I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolutions have a lot to do with being a little more frugal. It hurts to part with my crazy-high skincare and makeup budget (seriously, what’s wrong with me?), but this is something that must be done. Rather than go cold turkey on my favorite products (never a good idea), I’ve found that many of them come in significantly cheaper mini forms, so I don’t have to sacrifice style for savings… and neither do you! Here are 10 of my favorite, no-fail beauty products that ring in at just $25 or under, perfect for your (and my) penny-pinching program. Keep reading »
Have you guys seen “Django Unchained”? I’m kind of embarrassed that I haven’t yet, but it just requires, like, so much effort to actually plan it and go to the movie theatre, and spending $15 just to sit down and watch something always makes me feel weirdly cheated. I’m the type of person that will spend however much on clothes or makeup and then bitch about the price of a movie, which is actually a really terrible quality now that I think of it. I should address that.
Anyway, “Django Unchained”! Kerry Washington is in it. Here she is at the Berlin premiere in a checkered Louis Vuitton dress (from the same collection as the black and white playsuit Kristen Stewart wore back in October), which she accessorized with a white bow headband and white pumps. Something about the way the dress falls has an “Alice in Wonderland” disproportional effect, like she could either be very large or very small, which is only magnified by the girly (indeed, very Alice-esque) headwear and tiny rectangular clutch. That said, I think I love it. It’s weird and sort of mod, and I am certainly not opposed to “Wonderland” chic. Are you feeling it, or is it a little too artsy for your taste?
I really love Emma Stone and think she is both the cutest and coolest, but I am still not feeling this red-on-red-on-red ensemble (she wore bright red pumps, as well). Too much stuff! But then, she is wearing maybe the world’s most amazing statement necklace. Who needs an oversized crystal flower on their dress when they are wearing the world’s most amazing statement necklace? I want to think that Emma’s hair and makeup looks faaaaaabulous, but I also have this bangs pathology and the way she’s wearing hers reminds me of when Kim Cattrall had the same straight-down wispy bangs and rounded blowout in “Sex and the City,” which is a very late ’90s look. Or, alternatively, Britney Spears circa now. Am I being unfair? Am I just radiating highly contagious jealousy around these parts since Ryan Gosling is always talking about how much he loves Emma and how much fun they have together? Mayhaps. Keep reading »
Jeans are the keystone around which the rest of my wardrobe revolves. Sure, they’re not exactly trendy or adventurous, but they are definitely cool, comfortable, and the easiest thing to throw on in any given morning. The perfect pair can make you look like a supercharged version of yourself — taller, thinner, more stylish, even smarter! We may have left our printed jeans back in summer storage, but that doesn’t mean we’ve resigned ourselves to the faded old stalwarts: coated, or waxed, denim not only provides a sleek substitute to the black and blue variety, but the thicker, more substantial fabric makes it perfect for the cooler seasons upon us. We took the guesswork out of what to wear with your new favorite pair of jeans by putting together three different looks, after the jump … Keep reading »
It’s far too easy to fall into a deeeeep style rut when the weather takes a turn for the frigid; god knows even the thickest, most opaque stockings on the planet do not necessarily a warm person make. Sweater dresses strike the perfect balance between looking cute and maintaining body heat, and they have the additional benefit of being sweaters that cover your body. What could be better than that? We found 11 fabulous sweater dresses well-suited to any wardrobe, and at a range of price points to boot — just add tights, your favorite pair of booties, and go!
My lips are crazy chapped this time of year. Eh, who am I kidding — I’m in the throes of a lifelong battle against cracked, peeling lips, which is probably the least sexy thing in all of the world. Not that sexy is one of my foremost concerns, given that I have eschewed men for the new year. But should I decide to reestablish myself in the dating world, like, ever, make no mistake: I will be armed to the teeth with Suvana Beauty’s Certified Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm. Most leading lip balms are full of deceptive, sometimes toxic ingredients that actually harm skin (the body’s largest organ, you guys!) in the long run, but because this 100% natural version contains no petroleum, mineral oil, or synthetic chemicals, it’s perfect for those “holy shit what am I putting on my body” moments. Yes, it’s slightly more expensive than a stick of cherry Chapstick (plus, come on, way cuter), but it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind. And mouth. [$14, Beautyhabit]