Won’t You Be My Blocker?

Won't You Be My Blocker?
I have a well-chronicled dream of one day being a badass. As such, I occasionally entertain the idea of joining a roller derby league. It's a fleeting thought - not because the last time I wore anything with wheels I was 12 and it ended in a broken wrist, or because I get enough bruises ...

Stars and Shorts Forever 2

Stars and Shorts Forever
TopShop may be a UK import, but their designers have a firm grasp on the American aesthetic. We love NASCAR and baseball. We watch the idle rich on TV but pride ourselves on frugality. We like red meat on our table and the American flag on our clothes. These are TopShop's American Flag Print Hotpants. ...

Costume Ideas #24: Cruella de Vil

Costume Ideas #24: Cruella de Vil
Many people complain that stores start pushing Christmas earlier and earlier every year, but my biggest issue is when they push Halloween early. I love Halloween, but it's a decidedly "fall" holiday, and I'm just not ready to deal with it in July. Now that I'm back at school, I'm starting to face the inevitability ...

Eggcellent 4

Eggcellent
I did this same exact thing with my dinner the other night. At the time, I thought it was pretty freaking awesome. I showed it off proudly to my boyfriend and the waiter, but I didn't think my handiwork was so awesome that it deserved to be immortalized on a sweatshirt. Then again, maybe that ...

Flag Day

Flag Day
I was a very literal kid - strange, given that I was also a very creative child. When we had to make a dance at camp to the song "Hard Day's Night," I lobbied for us to pantomime actual work by pretending to wield pick axes. I still am unsure as to why my go-to ...

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