During a recent web hunt I discovered this Forever 21 V-Neck Batwing Sweater Top ($25). It made me feel like I hit the fashion jackpot. Now that I have it, I can share it with you. What attracted me to it was its unique silhouette and affordable price tag. I immediately bought it — and it didn't let me down. It's a cool way to temper loud skirts and to jazz up simple leggings. Plus, it's roomy, and therefore, super comfortable. A win-win, really.
I like bearing some skin. Being the California girl that I am, when it's time to bundle up I sometimes replace a flash of skin with a flash of flair. Easing into party season, I've been looking for ways to add individuality to last season's clothes. When I came across this Arden B Faceted Double Brooch ($28), I was not only stopped by the faceted teal jewels but the silver chain connector — it's so Vivienne Westwood, is it not? This would be equally fun on a heather gray tee and a fancy frock. I would so do the brooch with this.
Almost every necklace Dogeared creates, I fall in love with. I can't resist how delicate and understated they are.
The latest one, this Dogeared "Find A Cure" Ribbon Charm Necklace ($26), arrives at an opportune time: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the profits goes to organizations that help the lives of those affected by the illness. It would make a sweet gift for anyone, whether or not their lives have been affected by breast cancer.
The weather hasn't yet reached extreme temperatures, but it's always good to think ahead, especially when it comes to outerwear. That way, you're not stuck wearing a drab coat because you were slack to buy the one you loved a month ago.
That's precisely what my mentality was when I got this Banana Republic Wool Trenchcoat ($250). Actually, Gwyneth Paltrow's slick military coat reminded me that I need a new cool coat to fight the cold. I immediately turned to BR because it always delivers outstanding outerwear (the gray one I got two years ago still looks new). I highly recommend this one.
Looking at this Mackage Hope Wool Blend Coat ($695), you would never guess it benefits breast cancer. That's because it doesn't have pink plastered all over it. But in fact, the inner white lining shows the Breast Cancer Research Foundation pink ribbon.
Mackage cofounder Elisa Dahan lost her mother to breast cancer at a young age, and is now paying tribute to mom and all breast cancer patients. $100 of your purchase will be donated to the BCRF. You'll not only have a gorgeous Fall coat, but a happy conscience.
Fashion should not turn off just because your eyes close at night. Not to scare you, but what if something odd happens and you're forced to run outside? Or, what if your favorite bed buddy surprises you at 3 a.m.? I'm not suggesting wearing a cocktail dress or stacked bangles to bed. I'm merely saying if it's comfortable and cute, but not marked sleepwear, wear it anyway.
Like this Only Hearts Metallic Skinny Tank ($66). It's not a traditional pajama, but how shiny would you look sleeping in it? Live a little, even in your sleep!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and let me say, if you're not celebrating the 31st, you're missing out. Not down for the ghoulish make-up and crazy costumes? Check out these sophisticated, handcrafted, Halloween offerings from Jessica Hicks.
There's no arguing the sleek mystic of these Blackened Snake Earrings ($390). If snakes aren't your thing, check out these amazing Gold Spiderweb Earrings ($200) or channel the Barbarella in you with these lovely Multi Star Silver Earrings ($250). Fab enough to wear year-round!
Usually when someone tells you your slip is showing, it's not a good thing. Well, times are a-changin'. Your Slip Is Showing makes it acceptable to show off your underthings. But we're not talking any old nude slip here. As you can see, the brand has made slips so delicate and desirable that they may as well be skirts. There are 18 styles, decorated with feathers, ruffles, lace, velvet, and tulle. Depending on the look you're trying to exude, you can opt for super feminine styles or more va-va-voom vixen ones. Prices range from $94 to $225. What I'm envisioning is a simple LBD with a sexy slip as a sneak peek. Gorg(eous).
Who's in the market for a leather jacket? If you've done your research, you know that even a basic leather jacket can seriously break the bank. And I refuse to fork over a thousand bucks for one.
I currently have three leather jackets lined up for Fall. To my surprise, my Gray Faux Leather Biker Jacket by Mossimo ($35, left) is by far my favorite. The product shot doesn't do justice to its buttery texture. I loved it so much, I even got it in black. My only complaint is that the sleeves are a bit loose-fitting, but for that price, I found a solution. I simply rolled them up a few times for a more laid-back look. I give it two leathery thumbs up.
A safety pin isn't the first thing I would think to wear around my neck, but I instantly became smitten with the concept when a co-worker wore this Giles & Brother Tiny Safety Pin Necklace ($75) to work recently. Darling, right?
It's the perfect everyday necklace because it's subtle and non-distracting. So, you can wear it with any outfit and it won't clash or get in the way. It would especially make a cute gift for a designer friend, who can use it in case of fashion-emergency situations.