Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

THE DAILY FIND: BAND OF OUTSIDERS 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: 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

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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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Tuesday, July 8th 2014

A Case for Spectacular Wedding Shoes

Diane von Furstenberg Ursula Sandals, Badgley Mischka Kerrington Sandals, Carvela Kurt Geiger Girl Sandals, Kate Spade New York Sala Pumps
Clockwise: Diane von Furstenberg Ursula Sandals, Badgley Mischka Kerrington Sandals, Carvela Kurt Geiger Girl Sandals, Kate Spade New York Sala Pumps.

On your big day, the wedding dress is important, of course. But the details should not be overlooked, and that includes your bridal shoes. Frankly, in this writer’s opinion, they may even be more important than the gown. (Stay with me here. I’ll make my case, I promise.)

Let’s think about the dress for a moment. It sets the tone for your individual style, yes, and it’s certainly the first thing everyone will be looking at during the main event. But the shoes? The shoes are uniquely for you. They’ll support you quite literally throughout the day. Invest in a great pair, and they’ll walk you down the aisle, stand as you greet guests, and let you tear up the dance floor well into the evening hours. And best of all, you’ll wear them again. Let me say that one more time: You’ll. Wear. Them. Again. The same cannot be said for the dress, no matter how much you treasure and adore it. It will be cleaned and preserved and tucked away in a closet. Your shoes will remind you of that happiest day every time you pull them out for a fancy affair or date night with your hubby.

--Amie


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Thursday, July 3rd 2014

5 Prints Every Women Needs in her Wardrobe

A great wardrobe has a balance of solids and prints, but, one look at my own closet—So. Much. Navy.—leads me to assume that some of us aren’t venturing into the world of patterns as much as we should. Now stripes are a gimmy, so I took a look into some of the more adventurous prints you need now.


A Tibi patchwork skirt puts a modern twist on a classic American print.

1. PATCHWORK
Don’t worry, I’m not talking Raggedy Anne here. Modern renditions of patchwork are much more subdued, with a subtle feel of Americana. Wear an A-line style with a tied button-up for an easy summer look with a retro twist.


Rachel Zoe gives exotic snake print a bohemian feel.

2. ANIMAL
Animal prints have come a long way since the skin-tight legging days of Peg Bundy (hopefully I didn’t just date myself here). The latest renditions of leopard and snake are so easy to wear, they’re almost a neutral. The next time you feel yourself reaching for black, swap it out an animal print.


Dare to wear floral bottoms, like these from Free People.

3. FLORAL
Most people have one floral print in their closet, like a dress or a blouse. But to really stretch your fashion limits, try something more unexpected like a floral pant. Going bold with bottoms takes a certain amount of confidence—just what you want to project in summer. Pair them back to a lacy top and wide-brim hat for a free-spirited look.


Power prints! A Thakoon Addition top stands out against an equally graphic skirt.

4. PLAID
Summer plaids are more bold and electric than the tartans of fall. An asymmetrical top can be a striking statement piece with of-the-moment white pants. But, if you really want to embrace prints, try styling a plaid top with a contrasting plaid skirt.


Mara Hoffman is the queen of eye-catching prints.

5. WILD
Everyone needs at least one wild print—something that defies categorization—to rely on in their wardrobe. Examples are tie-dye, an exclusive artisan print (like the Born Free collection), or something futuristic. Go-to brands for this style of print are Mara Hoffman and Clover Canyon. The only guidelines here are to find a bold print you love and wear it!

--Libby S.


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