Posts tagged "shopping guide"

Fashion Math: Summer Suits + Statement Necklaces

Everyone should have at least one plain, well-tailored suit in their closet for interviews and business meetings, but that doesn’t mean you have to lock it away until such an occasion arises. For example, check out this photo from Dylanlex’s lookbook, featuring a suit paired with the brand’s gorgeous Sienna statement necklace I can’t look away!

By: Sophie Leon / July 31, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Melanie Auld (On 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,…

By: Sophie Leon / July 27, 2014

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…

By: Sophie Leon / July 20, 2014

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…

By: Sophie Leon / July 16, 2014

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2014

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.

By: Sophie Leon / July 12, 2014

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.

By: Sophie Leon / July 11, 2014

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.

By: Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

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, ha…

By: Sophie Leon / July 4, 2014

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…

By: Sophie Leon / July 3, 2014

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…

By: Sophie Leon / June 29, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Split-Back Tops

The best part of the split-back trend in blouses is that there’s such variety. You can find them in 14-inch long splits that expose the entire back to 5-inch long splits flashing just a little skin. You can wear them solo, or layer them with other tops to create your own look. Start clicking and…

By: Sophie Leon / June 28, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Beach Totes & Towel Combos

Summer is in full swing and I don’t know about you, but I pack for the beach like I pack for a mini vacation. A beach tote is essential, and must be large enough to carry my towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, beverage, brush, and a change of clothes, but adorable enough to carry around town. I…

By: Sophie Leon / June 27, 2014

One Pair Of Short Overalls, Four Ways To Wear Them This Summer

Short overalls! Overall shorts! Shorteralls! Whatever you call them, these babies — last seen during the ’90s — are hot shit for summer. Here are four ways to wear them…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 26, 2014

Must Haves: 15 Pairs Of Metallic Shoes For Every Occasion

Metallic shoes match everything, so why limit yourself to just one pair? From sneakers and flip flops to heels and flats, we have a shoe for every outfit.

By: Sophie Leon / June 25, 2014

Shop The Trend: Pineapple Prints!

My friend Alissa is obsessed with pineapples and eats them constantly. It’s her thing. For awhile, whenever I would see a piece of clothing with a pineapple on it, I’d immediately send the link to Alissa with a note: “You need this, obviously.” But then I started seeing pineapples on everything and sending her link…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 20, 2014

Home Inspiration: Petite Succulent Pots From Etsy

Succulents are low maintenance plants that provide owners the illusion of a green thumb. Unlike more temperamental plants, succulents simply need a few hours of sunlight and a bit of water. Because these plants have shallow roots, the planter possibilities are endless! The hardest part is picking which pot to plant yours in…

By: Sophie Leon / June 18, 2014

Hi/Lo: Flat Sandals For Summer

I’m sad. After years of depending on J. Crew’s Capri flip-flop as my go-to summer sandal, the company went and broke what was already perfect by pushing out a new version with slightly thicker straps and this weird supportive thingy on the heel. The difference between the old and new versions is marginal but noticeable and just…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 16, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Colorful Canvas Sneakers

I love summer sandals, but some warm-weather adventures are better taken with sneakers on. Canvas sneakers are a lightweight alternative and pair well with skimmer pants, shorts, skirts and dresses. Here are 10 pairs to kick it in!

By: Sophie Leon / June 14, 2014

One Chambray Jumpsuit, Three Ways

I recently bought a slouchy chambray jumpsuit and I have been living in it ever since. Its lightweight fabric makes it perfect for summer and I’m convinced it’s not just for lazy days — it can be dressed up for a hot date and styled to be appropriate for work. To show just how versatile this piece…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2014
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