I’m sure you can guess who alerted me to J.Crew’s semi-annual sale this morning. [Who?!?! -- Editor] And if you can’t, then I’ll tell you it was Amelia, of course. [Oh yeah. -- Editor] We both are big fans of J.Crew, especially the semi-annual sale because a ton of current season clothes are reduced — and right now, everything on sale is an extra 40 percent off when you use the code “MUSTHAVE.” Check out some of our favorites after the jump. (The approximate price of the item after taking 40 percent off is in parentheses.) Keep reading »
Rue La La, one of our favorite designer sample sale sites, kicked off its 48-hour sale of Rock & Republic jeans today. Rock & Republic is known for bringing their customer chic and edgy jeans and sportswear. Their jeans have come to symbolize luxury and status for today’s ambitious and fashion-forward generation. But even those with a more moderate budget than the typical Rock & Republic consumer can get the same look for less during Rue La La’s two-day sale. Rock & Republic jeans usually retail for about $200 or more, but Rue La La is selling them for about $80. If you’re not a member of Rue La La, it’s free and easy to sign up. But hurry before all the jeans sell out!
Rue La La sent me a pair of Rock & Republic “Stella” Bootcut Jeans to try out. See how I styled them after the jump. Keep reading »
Baby, it is cold outside. What we wouldn’t give for that mythical garment that both keeps us warm and enlivens our wardrobe with a little imagination. Does such a thing exist? Why yes! This crewneck’s red and gray stripes will go great with any of the neutrals in your closet, the snuggly wool with banded sleeves is sensible and warm, and that red unicorn on the front? She takes this sweater from basic to majestic.
On Saturday, I went to the Salvation Army coat sale for the first time. It would have been quite an overwhelming experience if my “thrifting coach,” Patrice J. Williams of Living Fly On A Dime, hadn’t given me some pointers before we began shopping. You see, Patrice has challenged herself to purchase only thrifted, second-hand, or vintage clothing and shoes for a year. She’s four months into her challenge and knows a lot about where and how to thrift. Under her tutelage, I found seven coats and jackets and I paid less than $70 total! Keep reading »
Feathers are everywhere this fashion season. They’re on blouses, sweaters, skirts, and jackets, like this Peplum Jacket from Romeo & Juliet Couture. The feathers on this jacket are nowhere near the face or neck, so there’s no risk of looking like the Chicken Lady or Big Bird. But there’s still something off about this jacket. It looks as if Romeo & Juliet had an overstock of plain blazers and tried to update them with feathers for the current season. I can think of only one way to style this jacket — skinny pants or jeans. And that’s not enough styling possibilities for a look that will last only one season. So would you wear the Romeo & Juliet Feather Peplum Jacket? [Last Call By Neiman Marcus] Keep reading »
I have a really hard time walking past a Gap store without going in. But I have an even more difficult time paying the ridiculous prices of some Gap basics. Fortunately, this weekend I didn’t have the latter problem because the Gap is having a mega end-of-season sale. Not only were many of the winter and fall items on sale, but the Gap was also offering a 40 percent discount on top of the sale price in stores. I didn’t go crazy in there because sizes in the store were quite limited. There is, however, a large selection of sizes, colors, and styles on sale online. Check out some of my favorites. Keep reading »
Diane Keaton’s look in “Annie Hall” is so iconic that even decades after the Woody Allen film premiered, her look is still wearable. There’s a reason menswear-inspired fashions for women is a cyclical style, after all. The “Annie Hall” look gives an air of confidence without looking as if you’re trying too hard. Here’s how you can get the look today. Keep reading »
Plain cotton socks just don’t cut it in the winter; once they get wet, either from sweat or snow, they stay wet. And wet feet lead to cold feet. Wool socks, however, still provide insulation even when wet, guarding against hypothermia. But since we like our clothing to be as fabulous as it is functional, we’re dying for these angora over-the-knee socks that have a touch of lurex. We like the idea of layering them over tights, slouching them below cropped cords, and letting them peek out from our knee-high boots.
A canvas bag should be relatively un-fussy compared to its leather brethren. This tote bag from the Quality Mending Co., a vintage source in NYC, doesn’t need any bells, whistles, or spangles to show its chic side. Saddle-colored leather trim embellishes this tote just enough so it’s both functional and fabulous. You’ll want to coordinate your outfit with it.
We’re reluctant to admit this … but upon seeing this sleeping bag-like down suit, we emitted an audible “Oooh.” Because if fashion didn’t matter at all, we’d be so much happier walking around in one of these for the winter months rather than our peacoats. Because, really, people: peacoats do not keep you warm. And yet we always pretend they do. Bring on the puffy suit! [Gizmodo] Keep reading »