I’m no stranger to dreaming up epic bachelorette party ideas. It’s almost become something of a hobby, seeing as I’m on track to be one of the last of my friends to get married (*pointed look at boyfriend of 3 years*). Aside from serving as a bridesmaid and Maid of Honor in countless bridal parties, I’ve attended all kinds of bachelorette events and I love throwing memorable themed parties in general.
So if you’re looking for a creative twist to take your current bachelorette party planning to the next level, I’ve got you covered.
Awww… who doesn’t love grandma! She makes the best food, she knits a mean reindeer sweater, and now she is going to school you on how to shop like a boss at Kmart.
Oh yes, you read that correctly. Kmart has a few more tricks up their sleeve, which shouldn’t surprise too many people after their naughty Christmas advertising campaign encouraging Americans to “ship” not only their pants, but also their drawers and their beds. The bizarre but buzz worthy spot was created by an ad agency called FCB Chicago (formerly Draftfcb Chicago).
Now the creative minds at FCB Chicago have done it again, urging us to shop rather than ship with a “Shop Like a Boss” commercial for Kmart that melds the pop gangster appeal of Macklemore with the disarming sweetness of Betty White during her Golden Girls years. The scene opens with unassuming AARP member Julia Ruiz perched on her bedoilied couch as she enjoys a cup of tea, an industrial sized container of pretzel “nuggets” and some Kmart shopping. Birds chirp cheerily in the background, and you’d swear that at any moment some guy from Publisher’s Clearing House is going to ring her doorbell and present her with a giant check and a balloon.
There is a twist, of course, as grandma is empowered with newfound swagger as a result of her ability to shop like a boss online and reserve items for up to 48 hours and then pay in store. She clicks her mouse and BOOM, bingo night just got real.
Cue the gold chains, leopard print hoodie, and sunglasses. Plus everyone knows that you can’t really be expected to shop like a boss without the obligatory back up dancer entourage. Once those guys appear, Granny is ready to ROLL, and after she and her posse twerk their way down the aisles to pay for their items you can bet your early bird special that she is going to “make it rain.”
No doubt she and her entourage can use all that extra time and money to spring for happy hour at the all-you-can-eat buffet.
P.S. In case you’re wondering, the song in the Kmart ad is “Big Entrance” by R8dio
Thinking about financing a car loan? It’s said that cash is king but when it comes to buying big ticket items like cars and houses, cash isn’t necessarily better or the most practical choice. Once you’ve located and negotiated for your new dream car, you may be ready to discuss your payment options. Congratulations!
It’s widely accepted that business casual replaced suits at most offices many years ago. Remarkably the Steve Jobs turtleneck never managed to go viral, but the dot com boom and proliferation of startup companies has notably sent work attire careening into the realm of hoodies, jeans, and t-shirts. Casual Friday has evolved into Casual Seasonality and, in some workplaces, Casual Perpetuity.
Between the controversial psychological studies on the effect of color perception in work attire and the fact that personal grooming and fashion is inherently more complicated for women than it is for men, it is no wonder that millennials often struggle to discern between a safe choice and what not to wear.
Given the popularity of my original post highlighting Unique Bridesmaid Gifts under $60, I have decided to curate another batch of ideas for all the brides looking to shake things up a bit. While these gift guides were specifically inspired by the monotonous and predictable bridesmaid gifts that plague Pinterest (be gone, canvas tote bags and monogrammed glassware!), there is absolutely nothing preventing you from re-purposing these creative bridesmaid gift ideas to stock up on everyday gifts for your friends, family and colleagues.
Did you watch the Emmys last night?
As usual, the red carpet was full of impossibly gorgeous celebrities all spiffed up in their designer tuxedo suits and sweeping gowns. And once again the journalists spent most of the time asking actresses vapid questions about their gowns and manicures and asking actors about their actual Emmy nominations, professional thoughts, and personal opinions. The media is so focused on this superficial nonsense, in fact, that E! rolled out a “clutch cam” to accompany the “mani cam” that they debuted during the Oscars to showcase celebrity manicures. The clutch cam featured a rhinestone-bedazzled rotating platform for the actress to place her clutch as if she were peddling goods on QVC.