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Style 911: I’m Meeting My Boyfriend’s Parents At Their Holiday Party

My boyfriend had the bright idea to introduce me to his parents for the first time at their annual holiday party. Fortunately, the party is taking place at their home so it’s more casual than formal. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to wear. Please help me! – Beth
Wow! That’s a doozy. You’re… More »


Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Ear Ornament

We’re getting our Christmas tree today, which means I should be focusing on expanding our sad selection of ornaments (at last count we had one porcelain turtledove and a troll doll head with a wire sticking out of it), but I’d so much rather buy ornaments for my own head, like these festive earrings. Maybe… More »


Ho, Ho, Ho: Unwrap This Package From Santa

I kind of want a boyfriend for a lot of reasons — like regular sex, foot rubs, companionship, someone to vacation with, etc. But I really, really want a boyfriend because then I could buy him these boxers and make him wear them year-round. Am I alone in thinking they’re funny yet totally sexy? Oh,… More »


Help! He’s Terrible At Buying Me Gifts

My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter… More »


Dear Wendy: “Should My New Boyfriend Get My Parents A Christmas Gift?”

My boyfriend asked me last night if we/he should get my parents and sister each a gift for Christmas. This is our first Christmas as a couple and the first serious boyfriend I had around the holidays. He has already met my parents and sister and they all like each other. Should he get them… More »


DIY Holiday Gift Roundup

A couple weeks ago I asked you to share your DIY holiday gift suggestions. If you plan on making your own gifts this year, you should probably get started this weekend if you haven’t already. After the jump, a round-up of some of the best reader suggestions if you’re still looking for inspiration. … More »


Make The First Move With The Mistletoe Headband

Take matters into your own hands this Christmas with the mistletoe headband. For $8 you can be guaranteed — at the very least — a smooch from Santa. Hmm … adorable or desperate? I can’t tell. [Urban Outfitters] … More »


Cheapskate: Lands’ End Canvas Does The Preppy Look For Less

You know we’re big fans of J.Crew, over here. But we’re not fans of the Crew’s oftentimes ridiculous prices. We still haven’t figured out why most of the shoes are upwards of $200! But instead of complaining (some more), we decided to check out Lands’ End Canvas, which has preppy yet slightly urban wardrobe staples… More »


Perk Up Your Rack With Nipple Enhancers

You heard it here first — the bra-less look is back, y’all! But are your nipples coming up short? If your chesticles are lacking a significant eraser-head erectness, Body Perks’ nipple enhancers will make your aureole look like they just experienced sub-zero temperatures. Now available in mocha! Check out a closer (vaguely NSFW) look at… More »


Style Stealer: Sienna Miller’s Pastel Autumn Look

While everyone else was out shopping for brown, mustard, and green corduroys, Sienna Miller went for pastel pink. In this outfit she demonstrates how to mesh three seasons into one outfit. She took the color of the pants from spring, the knit sweater from autumn, and the peep-toe shoes from summer. It’s a look that’s… More »


Cheapskate: Leopard-Print Shoes, Boots, And Bags For Less

The above objects of desire — Christian Louboutin’s Big Lips Booty boots, Valentino’s Leopard Hair Calf Bow Tote, and Lanvin’s Leopard-Print Knee Boot — all cost way more than $1,000! And while leopard print continues to be a big trend, we can’t justify spending a month’s rent and food allowance on boots or a bag. More »


Padded Underwear Gives Men A Bigger Bulge

They’ve already created a Spanx-like tummy-tucker undershirt for men, and now Marks & Spencer, the British version of Target, is introducing “bum lift” underpants, that claim to lift men’s bootays by about a fifth, and “frontal enhancement” underwear that uses an “integral shelf,” to give men what the company describes as a “38 percent visual… More »


Man Bibs Make Self-Love Clean-Up A Snap!

Poor dudes. Masturbation is just so messy. Once a dude is ready to blow, he’s forced to find a roll of toilet paper, box of tissues, or a sock to take care of the aftermath. Well, it’s time for men to save their Kleenex for the sniffles, stop using up all the TP, and leave… More »


With Poo-Pourri Your Poop Doesn’t Have To Stink!

What goes up must come down. What goes in must come out. The truth is, everybody poops, but it’s embarrassing for some to go in unfamiliar surroundings, like your new lover’s place. Now you can poop anywhere without being embarrassed. Single? Think about this: You’re on the way to work one morning and you need… More »


Shoplifters Of The World Use Gift Cards

Forget that gift cards generally make lousy presents, another reason why they’re an all-around bad idea: they’re becoming popular vehicles of crime. The New York Times reports that more and more, retail employees are committing theft by manipulating stores’ gift cards. When you think about it, these electronic devices are far more clever than filling… More »


Frenemy Gift Idea: A Beautiful Pile Of Coal

For parents, part of the joy of Christmas is knowing your children will behave in the days leading up to Santa’s arrival. But when you grow up, the scary possibility of finding coal in your stocking instead of presents has been fairly nonexistent, until now: Lush Cosmetics decided to bring back the sooty gift this… More »


What I Really Want for Christmas: Ice Skates

As we get older, Christmas gifts have a tendency of getting more expensive and less whimsical. Barbie’s Dream House is replaced with four-inch Louboutin heels and it’s exciting, yes, but also a bit sad. I don’t remember the last time I received a gift that legitimately made me smile. That’s not to say that friends,… More »


So Wrong: Kid In A Kit To Fool The Office

We’ve talked before about reasons not to have children, so here’s another—you can just fake it! When it comes to balancing work and home life, we mainly think about the negative … but doesn’t having kids also give you a legitimate reason to do less work, too? (Real-world answer: no.)

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