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10 Items I Need To Buy In Order To Survive My 14th East Coast Winter

So, I decided to stay in New York City for at least another year, after a recent bout of depression made me realize I wasn’t ready to uproot myself just yet. I found a new apartment in Brooklyn that I’m really excited about (moving November 1), my friends and family are thrilled I’m sticking around, and I’m generally feeling a bit better mentally. But there’s just one problem: WINTER IS COMING. I. Hate. Winter. I mean, I like it during the first snow of the season, and I like the initially chilly days of fall, when I can break out my plaid flannels. But winter? Winter is bullshit. It is long. It is cold. It is dark. It threatens to drive me insane every year. But because I’m sort of vain and I really like fashion, one sure way to at least temporarily pull me from the clutches of the winter blues is to shop for new winter clothes. Honestly, if my outfit is ON POINT and I’m feeling high on my own supply, the cold bothers me a lot less. So, for the sake of my own mental health, I have prepared a list of the various items I — and possibly you, if you also suffer from Severe Winter Hatred — need to acquire in order to survive my 14th East Coast winter.

Need: This Stylish Scarf Wrap That Acts As A Secret Clutch

If you’re anything like me, constantly carrying around a massive Mary Poppins-sized purse from place to place, you’re about to love me. Quick grocery runs and trips to Starbucks just got a heck of a lot easier, thanks to the SHOLDIT scarf wrap clutch, my new favorite functional and fashionable accessory.  Keep reading »

10 Styling Tips For People Who Are Wearing Their Clothes All Wrong

If there’s anything I’ve learned from trolling Pinterest, flipping through the J. Crew catalogs that stuff my mailbox every week and ogling stylish women on the streets of New York City, it’s that I apparently have no idea how to dress myself. I mean, I learned how to dress myself as a kid – step right leg into pants, step left leg into pants, pull up, button, etc. – but apparently, outside of the basics, I’m doing it all wrong. The way I roll my sleeves is shameful, my belt cinching knowledge is rudimentary at best, and my jean cuffing technique is straight up basic. (No wonder I don’t have a boyfriend!!!) Thank goodness the internet is full of handy tutorials for these rampant styling problems, so that simpletons like myself can get it right.

Must Haves: 10 Winter Essentials You Should Buy At An Army-Navy Surplus Store

One of the big things I do to keep my wardrobe minimal is to buy the hardiest, simplest possible clothes and gear I can find whenever I have the occasion to buy something. I’m already gearing up for winter because the upcoming winter in Chicago is supposed to be about as bad as the last winter, which is kind of sob-inducing after the 2013-2014 Endless Winter. I spent the Polar Vortex in wool socks and motorcycle boots. That is not happening again. I will be buying insulated everything, and everything I wear will be able to eat through snow. Keep reading »

Intel Caved To Anti-Feminist Campaign, Pulls Ads From Gaming Site Gamasutra

todays lady news
  • Intel caved to #GamerGate demands to pull advertising from Gamasutra over pro-inclusion articles on the site. [The Verge]
  • Companies avoid funding anti-domestic violence programs for fear of being perceived as “anti-male.” [Huffington Post]
  • The fashion industry sees feminism as a trend. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

My 10 Obsessions From Emma Roberts’ Baublebar Jewelry Collection

Emma Roberts is a badass bitch. I fell in love with her style, attitude and sass once I saw her absolutely slay on “American Horror Story,” and now I have another reason to want to be her. Emma has teamed up with Baublebar to create a collection of jewelry that’s equal parts punk, feminine, earthy, bold and overall, fierce. Check out 10 pieces I absolutely adore from Emma’s collection, inspired by everything from childhood nostalgia to modern muses.

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