These Girls And Their Instagrams Are Cooler Than Their Famous Dads

Katie Kimmel

Katie Kimmel is Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter, and she is exponentially cooler than her TV host dad. Katie designs shirts, mugs, sweaters, totes, vases, and just makes really heckin’ cool art. Her Instagram is a little space of joy and an excellent follow. We wanted everything from her collection with Lou & Grey and now that we’ve discovered her weird little iron-on shrimp patches, you bet your ass we’re buying one! (Also our graphic that I shittily made is inspired by her shirts! K Thnx BYE)

Romy Reiner

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Would you buy this sweater?

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Romy Reiner is the daughter of Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally) and the granddaughter of Carl Reiner (Various Sid Caesar Shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show). Not only is she a comedy legacy and Instagram superstar, Romy is an incredible photographer and cartoonist. Plus, she’s totally our style inspo for every season.

Gracie Abrams

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J.J. Abram’s daughter Gracie makes really fucking great music. She also keeps it super real on the ‘gram. Following her feels like following your sister’s cool friend that you’ve always heard about but never met. She’s fashionable, she’s talented, and she’s funny. She is who you wish you were when you were that age.

Stella Aykroyd

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going to miss her waking me up every morning 🐕

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We always seem to find ourselves saving photos from Stella Aykroyd’s Insta to post later, as part of our larger “saved” collage. Whatever she’s doing in life, Dan Aykroyd’s daughter seems to be having the most beautiful and best time. Plus, sometimes she posts lil’ throw back pics of her dad which are cool, but really we stay for the art.

Cazzie David

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@hiyahheek made me come to silver lake

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Does it seem redundant to include Cazzie David? We don’t care. Obviously you know who she is, and if you don’t–where have you been?? She’s Larry David’s daughter but she’s also a powerhouse writer, actor, comedian, and podcast guest. She dated Pete Davidson for a hot minute too. Yea, Larry David is good, but like Cazzie….iconic.

Harley Quinn Smith

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you guys!!!! The California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act is so close to becoming a reality! It’s going to be voted on by the California assembly within the next two weeks. This would make it illegal to sell products that have been tested on animals in the state of California after January 1st, 2020. This would be a major accomplishment for the animal rights community and would free so many innocent living beings from suffering in labs. I think this is an issue that vegans and non-vegans alike can agree on. It’s not a matter of taking anything away from humans, it’s a matter of ending unnecessary abuse of innocent animals. There is no need to test on animals when there are so many nonviolent alternatives that are so much more accurate in their results!!! There are no down sides to this act (except for the evil cosmetic companies who choose profit over saving living beings from harm), and it will change and save the lives of so many animals. So PLEASE help in getting this act to pass by spreading the word, boycotting non-cruelty free cosmetic brands (fuck you @esteelauder) and by calling California assembly members and telling them to vote yes on SB1249!!!

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Kevin Smith’s daughter Harley, is very very cool. She sings in a band, she acts, and she’s a huge activist for animals. She’s a major beauty and style inspo on Instagram as well as a vegan icon (tbh). Plus, we think she could totally be Rio Viera Newton’s long lost little sister (do you see the resemblance??? Is it just the hair?? Idk, I am asking you!)

Everything I Considered Buying This Week

I may be broke, but you might not be! Here’s a list of everything I almost purchased this week but didn’t once I looked at my bank account balance:

A’PIEU Madecassoside Needle Spot Patch

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Summer Dawn (my fave Instagram girl) posted about these on her Insta story and said they are the best pimple patches she has ever tried.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair Cream

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My Instagram boo @Tynanbuck storied this eye cream and said it was “fucking unreal”. Excuse me, I want that!!!

UGG Slippers

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Kate and I have long discussed purchasing matching fluffy UGG heeled sandals a la Marta from Nice Paper, but these Coquette Clog Slippers seem a little more functional. I would wear them around the house, to walk my dog, to grab coffee, to a friend’s house, and probably….everywhere else lol. Did I just re-talk myself into buying them? MAYBE! But they’re like walking on a cloud!

Gola Classics Women’s Tennis Mark Cox Trainer

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I saw these bad boys while I was shopping at Lou & Grey. I love the off-white color and the saddle brown stripes. They’re simple, they’re chic, they’re very fall.

Tilda Swinton Like This Eau de Parfum by Etat Libre D’Orange 

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My beautiful Twitter friend Chelb is responsible for this one. She gave me a sample of this scent and I can’t stop wearing it. It’s at once spicy, soft, musky, and green. PLUS, IT’S INSPIRED BY TILDA SWINTON. It’s awesome and I want it in full-size.

Madewell’s 10″ High-Rise Skinny jeans

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I used to work at Madewell and am a full convert for Madewell denim. It’s stretchy, soft, and holds you in in all the right places. Plus, the washes tend not to have unflattering whiskering or weird green-tinged washes. I have a favorite pair of Madewell jeans that I bought when I worked there in college almost 5 years ago. I beat the hell out of them and wear them practically every day. They’re just now starting to wear a little thin on one inner thigh. I was thinking of getting these as a replacement! The insane part is, they’ve pre-cut the bottom to make it a step-hem. I did that to mine, only to mimic our super cool store manager all those years ago. It’s just now catching on!

