Wanderlust: I’m Not Afraid To Travel Alone

By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 23, 2015
I am traveling alone through the islands of Hawaii and I am a young woman. I am not worrying about getting raped every moment of my journey, unlike writer Tara Burton, who wrote about her fears in an article for Salon called "Dangers of Traveling While Female." I don't feel as if my life or… More »

Black Wedding Dresses, Six Ways

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 23, 2015
I wrote earlier this week about my total opposition to white wedding dresses and everything they stand for. Instead, I’ll be wearing a two-piece black dress to my wedding. Black dresses are versatile and re-wearable, always an excellent addition to your wardrobe, and blessedly more affordable than most traditional white wedding gowns. Flip through the… More »

10 Reasons You’re So Tired All The Time

By: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2015
"I'm so tired" is the most basic complaint in the entire world, second only to whining about the weather. I think we like to say it because it makes us seem busy or worthy of sympathy, but sometimes we say it because we really are running on fumes and trapped in a cycle of burnout. I… More »

One Black Turtleneck, Three Ways To Wear It

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 22, 2015
I've always thought of turtlenecks as being one of the more ... oppressive articles of clothing. In addition to having a fabric chokehold around your neck, turtlenecks cover so much skin that they've always struck me as being totally boring. Plus, I grew up on Southern California, where denim shorts with Ugg boots is more… More »

Let’s Not Make “Babycore” Happen

By: Megan Reynolds / January 22, 2015
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… More »

The Hottest New Trend In Menswear Is Visible Dick

By: Beejoli Shah / January 22, 2015
Kanye may be adorning his lady in the finest merkins ermines can sacrifice their lives for, but men will be sporting no such genitalia luxury this year. Spotted last night on the runway of Rick Owen's show at Paris Fashion Week was the hottest (god willing) new trend in menswear: flopping, ever-present dick. (Click hereMore »

Frisky Reads: After Birth By Elisa Albert

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015
To get this out of the way from the get-go, Elisa Albert’s After Birth is going to offend a lot of sensitive people, some for the following reasons: Some mothers won’t like the fact that the novel takes place in the depths of post-partum depression and will claim that they got through birth just fine,… More »

Beauty IRL: Foundation’s All Right, I Guess

By: Megan Reynolds / January 22, 2015
There’s something about foundation that has always confounded me, but I have made a vow with myself this year to figure it out. Why would you want to hide your face like that, to conceal what your skin has gone through? Scars, zits, weird splotches, that patch of freckles that you look at every month… More »

Please Explain To Me Which Aspect Of Bulletproof Coffee Is Not Insane

By: Claire Hannum / January 21, 2015
There are few things on this earth I love more than coffee and butter, but mixing them together seems nothing short of blasphemous. Bulletproof coffee, as this combo is so affectionately called, has seeped its way into the morning routines of seemingly sane people over the past few months and been beaten to death by… More »

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

By: Beejoli Shah / January 21, 2015
The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls. The Queens of Africa dolls and Naija Princess dolls were created by a Nigerian entrepreneur, Taofick Okoya, after he realized that his three daughters were only playing… More »

Home Inspiration: 19 Wonderful Workspaces

By: Claire Hannum / January 21, 2015
Nothing improves my productivity game like bright, tidy desk decor. This weekend I finally cleaned off the surface of my desk after weeks of letting it drown under clutter, and I feel like a new woman! Click through for some inspiration for your own dreamy at-home workspace... More »

Christian Blogger Vows To Give Up Yoga Pants To “Honor God And Husband”

By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 20, 2015
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 o… More »

The Case Against White Wedding Dresses

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 20, 2015
Now that targeted marketing knows that I’m getting married, all of my social feeds and every ad sidebar on every website I visit is covered in white dresses, white shoes, white veils, white gold bands, beautiful colorless diamonds. Lots of white women in their white gowns, posing in white rooms for advertisement stock photos. IMore »

Beauty Test Drive: Clinique Almost Lipstick In Black Honey

By: Megan Reynolds / January 20, 2015
Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is a certified cult classic, the kind of lip color thing that shows up on best-of and must-have lists everywhere for years and years. It’s widely touted as a color that looks good on everybody. I am reluctant to believe that anything is ever one-size-fits-all. Clothing is not. Shoe… More »

Compassionate Fashion: Cute, Functional Pieces From Tiffany Cruikshank’s Fitness Wear Line!

By: Claire Hannum / January 17, 2015
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 i… More »

Watch Another 100 Years Of Hair & Beauty Trends!

By: Claire Hannum / January 16, 2015
Last month, Cut Video released a timelapse film of a model showing off hair and beauty looks from the past hundred years. Now, they've released a sequel! Watch model Marshay take us through the decades with her gorgeous looks. Now all we need are Pinterest tutorials for all these styles so that I can inevitably screw… More »

Beauty Test Drive: Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick

By: Claire Hannum / January 16, 2015
In my ongoing mission to wear bold lipstick more regularly, I've been trying on whatever tubes of lipstick are put in front of me without much thought. When I swiped on Bite's Luminous Creme lipstick, I fell in love. This stuff is the best. More »

Frisky Rant: The Problem With Target’s Plus-Size Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

By: Megan Reynolds / January 16, 2015
When Target announced that its latest collaboration would be with Lilly Pulitzer, the godmother of American resortwear and technicolor prints, reactions were mixed. Her fan base — crazy, evangelistic, largely white — was less than pleased, worried that their precious brand would be sullied by the unwashed masses plundering Target’s aisles in search of stretch… More »

How To Organize Your Fridge Like A Boss

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015
I’m the type of person who constantly looks for household spaces to improve: I want a better-organized desk, better-organized cabinets, better-organized closets. But the one household space that drives me absolutely up the wall is the refrigerator, because negligence of the refrigerator can be both disgusting and costly. I worked in grocery retail for more… More »

Ugg Boots Are Back, Discuss

By: Claire Hannum / January 15, 2015
Vogue has declared Uggs "back," which leaves me to wonder: did they ever go away? Were they ever truly in to begin with or were they always just in a niche league of their own? "The Return Of The Ugg Boot" on British Vogue's blog asks, "In the last month, how many times have you declined to… More »

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