Friday News Bites: Obamacare Lives On, Confederate Flag Not So Much

Greetings, Unicorns. This week we have an update on the Freddie Gray case, SCOTUS decisions, and the Confederate Flag on its way out from public display. This and more, so let’s get started:

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Magazine Time Warp: The Ads of 2004

I’ve been digging through and clearing out the stuff I’ve left at my parents house, helping them convert my childhood bedroom into a guest room. I’ve been going through and documenting the things I don’t particularly wish to keep, but wanted to share before they got tossed. Thankfully, between the old notes from middle school, sticker collection, a journal detailing my Hamlet reading from the 11th grade, and mismatched Barbie shoes, a few magazines from the early to mid-2000s survived.

Here are some magazine ads that perfectly sum up the year 2004: Read More Magazine Time Warp: The Ads of 2004

Friday News Bites: Marriage Equality, Animal Awwws + More

In a stunning turn of events, I have mostly good news to share this week because I feel like we all need it. First though, let’s get the unpleasant and ridiculous out of the way.

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Grandma Had it Goin’ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion of the 1950s

This is the second in a series I’ll be going for Persephone (you can find the first here).  It’s based on my experience as a seller and collector of vintage clothing.  I adore “granny” clothes, as my husband calls them.  There’s something delightfully subversive about being a Feminist while wearing the trappings of the 1950s Patriarchy.  Plus, ZOMG PRETTY DRESSES!!1!

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Grandma Had it Goin’ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion, Part 1

Hello there, you throwback-loving glamourpuss, you! Ready to channel Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, or Dorothy Dandridge? Get your most lurid red lipstick ready, for this is the first in a series of posts about identifying, buying, and loving vintage clothing. I’ve been collecting women’s vintage clothing for years and years, and even sold it online for a while, so I mostly know whereof I speak.  Read More Grandma Had it Goin’ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion, Part 1

Holding On to Your Signature Style

Do you have a signature style? I’m not talking Madonna in the “˜80s or Annie Hall-era Diane Keaton levels of signature, but a family of basic items that you feel comfortable in and look good on you. For me, it’s simple but vaguely retro items like leggings or narrow pants, ballet flats, boatneck collars, giant sunglasses, and full-skirt dresses. Right now, most of these items are in pretty much constant supply. But what happens when times change? Read More Holding On to Your Signature Style

Cheap Weekend Fun: Declutter and Cash In

Ah, it’s Friday! It’s been a weird week of extreme good and extreme not-good in my world this week. Anyway, onto the weekend. At the beginning of Lent, I embarked on a 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge, where my goal has been to get rid of at least one bag each day during Lent. It’s an exercise in cutting the clutter to focus on what’s important. How does this translate into cheap weekend fun? Read More Cheap Weekend Fun: Declutter and Cash In

“Sassy” Really Did Change My Life

Sassy magazine changed my life. I know that’s the name of a book (by Marisa Meltzer and Kara Jesella – I highly recommend it), but personally speaking, it’s actually true. I picked up my first Sassy in 1988 and as I cracked the mag’s spine, my world opened up. I always knew that I wasn’t quite like other girls in my grade. I dressed differently, liked different music and got excited about different things. Sassy taught me that liking those things didn’t make me a freak – liking those things actually made me cool. Read More “Sassy” Really Did Change My Life