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Shopping Guide: Travel In Style The Pan Am Way

Ricci on "Pan Am"
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OK, so Pan Am is now a defunct airline. And you might travel in coach more than first class … But that doesn’t mean the luxury the “Pan Am” show calls to mind is off limits to you when you travel. The following travel items will make you feel luxurious, glamorous, and refreshed as you travel … even if you’re squeezed in the middle seat.

Shopping Guide: Sequins, Sequins, Sequins!

Style 911: T-Shirts
An array of cute, affordable, and ethical Ts. Read More »

If you would have told us a few years ago that we’d want to wear sequins all over one day, we would have laughed hysterically. But now we’re adding sequins to the list of things we said we would never wear yet can’t get enough of. Sequins are a dazzling way to take part in the metallic trend and are totally appropriate for day when the other clothes you’re wearing are simple. For instance, if you’ve decided on a pair of sequin pants, then add a simple, white button-down blouse to contrast the glitz. Ditto goes for a sequin skirt or shorts. Sequin jackets look amazing with distressed jeans for day, but wearing black crop pants at night is a playful take on a tuxedo. Sequin dresses are best left for nights out and sequin T-shirts will become a wardrobe staple.

Shopping Guide: 9 Helmut Lang-Inspired Looks

Helmut Lang’s Spring 2012 was reflective of his signature style: primarily black and neutrals, with sheer overlays and asymmetrical straps and sleeves. In short, we love his looks. His prices, not so much. That’s why we’ve culled together this collection of 9 looks that give you a Helmut Lang-ian style without breaking the bank–including one actual Helmut Lang number.

Etsy Spotlight: Beautiful Bracelets That Just Happen To Tell Time

An understated timepiece in silver or gold is a classic accessory, sure, but it’s also a bit predictable. Why wear a regular watch–on a regular watchband–when you could throw on a gorgeous bracelet that just happens to tell time too? We’ve rounded up some of the most creative handmade watches Etsy sellers have to offer. Read on if you’d like to add a bit of pizazz to your punctuality…

Shopping Guide: 10 Super Slate Grey Pieces

We’re loving slate grey for fall. A darker, richer grey than usual, slate grey is a kicky alternative to basic black. Check out these 10 great slate options after the jump!

Shopping Guide: ‘Tis The Season For Plaid

It’s that time of year when the air is crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and we’re mad for plaid. Few patterns evoke the autumn season like plaid and we’re determined to stay chic with these 12 perfectly patterned fashions.

Shopping Guide: Searching For An Affordable Little Leather Jacket

Leather Love
Why I'll never get rid of my hand-me-down leather jacket. Read More »

A couple years ago, I wrote a love letter of sorts to my hand-me-down leather jacket. But sadly, my little leather jacket and I are breaking up. Why? Well my too-wide shoulders have pushed a wedge between us. So now I’m on a hunt for a new love because everyone needs an LLJ. Whether faux or real, a little leather jacket is an excellent layering piece when the seasons change, and can elevate the look of simple jeans and T-shirt. So during my first search for an affordable LLJ, I stuck with a price of $250 or less and found 12 leather jackets that got my style juices flowing … maybe you’ll fall in love with one too!

Shopping Guide: Suiting Up

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Nowadays, it’s quite easy to marry style with professionalism in a business suit. You only need to look for expensive-looking fabrics and unusual details, like oversized buttons or bright colors. It also helps to know your own style. For example, if you tend to wear skinny jeans in your casual life, then pick a slim-cut pair of suit pants. And if you prefer a skirt suit, keep the length work-appropriate, but also take the opportunity to show off a bitchin’ pair of heels or boots. Simply think of your suit as a canvas to display your personality and your professionalism. Wearing a suit isn’t required at The Frisky, but we’d happily wear one of these 10 power suits.

Shopping Guide: 9 Gorgeous Moss Green Pieces

Earlier this week, Kate, Ami and I were waiting for our orders in front of our favorite falafel truck when we spotted a girl in the above green halter top dress. The lovely mossy green color was striking, especially paired with a brown leather belt and boots. The dress, $158 from Anthropologie, felt appropriately fall-like but still retained a sexy edge. And the color! The color was absolutely stunning. We liked it so much that I thought I’d search for other great pieces of mossy green goodness. Check out what I found!

Shopping Guide: 7 Coats That Are Actually Waterproof For Reals

Waterproof Coats
Even though I grew up in Oregon, where the unofficial state motto is, “We’re always wet!” I’m not sure I have ever bought a truly waterproof jacket. I gravitate toward coats that look like they should be waterproof (my Gap anorak, for example), only to have them soak through and disintegrate in the lightest drizzle, like so many papier-mache art projects on the way to the school bus. A recent downpour in London made me realize that it’s time to get serious. I’m over being wet and cold and miserable, so I’ve rounded up some seriously waterproof jacket options. Not water-resistant. Not water-repellent. Waterproof. They may not be the cutest coats you’ve ever seen, but they will do their job diligently. Read on if you’d like to stay dry this fall…
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