And finally spring has sprung. The weather’s warmed up and it’s time to do a little bit of rearranging of our closets. Now, before you get all kinds of crazy trashing everything in your armoire, take a moment to consider taking part in the power clashing trend of spring. What’s power clashing, you ask? Well, instead of sticking with the stigma that you can’t wear two patterns at once, embrace bold prints and double down. There are a few rules though (always rules), so check out the video below to keep you on the right track.
Think you’ve got the trend down pat? Then mix your stripes, dots, plaids, and florals and come meet me and Qwear at The Dalloway to celebrate the power of prints.
A couple of weeks ago, supermarkets across the US saw a spike in pineapple sales. It may have had something to do with a little “science experiment” executed by none other than the Kardashian Krew. Now, I’m not sure who I’m more disgusted by: them for showcasing such unladylike behavior on national television, or you for buying into it. Either way, I’ve always been a fan of pineapple and it’s the perfect fruit for summer fetes, but it can appear to be a bit daunting in its native state. Have no fear, chopping up a pineapple is much easier than one might have guessed and it’s also chocked full of health benefits other than those not suitable, however, still mentioned on TV.
So, it snowed here yesterday, which reminds me of the story my mom told me of once building an Easter snow bunny. Might be happening again this year. Despite what the weather and that damn groundhog have up their sleeves, the Easter bunny is coming. That means it’s time to decorate some eggs. Granted I haven’t done this since I was like seven and I can only assume I was simply overseeing the procedure, so I thought I’d revisit this darling tradition. Turns out dyeing Easter eggs? Not so awesome. But, if you must, here’s a quick tutorial on how to get perfectly pastel Easter eggs for your Easter brunch party.
A few weeks ago, I celebrated a pretty special birthday. If you know me or have been reading for a while, you know that not only do I love birthdays, I love a good “prop” for an evening out. So, for my birthday, I wanted to come up with a fun and festive way to decorate ourselves as well as the table (much like the light up centerpieces). Seeing as we were told at one establishment, “It’s not that kind of place,” while wearing our glow rings, I needed to come up with something that was not only awesome, but also appropriate. We didn’t need to be scolded on my birthday of all days. What I came up with is what I am now deeming the modern day adult tiara. You see, I have a real issue with girls wearing cheesy plastic crowns out on the town… I even threatened to disown my girlfriends if they dared try and put me in one for my bachelorette party. However, every girl should feel like a princess on her birthday and the flower crown is the perfect way to look like an angel rather than an asshole.
It’s actually a lot simpler to do than one might think. You only need a few things to get started:
And should you opt for fresh flowers instead of fake, you can still take the same approach, just be sure to take it easy when manhandling the buds as it will bruise and brown them.
You don’t need to go to San Francisco to wear flowers in your hair.
Well, it sure has been a “trying” past week. And you guys should know by now what the one thing that makes me feel so much better when I’m having a rough go is. No, no, not wine (although that certainly doesn’t hurt). I’m talking about busting a move, cutting a rug, showing off my sweet, sweet dance moves. It’s no secret that I’ve got moves like Jagger… as a matter of fact, some might venture to say he got some of his from me. Whatever the case may be, when I saw the beautiful and talented Solange Knowles’ new video for “Losing You” my mind was blown. When I first heard the song, I wasn’t 100% hooked. However, after a couple of listens, it grew on me like a barnacle. And then… I saw the video. Seems ol’ Solange and I may have been cut from the same dancing (sequin and tulle) cloth. Could it be? Might there be a long lost Knowles sister? A cousin at the very least?
Next time she makes a video, she should probably call me, huh?
P.S. totally newfound respect for video editors! Making lips match words is no small feat.