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dear legs

dear legswe need to have a chat you and i. you're not my best feature but your certainly not my worst. however i do treat you well and just to give you forward notice i would very much like to see this reciprocated if you wouldn't mind. more just here...more

Brown and Yellow Women Dying to be Pale

Do you associate summer with pool parties, picnics, beach trips, and the sunkissed skin that comes with it? As an Asian American woman, I have the kind of complexion that tans easily— my skin darkens by a few shades after a quick lunchtime walk. Unfortunately, as an Asian woman, that’s not the kind of complexion my culture considers beautiful. In fact, it's spawned a lucrative -- and potentially dangerous -- industry of skin lightening products. During a recent beach trip, I found myself huddled on a blanket with several other Asian American women, comparing SPFs and stories of how dark we got during our own childhoods, and how much our mothers lamented it: “Brown as a monkey!”...more
I loved this article. I am Native American, Spanish, and Irish mixed. I have black hair, but ...more

In the Nude

Lately I've been breaking out all my floral prints and bright colors for the season and it's made me realize how badly I need more neutral options in the shoe department. I tend to lean towards a quieter shoe when sporting busier wardrobe favorites (like this one), and I find it completely worth while to spend a little more on the closet basic....more

Palm Springs: More Then Just Suntanning & Golf

Once a hotspot for the Hollywood elite in the 50s and 60s, Palm Springs is still a popular getaway spot for Southern Californians.  A place to get away from it all by hanging out by the pool with a tropical cocktail or to hit a few on the green, Palm Springs is also an oasis for healthy food. Growing every year and catering to its finicky and discerning guests, this dessert paradise has lots to offer all sorts of diners!...more

PLAY STYLE - Karina Grimaldi * Elie Tahari * Juicy Couture * Victorian Hippie

Get This Look: Karina Grimaldi Maria Strapless Romper Elie Tahari Arielle Espadrille Wedge Sandal Juicy Couture Padlock Fringe Messenger Bag Victorian Hippie All You Need Is Love Bracelet   ...more

Get a Goof-Proof Tan this Winter

The TalkingShopping girls love the holiday season for a number of reasons but when the tan that we worked so very hard to achieve over the summer begins to fade, no cheerful holiday decorations or even those beautiful snowflakes can pull us out of that depression! Well, it looks like we don't have to let ourselves turn into ghosts or bake our bods to death in the tanning beds to maintain that bronzed look through the winter anymore...we can fake it! See our picks at ...more


It’s finally Hump-day! Thank God! ...more