Tartan, Lace, Linen & More: Fabric-Inspired Invitations Rule For Spring
Fabric-inspired wedding invitations have become a ever-so-popular this season (so says Martha, dictator of all things proper), and we couldn't be more excited. From damask to tartan, and even linen and quilted inspired invitations, we've found 10 gorgeous styles from around the web that you can scoop up now. (more…)
A Cute Invitation Idea For Couples With Kids (Courtesy Of Gene Simmons, Of All People)
After 26 years of dating, rock legend Gene Simmons and former playmate Shannon Tweed will tie the knot at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel this fall. The couple, who have 2 adult children, just released details of their October 1 nuptials to People, including a surprisingly sweet invitation which names their children (rather than parents) as the hosts. We love this idea for blended families or couples with kids. Their daughter Sophie wrote a poem and son Nick drew a sketch for the invitation as well: The Simmons-Tweeds inspired us to find even more clever wedding stationery: For more clever wedding stationery, check out these Will You Be My Bridesmaid? cards, then check out our guides to the best cheap wedding invitations, destination wedding invitations and unique wedding invitations.
Puzzles, Passports, And More: Clever Invitation Designs That Are Anything But Square
If you've always been creative at heart, a traditional wedding invitation may not feel like the best fit. Wedding invites don't have to come in square packages -- check out these invites in special shapes and unique themes. (more…)
Best Find of the Day: Designer Bow Bags Minus The Hefty Price Tags
Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Ferragamo, D&G, and Prada are all on a bow kick; their slouchy hobos and shoulder satchels are all donning ultra-feminine bows. However, unless you have, say $1000 or more lying around to spend on a new handbag, we have a better suggestion for you: get the look and save a bundle with these fine substitutes by Chinese Laundry. The Chinese Laundry Piper Bow Clutch is cute and compact for nights on the town, (and it will only set you back $65), while the Piper Double Handle Tote ($86) evokes two popular trends--the chain strap and slouchy hobo style. Both are right on trend and you can choose your favorite color. Best of all, they won't cost you much to look the part of a couture fashionista. Check out all of our best finds of the day or head to our buying guides for the best in handbags from big totes to tiny clutches.
Deal Of The Day: Save Up To 50% On Leather Boots At Bloomingdale’s
If you are in the market for some new boots, Bloomingdale's has you covered. With all of our favorite designer brands (and some more affordable brands,on sale, too, it's hard to not pick up a few pairs to spruce up your boot collection. In soft, brown suede with a thin stiletto heel, these Joan & David "Honoria" High Heel Boots (originally $260, now $182) are a great addition to style to your boot collection. Ultra comfortable and made for walking (no matter how slippery the ground might be), these Calvin Klein "Mayson" Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (originally $222, now $132) feature a convertible cuff and stylish snap detail. For a twist on the monochrome boot, try these two-tone Max Studio "United" Tall High Heel Boots (originally $325, now $227) with a combination of chocolate and mocha leather and suede, plus a slight platform for extra height. More Deals ULTA Beauty: Buy 1, get 1 50% off Pacific Sunwear: Up to 85% off accessories Linea Pelle: Take $15 off any order of more than $125 with code CJLP15 You might also like our guide to the best boots, booties, and over-the-knee styles. Don't forget to visit our sales and deals page, too.
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Hope For Haiti Now: Celebs Get Together Tonight For Earthquake Relief
At 8 pm ET tonight, A-list celebrities will come together for a multi-network telethon called Hope For Haiti Now. In the wake of the recent disaster superstars are coming together raise money and awareness for earthquake relief. The two-hour event will be hosted by George Clooney in Los Angeles, Anderson Cooper in Haiti, and native Haitian musician Wyclef Jean in New York. It will air on nearly 30 different networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, and will also be live-streaming on Youtube. The musically charged night will include performances from Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow all from Los Angeles. Across the pond in London, Bono, Coldplay, Jay-Z, and Rihanna are part of the night's lineup. Finally, in the Big Apple, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, and Shakira will also all perform. Along with these spectacular musical performances, more than 100 stars will participate this evening's event. See how you can do your part in helping Haiti through fashion and beauty, and or more information or to donate at any time, call toll-free 1-877-99-HAITI or log onto the Hope For Haiti Now website.
Top Five: Snoods (No, Not That Irritating Computer Game)
The snood, not to be confused with the ever-popular infinity scarf, is the latest in chic outwear. The best part of this British-inspired trend? You can pull your snood up over your head for extra warmth and a bit of a Babushka look. After all, who doesn't love a Babushka in skinny jeans and over the knee boots? Check out our top five snoods for a stylish winter. In a cool rendition of an argyle print, this wool-cashmere blend Burberry snood ($325) is all luxury. For a casual knit that'll keep your neck and head fashionably warm this winter, choose American Eagle's circular scarf ($29.50) in white, gray or navy. With a festive winter pattern and oversized shape, Aubin & Wills' cashmere design ($195) is a cozy addition to your favorite coat. Delicate open knit styling makes this pretty snood ($34) perfect with slinkier dresses and slimmer pants. Not satisfied with our scarf selection? You can knit one yourself with the fine (ethically sourced) Peruvian wool that comes in this handy snood kit. And for those of you who are needle and thread challenged, stick with our guides to heavy scarves and hats.
