Winona Dimeo-Ediger

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Would You Freeze Your Jeans?

Freezers are good for many things: preserving food, chilling vodka, storing body parts, and, apparently, cleaning denim. Seriously: sticking your jeans in the freezer for a few days will kill bacteria and alleviate odors while avoiding significant shrinkage (George Costanza would be proud). Stains can’t be frozen out, but this is an interesting technique nonetheless.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 14, 2010

Starry, Starry Bra

This Starry Night bra is currently just an awesome art project (medium listed: “acrylic on bra”), but I’d be first in line to buy one if they ever hit stores. Not only do I love Van Gogh’s work, but it would go perfectly with my Mona Lisa thong. [via deviantART]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 14, 2010

In Praise Of Realistic Movie Wardrobes: “The Town”

Have you seen “The Town” yet? I loved it so much that I saw it once, waited a day, and saw it again. “The Town” was a hugely male-dominated movie, so one thing that really impressed me was the main female character’s cute-but-realistic wardrobe.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 14, 2010

Lost In Space

As much as I adore this cosmic manicure, I also see it as a huge liability. It’s easy enough to slip into daydreams at my work desk without the distraction of tiny galaxies swirling across my fingernails. [via We Heart It]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 13, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Anchors Aweigh!

Each year, for all eternity, fashion magazines proclaim, “The nautical trend is back in a big way!” Models pose in navy blue stripes and sailor hats and Top-Siders under clever headlines like “Anchors Aweigh!” (Sorry I had to.) This endless trend cycle can get a bit tiring, but the bright side? This adorable little anchor…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 12, 2010

How Has Your Style Evolved?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the evolution of my personal style. As a kid I was a chubby tomboy who favored dirty overalls and baggy T-shirts. In middle and high school, inspired by the indie music scene, I became a thrift shop queen (budding hipster?) with a large collection of vintage T-shirts. In college I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 11, 2010

Do Not Want: Evil Genie Pants

These $88 “genie pants,” part of the Heidi Klum for New Balance collection, are giving me severe middle school flashbacks. My PE teacher wore a very similar pair of heather gray sweats every day as she forced us to do endless laps on the track and laughed as I writhed helplessly on the pull-up bar.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 11, 2010

Have You Ever Sent Fan Mail? Did You Ever Hear Back?

When I was in middle school I spent most of my free time assembling elaborate care packages and sending them to the Backstreet Boys. I’d stuff manila envelopes with hand-drawn portraits, games and quizzes (in case they got bored on their tour bus), and carefully crafted love letters to each band member. “Dear Howie,” I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 8, 2010

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Jack White

It’s honestly hard for me to express in words how much I adore Jack White. I could say that I love him with the fire of a thousand suns. I could tell you that I played my vinyl copy of Icky Thump so many times that the record partially melted. I could inform you that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 8, 2010

Dude Looks We Love: Vests

After I saw Inception for the first time, I left the theater with three existential questions racing through my head:

What if reality as we know it is actually a dream world?
Did Leonardo DiCaprio’s character ever really wake up?
Why don’t more men wear vests?

The third one has weighed most heavily…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 8, 2010

What Was Your Worst Work Uniform?

When I found out my friend Aileen once worked 8-hour days dressed as a Holiday Snoopy at the local outlet mall, I have to admit a part of me was a bit jealous. I’ve had some interesting jobs in my life — the night in D.C. when I was hired to keep drunk men away…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 8, 2010

Dear Michael Kors, You Rock.

Dear Michael Kors,

When I go shopping, I tend to channel a raccoon—I’m instantly attracted to anything shiny, sparkly, or fishy.

This means that I have a closet full of sequined miniskirts and silver boleros and earrings shaped like salmon fillets. I’ll go to the store with every intention of purchasing simple black…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 7, 2010

Do Not Want: Serial Killer Shoes

These “Splatter Sneakers” from Shopbop are currently on sale for 50 bucks, but they were originally $170, which begs the question: who would pay almost $200 for a pair of Converse with red paint stains? Two answers come to mind: an abstract painter with a trust fund or a serial killer. I don’t like either…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 5, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Horse Girl Notebook

Remember that girl from elementary school who genuinely thought she was a horse? Every class had one. She would gallop around the playground at recess and she ate a shocking amount of carrots and when the teacher would call her name she would say, “I only answer to my real name, Tumbles!” I was pretty…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 5, 2010

Why Did I Give That Away?

Once upon a time, when I was about 19, I found an amazing kilt-style mini skirt on a sale rack at the mall. It was a gorgeous green plaid wool with crisp pleats and a luxurious silk lining. Somehow it looked amazing with bare legs and a tank top or black tights and a cardigan.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 1, 2010

Style Mission: How To Score At A Thrift Store

Shopping at thrift stores is a great way to fill your wardrobe with unique pieces, save money, and rack up bragging rights: “Oh, this gorgeous silk scarf? Two bucks at Goodwill!”

Unfortunately, thrifting can also be overwhelming and exhausting. After the jump, a list of the supplies, strategies, and self-affirmations you’ll need to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 29, 2010

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