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Angela

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From Rachel Zoe to Transparent: The Caftan Update

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...
Neon Pastels

Spring 2015: Neon Pastels – Is That a Thing?

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...
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Summer to Fall: Transition Style On A Budget

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....
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Where to Buy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

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...
Esprit

Whatever Happened to Esprit?

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...
LA Gear

What Ever Happened to L.A. Gear?

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...
Petite Sophisticate

What Happened to Petite Sophisticate?

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...
Petite Fashion Jacket

Petite Fashion: The Jacket

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...
Chic Jeans

What Ever Happened to…Chic Jeans?

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

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...

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online

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...

Why Wedding Dress Sizes Run So Small

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,...

Chic And Covered Up: Mode-sty Offers Options For Conservative Fashionistas

Here’s something that no one ever talks about: conscientiously conservative dressers who still want to participate in seasonal trends – yes, conservative girls want to be fashionable too. Unfortunately, most of the high fashion...
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How To Wear Crop Pants If You’re Short: Or, Breaking Petite Fashion Rules Is The New Black

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....

Ann Romney's Pinterest Makes Us Hungry

Okay, we just discovered Michelle Obama’s Pinterest and put her “My Style” board — no, it doesn’t exist yet — on our wish list for the 2012 campaign. So now we’re exploring Ann Romney’s...

Michelle Obama Is On Pinterest, Or: Our Newest Bestie Pin Pal

We’ve always known that Michelle Obama loves us (after all, we’re like budget fashion soul mates with the stylish First Lady) but now that she’s got her own Pinterest we feel even closer to the iconic Mrs. O....
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Bridal Rescue: What to Wear to All Your Wedding Activities

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...
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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...

How to Wear Skinny Jeans: If You Have Large Thighs

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...

How to Wear a Statement Necklace

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...

How to Wear Skinny Jeans: If You’re Petite

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...
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