Pick of the Week: Comfy Blazer

I'm getting ready for a work trip next week. It will be a whirlwind. I'm flying very early in the morning in time to land and get to an expo that huge and rather hectic ....more

You Monster

Let's be bad guys, or -- as is often the case -- the unleashed and misguided scientific experiments of a delusional madman. T-Rex just wants to be loved, you guys. Why are you running away? ...more

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 ....more

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

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? ...more

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 ....more

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 ....more

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 ....more

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 ....more

Etsy Shop of the Week: RetroFolie

I went to the Renaissance Festival last weekend. This is only the second year I've gone, and it's great fun. I've been slowly assembling costume pieces ....more