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!
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, “Yayyy summer” 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.