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Style 911: “Find Me Cheap & Cute Ts, Please!”

As a girl who has just started down the road of personal style, I noticed a few things about my wardrobe. Since high school, most of my outfits were based on thrift-store and band tees. When I began to branch out from that, I avoided all tees and went for the interesting pieces… Then I realized I had nothing basic to pair with those pieces! I have plain tees, sure, but they all look like cheap tees. I’m interested in the types of tees Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been putting out with StyleMint, but I don’t think that I can justify $30 for a tee. Where would you suggest I look to find a decent-quality tee that will flatter my shape as well as my tight budget? — Crystal

As a girl living on the cheap, we can totally feel your pain. Cheap Ts are an absolute must! But! We also wanted to find Ts that were socially responsible, too. So we set about the difficult task of finding affordable T-shirts that were also either fair trade or employing sustainable fabrics. Instead of going for the usual suspects–H&M, Forever 21, American Apparel–we wanted to give you some cool alternative options. In fact, a bunch of the great shirts we sourced are from a company called Alternative Apparel, which has established a series of vendor guidelines and principles it applies to its business. They include no forced labor, no child labor, and fair wages, among others. But enough about the great companies you should support, let’s get to the tees…

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Style 911: “I Need An Eco-Friendly Denim Jacket!”

I’m in the market for a jean jacket, but I want to get one that’s from am eco-denim company. I don’t really know whats out there, except for the Gap and J. Crew [ED NOTE: Sorry Amelia!], which I don’t think are known for their organic cotton farming or treatment of kids in their factories. What do you recommend? – Melissa

I didn’t think it would be quite such a major challenge to find a denim jean jacket made from organic cotton, but whoa, milady, it seems the eco-friendly revolution does not include cool denim jackets. While there are plenty of great organic denim lines like Loomstate and Linda Loudermilk Denim, they don’t seem to produce denim for your top half so much. But I did manage to find a great denim jacket, as well as some non-denim, eco-friendly jacket alternatives. Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »

5 Color Rules You Should Totally Break

Emma Stone showed up at the “Friends With Benefits” premiere rocking a color combination that is usually avoided: red and pink. Fire engine red and bright fuchsia, to be exact. And how striking does she look? Girlfriend ispulling it off. As Ms. Stone illustrates, flouting the “rules” of color can yield awesome results, and I wish people would do it more often. Click through for four more color rules you should totally break, and join the ranks of stylish scofflaws…

Style 911: Help Me Find The Perfect White Ruffle Tank Top!

I’ve been on the look out for a ruffled white halter tank top for quite some time now, but I have yet to find one that is the style I like. I figured if anyone could help me, it’d be you Frisky girls! I’m not sure if this will even work, but if you girls have any idea where I could find one … that’d be awesome! – Jessi

Oh girl, I know your pain, the singular horror of wanting that one thing so bad and not being able to find it. But never fear! I’ve searched high and low and I think I’ve found a few really good options that will give you the white ruffled halter top look you desire. After the jump, shirts that are ruched, ruffled and maybe, possibly, just what you’re looking for… Keep reading »

Check Out These Bad Hair Day Fixes

Most modern women are familiar with that gut-sinking moment when one looks in the mirror and realizes the cold, hard truth: It’s going to be a bad hair day.

Well, for those days when the hair goddesses do not smile upon you kindly, we believe every lady can take her hair look from fright to sight to be seen with minimal effort. In other words, when life gives you less-than-perfect hair, you need to take those strands in your hands and whip them into shape.

To prove that you can rise and shine no matter what you wake up with, we’ve enlisted the help of celebrity stylist Johnny Lavoy, the consulting hair expert from L’Oréal Paris. Lavoy reveals the hair saviors that keep the locks of his A-list clientele (like Lady Gaga and Freida Pinto) looking lovely day after day. From a do-it-all kit to a little on-the-go static fixer, Lavoy offers his top tress-taming tips that will get your hair back on track in a flash. Read more… Keep reading »

You’re Such A Cheese Puff: The Frisky Guide To Really Dressing For Your Body Type

The Frisky Guide To Dressing For Your Body Type
Over the weekend, whilst laying out at the beach, Amelia and I were looking at a fashion magazine with a spread on dressing for your body type — you know, like chicks do during the summer. But, striving to be “different,” the mag had chosen the dumbest new names for the featured figures. You could be a dewdrop! Or a flute! What did that even mean??? We thought it would be more appropriate to name our body types based on some of our favorite snack foods instead. So without further ado, “The Frisky Guide To Dressing For Your Body Type,” be it cheese puff, sundae, soda bottle, or lollipop. Feel like your body type isn’t represented? No worries — we’re planning a part two, so please tell us any body types we’re missing in the comments! (Feel free to call ‘em what you want…)

Tattoos 101: Everything You Need To Know If You Want To Get Inked

Two years ago, I got my fifth tattoo, a large red and black crown on the back of my neck. I went home to visit my parents and was stunned by the lack of commentary. Eventually, I just had to ask.

“Mom, did you see my new tattoo?”

“Yes. It’s … big.” Clearly, she’d made an uneasy peace with the idea that her daughter loves ink. Keep reading »

Do Not Want: A Very Expensive Thank You

Cast of Vices’ ‘Corner Store’ Leather Shopper takes the plastic “thank you” bag way uptown. This bag is, if you will, the high class hooker version of a plastic bag. And as you might imagine, Cast of Vices bags are, of course, more expensive then your typical corner store bag–they run between $178-$218 each. I’ll take a cloth tote, instead, thanks. [$178-$218, Cast of Vices] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Lucy In Disguise Haight & Ashbury Dress

Lily Allen and her sister Sarah Owen have collaborated on Lucy in Disguise, a modern take on retro style clothing. As owners of a vintage store of the same name, the sisters definitely know about fashions from decades past. But their Haight & Ashbury Dress confuses us because we don’t know anyone who wants to spend $240 to dress like an ethereal wench. We suspect that folks who enjoy Renaissance faires shell out that much money and more for their costumes, but at least those are appropriate for the period. The Haight & Ashbury Dress isn’t even appropriate for the rest of the collection, which also features leopard-print and bandana fabrics. Keep reading »

10 Bizarre Tricks For Beautiful Hair And Nails

When you’re in a jam and desperate for hair or nail help, the perfect fix can come from some highly unexpected places. Whether you tore a nail and can’t get to the salon, need a manicure to dry fast, or forgot your curling iron before a big event, as our friends over at DailyMakoever report, there’s slightly bizarre but excellent assistance for you when you keep reading. Keep reading »

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