I’m not big on bags. But every so often, the practicality of having everything near at hand wins out and I start looking around for a purse. However, I am frequently disappointed with much of the mainstream style and practices surrounding purses, so lately, I’ve been looking to Etsy to fill this need. Without further ado, here are a few of my favorites, hand-plucked for you from among the dizzying number of stalls. Continue reading
I have a somewhat humiliating confession to make. I’m 33 years old and still have no idea how to dress myself. It’s not that I wear anything truly hideous or embarrassing, but my wardrobe is just so boring. At this point, I’m starting to think I’ll never learn how to dress like a functioning adult. Most days I’m okay with this, but the thought that I might one day really have to figure it out is pretty unnerving. Help! Continue reading
Oh-ho-ho-ho, I love this time of year for scarves on Etsy. While most of us keep a bulky scarf or two for those winter days we spend freezing our asses off at the bus stop, we all look forward to the day when we can break out our lighter, more delicate spring/summer scarves. In this edition of Etsy Betsy, you will be ooh-ing and ah-ing over what I have to show you. Oh my darlings, lock up that credit card right now; you’ve been warned! Continue reading
Wedges are totally IN (again). But I say, embrace the wedge! They’re cute, comfortable and easier to walk in than other high heeled alternatives. Continue reading
In the last year, I have become one of many. I have begun to adore collecting little bottles full of bright colours and slathering them on the ends of my fingers. I adore choosing between those little bottles, between the glitter, the jellies, the creams. That’s right; I have an addiction to nail polish. This is my ode to nail polish. Continue reading
At some point in the late 1990s, when flared-leg jeans were getting popular, all the adults in my life starting talking about how they never thought they’d see bell-bottoms make a comeback. At the time, I thought they were being ridiculous. These were flares not bell-bottoms, why couldn’t they get with it?
Once upon a time, hair accessories weren’t purchased from the clearance section at Target, but from local artisans. In this day and age, we turn to Etsy. Continue reading
Like, ohmyGod, it’s totally 80s over here! Do you still own Hammer pants? Well, that’s too bad–they’re not back in. Carolina Herrera does not go near that shit, people. But you can wear the 80s today if you dare, radical ladies. So put on your Madonna and let’s talk about the 1980s!
Color blocking: Creating an outfit by putting blocks of solid colors next to each other. Interesting geometric designs are a major focus of this spring’s color blocking. This can be achieved with the help of clothes, shoes or accessories, which are all coming in color block patterns this season. Color blocking doesn’t have to be bright fluorescent colors, it can be accomplished with monotone, bright colors, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors.
Are you ready to boogie? Then hop on the hippie disco train, Persephoneers – we’re gonna learn about the polyester goodness of 1970s fashion. It’s a lot more than just leisure suits. I have many ’70s pieces in my wardrobe – they’re fun and fit both the curvy and the not-so. Because of its fabrics and relative youth, ’70s clothing is in plentiful supply and easy to care for. What’s not to love? So put on your giant shades, tie a scarf around your neck, adjust your corduroy, and let’s go!
Yeah, yeah. Valentine’s Day is coming: cue the groans. Even those of us who have Valentine’s Day dates all lined up from now until the day we (or the date) die don’t always love this holiday. However, it’s hard to dislike it too much when all the Valentine’s Day goodies start showing up on Etsy. I’ve done a pretty exhaustive job of browsing what’s out there so that you can focus instead on cutting coupons for those super-cheap boxes of chocolate at Walgreens that go on sale around this time of year. You know the ones I’m talking about. Continue reading
Hey, fat beauties and those who shop for them! Here’s another update on winter apparel, but here, we’re talking hot and sexy winter coats for all your bundle-up needs.
Girl, your body is fabulous just as it is. Traditional stores don’t agree? Well, I’m here to tell you different. Here is your style guide for the plus fabulous woman. In today’s review, we’re talking wide calves and sexy-as-hell winter boots.
In our post organizing system, the Style category covers a broad range of topics, from fashion to design to art. Our Style writers are masters at looking at the fun side of style, but with a critical eye. The posts in this list are as clever as they are stylish, and I think they represent some of the best work Persephone has to offer. Continue reading