I hope the frumpy girl uniform is a strictly Midwestern college phenomenon. I’d like to think universities in the warmer sections of the country are unfamiliar with lazy student dress. I would be relieved if your campus isn’t overrun with girls dressed in leggings, Ugg boots, hooded sweatshirts and the like. But I’m sad to report this trend is all too common in my hometown – young women who arrive at school dressed like they’re suffering from a vicious case of the flu.
So if you happen across one of these misguided, frumpy girls, here are ten arguments you can pose to sway them toward procuring clothing appropriate for venturing out in public. Continue reading
Admit it, you still shop at Forever 21. Yeah, me too. I’ve been drawn to the bright and glittery garments that litter the overcrowded store more times than I’d care to acknowledge. And despite the fact we know we’ll blow too much cash on cheap, poor quality items, us ladies wander into this dubious retailer time and time again.
Here are the 10 stages we inevitably progress through in the Forever 21 shopping experience.
As a born and raised Minnesota girl, I know the pain of winter. In my hometown, it’s not uncommon for schools to remain open after a 14-inch snowfall, and fifteen below zero temperatures don’t deter us from venturing out for a late-night happy hour. But unlike some of my Midwest ladies, I refuse to put my style on hold until the snow melts.
Here are my top secrets for looking good during frightful winters, no Ugg boots required. Continue reading
Many years removed from the annual ritual of back-to-school shopping, I miss the excitement of buying a heap of new clothes, come fall. But as a graduate student, I’m not exactly flush with cash just before I start classes. Despite my threadbare budget, I’ll be damned if I’m not going to buy some new duds for the first week of school.
Here’s how to dig up some cash for new clothes, for all my broke ladies out there.
I plan to commute by bus until I die. Not only do I hate driving, but gas is expensive, and traffic jams are infuriating. I’m delighted to begin and end my work day nestled into a faux-leather bus seat, engrossed in a good book. But riding the bus has its drawbacks. Namely that public transit kills my personal style.
Here are five perks of dressing for work I miss out on by using public transit.
My inner tomboy shies away from trendy clothing. As a newcomer to the world of
fashion, I live in near-constant fear of looking like I’m trying too hard. But despite how intimidating some trends may seem, there are a few fashionable items that are flattering for all.
These are my top picks for seemingly scary trends that you CAN pull off. Continue reading
As a fervent fanatic of West Elm, CB2, and Room & Board, I admit I have expensive taste in home furnishings and accessories. I dream of solid wood furniture I can’t afford and adorable little appetizer plates I don’t need. And thanks to some thrifty tactics, I can have my cake stand and afford to eat too! All on a meager salary.
Here are the best resources for scoring luxe household goods on a twenty-something’s budget. Continue reading