November 20, 2013 at 8:30 am , by Bethany Cantor
It took me quite a while to figure out what to post as my Turkey Day ensemble recommendations. Fact of the matter is, most of us will barely make it out of our pajamas for the duration of the Thanksgiving holiday. So, ambitious, multi-layered outfits seemed like a stretch. Instead, I pulled together two looks–one casual and one for you over-achievers. Both looks allow for the inevitable belly-expansion to come. You’ll note there are no fitted waists or body-conscious materials here. No no, my friends. As a staunch protector of your right to a long weekend in loungewear I’ve keep it loose and chic. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, everyone, and it’s totally ok to get right back in those pjs after you eat.
November 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm , by Bethany Cantor
Are the men in your town noticeably fuzzier these days? Has your guy’s razor been abandoned for weeks? That’s because it’s Movember, darlings! This time of year men all over the country band together in mustache mayhem to grow their whiskers in support of prostate cancer research,education, and awareness.
More than 3 million men (Mo Bros) and women (Mo Sistas as we’re lovingly called) participate in this worthy fundraising effort. According to the official Movember website, the funds raised in November “support world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.” All of these programs are directed by the Movember Foundation and “are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.”
If you want to help in the effort to stop cancer and promote education, you can donate directly through the Movember site or purchase some of these amazing products. Proceeds from each benefit the Movember Foundation.
Method Soap for Hope
Not only do Method’s male employees grow mustaches and raise money for Movember each year, but also, the company is making a donation to the Movember Foundation. To raise awareness they’ve created two new hand washes available at grocery stores across the country that feature the “Soap for Hope” tag.
TOMS Movember Grey Suede Men’s Classics
One of our favorite do-good retailers, Toms Shoes, is also getting in on the Movember mania with mustache-adorned shoes to benefit the cause.
Buy them here
The Movember Collection Mo Army Girls’ Tee
If you want to show your support in style, check out this tee from the Movember site. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to cancer research and education.
Buy it here
November 15, 2013 at 8:30 am , by Bethany Cantor
What girl doesn’t love her denim? Every season a few more pairs make it on to our wishlists (and into our closets!) and this year is no different. Whether you’re a die-hard denim lover looking to expand your collection or a once-in-a-while shopper looking for a seasonal staple, these are the five jeans you need!
November 6, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
Copying outfits down to the last button isn’t usually our thing. But when we saw Julia in this amazing 31 Bits campaign rocking the most perfectly on point holiday outfit, we had to see if we could find the pieces ourselves. Well here you have it! The amount of cheerfulness in this look (plaid! tulle! glitter!) is downright dreamy and ideal for a festive holiday celebration. Bring on the hot cocoa, the loud family gatherings, the homemade treats, and the twinkling lights; we’ve got our outfit all picked out!
October 30, 2013 at 8:30 am , by Bethany Cantor
Sometimes we just can’t be bothered to wear black. Yea, we said it. Fall may be all about moody, sultry shades but a girl’s got to have some whimsy in her life (and also pattern and sparkle and even the color pink). Save those fab powder blue shoes for spring? We refuse! Store away our favorite bright frock and super sparkly baubles? We would never! We mustn’t be afraid to be a little daring, darlings. And with that, we give you this little dose of happy dressing.
October 23, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
It’s an age old question–once the temperatures get truly chilly, how do you stay chic and warm at the same time? The key is layers, my friends! While your bulkiest pieces can leave you looking like a marshmallow if you layer up, strategic piling on of thinner pieces can look super stylish. Take the above, a loose turtleneck is decidedly unstuffy with a cozy flannel layered underneath. Add some gray denim and chic, textured flats and you’ve got a go-to look for any cold-weather wanderings. If the temps get really low, add a cocoon coat in a complimentary color and a red beanie to finish the look.
October 18, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
We already gave you expert tips on how to care for your boots so they’ll last for years to come; now it’s time to stock up on a few inexpensive accessories that will make boot season a breeze.
1. Bootights by Shelby Mason
Are you the girl who always wears tights and socks inside your boots? We are, too! That’s why we were thrilled to discover bootights. These innovative, made-in-America tights are not only comfortable, but also, they totally simplify cold-weather dressing. Each pair is made of soft, durable fabric with a no-roll waistband at the top. At the bottom, is a moisture-wicking sock sewn right to the tights. No more pulling up your socks all day or slipping around in your boots while just wearing tights. Bootights come in several varieties made for any boot height.
Buy them now, $30-$45
2. Foot Petals
Even our most comfortable boots can leave us with sore feet at the end of the day — especially our favorite heeled pairs. That’s where foot petals come in. They use technogel to ease your aches and pains. The gel absorbs the shock of taking a step and there are foot petals for the balls of your feet, your heels, and even a design that cushions your whole foot. Whether you’re out apple picking, hiking, or holiday shopping, these little foot-savers are a must!
Buy them now, $9 and up
3. Leather Cleaner
If you’re anything like us — your boots take a beating every season. What can we say? We love to wear them everywhere we go and, sadly, it shows. To make sure your boots look new at the end of a good trudge, pick up a quality leather cleaner like this one from The Leather Spa. This non-chemical product can be used to spot treat your favorite footwear and remove any pesky stains.
Buy it now, $13
4. Inner Bootie Inflatable Boot Shapers
Don’t leave all your tall boots crumpled in the closet. These creative, inflatable shapers will keep them looking good as new all season long!
Buy them now, $5
5. Woodlore Cedar Shoe Fresh Inserts
No one likes to admit it, but those shoes you wear all the time — they might be a little smelly come mid-winter. With drastic changes in temperature as we go from chilly walks to warm offices, sweat and odor are bound to build up in boots. Neutralize unwelcome smells with these inserts. Each breathable cotton bag is filled with fresh cedar chips that will conquer any smells lurking in your favorite booties.