This is mildly embarrassing because I like to think I have better things to think/write about, but whatever. I like playing dress-up. I like street-wear costumes. It’s fun. I come from deeply humble fashion roots. My parents are hippies for godsake, and I grew up in a mix of dirty hand-me-downs my parents dug up, cheap stuff from Sears, and frilly dresses gifted from my grandma. I preferred the frilly dresses, and my mom had to bribe me to wear pants by telling me that they made me look tall.
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The thing about archaeology — and a small survey of colleagues and friends confirms this — is that it's not just a job. It defines you. This is reinforced all the time by all those people that tell you it's their dream job. It's my dream job, and it's other people's dream job, and I am so glad I have been able to make a career out if it. But in turning towards academia I find myself feeling like I might be compromising my identity, both as an offbeat individual and as an archaeologist.
Are you one of the many Homies who read "why I decided to stop shampooing my hair" and though "holy shit! I want to do that, but don't know how to start"? Well, get ready to start… How-to Hair Girl has created a DIY hair care kit based on the ShamPHree (or no-poo) method, and now it's for sale!
I had a pretty complicated beauty routine and I used a lot of products. But as much as I love me some Sephora goodies, did I really need all of them? I had become trapped in societal expectations about my beauty routine. This beauty routine I had developed wasn't because I enjoyed the pampering and the process, it was because I listened to "beauty authorities" tell me that I needed to be afraid of growing old and afraid of being seen as less feminine.
I live about six miles from work and I really really want to bike. I mean, it wouldn't take much longer to bike than it would to drive that distance. The trouble is that there is no shower at my office — so I would have to work stinky all day… and that's not really going to fly. Does anybody have no-shower solutions, post-biking to work?
"Do you have any fashion advice for larger people when it comes to lingerie? I'm pretty stumped. Not only do I have trouble finding something sexy that fits and doesn't look matronly, but I also need some advice on how to finally feel confident enough to actually wear it in front of someone."