This week in Cheapskate I’m highlighting JCPenney’s I Heart Ronson line, which is designed by Charlotte Ronson. The collection is right in step with fun and flirty summer fashion, but isn’t overly trendy. Plus, almost everything is on sale, so hurry up and snatch up these cute clothes. Keep reading »
We’ve had a thing for this Anthropologie skirt (left) for a while now. The bright colors are alluring, the shape is flattering, and we just want it, dammit. A rather unattractive price tag, however, has held us back. That, after all, is not the sort of skirt you can wear all the time without being called out on it. So, imagine our pleasure when we came across this similar style at Fred Flare (right). The two colorful skirts share their whimsy, but the black waistband, somewhat more streamlined shape, and much prettier price tag make the Fred Flare version a whole lot easier to pull off. [$49, Fred Flare] Keep reading »
Summer’s here! The Frisky wants to know what new fragrances you’re wearing this summer. I’m wearing Angel by Theirry Mugler’s Sunessence Blue Lagoon. It smells like the beach, honey, vanilla, cranberry, and good times. Tell us what fresh fragrance you’re wearing this summer, and we’ll put your best suggestions together in a summer scent slide show with links for where to buy online, so everyone can enjoy. Keep reading »
‘Tis the season for pool days, beach tanning, and summer vacations, all of which no doubt incite spasms of fear and pangs of terror in women all over. Because along with the warm weather comes the need to dress appropriately, and show off aspects of your figure that hid out underneath layers of clothes all winter long. If bathing suit shopping just isn’t your thing, (but, really, whose thing is it?) and the idea of trying on suit after suit in that horrid florescent lighting makes you want to throw up inside, then Lori Coulter has the solution. After realizing women all over have issues shopping for swimwear, Lori created the TrueMeasure process, which uses a 3-D body scanner to figure out 140 measurements of your body. Based on those numbers, she’ll narrow down certain shapes and styles that work with your body and help to customize a personal, made-to-order swimsuit just for you. A bespoke suit will surely be a bit pricey, but it might be worth it to avoid spending hours in department store fitting rooms [Lori Coulter] Keep reading »
Summer trend alert! This season, we’re seeing tons of high-waisted bikinis in the swimwear department, from high-end labels like Chloe and Prada down to your discount retailers. Either these styles are a vintage throwback, or designers have figured out how to tap into a market of normally bikini-phobic women.
What do you think about high-waisted bikinis? Granny panties on the beach? Or swimsuit-tastic? Sound off in the comments!
Keep reading »
I’m still not convinced swimsuits need to cost hundreds of dollars. I mean, isn’t trying on suit after suit in front of one of those fun house mirrors in the fitting room enough humiliation? Obviously not, because some stores want you to fork over a large fraction of your summer fun money for a few inches of fabric. I’m guessing the expense is in the construction of the bathing suit. But this summer, give those hoity-toity retailers the finger, and pick up a swimsuit for less than $60. Yes, you read that right. Sixty smackers.
Keep reading »
Shopping for shorts is not usually fun. Whether they’re too tight, small or mean to the shape of your butt, the ways in which shorts can go wrong are borderline endless. So when we discovered Lululemon’s “Do It All” shorts and subsequently found that they can, in fact, do it all, we were thrilled. They’re long enough that it’s not all hanging out, regardless of your height, and short enough that you won’t be mistaken for a boy from behind — a lovely length compromise one doesn’t often find. And if watermelon pink isn’t quite your thing, pick up a pair in white, black, light, or dark gray. You got options, lady. [$68, Lululemon] Keep reading »
I am not graceful during the summer. Really, is it reasonable for anyone to expect to look like anything but a mess when it’s 90 degrees and it feels as though the world is going to melt? Probably not. But certain occasions do warrant looking more put-together. On those days, I thank the sweet gods of practical fashion for bringing me Anthropologie’s reversible, seamless tank. This top comes in seven colors, camouflages moisture spots, and never loses its shape, regardless of how much you
sweat like a pig glisten in it. Add to that the pretty reasonable price, and it’s an obvious addition to your summer wardrobe. I started out with one and quickly grabbed four more, pretty much forsaking all other shirts on really hot days. Go casual with shorts, or dress it up with a high-waisted circle skirt, our favorite breeze-inducing shape for the season. [$24, Anthropologie] Keep reading »
Just last week, Lindsay Lohan put out a Twitter plea to Karl Lagerfeld for a few Chanel stickers to dress up her new SCRAM bracelet. When the designer shockingly didn’t immediately respond to her request, Lindsay must have realized she was going to need a second option to get through the court-ordered punishment. Rather than relying on designer freebies, the troubled actress found a new way to hide her SCRAM bracelet. Despite the impending summer heat, Lindsay’s gone boot-happy. While some see summer as a chance to free their feet from the confines of closed-toed shoes, Lindsay has decided to wear slouchy flat boots so her alcohol-monitoring anklet isn’t visible. The actress scrounged up two pairs, one tan and the other dark brown, and has been prancing around California in shorts and her footwear of choice. Quick, some boot-making shoe company send her an assortment of options for tons of free press! [E! Online] Keep reading »
The unofficial start of summer begins today, and it’s time to stock up on shorts of all lengths. Short-shorts can look cute with flat shoes. Mid-thigh length ones show off toned legs with a pair of heels. And knee-length Bermuda or walking shorts can be office appropriate, depending on where you work. We’ve got the details on 10 pairs of shorts that cost less than $50 after the jump. Keep reading »