I've been obsessed with J. Crew's bubble necklace for months now, but I just can't bring myself to pay $150 for it. Luckily, Etsy seller SheaBay is making very similar necklaces for a much lower price. I think I'll treat myself to the turquoise. Or maybe the yellow. Which one is your favorite?
On Mother's Day, my sister and I are taking our mother and grandmother to brunch at Terrain in Pennsylvania, and I have no idea what to wear. It's a nice place but not necessarily a fancy place, so I'm pretty clueless. I've been wanting to try out the printed pants trend...... is that an appropriate place to do it? Help?
I loooooooooove Terrain - it's so beautiful and the food is amazing. You're right, it's not fancy, so you don't have to be too dressy, but since it's a special day, you'll want to look nice. And I think that you can definitely rock printed pants at Terrain. With these florals, you'll blend right into the garden!
Sofia Coppola's 1999 film, The Virgin Suicides, takes place in the 1970's and has a romantic, ethereal feel. The Lisbon sisters' wardrobe was perfect for the film - soft, flowy, breezy, with a muted pastel color palette and lightweight fabrics.
Here are some pieces that remind me of this beautiful movie.
I love fashion that's easy, and there's nothing easier than throwing on a bold yet simple maxi dress. This chevron dress from Alloy comes in red/white and blue/white (and also solid black, if that's your thing) and would look amazing with wedge sandals and a small crossbody bag.
I've already featured Megan Draper's (already iconic) "Zou Bisou" outfit, but her everyday style is remarkable as well. While Joan, Peggy, Betty and the rest of the Mad Men ladies are slowly accepting the fashions of the mid- to late-60's, Megan has embraced them full speed ahead: the bold colors, the psychedelic prints, the graphic stripes, and the slinky blacks.
It's easy to channel Megan in your everyday style - check it out.
Yes, that's right, high-top sneakers are back (case in point: Kate Bosworth). I have the feeling that this is a style that will polarize us - we'll either love 'em or hate 'em. But if you find that you're in the middle, and you're not sure if you want to embrace this trend, why not try it out with a super-affordable pair? These sneaks from ASOS are just $28 and are right on-trend. I'm a huge fan of comfy footwear, so these are right up my alley!
This June there is a BIG country music festival near DC that thousands of people go to. I am looking for a comfortable, cute outfit to wear, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find cute cowboy boots that aren't incredibly expensive. And I've recently lost quite a bit of weight, so I'm looking to show off my thinner silhouette. It'll probably be HOT as well, so a country-themed hat would be nice.
Honestly, I'd stay away from cowboy boots for this event. It's better to wear something comfy and cool on your feet - plus, if you wear a western-inspired hat, adding cowboy boots to the mix might look like a cowgirl costume. Here's what I'd recommend:
Sometimes, when I'm surfing the web, looking for pieces to feature in my outfits or roundups, I come across items that I simply can't ignore, even though they don't fit in anywhere else on the blog.
So, I've decided to create yet another new feature, Frugal Finds, where I'll be showing off some of my favorite deals throughout the day. I'm going to start with this wonderful skirt that touches on a lot of spring's biggest trends; the coral color, the flowy fabric, and the high-low shape. It's only $25 at Loehmann's.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Accessorize the Dress contest. I had such a good time reading all of your entries and seeing your suggestions. It was so hard to narrow it down to just one, so I chose two runners up as well.
The second runner up was this look from Paula. I especially love those earrings!
Up until fairly recently, I'd never been a fan of the color pink. But then, a couple of years ago, I started falling in love with pale, romantic blush pink, and now, I can't seem to get enough of fuchsia. Or magenta. Or raspberry. Whatever you want to call it, it's a bold, fun, sexy color, perfect for spring and summer.
My request is about what to wear for my own housewarming party. My boyfriend and I recently purchased a house together and both of us are inviting our friends together to see the house. There are some people coming that I've never met. I want to be casual, but I also want to be well put together. I think I want to wear a dress. I love heels (the higher they are, the closer to God, right?), but would be open to flats, too if that's what a more casual outfit calls for. I'm 5'1" and of "average" weight--around 115, but I am VERY bottom heavy in the rear, hips and thighs. Any ideas you can throw at me would be very appreciated! Thanks!!
I recommend a bright but casual dress in an a-line shape (which will be the most flattering on you) and some cute wedges - that way, you'll have some height but won't be overdressed. Congrats on your new home!
Longtime readers might be able to figure out exactly what I'm going to say. Hint: it involves the c-word.
No, not that c-word. I'm talking about color, and the fact that old Angie seems to be deathly allergic to it. My kingdom for a bright, or a print, or at least something beyond taupe and beige. See how nice those neutral accessories look against a deep berry color here.
Hi! I am a curvy girl, size 14 L/XL. I love my curves but I feel uncomfortable wearing strapless dresses that show off my arms. I have a wedding to attend next month as well as several other events that will require me to wear a dress. It seems like all the cute dresses are strapless, spaghetti strap or short sleeved. I was hoping you could find a dress that's not or maybe put together an outfit showing how to keep arms covered while still wearing all those cute dresses. Thanks!
I actually had a hard time finding a dress I liked for you that had full sleeves, so I chose to go a different route. A dressy skirt/top combo will work just as well for your events, as long as you pair them with the right accessories.
Summer will be here before we know it, and we've already started to experience some summer weather, so it's time to rock some denim shorts and capris from Kohl's Rock & Republic. These pieces can easily be dressed up or down. Check out how I styled these two looks with Rock & Republic denim and with other pieces from Kohl's.
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