What to buy NOW for Fall 2012

What to buy NOW for Fall 2012

One of the tricks to being au courant in any given season, without dropping major bank every three months, is good planning–and that means identifying upcoming trends you’re excited about and picking up a piece or two at a time that you can use later to update those necessary, but sometimes ho-hum, basics. And we […]

So You’ve Gotta Go to a Wedding? Wear THIS (it’s under 75 bucks)!

Wedding Guest Outfit Under $75

Summertime is wedding time, and while you may not be the bride, at least this time, you’re not a bridesmaid (creamsicle-orange satin, anyone?). So that means you get to relax and enjoy the festivities as a guest, but it doesn’t mean that you get a pass on being fabulous–and why would you want to? After […]

Chic And Covered Up: Mode-sty Offers Options For Conservative Fashionistas


Here’s something that no one ever talks about: conscientiously conservative dressers who still want to participate in seasonal trends – yes, conservative girls want to be fashionable too. Unfortunately, most of the high fashion or trendy items one might find on flash sale sites tend to be of the less-than-conservative variety. Enter Mode-sty, a discount […]

Retail Casualty: Daffy’s Is Done


More than 50 years in business and 19 locations is coming to a screeching halt for New York-based discount retailer Daffy’s — the company has announced it’s liquidating and closing all 19 stores over the next few months. Daffy’s attributes the move to a “the uncertain economy and weak consumer spending and a lack of […]

Instant Classic?: Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina-Inspired Collection

Banana Republic Anna Karenina Collection

What do you get if you mix muted grays and blacks, faux fur trims and a celebrated 19th century novel? Uh, a new collection at Banana Republic, of course. The chic-but-affordable retailer has unveiled a capsule collection of Anna Karenina inspired clothes and accessories, just in time to coincide with the upcoming film remake of […]

Target’s Next Big Designer Partnership: Neiman Marcus

Target and Neiman Marcus

  Didn’t see this one coming — Target’s latest designer partnership is with … a luxury department store giant? This morning Target announced it’s teaming up with the high-end retailer Neiman Marcus for a winter holiday collection featuring Neiman’s stable of clothing and goods designers. According to the Washington Post, the line will feature “more […]

Red, White and Woo Hoo!: What To Wear To A Fourth Of July Barbecue

What To Wear To A Fourth Of July Barbecue

Ah, the Fourth of July — friends, fireworks, and crazy delicious all-American backyard barbecue. What could be better? Looking fabulous, that’s what–in an Independence Day-appropriate ensemble that a) won’t have you melting in the crazy summer heat and b) doesn’t make you look like you ARE the Fourth of July parade on two legs. The […]

Work It, Girl: The Under-$75 Work Outfit

The Under-$75 Work Outfit

So, these days you’re just happy to have a job, right? But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to look fierce while you’re doing it (and that’s practical, too–remember the old workplace wisdom, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have”). The quandary? How to look upwardly mobile when your paycheck is […]

How To Wear Crop Pants If You’re Short: Or, Breaking Petite Fashion Rules Is The New Black

Breaking Petite Fashion Rules Is The New Black

You’ve probably been told this time and again–if you’re short, never, ever, ever (*insert 36 more evers here*) wear cropped pants, or anything else that breaks your leg line between the knee and ankle. But the truth is, modern fashion is as much about breaking rules than following them (remember no white before Memorial Day? […]