Wedding Registries Gone Original: Introducing Etsy’s Registry

Etsy Wedding Registry

Congrats! You’re engaged, and more importantly, you’ve crossed off a slew of Important Wedding To-Do’s (Yes, capitalization-worthy tasks) off your planning list. Wedding dress. Check. Bridesmaids dresses that won’t leave your besties seething behind your back. Check. Dream venue that’s financially doable. Check. And now comes the registry. Ah, the ingenious little invention that gently […]

Golden Eye: Fashion Inspired by Olympic Stars

Style Inspired by Olympic Stars

We’ll recap the last week or so. Watch McKayla Maroney’s crazy perfect vault in slo-mo more times than you watched Tom Cruise’s plain crazy jumpin’ on Oprah’s couch video. Scour the web for photos of Duchess Kate and Will (Okay, less Will, more Kate) cheering on Team Brit. Refresh NBC’s website to check the medal […]

The Fashionista’s Guide to Making More Dough

Guide to Making More Dough

Woman Writing via Shutterstock After years of Carrie Bradshaw-esque analyzing and over-analyzing what went horribly wrong with her perfect-on-paper-terrible-in-reality beau, your bestie Bertha has finally found love again, and she’s getting hitched. And yes, it is Facebook official. Which means, you’ll be maid of honor and you’ll be adding to the expanding collection of petunia-colored […]

The Costco Wedding Dress: Could You Do It?

The Costco Wedding Dress

Let me preface this by setting the record straight: I love Costco. As a petite frugalista with grandparents who lived through war and poverty and parents who rewash Ziploc bags, Costco was my foray into American consumerism and budget shopping. Much of my childhood was spent meandering through the welcoming aisles of the warehouse, generously […]

The Print Edition

Bouquet Tee

It’s not exactly cutting-edge news when another high-end, Who’s-Who-in-Fashion designer comes out with a more affordable line. (Can we get a “Hey!!” for Versace and Jason Wu?) Yet, Cynthia Rowley was somewhat of a pioneer in this designer-goes-cheap trend. Before internet crazies tried auctioning off Missioni for Target boots for an ungodly-we-don’t-even-want-to-repeat-it amount, Ms. Rowley […]

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Fourth of July Party

Katy Perry Fourth of July Dress

With buttered corn on the cob with an extra side of butter and more Americana than a bad country concert, you know Fourth of July is just around the corner, and indeed, it’s a party in the U.S.A (sans the underage pole dancing ala Miley Cyrus circa 2009). Sure, we’ve been there, done that with […]

Ditch the White Dress: Unconventional, Non-White Wedding Dresses Inspired by Cynthia Nixon

cynthia-nixon-wedding

True story, but on a balmy summer night, post-bachelorette debauchery led my entourage of ladies to a grimy bar in the East Village in New York City. We were taking our “we-lost-count-five-margaritas-ago” celebratory shot, when an equally-intoxicated lad pulled up a chair and probably recited one of the lamest pickup lines ever. “So, are you […]

The Most “Likeable” Wedding Dress Ever: Priscilla Chan’s Wedding Dress on a Budget

Priscilla Chan's Wedding Dress on a Budget

Credit: Grazia Daily “Like” this. Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has officially been digitally dethroned. Actual royalty? Bah. So 2011. In our society of friending/tweeting/pinning/instagramming/etc, “social” status is currency. Literally. You know, with Facebook’s crazy, larger-than-Google IPO. This leads us to conclude that the British monarchs got nothing on Facebook’s new first lady, Ms. Priscilla Chan. […]

Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge and Style

Kate Middleton

Perhaps it’s America’s lack of a royal family, or maybe it’s that dreamy British accent, but we’ve been fascinated, borderline obsessed with the UK royal family since… well, forever. Sure, they make juicy tabloid fodder that keeps the Enquirer in business (Clandestine affair, crazy hats… What more could a gal ask for in her daily […]