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A Few Of My Favorite Things: Christina From Second Skin Style

Beautiful Christina of the blog Second Skin Style uses her fashion site as “a little collection of my thoughts and outfits,” she explains. Her style is thrift store-eclectic. “I see patterns in everything and tend to think that in the end it all makes sense.” Lately, she says, “I’ve been feeling very hedonistic, and if you think about it, the winter months sort of bring that drive out in people. The cold makes it easy to justify a little pleasure seeking! I am trying to stay grounded though and not get too self-indulgent, but there are a few things I allow myself to dip into with abandon.” Check out Christina’s guilty pleasures after the jump! Keep reading »

Hermes Vans We Wish We Could Have

I saw images of these custom-made Hermes Vans yesterday and was practically dying. I don’t really wear flats, like, ever, but I might make an exception for these gorgeously patterned skate shoes, which were custom created by Vans for stylist Robert Verdi. The bright patterns and colors practically scream “I know how to have a laid back good time, dude.” Sadly, these slip-ons aren’t going to be massed produced–they were simply made after Verdi brought in some of his vintage Hermes scarves and had the Vans team re-create them in shoe form. But they are inspiring me to grab a paint brush and a pair of canvas tennis shoes and see what happens. Check out a couple other Verdi-special shoes after the jump! [Huh Magazine] Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: To Hell With Housework

Show your true colors in this vintage apron printed with the not-so-subtle message, “To Hell With Housework.” Because even if you like cooking and cleaning (tell me your secret!), there’s no harm in doing your chores with a little rebellious flair. [$12.50, lulouandada] Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Pin On A Pig

My friend Molly has recently become obsessed with miniature pigs. She dreams of having a miniature pet pig named Penelope and walking it around town on a little pig leash. And can you blame her, really? I mean, look at this. Speaking of miniature pigs, check out this adorable vintage brooch. Pin it on a black tuxedo jacket as a quirky accent piece. Or just name it Penelope and keep it in your pocket for good luck. [$11, Etsy] Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Good Morning, South Dakota

It’s pretty much impossible to have a bad morning when you wake up to four dead presidents smiling up at you from your coffee mug. Although the coffee probably helps too. [$10, Etsy] Keep reading »

The Frisky’s 20 Best Piece Of Style Advice

I’m kind of in love with Lucky‘s December 2010 issue, which is celebrating the shopping mag’s 10th anniversary by rehashing some of their best content. My favorite piece is the 100 fashion edicts that the editors live by — not dumb, lofty fashion tips like Rachel Zoe might suggest (“An elephant tusk will spice up any outfit!”), but real, practical advice. I had a serious “aha!” moment when I read the following piece of advice:

“Buy clothes that you’ll wear on a Tuesday afternoon, not a Saturday night — few people lead Saturday night lives.”

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