Everyone who speaks English knows the phrase "don't judge a book by its cover," and I can't think of a better way to describe my experience with NASTYGAL.com. I happened upon this unique online retailer of designer and vintage pieces a couple months ago, and although I first expected its merchandise to be a little too suggestive for my personal taste, I've been irrevocably obsessed ever since. Founded in 2006 and owned by stylist Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal should in no means be prejudged due to its, well, provocative name. In the likes of Urban Outfitters and Lulus.com, the site offers fairly inexpensive yet unconventional articles of clothing that are typically not found in stores at the mall. No, the apparel you purchase from Nasty Gal evokes that giddiness only experienced when discovering a one-of-a-kind piece at a boutique. You know, those garments that you involuntarily handle with more care. The ones that find yourself putting on the "good" hangers and only washing by hand, just in case.
Furthermore, Nasty Gal suits various personal styles (as I demonstrated above) and can clothe you for a range of occasions. Floaty tops, full skirts, and cotton dresses fulfill the need for everyday essentials, while body-hugging mini skirts, daring crop tops, and sequined dresses do the job for nights out. Whether you're drawn to romantic lace and the more modest ensemble, or you dare to don bustiers and lace-up hotpants (see #15 above!), Nasty Gal is sure to satisfy your craving for eclecticism when you're snapping up clothes online.
1. Plum Fringe Dress, $78
2. Luxor Sequin Dress, $58
3. Cut It Out Shirtdress, $68
4. Fancy Knot Dress, $88
5. Caged In Halter Dress, $58
6. Birkin Fringe Top- Black, $78
7. Angel Crop Top, $72
8. Chiffon Crop Blouse- Orange, $38
9. Cloudy Ruffle Top, $68
10. Double Cross Tee- Black, $38
11. Stacked Stripe Knit, $48
12. Ariel Sequin Shorts, $78
13. Ikat Heart Blouse- Blush, $38
14. Red Lace Dress, $78
15. Velvet Corset Shorts, $78
All items currently available at NASTYGAL.com.