A few weeks ago, I texted my brother to see if he’d had a good birthday. “It was great!” he said, “I stayed home, ate some roast chicken, and watched a movie.”
“Wait, that was a good birthday?” I asked, trying to communicate my confusion without being rude. “I’m glad you were into it, I’m just not sure I would call that a good birthday.”
His response was quick and to-the-point: “That’s because women always hate their birthdays.”
At first I got a little offended by the generalization, but when I thought about it, I have indeed hated my birthday every year for the past decade or so, as have the vast majority of my friends. Why do so many women greet their day of birth with “UUGGGHH” rather than excitement? Why have I cried myself to sleep with a belly full of birthday cake on more occasions than I can count? Why do men seem immune to many of these birthday issues? After some self-reflection and polling a ton of lady friends, I’ve settled on these 10 reasons: Keep reading »
Wondering how to spruce up last season’s sweaters? It’s super easy to breathe new life into basic cardigans and pullovers by adding sequins, studs, bows, and floral accents. Want to repurpose that cashmere v-neck you accidentally threw in the dryer? (I totally did that last night, by the way. Heartbreaking.) With a little crafting savvy, you can turn your old sweaters into cozy pillows, funky candle holders, mittens, or boot socks. If you’re ready to overhaul your fall sweater wardrobe, click through for 10 fun DIY ideas!
Cobalt blue is one of those trends (and by “one of those trends” I mean “all trends”) that come back around every few years, but I always get particularly excited when fashion magazines start being like, “Have you heard of this really pretty color called cobalt blue?” because cobalt blue happens to be my favorite color. And luckily, this fall is yet another season of cobalt. Pair this bold blue with black, cream, khaki, and other neutrals, or play with more unexpected combinations like hot pink or deep red. However you wear it, here are 10 cobalt pieces to bring a bit of this fabulous trend into your fall wardrobe…
“[Britney] was young and I could see the stress on her face. I was like, ‘Do you want to go to lunch?’ and she was like, ‘Yes, yes. Let’s go to lunch,’ and then someone behind her would go, ‘No, no, no. You have interviews you have to go to vocal coaching, you have to go to the gym and then you have to go on your tour.’ And she was like, ‘Okay, maybe later.’ And I was like, ‘Let’s go to dinner tonight.’
So I went to her hotel and I invited her to come out with me and we went to a club. She was underage so I snuck her in the back door and we did a little dancing and then people sort of swarmed on top of her and then she got stuck at a table hanging out with people, chit chatting and I was like, ‘I’ve got to go to work tomorrow can I go?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah. No, go I am good. They will get me home.’”
– Melissa Joan Hart, AKA Clarissa Darling and Sabrina Spellman, who is currently on a media blitz to promote her new memoir, Melissa Explains It All, shared this slightly disturbing little anecdote on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show this week. Hart, now 37, is 6 years older than Spears and apparently the two became pretty close friends in the mid 90s (although hello, Girl Code clearly states that you should never leave your underage friend with random people at a nightclub). MJH also revealed that she once made out with Nick Carter in a hotel room, and that she never found James Van Der Beek attractive. So there you go. [Daily Mail]
“We don’t drink when we’re apart. Ever. Even if we’re apart for weeks. We don’t want to go [to nightclubs or] anywhere that you’re asking for trouble. I don’t want to be in Europe texting her, like ‘Where are you?’ This way we don’t have to worry about any of that stuff.”
–Chad Kroeger tells People that one of his and Avril Lavigne’s rules for a happy, Chavril-tastic marriage is a pledge to only drink together. I’m all about doing whatever works for you, but I also feel like they might want to work on their trust issues instead of making rules. Does anyone want to discuss the intricacies of Chavril’s marriage with me? No? OK. Some of the couple’s other tips for a happy relationship: don’t go more than two weeks without seeing each other, and make plenty of time for snuggling. You’re welcome! [People]
Remember when I bought a pack of Freedom Bras last year and gave them a hesitantly positive review? That was before I tried the Genie Bra, which led me to throw out all my Freedom Bras and rescind my hesitantly positive review.
Freedom Bras were like the guy who isn’t great but isn’t horrible, so you casually date him for like 3 years but secretly wish he’d give you more support and also you’re a little nervous to be seen in public with him. Genie Bras are like that amazing relationship you thought only existed in fairytales, where the guy fits you perfectly, gives you constant support, and even sufficiently covers your nipples for trips to the grocery store. Sorry, I got confused by my own analogy, but what I’m trying to say is, the Genie Bra is the real deal. Keep reading »