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Sometimes, it seems like the grass is always greener on the other side. Come winter, we long for bikinis and sunshine, then on the first days of June, weather justifying a wooly coat starts calling our names. In the throes of a nationwide heat wave, Rachel Antonoff's fall '11 lookbook may be just the wintry refreshment you need. Rife with bows and kitty motifs, the new collection is cutesy in the best way possible. In keeping with the Antonoff tradition of using real girls instead of models, photographer Lindsey Byrnes shot friend and Teen Vogue beauty blogger Laurel Pantin at a miniature horse farm in New Jersey. The rural, snowy landscape is a perfectly dreamy backdrop for clothes that bring to mind a city girl's almost tongue-in-cheek trip to the country. Deep, saturated hues play off of muted tapestry prints, and a mesh-backed satin party dress adds a little sex appeal to this girlish array of frocks. Suffice it to say this lookbook will have us dreaming, if unseasonably, of the perfect outfit for holiday parties.
There are two types of people on Black Friday: the ones who revel in facing down sales-hungry crowds and those who like to curl up on the couch with a hot cider and their laptop. Well, no offense to any thrill seekers out there, but when it comes to this shopping holiday, the latter seems the better option to us — read
Holiday shopping can cause a boatload of stress. There are a lot of bases to cover and only a few weeks to get down to business. So, if you're stumped on what to buy the techie in your life (you know, the person who always needs to have the latest and greatest gadgets on the market), we feel you. They can be tough to read