Ever since we editorialized our love of leather shorts--it's all we can think about. When shopping vintage, it heads the top of our list. When talking spring shopping, it is the lead-in to our discussion. It has, in other words, been one of the top things on our fashion list from posting to shopping to friendly conversation. And then, out of nowhere, came a pair of ninety dollar leather shorts by Cheap Monday. Thanks to Tobi we can see the pair at all angles and thanks to e-commerce we needn't search through vintage stores for the next three months to find them.
Tobi is currently holding a massive sale and like all the others we feature, it's definitely worth exploring. Among the selections are dresses, jackets, skirts, pants and footwear from brands like Milly, Opening Ceremony, Helmut Lang, and Rachel Pally.
One of my favorite online boutiques Tobi is having a postholiday purge sale, which means Milly, Sonia Rykiel, See by Chloe, Rag & Bone, Plenty by Tracy Reese, and more are all marked down. I picked this Trovata Lexington Voile Dress ($147, originally $245) out of the lineup for its unique shape and checkered print. It would look fiercely Fab with a belted waist and a slouchy cardi.
We hope we've calmed some of your nerves this holiday season with our Fab Gift Guide, which includes luxurious items kind of like this
Juicy Couture Striped Sequin Scarf ($14'8). There's going to be a whole lot of gift wrapping in the upcoming week, so in order to pacify Mother Nature's anxiety, let's go go green and save a Christmas tree or two.
To learn how to be eco-friendly this holiday season, read more
Personal shoppers are not a new thing, nor are live chats in online boutiques. But now the two have been combined to bring you gift advice this holiday season. Trust me, with your busy schedule, you'll need the extra help. Both Tobi and Ron Herman, two high-caliber sites, are hooking you up with cyber stylists to help with all your gift dilemmas.
Tobi is so confident that their stylists will find you the perfect holiday present, they're willing to give you a $20 gift card for every gift your recipient keeps. If he or she returns it, Tobi will give the recipient a $20 gift card. Talk about spreading the holiday cheer! In case that's not enough assistance, be sure to check out our Fab Gift Guide!
One of the winners of Tobi's Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt contest is Courtney Chu, a children's fashion and accessory designer. Her design, the Tobi Exclusive Paper Cut Cut Tee ($49), was inspired by the duality of light and shadow. It is one of the prettiest breast cancer tees out there right now. Courtney took pink ribbons and overlapped them to create abstract angles. The Loomstate t-shirt is made of organic cotton, so you can be cute and eco-friendly.
Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Congrats on your win, Courtney!
Azalea Online is staying the same and changing all at the same time. Confusing much? Think of a cross-dresser who looks like a woman on the outside but is still a man at the core.
Come mid-June, the online site for the San Francisco-based boutique will be deemed Tobi.com. It's still the same Azalea team on the inside, but with a new name, new look, better technology, features, content and layout. To be the first to know when the new site launches, go here and sign up. I can't wait to meet Tobi!