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Crave: Kimchi & Blue Plaid Frock

I love the idea of adapting out-of-season things for the current season. This plaid screams winter, but is actually the perfect sun dress with a lightweight cotton fabric. And it gets better — the dress has hidden side pockets, just in case you need a place to store last year’s stocking stuffers. [$48, Kimchi & Blue at UrbanOutfitters.com]
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Dealbreaker: The Pretty Boy

For most people, Halloween is either an excuse to look like a slut or it’s an opportunity to look as stupid as possible. Either way, it’s all about appearances, and, ultimately about getting attention from them.

On Halloween last year, I had parked myself firmly in Camp Slut, arriving to my costume party as a bride left at the altar—one, of course, with a very skimpy wedding dress. By the end of the evening, I was playing the part quite well because I was literally living it. I sat alone in a corner of the room, pissed because no boy had come to my rescue. Then, like a scene in a movie, the crowd parted, and out of it emerged a tall, thin man with wispy blond hair, heading straight toward me. Corey was, in a word, beautiful. (Even with a slashed t-shirt and fake blood smeared over his face and collarbone).

Corey wasn’t hot. Hot is for David Beckham and Brad Pitt. With his angelic face and creamy skin, he was a bit unreal, as if he had just stepped out of a Botticelli painting. I was instantly infatuated.

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Just Do It: Deleting A Guy’s Number

I’m a numbers girl.

I take pride in my cell’s large phone book as much as I take pride in amassing new Facebook friends, Tumblr followers, and page views. I’m sorry, but in this day and age, the higher the numbers get, the cooler one looks.

This creates a problem, however, when there are just certain people to whom one shouldn’t be linked—past lovers. Naturally, the Internet makes it hard to completely escape from the counterpart of your failed relationship. But, in some sort of sick backwards logic, I tend to increase this hardship by keeping them around in the digital arena for longer than necessary. Keep reading »

Crave: Rebecca Minkoff Necessities Tote

If you couldn’t get your hands on one of last season’s “I Am Not A Plastic Bag” shopping totes, this Rebecca Minkoff bag will make an even better impression. With a nod toward Parisian lifestyle, the front pockets sport your love for the most essential food groups — carbs and alcohol. As an added bonus, the bag is crafted from eco-friendly organic cotton. [$99, ShopBop.com]

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Top Five Ways to Learn A Second Language In Bed: French

There’s a reason why it’s called “French” kissing. The following will have you speaking in tongues (literally) in no time.

5. Want to faire l’amour in style? The French Lesson Panty Set from Kiki de Montparnasse will teach your lover how to whisper sweet (naughty) nothings into your ear. Inscribed on the back of each pair of underwear, you’ll find French translations of sexy acts like “F**k me” (“Baise moi”). [Set of five, $295] Keep reading »

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