Natalie Matthews, Glamour magazine
Seeing that we're officially at the peak of the most dangerous and dreaded time of year for avid shoppers like me- the holidays, where every store seems like a minefield just waiting to obliterate my wallet- I thought it'd be a good time to turn a shopping expert for a few tips on making it to the homestretch. With both armfuls of presents and a wallet that still has some cash left in it (turns out it's actually possible).
Stylist-to-the-stars Phillip Bloch wrote the book on smart shopping. Not being literal here: He just came out with a tome titled The Shopping Diet, and it's a thorough, detailed, and totally realistic guide to reigning in your spending habits. Phillip's shop 'n' save plan of attack is two-fold (we told you he's the expert!). First, the big ideas:
Start planning early
We know, this seems like the most obvious one, but according to Phillip, it makes a world of difference. "I know, I sound like your grandmother or aunt saying this,
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Justin Timberlake's clothing line William Rast is a lot of things: all-American, awesome, adored by celebs and editors alike. But a cheap, bargain-basement thrill? Not so much. So imagine how excited we were to hear back in July that William Rast would be collaborating with Target come December. Double that, and you'll understand how excited we are now that it actually is December.
The merch doesn't hit Target stores until December 19th, but the images are already up - and we're picking favorites:
I'm loving the olive green color of this jacket...
And these faux leather shorts, which at $39.99, mean I can try out the trend without feeling obsessively guilty.
And lastly, this tan jacket- I'm dying over the stitching on the shoulders and the rivets on the collar!
So if the oversize bows and cocktail dresses of the Lanvin for H&M line were a tad bit too girly for you, you might wanna put December 19th on your calendar. Like all
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Thu, Dec 2, 2010 7:37 PM EST
By Kaitlin Menza, Glamour magazineRead More »from Brad Goreski's DOs & DON'Ts (About Fashion, Life and More!)
In Glamour's January 2011 issue, we spill our DOs and DON'Ts of the Year (and what a list it was!). But, as an extra treat, we tapped Brad Goreski, former assistant to stylist and reality star Rachel Zoe to dish his own DOs and DON'Ts about fashion follies and becoming an icon himself.
DO aim high."I saw Rachel's work, and I wanted to learn from her. You've got to know what you want, and you have to be persistent."
DON'T get bogged down following trends. "Pick one thing that you like-a color, an embellishment. I call it a little peekaboo, like when it looks like a blazer and jeans and then…bam-leopard-print boots! I love it when I see those surprises."
DO listen to your fashion voice. "I wear what I want. I recently bought a Dsquared2 jacket with metallic glitter in it. I love it!"
DON'T be afraid to go out on your own. "Giving notice to Rachel was hard, but I had to find my own creative identity. We both cried, but it was the right thing."
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Dec 1, 2010 10:28 PM EST
By Meredith Turits, Glamour magazineRead More »from 5 Kinda Amazing Little Facts About Heels, Sequins and More Party Outfit Essentials
Perfect party dress? Check. Killer shoes to match? Another check. But there's one more accessory you're going to need to go with your stunning holiday party outfit-and this one will make you the center of attention.
While you'll wow 'em with your glamorous look, why not be the star of conversation, too? While you're out doing your holiday shopping, pick up a little something for yourself: Encyclopedia of the Exquisite by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins (she's a former WWD and W editor, and a Vogue writer!). It's a stylish little index of the facts you never knew you absolutely needed to know about one hundred of the most wonderful things in life-from frilly lingerie and champagne to dining al fresco to trapezes.
Here's a little sneak peek from the book so that you can go out on the town armed with these 5 fab betcha-didn't-know-facts about your own fab holiday outfit:
Heels landed on the fashion map in seventeenth century Venice, where
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Dec 1, 2010 9:29 PM EST
By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
I love the holiday season, but this year I've decided to approach my holiday shopping a little differently. I'm not allowing myself to aimlessly browse for gifts in over-crowded stores (where I ultimately end up overheating and leaving the store with nothing--does this happen to anyone else?!) but instead, I'm doing all of my browsing and shopping online, leaving myself more time to bake cookies and feel festive, yay! So if you agree, and are into simplifying your holiday shopping like I am, I've made it that much easier for you with this easy-to-shop, online gift guide that will cover absolutely everyone on your list.
