The Edit: 10 Chic Vests To Keep You Warm Right Now

It’s officially cold, guys—25 degrees with an icy windchill cold. If the brisk weather had you reaching for a parka (and mukluks and camp socks), let it be known that there are more stylish and strategic ways to stay toasty this season. Enter the vest, the most effortless layering piece out there. Whether you opt for the predictably cozy fur gillet or a menswear-inspired tuxedo type, the extra layer will keep your core warm, bundled and utterly stylish.

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Attention: We Just Found The Perfect Thanksgiving Outfit

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This is a Shoppist PSA; we just found the most glorious midi skirt to wear to Thanksgiving dinner. An hour ago, vintage boutique Wilbur tweeted the above mohair fringe skirt as a new addition to their Etsy shop. I mean, just look at it: an autumnal color scheme, a forgiving a-line shape, and it rings in at only $40. To celebrate this festive find, we picked out the sweater and booties we’d pair for this holiday look. Just beware: the skirt is vintage and there’s only one, so be quick! (Or, ya know, we might just buy it.)

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PHOTO: Dom Streater Wore The Cutest Hat (And Easiest Halloween Costume) Ever

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Dom Streater in the world’s cutest cap.

I ran into the lovely Dom Streater at Timberland’s opening party earlier this week, and she had on the best accessory of the night. I’d noticed her cute little bunny ears sticking up over the crowd—she’s one of the few who can pull off such a whimsical cap on a non-Halloween night.

See where she got it here.

The Edit: 8 Fantastic Faux Fur Jackets

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We love real fur as much as the next person, but sometimes you need a cheaper and, not to mention, more fun alternative. Faux fur allows you to try out the quirkiest and loudest fur trends—like stripes, unnatural hues, and interesting cuts—in a more accessible way. So toss one on (or prop one over your shoulders à la blogger chic) with a tee and jeans for a perfectly cozy fall look. Plus, if you opt for the leopard print, you’ve got yourself an Edie Sedgwick get-up for Halloween.

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7 (Non-Sexy) Halloween Costumes That Don’t Suck

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Let’s get one thing straight before we begin: I’m not a fan of any costume that has the word “sexy” tacked to it. Sexy pirate? No. Sexy Santa? No. Sexy ghost/zombie/bee/stewardness/pilgrim: No, no, huh?, no, no. Halloween costumes aren’t supposed to be sexy. Please just stop.

Moving on. There is a whole lot of crap out there when it comes to costume-hunting. We sifted through it all—and tried to keep the price point low because we feel like you should spend your money on this (pause for squeal) instead of, well, this. (Although if you do buy this, you are invited to my Halloween party.)

Here, in no particular order, are costumes that—while not sexy—are worth wearing this Halloween.

See them all here!

10 Must-Have Accessories For Your Most Fashionable Fall Ever

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The easiest and most cost-effective way to keep up with each season’s trends (which, as soon as you adopt them, have already changed), is to shop like this: Buy clothing that you love to wear and invest in your go-to staples—to hell with trends!—but keep your look up-to-date by sprinkling in a few of the latest accessories.

Why this works: You won’t look like a slave to trends and you’ll save money on total wardrobe overhauls as soon as the next season sweeps in and declares skinny jeans and moto boots Totally Over. To help you with your instant closet update, here are 10 of fall’s top trends. Even better? I’ve got options for any budget.

Your most stylish fall ever awaits.

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The Edit: 8 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Leather

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Glorious 60-degree days are finally among us! Bless thee weather gods and goddesses! Build out your wardrobe for the season with leather accents—the unexpected autumnal neutral. Wear it traditionally with a leather jacket or pumps, or play with fall’s newest trends: laser cuts, merlot, and headgear. Just promise us you won’t wear it head-to-toe a la Rihanna.

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Steal This Look: Bohemian Backyard Paradise

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This is my heaven. | Photo via Lonny.

See that photo up there? I’ve been staring at it all summer. I don’t even remember stumbling across it, but at some point I did, and it went straight into my Inspiration folder. Now that my husband and I are beginning the house-hunting process, I click on it every other hour so often to remind myself of what we’re I’m looking for in a backyard (read: little to no maintenance, mature trees, and, fine, the number of a good landscaper).

It’s perfect. There are mismatched throw pillows! A wall of hanging quilts and blankets that most certainly aren’t weatherproof! Rattan side tables! Weird little plantings! A HEADSCARF! Sometimes I pretend that I am that headscarf-ed woman. And then I venture out onto my own postage-stamp patio and see: a chipping patio set left over by the people that previously owned our house, a dirty green hose coiled up in a corner, a pair of ceramic elephant side tables I bought on a whim at HomeGoods, and a trio of dying bushes. It’s not pretty. Certainly not the bohemian paradise of a woman who never has to fret about pedestrian things like rain or insects or dirt.

But we can pretend, right? Let’s go.

What to Wear to the Best of Philly Party

BOP-DressPerhaps the most frequent question I get asked each year around this time is: So what do I wear to the Best of Philly party? Here are some of my rules for women:

1. Don’t wear an overly fancy, floor-length gown. I’ve seen it before, and it looks out of place. We’re talking cocktail party attire, not black-tie.

2. But change out of your work clothes. A pencil skirt and button-down is too casual.

3. Leave the second-skin bandage dress for another night. Actually, why don’t you just ditch these entirely? Hervé has had its moment. That moment is over.

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