Posts tagged "must haves"

Must Haves: 20 Spring Jumpsuits & Rompers That Make Getting Dressed Stupidly Easy

The weather forecast for this Saturday calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, which means I plan on rolling out of bed, pulling on a onesie and making my way to the park with my dog for a day of lazing around. I am supremely low-maintenance on the weekends, so jumpsuits and romper…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2015

Must Haves: Polka Dots For Grown-Ups

I love wearing polka dots, and most of the time I could care less about how loud they look because I just want to look cheerful, dammit. Sometimes though, a gal wants to look like a functional adult despite her semi-whimsical choice of pattern. Click through for ten polka dot pieces that are fit for a grown-ass woman.

By: Claire Hannum / February 28, 2015

9 Spring Totes For Just About Everybody

It’s cold out. The rodent in Pennsylvania saw his shadow. We must dig in our heels and hunker down in preparation for spring’s eventual arrival. There are ways of coping with this. Pack a bag and panic-purchase a ticket to somewhere balmy, throwing all your floaty things into a bag and jetting off to a…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 6, 2015

Must Haves: 10 Bad Weather Boots That Aren’t Hideous

It only took 13 years, but I finally feel like I understand how to dress cute and comfortably for the face-numbingly cold East Coast winter. I have a couple truly warm coats, a pile of snuggly sweaters that don’t make my neck break out in hives and finally understand why the person who invented ear…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2015

How To Spend All Those $50 Gift Cards

I know that they’re often considered impersonal, but I love to get gift cards for holidays and birthdays. It’s the thought that counts and if you know I would much rather pick out something I will love/use/wear rather than feign appreciation for your attempt to pick out something I will love/use/wear, gimme a gift card…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

Must Haves: Triangles Are The New Black

Maybe it’s a minimalist urge, maybe we’re getting nostalgic for art deco, or maybe it’s a little bit of both — either way, geometric jewelry is evvvverywhere right now. It’s much to my delight — I’ve had enough flowery, layer-y jewelry and am embracing the super-versatile, super-wearable geometric trend with open arms. Check out the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

10 Holiday Party Dresses Under $50

The window for finding a perfect holiday party dress is closing in as the season heads ramps up, but the good news is that last-minute shopping means last-minute sales! We’ve all spent a brutal amount of money on gifts and emotional eating this December, so if your wallet’s in pain, take a peek at these…

By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

8 Rad Pieces From My Brand Soul Mate, Fly Art For Rad

Fly Art is the Tumblr brainchild of two women, Gisella and Toni, who have the art history background and pop cultural investment to be able to humorously pair classic artworks with classic hip-hop lyrics to tremendous humorous effect. Internet boutique Rad has teamed up with Fly Art to create Fly Art for Rad, a line…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 12, 2014

16 Weekender Bags For Your Next Getaway

In the hierarchy of bags, the weekender is an oft-overlooked gem. That’s a bummer, because when a regular purse won’t do, it’s the perfect midsize stand-in for the gym, work, and of course, a weekend jaunt. Shopping for them always makes me daydream of some spontaneous getaway scenario in which I decide to head somewhere…

By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

Awesomely Affordable: 50 Winter Coats For $150 And Under

Brrrrrrr, it’s cold in here! If you haven’t bought a winter coat, don’t shed a tear. I found 50 awesomely affordable pieces of outerwear! From faux fur and hooded to puffy and sleek, your chances of staying warm this season don’t have to be bleak. So click through this gallery and break out your credit

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Must Haves: 12 Cozy Sweaters To Get You Through Winter

I spend a significant portion of the winter months talking about how cold I am, how much I hate the cold, how I can’t wait for it to be summer, how the cold makes me want to die, how it seems like winter lasts twice as long as the good seasons, and, again, how much…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2014

Must Haves: 14 Of This Season’s Chicest & Coziest Cape Coats

I don’t know what it is about a cape that looks so sophisticated, but every time I put one on I feel like some classy winter minx who wears leather gloves and saunters around the Met every weekend. Freezing in winter weather doesn’t have to be all miserable, right? Capes make outerwear a bit more fun –…

By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014

20 Pieces Of Statement Jewelry That Will Make Your Clothes Look Like Different Clothes

I am a big gigantic proponent of only owning a simple, minimalistic set of high-quality shirts, pants, and dresses. It saves money in the long run, it’s versatile, it’s good for the environment, and it takes a lot of the guesswork, time, and agony out of getting dressed in the morning. My day-to-day wardrobe consist…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Blankets Masquerading As Coats And Capes To Swaddle Yourself In This Winter

As I’ve previously noted, there are few things I am just doing to NEED in order to make it through another bitterly cold New York winter, among them, a BLANKET coat or cape. A blanket coat/cape is just what it sounds like — a large piece of fabric that is ostensibly something you’d have draped…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 31, 2014

Must Haves: 12 Cute & Cozy Winter Staples From Joe Fresh

If you’re getting bored of scooping up affordable basics from brands like the GAP, Old Navy and American Eagle, check out Joe Fresh. I hadn’t really paid much attention to Joe Fresh until recently, when I saw a sweater I liked in a magazine and then perused their website, impressed with the affordable prices, seemingly…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2014

10 Items I Need To Buy In Order To Survive My 14th East Coast Winter

So, I decided to stay in New York City for at least another year, after a recent bout of depression made me realize I wasn’t ready to uproot myself just yet. I found a new apartment in Brooklyn that I’m really excited about (moving November 1), my friends and family are thrilled I’m sticking around,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Winter Essentials You Should Buy At An Army-Navy Surplus Store

One of the big things I do to keep my wardrobe minimal is to buy the hardiest, simplest possible clothes and gear I can find whenever I have the occasion to buy something. I’m already gearing up for winter because the upcoming winter in Chicago is supposed to be about as bad as the last

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

My 10 Obsessions From Emma Roberts’ Baublebar Jewelry Collection

Emma Roberts is a badass bitch. I fell in love with her style, attitude and sass once I saw her absolutely slay on “American Horror Story,” and now I have another reason to want to be her. Emma has teamed up with Baublebar to create a collection of jewelry that’s equal parts punk, feminine, earthy,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 2, 2014

Girl, Bye: 13 T-Shirts That Say It All

I know what you’re thinking: T-shirts with slogans or random phrases on them are juvenile, relics of your early college years that are best left in the past along with all those unframed posters and your dirty plastic bong. And you’re right! Mostly — there are exceptions. On days where I just don’t feel like…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2014

Style Guide: Fall’s Hottest Coat Trends

The leaves are turning, a chill has entered the air and people are giving you weird looks when they see you’re still wearing flip-flops everywhere (okay, maybe that’s just me). It’s fall, which means it’s time to buy a new coat. Now, I gotta say, as much as I hate the changing seasons, I’m pretty…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2014
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