review time: after weeks playing with the holy grail of products i was graciously gifted, i am ready to reveal my thoughts. basically, my hair has been touched by an angel. that angel is celebrity hairstylist oribe — he only has (and only needs!) one name, he is that good. i initially became familiar with his namesake line working backstage at fashion week and wished to try it but this shit is pricey, so i cried. thus, many thanks are due to lori for sending some my way with no editorial obligations expected. since using the various items highlighted above, my hair has smelled like unicorn tears, felt like the skin of a newborn babe, and experienced such effects as bounciness, subtle but not texas-like volume, and cashmere-like texture. wish me luck when they run out!

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i’m locking down some digital strategies are work for 2015 — nothing you probably care about — so in the meantime, while i’m making tunnels in this mountain of work, you can check out nasty gal's new denim line. this is the retailer’s very first foray into in-house denim, so do take the overload of patches and rips in this introductory line with a grain of vintage-inspired salt. i have faith that they’ll learn quickly from any style missteps; nasty gal garnered $100m+ in annual sales last year.

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schmittwitt asked:

Hi! I'm a graduate student in a science field, which requires me to wear closed-toe shoes all year. Any suggestions on some (affordable) footwear options that will keep my feet covered while looking stylish? Thank you!

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girl, you know i’ve got suggestions — specifically, here are four very different styles of footwear, all of which are close-toed and priced under $50. happy shopping!

styles shown: mix no.6, vaneli, pierre dumas, bcbgeneration

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satoori asked:

Hi! I was referred to you by a friend who believed that you would be able to help me with my predicament. I will be attending med school in the fall and we are required to dress professionally. A lot of the fashion blogs/sites I've found online that claim outfits to be professional wear aren't professional enough for my med school. I was wondering if it is even possible to dress traditionally professional while still being fashionable?? Thank you for your help!

quite true — every work environment is different and molds to the needs of the employees and corporate culture. nevertheless, you can certainly seek inspiration from fashion blogs that focus on professional attire, such as those mentioned below.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara! For a graduation/birthday gift my sister is buying me a new handbag. Any suggestions on a quality (under $150) purse that will I can use for work. I don't carry a laptop of anything, but I am known to read some heavy hardcover books on my commute. Thanks!

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congratulations on your graduation! depending on your personal aesthetic, you could lean one way or another with regard to preference in a handbag’s shape. with that in mind, i’ve found four very different styles, one of which should appeal to you.

styles shown: mango, charles & keith, french connection, zara

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madamewoolite asked:

I know you mostly are giving advice for womenswear but I need to know where to get high end menswear for a guy who is 6' 7" and a bit hipstery

yeah, this is definitely a question that is out of my reach as i focus solely on fashion for the females. i would defer this area of expertise to menswear blogs such as (but not limited to) put this on, style girlfriend, a continuous lean, kempt, or die, workwear!.

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Anonymous asked:

Hey Sara, I am super early for next weeks Q&A Tuesday but anyhow...I saw a gorgeous dress on Pinterest and when I clicked through I couldn't believe my eyes. Its $1,395!!!! The dress in question is the Dolman Elbow Sleeve Wool Jersey Dress by Lanvin and if there was ever a piece of clothing that deserved the Champagne vs. beer search than it's this one! Thanks xoxo

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it never hurts to be well-prepared! regarding that gorgeous dress, i feel you — not many of us have $1.4K to throw down on one piece. with that in mind, i found three alternatives at a lower cost (all are priced below $250). hopefully, you like at least one of them!

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Anonymous asked:

I'm having the worst time finding the perfect striped shirt. All I want is a black/white, red/white or navy blue/white long sleeved shirt that has stripes that aren't super thick or super thin. All of the ones I find don't fit the bill or are expensive for bad quality D; can you please help?

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don’t stress, friend. i’ve done my best but i didn’t know what your ideal price-tag was or how not super thick but not super thin you were looking for. my fingers are crossed tightly that one of the four i found fits the description of your “perfect striped shirt.”

styles shown: saint james for j.crew, mango, r13, joie

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it is now q&a tuesday.

your favorite weekly feature is back with a vengeance. thank you for being so patient while i was away getting tan and eating too many scallops. feel free to submit all of your burning questions about life, love, the pursuit of happiness, and — especially — fashion.

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fashion photography crush: stockton johnson (via fashion gone rogue)

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