It’s A Wrap! 7 Ideas For Your Leftover Wrapping Paper

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Merrrrry Chrrrrristmas! So? How did you clean up? Don’t act like Christmas isn’t all about presents! And you were a good girl this year, so we’re pretty sure Santa brought you everything you’d been eyeing lately. You’re now the proud new owner of a selfie stick and a bacon bowl maker, but you probably also have a ton of wrapping paper at your feet. What will you do with all of this packaging now that Christmas is a wrap? (See what we did there? Okay, we were bad, and Santa only brought us puns for Christmas.)

Whether you’re a painstakingly prudent present opener or just an over-shopper of holiday supplies, chances are you will be left tomorrow with a huge stash of wrapping paper. Sure, you can keep the rolls until next year (but how will you justify buying more at those post-Christmas blowout sales?) or just throw all your scraps away, but what’s the fun in that? So we’ve rounded up some great ideas for your leftover wrapping paper. It’s time to get your crafting cap on! Let’s make ourselves some Christmas miracles…

7 Ideas For Your Leftover Wrapping Paper

1. Deck the walls. With washi tape and Pinterest living so popular these days, there are some gorgeous wrapping paper options out there. Themed for holiday decorating or non-seasonal for the rest of the year, simply frame a piece like a work of art, and you’ll have yourself a merry little Christmas, well, work of art.

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2. Frame by frame. Looking to commemorate a joyous holiday season? Use scraps of festive wrapping paper (snowflakes, holly, reindeer, etc.) to make or wrap a mat for your framed photos. This way you won’t have any trouble remembering the occasion, and it spruces up a plain ol’ frame that could use a little holiday cheer.

3. Hone your crafting. A similar idea would be to use your leftover paper for scrapbooking! Especially if what you’re crafting is a page for this year’s Christmas festivities. Even more meta? Incorporate the wrapping paper from a present into a DIY thank you card and envelope for the original gift giver! So thoughtful, right?

4. Party trooper. Continue the holiday-themed theme with make-it-yourself party decorations! You can easily find online tutorials for making totally profesh-looking gift bows for next Christmas, or use glitzy metallic paper to create pendants, banners, or streamers to liven up New Year’s or your next super festive party.

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5. Cover new ground. Wrap tin cans to make simple-but-chic pencil holders for some desk organization that is both cool and convenient. You can even cover books, notebooks, clipboards, and bulletin boards to match! And what about out of the office? Line shelves and drawers and trays for pops of background color.

6. Pack a punch. Ultimately, wrapping paper is still paper, so even though it has on its party clothes, there’s no reason why you can’t use it like you would butcher paper or pages from a newspaper. Even crumpled up wrapping paper has a use! As packing material for fragile (or “fra-jee-lay”) items that need to be moved, mailed, or stored.

7. Confetti-ready. Christmas may be on its way out the door, but party season’s not over yet. Simply run your wrapping paper through the shredder for free New Year’s confetti! Or hold onto it until you need to line gift baskets or nest presents in their boxes. True, ’tis almost not the season anymore, but you can feel the party spirit all year long.

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Find It + Win It: The Perfect Gift

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The rules are simple: If you want to win the prize featured in the photo below, all you have to do is find it on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to this item, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it.

You have until Friday, January 2, 2015 to enter. Good luck!

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Note: A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, January 2, 2015, at 5pm (PST). You have until then to enter. Please leave a valid email address. We can’t contact you as a winner if your email is ILoveCats@Potato.com (although that would be an awesome email address). We will reply to the winning comment, send a message to the email address listed, and update this post with the winner’s name. After a winner is chosen, he or she will have until Friday, January 9, 2015, to claim the pictured prize and select his or her choice of color available for the item. Please note that only correct entries posted to this blog post will be considered. Please do not submit any entries to the customer service email address. Comments left on any of our other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) do not qualify for the prize.

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Bevy Of Booties: Can You Guess Who’s Who? + What To Wear For A Better Butt

Once upon a time, in a not so far away place, women were turning their backs to their boyfriends and asking, “Does this make my butt look big?” (And men were squirming in their changing room chairs!) But oh, how far we’ve come over the years. Now we’re obsessed with the booty, you can be famous for that one ass…et alone, and the question seems to have become “Does this make my butt look big enough?”

So today we’ve rounded up some beautiful bottoms – a bevy of booties, if you will – to see if you can guess to which of your favorite celebrities they belong! And once you’ve failed miserably aced the game, just scroll down for a few tips on what you should be wearing for a better-looking bum. Ready to play? Simply hover over each picture for the answer. And just so you know, some of these may surprise you…

Roll Booty Call! Can You Guess The Celebrity Backside?

Sooooo. How did you do? Some were tricky, right? Maybe we just stick to making sure you have a backside that’s just as booty-ful…

Booty Camp! 7 Tips On Dressing For A Better Butt

1. Pencil in a pencil skirt. The pencil skirt may look like the high-power HBIC of the garment world, but it’s actually something of a nurturing nanny for your bottom half. Hugging the hips, embracing the bum, cradling your curves… Perfect for creating a bodacious backside when there isn’t much to work with. Or just for making an already abundant posterior even more pronounced.

2. Get high-waisted. Don’t wear your favorite high-waisted jeggings just for the nineties retro cool factor. They’re actually great at highlighting your butt and hips as the widest part of your body while simultaneously accentuating that tiny-by-comparison waist. And the hiked-up look pulls everything up and in, while letting just enough oomph hang out.

3. Pick pockets. Use back pockets to call attention to that bum of yours. Stitched designs, unique shapes, flashy appliques… Just make sure they’re proportionate to your size. Putting big pockets on a tiny tush, for example, will just make it look that much smaller. Remember, if you forgo pockets, your behind has to do all the work on its own.

4. Hail the high heel. Giving yourself some heel height down below means improving your overall posture up top too. If you’re standing up straight, your naturally arched back will push that gluteus maximus out and proud. And no-brainer bonus! Your stems will looked toned and fabulous.

5. Fix with fit. If your bottoms are too baggy, your butt’s gonna get lost in all that fabric. But too-too tight and you might get some flattening instead of the cupping you’re coveting. Some snug but comfortable skinnies are perfect for highlighting your curves. But if you’re not that into the jegging look, a bootcut or regular jean would work too!

6. Try tailoring. A well-fitting (or actually tailored!) pair of trousers will lift that derriere in a subtle but spectacular way. And if you think you should get a little more va-va-voom out of your favorite pencil skirt or cocktail dress, get that back seam taken in. The tapered result will practically be shapewear! Which brings us to…

7. Do it the easy way. Squats and lunges are good and all, but if you really wanna pack a punch back there, why not give your booty a little boost from underneath your clothes? Like padded briefs or cut-out boyshorts? We won’t tell. You can butt, er, bet on that.

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And The Pantone Color Of The Year Goes To…

The Pantone gods have officially spoken, Janes. She’s sophisticated, she’s 90s grunge-inspired, and she’s 2015’s Color Of The Year. (Drum roll, please.) Allow us to introduce you to…

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No, it’s not that Indian dish you had last night (common mistake). But speaking of food… The new year’s hottest color may remind you of that wine stain on your favorite blouse (oops). Marsala, whose name literally derives from the sweet, dark, fortified wine made near Marsala,” is an earthy deep red hue that looks amazeballs on every skin tone. In contrast to 2014’s color, Marsala is perfect for anyone looking to add some spice to their look. The rustic, earthy, red-brown color has already taken over the red carpet (see above), and we have a hunch that it’s about to take over your entire wardrobe, too (lip color totally included).

Wanna get a headstart? Shop all things Marsala inspired now during our sitewide sale at GoJane!

10 Christmas Movies To Get You In The Holiday Mood

There are only 10 days until Christmas! We’ll let that sink in… Did everyone just have an “Oh, crap… I still have a ton of shopping to do!” freak-out session? Dude, stop freaking out. You still have time to shop GoJane.com and have it delivered by XMAS.

But we understand the anxiety. It seems like the holidays do a bang-up job of getting everyone’s red velvet panties in a bunch. And it’s all thanks to adulthood. Being a kid during the holidays meant random gifts from your parents’ friends and eating ridiculous amounts of treats. However, being an adult during the holidays means endless naughty/nice lists, office holiday disasters parties, family dinners disasters, dreadful ugly sweater parties, pressure to know the lyrics to every classic holiday song (because people WILL judge), and most annoying of all, the obligation to decorate your tiny apartment with every holiday card you get in the mail (just in case they stop by…because they will).

But there is one thing you can do over the next 10 days that won’t drive you insane. We’ve chosen 10 Christmas movies that you should totally watch over the next 10 days. We’ve got everything from super throwback classics like A Christmas Story (“You’ll shoot your eye out…”) to sorta throwback faves like Elf (“Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins!”). Whether your holiday mood revolves around lovey-dovey or down-right-dirty, we’ve got a little something for everyone. So call up some pals, get those kernels poppin’, and let these movies remind you how to Christmas.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Christmas Story

Bad Santa

Elf

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Home Alone

It’s A Wonderful Life

Love Actually

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Did we forget any of your faves?

We’ll Never Be Royals… 6 Reasons To Love Kate Middleton

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wrapped up their whirlwind three-day tour of New York City on Tuesday, but us stateside folks, on either coast, are still talking about the Royal Couple. With fans and media alike hanging onto their every word, move, and wardrobe choice, William was every bit the Prince Charming, while the abounding “What She Wore” columns just reminded us exactly why we’re so enamored with Kate Middleton. Besides being the future queen and mother of the cutest future king baby in the world, Kate has become a bonafide style icon, and here are just a few of the reasons why we love her…

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1. She makes every hue of blue look like a royal blue.

We all may have different ideas of what exactly royal blue looks like, but ever since she stepped out in her wrapped blue engagement dress, Kate has proved again and again that it’s not in the shade but in how you wear it. And we gotta say, she may not have grown up blue-blooded, but she was definitely born to wear this color.

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2. She does nautical better than anybody.

And one of her favorite blues has got to be navy. The Duchess has a penchant for the nautical look (coat of arms buttons, wood grain wedges, eyelet dresses, captain blazers), and of course she nails it every time, for everything from taking in a match at Wimbledon to paying a visit to the National Maritime Museum of London.

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3. She understands the power of head-to-toe color.

Kate must know what we all do, that dressing monochrome is not only easy (no color wheel involved here!) but also incredibly chic. Her matching accessories – hats, belts, clutches, heels – complement her garments spectacularly, not taking anything away but rather contributing to her overall look. Which, let’s face it, is perfection.

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4. She pulls off every shade under the sun.

Speaking of color, blue may be her signature, but it’s definitely not the only one she wears. And most definitely not the only one she looks good in. Kate isn’t afraid to dabble a little bit in every color of the spectrum, however bright, bold, or bewildering. And why should she be, when she can totally conquer every single one?

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5. She repeats outfits just like us.

With the public fascination with the ins and outs of the Royal Family, it’s no surprise that under the global media’s watchful eye, much has been made of Kate’s tendency to recycle and reuse, sartorially speaking. We imagine she has a closet, well, fit for a princess, but we love that she’s practical, a girl who just knows what she likes.

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6. She wears the hell out of a good hat.

