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jeffrey_Campbell_plum_for_polly_thumb.jpgThree things we are all about right now: shopping, affordable clothes, and Jeffrey Campbell shoes. Family-run Los Angeles e-boutique Plum for Polly combines all of these, offering a wide selection of cute pieces that are under $100 as well as the most Jeffrey Campbell shoes we’ve found on the web. Um, virtual paradise? I think so! Here are some of our top picks - shop online at

From top left to bottom right: The Pop Rocket Pleated Skirt, $40; The Pleats Tunic Tank, $40; The Tomahawk Tail Skirt, $35; Jeffrey Campbell Rumble Booties, $145; Jeffrey Campbell Elegant Jewel Black Suede Loafers, $125; Jeffrey Campbell El Carmen in Blue Fuschia Floral Combo, $120.
cozy_cowls_etsy_thumb.jpgBefore the weather gets too cold, it’s time to stock your wardrobe with all the chilly temperature essentials: scarves, gloves, and hats! To get you started, we’ve scoured Etsy for the warmest, coziest cowl scarves:




NADINE_DISTRESSEDBLACK_SIDE.jpgA footwear brand that just danced across our radar is Koolaburra, a fashion-forward label with an authentic heritage in sheepskin. Inspired by both modern and classic love songs, the line strives for the perfect juxtaposition of rocker chic and boho sensibility. We love how they married clogs and booties in the style to the left for an utterly chic result. Not only are these shoes stylish, they are functional too: lined with sheepskin, they’ll be sure to keep your toes toasty warm this fall and winter.

Koolaburra Nadine Lace-Up Clog, $340 at

doru-olowu-spring-2012-thumb.jpgAnother up-and-coming label that caught our eye during fashion week was Duro Olowu. The London-based designer mixed interesting prints (like floral and leopard) and classic, feminine silhouettes for very “proper” yet statement looks. The collection was inspired by West Indian immigrants arriving in England in the 1950s, including Olowu’s mother, and has a clear vintage vibe. Here are some of our favorite looks:

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creatures-of-the-wind_spring2012_thumb.jpgIt’s always interesting to see which new designers are showing at fashion week, and one label that definitely caught our eye this season was Creatures of the Wind, designed by Shane Gabier and Chris Peters. After only two collections, the duo had already nabbed a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination, so we knew we could expect  good things. Inspired by psychedelic experiences, the collection is actually extremely wearable with pops of bright colors, eye-catching prints, and on-trend silhouettes. We’re already adding a few looks to our spring wish lists!

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