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#WhatsHotNow: Accessories Daaahling!

Double sided stud earring can move over! Everyone is going nuts over My Jewel Candy’s new DOUBLE DANGLES!

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Double DANGLES are the new trend! Available in 7 styles with more on the way, these beauties are just $25 – $28. They’re double the fun, for single the price! And we’ve been told that there hundreds of pieces that aren’t on their website.

See more here: http://www.myjewelcandy.com/collections/double-sided-earrings

#WhatsHotNow: Mint & Lolly

MInt & LollyWe loved it when this totally whimsical (and affordable!) fashion cuff  by Mint & Lolly jewelry suddenly showed up in our email box this morning and especially pictured on Teen Wolf actess Arden Cho who wore it very glamorously at the Third Annual DramaFever Awards last night in New York City! Isn’t she lovely?

To do:  Buy this now!

Mint & Lolly’s Chocolate Pearl Cuff Bracelet ($19.99; www.mintandlolly.com).

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#WhatsHotNow: AnnaLynne McCord in LANY and Zombie Beach

59bd3dfe-4880-4ef7-a9a2-3f275610cb5cOf all the awards season fashions and street trends we saw this week, AnnaLynne McCord sporting her LANY  Let’s Make it Brief  backpack in black ($60) and Zombie Beach YOLOHA Snapback cap ($25;) on Instagram, wowed us most for its totally put together, sporty chic and colorful style.  We’re loving the price points too!

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Photo courtesy of instagram.com/theannalynnemccord.

Roger Stone’s Eighth Annual Best & Worst Dressed

“It is a very, very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed” -Lord Chesterton.

What would a new year be without a a style review?  Roger Stone gives us his not always so cheeky but fairly spot of review of the celebs we love, hate and almost forgot about except for their fabulous moments and terrible faux pas.

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It is that time of year when those of us who paid attention to such things recall the tradition of the late Hollywood designer Mr. Blackwell – who, for nearly 50 years, released an eagerly anticipated annual list that began as a chronicle of the world’s best and worst dressed people. The flamboyant, media-savvy Blackwell spared no one — celebrities, movie stars, athletes, socialites and captains of industry were all under his microscope.

Since Blackwell’s death in 2008, we here at the Stone On Style have proudly picked up the torch, continuing this New Year’s tradition, but in its original “Best/Worst” format. It is a proud pursuit, and inasmuch as it truly is a labor of love, it is also an increasingly difficult endeavor, as the state of dress for the public-at-large continues to slide.

We vigilantly monitor the world of media, entertainment, sports, politics, academia, art and fashion to determine who has style… and who truly doesn’t. As an aside, we do recognize that we write this at a time where more gain notoriety for undressing, rather than dressing. The number of naked selfies from actresses and models that have “leaked” drive millions to view the latest celebrity nude.

FULL LIST OF BEST & WORST DRESSED

This Shirt Could Save Your Life

Commuter Fashion Brilliance

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Since 2008, Betabrand has been clothing commuters with hybrid work/bike attire that’s designed to perform equally well astride cycles or Aeron chairs. Now, plaid pulsars and shiny hineys are illuminating the streets of San Francisco, thanks to its latest collection of bike-to-workwear.   The online clothier has woven reflective elements into a new collection of shirts, jackets, pants, and scarves.

Shirts are made of soft poly cotton with reflective 3M threads woven within.

Trousers feature reflective cuffs and clever, cornea-searing V-flaps that deploy from the rider’s rear.

Jackets feature shiny epaulettes and flaps that riders can reveal at night.

You can see the entire collection here.

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About Betabrand

Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and photography from customers.  Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Executive Hoodies, Sock Insurance, Bike to Work Pants, Space Jackets, Cordarounds, and Gay Jeans.

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Eco-Friendly Sustainability in RAREFORM

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RAREFORM is creating quite a wave in the outdoor market with it’s innovative, eco-friendly manufacturing techniques. Aimed to reduce waste and sustain our natural playground, RAREFORM creates one-of-a-kind bags and accessories that protect both your gear and the environment. By using an “upcycling” process, RAREFORM is able to take billboards before they hit landfills and transform them into completely individualized works of art- perfectly fit for the active lifestyle. Founder and outdoor enthusiast, Alec Avedissian’s brilliant idea of “billboards to bags” came to mind during a surf trip to El Salvador where he noticed locals using old billboards to protect their homes from nature’s elements. Launched in September 2012 and specializing in surf, RAREFORM’s stylish products are padded, waterproof, mildew-proof, and as tough as the products they protect. The brand offers all types of uniquely well -designed accessories ranging from surf bags, paddle bags, totes and backpacks to laptop and cell phone sleeves.

