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While there has already been one article about J.Crew’s new 000 size published on bust.com, I believe there’s more to discuss; in short, it’s time to unzip this issue a little further and see what unfolds (okay, no more clothing puns).   There are three huge issues that the first article left out that are worth being discussed 1)   Vanity sizing 2)   Asian female demographic 3)   Who is to blame/What should be ... Read More
I’m a big fan of body modifications. I have dyed hair and six piercings myself, and fully intend to get more, and maybe even a tattoo if I can ever finally pick something. However, there’s a cultural attitude that dictates having dyed hair or piercings or a tattoo makes someone a bad person, or unqualified for a position. This couldn't be further from the truth. While there is a bad egg in every basket, there's no person who can be so judged based ... Read More
J. Crew is right up there with Vineyard Vines at the list of the preppiest clothing stores where the skinniest, most photo-ready-looking people shop. However, given the quality and price tag of the J. Crew brand, I never would have thought they’d introduce clothing that mothers and elementary school age children can share. However, that seems to be just what they’ve done by creating a size 000, which is basically a triple extra small. Because if there ... Read More
Skorts were my best friend as a kid, especially during the summer months.  The skirts on the outside were short enough to keep me cool and nice enough to wear to a friend’s birthday party, while the built-in shorts underneath allowed for unrestricted jungle-gym antics without having to worry about flashing the entire school. With the serious July heat setting in, I’m finding myself reminiscing about playground days, popsicles and the pure genius ... Read More
Holiday sales are my favorite part of capitalism. Really, the Independence Day of our great nation can’t be celebrated in a better way in my opinion.  As a thrifty nickel, I’ve been on the lookout for the places with the best sales on the July 4th weekend. Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me in past when searching for the best deals. 1. Coupons are a girl's best friend  Retail Me Not has saved me a lot of money. Many stores ... Read More
When I think of “Making it in America” I imagine a life full of making it rain, throwing drinks in other people’s faces, bling bling, and of course, being able to lounge around in a Juicy Couture tracksuit 24/7. While The Real Housewives franchise may have seriously influenced my opinions on the American dream, I still believe that success should be measured in expensive loungewear. What else says you’ve made it like a $300 matching, ... Read More
Why does a handmade sweater cost $250, while the knockoff version costs less than a grande latte? The answer is complicated, and after reading this, you may change the way you shop—forever. Buying clothes is all about choices: the jeans or the printed capris? The green sweater or the pink? And during that process, you’re faced with another, more impactful decision: how much of your hard-earned cash you’re willing to spend. When ... Read More
It won’t be news to anyone here that given the option between spending money and getting free stuff, we’re all gonna choose free. And given how popular thrifting’s gotten in recent years, even thrift stores have started hiking up the prices.  Why would you spend money on someone else’s used clothes when you could get them straight from your friends who, we all know, have fabulous taste. Let’s be real, you guys look like a scene ... Read More
  Melissa McCarthy is my spirit animal. She, and a host of other brilliant, badass ladies are slowly conquering the male-dominated mountain that is modern comedy, and for that I am eternally grateful. Her growing resume speaks for itself, from hosting Saturday Night Live three times to her hilarious performances in blockbusters like The Heat and her upcoming film Tammy (opening July 2nd). She has asserted herself as a comedy powerhouse and ... Read More
Sculpt your locks by following these awesome tutorials and insider tips! Ah, spring: the season for spring cleaning, spring breaks, and best of all, spring fashion. And there’s no better way to accent your new duds than with a new ’do. These four braids will change your whole style game, and we’ve upped the ante by including a bunch of tips and tricks, as well as a list of must-have products that hair gurus are obsessed with. So read these tutorials and ... Read More
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