Taylor Swift has been through quite a lot in a short time. She is already an accomplished guitar player and singer-songwriter, she has won multitudes of awards and has many mettled albums (gold, platinum, etc…), and she graced the cover of Vogue (a.k.a. the fashion bible) looking undeniably gorgeous. A current resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor Swift’s style is all… View Post
The notorious bridesmaid dress has been immortalized in all its silk taffeta awesome awfulness. Yup, we’re talking about Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses and the slew of bridezilla movies featuring the horrid bridesmaid’s dress. Yet, for those of us who have been there, done that, most bridesmaids dresses are somewhere between horrible/terrible/no good and the thoughtful bride’s insistence that it’s… View Post
Making a statement in summer 2014 style goes well beyond wearing white denim with a breezy blouse. These days, it’s all about the add-ons—the pieces that accessorize your look to reach all kinds of chic.
Thrifting, much like shaving, war or manliness, is a delicate art form, and we’ve got it down to an imprecise science. Sure, we’ve written about thrifting extensively before, but a seasoned thrifter knows to constantly update her tactical manual; being in the thrifting trenches is a learning process. We’re constantly modifying and evolving our thrift store shopping strategy, and we’re… View Post
We love fab plus size fashionistas, but we hate plus size swimsuits. Most are hideous (tropical floral printed lycra MUST die). Most are overpriced ($125 for something you will literally wear twice a year? NOT). So we found a gaggle, over 24 to be precise, of super stylish plus size swimsuits for under $50. (P.S., if you’re PAID, check out… View Post
This repost originally appeared on the site in November, 2004 Smitten . . . Along with chocolate and spanx, I hereby declare my love for the Salvation Army. Sally, as I affectionately call my love, is perhaps the best store to ever exist. Saks, my former love, has nothing on this store. Where else could you find a John Paul… View Post
Beach hair: the wave, texture, and bounce you get from spending an entire day at the beach. Perhaps it’s the salt from the water, maybe it’s the dust from the sand, or it could be that your mane is finally free from all the product and fuss that it just lets loose. Whatever it is, beach hair is beautiful, simple,… View Post
The jumpsuit is back, and this season it’s a summer staple showing up allover. While some may feel apprehensive about the all-in-one nature of this look (too juvenile), others have tapped into the effortlessness it offers with one simple zip. A few tips and you’ll know how to style a jumpsuit with confidence.
Desert winds, high temps, long days and late nights. Rain or shine, the show goes on, and dressing to accommodate the (many) extremes of a music festival can be as tough as whittling down your must-see artists list. Climates change, clouds roll in, and frankly, your feet get tired. Here’s some tips on how to look fashionable while getting your groove on.
I admit that I’m not much of a summer person. Sure, I love the warm weather, cute sandals and the fresh fruits and veggies that summer brings, but I’m much more of a cold-weather season kind of girl (fall is MY moment), especially when it comes to fashion. However, there’s one thing I do love about summer, and that’s the… View Post
Back in the day (like 1988) Liz Claiborne was “dabomb.com”. The brand, founded in 1976, was one of the most successful women’s sportswear brands of the past 40 years. According to the site Name Wire: Claiborne was arguably the first mainstream designer to provide working women with sensible, good-looking apparel for the office. She founded the company in 1976 and… View Post
Ever see a fashionista and wonder “Where did she get those shorts?” In my younger years, I would simply covet from afar and hope to find them in a store or online. Sure, it’s easy to spot good taste, but, it can be tricky to find a great pair of shorts that flatters your figure. So we scoured the web… View Post
Waterproof, durable, budget-friendly and low-maintenance – like each summer hour, I expect a lot from my summer beauty essentials. It’s not easy to make the cut, but those that do are note-worthy and should absolutely end up in your cabinet or purse. Ten Great Beauty Products for Summer Aveeno SPF 50. I know, I know, it sounds like an unnecessary… View Post
A Very Sad Fact: Forever21 (and other stores) trick you into thinking you look hotter in their clothes than you actually do. How do they do this? Through the clever use of tilted mirrors, which tilt towards you at the bottom and gradually tilt away from you at the top. This trick makes you appear “smaller” by gradually moving the… View Post
Of the many things forced upon women as we get older, is this belief that once you reach a certain again, you must start wearing swimsuits that look like waterproof muumuus or the worst creation since the “slanket”, the swimdress. I find this to be absurd. No one’s stopping the legions of old dudes wearing speedos and beer bellies.
Tell us if this scenario sounds familiar – summer comes, and whether you like it or not, you head to your favorite department store to pick out a new swimsuit. You find a few you like and head to the fitting room. Fast forward thirty minutes. You’ve returned each and every one back to the rack, thinking that maybe you… View Post
As spurts of warm weather tantalize us with promises of summer fun in the sun, right about now is when we start daydreaming of Caribbean vacations, strawberry daiquiri’s (or shall we say several daiquiri’s?) on the beach, and checking out the hot eye candy on the beach. Conspicuously absent from our little jaunts to la-la land?
Is it just me, or am I the only one who feels like they suck at picking nail colors? I mean, my nails don’t look bad, I just often look down at my fingers and toes and think that I should have gone a shade brighter. Or darker. Or maybe I have olive skin with pink undertones and should never… View Post