I have a really hard time walking past a Gap store without going in. But I have an even more difficult time paying the ridiculous prices of some Gap basics. Fortunately, this weekend I didn’t have the latter problem because the Gap is having a mega end-of-season sale. Not only were many of the winter and fall items on sale, but the Gap was also offering a 40 percent discount on top of the sale price in stores. I didn’t go crazy in there because sizes in the store were quite limited. There is, however, a large selection of sizes, colors, and styles on sale online. Check out some of my favorites. Keep reading »
This feisty little number from Thursday Friday offers women the chance to carry the tres coveted (and expensive!) Hermès Birkin bag at a tiny, tiny fraction of the price. Says Olena Sholomytska, one half of the design duo behind the line, “We ended up with a surreal design that references luxury but is ultimately an anti-status status symbol.” The canvas tote, screen-printed with the Birkin bag likeness, retails for around $35, and can carry anything from groceries to books — or conceal your real Birkin from purse snatchers. [T Magazine] Keep reading »
Gather round, girls, let me tell you a story. Before the late-’70s, when Aunt Flo came to visit, women would have to wear contraptions called sanitary belts. They were diaper-like and came all the way up to an elastic waistband. Oh, the horror! Needless to say, when adhesive-back pads and tampons came around, no one was bummed to throw their crazy-ass period belt in the trash. But now, over 30 years later, someone is trying to resurrect the old time-y sanitary contraptions, and in white no less. Seller Elsayx has posted them for the buy-it-now price of $18.90. And they also come in men’s styles too — for that menstruating man in your life? Oy. [Trend De La Crème]
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For the most part, we’re wash ‘n’ go gals, but occasionally we actually take the time to do our hair. On such occasions that we want to rock the stick-straight look, we depend on this hairdresser-approved flat iron to take us into Cher-circa-1972 territory. The ceramic plate iron heats up to five temperature settings and is suitable for use on all hair types, giving anyone who uses it seriously glossy, pin-straight locks. Over the years, we’ve tested many different flatirons and this one, at least so far, has a permanent spot in our bathroom cabinet.
If you’re looking to make more money at your job in 2011, you might want to think about coloring your hair. What does your hair color have to do with your income? Well, when it comes to women, more than you’d think. Find of which shade makes the most dough.
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Check out this wonderfully simple print from artist Marc Johns. Every time I look at it, I get the feeling that I’m being hypnotized, but in a good way: “You are getting happy, very happy…” [$20, Etsy] Keep reading »