High vs. Low: Tinted Moisturizer

This summer, we’re looking for a multi-use moisturizer. Layering moisturizer and foundation and sunscreen that will just melt off in the sun isn’t our idea of a relaxing day strolling a boardwalk or playing soccer in the backyard. A moisturizer that moonlights as light foundation and sun protection sounds perfect—a high SPF, a tint of […]

News Alert: Victoria’s Secret Collegiate Lingerie

What: Victoria’s Secret is launching a nine-piece collection with the Pink brand’s style and 33 names and logos of universities, according to WWD. The collection will include lounge wear, hoodies, panties and other items. Head to the website June 20 or the stores July 1 to purchase. What We Say: Pink is a brand marketed […]

Kiehl’s Free Shipping: Daily Deal

The Deal: From June 15-21, get free shipping on any order of $45 and up. Just enter the code SUMMER at checkout. What We Say: Kiehl’s skincare products for face and body are a favorite of celebrities and women’s magazines. They’ve been around since the 19th century, so you know that what they sell actually […]

Spiral Bouquets: DIY

Professional floral arrangements are pricey no matter what the occasion. With wedding season in full bloom, it’s good to have a trick up your sleeve that’s pretty enough for the big day, yet easy enough for weekend flowers from the farmers market. The European spiral bouquet is a hand-tied technique that takes only minutes and […]

Repair your Credit: Personal Finance Advice

Living with bad credit isn’t a lot of fun. You have a hard time getting approved for credit cards and loans, and you may have to pay higher policy rates for insurance. You might even get turned down for a job based on your credit history! If you’re looking for a way to repair your […]

The Boyfriend Blazer: British Style on a Budget

For crisp, classic tailoring, look no further than London’s Savile Row for sartorial perfection. If you think sharp suits are only for the boys, then think again. An oversized boyfriend blazer is a perfect cover up on those chilly summer nights, and adds an androgynous vibe to an otherwise girly outfit. Think Diane Keaton in […]

Coffee Grounds as Mulch: Budget Gardening Tip

Last week we talked about using used coffee grounds (among other things) as natural slug prevention. But did you know, coffee grounds also make excellent garden mulch? If you’re a coffee drinker, it’s a great way to use those used grounds (and paper filters) rather than just throwing them in the garbage. They can be […]

Lounge Like the Stars: Green Fashion

We peasant folk are always intrigued by the red carpet shimmer of Hollywood’s best and brightest. But we’re more fascinated by what they throw on when trotting out for milk. Alternative Apparel‘s clean fit has long made it the cotton of choice for stars like Brad Pitt, Naomi Watts, and Lindsay Lohan. Keeping pace with […]

European Fashion Trend: Strapless Dresses

What: Strapless dresses are all over High Street (main shopping streets/districts for those outside of Europe). What I say: If you can pull off a strapless dress, go for it and even if you technically “can’t” pull it off, go for it. It’s hot, sleeves be damned! And if someone comments on your “wings” tell […]