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Shopping Guide: 10 Long-Sleeve Dresses

It’s officially cold out now, and we’re yearning for cozy clothes. One thing our closets are sorely lacking right now is long-sleeve dresses. Worn with tights and a sweater, these dresses will keep you looking stylish and warm.

Forever 21 Offends With “Oriental Girl” Necklace

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A place for the hideous crap found on Forever21.com. Read More »
Fast Fashion
What's wrong with Forever 21. Read More »
Forever 21's bad math
The retail giant pulls "I'm Too Pretty to Do Math" shirt. Read More »

We’ve never looked up on giant retailer Forever 21 as a bastion of good taste. Cheap, mass-produced products and quick-turnaround trends, sure. But still, even we were shocked to learn that the teen shopping staple is now selling stereotype-ridden “Native American Girl” and “Oriental Girl” necklaces. What’s worse, the company hass actually named the latter, featuring a smiling Asian face in stereotypical Asian garb, “The Oriental Girl Necklace.”

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Walter White Is The 99 Percent

Be My Boyfriend: OWS Guy
This guy loves cats and progressive politics! Read More »
Celebs at OWS
See who's been to Occupy Wall Street. Read More »
Occupy Condoms
So you won't get "screwed again." Read More »

“Breaking Bad”‘s Walter White might just be a hero for the Occupy Wall Street movement. After all, he’s a perfect example of a guy whose health insurance wouldn’t cover his medical treatment, forcing him to pick up a little “side job” in order to make ends meet. Sure, there’s that whole meth problem, but … oh wait, nevermind. [The Daily What]

Fashion For The Birds

This poor model, spotted on the runways of China’s Fashion Week, seems locked in a bird cage of emotion! 

Best Coast Goes To The Kittens

Kitten Workers
French kittens work harder than we do. Read More »
Kitten Magic
When a kitten and a tigrillo hang out together. Read More »
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Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino’s obsession with her big orange tabby cat Snacks is well-documented. So it should come as no surprise that Cosentino and her band mates made an entire video featuring kittens. Admittedly, this video for “Crazy for You” is a couple months old, but we figured today was as good a day as any to revel in a few minutes of purrrrfect harmony. [YouTube]

Shrewd New Marketing Scam: Male-Specific Nail Polishes

Spanx For Men
Giving him that six-pack look, without the gym. Read More »

It seems like no corner of the beauty industry will be left unturned when it comes to finding ways to market to men. The newest beauty trend for guys? The MANicure. Yes, despite the fact that there’s absolutely nothing inherently gendered in nail polish colors, several companies have developed “man-friendly” polishes. A company annoyingly named Alphanail, for instance, claims that its line of fugly colors is “designed by men. Worn by warriors.” Oh, warriors, you say?

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Style 911: “I Need Wide-Calf Boots!”

Damn you all and your cute boots! Except — not really. I’m just jealous. I have wider calves and would love to find some smart and stylish brown boots made for gals like me–do you all have any suggestions? Comfort and adorable-ness are a must. Thanks and keep up the good work! – Betsy

It’s incredible that shoe makers regularly forget that boots need to fit regular people with regular calves. What are they thinking? Thankfully there are a ton of brands that do cater to wide calves — or at least offer their shoes in both narrow and wide sizes. After the jump, we’ve found four great pairs of wide calf brown boots for you!  Keep reading »

Gisele Bundchen Prays Over The Meat She Eats

Sexy Vegetarians
Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig are this year's sexiest veggies. Read More »
Silly Gisele
The supermodel also thinks sunscreen is "poison." Read More »
Gisele On Breastfeeding
She wants to make it a "worldwide law." Read More »
Gisele Bundchen phot

“C’mon, I’m Brazilian. But I also love animals. So what I find really helpful — you might think I’m crazy — is that before I eat any meat I always take one second of silence to put my hands over it and bless it and be grateful at least that it was a life.”

– Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, on her practice of praying over all the meat she eats. Geez, Gisele. Considering today is World Vegan Day, if you feel that bad about it, maybe you want to just try not eating meat? [ONTD]

Girl Talk: Exing Out The Ex

Terrible Breakups
Bad breakups to be thankful for Read More »
Expensive Breakups
Getting Dumped Is Expensive
Getting dumped is expensive, a study says. Read More »

Exes are exes for a reason. You have to remember that, even when you miss them — like I did this past week.

You may remember the crappy ex in question — the one who broke up with me over IM, stole a painting he’d given me as a present and generally made me feel like total crap for several months. Our breakup was quick and sharp (over IM, after all), but the months leading up to it were painful and heartbreaking. He was miserable and so was I.

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Full-Figured Fashion Week Tips The Scales

Fatshionable
A fashion blog for women who are proud of their bodies! Read More »
Plus-Size Models
plus-size models on vogue italia
Vogue Italia features three plus-size cover models. Read More »
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This year, as in every year, there was an absence of plus-sized women at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which gave the organizers of Full-Figured Fashion two options: either lie down and take it, or fight back. They decided to fight back, and organized their own incredible Full-Figured Fashion Week, featuring a slew of fashion shows, runway competitions and sales tailored to the plus-size consumer. Vice’s report on the event, hosted quizically by waif-thin Charlet Duboc, chronicles the week’s events — and the rather unkind feelings non-plus-size women have toward toward their full-figured counterparts.

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