So Father’s Day is this weekend, as well as my dad’s birthday, and the only thing he says he wants is flip-flops. Fortunately, my dad is a pretty easy guy to shop for, because you could get him anything and he’d still feign like he loves it. Socks! Off-brand polo shirts! Gloves! No puppies, though — my mom and I learned that the hard way. As much as I imagine there are many dads out there like my own, who would rather be told “why don’t you just do whatever you want today?” (drink Red Stripes by the pool — hey dad!) than receive a material gift, there’s also dads who like stuff. I like to call this stuff dadcessories: wallets, watches, cuff links, some cool, casual man jewelry, etcetera. Here’s my roundup of ten fabulous, affordable gifts for the dad who’s into a little bit of embellishment.
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Chambray is like denim’s svelte, attractive cousin — a better clothing companion in the warm months than a pair of bulky jeans. And, chambray translates well as a great fabric for shirts, rompers, skirts and more. It’s breathable, lightweight and looks super good against tan skin. Try these 10 chambray pieces on for size.
Artfully draped fabric instantly makes any dress more interesting, and, as an added bonus, gives the illusion that it’s a much more expensive piece of clothing. With that in mind, here are eight of our favorite draped dresses, perfect for adding a little high fashion drama to your summer wardrobe. The best part? Most of them are less than $50. Enjoy!
Hawaiian prints were all over the spring and resort runways this year–from Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten and more. And now that it’s summer, it finally seems appropriate to break them out. While Hawaiian shirts might traditional be the purview of men, we’ve found girly, feminine interpretations of the trend for ladies. Check ‘em out!
I used to harbor an inexplicable hatred for button-down blouses. Actually, I can explain. I don’t mean the actual blouses themselves, or on other people — I actually would see other people wearing them and be jealous of how good they looked. The problem was when I would try them on myself. Suddenly, my shoulders looked broad, my boobs flattened, and my hips enormous. I continued to try them every once in a while in hopes that I would one day be the type of girl who looked good in them… and now I am! My body didn’t change or anything, I just realized that I was going for the wrong type of shirt. Starchy button-downs still look terrible on my difficult-to-dress figure, but it turns out that a semi-sheer, silky blouse might even be my best look. They don’t fare well for the summertime, which is why I’m turning to the sleeveless variety to carry me through. Click through for 10 stylish, flattering sleeveless blouses perfect for wearing right now!
The CMT Awards come but once a year — a celebration of all things country music. We’re not particularly huge country music fans, but we can appreciate the way country music has veritably dominated pop music these days — that stuff is everywhere. And so it seems not that surprising to see mainstream stars like Jordin Sparks attending and Kristen Bell co-hosting the event. Carrie Underwood took home the award for Video of the Year — and also won kudos for her sparkly outfit. There seemed to be lots of champagne-colored frocks on the red carpet, which worked for some, and not so much for others. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.
If you’re looking for a way to add a little sex appeal to your summer wardrobe but don’t want to be too revealing, a lace back tank might be the perfect middle ground. They show a peek of skin under a layer of feminine lace–the effect is totally sexy (not to mention totally stylish). Click through to check out seven of our favorite lace back tops in a variety of cuts and colors!
Were you a horse girl when you were younger? I definitely was, from my horse-sticker-covered Trapper Keeper to my short but sweet stint with horseback riding lessons. Horses are just so majestic and pretty, am I right? But they’re also expensive and they poop a lot. So maybe instead of owning one, let’s consider just wearing one, mmkay? After the jump, 10 horsey-horse-themed pieces for your riding pleasure.
Maybe it was the magical trailer for “The Great Gatsby,” or the 1920s lawn party invitation we just got in the mail, but whatever the reason, we are obsessed with drop waist dresses right now. Want to add this retro silhouette to your wardrobe? Click through to check out seven of our top picks!
I don’t know about you, but my summer sandals often get totally destroyed. So I’ve resolved to not spend too much on them this year. After all, they’re going to be headed to the beach, to the park, tubing and all manner of other not-very-hospitable places with me, so they should be ready to get wrecked. But hey, they should still look cute, too. I don’t want no stinkin’ four-inch platform nightmares, either. So that’s why I’ve found 12 pairs of perfectly cute, perfectly affordable sandals — all under $25. Check ‘em out!