Posts tagged "winter style"

Must Haves: 10 Blankets Masquerading As Coats And Capes To Swaddle Yourself In This Winter

As I've previously noted, there are few things I am just doing to NEED in order to make it through another bitterly cold New York winter, among them, a BLANKET coat or cape. A blanket coat/cape is just what it sounds like -- a large piece of fabric that is ostensibly something you'd have draped…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 31, 2014

Must Haves: 12 Cute & Cozy Winter Staples From Joe Fresh

If you're getting bored of scooping up affordable basics from brands like the GAP, Old Navy and American Eagle, check out Joe Fresh. I hadn't really paid much attention to Joe Fresh until recently, when I saw a sweater I liked in a magazine and then perused their website, impressed with the affordable prices, seemingly…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2014

One Flannel Shirt, Three Ways To Wear It

In some ways, I have not changed a bit since I was 13 years old. I still listen to Pearl Jam and I still rock the hell out of a flannel shirt. If you were a child of the '90s, chances are pretty good that your closet was once packed with an array of flannel…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2014

10 Items I Need To Buy In Order To Survive My 14th East Coast Winter

So, I decided to stay in New York City for at least another year, after a recent bout of depression made me realize I wasn't ready to uproot myself just yet. I found a new apartment in Brooklyn that I'm really excited about (moving November 1), my friends and family are thrilled I'm sticking around,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2014

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Gorgeous Gloves And Mittens For $20 Or Less

At the risk of sounding like my dad, who is genuinely appalled that there are pants in this world that cost more than $15, have you seen the prices of gloves and mittens lately? I was poking through some accessory racks over the weekend and only found a couple options for less than 50 bucks. So, i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 25, 2012

Must Haves: 12 Cute Pairs Of Thick, Toasty Socks

Yep, our toes are freakin' cold. We've traded out our seasonally inappropriate short socks for something with a little more substance. (Conveniently, they also happen to fit the fool-proof stocking stuffer bill.) You certainly won't be embarrassed about any of these 12 cute, comfortable pairs should they decide to make a surprise over-the-boot appearance thi…

By: Rachel Krause / December 16, 2012

Shopping Guide: 12 Ways To Brighten Up This Winter With Neon

Yesterday, I wandered into the Gap and was instantly blinded by the array of brilliantly bright items they had for sale. Seriously, does anything snap you out of the haze a cloudy and cold day can bring as well as a shock of neon? This is what I told myself as I bought the first…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2012

10 Perfect Moisturizers For Parched Winter Skin

As of a few days ago, my face has become very, very dry. Until then, I was the poster girl for oily/combination blemish-prone skin, and I've always taken great care to stay as freakishly matte as possible. It seems like the hellish combination of cold, blustery weather and my take-no-prisoners approach to anti-acne skincare ha…

By: Rachel Krause / January 12, 2012

Shopping Guide: 13 Three-Quarter Sleeve Pullover Sweaters

You know what part of my body I like that doesn't get enough attention? No, not my vagina, although that's true too. I'm actually talking about my wrists. I like my wrists and I especially like comfy cozy sweaters that keep me warm but leave them exposed. Here are 13 such sweaters. I shall take…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 4, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Picks For Sexy Sleepwear

I've never worn a nightgown in my life. The word alone makes me cringe, and the suggestion that I invest in one even more so. I've always been under the impression that nightgowns are firmly in the "not sexy"camp. My mother wears nightgowns! What's sexy about that? (Sorry, Mom.) But a T-shirt and boxers are…

By: Rachel Krause / November 17, 2011

The Cuddliest Mittens Around

As a dog owner, I spend a lot of time outside during the dead of winter, clutching a leash or tossing a ball at the snow-covered park. I am also a native Californian, and even after 10 years on the East Coast, I haven't quite acclimated to temperatures below 50 degrees. As a result, super…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2011

10 Headbands, Headwraps & Ear Warmers (That Don’t Look Stupid!)

Love hats, but hate hat hair? We so relate. Things get even stickier when you throw freezing winds into the equation. And God knows what persnickety motherf**kers ears can be during the winter. Enter your savior: headbands and headwraps. Whether your boho, vintage sweetheart, or straight out of a Russian romance novel — we've got…

By: Stefanie Blejec / October 22, 2011

Have You Gotten Your Uggs Vaccine Yet?

Winter is on its way, which means all of us ladies are at risk for mistaking leggings for pants. But there's hope! Three shots of Uggcitrin, the only vaccine for the Uggs boot virus, can protect you from purchasing oversized elephant shoes forever. Unfortunately, it does not protect you from Uggs if you already ow…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Upgrade Your Wellies To Stay Warm And Dry

As the Midwest and Northeast United States gets hit with the millionth snowstorm/blizzard thing (whatever you call it, it's crappy) of the season, we're obsessing about staying warm and dry. Hunter wellies are a winter staple for us Frisky gals -- these rain boots look cute but protect your feet from puddles. But when it'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2011