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Girl Talk: I’m Going Back To Therapy To Deal With My Anger

Last week, my mom and I were on one of our regular “dates,” headed to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Discovery Times Square. Times Square is definitely an area of NYC that most New Yorkers try to avoid unless necessary — it’s overrun with tourists, who make it difficult to get to your…

By: Annika Harris / March 12, 2012

How To Get Super Curly Locs Without Curlers

I can’t remember how it happened, but one lucky day, I stumbled upon the chescalocs YouTube Channel, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Video blogger Franchesca, or Chescaleigh, as she’s known on Facebook, is extremely creative and hilarious. I’ve developed a habit of falling down the rabbit hole that is her YouTube channel, where she…

By: Annika Harris / January 6, 2012

Girl Talk: I Have An Emotional Attachment To Clothing

Throughout this year, I’ve been forcing myself to live with less — less mani-pedis, less happy hours, and most of all less clothing! Back in the early spring, I donated about a third of my wardrobe to my best friend’s mother, who was sending a few barrels of clothes, food, and other goods to her…

By: Annika Harris / January 6, 2012

Rebecca Minkoff @ eBay: The Perfect Gift For The Glamorous Gadget Lover

There’s one thing fashion and gadgets have in common: both can be quite expensive. This holiday season, though, Rebecca Minkoff @ eBay has the perfect gift for the glamorous gadget lover that will not break your bank — an iPhone case. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill iPhone cases. Two feature raised cheetah designs in color combinatio…

By: Annika Harris / November 26, 2011

What’s More Important, Fabulous Hair Or A Banging Outfit?

Having grown up as one of the youngest in a family of women, I never wanted for a hairstylist. There was always someone around who could do my hair better than I could, so learning how to do it myself wasn’t a huge priority.

My mom taught me that good hair grease and…

By: Annika Harris / November 23, 2011

Shopping Guide: Everyone Needs A Puffer Coat

Having grown up in NYC, where the winters can be as frigid as the summers are humid, I know the power of a puffer coat. These coats block out the wind and cold, but are lightweight. Fortunately, gone are the days when puffer coats make you look like the Michelin Man. Now, there are many

By: Annika Harris / November 22, 2011

Shopping Guide: Leather Isn’t Just For Coats & Jackets

Leather is having such a major moment right now that designers and retailers are going beyond the classic leather coats and jackets. We also are loving leather skirts, tops, dresses, pants, and vests. Take a look at some of our favorite leather pieces that will make a statement in your wardrobe.

By: Annika Harris / November 20, 2011

Awesome Affordable: ROMWE Fashion

I stumbled upon the gem of a shopping site, ROMWE, when I was reading one of my favorite style blogs, StylePantry. Owner and editor Folake Huntoon wore an amazing leopard-print blouse in one of her “My Style” posts, and I had to have it. Fortunately for me, Folake revealed that the shirt was available on ROMWE,…

By: Annika Harris / November 19, 2011

Headphones For The Coy And Demure

Headphones are now considered a necessary accessory. But those large over-the-head headphones are too ostentatious for some. For ladies who prefer to subtly jam, we have Harajuku Lovers Space Age In-Ear Headphones. True to the Harajuku Lovers aesthetic, the ear buds are super, super cute! And you can change the body of the little Harajuku…

By: Annika Harris / November 16, 2011

NCLA Nail Lacquer Hits The Cruelty-Free Spot

In the last few years, everyone and their mama — from big name beauty brands to small entrepreneurs — is getting in on the nail polish game. What’s shocking is that NCLA Nail Lacquer, which recently launched, is able to deliver vibrant and saturated colors and polish that lasts without containing harmful carcinogens such a…

By: Annika Harris / November 15, 2011

Fake (The) It (Bag) Until You Make It

Every season, there are a few It Bags that get everyone drooling. Few are actually able to purchase the bag, but most just put it on a mental wish list. But we’ve discovered a way that anyone can have an It Bag without spending a few paychecks. We’ve found seven bags inspired by this season’s

By: Annika Harris / November 14, 2011

Shopping Guide: 12 Pairs Of Knee-High Boots

There are three reasons we reach for knee-high boots when the temperature dips. First, they help keep legs warm. Second, knee-high boots are like the universal shoe, going with pants, skirts, dresses, and shorts. And third, they’re hella chic and sophisticated! Here are 12 of our favorite pairs…

By: Annika Harris / November 13, 2011

Rainy Fashion Days

I hate the rain! I hate it so much that I’ve been known to cancel appointments and outings if there’s a downpour. Why? Well, this isn’t a very good reason, but it’s too difficult to stay stylish and dry when it’s raining. My shoes are usually what I love most about my outfits, and I…

By: Annika Harris / November 10, 2011

Beyonce’s 10 Best Maternity Looks (So Far)

Beyonce’s known for her lavish and constricting performance costumes, but has her style changed now that she’s expecting a little diva? Well, she still goes for lavish, but the silhouette of her garments is much looser. She still dresses the part of “the hottest chick in the game” on the red carpet, proving that pregnancy…

By: Annika Harris / November 10, 2011

Shopping Guide: All Dressed Up For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner, and while the food usually gets all the attention, we bet you can turn a few heads away from the turkey with a festive dress. Look for inspiration from the fall foliage when selecting a dress color and you’ll be all set for Turkey Day … and you’ll…

By: Annika Harris / November 9, 2011

Water Filtering Goes Sleek

It had never occurred to me that a water filter could be both functional and cool looking. A few years ago, I chucked my water filter because it took up too much valuable real estate in my fridge and I was convinced it had stopped working. I was content with the finding (or maybe urba…

By: Annika Harris / November 8, 2011

Cuddle Up To Superman and Wonder Woman

For those of you who wish Halloween was a year-long affair or still dream of being a super hero(ine), we have some good news for you. Some genius is trying to capitalize on the dwindling Snuggie craze by creating Snuggie-esque wraps that feature Superman and Wonder Woman on the front. Like the Snuggie, these comfy…

By: Annika Harris / November 7, 2011

Fashion Addicts: Drug Dealers Make Manolos Out Of Cocaine

Drug dealers can be so crafty when it comes to smuggling narcotics. Spanish police recently busted a gang of dealers who figured out how to mold cocaine into replicas of Manolo Blahnik shoes. When arrested, the six dealers, five Colombians and one Spaniard, possessed $630,000 worth of cocaine that had been mixed with a liquid…

By: Annika Harris / November 7, 2011

Shopping Guide: 11 Cool Chapeaus

A recent study found that only 7 percent of women love their hair, yet we spend a ton of time grooming it. But wouldn’t life just be easier if we covered up with a hat on the bad hair days? I’m not talking about a knit beanie or baseball cap. I mean a fabulous chapeau…

By: Annika Harris / November 6, 2011

Shopping Guide: The Men’s Sneakers, Boots & Shoes We Want To Wear

For as long as we can remember, we’ve lived by the philosophy that you can tell a lot about a man by his choice in footwear. But lately, we’ve been ogling men’s shoes sartorially, rather than with a love connection in mind. Even though our feet are too small for most men’s footwear, we couldn’t

By: Annika Harris / November 5, 2011

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