Q. I’d like to get into the cropped top and skirt trend, but I don’t want to expose my midriff in the process. Any suggestions?
A. I totally understand where you’re coming from. There are ways to get around this!
First, try picking a wide-cut ...more
I never got into the sock bun trend because they just look too perfect. I prefer a more classic (but kinda messy) bun. I do my hair like this for my ballet classes, so I don't have to worry about hair flying all over the place. But I also like the ...more
When I was barely 13, I started wearing makeup, lots of makeup. As if overnight, I went from a girl who won ribbons at school for handball, made a cardboard castle for my guinea pig and played hide-and-seek with the neighborhood kids to a sultry ...more
Warmer weather is here, and it’s time to set those toes free! For running around during hot months, I like a flat or low-heeled sandal. Sometimes the occasion calls for casual; other times, the sandal should be a bit dressier. So here, in no ...more
Have you ever heard of Frownies? They are basically facial patches made out of brown paper tape. You just wet them, stick them on your wrinkles, and sleep with them! Today, I'd like to share with you my experience with Frownies.
Somewhere around 2009, I decided to grow my hair out. To be 100% honest, as I always am on this blog, I decided to grow my hair because I thought I would be getting married in the next few years. Boy, did I miss the mark on that one (but found my Mark three years later ... wow, that was a cheesy pun)....more
It’s been said that hair growth is hereditary. That no matter what you do, the length your hair will grow is ultimately predetermined by genetics. Whether (or not) this is true, one thing is for sure: Growth is only one component of hair length. No matter how long your hair grows, if you treat it like crap and zap it of all its moisture, it’ll fray like the hem on a pair of blue jean cut-offs.
So J. Crew is introducing size 000. Hello, vanity sizing. It's a real thing, and it's ridiculous. I really liked this quote below, unattributed here because it's from somewhere else that you can find in the article and I left APA behind in grad school:...more
The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more
There’s something about summer that makes me forget my denim collection. Maybe it’s the KC heat ‘n humidity, or maybe it’s that I missed my summer dresses + shorts so much over the winter I throw myself into a pretty strict legs-out policy come late May, but either way it’s been a minute since I’ve slipped on a pair of jeans....more