I was never much of a raver. I was too busy getting moody and sullen with my punk music and my whiny indie rock to ever delve too deeply into the rave scene. But even I couldn’t escape the rave fashion of the ’90s; I once bought a horrible synthetic fabric maxi skirt from Philly’s resident tacky rave wear shop, Agent Aloha. The image of women in ’90s rave culture, was curious: Women were somewhat sexualized––the standard outfit was oversized, crazy-big pants paired with a baby T and sneakers––but also infantilized, particularly within the candy raver scene, where sucking on pacifiers was de riguer. So I guess … sexy babies? Ecstasy was the drug of choice back then. I did it once and had a great time, but then woke up the next day feeling like I was going to die. I didn’t die (obvs), but I did realize that people who have weird serotonin issues probably shouldn’t fuck around with MDMA.
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We fell in love with this Land’s End chambray top while looking for cool scoop-neck shirts. It looks so summery and light — the perfect alternative to the typical button-down chambray shirt. Chambray is basically perfect. Think about it: You wear your jeans with everything, right? And chambray’s just a softer variation on denim, so you can wear it all the damn time. After the jump, three looks that pair perfectly with this cute lil’ chambray shirt. Keep reading »
You know how it’s so annoying the way some people refer to a pair of pants as a “pant”? Well, sorry to say, I have become one of those people. I say this, because Amelia recently came to me asking for advice on how to expand her pant selection in the summer months. After all, it’s not so comfortable wearing skinny jeans in 90 degree heat, now is it? Amelia was looking for something soft and flowy, silky and comfortable — and, of course, reflective of her preppy-meets-downtown style.
1. Asos Tapered Pants, $59.40
2. Elizabeth and James Trent Paisley Pants $79
3. Yumi Kim Tania Pants, $68
4. GoMax Calantha Sandal, $44.95
5. Swell Jordan Everyday Woven Tank, $24.50
6. GAP Bleecker Striped Tank, $22.95
After the jump, see how I put it all together, and how you can create three totally awesome outfits for under $300, from top to toe.
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The Frisky’s promotions editor Megan is so cute — and she’s always rockin’ adorbs skirts. The other day, she came in wearing an ikat print skirt that she’d hand-altered because it was too long. Skirts, said Megan, are never the right length. She wanted me to help her find a few midi-length skirts (those are skirts that fall below the knees but above the calf) that could be worn all year long — and she had a budget of $100 per outfit. Good thing personal shopping is pretty much my favorite thing to do. I was able to find her a slew of great items–and all on the cheap, too.
1. ASOS Sleeveless MidiDress with Pleated Skirt and Belt, $54.30
2. Pieces Mille Chunky Chain Short Necklace, $30.55
3. ASOS Aztec Skirt, $61.09
4. Ann Taylor Boatneck Tee, $28
5. Dorothy Perkins Blue Polka Dot Midi Skirt, $44
6. Express Lace Shoulder V-Neck, $16.14
7. Soulmates Draped Lace Jacket, $39.00
8. Trotters Sandals, $25.50
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I received these shoes as a gift recently and I am racking my brain trying to figure out what to wear with them that is daytime casual. I feel like an orange dress would be too much. Any thoughts?––Gina
First off Gina, hi! I gotta say, I think it’s kind of weird to gift someone a pair of shoes. Shoes are so particular and personal, but then again, maybe I’m just prejudiced because the one time somebody wanted to buy me shoes it was really weird. Anyways! Those shoes have a lot of personality, which means that you should keep the rest of your outfit pretty tame. Let the shoes do the talking (and walking, as it were). Keep reading »
I was late to work today. Well, I’m late every day because I seem to have a high rate of mishaps first thing in the morning, but today I was super late. I woke up early, with a vow to be on time. That’s how it always begins. At 6:50 a.m., my roommate knocked on my door to tell me there was no hot water. This is becoming a way-too-normal occurrence in my apartment lately (that’s another post). Only, today it was worse because my parents are in town and we’re having dinner tonight and I had planned to shave my legs and wash my hair, so this was particularly bad news. I decided that there was no way I could skip the hair washing, but I could get away with no leg shaving and wear one of my jumpers, of which I have many. The only issue with wearing a one piece is the whole peeing thing. And I drink an absurd amount of coffee and water, so I have to pee ALL THE TIME. Keep reading »
When I told The Frisky that I was going to try and fulfill their style needs and wants, Ami piped up immediately. “Skirts!” she said. “I don’t know how to wear them so I just wear dresses instead.” Apparently, years ago, Ami had a bad skirt-related incident, which left her unskirted for lyfe. An ex-boyfriend told her that she didn’t look good in them, so she gave up trying to find the right skirts for her. This is a shame. To help her get over her fear, I’ve found a few skirty looks that I think would work really well for her. They are all generally the same shape — Ami has super duper long legs and a short torso, so flared and longer skirts don’t work as well as tight, body-hugging skirts. Here are the basic outfit elements I’ve found:
Pixie Market Tropical Mini Skit, $29
Motel Printed Mini Skirt, $30.55
Akira Watercolor Scuba Mini Skirt, $26.90
Kelsi Dagger Anisa Low Heel Sandal, $66.50
Mink Pink Mischief Sleeveless Shirt, $37.20
Kenneth Cole Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt in Ivory: $39.99
American Apparel Silky Loose Crop Tee, $38
Michael Antonio Davies Flat Sandal, $34.95
After the jump, three outfits I put together for Ami — all for around $300 total!
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“I recently purchased this Oh My Love Textured Skater Dress from ASOS, and need help styling this gem! Got any advice?” — Megan
You know, normally, I’m all, “demure, demure, demure, don’t look like you’re up in the clurb when you’re actually going to the bank,” but something tells me that a woman whose email address includes the words “fashion diva” can handle a little wild style. After the jump, black and yellow, black and yellow.
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Fun fact: As feminine as our Jessica typically dresses, she also enjoys a bit of a more masculine edge. Jess loves nautical style, specifically with a Jean Seberg kind of Fraaaanch twist and is looking to add some pieces to her wardrobe that will reflect that. But here’s the kicker: She doesn’t want to spend more than $300 for everything –– total. So I went to scouring high and low for awesome, seaworthy items that won’t make her look like a salty sea captain or a sea wench (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
After hours sweating it out on e-commerce sites, I found a selection of tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories that I think she’ll love. Clockwise from top left:
Gap Boyfriend Shorts, $33.96
Flynn Skye for Free People Nautical Stripe Maxi, $99.95
J. Crew Factory Stripe Boatneck Tee, $23.50
Levi’s Color Midrise Skinny Ankle Jeans, $54
Aerosoles Water Plush Wedge Sandal, $39.95
Navy Sailor’s Knot Bracelet, $12.99
Yellow Canvas Belt, $11.99
Sea Through Top, $37.99
See (heh) how to wear it all after the jump! Keep reading »
I realize this post was not meant to be inspirational, but can someone PLEASE tell me where on earth that swimsuit is from? I kind of love it. I would look nothing like this in it but I still want one! – TheFriskyFan
The heart wants what it wants, and if you want Farrah Abraham’s bathing suit, well, I’m not going to stop you. We happen to know exactly who makes Farrah’s sparkly, probably-not-waterproof swimsuit. It’s made by Poolside Collection by Karina Copado and it’s $240. You might notice that the Poolside Collection site has cropped out Farrah’s face. I’m guessing they don’t want the association. Keep reading »