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Balenciaga vs. BFocus: Toga Party

Balenciaga’s black wool-silk toga dress ($2,076) has me feeling like a Grecian deity. The gold-fringed trim is a subtle nod to the ancient inspiration without leading you into cheesy frat party territory. Wear it with heels for a sophisticated look or with flats to amp up its cute frilliness. Browns’ own line, BFocus ($96), offers … Continue reading “Balenciaga vs. BFocus: Toga Party”

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Top 5 Summer Tops: White Hot Heat

The white tee is a classic summer staple. It’s like a blank canvas, so the accessory options are endless. Plus, white goes with everything, so you can make little quick changes throughout the day to take you from work to the beach to dinner without having to carry around an extra top! But sometimes you … Continue reading “Top 5 Summer Tops: White Hot Heat”

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Holey Couture!: For Your Eyelets Only

The time for showing skin (and not freezing to death doing it) has come. These ladylike eyelets, mesh panels, and generally perforated pieces are here to do a little subtle seducing. The fact is, most of these clothes are downright adorable – crisp, clean whites with floral embroidery. But there are some good girl gone … Continue reading “Holey Couture!: For Your Eyelets Only”

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Top 5 Umbrellas: You Can Stand Under My Umbrella-ella-ella

If it’s raining, why not make the best of it? Finding the perfect raincoat, boots, and of course, umbrella can make any downpour fun. If you know you’re safe from getting wet, you can enjoy splashing around in the puddles! I love big, traditional umbrellas for the sake of style, but compact, automatic ones are … Continue reading “Top 5 Umbrellas: You Can Stand Under My Umbrella-ella-ella”

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Dressing Up the LBD: Holiday Redecorating

Odds are you have a favorite LBD hanging in your closet already. It flatters you perfectly and you want to wear it everywhere during the holidays, but you don’t want to look like it’s the only dress you own! Not a problem – I’ve found some great pieces (Frugal Snob options included!) to complement an … Continue reading “Dressing Up the LBD: Holiday Redecorating”

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Top 5 New Peplums: Pep(lum) Talk

It’s time to get hip to the flounce: peplum is an important trend for spring. It started back in the fifties with Dior’s New Look, but now everyone from Jason Wu to Armani to Marc Jacobs is embracing a little extra skirting. But before you dare to flare, think about what will work with your … Continue reading “Top 5 New Peplums: Pep(lum) Talk”

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Catch It Now

Photo credit: Coliena Rentmeester Our friend Marlien Rentmeester–Lucky Magazine editor and preternaturally chic mother of two–has FINALLY started letting the rest of the world in on her style secrets. This is the woman who always looks as if she’s stepped off the pages of Paris Vogue without ever seeming to have spent more than a … Continue reading “Catch It Now”

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Nightcap Clothing Lace Maxi Skirt with Slit: Care to Join Me for a Nightcap?

Not ready to give up on summer just yet? Some of us have stronger hopes of an Indian summer than others, and want to cling on to those lazy, hazy days and long, drifting nights just a little more than most…

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Frugal Snob Brittany Snow in ASOS

The CoverGirl Cosmetic’s 50th Anniversary Party was last week in LA. We can usually count on Brittany Snow to attend events like this, because she’s not very busy filming anything- I don’t think. Normally I am over young, Hollywood actresses attending event after event just for fun (probably because I’m jealous, ugh), but this time … Continue reading “Frugal Snob Brittany Snow in ASOS”

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