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9 Sexy Librarian-Inspired Spectacles

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This is me, in the glasses I bought at Costco three years ago. I normally wear contacts, at least out and about, but at home I rock the glasses. Recently, someone saw me in them and said, “1997 called and wants its glasses back,” which, while harsh, got me thinking that it might be time to update my spectacles, perhaps with a pair cool and distinctive enough that I would wear them in public more often. I really want something nerdyish but still slightly femme. Here are nine rather sexy librarian-esque options. (Prices are for frames, not including the cost of lenses.)

Trailer Park: “Fame,” “Coco Before Chanel,” “Surrogates,” “The Boys Are Back,” “Capitalism”

Well, it’s officially fall, ladies. Time to retire your bikinis and start packing on the winter pounds and you’d better hurry because I’ve already got a head start! Training includes consuming lots of empty calories and then sitting really still for long periods of time. Where better to do that than at the movie theater? This week is all about pretending to be what you aren’t, like a talented dancer in “Fame,” a beautiful android in “Surrogates,” a capable parent in “The Boys Are Back,” politically versed with “Capitalism: A Love Story,” rich enough to afford Chanel with “Coco Before Chanel,” and a nice guy with “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.” Keep reading »

(Another) Quote Of The Day: Bijou Phillips Doesn’t Know What To Believe

“When I was 13, Mackenzie told me that she had a consensual sexual relationship with our father. This news was confusing and scary, as I lived alone with my father since I was 3. I didn’t know what to believe, and it didn’t help that shortly there after Mackenzie told me it didn’t happen. Mackenzie’s history with our father is hers, but also clouded with 30 years of drug abuse. I hope she can come to terms with this and find peace. The life I had with my father was very different. He was Mr. Mom, encouraging and loving. The man that raised me would never be capable of doing such things, and if he was, it is heartbreaking to me to think that my family would leave me alone with him. I understand Mackenzie’s need to come clean with a history she feels will help others, but it’s devastating to have the world watch as we try and mend broken fences, especially when the man in question isn’t here to defend himself.”

– Bijou Phillips on her half-sister Mackenzie’s allegation that she had an incestuous relationship with their father. [DListed] Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Amanda Seyfried’s Oversized Blazer

“Boyfriend” everythings are available in stores right now. Madewell has bf T-shirts and ex-boyfriend jeans; DKNY has boyfriend cardigans; and Juicy Couture has boyfriend watches, to name a few. We’re pretty psyched companies are making oversized clothes for women, because we have trouble wearing actual man-friends’ button-downs (they weren’t made for boobs) and jeans (they’re huge!). Amanda Seyfriend gets the boyfriend blazer right by not wearing it with other bulky clothes, well, except for that huge handbag. Click through for seven oversized jackets that’ll make you look put-together in skinny jeans and a T-shirt, or business-appropriate when paired with a pencil skirt and a tank. Keep reading »

How To Wake Your Girlfriend Up


The buildup is a bit slow, but the payoff is worth it.
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Travel Diary: My Costa Rican Surf Adventure

I recently crossed something off my bucket list. At 29-almost-30, I finally learned how to surf. Despite growing up in sunny San Diego, I’d never learned, and after a failed attempt to teach myself in Hawaii as a teenager — resulting in bloody knees and feet after a detour through a coral reef — I never tried again. Until this summer. Keep reading »

Striptease With Your Latte, Sir?

I worked at a coffee shop in college. Sometimes I would throw in a free cookie to go along with a cup o’ joe for my favorite customers and they would return the favor by tipping extra. But apparently I missed out on a much bigger opportunity! At a coffee shop in Everett, Washington, the baristas were frothing more than just milk — police have arrested five female workers for operating a prostitution ring out of the cafe. They would charge customers as much as $80 to flash their breasts, lick whipped cream off each other’s body parts, and pose for nudie pics. Also!

Detectives say the women also charged customers to play “basketball” — a game in which customers were allowed to throw waded up money at the women, who caught the money in their underpants. [Everett Daily Herald]

OK, so I get that this is wrong and all, but it’s not like they were offering sex or blow jobs with the lattes, right? Next time steal from the register, ladies! [via Gawker] Keep reading »

Crush Of The Day: Jamie Dornan, Male Model

Ladies, allow me to introduce you to Jamie Dornan. I have been rocking a girl boner for him ever since I spied him alongside Eva Mendes in the October issue of Glamour. He is a model, most recognizable for bringing the male hotness to Eva’s Calvin Klein print ads, and is also the face of Dior Homme perfume. He fancies himself an actor and appeared in Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” and will be playing the lead as Agent X in “X Returns.” Jamie is from Northern Island Ireland, which means when he is moaning my name during sexytimes he sounds like a leprechaun. Enjoy another photo, after the jump… Keep reading »

The Daily Ovulation: Kingston Rossdale Will Bite Your Butt Off

Do not f**k with Kingston Rossdale. TMZ caught the redonkulously adorable spawn of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale showing off a little ‘tude. Part of me feels guilty for posting this video, because the kid clearly doesn’t want the paparazzi taking photos of him, yet I also want to celebrate his inate badassness. [ONTD] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Elisabeth Moss On Playing Peggy Olson

““I love playing Peggy [Olson]. Finding the balance between playing her, finding new things, and not losing her, and constantly finding enough new stuff to keep her remaining herself … Playing her is an exercise in remaining simple, despite the fact that she is becoming more complicated. [She's] not out to hurt anyone, she’s just trying to figure out who she is. But it still is agenda-free. She is looking for her place in the world.”

— “Mad Men”‘s Elisabeth Moss in Venice magazine [Just Jared]
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