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, in the interest of warm fingers and non-empty bank accounts, I went searching for some stylish options for $20 or less. From stripes to plaid to studded leather, click on the gallery to see what I found!
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 this holiday season. Get the details on where to buy, after the jump! Keep reading »
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 two items in this slideshow. Cheer up your own wardrobe this winter with a dose of neon (or bright sorbet or whatever you want to call these eye-catching shades), why don’t you?
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 has turned my generally-self-regulating skin into a flaky red mess.
I’m on a quest to find the right products to soothe and restore radiance to my pale, sad face without throwing down $200+ for a fancy night creme. Has a sudden change in skin condition like this ever happened to you?
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 one of each, Sweater Genie!
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 not that sexy, either, and it might be nice to have something cute to wear to bed when my boyfriend sleeps over. I’m looking to trade in my old decaying sweatpants (“lounge pants,” they prefer to be called) for something a little more romantic that will still keep me sleepin’ comfy.
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 warm winter accessories are everything to me. However, I have the habit of losing scarves, gloves, and hats, so I don’t like to shell out a ton of dough for them. That’s why I was so stoked — see, still got a Cali girl hiding inside me — to find these fleece-lined mittens at H&M. They’re majorly cost-effective and feel like a cocoon of clouds around my paws. Like Uggs for your hands, only not as ugly!
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 you covered with these 10 picks.
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 own a pair.
What are you waiting for? Get your Uggcitrin vaccine today! (P.S. I don’t care if other people think they’re ugly — I still desperately want a pair of Uggs anyway.) [NYmag.com] Keep reading »
Even though I grew up in Oregon, where the unofficial state motto is, “We’re always wet!” I’m not sure I have ever bought a truly waterproof jacket. I gravitate toward coats that look like they should be waterproof (my Gap anorak, for example), only to have them soak through and disintegrate in the lightest drizzle, like so many papier-mache art projects on the way to the school bus. A recent downpour in London made me realize that it’s time to get serious. I’m over being wet and cold and miserable, so I’ve rounded up some seriously waterproof jacket options. Not water-resistant. Not water-repellent. Waterproof. They may not be the cutest coats you’ve ever seen, but they will do their job diligently. Read on if you’d like to stay dry this fall…