It has been raining on and off in New York for weeks and we are sick of it. It’s easy to prepare for cold weather rain: wellies, a water repellent jacket, massive black umbrella, and, for the really dedicated, a hat. But the task gets considerably more difficult when the pelting rain is combined with heat and humidity, aka The Perfect Storm of All Things That Make Women Look Messy, Terrible, and Grumpy. In the interest of keeping you dry both from rain and copious amounts of sweat, we’ve found a few summer appropriate, rain-resisting wardrobe staples. Here’s what you need… Keep reading »
You don’t need a $400 Gucci beach towel for the summer.
You don’t need a $315 peace sign bikini ’cause all the goodwill in the world ain’t gonna pay for that thing.
And you definitely don’t need another pair of khaki short-shorts or that same cotton dress in one more color.
What you do need are a few summer wardrobe updates that you can buy and then wear while eating the food you’re still able to pay for. As always, the number of new things you buy doesn’t really matter. It’s more important to make sure that all the items work with each other and the things you own. Keep reading »
We’ve spent years eschewing jelly sandals, turning our backs on the sheer plastic beauties we grew up with. We’re too old for those, we thought, gazing wistfully, but moving on to more grown up footwear. Well, screw it, jellies are back with a vengeance, and I’m leaving leather and other perhaps more legitimate footwear material behind for the molded, vaguely smelly plastic of yore. They give you blisters at first, and the whole time you’re wearing them you’ll intermittently wonder if maybe wearing shoes made entirely of rubber in 100-degree heat isn’t the best idea. But as you and your jellies get to know one another again, you’ll remember why you loved them so much when you were a kid and wonder why you let anyone tell you they’re terrible. Sandals this old school-cute don’t deserve to be vilified like that! ($15, New York & Company) Keep reading »
Proof that you can show your midriff without looking like a lady of the night or a cheerleader. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »
Summer time opens the door for a myriad of new date-night destinations, mainly, the daytime, outdoors date. This scenario can sometimes pose a bit of a dilemma, one that I actually grappled with last Sunday. On the one hand, you want to look cute and make a lasting impression. On the other, you don’t want to be that girl strolling around in an ensemble that should never see the light of day and has everyone wondering if you’re embarking on a notorious walk of shame. To help you find the perfect day-date ensemble, I’ve looked to the queen of laid back, summer-cool, effortlessly chic style, Lauren Conrad. Lauren stepped out at the Celebrity Carnival in a summer white Foley + Corinna dress that was totally day-time appropriate with a subdued, understated sexy vibe. Keep reading »