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The holidays are finally over, but now that the aftermath is taking shape in the form of credit-card bills, it’s hard to pull ourselves out of this wintertime slump. And, while we’re dying to pre-order pieces from our favorite Spring '13 lookbooks (hello, Raoul!), we're just not ready to wear pastel-colored frocks quite yet. Because those bland pullovers aren’t going to soothe your cabin fever, it’s up to our favorite luxe fabric — brocade — to do the heavy lifting.
The shuttle-woven material, which often boasts a metallic sheen, only looks super-expensive, and because there’s no shortage of brocade options in of-the-moment silhouettes, we can take our pick at any price (no additional debt necessary). So, no matter your budget, we rounded up a dozen unfussy brocade pieces that are perfect for mixing textures to your heart’s delight.
For women who dye their hair blonde or even certain shades of brunette, brassy hues are like cockroaches after the apocalypse. They just keep on keepin' on, reappearing no matter how cool-toned your original shade was. Blame the sun, your shampoo, or the Goddess of Blonde — regardless of the cause, once that brass shows read
Our cell phones are to us as oxygen is to our lungs. Save for the time we're waiting for their batteries to recharge, these devices are practically glued to our palms 24/7. But, sometimes we need a break. Toy manufacturer Kitan Club definitely thinks our smartphones need some downtime away from us.
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