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- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Nov 30, 2010 9:13 PM EST
By Susan Cernek, Glamour magazine
I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist or anything, but I have the sneaking suspicion that Reese Witherspoon is an alien--either that or an escaped wax figure from Madame Tussauds museum. How else could you explain our cover girl's eerily picture-perfect appearance at every red carpet event?! Check out her style highlights of the last three years and see if you agree.Read More »from Reese Witherspoonâ€™s Most Memorable Red Carpet Style Moments
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Some Surprising Fashion Advice...That Just May Affect Your Dating Life!
We usually leave the dating advice to Rosemary, Shallon, and our other resident love gurus, but I just stumbled across a style-and-romance-tip-in-one that was so good, I had to share it with all of you!
Susan and I spent the afternoon in a studio yesterday, shooting a video you'll all have a chance to see soon (yay!), and when we realized we'd be seated the entire time we were on camera, I raced to take my Louboutins off and give my poor tootsies a much-needed break. But Susan, sartorial warrior that she is, decided to leave hers on. "They'll make me feel more on and confident," she said. In fact, she told me that in her dating days--before she tied the knot with the amazingly cool Rob--she would get dressed up just to call a guy on the phone! "I remember being in my dorm room, putting on a skirt and high heels to make a call when I was single!" she told me.
Sure, you probably already knew how powerful high heels could be--which is why we think
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Nov 29, 2010 8:58 PM EST
Skinny ultra-lounge pant, $49.50 at J.CrewBy Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
Chowing down on turkey, mashed potatoes, and all-things Thanksgiving was of course, a fantastic idea yesterday, but if you're anything like I am, putting on your skinny jeans today (or any jeans for that matter) is a frightening thought.
So rather than giving you my shopping picks for today's sales, I've put together a nice little selection of pants for you to shop that don't involve zippers, buttons or anything else constricting. Enter: sweatpants and leggings that are just plain cute.
Are you into these skinny sweatpants (and, how do you feel about them with heels)? What about the cozy-looking velvet leggings? Which pair of oh-so-comfy pants are you wanting right now?
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- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Nov 29, 2010 8:52 PM EST
By Susan Cernek, Glamour magazineRead More »from Cyber Monday 2010: 22 Reasons To Do A Whole Lotta Holiday Shopping Online This Year
If you're feeling a little regretful that you missed out on all the too-good-to-be-true Black Friday sales, take heart as there's a slew of online sales headed your way for Cyber Monday. Whip out your credit card, gift-giving list and prepare to shop:
Behold, Cyber Monday sales from some of your favorite online stores:
ALLOY & DELIAS
Deals: Free shipping with coupon code CYBFREE
Deals: Way more than you can shake a stick at. Check it out.
Deals: 25% all styles online
Extras: Free shipping
Deals: 20% off hair appliances, 40% off Arcona Raspberry Resurfacing Peel, up to 80% off Laura Geller sets and palettes
Extras: Receive a Lela Rose Tin packed with 24 samples and a $10 Beauty.com gift card when you purchase $50 worth of products.
Deals: Sales start as early as 12:01am on Monday, Nov. 29. Featuring up to 10-20% off already discounted items
Extras: Free shipping on all US orders
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Nov 29, 2010 8:39 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Alexa Chung's New PBS Series Will Teach You How To Thrift In Style
Are you one of those gals who always looks at a perfectly-put-together vintage ensemble and thinks, "Sure, it looks great on her, but I'd never be able to pull that off?" Then consider Alexa Chung your new fairy godmother of found and thrifted fashion.
The former host of MTV's It's On With Alexa Chung is getting another television series, according to this weekend's New York Times, and she'll be showing loyal fans how to snag her much-copied style at their local flea markets and secondhand shops. Here's what the Times has to say about it: "Scheduled to be broadcast on PBS next summer, 'Thrift America' might introduce Ms. Chung to a larger segment of the nation.
On the show, she and Maya Singer, the series creator and the editor of special projects for Style.com, will comb the country's consignment shops, garage sales and flea markets for old clothing, furniture, music equipment and other potential treasures to use in various creative endeavors. A