the world just keeps insisting that Olivia Wilde happen. And why not? She’s gorgeous, catlike and the daughter of leftist politco thinker Alexander Cockburn, so sure. Emma Stone, on the other hand, is a sparkly, keen-eyed redhead with great comic timing who yes, you’d want to be your best friend. Together, the two will serve as global brand ambassadors for cosmetics giant Revlon this next year. No, this doesn’t mean they’ll be attending the interplanetary makeup conference on disgraced former planet Pluto (but don’t you wish there was one?)–it just means you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of these two, so get ready. Yay pretty ladies! Keep reading »
Next month, I will be traveling halfway across the world for my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding, and it will be the first time I meet most of his family. It’s a beach wedding, and the only style guidelines I’ve received from my fashion-challenged man are that the wedding is “casual and elegant” (though, frankly, I think it’ll be more elegant than casual). I’m envisioning a drapey, colorful dress (coral? royal blue?) with a defined waist and a plunging neckline, or maybe a beautiful print, though any two of these variables would do. I need to look good! My ideal price point is somewhere below $250. –Smalls
Ahh, boyfriends — not always the best communicators when it comes to letting us know what we should be wearing. Dress too dressy, and you’ll upstage the bride. Not dressy enough, and your boyfriend’s family might think you have no taste. Never fear, there are ways to make this work! First off, I’d recommend steering clear of certain “prom dress-y” fabrics that may come off as too formal, such as satin, lace and taffeta. Stick with a more neutral fabric like linen or cotton to keep things on track. Remember, this is a beach wedding, so you’re going to want to be comfortable. You’re also most likely going to have to wear sandals, and that will help better define what your options are. Keep reading »