My boyfriend Nick and I met when we were in high school, but we didn’t start dating officially until college. Part of the reason for that was my extreme resistance to the idea of being labeled “high school sweethearts.” I knew I loved Nick within a few weeks of first meeting him, but the idea of our relationship falling under the HSS label was mortifying to me, especially coming from a small town where HSS marriages were something of a way of life. I wanted to move away and have a glamorous career; settling down with the boy who sat three desks down from me in computer science class was not part of my plan. Nick wanted to get serious right away, but I was so afraid of becoming a cliche that I enforced a strict, “We’re just friends” rule until the day after graduation, when I finally kissed him and said, “OK, let’s do this.” I believed this technicality (we were a whopping 24 hours past the high school sweetheart deadline!) would save us from a lifetime of HSS comments. Smooth, right?
Alas, my plan didn’t really work. Whenever I tell people Nick and I have been together for nine years, they ask how old I am, they do the mental math, and then a goofy grin comes over their face as they start clapping and chanting, “High school sweethearts! High school sweethearts!” Sigh.
Obviously I have no regrets about sticking with Nick — I mean, I met the guy of my dreams early in life, how lucky am I? — but as our relationship has progressed, I’ve noticed a few unexpected drawbacks that don’t affect couples who met later in life… Keep reading »
Nashville-based jewelry artist Nora Catherine makes the most exquisite pieces from chains, beads, and hammered metals. Her whole collection has me drooling, from the hummingbird chandelier earrings to the butterfly wrap ring to the truly stunning tree of life necklace, but I chose to feature her spiral chain hoop earrings because they’re such a fun, unique take on a classic style. They’re just fancy enough to pair with a little black dress for a party, but not too fancy to pair with jeans and a blazer for brunch. Oh! And Nora is generously offering Frisky readers 15% off through the end of December. Use coupon code “15frisky1213″ at checkout, and happy holidays. [Hoop earrings: regularly $67, $56.95 with discount, Etsy]
Ali Larter is rocking the ’70s vibes in this outfit she wore out shopping recently. All the muted shades of grey contrast so well with that fabulous red fedora. Carly Simon approves, and so do I. You too? Read on to find out how to steal her style… Keep reading »
Norwegian photographer Torgeir Berge was stunned when his dog Tinni met a wild fox in the woods, and instead of fighting with it or chasing it away, seemed to enjoy its company. The fox, who was eventually named Sniffer, also showed an immediate affection for Tinni. The two animals quickly became best friends, and a real-life version of “The Fox and the Hound” was born. Keep reading »
This morning I got up early and went grocery shopping before work. I only did this because we had no vegetables or coffee creamer in the house and I knew I would regret it the entire day if I didn’t just drag my ass to the store and get it done. So I went. And then something weird happened: I had the best time. Turns out the early morning hours at the grocery store are like a whole different world. A world I highly recommend venturing into if you get the chance. Here’s why: Keep reading »
Pumpkin season has finally passed, and now it’s time for ALL PEPPERMINT EVERYTHING. I, for one, have no problem with the peppermint flavor explosion. Peppermint cookies, peppermint lattes, peppermint cakes, peppermint vodka, peppermint popcorn, peppermint mousse — bring it on! Click through for 10 tongue-tingling peppermint recipes to celebrate the season…
I think everyone who writes about body image has a blind spot or a subject that makes them feel a bit hypocritical. After all, most of us haven’t gotten the whole “Love your body exactly as it is 100 percent of the time no matter what” thing down yet, and although we might have a great understanding of all the concepts, and can easily explain them to others, we haven’t quite internalized them for ourselves. Keep reading »
When you’re trying to find clothing that’s made in the USA, it’s fairly easy to track down funky, one-of-a-kind items from indie designers and well-made investment (read: expensive) pieces from higher end labels. But what about the basics, the stuff you wear every single day — jeans, hoodies, t-shirts, tights, sneakers, pencil skirts, etc? Luckily for us, there are still some awesome companies producing these must-have clothing items right here in America. They can be a little tough to find, but that’s why I did the work for you! Click through to check out 10 everyday basics, all American-made, all great quality, all $100 or less…
Julianne Hough has had one of the best bobs in the game for a while now — her artfully layered, shoulder length style was super flattering and helped her stand out in a sea of long-haired ladies. But alas, the beautiful bob is no more. Julianne Instagrammed a picture of her new extensions last night, captioned with the hashtags “#changeisgood” and “#longhairdontcare.” Sadly, I kind of do care, as I’m not a fan of this more generic long hairstyle. Maybe she was looking for a way to distract everyone from that Halloween black face fiasco? What do you guys think of Julianne’s new look? Love it or leave it? [Popsugar]