We talk a lot about dating dealbreakers here at the Frisky — things like neckbeards and global warming denial that can instantly end a date or even a relationship. But what about shopping dealbreakers? Example: for me, a tag that says “hand wash only” is the equivalent of a guy who wears spotless white sneakers. No matter how much I’m attracted to it or how strong it looks, I know it is actually fragile and high maintenance and things will never work out between us. My friend Rachel will walk away from even the most beautiful dress if it contains one percent polyester. My brother won’t buy clothes that are made in China. Is there anything that would cause you to put an otherwise awesome piece of clothing back on the rack? Keep reading »
The 1980s gave us some pretty amazing things: big hair, Cabbage Patch Kids, Nintendo, and Madonna, just to name a few. But you know what might have been the decade’s greatest accomplishment? Jewelry. Big, bold, bright jewelry. Luckily for us, there’s a ton of funky ’80s pieces available on Etsy. From neon flower brooches to polka dot earrings, click through to check out some of our favorites…
It’s been awhile since I’ve hated a movie character as much as I hated Rachel McAdam’s character Inez in “Midnight in Paris.” In fact, I spent most of the movie hoping for a plot twist that involved her getting hit by a truck. She’s spoiled, entitled, condescending, and has no sense of magic. One thing she does have, however, is a pretty amazing sense of style. Her belted shirtdresses, platform sandals, and aviator sunglasses were a nice distraction from her awful personality. Read on for a wallet-friendly version of Inez’s signature outfit… Keep reading »
Stripes are a huge trend right now, especially in men’s fashion. Don’t believe me? Head to the men’s section of your nearest department store and try to find a solid-colored shirt. Like most trends, stripes have been going in and out of fashion forever, and have amassed quite a following in real life and pop culture. Here is a roundup of some of the most memorable men in stripes, both real and fictional, along with an earnest critique of their style choices…
This colorful ensemble from Christopher Kane’s 2012 resort collection is a wearable rainbow. If you count the little triangle clutch separately, that’s two wearable rainbows. Like, a double rainbow. I think the double rainbow guy said it best: “Oh my god! Whoooaaaa! That’s so intense! Whooooaaaa, man! Yeeeeeaaaaahhhh!” Now I need to go have a good cry. Keep reading »
This summer, I’ve been committed to attending as many frivolous pop concerts as possible and dressing accordingly, which means sequins, disastrously high heels, and my recently discovered favorite accessory: fake eyelashes. I’d actually never tried them before the Britney Spears concert (I know, I know) a few weeks ago. My friend Molly and I bought a couple pairs, and from the moment they were attached to my eyelids, even though they were crooked and drenched in excess glue (it was our first time), I felt sultry and glamorous. In talking to my friends, I’ve noticed that about half of them share my love for fake lashes, and the other half thinks they’re disgusting. So I’m wondering: which camp do you fall into? Keep reading »
Is this T-shirt simple? Yes. Straight to the point? Definitely. Delightfully specific? Of course. Curiously poetic? You betcha. Last question: Would you wear it? Us: resounding yes!
Last Friday, my childhood BFF Brittany and I reunited to take a road trip to the New Kids On The Block/Backstreet Boys concert in a city 150 miles north of ours. I say “road trip” but it was more of a religious pilgrimage to worship at the altar of AJ McLean’s facial hair (if you’re unversed in the BSB gospel, AJ is the bad boy of the group, and Brittany and I have been trying to get him to marry us since 1997). The concert was incredible, obviously, complete with dazzling pyrotechnics, dreamy harmonies, and Jordan Knight straining so hard to hit his high notes that I genuinely feared for his well-being. Over the course of this grand adventure, I learned a few lessons about style that will stick with me forever… Keep reading »
Is this t-shirt simple? Yes. Straight to the point? Definitely. Delightfully specific? Of course. Curiously poetic? You betcha. Last question: Would you wear it? [$22, dpcted] Keep reading »
Me: Did you want some help carrying your packages?
Model: No, I’m fine.
Me: Really, it’s no trouble at all. Keep reading »