Last week, we told you about Bootie Pies, the boots made for wearing post-pedicure. Today we bring you Peeky Toes, a type of sock that would go well with your open-toe boots. You are supposed to put on these socks before they start polishing your toes so that your feet will stay warm while the polish dries. They even come in a “Luxe” version made from Italian spun cashmere and silk for the price of $60. If I’m going to spend that kind of money on a pair of socks, I think I’d want them to cover my toes. Keep reading »
Thanks to Feministe for pointing out 2008′s Most Sexist Advertisement — a print ad for Duncan Quinn suits which features a nicely dressed gentleman strangling a barely clothed model! Because nothing says debonair like chokin’ a bitch. Keep reading »
According to a new study, a third of all women “view an inadequate Christmas gift as a relationship deal-breaker.” Women sited cooking utensils, cleaning products, fake jewelry, and, mysteriously, “a tape dispenser” as bad gift choices. Not surprisingly, lame gifts followed by more disappointments (reservations at the wrong restaurant, perhaps?) led to more breakups, the survey found. Interestingly, smart women are particularly hard to please: “highly educated women — especially those in the legal field — are particularly demanding.” Keep reading »
Bettie Page, otherwise known as the “Queen of Pinups,” has died. She was 85. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Betty Mae Page had a hardscrabble childhood that included time spent in an orphanage. As a teenager inspired by her hairdresser mother, Page experimented with different looks and learned to sew, a pair of obsessions that would help her to become a pinup icon. Keep reading »
I’ve worn the same black dress several times in the past couple months, and every time I wear it, Amelia says, “Ooh! I like your dress! Where’s it from?” She probably gets confused because I wear it with a different belt every time. The moral of this story is: You can wear the same black dress to every holiday party you have to go to. Just try it with another belt, switch up your jewelry, or change your shoes. Seriously, no one will notice. Especially Amelia. [Trender Bender]
1. Rayon Embroidered Tank Dress, $245, DKNY.com
2. Structured Sheath Dress, $79.50, TheLimited.com
3. Orphan Age Silk Racerback Dress, $152, PixieMarket.com
4. Zooey Tuck Sleeve Dress, $198, RevolveClothing.com
5. Lorick Oxford Dress With Tree Print, $242, BuyDefinition.com Keep reading »
Dear loving friend or family member who bought me kitchen towels for my bridal shower,
Thank you so much for your wonderful gift. I know I already sent you a note for the present, but I felt the need to write again. Andy and I were just overwhelmed with the many generous and wonderful gifts we received, so it’s been six months since the shower and we have just gotten around to unpacking some of the things we put in storage. What a pleasant surprise to discover these towels, which you so cleverly crafted into a bow.
Once I untied them, I realized how cute the design is. Did you have a chance to actually take a look at them? I know Prop 8 wasn’t even in the collective consciousness when you bought them, so I find the inscription, HOME SWEET HOMO, to be a little puzzling. Is there something about Andy I should know? Did you find out about my little drunken incident in college? Or did you just not look closely enough when you picked these up in the sale bin at the dollar store? Either way, I think they’re fabulous. And I hope you don’t mind if I regift them to some of my favorite gays this Christmas. Somehow, I just think they’ll appreciate them a little more than I will.
All my love,
Annemarie Keep reading »
Some catalogs are worth their weight in paper, others are a waste. I get an average of two L.L. Bean catalogs a month, and while I adore them and the fact that they sell plaid duct tape (amazing, right?!), I really don’t need to see the same sweaters, duck boots, and alarm clocks multiple times each month. Just think of those poor trees that were cut down to make all those L.L. Bean catalogs! So, I am going to call up my favorite purveyor of monogrammed tote bags and tell them to stop sending me glossy books every month. You should do the same — or go to Catalog Choice and communicate with companies about what catalogs you no longer wish to receive.
See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »
As a follow-up to last week’s list of 25 things a man should never say to a woman, after the jump are 25 things a woman should never say to a man.
1. But it didn’t mean anything, I promise
2. Is she prettier than I am?
3. It’s okay, it happens to everyone
4. It’s just a game
5. Let’s talk about it Keep reading »