Earlier this year, Jennifer Behr unveiled her capsule collection for J.Crew -- and they were all seriously swoon-worthy. Her upcoming autumn/winter collection has some treasures, too, especially for gals with bolder tastes, like a fall bride who loves colors, and wants to avoid a white wash: (more…)
If you're looking for a gorgeous, stunning way to jazz up any up-do - we recommend starting with a pretty hair accessory. From floral clips to beaded headbands, we've rounded up our favorite wedding hair accessories, like this Jennifer Behr Crystal & Pearl Headband ($144) which is perfect for the modern bride and this Tasha 'Tulayla' Flower Clip ($28) which is a great way to satisfy your "something blue." Shop 7 more gorgeous hair accessories >> Check out our other expert picks - from inexpensive wedding shoes to wedding costume jewelry and black bridesmaid dresses.
Everyone wants to look good, but no one wants their fashion to be responsible for sweatshops or environmental destruction. We've already given you a bunch of ways to shop for clothes that are good for the globe, but what about your accessories? Introducing three ways to shop for unique jewelry and affect social change, all without leaving your laptop. 1. Emerge Global Emerge is a non-profit organization based in Sri Lanka that aims to help female victims of sexual abuse reclaim their lives through employment and art. All of the jewelry is handmade by the women, and also happens to be very beautiful. Many of them like this ribbon necklace ($22) combine colorful ribbons and beads for an effect that will brighten any outfit. 2. The Leakey Collection This Kenya-based retailer uses natural materials to manufacture their beads and other products. They are dedicated to both sustaining the environment and providing employment and business training to rural Kenyans. Their products also give you a chance to show off your creative side. You can buy assembled pieces like Zulugrass bracelets ($30), or mix and match single bead strands ($13) to create a look that is all you. 3. Brilliant Earth Just say no to blood diamonds. Brilliant Earth not only sells gems harvested using environmentally and socially responsible practices, they also donate 5% of their profits back to communities that have suffered from the exploitation of the jewelry industry. Not a bad way to buy some bling like these silver leaf earrings with green sapphires ($175). Check out our Jewelry Guide for staples everyone should own.
The NY Times' Pulse by Karin Nelson featured a few items of note over the weekend: nautical stripes and a reluctant 'It' bag. Now while we wouldn't wear them together, these two items are definitely worth a second, mid-Monday glance. The Breton stripe top is back again, which Gwyneth called out in a recent GOOP newsletter. You can find Gwynnie's pick at Saint James ($115), or snatch up this blousy look-a-like from Steven Alan ($98). The Boyy Slash bag is gaining popularity among the cool kids, and at $595, it's on the conservative end of a coveted bag's price range. If you want to try the snakeskin without shelling out too much, we suggest this simple black Carlos Falchi clutch ($132).