Jeggings, the love child of jeans and leggings, are a huge point of contention in the fashion world. Some people think they’re the best thing to happen to denim since the advent of the dark wash boot cut. Others find them more offensive than mom jeans, acid wash skinny jeans, and men’s jean shorts combined. Here are 10 arguments for jeggings, and 10 arguments against. Make your own informed decision and share your opinion in the comments! Keep reading »
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As much as we’d love to embrace the springy fashions that are starting to pop up in stores, it is still very much winter, and bundling up is the name of the game. Here are eight of our favorite mittens–all handmade by Etsy artisans, and all 20 bucks or less. Throw on a pair. Your fingers will thank you.
Looking for a fun project to while away the wet, cold weekend? Check out this awesome tutorial for marbled nails. The best part? No weird chemicals needed–just nail polish, water, a shot glass, and a toothpick (that kind of sounds like a MacGruber prop list, huh?). Apparently the technique is a little tricky, so maybe don’t attempt this at midnight on Sunday, but it’s definitely worth a try on Saturday afternoon. [Via Hey, Nice Nails!]
File this one under It’s About Time: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced that the military is implementing new strategies to prevent sexual assaults and improve their current system for responding to sex crimes. According to official data, there were 3,191 reported sexual assaults in 2011; however, these crimes so often go unreported that Panetta and his team estimate the actual number to be astronomically higher — closer to 19,000. The new plan includes better training for victims’ advocates, increased funding for investigators, and an improved data system to compile sexual assault information across different branches of the military. While these changes aren’t necessarily revolutionary, it is a sign that the armed forces are taking sexual assaults more seriously, and that’s a step in the right direction. [The Raw Story]
This week brought us updates on young fashionistas, anti-pajama legislation, and a frenzy of pretty dresses (and weird shoes) at the Golden Globes. Click through to check out the latest fashion news by the numbers! Keep reading »
What do old records and a disorganized bookshelf have in common? Turns out you can use one to tame the other. All it takes is hot water and about 20 minutes to turn a vinyl record into a unique bookend. If you don’t have any LPs lying around, or find it too heart-wrenching to repurpose your own vinyls, a trip to the record store bargain box–or your grandmother’s attic–is in order. Trust me: somewhere there’s a scratched copy of “Mungo Jerry” just waiting to be incorporated into your home decor. [Via DIY Life]
I’m something of a necklace fiend, and all my prized possessions are currently hanging on a few nails in my bedroom. I actually like the simplicity of this setup, but I’m trying not to put any more holes in the wall and I’m always open to new organizing ideas, so I scoured the internet for alternative necklace displays. Here are five that are easy, original, and aesthetically pleasing. Check ‘em out, and then tell us in the comments — where do you hang your necklaces?
Dear Nicholas Money, AKA The Fungus Guy Who Was Recently Profiled By NPR,
My parents used to run with a pretty wild crowd of biologists, all of whom were passionate about their subjects, but it seems the botanists were especially zealous. In fact, one of their friends legally changed his last name to Lichen to show his love for the fungus/algae hybrid. So when I saw the article about you, I was instantly intrigued. Mushrooms, mold, and fungus are your life’s work, and you’re surprisingly poetic about it. “Every breath that we take — from first gasp to last breath — we’re inhaling fungal spores.” Dude, that could be an excerpt from our wedding vows. You’ve suffered for science, as evidenced by the case of jock itch you contracted in a grad school lab. Plus, the whole mold thing is kind of dark and sexy, in a way. It’s a little goth. Let’s grab a portobello burger and see where this goes. [NPR]
Mini dresses have been trendy for the past few seasons, but the truth is hemlines have been steadily rising for years. These days leggings are pants and shirts are dresses and it’s all very confusing. That’s where our new feature, “Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha,” comes in. Here we will document the most egregious offenders, from celebrities who seem to have forgotten their pants to models wearing “dresses” that are actually shirts. And we need your help! Spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment in a magazine or online? Send the link to email@example.com. Stay vigilant out there. And now, for this week’s lineup…
We’ve been talking about cute headbands recently and how much they can add to an outfit. This braided chain headband? Not so much. It looks less like a unique accessory and more like a scalping gone awry. I like it when people say “Cute headband,” not “Oh my god are you bleeding?” Awkward. [Jane Tran Braided Chain Headband, $63, Zappos]