March 5, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
If there’s one key piece for spring it’s the perfect jacket. While we opt for a trench at work and statement toppers for our nights out, most days we’re living in a military-inspired jacket like this one. It works as a neutral and plays nicely with dressy, sequin pieces and drapey tees alike. We couldn’t resist partnering this version with on-trend boyfriend jeans and bright heels.
February 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm , by Tiffany McHugh
Good news — you only have to shave half of your legs this spring! It’s the season of the midi skirt, a hemline that ranges anywhere from just below the knee to just above the ankle. Whether you go for a 1950’s voluminous tea length style or prefer something sleek and fitted, the midi skirt adds a touch of old-school elegance to just about any look.
February 26, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
We’ve noticed a new silhouette on the block when it comes to outerwear. The cocoon coat was all over fashion week and it’s slowing winding its way into our favorite fast-fashion stores as well. While the silhouette has been on the scene since Balenciaga debuted it in 1957, it’s recently been sidelined by body-hugging car coats and edgy moto jackets. We love the cocoon coat because it’s easy to wear. Plus, it exudes a downtown-cool-girl sense of style. The newest versions for spring come in candy-colored pinks, dusty rose, sky blue, and ivory hues. We’d pair this blue one with a white and black ensemble and some chic blush accessories.
February 19, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
Let’s all agree to just ignore the cold and lingering snow, shall we? We’re focusing our energies on bright new separates, perfectly worn-in denim, and airy accessories. If by any chance you are still dusted in snow (like us, le sigh) pair this bright jacket with a camel or white turtleneck until temperatures warm up.
January 10, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
When we aren’t busy throwing on extra layers to brave the cold, we’re probably daydreaming about being somewhere tropical…or at least somewhere relatively warm. While bathing suit shopping might be jumping the gun a bit (especially since that gym membership resolution hasn’t kicked in yet…), sunglasses are totally fair game! Click through to shop some of our favorite shapes and styles.
Elizabeth and James Lafayette Sunglasses
April 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm , by Gabrielle Porcaro
L.L. Shopping… Ladies Love Shopping! We also like a good bargains. I’ve been spending a lot of time scouring websites to find good deals on some spring pieces for myself, so I thought I’d put my shopping to good use and share my top 10 items to buy under $50.
1. V-Neck sweater from Gap, $44.95. I know we shouldn’t really be buying sweaters right now since it’s spring, but this sweater is awesome and it’s still chilly out so I think that justifies the purchase. It also feels like it’s a lot more expensive than $45.
3. Tropical print mini from Zara, $39.90. This skirt will no doubt get you in the mood for summer.
4. Striped tank from J.Crew, $29.50. Don’t fight it. You are going to buy another striped tank this season and you will love it and live in it.
5. Red cross-body Asos, $28.65. A classic bag. It’s just big enough to fit all your essentials: keys, money, phone and lip gloss.
6. Yellow flats from Old Navy, $19.94. Hallelujah for our feet—flats are in this season! Instead of grabbing a basic black pair, choose a fun bright color.
7. Floral dress from Forever 21, $22.80. I am fully aware that I am not in college any more and someone my age probably has no business shopping here. But it’s so cheap and they have really good dresses and tanks for spring! Plus shopping at Forever 21 allows me to pretend that I am in my early 20s again.
8. Pleated skirt from H&M, $49.50. This is one item I won’t be buying myself (my body just wasn’t made for pleats) but I fully support others buying it. Pleats are a big trend and so is this mint green color.
9. Tribute bracelet from Stella & Dot, $36. I love bracelets… duh! I like how simple yet blingy this is. It’s perfect to mix and match with everything from neon friendship bracelets to solid gold or silver bangles. And yes I picked this bracelet because it reminded me of The Hunger Games.
10. Lace tank from American Eagle, $39.50. I actually had to cut myself off from buying lace tops because I think I have 5 now. They are perfect with jeans, skirts, shorts, under blazers… basically everything.
OK so maybe you don’t like any of these. Or maybe you’re just going to buy them all because you think I have amazing taste. Or maybe you will find your own fabulous finds under $50—they do exist. Happy hunting!
March 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm , by Sue Erneta
It’s that time of year: SPRING! I know I don’t feel too springy, yet. Do you? I mean, I’m still wearing a coat and scarf everyday and just two weeks ago, I finally got to see what my lawn looks like after a winter of snow. But believe it or not, warm weather clothes have been filling the stores since the first resort deliveries hit last December.
So, what am I going to get? I’ll start by looking at our March fashion feature and follow my own advice. (Have you see the story yet? No? We’re not just a website, ya know!? Check it out!) Some goodies from the story that I’m thinking about are:
The longer skirt — We showed Boden’s denim version but since I already O.D. on denim, I’m thinking I’ll go for a pretty print. I’m dying for this striped one from Tory Burch. It makes me want to take a vacation to Mexico! Sure, the longer length will be helpful in covering up my not-so-desirable knees but let’s not fool ourselves, this length is tough for a short girl like me. That’s why I’ll be wearing it with enormous platform heels. Yes, I know…what else is new?
The chambray jacket — There is nothing wrong with another blazer, especially when it’s this cute one from J Crew. Of course it’ll be great with white jeans and the cargo pants that became my uniform last summer but I think it’d be a tad much with blue jeans, dontcha think?
I think those two will be a good start. I’ll need to review last summer’s wardrobe before I start buying more stuff, of course. That’s the part that I skip most seasons and then I’m always mad that I bought something I didn’t need. But you’re smarter than me. You’ll do as I say, not as I do, right?
So, tell me…what are you eyeing for spring?
The photo, which originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, was shot by Colette de Barros.