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Shopping The Trend: Cobalt Blue

Cobalt blue is one of those trends (and by “one of those trends” I mean “all trends”) that come back around every few years, but I always get particularly excited when fashion magazines start being like, “Have you heard of this really pretty color called cobalt blue?” because cobalt blue happens to be my favorite color. And luckily, this fall is yet another season of cobalt. Pair this bold blue with black, cream, khaki, and other neutrals, or play with more unexpected combinations like hot pink or deep red. However you wear it, here are 10 cobalt pieces to bring a bit of this fabulous trend into your fall wardrobe…

Fashion Quiz: Trendy Overalls Or Chest Waders?

Do Not Want: Jean Sandal Boots
Yes, they exist, and yes, they're horrifying. Read More »
Do Not Want: Chest Hair Sweater
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One of the items shown above is a pair of petite faux leather overalls from ASOS. The other is a pair of men’s rubber chest waders from Amazon. Can you tell which is which? I’m still trying to figure it out…

Do Not Want: This Pentagram Garter (And The Tan Lines That Come With It)

Do Not Want: Spider Sandals
spider sandals
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Do Not Want: Chest Hair Sweater
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I’m very intrigued by the new wave of accessories that has cropped up specifically to cater to teenage hipsters attending music festivals (I’m looking at you, giant floral crowns and crocheted bikini tops). Fanciful garters and other thigh decorations meant to be paired with super short shorts are another trend in this category. Pretty sure this pentagram garter, for example, was created to cater to the mysterious, slightly goth breed of festival girl. I’m not sure if I should be more concerned about the fact that a pentagram is a meaningful religious symbol that should probably not just be wrapped around your thigh “because it looks cool,” or because the tan lines from this thing would be pretty horrific. I think I’m gonna go with the tan lines. [$22, Karmaloop]

Must Haves: 10 Foxy Faux Leather Pieces From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I scoped out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the weekend, and one trend definitely stood out to me: So. Much. Faux. Leather. I’m not complaining! I love the look of leather, but I really love faux leather because it’s more affordable and more humane than genuine leather. Want to add this sexy trend to your fall wardrobe? I rounded up 10 of my favorite faux leather pieces from the Nordstrom sale, including sexy leather-esque pants in plus, petite, and regular sizes. Click through to shop the trend, but shop fast — these prices are only good til August 5th!

Style 911: Leather Jacket
You asked for affordable leather jackets. Julie found 'em. Read More »

Nope, I Do Not Accept Adidas Slides As High Fashion Accessories

High fashion Adidas Slides

Adidas slides have been the purview of college bros for decades now, the choice footwear for pairing with over-sized basketball shorts and visor caps. But of late, they’ve been making insidious inroads in the fashion world. Witness the style shoot above, for the brand Aitken Jolly: the knee-high athletics socks were bad enough, but the slides? You are taking it to a Next Level Awful place.

And Aitken Jolly aren’t the only ones: Fashionista spoke to Nonoo designer Misha Nonoo, who said, “I just thought the Adidas shower sandals really spoke to something that’s kind of l’air du temps.” Uh, what?

Fashion “experts” say that the renewed interest in Adidas slides goes back to high-end designer Phoebe Philo and her collections for Celine. “The clean lines and shape of the Adidas sandal are very much on point with where fashion accessories are going right now–the first example that comes to mind on a designer level is the Celine sandals in regards to shape and style,” said stylist Danielle Nachmani.

You know who should be wearing them? Keep reading »

Stylish Vegan Shoes
Cute animal-friendly footwear does exist! Read More »

Style Stealer: Elizabeth Banks Is Ready For Spring

Here we have Elizabeth Banks modeling the perfect outfit for spring weekends: comfy chambray shirt, cuffed colored jeans, simple sandals, fabulous handbag, and ridiculously huge sunglasses. She wore this ensemble to the hair salon, but you could wear it to brunch with friends, wandering around the farmers’ market, thrift shopping, traffic court, or wherever else your weekend might take you. The best part? I found all the pieces for around $70 or less. Get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Well Played: Elizabeth
We "expect" this avant garde dress will be a hit. Read More »
SS: Taylor Swift
Style stealer: Taylor Swift's chic stripes and sneakers. Read More »
SS: Olivia In White
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Gotta Have It: Chalkboard Nail Polish Set

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I literally squealed with glee when I saw this chalkboard manicure, and I was even more excited when I learned it wasn’t some exclusive runway design, but actually a nail art kit available at Sephora. You start with a matte black polish that’s like chalkboard paint for your nails (see also: Pinterest’s wet dream), then once that dries, add some colorful designs with one of the colorful chalk pens, and seal it with a clear top coat. Love. [$25, Sephora]

Will Beyoncé Succeed In Singlehandedly Bringing Back The Bellybutton Ring?

Ear Piercing
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Be More Like Beyonce
kathleen hanna and beyonce photo
Kathleen Hanna says Beyonce doesn't sit around reading mean comments. Read More »

I couldn’t tell you why, exactly, but bellybutton piercings viscerally repulse me. I should probably preface that by saying that bellybuttons viscerally repulse me, and a crystal stud right up in there does nothing for the biological aversion I feel in regard to that weird spot. Navels are just so human, you know? Like, there was a bloody fucking cord in there that attached you to your mother, which is weird enough, and then you had to go and stick a Swarovski (if you’re fancy) in for good measure? Ugh!

But that’s just my opinion. Obviously not everyone shares this sentiment, because enough people have rocked bellybutton rings in the past (and present!) for it to have been a Thing. (My mother texted me a couple of weeks ago to ask me if she should get hers done with her fellow bellydancers, which, again, is ugh on so very many levels.) And now that Beyoncé‘s gone and flaunted her navel jewel in her new H&M ads (why, Bey, why?), do we think it will make a resurgence? Don’t they get all crusty and grimy and get stuck to your sheets and maybe cause infection? I don’t know, man. Would you be willing to give this very ’90s trend another go? [Refinery29]

One Tweed Blazer, Worn Three Ways

One Dress, THree Ways
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one skirt, three ways
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Chambray, Three Ways
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Guess what? Today is National Tweed Day! To celebrate this timeless (and surprisingly versatile) fabric, I put together 3 very different outfits using one pink tweed blazer ($100, Macy’s). Check out all the looks after the jump! Keep reading »

Weekend Project: Polka Dot Your Jeans For Spring!

DIY: Galaxy Sneakers
These space-print shoes are out of this world! Read More »
DIY: Glitter Star Bobby Pins
No excuses, you need these. Read More »
DIY: Cap Toe Pumps
Cap toe shoes are stylish AND easy to make! Read More »
DIY: Edgy Friendship Bracelets
Who knew chain and yarn could be so badass? Read More »

Polka dot jeans have been popping up on all my favorite fashion blogs and stylish ladies I see on the street, and it’s causing me to have some pretty major polka dot jeans envy. I have a big move coming up, so I’m trying not to buy too many new clothes. What’s a trend-obsessed girl to do? Add polka dots to a pair of jeans I already own, obviously! I’m going to try this super easy DIY on a pair of denim cutoffs this weekend and think spring-y thoughts. Care to join me? [A Merry Mishap]

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