Wearing everything from chic seaside looks to summery menswear-inspired ensembles, our community members know how to impress with their sartorial know-how. This week's favorites: La Pecosa Preciosa, stylesbyassitan, nettevartanian, ontheinside, thelifeoftheparty, mysmallwardrobe, Paricoleini, jessakirby, FadelaMecheri, and fashionablylo. Congrats, all!
We won't lie — this was a big week in fashion. Not only did the CFDA crown the best designers of the year and John Galliano break his silence about what life has been like since that infamous night in Paris, but everybody's favorite fashion icon — Sarah Jessica Parker — also announced she will be designing the one accessory most important to Carrie Bradshaw. And for when that's not enough? We have Karl Lagerfeld's craziest quotes (try to get through it without laughing, we dare you!), the ultimate Father's Day gift guide, and all our Resort reviews to keep you in the know about what's coming down the runway right now. See all this — and more — in our fashion recap of the week.
Today is National Best Friends Day! Forget the virtual greetings and tap into these perfect presents to show her just how much you care. Show a pal that's been there since the beginning — through breakups, new jobs, you name it — how much she's appreciated with a thoughtful gift, a sweet sentiment she'll adore.
Gathering what's bound to become her new favorite t-shirt and updated interpretations of the classic friendship bracelet, we've covered all your bases to make shopping for your top pal totally stress-free. Grab one of our favorite thoughtful gifts and then call her up and suggest an afternoon frozen yogurt for some girl time.
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
Be sure to show or tell us about your under-$20 choice by sharing a photo or tweet using the hashtag #TheGifter. You will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card and be featured on #TheGifter holiday gifting hub!
Click here now to visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub, and find out how top bloggers and readers just like you are Outgifting For Under $20 this week.
Have a beach wedding on the horizon? Lucky you! Now, let's get down to business. You're going to need the perfect dress that will make you stand out while looking simultaneously effortless. To that end, inside you'll find 25 dresses that run the style gamut: maxi dresses, minidresses, printed, solid, colorful, and muted. Plus, even after the "I dos," you'll still be able to rock these looks to all your fabulous Summer soirees. Head inside to shop your favorites now.
Amanda Seyfried brought the drama over to Hong Kong for Clé de Peau Beauté's Gala Dinner in a red satin gown by Givenchy. We're not surprised she went for Givenchy, but we're still undecided on this look. Watch today's Fashion Flash for the story, and head on over to cast your vote on Amanda's daring look! On Allison: Zara.
Every season has its share of chic soirees — and this week we saw two of the Summer's best. We got preppy at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic and saw fashion's hottest designers as they arrived for this year's CFDA Awards — and that's not all. We played with Cartier's hottest new jewels, got schooled on the perfect way to pack by Louis Vuitton, and stepped inside Christian Siriano's home for a special presentation. And for when that's not enough? We have even more glimpses at the Resort collections to drool over. All this and more in our Instagram recap!
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When we're in weekend mode, we always err on the side of the less-is-more styling strategy — and this weekend, Elle Macpherson has our look. With a pair of bright, cropped leather pants and a lightweight sweater, Elle's street-styled ensemble is a cool upgrade on any jeans and t-shirt combo. To finish, she kept it just as easy and breezy with an everyday gold necklace and classic Ray-Bans — but kicked it up a notch with polished pumps for an ensemble that could go from errands straight into Saturday night drinks. How's that for low-maintenance?Shop clockwise from top left: Helmut Lang Oversized sweater ($256, originally $341), Gorjana Three Disc Necklace ($75), Ray-Ban Oversized Flat-Top Wayfarers ($150), Michael Michael Kors Carryall textured leather wallet ($90, originally $150), Zara High Heel Vamp shoe ($100), MiH Jeans Stretch leather trousers ($846)
On the heels of Proenza Schouler's big CFDA win this week, design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have something else to celebrate. To commemorate the label's 10-year anniversary, Barneys New York is taking us back to where it all began with an exclusive limited-edition reissuing of Proenza's 19-piece Fall 2003 collection.
It's a fitting tribute from the retailer, who bought the very first collection in 2002 before the designers' first runway show in 2003. Now, we're getting a second chance to score a piece of fashion industry history from the label's first collection, which features gorgeous suede, the perfect trench coat, and the coolest kind of bustier — all reinterpreted with a modern 2013 finish. We've handpicked a few favorites; just click through to shop — then check in at Barneys for a little trip down memory lane with Jack and Lazaro.
Not all Summer days are hot, so when Poppy Delevingne left her London pad this morning, she reminded us how to perfect the art of layering. First she started with a classic striped top, which many of us already own. Then she layered on an unexpected leather bomber jacket for a sporty twist. But the fun didn't stop there. Poppy added skinny jeans for a hint of cool, an ivory scarf for extra warmth, and a Louis Vuitton mini crossbody bag for some luxe. Finally, she finished with a pair of leopard loafers. Whether you're running errands or meeting friends for a casual lunch, mimic Poppy's ensemble when the weather calls for stylish layers. Shop similar pieces below to get the look.