look of the week
Though you'd like to think you've mastered the art of cocktail dressing (and drinking) over the years, one annual event continues to leave you stumped: the office holiday party.
Well, you're not alone.
So here's the scenario: your boyfriend invited you to spend Thanksgiving with his family, and you're slightly panicked. Not only is it the first time you're meeting the whole fam (yes, even his crazy uncle), but you've gotten used to having a casual potluck with friends to celebrate the national day of overeating.
Though it seems like yesterday we were chasing after Indian Summer, all the telltale signs would say otherwise – the air is refreshingly brisk, the sunlight is fleeting and your TV won't stop trying to sell you toys and diamonds.
Yep, the holidays are officially here and what better way to kick off the season than with some good old-fashioned ice skating.
While it may seem a bit odd practicing your pivot in 60° weather, at least that means we can skip the long underwear and opt for something a bit more Aprés-Skate, if you will.
So grab your hot toddy-filled thermos and hit the ice:
There's running, and then there's running.
Sunday's US Half Marathon happens to fall into the latter category, which means it's time to ditch the ratty tee you've worn to the gym since college and invest in some serious running gear.
Even though you'll probably look a bit, um, flushed by the end of the race, this week's look guarantees you'll still look fab when crossing the finish line.
Year after year, despite making a mental note to think of a Halloween costume in advance, it always comes down to frantically throwing together an ensemble a few days before the big day. But that doesn't mean you can't still come up with something brilliant without having to fight the last-minute costume shop masses. With that, we leave you with 3 fail-safe ideas for guys that you can piece together with minimal effort:
1. Mark Zuckerberg: The best part of dressing up as the geeky billionaire is getting to dress in the comfy clothes your better half usually won't let you out of the house in, topped off with Gawker's creepy print-out Zuckerberg mask.
Year after year, despite making a mental note to think of a Halloween costume in advance, it always comes down to frantically throwing together an ensemble in the final weeks before the big day. But that doesn't mean you can't still come up with something brilliant without having to fight the last-minute costume shop masses. With that, we leave you with 3 fail-safe ideas for women that you can piece together with minimal effort:
1. Sue Sylvester from Glee: Yes, we know this will be a popular costume this year, but that's okay because there are few things better than getting to hit the bars in a track suit, yelling insults at passerbys through a megaphone. Seriously, name one.
After months of buzz and a handful of construction photos, the Tenderloin's new rooftop oasis, 620 Jones, finally opens its doors tomorrow night for their grand opening. And rest assured, the creative team behind Mighty, Oola and Spundae knows how to throw a party.
While brunch, dinner and happy hour menus are still in the works, we definitely plan on taking full advantage of alfresco cocktails on their 8,000-square-foot terrace until then.
In which case, we'll need something fab to wear to what we expect to be our new go-to downtown spot:
Despite doubts that it would actually happen this year, our long-awaited Indian Summer is here, and just in time for a weekend of free music in the park.
Of course, we're talking about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Since your weekend will inevitably be full of tough decisions, from planning out who you absolutely have to see to what you absolutely have to eat, we've taken the liberty of figuring out what to wear.
Every year around this time, we can't help but feel a tinge of nostalgia for the back-to-school shopping we did as kids.
On the bright side, at least now we don't have anyone telling us our skirt's too short and can skip out of work for a lunchtime spree.
With that in mind, this week we decided to put our spin on the ubiquitous prep school uniform that's borrowed from the boys, but perfectly tailored for the girls.
1. Gitman Sisters Khaki Plaid Shirt, $144