WANT: Loeffler Randall Jude Scallop Sandal

What you need to know is that in 2008, I bought this quietly stunning pair of Enzo Angiolini Hypnotic sandals in bronze and proceeded to wear them OUT. As in, I still own them, but they're the footwear equivalent of Linus' blanket. I've had them sprayed gold by my cobbler. I've had them fixed numerous times. I've gone on searches through Internet K-holes of nothing, only to find that the web is still haunted by the ghost of Hypnotics, but they're available nowhere. I've been on a search for something Continue Reading [...]

Walgreens P&G Beauty Giveaway + An Interview With Tim Gunn!

Few things make me spring out of bed on a Saturday at the ripe hour of 7am, but discussing some of my favorite P&G beauty items to hit the market with Under The Gunn/Project Runway's Tim Gunn is very high on the list. The man is truly a class act. He was everything I thought he'd be and so much more, with that signature formality that is refreshing like cilantro. In fact, I urge you to listen to his recent NPR interview with Terry Gross, which my friend Leah told me to listen to after I'd Continue Reading [...]

Giveaway: Win 1 of 2 Ash & Dans Scarves

This week, I've partnered with my Core Fusion pal Ash (one half of scarf private label, Ash & Dans) on a generous giveaway of two of the line's gorgeous scarves. The first is the Dylan Black Cutout Infinity Backed with Black Jersey Scarf, worth $155. THE transitional piece, this mesh accessory adds LA Je ne sais quoi without bulk or too much warmth, so it's perfect for spring and even summer. Throw it on top of a white T to add low-key flair or rock it with your yoga gear. And we've got Continue Reading [...]

Carol's Column: Open Chest Follies

By Carol (my mother) I don’t know about you, but I am definitely experiencing open chest fatigue.  You know the look – nearly full frontal nudity, precariously framed by a wide V of fabric, plunging to the waist or thereabouts. Unflattering to most film stars, let alone to ordinary women, it is terrifying to think of this trend reaching critical mass – with the masses. Bad enough for the likes of Amy Adams in “American Hustle,” in which a seriously misguided interpreter of 1970’s Continue Reading [...]

Weatherproof Non-hideous Boots: Sperry Top-sider Sayville

  Let's just pause and acknowledge the fact that, if we're conducting ourselves within the confines of reality and don't have access to a permanent car and driver, we're going to royally fuck up any pair of shoes we try to don in this weather in New York City. But snow boots are ugly and actually go with 0% of your wardrobe. They kill your glamour like fashion and beauty bloggers with a .blogspot.com domain have assassinated Fashion Week.  You want to look as if you aren't wearing shoes Continue Reading [...]

Fictionary: ParaFLYnalia

Fictionary is a column showcasing beauty- and fitness-related words that don’t exist, but should. Now's the time to invest in paraFLYnalia, friends. Flywheel is having a 15% off all retail items (except for sale stuff) until December 24.  Stock up on your favorite FLY gear! What do you wear to spin? Continue Reading [...]

Stocking Stuffer: The Avon Embellished Scarf

This post is sponsored by Avon, but all opinions herein are my own. The perfect stocking stuffer? This embellished scarf from Avon will keep you warm and cozy and even comes with matching gloves. Best of all? You can score it on shop.avon.com for just $15. The collection comes in purple and grey to upgrade your winter wear in a silvery bejeweled flash. Talk to me about your stocking-stuffer strat! Continue Reading [...]

Diesel Sample Sale

I'm embarrassed to admit that when my house in Boston was burgled when I was in college, the first thing I checked to make sure I still had were my Diesel jeans. They were there, although my laptop and purse weren't. Do yourself a favor and hit up this sample sale. Continue Reading [...]

Snap Out Of Sunday Sadness Six Fix

The Snap Out Of Sunday Sadness Six Fix series, created by Julia, was inspired by how much Sunday sadness sucks--Angela Chase knows it, Man Repeller knows it and we know it. So get excited because from now on, we are going to give you 6 things to look forward to and lift you up during the darkest hour of the darkest day of the week. Here they are. 1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is here!  The sickest palette yet, this one boasts a bevy of beautiful rose hues (12 in total) that can be applied to Continue Reading [...]