An Ode to Phoebe Buffay’s Hair on ‘Friends’

An Ode to Phoebe Buffay’s Hair on ‘Friends’

It's hard to believe that Friends premiered on NBC 20 years ago this week. (Just typing that sentence makes me feel like one of Ross Gellar's dinosaur bones.) But now, with decades of distance separating me from the throngs of young women getting bouncy, square layered bobs, I'm finally ready to take a stand: The "Rachel" was NOT the best hairstyle on Friends. Not even close. Clearly, those who cite it as such have forgotten about the true master of the mane, Miss Phoebe Buffay. Rachel got all the... Read More

Fall Fashion 2014: This Season’s 7 Best Denim Trends

Fall Fashion 2014: This Season’s 7 Best Denim Trends

Ah, fall. Along with cozy sweaters, scarves, and boots, if there's fashion investment that signals the beginning of the season (and will see us through until winter), it's a new pair of jeans. This season's hottest denim trends will look plenty familiar to anyone who lived through the 70's, 80's, and 90's, but never fear: today's updated versions eschew ironic nostalgia in favor of flattering fits, unique detailing, and true-blue washes that will leave no doubt you're living in the now. So put those... Read More

MTV 2014 VMAs Red Carpet: Best Dressed

MTV 2014 VMAs Red Carpet: Best Dressed

When we think of the VMAs, two things always come to mind: epic live performances and crazy red carpet fashion. And last night, the stars did not disappoint. The overall fashion theme for the night seemed to be black, slinky, and sparkly---but of course, there were lots of fun surprises, too! Here are our picks for the best dressed celebs of the evening: Best Brights: Gwen Stefani in LAMB No doubt about it---Gwen just gets better and better over time. She stunned in this hot pink two-piece number... Read More

Wear Now, Wear Later: 4 Summer-to-Fall Fashion Staples

Wear Now, Wear Later: 4 Summer-to-Fall Fashion Staples

Endless summer. Too bad that enchanting reality only exists in movie and album titles. As September draws closer and closer, late summer/early fall brings a little bit of heartache, as well as its own wardrobe-related trials and tribulations. But what some see as a struggle, I see as an opportunity. An opportunity to shop, of course. No, but really. Instead of fretting over refreshing your entire wardrobe and spending a pretty penny doing it, I invite you to join me in ignoring those old sayings... Read More

10 Essential Summer Vacation Packing Tips

10 Essential Summer Vacation Packing Tips

It’s vacation season! But before you can get on with your getaway, the stress sets in: what (and how) to pack for the trip? Here are ten tips for how to win at packing for a summer vacation. Some may just be reminders, while others may be brand new information. All are things you will be glad you did when you open up your suitcase after the flight.   The summer travel items on my wishlist (clockwise from top left): Julep Sea Salt Texture Spray ($22); Topshop Palm Tree Print Ring One-Piece... Read More

Statement Sunglasses & Accessories for Every Summer Occasion

Statement Sunglasses & Accessories for Every Summer Occasion

They say eyes are the windows into the soul, so it’s no surprise that you’d want to adorn the most important part of the anatomy accordingly. Sunglasses are the most frequently overlooked accessory, and that's unfortunate. Because in the dog days of summer, you might go from morning until night in shades, and they serve as an interesting stylistic focal point to your outfit. Using just a playful pair of sunglasses, you can add polish or flair to your look to transition it from day to night. Sunglasses... Read More

How to Get Dressed Without Smudging Your Nails

How to Get Dressed Without Smudging Your Nails

Not everyone has the foresight to plan out their outfit pre-manicure. And no matter how long you've let your French tips dry, there's nothing like a button fly to wreck your careful work. Rest easy! We spotted this vid and knew smeared polish could be a thing of the past. With a little practice (and please record and post all your attempts) you could be the next Youtube sensation. At the very least you'll be able to add to your arsenal of killer dance moves. Let us know how it goes!

20 Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

20 Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

I have to be honest, there are few things I love more than themed parties, and the 4th of July is no exception. It's one of the best themed parties, because you never have to twist your friends' arms to participate! My favorite part about celebrating the 4th of July is preparing the food. Summer food is already my favorite season of eating, because everything is fresh, light, summery, and for the 4th, extra festive. Here are 20 recipes that would make the perfect dish for your BBQ this Friday, or... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Swinging into Summer

Throwback Thursday: Swinging into Summer

SUMMER IS HERE! So for today's edition of Throwback Thursday, we couldn't resist sharing this vintage photo of the ultimate old Hollywood dream girl, Rita Hayworth, living a true summer fantasy. From the gorgeous outdoor scenery to the vivid colors and Rita's joyful expression, this photo instantly puts us in a sunny state of mind: A dancer turned world-famous actress and pin-up girl, Rita Hayworth epitomized the "bombshell" look in the 1940s---in fact, during WWII, her image was infamously said... Read More

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Flowers play a huge role in setting the tone for a couple's wedding day. But with so many options, many brides can feel stressed and overwhelmed when it comes time to choose and order their floral arrangements. So we decided to consult an expert. A professional event and wedding florist for over ten years, Anne Moore is an accredited member of the highly selective American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and the owner of Amoré Floral Designs in Walla Walla, WA, one of the Northwest's premiere... Read More

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