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.