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As clothing seems to be getting more ironic every season, it is necessary to approach the topic of what is “cool” and what isn’t. All of us have fallen in love with this newfound trend where we act like we’re so indestructible because our clothes say slang terms. I must admit, when done right, it can be humorous and, if styled well, can be pulled off. But this is only sometimes.

Before we begin my selection of DOs & DON’Ts, I have compiled three simple questions to ask yourself before buying clothing with words on them.


  1. Would you be embarrassed if your parents saw you?
  2. Would you be embarrassed if you said it out loud?
  3. Would you be embarrassed if someone else said it out loud?

Problem #1 – The Tee : http://www.dpcted.com


When I see this I cringe. There is literally nothing more embarrassing then seeing someone wearing this shirt, or one of their others such as, “Big Boobed & Awesome, Bald Chubby & Awesome,” or one of the most frequently used, AND HORRIBLE, “Talk Nerdy To Me.” This website is filled with even more tacky screen tees than I can even bare to speak of. Do us all a favor and don’t. Just don’t.

Solution : Feather Hearts


Now this is a much better t-shirt. Not only can you be cool cause this shirt has a more subtle phrase, but the font doesn’t look so, “I just made this on my computer.” Wear it alone or with a black blazer and a funky necklace!

Problem #2 – The Crop : http://www.unifclothing.com


I guess my first question is: Are you a f***ing cheerleader on the daily? WHO would wear this?! An even better question is, who would spend $92 on this? A word of advice; just because the model looks “cute” in it, doesn’t mean you will. She gets paid to wear it, and you don’t. Also, this falls under rule #1.

Solution : Fresh Tops


I realize that the word “swag” is completely overused, but SWAGGY is just so funny and all I can picture is Justin Bieber singing “Boyfriend” in your headphones while you beep bop your way through town. The font used on this is casual and appropriate, finally! And if you ever had to speak this shirt out loud you’d probably just giggle. Simply wear this with printed denim and chunky stacked bracelets for a real cool ensemble.

Problem #3 – The Tank: Evil Twin


At first glance I wasn’t really sure if this was bad enough to be put as a reference. But honestly, why would a shirt say this? Are you calling yourself a scum bag? Someone else? And the not-so-clever drippy font just makes this shirt seem so last minute. I’d imagine that whoever designed this wrongfully felt like they had done a great job. To “top” it off, this tank cost $65 and definitely goes against all 3 rules.

Solution : LUNCCHB0XX clothing


Drippy done right. This is so clever I can’t even stand it. If I made this shirt I would call it “America’s Next Top Tank.” All of these tanks are handmade one-of-a-kinds from this cute Etsy shop, so get it now before she gets famous and the prices go up! Wear this with your summer cutoffs and knee-high gladiators – trust me.

Need help styling your word shirts? Email me! ragandboner@gmail.com

Less IS More

With all of the fun events to do during the summer, many girls think they need to plaster themselves with makeup incase they meet that “summer fling.” I’ve got news for you girls; DON’T DO IT! With the hot sun trickling beads of sweat down your flawless faces, your makeup will soon be trickling down with it. The best way to keep your skin glowing and worry-free is to use a moisturizer (I prefer Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream, $55) and MAYBE a light foundation if you won’t be outdoors. The best part about summer is all the fun lip colors! Applying a lipstick or gloss to a fresh face gives the illusion that you spent time on your look, but also gives you a worry-free mindset when the heat approaches your beautiful face. I have picked some of my favorite summertime lip products that will give you easy looks from day to night.

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Fetish Pink – All of the colors from this line are magnificent because they are well pigmented and go on the lips smoothly. This bright pink color will last you throughout the day without re-applying. For a steep $34, the lovely “gold” case makes you feel like you’ve spent your money wisely.Image
  2. Stila Silk Shimmer Luxe Gloss in Kitten – Perfect for those of you afraid to have a bold lip, this neutral, yet pleasing, lipgloss is a shimmering pale pink that can be used alone or on top of your favorite lipstick. This product also has a long-wear, perfect for a day at the pool or the farmer’s market. A little more affordable at $22.Image
  3. MAC Amplified Lipstick in Neon Orange – I picked this baby up while at a music festival because it gives me a bright pop of color in seconds! With orange hues very popular for Summer 2013, this shade is a must-have for makeup lovers. We all know MAC is affordable ($15 a tube) so check out some of their other shades if you think this one is too bold for you.Image
  4. Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Euphoria – There’s nothing wrong with drugstore lipsticks, ladies! The Covergirl Lip Perfection line has numerous shades that go on very nicely and are well-pigmented. I picked this specific shade for a great nighttime look. Beware: it’s dark! But with bronzer and mascara, this is a quick 10-minute look that will keep your date from wondering what is taking you so long! At about $5, this plum lipstick is a steal!Image

Every summer it is important to take great care of your lips because they don’t sweat! Before putting anything on my lips I use Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub ($10 a jar) and I apply a layer of lip balm (I prefer eos Lip Balm Sphere in Summer Fruit, $3.50) before I place any color on my lips. Not only does this keep my lips smooth and healthy, but it also allows my lip color to go on effortlessly. I often use the lip scrub again at night to remove residue before sleeping.

Need help picking out your perfect summer shade within your price range? Reply to this post or email me personally at ragandboner@gmail.com. Happy hunting!

Frame Your Face

Don’t let the sun have you squinting! This easy guide will help you find your perfect summer sunglasses for your specific face shape.