Were you disappointed by the depth of the questions women were asked on the Emmys red carpet last night, which ranged from how many clutches an actresses picked from to her pre-show diet? If so, you’re not alone. The Representation Project has launched a campaign to get entertainment journalists to ask successful female entertainers about more than their wardrobe. Viewers live tweeted reporters using #askhermore last night. Check out some of the best commentary here.
2. The Skimm
If you don’t have time to read the New York Times front to back every morning, but you still want a general idea of what’s going on in the world–or at, the minimum, a cursory knowledge of the top stories so you don’t sound like a fool at the next cocktail party–then you need to check out The Skimm. It’s daily newsletter that playfully summarizes the top news stories, from the fighting in the Middle East to the top contenders at the U.S. Open, and highlights all the deets you need to be informed (or at least sound like you are).
3. The Editorialite’s Skin Care Giveaway
This is the most epic giveaway ever not just because it’s mine, but because all three products are out-of-this-world stellar! Just the Pacific Face Oil alone is a game changer–not to mention $110 if you were to buy it yourself! What are you waiting for? There’s only 5 days left, so enter now!
You don’t have to be going back to school this fall to get A+ style! Here are a few of my favorite autumnal skirts–backpack optional.
Complete your school girl look with flawless skin by entering The Editorialite’s Skin Care Giveaway here!
1. Pleated Faux Leather Skirt
2. Flower Jacquard Skirt
3. Plaid Flannel Skirt
4. Simona Jacquard Skirt
5. Daisy Embroidery Skirt
6. Floral-Print Cady Mini Skirt
7. Denim Front-Zip Skirt
I’m a little bit country. I’m a little bit rock ‘n roll
No, that’s not just a cheesy stolen lyric from Donny and Marie–it’s the look I went for with this Pencey Samira dress at the Oyster Cup Polo Tournament for Breast Cancer Emergency Fund at Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma last weekend.
Ah, polo. The most ladylike excuse to dress up and day drink. If I wore sassy Southern belle attire to watch polo in Charleston and a South Beach sexy–meets-East Coast waspy outfit to take in Miami beach polo, then my ensemble for Petaluma polo could best be described as American western (a la Ralph Lauren) with a fashion-forward edge. Amazing how the style changes with the terrain, eh? And what a terrain this was! The polo field lay in breathtaking contrast to the arid mountains landscape rising around it.
Sick of my polo posts? Then brace yourself because there’s more in the pipeline…
I won the silent auction for a polo lesson! I’m trying not to look too hard into the fact that I was the only bidder…or that horses scare me…In any case, the experience will make a great blog post and the money went to a great cause: the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.
Check out more pics below!
Beat the heat while looking seasonably cool
In San Francisco, the warmest months are September and October (crazy, I know). When the calendar is saying fall and the weather is saying summer, there’s inevitably going to be some sartorial confusion. The solution to Indian summer? Easy, breezy “transitional” pieces in rich, autumnal colors. Here are a few of my favs…
1. T by Alexander Wang Striped Linen and Cotton Blend T-Shirt
2. Oscar de la Renta Deep Amethyst Statement Necklace
3. MSGM Printed Satin Midi Skirt
4. Sophia Webster Speech Bubble Clutch
5. Zara Dress With Knot at Back
6. Splendid Cotton and Modal Blend T-Shirt
7. Blank Denim Ripped Skinny Jeans
8. Vince Camuto Amalie Sandal
9. Zara Leather City Bag
The carefree days of college are filled with an enviable amount of naps, beer pong and great friends–there’s a depth to college friendships, fostered by tight living quarters, all-night study sessions and first heartbreaks, that’s hard to replicate in the post-grad world.
But, while there are a great many things I miss about college, there’s also many things that are simply unpleasant about college, and I’m not just talking about the shared single-stall bathrooms. Being an adult has more responsibilities than college, but it also has more perks.
Here are the 7 things I won’t miss about going back to school…
Extra long twin beds:
As much as I loved shopping for specialty twin XL dorm sheets at Bed Bath & Beyond, I’m more than happy to sleep tight in my queen-sized, ergonomic, Egyptian cotton sheet-sheathed grown up bed.
Dirty Dishes (and bathrooms and floors, etc.):
No more exchanging passive aggressive glares with my roommates over the molding stack of dishes in the suite’s kitchen sink. These days, I can keep my house as clean (or as messy) as I want it to be.
I cozy into plush, grownup couches instead of hard, industrial furniture in beer-camouflaging grey heather fabrics.
When I do work these days, I receive a paycheck instead of a grade and a tuition bill.
I don’t have to worry if the frat guy will ask me to the formal or break my heart by making out with my sorority sister in front of me at the party—I have a reliable built in date for everything, he’s called a husband and he’s fantastic.
Pizza night or Italian night? it’s up to me! I’m in charge of what I want for dinner and I can control the quality of my food instead of being at the Mercy of the cafeteria schedule–and big meals out have improved dramatically from my days using money on my college card to eat at the campus Chili’s (although I do sometimes miss those 2-for-1 margaritas!)
While I’m far from a teetotaler, my recreational activities have calmed down quite a bit from the up-all-night college years–and I’m A-okay with that. These days, a big Friday night includes a marathon session of Orange is the New Black and a fine bottle of wine.
Enter The Editorialite’s huge skin care giveaway here!
I’m giving away my must-have skin care items!
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since Style Unzipped was reborn as The Editorialite. I’ll always remember the anniversary because it was Labor Day. Chris and I were on an airplane about to fly back to San Francisco from a wedding in North Carolina when the topic of the blog came up. I had just started blogging again with renewed vigor, but my interests had grown so much in the years since I started Style Unzipped (my original fashion blog), that it no longer felt a fitting home. It was time for a rebrand, and the first step was a fresh name that embodied the new spirit of the blog. While sitting on the tarmac, we messed around with different words and phrases before one of us spit out the perfect amalgamate: “editorialite!” Chris actually bought the domain right then and there, before takeoff. A graphic redesign and full year later, The Editorialite is going strong.
The goodie goods
To celebrate this landmark and to thank you for reading for the past year, I’ve gathered up my 3 absolute favorite, can’t live without, must-have skin care products–these are the ones you’ve heard me praise time and time again:
Tatcha’s One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, approx. $48 value - nothing can clean your face better
Pacific Face Oil (formerly by Marie Veronique Organics), approx. $110 value- it will literally change your life
Revision Skincare’s Intellishade SPF 45 Tinted Moisturizer, approx. $45 value- I don’t leave the house without it on
Enter the sweepstakes below
To enter, simply sign up for The Editorialite’s email list. You can enter your email in the box below.
The sweepstakes winner will be randomly selected on Monday, September 1 (Labor Day) and I will be contacting the winner via email, so be sure to sign up using an email you check regularly!
The fine print…
Giveaway ends August 31st at 11:59 PM PST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product provided for the review was free of charge from the company. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.
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