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What Gia On The Move loves about this brand!:

RAREFORM has pledged to donate 1% of sales to support the preservation and restoration of our natural environment.

“With a continued commitment to the principles that got the whole thing started-quality, sustainability, and style - RAREFORM’s best days are still ahead,” Avedissian says. RAREFORM is sold in stores such as Patagonia, REI, and other outdoor retailers with prices ranging from $40-125; www.RAREFORM.com.

Binge vs Budget: Un-Taxing Shopping Advice from Stylist Gen Bell

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Tax season ends in 17 days. For many of us that means a nice hunk of refund dough on its way just begging to be spent. Here’s a tip:  Don’t blow it all in the wrong places.  In fact, ladies, and you know who you shop-a-holics are, if you’re pining for an upgrade to your Spring and Summer looks, instead plan on saving those dollars. You can!

Wardrobe stylist Gen Bell offered us some great money saving tips on how to achieve maximum style impact with minimum wallet binge for tax season and for throughout the year.

1. Have a set budget!

Having a set budget on how much you’d like to spend is key. Everyone has different methods that work best for him or her. Some people prefer to use cash so that they can see exactly how much they’re spending and on what. My personal method is to create a budget first, let’s say $100. Then I figure out how many outfits I’d like to have from the $100, let’s say 4 outfits. Then I start window-shopping and comparing prices from different stores. I always check both online and in actual stores. Often times you’ll find the best mark down prices online!

2  Hit the Discount Stores

You can find stylish bargains at stores like T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and DSW.  Designer duds for a fraction of the price!  But be careful, just because a store is inexpensive doesn’t mean you’ll save any money if you over spend.  Learn control.

3. Learn to Do-it-Yourself

Learning how to make a few, simple alterations can save you lots of money down the line.  Master the basics of sewing, replacing buttons, and hemming pants. If you’re a busy professional like most of us, then find a local seamstress in your neighborhood that can make the simple alterations for you. The point is to have you clothes last you for a long time. So if you loose a couple of pounds and can’t fit those jeans anymore, make the necessary alterations so that you can reincorporate those jeans back into your wardrobe.

(Check out this totally rockin’ video that Gen styled for our other favorite Jen)

4. Shop Out of Season

Seasoned shoppers shop for spring and summer items in the fall, and buy your fall and winter looks when spring rolls around. Clothing is always cheaper when they are out of season.

5. Avoid Impulse Shopping or Emotional Shopping

Many of us can’t fight the urge to impulse buy.  Remind yourself when the urge arises, are these shoes worth it right at this moment?  Do not buy the shoes, wait a couple of days and if you still want them and rationalize your need then buy them.

6. Think About What’s Already in Your Closet

When shopping, build a wardrobe around one or two color families that you already have.  Keep your current wardrobe in mind when you shop, and don’t buy anything that won’t go with at least two or three other items that you own.

7. Take Care of Your Clothing

Caring for your clothes will help them last longer.  Use the right amount of detergent, avoid the dryer when possible and hang and fold clothes properly. Pack your seasonal wardrobe! You don’t need your winter clothes hanging in your closet all summer long. Pack them in air tight containers that are designed to keep the moisture out and your clothes fresh!

8. Shop Vintage and Consignment

Fashion is cyclical!  Trends from the past always make a comeback so don’t shy away from vintage and consignment shops.   It may take longer to find exactly what you are looking for at a used clothing store so you must have patience and bring a friend for a fun movie montage.

9.  Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize.  No outfit is complete without the right accessories.  Take a simple dress and accessorize it in different ways to create completely different looks each time!  This will expand your wardrobe without having to buy a new outfit for every occasion.

Check out more of Gen Styling advice and services online: www.genbell.com

About Gen Bell:

Wardrobe stylist and creative director, Gen Bell is the true embodiment of a career girl in every aspect. Bell was born in Chicago and is currently styling key individuals in the South Florida community in film, fashion and music.  Bell has worked one on one with designers, boutiques, production companies, models and more.  As a previous writer for Haute Living, Gen Bell has an impressive resume for a newbie.  With a portfolio centered on beauty, video, celebrity/music, and street-chic styling, Bell has a vast knowledge of creating an aesthetically pleasing composition. Working with color palettes, silhouettes, and design, Gen Bell pulls together elements and principles to create a final “product” which sets apart from the rest.