You may think tights season is over, but think again. There’s still a chill in the air in some parts of the country — and your air conditioned office. Footed and footless tights in tie-dye, stripe, or zigzag patterns are a fun way to throw caution to the wind. When the temperature heats up, you can wear them with a long, billowy tunic. [Prices Vary, We Love Colors]
We’re giving away five pairs of We Love Colors tights, but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, May 1, through Thursday, May 7 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Some of the male models in Stand’s runway show wore gas masks. Were they an original part of the collection or a commentary on swine flu mania? [Sydney, Australia, 5/01/09] Keep reading »
This might be the perfect spring dress. The bright turquoise is fun and casual, and the interesting pleat detail fancifies the frock for cocktail parties. The origami bodice is supported by interior boning, which is great for bigger-chested ladies who know that strapless bras don’t always do the trick. As an added plus, the sash at the waist adds a body-flattering detail. While this ladylike strapless number looks like the type of high-end fashion Scarlett Johansson would sport on the red carpet, we couldn’t be more stoked about the price: $47. [$47, LuLu's] Keep reading »
I love drinking tea, but I’m a little sassier than most tea sets. Luckily, lingerie designer Tina Tsang has created a gorgeous-yet-quirky tea service that suits the modern tea-drinking woman. Lovely legs with gold heels pop out of the teapot, sugar bathtub, teacup, and milk pitcher. The tiered dessert stand reminds me of a party girl who’s had too much fun — which is exactly how my fancy tea at the Ritz played out when I went to London on vacation, and my friends and I got reprimanded for taking photos. [Undergrowth Design via Refinery29] Keep reading »
I love a bargain, and I try not to pay full price for anything that goes on my body or hangs from the crook of my arm. So, the day Amelia invited me to join Gilt Groupe, a members-only, designer sample sale website, was one of the best days of my life. How did I, a woman who prides herself on being able to find a bargain in a haystack or jumbled Loehmann’s rack, not know about it? I pondered this question for about a half-second because you have to be fast on Gilt to beat the other 999,999 members. Some people probably wonder why (and how) Gilt is causing such a frenzy, especially in a recession. But I’d ask those same people: Why not? Keep reading »
You know how every time you serve cheese at a party, and people are like “This is good! What kind of cheese is this? Wait, what kind of cheese is this?” Well, with this slate cheese board you can write down the names of your cheeses in chalk and all will be enlightened. This bistro set comes complete with board, chalk, and knives shaped like mice. You supply the fromage. Too squeakin’ cute! [$69, VivaTerra] Keep reading »
You already wear your heart on your sleeve, so why not wear your emotions on your ears? Check out Emotibuds, little plastic emoticon charms that affix to the outside of your earbuds. With four different colors and expressions, there’s an option to match your mood or outfit. Don the yellow pair with a laughing face when you’re listening to Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do.” If you’re in a lovestruck mood, put on the pink Emotibuds with surprised faces and blast the Cardigans’ “Lovefool.” Of course, there are days when you need to zone out to songs like Janet Jackson’s “I Get So Lonely.” At least now you won’t have to do it alone. [$18 for all four, ShanaLogic.com] Keep reading »
For all you lazy folks out there, I’ve just unearthed your new bloated day/rainy day/ bad day/every day all-in-one look from Steven Alan (he of the divine menswear) for Uniqlo. Throw a boyfriend blazer over it, pair it with some serious heels and a few chunky pieces of jewelry, and you’re set for night. Slap some gladiator flats on and a pair of sunglasses and you’re best-dressed for day. Could this whole fashion thing be any easier? [$60, Uniqlo] Keep reading »
Fans of Candy Land rejoice! This weekend the featured wedding in the New York Times might be one of the quirkiest we’ve seen yet. Held in Dylan’s Candy Bar, Michelle Rosen and David Zornitsky had a candy-themed ceremony as a nod to how the couple met—over a package of Gummi Bears. To show how sweet they are on each other, the space was tricked out to resemble a Disneyland ride — with a lollipop-tree lined aisle, a canopy of Whirly Pops, and a bouquet of cupcakes. The bride wore a dress from “Project Runway” created from Hershey’s and Kit Kat wrappers. Guests noshed on candy sushi, and the first dance was to “Sugar, Sugar.” We think we just got a toothache. [New York Times] Keep reading »
Hold that diet pill! The Food & Drug Administration recently recalled a whole slew of diet products made by Universal ABC Beauty Supply International due to safety concerns.
The company didn’t officially declare the products contain an ingredient called Sibutramine. While Sibutramine is FDA-approved for weight loss, the FDA says products containing it must be labeled as such because it can “substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients.” Yeesh.
Thirty-four of the company’s different dieting products are coming off the shelves. The most recognizable among them is Slim Fast. Other products include Slim Express, Royal Slimming Formula, and Body Creator. All products can be returned to the store you bought them from for a full or partial refund. Get rid of those diet pills, and play it safe—blogger’s orders. You know there are healthy and do-able ways to fit into a size six that aren’t dangerous. It’s not worth it to put your health at risk. [FDA] Keep reading »