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Girl Problems: 15 Downsides Of Skirt Season

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The weather is finally warming up, and skirt season has officially commenced! Personally, I’m not a big fan of pants, so this is always an exciting time of year for me. But along with the fashion and temperature benefits of skirt season comes a whirlwind of frustration, discomfort and girl problems. As I learned yesterday when Inappropriate Subway Man was disgustingly grazing my upper leg, there are quite a few unspoken downsides to letting your legs out for air. Here are 16 I think we can all agree on… Keep reading »

So Much For Vanity Sizing: In Japan You Can Buy Clothes In Size “Fat”

This is a clothing label produced by a Japanese brand called, fittingly, Fatyo, which has opted to forgo the traditional sizing model of small, medium, large, and extra-large, and instead label clothing with “twitch,” “skinny,” “fat,” and “jumbo.” Well, these terms are definitely … descriptive, if not particularly flattering. Would you ever buy a piece of clothing that had the word “fat” on the label? What about “twitch”? Maybe we should just stick to numbers? Those work pretty well. [UPI]

5 Things That Happen When You Go A Month Without A Full-Length Mirror

Mirror, Mirror: Ugly
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When you move into a new house and you’re busy and disorganized and don’t live anywhere near a Target, sometimes intriguing social experiments arise out of nowhere. Case in point: I have lived in my new place for a month and still don’t have a full-length mirror. I just haven’t gotten around to buying one, which means that I haven’t had regular access to my full-length reflection for 30 days. There are a couple mirrors in the house that were left by the previous owners, but their placement only lets me see myself from the shoulders up. Everything below that, I’m just catching occasional glimpses in the glare of the our living room window and hoping I look OK. Here are five results of my accidental no-mirror experiment so far… Keep reading »

Style Muse: Peonies, Peonies, Peonies!

Hey guys, I need to work from home today because my peonies are about to blossom and I want to be here to witness it and spend time with them. See ya tomorrow! — Amelia

That is an actual email I recently sent to the staff, explaining why I would be working from home that day. (Yes, I am very lucky to be able to work from home at all, let alone because I want to spend time with cut flowers. I appreciate this fact every day.) For about six wonderful weeks in May and June, peonies GIVE ME LIFE. I spend an embarrassing amount of money on them, but considering I decline invitations to go out in favor of quality time with those blooms, I think they’re worth it.

There are soooooo many varieties of peonies, that I decided to choose five of my fave pink and red varieties as inspiration for this style gallery. Was this really just an excuse for me to stare at peony pictures for the last few hours? Sure. But can you blame me?

Fashion Porn: Get Your Strap On!

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Some shoes are made for walking – these shoes were made for adoring. I don’t know about you, but some of my prettiest pumps never leave my closet. I never want to walk in theme for fear of blisters and scuffs. There is no room in my life for a pair of $1,000 shoes, but aren’t they beautiful? If I owned a pair, I would lounge around my own apartment basking in their glory, only sharing them with my most intimate friends. Hey, there’s no harm in a little foot fetish.

Style Stealer: Kate Hudson’s Cool Cropped Tank & Leather Midi Skirt

Kate Hudson, quit it, you’re killing me. The actress has been wearing the cutest outfits lately — did she get a new stylist? Even if you’re not ready to go down the crop top road — I talk a big game, but I have yet to actually wear one — this outfit would be just as cute with a full-length tank tucked into the high-waisted skirt, not to mention hot on women of any size. I also love the minimalism of the neutral palette — very chic. Details below! Keep reading »

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