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Pie Chart: An Impressive Catalog Of All The Things We Have Purchased While Drunk

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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. Drunk shopping is rarely a good idea, but that’s never stopped us from brazenly logging on to UrbanOutfitters.com, our credit card numbers memorized,  with a hankering for crop tops. The Frisky staff divulged their most embarrassing drunk purchases, and polled friends and family on their biggest drunk splurges. (You can see a larger version of our most embarrassing purchases here.)

Here’s what we found: Keep reading »

Types Of Drunks
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Compassionate Fashion: How A Shopaholic Fashion Writer Is Learning To Be A More Conscious Consumer

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Compassionate Fashion: How A Shopaholic Fashion Writer Is Learning To Be A More Conscious Consumer

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, a clothing factory in Bangladesh, collapsed, killing over 1,000 people. The building was not designed or certified to be used as a factory, and even though the workers — the vast majority of whom were women — had reported massive cracks forming in the ceiling the day before the collapse, their supervisors told them they would be fired if they skipped work. So they returned to Rana Plaza to sew cheap dresses and tops that would be sold by companies such as Mango and Walmart, and they died.

One of my Facebook friends summed it up in nine words: “America, your addiction to cheap T-shirts is killing people.”

As a clothes hoarder, fashion writer, frequent shopper, and feminist, I felt an intense wave of guilt in the wake of this tragedy. Keep reading »

Lululemon Says Larger Sizes Aren’t Part Of Their “Formula”

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Awesomely Affordable: 20 Shoppable Picks From H&M’s New E-Commerce Store

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 been pretty vague on the subject of launching e-commerce … until, like, yesterday, when they announced that they’d be launching a new shoppable site as of today. Rejoice! Now you can shop thousands of amazing H&M picks from the comfort of your home. The selection is expansive, and a little overwhelming, so I’ve gone ahead and plucked 20 perfect pieces from the site. The best part? Every single item is under $50.

Beauty Under $25
The best beauty products that don't cost a pretty penny. Read More »

10 Things We Do Every Damn Time We Go To Sephora (Illustrated by GIFs)

Ways We Fail At Shopping
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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 polling the rest of the Frisky staffers, I’ve realized that Sephora psychosis is a universal experience. We all must accept that there are certain things that will happen every time you visit this Mecca of Makeup, no matter what your intentions or how much you try to resist. They are as follows… Keep reading »

Tell Us: What’s The Worst Customer Service You’ve Ever Received?

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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 dinner and I instantly felt much better emotionally.

So anyway, I really wanted a smoothie. And I didn’t even want to make my own smoothie using the fruits and veggies in my fridge — I specifically wanted to pay someone else to make me a giant smoothie. On Sunday, I couldn’t take it anymore, so I stopped into a local Smoothie King (Why not? I thought. This place is the king of smoothies!) and started perusing the large, confusing menu. A young woman appeared at the counter, sighed, and said, “Ready to order?” in a tone that indicated I was taking way too long. There was no one in line behind me and the menu took up an entire wall and included a number of made-up words, so I smiled and told her I needed a bit more time, thanks.

This is when she rolled her eyes at me, left the counter, and went to talk to a guy in the lobby.  Keep reading »

That Store Knows Where You Shopped Last Summer

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Thrift Shopping
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Au Revoir iPhone!
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Man Aisle At Store
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Grocery store launches a "man aisle" in a dopey publicity stunt. Read More »
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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 expect this and generally aren’t perturbed by it. However, when similar tactics go on in brick-and-mortar stores, some people are not nearly as comfortable. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Delightful Drawstring-Waist Dresses

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” in the summertime without the am I pregnant? effect of an empire waist. The style is also well-suited to the vertically challenged like myself — a drawstring means that you can pull a couple of inches of fabric out from the waist to make a dress, you know, shorter. Check out these 10 summery drawstring-waist dresses, from mini to maxi and everything in between…

Cool Summer Tees
Must Haves: 10 Anything-But-Basic Summer Tees
These 10 tees are anything but basic. Read More »

Style Stealer: Doutzen Kroes’ Simple, Summery Look

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 on Doutzen Kroes, but because it’s so simple, it’ll look awesome on you, too. And, like, everyone. Leave it as is for a casual day look or add a statement necklace to dress it up for night — easy! Get Doutzen’s entire look for under $300, after the jump… Keep reading »

SS: Miranda Kerr
Style Stealer: Miranda Kerr's (Affordable!) Midi Look
Miranda's at it again in this totally affordable midi skirt... Read More »
SS: Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria Style
We love this creamsicle color combo. Read More »

One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Worn Three Ways

One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Worn Three Ways

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 is coming from the arriving or departing subway (and, ugh, it feels so good). Jean shorts and skirts only suffice for so long before a girl wants something to cover her damn knees already. So, for the uninitiated, allow me tell you: boyfriend jeans make the perfect summer foil for those who wish they could sport their skinnies year-round. They’re looser, airier, and don’t need to be peeled painfully from the skin at the end of the day like one big, sweaty denim band-aid. And yes, because they’re jeans, they’re ridiculously versatile — depending on how you style them, you can go from day to evening to late-night (because 24 hours in the summer is like no other 24 hours we’ve ever experienced). Check out these three looks I’ve created around one pair of affordable boyfriend jeans… Keep reading »

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