Vacation Packing List: The Beach Getaway

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A beach vacation. Groundbreaking. It’s the classic vacation that never gets old because we all need that vitamin D. The key word here for this vacation is escape, so let that guide your attitude and wardrobe choices. Escape the shade throwers in your life because the only shade that’s acceptable here is the variety cast by your ocean-blue and white-striped parasol. My challenge for you is to pack …

Your Boyfriend Won’t Miss This, Will He?

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I hear it all the time. Babe, where’s my hoodie? Where’s my hat? Can I have my jeans back? Have you seen my v-neck? What about my black low-top Chuck Taylor’s? Since he was my boyfriend, my husband has watched his wardrobe staples steadily migrate from his closet to mine. What is it about borrowing from the boys that is so irresistible? Years ago on my …

Trendcast: The Gender (R)evolution

Trendcast: The Gender (R)evolution

Just looking back a few decades, Lauren Bacall was setting herself apart by wearing pants and overalls in a Hollywood that had specific ideas about gender roles. Or you can look back at how Iris Apfel wore a gingham shirt and jeans, which she had made for her since they didn’t really make jeans cut for women at the time. So, the whole gender neutral …

Athleisure: Missteps, Shade Throwing, and Triumph

Athleisure: Missteps, Shade Throwing, and Triumph | Glamhive Blog

You know the girls with a full face of makeup, the hot pink sports bra, the Nikes, VSX leggings, and their giant iced coffee. I always see them after I’m leaving a hot yoga class where I end up looking like I went swimming. I always throw a little shade in their direction. Mostly because I feel I was one of the original athleisure adopters. …

Dress Like You’re Going to Coachella

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The phrase Coachella style instantly conjures in my mind an image of flower crowns, crotchet crop tops, cutoff jeans, and gladiator sandals. There is a sense of an unsaid uniform for ‘Chella goers, and the look says hippie vibes (or anything vibes for that matter). The festival is just as much about fashion these days as it is about music, whether you loudly bemoan it …