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This Year, I’m Starting My Christmas Shopping In August

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According to the Daily Mail, retailers in the UK are churning out their holiday decorations already, and it is an OMG Big Deal to shoppers. I have no idea whether this is a brand new trend or a yearly thing, but I’m weirdly inspired by it. Usually, I get disgusted when retailers drum up anxiety about upcoming shopping events, like when back-to-school season begins in July (let me enjoy summer in peace!), but maybe holiday shopping should be done in the summertime. Think about it how nice it could be to leisurely go about making gift purchases in sunny weather without an ever-looming time limit for finding the perfect present for that one friend who’s impossible to shop for. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be space out the big chunks of cash you spend on presents over several months instead of doling out the usual harried lump sum you end up putting on your credit card on December 23? Even better is the thought of having a big reserve pile of Christmas cards stashed away in my apartment before November even arrives. The holiday season, in my mind, is generally a big stress-filled blur, and that clouds my decision-making abilities when it comes to gift shopping. In December, the mall crowds are awful, the weather is horrific, many of us are facing the seasonal blues. That time of year, all I want is to curl up under a blanket or actually celebrate the holidays with loved ones instead of wasting time shopping for it. Because of all that seasonal baggage, I rush into buying overpriced presents just to get it over and done with. We can all do better than this! Keep reading »

Must Haves: Shark Week Style

It’s Shark Week, yippee! That’s right, if I could find a shark tank and dive in, I would. In fact, on my last trip to Denver, I was devastated to find out all the shark diving experiences had been booked. Have you ever seen a zebra shark? I just want to give him a hug! In honor of Shark Week, here are seven stylish items to take a bite out of…

Compassionate Fashion: TOMTOM Limited Edition TRIBE Necklaces

Compassionate Fashion: Tribe Necklaces

TRIBE, a social business that works with women in Uganda to help them sell their wares, is teaming up with L.A. jewelry brand TOMTOM to sell limited edition necklaces. Each piece combines the signature hand-rolled paper beads of TRIBE craftswomn together with tiny geometric brass beads that reflect the architectural aesthetic of TOMTOM Jewelry. The results are two beautiful statement necklaces that embody and empower the TRIBEGURL artisans of Uganda and their families. These limited edition necklaces are available for $70 on TOMTOM.

Designer Spotlight: Be A Diva In Vintage-Inspired Nylon Stockings

Nylon stockings have an impressive history in the United States, dating back to 1939. Making a debut at the New York World’s Fair, affordable, durable, and sheer nylon stockings quickly gained popularity in the early 1940s before being rationed during WWII. Post-war “nylon riots” ensued when droves of stocking-deprived women descended upon the product’s return to shelves. Keep reading »

Nine West Sells Shoes For The Only Occasions In A Woman’s Life That Matter: Getting Married And Having Kids

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SHOES, ladies, amirite?

Nine West, like all footwear companies, needs all the reasons its marketing department can come up with to sell you more shoes you don’t need. Which is why right now on NineWest.com, there are two curated sections for “shoe occasions”: one is “Starter Husband Hunting” and the other is “First Day Of Kindergarten.” And oh, is the copy hilariously bad for both! Keep reading »

Fashion Math: Summer Suits + Statement Necklaces

Everyone should have at least one plain, well-tailored suit in their closet for interviews and business meetings, but that doesn’t mean you have to lock it away until such an occasion arises. For example, check out this photo from Dylanlex’s lookbook, featuring a suit paired with the brand’s gorgeous Sienna statement necklace I can’t look away! Make your boring suit spectacular for any occasion with a statement necklace that will turn heads.

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