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I have always hated pants, a fact that is likely apparent in how infrequently I post outfits including them. Ever since I hit puberty and developed hips I found pants to be a constant frustration. I submitted to the trend of all jeans all the time that seems to be a hallmark of high school… View Article

These Pants Will Change Your Life

I have always hated pants, a fact that is likely apparent in how infrequently I post outfits including them. Ever since I hit puberty and developed hips I found pants to be a constant frustration. I submitted to the trend of all jeans all the time that seems to be a hallmark of high school life, and I constantly found myself in discomfort. The tightness of jeans on my legs caused them to fit oddly, to require constant adjustment--either pulling them up or down. Sitting down, the front of my jeans consistently cut into my stomach. No matter how much weight I gained or lost throughout my life this was always problem. The real issue is that women's pants are so ridiculously tight.

pants Betabrand
top Lands’ End
loafers Vionic
ring Gorjana
earrings Kenneth Jay Lane
necklace The Limited (similar)
sunglasses Charming Charlie (similar)
wristlet Mywalit
Last week I debuted my capsule wardrobe–both the concept behind it and the entire wardrobe itself. This week I thought I’d share with you a few of the purchases I made during the capsuling process. Building a capsule wardrobe isn’t just about minimizing and reducing–though that is the lion’s share of work–it’s also about making… View Article

Capsule Wardrobe Reviews: Standing Desk Shoes, Joggers, and Leggings

Last week I debuted my capsule wardrobe–both the concept behind it and the entire wardrobe itself. This week I thought I’d share with you a few of the purchases I made during the capsuling process. Building a capsule wardrobe isn’t just about minimizing and reducing–though that is the lion’s share of work–it’s also about making sure that your wardrobe suits you, and at times that can mean building out your wardrobe in places where it’s lacking. For me, those areas were glaringly obvious: lounge wear and comfortable shoes for work and play. Buying into the McBlogger stereotype, my wardrobe had far too many heels and outfits suited for outings like cocktail parties. Have a look at the biggest fashion bloggers and you’ll see this McBlogger look in action. Part of the capsuling process for me was realizing just how much time I spend cozied up at home with friends or just my husband, and how much time I spend doing activities, like standing at my desk at work, that require comfortable and supportive footwear. So I decided that these areas in my wardrobe needed some serious spiffing up.

Going to a salon for a pedicure has always felt like an unnecessary luxury to me, a wasted $15-$35 dollars on a service that always feels both superfluous and subpar. I think that a big part of this, for me, is that the tiny bit of time the technician spends scrubbing my feet with a… View Article

At Home Pedicure Tips + Emjoi Micro-Pedi Review

Going to a salon for a pedicure has always felt like an unnecessary luxury to me, a wasted $15-$35 dollars on a service that always feels both superfluous and subpar. I think that a big part of this, for me, is that the tiny bit of time the technician spends scrubbing my feet with a pumice stone isn’t enough to put a dent in the calluses on my feet. Plus, given that when I polish my own toenails I have the benefit of using both hands—a luxury not afforded when polishing fingernails—I can generally polish my toenails well enough myself. Feet often require less perfection than hands in the polishing department, so if my laughably bad polishing skills can get the job done, then I think anyone can polish their own toenails.