Thursday, July 24th 2014

THE DAILY FIND: JAMES JEANS

We know you’re obsessively checking What’s New every day. We’re right there with you, picking a new favorite every morning with The Daily Find.

The Find: James Jeans Hunter Flip Side Straight Leg Jeans

These should be hanging in your closet because of the expert tailoring and unique duo-tone. Coated front panels add a layer of interest to the wardrobe staple.

Still looking? Find more black jeans here, or shop James Jeans.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Ask Shopbop: Layer Like a Pro


Worn over a threadbare tee, a graphic Lovers + Friends tank takes on a grunge feel. Balance with slouchy boyfriend jeans and neutral booties.

The last few seasons have been filled with novelty separates and fabulous graphic tops. All ripe for an excellent street-style snapper to descend at any minute and plaster your mug all over the blogosphere. We thought it would be fun to reimagine and remix some of our favorite pieces into new combinations to show how wearable they can be, even if you don’t have a chance to strut your stuff in front of the fashion paparazzi. 

--Elise & Phoebe

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A layered silk ISSA tank makes a casual black tee office-ready.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

THE DAILY FIND: BAND OF OUTSIDERS SKIRT

We know you’re obsessively checking What’s New every day. We’re right there with you, picking a new favorite every morning with The Daily Find.

The Find: Band of Outsiders Cherry Blossom Draped Skirt

This should be hanging in your closet because the floral silk and exposed zipper create a stunning silhouette. Pair it with black boots and a lace tank for a night out, or with gladiators and a petal pink blouse for brunch with the girls. 

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Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

The Daily Find: Fry Tall Boots

We know you’re obsessively checking What’s New every day. We’re right there with you, picking a new favorite every morning with The Daily Find.

The Find: Frye Mustang Stitch Tall Boots

These should be in your boot rotation because they’re a gorgeous spin on the classic knee-high cognac boot. Wear them with dependable jeans and plaid button-downs this fall, or make a bold statement by pairing them with a flirty dress while summer is still here.

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Monday, July 21st 2014

The Daily Find: Lovers + Friends Dress

We know you’re obsessively checking What’s New every day. We’re right there with you, picking a new favorite every morning with The Daily Find.

The Find: Lovers + Friends Only the Young Dress

It should be hanging in your closet because this dress and its delicate embroidery lend a breezy elegance to any summer occasion. Toss on a jean jacket and sandals for a day date, or add strappy heels and a chic clutch for a night on the town.

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Thursday, July 17th 2014

Girls vs. Guys: Dressing for a Wedding


Make it easy for yourself, dress for wedding season with our Wedding Guest boutique.

If you’re in your late 20s to early 30s, chances are most of your summer weekends are occupied by weddings. My husband and I are in the midst of three in a row, which has sparked a debate. When it comes to getting ready to attend a wedding, who has it easier: guys or girls?

Obviously, from a female point of view, I’d argue that girls have it much harder. A new dress, shoes, and accessories are practically required (unless you get that rare case of zero guest crossover from wedding to wedding). Then you’ve got hair, nails, and an evenly—ahem, professionally—applied faux tan. Not to say that this isn’t fun, but after ceremony number one million, it can get a bit stressful.

Now, my husband would say that men suffer the opposite problem. Where we have a plethora of options, guys can be limited in theirs. A fantastic suit is a true investment piece, meaning the average guy isn’t suiting up Stinson-style each day of the week. With one or two suits, most men can really only look to a new shirt, tie, cufflinks, or shoes to switch things up. He claims that wearing basically the same thing to party after party can also get tough.

We’re probably both right. Luckily, Shopbop and East Dane have us covered. For the ladies, there’s a curated boutique of full looks, all perfect for any type of wedding your friends and family can throw at you. Highly recommend. For the fellas, East Dane has an edit of suits, blazers, and vests to spice up a summer wedding wardrobe. It seems the key to this debate is shopping!

--Libby S.

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Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Ask Shopbop: Dressing for a Summer Wedding


For a formal wedding, try a Notte by Marchesa cocktail dress, strappy Stuart Weitzman sandals, a sleek Nina Ricci clutch, and bold Oscar de la Renta earrings.

“The pictures last forever” doesn’t just apply to the bridal party. Choosing an ensemble for someone else’s big day can be a daunting task. You never know whose mantel your beaming, dancing face will be gracing for years to come.

