WAIT! I know what you’re thinking — that culottes are just baggy, long shorts that cannot possibly look good — but please hear me out. If you like full midi skirts, you should really consider trying culottes because they give you the same silhouette — dramatic volume with a tiny waist! — without the risk of exposing your ass should a gust of wind attack. The key to wearing culottes is balancing the proportions of your top and bottom half — because culottes are so voluminous, you should wear them with a tucked in or cropped top. Heels, of course, look great with culottes, but I totally think you can rock them with flats too. I immersed myself in the mindset of a culotte-wearing fashionista and came up with three ways to wear this pair from Topshop. Click on to see all three outfits and then tell me if I’ve managed to convince you to give culottes a shot.
You’re probably sick to death of hearing about their husbands, but Ann Romney and Michelle Obama merit some attention, too. We’re not going to talk about their politics, but we are going to examine their wardrobes. In the past four years, Michelle’s risen to prominence as a fashion star, but Ann certainly is giving her a run for her money. After the jump, we size up the candidates’ wives sartorial chops.
TGIF guys! This week has been totally awesome, but still, we are craving the weekend. This weekend I’m throwing a huge roof party to celebrate the warm weather and my roommate finishing grad school (congrats Abby!). What are your weekend plans? Tell us in the comments!
Trolling street wear sites like Chictopia is one of my favorite online activities — after online shopping. Like others who are fans of these sites, I get inspiration for my own outfits. User FashionisaPlayground calls this look the “Fair weather sailor,” but I think it’s more suited for a daytime date on land. Although the shorts show off gorgeous gams, the look isn’t tarty because everything else — cleavage, arms, shoulders — is covered. So your date will get a hint of sex appeal but still pay attention to what you’re saying. Plus, the mixing of patterns — stripes and snakeskin — make the neutral palette exciting. Find out how you can get this look after the jump, and if thigh-grazing shorts aren’t your thing, a pair of Bermuda shorts would look just as cute. [Chictopia] Keep reading »
“I would rather die than have my fans not see me in a pair of high heels. I’d never give up my wigs and hats for anything.”
– Lady Gaga, who appeared on “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross” and discussed just how tragic it would be if she were seen taking out the trash or sans outlandish costumes. Apparently, the world would end if we saw her in a pair of jeans. [Yahoo] Keep reading »
After way more time than I care to admit, I finally found a dress to wear tonight at the little New Year’s Eve get-together I’m hosting. In honor of tonight’s blue moon, I decided on this blue dress from French Connection. OK, full disclosure: I didn’t actually make the blue moon connection until after I purchased the dress, but seeing as my husband will be wearing his fabulous baby blue tuxedo purchased a couple months ago at a vintage sale, I think we can successfully claim a blue moon theme. I’m going to pair the dress with this necklace, opaque tights, and black patent leather heels, and if I can manage to get a good picture, I’ll post it next week. But, more important, what are you wearing tonight? We’d love to see you all gussied up in your New Year’s best, so send us a photo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll put together a slideshow next week like the one we did for your awesome Halloween costumes. Have a safe and wonderful new year, everyone! Keep reading »