You may have your own wedding day survival kit ready, but don't leave your bridesmaids out to dry. Show them you care with this all-in-one Ms. & Mrs. Bridesmaid's Survival Kit ($20) -- complete with beauty must-haves like a folding brush and mirror, emergency attire repair items, plus essentials that will keep your girls partying it up by your side all night long, from dancing socks to pain reliever. Best case scenario, they won't have to use a thing. It still never hurts to have an extra tampon on hand. More wedding day saviors are in our guides on comfortable wedding shoes, inexpensive wedding dresses, and simple bridesmaid dresses.
When celebs like Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum and—my personal favorite—bachelorette Trista Rehn tie the knot, there's only one woman to call: Mindy Weiss. Although she's a wedding planner to the stars, she shares some of her gifts and favors through her Mindy Weiss Wedding Collection sold on Gracious Bridal. (more…)
Just because leather biker jackets are hitting another wave of a trend doesn't mean the look has lost any of its tough-guy connotations. Luckily there are plenty of ways to don the jacket without looking like you're pretending to be a Harley afficianado. We'd recommed starting with a biker jacket that actually leaves out some of the hardware - this way, the look is retained without all the hardcore detail. Wear it over a fitted floral dress in a strong color, so that the dress stands up to the jacket but also acts as a counterpoint to it. We'd recommend sticking with flat shoes and a toned-down gray bag to soften the outfit somewhat, and wearing a scarf instead of a necklace, along with simple studs, to accessorize the whole thing in an understated way. Kenna-T Moto Jacket, $478 Marc by Marc Jacobs Wild Flower Print Dress, $358 West/Feren Backstage Leather Crossbody Bag, $175 Kate Spade Frenchie Patent Flats, $199 American Eagle Knit Circular Scarf, $24.50 Betsey Johnson flower studs, $25 For more picks like the ones in this outfit, check out our guides to leather jackets and the best fall handbags, along with some of our favorite infinity scarves.
1. The Gap takes things to a rather niche level with t-shirts from French fashion blogger Garance Doré. Garance keeps a blog somewhat similar to the Sartorialist's; we can probably assume the t-shirts will be wildly popular. [refinery29] 2. We're looking forward to New York Fashion Week, and so are the designers; they've each given the Cut a one-word description of their upcoming shows. Thakoon, the designer given much screentime in The September Issue, used the word "waves." [The Cut] 3. Anya Hindmarch is creating a new line, Bespoke, which allows customers to customize many aspects of various bags, wallets, and notebooks. We love the idea of getting something no one else has, but we're also happy with merely staying on top of the latest bag trends. [WWD] 4. Apparently the competition to dress the top tennis players in the U.S. Open is cutthroat. Whether or not you think Nadal's hot, get geared up for your own athletics with some very affordable workout clothing. [Shopping Blog]