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Fashion Advice

From Rachel Zoe to Transparent: The Caftan Update


Updated May 14, 2019

Soooo, Jeffrey Tambor has never been considered a style icon, but we can’t help but being slightly and secretly obsessed with his blatant caftan love in Transparent. Even though the word “caftan” can sometimes invoke visions of girls more “Golden” than glam. The truth is, the caftan (or, alternatively, “kaftan”) is a garment with more history than most…

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Spring/Summer Trends

Spring 2015: Neon Pastels – Is That a Thing?


Updated September 10, 2020

Color us confused—we’ve always been under the impression that neon and pastel were essentially two mutually exclusive types of color, and never the two shall meet. But for Spring of 2015, we’re presented with this particular fashion oxymoron—the neon pastel. So what exactly makes a neon pastel, or, conversely, a pastel neon? Is it brightly muted? Vividly…

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Fashion and Style Trends

Summer to Fall: Transition Style On A Budget


Updated September 22, 2020

This post about fall transition outfits was last updated in January, 2019. We’re soooo ready for the richness and texture of fall, but the weather still has a bad case of the mood swings. That swing from, say, 45 degrees in the early morning to 75 degrees in the early afternoon challenges even the most,…

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Plus Size The Cheap Wedding Guide

Where to Buy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses


Updated February 2, 2019

First things first—a little bridesmaids dress sizing primer: bridal fashion sizing is essentially stuck in 1952. Meaning that whatever size you wear in 2014? Yeah, you’ll wear at least 1-2 sizes larger than usual when it comes to bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Is this fair? Not really, but like death and taxes bridal wear ain’t…

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Fashion and Style Trends

Whatever Happened to Esprit?


Updated February 2, 2019

Let’s face it—in the 80s, we loved a good logo. I mean, what says impeccable style like a big fat corporate brand logo plastered across every region of your body? Enter Esprit—the brand that expressed it’s European chic and devil-may-care attitude through vivid colors, comfy silhouettes and it’s very own prominently featured clean and bold…

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Fashion and Style Trends

What Ever Happened to L.A. Gear?


Updated February 2, 2019

Ah, L.A. Gear. The high top sneaker that had street cred AND looked super cute, evidenced by their use at one point of celebrity spokesmodels Paula Abdul and Belinda Carlisle. Okay, so the street cred part might be a stretch, but we still thought they were totally cool (and they came with little license plates!). What…

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Learn How to Shop

What Happened to Petite Sophisticate?


Updated February 2, 2019

The name alone is like something out of the fashion dark ages: “Petite Sophisticate.” Was there really a time that we—us girls of diminutive stature—said, “that’s what I need, a store that understands my need to be elevated from just petite to petite AND sophisticated”? Apparently so. Because at the time, Petite Sophisticate was the shiz-nit.…

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Petite Fashion

Petite Fashion: The Jacket


Updated February 2, 2019

Never underestimate the style power of a great jacket. Throw one on with jeans, a maxi skirt, even tailored shorts and poof—instant style upgrade. Slip on a pair of fun flats or on-trend boots, and suddenly even running errands feels chic, and there’s nothing that makes standing in the grocery line more tolerable than knowing that at least you…

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Fashion and Style Trends

What Ever Happened to…Chic Jeans?


Updated April 2, 2019

(Editor’s note: this post about Chic jeans was updated 1/2017). Ladies, those of you of a certain age (ahem) remember the miracle that was Chic Jeans — the high waist, the medium-to-dark wash, the peg leg, the gold scrolly letters proclaiming that you were, in fact, “chic” (pronounced “chick” but whatever). Oh, the grandeur! Okay,…

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Fall/Winter Trends

This is the Piece You Need To Navigate Rain, Wind, and Snow in Style & It’s Less Than $100


Updated June 3, 2020

If there’s ever a time to invest in a trench coat, it’s autumn. You can layer your trench over sweaters and even other coats when it’s freezing, and then keep wearing it right through spring over your favorite dresses. It’s a classic, chic way to navigate rain, wind and even snow. Fortunately, trench coats layer…

