I am amazed at all the uniform controversy that haas happened this Olympic preseason. First, we had the swimsuit challenge. This was solved by banning full-length suits and allowing swimmers to wear suits that did not go past their knees or past their elbows. Continue reading
Ever want to stick that critical-to-the-success-of-your-life document up on your ‘fridge, only to realize you having to hold it there? Enter Etsy Betsy: Refrigerator Magnet Edition.
It’s been awhile. We had some moments in the past few years when it seemed like floral might return to us, but no! It was always just out of reach. And yet, here it is again, popping up in stores and making everything look delicious and adorable. Continue reading
You may not know this about me (and how could you?), but I am way into using pottery/ceramic coffee cups. And for that matter, I’m into these items for just about everything else, too: salad bowls, cookie jars, water “glasses,” decorate vases, et cetera. As a result, I always have a few good Etsy pottery and ceramic recommendations up my sleeve at any given time. And it’s your lucky day, because today, I’m going to share these recommendations with you! Continue reading
Between you and me, my favorite beauty product is Vaseline. What can’t Vaseline do? Well, it turns out, a few things. And for those things, we can turn to Etsy for handmade assistance. So sit back, hide your wallets, and peruse these bath and beauty picks! Continue reading
Unsurprisingly, the theme of today’s post is hawt jewelry, or more specifically, jewelry made in high heat – think glassmaking and metalworking. I’ve been so stoked to do this post for a while because this type of jewelry is among my favorite, and the product of this artisan labor is always original. Your glass flower necklace will be the only one of its kind to look the way that it does, and in this highly commercialized and mass-produced world of ours, that’s no small trait.
Let’s just say that the summer of 2012 is going to be, against a few or all odds, the very best summer of your life. I hope it is! And let’s just say you want a certain scent that says, â€œYayyy summerâ€ to you now, and reminds you of the good times when you smell it later. I’ve tried out a bunch of fragrances for you, and here are some you may feel like checking out!
A decent thrift store will have a wide variety of clothing to chose from, but from my own fashion experiance there are ten major types of things to be found digging through the racks. This is a guide to what you’ll find, and how to wear it.
I was going to write about some scents I recommend for summer, but then I thought I’d better back up and talk about fragrance in general. While a small number of people can’t wear it due to sensitivities, lots of people are scared of it. And with good reason: they’ve been around people who wear too much, which can trigger headaches or at least revulsion. It’s very inconsiderate to overdo it. Continue reading
I love thrift stores. Some of my best clothes come from thrift stores, and thrifting is both cheaper and more environmentally friendly than buying things new. It’s one of the few things you can do that’s good for the earth and cheaper than the alternative. It’s also surprisingly fashionable.
During my senior year in college, one of my best friends – ReBekha (yes, that’s spelled right!) – convinced me to take a class with her, which didn’t require too much persuasion because it was a course on Tibetan Buddhism – the religion and the cultures that practice it – and most of the class was comprised of a week and a half long trip to Thailand. I briefly weighed my options of taking out further student loans in order to pay the class fee (almost $2,000), but I was quickly on board. It was during this class that I met an intelligent, hilarious, compassionate, and creative young woman named Jalyse Hanna with whom ReBekha and I quickly became friends. Continue reading
My husband turned 30 last week, and all of this mile-stoning has gotten me thinking about the toys we played with as children, and all of that reminiscing got me thinking about toys from another time entirely. eBay aside, one of the best places to find vintage toys online is Etsy. So, if you’ll forgive this nostalgic young woman, I’ve compiled a list of a few favorites for our mutual gawking. Continue reading
For someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup or spend a lot of time performing skincare magic, I am a deceptively adamant beauty junkie. I love makeup, I love skincare products, I FREAKING ADORE nail polish. I blame a beauty-obsessed mother who instilled in me at quite a young age the value of Chanel lip gloss and the importance of eyebrow maintenance. I remember her lovingly chasing me about the house with a pair of tweezers, chirping, “Baby, come here! Let Mama do your eyebrows!” Tweezers are scary shit. Anyway, I’ve become somewhat of an encyclopedia of beauty tips, collected over the years from friends, family, and the bevy of magazines I collected for years until the aforementioned tweezer-wielding mother made me toss them all out. This week, I’m taking on skincare. Continue reading
Aren’t pins for grandmothers? Or for pinning one’s hat in a period drama? Can I only wear a pin if I am a badass Secretary of State? Pins go with just about everything. Let me show you how!
I am seeing a lot of nautical inspired looks, probably because spring is here and the sun is beginning to shine. So we must all get out in our stripes, boat necks, and white pants. Continue reading