Wear A Toggle Coat Like Taylor Swift



If we could tap into childhood nostalgia everyday, we’d probably keep Polly Pocket in our Cambridge satchels and stream old school Nickelodeon shows onto our iPads. But for those that would rather exude a sense of playfulness through dress up, we suggest you sport a toggle coat a la Paddington Bear for the remainder of winter (six more weeks thanks to Phil the Groundhog). Shop our picks below and let the memories of this fuzzy children’s book character keep you toasty and forever young.


Shop our guides to puffy winter coatsdresses for Valentine’s Day, and chunky knit sweaters.


[Originally posted on SHEfinds]


Thank Heaven for the Little Girls’ Department

Remember the Sex and the City episode, when Samantha finds out that her less then average size date shops at the young men’s department at Bloomingdales. Lets be honest, that might be a bit of a mood killer. But is it a double standard? I have a confession to make. I do it. I shop at Gap Kids. I’ve even been known to buy a gap kids shoe. Mock if you must, but before you do, you should know that a girls 4.5 is somehow equivalent to a Women’s 5 ½. My closet is proof. Not only can you save A LOT of money by acting on this little style secret, but there is actually really CUTE style to be found in the girls department, in some cases, cuter then what the older crowd has to offer.


Case in point: Target. I’ve spent many an hour in the girls dept at Target; their pants fit be better then some designer clothes, and their dresses are adorable, if I can find the biggest size. I recently found this amazing dress in the Gwen Stefani for Mini Harujuku collection. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was the Alexander Mcqueen I had recently seen on Rihanna, so I scrambled for the XL, and in my shopping bag it went. I wore it to a 30th birthday party last weekend with black skinny jeans and chunky boots. Everyone loved it, and I got a million compliments. Others might take that opportunity to plead the 5th, and say thank you, but I proudly admitted my place of purchase. Perhaps because I’m not the tallest girl in the group, it became acceptable, and maybe charming. Or maybe some style just bridges the gap between girl and woman. Either way, I’m thankful for it.

Gwen Stefani Mini Harajuku for Target tartan dress w/ skinny jeans, red patent belt, Dolce Vita chunky boots





Fly or ‘Bye: Gwen Stefani’s Plaid Suit

It’s no secret that Gwen Stefani is a huge fan of plaids – both in her own wardrobe and her sons’ Kingston and Zuma. Today the singer and fashion designer was spotted out in Studio City leaving the local CVS dressed in head to toe plaid.


What do you think of Gwen’s plaid suit? Does it work for her? I couldn’t pull it off, but she seems able to make just about anything look good!


Celebrity Halloween Costumes: Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani & More

Heidi Klum's Halloween Costume was a Skinless Dead Body
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Heidi Klum's Halloween Costume was a Skinless Dead Body

The first few celebrity Halloween costumes have surfaced! As per usual, Heidi Klum went all out for her annual Halloween bash, this year dressing up as a skinless dead body at Tao Las Vegas on Saturday. According to People.com, she extended the metaphor by arriving on a gurney covered in a white sheet. Kim Kardashian took New York in attended a Midori-green Poison Ivy costume at a Midori-sponsored party at Manhattan club Lavo.


Click through to see what Gwen Stefani dressed up as, and check back as we add to the slide show.


What did/will you dress up for this Halloween?


[photos courtesy of People.com]