The Glamour Less is back at it after a short delay earlier this week. Between a fireworks-filled Fourth of July and stormy weather that knocked my power out for hours on end, blog posts had to take a temporary hiatus while life took over for a moment. But that all seems to be over now, and I’ll be bringing you two posts to close out this week and should be back to regular posting thereafter.
About two weeks ago, I took the plunge and ordered a handbag online through MyHabit (which, if you don’t subscribe, is Amazon’s response to Rue La La, Gilt, etc. and is a great place to discover new brands). I say “plunge” because I’m rather averse to ordering clothing and accessories online without first viewing them in-person or knowing a bit about the brand, but at that point, I had been handbag shopping for so long I felt desperate enough to risk it. A little backstory: Since May, I had been searching for a small but sturdy crossbody bag that could become my summer go-to. I wanted something I could take with me to casual events, like farmers’ markets, outdoor movies, and patio brunches, and I knew I wanted my bag to be genuine leather at a reasonable price.
Keeping it calm, cool, and collected this Fourth of July with a breezy tank, comfy shorts, and simple sandals. For our Fourth plans, we’re staying local (in the nation’s capital, of course), and will be attempting to avoid the massive influx of tourists for three days while still partaking in the holiday festivities. Luckily, we can skip trekking downtown this year, and instead, can see most all the firework displays in the DMV area from the comfort of our own roof. Continue Reading
Some summer styles coming at you for June’s wrap-up! This month, I’m featuring color-popping pieces that can summon the summer sun even on the dreariest of days. Even better, all the picks are under $80.
Dots and tribal and lemons, oh my! I decided to kick off summer in a cheery, pattern-popping way by toying around with several of the patterned pieces taking up residence in my closet. And with this pattern play, I focused on mixing neutral textural patterns with bolder statement patterns (see below for more on mixing patterns) to create a subtle patterned look.
In a slightly different take on Trend Trials this month, I’m bringing you a list of trends that I wish would disappear just as fast as they came to be. Though I haven’t tried out each and every one, my spidey sense tells me that these trends are often unflattering, unappealing, and unworthy of our valuable fashion time.
1. Crop Tops. I may be in the minority when I say that I.hate.crop.tops. These barely-there half-shirts/stomach exposés simply don’t translate well from celebrity and blogger style to fashion for the average woman. Granted, I loved Emma Stone’s Met Gala cropped number, but there is absolutely no way I or any of my fellow working women could or should attempt to sport the crop top in everyday life. (I won’t even get in to how unacceptable crop tops are in an office environment, even with high-waisted skirts.) In my humble opinion, let’s stop trying to make ‘crop’ happen. Continue Reading