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Must Haves: 7 Sexy Lace Back Tops

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!

Must Haves: 10 Pieces For Your Inner Horse Girl

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.

Must Haves: 7 Stunning Drop Waist Dresses

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!

Awesomely Affordable: 12 Pairs Of Sandals Under $25

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!

Must Haves: 7 Cute Canvas Sneakers

Flip-flops and fancy sandals are obviously summer footwear necessities, but I’ve found that a cute pair of light sneakers will also get a lot of wear in the warmer months. Throw ‘em on for spontaneous trips to the river, evening walks with your BFF, or braving the dirt and dust at outdoor concerts. Here are seven pairs in a variety of styles and colors that will be totally trashed by summer’s end–but don’t worry, that’s the way it should be!

Must Haves: 10 Gorgeous Gingham Pieces

Gingham is such a sweet, summery fabric. It’s fabulous on warm weekends, and looks particularly alluring when accessorized with a tall glass of lemonade. Click through to check out 10 gingham pieces–from dresses to shoes to bikinis–guaranteed to add some old-fashioned charm to your summer wardrobe…

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.

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