Fashion Flashback: 17 R29ers, 17 First-Time Splurges

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    128

    SHARES

    23 comments
    See All Slides

    You know the feeling…hands shaking, heart racing, foot tapping. Yes, we're talking about your first high-fashion crush, the one item you swore you couldn't live without. That is, until you spent all your cash (and then some), put it in your closet, and then, regretted every minute of it. We're right there with you. Here at R29 HQ, we've fallen in love and had our hearts broken more times than we can count.

    Still, there's no moment quite like that first. So, we've rounded up 17 style splurges that had us at "hello." The cumulative effect? A museum of It bags, "designer" duds (that really do deserve the quotations), and, yes, even some items we still covet to this day. Take a look at our earliest walks around the fashion block and tell us what you thought you'd die without…until you didn't.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS


Why Lady-Prep Style Matters

If you're a fan of Teruyoshi Hayashida's seminal preppy-fashion playbook Take Ivy, or Patricia Mears' Ivy Style, you may have found yourself wondering what the ladies were doing while midcentury men were getting natty in Brooks Brothers tweeds, bucks, and beat-up chinos. Well, the answer to that question has finally read


Dedicated Feature

3 Spring Denim Outfits That Rock

Now that we've officially flipped our wardrobe switch to spring mode, we're making some necessary updates to our beloved denim stack. So, it's no surprise we want need all the latest offerings from iconic denim brand Levi's®. We're (not-so-secretly) spying its spring offerings and already fantasizing about ways to rock read