How can I not like Jamie Chung’s outfit? It combines at least three of my favorite things to wear — chambray, a midi shirt and animal print. If I could wear chambray with a midi skirt and animal print shoes every day, I would. For the rest of my life, seriously. It sure would make getting ready in the morning easier. Anyway, to get this Amelia-approved ‘fit (yes, I just shortened outfit to ‘fit), check the details after the jump! Keep reading »
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Mountain Dew Doritos Cupcake, a hybrid of neon green soda, lemon cake mix, and nacho cheese chips. I think Claire put it best: “if ever a baked good captured the spirit of America, it is this one.” The perfect treat to bring to a 4th of July picnic! Check out the video recipe here if you’d like to whip up a batch for yourself, but please don’t hold us responsible for whatever happens to your digestive system afterwards. [Via That's Nerdalicious]
I’m a weirdo who eats her cupcakes with a fork, but thanks to these new edible cupcake wrappers, I guess I don’t have to anymore! I can bite right into the side of the thing without having to worry about peeling the paper back without dropping half the cupcake onto the sidewalk (okay, wait, the visual of haphazardly chomping into a delicate baked good doesn’t sound too dignified either). Keep reading »
The best part of the split-back trend in blouses is that there’s such variety. You can find them in 14-inch long splits that expose the entire back to 5-inch long splits flashing just a little skin. You can wear them solo, or layer them with other tops to create your own look. Start clicking and get inspired to try this trend.
When most people think key lime, they think of key lime pie. But people, pie is just the beginning. Key limes can be used with poultry, seafood, and in cocktails! Check out these nine key lime recipes.
Fashion Grandpas is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — an homage to the forgotten art of older men’s fashion. I’m not sure how the account’s creators and contributors have the good fortune of coming across so many stylish men, but it’s clear that the older and wiser among us sometimes have a better sense of what style looks like than, say, 20-something guys and their endless affinity for hipster beards. These stately, sexy dudes look like they stepped straight out of Vogue. Keep rocking it, grandpas. (Check out a few more debonair older dudes after the jump! [Image via Instagram] Keep reading »
A desperate note from a factory worker has been found in a pair of pants from discount retailer Primark, making even more of a case for steering clear of our fast fashion addictions whenever possible. Karen Wisínska bought the pants in a Belfast Primark in 2011 and hadn’t worn them until recently. When she discovered the note, she reached out to Amnesty International to get involved.
The note, that has “SOS! SOS! SOS!” written across the top, translates to:
We are prisoners in the Xiang Nan Prison of the Hubei Province in China. Our job inside the prison is to produce fashion clothes for export.
We work 15 hours per day and the food we eat wouldn’t even be given to dogs or pigs. We work as hard as oxen in the field.
We call on the international community to condemn the Chinese government for the violation of our human rights!
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Summer is in full swing and I don’t know about you, but I pack for the beach like I pack for a mini vacation. A beach tote is essential, and must be large enough to carry my towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, beverage, brush, and a change of clothes, but adorable enough to carry around town. In addition, a big, can’t-miss-it beach towel is key. After a long walk on the beach, your unique towel is the only identifier of your spot — plus, don’t you want one you can wear like a sarong?
Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not here to try and make you like Negronis. This list is inspired by my last year of making drinks for Jessie Wakeman: Frisky writer, girly drinker par excellence, and my wife. I like mixing cocktails and I’ve always kept my home bar as well-stocked as money allowed. But when I moved in with Jessie, who doesn’t like the taste of alcohol at all, I had to switch up my game a bit to find drinks we could both get together on.
The two requirements for a “girly drink” are that it be at least a little sweet and that it smooths out the rough edges of the hard liquor. No shame in either of those goals, but you don’t need cake-flavoured vodkas or slushies that glow green to get there. Here’s a list of improved girly drinking options for a variety of boozing scenarios.
Hey guys, good news! The microbeads in your face wash are poison! Oh, wait, that’s terrible news, never mind.
You might have heard that Illinois banned microbeads from cosmetics and cleansers last week, and New York and California are right on our heels. It turns out – in an extraordinarily logical turn that really we should’ve seen coming a long time ago – that the tiny little plastic beads in your face wash are getting into the water supply, polluting arctic ice, and killing fish. There’s a different kind of microbead that’s being developed that isn’t so bad for the environment (it’s called PHA), but really, can we just take a minute and think about whether or not any kind of microbead is really necessary? (Spoiler alert: it’s not.) Keep reading »