Some girls may say “I’m just not a hat person,” but if you’re gonna be British royalty… (Extravagant hats are as much a British tradition as bangers and mash!) The Duchess seems to have more hats than she does outfits, and never does it seem like one is wearing her. Good thing for her and for us, Kate Middleton is not one of those girls.

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Let The Festivities Begin! Chic Flats for Every Holiday Party

Got an irrational fear of toppling over the minute you slip on your sky-high stilettos for the evening? Samesies. And with the holiday season finally among us, we’re sure you’re already huffing and puffing at the mere thought of having to wear those babies all night, huh? We don’t blame you! It can get pretty scary up there, especially with a couple of Naughty Rudolphs in your system (hehe). Well, Janes, we have some really good news for you:

You can ditch your heels and rock a pair of party flats instead!

Yeah, we said it. Bejeweled, metallic, oxford, smoking, d’Orsay, and a million other styles are totally acceptable, too. Woah, did we just hear a universal sigh of relief? We feel ya’ll. So if you foresee a night (or three) filled with drinks, dancing, and debauchery, you’re going to want to take this post seriously. But if you’re still not fully convinced, then these street-styled ladies should do the trick. Warning: ultra chic #OOTDs ahead!

Check out this collection of street-styled ladies incorporating flats into their festive attire:

Take your pick from our fave flat styles below and more at GoJane!

Happy Birthday, Nicki Minaj!

Quick…everyone get on your feet and make that booty clap! It’s Nicki Minaj’s birthday, and she doesn’t need a birthday cake (she’s got plenty cakes of her own …if you know what we mean). Seriously though, don’t waste your time buying her cards, candy, or balloons. The only way to properly celebrate this lady’s birthday is by making her proud. So getcha ass up, start doing some squats, and let’s shape that booty into something the queen of epic booties herself could be proud of. Need a soundtrack? We’ve got the perfect song…

Best of Nicki Minaj…2014

Cyberstalk Nicki Minaj: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Website, and Youtube.

New Album + New Tour

What’s currently going on in Nicki’s world? Oh nothing… She’s just getting ready to drop another sickass album (The PinkPrint) in just a few days (December 15, 2015). She also just announced today that she’s following up said album with The PinkPrint Tour (UK/EU dates confirmed. US dates still TBD). Who’s gonna be there? (Everbooty better be raising their hands right now.)

Watch Nicki impersonating Beyonce on Saturday Night Live (aired 12/6/14):

Happy Wear Brown Shoes Day! And 5 Reasons To Love ‘Em

Chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee… No, we’re not rattling off ingredients for some (delicious!) holiday cake recipe. But on second thought, we might need a cake this morning, because we do have something very important to celebrate – it’s Wear Brown Shoes Day! And those are just a few of the flavors, er, colors we appreciate seeing on our feet. While we’re not exactly sure how this day came to be, we are definitely just grateful that it exists. ‘Cause a brown shoe is nothing short of a fashion lifesaver! While you peep the brown shoe styles of your favorite celebs, let us tell you why…

5 Reasons To Love Brown Shoes

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1. They work on everyone. No one is ever gonna not look good in brown, because our skin colors, however pale or dark, all have undertones from that same family of warm hues. It’s those yellows, oranges, tans, and of course browns that allow a brown shoe to perfectly complement – and contrast against – its wearer. You, you, and you (yes, you!) can all wear brown. It’s an equal-opportunity color, and it’s time you gave it a chance.

2. They come in a million shades. The ones we already touched upon. Copper and bronze. Whiskey and cognac. Mahogany and every other tree-named tint. And who could forget burnt sienna? With black you kinda just have black. (Don’t get us wrong. We love black. We’re not throwing shade here.) But with brown, you have a spectrum of colors at your disposal. A rainbow if you will. A warm, earthy, rich and resounding rainbow.

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3. They are neutral but still add color. Brown shoes don’t just go with everyone. They also go with everything. Why? ‘Cause they’re neutral. But unlike black or white (again, not talking shit at all), brown can give your outfit not just contrast but also color. We’re talking vibrant chestnuts, luscious mahoganies, creamy taupes… And bonus! Details hard to see on a black shoe (stitching, laces, straps) are front and center on a brown one.

4. They match well with other hues. Did you ever get a little too zealous combining colors with your crayons or finger paints? Chances are you were left with a shade of brown. It is such a rich color because it has so many other colors in it, and those undertones make it a great match. Chestnut has the orange to pair perfectly with its complementary color blue. The cherry in mahogany stuns with red. You get the picture.

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5. They stay classic. Maybe because there was a time when we didn’t have red shoes and blue shoes and rainbow-splattered, metallic-accented, geo-tribal-printed shoes. The brown shoe looks authentic and organic even if its silhouette is super modern and structured. You can go from moccasin loafers to leopard platforms and dress them up or down. The brown shoe has endured the test of time, and it is never going anywhere.

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#WCW: 5 Reasons Why Anna Kendrick Would Make The Perfect Bestie

She has been in cheesy vampire movies, acted opposite George Clooney, is set to appear in Into The Woods alongside Meryl, and even successfully convinced boyfriends everywhere that a capella choirs are kind of cool (yup, he’s just as excited for Pitch Perfect 2 as you are). Prett-y major accomplishments, if you ask us. So, if you don’t know our #WCW by name just yet, then we demand that you invest some time in an Anna Kendrick movie marathon ASAP. But if you’re already familiar with this starlet’s work, then we’re sure that Kendrick is already on your list of celebrity bestie contenders (right on up there with MindyJ. Law, and Nikki Rich). Not convinced just yet? Alright, you asked for it…

Here are 5 reasons why Anna Kendrick would make the perfect bestie:

1. She loves to bake. #LBH, it’s hard to find a bestie who actually enjoys baking. Sure, there are plenty who’ll watch you do all the work, but nothing beats tackling that new Pinterest cookie recipe with a) someone you actually like and b) someone who actually cares about the difference between granulated and cane sugar. Well, lucky for you, Anna completely agrees. So much so that she’s been known to bake during any free time she has and even had a stint working in a pastry shop when she was in-between jobs (don’t worry, that only lasted two weeks).

2. She fangirls just as hard as we do. A, B, C, D, and E-listers… They’re all celebz in our eyes. So if you’re looking for someone to freak the eff out when you spot extra #13 from that one episode of Gossip Girl, leave it to Anna to fangirl right alongside you. Sure, she may have looked super casual chatting it up with Beyonce during the 2014 Grammy Awards, but based on both her Insta and Twitter accounts that night, she couldn’t even. We mean, she pretty much died. Like, R.I.P. Anna. And we totally respect that.

3. She’s a T-Bell fiend, and she’s got the blue box blues. Yup, you read that right. While we love an excuse to eat truffle-anything and pink Himalayan salt on everything, we’re completely satisfied with instant classics from time to time (AKA all the time). Well, not only does Kendrick love a good late night run to Taco Bell (who doesn’t?!), but Kraft Mac & Cheese is also one of her go-to meals. No, she doesn’t get paid to endorse Taco Bell, and yes, Kraft totally gifted her with a solid gold macaroni necklace for their appreciation.

4. She’s, like, really funny, guys. Wanna save some time figuring out if your current bestie is really the one? Here’s a hint: if he or she doesn’t make you laugh, then it’s never going to work. Though not a self-professed comedian, Anna Kendrick can make us laugh so hard in a way that leads us to believe that our ab workout is done for the day. Just spend an hour on her Twitter account if you don’t believe us. Oh, and here’s a little sneak peak of what you’ll be getting yourself into:

5. And, lastly, because she handled getting locked out of her apartment a lot like we would: (Hint: like a boss)

What’s a #WCW post without our fave looks? Check out Anna Kendrick’s best moments in fashion below:

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#ThrowbackThursday: Happy Thanksgiving Edition!

Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, Janes. It’s finally Thanksgiving!! And while we’ve already given you plenty of drool-worthy eye candy, some Turkey Day style tips, and, of course, a plethora of reasons to be thankful, we’re not quite done with all the giving just yet. So before you go stuffing your face with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie, allow us to take you back to a much simpler time. (You know, before smart phones, adulthood, and the Internet.) Sit back, unplug, and listen up as we share with you…

5 ways you should throw it back on Thanksgiving:

FRANKLIN, LINUS, SALLY, CHARLIE BROWN, PEPPERMINT PATTY, SNOOPY AND MARCIE1. Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Rather than spending countless hours watching crappy reality television before dinner is ready, take a moment (an hour and fifteen minutes to be exact) to relive the beauty and simplicity that is A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. There’s a reason this Peanuts special earned an Emmy and has been playing once a year for the past 41 years, but you’re going to have to watch it to find out why.

headdress52. Get your arts and crafts on. Remember the days of handprint turkeys and construction paper headdresses? Well, websites like Pinterest and YouTube have plenty of festive arts and crafts ideas that you and your family and/or friends can totally get into. You can even get a little competitive and see who churns out the best DIY creation. And if your headdress really rules, you may even be able to recycle it for Coachella 2015 (just sayin’).

pie3. Indulge. If you think back far enough, there was definitely a time when calorie consumption wasn’t something on your mind 24/7. So, just for today, ban words like “juice cleanse,” “paleo,” and “carbs” from the table because it’s about to go down. Enjoy every bite of everything you eat today, and don’t feel ashamed to take on a second plate or a second slice of pie. #YOLO!

give-thanks-blog-image4. Say what you’re thankful for. Rather than Instagram/tweet/Facebook what you’re thankful for, say it out loud. Sure, social media is a great way to get your message across to your 142 followers, but chances are that not everyone in your family is a social butterfly. And yeah, maybe you have 364 other days to express your gratitude for those around you, but why not today? On Thanksgiving? The day of thanks? We’ll let that one sink in a bit for ya.

pulling_wishbone_IIHIH5. Break the wishbone. Call us superstitious, but we wholeheartedly believe in the power of the wishbone. By partaking in this age-old tradition, you’ll have a 50% chance of having one of your wishes granted! New dress, shoes, handbag… Come to mama! But if you get the shorter end of the furcula this year, not to worry. There’s always next year, right?

Thank Goodness! 8 Fashion Lifesavers We’d Love To Thank

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and while we’re all for an around-the-table game of “What are you thankful for this year?” we’d much rather spare the tears and mushy sentiments and talk about fashion instead. Specifically the fashion lifesavers we couldn’t live without. You know, the outfit-makers and look-finishers, the style compromises that don’t actually compromise any style, the trusty “Thank goodness!” pieces that are most perfect when there’s somewhere to be but nothing to wear. We’re expressing our gratitude for it all. So come take a look and see if you wanna sign the thank you card. As we share our appreciation for the eight fashion lifesavers we’d love to thank…

Little Black Dresses

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1. Little Black Dresses – There’s no way you can talk about fashion essentials without mentioning the almighty LBD. Dressed up or dressed down, there’s a little black dress for every occasion. In fact, you could probably use the same piece for every occasion just by switching up the shoes and accessories. You never have to worry about having nothing to wear when there’s an LBD or two (or twelve) in your closet.

Platform Wedges

Crackled Metallic Peep-Toe Wedges, Wedge U In Faux Nubuck Wedges, Mesh Inset Laddered Wedges, No Intro Faux Leather Mule Wedges, Hole New Level Faux Leather Wedges

2. Platform Wedges – You want height? Oh, yes! You want to be carrying your shoes in your hands instead of wearing them on your feet by the end of the night? Hell to the naw. Stilettos are sexy and all, but that tiny toothpick of a heel isn’t always the easiest or most comfortable thing to wear. In walks the platform wedge! Along with height you have comfort (the platform), stability (the wedge), and style (the whole damn shoe).

