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The nautical look isn’t exactly new, but while trends are all well and good, there’s a reason some things are always in style. Fresh and smart, the navy-and-white-stripe combo exudes effortless chic. A summer staple, here are some picks to add to your wardrobe … Keep reading »
Whether it’s your mom telling you that your bag and shoes need to match or your snobby aunt letting out a horrified gasp when you show up to family dinner wearing white in December, we’ve all been told that there are Fashion Rules Never to Be Broken. The thing is, most of these fashion commandments are total rubbish. Read on as we debunk silly fashion mandates so you can flaunt every fashion faux pas to your heart’s content. Keep reading »
It’s prom time, ladies, and we’re all waaay too old to participate. Sounds sad, but just think: no more rhinestone-encrusted mess of a dress, no more too-fancy tiaras, and no more way-awkward posed pics. Yay!
But just because we’ve all passed that monumental mark doesn’t mean that we can’t do it up better in homages to high school dances gone by. Throwing a grown up-style prom has its benefits, not least of which is worrying about the state of your V-card at the end of the night.
So, let’s get down to party planning business. It’s time for Prom Part Deux, and this one’s going to be off the hook. Keep reading »
We’ve spent years eschewing jelly sandals, turning our backs on the sheer plastic beauties we grew up with. We’re too old for those, we thought, gazing wistfully, but moving on to more grown up footwear. Well, screw it, jellies are back with a vengeance, and I’m leaving leather and other perhaps more legitimate footwear material behind for the molded, vaguely smelly plastic of yore. They give you blisters at first, and the whole time you’re wearing them you’ll intermittently wonder if maybe wearing shoes made entirely of rubber in 100-degree heat isn’t the best idea. But as you and your jellies get to know one another again, you’ll remember why you loved them so much when you were a kid and wonder why you let anyone tell you they’re terrible. Sandals this old school-cute don’t deserve to be vilified like that! ($15, New York & Company) Keep reading »
I’ve always been a bit envious of friends who could go sans bra without feeling crazy self-conscious. That level of hippie-esque chest freedom, I figured, has to be awesome.
So, I tried it and going braless is definitively not awesome, if you ask me. That said, being married to a bra shouldn’t keep you from wearing slinky, criss-crossed fashions all summer long.
If you want to pull it off, you’ve got to get creative with your undergarments. Keep reading »
You’re walking down the street feeling kind of sassy and doing the whole hip-swinging thing. Those heels are new and gloriously flattering, so you pretend you’re offended when an entire construction crew starts going wild. Really, though, you know it’s because you look damn good. Well, you thought it was because you looked damn good …
Actually, your skirt is tucked into the granny panties you wear when you’re too lazy to do your laundry and there’s nothing else in the drawer. Sure, your new shoes are hot, but that’s probably not what those men are howling about. We’ve all been there, and it’s tragic every time. But those wardrobe malfunctions, from nip-slips to skirt rips and everything in between, are an unavoidable part of life. So, the next time you’re trying to cover the chocolate milk stain on your white pants, keep these stories in mind and know that you’re not alone. Keep reading »
We saw pics of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt wearing surgical masks after returning from swine flu-plagued Mexico, and suddenly we couldn’t imagine life without the protective gear. I mean, what are we here for if not to emulate Speidi in every possible way?
As it turns out, we weren’t the only ones looking to copy the face mask fashion statement. A Japanese designer has come out with 15 awesome animal and human inspired protective surgical masks. Drug stores across America are selling out of face masks already, ostensibly because of the whole “swine flu” epidemic, but we think it’s because everyone’s favorite reality couple was snapped rocking them so attractively.
Thankfully, a little more digging yielded a painter’s mask. We added some doily bits abandoned in a desk drawer, and our sexy Simcha kindly modeled The Frisky’s take on this season’s perfect accessory for your paranoia. It’s a little over the top, but we had to compete with Speidi somehow, didn’t we? Keep reading »
Right off you should know that costume jewelry is made to be over the top. Designed for stage sets to be big and gaudy so audiences could see it, this is definitely jewelry to get you noticed. There are only two requirements for owning this big, bad-ass baubled look: Keep your outfit streamlined so your jewelry can take center stage, and be prepared for the compliments that are sure to roll in. [$150, Kenneth Jay Lane, Shopbop]