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Denim Repair - Denim Doctor - Repair Jeans - Denim Therapy NYC. The Jeans Issue: Queer Fashion Guide For Various Shapes, Sizes, Styles and Gender Expressions. Compared to the root canalish experiences of shopping for bras or shopping for swimsuits, shopping for jeans is a cakewalk! But compared to lying in bed and watching television shows on DVD, shopping for jeans is like taking the LSATs naked. Luckily, The Queer Beauty Bar is here to guide you through the jeans buying experience with minimal pain, extra humor, and a lot of care. We promise not to tell you how to look “slim” for your boyfriend or challenge your decision to shop in the men’s section. SO! Welcome to the first-ever AUTOSTRADDLE JEANS ISSUE. We’re attempting to address at least 50% of your needs in this piece, but the comments are wide open for you to share tips for your own gender presentation/sexual identity/income/lifestyle/taste-in-sandwiches.

Part Two: Odes + Why I Love Bellbottoms, by Brandy Howard + Why I Love Mom Jeans, by Lily + An Ode to American Eagle, by Emily How to Go Shopping for Jeans Without Softly Crying to Yourself by Lizz, Fashion Editor 1. 2. 3. Via The Jeans Issue: Queer Fashion Guide For Various Shapes, Sizes, Styles and Gender Expressions. These Stylish Winter Uniforms Make Your Dreary Days, Oh So Bright. Feature image via Most people hear the word “uniform” and shudder; I hear it and smile because I’ve discovered this secret that no one wants you to know — finding your uniform means shopping and getting dressed become exactly one million times easier (trust me, I did the math).

Because your uniform complements your look and lifestyle, you’ll know what works for you and what doesn’t, thereby severely limiting the trial and error that most people deal with on the daily. Shopping is no longer the total stress-fest that it used to be because you know what works for you (and what doesn’t). You get to be adventurous within the structure of outfits and clothes that you already know look good, instead of wasting your time on the new version of the same slouchy sweater that you bought a year ago but never wore.

Finding your uniform will take time, but here are a few questions to get you started: What pieces in your closet do you grab time and time again?

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This Shit Rules: A Lazy Person’s Guide To Looking Good. Welcome to This Shit Rules, wherein members of the Autostraddle team open up to you about the beauty products they couldn’t live without. I’m not much of a beauty maven. I’ve eschewed mascara permanantly after realizing that it’s not worth the effort for my super haphazard short lashes, and I’ve got no clue about BB or CC creams. It’s more likely that an extra 10 minutes in the AM will realistically be spent sleeping, if not figuring out what to wear once I roll out of bed. That’s not to say that I don’t have a slew of products that help a lazy Lyd look as though I put in a smidge of effort, even though I probably didn’t.

Shall we? Bathroom selfie, mid product application… coconut oil, engage! Hurraw Lip Balm (Any Flavour) So one product I know a lot about is lip balm. Buy It on Amazon: .15 oz ($5.75) Revlon Colourburst Balm Stain in Smitten What can I say? Buy It on Amazon: 0.1 oz ($6.15) Meow Meow Tweet Bergamot Vetiver Tonic Buy It on Twisted Lily: 2 oz ($22.00) Fake Wide-Awake Eyes Using the Tear Duct Highlighting Trick | There probably hasn’t been a day when you thought to yourself, “I wish I looked more tired.” Wide-open eyes project to the world, “I’m here; I’m present; I’m ready to go!”

But the reality is: We often miss out on much-needed beauty sleep , and our bleary eyes are a dead giveaway. We asked Miami-based makeup pro Marissa Nemes to teach us how to properly fake a wide-awake look using one of the oldest tricks in the beauty book: highlighting the inner corners of our eyes. Opt for a pink highlighter, like NARS The Multiple in Luxor. “ Pink universally flatters all skin tones,” Nemes says. “It immediately brightens and re-balances yellow and pink undertones.” Steer clear of chalky silver highlighters ; these can appear pasty and blue. While many eye-brightening formulas come as easy-to-apply click pens, be wary of liquids and creams with a heavy consistency when highlighting the tear duct area.