Alternative Undergarments

Scalloped Pasties Petal Set, Deep V Plunging Bra, Nude Silicone Free Bra, Double-Sided Lingerie Tape, Silicone Bra

3. Alternative Undergarments – Bra straps have come a long way. They’re not that taboo anymore peeking out from under a muscle tank or a lace top. But sometimes you want a little support without having to look at it! So we’re suuuuuper thankful for those pasties, adhesive cutlets, lingerie tapes, and alternatively cut bras that allow us to show off our assets…without showing off just how we got them to look like that.

Black And White Stripes

Sheer And There Striped Knit Skirt, Stripe Craze Tube Dress, Stripe That Pose Bodycon Dress, Stripe Up A Conversation Minidress, All Striped Out Knit Infinity Scarf

4. Black And White Stripes – We love prints. We’re partial to plaid, for example. But even that can’t beat stripes when it comes to versatility. Camo can be too casual, polka dots too whimsical, but stripes – especially in black and white – are classic enough to never go out of style and neutral enough to be worn anywhere, anytime. If jail was the only place we could wear stripes, we’d be at the police station signing up right now.

Bad Hair Day Hats

Camo Me Crazy Beanie, Braid ‘N Fringe Wool Hat, Marled Pom-Pom Beanie, Cap It Off Faux Leather Snapback Hat, Structured ‘N Felted Bow Hat

5. Bad Hair Day Hats – When you’re making a list of fashion lifesavers, you definitely need to give a little love to the hair-saver. We all have those got-up-too-late-to-shower, greasy hair mornings, but there’s no reason to ever have a bad hair day when there are so many options out there for topping you off. Whether you prefer a knit beanie, a snapback cap, or a floppy hat, they all do the same job. And it’s an honorable one.

Novelty Purses

Pass The Popcorn Faux Leather Clutch, Parfum Paris Perfume Bottle Box Clutch, Moo Juice Rectangular Canvas Clutch, Domino Rally Resin Clutch, Lip Smack Clutch

6. Novelty Purses – Sometimes your outfit just needs a little oomph. A little something-something. A little tongue-in-cheek action. And the easiest way to bump up the cool, color, and creativity factors is to sling a novelty purse over your shoulder. We especially love an amusingly-shaped clutch paired with a dressier ensemble. The unexpected juxtaposition is cheeky and interesting and whimsical and often times very sophisticated.

Fun Tights

Bunny Ear Tattoo Tights, Kitty Ear Cat Face Tattoo Tights, Out Of Line Fishnet Stockings, Rosary And Charms Tattoo Tights, Control Top Pantyhose

7. Fun Tights – And speaking of whimsy, for some people fun tights may seem childlike (shouldn’t you have graduated to pantyhose by now?) and passé past a certain age, but there’s really no reason to give them up. They can add a pop of color or pattern to an outfit, not to mention keep you warm when you have to wear a dress in cold weather conditions. Besides, it’s totally up to you just how fun you want your fun tights.

Over-The-Knee Boots

Lace-Up 4 Anything Stiletto Boots, Weave An Impression Platform Boots, Zippered In Mesh Stiletto Boots, Lace You To The Top Peep-Toe Boots, Tied Up Over-The-Knee Boots

8. Over-The-Knee Boots – Finally, we had to throw in a season staple. Like a pair of tights, over-the-knee boots can keep your pretty stems covered during cooler temperatures, but that’s the least of their powers. They’re strong and striking, sexy and sleek, and they make you all those things. They take the simplest of looks to the next level. Basically they give you life. If that’s not lifesaving, we don’t know what is.

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Find It + Win It: Me & My Selfie

Updated 11/27/14: Congrats, Crystal Mills!

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The rules are simple: If you want to win the selfie stick featured in the photo below, all you have to do is find them on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to this item, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it. Good luck!
We are extending the deadline. You now have until Thursday, November 27, 2014 to enter!
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Note: A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 5pm (PST). You have until then to enter. Please leave a valid email address. We can’t contact you as a winner if your email is ILoveCats@Potato.com (although that would be an awesome email address). We will reply to the winning comment, send a message to the email address listed, and update this post with the winner’s name. After a winner is chosen, he or she will have until Thursday, December 4, 2014, to claim the pictured prize and select his or her choice of color available for the item. Please note that only correct entries posted to this blog post will be considered. Please do not submit any entries to the customer service email address. Comments left on any of our other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) do not qualify for the prize.

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*International winners will receive store credit in the amount of the prize.

**Please be advised that we do not ship to all countries. If a winner is chosen from a country we do not ship to, we can still issue store credit for the item, but he or she will be responsible for contacting a mail forwarding company.

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Ce-le-brate Good Times…Come On! 6 Things You Need For Party Season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the holiday party season is right around the corner too. Whether you’re attending a homely family dinner, an extravagant gala, or a non-denominational office party (gotta keep it PC for HR, you know), you’re gonna need something pretty special to wear. But not to fret. We’ve rounded up six essentials for all your holiday-partying needs, along with some suitably festive pieces from our collection. This year, you can really give them something to celebrate…

1. A DRESSY JUMPSUIT

If you’re known to get a little rambunctious during the holidays after some kid-unfriendly eggnog (yes, that was you last year trying to carve the fake pumpkin centerpiece with a butter knife), a one-piece like a romper or jumpsuit is the perfect alternative to a constricting, wardrobe-malfunction-waiting-to-happen dress. The look can be elevated with heels and dressed up with jewelry and still be cool, carefree, and comfortable. Perfect for pouncing on that unassuming person under the mistletoe.

1. Foil Me Once Mixed Media Jumpsuit, 2. Be A Sweetheart Jumpsuit, 3. Game Changer Surplice Dolman Jumpsuit, 4. Textured Pinpoint Romper, 5. All Night Long Sequin Lace Romper
A Dressy Jumpsuit

2. A METALLIC DRESS

But if you wait all year for a holiday party to wear your new holiday party dress, by all means, rock the frock instead! We’re totally going to. We just hope you have at least one metallic dress in your seasonal arsenal. Some glitz and glam that’ll have you showing up your family’s Christmas tree. Because, really, you don’t get many more chances throughout the year to shine like this, so we say take this opportunity and run with it! You know you want to be the bright spot of every room.

1. Lurex Grain Cut-Out Dress, 2. Metallic Rules X-Back Bodycon Dress, 3. Floral Dream Metallic Dress, 4. Snakeskin Sheen Wrap Dress, 5. Shine On Zigzag Sweetheart Dress
A Metallic Dress

3. A JEWELED SHOE

In the meantime, what should be on your feet? Well, with all the shimmer and sparkle of the season, nothing says holiday party like a jeweled shoe. We’re talking rhinestones, faux diamonds, multi-colored gems…basically Dorothy’s ruby slippers (without all the clicking and magical powers). And not just heels either! You can totally get away with being flat-footed this holiday season if you invest in some blinged-out sandals. Just blind them with the shine, and no one will notice there’s no heel on that shoe.

Heels: 1. See The Light Faux Nubuck Heels, 2. Rise ‘N Shine Stiletto Heels, 3. Let’s Zigzag Jeweled Heels, 4. Luxe ‘N Luster Stiletto Heels; Sandals: 1. Jewel Me Twice T-Strap Sandals, 2. Lady Jewels T-Strap Sandals, 3. Almond Or Nothing Jeweled Sandals, 4. In The Loops Jeweled T-Strap Sandals, 5. Abstract Jewels Sandals, 6. Grown Up Faux Jewel Jelly Sandals, 7. Glitzy Bejeweled Sandals, 8. Bejeweled Crystalline T-Strap Sandals
A Jeweled Shoe

4. A SEQUINED ANYTHING

Speaking of shimmer and sparkle, sequins are kinda having a moment right now. And by “right now” we really mean at this time every year. Again, there aren’t too-too many occasions outside of Broadway musicals and Hollywood awards shows when wearing sequins is appropriate, but the holidays are one of them. The sequin, like Planters’ Mr. Peanut in his top hat and monocle, is always going to look extra fancy, so we say pick just one shiny thing (anything!) and build around it.

1. Party On Sequined Mini Skirt, 2. Flash ‘N Glimmer Sequin Skirt, 3. Seeking Sequins Netted Mesh Top, 4. Glam Factor Sequin Bra Top, 5. Seeking Sequins Netted Mesh Tank
A Sequined Something

5. A STATEMENT COAT

So we’ve talked about jumpsuits, dresses, shoes, and sequins, but what goes on top of all that? Well, we suggest you wrap things up with a statement coat. This time of year it can get chilly around dinnertime party time, so as Mom would tell you, take a coat! A sweeping cape, a tasteful faux fur, a memorable print maybe… Because you’re not gonna be wearing your outerwear for long. It probably won’t make it any farther than the coat rack at the front door. So really make that moment count.

1. Check This Houndstooth Coat, 2. Highland Plaid Hooded Poncho, 3. Patch Made In Heaven Faux Fur Jacket, 4. Push My Buttons Houndstooth Bomber, 5. Plaid Attitude Wool Coat
A Statement Coat

6. A FANCY CLUTCH

And just so you know, our whole carpe diem attitude for the holidays doesn’t just apply to what you wear. It’s just as pertinent to what you carry, and we think that should be a fancy clutch. You should have learned from Iggy by now that there’s no shame in being a little fancy, and you should have learned from us by now that a holiday party would be the perfect setting for it. Maybe even go for a piece you might not use in your everyday life. ‘Tis the season, after all. What season? Party season!

1. Stones ‘N Beads Quilted Clutch, 2. Just Wanna Dance Faux Leather Sequin Clutch, 3. Quilty Life Rectangle Clutch, 4. Shag Along Faux Fur Box Clutch, 5. Ur A Rockstar Faux Fur Clutch, 6. Sheen Eye Structured Clutch, 7. Quilty As Charged Faux Leather Clutch
A Fancy Clutch

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Find It + Win It: What’s Hat-pening, Hot Stuff?

Updated 11/20/14: Congrats, Karen Flores!

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The rules are simple: If you want to win the hat featured in the photo below, all you have to do is find them on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to this item, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it. Good luck!

We are extending the deadline. You now have until Thursday, November 20, 2014 to enter!

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Note: A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 5pm (PST). You have until then to comment. Please leave a valid email address. We can’t contact you as a winner if your email is ILoveCats@Potato.com (although that would be an awesome email address). We will reply to the winning comment, send a message to the email address listed, and update this post with the winner’s name. After a winner is chosen, he or she will have until Thursday, November 27, 2014, to claim the pictured prize and select his or her choice of any size and color available for the item. Please note that only correct entries posted to this blog post will be considered. Comments left on any of our other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) do not qualify for the prize.

