If you live on the East Coast, you are more then aware that a blizzard of historical proportions is preparing to barrel down, rendering everyone temporarily incapacitated and causing a run on grocery store staples like kale and that good wine. For those of us who grew up in places with real seasons, snow is nothing more than an annoyance and a good reason to wear blankets as outerwear. But for people who grew up in places where earthquakes are the norm and the sun shines most days and a rainstorm is enough to make regular people drive like assholes – ahem, Beejoli and Amelia — then Winter Storm Juno is enough to make them lose their shit. That’s why I’m here to help. How am I qualified? I grew up in upstate New York, and I still yearn for snow days. Also, I once drove through a terrifying blizzard in white out conditions with my grandma, who cursed like a sailor the entire time and made my sister and I fear for our lives. I’m an expert! Or, I’m practical with a tendency towards weather-driven hysteria when appropriate. In any case, here’s how you should handle this blizzard.
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The go-to legging “controversy” has always been the “pants or not” debate, but these days, the focus seems to have shifted to the question of whether they’re some kind of symbol of sexual deviance. The most recent weigh-in comes from a woman named Veronica Partridge, who shared a post on her personal blog earlier this month about her decision not to wear them anymore to prevent the “lustful thoughts” of random dudes. She told People, “It had been something that was on my mind for quite some time. I didn’t want to possibly cause another man, especially a married man, to look at me in a way I believe he should only look at his wife.”
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Normcore’s time has come and gone, and health goths still cling desperately to relevancy, but but ready your body because Babycore is the new hotness, and it is going to slay every pre-conceived notion you had of what you should be wearing. Refinery29 reports on this dubious “trend” as artist Matt Starr’s desire to push the boundaries of our ceaseless obsession with nostalgia. In an interview with Paper Magazine, he says that “There’s a playful, laid back and comfortable aesthetic to baby clothes that most adult clothing brands don’t offer.” Yes, that’s right, Babycore is all about adults embracing BABY FASHION.
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This woman is taking fashion sins a little more seriously than most.
Christian blogger Veronica Partridge has been getting a lot of attention for a blog post earlier this month in which she vows to no longer wear leggings in public because of her religious beliefs. The decision — which she writes weighed “heavy on her heart” for several months — was done to inspire fewer “lustful” thoughts in men. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
Yoga teacher and wellness expert Tiffany Cruickshank teamed up with her friend Renata Facchini of Liquido to put together a limited-edition fitness wear line with a focus on styles that will hold up in everyday life as well as at the gym. I love the concept of BFFs working together, but what’s even better is that ten percent of the line’s proceeds will go toward Yoga Medicine‘s charitable initiatives. For years, I was never too into shopping for fitness wear (I always figured that money could be better spent on cute street clothes or a vacation because nobody I know ever sees what I wear to the gym anyway), but then I walked into one too many fitness gear sample sales this fall and became mesmerized by Fabletics. Basically, I’m now hooked on window shopping for bright-colored leggings, so I love that buying something from this line contributes to a good cause! Click through for some cheerful pieces from Cruikshank’s line!
Earlier this week, I nearly put myself out of commission with a woefully sore back and shoulders after I tried a little too hard to pull a stubborn turtleneck over my head and got it caught on my neck. The fear that I’d done serious damage lasted a few days, but the shame of injuring myself with a shrunken overpriced shirt will last a lifetime. Why is style so painful sometimes? Be careful while getting dressed to avoid these common fashion injuries… Keep reading »