I’ve never been a big fan of theme parties. Just like perfectly matched outfits, to me they seem contrived, cliché, outdated. But college freshman seem to love the experience of a costume party – I too have to give props to the really creative ideas that people have come up with (although I can’t seem to recall any at the time; that’s how rare they are) but for the most part, the only theme parties that exist and thrive at college parties are characterized by sexism. With Halloween looming, this is an incredibly relevant issue.
<a href="http://collegecandy.com/2010/10/07/fashion-porn-gettin-it-on-at-the-zoo/">Animal prints have been hot for the last few seasons, but leopard prints are especially huge this season. However, this trend can be tricky to pull off--too much and you'll just end up looking trashy. Or like Snooki. Or worse, Angelina.
In honor of the new season of Gossip Girl, our friends at PopEater are asking you to share your tales of real-life Gossip Girl run-ins. The stories range from the scintillating and shocking to the hysterical and bizarre. Should you be racking your brain to submit a story of your own, I present you with the ultimate cheat sheet.
If you’re a recent post-grad, chances are you don’t have anything figured out. Or maybe you have some of it figured out, but when you close your eyes and picture yourself five years down the line, things are somewhat blurry. This probably gives you heart palpitations. I get it. The future can be scary, especially when you have no idea what it will hold.
Oh, Tuffy, I really need your help. I've been with my boyfriend for a year now. It hasn't been a completely easy time and we've had to overcome a lot, but we've stayed strong. Every day, our relationship gets deeper and I find myself falling more and more in love with him. All that being said, I've kind of become The Crazy Girlfriend.
As far as people go, I am rather intolerant. I am intolerant of people who do not clean the coffee maker after they use it. I am intolerant of couples that walk too slowly together on the sidewalk and therefore block all of the people behind them. Mismatched outfits and too much eye makeup make my blood boil. However, I’ve always felt that I exemplify a very accepting society when it comes to the bigger issues.
I am completely and unabashedly Team Kanye, so I should have rolled my eyes and sighed most despondently when I saw Taylor Swift on the cover of Glamour this month. But I'm mildly fascinated with Miss Taylor.
Courtney Cox and David Arquette split. I cry. • A few signs your prof doesn't like you. • Brett Favre: let another sports/sex scandal begin! • Could this man be our next president?! • Willy Wonka gum about to become a reality?? ZOMG! • What's the best couple costume you've ever seen?
Have you ever been so excited for something - counting down the minutes, planning your day around it, fantasizing about how amazingly awesome it is going to be, turning off your cell phone so you won't be interrupted - only to be totally disappointed? Yeah, welcome to the day I lost my virginity my Monday night.
• Kardashian drama is neverending • 8 common relationship problems • Just a few more reasons to love Jane Lynch • How to cook pita pizzas • Your dorm room craves these decorations • 15 photos that make absolutely no sense • Grover spoofs the Old Spice guy
The Huffington Post created this gem of a slideshow several days ago. Liz O’Neill claims that the usual reasons your roommates loathe you (you’re a slob, a mooch, etc.) are veils for deeper, subtler issues. Actually, they hate you because you are prettier than them. And, you’re going to make more money than them in a few years!
If you’ve got today off from class, then good for you. I’m glad you’re taking this opportunity to watch reality TV marathons and binge eat 100 Calorie Packs. There’s no shame in that. But next time you’ve got an extended weekend, perhaps you should round up your besties and hit the road.
The leather skirt is super versatile and can be worn with a wide variety of items for many different occasions. Though this item may seem tricky to incorporate into your wardrobe, it's a challenge everyone should take on. Especially because it's possible to build outfits around a leather skirt with stuff you've already got lying around (because lord knows you haven't had time to hang anything up since midterms started....).
On Thursday night I had dinner with a friend. We went to the same college, but she graduated last year, so I haven’t seen as much of her as I used to. But when we finally had the chance to hang out and catch up, it reminded of how much I missed her, how much I missed having her around. It made me stop and think about what would happen next year, after I’ve graduated.
One fateful day back in the pre-Facebook days, Christopher Columbus "discovered" America. Much like you discovered that wearing a scarf around campus on a 75 degree day would not stop the hickey rumors from floating around. And we're sure that's not the only discovery that you've made since attending college.
The media loves talking about the health benefits of salmon, almost as much as they love analyzing Shiloh's outfits . Our doctors tell us to eat it and our favorite magazines often have a “cook an amazing salmon tonight” sort of recipe. While it is true that salmon is loaded with omega-3s, it’s also got some other stuff in it. Stuff that is bad.
• For those of you that need it: how to orgasm. • 5 interesting facts about sex in the USA. • Paris Hilton is acting as someone's MOTHER?! • Paper goes couture (and it's awesome). • Uh, not gonna lie, Nick Jonas is SMOKIN' hot. • It was only a matter of time until this happened.
This week, as I caught up on my favorite fall shows (and watched some Sex and the City reruns) I couldn’t help but notice a running trend: female friendships. Sure some shows were about shopping (or singing while shopping) and some were about saving lives, but at the heart of it all, were some pretty cool chicks.
When you're little you always hear "Wait till your older" from piercing your ears to getting your first pair of heels to sending your very first sext. However, once you hit adolescence, it seems like you're constantly told to "act your age" or that you're "too old for" something. Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't bask in things from the past ... Here are ten things you are definitely never too old for.
• Sparknotes is the best study tool in the world • Campus fashion • How to save money on campus • Letter from your friend at a warmer school • College degree only guarantees one thing • How to make amazing drunk nachoes • What the worst theme party ideas ever?
During the summer before my senior year, I obtained the holy grail of unpaid internships: working the green room for a popular late-night talk show. Sure, I was sans-paycheck and super poor, but hanging out with SJP right before the release of the first Sex and the City movie was completely amazing.
For us real-life Italian Stallions, Columbus Day is as legit of a holiday as we're going to get). So, besides an extra night of shots at the bar, why not celebrate with an easy twist on an Italian favorite--sausage and peppers!