OK, I know this sounds less like a grown-up style resolution and more like something a mom would put on her kindergartner’s daily chore chart, so let me explain.
I write for The Frisky from my apartment in Portland, and working from home gives a person certain sartorial freedoms that you don’t get when you work in an office or in public. Yoga pants 24-7? Totally fine. No bra? No problem! Basically, if I wanted to wear my floor-length Celine Dion nightgown all day, I totally could. My boyfriend is away at work all day, and I don’t even have a cat to judge me. Keep reading »
So, you and your boyfriend are considering moving in together? Congratulations! This is an exciting time in any relationship — a big step with a lot of fun moments along the way. (Shopping for new art and eating Chinese food on the living room floor? Yes please!) My boyfriend and I have lived together for about three years, and in that time we’ve learned a lot about each other and our relationship. We’ve dealt with my messy habits, different levels of social needs, and limited closet space. We’ve also had countless jam sessions, “Arrested Development” marathons, and a “Titanic” reenactment party that no one will ever forget.
While we’re certainly not perfect, we have figured out — through trial and error — how to make the cohabitation thing work. The big secret? Don’t leave your hair in the shower drain. The second most important thing? Talk about things before they become major problems. It’s easy to think that just because you love each other, living together will come naturally, but in reality, sharing a space with someone always requires some planning and negotiation. Here are five things to talk about before, during, and after you move in together… Keep reading »
Celebrities didn’t really bring it, fashion-wise, to this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I usually love browsing the quirky cold-weather choices, but this year I saw mostly heavy black coats and boring boots. Luckily there were a few bright spots, like Emma Roberts rocking this stunning dress. I love how the floral print pops against the black fabric. So pretty. Want one of your own? We rounded up some similar styles at non-celebrity prices–wear now with tights and boots, or pair with simple sandals in the warmer months. Click through to check ‘em out…
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My blond hair shows even the slightest bit of oiliness at the roots, so I’m a little neurotic about having clean hair. And by “a little neurotic” I mean at the first sign of oil I’m jumping in the shower, lathering up and screaming, “Out, damned grease!” Lady Macbeth-style. I’ve tried dry shampoo, and it’s good for building volume, but it’s just not the same as having clean hair. I know it’s better for your hair to wash it less frequently, but the longest I can go between washes is two days. Some of my friends only wash their hair once a week and hate the texture of “just washed” hair. I envy their lifestyle. So I’m wondering — how often do you wash your hair? How do you maximize the time between washes? Answer our poll, after the jump! Keep reading »
I have a bad habit of stuffing every single receipt into my wallet until it finally explodes, George Costanza style. My current wallet already has a ripped seam and is quickly approaching the popping stage, so it’s time to find a replacement. This funky leather one from Fossil is right up my alley — bright colors, nice and roomy, and good quality enough to deal with overstuffing, dropping, and a variety of other abuses — at least for a while. [$45, Endless.com]
A little over a week ago, we introduced a new feature, Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha, in which we document egregious examples of companies trying to sell shirts as dresses, or celebrities forgoing pants, or, well, you get the picture. This week we have some awesome reader submissions to add to the mix. Remember, if you’re shopping online or checking out celebrity photos and spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment, send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature it in a post. Stay vigilant. Wear pants when necessary. And click through for this week’s roundup of awkward crossed legs and thigh clenching…
Inspired by legendary scientist Marie Curie, designer Pani Jurek created this chandelier out of test tubes and plywood. It’s clever, yes, but it’s also surprisingly beautiful. On its own it resembles a classic crystal chandelier, but the tubes can be filled with colored liquids or even fresh-cut flowers to create totally different looks. So smart. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to secure a copyright for my Bunsen burner candelabra. [Via Design Milk]
Whether you have a penchant for perfectly shaped graphite or simply want to impress your hipster friends, David Rees has just the service for you: artisan pencil sharpening. For $12.50 you can send your favorite pencil to David for sharpening; for $15 he will provide the pencil. The manual sharpening takes place in David’s Hudson River Valley workshop. Shavings are bagged and sent back to the customer as proof of authenticity. According to the website, “David loves #2 pencils and pencil sharpeners, and considers it a privilege to sharpen pencils for friends and strangers.” And apparently the service is legit. Says David: “Just because something makes you smile or laugh … doesn’t mean it’s a joke.” [Artisan Pencil Sharpening]
This recipe for apple-vanilla bourbon instantly made my mouth water, and the best part? It’s the easiest recipe ever. Three ingredients, three steps: cube the apple, split the vanilla bean, combine with bourbon, done. It needs to steep for 5-7 days, so pour yourself a shot of regular bourbon now, and enjoy the fruits of your labor next weekend. Should be well worth the wait! [via There Will Be Bourbon]
It’s time for your weekly dose of style stats! The couture shows in Paris this week gave us a wealth of interesting numbers involving barbecues, nipples, and airplane runways; not to mention other headlines like slipping profits for a retail behemoth and soaring ad pages for a major fashion mag. Read on to get the scoop! Keep reading »