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Style 911: “This Chambray Shirt Is Too Big!”

Style 911: Growing It Out
Cute hair accessories for growing out a pixie cut. Read More »
Style 911: T-Shirts
An array of cute, affordable, and ethical Ts. Read More »
Style 911: Wedding Shoes
I need some new shoes to rock the reception! Read More »

“I just received a Gap chambray shirt that I ordered from Ebay … but what I thought was their modern-cut, form-fitting top was more of a ’90s style, over-sized shirt. I see women wearing looser chambray shirts tucked into tight miniskirts … but I’m 5’0″ and a size 12. I don’t think that look would flatter me. How else can I style this top? I’ve attached a picture for reference.” — Jackie

Oh Jackie, my closet is a veritable treasure chest of misbegotten eBay items — things that are too big or too small, and just totally unwearable. Good on you for trying to make something out of a shirt you didn’t want. Thankfully, that oversized ’90s-style chambray top will actually work with a lot of stuff. The key, though, is balance. You’ve got to balance the oversized, flowiness of it with something more tight-fitting and sleek. Don’t try and hide the oversized-ness of the shirt! Play it up!

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

Repub. for gay marriage
Maureen Walsh on marriage equality
"I want to throw a wedding for my kid." Read More »
Obama On Gay Marriage
Barack Obama photo
The president comes out in support of same-sex unions! Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »

Great gay news today: The U.S. appeals court of New York struck down the contentious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as strictly that which can take place between a man and a woman.

In a 2-to-1 decision, the panel ruled in favor of Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who argued that the law was discriminatory. Windsor’s suit — filed by the American Civil Liberties Union — stems from her relationship with longtime partner Thea Clara Spyer. The two were engaged in 1967 and married in Canada in 2007. When Spyer died in 2009, Windsor was unable to claim her estate, because the pair’s marriage wasn’t legally recognized in the United States. Instead, Windsor was forced to pay a $363,000 estate tax — a fee she wouldn’t have had to pay if her marriage had been recognized.

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Study Determines The Top Ten Most Annoying Sounds, Like You Don’t Already Know What They Are

My Misophonia
Are you annoyed by small sounds, because I am. Read More »
Grosser Than "Moist"
20 words that make us gag. Read More »
Annoying Tech Talk
Geeky terms that drive us crazy. Read More »
Words We Hate
We want to retire these words and phrases forever. Read More »

Knowing is half the battle, right? And I know I have misophonia — which is when you are insanely irritated by particular sounds — like chewing, or crinkling bags, or typing or mouth-breathing or whatever. I have it, and bad. And that’s why I seriously visibly cringed when I heard that scientists had determined the 10 most annoying sounds in the world. Want to know what they are? Get ready to want to die… Keep reading »

Dress Off: Dakota Fanning Vs. Elle Fanning

Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning — they’re young, they’re talented and they’re so, so pretty. Both sisters have incredible careers and great style (and are at least three years away from the legal drinking limit). Both of them make me feel like I haven’t accomplished squat with my life. Thanks Fannings, I’m depressed now.

But! Anyway! We’ve picked some of the Fanning’s best looks, and picked our favorites. Agree or disagree with our choices? Let us know in the comments!

Dakota Too Young?
Dakota Fanning is on the cover of Cosmo at 17 years of age. Read More »
Dakota's Ad Banned
Dakota Fanning banned Marc Jacobs ad
Dakota Fanning's ad for Marc Jacobs was deemed too provocative. Read More »
Elle As Fashion Muse
Julie feels weird about Elle Fanning's fashion muse status. Read More »

Pink Says Sex Will Sometimes Solve An Argument

Pink Vs. Chris Brown
Pink slammed Chris Brown's Billboard Awards performance. Read More »
Meet Pink's Baby!
Pink debuts her newborn daughter Willow Sage. Read More »

“I was lawyering the shit out of the situation. I was like, ‘You know what? Will you just come here and fuck me?’ And he was like, ‘Wha-wha-what?’ I was like, ‘Yeah! I’m done fighting. Just come here and fuck me — that’s all this is about.’ He was like, ‘OK!’”

--Pink, on how she ended a six-hour fight with husband Carey Hart by changing her mind and opting for sex instead. She later goes on to explain in her Advocate interview that the fighting happens because”It’s usually that you feel vulnerable, that you feel powerless, that you feel out of control, that you feel scared,” she explains. “I’m a pit bull, but I’m a toothless pit bull. I will totally attack, but I just really wanted you to rub my tummy. Why when I bite you do you not understand that I just want you to rub my tummy?” [The Advocate]

Share Your Spookiest Ghost Story!

Ghost Sex
ghost sex
Family says ghosts get freaky in their home. Watch »
Halloween!
Everything you need for a spooktastic Halloween. Read More »

With Halloween around the corner it’s it’s time to get down to business — the scaring business. We want your first-hand encounters with the spooky kind — your ghostliest tales from the great beyond. Need an example? Try Ami’s on for size… Keep reading »

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