Make an entrance in the season's most versatile shoe: the oxford. Ideal for pairing with tweed trousers, jeans, wool skirts, or dresses, this smart silhouette will add panache to your style without busting your budget. Shop our options from hip shoemakers like Jeffrey Campbell, Dolce Vita, Free People, and Bass — all for $150 or less — featuring fun metallic finishes, cap-toe details, and bold colorblocking. Your sole mate is waiting for you.
We're all about Summer fun, but sometimes that's difficult to do in heels. That's where the borrowed-from-the-boys oxford comes in. The lower-heel profile makes them comfortable, but don't fret, they don't lose an ounce of cool. Whether the silhouette is classic (think brogue detailing and a patent finish) or culls fashion-forward accents like metallic shine, exotic texture, leather cutouts, or colorblocking, there's certainly a more dynamic way to interpret (read: wear) the flat oxford look. Luckily, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and even Zara have all crafted their own versions to appeal to a handful of style personalities. As for execution? Remember that these shoes work for day and night — and as long as you show a little ankle (at the very least), you're good to go. Click on for 19 of our favorite Summer oxford picks now.
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Creating the perfect black and tan can be hard. If you've never tried to make one, be sure to try it out at home first with no guests to serve. Once you have the technique down, you'll have no trouble trying to re-create this layered beverage for your friends.There are two different techniques to build the perfect black and tan; I recommend trying both out to see which works best for you.
Pull out your pint glass and slowly pour in the Bass by titling the glass to avoid too much foam. Once the glass is half full, open the Guinness and once again tilt the glass. With a steady hand, pour the Guinness down the side of the glass verrrry slowly.Another great technique is to pour the Bass into the glass with little to no foam, just like before. Hold a large spoon upside down over the glass and very slowly pour the Guinness over the back of it. Pouring Guinness over the back of a spoon slows the flow of the beer.
Voilà: two ways to pour the perfect black and tan. Still not sure you have it down? Just keep reading for more tips!
It’s Super Bowl season, and Katie Sweeney, editor of YumSugar, shows you how to get your hostess game on with two delicious beer cocktails. The Clara, also known as a Shandy in England, is a refreshing, sweet mix of lager and sparkling lemonade. If you prefer a full-bodied beertail, combine equal parts of Bass and Guinness for a Black & Tan. But there’s a trick to this mix, so watch our video to see how it’s done.
>> The Bass Loves Rachel Antonoff Spring 2011 collection has left everyone in a tizzy and up until now, price points have been kept under wraps. Good news: not only is the line feminine but affordable, too — prices range from $99 for a pair of canvas oxfords to $149 for lace and leather high-tops. Peruse the slideshow for the complete collection — Antonoff herself declared a special liking to the Alice pair in navy and the Odette in red — plus price points for every style.
Tonight, I'll be making the most of leftover striped bass fillets by pan-sautéing them, then serving a Mediterranean olive-almond relish alongside the table. The result is a wholesome supper that's ready in under 30. For the simple recipe, keep on reading.
Don't be intimidated by the idea of throwing a delicate protein like fish on the grill. Just opt for a firm-fleshed species, like striped bass, being sure to dry it completely before putting it on the grill. Once it's cooking, leave the fish alone to do its thing; flip it and remove it from heat using the thinnest, widest spatula possible.
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Instead of grilling sea bass, opt for a steaming technique that poaches the fish, yielding a melt-in-your-mouth consistency. A pat of butter, serrano pepper, and ginger infuse the dish with fragrance, flavor, and richness. For the recipe — which doesn't even require a steamer! — keep on reading.
Light up the barbecue for a quick-cooking fillet of sea bass, smoldered skin-crisp, then top with a watermelon and green tomato salsa that screams summertime.
For the most sustainable seafood option, reach for farmed striped bass and avoid Chilean sea bass at all costs. Want the recipe? Read more.