"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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
Even though the Canadien retailer Aritzia has been opening stores in the United States, it was just announced that a new store location is coming to New York City. They currently have a temporary location for now, but a permanent store will open in SoHo in May.
Aritizia is a vertically integrated multi-label retailer typically for women ages 18 to 25. There are eight brands that are produced in house, including J Brand and Rag & Bone. They are said to be completely independent from each other yet complement the other brands as well. The brands are not private label. They haven’t been sold to other stores yet, but plans are made for being wholesale eventually.