I’ve weeded through a metric shit-ton of personal style blogs so you don't have to. There really is something here for everyone!
beverly hills
I like crimped hair, roller skates and eating ice cream. ALERT THE MEDIA.
I found them all in the same charity shop (and don’t think for a second I’m charitable enough to tell you which one), and thought they were all so utterly fabulous I couldn’t bear to leave any behind and took the lot.

Aug 14, 2012 at 3:30pm | 35 comments

The art of editing while shopping can be learned. I’ll teach you how!
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Lynn writes: "I'm going on a cruise to Italy in a few weeks and have no idea what to wear. What do people wear on cruises? Can you recommend some outfits?” Duh, Lynn, of course I can!
Plus bonus trend: the new way to, er, tuck!

Aug 9, 2012 at 3:04pm | 52 comments

Nail art might just be the only form of primping and grooming that isn't rooted in making oneself more appealing to men or exploiting women's insecurities.
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If you are looking for something specific or have an item in your closet that you don’t know how to style, don't sit around moping in your filthy sweatpants -- ASK ME!
New study says a whopping 94% of mothers spend more money on their children's clothes than they do on their own. My own research indicates that 100% of children ruin those clothes.
charlie brown
This morning when I left the house I didn't make a conscious decision to dress like a Charles M. Schulz cartoon.
I'm not saying that I am pulling this look off successfully, I'm just saying it's interesting.
Looking stylish in the summer is actually simple if you use this fashion equation: simple+classic+colorful=easy, breezy, CUTE! I guarantee you probably already own the items to make this look work. Stand in front of your closet while you read.
What's so hot that it's cool? LEATHER SHORTS IN THE DEAD OF SUMMER!
I have finally accepted my inner blonde-ness and launched a full frontal assault to make my meticulously highlighted, baby-fine blonde hair the very best it can be.
I spent the last 4 days at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, wandering the convention halls in search of some cool girl-centric geek gear to share with you guys. PLUS: ZOMBIES MADE ME MISS MY TRAIN.

Jul 16, 2012 at 9:00am | 79 comments

Sometimes I feel embarrassed by the very thing I've spent over half my life obsessing about.

Jul 12, 2012 at 4:00pm | 113 comments

When you wear gloves to a bar in 2012, everyone thinks you are nuts and comments on them endlessly. These are 2 signs that your outfit has hit the mark.
Are you into fecal matter? Sprained ankles? Comfort? Then slip on a pair of flip-flops.
Those 40s housewife dresses that I loved now just sort of made me look… like a housewife.
consumer culture
You are a gift and a curse, Forever 21. For today, while you are friendly companion to my pitiful grad school budget, one day you will become the antithesis of everything I stand for, as a newly-minted fashion designer.
Ask yourself, "what would Solange Knowles wear?"

Jun 19, 2012 at 9:30am | 57 comments