You really can't go wrong with basics punched up by color and fun accessories. Groundbreaking information, I know. Hear me out.
I have a known obsession with Express Portofino button-downs. With good reason! They're light, professional and vibrant. Reliable, too. But they're also expensive at $50 or so, so I did what any of us would do: I waited for a sale and bought two at once. (20 more styles to go!) ...
This is for every person who cannot even deal with the rain this week -- for our cold toes trapped in soggy flats, for soaked hems of office pants, for the sweater we need but do not have now that we're cold from running through the summer rain.
Think your Deal Divas have it all figured out? (Ha ha, why would you do that?) Reconsider. We're eager to dish out advice for weathering stormy days, but we rarely take it ourselves....
A few weeks ago, I received exciting news from a stylish friend and loyal blog reader, Leanna McKenzie. She bought a jumpsuit, a somewhat risky departure for a lady who favors a consistently crisp, classy look.
The jumpsuit made its very successful debut at a birthday celebration this weekend. Here are all the details in her voice.
Deal Diva Katie: Love the jumpsuit. Where did you find it?...
"Hobby Lobby provided this (birth control) coverage before they decided to drop it to file suit."
Sally Kohn, liberal pundit, June 30 on CNN
Hobby Lobby's Supreme Court victory over the federal government's contraception rule set off a fast-breaking wave of punditry on national TV. CNN brought in liberal pundit and contributor Sally Kohn, who panned the court's 5-4 decision as disastrous and Hobby Lobby's intentions as disingenuous....
Let's talk about the barely-there midriff. No, not the bikini blouses that have roared back anew, much to the dismay of shy girls like me.
I mean outfits that reveal a thin band of skin between the shirt and skirt, and maybe a little more skin if you raise your arm for a stretch or a drink. Our fearless BFF Mindy Kaling wears them. Why can't we?
I've never tried on a peek-a-boo style, but it seems a little more safe than the Belly For Days alternative. A classy acknowledgement of the resurgence of belly shirts, but not an outright embrace....
I like to keep my beauty routine simple and fresh in summer while leaving some room for new product adventures -- beauty vacations, if you will.
My jaunt with IT Cosmetics, which sent us a couple products to review, was a nice one.
The IT stands for Innovative Technology, which means they emphasize ingredients and healthful benefits. It also gives them license to make their product names a lot more complicated. It's not lip gloss but CC+ Lip Serum Color-Correcting Liquid Creme Gloss. It's not bronzer, it's a "color correcting and anti-aging waterproof bronzing veil."...
One way or another, my post was going to be about Anthropologie this week. I know, I know, we really shouldn't even utter the word around these price-conscious parts. I've called them out for being needlessly expensive.
But they're having a sale. I know, I know; this is how they get us....
My dark and stormy outfit might have blended in with today's eerie weather were it not for a last-minute infusion of bright accessories.
Let's skip that I'm wearing a lot of black pants and flats in the heat of summer (did I mention my ankle injury and accompanying bulky brace?) and focus on how I'm coping with limitation....
Maybe this makes it more appealing: Protection you can dust on your face....
It's that time of year again -- when we fall back on the most clichéd story intro we've ever heard because we are overcome by oppressive summer heat and it's messing with our brains and stifling our creativity.
Shorts season. It's been here for a while, and it's not going away until maybe the winter holidays (but even then who knows).
Do we care? Yes. Utter the word "shorts" around my neck of the newsroom and you'll hear groans and cries of "WHY?" and "IT'S NOT FAIR."...
So it wasn't exactly a spoiler alert, but my October confession about fighting through my nerves and wearing a bandage dress nicely forecasts the fashion fear I'm unpacking today.
Secret's out: I'm uneasy with anything clingy, showy, va va voom, you get the picture. I'm just a little scared and it's awkward, okay?...
The Mindy Project ends its marvelous second season tonight at 9:30 p.m. Here's why the Deal Divas are really, really ready.
Reasons 1-23: Mindy Kaling's outfits
This spoiler will not make you angry: Mindy Kaling will change her outfit 23 times. That's impressive for a 22-minute episode.
Peruse this excellent E! Online slideshow of every single bright, pattern-riffic outift Kaling will wear. Tell us your favorites! Dibs on the neon trench coat(s) and plaid dress. The green sequined pencil skirt paired with a baseball tee is an inspiration....
Times retail reporter Susan Thurston brings us happy news about a local thrift store in her weekly column (required reading).
The Attic Shoppe, a St. Pete Beach thrift store, is celebrating its 50th birthday. It's remarkable, Thurston writes, because the store completely relies on volunteers from St. Alban's Episcopal Church and donations. Sales are about $30,000-$35,000 a year and go toward the church, the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Community Action Stops Abuse, and St. Giles Food Pantry....