I tend to hold on to
clothes until they're falling apart – stains on the cuff, rips at the
seam, and faded. In that condition, I don't feel right donating them to a
charity shop. But I also don't feel right just tossing old clothes in
the trash and adding to our ever-growing landfills. So I end up with
bags of unwanted clothes taking up space in my closet.
I stumbled across the bags while I was spring cleaning. Instead of just
tossing them back in the closet and forgetting for another year, I
decided to do find a way to re-purpose the clothes. Turns out, old
clothes have plenty of new uses, and I've saved a bunch of money reusing
something to boot.
As soon as the leaves start to turn, one starts to crave tall leather boots. They are a perfect choice for fall and winter--keeping you warm and dry while looking chic. Whether you pair your knee-high boots with a dress for work, or with skinny jeans and a slouchy sweater on the weekend, they are an easy way to add style to a simple ensemble.
Unless you have wide calves (like me). Be you athletic, plus size, or blessed with larger calves, trying to find a pair of knee-high boots can be a frustrating experience. I have dealt with large calves all my life and have found some great online resources to find stylish tall boots that will fit those of us with large calves.
This fall is a great season to stock up on trends that are classic, and flattering to so many different body types. One trend I am adoring, and know will still look chic years from now is the return of the cape.
I know, many of you when you hear "cape" may think of Superman and
Sherlock Holmes. However, this fall's cape is far more elegant,
versatile and figure-flattering than a red satin or ankle-length number
famous made famous by your favorite storybook hero. A cape is a great
piece to wear during transitional weather--you can slip over a tee and
jeans for a trip to the market, over a suit or dress with ease, or use
it as a layering piece with a heavy sweater or fitted jacket for
additional warmth come winter. Capes work on slight and curvy frames,
petite and tall women, and will work even if you are between sizes (or expecting!).
Here are some of my favorite budget-friendly capes for this fall--styles that are kind to your figure, your lifestyle and your wallet.
The Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch of Glee, will be watched by millions this Sunday, September 18th. While many will be taking bets on who goes home with the coveted statues, many of us will be tuning in to gawk at the red carpet fashion.
What will the stars be wearing for the 63rd primetime Emmys? With the help of celebrity stylist and fashion blogger Robin Saperstein of High Heels in a Haystack, we're forecasting some style predictions...
Earlier in the week, Abercrombie & Fitch made the bold marketing decision to offer to pay Jersey Shore's "The Situation" to not wear the company's clothes on television. This may be the first recorded instance of reverse product placement.
Because you need a Mother's Day gift idea and because you really didn't think the Snuggie could get any warmer or cozier, I bring you the Coz-E Electric Blanket. Available from Urban Outfitters for about $68--a small price to pay to be swathed in awesome sauce and snuggly warmth. (Although an internet search find the electrically upgraded Snuggie is available for less $25 from Amazon.com...)
Don't let the photo fool you: the woman in the picture isn't actually upset about receiving and being made to model a Coz-E; she isn't frowning so much as giving you that "come hither" look. It has "come join me in my Coz-E and we can watch Golden Girls together" written all over it.