Posts tagged "must haves"

A Comprehensive Guide To Fall Handbags (All Under $300!)

It’s that time of year again. I’m not even going to say it. I will say, however, that we’re getting dangerously close to the point where it no longer makes sense to be carrying around tiny, brightly colored messenger bags and dainty clutches. No, my friends, we are officially within reach of carry-all hour. It&#8217…

Rachel Krause / August 29, 2013

Must Haves: 7 Quirky Cardigans For Fall

Would you like to inject your wardrobe with some adorkability (adorkableness? adorkablosity?) this fall? Look no further than a quirky cardigan! Whether embellished with sequined owls, printed with cute little hearts, or trimmed with lace, these sweet sweaters add interest to any outfit and will have Zooey Deschanel seething with jealousy. Click through to check…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 28, 2013

Compassionate Fashion: 8 Office-Ready Basics From Dobbin

There are so many reason to love the women-owned clothing line Dobbin, but here are a few:
1. They make all of their clothing in the U.S.
2. They use the same quality fabrics and factories as much, much more expensive designer labels, but keep all their prices below $200.
3. Most of their pieces are available i…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2013

Must Haves: Pyrite Pieces With Extra Punch

You might know pyrite by its other name — Fool’s Gold. It’s true, the stuff vaguely resembles hunks of unpolished, just-mined gold, but it’s way cooler than that — mostly because it’s actually affordable. Plus, we think pyrite has an edgier, punky quality about it. We’ve found 12 pieces of pyrite-y jewelry — most under…

Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Surprisingly Stylish “Dad” Jeans

Dad jeans: they’re ill-fitting! They’re man/woman-repelling! They’re generally unattractive! And they’re also really, really trendy. Trust me on this one, I live in Brooklyn. Worn with a cute fitted top and a dash of irony, you’d be surprised by just how stylish and versatile they really are. (More importantly: comfortable.) These 10 pairs of dad…

Rachel Krause / July 26, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Foxy Faux Leather Pieces From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I scoped out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the weekend, and one trend definitely stood out to me: So. Much. Faux. Leather. I’m not complaining! I love the look of leather, but I really love faux leather because it’s more affordable and more humane than genuine leather. Want to add this sexy trend to your fall wardrobe?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 25, 2013

Must Haves: 7 Stunning Sweetheart Dresses

There’s something so retro and romantic about a sweetheart neckline. Whether it’s on a va-va-voomy floral sundress or a simple, office-appropriate frock, it’s hard not to feel like Marilyn Monroe when you’re wearing one. Want to add this fabulous style to your summer wardrobe? Click through for 7 awesome options, most for less than 50…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 15, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Delightful Drawstring-Waist Dresses

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the drawstring-waist dress is the most universally flattering of all the dresses in all the land. There’s no body type that doesn’t stand to benefit from a cinch, and most importantly, it skims over the issue of what I like to call “barbecue belly&#8221…

Rachel Krause / July 14, 2013

Compassionate Fashion: 9 Sustainable Swimsuits For Summer Fun

Compassionate fashion isn’t just on land — it’s also in the water. You can help save the oceans while you’re in the ocean by supporting sustainable swimwear brands. The suits in the following gallery may cost more than you might typically spend on swimwear, but that’s because they’re made at a living wage, and are…

Julie Gerstein / July 10, 2013

Must Haves: Denim Skirts For Everyone!

A denim skirt is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you’ll ever own. Wear it with flip-flops and a T-shirt to the grocery store, or dress it up with heels and a pretty blouse for a night out. Dark denim pencil skirts totally work at casual offices, while a light wash denim mini…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 8, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Cool Cuff Bracelets

Accessorizing isn’t really my strong suit — more items on my person just translates to more items to be lost in a freak incident. Well, not that freak, I lose things all the time. Cuff bracelets are great because they’re substantial, and because they can actually be adjusted to fit one’s (unsettlingly tiny, in my…

Rachel Krause / July 6, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Anything-But-Basic Summer Tees

OKAY, CONFESSION TIME. (God, I feel like I’m always confessing! So much latent guilt!) I love a good breezy tank top as much as the next human being with temperature receptors, but honestly, I don’t necessarily feel like shaving my armpits every day in the summer. I also personally (PERSONALLY! YOU DO YOU!) don’t like…

Rachel Krause / June 24, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Black Summer Sundresses

As I write this, I am committing a moral transgression of sartorial infidelity: I’m cheating on my ever-faithful black-filled wardrobe today with a pink floral sundress, and I feel just terrible about it. It wasn’t until I left the house that the reality — and, with it, the guilt — set in. I’ll be spending…

Rachel Krause / June 20, 2013

Must Haves: 9 Pretty Plus-Size Bikinis

Earlier this year, blogger Gabi Fresh made waves when she collaborated with Swimsuits for All to launch the Fatkini. Inspired by the Harmony Korine movie “Spring Breakers,” Fresh’s collection is full of bold, bright color and fun styles. “I wanted to give [plus-size women] cuter things,” Fresh explained in an interview with The Daily Beast. “All…

Julie Gerstein / June 18, 2013

Must Haves: 8 Sweet Lil’ Summer Dresses

It’s summer. You’re sweaty. Time to give up on that ridiculous idea of a multiple piece “outfit” and just grab a cute dress and a pair of sandals (and maybe a boozy popsicle for good measure). We found eight sweet lil’ summer dresses that would be a welcome addition to your hot weather wardrobe — click through…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 15, 2013

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Summer-Ready Maxi Dresses Under $50

Why wear a maxi dress during the summer? It’s simple: Shaving your legs every friggin’ day gets so tedious. Plus, maxi dresses are a femme, flow-y way to stay cool in the face of 90 degree heat and humidity. Throw one over your head, slip on some sandals and you’re ready for work, the beach…

Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2013

Must Haves: 11 Wedding Dresses To Wear To Your City Hall Wedding

More and more couples are eschewing the pomp and circumstance of big weddings in favor of getting married at City Hall. City Hall weddings are super affordable (most often costing between $40 and $100), and are a quick and easy way to get hitched without spending a lot of time or money on a big…

Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2013

Compassionate Fashion: Mata Traders

So far, our Compassionate Fashion feature has spotlighted a company that still makes most of its clothes in the U.S. and a big brand that has found an ethical approach to overseas factory production. This week we want to shine a light on a fair trade company, Mata Traders. Everything Mata sells is handmade by women in India who are…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 30, 2013

Style 911: Help Me Find Work-Appropriate Shorts!

Lovely reader Elise left the following question on our Facebook page:
Would it be possible to do a slideshow on shorts-at-work? So many of the shorts styles are too revealing to work, wearing jeans all the time is way hot, and wearing skirts all the time is way too girly for my .com office! Frisky…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 25, 2013

Compassionate Fashion: 10 Not-So-Basic Pieces From Levi’s

This week’s Compassionate Fashion shopping guide spotlights Levi Strauss, a classic American denim brand. Unfortunately, Levi’s can no longer afford to produce all of their clothing in the US, but they deserve credit for the all the ways they prioritize worker safety and well-being around the globe. Levi’s was the first major apparel company to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 16, 2013
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