The Brits are Coming: What You Should Know About the British Budget Fashion Invasion

The Brits Are Coming

There’s a British invasion happening on the budget fashion front. Led by Topshop (which is more “high” than “street” in the United States) and later by Forever 21-killer, British high street (i.e., “mass market”) fashion is coming stateside, bringing on-trend styles at relatively affordable prices. British budget brands understand the need to have variety […]

True Confessions: I Was a Group Sales Addict

I Was a Group Sales Addict

True Confession: I’m a former group coupon addict who trolled various group buying sites to find great deals. For an embarrassingly long period of time, every mani-pedi, date-night dinner, walking tour and fitness class I participated in was paid for using a group coupon. This worked out well. My nails never looked better, until I […]

Spring Fashion 2012 Boot Camp: How To Mix Prints

How To Mix Prints

When I was a wee lad growing up in the heartland of fashion, Milwaukee, I would have strong debates with my dear mom about my morning sartorial choices. Like most 5-year-olds, I wanted to wear what I wanted to wear, rules of color and print coordination be damned. Fashion-forward ten, twenty, (okay, let’s just say […]

Topshop Goes Tropical with Maarten Van Der Horst

Topshop Maarten Fashion

Just because you can’t afford that Hawaiian vacation doesn’t mean you can’t dress the part. Check out the fashion capsule collection of Dutch-born designer Maarten Van Der Horst on Topshop. Huge hibiscuses and palm leaves dominate the tropical-with-a-twist motif in Maarten’s summer line. We also love the cute pink shirt, which at initial glance might […]

Young and Wild and Free at Free People’s Sale Corner

Free People Sale

The Deal: Free People’s Sale Corner The Lowdown: The wannabe 1969 Woodstock hippie in us loves, loves, loves this brand. It’s Earth mama/tree-huggin’/Coachella attendin’ chic, and we can’t get enough of Free People. Unfortunately, Free People’s higher prices are not so, um, liberating, which is why the sale corner is the place where we budget […]