5 Under Fifty: The Cowboy Way

5 Under Fifty: The Cowboy Way

5 Under Fifty: The Cowboy Way

Ever since we saw Debra Winger and John Travolta in the 1980s film “Urban Cowboy,” we were hooked. Not only do we love a good cowboy/cowgirl  love story, but we love us some western wear, too.

Certainly, we’re not the only ones riding the western wear wave. Pamela Love recently launched a collaboration with Nine West that included western-themed boots, and looking at what’s hitting the runways and the retail shelves, you’ll see cowboy /cowgirl influenced fashion everywhere.

From strong looks that incorporate fringe, suede and rugged textures, as well as accessories like cowgirl boots, collar tips and modern looking bolo ties, Western inspired fashion is having a big moment.

For today’s 5 Under Fifty, we’re doing it the Cowboy way. Heee haw!

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ASOS Smooth Triangle Collar Tips | $17

Gomax Cowboy-03 Western Boot | $49

Soul Cal Deluxe Western Tie Shirt | $32

Teal Lace & Sheer Western Shirt Dress | $32

Glam Metal Rope Clip | $30

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Fashion Watch: Drew Barrymore Becomes a Fashion Photog, Pamela Love x Nine West Collab, Elin King Launches Guess Capsule Collection

Jewelry and footwear collide in a Pamela Love x Nine West collab (via Fashion Etc.) [divider]

Drew Barrymore becomes a fashion photog with a gig to photograph a Tommy Hilfiger campaign fronted by Charlotte Gainsbourg  (via Vogue UK) [divider]

Tom Ford is branching out with his first ever women's accessories boutique in Harrod’s (via Fashion etc.) [divider]

Finally! Tom Ford's lookbook for spring 2013 is released (via Fashionologie) [divider]

Here’s what a 33-piece collection designed by blogger Elin Kling for Guess looks like (via Marie Claire) [divider]


5 Under Fifty: The Embellished Royal Treatment

5 Under Fifty: The Embellished Royal Treatment

5 Under Fifty:  The Embellished Royal Treatment

If you’ve been taking notice of recent runway and beauty trends, you’ll know that royal inspired fashion and beauty is taking a strong hold on fall. Blame it on the popularity of “Game of Thrones,” but we’re transitioning from light and airy, to rich and ornate.

From royal colors,  like colbalt-blue,  to rich fabrics – such as jacquard and exquisite embroidery — we’re seeing the royal treatment everywhere. And whether sequins, beads, lace or tiny paillette clusters, we’re all about embellished ornate accessories, too. That’s why we hand-selected 5 items, for $50 or less, that are sure to make you feel like a reigning queen.

Now, go out and rule the fashion universe, Miss Queen Supreme.

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Nordstrom 'Old Hollywood' Drop Earrings | $28

Tasha Crystal Brooch | $38

Color-Stoned Hinge Cuff | $42

Pearls And Crystals Aries Bracelet | $13

ASOS Oasis Beaded Bib | $37

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5 Under Fifty: Seeing Red

5 Under Fifty: Seeing Red

5 Under Fifty: Seeing Red

If you want to look powerful, certain stylists say that you should incorporate a red item into your look.  On the other hand, wearing red to a funeral can be a sign of disrespect.

Both Stevie Wonder and Chris de Burgh made hit songs expressing their affections for ladies/women wearing the color, proving that red also represents all things having to do with love and romance.

And like Stevie Wonder and Chris de Burgh, we’re singing about the color red, too.

The months are getting a lot cooler, which is great for simple transition pieces like blazers and light coats to keep you warm, and it's also the perfect time to reveal our favorite red hot jackets and blazers, all under $50.

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Red Cropped Denim Jacket

Chief Elegant Officer Blazer

H& M Jacket

ASHLEY Faux Leather Sleeve Womens Varsity Jacket

FULL TILT Fleece Hooded Womens Faux Leather Jacket

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Fashion Watch: Allison Mosshart Models for Eddie Borgo, Lousie Roe Takes Elle Macpherson’s TV Host Role, An Audrey Hepburn Installation at Merci

Fashion designers show their support in Obama's "Runway to Win" (via WWD)
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7  For All Mankind x James Franco bring an ad campaign to life (via Nylon)
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Merci features the fashionable and timeless Audrey Hepburn in an installation, with proceeds that will go to building schools in southwestern Madagascar (via WWD)
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Louise Roe Glamour editor-at-large and now host of  Bravo’s “Fashion Star.”  How will she do? (via NY Mag)
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Music meets fashion: Alison Mosshart stars in Eddie Borgo’s Fall 2012 Campaign (via Fashionologie)
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Betsy Johnson passes the fashion designing torch to her daughter Lulu (via Racked)


