Category Archive: Fashion

27 Jennifers and Other Name Tales

I’m sure many of you have seen the brilliant GIF infographic from Jezebel last week outlining the US’ most popular names for girls by state from 1960-2012.  I had a few main takeaways,… Continue reading

American Fad Foods: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Calling all Gen-Xers and especially those of you who grew up in the 80s.  I’ve got a burning food culture question for you. I was at the grocery store doing my weekly shopping… Continue reading

Take Note, Note-Takers

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending my first writing conference.  It was a lovely and inspiring time to learn from amazing faculty, and was capped by a stirring keynote address… Continue reading

The Real Housewives of Monterey Park (RHoMP)

What’s up Bravo?  I’ve got a bone to pick with you. Here’s my question.  Why isn’t there a reality TV show on your network that features an entire cast of catty, overdramatic Asian… Continue reading

The Shopping Sirens’ Sale Song

“Never again,” I said to myself. But of course, I remembered I had uttered the exact same phrase to myself last year. And yet there I was, back in the same place one… Continue reading

Since When Did Nerd Become Cool?

So I’ve got a question for you:  What’s up with all the retro eyewear, people? Have you also noticed the proliferation of heavy, plastic-framed glasses, circa the 1950s? Nerd is IN these days,… Continue reading


“But why do I have to wear it?!  It’s ugly and uncomfortable!!!” I whined.  “It’s not fair!  Davie doesn’t have to get dressed up!!  Mommmm, the dress gives me a rash!” My mother… Continue reading

Panda in the Hugo Boss

I apologize up front as this post is a little longer than usual, and some of the comments in this post may not be politically correct.  But I think I’ve finally been able… Continue reading