Go ahead, spring. Rain on my parade. There are so many chic women’s rain boots available nowadays that I’d be happy to slosh around in puddles from now until… well, maybe just May. Stylish rain boots may elevate my wet-weather ensemble, but my hair will still be a frizzy mess. Although if my shoes make a big enough statement — and any of the ten rain boots below certainly would — maybe nobody will be looking at my hair. Plenty of these are investment rain boots, but unless you’re living in the Pacific Northwest and wearing them 200+ days a...Read More
Category: Fashion We Love
This all-black loving woman is suddenly eyeing spring accessories in various shades of cream, and I can only imagine that it’s some sort of uncontrolled visceral reaction to 8 million years of winter that we just got through in the northeast. (That’s a rough estimate; it could be closer to 9 million years but I’d have to do the math.) If you’re starting to freshen up your own wardrobe with a few lighter, brighter accessories, take a look at these gorgeous options in various shades of ivory, cream, ecru, and off-white. They’re definitely little splurges, but the kind that can...Read More
The Peace Exchange: Fair trade accessories from an organization that just gives you more faith in humanity.
I admit that like a lot of you, that it can get really hard, day after day, learning about yet another violent incident around the world; another area facing political unrest, turmoil, and terrible conditions, especially for women and children. But as I recently heard Nicholas Kristoff describe at a ONE Girls + Women’s summit, every time he visits these countries he returns feeling less discouraged, not more so. Because there’s always one person, one group he encounters, doing absolutely remarkable things to help the lives of other people. Maybe that’s why I’m always looking for these kinds or organizations to support; it’s a necessary reminder...Read More
With all this warmer weather, I can practically taste spring, which means slowly putting away the sweaters and boots and maybe, just maybe, getting ready to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe. The kind that aren’t designed primarily to keep me warm and dry. After poking around my favorite online shops, here are 5 fashionable items I’m crushing on right now that I hope you love too. -Kristen CMP is an rstyle affiliate 1. I know, I know, it’s hardly time for sandals. But I’m all about being prepared should it happen warm up sooner than expected. Wishful thinking?...Read More
We’re flipping over these Crayola dresses from top designers. So, what’s your kid made with crayons lately?
While my daughters love taking their Crayola crayons to paper and whipping up their dream wardrobes, I think they’d flip over these top designers who each turned actual crayons into life-size dresses for the new Bloomingdale’s NY windows. It’s like a Project Runway assignment, only created by established designers like Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, Clover Canyon, and Ronny Kobo, and without some crazy rules like, and you have to do it using only one hand, in 45 minutes, without wearing pants. Now make it work! Just take a look at Matthew Carasella’s photos of the windows. Wow. I hope it’s seriously air conditioned behind...Read More
We always love sharing awesome style collaborations between artists and cool companies, but even better when it’s a friend, like the amazing author and photographer Karen Walrond, who’s launched a line of VIDA scarves. We’ve known Karen and her outstanding work for we-won’t-say-how-many years, so how exciting that she’s collaborating to bring her beautiful photographs to life and with such a wonderful company that brings the vision designers, artists, and creatives alive with the help of artisans in Pakistan, who are paid a fair wage and provided with literacy programs to help them further their own lives. The scarves,...Read More
One of the fun things about curating our own indie shop is the ability to discover and showcase really cool artists and makers that you probably wouldn’t come across unless you’re spending your free weekends browsing funky boutiques in New Paltz or Portland. And yeah, I don’t have too many of those weekends anymore. Our newest addition for you: The hip Brooklyn label Snoozer Loser, which is known for sophisticated prints that are more offbeat than you’d expect on closer inspection. My top pick is the folk unicorn scarf, which features everyone’s favorite mythological creature, block printed in silver on a generously sized viscose-silk blend black scarf. My only...Read More
As a bona fide (oh look, I used a fancy Latin word!) word nerd, I have a particular fondness for gifts that we’ve featured here like the grammar police mugs or fun books for kids that play with language. But then, alas, I am imperfect. I spell occasionally wrong the first three times, every time; and I can never remember the difference between toward and towards. So I thank the heavens for Mr. Strunk and Mr. White, whose dogeared Elements of Style I bought in college—yes, the actual paperback book–still remains within arms-reach of my computer. So of course I’m happy to see that our friends at...Read More
I smiled right away when I discovered Home T shirts, and you probably will too. Because hey, Texans aren’t the only ones happy to show a little state pride. These super soft, US-made adult tees, kids tees, and baby onesies cover all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, Cuba, the UK, and even the entire continents of Australia and Africa, simply featuring the word Home over a screen-printed state silhouette. And in a thorough nod to democracy, even DC gets representation here. I support that. I only feel bad for Colorado Home T wearers, because it just looks like the word Colorado over a big...Read More
I’m not surprised that Mavenhaus Collective instantly turned me into a fan before I was even off the homepage, especially considering it was created in part by our friend, Pinterest tastemaker extraordinaire Traci French of Blissful Blog, along with equally desing-passionate sister, Tara Schlosser. The site features limited-edition designs from amazing designers who specialize in women’s fashion. In other words, if you see something you love, grab it now or forever hold your peace. I could link to my favorite items, but with no more than 50 of each–and often fewer–who knows if they will still be there by the time you get to...Read More