By Connie Wang, Refinery29
.Last time we touched on the subject, a whole squadron of lazy girls came out of the woodwork to comment, email, and expound on the struggle that is getting ready in the morning. We've always wished that our a.m. gear-up was as easy as Snow White's, but replace chirping birds with a blaring TV, whistling with whining, and idyllic stillness will sustained, simmering panic, and you've basically described what the hour before we head to work is like.
Even if you are a morning person and consider Snow White's routine amateur hour, we all could use a little more Zen to start off our day. Ahead, find 10 tips that'll have you out the door in a flash. Yep, feel free to add another snooze to your sleep-in tomorrow!
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Pull A Groundhog Day - If you're going to be seeing two different people on two different days and you're crunched for time, just wear the same thing (change the essentials, of course!). Let's be honest - you
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- Refinery29 | Fall Fashion – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 11:49 AM EDT
By Liz Black, Refinery29
There seems to always be some controversy within the modeling industry. A straight-size model will frequently be accused of being "too skinny," while a plus-size model is implicated of either being "not plus-size enough" or "representing an unhealthy body." It seems that no matter what side of the spectrum you fall on, you just can't win.
But, while the fashion industry seems to have a grasp on what a "straight" model is, the definition of a "plus-size" model seems open to interpretation, depending on the designer. The average "plus-size" model wears a size 12/14, but appears thinner than that size due to her height.
To get a first-hand insight on what it's like to be a "plus" model, we spoke with four well-known curvy models regarding their personal experience, what they think of the industry, and what's the deal with the drama.
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By Nicole Catanese, Refinery29
.Instead of "blaming it on the rain," Milli Vanilli could have just as easily written a one-hit wonder called Blame It On Your Hormones. Because, let's face it, hormones are one of those things: You can't live with them and you can't live without them. It pretty much feels like they can be blamed not only for a ton of good (which they don't always get much cred for) but also a lot of bad.
Whether it's that you feel your PMS is going to be the death of you this month, you can't seem to lose those last five, your mood is on an emotional rollercoaster, or your libido is non-existent, the common denominator could be, and often is, estrogen. "Estrogen is a hormone that is produced primarily in the ovaries - and there are actually three kinds - but estradiol is the one that's predominantly associated with your ovaries and reproduction," says Jacqueline M. Thielen, MD, a specialist at the Women's Health Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.Read More »from Hormones: What's Normal for Your Age
- Refinery29 | Fall Fashion – Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:20 AM EDT
By Leeann Duggan, Refinery29
Not to brag, but we're pretty seasoned bargain shoppers. We scour discount stores, scoff at sales under 60%, and can wait months for a coveted pencil skirt to go on final sale without breaking a sweat. Still, much as we love a good discount, there's something to be said for the ease of clothes that, you know, start out affordable - like the 13 items ahead.
Proving that under-$50 buys don't have to sacrifice style, you'll find on-trend, cropped sweaters; chic, abstract-printed pants; modern-floral blazers; and cool, colorblocked denim jackets. Trust, these are some majorly sweet finds - and you could splurge on all 13 for less than a pair of Alex Wang heels. Click on and relax - we did the sweating for you.
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By Michaela d'Artois, Refinery29
Via SayHelloMax.You may often find yourself face-to-face with your wardrobe, wondering what's really appropriate for your sartorially chill tech gig. You know the drill, you don't want to be that overdressed gal in the office, but you do want to stay true to your stylish self. It's an ever-continuous struggle, but we're not going to have you face it alone.
That's why we sought the guidance of the always-on-point blogger Tienlyn of Say Hello Max to show us how to master the casual office ensemble. Ready to learn from a pro? There are just five ingredient that make up her envy-inducing getup. Check them below, and snag one watercooler-chatter-worthy look of your own.Read More »from How to Wear a Blazer Outside of the Office
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Essential #1: The Girly Blazer - No matter if the office dress code is all about T-shirts and jeans, owning a good blazer is essential. And, there's no need to go for a boring black rendition when a prettier hue, like this pale-pink,
By Ellen Hoffman, Refinery29
Yes, we're totally lusting after all the designs strutting down the runways at New York Fashion Week. But let's be realistic - when it comes to our actual closets, they're definitely more Zara and Topshop, less Alexander Wang. So, when it comes to affordability, we go gaga for cheap fashions that look anything but.
With college classes in full swing and summer Fridays a thing of the past, we'll indulge in any opportunity that allows us to frequent our favorite coffee shop. From friend dates to date dates, we've sourced 11 so-chic under-$100 dresses perfect for a caffeine-fueled engagement. From a tulle midi-dress to a patchwork printed smock, your friends will just think you splurged. (Don't worry, your secret is safe with us.) Click through to shop!
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By Jada Wong, Refinery29
Fact: Mondays are the worst. But, think of it this way - you now have five whole days to shop for the perfect frock for next weekend's shenanigans. Well, actually, make it just one day, because we've already culled 6 insanely sexy party dresses for you ladies.
From a red-hot, off-the-shoulder dress to channel your inner Vivian Ward from Pretty Woman to a skater frock, these numbers will definitely guarantee some head-turning at the club. And probably a few numbers. So, click ahead and cheers to the not-so-far-off weekend!
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By Holly E. Thomas, Refinery29
Maybe you're holding onto summer with everything you've got - but as for us? We're ready to close the books on hot, humid weather and plan some weekend adventures to take advantage of everything fall has to offer.
For starters, we're talking juicy apples just ripe for the picking, tasty local wines waiting to be discovered, and farm festivals where you can get your fill of rural pleasures. And naturally, we've gone the extra mile and whipped up fuss-free outfits for each. Ahead, your guide to a fun-filled (and stylish) season.
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By Annie Georgia Greenberg, Refinery29
It happens twice a year - a test of endurance so great even many NY marathon runners don't attempt it. Yes, we're talking about the seven-day sprint that is NYFW. And, guess what - it all goes down in stunning steppers.
Whether it's chic flats, towering pumps, or sandals that will go from show to show, the footwear options around the runways this week are as impressive as the kicks found on those gorgeous models. So, we've been on the streets looking for the best shoes that will endure - or at least catch our eyes for the moment. Trust us, they're good.
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.French Onion Macaroni And Cheese
If you're going to make the effort to cook dinner, we here at Refinery29 think you should be rewarded with multiple nights of no-stress eating. That's our way of saying: We love leftovers! And, since we already gravitate toward recipes that give us the best (most) leftovers possible, let us introduce you to our new favorite cooking concept this fall "Cook Once, Eat Thrice."
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These large-batch recipes are perfect for repurposing and/or reheating. Make them on a lazy Sunday and reap the benefits for days. To kick things off, we whipped up this grown-up macaroni and cheese loaded with slow-cooked onions and Gruyère cheese. A fresh, green salad is the ideal accompaniment to this rich weeknight meal - and maybe a bottle of your favorite French wine, too.
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
6 tbsp unsalted butter
3 yellow onions, halves and thinly sliced