Carpets & Candids: Nicole in a topknot

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2016 18:35:46 December 19, 2016 18:35:46
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I can’t remember ever seeing Nicole Kidman in a topknot. And she looks really good in a topknot. It’s the perfect dress for a topknot too. You don’t want to mess with anything too extra above the neck given how complicated everything else is below. A topknot is clean and crisp, it does the work that doctors are paid for, and it really highlights the shape of her face. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Jessica Alba’s silver boots

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2016 18:24:38 December 19, 2016 18:24:38
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I have loved wearing long pleated skirts this season. In almost every colour. And they’re everywhere. And you can pair them with almost anything. Jessica Alba’s doing it here with a long Zoe Jordan sweater with shoulder cut-outs and a gorgeous pair of silver boots…in crushed velvet? I LOVE THEM. Full Article

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Duana Names: On Grandmothers and grudge-holding

Duana Posted by Duana at December 16, 2016 20:44:33 December 16, 2016 20:44:33
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So you know, on these days when we talk fondly about the children who may soon arrive, there’s always someone who says “Ugh, kids. And they’re full of GERMS.” And it’s true, they are… but I have it on backed-up, I’m-not-the-only-one proof that my current plague is inherited from none other than…Jacek. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Jennifer Lawrence’s tank bra and slip skirt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 16, 2016 19:47:03 December 16, 2016 19:47:03
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This outfit is basically undergarments. A tank bra on top and a the skirt looks like a slip, doesn’t it? Duana is big on slips. I never wear slips. I’ve never worn slips. My ma did though and when I was a kid, I used to wear her slips around my shoulders like capes. Do you slip? Slip or no slip? Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Beyond sit-ups

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 16, 2016 18:51:23 December 16, 2016 18:51:23

After my second child I realized I had diastasis recti. And then I realized that I'd had it after my first 5 years earlier - but just dismissed as Mom body. I've quit sit-ups as I've heard that they just make it worse, but my regime of toe-taps and wall sits is not giving me results. Any suggestions?  Thanks! --- Diastasis recti is the stretching and separation of the rectus abdominals (the six pack muscle). Full Article

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Duana Names: Flag-Waving Name?

Duana Posted by Duana at December 14, 2016 23:31:51 December 14, 2016 23:31:51

Dear Duana, After obsessing over names for my entire life, I’m now stuck with only a few weeks left to figure this out! Duana, I’m turning to you – please help. Here are some perfunctory details before I launch into the dilemma. I am due with baby number two at the end of December. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Treadmill intervals

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 12, 2016 20:35:49 December 12, 2016 20:35:49

The winter has hit us hard here on Canada’s west coast, which means running outside is out of the question. It’s not that we west coasters can’t handle the cold, but our city can’t seem to clear the snow (all 15cm of it) off the sidewalks before it freezes and turns into a giant skating rink. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Kate’s Critics’ Oscar dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2016 16:32:17 December 12, 2016 16:32:17
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For most people at Critics’ Choice, especially on the film side, they’re not bringing their A dresses. Consider that we still have the Globes and the SAGs and then the Oscars to come. Compared to those events, nobody cares about Critics’ Choice. Kate Beckinsale, as I’ve been saying for a decade, however, is a chronic overdresser. Full Article

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Duana Names: I Want To Know Right Now What Will It Be?

Duana Posted by Duana at December 9, 2016 21:38:09 December 9, 2016 21:38:09
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Hey Duana, My husband and I are expecting a girl on January 1st and are still undecided on her name. We have a son, Alexander, who mostly goes by Alex, but is also called Sasha by myself and my husband (we both speak Russian). I love me some odd names, but my husband is much more traditional. Full Article

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