“I think I would have had sex a lot earlier! I think I would have lost my virginity earlier than I did at 22. I had the public and all this pressure, and I wish I had just gotten it over with in the beginning when it was sort of OK. I think I would have been much more in touch with myself. I think I wouldn’t have had issues with weight–I carried this protective 20 pounds [in college]. It was all connected. And to me, that’s a health regret.”
As someone who waited until I was nearly 21 to lose my virginity, this revelation from Brooke Shields in Health magazine is fascinating to me. I’ve often thought the same thing, that if I could go back in time and do something differently, I would lose my virginity earlier. My reasons don’t have to do with body image — waiting just ended up being a huge letdown! Looking back, would you change when you lost your v-card? Keep reading »
So, last night my internet was down, hence my usual “Bachelorette” liveblog didn’t happen. I’m sorry. But I did watch and boy, was this episode a good one! Jillian continued to make excellent fashion choices — was that yellow cardigan from Madewell?! — but also exhibited an inexplicable obsession with a honky tonk lifestyle I did not think they grew in Canada. For starters, she’s got a thing for Wes, the country crooner with the icky facial hair and exaggerated accent. He won the first one-on-one date in which he and Jillian enjoyed a romantic dinner in a locked bank vault. No joke. He then made enemies as he totally c**k-blocked every other dude’s chance at one-on-one time, despite being awarded an early rose. Douche!
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She’s baaaaack! Susan Boyle returned to the “Britain’s Got Talent” stage on Sunday to perform in the semi-finals. She chose to sing “Memory,” from the musical Cats — so what do you think? Was Susan’s latest everything the hype made her out to be? Keep reading »
Summer is on its way now, so out with the flannels and in with pjs that have more sex appeal!
- These pink flamingo bottoms by C & C California are perhaps not sizzling hot, which is why I will leave it to you to decide what goes on top…if anything at all. [$32, C & C California, Bluefly.com]
- I will most certainly be happy in this cute nightdress from Scanty. The length and drawstring have a certain kittenish look, but the happy faces keeps the serious meter down. [$35, Scanty, Bluefly.com]
- Leopard print…my oh my, this is daring! Leopard print is high on rawr factor, but the jersey tops and bottoms make this look more of a wink-wink kind of sexy. [$35, Tart Intimates, Bluefly.com]
- Python. The world alone makes me think of a deadly sports car. This pink python number will certainly get hearts racing and I can still feel pretty in pink. [$66, Natori, Bluefly.com]
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I don’t know what to do about my Virgo coworker (9/09/77). I’m a much younger Taurus (5/09/87), and he’s been flirting with me since November. He stares at me often — to the point that other workers have noticed and commented. Most of the office assumes that there’s something between us, but we’ve grabbed dinner after work only once (and fast food hardly counts). I’ve asked him out on a few occasions, but he always declines. He says he has issues caused by an ex, who was also younger than him, that he’s still broken up about. Apparently, she left him after he got laid off, and she broke his heart.
He told a mutual friend that he thinks I’m very attractive and that he does like me, but he won’t date me because of the age difference. Personally, I think that age doesn’t matter. I hold a higher position, despite being one of the youngest in our office, and usually act more mature than he does. Is there something more that he won’t own up to? Am I missing something? Is there some way to show him that age is just a number?” – Too Stubborn to Give Up Keep reading »
Statement pieces don’t have to be big or flashy. Take this super simple ring by Verameat with a thin band and small flower that’s sure to garner compliments. Wear it alone for a dainty look, or layer it with other rings for a funkier style. If you’re buying for yourself, choose the design in copper. For gifts, consider a classier metal, like silver or 14-karat gold. Just looking at it makes us think that everything’s coming up roses. [$48, Verameat.com] Keep reading »
Just when you thought excess was winding down, Chanel decided to release its tricked-out Segway, complete with signature quilted bag and logo wheels. This, we thought, must be an anomaly. As it turns out, not so much. Quite a few design houses have decided to take classic modes of transport—from bikes to surf boards to helicopters-—logo them up, and charge more than your mortgage for the goods.
Chanel is the main offender in the logo war, but they’re not the only ones stamping their insignia on everything that moves. The $12,000 Chanel bike, designer surf boards, and Segways are no more silly than Gucci’s (admittedly adorable) red bike or Prada’s super sleek and insanely expensive skis.
But the top honors have got to go to Hermès for their $6 million upholstered helicopter. The copter was purchased by Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation. If I wanted to blow a few million on a designer helicopter, I would have gone with the black-and-white Versace chopper. It’s much more my color scheme. Keep reading »
This week in “Keepin’ It Classy,” I received a letter from a lady who is trying to get back out onto the dating scene, but she’s confused about current social mores:
“I’m recently single and although I’m not quite yet ready to mingle, I do want to go out with my old girlfriends. Now that I have so much free time, I thought that it would make my social life easier, but it totally hasn’t. I’m so used to just hanging out at home with my man or making couple plans, that I don’t know what the protocol for an average date with the girls is. When did I get this lame? If I want to make plans day of, can I text two friends at the same time to see what they’re doing? Or do I have to wait for one to respond first? Making plans to hang out with friends is even tougher than dating!”
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Headbands, headbands, headbands. From thin and satiny to chunky and plastic, this popular accessory seems to be taking over the world. While a pretty headband can add a nice touch to a cute outfit, some of the styles out there are a little too much. Meet the Extreme Headband. It includes head wear that’s bursting with feathers, overflowing with massive bows, or suffocating from fist-sized fabric flowers. While Blair Waldorf may be able to pull off these dramatic pieces, most of us cannot — and we shouldn’t try! Nobody above the age of 12 should be wearing giant pastel-pink ribbons on their heads. Still, I see thirtysomethings trying to pull it off every day. Will this fashion mistake ever go away?
Maybe. On the season finale of “Gossip Girl,” Jenny Humphrey declared headbands “out.” (Except hers, of course!) While I’m not ready to see all head wear take a leave of absence (a simple one can be fabulous), I wouldn’t complain if the outrageous ones disappeared. Would you? Leave your thoughts on crazy headbands below.
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