Posts tagged "shopping"

One Skirt, Worn Three Ways

We've long been obsessed with leather (or faux-leather) pieces for fall and winter — there's no other material in the world that has quite the same edgy, effortless downtown appeal. Plus, it's warm! A pleated black leather skirt is the perfect versatile accoutrement for the season's wardrobe. It can go cute and casual with…
By: Rachel Krause / November 15, 2012

The Look For Less: Isabel Marant Studded Booties

Celebrities have been hot for studded ankle boots since Chloé released their ridiculously popular "Susan" (right, on Kate Bosworth) in 2008, and with Isabel Marant's updated, higher-heeled Americana (left, on Kate Moss) take on a similar pair, it's only a matter of time before every starlet is sporting them on the street once…
By: Rachel Krause / November 9, 2012

Fall Must Haves: 10 Fresh Mixed-Media Jackets

A good surplus or leather jacket is great in its own right, but the latest crop of outerwear this season is putting an unexpected twist on our old autumn standbys with mixed-media touches, like leather sleeves on a classic army jacket or twill topper. The result is a little ― okay, a lot ― cooler…
By: Rachel Krause / November 1, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Heavenly Bath Products To Get You Through The Season

Oh, yes, that time of year is approaching again, when all you really want to do is lay in the bathtub all day and night. When the weather gets cold and the days get short (like, so short) there's nothing better to ease your Seasonal Affective Disorder-addled mind than to peel off the wool tight…
By: Rachel Krause / October 26, 2012

Sneak Peek: Target And Neiman Marcus’s Designer Holiday Collaboration

Target and Neiman Marcus are at absolute opposite ends of the retail spectrum, which is all the more reason for them to want to come together, right? Whatever the logic behind their decision to collaborate, we have no complaints, even less so now that we've gotten to see each of the 55 items from…
By: Rachel Krause / October 20, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: The Sister Witches Of “Hocus Pocus”

The 1993 Disney Halloween comedy "Hocus Pocus" is straight-up one of my favorite movies of all time. I assume everyone has seen it already, but if not, I wouldn't want to ruin it for you — you just have to watch it, with or without the under-16 audience for which it's intended. Halloween may be…
By: Rachel Krause / October 18, 2012

Style Stealer: Olivia Palermo Is Effortlessly Cool While Keeping Warm

Olivia Palermo! Why is she still famous? We have no idea, but we covet the hell out of her glossy chestnut hair and laid-back luxe wardrobe ― I guess you could say she's kind of our Regina George. We've long shunned turtlenecks, but her fresh take on this thick, chunky fisherman-inspired knit breathes new life…
By: Rachel Krause / October 17, 2012

Style Stealer: Olivia Wilde’s Fun, Fierce Leather Look

Not only did Olivia Wilde give a fiercely awesome (and hilariously revealing!) monologue alongside other female game changers at Glamour's "These Girls" event, but she also managed to look pretty damn fierce while doing so. The starlet, accompanied by boyfriend Jason Sudeikis, had the honor of finishing off the evening's performances with her…
By: Rachel Krause / October 14, 2012

Makeup Bag: 4 Tested-And-True Primers That Will Change Your Routine For Good

To someone who doesn't, like me, spend a good portion of their waking hours putting on, perfecting, and removing makeup, there may be some confusion surrounding the use of primer. A few weeks ago I set out to clarify what exactly this extra step does for your makeup and why it's worth taking the…
By: Rachel Krause / October 7, 2012

Fall Must Haves: 10 Leather Bottom Pieces In An Array Of Colors

Celebs may have worn it first, but we've been feeling leather (and leather-look) pants, shorts, and skirts in the forecast for some time now. The right piece fits seamlessly into any wardrobe; it can be the centerpiece of an outfit in color or worn with anything in black. Either way, it's a luxurious, classic…
By: Rachel Krause / October 6, 2012

Style Stealer: Nikki Reed’s Casual Colorblocking

Nikki Reed may not have quite the same level of notoriety as some of her more, ahem, high-profile "Twilight" co-stars, but if the newlywed's low-key lifestyle is any indication, she wouldn't have it any other way. Regardless, with (count 'em!) four starring movie roles coming up in the next year, I don't think it…
By: Rachel Krause / October 5, 2012

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift Is An Adorable American In Paris

Leave it to Taylor Swift to not only find the time and wherewithal to not only ride her bike through the streets of Paris, but to look enviably lovely (and, naturally, a bit twee) while doing so, with nary a sporty sneaker nor sweaty bun to be found. While most of us claim spandex…
By: Rachel Krause / October 2, 2012

Watch: First Look At Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

High-street and department store collaborations with luxury fashion houses are commonplace these days, what with stores announcing a new capsule collection every five minutes (or so it seems). But for all of the brands that choose to affordably market their wares to the mainstream, there are a few whose ethos seem quite at odds with…
By: Rachel Krause / October 2, 2012

Set The Message Straight Any Day Of The Week

Maybe you're mean, or maybe you're just sassy. Maybe it's Monday morning and you haven't gotten your caffeine intravenously yet (three shots, please). Maybe it's Saturday night and you feel like going to a trashy dive with your girlfriends without being approached by the lechers that generally come with it. Hell, maybe it's Wednesday, and…
By: Rachel Krause / October 2, 2012

Girl Talk: Shopping Makes Me Want To Die Inside

There’s something about large groups of femmey, gregarious women that makes me feel like I’m perennially choking on my own nervous snot. It’s not the whole queermo thing, because I react to being surrounded by attractive men by becoming almost aggressively casual. It’s more that finding myself swept up in a crowd of giggling, nice-smelling…
By: Kate Conway / September 25, 2012

Oops! A Checkout Error Scored My Friend Two Free Dresses!

This weekend, I went shopping with a friend of mine, doing what I do best, i.e. encouraging her to buy everything she looked cute in (and vice versa, although I didn't look cute in anything, SAD FACE). "You're so bad to shop with!" she exclaimed, holding a pile of clothes as we waited in line…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2012

Fall Must Haves: 11 Pretty-As-A-Painting Baroque Pieces

Think baroque, with its shadowy drama, rich colors, and exaggerated opulence, is best left in 17th century Europe? Think again: the grand, flourishing stylization is experiencing a revival, and not in the medium you would think. After appearing on fall runways from Balmain to Dolce & Gabbana, what's old has become new again in chiaroscuro…
By: Rachel Krause / September 23, 2012

Fall Must Haves: 10 Oxblood Pieces (They’re Less Scary Than They Sound)

Flip open any fashion magazine this season and I guarantee it will declare fall's hottest color as oxblood. Not human blood, not cow blood, not goat blood, not any of the other grosser sounding color names on Winona's list, but oxblood! Otherwise known by the considerably…
By: Rachel Krause / September 21, 2012

Free Stuff Alert! Get A $15 Gap Gift Card With Wrapp

Do you like free stuff? Me too! That's why I'm super stoked about this new smart phone app called Wrapp. Wrapp is a simple tool that allows you to give gift cards -- at a discount -- to anyone in your social circle. And the folks at Wrapp are happily offering you -- all of…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2012

It’s Here! Anna Dello Russo’s Gorgeously Gilded Accessories Collection For H&M

It was only a matter of time before Vogue Japan editor-at-large and totally OTT fashionista Anna Dello Russo got to put her medal of approval on a line of her own, and it's only natural that she of the outrageous fascinators and tacky-goes-high fashion opulence would cut her design teeth on — what…
By: Rachel Krause / September 11, 2012
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