Long necklaces are a magical part of the jewelry kingdom. They’re great for layering with other necklaces, look striking on their own, and — fun fact! — the long vertical line they create can actually have a slimming effect. Add one to a little black dress, for example, and oh man will you look like a tall drink of water. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that measure at least 24″ long and cost less than $50. Click through to check them out, and remember, contrary to what some stores would have you believe, a necklace is not a shirt.
It’s easy to get into an underwear rut, especially since cotton briefs are so comfortable. But every woman needs pretty lingerie in her life for the moments when she wants to feel special and throw practicality to the wind. Here’s the lingerie we’d like to wear around the boudoir.
Purchasing a swimsuit is something that most women stress about at some point in their lives. It doesn’t help that every magazine on stands at this time of year has a headline that screams something containing the words “BIKINI BODY!!!!!!” What does that mean anyway? For the curvaceous among us, it can be a truly frustrating experience as cute options for the zaftig body type can be limited. For the bodacious ladies, here are 17 super cute swimsuits for busty, bootylicious, broads to rock on the beach this summer.
I’m still not totally on board with the formal shorts thing. No matter the fabric, I feel like shorts are inherently a more casual choice than skirts or trousers. That being said, the formal-ish shorts that are filling the stores right now are adorned with a little something extra — ribbon belts, bows, leather trim, foldover waistbands or embellished hems — that make them seem exponentially more special than a pair of denim cutoffs. After the jump, seven options perfect for Sunday brunches with your girlfriends, wandering around an art museum, or date night with your lover.
Fall is a splendid time to update your bag wardrobe — your go-to straw tote is looking quite out of place right now. We’ve fallen hard for Gap’s Leather Tassel Tote, which can fit just about anything, including a laptop. It’s constructed well of thin, soft leather so it won’t add extra weight to your daily load. Plus, the tassel gives the tote a playful feel, whereas the unlined interior keeps the look rugged.
With fall just around the corner, it’s time to put away our open-toed slingbacks and flip-flops in favor of shoes that shelter our dogs from the cold. These towering Botkin pumps are the perfect shoe to take you from the office to happy hour — the round toe is demure and ladylike, while the detailing on the heel gives the shoe an unexpected tough edge. Plus, this rusty shade of burgundy is special but still neutral enough to match with anything in your closet. We’ll take them in a size 8, thanks!