Is it just me or has Kristen Stewart been looking her best ever while doing the “Breaking Dawn” publicity circuit? She’s obviously very attractive, but some of her past appearances have made me cringe just because she looks so damn uncomfortable. I don’t keep up with “Twilight,” but I do keep up with celeb style, and the photos of Kristen in J. Mendel at the U.S. premiere made my jaw drop. Kristen looks gorgeous and glamorous while still managing to maintain her punky, not-overdone allure.
One thing I’ve noticed from her most recent ensembles is that she’s grown into a master of a feminine style that alludes to goth without bringing Hot Topic to mind. Classy, clean goth? What a feat! I love what Kristen does with her girly-goth sensibilities, so I’m breaking it down into tips and tricks we can all use to channel the look. (Flawless British boyfriend not required, but always preferred.) Keep reading »
Of all the many splendored joys associated with the holiday season, having a free pass to stuff your face may be the best. And of all the lip-smacking, gravy-smothered, “have another piece of that, whatever it is” holidays we have to look forward to, the upcoming Thanksgiving feast-ivities are both the kick-off and the kicker. Unfortunately, all those super-sized portions usually come with an equally heaping helping of expanding thighs, widening waistlines and rumps that go straight-up rogue.
Some people deal with their increase of junk in the trunk by wholeheartedly accepting they’ll put on a handful of poundage over the holiday. These people also own stretch pants and hooded sweaters they affectionately refer to as their “eating clothes.” Then there are those who make a preemptive strike against the impending avalanche of calories by subsisting on celery in between yoga-lates classes weeks before the big day.
But what of the middle way? The way that says you can have your cake (hell, the whole f**king thing) and eat it too and remain attractive to your preferred sexual partner? Here are 10 Ways to Stuff Yourself During The Holidays and Still Stay Sexy! Keep reading »
I love these tight mini dresses with sleeves that are everywhere right now but I\’m unsure of how to stylize one. What would I wear with a purple one? I want to wear tights because its cold! Could I color block it with some gold tights? But then what kind of shoes? Help!–Lisa
Should you pair a purple body con dress with gold tights? In a word–and I mean this in the nicest way possible–NO. Okay okay, technically you can, but we wouldn’t recommend it, unless you’re performing in a parade, or auditioning for cheer squad. Instead, we’ve paired your purple dress with a completely different color palette–and we hope you’ll like it. As for the shoes, go for something with a not-too-high heel. Body-con is already mega-sexy, and if you wear a really high heel you run the risk of looking tarty. Check our selections after the jump! Keep reading »
- Buy small appliances such as toasters, microwaves, and can openers that can be mounted underneath cabinets.
- Swap a knife blick for a magnetic strip on the wall.
- Instead of storing utensils in a canister, install a stainless steel rod with matching S hooks on the backsplash and hang utensils out of the way but still within arm’s reach. Read more…
Damn you all and your cute boots! Except — not really. I’m just jealous. I have wider calves and would love to find some smart and stylish brown boots made for gals like me–do you all have any suggestions? Comfort and adorable-ness are a must. Thanks and keep up the good work! – Betsy
It’s incredible that shoe makers regularly forget that boots need to fit regular people with regular calves. What are they thinking? Thankfully there are a ton of brands that do cater to wide calves — or at least offer their shoes in both narrow and wide sizes. After the jump, we’ve found four great pairs of wide calf brown boots for you! Keep reading »
Ask any of my close friends or family members, and they’ll tell you I’m an extreme shoe addict. I’m also a bit of a hoarder, since I have a problem getting rid of shoes and clothes. I recently counted all the shoes that were visible to me without moving any boxes, and the number totaled 65! (I’m actually embarrassed by that number and refuse to count all my shoes now.) Yet, I tend to wear the same few pairs of shoes each season. So how do I keep my favorite shoes working hard for me year after year? I know the great value of a good cobbler! Keep reading »
This past weekend, I did something really weird. I drove with several friends to Toronto on Friday night and came back on Sunday. NBD, except Toronto is a 10-hour trip from NYC, so about a third of my weekend was spent in a car. The trip taught me a lot: boys in punk bands talk exclusively about other punk bands and horror movies; Sheetz is the best convenience store-cum-gas-station chain on the planet; and jeans and boots are really not that comfortable after a few hours in the car. Don’t make my mistake! While you won’t necessarily be able to get your friends to shut up about John Carpenter movies (and really, why would you?), you can plan a better driving outfit than mine. Keep reading »
As a girl who has just started down the road of personal style, I noticed a few things about my wardrobe. Since high school, most of my outfits were based on thrift-store and band tees. When I began to branch out from that, I avoided all tees and went for the interesting pieces… Then I realized I had nothing basic to pair with those pieces! I have plain tees, sure, but they all look like cheap tees. I’m interested in the types of tees Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been putting out with StyleMint, but I don’t think that I can justify $30 for a tee. Where would you suggest I look to find a decent-quality tee that will flatter my shape as well as my tight budget? — Crystal
As a girl living on the cheap, we can totally feel your pain. Cheap Ts are an absolute must! But! We also wanted to find Ts that were socially responsible, too. So we set about the difficult task of finding affordable T-shirts that were also either fair trade or employing sustainable fabrics. Instead of going for the usual suspects–H&M, Forever 21, American Apparel–we wanted to give you some cool alternative options. In fact, a bunch of the great shirts we sourced are from a company called Alternative Apparel, which has established a series of vendor guidelines and principles it applies to its business. They include no forced labor, no child labor, and fair wages, among others. But enough about the great companies you should support, let’s get to the tees…
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I’m in the market for a jean jacket, but I want to get one that’s from am eco-denim company. I don’t really know whats out there, except for the Gap and J. Crew [ED NOTE: Sorry Amelia!], which I don’t think are known for their organic cotton farming or treatment of kids in their factories. What do you recommend? – Melissa
I didn’t think it would be quite such a major challenge to find a denim jean jacket made from organic cotton, but whoa, milady, it seems the eco-friendly revolution does not include cool denim jackets. While there are plenty of great organic denim lines like Loomstate and Linda Loudermilk Denim, they don’t seem to produce denim for your top half so much. But I did manage to find a great denim jacket, as well as some non-denim, eco-friendly jacket alternatives. Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »