Office temperatures are spastic. During the summer it’s like an arctic chill of air conditioning, and come winter, you’ll do anything for more heat. I’m certainly the first one to snuggle under piles of sweaters and scarves, but these gloves might be just a little too much. Hook them up to a USB cord, and they heat your hands — sort of like the butt warmers in cars. A pair of hand-warmers with faux fur trim will cost you $27.75, but if your fingers are consistently freezing, this may be a great option. I’m not sold yet, but ask me again in a few months when the wind chill in Manhattan is below freezing. [CNET] Keep reading »
This is what you get when you let Lindsay Lohan run wild at the Ungaro design studios—the critics denounce her flashy clothes, and then she ends up influencing trends anyway. Well, maybe it’s not all due to her, but a few months after Lohan’s sequined blazers went down the runway at Paris Fashion Week, we’re now seeing them all over the new crop of winter merchandise that’s just hitting stores. Labels like Paul & Joe, Tibi, and Sonia Rykiel have gotten in on the trend, and a lot of the styles are astonishingly expensive (take this gold Antik Batik jacket pictured on bottom, which costs $460 at Net-A-Porter). You can, however, find some more moderately priced blazers at Topshop in the $150 range (top, left).
Yet, that’s still quite a fair amount to drop on a piece that has a lot of potential to go out of style within a year. What do you think of sequin blazers? Awesome holiday party dress alternatives? Or blinding horrors? Keep reading »
For only the second time ever, Oprah is sharing the cover of O Magazine. Ellen DeGeneres shot four covers with Oprah, but this one where Oprah is plugging in her lights is the best. Oh, and the last time Oprah shared her cover, it was with Michelle Obama. Nice company, E! Keep reading »
What I’m Wearing Today:
I have trouble walking when I wear tights because they make my shoes really slippery, so today I put a pair of semi-hidden yellow ankle socks on top of this maroon pair. I say “semi” because Amelia noticed them and said, “Are those your bowling socks?!” (They are.) [We bought the same pair when we were playing in a bowling league last winter and needed socks. -- Editor] I hadn’t planned on anyone seeing them, but now I think the pop of color is kind of fun. Keep reading »
The second it starts getting chilly, my skin get dry and flaky with a quickness. It’s gross and I kind of thought there wasn’t much to do it about it for years. As it turns out though, almost any level of winter time skin dryness is fixable. I started experimenting with various products a couple years back and I think I’ve got the perfect mix now. If you dry out like mad, too, take the jump and I’ll tell you how to control the situation. Keep reading »
There was a time in my life when I was traveling so much it seemed I couldn’t unpack my bags before I had to stuff them all over again. Needless to say, through trial and error, I developed a few techniques to make the process easier and more foolproof. Since several Frisky staffers are already stressing over holiday packing, I figured I’d post a few of my tips, and, seriously, folks, we’d love to hear all of yours. After the jump, some ideas to help make packing way, way easier! Keep reading »
Genealogists have been busy reconstructing the First Lady’s family tree and what they’ve discovered is shocking—but really only to Debbie Shields, who is apparently Michelle Obama’s cousin. And yes, she’s white as can be. But are we really surprised by this? As most of us know, there were many African and American couplings (both consensual and non-consensual) that took place during the times of slavery—and Michelle’s great, great grandmother Melvinia was no exception. As it turns out, Melvinia was impregnated at age 15 by plantation owner Charles Marion Shields who is also Debbie’s great, great grandfather. In case you got lost there in the twisted branches, that makes the two fourth cousins. While Debbie and her 17-year old son Brandon think it’s “awesome” to be related to the first lady, they couldn’t believe it at first. Believe it, folks! So what do you think? Awkward family reunion or positive step forward for race relations in this country? [Newser] Keep reading »
Our editor Amelia is turning 30 in a week and her essay on the subject really resonated with Frisky readers, both younger and older than 30. With that in mind, we’ll be reposting our “Before 30” series, which originally ran late last year, over the next few weeks. Enjoy!
From the time you were in pre-school and your mom picked your play dates, you’ve been building relationships with people. And sometimes, when you have things in common and get along with one another, you become friends. You might think that you have enough friends in your life, but really, can you ever have too many? Plus, you never know when you’re going to need a hand saw, so you better have someone in your cell phone who owns one. Keep reading »