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I Wanna Dress Like: “The Breakfast Club”

Well I don’t want to dress like all the characters from this classic from 1985, just Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald) and Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy). They both have such distinct looks, yet their style can be reinterpreted for today. Keep reading »

Crave: Rae Dunn Custom Napkin Rings

Every once in a while we stumble upon an item that isn’t necessary, but it brings something to the table. Napkin rings aren’t essential the way food is, but it’s hard to resist this brilliant design by Etsy artist Rae Dunn. Handcrafted and imprinted into clay, these chunky rings can be customized with either her foodie words or your own. Dinner’s at 7pm – don’t be late. [$112 for 8, Etsy] Keep reading »

“Lars And The Real Girl”-Inspired Jackets

Blowup dolls will keep you warm — especially when they’re turned into fresh track jackets. Dutch designer (and über hottie) Sander Reijgers has had his way with a whole lot of blowup dolls and then repurposed them into stylish, if unusual, threads. The Mama Anders line is made for both women and men, and the clever craftsman from the Netherlands isn’t shy about using the nether regions of these dolls for decorative small pockets. He also uses the fishnet stockings for pattern and the dolls’ noggins make nifty “eyes in the back of your head” hoodies. These are really the only blowup dolls we’d be cool with our significant other slipping into. [World of Wonder] Keep reading »

Pay Tribute To Michelle Obama’s Style Without Wearing A Cheap Knockoff

The Michelle Obama-focused style blog Mrs. O is getting into the Obama-inspired fashion business. Don’t worry, the site hasn’t become completely tasteless and started selling knockoffs of her outfits. Instead, they’re copying her in a cheeky way, by putting her style on an American Apparel shirt. The Mrs. O T-shirt is a trompe l’oeil interpretation of Obama’s final presidential debate outfit, a Maria Pinto dress worn with three Erickson Beamon flora brooches pinned to a single strand of peals. The limited edition shirt will be available for $30 starting today, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Operation USO Care Package, an initiative the real Mrs. O supported in her 2008 holiday greeting. Keep reading »

Lucky Makes Shopping Even Easier

Even though its sister magazine Domino folded last week, Lucky will continue to bring readers their shopping fix, and now they’ll even do the legwork for you. Today the magazine launched a free iPhone application, Lucky at Your Service Digital Concierge, that helps you find clothes featured in the magazine at a store near you. Right now, the application features the more than 70 shoes listed in its March shoe guide and lets users shop by type, brand, color, and size. After you’ve found something you want, just click the “Find It Near You” button and it will either use GPS or a ZIP code to determine a where your shoe of choice is available. You can even call and have them put on hold. Just one way Lucky is trying to do their part to help the economy bounce back! (We just hope that giving away the service for free doesn’t put the magazine out of business.) Keep reading »

DIY: Instant Art

Looking to make your cell of an apartment a little less depressing without pissing off your crotchety landlord? Painting your blues away will also mean kissing your deposit good bye and those N’Sync posters are kind of unacceptable at this point. So what’s a budget-conscious girl to do?

Though the options outside of boy bands and large scale art are admittedly slim, check out Kate’s Paperie or Papyrus for vintage-looking wrapping paper sheets worthy of framing. Blown up maps and post cards, old school anatomy textbook images and embarrassing ’70s yearbook pictures are looking for a home at less than $4.50 a pop.

Slide the poster-sized sheets into cheap as hell frames from A.I. Friedman and just wait for your friends to jealously ask where you got your new art. Be sure to tell them it’s from a gallery in SoHo or Paris. Feeling just a tad superior is half the fun. Keep reading »

Hot Outta The Oven: Class Up Your Super Bowl Menu

Alright, ladies, 7-layer dip and a case of Bud was a perfectly swell Super Bowl spread back when everyone crowded around the TV on your bean bag and futon. But now that you’ve upped your style (and upgraded your digs) why not kick up your menu a notch? Don’t worry, we’re not trading out chicken wings for caviar. But thanks to recipes from Wolfgang Puck and other star chefs, you can add a touch of gourmet to your “Game Day” staples… Keep reading »

Crave: 1928 Jewelry

When you don’t have the money to buy a whole new outfit, it’s all about the accessories. For example, if you take a simple dress and add a jeweled brooch, you’re suddenly as stylish as Michelle Obama! The gems at 1928 Jewelry look as though you inherited your grandmother’s gorgeous baubles because they’re based on vintage jewelry from around the world. While you’ll look like a million bucks wearing this brooch, bracelet, or earrings, buying them will barely put a dent in your bank account. [prices vary, 1928 Jewelry]

We’re giving away the three 1928 Jewelry items pictured above to five readers, but you have to work if you want to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 5 — will be awarded with a set. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Style On The Street: Jumpers For Adults

This girl is wearing what I call a “jumper” and others call a sleeveless dress with a shirt underneath. What a wonderful way to wear favorite summer dress during the winter! Just make sure to put on a slip underneath — my tights always create static cling with thinner, unlined skirts. [Weardrobe] Keep reading »

The Perfect T-Shirts For Every Kind of Valentine’s Day

Looking for just the right T-shirt to fit your Valentine’s Day mood? Every Little Counts has a selection of graphic T’s that work with any Valentine’s situation — whether you’re on the prowl, in love, or ready to get busy. Feel like making love? This one‘s for you. If you’re coming off a breakup, love hangover may do the trick. A violent, sensual, sensitive girl? Here you go. If you’re hunting for totally, tenderly, tragic Mr. Right, this might help. Or, maybe you just want to make out. The line was created by Amy Snider, a Los Angeles-based designer, who’s also a blogger. [Every Little Counts] Keep reading »

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