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I’d never been to NYC before my trip last week (ridiculous, I know!), and I loved every New York minute of it, from the pizza and the crazy cab drivers to the Diptyque sample sale and even the bedbug scare. Whenever I travel, I love checking out the style of each city, and since New… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, Julie and I wore the same dress to work. We both own Madewell’s Stucco Stripe Dress — mine is the “tobacco” color, while she has it in blue and white — but, as you can see, we style it in completely different ways. How to get both looks, after the jump! … READ MORE »


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Love is in the air. Why not dress accordingly? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to deck yourself out in heart print sweaters, flirty dresses, and gorgeous shades of red. Here are a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day-inspired pieces. Shopping details after the jump! … READ MORE »


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Have you guys been watching “Sherlock,” the modern-day Sherlock Holmes series on the BBC? I just started watching last week and it is, like, shockingly awesome. (Sherlockingly awesome? No. Sorry. Nevermind.) The popularity of this show combined with the recent RDJ/Jude Law movie means general Sherlock hysteria has taken over the world, and I am… READ MORE »


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As a lifelong fan of black and blue, I was delighted to see “Downton Abbey”‘s Elizabeth McGovern rocking the combination at Sunday’sGolden Globes. (My favorite colors on one of my favorite actresses from one of my favorite shows? Life dream status.) As you can see, the combination is simple and dramatic, and it looks just… READ MORE »


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Michelle Williams made our Best Dressed List in a long-sleeved Jason Wu gown, simple makeup, and her signature pixie cut. Our favorite detail? That gorgeous retro headband. We rounded up some similar styles that will add a little sparkle to any outfit. Click through to check ‘em out! … READ MORE »


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Dianna Agron’s breathtakingly intricate red lace dress was one of my favorite looks at the Golden Globes. Surprisingly, it was also one of the most wearable trends (as opposed to, say, Angelina Jolie’s skintight white satin gown, which makes me break out in cellulite just thinking about it) to show up on the red carpet… READ MORE »


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A few years ago my friend Katelyn and I started our own New Year’s Eve tradition. We stay in, make dinner, drink wine, and spend the night reflecting on the last year and making up fun hippie rituals to usher in the new one (I hear this year’s festivities are going to include a ceramic… READ MORE »


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New Year’s Eve is a great excuse to dress up. Yesterday we featured a disco ball-inspired outfit for those of us who like our NYE ensembles to be visible from space. Today we have a slightly more understated look, featuring dark lace, a dreamy fascinator headband, and fun flashes of gold. It’s perfect for classy… READ MORE »


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I started watching “Justified” because my boyfriend has a huge crush on Timothy Olyphant, who plays the main character, Raylan Givens. By the end of the first episode I’d discovered that it’s humanly impossible to not have a crush on Timothy Olyphant, but I was also intrigued by another character: Raylan’s ex-wife, Winona. Not only… READ MORE »


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Last weekend, I saw “The Artist,” a new French film set in the silent movie era, and shot as a silent movie would be. The film is charming and adorable — a must-see — and the clothes of the era are deftly highlighted. The gorgeous flapper dresses, cloche hats and curls the protagonist Peppy Miller… READ MORE »


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My boyfriend and I are obsessed with “Downton Abbey.” Like, completely obsessed. We watched all the episodes in the span of a week and are currently rewatching them. We love the drama and the writing and the characters, but truthfully, I would probably still watch it with the sound turned off because the sets and… READ MORE »


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After surveying the signature styles of cities like Paris, Rome, and London, I came home to Portland, a place known more for forestry than fashion sense. But contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Portland style than plaid flannel. People here favor casual dresses, cozy cardigans, pretty tights, and tough boots. Whimsical accessories are a… READ MORE »


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The other day I got a message from my friend Ariel, who works at an alternative preschool in Tuscon. She wanted to nominate an Unexpected Style Inspiration: her students. “At our school, the model is basically let kids do whatever they want, and they come up with fantastic outfits. Just today a little kid told… READ MORE »


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Alright, we’ve covered the current looks of London and Paris, now it’s time to talk about Rome! This city is sexy, edgy, and colorful, and so is the fashion aesthetic. Women here love mixing masculine and feminine looks, trendy pieces with classics, and bright colors with more bright colors–then they jump on their Vespas and… READ MORE »


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Last Friday, my childhood BFF Brittany and I reunited to take a road trip to the New Kids On The Block/Backstreet Boys concert in a city 150 miles north of ours. I say “road trip” but it was more of a religious pilgrimage to worship at the altar of AJ McLean’s facial hair (if you’re… READ MORE »


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Emma Watson has already exercised her fashion design muscle—the “Harry Potter” star debuted her skills with a collection for the fair trade clothing company People Tree. It was this work that attracted designer Alberta Ferretti to Watson, and Ferretti has apparently now enlisted the young actress to create a line with her. Although Ferretti is… READ MORE »


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Fashion inspiration can come from unexpected sources: a poem, an old picture of your great aunt, maybe a certain song about short skirts and long jackets. I once created an outfit based solely on the exquisite color combination found in my iced caramel macchiato.

Rachel Maddow has become one of these unexpected inspirations. READ MORE »