From Rachel Zoe to Transparent: The Caftan Update

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Soooo, Jeffrey Tambor has never exactly been considered a style icon, and the word “caftan” has more often than not evoked visions of girls more “Golden” than glam, but we can’t help but being slightly and secretly obsessed with his blatant caftan love in Transparent. The truth is, the caftan (or, alternatively, “kaftan”) is a garment with more […]

What Ever Happened to 5-7-9?

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There’s nothing mysterious about the origin of the name of the popular 1980s store, 5-7-9. In a fashion culture that is becoming hyper-sensitive to size shaming, size discrimination, size profiling, etc. etc., it is almost impossible to imagine the existence of a store that caters solely to a range of three sizes, but that’s exactly what […]

8 Great Winter Bridesmaid Dresses

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Spring and summer bridesmaid dresses are easy: take one part flowy, one part flirty and one part pretty girly color and voila, wedding party magic (and bridesmaids who might possibly not lay a curse on your marriage for the hideous one-time-only dress you forced them to pay big bucks for).  But winter bridesmaid dresses? That’s […]

Spring 2015: Neon Pastels – Is That a Thing?

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Color us confused—we’ve always been under the impression that neon and pastel were essentially two mutually exclusive types of color, and never the two shall meet. But for Spring of 2015, we’re presented with this particular fashion oxymoron—the neon pastel. So what exactly makes a neon pastel, or, conversely, a pastel neon? Is it brightly muted? Vividly […]

Summer to Fall: Transition Dressing On A Budget

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It’s October, and for many of us that means days that swing from, say, 45 degrees in the early morning to 75 degrees in the early afternoon—a range that challenges even the most, ahem, seasoned fashionista. We’re soooo ready for the richness and texture of fall, but the weather still has a bad case of […]

Fashion Trend: Faux Fur on a Budget

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As Kohl’s recently taught us, faux fur isn’t always so faux—the budget retail giant was caught riding dirty, passing off jackets with “faux” fur trim that actually came from raccoon dogs (an Asian species that is more dog than raccoon, but most certainly not faux in any sense of the word). What what??? If we’re going […]

Where to Buy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

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First things first—a little bridesmaids dress sizing primer: bridal fashion sizing is essentially stuck in 1952. Meaning that whatever size you wear in 2014? Yeah, you’ll wear at least 1-2 sizes larger than usual when it comes to bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Is this fair? Not really, but like death and taxes bridal wear ain’t […]

How to Shop: Nasty Gal

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If you’ve never visited (or heard of) Nasty Gal, you might at this moment be questioning TBF’s standards for style and social decorum. The name, admittedly, is at first glance a bit off-putting, or at least a little naughty. But once you’ve arrived, you’ll see that Nasty Gal isn’t about , well, bein nah-stay, but being fah-bulous. […]

Whatever Happened to Esprit?

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Let’s face it—in the 80s, we loved a good logo. I mean, what says impeccable style like a big fat corporate brand logo plastered across every region of your body? Enter Esprit—the brand that expressed it’s European chic and devil-may-care attitude through vivid colors, comfy silhouettes and it’s very own prominently featured clean and bold […]

What Ever Happened to L.A. Gear?

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Ah, L.A. Gear. The high top sneaker that had street cred AND looked super cute, evidenced by their use at one point of celebrity spokesmodels Paula Abdul and Belinda Carlisle. Okay, so the street cred part might be a stretch, but we still thought they were totally cool (and they came with little license plates!). What […]