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Must Haves: 12 Super Sweet Pieces Of Snake Bead Jewelry

I hate snakes (why no legs!?), but I love snake beads — they’re the actual name of those cool interlocking beads you’ve been seeing on a lot of jewelry lately. The beads have a rather troubling history: The decorative glass beads were used between the 16 and 20th centuries as a type of currency. They were used in exchange for goods and services, but also used to purchase slaves. The beads became especially pervasive as the European slave trade flourished, and the beads began to be manufactured across Europe, as a means of acquiring more slaves.

Soooo, there’s that.

But! Aside from their history as a trade item, they are really beautiful and colorful, and we’ve collected 12 awesome ways to wear ‘em. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Simple, Stackable Tiny Rings

Silver, gold, rose gold, brass, pewter — no matter the metal, we can’t get enough of slim, stackable rings. Seen on the hand of just about every celeb worth her style salt, there’s nothing like a helping of subtle metallic flair to finish off any outfit. Some are more intricate, others are bare-bones, but they all look good on everyone, with every outfit, for any occasion. Wear just one for a subtle statement, pile them on for a blingier finish, or order them a size small to wear mid-finger; the choice is yours. Here are 10 of our top picks…

Must Haves: 9 Lacy Underthings To Make You Feel Sexy

According to the song from Annie, you’re never fully dressed without a smile. But I say, you’re never fully dressed until you’ve got something slinky and sexy on underneath. We recommend a lacy slip, bustier or bra-lette for letting your sensual side show (or not show, as it were). Check out our picks above!

Check out more sexy Valentine’s Day-worthy lingerie on our Pinterest board!

Must Haves: 10 Cute & Casual Plus-Size Dresses

I have no idea why, but I’ve noticed that “casual” plus-size dresses are often, well, not that casual. And while I’m really glad designers are making gorgeous silk sheaths in larger sizes, what are curvy girls supposed to wear out to brunch? Or to the library? Or the farmers’ market? Or, like, mini golfing? To solve this conundrum, I tracked down 10 plus-size dresses that are really, truly casual and really, truly cute. Click through to the gallery to check ‘em out!

Must Haves: 10 Fabulous Fit And Flare Coats

I fell in love with the colorful fit and flare coats Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama wore to the presidential inauguration, and now I’m dying to get one of my own to wear for important events in my non-presidential life, such as going grocery shopping. If you want to join the the fit and flare party too, click through for 10 cozy coats in fun, feminine silhouettes…

Must Haves: 8 Awesome Oversized Coats

Psst! Let me tell you a secret! The best time to buy a new coat is right now. Since it’s mid-winter, most stores are desperate to get rid of their coat stock, and you can tell by the deep discounts they’re willing to give. We have it on good authority that boxy, oversized coats are going to be so big next season — you can already see them gracing the runways — so we’ve rounded up a bunch of mega-cute, mega-cheap coats on super sale. Get ‘em while they’re hot and it’s still cold!

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