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Shopping Guide: Summer Stripes

We love stripes all year round, but they feel especially right during  the warmer months. Luckily stores are currently packed to the gills with stripes of all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 stripey pieces in bright colors and summery silhouettes, from dresses and skirts to the cutest slip-on sneakers ever …

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Mom With A Green Thumb

Does your mom prefer outdoors to in? Does she treat her rose bushes with the kind of love you thought was only reserved for future grandchildren? Does she scoff at store bought tomatoes and lettuce? Sounds like you’ve got a mom with a green thumb. Here are 10 gifts that are perfect for her this Mother’s Day…

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Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pieces From Dronning Vintage

If you’re looking for fabulous vintage clothing, look no further than Dronning Vintage, a well-edited Etsy shop packed full of gorgeous feminine pieces like 50s party dresses and polka dot skirts. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite finds…

Shopping Guide: 10 Light & Loose Summer Tees

I’m having an unimaginably difficult time believing that spring is upon us, let alone the fact that summer is a little more than a month away, but the weather forecast says it’s true: it’s getting Hot in Herre. Yeah, just a little 2002 throwback right there. Anyway, I’m not really an outdoors person, so with the change of seasons I’m mostly concerned with what I’m going to wear. Like, really concerned — I live in constant fear of being too hot or too cold. When the temperatures start hitting the top of the chart, it comes time to keep things cool with cutoffs and tank tops. Thing is, I have an irrational neuroses about my armpits: I want them safely hidden in a sleeve of sorts. This gets a little weird, especially in the context of pounding the boiling pavement of a New York City summer, so I’ve taken to investing in a certain type of top. I like them short-sleeved (but not capped!), loose-fitting, and diaphanous in easy, breezy fabrics, but not too sheer or gauzy lest they be too easily destroyed. Is that too much to ask? Whether you share my armpit-phobia or are just in search of a more work-friendly alternative to casual tanks, look no further.

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Picks From Brandy Melville

I first discovered the Italian label Brandy Melville during a trip to Santa Monica last summer. I was strolling along the Third Street Promenade when I came across the store, and I had an instinctual reflex to go in. Immediately. From the aesthetics and quality of the trendy clothes, I thought they would have exorbitant price tags like that of a similarly styled shop, LF. Not so — think boutique looks at just above Forever 21 prices. All of the clothes, except denim, are one-size-fits-most, subscribing to a loose-fitting, laid-back philosophy that made me want to buy everything. When I came back to New York, I was thrilled to discover their Soho store, but to my chagrin their online retailing was little more than an intro page. Sometime in the last six months, they gave it a revamp to offer e-commerce, so now Brandy is available to everyone. The one-size mantra makes it beyond easy to shop tanks, tops, and dresses, and I couldn’t be happier. Here are my ten favorite summer-ready pieces available online right now.

Shopping Guide: Retro Plus-Size Dresses

If you’re searching for style inspiration for spring and summer, try looking to the past. Silhouettes and prints from the 40s through the ’70s will instantly add a playful feel to your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for something casual or special occasion, we found 7 gorgeous dresses to flatter and celebrate your curves. Click through to check ‘em out …

Shopping Guide: 7 Breezy Blouses

Lightweight blouses are the perfect garment for spring and summer. They pair equally well with trousers as they do with denim cutoffs, which makes them perfect for warm days at the office or weekend adventures. Click through to check out seven of our favorite breezy styles in a rainbow of colors!

Check Out Tracy Reese’s Collection For Anthropologie

We’ve been big fans of Tracy Reese for a long time. Her dresses are girly, pretty and the epitome of feminine charm. So we were especially thrilled to learn she’d be doing a capsule collection for Anthropologie. Reese’s seven-piece collection is part of Anthro’s Made In Kind series, where the company teams up with lesser-known and smaller design houses to create limited collaborations. Check out Reese’s designs in the slideshow above!

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Items From Mango For $50 Or Less

Mango, the Spanish retailer which, somewhat recently, set up shop in the US, also has an awesome website for online shoppers. Their summer collection is bright, flattering, and so affordable that we had really tough time narrowing it down to just 10 pieces for less than $50. Click through to check out our picks!

7 Awesome Items From Isaay.com — Plus, Win A $500 Gift Card!

Hey laaaaaadiezzzzzz … spring has arrived, summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to add some fun, fabulous pieces to your warm weather wardrobe. The generous folks at chic online retailer Isaay.com are giving one lucky Frisky reader a $500 gift card to spend on anything on the site. Enter to win here (see official rules here) — and check out seven of our favorite pieces currently for sale on Isaay.com.

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