I was instantly entranced by Jessie J’s hot pink pants and the way she styled ‘em with a sheer black blouse, gold accessories, and a funky zebra print tote bag. After the jump, check out all the pieces you need to recreate her rock ‘n roll look — all in plus sizes, and all for $89 or less! Keep reading »
Get out your tissues, because this one’s a doozy. Christine Swidorsky and her fiance Sean Stevenson were planning to marry in July 2014, but after getting the news that their two-year-old son Logan, who suffers from acute myeloid leukemia, only had a couple weeks left to live, they decided to change the date to “as soon as possible.” They were able to throw together a lovely ceremony on Saturday, with Logan, dressed up in a tiny pinstripe suit, walking down the aisle with his mom and serving as the couple’s best man. The 12-minute ceremony included tears of joy and tears of sadness. Logan was able to appear in family photos along with the couple’s two other children, and his favorite stuffed rabbit was even immortalized in frosting on the wedding cake.
Two days after the wedding, Logan passed away. In a grief-stricken Facebook post, Christine shared the news and sent out a sweet message to Logan: “He is with angels and he’s in no more pain. No more sickness no more hospitals … I’ll [see you] in my dreams my son.” So heartbreaking. [Daily Mail]
Living in a dorm is an important milestone of college life, but it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing experience. Case in point: one of my friend’s freshman year dorm room had a giant drain in the middle of the floor, like an easy-to-hose-out dog kennel for humans. Charming, right? Last year, my coworkers compiled this great list of dorm decorating tips, and this year I wanted to go a bit more in-depth, focusing on a few ways you can make your dorm look a little more home-y, and a little less dorm-y. Click on the gallery to check out 5 easy upgrades!
It’s a couple weeks into your European History class, and suddenly you find yourself touching up your lip gloss before taking your seat and getting all hot and bothered by the mere mention of Protestant Reformation. Hey, we’ve all been there. Here’s our breakdown of the factors that contribute to a major crush on your professor, culled from our extensive experience with the subject. Sigh. There’s just something universally irresistible about a learned man in tweed.
This post has been a long time coming. I decided to write it on April 24th, 2013, but I didn’t know how to write it; all I knew was I needed to change the way I thought about fashion in a big way, and fast.
April 24th was the day that Rana Plaza, a clothing factory in Bangladesh, collapsed, killing over 1,000 people. The building was not designed or certified to be used as a factory, and even though the workers — the vast majority of whom were women — had reported massive cracks forming in the ceiling the day before the collapse, their supervisors told them they would be fired if they skipped work. So they returned to Rana Plaza to sew cheap dresses and tops that would be sold by companies such as Mango and Walmart, and they died.
One of my Facebook friends summed it up in nine words: “America, your addiction to cheap T-shirts is killing people.”
As a clothes hoarder, fashion writer, frequent shopper, and feminist, I felt an intense wave of guilt in the wake of this tragedy. Keep reading »