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An Almanac For The 21st Century

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Wear, Watch, Want #4: The Pretty Little Sweaty Cat Eye Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #4: The Pretty Little Sweaty Cat Eye Edition

Wear: Anthropologie Dresses

It's been so hot in LA this week, I've actually thought my organs were melting. I'm great at coming up with a fashionable layered ensemble in the cooler months, but when it's as hot as it's been lately? Forget it. I do, however, have a little secret to looking polished when you're sweating buckets: Dresses. Specifically, dresses from Anthropologie. Anthro is the perfect place to go for a casual, comfy, hot-weather-friendly dress that will make you look like you've put effort into your style, when really, you've just tugged a dress over your head. I've tried casual dresses from other retailers, but Anthropologie (specifically, the Anthropologie sale room) is where all my favorites and go-tos are from. I don't own the dress in the photo, but it's from Anthro and it's by Tracy Reese (who as you know is MAH FAVE), so once it hits the sale there's a good chance it'll be joining my collection.

Watch: Pretty Little Liars

Devoted readers may remember me telling you to watch Pretty Little Liars already. A lot of you are new around these parts, though, and especially after this week's summer finale, it bears repeating: You should be watching Pretty Little Liars. Not only is this show endlessly entertaining and dear to me, but it's a show that loves its fans. If you read my previous plea to watch Pretty Little Liars and DIDN'T start reading Heather Hogan's absolutely perfect recaps on AfterEllen, HOW DARE YOU. You probably watched the finale and were like (and here be spoilers) "Oh nuts, Mona is dead." But for those of us who are disciples of #BooRadleyVanCullen, that last scene had us screaming, "VANDERJESUS! VAN. DER. FREAKIN'. JESUS." Seriously, that Vanderjesus reference was the greatest, sweetest, most wonderful way Marlene King could tell her devoted fans, "Sorry, guys." RIP Vanderjesus. May you be hacking into Heaven's quadruple-firewalled database as I type this. *Pours out a Pink Drink*

Want: Marc by Marc Jacobs Cat Eye Sunglasses

I have been wearing the same pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses for about 4 or 5 years now (They are kinda like these, but kinda not). They're fine, but I know I need a new pair. These ones will just die on me one day when I least expect it (not unlike our blessed, holy Vanderjesus) and I will be left heartbroken. SO! I'm shopping for a new pair. Actually, I'm done shopping. I know what I want, and what I want are these M by MJ Cat Eye peeper protectors.

I Got Free Candles, and You Can Too!

I Got Free Candles, and You Can Too!

That's Why Her Hair's So Big. It's Full of Dry Shampoo.

That's Why Her Hair's So Big. It's Full of Dry Shampoo.