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Jessica’s Style Challenge: Get Me The Nautical Look For $300 Or Less

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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 »

Jessica's Style Resolution
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Jess is going to dress for her booty this year. Read More »

Style 911: “Help Me Find Farrah Abraham’s Swimsuit!”

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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 »

5 Reasons To Spring Clean Your Closet

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One of the main reasons so many women face the proverbial “closet full of clothes and nothing to wear” dilemma is their closets are a jumbled mess. Sifting through tightly jammed hangers and overstuffed shelves can be incredibly frustrating and overwhelming, leaving you feeling like you have nothing to wear.

Cleaning out your closest isn’t only practical, it’s economical and can help you save (and even make) money. To help you get the most out of your wardrobe–and save time, money, and stress on a daily basis–Tracy DiNunzio, closet organizing pro and founder of resale marketplaces Tradesy and Tradesy Weddings, is sharing her top  closet cleaning tips. Here are five good reasons to tackle all that clutter! Read more on A New Mode…

The Dos & Don’ts Of Wearing … Overalls

You’re an adult, you’re not a baby. So if you’re going to wear overalls, wear adult overalls, not weird baby overalls that will make you look like you crapped your pants or something. Conversely, wear them too tight and you just look uncomfortable. To me, the perfect overalls outfit would be loosely worn ‘alls, rolled up on the bottom with heels and a simple striped tank. The heels take the outfit from “I’m in my backyard weeding the garden” to “I’m a carefree tomboy out for a sexy night on the town.” Or something.

After the jump, we’ve got stars rocking overalls — some the right way, many the wrong way. Take a look and tell us how you’d wear a pair.

Do's And Don'ts: Plaid
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Style 911: Help Me Find Jeans That Work With My Love Handles

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“I’m a woman with love handles. I’m 5’11″ and a size 10 but even when I was a size 6, my (definitely smaller) love handles were still be a problem. Could you recommend good jeans for someone with this issue? I have two styles of jeans from The Gap and it has to be a really super fabulous body image day for me to wear them out of the house. Basically I’m left with my H&M skinny jeans with normal rise. They’re a size bigger than I normally wear but, unlike The Gap, they still cling well to my thighs despite being a little looser in the waist where I need the help. Going up to a 12 at The Gap is too big, too baggy and completely unflattering.

Any help would be amazing! I’m willing to pay $100 or even a bit more for something that is flattering and fits well.” — Jil

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Style 911: What Do I Wear WIth These Bright Yellow Swedish Hasbeens?

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“I just got these shoes on super sale from a local boutique here in Philly! I can’t wait to wear them this summer … how do you recommend I style them?” –Jackie

First off, nice score on these Swedish Hasbeens! These are awesome. Did you know that Swedish Hasbeens are actually derived from a bunch of Swedish clog deadstock someone found in a warehouse? Or as the Swedish Hasbeens site explains, “Her name was Anita and she was the hottest mum in all of southern Sweden in the 1970s. While smoking Camel she screamed at her kids until her curlers fell out and just looked fabulous in her white high-heeled clogs. ”

The more you know!

I understand not wanting to wait til summer to wear these, though they’ll obviously go great with any bright sundresses you’ve got. So in order to ameliorate the current weather situation, I’m going to suggest that you Wear An Outfit That Is Puzzling To Men — that is, the old shorts and tights combo. Though Rachel and I vehemently disagree on the merits of wearing open-toed shoes with tights, I think it’s tres adorable, and since I’m answering this Style 911, what I say goes. After the jump, I give you two options on how to do this. Keep reading »

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