There’s something weird going on in the fashion world right now, and as much as we like to experiment with clothes and accessories, we can’t agree with it. Strange bootie-like shoes are popping up all over the place, but they’re not boots in the traditional sense because they’re a part of or can be added to summery shoes.
I was perusing one of my favorite online shops, Creatures of Comfort, when I came upon these espadrille booties by Zucca. While I am looking for a new pair of espadrilles, you won’t see these on my feet. Don’t designers remember how hot it gets in the spring and summer? My legs would overheat if they were ensconced in thick canvas.
Similarly, we spotted something called “Bootilegs” on Trend de la Creme. These spat-like calf coverings can be added to any shoe or sandal, so they can be worn in any season! Please, for the sake of your beautiful calves, Just Say No to summer booties. Keep reading »
Ask any man where he wants to go for his birthday and 98% of the time* he will answer “steak house.” Ask him today, and hopefully he’d have the good sense to utter, “Steak and a blow job please,” as today, March 14, is the unofficial reverse Valentine’s Day known as “Steak & Blow Job Day.” I won’t tell you how to do the latter (that’s Dr. V’s territory), but I can handle the former. Face it, if you’re hitting up a spot a few steps up from the Red Lobster, chances are the meal will cost you a few Benjamins. As with most DIY projects, this steak dinner will save you enough greenbacks to fund a new birthday dinner outfit without compromising what it is he desires – a juicy seared steak. (*unconfirmed but highly probable statistic) Keep reading »
Cheerleading isn’t just pom-poms and “Go team, go” these days. Nope, it’s a rough-and-tumble sport where women routinely fly 25-feet in the air and National Championships are won and lost by hundredths of a point. That’s what we learned reading CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleading, by The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick. Fractured skulls? Steroids? Secret Societies? In cheerleading? Yeah, we had no idea either. [$12, Amazon.com]
We’re giving away seven copies of CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleading, but you have to work if you want it! The seven best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 19—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
I admit, there are certainly times when I’m out shopping or running errands that I feel like pulling out a gun and just totally going postal. Woman grabs the last pair of peep toe pumps just as I reach out to try them on? Bang! The cashier at the grocery store puts up a “closed” sign on her register after I wait in her line for 15 minutes? Bang! Make a special trip to Whole Foods to get my favorite organic ice cream just to discover they’re out? Bang, bang! Sprint down the stairway to catch the subway just as it’s closing its door and pulling away even though the conductor clearly saw me and could have waited five measly seconds to let me board? Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bag! But, fun as it would be to pull out this Lassey James-designed handgun-shaped coin purse and pretend to off every d-bag I come across, something tells the effect may not be quite as cathartic — or as safe — as I might like. Plus, didn’t this kind of accessory lose its edgy cool back in, like, 2006? [via Behance] Keep reading »
Baby high heels are so 2008. This year is all about baby hair extensions! For mothers out there who are sick of correcting people that their bald baby is in fact a little lady, a Beverly Hills-based company called Baby Bangs has created hair pieces that will turn your little bundle of joy into a mini-diva a la Jessica Simpson or newly weaved, Katie Holmes. All you have to do is slip on the skull cap of silky fake strands tied to an elastic headband and voilá, your baby is undeniably a girlie girl! There are five different headband designs and six hair colors to choose from. So, now you’ll never have to hear someone say, “What a cute little boy!” ever again. Though you might hear a few cries of, “Bad mom! Bad mom!” [Trend Hunter]
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Etsy can be total hit or miss. Sometimes it’s just pages of crafty crap, other times weird kitschy-cool stuff. But every once in a while, you’ll find a sleek, totally shoplift-worthy item like this smart peacock clutch. This roomy handbag is made-to-order and in addition to the antique-brass detailing and totally eye-catching embroidery, it is lined with fine turquoise silk. Original AND classy! [$105, Etsy] Keep reading »
Sadly, crop tops are making a resurgence, having been spotted at Topshop, on the Alexander McQueen runway, and on street-style icons like Rumi Neely. But we think this trend is baaaad because there’s so much room for error. The only place we’d like to see the crop top is on a “Beverly Hills, 90210″ marathon. We’re not just going to hate on the midriff top, though, because there are other fashion trends that want to be sexy, but are actually gross. [Refinery29]
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Look naughty and nautical in this cutie-pie poplin dress from Topshop. Of course, Topshop hasn’t opened Stateside yet (be patient until April, our pet) so you’ll have to import this little number from England. It comes in red, too, in case you’re channeling “candy striper,” not “longshoreman.” [About $80, TopShop.com] Keep reading »