Catherine’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Here’s the best of Catherine …

Thanks For The Band Recommendation, Target!

“Apparently, I’m not the only person who takes note of songs played in commercials and isn’t ashamed of adding them to my iPod. That Minnutes song Target used is leaps ahead of the album’s other songs in the popularity rankings on the iTunes Music Store. And there are tons of websites that list what songs have been featured in which commercials for easy reference.”

Are These Shoes High Fashion Or Hooker Chic?

“Over the past few weeks, while flipping through magazines and shoe shopping for ourselves, we’ve noticed that a number of designer shoes this season resemble bondage and stripper heels … Can you tell the difference between the high-end heels and the hooker ones?”

The 5 New Articles Of Clothing You Haven’t Yet Heard Of

“It’s no longer enough to wear a pair of shoes, a shirt, or a skirt. No, fashion has gotten so much more complicated. Now there are articles with names like shooties (pictured) and jeggings, because combination clothes are so hot right now. Here are five combination clothing items we see on the horizon.”

Debate This: Should Guys Help Pay For Birth Control?

“Unlike the pill, condoms are something that either person can pick up at the drugstore, so sharing that cost is a no-brainer. But if your protection of choice is the pill, should your boyfriend contribute to the cause? We asked a bunch of sexually active folks—both male and female—whether it’s appropriate for the guy to pay for part of the prescription.”

Q&A: Author Michelle Maisto Proves A Vegetarian And A Meat Lover Can Live Happily Ever After

“Without food, what would we do on dates? There would be no candlelit dinners, and no romantic champagne and strawberries or other supposedly aphrodisiac combos. In her new book The Gastronomy of Marriage, Michelle Maisto explores what happens in the food department after the dating stage is over, recounting the year before she and her fiancé, Rich, got married, and what they ate.”

Peggy Olsen’s Style Transformation On “Mad Men”

“Slowly but surely, Peggy has progressed from her wardrobe of frumpy frocks to a coiffed and made-up wearer of tailored plaid suits. Click through for 25 photos documenting Peggy’s transformation. They go to show that proper-fitting clothes and a little lipstick go a long way.”

All My Friends Are Getting Married And I’m Not Even Close

“For some reason, whenever I tell people that another one of my pals has a ring on her finger, they get a sad, sympathetic look on their face, like they’re afraid I might start crying or go into a deep depression. They shouldn’t be concerned, though, because I’m not the least bit jealous.”

5 Lessons We Learned From Anna Wintour

“We’ve been on the fence about Anna Wintour and her persona, wondering whether she puts on a bitch front because she can. However, after seeing her speak last Tuesday and watching the “60 Minutes” special and its outtakes, the Vogue editor-in-chief has our respect. And, she’s taught us a few valuable lessons that explain and defy her reputation.”

I Wanna Dress Like The Morton Salt Girl

“Fashion inspiration can come at the strangest of times, like when you’re reaching for a container of salt in your cupboard. The Morton Salt Umbrella Girl has been around since 1914; however, her outfit got considerably cuter in 1968.”

20 Words That Gross Us Out More Than Moist

“Moist doesn’t bother us so much, but there are a few other words that get our panties in a twist, including panty (singular is worse than plural).”