This winter has turned me into one of those people who complains about the weather, either aloud or on social media, on a daily basis. Hourly, even, on single digit temperature days. And I’m sick of it. Of the weather, yes (there goes today’s complaint!), but also of being so disgruntled about the weather, because it’s not changing anything. You know what might change things? A positive attitude! That’s what that stupid book The Secret says, right? There’s that old adage, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Well, what if we tried dressing for the weather we want — warm and breezy spring! — instead of the weather we have? Okay, so putting on sandals when it’s snowing is a bit extreme, but wearing pastels — one of the hot trends for spring — is a frostbite-free way to Secret the sun out. Here are 15 pastel pieces you can scoop up now!
Astoria, Oregon, sits at the mouth of the Columbia River, smack dab between Oregon and Washington, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Judging by location alone, you’d think Astoria would fit the mold of a classic beach town, but if you go there expecting a plethora of pastel ice cream shops and “Life Is Good” t-shirts, well, you’re going to be surprised. Astoria is much different than the other tourist traps that dot the coast. So different, in fact, that it’s often referred to as “Little San Francisco.”
Astoria is home to many of the things people love about Portland (great coffee, microbreweries, artsy culture), combined with a few coastal town perks you can’t get in the city (salty sea air, clam chowder, shockingly aggressive seagulls). And if that wasn’t enough of a reason to visit, “The Goonies” and “Kindergarten Cop” were filmed there. Packed your bags yet? It’s about an hour’s drive from Portland, and here’s what to do once you get there (besides the truffle shuffle, which is a given): Keep reading »
I know, I know. The moment you saw Kate Upton’s zero gravity Sports Illustrated photo spread, you were like, Where can I get a teeny tiny gold bikini that would be appropriate to wear in space and kind of makes me look like a more vapid Barbarella? Wonder no more because Target has teamed up with Sports Illustrated to create an exclusive line of swimsuits based on the 50th anniversary issue. You can purchase an exact replicas of Kate’s two zero-G bikinis for a mere $35. Boobs that defy gravity are not included. [People]
Yesterday was National Drink Wine Day! In celebration, we got drunk, put together this list of our favorite wines under $15 and then passed out before we could post it on time! Typical. Click on for our recommendations…
What do you get when you cross a pair of basic white sneakers with a little paint, a little lace, a few studs, some glue, and a sharpie? Some freakin’ awesome customized kicks that will set you apart from the crowd, that’s what. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite DIY sneaker makeovers!
The single most essential item in my kitchen might have to be the large cast iron pan my mom got me for Christmas. I’ve used it to cook nearly every day since I got it, and while I knew it was going to come in handy for cooking protein, I didn’t realize that a cast iron pan is actually ideal for cooking a whole meal. Anything that cuts down on dishes — my least favorite household chore after cleaning the toilet — is aces by me. After the jump, check out a one-pan recipe for one of my favorite meals to cook for dinner after a long day at work, roasted lemon-y chicken with potatoes and broccolini. Oh, and to wash it all down, a sweet and tangy spiked blue raspberry lemonade. NOMMMM. Keep reading »
Whether your last relationship was a brief affair or years in the making, breakups are always tough to handle. For many of us, the five stages of grief include sulking, series binging on your favorite TV shows, drowning your sorrows with multiple pints of Ben & Jerry’s, and staunch avoidance. Still surrounded by mementos of your ex and your relationship, sometimes the easiest response to your emotional state is to sit on the couch and do nothing at all. That is, until your best friend comes over to deliver a much-needed pep talk and finds you buried beneath a pile of post-relationship clutter.
With a little push, you admit that it’s time to get organized and get on with your life. To help guide the process of cleaning up after the breakup, here are five simple tips for excising your ex and all his/her stuff from your home: Keep reading »
My signature look as a toddler — yes, I had a signature look at age 3 — was a striped shirt, Saltwater sandals and Osh-Kosh overalls. (Plus a sweet haphazard bowl cut that was rather Vidal Sassoon-esque.) I still love having my feet as free as possible, and stripes are a regular part of wardrobe, but I haven’t donned a pair of overalls since they had a very brief resurgence during the early ’90s. And now, suddenly, they are back again. I am always more inspired by regular ol’ fashionable women than magazine spreads and runway looks, so I hunted down a wealth of street style snaps that show how fun and versatile a pair of (adult) overalls can actually be.
What do you think? Would you attempt this trend or should overalls be left in the sandbox?
I say confusing because, while Khloe posed for PETA a few years ago, I’m pretty sure the Kardashians in general — they are basically one hive mind, kind of like the Borg — don’t spend much time thinking about cruelty towards animals. And since this fur looks awfully real to me, my hunch was that the “Fuck Yo Fur” statement on the back is meant to be, like, ironic and kind of twisted. But on Twitter, Khloe tweeted a link to a video of her wearing the fur, writing, “Fake fur all day people!!!” which I guess means the fur is fake and the spray-painted message on the back is totally earnest. What’s not in question is the coat’s hideousness. Real or fake, that shit is fugs. [Photos: Splash News]
A trenchcoat is classic and timeless and all those other words used by fashion magazines to describe a clothing item that is forever considered a “must have.” But it also is (unfairly, I think) associated with prim and proper ladies who lunch, when really it’s quite a versatile piece of outerwear for spring and fall. Here, model Jessica Hart wears a vintage T-shirt, black jeans and booties, a look that might otherwise be totally shlubby if not for the trench she topped the whole look off with. That trench says, “I may look like I just rolled out of bed, but I mean business.” Wear a trench coat and your chances of being taken seriously go up by approximately 15 percent, according to anecdotal research conducted by me. Who doesn’t want that? Get the whole look above, after the jump! Keep reading »