Confession: I didn’t know who Ashley Madekwe was until I Googled her (Aha! She’s in “Revenge”!), but I do know a perfect summer outfit when I see one, and this cutoffs and slouchy striped t-shirt combo she wore recently is just about as perfect as they come. This cute, casual outfit would look so good on women of every shape and size, so I found two version of it that range in size from XS to 3X (as well as a more affordable version of that $1700 McQueen Union Jack clutch she’s carrying). Read on for shopping details! Keep reading »
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 »