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I Got Stripes

Striped Shirt with Jeans“I got stripes/stripes around my shoulders/ I got chains/ Chains around my feet.” Johnny Cash is one of my favorite musical artists, and I’d like to dedicate this post to him. Of course, my stripes aren’t like the ones he references, but I can’t help but think of that song whenever I wear them.

Gray Sweater

Gray Sweater 2

In addition, these jeans have the best fit ever! I’ve had great luck with AG denim in that the fit and price are always right. Jeans are so expensive nowadays, no? I remember when one of my equally clothes-obsessed girlfriends from highschool and I used to be able to find jeans for $10 or $20 a pair at the Gap. Nowadays even Gap jeans border designer prices! Ah, the good old days… I was able to get these bad boys for half off 🙂

Another thing I love about this ensemble is that it’s all made with organic cotton. I’m not a stickler for organic goods, but I do try! I actually think the cotton is softer and stronger than the “regular” stuff. And to know that I’m doing something good for my body and the environment fosters a great feeling! Meredith and I were chatting yesterday about how much easier it is to find organic clothes for casual looks rather than office ones. Sad but true! I am challenging myself to put together a work outfit that’s entirely (or almost) made of organic materials. When I do, I’ll be sure to post it.

Striped Shirt

Lindsay’s Look:

Striped Shirt: Zara, $25 (100% organic cotton!)

Jeans: AG, $98 (down from $198 at an Anthropologie sale – also 100% organic cotton!)

Sweater: Urban Outfitters, $58 (and also 100% organic cotton!)

Boots: Frye, $250

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Weddings 101: Bachelorette Party Style

In the series of celebrations leading up to the Main Event, the bachelorette party is your chance to be the most creative and funky in your styling. To help you out, we chose looks we think are both sophisticated and sexy for a night out on the town with the ladies. We also strove to find dresses with interesting details, pops of color and sweet patterns. Enjoy!

Less than $100:

Asos: TFNC Twisted Jersey Tie Dye Dress, $64

Shopmamie.com: Hey Peaches Dress, $46

Modcloth: Always Be My Butterfly Top, $68

Black skinny jeans, pumps and you’re ready to go!

Urban Outfitters: Sparkle and Fade One-Shoulder Ruffle Romper, $58

Be unconventional with the next new thing 🙂

Fred Flare: Zig Zag Charlotte Dress, $64

Roxy: Bright Lights Dress, $39.50

Modcloth: Harness the Hauteness Dress, $48

And check out the back!


More than $100:

French Connection: Dallas Delight Dress, $120

Shopbop: Nili Lotan North Moore Dress, $375

Shopbop: Kova & T Holly Dress, $223

Diane Von Furstenberg: Brighton Dress in Pink Wing, $545

(We couldn’t resist including this, it looks like so much fun!)

Asos: French Connection Geo Sequin Dress, $304.50

Readers: Any exciting bachelorette outfits in the works?

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Obsessed with the Polka Dot Dress

Who doesn’t love New York in the spring? It’s so gorgeous, I can’t stand it. Unfortunately, New York isn’t a town-for-all-seasons. It’s f-f-f-freezing in the winter and hot and sticky (…and stinky) in the summer. In fact, there are approximately two to four weeks of “perfect weather” in this city each year and this week happens to be one of them. This dress, on the other hand, is a year-round beauty. With black nylons and a chunky-knit black sweater (or “blush” colored sweater, to match the dots) it’s perfect for chilly autumn and winter days. The sleeve ruffles make it a touch too casual for the office, so I always pair it with this white grandpa-style cardigan… perfect for spring and summer.

My Lulu Guinness booties are quite possibly the most comfortable and most complimented shoes I own. I’ve worn them so much, I’m afraid of wearing them out! I need to bring them to a good, cheap cobbler… stay tuned for a recommendation 🙂

The ruffle detail is so pretty and feminine, don’t you think?

This would be a perfect day-to-night cocktail dress, just slip the cardigan off and add tons of bangles (not shown here, I’m still working on my collection!) – perhaps a necklace – and you’ll be ready to hit the town in no time.

TAXI!

Lindsay’s Look

Black polka dot dress: Urban Outfitters, $65

Cardigan: BCBG Max Azria Outlet, $30

Black booties: Lulu Guinness, $350 (but they were a gift from working a Huminska fashion show)

Earrings: Courtesy of Meredith

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Stolen Says: Dressing for the Season

On April 7, 2010, it was a sweltering 92 degrees in New York City.  Today, it’s a breezy 50 degrees with some chilly rain.  Which season are we in again?  More importantly, for which season should we be dressing?  (Seriously, New York is on the fritz; I’ve seen everything this week from woolen overcoats and Wellies to sundresses and Sperrys.)

Sudden changes in the temperature may have thrown traditional Labor Day-oriented dress codes out the window, but no matter the weather, Hilary Duff always keeps it cool.  Having just launched her new line, Femme for DKNY, Ms. Duff is owning the cover of Lucky Magazine this month with her deftly down-to-earth style.  Aw, look, she’s all grown up!

Photo Credit: Luckymag.com

Duff’s Lucky look – casual, canary-yellow pleated tank with skinny jeans – is, of course, a little too casual for the corporate world.  (Unless you’re having a business meeting in the Hamptons. Because soooo many of us are.) But, if you have a stroke of genius and slip a linen cardigan from Banana or J.Crew over the tank, you’ll have covered all your bases. You’ll be warm enough for Midtown’s goosebump-inducing air-conditioning, and cool enough for a night at B Bar’s outdoor garden. If your office doesn’t include jeans in its Casual Friday dress code (or is devoid of Casual Friday altogether), no worries! Opt for some gray slacks, change the sweater to match, and call it a day. Jeans or no jeans, those classic Tory Burch flats that every fashionista seems to have pair perfectly with this outfit.

Hilary’s classic, summery Lucky outfit includes a Silk Tank by Wren ($176) and skinny jeans from the Gap ($60).  Take a look at that bling! She’s taken the hippie concept and gone Vogue (or…Lucky, in this case). The bling, unfortunately, may be a tad out of our price range, but you can pull off your own stylized version of this look with some fantastically affordable finds at Banana Republic.

In case you are curious, Duff’s jewelry consists of an 18k gold necklace by Ninh Wysocan ($1,260, available at Barneys.com), an ostrich eggshell and gold bead necklace from L Frank ($585), and an 18k gold bead and leather necklace from L Frank ($3,650). The earrings are 14k gold pave diamond marquis hoops, from Alexa Garner Sidaris Fine Jewelry ($1,955, available at covetnyc.com).

I don’t recommend the outfit below for the office (featured on the set of  Gossip Girl), but it’s an amazing “downtown” weekend option. Clearly, when it comes to style, Duff knows what’s what. She channeled the 70’s with her over-sized camouflage scarf and large medallion earrings, but took it to a “SoHo 2010” level with the ginormous black leather bag and skinny jeans. Love it.

Photo Credit: fashion.rightcelebrity.com

You can easily piece together your own interpretation of this casual downtown SoHo look with scarves from Diesel and bling from Urban Outfitters.

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