The subtle art of preparing for the worst without making yourself so anxious you poop contstantly

I’ve been prepping. I know it’s irrational, but in the odd event that we find ourselves quarantined to any degree (spoiler alert: I did), it would be nice to know that we won’t be living on ramen and magazine page “toilet paper.” In the event that this will be a shock to some of you, … More The subtle art of preparing for the worst without making yourself so anxious you poop contstantly

Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: a letdown

We’ve previously discussed that there are perils to cherry picking from an already limited pool. Let me just get this out of the way up front: Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe can not succeed unless they add more clothing. Period. Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe can not succeed unless they add more clothing. I’m even … More Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: a letdown

I am your Personal Shopper: sticking it to Bezos

As we previously discussed, I’m in the process of trying out Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe. But I think I can do it better than The Algorithm/Mechanical Turk/the theoretical actual person somewhere inside Amazon that does the “curation”. Let me prove it. These picks are all based on the same criteria that I gave my … More I am your Personal Shopper: sticking it to Bezos

Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: let’s try it in real time!

Should I let a computer tell me what to wear? Ah, why the hell not!? I’m a plus sized person that shops in the “women’s” category. If I haven’t already made this abundantly clear, shopping for plus size clothing is a minefield. One problem is that clothes are often “junior’s” size (read, 2-6 sizes smaller … More Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: let’s try it in real time!

Enneagram

Enneagrams are finally having a moment. They’ve been edging in on astrology’s turf for a while, and I don’t see them going away anytime soon. Want to ride the wave? The “official” test is administered online for $12 via The Enneagram Institute. There are also free tests (which are supposedly less accurate) elsewhere online, such … More Enneagram

Impossible

So I tried an Impossible burger, and boy do I have thoughts. First of all, let me get this out of the way: the Impossible burger is meant to replicate meat. It does this very well. Better, by far, than any meat substitute I’ve tried. It’s meant to be like meat, and it is. I’ve … More Impossible

I indie fragrances and you can, too!

I’ve been indulging in the smallest nugget of self-care lately, focusing my need for frippery and comfort into a literally microscopic sphere. A while back, I happened to come across the /r/indiemakeupandmore subreddit while I was researching a brand. I quickly discovered that about 80% of the activity there centers around indie fragrances.  View this … More I indie fragrances and you can, too!

I’m taking spices and surrounding myself with crystals, because what even is reality?

I like to conceptualize taking care of my wellness by picturing Lady Justice: a blindfolded woman holding scales, weighing what is known–much of which will be uncovered to be total bullshit in five years’ time–with what is unknowable, unforeseeable, unplanforable. I don’t always make great decisions with my health. I’m confronted with that fact every time … More I’m taking spices and surrounding myself with crystals, because what even is reality?