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8 Craft Stores To Shop At Instead Of Hobby Lobby

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I learned about sweatshops towards the end of junior high and I remember being deeply troubled. A burgeoning activist, I decided to boycott all clothing stores that sold products made in sweatshops. A quick AOL internet search (#old) revealed that my boycott would actually be incredibly difficult — if not impossible — given that I did not have my own money, transportation or sewing skills. The boycott was abandoned. With the exception of the fair trade purchasing when I do when it’s convenient, it hasn’t reared its head since.

Boycotting Hobby Lobby, however, is easy. The first reason is that I’ve never actually laid eyes on one. Frankly, I didn’t know it existed before they took it upon themselves to save all the unborn fetuses of crafty shift-workers of America. There is only one Hobby Lobby in my hometown San Diego, and it’s about an hour’s drive from my family home. The same is true in Boston, the other American city in which I’ve dwelled. In my current home of Melbourne, Australia, there is literally not a Hobby Lobby in the hemisphere. So you see, my boycott is a bit ridiculous but also VERY MEANINGFUL, you know?

I say this because I know that a boycott can be inconvenient. As the tidal wave of shit that is the recent Supreme Court decision drifts further into the past, it will seem less important to drive an extra 10 minutes to buy your yarn. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 7 No-Show Panties

We have all been there. You put on a pair of white shorts, stretchy leggings, a jersey skirt or a chiffon dress and proudly strut out the door only to realize that in the light of day, your outfit is straight up see-through. Your ass walks down the street saying “GOOD DAY!” to everyone it passes. And it happens more often than any of us want to admit. But the thing is, this is totally avoidable. There are several types of full coverage “nude” or skin-colored seamless panty options out there — here’s where to find them.

Must Haves: 20 “Comfort Sandals” That Don’t Look Like Comfort Sandals

After breaking my foot, I’ve had to rethink my summer shoe wardrobe. My closet consists of strappy heels I can’t walk in, T-strap flat sandals I wear every day, flip-flops, and gym sneakers. After breaking my foot, I need to avoid my heels, flip flops, and flimsy sandals for something with more support. At the moment, I am living in canvas sneakers, but I hope to trade them in for sandals. The problem? My doctor recommended I purchase “comfort sandals.”

Take a minute to Google “comfort sandals.” Are you seeing what I’m seeing, i.e. the ugliest selection of shoes for 90-year-old women? No disrespect to Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia, but I cringe at the idea of being a Golden Girl before 30. Where are the cute comfort sandals? After a week of searching, here is a comprehensive shopping guide to the cutest comfort sandals available. You’re welcome.

Must Haves: 10 Split-Back Tops

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.

Must Haves: 10 Beach Totes & Towel Combos

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?

Want: Art Socks With Famous Paintings On Them

I’d have to get creative to figure out where I would actually wear these socks, but that’s no matter. The Sock Drawer’s fun line of art socks includes the work of artists like Da Vinci, Botticelli, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. Can wearing paintings on your ankles make you more creative via osmosis? [Miss Moss via Vogue] [Image via David Kitz for Vogue]

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