Spanx

16 Jun 19

100+ Ways to Look Younger, Better and Healthier Who doesn’t want to look their best no matter his or her age? With modern science, a nutritious diet and a dedication to your overall health, there’s no reason why you can’t look healthy and vibrant well into your retirement. Whether you’re still young and trying to stave […]

15 Jun 19
unblunder

I want to let you in on a little secret. When going out on dates, I often wear SPANX to give me a smoother silhouette. Yes, it’s true. Nothing like a pair of hold-you-in panties to give you that sleek, svelte outline you want. As much as I love my SPANX, I also hate them. […]

15 Jun 19
Project: Momhood

Have you heard the quote, “Stepmoms are like Spanx. They are expected to keep everything smooth and under control, without anyone knowing that they are there”?  It is a harsh reality that stepmothers have to face. We are the backbone of the family, and we go unnoticed, while the bio mother gets all of the […]

14 Jun 19
WWD

With the prevalence of self-driving vehicles approaching, AFFOA expects high-visibility apparel to become increasingly important.

14 Jun 19
You can't "Make" this "Up"
14 Jun 19
Seams Sew Lo

I actually made this Ellie and Mac Women’s Tulip Dress sewing pattern last fall for a girl’s trip to San Diego. Normally, tight fitting dresses are not in my rotation of outfits. However, I thought I would try the Tulip Dress, as it has side ruching. Disclosure: This post may contain some affiliate links, at not additional […]

14 Jun 19
best checked luggage flying

$8,000/month selling traveling tooth fairies. Hey – Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview. Today's interview is with Tiffany Reimer of Passport4Change, a brand that sells traveling tooth fairy. Some stats: Product: Traveling tooth fairy. Revenue/mo: $8,000 Started: January 2014 Location: Fresno, CA Founders: 1 Employees: 3 Hello! Who are you and what business did […]

14 Jun 19
Thotyssey

Your guide to the weekend’s queerest brunches and early events. SATURDAY CAFETERIA (Chelsea): Brunch CHERRY’S ON THE BAY (FI): Brunch DEEP END (Ridgewood Qns) Brunch ELMO (Chelsea): Brunch INTERMEZZO (HK): Brunch with Tina Burner MAIZAL (Astoria): Brunch with Audrey Phoenix, Patsy InDecline and Ducky Sheaboi OSCAR WILDE (Chelsea): Brunch with Jasmine Rice LA PULPERIA EAST (UES): Brunch with Ritzy […]

14 Jun 19
Thrive Global
By Anjali Bindra -Patel, J.D. This morning started off in a fairly typical manner: the kids were running late and rushing to the bus, half eaten muffins and bananas left abandoned by the sink. Like every other morning, I cleaned up the remains of their breakfast, looking forward to the 10 minutes of peace I had before I too had to rush out the door. My hot coffee was steaming in my favorite mug, and I sat down to start perusing through the day’s headlines. Then I read something that made me spit out my coffee. A CNN article reported that the Japanese government minister declared it “socially accepted” that women be forced to wear high heels in the workplace, despite the fact that more than 80 percent of the females interviewed said they had suffered health problems as a result of wearing heels. More than 19,000 people have signed an online petition to ban employers from requiring women to wear high heels in the workplace. Actress Yumi Ishikawa, who created the petition after her January tweets about being forced to wear the footwear went viral, submitted it to the labour ministry last week, according to The New York Times. The Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Takumi Nemoto responded by saying he would not support a drive to ban dress codes that force women to wear high heels at work, citing how the shoes were “generally accepted by society” as “necessary and reasonable.” Necessary and reasonable? To whom? This got me thinking about dress codes in the legal industry in which I work. I remember the dress code at my first law firm job in Chicago. I can’t quote the dress code verbatim of course, but here is the general vibe of what we were told: Interviews and Court Appearances for Women We were always told to err on the conservative side. For interviews, court appearances, client meetings, and related events, we were told to wear skirt suits in navy, black or gray. All skirts had to fall at the knee. Either deal with the skirt requirement or hear about it later. Business Casual Days Ah, the elusive business casual days- what a joy! On these lucky occasions, we could wear “tasteful blouses”. Can someone enlighten me on what that means? I remember shopping for these “tasteful” blouses: my litmus test was that if I hated it, it was probably appropriate. Hair We were always asked to maintain a neat well groomed hairstyle. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but my hair does not understand what “neat” means. Ten seconds in the Chicago wind were enough to derail any pathetic attempts I may have made earlier in the morning. It was a constant source of distraction to me to have to worry about my hair, when I could have been catching some extra sleep in the morning. Shoes For formal business events, we were told to wear closed-toe heels with pantyhose. Not exactly a practical choice in the middle of a Chicago winter. Now I do understand that there are occasions where what you are wearing literally means the difference between a certain and uncertain future. Court appearances, moot court competitions, interviews… all of these warrant a little extra attention in the wardrobe arena. With that said, is there a point to wearing “tasteful blouses” on business casual days? Is wearing heels to work each day really necessary? In Japan, thousands are protesting as part of the #KuToo movement (the Japanese word for shoe is “kutsu.”) Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly focused on my well-being, and in that spirit, have created my own movement: #TeeToo. #TeeToo means that I can be a kick ass lawyer, whether I’m wearing closed toe heels and a skirt, or my Run DMC tee and Spanx biker shorts. My worth is not determined by my wardrobe, and I no longer fret about whether someone thinks my skirt is the right length. I hope others will adopt the #TeeToo mindset. Whether I’m in a tee shirt or a ball gown, what I’m really wearing underneath it all is self acceptance and gratitude, and In the end, that’s what really matters, not the color of my skirt.
13 Jun 19

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. By Melanie Curtin Writer, activist @melaniebcurtin Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, Forbes named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world. She is clearly massively successful. Yet when asked what the best advice […]

13 Jun 19
anerdnamedjen

Earrings: Art-o-mat Necklace: thrifted Tank top: Old Navy (thrifted) Sweater: ana a new approach (thrifted) Shorts: Time and Tru Sandals: nicole Don’t mind the muffin top, I am starting to figure out my new normal with nutrition and exercise with the baby. Also, spanx are the devil. 🤣

13 Jun 19
Fat N Flabby to Fit N Fabulous

It’s 11pm and my alarm is set for 4:15am, but here I am blogging… why because this is something I can relate to all too well. By now I am sure you have a heard about Tanya Gold and her not so nice comments about Nikes new plus size line of active wear. If you […]

13 Jun 19
jenny's lark

This is the summer our dog dies. She was the dog you had been waiting for, the one you encouraged me to wait for when I insisted instead on a quick fix. You found her in a field, abandoned. A show-quality mastiff who had been bred and dumped (or perhaps ran away, escaped a fate […]

13 Jun 19
Hina Amlani

A few weeks ago, I visited Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, at the V&A in London, and let me tell you, it was literally like stepping in to dream (as cliché as it sounds), not just because the dresses on display are other-worldly (they really are), but because you are in the spine-tingling presence of […]