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Ready To Man Up? Our Favorite Menswear-Inspired Pieces

Sure, there was a time when Ricky had his structured tuxedo jackets, Lucy had her glorious A-line dresses, and the sartorial line between the two sexes was as rigid as the one they used to split their apartment in half. But since then, that gap has begun to narrow. Or, rather, a bridge has been erected between the two sides. Items that got their starts as menswear staples are now just as essential to women’s wear wearers, and us girls are man woman enough to have put our own stylish spin on them. From outerwear to footwear, it’s clear from the examples below that we’re ready to man up! So here’s a look at our favorite menswear-inspired pieces…

The Blazer 1. Schoolboy Plaid Blazer, 2. Chasing Waterfalls High-Low Blazer, 3. Clad In Plaid Asymmetrical Blazer, 4. Major Crush Buttoned Military Blazer, 5. Grid The Line Oversized Blazer

The Blazer – The menswear jacket may have begun in the nineteenth century as a sport coat, but since then it has downright evolved into a woman’s wardrobe staple. In fact, nowadays you probably find yourself donning the blazer way more than your boyfriend does. (Does he even own one?) And who could blame you, with its versatility and diversity. Just look at all the available options above. Asymmetrical hemlines, plunging necklines, non-conventional materials and prints…all dressed up or down to your liking. Yeah, we’d say the blazer suits us just fine.

The Oxford 1. Quit Meshing Metallic Accent Oxfords, 2. Reality Check Contrast Lace-Up Oxfords, 3. Tomboy Perfection Lace-Up Oxfords, 4. Tomboy Chic Oxford Flats, 5. Perforated Floral Oxfords

The Oxford – This lace-up shoe was introduced centuries ago in Ireland and Scotland and really started gaining traction (pun totally intended!) on the feet of college guys in the UK (its namesake is Oxford University). Normally a more formal shoe for men – made of shiny, sturdy leather – oxfords for women are much more varied, in style and color and even occasion. With adventurous patterns and perforations, shoelace ornamentation, plated cap toes, and different heel heights, there’s not much you can’t do with an oxford today. And definitely no reason not to wear them.

The Dress Shirt1. Lumberjane Flannel Tunic Dress, 2. Perfect Denim Button-Up Shirt, 3. Do The Polka Dot Surplice Blouse, 4. Flannel Fix Buffalo Plaid Button-Up, 5. Only 4 U Acid Wash Shirt Dress

The Dress Shirt – The collared button-up is one item of clothing that has endured the test of time, and we couldn’t be happier that its original incarnation has spawned countless variations, even if some of those have no collar or no buttons! From full-length front plackets to clean closure-less necklines, tie-waist tunics to shift shirt dresses, the possibilities are endless, and so are the fashion opportunities to wear them. No longer just workplace attire, the dress shirt can go from under-wear (as a layering piece) to stand-alone sartorial standout. And thus, so can you.

The Tuxedo1. Ur So Fancy Drop Waist Tuxedo Dress, 2. Zipped In Sparkle Tuxedo Dress, 3. Business Casual Collared Romper, 4. Reptile Trim Tuxedo Pants, 5. To The Nines Strapless Tuxedo Romper

The Tuxedo – This fancy suit was born around the turn of the century, when it was worn by society’s elite, getting its name from New York’s Tuxedo Park. Today the tuxedo is still only reserved for black- and white-tie occasions, like formal weddings and awards shows, but the tuxedo look has also crept into women’s fashion. Short dresses and rompers with lapeled deep-V necklines are dressy but still cheeky, perfect for a girl who’s looking to take a departure from her closet of LBDs. The tuxedo stripe also continues to find itself on pants, and the result, as it was intended, is seamless.

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Microtrend: (Get To) Work Boots

In case you haven’t noticed, the 90s have had plenty of moments this year. From crop tops to overalls to jelly sandals, 2014 has been filled with fashion pieces that have been evoking some serious nostalgia everywhere. And just when we thought we’d had enough (and that our shoe closets couldn’t get any fuller), the change of seasons has brought us yet another epic throwback to rock: the lug-heavy work boot.

Worn on the likes of both women and men, the work boot is the perfect cold-weather statement shoe for a cool girl (ahem, you) looking to grunge up her look. Dresses, denim, leggings, joggers… We really can’t name an #OOTD that these versatile boots don’t go with. And so what if the construction dudes you walk by on your way to the office are sporting a similar look? We can pretty much guarantee that you’re doing it a whole lot better.

Ready to throw it back? Take some outfit inspo from some of our favorite celebs (and their kin!) workin’ it in work boots.

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GoJane Lookbook: Frock On!

Find It + Win It: You Got A Plaid Attitude!

Updated 11/13/14: Congrats, Emily Norman!

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The rules are simple: If you want to win the coat featured in the photos below, all you have to do is find them on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to this item, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it. Good luck!

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Note: A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 6pm (PST). You have until then to comment. Please leave a valid email address. We can’t contact you as a winner if your email is ILoveCats@Potato.com (although that would be an awesome email address). We will reply to the winning comment, send a message to the email address listed, and update this post with the winner’s name. After a winner is chosen, he or she will have until Thursday, November 20, 2014, to claim the pictured prize and select his or her choice of any size and color available for the item. Please note that only correct entries posted to this blog post will be considered. Comments left on any of our other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) do not qualify for the prize.

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*International winners will receive store credit in the amount of the prize.

**Please be advised that we do not ship to all countries. If a winner is chosen from a country we do not ship to, we can still issue store credit for the item, but he or she will be responsible for contacting a mail forwarding company.

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Falling For Fall: Our Favorite Autumn Colors

Now that we’re into the first week of November, it’s finally beginning to feel a little more like autumn. We got our extra “fall back” Daylight Saving hour of sleep, we’re seeing pumpkin spice everything at Trader Joe’s, and we’ve started dodging calls from eager relatives looking to fill seats at their Thanksgiving tables. Juuuuust kidding on that last one. (Invite us, invite us! Please? Anyone?) But all this falling for fall has us wanting to dress for the season, and in addition to light layers, tall boots, and cozy scarves, one way we’re doing it is by incorporating go-to autumn colors into our everyday outfits. Here are some of our perennial fall favorites…

Wine

1. Sweater Weather Double Slit Maxi, 2. Knot Only Tie-Front Sweatshirt Dress, 3. Sure Y Not Quilted Textured Dress, 4. What’s The Scoop Basic Solid Bodysuit, 5. Knitty Comeback Cropped Tank, 6. The Out Back Draped Mockneck Top, 7. Blooming Floral Lace Midi Dress, 8. Zip Out Coated Skinny Pants

WINE – There’s nothing like a deep maroon or plummy burgundy to evoke a warmth like that of an autumn dinner by the fire. Or should we say, the warmth you feel from what you’re drinking by the fire. Shades of this reddish hue are rich and bold and can perfectly match the contents of your holiday goblet, which we hope is refilled again and again for a truly enjoyable season. (Don’t drink? Well, then the color will just give you the rosy glow of someone who does.)

Mustard

1. Basically Banging Midi Dress, 2. Lumberjane Flannel Tunic Dress, 3. Chic-Shifter Convertible Maxi Dress, 4. Mixed ‘N Marled V-Neck Sweater, 5. Tied 4 First Pencil Skirt, 6. Lacy Floral Blooms Surplice Dress

MUSTARD – What’s one sure sign of the seasons changing? The turning of the leaves from summer shade to fall foliage. From vibrant greens to shades of red, orange, and of course yellow, which makes mustard another must-have color during fall. It maintains the brightness of spring and summer but also boasts an earthiness like that of corn and squash from an autumn harvest. Let’s just say it’s a shade you’ll need if you’re gonna be the cream of the crop.

Metallics

1. Foil Me Once Mixed Media Jumpsuit, 2. Serpent Chic Metallic Bodycon Dress, 3. Floral Dream Metallic Dress, 4. Seeking Sequins Netted Mesh Tank, 5. Shine On Knotted Metallic Jumpsuit, 6. Floral Dream Sequined Maxi Dress, 7. Clad In Plaid Metallic Pencil Skirt, 8. Flowers And Leaves Foiled Lace Dress

METALLICS – The end of summer seems to signal the beginning of the holiday season, and the mood during the autumn months is one that is decidedly more festive and therefore formal, even fancy and fanciful, if you will. So while we’ve still got a ways to go before we’re tossing tinsel on the tree, we’re already loving glittery golds, shiny silvers, and sparkly sequins. While you’re counting down to the next celebration, these magical metallics will help keep you in the holiday spirit.

Dark Green

1. Hello Midriff Scoop Back Cropped Top, 2. Flannel Fix Buffalo Plaid Button-Up, 3. To Dye For Asymmetrical Skirt, 4. Drape Expectations Buttoned Jacket, 5. Zip Through It Drawstring Joggers, 6. Sweater Weather Drop Shoulder Tunic

DEEP GREENS – Green has a way of making anything look better. (You sprinkle some parsley on your plate of spaghetti, and it’s like Top Chef all of a sudden!) So we’re not abandoning the peaceful, pleasing shade just because Mother Nature is for the next couple months. We’ll simply opt for dark emeralds and olives instead of the lime greens of summer and grassy greens of spring. Earthy but still fresh, like the pine needles on an evergreen, these deep hues will take you straight into the holidays.

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It’s In Black And White: 5 Stars Who Take Grayscale To The Next Level

We spoke last week about donning all one color, but going monochrome can also mean only working in black and white. And when it comes to dressing in grayscale, grey matter if you will, smart girls will tell you. Once in a while you just gotta cleanse your palate palette. You’d be surprised at the bold statements you can make when you ditch vibrant colors for a white-to-black spectrum. The results are graphic, glam, and gorgeous, and why wouldn’t they be? Less hue, more you, right? Well, today we’ve rounded up a list of five Hollywood beauties who not only love dressing in black and white but also take it to a whole new level. Here are some of their sartorial bests, along with the fashion lessons you can learn from them. Because a life in grayscale should be anything but colorless…

5 Stars Who Take Grayscale To The Next Level

Lily Collins

LILY COLLINS – With her dark hair and lily-white skin, it’s no wonder Lily Collins was cast as Snow White in the 2012 fairy tale adaptation Mirror Mirror. And like the old crone with the poisonous apple, Lily has a little trick up her sleeve. She knows that there’s nothing like a bold red lip (or clutch or purse or shoes) to add a pop of color to an otherwise monochromatic look.

Nicole Richie

NICOLE RICHIE – Candidly speaking, Nicole Richie is one fashionista that we’re always talking about. The reality superstar / entrepreneur / mom to the cutest lookalike daughter would probably tell you that a black and white outfit is the perfect backdrop to some killer accessories. A metallic headband or crown braid, a box clutch or big shades, even some blue or purple hair, perhaps?

Emma Watson

EMMA WATSON – The artist formerly known as Hermione has given us some magical performances, but perhaps none has been more enchanting than her appearances in her grayscale threads. And Emma Watson, who famously wore cigar pants to the Golden Globes, shows us that with monochrome come infinite possibilities – from suits to gowns to a classic LBD with a peter pan collar.

Zoe Saldana

ZOE SALDANA – And speaking of fashion risk-taking, Zoe Saldana is someone who knows that it can pay off big-time. If her style secrets were up for grabs, we would guard them like she guards the Galaxy. One, if we had to guess, might be that keeping colors monochromatic allows you wiggle room for extra details like busy prints and structural cuts. But shhh… Don’t tell.

Olivia Wilde

OLIVIA WILDE – She may be one-half of the world’s cutest couple (why, hello, Jason Sudeikis), but she’s also a whole package all by herself. Olivia Wilde teaches us not about fractions but all about proportions when she dresses in grayscale. Waist-cinching belts, hourglass dresses, strategically-placed stripes… Made all the better with the stark contrast of black and white.

