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For some reason this week felt way longer than it was – I feel like I haven’t posted in a month. You hamcats may or may not care, but my life lately is mostly a lot of dentist visits (hooray for insurance finally kicking in!) and then working 16 hour days to make up the days off. Between that and fitting in all the drinking the past three weeks have been something of a blur. But here are a few quick LOL WUTs for you to discuss. And it’s an open post – so bring up anything I missed in the comments if you’d like to front page discuss it.
Freelee the banana digestion machine is apparently in a legal war with another blogger/vlogger. I’m not 100% on what’s going on there other than apparently Freelee claims the Bikini Body chick is harming people with her diet ideas? I’m sure some of you Aussie hams can fill everyone in because I probably got that wrong.
The Disney Social Media Mom Celebration is underway and some moms want to tell those of you left out how to react. I lolsnorted pretty hard over the self-righteousness and superiority of this, but apparently it’s a big big deal for the Z list mommy bloggers.
Jordan Reid, of shillshackle sham ‘fame’, is moving to San Francisco Or Somewhere Around There. Evidently she’s finding the housing costs a total shocker, I assume because she doesn’t know how to use The Google, because everyone knows SF is more expensive than friggin NYC since it’s the ‘in’ place to live right now. Despite the fact that she is having zero luck finding the home she feels entitled to, she is explaining why she has to buy the home she wants.
And finally a source tells me that GOMI was a hot topic at the Texas Style Council. Saying bloggers were “acting like it was some badge of honor NOT to read the GOMI comments” the source went on to conclude “bloggers want to be celebrities yet don’t want any of the things that come with being a celebrity”. Well we know that, don’t we hams?!
So TGIF and YOLO hamflaps. Catch my pork filled buttocks on the gram! I’m about to start drinking so I’ll probably post my phone number there at some point. Or my feet. Or my cats. You really never know what will happen when I have a crap week ended with booze.
over the last year or so i’ve been on a bit of a personal odyssey to really examine the way i spend my money and why…earlier last year i made the quiet decision not to shop at forever 21 anymore…for the most part i’ve stuck to it, and i’m really pretty proud of myself for it. because as much of a thrill as a good cheap forever 21 score is, for me it’s a short-lived thrill, and ethically, it’s not something i’m proud of.
So when she kicked off Fashion Week with a post called “What You Should Be Buying At Forever 21 Right Now” – filled to the brim with affiliate links for the fast fashion retailer’s wares – a few people wanted to know what happened to her big ethical stance. To which Bratalie responded:
you know, i don’t do it in good conscience. i think about it, i worry about it, every time i do one of these posts, it weighs on me. i know this is me taking the easy way out over here, but i’m hoping that these posts are fun to read, that maybe you can get style ideas from it, and that, in the end, readers will make their own call about what they will and won’t support with their money, and how you can make the biggest impact in making our world a better place for our kids. i try to showcase as many opportunities for that as i can. maybe those posts can be the ethical fashion equivalent of a carbon offset, because heavens knows NONE of us are perfect…
Bratalie went radio silence when another reader asked “If you don’t do it in good conscience, why do it?” As if she didn’t know – for pageclick$$$$ baby! I have to wonder what Ratty will do now that Pinterest is banning affiliate links? Her blog might just turn into one big bitly bait to make up for it!
Evidently Rockstuds are out, and Stuart Weitzman Highland boots are in, at least for this Fashion Week. Businesslady fashion expert entrepreneurs are stomping around NYC in these comfy looking leg prisons.
Because nothing says ‘take me seriously in business! ask me about my master’s degree!’ like suede thigh high heeled boots and a muppet coat in 7 degree weather.
New York Fashion Week continues with some well timed news – Pinterest will be removing those precious rstyle affiliate links from pins, preventing bloggers from making click money through affiliate linking on Pinterest.
Starting today, we’ll automatically remove all affiliate links, redirects, and trackers on Pins.
We’ve been automatically removing most of these links for a few years but, until now, we made exceptions for rewardStyle…all your past Pins will show up normally and still be clickable. They just won’t include the affiliate tracker…
That sound you hear is 500 bloggers posing outside Milk Studios screaming “Noooooooooooooo”.
Apparently she goes in order to “have a presence there and be shot by street style photographers” and that’s about it. She also claims her attendance is “really organic” because she goes to shows “if someone wants to dress me and pay me to be there”.
Further justifying filling a seat at the shows, she says “I don’t really do runway photos on my blog”, making sure to add that she sits front row. She finally gets to her real reason for taking up space: it’s “great exposure for me and when you get put on those websites like Vogue, street style, and all that stuff”.
Meanwhile, preg as hell Pink Peonies is teetering around Manhattan in rubber leggings. Cuppy just pushed out a person the other day, so she’s evidently skipping the shows this season. Messica has seemingly given up any pretense of being relevant to fashunland (she’s about 2 baby posts away from being a mommy blogger), and doesn’t appear to be acknowledging FW at all. Amberlamps of RewardStyle was bragging about being in the WSJ as she headed off to the RewardStyle dinner to drink mescal. And good ole Sara Zucker keeps clinging to tumblr fashion week like it’s 2011.
Don’t worry, I won’t let you miss all the grams of Rockstuds and Hunters and Starbucks cups and ugly impractical handbags sitting on filthy curb snow. I’ll be bringing you Fashion Week updates live from my couch all week!