Peplum skirts and dresses invaded the runway in a major way, last spring (Jil Sander, anyone?). And now, it looks like the super-flirty trend is here to stay for yet another warm-weather season — and maybe even through fall '12. Except, this time, it's coming in easier-to-wear separates, including one must-buy piece for spring '12: the mega-hot peplum top. Super simple to throw over a sleek pencil skirt or a slouchy pair of trousers, this silhouette-altering piece comes in two versions: the middle-cinching sex-kitten option and the cool, drop-waisted style that swings around your hips. Take a look at our tip-top favorites on the market right now, and pick your poison!
We haven’t met a designer collaboration we didn’t like. So, ever since we first glimpsed Aldo Rise’s partnership with London-based Ostwald Helgason last Fashion Week, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the moment we can finally get our mits on the goods from the duo’s dive into the handbag-and-footwear realm. Well, the read
We’ll never stop shopping at our favorite big-box stores. But, sometimes, it’s those smaller, hidden gems that feel infinitely more special. Combine that under-the-radar quality with an ethically sustainable business, and you have South Carolina-based Proud Mary — an e-boutique that works exclusively with artisans read