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DIY: A-Meow-Zing Cat Ears (Also, Happy National Cat Day!)

It’s no surprise that we’re huge cat lovers around these parts, so when we found out that today is National Cat Day (not to be confused with World Cat Day — big difference), we thought what better way to celebrate than with a set of DIY cat ears? And while we could have easily gone the conventional route (boooooring), we decided to add our own little twist to ’em.

Purrrr-fectly paisley cat ears in 4 simple steps:

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A plain headband
  • Pieces of cardboard
  • A bandana
  • Adhesive (we used E6000)
  • A marker
  • A ruler
  • A pair of scissors

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Step One: Cutting out the ears. Using a marker, a ruler, and a piece of cardboard, trace your cat ears and cut them out. (Hint: The bigger, the better!) Once you have them cut out, trim the bottoms so that they are curved. This ensures that the ears lie flat on the headband. (Tip: You can trace the curve by lining up the corners of each ear with the headband, like in the second image above.)

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Step Two: Wrapping the ears. Lay each ear on your bandana and trace a triangle around it. (We recommend making the triangle a little larger for extra coverage.) You’re going to need a bandana triangle for each side, so you should have a total of four pieces. Once you’ve cut out the bandana triangles, simply apply them to the ears using the adhesive, cutting and folding any pieces that stick out.

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Step Three: Applying a base. For added support, apply a base to each ear using pieces of excess cardboard. Make sure that the cardboard base is equal to the width of the headband and the length of the bottom of each ear. After the adhesive dries, simply affix them to the headband using the adhesive. (Tip: When applying the ears to the headband, keep in mind that they will appear closer together when the headband is on your head, so it’s OK if they appear far apart when the headband is laying flat.)

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Step Four: Wrapping the headband. As your ears are drying, cut as many strips as you need to wrap and cover up the remainder of the headband. Once you feel that the headband is sturdy enough, apply adhesive and wrap any exposed portions of the headband with the strips of bandana. Once you’ve allowed enough time for them to dry… Voila! Your cat ears should look something like this:

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…And just in time for Halloween, too!

 

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Halloween Makeup Inspiration: Pretty, Sick + Twisted

Halloween is just a few days away…and we plan on doing some freaky things in some freaky costumes. Come Friday night, we’re gonna be like, “T.G.I.F.!” (That’s Thank Goblins It’s Friday for you dweebs that didn’t get it. What makes a great Halloween costume? We think it’s all about your dedication to details. Going as a cat? Instead of cheesing out and just wearing a store-bought kitty costume, why not collect all the fur balls from around your house and glue them to yourself? We’re kidding…stop judging. Seriously though, a great way to complete a clever costume is by pairing it with some spooktacular makeup. Halloween used to be all about sloppy face-painting done by dear ol’ mom, but more recently it has given professional MUAs a chance to show what they can do with some everyday cosmetics and next level thinking.

We searched Instagram and trolled #HalloweenMakeup for some great inspo. We were so amazed by how talented some girls were that we thought we’d share our favorite MUAs. Some chicks can’t even wing an eye without blinding themselves (raises hand in shame), while others can do this…

All IG profiles are linked inside the gallery. Follow these artists for more inspiration.

Makeup is also a great way to achieve cool last-minute Halloween looks. Just put on some everyday clothes and make that face of yours the centerpiece!

 

Create your own Halloween looks with GoJane Cosmetics:

Remembering Oscar de la Renta + His Best Moments In Fashion

Oscar de la Renta, who died at age 82 this week, was more than just a household name. He was a legend. For multiple decades, de la Renta has dressed the likes of famed celebrities and politicians, such as Jackie Kennedy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift, and Hillary Clinton. But behind the sequins and the layers of taffeta was a man who was so much more. Consistently deemed a true class-act amongst his peers, de la Renta was considered a gentleman of the highest order and as being just as elegant as the clothes he made. He will not only be remembered for his iconic designs, but his words of wisdom regarding women and fashion will live on forever and ever.

Ahead, we’ve listed our favorite Oscar de la Renta quotes and a gallery of some of his best moments in fashion…

Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.

Walk like you have three men walking behind you.

Being well-dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.

Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress, and I try to make that dream a reality for her.

What women have achieved in the last 50 years, I wish men would have achieved in the last 100.

I’ve lived every day to the fullest, and I’ve had a marvelous time. I’ve tried to be nice to the people I care about, and ignore the ones I don’t. I enjoy what I’ve done.

Find It + Win It: Different Brushstrokes For Different Folks

Updated 10/30/14:

Congrats, Ronisha R.!

Correct Link: http://www.gojane.com/103499.html

The rules are simple: If you want to win the sweatpants featured in the photo below, all you have to do is find these pants on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to these bottoms, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it. Good luck!

We are extending the deadline. You now have until Thursday, October 30, 2014 to enter!

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Note: A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 6pm (PST). You have until then to comment. Please leave a valid email address. We can’t contact you as a winner if your email is ILoveCats@Potato.com (although that would be an awesome email address). We will reply to the winning comment, send a message to the email address listed, and update this post with the winner’s name. After a winner is chosen, he or she will have until Thursday, November 6, 2014, to claim the pictured prize and select his or her choice of any size and color available for the item. Please note that only correct entries posted to this blog post will be considered. Comments left on any of our other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) do not qualify for the prize.

Only one unique entry per person, per email address.

*International winners will receive store credit in the amount of the prize.

**Please be advised that we do not ship to all countries. If a winner is chosen from a country we do not ship to, we can still issue store credit for the item, but he or she will be responsible for contacting a mail forwarding company.

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One And Only: Why You Should Be Going Monochrome! And How To Do It

They say that one is the loneliest number, and under normal circumstances we would probably have to agree. But when it comes to getting dressed in the morning? One can become the loveliest number if you know how to put together an entire outfit using a single color palette. Why should you do it? Let us count the ways…

1. It’ll get you out the door. Quick and easy. No messing, no matching, no morning mourning for what has become of your closet. Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma’am! (You’re welcome.)

2. It’ll funhouse-mirror you. Monochromatic dressing elongates your body, creating one fluid image that directs the eye up and down. And longer equals leaner. We all know how important that is.

3. It’ll be your Best Supporting Actor. You really wanna make a statement? Some solid scenery will perfectly highlight those new spiked booties or that awards-night-ready bib necklace.

4. It’ll make you a fashion star. Dressing in all one color is not only fast and flattering but also incredibly chic. Proof below. Just check out these celebrity sightings for some instant inspo.

And once you’ve decided on your one and only – color, that is – scroll down for our how-to tips on going monochrome, as well as some more single-lady looks…

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7 Style Tips For Dressing In All 1 Color

1. Show some skin. You know what they say. Use what you’ve got! So if you’re afraid of walking around looking like a giant popsicle, let your natural skin color be that buffer zone. Slice into your flowy, one-tone maxi with a high slit that shows some lovely, luscious leg. Or opt for a cropped top and high-waisted bottom combo and have your cute little midriff be the welcome distraction.

2. Utilize prints. Don’t think that dressing in all one color means you have to stay completely in solids. You can still dress monochromatically with patterns as long as they stay within the same color spectrum. So go ahead with that camo, floral, plaid, striped, or all-of-the-above piece. (Don’t worry. We can’t stay away from prints either!)

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3. Accessorize wisely. You can also break up a head-to-toe color with some cleverly chosen accessories, like a belt or that statement jewelry we were talking about earlier. Maybe even take a page out of Cher Horowitz’s book and use an under-shirt as a peekaboo accessory – a collar, cuffs, or some shirttails will definitely do the trick.

4. Clash on purpose. If your colors are too-too close together on the color wheel (even if you know they’re not supposed to match exactly), it can look like a mistake. Like you washed your top one too many times but not your bottoms. Or like you simply couldn’t afford the whole matching set. (Your co-workers will probably spend the day pondering whether they should let you know.) So if you wanna be safe, don’t be safe at all! Even if your instincts are telling you that red and pink don’t go together, because they’re in the same family – although several degrees apart – they will work. And so will your outfit.

5. Add visual interest. If think your monochromatic look will be too plain, pick something with some extra structure or detailing. Let’s see, maybe a contrast zipper, a mesh inset, a curved hem, a crisscrossing skinny strap, or a caged cut-out design… Too plain? As if!

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6. Vary tones and textures. You can also choose mixed media items or separates in different materials to up the diversity. A faux leather skirt in black will have a sheen to it and most likely appear a few shades lighter than, say, a jersey top. Something that feels full, like faux fur or quilting, would be the perfect juxtaposition to an item with a sleek silhouette and smooth surface. Just do some comparing and contrasting. Emphasis on the contrast!

7. Stick with black. If all else fails, it’ll be black to the rescue. Some people might think you veer on the side of goth or even funeral attendee going all black, but unless you’re going out in drippy raccoon makeup or big shades and a veiled hat, it’s pretty hard to mess up. An all-black outfit is totally timeless, not to mention super sophisticated. Think Audrey Hepburn in her Breakfast At Tiffany’s dress and gloves. Or that too-chic-to-be-true turtleneck and cropped pants ensemble. But just be careful, okay? ‘Cause you know what they say. Once you go black…

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Find It + Win It: The Perfect Patent Pumps!

Updated 10/27/14:

Congrats, Kita Oats!

Correct Link: http://www.gojane.com/92543-shoes-clear-the-way-pointy-pumps.html

The rules are simple: If you are crazy for heels and want to win the pair featured in the photo below, all you have to do is find this item on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to that item, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it. Good luck!

We are extending this giveaway. You now have until Thursday, October 23, 2014 to enter!

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Note: A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6pm (PST). You have until then to comment. Please leave a valid email address. We can’t contact you as a winner if your email is ILoveCats@Potato.com (although that would be an awesome email address). We will reply to the winning comment, send a message to the email address listed, and update this post with the winner’s name. After a winner is chosen, he or she will have until Thursday, October 30, 2014, to claim the pictured prize and select his or her choice of any size and color available for the item. Please note that only correct entries posted to this blog post will be considered. Comments left on any of our other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) do not qualify for the prize.

Only one unique entry per person, per email address.

*International winners will receive store credit in the amount of the prize.

**Please be advised that we do not ship to all countries. If a winner is chosen from a country we do not ship to, we can still issue store credit for the item, but he or she will be responsible for contacting a mail forwarding company.

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You Are Cordially Invited! To Our What-To-Wear Wedding Guide

You Are Cordially Invited

You don’t have to be married (some of us never plan to be!) to know that a lot goes into organizing a wedding. You’ve gotta get a venue, a florist, a caterer, an officiator, entertainment, invitations, a cake… The list goes on and on. But there’s also a little bit of anxiety involved with being a wedding guest, and the biggest issue is usually what the hell you’re going to wear. But not to worry. We’ve come prepared. So let’s let the bride stress about the “I Do”s, while we do a little talkin’ about the do’s and don’ts! Here are our tips on how to dress for a wedding…

10 Do’s And Don’ts Of Wedding Dressing

DON’T take away from the bride. The number one rule of any wedding? Don’t upset the bride. This should go without saying, but you never want to steal the spotlight when it’s someone else’s big day. Like we said, planning a wedding isn’t easy, and chances are this bridezilla girl has buckets of blood, sweat, tears, and hairspray to prove it. So stay away from anything bride-esque (white, cream, ivory) or princess-like (a tiara or flowers in your hair), and don’t put on anything that will make you the center of attention (like a Celine Dion backwards tuxedo circa 1999). ‘Cause for today that job belongs to someone else!

