best. news. ever
- jocelyn: ahem
- jocelyn: http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2012/08/08/x-files-rumor-patrol-are-david-duchovny-gillian-anderson-a-couple/
- me: oh i know
- i have been tweeting about it
- also i made a playlist for the ocassion
- jocelyn: haha
- i saw you listening to the gillian anderson song
- me: http://open.spotify.com/user/alicetiara/playlist/49lSSqOGfkZOgwUMPOuGpU
- jocelyn: nice
- so do we think it's really real?
- me: there have been blind items for months
- I WANT TO BELIEVE
- jocelyn: lolololol
- me: I am dying over this, seriously, it's the best news ever
- i could not be happier
- now i want them to release a sex tape
- jocelyn: ha!
- i'd settle for her guesting on californication
If you want to witness the collision of poverty in America, sexual health stigma, and the fissures in our healthcare system, volunteer for an abortion fund. Granting money is a privilege, and doing it for something so critical as abortion access – so heavily under assault in this country – is an honor. And if you want to counteract anti-women sentiment and policies in this country, donate to one. Abortion may be legal, but if you cannot afford it, it is not accessible.
The idea that an abortion shouldn’t be paid for by the government comes from the broader stigma of abortion – that it’s a luxurious service we seek after we (women) do something bad. It’s this notion that receiving financial aid for the consequences of our promiscuity or carelessness only reinforces for lack of virtue. Or, more simply put, it’s a financial slut- shaming.—
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Bargain Shopping for Amateurs, Part 1
There are many of us who love, love love fashion but have no money (or want to use our money for stuff like rent and student loans rather than the latest $300 blazer that will last one season). And many of us have established fairly elaborate routines and strategies to look hot while spending very little money. A few maxims:
1) If there’s a trend you adore (e.g. neon), buy a couple of pieces of jewelry or accent pieces (scarf, clutch, etc.). It’ll last longer and you can spice up a neutral outfit with something trendy. Baublebar, Etsy, and F21 are good for cheap, cute jewelry.
2) Worth spending a lot (relatively) on: bags, jeans, jackets, shoes.
3) Not worth spending a lot on: casual tops, tanks, light dresses, anything made out of low-quality cotton.
4) Do not buy another expensive cocktail dress for every holiday party or wedding. Consider using Rent the Runway or borrowing from a same-size friend. Else, try consignment stores (in NY: Tokio 7, Tokio Joe) or TJ Maxx.
5) Thrift basics like maxi-skirts and blazers, or really crazy outre pieces that will add to an outfit. I basically thrift brand new clothes (or stuff that’s been worn once) from current stores (e.g. Banana Republic, J Crew) or old school vintage that’s lasted. I don’t thrift anything that looks worn.
6) Recognize that you can’t “compete” with girls who drop $1000/month on their wardrobe and don’t even try. Instead, work your own look, whatever that is.
7) Throw out clothes as soon as they start looking ratty and worn. Ask yourself: would I buy this if it was on the thrift rack? If not, get rid of it.
8) For designer stuff, try consignment stores, Gilt, Rue La La, Nordstrom Rack, and Loehmann’s. If you MUST MUST have the latest thing, ask for it for Christmas.
9) A strategy I always fail at is having fewer clothes in heavier rotation, and spending more on them. E.g. this season you might have a maxi-skirt, a pair of neon jeans, and a few striped tops, and wear those all the time.
10) Don’t be afraid to swap clothes with friends or offer to “help” your rich friend clean out her closet.
11) RESIST THE URGE to shop at F21 and H&M. The clothes fall apart. For the price of three shirts at H&M, you could buy something at J Crew that will actually last.