If your phone has the option to enter "owner information" on the lock screen, it's worth doing so. On my blackberry's lock screen, I have my email address and "Please call [my mom's phone number] if found" to make it easier for the hopefully nice stranger who finds it to return it. In a heat wave induced spell of… » 8/01/11 9:25pm 8/01/11 9:25pm

it seems like they discontinued it but "tint, tint" made by mark. is my personal fave lipstain. it's a gel, so it goes on more like a gloss (as opposed to those watery marker/pen style stains) and then it seeps in and dries into a stain. the consistency of it makes it a lot easier to apply evenly as long as you've got… » 12/28/10 7:07pm 12/28/10 7:07pm

I've been trying to find a tailored wool coat to act as respectable alternative to my down coat like you advise. Problem is I'm insistent on zip front (tired of buttons always popping off) which is SO much harder to find when military style button ups are the rage. » 11/05/10 2:37pm 11/05/10 2:37pm

my one tip for those of you who occasionally drop stuff off for Wash & Fold service: either take out your bras and do them yourself, or at the very least, take OFF the straps of any convertible bras and wash just those yourself. » 9/24/10 6:39pm 9/24/10 6:39pm

A bit late on this, but I'd like to second a few people's recommendations of Seychelles (surprising how comfy for how cute they are) and Clarks/Indigo by Clarks or Sofft (surprising that they have a number of dressy, professional looking options for their reputations for being comfortable shoes). » 8/26/10 11:09am 8/26/10 11:09am

I have been going to a fancy salon in NYC that has an apprentice program where you can get lower priced cuts with stylists in training. They assigned me to somebody my first time there, and I LOVED her so much that I've kept going back to her. » 8/17/10 4:36pm 8/17/10 4:36pm

Uniqlo in NY carries some of their Japanese stock and they're all labeled with a sticker that lets you know the fit is on the smaller side as such. It's becoming one of my favorite places for affordable basics. » 8/06/10 4:11pm 8/06/10 4:11pm

@fridaphile is tequila's momma: I was just going to comment saying the same thing (about Skins, not Clarissa). I didn't like Effy nearly enough to see if the show could be as good focusing on her crew...but the serious lack of good summer TV is making me wonder if I should go back and give those seasons a chance. » 7/31/10 4:52pm 7/31/10 4:52pm

The first show I went to at age 15 was a festival where I got to see Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Counting Crows, and...gosh, can't even remember 'em all anymore. It was awesome to see so many great live performances in one weekend, but at the time I was most obsessed w/ Incubus and I remember how exhilarating it felt… » 4/24/10 4:54pm 4/24/10 4:54pm