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Weekend Bags To Carry You Away

The weekend bag is one of those fashion necessities worth the splurge. Not an oversized purse—nor a tote or duffel—its a smart piece that not only get lots of use, but that shows you’re a lady who knows how to travel in style. Grab your two changes of clothes, a swim suit, and stuff them into these darling sacks for your next out-of-town excursion.

  1. Options are always good, and this punchy LeSportsac lets you choose from a shoulder strap or hand grip. [$120, LeSportsac, Shopbop.com]
  2. This Matt & Nat style is called the Bauhaus. You can rock Euro-style even if you’re not jumping the pond. [$375, Endless.com]
  3. Nothing says summer more than linen. [$198, Bananarepublic.com]
  4. We hope you’re going to the Poconos with this kitschy print. [$58, Kimchi Blue, Urbanoutfitters.com]

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Gift for Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of June 5th 2009

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week, five winners will receive Apica Notebooks. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Etsy Find Of The Week: Custom Love Letter Necklace

Hearts are so last year. I love the look of this delicate envelope charm, which you can customize with an engraved message on the back. Mine would say simply, “LU,” which is my dog’s nickname, not a wack version of “Love U,” FYI. [$75, LOOKAjewelry, Etsy] Keep reading »

Seven Tips For Going To A Wedding Without Blowing Your Entire Bank Account

It’s easy to be cynical about attending a wedding, and unfortunately the recession has only made it easier to begrudge those who bask in true love’s light and make us schlep out to some random country club in the middle of nowhere. I actually love weddings, but celebrating the chubby-cheeked cupid is expensive. The outfits, the gift, the travel — it all adds up! Before you start getting all anti-wedding, here are seven easy ways to save this season. Keep reading »

Poll: Would You Let Your Man Rock Bud Gear?

Would you let your guy dress up his beer belly in these boozy fashions?

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Crave: Food & Wine Cocktails 2009

Sometimes, we’ll go out on the town only to spend much of the night pushing our way through piles of people in an attempt to reach the bar. Then, when we finally get the bartender’s attention, we can’t even think of a drink we want him to make. For a change of pace, we’re going to stay at home a little more often and, over the course of the year, test the drink recipes in Food & Wine Cocktails 2009. With concoctions like a five-spice margarita and something called the “Big O” designed by top mixologists, plus party food recipes, we won’t need to leave our apartment to have a good time. Well, except to stock the bar. [$10.17, Amazon]

We’re giving away three copies of Food & Wine Cocktails ’09, but you have to work if you want to know how to make delicious drinks. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, June 5 through Thursday, June 11 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Grammy Awards Bid Adieu To Polka, But We Still Like The Clothes

After more than 20 years of conferring awards on top polka albums, the Grammy Awards is ditching its polka category. The genre has simply become less competitive over the years since the pool of artists in the category is relatively tiny. But let’s not forget about polka entirely, okay? While polka music is a little hokey, the costumes associated with it are inspiring. Keep reading »

Water, Water Everywhere But Not A Drop To Wear

Clear is the new black according to fashion designer Kei Kagami, who just debuted this “water dress” at the Arnhem Biennale. The exhibit has taken over the center of Arnhem (in the Netherlands) for a month to display works by dozens of fashion labels including Lanvin, Hussein Chalayan, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, Martin Margiela and Viktor & Rolf. The theme of the exhibition is “shape,” which Kagami chose to interpret by using an amorphous material, water, to create a dress form. Splashing! [A Shaded View on Fashion] Keep reading »

Seven Times When You Should Embarrass A Woman On The Street

If someone has a zit dead-smack in the middle of their nose, you should ignore it and never point it out. But if a woman is walking down the street and doesn’t realize she’s displaying a wardrobe malfunction, you should tell her discreetly, even if you don’t know her. This is part of the girl code, because, unfortunately, we’ve all been there. After the jump, seven instances when it’s appropriate to embarrass a female stranger in order to save her from more embarrassment in the long run. Keep reading »

Sweet Ride: Accessories To Trick Out Your Bike

Here in The Frisky’s hometown of New York City, fresh bike lanes have been popping up all over the place. It’s great to finally see some initiative to make NYC more green, and we can only hope that we’d one day become a new Amsterdam. Well, historically we are already, but perhaps now we could become a new, new Amsterdam. As more and more people jump on the bike wagon, the next logical step would be to make it your own. Induce bike-envy with these hot accessories:

  1. A-tisket, a-tasket, you wouldn’t want any old bike basket. Get girly with this crocheted design. [$70, Marie-Louise Gustafsson, Aplusrstore.com]
  2. Adidas recently launched Zeitfrei, a line of bike shoes that are already super in-demand with the hard-core cyclists. You might have to take to eBay. [$198, Adidas, Store.hypebeast.com]
  3. Look stylish holding your bike lock with a snazzy holster. [$24.57, Cyclodelic, Amy-Fleuriot.com]
  4. This pretty-in-pink helmet makes us want to deck our ride out with streamers, too.[$98.30, Sawako Furuno, Cyclefashion.co.uk]

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