We all want to be good to Mother Earth, but figuring out how to help without rearranging your whole life can be tricky. So here’s our advice for becoming a little more green: Fold up a tote bag, and keep it in your purse at all times. Instead of letting cashiers put your purchases in a paper or plastic bag, take out your handy-dandy tote. No matter what you’re buying, whether it’s a new skirt or your weekly groceries, you don’t need another disposable bag to throw out (or, hopefully, recycle) once you get home. Just don’t forget to put your tote back in your handbag so you’ll always be prepared for your next purchase.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away five cotton tote bags to help you get your green on, but you have to work if you want one. In the comments, tell us your best advice for living more eco-friendly by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. We’ll pick our favorite responses and announce the winners on Friday, April 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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It’s a trend we’ve naysayed here on the site before (see our “Crazy Spring Trends To Avoid” post ), but the fashion gods have spoken, and the leather shorts trend has officially caught on. While we’ve seen some interesting options from the houses of Chloe, Pucci and Alexander Wang, department store buyers are ordering up the look from Alice + Olivia, The Row and other designers like they’re, ahem, going out of style (which let’s face it, they inevitably will). But right now, it’s the lederhosen’s shining moment, and you can even find a pair for sale at Zara for $99, which is relatively cheap compared to the $3,100 price tag attached to this (pretty trashy-looking, we think) pair by Chrome Hearts, above. While one shop owner insists the shorts are an investment piece, “like a leather jacket,” and others say it’s a work-friendly look (!?), we still have our doubts. Keep reading »
Wearing eco-friendly fashions doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune. (Although Stella McCartney would like you to think otherwise.) In honor of Earth Day, we put together a whole eco-friendly, organic, and cruelty-free Cheapskate look that includes beauty products. Each item costs less than
$70 $100. So what are you waiting for? Take a look after the jump. Keep reading »
The last time overalls were cool, it was when we were 8 years old, and the Gap was making a standard denim style. Apparently they’re back, both in high-fashion labels (Chloé, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, and Cavalli, to name a few) and in mass markets. How do we know this trend is really happening? The New York Times has observed a renaissance in overalls brought about by the 20-somethings of Williamsburg, Brooklyn: “A man sported the look (ironic? postironic?) with a lion-worthy Afro, white T-shirt and Ray-Bans; a young woman on an antique Schwinn wore her version rolled up.” Did that read like a joke to you? Because we laughed out loud. Keep reading »
We never wanted to live in a world where someone would approve the production of a product called “Thongz FootUndeez.” And yet here we are surrounded by — we kid you not — underwear for our feet. I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, isn’t that sort of what socks are?” Nay, fair friends, apparently socks weren’t erotic enough for Capezio, makers of mini underwear-shaped things intended to be worn on the toe/foot area. Why is this happening? Can you imagine a situation in which that’s something you’d actually want? A simple, nude contraption for dancers makes some amount of sense, but who decided that a purple leopard toe thong option needed to be brought into the world? This makes us really, really sad. [Paper Mag] Keep reading »
On yesterday’s show, Oprah learned about an assortment of dream jobs, including Jenna Lyon‘s position as J. Crew’s creative director. Not only does Jenna have an amazing career, but everything about her life is seemingly perfect, too. She calls a gorgeous Brooklyn townhouse home (bedroom-sized closet, of course), has a handsome husband and a cute kid, gets all the J. Crew clothes she wants, and somehow manages to get home by 6:30 p.m. every evening. Watch a day in her life above, but be prepared to feel some serious pangs of jealousy. [Oprah] Keep reading »