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Must Haves: 15 Skulls & Skeletons On Etsy

You don’t have to dress up on Halloween to get into the holiday’s goth spirit. I may not be in the market for a sexy dinosaur costume, but I am on the search for some skull and skeleton accessories. And lucky me, on Etsy they abound! Mwahahahaha…

Must Haves: 12 Pairs Of Cold Weather Shorts

A few weeks ago, I wore a pair of wool shorts with tights and boots for the first time. It was a momentous occasion, as I had long held on to the belief that shorts were only for warm summer days and that is it. How wrong I was. Here are 12 pairs of shorts you can totally wear now — with tights and boots — and when the temps start to rise…

Compassionate Fashion: Stylish, American-Made Sneakers From New Balance

When it comes to major athletic brands, most companies’ abhorrent manufacturing practices leave a lot to be desired. And then there’s New Balance. Take a spin through one of their stores or pick up one of their colorful athletic shoes and you’ll probably find a little surprise printed on the tag: “Proudly Made In The USA.”

While other brands have moved more and more of their production overseas, New Balance has increased their domestic manufacturing jobs by 45% since 1995, and have never — I repeat, NEVER — laid off a domestic factory worker. Currently, 25% of New Balance shoes (that’s 7 million pairs a year) are made in the USA. If you want to support American workers, pamper your feet, and look fabulous at the gym, New Balance is absolutely the way to go. I’ve picked out a few of my favorite sneakers (and one magical pair of socks) from their USA collection. Click through to check ‘em out!

Must Haves: 6 Sweet Sweater Dresses For Fall

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The weather’s changing, the leaves are turning, and it’s time for our summer wardrobes to get pushed into the back of the closet until next year. Why not ring in the new season with one of these 6 snuggly sweater dresses? They’re perfect for both work and play and, with a few accessories added into the mix, even going out. Like what you see? Just click on your dress of choice to be directed straight to the shopping details!

Must Haves: 10 Fierce Animal Sweaters

Animals on sweaters: not just for kids! They can be chic and sophisticated and add a dose of whimsy to the most serious adult wardrobe. Trust me. Or don’t, and click through this gallery of must have animal sweaters. But warning: if the fox wearing glasses sweater is sold out before I get a chance to buy one, I’m blaming you.

Must Haves: 7 Pairs Of Sweet Accent Heeled Booties

Ankle boots, booties, shooties … whatever you call them, they’re hot for fall, and the more special the details, the better. Kick your feet up in these accent heeled booties, why don’tcha…

Must Haves: 9 Kickin’ Pairs Of Buckle Booties For Fall

Buckle accents on booties are one of the hottest trends for fall. Here, we’ve pulled together our eight favorite pairs for under $250. Now get to steppin’…

Hi/Lo: The Leather Look

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A leather jacket is de rigueur for fall. But not everyone has the inclination or the ethics (hello, vegans!) to spend big bucks on a nice moto jacket. That’s why we’re here — to find the affordable, faux-leather versions of the high fashion styles you love.

After the jump, leather jackets and “leather” jackets we know you’ll love.

Compassionate Fashion: 9 Sustainable, Super Hip Pieces From Zady

Zady is a sustainable fashion shop founded by friends Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi. Bédat and Darabi both worked in the non-profit sector, and noticed that their closets were overflowing with fast-fashion garments that were cheap to buy and quick to fall apart. They’re hoping Zady, which focuses on showcasing high-quality, sustainably produced brands, will be an antidote to that.

“We go to each brand and ask where are your products made, and that narrows it down. 99.9 percent say they don’t know, or it’s a really vague response,” Bédat told Stylecaster of Zady’s selection process. “So we find those brands that do know. They have to know like the back of their hands how their supply chains work. Where they were made and designed and where the materials come from. We eliminate anyone who just doesn’t know, because it’s a sure sign that that they don’t fit our mission.”

And what is their mission? It’s “to combat the fast-fashion craze by providing a platform for only those companies that care about timeless style and solid construction.”

Sounds pretty good to us. Above, check out pieces from Zady’s carefully curated sustainable collection.

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Totally Coveted: Tights, Tall Chests & Consort Skirts

Totally Coveted: Tights, Tall Chests & Consort Skirts

This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments.  Keep reading »

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