Bland, easy dressing sometimes sounds like a relief — unless you aren’t “normal.”
It is a well-established fact that I am cheap. Bargain shopping is my meditation. Continue reading
Full disclosure — I will always advocate overdressing for an interview. I have also gotten every job I have ever interviewed for. Coincidence? I think not. Continue reading
If I could spend my entire life in sweatpants, a tank top, a hoodie, and slippers, I would. Unfortunately, since I have to leave the house and look presentable every day, that isn’t an option. I can do the next best thing, though, which is fancy up the most basic basics into quite cute little outfits.
Winter is tough on skin, particularly this winter thanks to all the snow and subarctic temperatures. My skin and hair have been dry, I look pale and washed-out, and I feel just generally blah. Luckily, I have some beauty products I can rely on during the winter to get me out of that rut. Here are five of them. Continue reading
Has this happened to you? Your manicure is glorious for a day, and then, boom, you do something silly like cleaning without gloves. Suddenly, you have a single chip on one nail.
There’s no need to start over or live with the chip. Here’s how to fix a nail polish chip. Continue reading
I have to update the way I look, it’s just the way it is. I haven’t had to get out there and network the way I’ve needed to, and since I’m dealing with an image-conscious industry, I have to look the part. So while I research what people are wearing in the workplace these days, I thought I’d pay tribute to the styles I would wear if given a choice. Continue reading
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.