Cruise On, Blouson!

I used to search “dress with loose top” when I was looking for what is actually called a Blouson style dress. Blouson style is usually associated with things like bomber jackets – loose (or blousing) on top, tight at the waist. The top of the garment using hangs a bit over the waist band. In some instances I’ve also seen it spelled Bloussant and seen the same thing described as […]



BB Creams of the Crop

It was a little under a year ago when I first discovered BB Creams. BB, which stands for everything from Beauty Balm to Blemish Balm, is a newish type of skin coverage that lives somewhere between a foundation and a tinted sunscreen. For the past couple of years, I’ve been weaning myself off of full-on foundation and hitting the lighter tinted sunscreen coverage. This hasn’t been an easy process. It […]


5 Trends I Love Right Now

Since I look at fashion every single day – studying the trends and uncovering the history of them – I’m pretty well-situated to fall in love with ideas. And these are the five ideas I’m in love with… PEPLUMS Other than the fact that I’m really long bodied so the off-the-rack versions are more like breast wings than cute little flourishes on my hips, I am completely in love with […]


Crazy Cute Cloches

Try saying ‘crazy cute cloches’ 10x fast! I loves me a good cloche. I covered cloches a week ago, but just as a refresher, these sweet hats sit close to the head and usually have no brim or a very small brim. They almost ‘hug’ the head and are bell-shaped. The cloche hat invented by Parisian milliner Caroline Reboux (another orphan -ish, much like Coco Chanel) in 1908. Reboux was quite the […]


Swimwear Trends for Summer

Ah summer… As we start to thaw and dream of sundresses, sunhats and warmer days, our thoughts turn to something a little more anxiety-ridden: finding that perfect swimsuit! If you are anything like me with my 10 extra lbs of winter warmth-producing squish, this is not a joyous ritual at all. But lucky for all of us, the trends this summer are bringing a more curve-friendly approach to beachwear. Retro […]


5 Statement Necklaces You'll Want as Bad as We Do

For many years, I’ve been a big fan of scarves as my main staple accessory to jazz up an otherwise plain outfit, but this year another trend has emerged that has led me to shedding the scarves: STATEMENT NECKLACES. What is a statement necklace, you may ask? A statement necklace is one that is over the top bold and bright and can be worn with everything from jeans and t-shirts […]


3 Baroque Cocktail Rings That Won't Leave You... Broke

I found three awesome, shiny baroque cocktail rings under $50.  Lately, I’ve been attracted to statement jewelry, and there’s no better way to wear ornate than on your dainty digits.  Here are three prime examples of affordable ring bling: Left to right: (1) House of Harlow Large Peacock Cocktail Ring (2) Rachel by Rachel Roy Color Cluster Cocktail Ring (3) Charlotte Russe Gallerista Cocktail Ring Which one is your favorite?


3 Fabulous Floppy Hats for Summer

Summer is around the corner, and I’m feeling floppy hats for summer.  Here are three of the best oversized examples we spotted while roaming some of our favorite online shops. Featured (left to right): (1) Boater hat via ASOS (2) Eugenia Kim floppy hat via Shopbop (3) DSquared camel hat via SSENSE Will you be a little shady this summer in floppy hats?