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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Etsy Shop of the Week: Complements By Jo

It's Halloween! (I know it is not technically Halloween today, but it's October, which is Halloween for the whole month). I love costumes. Sadly, only one day or time of year really allows for them. This is why I love a secret costume--dressing in something inspired by a book, character, film, etc. These cute, nerdy skirts and accessories from Complements By Jo are perfect for such costumes, and for generally fun attire any time of year. Best of all, whatever your fandom, Complements By Jo has something for you from Doctor Who to Star Wars to Supernatural to multi-fandom mash-ups.
Supernatural Skirt, $55
Multi-fandom Skirt, $60
Anti-possession SPN Scarf, $40
Blue TARDIS Skirt, $55
Police Box Skirt, $55
Zelda Scarf, $40
Sherlock Scarf, $40
Game Controller Skirt, $55
Lord of the Rings Scarf, $40
Star Wars Skirt, $40
Comic Superhero Skirt, $40
Galaxy Skirt, $55

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ankle Boots

Looking for the perfect ankle boots for fall. Want to help me shop?


Top: grey bow boot, G by Guess "Tarrah" at Macy's $75
buckle wedge, Naturalizer "Quimby" $139
red vintagey button boot, Miz Mooz "Strut" on Amazon $160
Middle: tri-color bootie, Seychelles "Stick Your Neck Out" on Amazon $70
woven bootie, H&M $99
blue suede bootie, Anne Klein "Sondra" at Macy's $106 (sale)
Bottom: biker bootie, Miz Mooz "Deanna" on Amazon $175
grey leather and suede, Easy Spirit "Pedrina" at Macy's $98 (sale)
brown leather and suede, Alfani "Dadine" at Macy's $65 (sale)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dramatic Makeup

October is the perfect month for anyone who loves a dramatic look. Because of Halloween, you can get away with more in the makeup department than you can the rest of the year. You want to try false eyelashes? Go for it. You want to color your eyebrows? Do it. Color outside the lines with eyeshadow? Why not? Live it up so much in October that people will think black lipstick in November is practically normal.








Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Folklore Trend

Between Alexander McQueen's bad wolves and Docle & Gabanna's forest creature princesses, it was destined to be a folklore fall. Folklore is a look I first encountered a few years ago in Japan, where there are whole stores devoted to the style. It's a bit of a prairie style mixed with boho elements and woodland creature themes. As the name suggested, think fairy tales.
Folklore


You can dabble in this trend by wearing one piece with your regular wardrobe, or go all in by mixing and matching different elements of the trend. If you look like the Free People catalog, you're doing it right.
embroidered peasant dress, ASOS $180
embroidered peasant blouse, Altuzarra for Target $45
tapestry print dress, Oasis £45
paisley print blouse, Mod Cloth $40 

owl print skirt, Mod Cloth $50
Celtic mini sweater dress, Free People $168
embroidered mesh tank, Express $35
Nordic print shiftdress, Nordstrom $119

autumn floral mini skirt, Free People at Nordstrom $98
tapestry shorts, Mod Cloth $50
quilt print hi-lo dress, Free People $168
paisley tunic dress, Forever 21 $23

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The problem with beauty standards is not us versus them.

I've been dancing around to Meghan Trainor's hit song "All About That Bass" for weeks. It's a great song. Sax, dancing, and perfection. As a girl with the booty, booty, it's nice to be reminded that I'm fine not flawed. Give it a listen if you're unfamiliar (or if your obsessed with the song like me).

But could we not use the phrase "skinny bitches"? Some girls are fat. Some girls are skinny. Some girls are in between but feel fat because of beauty standards and also wrongly assume that fat is an insult and not just a descriptor like brunette. Either way, the amount of weight on your body does not dictate your value, your attitude, or your heart. (In fact, it doesn't even say as much about health as we'd like to think.)

I long for the day when women bucking beauty standards is done without belittling the choices of other women. Ahem, Taylor Swift.
Tumblr fixed Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me." Thanks, Tumblr.
When movies and music and all other media tell us we need to be one way, they are trying to take the power of choice away from us. We don't get that back by taking power from other women. It doesn't matter if they are telling us not to be soft or to lose your virginity by sixteen or to be a size two. No one fits any of the images put out there, so we're all in that same boat of being told we're flawed, wrong, and misguided. Can we all agree that fixing beauty standards won't happen by snapping at other women for wearing heels, not wearing makeup, or being small chested?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pick of the Week: Cute & Comfy Rain Boot

I've been searching for a cute rain boot for about seven years. Most traditional rain boots don't go up to a size 11. Also, most rain boots run narrow in the calf. I've finally found a pair. They are cute, they lace up. They are high quality so they won't crack like the last pair I had. And, they are comfortable--so comfortable! These Tretorn Plask Lace boots come with a removable massage insole that make them a joy to walk in. I nabbed mine when they were on sale for $60, which they aren't right now. (Currently they are $110 on Amazon unless you want the red ones for $48!) Keep an eye out because I'm sure they'll come around again.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pick of the Week: Lux "Leather" Jacket

Occasions for which this expensive pleather jacket from BCBGMaxAzria is perfect:

- Being a spy with some sort of shady KGB past.
- Speeding on a motorcycle before coming to some sort of spin stop and shaking your long hair out of the helmet.
- Throwing over your homecoming dress when you have to go into the sewer to hunt vampires.
- Alternately, being a vampire (but not one who sparkles because no one needs that).
- Seducing Sam Winchester.

Point is, this jacket very much looks like it belongs on an action star, preferably one with a grey moral code or secret identity. It's not leather, which makes the price feel like cheating. But when you see this jacket pop up on a tough-as-nails detective with her own personal demons when the season premieres start, you are welcome for already finding it for you.