Jumpsuits

1. Slit Happens Strappy Split Jumpsuit, 2. Stripe It On Strapless Jumpsuit, 3. Lacy Daze Jumpsuit, 4. Game Changer Surplice Dolman Jumpsuit, 5. Best Of The Vest Pinstripe Jumpsuit, 6. Abstract Doodles Sweetheart Jumpsuit

DO consider a jumpsuit. That’s not to say that you can’t think a little outside the box. Who says you have to go with a dress? Jumpsuits have risen in popularity over the last few years, and there are tons of variations that would be suitable options (pun totally intended!) for wedding-guest gear. If you’re worried about not looking dressy enough, just keep the color dark and make sure to pair the jumpsuit with heels and some glam jewelry. Similarly…

DON’T think you have to wear heels. If you’re already cringing at the thought of having to do the bunny hop in your four-inchers, don’t worry. The heel may be a dressy shoe, but that doesn’t mean it’s your only choice for a wedding. Opt instead for wedges or some sleek, dressy booties. If the wedding is outdoors and you think there will be something of a trek involved, go with your kitten heels or even some dressed-up sandals. Think metallic or bejeweled, and make up for the casualness somewhere else, like with extra glitzy jewelry.

Convertible Dress

Chic-Shifter Convertible Maxi Dress

DO invest in a convertible dress. We don’t think there’s anything wrong with recycling your wedding-wear (so long as it is made appropriate for each occasion), but if you’re tired of looking the same in every one of your friends’ wedding photos on Instagram (“How many weddings did she go to that day?”) you should look into a convertible infinity dress. One that can go from strapless to halter to one-shoulder to short-sleeved to infinity! A single dress can take you all the way through the wedding season, looking like a goddess no less. (Not to mention it would be the perfect dress for bridesmaids to get that matching but not-too-matchy-matchy look.) Click here if you need some inspiration…

DO keep it respectable. In the same vein as the whole letting-the-bride-have-her-moment thing, you should definitely also try to keep your attire PG-13 and under. Something super tight, super short, or super sheer (basically anything appropriate for da club) will not only put all eyes on you, but it could very well offend older, more conservative relatives or a mother or father of the bride who did not pay good money to make this your coming out party. Keep your underwear and belly button to yourself, please. But at the same time…

Open Back

1. Cowl At The Moon Slit Sleeve Dress, 2. Crossing Paths Skater Dress, 3. Plunging Embroidered Maxi Dress, 4. Lace Inset Bandage Bodycon Dress

DON’T be afraid to give a little sex appeal. Clubwear may not be suitable for a wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show any skin. These days you won’t be hard-pressed to find a dress with a sophisticated lace or mesh inset, which gives you that peekaboo factor, just enough to catch the eye of the guy or girl at the next table. And you’ve heard of “Business in the front, party in the back”? Try a piece with an open back. Baring the back is sexy but not raunchy, and you can still look completely covered up from the front. Just back away when you have to chat up that super religious great auntie, and you’ll be fine.

Dresses

1. Get High-Low Strapless Dress, 2. Rose Bunch Pleated Dress, 3. Blooming Floral Lace Midi Dress, 4. Asymmetrical Peplum Dress, 5. Ombre Crochet Off-The-Shoulder Dress

DO think about time and place. Just as you should dress for the weather, the environment at a wedding should dictate your getup. Consider the season, and keep in mind any dressing cues on the invitation. For a casual daytime wedding you’re fine in a short dress or even business attire (maybe keep the black and sequins to a minimum so you don’t look too somber or overdressed). Black-tie indicates a more formal cocktail dress or a full-length dress. And if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a rare white-tie wedding, think Oscar gowns or the inaugural ball. But if the invitation isn’t very specific, you usually can’t go wrong with pastels, florals, and cocktail dresses. A wedding is a romantic affair, after all. If you’re worried about flowers looking too casual or springy (for winter weddings) try a dark-grounded floral. Which brings us to the tip…

DO go with your LBD. There was a time when wearing black to a wedding was considered a faux pas (it was basically a non-verbal objection to the marriage-to-be), but nowadays black is not only proper but pretty much perfect. The dark color has a serious vibe that can make even the simplest tank dress look formal. The Little Black Dress just has a knack for fitting in wherever it goes. And you wonder why it’s your go-to!

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1. Stripe My Fancy Pleated Banded Skirt, 2. Striped Bandage Skater Skirt, 3. It’s My Birthday Metallic Peplum Skirt, 4. Solid Scuba Skater Skirt, 5. Textured Pleated Culottes

DON’T just dismiss your separates. Just as your good ol’ LBD can be dusted off for a wedding, some of your bottoms could work just as well. A cropped top and high-waisted bottom combo would be very chic, for instance. But keep that sliver of skin at your mid-section just that, a sliver, and try a matching set for a slick variation on the normal one-piece frock. Meanwhile, a structured statement skirt needs only a simple solid tank and some clever accessorizing to be party-ready. And if you’re really adventurous, maybe try a pair of culottes. The wide legs have a skirt-like silhouette without any of the fly-up potential. But whatever you decide, please, for the love of weddings and fashion and all that is good and proper in this world…

DON’T wear jeans. That is all.

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Heads Up! 5 Reasons To Wear A Hat This Fall

Cuddling by the fire, jumping into a pile of leaves, and pumpkin-flavored, well, everything. If you’re anything like us, then you’re fully aware that there are about a million reasons why fall is the best season ever. But our latest cold-weather obsession has got to be the hat styles that are totally having a moment right now. Why are we diggin’ this microtrend, you ask? Oh, let us count the ways! Literally.

Here are 5 reasons to wear a hat this fall:

  1. It’s a legit excuse to say “I woke up like this.” If effortlessly-chic is the look you’re going for, leave it to a hat, like a fedora or a beanie, to instantly take you there. Don’t believe us? Just wait until the compliments start to roll in.
  2. It’s a tried-and-true bed head repellent. Not diggin’ your ‘do this AM? Psh, that’s nothing that a chic hat can’t cover up. Plus, we luuuuurrrrve any excuse to ditch our straighteners in the morning.
  3. Fashion and function. Not only will your fall #OOTD be complete, but the right kind of hat can really keep that noggin of yours warm and cozy. (We’re all about multi-tasking over here.)
  4. It saves you time. #LBH, less hair styling in the morning equates to a plethora of possibilities. The most important? More time to snooze in your sea of blankets, obvi.
  5. Instant swag-appeal guaranteed. A woman who wears a hat on her pretty head instantly appears confident wherever she goes. It’s just science, guys.

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Happy Columbus Day (Sitewide Sale)!

No school. No work. No worries. Amiright? We’re sure you are having no problems finding something to do on this glorious day off. Maybe you’re celebrating Columbus Day by setting sail with some of your besties in your own party-hardy version of the Santa Maria. (Sailing is still a thing, right?) Maybe you’re discovering new-to-you lands by taking a hike with your bae. Or maybe you’re just sitting around watching the many Christopher Columbus specials on the History Channel? (We’re not judging. Lies, we kind of are.) However you choose to recognize the day an Italian explorer arrived to The Americas over 500 years ago, we hope you remember what this holiday is really about…sales, sales, and more sales!

We gathered up our biggest markdowns from our Columbus Day Sitewide Sale, and we’ve not only hooked you up with some major deals, but also some sick outfit inspirations.

OUTFIT 1

WAS: $63.40     NOW: $36.12

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1) Just Drape It Asymmetrical Skirt 2) Cat Eye Sunglasses 3) Brushed N Cut-Out Midi Ring Set 4) Keep It Simple Faux Nubuck Heels

OUTFIT 2

WAS: $135.30     NOW: $84.62

GoJane

1) Acid Washed Denim Bustier Jumpsuit 2) Roman Numeral Five Cuff 3) Tribal Tapestry Fringed Bucket Bag 4) To Diamond For Strappy Caged Sandals

More Columbus Day  Savings @ GoJane:

(All items pictured are over 40% Off!)

GoJane Sitewide Columbus Day Sale

Find It + Win It: Sk8er Gurl

Updated 10/13/14:

Congrats, Christina Truong!

Correct Link: http://www.gojane.com/102820.html

The rules are simple: If you’re into the “skater” trend and want to win the dress featured in the photo below, all you have to do is find this item on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to that item, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it. Good luck!

Win this dress from GoJane.com!

 

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Note: A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, October 13, 2014, at 6pm (PST). You have until then to comment. Please leave a valid email address. We can’t contact you as a winner if your email is ILoveCats@Potato.com (although that would be an awesome email address). We will reply to the winning comment, send a message to the email address listed, and update this post with the winner’s name. After a winner is chosen, he or she will have until Friday, October 17, 2014, to claim the pictured prize and select his or her choice of any size and color available for the item. Please note that only correct entries posted to this blog post will be considered. Comments left on any of our other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) do not qualify for the prize.

*International winners will receive store credit in the amount of the prize.

**Please be advised that we do not ship to all countries. If a winner is chosen from a country we do not ship to, we can still issue store credit for the item, but he or she will be responsible for contacting a mail forwarding company.

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Toast Of The Town: Fall Drinks! And The Clothes To Pair With Them

Fall has found itself in full swing (even if the weather hasn’t caught up yet here in LA, but we digress), and as the holidays begin their slow but steady creep-up on us, we’re starting to daydream (no, not at work; we would never!) about leaves falling, fireplaces burning, and of course glasses clinking. So we couldn’t help but think back on the easy summer drink recipes we learned a few months ago for our post on beverage and clothing pairings. And we decided to do the same thing, just with fall-appropriate beverages this time. (Click here for summer drinks if you need a refresher. Get it? See what we did there? Fine, nevermind.) These would be perfect for a fancy-pants holiday party or just an extra festive lunch or dinner at home. You decide. We’re just wishing you an awesome autumn.
Mulled Hibiscus Punch

1. Turtleneck Zipper Dress, 2. Quilt Trip Textured Bralette, 3. She Wants The V Strapless Dress, 4. Go With The Flowy Wide Cut Top

Mulled Hibiscus Punch – Nothing says autumn like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and this hot holiday punch will have you wanting to give your fall wardrobe some hot holiday punch – some warmth, some tartness…just like your personality, right? (Wink, wink.) Burgundy is the perfect palette for this, and details like turtlenecks and stitched quilting are just what you need to give a nod to the crisp autumn weather.Apple-Ginger Spritzers

1. Keep It Simple Dress, 2. To The Tee Shirt Tunic Dress, 3. Basic Instincts Off-Shoulder Dress, 4. Goddess Draped Tulip Maxi Dress

Apple-Ginger Spritzers – But that’s not to say that you have to give up your summer brights. A sunny citron has those green tones that pair smashingly with the deep reds of the season, and an apple-ginger spritzer will heat you right up (ginger warms you from the inside, and this has got three different kinds!) even if you’re wearing a barely-there, barely-appropriate dress to this year’s office holiday party.

