Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Best Shopping Apps for Holiday Deals

Shopping for the holidays? Never miss a deal again by using these top shopping apps for finding the best prices on the most-wanted items of the year.

Check out The Best Shopping Apps for Holiday Deals
by Psyche Southwell at Mode

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Big Sale at Kate Spade!

Dresses marked down from $600 to under $150. Handbag prices slashed from $300 to $99. There's a big sale at Kate Spade! If you're shopping for someone (or yourself) who loves the brand, you should surely check out this sale.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fashion Meets Function: Rhea "Daphne" Bootie

I had my most embarrassing fall a few years ago. It was snowing outside. I was rushing to a faculty meeting. I took a shortcut through the student cafeteria. Next thing I knew, I was on the floor, and all eyes were on me. My already slippery boots, now wet from the snow, failed me miserably that day. I never wore that pair of boots again.

I was immediately intrigued, then, when I was introduced to Rhea, a footwear company specializing in non-slip shoes. Rhea shoes use a patented outsole technology to deliver the highest friction when walking. I needed a pair of these that day I fell in the middle of a cafeteria.

TopForever 21 | similar
Clutchc/o Chameleon Bags
Shoesc/o RHEA Footwear
EarringsJ.Crew (old) | want these
RingsKendra ScottKendra Scott via Rocksbox (use code economyofstylexoxo)
Braceletc/o Kendra Scott
WatchMovado | Skagen option
LipMac "Own the Look" lipstickMac "Vino" lip pencil

Rhea recently launched a small collection of booties. These leather booties are water-resistant, slip-resistant, breathable, comfortable, and gorgeous. This past weekend, it rained and even snowed in St. Louis. I figured these were the perfect conditions for taking my my Rhea "Daphne" boots for a spin. So, I did.

I got the booties in a rich shade of brown. They're also available in black. The NeverSlip™ outsole on these booties made every step feel secure while the silhouette of the bootie made every step look stylish.

My booties were the perfect finishing touch to a look that paired a crop stripe top with a burgundy skirt.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Celebrating Curls: Dove Quench Absolute Line

This post is sponsored by Dove Hair.

Eighteen years ago, I made the decision to embrace my naturally curly, coarse, and often unpredictable hair. At the time, there were very few products on the market that were dedicated to the care of my hair texture, a hair type that requires a lot of nourishment.

Today, as more women have braved the world with their natural curls, the market has responded with products designed to love those curls. Dove, one of my favorite product lines, recently launched its Dove Quench Absolute line, a collection of hair products specially formulated to deeply nourish dry, curly, coarse hair. Dove has gone even further with the recent release of its series of curly haired emojis. These emojis, which allow we curly haired women and girls to see reflections of ourselves, are available for free in the App Store and Google Play. Standard data rates apply.

I was invited to try Dove's #LoveYourCurls product line, which is comprised of the Dove Quench Absolute Shampoo, the Dove Quench Absolute Conditioner, the Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum, and the Dove Quench Absolute Restoration Mask. I, of course, obliged.

I washed my hair with the Dove Quench Absolute Shampoo, a conditioning shampoo that smells like a tropical heaven and left my hair feeling clean and soft. I followed up with the Dove Quench Absolute Restoration Mask, a deep conditioner. I allowed the conditioner to sit in my hair for about five minutes. I was stunned by how easy my comb glided through my hair while using the deep conditioner.

Conditioning with the Dove Quench Absolute Restoration Mask

After rinsing out the Dove Quench Absolute Restoration mask, I towel dried my hair and then applied the Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum in sections. The serum is a lightweight, leave-in treatment for the hair. I then blow-dried my hair, flat-twisted it, and went to bed. The next morning, I had the best twist-out ever! Check out my curl definition.

No hat required on a great curly hair day.
Dove Hair encourages all women and girls to love their curls. Download the Dove Love Your Curls Emoji for free in the App Store and Google Play, and show us how you #LoveYourCurls to help inspire the next generation. Standard data rates apply.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sparkle in Sequin Pants

I've been eying the Express sequin leggings since they hit stores recently. This sparkly pants was a strong contender for one of my Saint Louis Fashion Week outfits, but I went with leather leggings instead. Weeks later, though, I'm stilling thinking about those sequin pants. I envision them being the perfect glamorous touch to anything from a sweatshirt to a button-down white shirt to a black tunic.

Fly sequin pants: