Movie Screens to Mannequins: Oscars Spring 2012 Fashion Trend

Cinematic interpretations of literature or the historical past are known for their awesome costumes.  This past year, for example, who can forget the dainty costumes of the Southern belles of “The Help,” or badass digital hacker Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?”  According to a WSJ article, apparently, we’re not the only […]

Spring Trend 2012 – Jewelry

If we know one thing for certain about spring fashions this year, it’s that color is trending strong! And this veritable fruit bowl of bright goodness is not limited to just the clothes we wear on our backs, but has extended beyond to the sparklies and baubles that adorn our necks, wrists, fingers, and earlobes. […]

Target Beauty Spring 2012 Look Book

Target Beauty Spring 2012 Look 22

Enjoy the season’s freshest shades and skincare essentials (all for $35 or less) exclusively at Target stores and Target.com. The new collection boasts of: JK Jemma Kidd, NP Set, Pixi, Umberto Beverly Hills, Nicole by OPI, Nip+Fab, Apotheke:M, up & up, and more. The launch date is set for March, but here are the shots […]

Your Valentine Card: Why You Got What You Got

This Valentine’s Day, we’re taking you on a rare expedition to the foreign, complicated, yet not-so-complicated mind of a man.  Fashionistas, read on to find on what goes on in a man’s head while he’s writing your V-day card.  For your viewing pleasure only….   Written by your everyday hubby/boyfriend/significant other/special man friend… Ladies, if […]

H&M Debuts Plus Size Line in the US and Tells No One About It

FOKer (Friend of Kathryn) Alissa of the blog stylish curves recently discovered that H&M is now carrying plus size clothing in their 34th and 6th store called “H&M+”. We’re thinking this may be an expansion of the “Inclusive” collection, a “limited edition” collection, sold, of course only online AND in Europe. While this is exciting, […]

5 Cute V-day Dresses from Torrid

The Deal: 5 Cute Vday Dresses from Torrid The Lowdown: For curvy gals, Torrid has become a must-stop shopping destination for oh-so-cute trendy styles, and that’s why it’s one of the stores we’re rushing over to this V-day. Hot dress for your first ever V-day with your special honey? Check. Even hotter dress for an […]

Send this to Your Boyfriend, Husband, “Special Friend:” What You REALLY want for Valentine’s Day

Concerned about your Valentine’s Day Gift? Don’t worry, TBF drafted letters for you to send to your beaus to help them in their quest for a truly excellent Valentine’s Day gift. Just copy and send! Dear XXX (insert the name of the special person in your life), You’re the face to my book. You make […]

Don’t Have a Valentine? Here Are Six Gifts to Buy Yourself

February brings many things- New York’s Fashion Week, red carpet fashion faux pas, Ceelo in a red sequin suit on NBC’s “The Voice”, and, yes, Valentine’s Day. The “holiday,” which, if we’re being honest, was totally created by the greeting card industry, doesn’t have to be total downer for those who are unattached. In fact, […]

7 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

Image source: Flickr Creative Commons Outlet malls, end-of-season sales, and the good ole clearance rack are all fine and dandy, but for a REALLY amazing bargain, you can’t beat thrift stores. Now, unless you’re a seasoned pro who has meandered through the aisles of Goodwill and Salvation Army to find that barely used Theory skirt […]

Alberta Ferretti Designs for Macy’s Impulse Line

Doo-Ri Chung‘s line hasn’t even meandered its way to Macy’s racks yet, but the department store is at it again.  Italian designer Alberta Ferretti‘s carrying the designer collaboration torch with an exclusive collection for Macy’s Impulse contemporary department. Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, the 30 piece collection features feminine dresses, peasant blouses, garden-party looks, and abstract […]