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Trench coats that take you into fall

Trench coats that take you into fall

It may not be time for a jacket right now but that first frosty morning will be here soon. Rather than rush and grab for something–anything–warm when that day comes, I suggest you check out some of the great trench coats available. Trenches are classics to be sure but they’re also very “in” for fall(…)

Introducing GapKids X ED styles for girls

Introducing GapKids X ED styles for girls

My own daughters have such fun personalities. One minute they’re dressing like princesses, then the next they’re out in the yard looking for lizards. They’re creative, confident and respectful, and that probably explains why they both seem to love the aesthetic of GapKids X ED, a limited edition collaboration between Gap and Ellen DeGeneres. With(…)

Fall 2015 bag trend: saddle bags

Fall 2015 bag trend: saddle bags

From flares to fringe, the ’70s are back for fall 2015. Possibly one of the easiest ways to look the part is with bohemian-cool saddle bags. In all materials and all price points, these retro-inspired flap handbags are accessible for every budget and lifestyle. If you plan to wear this style to work, choose a(…)

Start school on the right foot with kids’ high tops

Start school on the right foot with kids’ high tops

If ‘preppy’ or ‘dressy’ isn’t your child’s sartorial pick, don’t sweat it. The must-have this school year is high tops. Of course basic old-school styles are always a smart choice, but some of the coolest high tops are the ones that incorporate eye-catching embellishments like glitter, in-your-face saturated color and rubber sole bumpers. Wearing one(…)

Transition into fall with slip-on sneakers

Transition into fall with slip-on sneakers

Back-to-school time usually signals fall shopping whether you’re going back to class or not. While it may be too hot to consider fall and winter boots, transitional shoes like slip-on sneakers are perfect purchases this time of year. A bit more covering than sandals, these casuals look cute with summer dresses and shorts, but they(…)

Fall must-have: fringe bags

Fall must-have: fringe bags

Fringe has been a huge fashion story for 2015, and it doesn’t show any signs of waning as fall and winter near. If you’ve waited to adopt the trend–or if you just want to add to your fringe collection–fringe bags are perfect. While some give off a rugged Western vibe, others (like the Rebecca Minkoff(…)

Go back to school with Toms Standup Backpacks

Go back to school with Toms Standup Backpacks

My tiny kindergartner had been in school exactly two days before a 12-year-old began bullying her on the bus last year. Since the school wouldn’t do anything, I took matters into my own hands by making sure I was available to shuttle her to and from school myself. Unfortunately, many bullying fixes aren’t this easy,(…)

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