Author Archives: Ashley Staples
“Had J.Crew never made a pair of high waist, cropped and flared white jeans, I never would have bought them, loved them and declared them a fixture of my summer wardrobe. They cost me $150, so were they cheap? No. But they also weren’t made cheaply — which is important. And in comparison to the designer iterations that […]
“Social media edged out individual topic area experts (58%), blogs (55%), company or product websites (54%), and lifestyle content websites (53%), all of which were seen as influential by at least half of the women we surveyed. Blogs ranked second overall to social media for teen girls (61%), younger millennials aged 18-24 (65%), and millennial […]
“In the age of Facebook, people don’t want to be photographed more than once or twice in the same dress.” Read more about Millenials’ commitment issues in this great article via Business of Fashion.
London brand Self-Portrait’s Pre-Fall line is about to change your idea of the Little Lace Dress. Rarely does a brand so deftly mix the frilly and feminine with the crisp, directional appeal of contemporary wear. Lace dresses, while delicate, are given unique patterns and strong lines for sharp silhouettes that are simultaneously classic and modern. For a […]
“The main advice I would give my younger self is a message of quality over quantity. I haven’t lost the thrill of the chase, but now I wait and truly consider before I make a purchase.” Kerry Pieri speaks to my heart (and my experience as a college kid in NY) for Harper’s Bazaar.
Pastels, sundresses, and sandals galore. And up to 70% off? Yes, please. Check out the LA and online event next week.
Coachella is finally here!
It’s come to my attention that the A-line midi skirt is the best trend to come around lately, and the reasons are obvious. The A-line midi is that careful intersection of modest and modern, so intrinsically feminine without being frilly, retro without being kitschy. Plus the shape is flattering on literally anyone. A is for […]
In LA, it’s just another Friday. In NY, Nor’easter memories are still fresh and winter coats still reign—therefore, it’s just another Friday. I’m rarely one to not mourn the end of knitwear season (probably because, for me, there is no end to knitwear season), but I’m excited to try everything new for spring. Shirtdresses? YES. […]
“The fashion capitals of the world may reside in cities like Paris, New York, and Milan, but the denim capital of the world is undoubtedly Los Angeles, California. Equipped with some of the best wash houses and textile mills in the country—and home to the casual cool aesthetic and lifestyle that denim so expertly embodies—the […]