A few weeks ago, Dormouse and I were hanging out and shopping around downtown Seattle. We wandered into the flagship Nordstrom as people who are interested in department stores are wont to do. We got caught up looking at awesome eye shadow palettes at the Lancôme counter. Continue reading
I got into Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s scents during my days commenting over at Jezebel, and it seemed that every commenter who was into it had their own favorite scent. Of course, the way I am, I love about a bazillion favorite scents, depending on my mood and depending on the season. So here, in no particular order, are my five favorite BPAL scents for fall, with the descriptions provided from the website: Continue reading
My dad has glasses, and growing up I never really understood the stigma of glasses. I never encountered it truly, except for one episode of Arthur when Arthur the Aardvark got glasses and everyone called him “four eyes.” But I do remember when I started to need glasses. When I figured it out, I kept quiet – I didn’t want to be a dork. Continue reading
Allison Reynolds: You do everything everyone tells you to do and that is a problem.
Andrew Clark: Okay, fine, but I didn’t dump my purse out on the couch and invite everyone into my problems.
-from The Breakfast Club (1985) Continue reading
Sometimes getting myself dressed for work seems way harder than it ought to be. Every once in a while, I change clothes three times before leaving the house in the morning, all the while shaking my head at myself: Seriously? You haven’t figured this out yet? The outfit that seemed okay in the morning can suddenly seem really not okay at all by the afternoon: too silly, too sloppy, or too uncomfortable. It also bothers me if I feel like my style choices are all over the place. That’s why I’m feeling really pleased with myself, to the point of smugness, for settling on a work uniform.
I have been a life-long member of Team Jeans or GTFO, but I have finally seen the light and embraced yoga pants. What in the world was I thinking all these years?? Continue reading
Dress like you ride a unicorn to work this spring. Continue reading
No matter how you feel about Anthropologie’s selection of cute dresses and whimsical decor, you’ve probably thought the store was drunk at some point. Here’s where Anthro had a little too much to drink before selling stuff.
No holiday is complete without festive fingernails. Get inspired with some of the best Christmas, Hanukkah, and Festivus nail art on the interwebs! Continue reading
You may not have spent a lot of time learning about perfume. That’s OK. Life is complicated, and we’re all doing the best we can. Besides, you’ve got me to tell you about it! Here are a few things you may have heard about fragrance that are not particularly true.
Some of the most popular fragrances right now are gentle, girly, fruity florals, like Coach’s Poppy and Marc Jacob’s Daisy. Nothing wrong with that, but on certain days, you might want something a little bit tougher. Here are some less-sweet scents I checked out! Continue reading
It’s a very serious question. I used to faithfully purchase these Gillian & O’Malley black cotton hipster panties from Target. I loved them. They didn’t ride up. They looked cute enough for date night, and they were breathable, awesome, amazing cotton. I owned at least two dozen pairs. But they’ve disappeared.
Oh, fuck yeah, kitchen housewares, y’all! Continue reading
I live in Kansas, and at this point I figure it’s reasonable to assume that it’s going to be really, really hot here for the rest of my life. If you’re in a similar place, it might be a good time to add something new to your hellish-weather wardrobe. Here are some ways to do it and feel pretty good about your purchase, too!