If you are flirting with the idea of mules this spring, consider a black and white, color-blocked pair as a great way to modernize this ’90s trend. These Fendi patent leather mules are exquisite and the color and texture contrasts create a clean, mod-meets-futuristic look. Unfortunately, I am unwilling to spend $850 on any shoe, let alone something that may be a passing trend! I think I’ll try Charles David’s version for $79.95 at DSW instead.
It’s been about 6 months since I vowed to overhaul my shopping habits and become a more conscious consumer. One of my main goals was to cut back on fast fashion, AKA super cheap, trendy clothes from stores like Forever 21, Zara, H&M, and Topshop that refresh their inventory almost daily and rely heavily on sweat shop labor. Honestly, I didn’t realize how addicted I was to fast fashion until I tried to break my habit. It’s been a bumpy road (and I still haven’t phased it out completely), but the rewards are worth it: my closet is less crowded, my clothes are better quality, and I feel better about where my money’s going. If you’ve been thinking of cutting down on your fast fashion consumption (woohoo! you go girl!), here are 5 tips I learned the hard way:
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I love a fun statement piece that can be worn year round. This Alexander McQueen romper could be paired with tights and a jacket or rocked solo, and is the kind of onesie I could picture being worn by preppy Taylor Swift or daring Lily Allen. Unfortunately, Alexander McQueen’s romper is more than my monthly NYC rent! Try Motel’s version available at British retailer Bank Fashion. Much easier on the wallet and just as fly!
Today, Rihanna arrived in the U.S. on a plane bound from London. But she did not travel alone! No, RiRi disembarked with the world’s largest backpack containing god only knows what. Weed? Dollar bills? Drake? You heard it here first. Teeny tiny backpacks are out, massive backpacks that could theoretically hide a Canadian rapper are in. [Photos: Fame-Flynet/Splash News]
Even if I had been, like, into sports in high school, I would have been screwed, seeing as I attended a performing arts school, where I could fulfill my physical education requirement with an assortment of dance classes. No, the whole high school jock culture thing is really foreign to me, and therefore kind of intriguing. I wouldn’t go back to high school for a million dollars, but I would spend a little dough to rock varsity style, which is super popular for spring. The key is not to wear more than one or two sporty pieces at a time, unless you want to look like an extra from a teen high school drama on ABC Family. Here are 12 pieces I’m currently jonesing for…
Like most women, I have 312 bottles of nail polish knocking around my apartment at any given moment. When a package of spring beauty products from Laura Mercier arrived at the office, I had mixed emotions when Sophie handed me a bright lavender nail polish called Reckless: Yay, pretty, expensive nail polish!!!!! and also Oh, I already have that color.
Yes, I have pretty much the exact same shade from Forever 21 called Grape Shake. I guess purple is a big color this season? But I’m sure you won’t be surprised one bit to learn that the $2.80 nail polish from Forever 21 and the $18 nail polish from Laura Mercier are miles apart in quality. Keep reading »
Sometimes in life, the only men you can rely on are Jim, Johnnie, Jack and José (along with some of their strong friends, of course). It’s okay to set aside your wine spritzer or peach-tini to opt for something on the harder side. And lucky for you, we know just the right cocktails to light that fire under your butt without making your face scrunch up like you just drank lighter fluid.
Frisky imaginary BFF Shailene Woodley usually eschews fancy clothes and makeup in favor of a bare face and casual gear, but when she has an event to go to, she turns it out. Here she is getting in on the jumpsuit trend, accessorizing this detailed Elie Saab number with statement-making gold pumps and a bright lip. Love! Get the details on scoring the look for yourself after the jump! Keep reading »
I’ve always felt a special connection to Lily Allen, because we have the same birthday (May 2nd, represent!), the same middle name, and we are both really good at rhyming. Obviously, we’re on the same page fashion-wise too. I love her mix of flirty, feminine dresses with more daring high-fashion pieces, and, of course, some comfy sneakers thrown in for good measure (we Taureans sure do like to be comfy). Click through to check out some of Lily’s recent street style looks, and if you have a May 2nd birthday, the middle name “Rose,” and/or consider yourself an above-average rhymer, please email me an application to join me and Lily’s Special Friendship Club.
In honor of Amelia’s current obsession with Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos,” this week’s Etsy Spotlight is a space-tastic galaxy print flask. Because hey, when your mind is blown by quotes like, “The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself,” no one’s going to blame you for needing a sip of something strong to help you recover. Science: we’ll drink to that! [$19.50, RK Grace]