FASHIONABLE
Walking in a Winter Wonderland


Winter is in full force ! But don't give up your sense of style so you don't slip and slide down your drive with our top picks in snow boots (also don't sacrifice your not broken bones by putting a fashionable foot forward in heels....)

Remember when buying snow boots to pick something that is comfortable , easy to wear (neutrals go with everything!) and preferably lined to keep your toes nice and warm !

Although, you really only need to wear your boots for one season - think of them as an investment! Nothing is worse than freezing snow leaking into the hole in your boots. (The worst is when the sole cracks... puddle on the path is an ocean inside your boot!)

NEW YEARS EVE CENTRAL
Resolve Yourself to the New Year

"I love New Year’s resolutions!" said no one ever. Admit it: The only thing worse than ruminating over the past year, determining what needs to change in the coming months, and pretending you're going to stick to your guns is answering fellow NYE party-goers when asked what you will do differently in the coming year. Only a masochist likes to admit they were out of line before and torture themselves for the next 365 days in a traditionally punitive response to said actions. And yet many of us lay claims for future endeavors, whether or not we see it through (past January 2).

But did you know that some people actually (gasp) like New Year's resolutions and look forward to enacting them? You can be that person, too. Promise. It comes down to content and commitment, and it's not as painful as it seems. First, you need to pick a realistic goal. You are a busy human! You work, you relationship, you take care of your home and loved ones and hopefully your self, maybe even a hobby or two-- there's not much time for anything else in your life. There are only so many hours in a day! So start small.

STYLIZER
Stay Warm in Style: A Glimpse into Fall Outerwear

Just because the weather outside is hot and humid doesn't mean we aren't sitting here dreaming about sipping pumpkin spice lattes on a crisp fall day in the park. And part of that dream includes us sporting a great fall jacket to keep us looking cool while staying warm. From chunky knits, to chic wool jackets and furry parkas; the runways were full of trendy options to keep you from catching a chill as the weather turns. Here are our top five picks for fall outerwear from some of our favorite designers. Read on to get a jump start on your fall wardrobe shopping as we show you where you can shop similar pieces right now on the cheap!

TRENDTASTIC
Fall 2012 Preview: 5 Trends to Get Your Hands On

White is the New Black

What do you wear when you have nothing to wear? The go-to, monochromatic, sartorial fallback of an all black look, of course. This season, designers (literally, almost all of them) have presented a “brighter” option for our old monochromatic standby, showing head to toe winter-ready white in the form of chic eveningwear, tailored pantsuits and everything in between. Lyn Devon goes super sweet and retro chic with a modest angora sweater and tea-length duchesse satin skirt. Cushnie et Ochs offer winter white separates as sleek tailored trousers paired with a sheer collared top make the trend as seductive as their curve-hugging dresses. Alexander Wang doesn’t disappoint with his edgy twist, detailed with pearlescent fringe and black fishnet stockings.

STYLIZER
Style Guide: Fashionable Essentials for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is almost here and with it comes parties, barbecues, beach time, and lots, and lots, of fun activities. Now we just need to figure out what to wear! Whether you're hitting the Hamptons, Cape Cod, or Miami you'll need great style. Here are a few great summery essentials we love that include trends of the season from floral prints, to white, bright, and color blocking. It’s time to start packin’!

Clutch or Bag- That is the question!

Whether it is an all weekend event, or a couple hours for the day, make your choice of handbag accordingly. We love these summery styles as the blue and white stripe clutch by Rag & Bone shows a little nautical spirit, and Club Monaco’s Goldie Moroccan Bag has that beachy feel to it with the wicker weave and the gold-dipped bottom.

TRENDTASTIC
Trending: Bold, Edgy & Abstract Prints


Even though bold prints aren't exactly a new trend (they were all over Fall 2011 runways), designers have really made bold design shine this spring and summer, too! High-end designers, boutiques, and commercial stores have placed bold prints on their must-have lists this season, weaving intricate, geometric, origami, and animal inspired prints that decorate tops and bottoms into their spring and summer merchandise.

Bold prints have come out looking edgier and more chic this season than ever before. We’re taking more chances as shoppers, buying unique and stylish pieces and designers are feeding our frenzy by creating bolder, edgier, and abstract looks.

TRENDTASTIC
Not Your Typical Neon

Neon is making a victory lap and a successful comeback this spring in all sorts of ways. It made an appearance a few seasons ago, and of course we all remember its big hit in the electric eighties, but is it possible that this somewhat tacky look has come to our spring 2012 making a classy third appearance?

We here at Joonbug have found a few neon favs for this spring that could definitely make the once-was cheap trend, turn into a fashion forward chic look.

Check out our favorite bright pieces that made the Not Your Typical Neon list in the slideshow!

KILLER DEAL
Scoop Warehouse Sale is Back!


This just in – Scoop’s Warehouse Sale is back! Seriously marked down goods from August are available for your second opportunity to take advantage. An additional 50% off of already marked down merchandise have us dubbing these as “Killer Deals!” According to Racked NY, here is a sneak peek at what is still ripe for the picking at Scoop.

Found in women’s apparel: a Smythe trench coat, $159.50 (from $650); a Maison Martin Margiela trench coat for $344.50 (from $1730); Rag & Bone sleeveless trench dresses for $99.50 (from $395), and an MM6 Maison Martin Margiela bodycon knit dress with a stringy strap neckline for $159.50 (from $535). All of these are still lingering with season-less summer dresses, maxi dresses, select separates, a few swim pieces and miscellaneous belts and bags. Also, great deals on women’s shoes: gray Camilla Skovgaard gladiator heeled sandals for $199.50 (from $560) and tan leather faux-sequined Maison Martin Margiela heeled sandals for $259.50 (from $1295).

THE SAMPLER
Mark Your Calendars: Even More Summer Sample Sales!
What could possibly be better than Proenza Schouler handbags, Pamella Roland dresses or jewelry from Made Her Think? All that stuff on sale, of course! We here at Joonbug did some snooping around and it turns out that sample sale season is just getting into gear this month. Be sure to jot down the dates below for sales on Splendid, Ella Moss, T by Alexander Wang, Current/Elliot jeans and more!