There are a lot of factors to take into account—temperature, location, dress code—but the most important thing is to choose something that doesn’t stray too far from your natural sartorial territory. You want to recognize yourself in those photos! You’ll likely be going from sitting through a long ceremony to a filling dinner to a dance floor, and you won’t be able to make a costume change halfway through the night. Take that into account when choosing your shoes. You don’t want to miss out on getting down with Granny on the dance floor after sitting through all the speeches. Another key ingredient? A lightweight bag with just the essentials.

This is a great opportunity to buy something new or to reimagine what you haven’t had an occasion to wear yet. Take a chance and kick it up a notch with special accessories to show your pals or your family how special it is to share such a wonderful day with them. And don’t forget a handkerchief.

--Elise and Phoebe

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If the wedding is at the beach, go with a breezy Saloni dress, oversized DITA sunglasses, stacked By Malene Birger bangles, metallic ISAPERA sandals, and a slouchy Marie Turnor Accessories clutch.


Barn weddings are tons of fun. Dress the part in a plaid Nicholas skirt, cropped A.L.C. top, cork Tory Burch wedges, a leather Lauren Merkin clutch, and a geometric Alexis Bittar cuff.


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Monday, July 14th 2014

Style Muse: Pamela Love


Pamela Love outside her Brooklyn home.

Spending the day on set with Pamela Love is always fun, but heading to her magical home in Brooklyn is even better. The award-winning jewelry designer welcomed Team Shopbop with open arms and a spicy stocked fridge.

SHOPBOP: Thanks for having us to your lovely home! What would you say us the one thing every house needs?
PAMELA LOVE: Starting out with the tough ones! Every home should have a beautiful flat screen. Just kidding! I really think every home needs a beautiful rug. I love rugs, and think they do a lot to create an amazingly warm environment.

SB: Describe your interior design aesthetic in three words or less.
PL: Eclectic, bohemian, disorganized.

SB: If you were forced to only wear one piece of jewelry, what would it be?
PL: Forced? Oh, that’s so hard! If I had to, I would only wear my wedding and engagement rings. Those count as one, right?

SB: What is the craziest thing to influence your designs so far?
PL: So much of my inspiration is crazy, it’s difficult to narrow down, but I would have to say that the Industrial Revolution really stands out as something different. That was for a collection I did a few years ago.

SB: What are your thoughts on 3D printers for the use of design?
PL: 3D printing can be a helpful tool when used moderately. But in excess, I really believe it can negatively affect the spirit of the work.

SB: OK, last one and you can get back to the shoot. What one item is always in your refrigerator?
PL: Hot sauce!

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Friday, July 11th 2014

A Play for Pink

Harley Viera-Newton in a feminine Nina Ricci dress.
Harley Viera-Newton in a feminine Nina Ricci dress.

I’m not much for color. My closet is dominated by shades of black, white, and grey, and when I do add color, it’s usually in the navy family. What can I say, I’m a creature of habit. But lately, I’ve been drawn to pink. One might argue it’s as timeless a color as black, and available in enough flattering shades to be nearly as versatile. Still, it never found a place in my closet until recently, largely because it was only recently that I realized pink can play outside the girly-girl world.

Look at this 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt as an example. The deep fuchsia tone is rich and elegant, but it still works well incorporated into an edgy look.

A from the Shopbop 3.1 Phillip Lim lookbook.
A downtown-cool look from our latest 3.1 Phillip Lim lookbook, featuring the Asymmetrical Overlay Skirt.

Then there’s this Jacquemus dress. It feels avant-garde with its calculated lines, but doesn’t veer into the severe because of its pale petal shade.

Jacquemus dress in soft pink.
A Jacquemus dress in soft pink.

--Amie

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Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Ask Shopbop: Keys for Nautical Dressing


Layer a striped tank over a button-down shirt for an office-friendly nautical look. Madewell tank and Seafarer jeans.

Even if you spend most of your summer at your desk and the closest you get to the seaside is the water cooler, we’ve put together some looks to make your starboard dreams come true. Think striped tops, naval blazers, and optic white bottoms. Sassy separates in red, white, and navy go a long way to evoke the summer we all deserve.

--Elise & Phoebe

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Theory blazer, T by Alexander Wang top, Rag & Bone/JEAN shorts, Eugenia Kim hat, Madewell bag, GARRETT LEIGHT sunglasses, Gabriela Artigas cuff, Giles & Brother bracelet.


FRAME jeans, Nicholas top, Madison Harding sandals, What Goes Around Comes Around vintage Chanel scarf.


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