Natasha Lavender

Dating dilemmas solved

  We get that we’re meant to be all about the love rn, but honestly, sometimes we wanna tell Cupid to go stick his arrow… somewhere else. Whether you’re negotiating those tricky first steps, or considering deleting Tinder/Bumble/every app ever, adopting 11 dogs, and declaring yourself a Dating-Free Zone, here are some dating dilemmas to remind you that you are not alone. I’m just a …

Raining champion: beat the downpours in style

  Forget ‘Don’t rain on my parade’, how about not raining on this outfit I spent hours fantasizing about. Since storms are inevitable, we’ve pulled together a few rainy day resources for when the weather is trying to put a dampener on your style. The Boots: Hunter Women’s Original Tall Gloss Rainboot The company behind Hunter wellies, the North British Rubber Company, was founded in …

Warning: Graphic (t-shirt) content

  If the thought of another plain tee/blah blouse is enough to make you cry with boredom and consider simply wearing a bag instead, allow us to step in and introduce you to these not-boring everyday options. These playful prints are full-on fun, mixing bold and colorful designs with sequins, frilly sleeves, and dangling straps, for a look that’s so not ‘meh, seen it all …

The 3 possible ways to dress for winter

We’ve officially moved past the point of winter where we’re smugly snuggling up in sweaters, drinking hot cocoa/something stronger at outdoor markets, and happily dreaming of sledging at the first snow. No, this is now Serious Cold, complete with windchill, grey sludgy mess, and permanently numb fingers. Here are the three possible ways to handle it, and a few styling suggestions to get you to …

Cozy marries chic: a field guide to prep

  No fashion clique combines impeccably-styled sophistication with all things cozy like preppy does. Which, hello, makes it the ideal style to try in a fresh and freezing New Year. Think Clueless, Emma Watson, Gossip Girl, and whichever other preppy queen captures your inspiration. Dig out your cable knits, visit a yacht (lol, no) and open your notebook: class is now in session. Well Plaid Plaid is the essential …

Fascinating fashion facts to make you sound like a genius

  We’re all about peace, love and goodwill, but it runs a little dry after we’ve had the saaaame chat 10 times at five holiday gatherings. Once you’ve covered the weather (‘OMG snow/eek, global warming’), the traffic/the trains (‘Gargh, it took me 13 hours to get home last night’), and holiday plans (‘I don’t even like turkey’), you come dangerously close to hitting the Awkward …

Stop everything and get a fanny pack (this is not a joke)

  Forget holiday gifts, groceries, and those other boring ‘essentials’, and move ‘fanny pack’ to the top of your buy-it-now list. YES, we know. Of all the sentences we never thought we’d say (write), that one is in the top three. (After ‘No guac for me, thanks,’ and ‘Yes, of course I’ll take a 2 hour personality quiz with you, mysterious person outside the creepy …