Three Easy and Cheap Ways to Accessorize Your Favorite Jeans and T-Shirt

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.

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5 Winter Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

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. Read More 5 Winter Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

Ladyguide: Fix a Nail Polish Chip

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. Read More Ladyguide: Fix a Nail Polish Chip

My Fashion Icons Have a Lot in Common

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. Read More My Fashion Icons Have a Lot in Common

Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show

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. Read More Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show

My Five Favorite Fall Scents from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

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: Read More My Five Favorite Fall Scents from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Glasses, I Do Love Thee

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. Read More Glasses, I Do Love Thee

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Carry On

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) Read More Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Carry On