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Must Haves: Secret An Early Spring With Pretty Pastels

This winter has turned me into one of those people who complains about the weather, either aloud or on social media, on a daily basis. Hourly, even, on single digit temperature days. And I’m sick of it. Of the weather, yes (there goes today’s complaint!), but also of being so disgruntled about the weather, because it’s not changing anything. You know what might change things? A positive attitude! That’s what that stupid book The Secret says, right? There’s that old adage, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Well, what if we tried dressing for the weather we want — warm and breezy spring! — instead of the weather we have? Okay, so putting on sandals when it’s snowing is a bit extreme, but wearing pastels — one of the hot trends for spring — is a frostbite-free way to Secret the sun out. Here are 15 pastel pieces you can scoop up now!

Must Haves: 10 Bad Ass Bucket Bags

I really, really don’t need to add another bag to my collection, but an exception may need to be made for a bucket purse. Carrying one, especially in a rich tan or burgundy color, with a crossbody strap, gives such solid Francoise Hardy vibes. Who doesn’t want that?

Must Haves: Sexy Red Dresses For Every Size

Obviously, it’s perfectly fine to wear any color you want on your Valentine’s Day date – pink, yellow, black, blue, whatever! — but sometimes, it’s fun to take your fashion cues a bit more literally. Grab one of these sexy red dresses and watch your date’s jaw drop when you make your entrance…

Must Haves: 14 Small Crossbody Bags To Hold All Your Essential Shit

On the somewhat rare occasion that I emerge from my life as a shut-in and go out to, you know, a bar or a party at night, I do everything in my power to bring as little as possible with me. In an ideal world, I would not carry a purse at all, but pockets on women’s clothes are not usually big enough to comfortably accommodate an iPhone, lipstick, keys and my debit card. Usually I’m stuck carrying a clutch, but that means I spent a not insignificant portion of my evening worrying that I’ll set it down and forget about it. Also, having a purse tucked into my armpit makes it very hard for me to gesture wildly with my arms, and when I go out and socialize, I tend to want to do that a lot. The solution? A small crossbody bag is hands-free and stays on your person, so you don’t risk losing it. Gesture away with these 14 options…

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Pretty D’Orsay Flats

I have a closet full of heels and wedges, a couple pairs of workout and “fashion” sneakers, boots for the colder months, and I blow through at least three pairs of J. Crew Capri flip-flops each summer. But there’s long been a gaping hole in my wardrobe when it comes to work-appropriate flats. I recently bought a super cute pair of pointy-toed black D’Orsay flats on Gilt and it’s been sort of a revelation. Because on days where I have a really cute blouse on, but don’t want to clomp around in three-inch heels, I can put these babies on and still feel just as put together and feminine. So what’s the deal with the pretentious “d’Orsay” bit? According to About.com, “d’Orsay” refers to when the sides of the shoe are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot. The arch, you see, is the new toe cleavage. Personally, I love a pair of d’Orsay flats that also reveal toe cleave, but my feet are very slutty. Click through for 10 cute pairs of d’Orsay flats that will titillate every shoe fetishist in spitting distance. (Which may not be a good thing, but whatever.)

Must Haves: 7 Pretty Popovers

The other night here in Los Angeles, where I am working for the week, I was gettin’ it on with my West Coast booty call when he encountered a little problem removing my shirt. He was undoing the buttons on what appeared to be a button-up, when they stopped halfway down. Sitting up to get a better look, a confused expression came over his face. “Oh,” I said. “It’s a popover, not a regular button-up. I’ll take it from here.” I pulled it over my head, we got back down to business, and the next morning he left, armed with a new word in his vocabulary. Speaking of popovers, here are seven pretty ones that you’ll need to teach men how to remove.

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