Online Only Sale at Lane Bryant

The Deal: Head to the the Get Fabulous Sale at and get 40% off your order.  Use promo code 000409971 to save. The sale ends tomorrow. What We Say: Lane Bryant is a great store for plus-sized women. They always have affordable prices on stylish clothing that complement a multitude of figures. Check out […]

Epitaph for a Plastic Bag: Go Green

2007 – Ireland institutes a 15 cent PlasTax (tax on plastic shopping bags), leading to a 90% drop in volume of free bags. In the three months after the tax was introduced, shops handed out just over 23 million plastic bags – about 277 million fewer than normal. March, 2007 – IKEA stores begin charging […]

Chicago’s Disgraceland Shop is Closing

Last year, I was heading to Chicago to do a TV segment for the Fox news station there on thrift stores. A fab reader named Clara suggested that I check out the Disgraceland Store on Clark St. I immediately fell in love with the store, especially its huge selection of vintage jeans for normal prices […]

High vs. Low: Bandage Dress

The bandage dress gained popularity in the late 1980s as designer Herve Leger debuted the curve-hugging look. Celebrities and supermodels were pictured wearing these stunning numbers that gave them a coveted hour-glass silhouette. The style experienced a resurgence in 2007 when designer Christopher Kane launched his line of bandage dresses with flirty details like lace […]

Creative Bathmats: DIY

Instead of buying a towel for the sole purpose of stepping onto it when you get out of the shower, watch this video from our friends at Threadbanger and learn how to make one yourself. It costs next to nothing since you’re using materials you already own. Plus, instead of monochromatic beige or blue, get […]

Product Review: Totally Slimming Jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.

What: Angela slips into the new Totally Slimming Jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, which will be available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide starting this August, for under $20 a pair. The Lowdown: Here’s the deal — the traditional five-pocket style Totally Slimming Jeans were designed to address women’s typical problem areas — stomach, […]

Customizable Makeup Palettes

What: Tailor-make your beauty with customizable makeup palettes. What the experts say: What good is a makeup palette if it contains only one or two items that suit you? In steps customizable makeup palettes, which allow you to combine the best of what works for you into one easy-to-use palette.