My Love Affair With Androgynous Clothes

For me, it all started with boys’ jeans in junior high. Guess jeans were all the rage—the really tight ones with the zippered legs, which looked great on the average girl. But on me, already towering above my classmates in elementary school, they looked, I was told repeatedly, like high waters. Where’s the flood? I… » 4/27/15 5:50pm 4/27/15 5:50pm

I Tried on Target's New Plus Size Line So You Don't Have To

Meh. That's what I give Target's new AVA+VIV plus-size collection. To me the new AVA + VIV line is just more of the same of what I've come to expect of plus-size clothing. For the most part designers seem to think that all we plus-size ladies deserve is basics and that we should be happy to even get anything. A video » 3/20/15 2:30pm 3/20/15 2:30pm

How to Look Great at Any Age: A Simple Recipe

Why, in my 60's, am I suddenly a senior citizen? Hopefully, the advantage of reduced movie ticket prices is worth it. I ponder daily the gap between that number and my own perception of self. I do have a few aches and pains from working out, but I had those when I worked out at 20. I also need a bit more sleep… » 3/12/15 3:45pm 3/12/15 3:45pm

Feeling Myself: Katie's New Bod

For me, there's nothing more satisfying than putting on an article of clothing that really feels like me. In the last five years I have gained 80 pounds, and as my body has changed I've had a series of identity crises triggered by how the difference in the fit of my clothes—things that used to be "flattering" are… » 2/26/15 7:45pm 2/26/15 7:45pm

Yes, You Can Buy the Clothes From Beyonce's New Video

Love that awesome red sweater that Queen Bey wore in her 7/11 video? Think that you'll never find one just like it? Well, you are wrong, because the internet is happy to make more money off of you. You want sweaters? Friend, you can get both the sweater and the t-shirt. And the nail wraps. You are now Beyonce. Please… » 12/03/14 9:10pm 12/03/14 9:10pm

Millennials Don't Know Shit About Clothing Care

Another day, another study on how clueless we millennial types are. Today: GenY (or the iGen 6) does not possess clothing repair skills like sewing, hemming, button repair, nor do we possess general knowledge of laundry. Guys, how will we stitch the torn world back together and re-hem the mistakes of our forefathers… » 10/15/14 4:50pm 10/15/14 4:50pm

Dear God In Heaven Please Don't Let 'Going Commando' Become Trendy

First, let me make this clear: I don't care if other people want to swear off underwear. If you want to air your vagina in the honeyed summer breezes of public transportation or your cube farm employer or the law school library, I would never move to interfere with your desire to do that. In America, everyone has the… » 6/16/14 7:00pm 6/16/14 7:00pm

Mom Wears Dress to Graduation That Got Daughter Sent Home From School

After a North Carolina high school student was sent home in tears on the last day of her senior year for wearing a floral dress that teachers said was a half-inch too short, her mom decided to stand up against the school's arbitrary dress codes by wearing the same outfit to the graduation ceremony days later. » 6/16/14 12:40pm 6/16/14 12:40pm