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Awesomely Affordable: 10 Pieces Under $100 From British Retailer Jack Wills

Jack Wills has been a staple brand for British coeds for years. But it’s just been in the last three that the company has made the jump over the pond and established roots stateside. We wanted to give you a look, and found 10 perfectly lovely English-inflected shirts, shorts and dresses — all for under a hundred bucks! Keep reading »

Awesomely Affordable: 9 Sheer Blouses Under $25

As the weather warms up you’re going to want to wear less. But maybe you’re still going to want to sport layers? How about a sheer blouse to add some interest and sexiness to your outfits without adding bulk? Pair with a thin tank underneath, or if you’re feeling more daring, a full-coverage bra. Either way, these blouses are so inexpensive you won’t mind sweating in ‘em a little. After the jump, nine cute sheer numbers to play with this summer.

Etsy Spotlight: Geometric Jewelry

Geometry was my favorite math class in high school, and now it’s become one of my favorite jewelry trends. I love the clean lines and nerdy vibes. Click through to check out 10 beautiful bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces inspired by geometric shapes, all handmade by Etsy artisans…

Step Away From The Sink! The Best (And Worst) Of Dry Shampoos

Dry shampoo, while not exactly a new commodity (drugstore brand Psssssst! has been around for god knows how long; seriously, I Googled it and couldn’t find out), has received more hype than ever in the past few years. I ascribe the uptick in use (and, consequently, offerings) to the fact that less women are washing their hair every day than they did previously. We’re now more aware of how daily washing can affect factors like hair color (especially if you pay good money to get it done) and condition (both dry and oily hair types can benefit from washing less). I, for one, wash mine three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I frankly hate to wash my hair because I hate to wait for it to dry, and I also hate to blow-dry it myself. I don’t know which I hate more, actually…

Anyway, on those days in between, I’m showering with a cap at night (come on, I’m not gross) and using dry shampoo in the morning. It usually only buys me a day (one dry shampoo day after another is not a good look), but that is one glorious day. I have super-fine, wispy hair and I find that dry shampoo actually makes it easier to style and work with whether it’s freshly-washed or second-day. Bottom line: I am a huge, huge proponent of dry shampoo, and I’ve tried so many that I consider myself somewhat of an authority (humor me, please) on the stuff. I’m also a terrible (really awful, seriously) snob, so if I like something, it’s probably pretty good. Behold, my roundup of the best dry shampoos and what makes them great — and at the end, if you’re curious, a quick summary of the ones that I would rather go greasy than use.

Must Haves: 7 Stackable Bracelets

A few years ago when fashion bloggers and stylish starlets started stacking tons of bracelets on their dainty wrists I was pretty sure it was a passing trend. Fast forward to today and the look is more popular than ever. Whether you’re just starting a bracelet collection or want to add some variety to your daily rotation, click through to check out seven bracelets that look fabulous worn alone, but even better all at once!

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Items Under $50 From Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins is one of the largest fashion chains in the UK, and late last year US shoppers finally got the chance to get in on the action online. The Dorothy Perkins website boasts an impressive selection of trendy, feminine pieces, and I’m especially loving their flirty retro dresses. Click through to check out 10 items guaranteed to add some British charm to your wardrobe, all for $50 or less…

Must Haves: 10 Summer Sandals In Neon Hues

Sometimes, all it takes is the perfect shoe to take an outfit from boring to blam. That’s why we’re all for neon sandals this summer. Pair a neon sandal with a khaki short and a white T-shirt and you’ve got a foolproof summertime outfit. We’ve picked out 10 of our favorite pairs for your perusal. Check ‘em out in the gallery above!

Summer 2012 colors
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Must Haves: 10 Petite Summer Purses

In the summer it’s all about keeping things light and carefree, so there’s nothing more annoying than lugging around a huge bag. Of course, a tiny clutch is equally annoying, if not more so — if something is not physically bound to me with a strap or handle, I will lose it. I promise. There’s also the question of what you need to fit into it: my list is pretty minimal, but it’s still more than I can squeeze into a tiny shoulder bag. The right bag must have enough room for my phone, my keys, sunglasses, a pack of Wet Wipes (yep), a compact, the obligatory 3-5 beauty products and, well, anything else I might want to throw in it. It’s a bit of a conundrum — small enough to not be annoying, yet big enough for all of my necessities. I know I’m not alone; this is a plight that all women must face come summertime. Fortunately for the rest of you, I’ve done all the dirty work and found 10 petite, perfectly-sized purses at a range of prices.

The Essentials: 5 Bags Every Woman Should Own

I love buying handbags, so I often find myself with a huge pile of purses and a lack of uses for them. My friends who aren’t so into handbags often try to make one bag work for everything, which means they’re cramming their laptop and gym socks into their shoulder bag. Since both ends of the spectrum could use some help, I’ve compiled a list of the five essential bags you need for a complete and functional handbag wardrobe. Click through to check ‘em out…

How To Choose A Purse
7 things to consider in your hunt for the ideal bag. Read More »

Must Haves: 10 Perfect Polka Dot Pieces

Polka dots! So cute! So spring-like! So much verve and personality! Wear ‘em, okay? They’ll perk you right up. After the jump, 10 polka-perfect options.

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