Capes are one of my favorite trends for fall. They’re so chic and dramatic–I love how they look paired with a casual outfit (t-shirt and jeans, anyone?) or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels for a glamorous 40s throwback. The only problem? They’re a bit difficult to pull off. I tried one on yesterday at Banana Republic, for example, and I kind of looked like a khaki version of Gregor the beetle from The Metamorphosis. I showed it to my friend Kyle and he was like, “I don’t get it. Where are the sleeves? Is it just, like, a piece of fabric sitting on your shoulders?” Very helpful, as always. So, what do you think of the cape trend? Will you be wearing one this fall? [Via Spiga Cape, $138, Nordstrom Keep reading »
In part one of her adventure, Winona and her travel companions discover that they’re in for more than they bargained for on a mysterious trip from Portland, Oregon, to White Fish, Montana. Today, read the conclusion of her trip.
We were silent for a moment, examining the dimly lit Spokane skyline in the distance. “I didn’t even know Spokane had a skyline,” I said, and the boys nodded in agreement.
An hour passed. And then another. The train remained stopped at the abandoned station. Our cellphones, laid out on the table, let out their last beeps and chimes before succumbing to dead batteries. “Why aren’t we moving?” Nick muttered. “Why won’t this damn train move?” Devin left to brave the restroom. Corwin’s leg fell asleep and he started pacing the cabin. Cuyler and I entered the stage of fatigue that induces fits of giggling and rocking back and forth in the fetal position.
A few minutes later we heard the door open and saw a figure stumbling toward us… Keep reading »
There’s nothing worse than a tangled mass of necklaces and earrings crammed in a box. Do your lovely accessories justice with these unique jewelry display ideas that range from understated (a pretty vintage frame) to eye-catching (antlers, anyone?). The best part: you can make them all yourself for just a few bucks (no pun intended). Keep reading »
Not so long ago, my mom, my brothers, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Montana. We yearned to see the endless skies and the imposing beauty of Glacier National Park; the only question was how to get there–flights were expensive and my family has a long and horrifying history of road trips gone awry. We considered canceling the trip altogether, but then my mom called me and said, “Listen, there’s a train that goes from Portland, Oregon, to White Fish, Montana. It’s about half the price of a flight but it takes 14 hours to get there. Is that crazy?”
“No,” I said. “It’s perfect.” Keep reading »
Me: Did you want to play that trust game?
Model: What? What trust game?
Me: You know, the one where you fall backwards and have to trust someone to catch you? Keep reading »
My friend Katelyn is terrified of flying. Like, sweating, crying, white-knuckles-gripping-the-armrest terrified. We took a trip to Hawaii a few years ago and things got really turbulent about halfway through the flight. I tried to comfort her by cracking jokes, holding her hand, and listing off air travel safety statistics, but ultimately the only thing that worked was when I randomly started humming “Let it be, let it be…” She started laughing, joined in, and we sang that song on repeat for the next hour or so. Super annoying for everyone sitting around us? Yes. Proof that these are powerful words? Definitely. [$12, Letter Happy] Keep reading »
As I confessed last week, I am a slob, which means my closet usually looks slightly more messy than planet Earth in “Wall-E.” Thanks to a hectic schedule these past couple of weeks, my closet is particularly nightmare-ish right now, but you know what? I’m organizing it this weekend. And I’d love for you to join me. In your own closets, that is. (I mean, you’re welcome to help me in mine but it’s rather small and I’m not sure you’re ready for what we might find in there.) Just in case you need a bit more motivation, here are five benefits to tackling the project… Keep reading »
These Jeffrey Campbell wedges defy the laws of physics and gravity and all that is right in the world, but apparently that doesn’t matter: even at $200 a pop, they’re sold out. Judging from the enthusiastic reviews, they’re a hit with female customers, but we were curious about what the Man Panel would think of such a strange little shoe. Their candid reactions after the jump… Keep reading »
Long necklaces are a magical part of the jewelry kingdom. They’re great for layering with other necklaces, look striking on their own, and — fun fact! — the long vertical line they create can actually have a slimming effect. Add one to a little black dress, for example, and oh man will you look like a tall drink of water. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that measure at least 24″ long and cost less than $50. Click through to check them out, and remember, contrary to what some stores would have you believe, a necklace is not a shirt.