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  • Beauty

    When to Toss Makeup/Cosmetics

    According to a March 9, 2000, FDA report (revised October 15, 2002), “Consumers should be aware that make up expiration dates are simply ‘rules of thumb,’ and that a product’s safety may expire long before the expiration date if the product has not been properly stored. Cosmetics that have been improperly stored – for example, [...] Read More

    October 18, 2007 by Catherine

  • Hi Vs. Low: The Cashmere Cardigan

    The Challenge: Everyone’s lusting after cashmere this fall, and who can argue with that? Contrary to popular belief, however, you don’t have to spend a bundle to bundle up, fashionably. One of these sweaters is a fine example of as close-to-budget as decent cashmere typically gets (barring a great sale)—the other is a crime against [...] Read More

    October 17, 2007 by Catherine

  • Fashion + Style

    Twelve By Twelve: Forever 21 Launches Higher-End Line that’s Actually Good

    This past June, I wrote about the launch of Forever 21’s “higher-end” collection called Twelve by Twelve. Well the line is now up and running at twelvebytwelve.com and it’s not bad… not bad at all. In fact, I like it. While the selection is as limited as the sizing, you can tell that there was [...] Read More

    October 16, 2007 by Kathryn

  • The Best Coupons + Deals

    Goodwill and Nick Graham Team up to Repurpose (Whatever that Means)

    What: Goodwill and Nick Graham (of Joe Boxer fame) have teamed up to create “William Good,” a brand of “repurposed” clothing and accessories. For those of you without your dictionary handy, “repurposed” means used, fixed up, and sold again.  It’s part of the general trend of Goodwill moving away from thrift and more into the [...] Read More

    October 15, 2007 by Catherine

  • Fashion + Style

    Yea or Nay: Stirrup Pants

    What:  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: stirrup pants are evil. We (meaning Angela and I) believe that stirrup pants were created by a disgruntle fashion designer who once had hopes of ruling the runways of New York but found himself ( we’re imagining a low-budget Simon Doonan) stuck in a corner [...] Read More

    October 15, 2007 by Catherine