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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 in sizes 0-16.
4. Their simple, beautifully tailored styles are flattering and perfect for the office.

Click through to check out 8 awesome mix-and-match basics from their current collection that you’ll reach for again and again come Monday morning…

Becoming a better consumer
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Must Haves: Pyrite Pieces With Extra Punch

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 $40! — for your perusal. Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »

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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 jeans (mom jeans? boyfriend jeans?) would make a welcome, if unlikely, addition to any wardrobe…

Dad Jeans?
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Must Haves: Printed Jeans
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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? I rounded up 10 of my favorite faux leather pieces from the Nordstrom sale, including sexy leather-esque pants in plus, petite, and regular sizes. Click through to shop the trend, but shop fast — these prices are only good til August 5th!

Style 911: Leather Jacket
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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 bucks!

Must Haves: Swing Dresses
Awesomely Affordable: Super Summery Swing Dresses For Under $100
Get in the swing of summer in this breezy style! Read More »

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” in the summertime without the am I pregnant? effect of an empire waist. The style is also well-suited to the vertically challenged like myself — a drawstring means that you can pull a couple of inches of fabric out from the waist to make a dress, you know, shorter. Check out these 10 summery drawstring-waist dresses, from mini to maxi and everything in between…

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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 often produced by hand.

Take a look and then get out there in the water!

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Plus-Size Swimsuits
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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 looks great with a bikini top at the beach. Wear any denim skirt year round by adding textured tights, boots, and a chunky sweater. I could go on, but you get the idea, right? Click through to check out 10 denim skirts in an array of styles and sizes — all for $75 or less!

Must Have: Drop Waists
Must Haves: 10 Drop-Waist Dresses
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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 case) wrist, they’re not just gonna fall off while you’re walking down the street or something. This has actually happened to me. Behold, 10 of the coolest cuff bracelets ready to finish off your favorite outfit…

Cool Summer Tees
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Must Haves: 9 Pretty Plus-Size Bikinis
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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 the look of my unshaven underarms, which places me in quite the quandary indeed. Will I bro out in a tank top with my stubbly armpits, or will I wear a long-sleeved shirt and sweat out all day? There ought to be some happy medium — and, duh, there is. A good short-sleeved summer tee is not to be underestimated, and there’s certainly no dearth of cute ones. Here are 10 that I would like to see magically appear in my closet right now…

10 Summer LBDs
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