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Awesomely Affordable: 10 Items Under $50 From Pink Mascara

Pink Mascara is a trendy online boutique inspired by celebrity style. Most of the items on the site are higher-end pieces with prices in the triple-digits, but if you dig around a bit you can find some great stuff–especially jewelry–at more affordable price points. Here are 10 of our favorite pieces from Pink Mascara for $50 or less…

Do Not Want: Ironic $400 Feather Headdress

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Do Not Want: Stockings
These stockings give us the creepy-crawlies. Read More »
Do Not Want: Sunglasses
Patriotic? Maybe. Ridiculous? Definitely. Read More »
Do Not Want: Molting Boots
Pretty sure these boots are shedding their exoskeleton. Read More »

Coachella just kicked off music festival season, which means ironic teepees, face paint, and other ridiculous ripoffs of Native American culture abound. Take, for example, this feathered headdress, which is currently being sold by Free People for $438. Cultural appropriation issues aside, how annoying would it be to stand behind someone wearing this during a show? Umm, ma’am? You’re totally blocking my view of Bon Iver. [Free People]

3 Ways To Wear It: Cropped Sweaters

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The long, lean silhouette that dominated past seasons (think tunics and boyfriend cardigans) has recently given way to a much different look: short tops and sweaters that stop right at the waist or just above it. This style is super cute but it’s a bit tricky to style a cropped top if you don’t want to show your midriff. To help you out, we took one cropped sweater and styled it 3 very different–and very wearable–ways. Click through to check out the options… [Sweater, $70, Topshop] Keep reading »

Love It Or Leave It: How Do We Feel About Wooden Ties?

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Wood Thumb is a startup company in San Francisco that turns old pieces of wood into brand new … neck ties. Yep, wooden neckties. The accessories are one-of-a-kind thanks to natural variations in the woods, and flexible thanks to a unique design: the wood is cut into smaller pieces and connected by an elastic cord that runs lengthwise through the tie. I’m not sure what the going rate is for an upcycled wooden tie these days, but the company offers two sizes for $36 each, which actually seems like a pretty good deal. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. So, how do we feel about wooden ties? Quirky? Dapper? Obnoxious? Would you buy one for your man? [Buzzfeed]

The 2012 Spring Fashion Trend Awards!

Every spring, the fashion industry goes crazy for new trends that aren’t actually new (OMG you guys! Pastels!), but still, it’s fun to see what styles trickle down from the runways and pop up in stores around the country, and figure out how to work these looks into your own wardrobe. We sorted through this spring’s biggest trends and chose seven for our Spring Trend Awards. Click through to check out our picks for most (and least) wearable, cheapest, comfiest, and more!

Shopping Guide: 10 Pastel Pieces

I guess I may have been a little too presumptuous in my assertions of spring, because things in New York City have taken a turn for the cold. My (rather wise) father is ascribing it to an “Arctic blast,” which seems reasonable, so I’m going to assume that this is indeed a mere blip on the late-March radar. Given the weather, it may not seem high time for spring clothes, but really, is there ever a bad time for pastels? This year, trend-starters and garden-variety fashionistas alike are getting bold with brights and their diluted counterparts, so I have reason to believe that come early summer, Easter-egg shades will be inescapable. They’re the perfect way to inject some à la mode color into your look without taking the neon route and ease your style into something a little more warm-weather friendly. Behold, my selection of the prettiest pastel clothing and accessories, perfect for sweetening up your wardrobe this time of year.

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