Archive | January, 2010

Black and White and Orchid Glamour

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I couldn’t help but fall head-over-heels for this woman’s irresistibly retro ensemble! She’s done a noteworthy job of combining true vintage and vintage-inspired pieces to achieve a pretty, polished outfit infused with old school glamour. Her gorgeous…

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Vintage Vows!

Who: Kate, Systems Analyst

What: 1970′s Susan Small formal gown

Where: eBay

How Much: $85, including shipping

When I use It: My wedding! And sometimes when playing dress-up (I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow that!). I’ve been dying to find …

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Let's Dance!

Still searching for your fantasy formal dress? Or the perfect pair of shoes? We’ve got you covered. Check out our new spring formal attire section for accessories, shoes, and dresses galore!…

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Style Glossary: One Sweet Neckline

[Images Above: The Georgia Dress, Frock of Love Dress in Lacey, What a Mighty Good Dress]

For many, Valentine’s Day means getting gussied up and going out to a romantic dinner with your special one, closest pal, …

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Vintage Sexism: Kitchen Appliance Edition

Geraldine Finster has a “secret weapon to fight the dull mediocrity in her life,” and that weapon is Mr. Clean. He has come to “put some excitement” in her cleaning regimen. As this commercial strives to show us, cleaning the …

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Style Icon: Tilda Swinton

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Amsterdam-based duo Viktor & Rolf opened their Fall 2003 RTW show with their androgynous muse, Tilda Swinton. The copper-haired British actress, whom you may know as The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia films,   promenaded down …

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Top 10 Things We Wish Grew on Trees

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Life would be so much easier if everything we wanted just grew on trees! Any time you needed anything, you could just saunter out into your yard and pluck it off the bountiful bows of friendly …

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Twitter Funday Mondays!

Never fear a “case of the Mondays” -  @ModCloth is here to tell you how ‘tweet’ it is to be back to the beginning of another week!

You asked, and we @replied with a fun, new, interactive way to kick …

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Size of the Times: Part I

Photo: V Magazine

You’ve heard it everywhere — the fashion industry is embracing full figures! ABCNews.com proclaims, “Fashion Industry May Finally Accept Every Body in the New Decade.” Glamour enthuses, “These Bodies Are Beautiful at Every Size.” GlobalFashionReport.com purports, “Curvy …

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Little Miss Sunshine

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Winter is still in full swing in Pittsburgh, and now that the holiday lights have been unstrung and the bright decorations taken down, these dark, dreary days can make me feel very drab indeed. So when I …

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Sweeter Than A Dress Made of Cake

Sometimes 3 o’clock on a Friday rolls around, and it’s not that you’re bored, or tired, or totally zoning out, it’s just that you’re feeling a bit nostalgic. Maybe a little whimsical. And there’s only so much whimsy you can …

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It's A Doggie Treat Dog World!

Goodness! How you all spoil Winston! As if his new skateboard wasn’t enough, we received word that some lovely customer had sent him a tasty little treat with their shopping return! Unfortunately, the gift and the return box got separated …

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Outfit of the Week: If I Could Walk a Mile in Your Shoes

Oh, those shoes! Those beautiful, red shoes! My reverence for their old west gambler style, the vague motorcyle boot influence of the harness, and their gender-neutrality – not to mention their respelendent pop of color! – had me considering making …

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Cute It Up

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Because I fell in love with Up, and it won a Golden Globe this week (!) I felt like this pic was a fitting tribute.

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