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A Few Of My Favorite Things: Erin Of Cali Vintage

Sweet Erin runs Cali Vintage, a fashion and style site aimed at expressing all things California cool. Erin, who also writes for Modcloth’s blog, has an intrinsically effortless style that makes us want to go thrifting up and down the Cali coast with her — we’re betting she’s got some really great secret spots. After the jump, she shares a few of her favorite things, including her must-have lipstick shade for spring. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Daryl Hannah Arrested For Trying To Save The Environment

  • Daryl Hannah was arrested, along with 31 others, for protesting mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia. [PopEater] Finally, a celeb who was arrested for a good cause. Take a hint, Chris Brown.
  • Known for taking things to the extreme, Courtney Love is now extremely skinny. Her backless dress flaunted—or revealed—her bony frame. [Daily Mail] – But Courtney isn’t worried–she says she’s excited that she can finally fit into designer sizes. Sad.
  • Stop feeling bad for Leighton Meester—she most likely released her sex tape on purpose. Why on earth would she do that? Find out here. [Yahoo Shine]

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Get Rid Of That Thrift Store Smell

When we gave you tips for thrift store shopping last month, our experts advised you to stay away from clothes that have a certain stink to them, because the smell probably won’t go away. Well, Janie Bryant, the costume designer for “Mad Men,” says otherwise. Her trick for getting rid of that musty, old-clothes stench is to mix one part vodka with two parts water in a spray bottle and douse the offending article with the mixture. “It works every time—that’s the power of vodka for you,” Bryant said. And we believe anything this woman says. After all, she’s managed to make pen necklaces popular, a feat not accomplished since the TV show “Ghostwriter” in the ’90s. [Valet] Keep reading »

11 Tips For Scoring At Thrift Stores

Despite it being shopping season right now, none of us are buying as much we did last year — at least not from regular stores. While the retail industry is in its worst slump in 35 years, resale and thrift shops have reported increases in sales. I have definitely contributed to that rise; Besides a new winter coat (and underwear, of course), I haven’t bought any new new clothes since this summer. I even went to a super fancy wedding in a dress that cost $3! Below, find out how to work the Goodwill racks like a pro from three highly successful thrifters… Keep reading »

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