This morning, I shared the elevator in my apartment building with a couple of random movers. We were making polite chit chat when one of them suddenly said, in a rather flirty/pervy voice, “Nice toes, miss.” Then he tried to eye bang me, but I avoided his gaze as I chuckled and said thank you. I probably should have felt slightly sexually harassed as he likely had a foot fetish that I was inadvertently titillating before I’d even had a cup of coffee. But he called me “miss” and, if I’m being honest, my pedicure is looking really good and I think my toes are rather under-appreciated. Anyway, my question is: what’s the strangest compliment and/or catcall you’ve ever received? Share in the comments! Keep reading »
Dating blogger Yue Xu was wandering around Nordstrom Rack minding her own biz when she spied a gorgeous Jessica McClintock wedding gown on sale for one cent. The strapless dress had been erroneously marked down from $275 to only a penny. Several Nordstrom employees gathered around as a manager furiously entered the dress’s SKU into the register. Again and again, the price came up as one cent. After several minutes and dozens of attempts, Nordstrom actually honored the price on the tag. The only problem? Yue has no plans of getting married anytime soon and, well, she thought it might be a little crazy to buy a wedding dress when she wasn’t even engaged. So Yue did something extremely cool — she bought the dress and is now giving it away. Keep reading »
Who are you calling “Four Eyes”? Kate Spade’s tiny glasses pendant on a gold-plated necklace is a quirky way to show friends that you’re a smartypants. Or, at least, one stylish chica. With specs this cute, you’ll be begging for astigmatism!
You’ve got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children’s T-shirt to be sold with the words “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels.” When the T first came to light, Zazzle claimed that it was simply “a custom products platform, it enables all users to create their own products that feature their own content. In this way, Zazzle is an outlet for users to express their personal opinions and viewpoints.” In effect, it was simply a platform for users, but not responsible for what users created with its platform. Well, Zazzle’s card has been pulled by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, who have deemed the shirts “harmful to children.”
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One of the more difficult voids to fill in our closet is the role of “fancy-ish evening cover-up.” Something you can thrown on over a pretty dress or flirty top that isn’t business-like (like a structured blazer) or casual (like a knit cardigan). That’s where the silky shirt-jacket comes in. We saw a number of celebs — like Molly Sims and Rachel Bilson — rocking this style a few months ago, but couldn’t find an affordable version for ourselves … until now. Topshop’s Crepe Unstructured Jacket comes in three colors and would look perfect over a glam dress or a pair of jeans. Your shoulders will be warm without the rest your look suffering.
Gap has built its reputation around its classic denim jeans, but this fall, the retailer is shaking things up. The Gap 1969 collection will feature deep, saturated colors like the rust corduroy legging above. Gap has also developed unique washes. Its legging jean will be available in a gummy texture along with subtle camouflage and leopard prints. These definitely aren’t your regular blue jeans, but the corduroy leggings and legging jeans are just as affordable and comfortable. I lived in my Gap cords and black legging jeans last winter because they have just the right amount of stretch to be comfortable, but also hold their shapes.
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