3 Ways Shopping Vintage Makes a Difference

A normal Saturday for me always involves coffee, comfy shoes, and hours spent in my local thrift stores. It sounds like a typical weekend errand, but for the past year, this ritual has been strictly business, as I scour the racks looking for vintage items to add to my online vintage shop’s inventory — and I love every second of it. Starting a vintage clothing shop had been a dream of mine for years; but it wasn’t until last year, that I slowly started to turn my hobby of buying up old vintag

4 Lessons from Senior Style Icons That Surpass Time

Flip through any major magazine, and you’ll find that most of the women featured range from ages 18 to 30. Sometimes even younger. Kaia Gerber, who dominated the runways during fashion month, is just 16 years old. Bella Hadid, Victoria’s Secret model and designer muse, turned 21 only last month. The fashion industry has been known to put young women on a pedestal, but with the recent push toward a more diverse runway, older models have been cast in fashion week shows and designer campaigns. May

Style Lessons from My Grandma That Changed the Way I Dress Forever

These old-school rules are tried and true. We all have our fashion icons and inspirations; my grandmother, Mimi, is one of mine. Mimi doesn’t dress in a stereotypical grandma style but rather as I imagine Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn would if they were still alive today. Her style is elegant and timeless but remains current and an inspiration for me as I wade through all of today's trends. Recently, on a visit to my grandparents' house, I stopped and admired the photographs of my grandma from

If You Love Madewell and Etsy, You’ll Love Natalie Borton

The California-cool designer on style, body image, blogging, and motherhood The way we dress is often a reflection of how we feel on the inside. For Natalie Borton, San Diego–based jewelry designer, blogger, wife, and mother of two, personal style was a long, tedious road. Having struggled in the past with anorexia, Natalie knows firsthand what it’s like to feel uncomfortable in your own skin. But through recovery, she came to appreciate a style all her own—one that makes her feel confident an

I’m Building an Ethical Wardrobe Thanks to These 3 Tricks

Yes, it can be done on a budget! Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved to see how people express themselves with fashion. Nowhere have I witnessed this more than in New York City, where I've been living for the past 3 months as an intern for Verily. I was prepared to take on the iconic city and leave transformed by the trendsetters around me. What actually happened was more surprising. At Verily I was introduced to differences between fast and ethical fashion. I was struck by the fact tha

4 Game-Changing Lingerie Brands You’ve Never Heard of (But Will Love)

Body positive, inclusive, and less sexualized lingerie companies are having a moment. That doesn’t mean the new crop of undies are boring—we love a cute bra and pair of undies just as much as the next girl, which is why we’re pumped to finally have options outside of the Victoria’s Secret canon to try. From campaigns featuring models of different shapes and sizes, to Photoshop-free policies, to ethically sourced products, we’ve rounded up our new favorite lingerie brands that are making a diffe

Why I Stopped Wearing Leggings in Public

When I started college four years ago, my closet was full of awesome dresses, leather flats, and blazers. I wanted my look to be a Bacall-meets-Annie-Hall hybrid, complete with femininity and gumption. After a few short weeks, though, I felt that slipping away. The modern college girl uniform of yoga pants, Nikes, and oversize T-shirts was cementing itself in my wardrobe. Suddenly, I found myself reaching for my brother’s old soccer sweatshirt a few times a week while my tailored skirts collect

Summer’s #1 Trend Is Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, So Of Course We Love It

Add this simple item to any outfit for a starlet-worthy look. Alright, we can admit it, we are a bit obsessed with the neck scarf, but what’s not to love? It instantly upgrades any boring outfit and is one of this season’s most affordable trends. And with so many ways to style it, we can only hope that this simple yet chic trend is here to stay. If you are feeling caught in a fashion slump, try one of these gorgeous silk scarves, and voilà, instantly transform into Audrey Hepburn or your favor

The One-Piece Is Here To Stay—and It Matters More Than You Might Think

We're talking way more than just trends. The sun is out and summer is here, which means a solid two months of beaches and pools. In years past, that would mean bikinis galore, but looking at popular swim suit retailers this year, we are seeing a shift in the status quo—bikinis, while by no means gone, have been sent to the back of the line with the resurgence of the once-rejected one-piece. In fact, according to retail data source EDITED, one-pieces are selling three times faster this year than