One of my favorite fashion equations for fall and winter is tights + knee high socks + badass boots. This combo is not only warm and cozy, it’s a flattering and easy way to add different patterns and textures into your outfit. We’ve already rounded up some of our favorite tights and boots; let’s focus on knee socks today, shall we? From funky stripes to cute polka dots to pretty floral prints, click through to check out 10 pairs of knee-high socks we are dying to layer this fall…
I’ve been searching for a star ring for awhile now, and this lovely specimen might be The One. It’s not too big, not too small, has a nice amount of sparkle without being gaudy, and it’s less than 30 bucks. Yep, I think this ring is about to land a starring role … on my index finger. [$28, Nordstrom]
Cobalt blue and black is my favorite color combination (cue Taylor Swift voice) like, ever, so I squealed with glee when I saw Reese Witherspoon filling up her gas tank in this super cute, casual outfit. I’m loving the slouchy sweater paired with fierce knee-high boots. You too? Steal her style for yourself, after the jump! Keep reading »
When it comes to comfy cozy clothes, it doesn’t get much better than a sweater with a shawl collar. On cold winter days you can wrap the extra fabric around your neck to stay warm and toasty, and the style is surprisingly versatile–shawl cardigans look just as good with a pencil skirt and pumps at the office as they do with polka dot pajama pants on your couch. Click through to check out 10 fabulous shawl sweaters, all for $50 or less!
I’m not a big fan of meals composed of Thanksgiving leftovers (my dad used to literally put all of the scraps of turkey, stuffing, green beans, and mashed potatoes in a blender and serve it as an opaque gray “holiday stew”). When it comes to cocktails, however, I’m all about getting creative with whatever ingredients you have on hand. This particular drink caught my eye because it makes use of a handful of gorgeous fresh cranberries, pairing them with ginger ale and vodka. If you have any green apples left over from pie-making this week, I think a couple thin slices of those would be another great addition. Cheers! [Book Cooker]
I’ve had a new appreciation for Ke$ha ever since I heard the hauntingly (and disconcertingly) beautiful acoustic version of her latest party song, “Die Young,” but a part of me is relieved to see she hasn’t strayed too far from her crazy, clashing fashion roots. Shower in glitter, sleep in your car, and wear all the prints at once, but never change, Ke$ha, never change. [Photo: Splash News]
Once you move out of your college dorm room, it’s generally frowned upon to plaster your walls with crinkled “Animal House” posters. You can get around the stigma by putting your movie posters in ornate frames (which is what I did with my beloved “Spice World” poster) or you can show your love for your favorite films with artistic prints instead. I found 11 awesome movie posters designed by Etsy artists that will mix right in with all the other art on your walls. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Seriously, could NASA get any cooler? They’re landing rovers on Mars, mapping out the galaxy, and studying dark energy, all while rocking star-spangled mohawks. The folks over at Gizmodo were curious to see how those zany NASA scientists might use their high tech toys to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. The resulting recipes, drawn up by illustrator Josh McKible, will definitely come in handy in the event your oven breaks tomorrow and you must make do with nothing more than some aluminum-coated kapton and an R-2000 Rotopod. Click here to see more diagrams and get the full recipes (one of which requires 12,000 turkeys and a Thermal Vac Chamber). And NASA, we don’t say it enough, but we are so, so thankful for you! [Gizmodo]
Happy Holidays, everyone! You know how it goes: your brother and your dad aren’t on speaking terms. Your mom is “just concerned” that if you don’t get pregnant soon she’ll never have grandkids. Your uncle genuinely believes that a covert team of communist Kenyan hackers stole the election for Barack Obama. Oh sweet mercy, how are you supposed to deal with all the drama? Read on for 5 strategies that may or may not help at all, and most importantly, good luck!
Black Friday seems to get crazier and crazier every year, and while I’ve gotta give props to my friends who are willing to brave the angry mobs in the hopes of scoring a sweet deal, I think that gloriously bloated day after Thanksgiving has the potential to be a lot more than the frightening consumerist orgy it’s become. With that in mind, I compiled 7 other colorful Friday traditions. Find out what they are and how to celebrate them, after the jump! Keep reading »