summer
Days spent by the seaside are the best, but what’s a girl to do when the sun starts to set and that ocean breeze becomes shiver-inducing?
hairstyles
Your lifestyle is directly affected by your hairstyle, but they can complement each other if you tell your stylist your priorities.
summer
Yep, summer fun can really suck if you don’t have summerproof magic hair.
eyeliner
work clothes
It's so hot I can barely function but I still have to make a dollar, you know?
seasonal affective disorder
Do I have some kind of reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder?
weekend report
lipstick
Every few seasons, somebody remembers that there is such a thing as orange lipstick and all the magazines start trumpeting the "new orange lip trend."
in

Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00am | 103 comments

plie-wand
If it’s 80 degrees and sunny outside but I’m stuck inside under fluorescent lights, you BET I want a reminder of that sunshine.
in

Jun 16, 2014 at 12:30pm | 54 comments

summer
shoppables
Summer parties start early and go late, so be ready for anything with this simple fashion equation.
fragrance
It can be hard to find a dependable fragrance for the summer months!
mariah carey
So while I’ve got Mariah on the brain, which is always, really, it’s only fitting that I should have a little Mariah on my nails as well. THERE’S A NAIL POLISH FOR THAT.
tv
Summer can be a tricky time for decent television. Thankfully, things are starting to look up...
mybrownbaby
Enjoying nature is not natural to me—playing with kids about as easy as pulling a wagon full of bricks. But I promise myself to try to do a little better by my girls—to pull myself out of myself.
xofood
People frequently ask how I afford to feed a large crowd every weekend, believing it to be wildly expensive. It’s about smart planning and making everything stand out, and here are my secrets.
in

Aug 24, 2013 at 12:00pm | 83 comments

food
I grew up in the Phoenix desert, and so you’d think I’d be used to it, but the heat just makes me mean. In the worst of it, I throw tantrums and simply refuse to turn on the stove.
in

Aug 10, 2013 at 12:00pm | 62 comments

xojane uk
hostessing
Also, can we come up with something new to call them so it doesn’t sound like I’m going over to Donna Reed’s house?
skincare
I’ve had to learn the hard way that avoiding bad summer skin is all about taking preventative measures BEFORE the heat takes a toll on your complexion.
books
The only person I care about bringing to the beach is Jennifer Weiner.
in

Jul 17, 2013 at 12:30pm | 212 comments

summer
I’ve had my nipple piercing for almost two years now and I am hankering for a change. The world of nipple rings is expanding as we speak and I want to try them all.