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Designer Spotlight: Melanie Auld (On Sale!)

Designer Spotlight: The Melanie Auld Sale

My name is Sophie Leon and I am addicted to online window shopping, which I guess is better than being addicted to just online shopping. I can’t help but open every “New Items!” email and click through every lookbook of the latest fashion porn. Every once in a while, a designer collection catches my eye, but my inner accountant sternly reminds me that my favorite item is out of my price range. I return daily to gaze upon my favorite piece and imagine what it would look like with my current outfit. Months later, if the item goes on sale and I am still obsessing over it, I consider it a sign from the gods. Today, my friends, is one of those days. Keep reading »

Shopping Strategy: How To Shop A Major Sale Without Losing It

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now and, like many major sales, the good stuff goes fast. In particular, anything that says limited edition, exclusive, or free gift with purchase.  The first area to be ransacked is the beauty department. Ever wonder how some women have 20 free makeup pouches and a never-ending supply of brand name makeup remover? It’s because they know what they want and how to get it. Keep reading »

Packing Light: 6 Summer Getaway Essentials

Ever notice how when men and women go away for a long weekend, most women arrive with a full-size suitcase and most men a simple backpack? What are we doing wrong? Some women over plan and pack for every possible social event and natural disaster. Others can’t decide what they need and pack their entire closet. Although I love to be prepared, I have learned a few tricks to minimize the size of my bag without forfeiting my options. Keep reading »

Happy Bastille Day: 15 Items You Need To Dress Like A French Fashion Icon

Happy Bastille Day, aka French National Day, aka a day in which I do two things with even more gusto than usual — eat cheese and covet the effortless French style of such icons as Francoise Hardy, Clemence Poesy and Jean Seberg. If capturing that cool French way of dressing is your M.O., here are the 15 French fashion icon-approved items you need in order to do just that.

Must Haves: 12 Simple Yet Sexy Shirtdresses

I have always found shirtdresses to be unexpectedly sexy, reminiscent of how a woman looks when she wears her man’s button-down to bed. There is something to be said for a full-coverage dress that could rip right open.  Plus, shirtdresses are super versatile — wear them now with strappy sandals and later with tights and booties.

6 Things You Need To Camp Like A Boss

When people declare they “hate camping,” I declare “you’re doing it wrong.” I camp like I am going to a rustic hotel. I pack the car with a week’s worth of booze and basically everything in my apt before I hit the open road. See, when I camp, I don’t compromise on comfort or fun. It’s time to up your game by investing in these camp side luxuries.

Must Haves: 7 Hot Summer Shorts

We all have a pair of trusty denim cutoffs that may or may not get washed regularly, but what about a semi-formal pair of shorts for date nights and birthday parties? I’ve rounded up seven pairs of summer shorts that make a stylish statement.

Must Haves: A Wedding Dress For A Wedding Guest For $100 Or Less

This weekend, Amelia and I are both attending weddings. As a frequent wedding guest, this particular wedding season has been a challenge. I have worn and re-worn every single dress in my closet. Last weekend, I offered Katie three dresses from my collection to borrow for a wedding she was attending, because she too, has more weddings than dinner plans this summer. At this point, I am on a mission to donate all of my old dresses and stock up on new ones at summer sales — here’s what I’ve found so far!

Must Haves: 7 No-Show Panties

We have all been there. You put on a pair of white shorts, stretchy leggings, a jersey skirt or a chiffon dress and proudly strut out the door only to realize that in the light of day, your outfit is straight up see-through. Your ass walks down the street saying “GOOD DAY!” to everyone it passes. And it happens more often than any of us want to admit. But the thing is, this is totally avoidable. There are several types of full coverage “nude” or skin-colored seamless panty options out there — here’s where to find them.

Must Haves: 20 “Comfort Sandals” That Don’t Look Like Comfort Sandals

After breaking my foot, I’ve had to rethink my summer shoe wardrobe. My closet consists of strappy heels I can’t walk in, T-strap flat sandals I wear every day, flip-flops, and gym sneakers. After breaking my foot, I need to avoid my heels, flip flops, and flimsy sandals for something with more support. At the moment, I am living in canvas sneakers, but I hope to trade them in for sandals. The problem? My doctor recommended I purchase “comfort sandals.”

Take a minute to Google “comfort sandals.” Are you seeing what I’m seeing, i.e. the ugliest selection of shoes for 90-year-old women? No disrespect to Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia, but I cringe at the idea of being a Golden Girl before 30. Where are the cute comfort sandals? After a week of searching, here is a comprehensive shopping guide to the cutest comfort sandals available. You’re welcome.

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