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MPS Newsstand: Lucky May 2009

The Good:cover_lucky_190

  • Great inclusion of drugstore cosmetics and skincare
  • Cute bargain finds among more expensive wares (Adorable,  red patent-trim straw clutch for $48 from Chinese Laundry on p. 70 – look in the back for a Lucky-branded coupon!). Other picks include Old Navy t-shirts; $5 cropped leggings from Forever 21; many fun pieces from H&M, K-Mart, JC Penney, Target, etc.
  • Steal These Looks for Under $100 p. 113 – 120, great ideas for styling
  • Extensive section on inexpensive hair solutions (trim your own split ends, p. 157)
  • Monthly Lucky Breaks section featuring giveaways, discounts, etc.

 The Bad:

  • Hardly any suitable looks for work or interview
  • Deal Hunting on p. 98 – maybe it’s just my taste, but the clothes on that page (“sweet feminine pieces” for a wedding reception) are cheap looking.

The Ugly:

  • Home Expansion on p. 76 highlighting new home lines from my favorite designers, including Tracy Reese, tibi, Trina Turk, Temperley and Tuleh. I mean, kick a girl while she’s down, huh? Who in this economy can afford a $350 wool leopard pillow…no matter how adorable it is? Or how about wallpaper for $150 to $200 a roll? Just mean. I’m really jonesing to redecorate, but I’ll be steering my car to TJ Maxx or Target…if I get to do it at all!
  • “Secrets to Wearing Shiny Trousers”, p. 88. Wow–those will look super hot (mess) on your next informational interview.

The Verdict: Four Pink Slips. For the drugstore finds and hair section as well as the Lucky Breaks and style ideas