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Designed by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Dannijo jewelry is a rather cool mix of sleek and boho. Necklaces made of crystal stop short of being hippie-appropriate when draped in silver chains and studs, causing us to drool just a little bit. Whether it’s a cocktail ring you want or a necklace that’ll make everyone… READ MORE »


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A lot of our internet time here at The Frisky is dedicated to watching shoe porn. Call us pervs, but there’s nothing like a sleek pair of heels on a Monday morning to make the work week feel a little more bearable. At the top of our radar right now are Alexander Wang’s fall ’10… READ MORE »


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Nicole Richie has come a long way since her “Simple Life” days and, aesthetically speaking, nowhere is that more evident than her jewelry line House of Harlow. We remain skeptical about her Winter Kate clothing franchise, but Nicole’s jewelry is consistently an expert blend of vintage and modern, forcing us to lust after pretty much… READ MORE »


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We have officially had enough of tacky, logo-covered designer sunglasses. Not only are they super expensive, they’re also a bit garish and we’d like to return to the days of under-stated elegance and logo-free retina protection. Is that so much to ask? SEE Selective Eyewear doesn’t think so. Their sunglasses — and regular glasses –… READ MORE »


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I generally don’t do bikinis. And it’s for the same reason I don’t do two-pieces that I hate overtly sexy one-pieces. I just don’t like to draw attention to my body in an incredibly obvious way, whether it’s with a super-low neckline, gold bling, or cutouts all around my torso. Then, this Zimmerman swimsuit won… READ MORE »


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Designers do different, very specific things well. Burberry, for example, knocks it out of the park with coats, yet charges almost $300 for an ill-fitting polo. When it comes to well-executed sparkles, Gryphon is queen. Yes, they sometimes overdo it — as people who are into shiny clothes are wont to do — but they… READ MORE »


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Reiss is one of those brands who walks the tenuous line between being inspired by and ripping off designer clothes. We don’t like copying, but we do like a lot of their “inspired” pieces. And in the brand’s defense, they’ve become a lot better at doing their own thing than ripping style directly from the… READ MORE »


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It’s not easy to find the perfect cocktail dress that a) isn’t black and b) isn’t something you’ve seen a million times before. A guaranteed “wow” piece that will doubtless bring all eyes on you—this draped gold lamé dress by Willow. Three reasons to love: The material has a unique terracotta texture, the blousy sleeves… READ MORE »


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Half the reason I ordered Ann Taylor’s “Perfect Flats” was a spiteful attempt to find a way in which they are not, in fact, “Perfect.” But I needed new black flats and didn’t want to spend $500 to replace my Lanvin regulars as they became increasingly less wearable, though I assumed the $98 Ann Taylor… READ MORE »


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If you’re going to buy a leather jacket, invest in a good one. Aside from looking junky, cheap leather has a nasty habit of cracking and wearing out long before you’d like it to. That said, you can keep the price at a relatively reasonable level and still walk away with something that looks as… READ MORE »


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Man shoes for ladies have become almost unavoidable fixtures in stores and on the feet of cool girls. So while they were a bit of a challenge to find just a couple years ago, there’s now a plethora of options, some much, much better than others. Amongst the chosen brogues are those by New York… READ MORE »


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We all like looking sassy on a budget, but sometimes a splurge is in order. With this in mind, welcome to the first edition of Worth The Splurge, a primer to help you prepare for your next grown-up purchase.

Remember lusting over that boxy little Kate Spade purse that everyone was trying to get… READ MORE »