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Earlier this week stylist Stefany Mohebban raided my closet and helped me find some hot, new looks hiding in my existing wardrobe. While she was working magic on my wardrobe, I asked her to take a peek and tell me what I was missing. I always try to shop for stuff I need, but I… READ MORE »


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Pussy bows: It’s a funny term, but yes, that’s actually the official name for shirts featuring big, feminine tie bows on the front. We happen to love pussy bows, and think they’re the perfect way to jazz up the same old shirt and trousers combo, but you’ve gotta have the right one. That’s why we’ve… READ MORE »


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The next greatest collaboration? We’re betting on Karen Walker’s new affordable collection for Anthropologie. A new lookbook featuring the 35 or so pieces she designed for the store is out, and we’ve selected our favorite nine dresses, tops and skirts. Called “Hi There by Karen Walker,” the line will be available in Anthropologie stores throughout… READ MORE »


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This week, we had the first little bit of winter snowfall in New York, and that got us thinking about how we’ll be trudging through another few months of sludge. Which is why we need some color, and stat! These shoes, when worn with dark tights, should do the trick. There’s a color for every… READ MORE »


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As of a few days ago, my face has become very, very dry. Until then, I was the poster girl for oily/combination blemish-prone skin, and I’ve always taken great care to stay as freakishly matte as possible. It seems like the hellish combination of cold, blustery weather and my take-no-prisoners approach to anti-acne skincare has… READ MORE »


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I’ve never met a pair of leather leggings I didn’t like, but they are, shall we say, an investment piece. A soft, flattering, fitted pair can set you back like you wouldn’t believe, but they look so goooood. The newest trend that I can get behind is these coated skinny jeans, as seen on the… READ MORE »


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You can’t tell just by looking at me, but I live and breathe fashion. I follow all the right blogs, know all the right names, and stalk Style.com like a savant. I whittle away days on the internet amassing perfunctory “wishlists” of items I will never be able to afford, and I have forgone meals… READ MORE »


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Patterned leggings are a simple way to seem dressed up without putting a whole heck of a lot more effort into your outfit. If you’re going to go with a crazy patterned bottom, keep the rest of your outfit plain and basic. Or else you’ll look like a clown. Which, you know, might be your… READ MORE »


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One awesome cuff bracelet can be as effective an accessory as ten slight, skinny bangles. Behold, 10 thick, totally terrific statement bracelets that do the talking for you. … READ MORE »


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Embroidery is a great detail — it adds such a feminine, retro feel to clothing and accessories. Luckily for us, it’s having something of a moment right now, so it can be found on everything from dresses to tights to Dr. Martens boots. We rounded up eight lovely ways to work the trend into your… READ MORE »


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You know what part of my body I like that doesn’t get enough attention? No, not my vagina, although that’s true too. I’m actually talking about my wrists. I like my wrists and I especially like comfy cozy sweaters that keep me warm but leave them exposed. Here are 13 such sweaters. I shall take… READ MORE »


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As you might have noticed, my navy blue cardigan from Anthropologie is pretty much a staple for me. Navy is a great alternative to boring black, but is neutral enough that you can pair it with virtually anything. As such, I resolve to add more navy to my wardrobe in 2012 — and I think… READ MORE »


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You’ve been sooooo good all holiday season, spending your hard-earned cash on gifts for friends and family. Isn’t it about time you splurged on a little something-something for yourself? Yeah, we thought so too. That’s why we’ve assembled 50 bangin’ long-sleeved dresses, all for $50 bucks or less. These frocks are seasonally appropriate and won’t… READ MORE »


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Stop what you’re doing. Do you have your New Year’s Eve planned yet? Do you know what you’re wearing, at least? If not, take a look at these gorgeous party dress options — full of sparkle, print patterns and plenty of detail. … READ MORE »


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For many of us, winter means mini trips — to visit family for the holidays, to escape from family for the holidays, to spend a weekend relaxing on warm beaches or snowboarding on the slopes. If you’ve got a quick jaunt on your calendar, avoid overpacking and skip baggage claim with a cute carry-on bag. READ MORE »


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Cloche hats are a fancy alternative to your typical winter knit hat wear, and we think they should be considered more often. After all, where knit hats make your head look like the equivalent of a squishy ball, these cloche hats really class things up a bit and dare we say, make you look like… READ MORE »


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I am a lucky gal. The folks at online glasses retailer Mezzmer have offered me the chance to test out their “try at home” service in exchange for a complimentary pair of specs. Mezzmer allows shoppers to pick as many as five pairs to try at home. You simply add the pairs you’d like to… READ MORE »


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The season of holiday parties is upon us. What better time to ditch the predictable LBD and highlight your curves with a fabulous sequin dress? We found seven sparkling show-stoppers available in plus sizes. Just add black tights, red lipstick, and high heels to complete the look! … READ MORE »


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Picking the perfect holiday party dress is important. Not just any flouncy dress will do. You’re going to want something that’s at least marginally festive, sexy, but also not too holiday-specific so that you can wear it again someday. The 10 gorgeous dresses we’ve chosen hopefully fall under all those criteria, and will have the… READ MORE »


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The great thing about shopping for a foodie is that there is always some new gadget, gizmo, or simple tool that makes cooking easier. If she’s the type of chick who loves to bake her own bread, make sausage from scratch, and doesn’t think cheese should be anything but freshly grated, here are 10 gifts that will… READ MORE »


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