Fashion is often a balancing act, and this Asos headband is a perfect example of how to do it. For starters, it’s a hair accessory that’s almost jewelry-like thanks to its gold wire form. Second, you get the girly “Alice in Wonderland” edge with a sweet bow, but the look is not too flamboyant or child-like. Throw it on as a subtle yet glitzy extra to an evening ensemble, or make it a classy and surprising touch for your everyday jeans and tee ensemble.
I instantly fell in love with Taylor Swift‘s Roberto Cavalli knee-high lace-up boots. They’re so chic yet rugged and remind me of Victorian ankle boots. Since most of us don’t have Cavalli ducats, I found similar boots in gray, brown, and black. Check ‘em out after the jump. Keep reading »
Urban Outfitters just got a bit edgier. The retailer has now introduced “Around the World,” a collection of brands from … around the world (if you hadn’t already guessed). Included in the mix are some hard-to-find labels and indie designers that will give a curated, international feel to your wardrobe. A few choice examples: Classic Parisian-chic line Le Mont St. Michel, Stockholm’s House of Dagmar, Scandinavian-sleek designs by Rodebjer, and New Zealand collection Stolen Girlfriends Club. The prices aren’t the mass-market values you’re used to at chez Urban, but they’re not all that bad either. (Well, and much less than a trip to Denmark or Sweden.) At the very least, you might find some style inspiration there! [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Even though the leaves are falling and temperatures are cooling down, it’s never the wrong season for sunglasses. I say this as an admitted eyewear addict: the other day a friend of mine shifted slightly in the backseat of my car and was buried in a mini avalanche of sunglasses I’d been hoarding behind her headrest.
“Do you really need to keep mirrored Lolita shades with you at all times?” she asked, picking a hot pink pair out of the pile.
“You never know,” I said. “You just never know.”
Here are my top three rules for the responsible and enjoyable wearing of sunglasses … Keep reading »
A bad economy makes for grumpy bosses makes for stress at work makes for emotional breakdowns in the bathroom.
Hang this pretty print above your desk and remember that it’s true. [$15, 8x10 Digital Print] Keep reading »
“[The Row] was something where we didn’t want our names on it. I even went as far as being, ‘OK, who can be the frontman?’ We can make the clothes and someone else can be the frontman’ … Instead, it was more about letting the product speak for itself and us being quiet. It’s five years in, and we’ve stuck to that model.”
— While most celebrity clothing lines are more like modeling jobs with a PR and design team doing all the work, Ashley Olsen tells USA Today that she and Mary-Kate wanted The Row to be non-Olsen-oriented. So modest and humble! [USA Today]
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