Fashion Watch: NYFW in Watercolor, Man Repeller Teams Up with PJK, Phillip Treacy’s Michael Jackson Inspired LFW Show

Fashion Watch: NYFW in Watercolor, Man Repeller Teams Up with PJK, Phillip Treacy’s Michael Jackson Inspired LFW Show

Fashion Watch:  NYFW in Watercolor, Man Repeller Teams Up with PJK, Phillip Treacy’s Michael Jackson Inspired LFW Show
A watercolor painted summary of NY Fashion Week  (via NY Mag)
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Man Repeller x PJK sportswear collab coming soon (via Racked)
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Philip Treacy's Michael Jackson themed fashion week show is opened by Lady Gaga and escalates in fascination from there (via Huffington Post)
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Rachel Bilson creates sporty handbags for ShoeMint (via Racked)
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Adorable alert! Carven teams up with Petit Bateau to create an array of sweet pieces for kids and adults (via Fab Sugar)


5 Under Fifty: In Supersized Proportions

5 Under Fifty: In Supersized Proportions

5 Under Fifty: In Supersized Proportions

Unlike Goldilocks, sometimes too big is just right. Oversized proportions can create a dramatic effect, and even sometimes, wearing an oversized piece can balance out a look that leans on the fitted side.

But beware, ladies (and gents). The key to wearing oversized accessories or apparel is to not overdo it, unless you’re intentionally going for the hobo-chic look in the way of the Olsen twins.

For fall, we’re so onboard with oversized, dramatic accessories, cozy grandpa cardigans and big square sunnies. So much, in fact, that we couldn’t help but share all of our fab oversized finds for an undersized price.

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Asymmetric Style Batwing Sleeves Grey Jumper | $49

House of Harlow 1960 Anais Sunglasses | $50

River Island Turquoise Statement Ring | $9

SO Central Wood-Button Printed Oversized Cardigan | $36

Pieces Finka Oversized Hat | $17

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Fashion Watch: Blake Lively Weds in Marchesa, Alexander Wang Goes for Glow, Nicholas Kirkwood Shoe Porn

Fashion Watch: Blake Lively Weds in Marchesa, Alexander Wang Goes for Glow, Nicholas Kirkwood's Shoe Porn

Fashion Watch: Blake Lively Weds in Marchesa, Alexander Wang Goes for Glow,  Nicholas Kirkwood Shoe Porn

Alexander Wang reveals a glowing collection for Spring 2013 (via Vogue)
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In literary form, Issey Miyake unveils the process of creating his trademark pleats (via WWD)
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Cesare Casadei + Prabal Gurung creative shoe collaboration (via WWD)
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Shoe Porn: Nicholas Kirkwood delivers a lust-worthy footwear collection (via Racked)
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Blake Lively marries Ryan Reynolds in Marchesa (via Elle UK)


Fashion Watch: BFA’s Style Icons Shortlist Announced, Monique Lhuillier Dabbles in Footwear, Brush Up on Your Fashion Vocabulary

Will Monique Lhuillier’s debut footwear collection take flight like the rest of her fashion endeavors?  (via WWD)
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Carey Mulligan, Daphne Guinness and The Duchess of Cambridge are all in the running for the BFA’s Style Icon Award.  (via Telegraph)
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Charitable creations: Ammara sets her sights on giving a voice to women in Pakistan with a line of scarves (via Vogue)
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Brazilian footwear brand Havaianas has gained the attention of Matthew Williamson with a collaboration in celebration of his 15th anniversary (via Fashion Etc)
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A style encyclopedia by Chloe Quigley and Daniel Pollock is an informative and sometimes comical resource for those fashion moments where the vocabulary term escapes you (via Vogue)


Fashion Watch: 11 Designers Celebrate U.S. Open, United Bamboo and Madewell Announce Collab, Nanette Lepore Gets Inspiration from Emma Roberts

11 designers, including Peter Som, Pamela Love, Creatures of the Wind and Rag & Bone, create custom tennis balls to celebrate the U.S. open (via Vogue)
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Cityscape silhouettes, angular hearts and denim piecework are a few words to describe the incredible Stussy x Lovemade collection (via Nitrolicious)
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United Bamboo collaborates with Madewell to create a collection that will have you waiting on the edge of your seat (via Racked)
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Nanette Lepore is chosen for the Vogue Eyewear Designer Series and creates a self-assured and glamorous look inspired by actress Emma Roberts (via WWD)
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Loeffler Randall’s Fall 2012 collection comes together with fluidity (via Racked)

 


Trend Report: Statement Collars

Now Trending: Statement Collars

Trend Report: Statement Collars

Celebs such as Emily Browning, Hailee Steinfeld and Sky Ferreira are weighing in on the decorative collar trend.