Hot Dulce De Leche

1. Lace Go All The Way Cropped Top, 2. Trends In High Places Side Slit Maxi, 3. Crochet Top It Off Strappy Dress, 4. Main Chick Solid Slit Maxi Skirt

Hot Dulce De Leche – Forget the hot cocoa this fall, ’cause it’s all about the hot dulce de leche, complete with a shot of your favorite rum (we’re partial to the Captain). It’s hot and sweet and a little dangerous, like sheer lace or that little bit of space in between your crop top and high-waisted bottoms. Maybe pair your creamy confection with a little spice – cinnamon for your drink, leopard accents for your outfit.

Sugar Plum Soda

1. Knotty Feeling Draped Dress, 2. Take The Plunge Shiny Romper, 3. Off The Deep-Cut End Bodycon Dress, 4. Come To The Halter Bodysuit

Sugar Plum Soda – Sure, it may be a little early for holly-red or The Nutcracker in the middle of October, but think of this drink as an ode to what is arguably the fruit of the season – the cranberry. Which is packed with so much flavor that it can stand on its own against everything else at the table, so likewise, you don’t need much detail on your ruby-red dress. A plunging V-neck or a knotted skirt, and it’s already berry, berry nice.

Drink photos and recipes courtesy of The Food Network

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Lumber-Jane? 7 Ways To Wear Flannel And Not Look Like A Lumberjack

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Fall has fallen upon us, and we here in SoCal could not be more excited for the change. It’ll be a small one, mind you (we’re not so much with the seasons), but transitioning into autumn means – drumroll, please – flannel weather. The only downside to the toasty tartan treasure though? It can be hard not to look like a lumberjack in it. Or a cowboy for that matter. And you probably don’t wanna be mistaken for a carpenter. Or a hunter. Or even a handyman, even if you do idolize Al Borland, as we all do. Especially if we’re talking buffalo plaid (a two-toned checkered pattern) or a too-familiar color palette (read: red). But today we’ve compiled a few tips on downplaying that, uh, occupational aspect of flannel and put together some pretty-in-plaid outfits for your consideration. So read on. Or should we say check it out…

7 Ways To Wear Flannel And Not Look Like A Lumberjack

1. Incorporate it into other fashion genres – The cowboy, handyman, and lumberjack will all have to take a sabbatical if you combine the flannel shirt with pieces specific to other genres. With a pleated tennis skirt, your whole look is more country club than open country. With big, bold, gold jewelry it’s street instead of dirt road. And with some faux leather leggings, moto instead of mountain.

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Plaid On The Back Flannel Shirt, Floral Necessity Cropped Sweater, Show Off Distressed Skinny Jeans, Get U Intro Trouble Lace-Up Combat Boots

2. Minimize the surface area – Take the plaid potency down a notch by demoting bumping it to more of an accessory. Don’t worry, it won’t be offended. The flannel knows how great it looks tied around your waist. And it loves peeking out of sweaters as a Clueless-worthy collar and cuffs. So don’t think you can’t wear it inside or underneath other pieces. Sometimes it needs to be a supporting actor.

3. Mix it with a contrasting pattern – You can also dial flannel down a bit by matching it with a competitive but cooperative print. Floral, for one, would be great, as it’s a starkly different motif, providing the juxtaposition of its roundness against the lines of the plaid, its delicacy against the masculinity. Just play around with color and scale until you find the perfect balance.

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Lumberjane Buffalo Flannel Shirt, Faux Leather Mixed Media Blazer, City Slicker Pleated SkirtBadass Babe Caged Peep-Toe Heels

4. Choose a feminine cut in a different material – Your Brawny Man button-up won’t evoke a woodsman vibe if it has the markings of women’s clothing. For instance, if it’s fitted. Or if it has an empire waist for a babydoll look, smocking in the back for a more defined waist. You might also want to try the print in a non-flannel fabric, like a lightweight chiffon or a textured crepe.

5. Change the silhouette – But if you’re set on borrowing your carpenter boyfriend’s plaid shirt, there are plenty of no-sew ways to alter it a little bit. Try rolling up those too-long sleeves and tying it up for a saucy Daisy Duke look. Wear it as a shirt-dress by cinching it with a belt. Or get super creative a la our convertible maxi dress with a tied strapless look. Who knew, right?

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6. Pair it with girlier pieces – As an alternative you can just wear the shirt with a bottom that sports a flirty or womanly silhouette. You can’t go wrong with a skater skirt, for example, or its more demure older sister, the A-line. And pile on additional femme contrast with accessories. Ladylike faux pearls, schoolgirl knee-high socks, a glam lace headband, sleek and sexy stilettos…

7. Skip suggestive accessories – Be careful, though. The plaid shirt is so iconic of the professions we mentioned before that certain finishing touches can have you veering into costumey territory. Like you probably shouldn’t top your plaid outfit off with a big ol’ cowboy hat. We would stay away from cowgirl boots too. Also overalls and trapper hats. And definitely, definitely leave that axe at home.

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5 Reasons Why We Love Karlie Kloss

We don’t know about you, but supermodel Karlie Kloss is killing it at twenty-two. So if you think the St. Louis native is new to the catwalk, you better think again. This girl-next-door has actually been doing the whole modeling gig for years (seven to be exact), and she has added plenty of major fashion accolades along the way. (Not only is she a Victoria’s Secret Angel, but she has also walked for Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Valentino, and Versace to name a few). Kloss is practically a vet at this point in her career. But just what is it about our latest crush that has the guys, the girls, and the designers swooning? We’re happy you asked…

Here are 5 reasons why we love Karlie Kloss:

1. The Walk. Dubbed “the panther,” Kloss’ fierce catwalk strut is one that simply cannot be forgotten. In fact, when Karlie was only sixteen-years-old (and only one year into her career mind you), she walked a total of 64 shows in a single season.

2. The Hair. It was the haircut heard around the world when Karlie chopped off seven inches of locks at the end of 2012. Her new look was such a hit that the New York Times actually started referring to it as “The Karlie.” Today, Kloss is still rockin’ the side-swept bangs and short, slightly layered hair, and we’re still just as obsessed with it.

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3. The Style. Sure, a top fashion designer can put her in the season’s sartorial best, but what about Karlie’s style on the sidewalks? Not to worry, Janes. She’s got the off-duty thing down pat. Karlie’s style can best be described of as classic and chic, never going over the top and always accentuating her best features.

4. The Family. Although she is constantly traveling the world and just recently purchased a place of her own in New York, Karlie remains very close to her family. The Klosses can often be seen on the supermodel’s Instagram account, and for her 20th birthday, she took her entire family on a trip to Denmark.

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5. The Philanthropist. Kloss recently partnered with Momofuku Milk Bar to create Karlie’s Kookies, a wholesome cookie line in which a portion of the proceeds is donated to help provide nutritious meals to those in need. To date, over 500,000 meals have been donated. She also partnered with Warby Parker to create a line of sunglasses to benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC, an organization that is dear to Karlie.

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Check out our favorite Karlie Kloss moments in fashion in the gallery below:

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Rock This Way: 7 Ways To Grunge Up Your Look

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Anyone who ever doubts that fashion is a cycle only need look at each season’s runway recaps to see that something is always making a comeback – a style or an article of clothing, if not an entire decade enjoying a resurgence. We’ve known for a while now that the nineties are back, and if that’s the case there’s no way you can talk about it and not mention the heyday of grunge fashion. The grunge movement may have begun years earlier in the Northwest, but by the early nineties it was a full-blown fashion genre as well, and a lasting one at that, surely to the surprise of some. Now, we can’t purport to know more about its musical origins, but we also can’t help but appreciate the comfortably nonchalant, perfectly imperfect dress style that came along with the aloof and sometimes angst-ridden attitudes of the time. Here are some of our favorite features of grunge-chic fashion along with a few girly-grunge looks…

7 Ways To Grunge Up Your Look

1. The Layers Club – Perhaps a nod to the crisp Seattle weather, layering is a major distinction of grungy dressing. There’s nothing wrong with wearing a thermal under a graphic tee under a flannel under a dumpster peacoat. (And that’s just on top!) Even if nothing is neatly tucked in, a layered outfit just tends to look put-together. Effortlessly so. Choose less substantial materials of varied lengths if you’re worried about too much bulk, and don’t forget you can always peel those layers off as the day goes on.

Outfit

Moto Dreams Faux Leather Jacket, Ribbed Apart Racerback Midi DressPlaid On The Back Flannel Shirt, Ride It Out Lace-Up Booties

2. Sweet-Tartan – Let’s face it, one of those layers should probably be plaid. The classic flannel is almost synonymous with this style of dress, and simply tying one around your waist is enough. But the checkered print is so signature that you could even get away with a flirtier, more fitted silhouette, so long as you pair it with some other genre-characteristic pieces. When matched with a slouchy sweater, heavy work boots, and maybe some faux leather jewelry, even a sweet skater dress can evoke the grunge vibe.

3. Aged Before Beauty – It’s also okay if you’ve scuffed up those boots or wore a hole through that graphic tee. And no problem if you’ve snagged your sweater or washed the color out of your jeans. Again, you’re not going for pretty and picture perfect here. Faded, worn-in clothing is a total do when you’re rocking the thrift store look; it gives you that edge. We’re talkin’ vintage T-shirts, secondhand jackets, ripped denim, even holey tights. Disheveled was never this desirable, busted never this beautiful.

Outfits

Mixed Media Faux Leather Cargo Jacket, I’m So Fanci Muscle Tee Tank Top, Back To Basics Slub Raglan Top, Major Crush Velvet Shift Dress, Get Laced Up Flat Booties

4. Hair-Don’t-Do – No need to go in for that Brazilian blowout this week, because the last thing you want here is a not-a-hair-out-of-place ‘do. As seen on the NYFW runways, bedhead and hat hair are totally in right now and exactly what you need as a finishing touch for your greasy grunge look. So tousle up that perfect mane of yours, and skip the dry shampoo and comb-through. Top it all off with a knit beanie if you can’t stand to look at it. But for once, limp, tangled tresses are gonna work for ya.

5. Boyfriend Tag – There’s something a little androgynous about the grunge look. Kurt Cobain famously wore a leopard print fur coat and floral shirt dresses. For us girls, we can forget about what our mothers taught us, ’cause it’s totally okay to slouch a little…in oversized clothes, that is. Which makes it only natural that our boyfriend jeans and boyfriend sweaters fit into the equation here. Got a big cardigan that droops a little in the front or some relaxed-fit denim that sags a little in the back? Perfect.

Outfitsss

New BF Crochet Back Knit Sweater, Rad Plaid World Skater Dress, Cut-Out Double Buckle Booties, Moto Babe Faux Leather Hand Bracelet

6. Floral History – At the same time, don’t think you have to forgo all things girly to don grunge fashion. Allover floral prints are totally indicative of the decade, and you can’t go wrong with a dark-grounded motif with a small repeating pattern. Try a floral slip dress paired with a flannel and boots for a cute but carefree look. You know, a la Claire Danes during her My So-Called Life years, uh, year. Or floral combat boots, which seem to remain both classic and modern no matter what decade we are in.

7. Cool Combat – And speaking of combat boots, how did we go this long without mentioning them? A casual pair of loosely-laced work boots can transform an entire outfit, taking a flat- or heel-paired dress from cute and pretty to cool and edgy. Don’t have a pair yet? You can substitute with some buckled moto boots. Or almost anything in faux leather with a chunky heel or rugged sole. For a great modern update, try the exaggerated platform lug sole we’re seeing on shoes today. It would fit right in.

