Last week, I bought myself a decent pair of shoes. I liked them, but couldn’t keep them tied because the laces were unusually thick and inflexible. In search of a solution, I stumbled across "Ian’s Shoelace Site," a comprehensive and rather charming monument of shoelace study. It has step-by-step guides to every imaginable method for lacing and tying shoes, plus special tips, a marketplace, everything you could ever want to know about aglets, and even an app. I now cannot fathom a shoelace question Ian’s Site wouldn’t answer.
1. I want a new hairstyle. Like, the newest. I want, for once in my life, to be on the cutting edge! But I kind of missed the ombré boat and I've never been any good at predicting trends. Do you know what's coming next?
It's important to remember that nothing is ever truly new. Any "new" hairstyle is just a reworking of something that's been done before because humans have been here for wayyy too long. There were girls in my high school who did ombré on their hair, only they used dye AND bleach, rather than just achieving the gradation with highlights. Does anyone remember this? They were [...]
Illustrated Stateside Tote, $3.50 (was $5) Not EVERY amazing thing flew off the shelves last weekend. If your Secret Santa is from Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, Minnesota, Ohio, California or New York, you're in luck.
Mario Luca Giusti Drinking Glass Set, $35 (was $125) If I were you, I wouldn't even take these out of their coffin.
From the Post:
It takes just one hour, six minutes and 48 seconds before the average woman’s feet begin to feel the agony of being strapped into high heels, a study has found.
And some can’t even make it that long — with 20 percent of women saying the pain kicks in after just 10 minutes. But nearly half of all women admit they are willing to suffer for fashion and cram their tootsies into the too-tall shoes, the survey by Britain’s College of Podiatry found.
The school surveyed 2,000 men and women. Only 12 percent of men said they would purposely wear uncomfortable shoes.
My friend bought new [...]
Luxe Faux Fur Wine Bag, $4.95 (was $12) If you think YOU'RE cold in this weather, imagine how your wine feels.
Lisa Strom: Go for it! It would definitely be a good burlesque name. Maybe we can sponsor your act.
Kira Bundlie: We can paint the Rock Out design on other shoe styles — flats, mid-heels, stilettos, etc. … but I have to say that "Sriracha Stilettos" sounds a lot sexier for a burlesque name than "Sriracha Flats."
How did those shoes come about, and how did the whole company come about? (I guess: what's the brief backstory?)
Kira: We're a group of nine [...]
Rachel Roy Owl Cocktail Ring, $19 (was $48) OMG he has the same eyes as that partridge pin on home shopping that zaps you back to Christmas Eve morning over and over in the "film" 12 Dates of Christmas with Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. (Not a good movie! But I did cry at the end.)