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Lose: Recap on Ugly Swimsuits with Rihanna + Shoe Challenge


Does anyone remember these awful We Are Handsome swimsuits that I posted on a few months back? Just like every other bad fashion trend, celebrities have embraced them (really, should we be surprised?). Check out Rihanna and Diane Kruger in a suit that makes any joke you can think of just too easy.


Shoe Challenge Outfit #2

363 days, 48 pairs left

I bought these Report boots on clearance two or three years ago for $7 and thought I’d never wear them except for brushing snow off the car. Turns out they’re the most comfortable shoes I own, go with everything, and I get tons of compliments every time I wear them. Sometimes shoes can surprise you 🙂

This photo cracks me up, I’m always falling in the crack in the center of my couch! 😛

Lust or Lose: Chanel Mirror Sunglasses + Shoe Challenge


When I first saw these glasses, I was sure they were a joke, but the more I look at them, the more I can see the usefulness of a pair of sunglasses with a built in mirror. After all, I’ve spent the last years of my life frantically looking for a reflective surface every time I need to check my makeup (doorknobs, windows, and the blank screen of my Droid are personal favorites). I’m just not sure if I want a gimmicky mirror attached to a pair of $740 sunglasses. Not to mention that Chanel is known for classic and classy styles… I just can’t picture Coco whipping off her frames to use a hidden mirror.

So what do you think? Would you rock these glasses or are they a shame to Chanel’s legacy?


Shoe Challenge Outfit #1

364 days, 49 pairs left

I realized after I took the picture that you can bareeeely see my shoes, so I snapped an extra picture with the shoes intact.

BCBG Cranberry Pumps w/platform, these make me soooo tall and I love them!

Lose: Retro Male Advertisements


I’m doing a paper on fashion advertisements for my visual communication class, and in my search I ran into these old school ads for some very… interesting male fashion choices. From jump suits that would make Juicy Couture shudder to man tights that belong in an American Apparel ad, some things should just stay in the past! Enjoy!




Images from Found in Mom’s Basement

Lose: Celebrity Blonde Gone Wrong


If you’ve been reading Lust, Love, Lose for awhile, you know a good blonde is hard to come by. Wither it’s roots, brassiness, or just a distinct lack of toner, there’s a thousand ways to gone wrong and so very few to get it right. So I can almost forgive these celebrities for their peroxide atrocities, until I realize they have well paid stylists who let them out of the house like this. Gathered just for you, a list of the top 7 celebrity blonde fails of all time.

Donatella Versace


Emma Stone

Drew Barrymore

Amy Winehouse

Kim Kardashian

Lindsay Lohan

Kimora Simmons

The moral of the story? All the money in the world can’t buy you the underlying skin tone, facial features, or secret something it takes to turn Norma Jeane into Marilyn.

What do you think? What are your rules for pushing the boundaries of your genetic makeup for the sake of fashion? And how do you know when (if?) you’ve gone too far?

Lust Love Lose: Golden Globe Dresses


As awards season continues, so do the obligatory award dresses posts (does anyone actually watch the awards shows for the awards anyway?). Here, my unconventional picks for lust, love and lose.



Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Jennifer Lawrence in Louis Vuitton

Self explanatory and fabulous


January Jones in Atelier Versace

I know the fashion gurus are dying over this dress, but I just don’t love the skin in the middle, the fringy things at the bottom, it really does just make me say “hmmmm”.


Leighton Meester in Burberry Prorsum

I can’t help it, it just looks like a dress my mom would buy at the thrift store for me to play in when I was little.


What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Leave your two cents below 🙂


Lose: $385 Cartoon Swimsuits


Every spring when I was little, I would plot and plan for days before my mom took me to get  swimsuit. What color would I go with, would this finally be the year I was allowed to get a bikini and most important, which cartoon character would I want emblazoned across my chest for the coming months.


Now, swimsuit shopping is infinitely more complicated, but at least I don’t have to worry about the cartoon character dilemma anymore. Or do I?  These one piece printed suits by We Are Handsome harken back to the days of my youth… in the worst way possible.

I’m just going to go out on a limb and say no one over the age of 10 should rock a horse across their stomach… and the panther suit leads to so many just-too-easy cougar jokes.

What do you think? Can you imagine a place where these suits may be appropriate? Is it just my East Coast sensibility keeping me from seeing something fabulous? Let me know in the comments!