more about: clothing

Is It Rude to Wear Fur?

My mother had a full-length mink with a big sable collar, which made her look like Anna Karenina, and it was her favorite coat.

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‘Tis The Season For…Sequins!


What’s the holiday season without a little razzle dazzle? And there is no better way to add some shine to your life than with the always shining and popular…sequin!




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Real Simple’s Pop-Up Shop Holiday Fashion Show: LBDs and Festive Trends


From December 1 through 6, Real Simple put up our very first Pop-Up Shop in Rockefeller Center—and it was a HUGE success!


One of the many exciting events that took place was a holiday dressing fashion show. Our fashion director, Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln, put on a dazzling show with Real Simple staffers that showcased the holiday season’s best LBD’s (little black dresses) and festive trends, all provided by Lord & Taylor.


Victoria shared helpful tips on what to wear for specific body types, how to elongate your legs, ways to wear certain accessories, how to give a small busts some “oomph,”  tricks on how to turn daytime looks into party-ready ensembles, and much, much more!


If you weren’t in NYC and didn’t have the chance to visit the Shop or catch the fashion show—no worries, because I’ve got you covered.

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7 Fabulous Fall Wrap Dresses For Under $100

Not only is the wrap dress a universally flattering silhouette, but it’s also the perfect year-round ensemble! By simply adding or subtracting a cardigan, a pair of tights, sandals or a knee-high boot…you always look pulled together and chic in a wrap dress.

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Where Do You Keep Laundry in a Small Space?

Earlier this month, Colleen Quinn over at Apartment Therapy: DC admitted that she keeps her dirty laundry in a basket in her bathtub. (See her post here.) I've always been a keep-my-laundry-in-the-closet kind of girl, but I'm not sure I'll be able to anymore since my closet is narrower than I'm used to. I would love to get a laundry […]

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To Give Or Not To Give – Clothing

After writing a list of 8 gifts that I try to avoid when I’m gifting a friend or colleague, Simply Stated reader Marlono added what I think should be the ninth no-no, clothing! There is nothing worse than when someone gives you a garment larger than what you wear. This happened to me once and it left me blue for several days. Why? It was a gift from a very best friend who gave me lingerie…

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Four Tips for Getting Rid of Clothes Clutter.

If your closet is packed so tightly that you can barely pull out a hanger, the best thing to do is to pare down your wardrobe – dramatically. It’s hard! Here are four questions to ask yourself, as you consider whether to keep something or toss or give it away:

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How to Make Yourself Happier by Clearing Your Closet.

A few days ago, I was helping a friend clear out her closet (helping friends clear their clutter is one of my few hobbies), and I made a new observation about the nature of clutter. This seems counter-intuitive, but it makes sense: people uninterested in clothes (like me and my friend) are more likely to have clothes clutter than people who love clothes. Why?

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