Lauren Conrad wears many hats, a few of which I’d prefer she take off. (As a writer, it chaps my hide that she gets a serial book deal.) But one area I think Lauren excels in, besides masterfully wearing braids, is fashion design. I’ve liked a lot of the thing she’s done for her low-priced line for Kohl’s, but it’s her mid-priced line Paper Crown that really makes my closet ache. She just unveiled Paper Crown’s Holiday Collection and I’m totally into the crushed neutral velvet, floral prints, and champagne-colored frocks. Click through to see the full collection, in store
The bad news: tonight, Daylight Saving Time ends, which means it’s about to get cold and dark for the foreseeable future. As someone who is prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), I am determined to look at this from a glass half full perspective! Which brings me to the good news: by setting the clocks back an hour tomorrow, we get an extra hour tomorrow! An extra hour to do anything you want with. Here are 35 ideas for how to spend it. Share yours in the comments! Keep reading »
TGIF! This weekend, my plan is to finish reading Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot, then start on Mindy Kaling’s book. If I get through that, I’m on to Swamplandia! So, basically, I’m reading all weekend. Click through to see what we’re wearing today and then share what your weekend plans are — or what you’re reading if you’re not pulling your nose out of a book in order to socialize either — in the comments!
Last night, I fell into a little bit of Flickr k-hole as I discovered and combed through a treasure trove of vintage ads targeted at women. Various household cleansers! Brillo pads! Life-changing appliance materials! A perfume called “Macrame”! And a crocheted toilet paper cover that looks like a poodle? Oh yes. Some of these are positively frame-worthy. And just wait until you see my slideshow of vintage homemaker magazines… Keep reading »