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Must Haves: 7 Tiny Makeup Bags For Your Everyday Essentials

Finding yourself out in public looking decidedly worse for the wear and without access to your trusted array of makeup is a total nightmare. It’s hard not to panic when, say, you’re encroaching on oil slick status en route to a spur-of-the-moment party, or you’ve spotted your ex across the Starbucks line and you don’t have so much as an errant lipstick on hand. Of course, lugging around your entire face-painting collection is impractical and virtually impossible, but it’s always important to have the essentials stashed away, you know, just in case. These seven makeup bags are petite enough to fit in a satchel, but have just enough room for the basics, not to mention the tiny coordinating treats you may just want to throw in, too …

Must Haves: White Tanks
Must Haves: 10 Unfussy White Tank Tops To Pair Perfectly With Everything
These ten not-so-simple white tanks go with anything. Read More »
Must Haves: Heeled Booties
Must-Haves: 10 Pairs Of Short Booties Perfect For Any Occasion
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Must Haves: Red Dresses
You'll have him seeing red, in the best way possible. Read More »

Must Haves: 10 Unfussy White Tank Tops To Pair Perfectly With Everything

Despite my best efforts, I must own up to the fact that all I really want to wear is black jeans and loose white tank tops. You’ve witnessed my attempted (read: failed) Style Resolution and my awkwardly-posed photos in short floral skirts that just aren’t me. I’ve pretty much got a uniform, and instead of forcing myself into clothes outside of my comfort zone, isn’t there a way for me to keep things fresh while staying true to my grungy, casual roots? This is where these 10 not-so-plain white tank tops come in. Sure, they’re just… well, they’re just plain white tank tops, but their luxurious fabrics and soft, drapey fits make them the perfect layering piece (or centerpiece!) for any outfit. I’ll be pairing them with a statement necklace and a blazer or cardigan when temperatures drop.

Must Haves: Red Dresses
You'll have him seeing red, in the best way possible. Read More »

Girl Talk: In Defense Of Retail Therapy

How To Deal
Life is hard. Sometimes we all need help dealing. Read More »
Best/Worst Therapists
Sometimes our therapists say totally WTF things. Read More »
Free Therapy?
12 totally free ways to improve your mental health. Read More »
Explaining Depression
What does it really feel like to suffer from depression? Read More »
retail therapy

I have seen a therapist off and on since my first panic attack at age 14. Talk therapy (and the delightful mood-soothing properties of 20 mg of Lexapro) are the reason I can put on pants and leave my house in the morning. With their help, I’ve learned how to self-soothe anger and disappointment, combat the negative self-talk that leads to depression, and create boundaries with my loved ones. My current therapist is this rad little old Italian lady who not only gets me but champions my very Jessica-ness. My life is infinitely more manageable for me under her care and as such I am the world’s biggest proponent of talk therapy. [Nuh-uh, I am! -- Editor]

But all of that doesn’t change a separate fact: sometimes what really makes me feel good is retail therapy. Keep reading »

Anthropologie Makes Their First Foray Into Beauty With An Exclusive Lipstick Line

Lipstick For Fancy Ladies
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The ingredients include caviar, bien sûr. Read More »
Anthropologie Rickshaw
Stay classy, Urban Outfitters Ltd. Read More »

Anthropologie gives me a complex. I walk in and I’m like, “I want this life,” which turns into “Does anyone actually have this life?,” which quickly becomes “Why is this life so goddamn expensive?” I go because I want one top; I emerge with that top, a whimsical set of $20 bobby pins, a $60 coffee table book, and maybe some driftwood or tree branches. Don’t even get me started on their beauty section — as the biggest sucker of all time for gorgeously packaged items I definitely don’t need, I am all over it. Basically, Anthropologie is a well-designed trap, and they get me every time. It’s shabby chic, you guys! I need it! Keep reading »

The Ineffable Charm Of Lana Del Rey’s H&M Photoshoot

I don’t know why, but I picture Lana Del Rey as having the personality and the voice of Kristen Wiig’s “Saturday Night Live” character “Sexy Shanna” — the “sexy” secretary with the high-pitched Marilyn Monroe-ish voice who’s kind of a dumb vixen. I’m not saying she’s actually like that, but something about her affect makes me think she’s a pretty girl who farts a lot.

She’s the star of the new H&M fall ad campaign, and while the shots are beautiful, some of her poses are cracking me up. Check out her looks — and our captions — after the jump!

SS: Lana Del Rey
She's off to the race in this laidback look -- here's how to get it! Read More »
Lana Spoof
Mario Brothers and Lana del Rey make a funny baby. Watch »
Lana Bombs "SNL"
Lana Del Rey was overly husky, nasal and out of key on "SNL." Read More »

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Short-Heeled Booties Perfect For Any Occasion

I’m five feet tall, okay? Let’s just get it out in the open there. And while I don’t find heels to be terribly uncomfortable, I do find them to be terribly inconvenient, especially given my subway commute and my natural propensity to fall all over myself all the time. My height doesn’t particularly bother me — in fact, I forget how short I am until I’m standing next to someone who I perceive as tall, i.e. normal — but it does make me look a considerable amount younger than I am. Like … let’s say 12? Lately I’ve found myself craving a bit of height without the physical hindrances that come with a sick pair of pumps, so I’ve turned to booties with a small stacked heel to get the job done. They also hold your foot in so you’re not slipping and sliding everywhere, which is always a good thing, especially when you’re me. Whether you’re closer to my height or Iman’s, these 10 pairs will give you a bit of a boost, but are still comfortable enough to see you through the workday in style.

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