Mindy Kaling Is My Hero (And Other Praise for Her Book)
Dec29

Mindy Kaling Is My Hero (And Other Praise for Her Book)

If you like “The Office,” you’ll love Mindy Kaling’s book, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).” Even the chapter titles will elicit laughs. “In Defense of Chest Hair,” “When You’re Not Skinny, This Is What People Want You to Wear,” and so on. These are the witty quips and insights of a thirtysomething obsessed with comedy, her career, and keeping it real in the big fake world of Hollywood. Kaling’s book is a...

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Italian Dressing: Floral Kimono
Dec21

Italian Dressing: Floral Kimono

Not sure why, but I was recently inspired by Nicole Richie, who can rock a kimono like nobody’s business. A trip to Singapore yielded just the frock I was craving. Thank you H&M for this lovely and inexpensive find! As it turns out, Spain’s Woman’s Magazine December issue features the curvaceous Italian model Tanya Gervasi in this very kimono!               Kimono & Tank:...

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Italian Dressing: Ruffle Wool Coat
Dec16

Italian Dressing: Ruffle Wool Coat

Though I live in a tropical climate, I have my own personal winter in the frigid air conditioning. Thus, I get to indulge ever so slightly in a multi-seasonal wardrobe. Wool coat: Forever 21 (2009); Blouse: H&M; Skirt: Loft; Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross.   Ruffles and wide belts — two of my favorite things for a figure flawless look. Bring on the curves!Wool coat: Forever 21 (2009); Blouse: H&M; Skirt: Loft; Shoes: Steve...

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My Favorite Things
Dec15

My Favorite Things

Just because I don’t celebrate Christmas, doesn’t mean I don’t love to shop. And I’m no brand snob — I snapped up a military jacket from Kmart recently and wore it proudly. What I love the most is saving money, however some products, like MOR Indian Pomelo Body Butter, are worth a splurge. Hey, I’m choosy about fragrances. Here are a few of my favorite things… Sheer Blouse Then again, you...

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Why I Put the Kabosh on Christmas
Dec14

Why I Put the Kabosh on Christmas

I think I know what you’re thinking: What a scrooge. I used to be a merry Christmaser, but I have 8 good reasons for not celebrating Christmas. 1. I don’t follow the herd. Everybody’s doing it. Even Chinese Buddhists jump onboard the Eggnog Express. This is not to say I don’t follow the herd on other things. I’m majorly into driving a car, Facebooking, deodorant, and many other très popular modern...

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