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Throwback Thursday: Altuzarra Tie Front Shirtdress

The top of this Altuzarra tie front shirtdress reminds me of Rosie the Riveter. All it needs is a polka dot bandana and an impressive bicep! But the anything-men-can-do-we-can-do-better vibe is elegantly balanced out by the blouse’s flirty front tie. Wear this to a spring picnic or on a breezy day at the shore. Or … Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Altuzarra Tie Front Shirtdress”


Summer Essentials: Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Whether you’re flying away to a tropical island or spending some quality time at home this summer, there are some essentials you need to have ready. The season is all about layering light pieces, which is great for mixing and matching. You can do a lot with a little – just make sure you have … Continue reading “Summer Essentials: Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”

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Jonathan Adler Travel Essentials: Take Me Away

Whether it’s a weekend trip to the shore or a full-on tropical getaway, I hope you have some beachy relaxation coming your way soon! But even perfectly planned vacations can be made tedious if you lack the proper essentials. So here’s a travel guide’s worth of cheerful, Frugal Snob accessories from Jonathan Adler…


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”


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”


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”