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StyleBistro STUFF: Line & Dot Til the Sun Blazer

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Nasty Gal)It feels like only yesterday that we were pledging undying allegiance to the one-button blazer, forsaking its double-breasted sibling as a Saved By the Bell–era relic. But as was inevitable, this broad, breezy style is emphatically back, and this swingy, tangerine-hued number is the perfect way to ease back in.Line & Dot Til The Sun Blazer, $132 at Nasty GalRead Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Comme des Garcons Patchwork Wallets

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(Photos: La Garconne)We've lost count of the number of effortlessly chic women in our lives who swear by Comme des Garcons wallets and coin purses, and this twist on designer Rei Kawakubo's signature style, which features metallic leather patchwork and an exposed gold top zip, just might persuade us to finally join their ranks. We love the totally minimal, perfectly sized silhouette; plus, the effect of the metallic sheen and primary-riffing color palette is like encountering a surprise party...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Alice & Olivia Deanna Pant

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Alice and Olivia)We know it might seem illogical to splurge on a pair of lightweight cropped satin pants in the depths of winter. Despite the lure of the trousers' perfect cut and midnight blue sheen, the prospect of shelling out for said trousers brings up all sorts of questions. For example; 1. How do I keep my ankles warm while still looking stylish? 2. Do I wear these in daytime or nighttime? And, of course: 3. Will the rest of my clothes feel insecure hanging next to these...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Jeffrey Campbell Studded Sandals

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(Photos: Shopbop)If the taste of champagne could be expressed in shoes, we think these suede heels by Jeffrey Campbell might just be the vehicle to do it (see: carbonated gold stud motif and disco fever ankle strap). Best of all, they're incredibly versatile—pair with your favorite skinny jeans to take your dinner-and-drinks ensemble up a notch (the mule shape keeps it from going too formal), or max out the glam potential and build your New Year's Eve look around them. Lorah Studded Sandals...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Subtle Holiday Sweaters

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Nordstrom, Dorothy Perkins, The Outnet)We've had about enough of ironic and intentionally ugly sweaters—and yet, we're not done with being festive or expressing our affinity for the holiday season in woven form. Turns out that we're in luck—each of the three cozy pullovers above have a yuletide flavor, without hitting you over the head with it. Check out Topman's polar bear motif (the ultimate boyfriend sweater with a commercial-style holiday twist);  Dorothy Perkins's flirty...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Out of Print Sweatshirts

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(Photos: Out of Print)As unashamed English majors, we are suckers for fashion that's influenced by literature—Charlotte Olympia's book-themed clutches, for example, have long lingered at the top of our fantasy wishlist. So when a friend tipped us off to these classic book–inspired fleece sweatshirts it was love at first sight. Emblazoned with first edition cover illustrations and artist interpretations of novels ranging from The Little Prince to 1984, the clothing also comes with a charitable...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Marc Jacobs iPhone Cases

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Saks Fifth Avenue)There are no shortage of adorable animal-ear-adorned iPhone covers on the market—many of which are a little too saccharine for our taste—but we must admit to having a serious soft spot for these black-and-white designs by Marc Jacobs. Maybe it's the pair's deer-in-the-headlights expression—as if they just accidentally prank-called Winnie the Pooh? Or perhaps it's their high-contrast, Scandinavian color palette and unexpected names (those would be Javier and Julio...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Flight 001 Shoe Protectors

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Shopbop) You know you are officially grown-up when your heels and boots have special traveling bags. We're making the leap to fashion maturity with these Flight 001 zip-up nylon numbers, which are the perfect way to transport your heels and boots over the holidays (without getting that winter slush you'll be trudging through all over your glitzy New Year's eve ensemble).  Flight 001 Go Clean Heels and Boots Bags, $30 and $36 at ShopbopRead Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Catbird Brass Cuffs

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(Photos: Catbird)True story: We once had a coworker whose arm was like a mini gallery for work-of-art bracelets, perfectly curated with a one-of-a-kind selection of shiny bangles and cuffs, each with their own origin story. We were jealous, then promptly befriended said jewelry muse and forced her to confess her secrets. As it turned out, our friend's ace-in-the-hole was beloved Brooklyn jewelry mecca Catbird (whose high-profile fans include Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel, Garance Doré, the...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Thomas Paul Animal Scarves

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Thomas Paul)It's easy to get apathetic about scarves this time of year. Like, we love a soft knit in gray/white/black/navy as much as the next girl, but after awhile they all start to look the same. Which is why these totally charming kaleidoscopic animal motifs from design world darling Thomas Paul (he of the maritime-themed throws and whale placemats) are just the thing to shock us out of our cold weather malaise. Throw one over your black wool peacoat and you're suddently braving...Read Full Story