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The Cheap Wedding Guide

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online


Updated January 27, 2019

With the rise of “Say Yes To The Dress,” wedding dress shopping has been elevated to a national pastime – seriously, before that show, did you know the difference between a mermaid and a trumpet fit? Between silky satin and charmeuse? And while expectations for the bridal experience are now exceedingly high, not every girl…

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The Cheap Wedding Guide

Why Wedding Dress Sizes Run So Small


Updated January 27, 2019

So you’ve invested your 401(K) in every bridal magazine that ever existed, Pinterested yourself within an inch of your life and spent the last three months on a strict diet of raw veggies and, well, raw veggies. Now you’re at the bridal salon, focused only on reaching that “Say Yes To The Dress” moment every…

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Petite Fashion

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


Updated February 4, 2019

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?…

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The Cheap Wedding Guide

Bridal Rescue: What to Wear to All Your Wedding Activities


Updated February 4, 2019

For most brides, wedding planning focuses on the one item little-girl wedding dreams are made of: the wedding gown. But most weddings involve a whole bunch of other wedding-weekend events for which you’ll need to look and feel your bridal best, with as little fuss (and expense) as possible. If you’re the bride, however, you’re…

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The Cheap Wedding Guide

15 Wedding Dresses You’ll Love (All for Under $150)


Yes, you read that headline right. Whether you’re hosting a platinum wedding with everyone you’ve ever met in attendance or you’re swapping vows on a remote island, we have found a gorgeous dress for your special day at a price you won’t believe. Take a look at these five cheap wedding dresses under $100 .
We think you’ll like what you see below, but if you don’t, you can find other great dresses for the same fantastic price. Each of our chosen retailers has multiple gowns for less than $100, so you’re sure to find a dress you love that also fits your wedding budget.

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Fashion and Style Trends

How to Wear Skinny Jeans: If You Have Large Thighs


Updated January 20, 2019

Be honest — if you’re anything like us, your thighs are the subject of far more full-length-mirror scrutiny than any of us would like to admit. If we added up the number of hours we’ve spent dreaming up ways to minimize, camouflage, and otherwise disguise our thighs — all because they’re larger than the toothpicks…

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Accessories

How to Wear a Statement Necklace


Updated January 19, 2019

What’s the best way to add some punch to an otherwise so-so outfit? With a sexy statement necklace of course! But you might be wondering how to pull off big, bold and extravagant pieces without looking like Lady Gaga. The main key is to keep the rest of your outfit somewhat minimal, but there’s more…

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Petite Fashion

How to Wear Skinny Jeans: If You’re Petite


Updated January 20, 2019

Skinny jeans can be a great asset for petite girls, because while we support our vertically-challenged sistas (Angela is one of them – holla!) we know looking longer and leaner is never a bad thing. We also know that being petite doesn’t necessarily mean being a twig. For petite fashionistas, the biggest style challenges are…

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Fashion and Style Trends

How to Wear Skinny Jeans: If You Have a Tummy


Updated January 20, 2019

If you tend to carry extra weight in your tummy area, you might think skinny jeans are completely out of the question. We beg to differ. Check out our tips for wearing skinny jeans if you have a little extra in the middle. Stick with the Middle Ground Forget the low-rise. And the high-waist, for…

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Fashion and Style Trends

How to Wear Skinny Jeans: If You’re Plus Size


Updated January 20, 2019

While you might think skinny jeans — by virtue of their somewhat discouraging name — are only for the super-skinny we see no reason why every girl, including plus size, can’t rock whatever trend they like. There are ways to maximize your style, however, while minimizing any potentially unfortunate (and unflattering) side-effects. The trick to…

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Learn How to Shop

How to Shop Torrid


Updated September 11, 2020

We’ve bemoaned the agony of finding fashionable and affordable plus size clothing a million times before, so we’ll skip that soapbox here, in the interest of brevity. That being said, Torrid is one of the very few retailers that features trendy and junior-centric clothing for girls with a little more curve. The problem? Quality is…