As internet subscription services begin to outnumber websites featuring quizzes about
things like 'Which Caroline in the City character are you?" I find myself wondering which
of them are actually worth my monthly fee and which have a press release that just fit
nicely into a click-through blurb?
I decided to test a few of them out to get a feel for how they actually benefit a user, and
how much they live up to their promising allure.
With the start of each new year, there is a whole new list of hot fashion trends. Weeding through the crazy, the unwearable, and the flash-in-the-pan fads, here are some trends that I believe will be big in 2012 and are also quite wearable.
If you want to save big on clothes shopping, then you need to buy out of season. By thinking long term with your choice of fashions and clothing purchases, you can make your wardrobe last longer. It is possible to expand your overall clothing selection and accessorize without always replacing your entire annual wardrobe. If you do this right, it can also be a real boost to your clothing budget.
I recently wrote about contemporary style icon Rachel Bilson and how to achieve her style on any budget. It's great to find celebrity style role models--while we all can't afford the fashions worn by celebrities, we can use them as inspiration and as a tool to accomplish our own personal style on our budget. Celebrities are great style icons because it's easy to find pictures of them dressed up or down, no matter the season.
While Rachel Bilson is a favorite style icon of mine, there are several other women in the media these days who are just as sartorially inspiring. One is Olivia Palermo, who is a bit more daring with her fashion choices yet has a very definite personal style.
Here are some tips to achieve Olivia Palermo's style no matter what's in your wallet.
A heat wave has spread across much of the United States; while writing this I am hiding out in my house blasting the A/C and keeping the shades drawn. Us fashionistas, however, need to leave our homes for work, errands and of course having fun.
How do you stay cool in such weather while still looking stylish?
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.