These detachable collars, often acting as a double duty-accessory in necklace form or an actual shirt collar, are making big statements on necklines.

Available in everything from lace to leather to bedazzled, a collar can take the blandest of shirts to insta-cool with little to no effort. Plus, the wardrobe possibilities are endless.

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TOPSHOP Stone Embellished Shirt Collar

Karl Amber crystal and bead-embellished cotton collar

Dannijo Pacey Necklace

Akira Brown Faux Fur Collar in Leopard

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5 Under Fifty: Kaboom! Comic Book Inspired Fashion Explosion

5 Under Fifty: Kaboom! A Comic Book Inspired Fashion Explosion

5 Under Fifty: Kaboom! Comic Book Inspired Fashion Explosion

With the release of “The Avengers” and the latest “Batman” installment, fashion is making its mark on narrative illustrations.

From Phillip Lim’s 3.1 Fall offerings of knitwear reminiscent of a Lichtenstein work of art, to Elizabeth and James’ TEXTILE collection, the crossover between comics and clothing design can be seen everywhere

And for today’s 5 Under Fifty column, we’re geeking out with our favorite playful comic book-themed picks.

BLAM! Necklace ($27)
Ames Bros Back Off T-Shirt ($17)
Beige Vintage Round Neck Long Sleeve Polka Dot Loose Outerwear ($32)
BC Footwear Women's Escalator Flat ($49)
Comic Book Clutch ($48)


Fashion Watch: Phillip Lim Publishes a Comic Book, Bono Drag and Pamela Love’s Ceremonial Collection, Fashion’s Night Out Lineup Announced

3.1 Phillip Lim gets animated with its own comic book (via Refinery29)
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Nicole Richie debuts an eclectic collection of subtle opposite for Macy's (via HuffPo)
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Nasty Gal gives a shout out to the 80s and 90s with their anticipated debut collection (via Racked)
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FNO lineup announced!  Are you ready to run around town? (via Fashion Etc.)
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Bona Drag offers a dose of ethereal with an edge in their latest Ceremonial Collection (via Fashionologie)


5 Under Fifty: Borrowing From Granny’s Wardrobe

5 Under Fifty: Borrowing From Granny’s Wardrobe

 

Only in fashion will you find that incorporating elements of your granny’s frumpy wardrobe into your own style to be, well, fashionable.

Such is the case with granny-chic, the on-trend style which consists of the things your grandmother probably wore in her heyday (and probably still wears), like floral dresses, oversized cardigans and modest blouses with lace collars.

Reminiscent of Molly Ringwald’s unforgettable outfits from the 80s John Hughes film, “Pretty in Pink,” women in their 20s and 30s, such as Florence Welch, Carey Mulligan, Dakota and Elle Fanning and even Kelly Osbourne with her old lady-like purple hair, are embracing the mature, vintage look. And if done correctly—mixing a little old with a little modern and new-- we’re completely on board, too.

For today’s “5 Under Fifty,” we've handpicked all the under $50 items that we wish we could steal from our own grandmother’s closet.

 

Apricot High Neck Long Sleeve Lace Hollow Chiffon Shirt ($36)

Multi Rocket Dog Floral Print Ruched Court Shoes ($36)

Mela Black Floral Frill Dress ($19)

Retro Style Apricot Lace Shorts ($25)

Wanted Shoes Women's Maggie Bootie ($47)


Fashion Watch: Preview Rag & Bone Resort 2013, the Relationship Between Feminism and Fashion, an Olympic Fashion Tribute

Fashion Watch: Rag & Bone Resort 2013, Feminism and Fashion's Complex Relationship, an Olympic Fashion Tribute

Fashion Watch: Preview Rag & Bone Resort 2013, the Relationship Between Feminism and Fashion, an Olympic Fashion Tribute

Understanding the relationship between fashion and feminism (via Styleist)
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Rag & Bone Resort 2013 collection palette is robust in leather, military green, gold lame and floral print-on-print  (via Style.com)
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An array of choices leaves no room for only one fall "it" bag (via Vogue)
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Closing with a spotlight on fashion, the London Olympics pay tribute to London’s iconic fashion designers (via WWD)
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Terry Richardson and Eniko Mihalik team up for a David Webb’s jewellery ad campaign (via High Snobette)