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We’re all spending more time outside these days, and if you want to avoid sun damage (or paparazzi), throw on a hat. These seven celebs kept undercover in headwear appropriate for the summer heat. Click through to see the stars’ picks, then choose a sun-shielding accessory that fits your style — and matches your swimsuit.
Do you like piña coladas? And getting caught in the rain? Well, then these tiny pineapples belong on your ears. The sterling silver studs will put you in that laid-back Friday afternoon mindset, because that’s what tropical fruit do — besides mixing nicely with rum, cream of coconut, and crushed ice.
Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing a two-piece. Why? Because swimming won’t be a problem with no skimpy top to lose in the surf, and you’ll still make the boys drool.
Blueberry Muffin Tops cereal has been around for a few years, but we just noticed it at the store and can’t believe a company would name a cereal after the fatty flesh that hangs out over the waistline of pants, especially since it doesn’t look like the tops of muffins. What’s next, Love Handles ice cream? Fortunately, having a term for excess baggage in its name doesn’t seem to have affected the cereal’s popularity. Google “blueberry muffin tops cereal” and you’ll find hoards of people rhapsodizing about their love for it. Ahem, here’s one example: “Blueberry Muffin Tops is Malt-O-Meal’s magnum opus … . The only real pitfall I can think of is it’s lack of availability, but like a diamond in the rough, you can’t keep a good thing hidden forever.” Hopefully, we won’t gorge ourselves so much that we increase the size of our own muffin top. Keep reading »
Most people opt for sandals once the weather’s warm, but maintaining nice-looking feet can be a hassle. When you want to go sockless and your toes have disgusting chipped-off polish from a pedicure you got six months ago, you don’t want to show your feet to the world. At times like those, pick one of these six shoe styles. You’ll look seasonally appropriate and no one will notice that you’ve slacked on personal grooming.
Even if you’re unmarried, you can “put a ring on it” yourself, according to an article in The New York Times. While the paper won’t call it a full-fledged trend, several companies, like D Jewelry Co., now offer divorce rings, and a few others sell rings that celebrate your singlehood. (There’s even something called the Ah ring — the A stands for “available” and the H for “happy.” Barf. Keep reading »
If cooking’s your thing, you better have the tools to get the job done right. Sure, regular ole measuring cups can ensure you mix up correct amounts of flour and sugar, but will they make you smile when you pull open your kitchen cabinet? Because these Russian Doll measuring cups will.
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“I have never in my life thought about what my wedding would be like. I don’t like to be all glammed up. I want my hair to be really natural and I plan on wearing Converse under my wedding dress.”