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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…

Cool Summer Tees
Must Haves: 10 Anything-But-Basic Summer Tees
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Awesomely Affordable: 9 Beach Cover-Ups & Sarongs For $75 Or Less

Some ladiez have no problem busting around in their bikinis, but me? Not a fan. I like me some clothes, or at least a cover up that will take the pressure off. As you head out to the beach or pool or lake this weekend, consider a sarong. Sarongs offer a weird socially acceptable middle ground between fully-dressed and strutting in your swimsuit. I’ve dug up nine beach-tastic coverups and sarongs that’ll give you clothing, optional.

Girl Talk: Nude Beach
How going to a nude beach made this woman feel better about her life. Read More »

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
Must Haves: 10 Anything-But-Basic Summer Tees
These 10 tees are anything but basic. Read More »
10 Summer LBDs
Must Haves: 10 Black Summer Sundresses
No need to cast your black dresses aside in the summertime. Read More »
9 Plus-Size Bikinis
Must Haves: 9 Pretty Plus-Size Bikinis
Pretty plus-size bikinis DO exist! Read More »

Awesomely Affordable: The 7 Best Cuff Earrings Under $20

Remember those minuscule stick-on earrings that you always confused with Candy Buttons? Well, ear cuffs are kind of the same idea, as in you can plop them on your hole-less ear and still look kind of badass.  These suckers are popping up all over the place, and for many there’s no piercing required. So if you’re still afraid of the Claire’s piercing gun, or just want to wander outside the lobe, try out these cuffing awesome ear accessories.

Awesomely Affordable 11 Super Summer Swing Dresses
Awesomely Affordable: Super Summery Swing Dresses For Under $100
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Air Mail Earrings
Show your love for letters with these adorable earrings! Read More »

Totally Coveted: Sunnies, Starck Chairs & Super-Fancy Bras

Totally Coveted

Welcome to another edition of Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments! Keep reading »

Totally Coveted!
Totally coveted
What we were craving last week. Read More »
Sunglasses Must Haves!
Sunglasses we love for less than 25 bucks. Read More »

Awesomely Affordable: 12 Wonderful Wallets Under $100

Must Haves Wallets

I need a new wallet. I know I need a new wallet because I never use the one I have, and instead randomly shove all my cash and credit cards into random crevices in my purse. You can imagine how awkward and cumbersome this can be, especially when you’re at a checkout counter and you’re pulling random dollar bills and sweater lint from your bag. That’s why I’ve dug deep and found 12 affordable-ish wallet options (guys, real leather does not come cheap), to get your — and my — wallet game looking tight.

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Dealbreaker: Wallet
He forgot his wallet...on purpose. Read More »
DIY: Macaron Coin Purses
Carry your coins in your favorite cookie! Read More »

Compassionate Fashion: 9 Gorgeous Made-In-New-York Dresses By Nanette Lepore

I’m well acquainted with designer Nanette Lepore because I’ve lusted after many of her gorgeous dresses while browsing the racks at my favorite department stores. But before I read the amazing book Overdressed, I didn’t know that Lepore was one of the few designers who still produces the majority of her clothing in the USA — to be exact, 80% of her line is made in New York City. This manufacturing decision comes at a price: most of her pieces retail for between $250 and $400, but you’re paying for good craftsmanship, better fabric quality, and the assurance that the people who make your clothes are being compensated fairly. If you’ve been saving up for a really special dress, I would suggest taking a gander at Nanette Lepore’s offerings. Click through to check out some of my favorites!

Thrifting Tips!
Thrift Shopping
Five pieces of advice for hesitant thrifters! Read More »
Compassion Fashion: KK
Dresses from sustainable designer Karen Kane. Read More »

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
Must Haves: 10 Black Summer Sundresses
No need to cast your black dresses aside in the summertime. Read More »
9 Plus-Size Bikinis
Must Haves: 9 Pretty Plus-Size Bikinis
Pretty plus-size bikinis DO exist! Read More »
8 Sweet Summer Dresses
Summer Dress
In pretty pastels and otherwise. Read More »

Awesomely Affordable: 11 Super Summery Swing Dresses For Under $100

I’ve made it my goal in life never to feel the uncomfortable, sweaty tug of a waistband ever again. That shit is for amateurs. If you really want to dress like a full-time comfortable hobo (which yes, I do) you need to invest in a couple-few swing dresses. Swing dresses are espesh good for summer, because they allow for maximum clothing air flow with a minimum of gross sticky fabric sticking to your ribs.  After the jump, 11 swing dresses that’ll keep you cool all summer long.

 

Must Haves: 10 Black Summer Sundresses

As I write this, I am committing a moral transgression of sartorial infidelity: I’m cheating on my ever-faithful black-filled wardrobe today with a pink floral sundress, and I feel just terrible about it. It wasn’t until I left the house that the reality — and, with it, the guilt — set in. I’ll be spending the remainder of the day coming up with a variety of ways to repent for my style sins, so don’t be surprised if you spot me at confession. But first, let’s start with these 10 black summer dresses that I totally could have (and should have) worn today …

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