We have had a satisfying life-long love affair with our jeans, but let’s face it – as far as current trends go, jeans are more cazh than fab (and yes, that’s how you abbreviate casual … I googled it). But that doesn’t mean your beloved denim has to be relegated to cleaning-the-basement-day status, it just means that to make […]
Oh designer shoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways—and then count the pennies in the bottom of our purse, because we’ll need every last one to afford you. Or do we? That depends—are you willing to do the, ahem, legwork to find fabulous designer shoes for less? We are, and we’ve […]
The name alone is like something out of the fashion dark ages: “Petite Sophisticate.” Was there really a time that we—us girls of diminutive stature—said, “that’s what I need, a store that understands my need to be elevated from just petite to petite AND sophisticated”? Apparently so. Because at the time, Petite Sophisticate was the shiz-nit. […]
By now we all know that the all-powerful color gods at Pantone (our dream job) have crowned “Radiant Orchid” as 2014’s Color of the Year, so it only stands to reason that the dreamy hue leads the lineup for Pantone’s top colors for Fall of 2014. Do we normally think of orchid for fall? Um, not […]
The 90s are back—fashionably speaking, anyway. While we still secretly covet the wardrobe of Cher in Clueless (don’t judge) we understand that decades of fashion influence should be just that—influence. No matter how much you love the look of any particular decade, incorporating that look into your wardrobe should always take the form of putting […]
Never underestimate the style power of a great jacket. Throw one on with jeans, a maxi skirt, even tailored shorts and poof—instant style upgrade. Slip on a pair of fun flats or on-trend boots, and suddenly even running errands feels chic, and there’s nothing that makes standing in the grocery line more tolerable than knowing that at least you […]
Ladies…those of you of a certain age (ahem) remember the miracle that was “Chic Jeans” — the high waist, the medium-to-dark wash, the peg leg, the gold scrolly letters proclaiming that you were, in fact, “chic” (pronounced “chick” but whatever) – oh, the grandeur! Okay, so the truth is they were soooo very 80s … the other truth […]
It’s probably safe to put away that winter coat right about now, but that doesn’t mean coat season is over. Iffy spring weather means keeping our options open—and the trench coat is a classic way to navigate the unpredictable rain, wind and (ohhhh, we hope not) snow that comes with the transition time.
Almost as important as the swimsuit (and generally eminently more wearable) is the cover-up. We love them because they make the long walk from the beach chair to the bathhouse soooooooo much less cringe-inducing.
With the rise of “Say Yes To The Dress,” wedding dress shopping has been elevated to a national pastime – seriously, before that show, did you know the difference between a mermaid and a trumpet fit? Between silky satin and charmeuse? And while expectations for the bridal experience are now exceedingly high, not every girl […]