High vs. Low: The Cropped Jacket

“SOME PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” We’re suggesting the cropped jacket as another transition piece when the weather is cooling down. It won’t be summer anymore, and yet the autumn leaves haven’t yet coated the ground, so an easy option is to just throw on a cropped jacket when you need that extra layer […]

Katie Holmes Trench from New York & Co.: Look for Less

You know we love New York & Company —one of our favorite affordable stops for super cute and current workwear separates—and apparently Katie Holmes does too. The Tom Cruise-wife, Suri-mom (isn’t she an actress too?) is increasingly viewed as a chic fashion trendsetter, but apparently she’s not all designer, all the time—she was recently spotted […]

Housing Works Thrift Shop Fall Preview

What: Housing Works Thrift Shop Fall Preview Event, Tuesday, Sept. 16 The Lowdown: If you happen to by in the NYC area, tomorrow is the last chance to check out Housing Works Thrift Shop’s famous Fall Preview event, featuring special deals for budget shoppers and high-rollers alike! Every fall, Housing Works Thrift Shops empty their […]

River Rock Place Cards: DIY

There’s just something appealing about bringing the elements of nature into your table design — not only does it add a comfortably rustic look, but it also is a nice way to “green” your décor. Our suggestion? For your next get-together, try making place cards out of river rocks. It couldn’t be simpler: all you […]

Eco-Communities: Green News

In the 1960’s, co-housing was a term used to describe a community for people who wanted to experience a more collective way of living. Now, according to a recent CNN.com article, co-housing communities are springing up all around the U.S. Their goal is now to live a sustainable life. Currently, there are over 150 eco-communities […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 2009: Ralph Lauren

What: Ralph Lauren Runway Show, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09 The Lowdown: With all the fedoras, khaki, olive, and safari/expedition flavor, we think it’s possible that Indiana Jones had a hand in the latest collection from Ralph Lauren, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And actually, there’s plenty more to be had […]

Cork and Button Picture Hanger: DIY

As you know, we’re always looking for cute ways to display our photographs . We came across this project on craftbits.com and decided to jazz it up a bit. We added a lot more buttons and a nifty gold string. This DIY is fun, easy and you can do it over and over for gifts, […]