Posts tagged "how to"

How To Salvage Your Nasty Summer Feet

We’ve done a post about maintaining pretty feet. This is not that post. This, rather, is a guide to going apes**t on your feet once you’ve let them get to what seems like a point of no return. Having recently pumiced my own mangled extremities half to death and come out alive, I’m not unlike…

Lily Q / July 19, 2010

Need A Quick Summer Hair How-To For Your Weekend Plans?

Given the recent increase in temperatures and summer’s obvious arrival, I’m searching for any way to tie up my long locks and get them off the nape of my neck, without resorting to plain and basic ponytails. And to add to my hair issues, this weekend I’m heading to humid Baltimore, Maryland for a friend’…

Bianca Posterli / July 9, 2010

How To Buy Shorts For Summer

Shorts are a tricky and generally unflattering beast. But when the temperature is pushing 90 and the mere thought of jeans is vomit-inducing, it’s hard not to acknowledge the benefits of a nice demi pant. Before you rush out and buy a pair that strangles your thigh or drowns your calves, though, keep these few…

Lily Q / June 19, 2010

How To Do The Summer Sales Right

The one good thing about the ridiculously accelerated pace of fashion is the fact that sales often start soon after the season does. And ladies, sale time is upon us! Neiman Marcus is already on it, Net-A-Porter is on their game and smaller stores, too, are about to start. Basically, you’ve got limited time to…

Lily Q / June 17, 2010

How To Give Yourself A Great Pedicure

Beauty-wise, there are two really great things about winter: 1) you don’t really have to shave, and 2) the state of your toes is largely irrelevant because they’re so often encased in boots and other toe-hiding shoes. Come summer, both of these become weird and disgusting, so you have to start, you know, taking care…

Lily Q / May 27, 2010

How To Ward Off Dry Skin This Summer

If your hometown’s having the same nice, sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in New York City, you’re probably browning a bit and noticing a layer of dead skin dulling your complexion. Sadly, though the type of dryness changes, skin dehydration doesn’t disappear when humidity enters the picture. But because a lot of people don’t realize…

Lily Q / May 17, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Pull Off Sparkly Clothing?

I want to buy a few sparkly pieces but I’m not sure how to wear them without looking tacky. Any ideas? — Melanie

Ahh, yes, the age-old “how much shine is too much shine” conundrum. We know it well. A general rule of thumb when wearing sequins and sparkles is to make sure you’re…

Lily Q / April 29, 2010

How To Get Your Wedding Announcement In The New York Times

Wedding season is upon us and one of the many items on a bride and groom’s long to-do/wish list may very well include having their wedding announcement published in the New York Times (or not!). This time last year, when my husband and I were planning a wedding, we figured it was a pretty long…

Wendy Atterberry / April 28, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Wear Short & Fitted Without Looking Slutty?

I wear a lot of longer skirts and dresses and I want to switch things up. I saw this really cool short, tight dress while out shopping the other day and I want it but I’m not sure how to wear it without looking inappropriate. Ideas?”–Linda

First up, if appropriate is what you’re going…

Lily Q / April 23, 2010

How To Get The Tie Dye Trend Right

Apparently tie dye is a full-blown trend at this point; we literally can’t go a day without being visually assaulted by the stuff. Sometimes, the girls we see wearing it are pulling it off. Other times, however, it’s a hot hippie mess all over the place. If you insist on joining the hordes of latter-day-free-lovers,…

Lily Q / April 19, 2010

How To Buy Vintage Online

GQ put together what a list of the top 25 vintage shops in the country, and we were sad to see that two of our absolute favorite spots for retro duds were nowhere to be found. Why no Ebay and Etsy, boys? They may have no physical location, but they’ve got more great finds tha…

Lily Q / April 17, 2010

How To Mix And Match, Hardcore-Style

Model Iekeline Stange is a master of some pretty intense mixing and matching. Her skills are so prodigious, in fact, that Modelinia put together a post on ways to steal her style. They were a little conservative though, given that Stange is generally wearing a handful of different prints, textures and accessories at any give…

Lily Q / April 16, 2010

How To Organize Your Accessories

It took me three hours, but I finally tamed the mess of shoes, belts and bags that had been holding my room hostage for weeks. I live in New York, so my apartment is tiny, but definitely not small enough that accessories should make it impossible for me to actually walk around in my bedroom.

Lily Q / April 12, 2010

How To Throw A Kick-Ass Party

Over the weekend I threw a big birthday bash for my husband’s 40th. It was the third party we’ve thrown in the last year — not counting small dinner parties — and about the tenth or so since I moved in almost three years ago, so I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two…

Wendy Atterberry / April 12, 2010

DIY Cartier-Esque Bracelet

We’re fans of this cheap-y, cute take on Cartier’s Charity Love bracelets. So when we saw these copycat bracelets over at P.S. I Made This, we planned a trip to the hardware store. The supplies for each bracelet cost less than a couple bucks, so make a bunch, stack them together and get a bright…

Lily Q / April 7, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Accessorize Summer Clothes For Spring?

It’s pretty warm out these days and I kind of want to wear my summer wardrobe. Is it too early? Every time I see girls dressed head to toe for summer in early April I can’t help but think it looks a little dumb.–Nina

The weather in New York right now is frickin’ gorgeous.

Lily Q / April 6, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Buy A First Suit?

I bought this gray pinstriped suit jacket the other day, and I really like it, but it was being sold in the separates section so I couldn’t find the pants that were supposed to go with it in my size. So … what CAN I wear it with? Are black pants acceptable? Navy? Should I…

Lily Q / March 30, 2010

How To Curl Un-Curlable Hair

I’m a self-loathing, straight-haired girl. I tried to hide it for years, but having recently found a hairspray that allows me to maintain some curl, I’ve come out of the closet. For the rest of you straight-haired ladies suffering in silence, take the jump for tips on how to curl your relentlessly flat locks. You…

Lily Q / March 29, 2010

How To Organize Your Gross Old Beauty Products

Nothing will cause you to reevaluate your beauty product stash more than attempting to organize the usually prodigious, crummy mess. Even the most meticulous chick will admit to hiding a hot mess of broken eye shadows, four-year-old hot pink lipsticks and almost empty hairspray somewhere under her cupboard. Once you make the decision to get…

Erin Flaherty / March 26, 2010

Style Stealer: Preen’s Easy Runway ‘Do

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One of our favorite trends from the fall 2010 runways was the plethora of easy-going hairstyles. The epic, totally un-doable up-do was an unusual sight as high-maintenance hair faded into the distant fashion past. Even the most complicated styles rarely involved more than a little mousse and a…

Lily Q / March 23, 2010