Leather is a huge trend this fall — and we’re seeing it materialize in tops. A look like this works best in a simple silhouette — one that is more about the buttery texture of the garment rather than an challenging shape. New York and Co. is one of several lower priced retailers who are getting in on the trend, and they have a great tee option in faux leather for a fraction price.
Maje leather tee, Net a Porter, $485
Red Label Faux Leather Tee, New York and Co, $23.99
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Last week, we asked you to tell us the story of receiving your first set of keys in the hopes of winning an exclusive Linea Pelle Suede Fringe Key Chain. You all had some pretty awesome stories, but there can only be one winner. And she is … painted_lady! Read her comment and three honorable mentions after the jump. Keep reading »
You’ve heard the old adage, “Good things come in small packages,” before. This might not apply to your tiny apartment or cubicle, but it does apply to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo. This single-cup coffee maker is made for small countertops. The Piccolo prepares hot and cold drinks, and you can customize the intensity of your drink with the patented Custom Control Lever. Nescafé’s easy-to-use flavor capsules also take the guesswork out of gourmet coffee. [$99.99, Nescafé Dolce Gusto]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee maker, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you get your morning jolt. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 22. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
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Lord knows my 2010 highlight was getting a personalized video message from the Old Spice Guy, aka my boyfriend, aka Isaiah Mustafa. (Not really on the boyfriend part, sadly.) If you want your man to look like the man your man could smell like, Know Your Meme has a handy-dandy guide to an Old Spice Guy Halloween costume just for him. Your dude doesn’t have Mustafa’s six-pack abs? Don’t worry, they’ve got a solution for that, too. (Horse not included.) [Know Your Meme] Keep reading »
True Religion has apparently been asking for what many bloggers see as shameless, free advertising. The denim company has been sending around these widgets, which promote purchasing a pair of Breast Cancer Awareness jeans, to sites, requesting placement. Writes one blogger on Fashion Indie: “I have nothing against donating money to breast cancer research, but I do have a problem with using it to get free advertising.” While True Religion plans to donate $25,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, that doesn’t really account for creating advertisements that use the image of breast cancer to get people to “Like” their company on Facebook or benefit from free shipping, as seen in the ad on the right. (And on top of it all, to ask other people to promote their brand free of charge.) This might just be another example of how companies jump onto causes just to promote their brands. What do you think? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »