“I will be a reluctant bridesmaid in a family member’s wedding next month. The bride is having us wear silver evening shoes, either sandals or open-toe pumps, with this dusty purple (‘wisteria,’ hello) gown. Now, buying silver shoes on a budget is pretty much a one-way ticket to trashy town, but I refuse to spend… More »
IKEA is one of my favorite places in this world. Everything is colorful and beautiful, the prices are good, and HELLO, Swedish meatballs. However, if you don’t feel quite so strongly about IKEA and would rather avoid a few extra trips to their labyrinthine stores, this new app may be just what you have been… More »
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To be drunk and to find yourself perusing the latest in helicopter camera drone technology is to be human. To actually purchase said helicopter camera drone technology off of Amazon.com is an entirely different thing.
And yet! We’ve done it. Or we know someone who’s done it, anyway. More »
This post has been a long time coming. I decided to write it on April 24th, 2013, but I didn’t know how to write it; all I knew was I needed to change the way I thought about fashion in a big way, and fast.
April 24th was the day that Rana Plaza,… More »
H&M has long been the mecca of affordable, adorable, celebrity-approved clothes, trendy pieces and simple classics alike, but there’s always been a catch: while you could browse a bit of the (massive) selection on their website, you could only actually purchase the items in one of their hundreds of international stores. The company has always… More »
Last weekend I popped into Sephora to restock my basic brown eyeliner and stumbled out hours later, hundreds of dollars poorer, with an armful of fuchsia lip gloss and a gnarly perfume hangover. The worst part? This happens every single freakin’ time I go to Sephora. I really should know better by now, but after… More »
Dad jeans: they’re ill-fitting! They’re man/woman-repelling! They’re generally unattractive! And they’re also really, really trendy. Trust me on this one, I live in Brooklyn. Worn with a cute fitted top and a dash of irony, you’d be surprised by just how stylish and versatile they really are. (More importantly: comfortable.) These 10 pairs of dad… More »
This past weekend, I was craving a smoothie in a really profound way. Sometimes I get very specific food urges that must be heeded immediately; for example, a couple weeks ago I said to my boyfriend, “I think I’m really depressed because I haven’t been eating enough beets!” so obviously we had roasted beets for… More »
I, like many people do, figure that while online shopping, companies track the things I look at, how long I look at them, and whether or not I buy them. This is, of course, then reflected in the advertisements that I will later see on other websites. Although slightly unnerving, tech-savvy consumers have come to… More »
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the drawstring-waist dress is the most universally flattering of all the dresses in all the land. There’s no body type that doesn’t stand to benefit from a cinch, and most importantly, it skims over the issue of what I like to call “barbecue belly” More »
What it is about models? They’re always so friggin’ well-dressed, regardless of where they are or what they’re doing. Maybe this is a delusion, and the clothes aren’t actually that great, they just look really good on them because they’re models? That’s probably it. With that said, don’t be discouraged! This look is totally killer… More »
Those of us who rely on denim for much of our bottom-half needs are often left feeling deserted come summer. Not the kind of summer where there’s a breeze in the air and, more importantly, around our legs — I mean the ninety degrees, one million percent humidity kind of summer, where the only breeze… More »
So, apparently cheating doesn’t take up as much free time as we thought it would. While married women were busy scouting out the profile of this weekend’s lover on AshleyMadison.com, 52,390 of them took a quick pause for survey about what they like to wear. The straying missus doesn’t walked around with a scarlet letter pinned… More »
OKAY, CONFESSION TIME. (God, I feel like I’m always confessing! So much latent guilt!) I love a good breezy tank top as much as the next human being with temperature receptors, but honestly, I don’t necessarily feel like shaving my armpits every day in the summer. I also personally (PERSONALLY! YOU DO YOU!) don’t like… More »
As I write this, I am committing a moral transgression of sartorial infidelity: I’m cheating on my ever-faithful black-filled wardrobe today with a pink floral sundress, and I feel just terrible about it. It wasn’t until I left the house that the reality — and, with it, the guilt — set in. I’ll be spending… More »
We’ve all been there: In the midst of a productive shopping bender, when you peek out the store window and see your guy sitting on the bench buried in Nordstrom bags, your purse and just about every other boyfriend at the mall that day. You start to feel a little guilty he’s about to pull… More »
One way to be a more conscious consumer is to buy from responsible, ethical companies, which we’ve been spotlighting in our Compassionate Fashion shopping guides these past few weeks. When it comes down to it though, the most effective way to step out of the fast fashion cycle is to buy your clothes secondhand. Thrift… More »