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Style Glossary: The Eco in Friendly!

The Eager to Recycle Tote was made, in part, by remanufactured grain sacks and melted plastics.

Ever wonder what’s so green about eco-friendly items when your purchase them? This Style Glossary post will help you win the guessing game of …

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Style Glossary: Wrap Yourself in Luxe Fabrics This V-Day

We’ve been so caught up in the frenzy of Fashion Week (Read: Obsessively clicking through slideshows and posting our favorite pics on Tumblr), we almost didn’t realize one of our favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner! …

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Style Glossary: Ahem, A Hem

From the left: The Iso-Taupe Top, Hem and Haw Dress, and Streets of Sausalito Top.

Friends with colds, brandish your handkerchiefs! Then, once you’d had your fill of thinking about the drippy nose’s worst enemy, continue reading……

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Style Glossary: It’s Tea-Length Hem Time!

MORE THAN A MAXI—The Oceanic Depths Skirt.

We all know maxi skirts and dresses are one of the biggest trends of the year. I’d even go so far as to predict that the luxuriously long length will …

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Style Glossary: Ready, Set, Godet!

If Duke Ellington’s croon, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” is to be believed, a garment is zilch without a few godets. These triangular fabric insets—which can be of the same or different material …

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Style Glossary: Kiltie Fringe

KILTIE AS CHARGED — The Hours in the Library Heel.

The kiltie fringe has been a prominent element of footwear since the mid-19th century, yet most people don’t even know it by name! The distinct, spear-shaped fringe, which typically …

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Style Glossary: Intarsia, Intarsia, Intarsia!

The Posh Paw-berry Mittens.

Does identifying one type of knit from another catch you for a loop? Once you’ve distinguished your textile as a knit vs. a woven, identifying an intarsia garment will be no ‘sweat-er’ as long …

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Style Glossary: Knit vs. Weave

Knits and WovensBetween the Can’t Top This Hat and the Fed-aurora Borealis Hat, can you tell which one is knit and which one is woven?

Does the thought of identifying a knit from a woven textile wrap your brain into a …

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Style Glossary: Throw Me a Bone, Here

Once upon a time, the strapless dress was flimsy, structureless, and apt to fall down. Then, along came something called boning, …

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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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Style Glossary: Monk Shoes

Greetings ModLovers! I hope you’re enjoying your holiday season (and wardrobe) while we count down to the end of the year.

This week’s Style Glossary post features a term I hadn’t heard of until this week – the monk shoe. …

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Style Glossary: Double Your Fun!

Greetings fashion lovers! This week’s Style Glossary post is twice as special, because we’re going to discuss both tiered skirts and scalloping (and my favorite skirt on the site!).

A tiered skirt (or dress) is classically a straight-cut skirt, with …

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Style Glossary: Brogue-back Mountian


Our On a Wing and a Pair Shoe in Brogue is a great example of this full-of-character, flat shoe.

This week’s Style Glossary post is all about brogues! A type of oxford, brogues are a heavy walking shoe (originally worn …

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