You have two weeks to outfit yourself for St. Patrick's Day. Are you short on green?
Yes, by that I mean green outfits and dollars. No worries! Here's a starting point.
Modcloth's "treat of the week" sale is on a bunch of cute green wear (and home decor, though it probably won't help you avoid pinches around town). Save 15 percent on all of this green stuff with code GREEN15. Shades stretch from basically blue to trendy mint to traditional emerald. The offer expires at 6 p.m. PT. TONIGHT....
Happy Oscars Monday, possibly the Mondayest Monday of the year!
We stayed up to watch the whole ceremony, including that adorable and relatable moment when Brad Pitt and Harvey Weinstein threw the equivalent of our life savings into Pharrell's Arby's hat -- for their share of delivery pizza. Now we're back at our desks, the opposite of bright-eyed and wealthy and glamorous.
No surprise here, I feel blergh. To keep things simple this morning, I stuck to the basics. At first I agonized about the lack of adventure, but now I'm thinking it's better we have an honest conversation about closet essentials and how to brighten them (and not, say, to dwell over my dead celly, which contained pictures of cuter outfits I've tried out these last few weeks)....
For President Barack Obama's opponents, word of his latest downfall was stunning and welcome.
Headlines and tweets all said just about the same eyebrow-raising thing: "Poll: 71% of Obama supporters 'regret' voting for his reelection."
The purported statistic from a YouGov.com poll was the focus of a Washington Examiner post last week that spread quickly through conservative blogs, social media, radio and online forums. Tweets about the news by big guns like Fox & Friends and various accounts with smaller reach were hard to miss....
We didn't need another reason to watch and tweet about the Oscars this Sunday, but this one will do just fine.
What I'm really trying to say is Squeeeeee! Fresh off the plane from Sochi, America's fiercest color commentary duo, figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, are bringing their chemistry to the red carpet for Access Hollywood on NBC....
A Congressional Budget Office report says President Barack Obama's executive order to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers "will cost the economy 500,000 jobs."
Kai Ryssdal, host of NPR's Marketplace, on Tuesday
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office re-entered the spotlight last week with a report that offered a little something for everyone on the effects of raising the federal minimum wage....
Here's some good news about your busted jeans.
When your hems turn ratty and your belt loops bust open, you don't have to throw your jeans away or live with them. Now through March 3, take them to J. Crew at International Plaza.
The store will take 15 percent off your purchase and send them on to a good cause.
J. Crew is partnering with Blue Jeans Go Green, an organization that recycles jeans into a special kind of insulation. Denim collected by Blue Jeans Go Green has been sent to Habitat for Humanity groups. Here's a FAQ for more info about the process....
The Keystone pipeline creates "35 permanent jobs" after construction, according to a government report.
Van Jones, Feb. 3 on CNN's Crossfire
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would stretch 875 miles from Western Canada to Steele City, Neb., where it would connect with existing pipelines and usher up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day to refineries on the Gulf Coast....
Let's shave our shopping bills, shall we?
* At Ann Taylor LOFT, save 60 percent off of sale styles (like this beaded sequin tee) and 40 percent off of regular styles. Use the code BEMINE in stores and online.
* Sunshine Thrift's Tampa location is offering 50 percent off all clothing on Thursday. Present the coupon on your phone or with a print-out. (St. Peoples, your coupon comes next week, Sunshine says.) To get the coupon, like Sunshine's Facebook page or sign up for special offers here....
It's no secret the March 11 special election to replace late Rep. C.W. Bill Young commands an audience far broader than Pinellas County.
National politicians and pundits are closely watching what happens in Florida's 13th Congressional District, including well-known conservative columnist George Will.
Will examined the dynamics of the race in a Washington Post column Thursday....
Worried about the weather for the Super Bowl? Psshh.
Former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin told an ESPN audience recently that football is meant to be played outdoors. And he has seen it much worse.
"I played in a game here against the Pittsburgh Steelers where there was 23 inches of snow, and they couldn't get all the snow," Martin said on Mike & Mike. "We played in at least 15 inches of that. The only thing you could see on the field were the lines that they would clear out."...
No, Taylor Swift didn't win anything at the Grammys this year, bless her heart. For what it's worth, Tay, I loved Red.
More importantly, girl, I give you props for those heels you wore to the pre-Grammy gala. I can't stop thinking about them.
It's north of 50 degrees this MLK Day, and I'm in a navy sundress.
Of course, a sundress alone will not do for this chilly day, so I added tights, hidden socks, tall and cheap brown boots, and a belted, slouchy, possibly chartreuse, hand-me-down grandpa sweater. For extra warmth, I added a floral infinity scarf and my trusty trench.
You can see it all in the slideshow (plus a tangerine surprise)....
The store will shut down its Gulf View Square location in Port Richey, as well as one other Florida store in Leesburg. In a news release, JCP said it expects to finish the store closings by early May....
My apartment is small, but my pillow game is not.
These facts leave me conflicted about the new Nate Berkus spring home collection for Target. The pieces are a calming mix of neutral, wood and metal accents priced from $8 to $80. I don't need any new pieces for my little home, but here I am, wanting a gold angle lamp and a woven oxblood pillow (Kameel called dibs on the gold tortoise shell box)....