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SHOPPING / June 4 2012 11:00 AM

The Only T-Shirts Worth Wearing

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Ladies, we don’t often advise wearing t-shirts. It’s more of a guy’s thing. (Guys, we also don’t recommend you wearing t-shirts too often. It’s more of a sloppy thing.) But if you are going to buy a tee, at let your money go to a good cause. That way when you ship it off to Goodwill, at least you’ll have done a some good. These three websites have the coolest charity tees around. 

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FASHION / December 5 2011 12:00 PM

7 Christmas Sweaters That Aren’t So Ugly

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Everyone has been to at least one ugly Christmas sweater party in his or her day. You scour the racks at Goodwill and Salvation Army until a fluff ball, glitter puff paint, Santa face-adorned piece of knitwear pops up for the pickin’. Sure it’s fun when there’s keg stands involved, but maybe you’re going for a more mature look this year. These seven not-so-ugly Christmas sweaters are festive and can be worn more than once. Plus, they’re actually pretty adorable.

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FASHION / June 22 2011 8:00 AM

How To Dress Up That Muumuu to a Level of Appropriateness

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I don’t know about you, but there is nothing like a breezy, colorful, thrifted muumuu to beat the summer heat. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks this style of dress is appropriate for nice dinners, clubbing or industry-related events. Well I’m here to prove the haters wrong – a muumuu can be dressed-up for any occasion, and I’m going to show you how.

How To Dress Up That Muumuu to a Level of Appropriateness

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FASHION / May 18 2011 10:00 AM

Give and Get Back with Gap & Goodwill

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If you haven’t spring cleaned since the days of bulky sweaters and boots, it’s time to sort through your closet and decide what to keep and what to toss. We know it’s difficult to give up pieces you once loved, or that once fit, even if they no longer have a place in your fabulous wardrobe. But what if donating your old clothing could help people AND get you something in return? Gap and Goodwill® have announced a collaboration encouraging consumers to clean out their closets for a cause. Find out how you can help after the jump.

Give and Get Back with Gap & Goodwill

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TRENDS / May 2 2011 8:50 AM

How To Go Jacketless Now

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We’ve had a mighty long winter, and right now you just don’t feel like wearing a jacket. We’re almost hitting real spring in NYC, the true chill is going away but the weather is still a bit too unpredictable to go without a jacket-like structure entirely. Enter: Spring Layering. These are light, sheer layers that together act as a strong shield between you and a gust of breeze. All layered up, your jacketless outfit could look like this, but let me pare it down for you.

How To Go Jacketless Now

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FASHION / March 31 2011 4:47 PM

How to Wear a Ladylike Hat on Any Occasion

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Wearing hats for everyday occasions is unfortunately a dying art for the modern woman. More casual times call for more casual, and many times sloppy, dressing habits. But not to fear! I am here to save the ladylike hat one head at a time. If you’re not sure what type of head wear is appropriate for certain occasions, the guide below should be a great help to you. Now you have no excuse for leaving the house without one.

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FASHION, NYC / March 14 2011 6:04 PM

The Top 10 Vintage Haunts In NYC That Won’t Rob You Blind

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I have to sympathize with New Yorkers who don’t know how to thrift. If you’re paying $100 for a no-name sundress or $80 for Doc Martens riddled with holes, you’re doing a poor job. As a child born and bred in the Midwest, I learned that 80s beaded silk evening gowns should cost $15 and vintage Fendi bags should only set you back $30. So in a city of extremely overpriced vintage stores, what’s a girl (or guy) to do? Take it from the master and check out my top 10 vintage spots in New York City where you can get the best merchandise for the lowest prices.

The Top 10 Vintage Haunts In NYC That Wont Rob You Blind

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MEN'S, TRENDS / January 29 2010 2:07 PM

TRENDSPARK: Flood Water Pants

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TRENDSPARK: Flood Water Pants

Dior Homme

TRENDSPARK: Flood Water Pants

Junya Watanabe

TRENDSPARK: Flood Water Pants

Rick Owens

The second my pants become too short on my legs, they wind up on the racks of a Salvation Army or Goodwill. But if the Fall 2010 menswear collections in Paris and Milan taught me anything, it’s that flood water pants are going to be huge this fall. Designers and labels like Dior Homme, Junya Watanabe and Rick Owens showed a variety of short, flood-water pants and slacks in their Fall 2010 collections.

But you’ve got to be careful with this one otherwise you’ll end up looking like you’re too poor for new pants! Rock the floody pants with a pair of nice patterned or solid socks and oxfords or boots. Lots of layers and accessories will make the floody pants look trendy and intentional instead of dorky and accidental.

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ODDITIES / June 30 2009 4:04 PM

Thread Up: A Refresh Button For Your Closet

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Thread Up: A Refresh Button For Your Closet I find myself dropping significant money for faddish items, wearing them once or twice and being over them in a matter of moments. To make space in my closet, I have one of three options: sell them to a secondhand store for a mere fraction of what I paid, donate them to Goodwill or give them on a similar sized friend. Sure, a few extra dollars or that warm “good-deed” feeling are kinda nice, but the empty spaces in my closet aren’t any fun! 

Thanks to the brilliant website, Thread Up, you can exchange clothes you don’t wear for something “new to you” through peer-to-peer, online trading. Without the hassle of bartering or auctioning, you can exchange a large sweater for a small dress-shirt and know you’re getting good condition items that aren’t out of style. It’s as easy as signing up, purchasing Thread Up packaging, sending items and receiving them in return! Talk about closet cleaning and shopping, all without leaving your computer! 

Thread Up doesn’t launch until August 1st, so start excavating your closets and get ready for some fashion trades! 

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EDITORIALS / April 8 2009 4:49 PM

SPREAD UM: “Fashion Bailout” Vogue Italia April 2009

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SPREAD UM: Fashion Bailout Vogue Italia April 2009

Steven Meisel’s editorial for Vogue Italia April 2009 is basically the greatest game of dress-up you could ever imagine. Poking fun at our current economic crisis, “Fashion Bailout” portrays some intense mixing, matching and accessorizing at what appears to be a second hand store. While the clothes on Darya, Portia & Eliza are a mish-mosh of Moschino, Maison Martin Margiela, Roberto Cavalli and others, this spread suggests that you can look just as couture wearing Goodwill finds. But to be honest, I would have pegged this spread the brainchild of Carine Roitfeld over Franca Sozzani.

GALLERY: SPREAD UM: “Fashion Bailout” Vogue Italia April 2009

Thanks Fashion Copious

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