Do you love watching TV and using your computer while laying flat on your back? Hate using pillows to prop your head up so you can see the screen? Tired of waiting for evolution to catch up to our lounging habits and rearrange our facial features into a more convenient TV-watching position? Oh boy, do I have the product for you: lazyglasses! These clever glasses contain mirrored lenses that bend your vision 90 degrees, allowing you to see screens or read text from a completely horizontal position, and they can be yours for just $15.99! Now if only they came with a device that let you drink wine while laying down without spilling it all over the couch, my life would be complete. [Laughing Squid]
I’ve been staring at this photo of the Perseid meteor shower streaking across the milky way over the Lindisfarne Castle in the UK for the past 20 minutes. I guess I should actually start working soon, but damn, it’s so beautiful that I had to share. Oh, and just in case you want to catch some sweet meteor action for yourself, the Perseids will be visible for the next 10 days or so. Get out there and take a look tonight! [Daily Mail]
Vanessa Hudgens: whether you love her style or hate it, you’ve gotta admit the girl puts in a worthy effort. Does her bohemian aesthetic sometimes venture into Urban Outfitters catalog territory? Yes. Even so, I love the way she plays with proportion — maxi skirts and crop tops, menswear trousers and crop tops (spoiler alert: she wears a lot of crop tops), mini dresses with thigh-high boots, skater skirts with ballet flats, etc. Her outfits are always eye-catching, and she’s not afraid to take fashion risks, which I think makes her deserving of a virtual pat on the back. Vanessa, keep doing you. Click through to check out some of her best day-to-day looks from the past few months!
As an ample-bosomed lady, I love that Christina Hendricks dresses to play up her curves instead of minimizing or hiding them. I’m currently trying to transition from flowy, shapeless blouses to more curve-hugging styles, so Christina has become my style role model, and she’s doing an excellent job of it. Exhibit A: this gorgeous red shirt dress, paired with brown accessories, cat eye sunglasses, and a mischievous smirk. So fabulous. I’m taking notes. [Photo: Splash News]
It sounds so dumb now, but one of the things that freaked me out the most about moving across the country was leaving my longtime hairdresser, Regan. She had done my hair for at least five or six years, and she intimately understood both my blonde waves and my complete inability to use any hair styling product more complicated than a hair dryer. As someone who has experienced their share of nightmarish haircuts, finding a reliable stylist was such a relief. But alas, I decided to move, and flying back to Oregon every 3 months to get my hair cut and highlighted is not exactly in my budget. Keep reading »
“I didn’t think I’d have a baby on my own. But there’s a lot that comes out of having a plan and then seeing that there’s another way you can go. If you hold hard and fast to the plan regardless of where you’re at, then you go against the flow of your life.”
–”Nashville” star Connie Britton serves up a mega inspiring dose of truth in an interview with Ladies’ Home Journal about letting life unfold and being brave enough to deviate from your original plans (I just have to let my astrology obsession flag fly for a second here and say she is SUCH an evolved Pisces and I love it). Oh, and between all this awesome life advice, she also dropped a major bombshell: the “Friday Night Lights” movie script is finished (!!!!!). “I think it’s just a matter of finding a time when everyone can do it,” she said of the FNL movie. Dear God, please let this time happen sooner rather than later. Rayna James is great and all, but I need more Tami Taylor in my life. [Us Weekly]