• The New York Times made the decision that some trends are waay played out and put together 10 looks they “never want to see again”…While I agree on some (cupcake boobs, denim diapers), there are others that I don’t want to see gone (though maybe their re-interpretation should be less prevalent and extreme). Can’t say I’m in a rush to say bye to draped skirts (they are some of the more flattering skirt silhouettes for pear shapes like moi), skulls and studs (don’t need to be on everything but a few can be rad), and transparency (of course we don’t need totally see-through skirts, but peekaboo mesh at the shoulders/ribs/collarbone are all super sexy!).  [NYT]
  • Jasmine Solano had quite the year promoting her music nationwide while decked out in Married to the Mob gear. She was a sweet addition to the party when she rolled through Boston for an in-store performance and turn table jam session at the Fashionably Late “New” Society Ball we hosted back in September. Check her photo diary for a year’s worth of MOB looks. [MOB Living]
  • New year, new couture. Fashionista‘s latest “Would You Rather?” focuses on the J.Mendel dress worn by both Taylor Swift at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night and Natalie Portman on January’s Vogue cover. Looking for a similar party ensemble? Get the wrapped mesh effect with the Yohanna Dress by Blaque Label, the Wet T-shirt Dress by style stalker, or the Sideswiped Dress by Plastic Island and if you want a draped, blush style go for the Asymmetric Ruched Dress by Costume Dept.  [Fashionista]
  • Nobody likes a boring planner. And the cult favorite Moleskine notebooks (my personal go-to) are ideal for customization. Free People tipped us off to a fabulous DIY idea from Honestly…WTF: stitching fabric squares to the front of your Moleskine! I love it and am currently on the prowl for cool patterned fabric to fancy up my planner, I suggest you do the same. [BLDG 25]
  • While I can only afford these pieces in my dreams (and maybe not even then…) it’s interesting to see which current items Style.com experts believe will be the coveted vintage styles of tomorrow. Do you have any of these in your closet?? [Style.com]