Ever since Amelia debuted this seriously fabulous summer dress, I’ve had a renewed respect for American Eagle Outfitters. Turns out they’re not just a casual store for teens–they’ve got some gorgeous pieces for all ages, and the laid back, beachy aesthetic is so perfect for spring and summer. Click through for our top 10 pieces from American Eagle, all for less than $50 (and many for less than $20!)…
Alright, now that you’ve told us about your great adventures and we’ve told you about ours, it’s time to discuss the next logical step: how do you turn these epic experiences into an equally epic story? I’m a writer because I love stories, but I believe every woman–whether she’s a writer or an electrical engineer, shy or outgoing–needs to have at least one truly great story in her arsenal. The kind that enthralls people at dinner parties, sends your friends into hysterics, or maybe, if you’re so inclined, becomes Chapter 5 of your bestselling memoir. After the jump, my top tips for turning any experience into an unforgettable story… Keep reading »
Today in “two names I didn’t expect to see in the same headline”: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Amelia Earhart. It’s true, though: the Secretary of State met with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery on Tuesday to show support to their efforts. The group, composed of scientists and historians, is launching a new search for Earhart’s plane off the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, based on the hypothesis that Earhart’s aircraft actually landed on the island, and the pilot and her navigator may have been able to survive for days or weeks after they vanished off the radar on July 2, 1937. While Clinton won’t be participating in the actual search, her department said that “lauding Earhart’s legacy as a pioneer for women and a model of American courage” is an important mission in itself. [Christian Science Monitor]
The premiere of “Mirror Mirror,” one of two upcoming Snow White movies, was a lavish affair with all kinds of costumed characters wandering the red carpet. Lily Collins (pictured at left), who plays Snow White, showed up in a gorgeous gown and raspberry lips, while Julia Roberts, who plays the evil queen, wore a basic black suit with a pink blouse underneath. There’s nothing wrong with her outfit, per se, and she certainly looks glowy and gorgeous, but she seems a bit dressed down for such a fun, colorful event (I mean, seriously, check out the guy on the far left–he’s killing it!). So, what do you think? Is Julia’s look simple and chic or just plain boring?
So, did you guys watch the finale of “The Walking Dead”? What did you think? I don’t actually watch the show because it’s way too scary (hey, I might be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, but that doesn’t mean I want to watch it happen!), but my friends are super into it, and I’ve noticed that beneath the blood and guts the characters are rocking some pretty cool outfits. Click through to see our version of Andrea’s signature look–skinny jeans, a slouchy pullover, cowboy hat, and sneakers, of course, so she can run like hell… Keep reading »
Need a little Monday afternoon inspiration? Check out this helmet camera video of a fourth grade girl doing her first major ski jump. Looking down at the terrifying hill before her, she asks her coach a few questions in a wavery voice before finally declaring, “Here … goes … something … I guess…” and pushing off down the slope. Spoiler alert: she lands it, and her elation is totally contagious. I definitely felt a little braver after watching it. How about you? [YouTube]
“You don’t have fun at work? You work for Details. You sit around and talk about hot dudes like Channing Tatum. That guy looks like he was sculpted out of ivory. If they made casts of asses to sell at adult stores for people to have sex with, they would use his ass. Sorry for everything I just said.”
– Adam Scott responds to a question from a Details magazine reporter about how much fun it must be to work on “Parks and Recreation” by launching into a delightfully raunchy non sequitur about Channing Tatum’s butt. Trust us, Adam, there’s no need to apologize. [Dlisted]
How gorgeous are these birth month flower necklaces? Each one is handmade in Nashville, Tennessee, and feature actual dried flowers pressed in a resin pendant. I didn’t even know there were flowers corresponding to months, but apparently as a May baby my flower is lily of the valley (as seen in the blue necklace in the middle), which is lovely and poisonous. Whatever. I’ll take it. [$48, Uncommon Goods]
It happens to the best of us: we throw on a hot dress only to realize later there is no way to sit down without flashing everyone in the room, or maybe we’re so excited to wear our favorite sweater that we forget to put on pants. On that note, here are this week’s top “Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha” moments from red carpets, award stages, and online stores. Click through to check ‘em out, and remember, if you spot a DSYC example, send it to email@example.com!
I’ve always had a problem with pants and skirts that come with a belt attached. I feel like these garments represent a significant step toward the downfall of civilization. I mean, if we can’t even choose our own belt and loop it through a few belt holes how will we feed ourselves and solve the global warming crisis? When I saw these shorts with suspenders attached, well, that’s when I knew there was no hope for mankind. [$137, Pink Mascara]