I’m not a big fan of summer camp. Probably because the one time I went to summer camp every other camper in my cabin got violently ill, I had to deflect projectile vomit with my sleeping bag, the counselors vaguely accused me of poisoning everyone, and–unrelated but just as tragic–my favorite soccer shorts got swept down the river, never to be seen again. Whether your camp memories are positive, negative, or nonexistent, it’s easy to appreciate the laid back style of this summer tradition. Get the camp-y look for yourself, after the jump! Keep reading »
Here are three gorgeous “Vampire Diaries” stars rocking three very different airport looks upon arriving at LAX on Friday. Sara Canning went casual with slouchy black pants and a white v-neck; Nina Dobrev looks polished and well accessorized in jeans and a jacket; and Candice Accola opted for a simple silk dress. Together, they’re a trifecta of cuteness. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
A swimsuit cover-up is a great addition to your beach or pool bag. Even if they don’t actually cover up that much of you, it’s nice to have a little something to throw on over your bikini to go grab a cool drink. Since your cover-up is guaranteed to get wet, sandy, and chlorinated, it’s best not to spend too much on it–let’s say $25, shall we? Here are 10 colorful cover-ups in a variety of styles and sizes that won’t break the bank. Click through to check ‘em out!
I love keeping single stems of flowers around the house because they’re beautiful, whimsical, and way cheaper than buying a whole bouquet. This awesome bud vase lets you choose three perfect stems at the flower shop (or, if you’re lucky, from you backyard garden) and display them together in a wire basket. Wouldn’t this be cute in a breakfast nook? Next life goal: knock out kitchen wall, create breakfast nook. [$17, World Market]
So apparently Wal-Mart’s generic brand version of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” is called “Wow! I Totally Thought It Was ‘Butter’” (note the quotes around “butter,” just in case you still weren’t clear that this product is NOT ACTUALLY BUTTER). Inspired by all these creative monikers for margarine, we came up with a few more ridiculously buttery titles of our own. Check ‘em out, after the jump… [Boing Boing] Keep reading »
This is what Helena Bonham Carter (Miss Carter if you’re nasty) wore to go shopping for a new pair of glasses in London the other day: a steampunk warrior princess outfit, candy bead necklace, and an oversized bow clipped into wild wavy hair. Never stop doing you, Helena. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
Do you ever pause before putting in your mouth guard and slipping into your oversize Sugar Ray concert T-shirt and think, “Maybe I need to add some old-fashioned sultriness to my bedtime routine?” Don’t worry–Life magazine has got you covered. In a 1937 issue, they published a photo spread to teach wives how to undress in front of their husbands, featuring ex-burlesque dancer June St. Clair. Click through to learn the lost art of de-robing for yourself! [Retronaut]
In my endless quest to de-clutter my house and become more like one of those minimalist Danish people that get featured in O magazine, I’m trying to keep household surfaces clear. Despite my best efforts, there are always a few necessities–sunglasses, pens, save-the-date cards, etc.–floating around my living room. This adorable fabric wall pocket is such a brilliant solution, and guess what? There’s no sewing required! Just pick out a couple pieces of cute fabric and stretch them over an embroidery hoop. I’m feeling more Danish already. [Abernathy Crafts]
If you have Instagram, you know how addicting it is to snap artsy photos of food, sunsets, and good hair days and share them with friends. In fact, the only thing more addicting than Instagram might be these Instagraham crackers, which combine the adorable camera logo with the sweet crunch of homemade graham crackers. Make a batch, take some pics, and share! [Neatorama]
In my weekly search for Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha candidates, eDressMe is a frequent source of inspiration. This online boutique is either experiencing a severe fabric shortage or just generally confused about the definition of the word “dress.” Either way, I thought it was time to honor eDressMe’s chocha-showing efforts, so I put together a gallery of 10 of their best (or worst?) DSYC dresses, along with my best guesses at the models’ inner monologues. Click through to check ‘em out!