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Omiru Poll Results: Humor Tees are Out

Omiru Poll Result: Humor Tees are Out

Omiru Poll Result: Humor Tees are OutWe asked: Are Humor Tees In or Out?

You said: Humor Tees, despite their celeb sightings, are Out.  57% voted them out, and another 26% think they’re on the way out.  However, a sizeable minority (23%) are still rocking this trend.

Omiru’s take:
Sure, these tees may be amusing on Lindsay or Paris, but they’re not for everyone.  If you’re looking for attention, you might want to try a bold color or a unique accessory instead.  However, we don’t want to throw out the baby with the bathwater–humor tees aren’t necessarily unstylish.  Our rule of thumb?  If in 10 years you would be embarassed to see a picture of yourself in the tee, leave the tee on the shelf.

Next Question: You told us that The Color White is In.  Our last few shopping trips, however, have turned up shades of purple and lilac.   Tell us, is The Color Purple In, or is it Out?  Cast your vote on
the sidebar!

Add comment July 31st, 2006

Tabitha “Quinny” Handbag

Tabitha Quinny bag from The Quinny bag, designed for the gal-on-the-go, features eight pockets: four inside and four outside.  Our favorite?  The flat bottom pocket–perfect for stashing an extra pair of flats.

Also available in beige.

$345 (preorder) at

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Friday Fashion Hotlist | 7.28.06

Issue No. 51 of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

week, we’re giving you a reason to hit the mall this weekend: two stylish SALE items!  We present to you a fresh-looking cropped rouched jacket for women and an eye-catching pintucked lawn shirt for men.

For women:

  Armani Exchange Ruched Zip Jacket
Rouched Zip Jacket | $99.99 (sale) at
Armani Exchange
The cropped style is flattering for the petite and the long-waisted, and the ruched detailing adds to the clean cut feel of the look.

And for men:

Kenneth Cole Lawn Party Shirt
Lawn Party Shirt | $26.99 $89.98 (sale, but Kenneth Cole seems to have changed the sale price as of 7.31.06) at
Kenneth Cole
We’re not sure whether it’s the vibrant aqua color or the pintuck placket that makes this shirt.  Perhaps it’s both.

4 comments July 28th, 2006

Satin Bubble Dress

Le Fashionista Satin Bubble Dress Bubble skirts were all over the Fall 06 runways.  Ride this trend with this unimistakably elegant bubble dress by Prospect 44.

$150 at Le Fashionista.

5 comments July 28th, 2006

Ready Made Outfit: Boardwalk Date

Beat the heat, and head to the beach boardwalk for your next date.  Match the chill attitude of the boardwalk with a casual outfit that appears as effortless as it does gorgeous.

"Boardwalk Date" Fashion Formula = Henley Shirt + Shorts + Laceless Sneakers + Tote Bag.

Quick Dip Henley by Ella Moss
Quick Dip Henley | $68 at Anthropologie

Citizens of Humanity Ios Stretch Bermuda Shorts
Citizens of Humanity Ios Stretch Bermuda Shorts | $95.20 (sale) at Shopbop

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Slip Shoe
Chuck Taylor All Star Unisex Slip Shoe | $109.99 at Converse

Anna Corinna Small Nouveau Tote
Anna Corinna Small Nouveau Tote | $312 at Shopbop

1 comment July 27th, 2006

Mikey Cropped Jacket by Theory

Theory Mikey Cropped Jacket
Cropped sleeves and an oversized collar place this jacket firmly on-trend.

$375 at Intermix.

4 comments July 27th, 2006

Trendscape: One-Piece Jumpsuits

If you want to try something funky, buy yourself a hot one-piece jumpsuit. Sure, it’s a bit off-the-wall, but getting dressed will feel so much more effortless (just ask Jessica Simpson; she wore a striped jumpsuit to TRL). Instead of kicking back with flip-flops this summer, try a pair of high heels with your funky jumpsuit that will instantaneously take you from simple to sizzling.  The best part about this getup?  Instead of having to match a top and a bottom, the one-piece jumpsuit does the coordinating for you. If only everything in life were this simple.

Our $$$ Pick

black jumpsuit

Glamour Satin Jumpsuit | $179 at Bebe

Our $$ Pick

striped jumpsuit

Lux Reef Strip Onesy | $68 at Urban Outfitters

Our $ Pick

Woven Jumpsuit

Woven Jumpsuit | $27.80 at Forever 21

1 comment July 26th, 2006

Knit Skull Ring

Knit Skull Ring at Fred Flare Skulls are hot this season, despite the morbidity.  Somebody please tell us why they’re suddenly so cute.

$5 (for set of two) at Fred Flare.

2 comments July 26th, 2006

Ready Made Outfit: The Business of Shopping

Just because you’re on a mission to expand your closet
doesn’t mean it isn’t already full of oh-so-fashionable ensembles.  Always put your
best foot forward–it may inspire you to make some bold new additions to your wardrobe.  Plus, looking like you mean business may pay dividends in the service level you receive from sales associates.

"Business of Shopping" Fashion Formula = Plaid Blazer Jacket + Basic White Tee + Skinny Jeans + Wedge Sandals.


Crinkled Plaid Jacket | $24.80 at Forever 21

basic white tee

Dana Buchman Three Quarter Sleeve Tee | $70 at Nordstrom

skinny jeans

Lux Stretch Slim Jean Raw | $68 at Urban Outfitters

wedge heels

The Slingbacks | $158 at Anthropologie

1 comment July 25th, 2006

DB Clay Faith On Juniper Gaffers Tape Men’s Billfold

DB Clay Faith On Juniper Gaffers Tape Men\'s Billfold Six pocket (4 card slots and 2 card pouches) bi-folds with a bill compartment. 

No animals were harmed in the making of this billfold.

$54 at Alternative Outfitters.

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