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Tuesday Tunes: Tove Lo

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Image c/o: radarmagazine.se

In anticipation of the release of her debut album Queen of the Clouds in a week, it’s only natural that we’ve chosen to blast Tove Lo’s EP Truth Serum around the office today. You may not know this Swedish pop singer, songwriter, and musician by name just yet, but you’ve probably already heard her hit single Habits (Stay High). You know, the one that’s currently #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 List. Yeah, that song. We’re just as obsessed as you are, trust.

And sure, maybe the lyrics conjure up the aftermath of a really shitty past relationship of ours, but we just can’t help but dance the pain away to this totally raw and heartbreaking track. Like the Courtney Loves and the Janis Joplins of the world, Tove is just being real and honest, which is exactly what we need in a genre that is typically known for being way too sugary-sweet (lookin’ at you, T. Swift and One Direction). And if the new album is anything like her hit single… Well, ya’ll better be prepared for Tove to blow up in the best way possible.

Counting down the days until the release of Queen of the Clouds like we are? Here are four things you should probably know about Tove Lo.

1. Think you’re saying her name correctly? Think again. This Swede’s name is actually pronounced “too-vey loo.” But since everyone in America is getting it wrong, she’s not mad about it.

2. Tove doesn’t just write her own songs. She has written tracks for Glee‘s Lea Michele, Cher Lloyd, Victoria Justice, and Icona Pop.

3. The 26-year-old went on an actual bender for her Habits video (the camera was attached to her via a harness). In other words, all of the drinks, the debauchery, and the tears were real, yo.

4. The new album will be broken up into three parts: “The Sex,” “The Love,” and “The Pain.” According to Tove:

You should put the first chapter on at the pre-party before going out Friday night. On Saturday, when you’re going with your friends to talk about what happened, put on the “Love” part in the car. And on Sunday, when you’re completely ruined from the weekend, you should put on “The Pain.”

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Find It + Win It: What’s Poppin’?

Updated 9/22/14: Congrats, Nikita P.!

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The rules are simple: If your favorite snack happens to be popcorn and you want to win the clutch featured in the photo below, all you have to do is find this item on GoJane.com. Leave a comment on this post with a link to that item, and you’ll automatically be entered to win it. Good luck!

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4 Ways To Wear Booties, Like, Now

#LBH, Janes, it’s still pretty freakin’ hot outside. And while shopping is always a priority around this time of year (new season = new wardrobe, duh), we know how hard it is to imagine wearing fall gear when the temperature has been on the high side as of late. Well, ladies, we want to let you in on a little secret… Believe it or not, there is one fall essential that you can already start incorporating into your #OOTDs. We’re talking about a pair of booties, the perfect transitional shoe that you can wear now and later. Yeaaah, we’re pretty stoked about it, too.

If you don’t already know, a pair of booties is just like a pair of boots, only much shorter in height (typically stopping around your ankles). And because of their classic shape and style, it’s likely that the booties of your choice will go with most of the outfits you’ve already been rockin’ all summer. Not sure how to incorporate this trend today? That’s where we come in…

Here are 4 ways we’re wearing our booties right now:

1. Maxi Dress –  No need to put away your favorite maxi dress just yet, ladies. We’re definitely still wearing ours, except we’ve switched out our sandals and wedges for a pair of booties instead. If you do decide to go the bootie route (which you should), be sure to wear ones with a bit of height, like our Werking Girl Zipped Peep-Toe Booties or our Cutting Class Platform Booties. And when it gets chilly out, just add a scarf and a jacket. Easy as that.

2. Mini Dress – Since the sun is still blaring, you definitely have our permission to continue to show off those gams of yours. Slip on a mini dress (or skirt) and a pair of booties, like our Zip To It Pointy Toe Booties or our Tri Buckle ‘N Zip Booties, for the perfect day-to-night outfit. Once fall finally hits, just add a blazer and a pair of opaque tights to the mix.

3. Shorts – Don’t lie, we know you still can’t get enough of your favorite cut-offs! Well, do us a solid and ditch the sandals for a pair of booties instead. A flat or a low heeled bootie, like the Tough ‘N Chic Faux Leather Booties, are perfect for a daytime look, but you can also switch those out for something like the Double Take Chunky Peep-Toe Booties when the sun goes down. Fall-ify this look the same way you would with a mini dress.

4. Boyfriend Jeans – Okay, so maybe boyfriend jeans have become a year-round staple, whatever. There’s just something ultra chic about sporting them with a pair of booties! Be a game changer and go with a bold pair, like the Studded Queen Pointy Booties or the Twisted Classic Chelsea Booties, to flawlessly contrast the denim. Add some layers, like a scarf and jacket, when it gets cold. You know the drill.

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Rush To Print: How To Wear Patterned Shoes

For the fashion-conscious, not much is better than a really good shoe or a really good print. Unless what you have on your hands (or feet!) is a pair of really good shoes with a really good print. We’ve learned over the years from Imelda Marcos and Carrie Bradshaw that your shoes can be just as important as the rest of your outfit, and with today’s selection they can easily be its main focal point. But when you have a pair of patterned statement shoes, it may be a little tricky deciding what to wear up top. May it be a neutral? Can you only work in solid colors? Do you (gasp!) mix prints? The answer is yes, yes, and hell to the yes! So no more shying away from rainbow-colored heels or floral-bottomed wedges. We’ve put together ten tips and outfits that we know will have you rushing to print…

10 Tips For Wearing Printed Shoes

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Shoes:  Contrasting Triangulated Platform Pumps, Outfits: Drawstring You In Chambray Romper, Work Your Angles Geo-Tribal Kimono, Sleek Attack Shiny Leotard Romper

1. You can’t go wrong with denim. There’s a reason why every man, woman, and child has a pair of jeans (or twenty) in the closet. They go with everything. And while most denim is some shade of blue, the neutrality of it trumps its color, so a one-piece like a chambray romper is a super-easy-to-wear outfit for some super-difficult-to-match heels.

2. Play with the scale of your prints. Say you’ve got some large triangles going on down below. Maybe opt for a smaller pattern on top. It strikes a great balance, and the prints are working together, not battling it out for attention. And it doesn’t hurt if the prints have a little bit in common too. Think geometric and geo-tribal, for example.

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Shoes: Tribal Necessity Rugged Platform Heels, Outfits: Rock Out Faux Leather Shift Dress, Jackie Boucle Tweed Blazer, Rad Plaid World Skater Dress

3. Consider textures and finishes. If you are going for an all-black look but don’t want it to be too all-black, choose something with an interesting finish, like a velvety faux suede or a shiny faux leather. It’ll add a cool texture on your body that will be able to compete with what’s on your feet.

4. Work with classic prints. The easiest way to combine prints is to include at least one that is so classic that it’s practically a solid. Plaid, for instance, has been around forever and is still everywhere, so there’s no need for a person to process it like he would a new pattern. Perfect for the mixing pot.

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Shoes: Wild Thing Crisscrossed Heels, Outfits: Bold Babe Contrast Flyaway Blazer, Mesh With You T-Back Bra Top, Get Suspended Striped Skater Skirt, Into The Deep End Muscle Jumpsuit, Strapped In Bralette

5. Use prints in neutral colors. Want to ease into patterns? No problem. Maybe choose a black and white motif. You won’t have to contend with a myriad of different colors, but you’ll still have that graphic pop. Add that to a classic print like a stripe, and you’ve got yourself a versatile piece that will not only go with a million outfits but a million, billion, trillion shoes too.

6. Find solids with some cool details. Again, there’s nothing wrong with going all-black (our favorite color to wear), but if you want a little something more than blackness going on up top, choose those all-black pieces that have some creative details. Like cropped legs on a jumpsuit or muscle-tee cut-outs to show off some side-boob and that new strappy bralette of yours.

Floral

Shoes: Double Play Chunky Platform Heels, Outfits: Dope Life Bandana Bordered Tee, Every Which Way Striped Leggings, Embellished Camo Print Backpack, Sleek Attack Shiny Leotard Romper, Sheer Bliss Asymmetrical Chiffon Skirt

7. Choose very different prints with very similar colors. How can you mix camo, paisley, stripes, and floral? It’s no sweat if they all stem from the same color palette. Just go off of your busiest, most multi-colored print and make sure the rest of your prints match the colors in it. Not only will you look effortlessly but immaculately put-together. You’ll be everyone’s fashion hero too.

8. Or choose solid separates that match the print’s colors. Of course, we’re not gonna hate if you wanna just take it slow for now. You can always work up to that later. Meanwhile, all you have to do is find a top that matches one of those colors (yes, it can be a different shade!) and then a bottom that does the same. You want those shoes to be the star of the show anyway, right?Striped

Shoes: Clear The Way Strappy Striped Wedges, Outfits: Sex Bomb Crisscross Bandage Bodysuit, Perfect Basic Skinny Jeans, Flowers 4 U Sleeveless Bodycon Dress, Striped Jelly Belt

9. Match up complementary colors. So you like the idea of solid separates, but you don’t wanna be too matchy-matchy? A great alternative is to work with complementary colors, pairs of colors that look great together because of their contrast, like red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple. (You didn’t think those Laker uniforms were an accident, did you?) The result is pleasing to the eye, and you don’t look like you scoured the mall looking for the perfect matching color.

10. Find accessories that can tie different prints together. We’ve talked already about finding patterns in the same color family and choosing prints that vary in size and shape, but you can take it a little bit further with accessories! Say you’ve got a floral print dress and some wedges with a clear PVC ankle strap. How about a belt in the same material that picks up a color in the dress as well as the stripes on the shoes? Ohhhhh, yeah. So ready to give it a try? Let’s help you find your prints.

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Clothing Optional? Hair, Makeup, And More From NYFW 2014

New York Fashion Week is coming to a close soon, and one thing we noticed these past few days was that while we died at the sneaker-inspired spread at Alexander Wang and the safari-chic smorgasbord put together by Jason Wu, we kept finding ourselves drawn to more than just the clothes. Namely the hair, the makeup, the shoes, even the runway companions(!) at these shows. And it makes sense, right? We know from years of Tim-Gunn-tutored Project Runway that size styling does matter, because while the focus is on the clothes, fashion is about putting together an entire look. So for this blog post we decided to go clothing-optional and talk about everything but the clothes. Here are some of our favorite goings-on from NYFW 2014…

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Bright-Eyed And Bushy-Browed

We love the fresh-faced look, so we were happy to find that most designers leaned toward clean, dewy makeup, especially because that emphasized our current (and has-been-for-a-while-now) beauty favorite: full, natural brows. The cat eye was also well-represented by Escada and Cushnie et Ochs, while Vera Wang opted for a smoldering variation on the classic smoky eye with a violet, restless zombie twist. Peter Som and Honor, who know the importance of a pop of color, dotted the corners of eyes with fluorescent shades and swept electric blue shadow across the lids, respectively. And taking it further, A Detacher and Tommy Hilfiger literally reached for the stars, tattooing the graphic pattern on models’ faces and bodies, while Alexander Wang bleached brows for alien-chic and Altuzarra lashed out, extending only the eyelashes at the center of the eyes for a bat worthy only of Betty Boop.