Wednesday’s Sample Sale Scoop: Steve Madden Outerwear, Laundry, Tibi, And More
Editor's Pick: Steve Madden outerwear at The Top Secret Upper Echelon shoes and Laundry clothing at Gilt Fuse Vivienne Tam clothing, Malo clothing, La Fiorentina clothing, LAI Luxury Accessories International, NuFace, and Loree Rodkin jewelry at Gilt Groupe Rapz jewelry, Z. Bigatti, and Technomarine watches at Billion Dollar Babes Ellen Tracy clothing, Hugh Puppies handbags, Jessica Howard clothing, and Police watches at Beyond the Rack Gerard Yosca jewelry, Enza Costa Rogue clothing, and Victorinox Swiss Army watches at ideeli Tibi clothing, Magaschoni cashmere, Fendi sunglasses at Rue La La Amrita Singh handbags and Autumn Cashmere at Hautelook Heys watches at Editors' Closet Don't forget to peruse the online sample sales happening all week, and then check out heavy scarves and fingerless gloves to complete your look for winter.
Week in Review: Beef-Scented Cologne, How To Make Staying Home Better Than A Vacation, And More…
Must-Reads:Burger King has come out with Flame, a men's body spray that has the "scent of seduction with the hint of flame-broiled meat.”You can save some money--and some stress--by planning a holiday staycation. We show you five clutches that are worth throwing a party for. Sales and Deals:50% off sweaters at New York & Company Up to 70% off jewelry at Brooks Brothers Additional 40% off basic black pants at Bloomingdale's Taste Tests: Which gold bracelet preserves your wealth?Which biker sweater is tough on your wallet?
Donate To Oxfam International On Behalf Of The Sister-In-Law Who Returns Everything
If buying your sister-in-law another generic gift card just isn’t ringing your bell this year, making a donation to Oxfam International in honor of your loved one is a gift that will make everyone feel good. Oxfam is one of my favorite charities. It’s a confederation of 13 organizations that are working around the world to bring lasting change in the areas of poverty and justice. A donation can provide buckets for clean water, buy textbooks to students, improve farming methods, or fund small-business training. And you can rest easy knowing your money really is helping the people who need it. In 2006, Oxfam America was awarded four out of a possible four stars by Charity Navigator and again received the Better Business Bureau’s highest rating for charitable organizations by meeting all 20 of its “Standards for Charity Accountability.” To make it really easy, you can send an e-card in a denomination of your choosing. So what are you waiting for? Make a difference this holiday season!
What To Wear To: New Year’s (That Doesn’t Involve Sequins)
Maybe it's the sparkle of the ball dropping, or the stars you see when you hit the pavement after taking a drunken nosedive, but for some reason, everyone associates New Year's with sequins. Which is completely fine, but there are other options for dressing up on December 31st that can make you stand out without having to reflect the light around you. Lace is a refreshing option when getting dressed up to have too many cocktails and kiss random strangers. Picking a metallic lace is even better to keep from looking too conservative. Pair with a cropped leather blazer to create a downtown appeal - just make sure it's a soft leather that can breathe and move while you work the room. Tonight is the night that jewelry can be a bit bigger and bolder, so go for a large pendant necklace and a flashy cocktail ring (this is where you can sparkle). Shoes should be edgy but not the focus of your outfit. Black with some fringe detail is a wise decision. Finally, pick a clutch that complements the ensemble but doesn't bore. Something with a metallic or jewelled detail will work wonders. DKNY Lace Tank Dress ($177, was $295) Christiane Leather Jacket ($108) Jade Cabochon Pendant Necklace ($405, was $675) Crystal Ball Cocktail Ring ($21.60 was $36) Lorelei Isa Patent Metallic Stripe Clutch ($300) Calvin Klein Petra Heel ($66, was $110)Check out our Invitation Translation Guide for other party outfits to wear out on the town.
Fake Fur, Real Wood And High Tech: What SheFinds Writers Want For The Holidays
You might think that because SheFinds writers get up close and personal with some of the coolest products, there's nothing left on our Christmas lists. But oh, how wrong you'd be. After seeing the best of the best, here's what we hope to hold in our greedy little hands after the wrapping paper comes off. She Finds Becky wants to sustain coolness and the planet in iWood's Macassar Sunglasses. SheFinds Erin wants to improve her Karma with this vintage-inspired necklace from J.Crew. SheFinds Kristin wants to keep warm in a Development Faux Fur Vest . HeFinds Adam wants an Istik to keep his music really closet at hand (or shoulder or chest or...).