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I Hate Everything In My Closet—Am I Over Fashion?

I stood in my closet this morning and realized, quite suddenly and with a surprisingly fierce finality, that I hate everything I own. It wasn’t surprising. This happens to […]

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Pubic Hair Oil, Daily Blowouts and Lash Extensions: How We Are All Losing Our Minds When It Comes to Beauty Rituals

Something alarming is happening, and as with most things I find alarming or annoying, I blame Kim Kardashian. Lately, women—otherwise sane, relatively grounded women—have stopped […]

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Why I Can’t Let Go of Shoes That Cause Me Pain

Of the myriad things men will never understand about women, the one that tops the most lists are those token pairs of so-painful-we-can-hardly-walk shoes that […]

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What Happens When a Non-Makeup Wearer and a Makeup Diva Swap Routines

In our office, there are two sets of women: Those who wear makeup every single day, and those who don’t ever wear a stitch. I happen […]

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WTF Beauty: Why Is This New Tarantula Lash Trend a Thing?

Lashes are everything  – that’s, like, rule #1 of makeup. A good coat of mascara makes the eyes look bigger, draws attention to the most […]

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An Ode to the Valentino Dress I Will Always Love But Never Own

At least once a week, I send my colleague Carrie a link to some very expensive clothing item or accessory over Slack, our intra-office messaging […]

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An Open Letter to Salon Owners: Please Stop Letting Me Leave With Wet Hair

Dear salon owners, Recently, I found myself at the tail end of a two-hour stint in a salon chair, flanked by two girls who were engaged in a […]

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‘Who Are You Wearing?’ A Guide to Embracing Fashion’s Trickiest Question

Many years ago, I went to a party to do my editor-mingling duties, which include lots of small talk and tiny hors d’oeuvres. That night, I […]

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Urban Outfitters Is Pissing Everybody Off, and That’s Just How They Like It

Urban Outfitters has been courting controversy for years. It’s part of their schtick — they stride the line between a raised eyebrow and a raised fist with […]

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Do We Really Need a “Normal” Barbie Doll With Acne, Scars, Cellulite and Tattoos?

Like millions of kids, I played with Barbies a lot. I sewed teensy clothes for them and spent hours dressing them (perhaps foreshadowing my future career?). I washed Barbie’s plastic […]

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Beard Oil, Pubic Hair and the Oxford Valley Mall: Top 10 Posts From Year One of Shoppist

Happy birthday to us! It’s crazy to believe that Shoppist is one year old! Over the past 12 months, we’ve covered everything from store openings (you […]

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Fashion Conundrums: Are You Too Old For That Hemline?

Last week, I went to a wedding. One of the guests was a politician, there with his wife who looked to be in her mid- to […]

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This is What Happens When You Buy Something From Blake Lively’s Preserve

Remember all the hubbub over Blake Lively’s gloomily-designed lifestyle site Preserve? Criticisms were extensive: ranging from slamming $7 ketchup to, well, the lack of preserves. […]

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7 Hilarious Reviews of Blake Lively’s New Lifestyle Website ‘Preserve’

At long last, Blake Lively’s new “lifestyle site” is here. It is called Preserve and it is one part Martha Stewart, one part Kinfolk, two parts painful […]

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No Thanks, I Don’t Want My Face Waxed and Other Tales of Beauty Shaming

Over the last year, there’s been a lot of talk about shaming. (In fact, Jezebel called 2013 “The Year of Shaming.”) Fat-shaming, slut-shaming: It seems like […]