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May 20, 2011

Budget Stylista: From The Gym to the Street

Let's face it, looking cute for a workout is often a challenge. Actually, it's a total after-thought. You wake up, grab the first oversized t-shirt you can find and stumble to the gym in a haze, never giving much thought to what you look like or what your plans are after you tighten your core.

May 9, 2011

Body Blog: Healthify Your Late Night Eating

When we drink (and we all know this by now), we're not only consuming a ton of calories from our friend the frozen marg, but much like that fabulous children's book "If You Give A Moose A Muffin," if you give me a tequila shot, I'm going to want some mac and cheese/pizza/other late night snack to go with it. And that means may-jor (Rachel Zoe voice) extra fat and calories.

Apr 29, 2011

Budget Stylista: Graduation Stylin'

It’s cap and gown time! Pomp and circumstance! Diplomas and "OMG, college is over" tears. Which means now is a perfect time to get some items for your ‘drobe that don’t consist of sorority letters written in neon over your badonk-a-donk or look best when paired with a messy bun on the top of your head look.

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All The Time, The End

Well peeps, I did it. 30 days. 90 meals. Plenty of late night snacks. All cooked by yours truly. And no fires, burnt dishes or kitchen snafus to speak of!

Apr 23, 2011

Budget Stylista: It's All About the Flats

It's still too cold for sandals and wedges (especially this April where Detroit witnessed a 4-inch snow storm on April 18th! WTF, Mother Nature?!), but we shudder at the thought of having to tuck our calves into our boots for the 1,478th day in a row. Flats are the perfect in-betweener.

Apr 22, 2011

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All The Time, Week 3

I’m generally a pretty positive person; not one to harp on the small potatoes problems in my life (like how sick I am of eating - and cooking - said small potatoes). And while I still stand by a lot of the fabulous benefits that led me to take on this challenge in the first place - I really am becoming a domesticated w-o-m-a-n (roar!) and I’m saving lots of cashola - this week brought up some obstacles in this “genius” idea of a four-week challenge.

Apr 16, 2011

Apr 11, 2011

Body Blog: How to Dine Out Healthfully, Without Giving Up Your Favorites

We're college women. We're busy studying, we're lazy, we want an excuse to not have to cook... and we eat out. A lot. And when we do, it's really easy to convince ourselves that we are eating healthy. (It's one of the many skills we've mastered over the years.)

Apr 9, 2011

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All the Time, Week 2

It's a brand spankin new me, people. A domesticated me. A Martha Stewart - but with more inflection in my voice while speaking - me!

Apr 8, 2011

Budget Stylista: Bust Out that Spring Wardrobe!

So, unfortch we're a week into April and it's still cold. Which really puts a kerfuffle in your plans to wear your newest spring purchases. Colorful spring tops, shorts, peep toe pumps, cute spring dresses and springy cardigans are all sitting in your closet watching you take your same black wool sweater and boots out day after day.

Apr 2, 2011

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All the Time

Truth be told, after living in my apartment for over two years, a friend had to teach me how to use my dishwasher after a party I had. Yes, you just read that correctly. Two years. Never used my dishwasher. If only my mom (and world's best cook) could see me now; she'd be BEAMING with pride.

Apr 1, 2011

Budget Stylista: A Guide to Mixing Prints the Right Way

Spring is here! Okay, so at the moment you might not know it, what with a major snow storm beating the crap out of the East Coast (I mean, dear weather, are you fo' real? This is one April Fools joke I am not laughing at). But by all other accounts (mainly clothing store window displays and themed Starbucks gift cards), Spring is in the hizzy.

Mar 28, 2011

Body Blog: How Much Soy is Too Much Soy?

Soy is found in just about EVERYTHING these days. So much so that soy consumption in the U.S. has skyrocketed since the early 1990s. Sales climbed from $300 million in 1992 to over $4 billion in 2008. It's cheap to produce (mainly because the government subsidizes its growth) and is in tons of packaged products.

Mar 18, 2011

Budget Stylista: Thinking Spring (Jackets)

For many of us, this week brought the first real warm, gloveless days of the year. Ah, how I love that first day of 55 degree weather, when we all think 55 degrees means summer and you actually see people walking the streets in shorts and flip-flops, pretending they are perfectly cozy when they're really covered in goose bumps and their leg hair is growing back. Not that they'll admit it, or suck it up and rock their puffy jackets on a day like today. Not. A. Chance.

Mar 14, 2011

Body Blog: Drink for Thought

We all know that drinking adds extra calories. I mean, how many times have we heard someone tell us "If you want to lose weight, cut out alcohol"? But let's face it, for a lot of us, that is pretty much asking us to give up going to college.

Mar 11, 2011

Budget Stylista: Get Bright With Yo Bad Self

This spring is all about bright bottoms, and mixing and matching big, bold colors. I love pairing two complementary colors together - think bright blue and orange, or pink and green. It just makes everything more exciting.