Julie Houts “Become Your Pasta” Illustration

I love this illustration so much I want it in my house!!!! Nothing has spoken to me more in life!

LuMee Duo Phone Case with Front & Back LED Lighting 

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For bomb pics in dark cabs/restaurants/bars/bathrooms, at any angle.

Trashboy Shirt By NapkinItems 

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My favorite Instagrammer Napkin Apocalypse made shirts inspired by her son’s love of garbage trucks. Her son designed that little truck under the part that says Trashboy. Even if you hate this shirt, you gotta check out Napkin Apocalypse. You’re welcome.

HUDA BEAUTY Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Pound Cake

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I borrowed some of this from my beautiful friend and makeup expert Julia, when we were in New York. It sets your face like a motherfucker. Highly recommend. Would LOVE to own.

Anyway, instead of buying any of this I bought like 4 airplane tickets, infinity Ubers, stayed in 2 airbnbs, some cold medicine, 100000 gallons of soup, a new sweater, and some candy corn.

The Most Comfortable Underpants In The World Are From GAP*

Underwear is so important. When I decided to love myself and stop wearing Victoria’s Secret “cheeksters” “thongies” or whatever glitter-dipped g-strings I was buying that were giving me major front-wedgies, I began an underpants exploration.

There was an intermediary period where I tried Target, and those were fine, but cheaply made and the lace was itchy. There was Aerie, which I found to be fine, but not exactly the fit I wanted. I even went online and found a brand that I like for pretty lacy things, but for every-day-comfortable-even-when-your-butt-is-sweating, it wouldn’t do.

Underpants are so personal. Yes, they cover your bits, but you also want panties that make you feel good and like you can move, and don’t irritate or dig into the soft flesh of your hips and thighs. My mom bought me underpants with a thick elastic waistband until I was 11. My tummy hung over the sides. They left huge red marks. I decided never again.

I’m 25 and I now know what I want. Yeah, I want thongs that don’t have weird rips in the front lace from god knows what or big granny panties covered in period stains that I keep for years because, laziness. I want big girl panties. Adult woman underwear. Something that keeps my crotch covered but looks cute. Something soft. Something breathable. Something without elastic but doesn’t fall off. No lace. no bows. The kind of underwear that if it fell out of your laundry bag in public you wouldn’t be like, “Gee, That’s embarrassing!” because it says “SASSY” on the ass.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

And then I found these at the GAP. I’m going to be real, I don’t like GAP. The GAP? Is Gap capitalized? I think their clothing is “feh,” their jeans are bad, and their sale section is a nightmare. But I needed underwear. I have been traveling and staying with friends and in hotels and haven’t done laundry and didn’t think turning my dirty pairs of panties inside out was the best course of action. I wandered in to the store only because my other options were J Crew (do they even have underwear?) and Nordstrom Rack (sizing and brands are questionable at any time).

They were under a sign labeling them as “softies,” which is exactly what I was looking for. The next buzz word I saw said, “breathe.” They were breathable!!! My coochie was gonna get to breathe! I touched them. They felt undeniably soft and light. They came in a variety of rises and colors, and many of them didn’t have some dumb ugly bow like I was a present or a baby!!!! I chose the high rise bikini because I wanted my tummy to feel covered and delicious in soft fabric damnit!

The next day I put them on and wow. Seriously, wow. I can’t even begin to explain to you what bliss it was. All day I felt comfortable. I didn’t pick a front wedgie even ONCE! No itchy lace, nothing digging into my body, and even better–they were cheetah print!! The cherry on top? A person I trust to see me undressed saw me wearing them, cheetah print from butt to belly button, and said they looked “hot.” Comfortable and hot? These panties are KILLIN IT.

******My only grouse, and the reason why I put an asterisk in the headline of this piece, is because they only go up to a size XXL. And that’s only online. What the fuck GAP. gap. gAp. Everyone deserves to feel the breathable comfort of these reasonably priced crotch-coverings!!!!!!!

Anyway, this isn’t sponsored or anything. I just really like them and wanted to tell you.

K bye.

The Summer Sandals That Got Away From Me

Granted, it’s still 90º outside and I live in Los Angeles where there is no chance of it being less than sweltering any time soon–but the season for these magical-looking sandals has come and gone.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being served and candy corn is lining the shelves of Walgreens once more. That means I have completely fucked up and missed out on getting a pair of my dream sandals, AGAIN.

I discovered Brother Vellies from someone on Instagram. I want to say it was IG cool girl Pandora Sykes? Or potentially my own personal fashion icon Marianne Theodorsen. Regardless, I had never seen sandals as perfect as these.

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Seemingly totally flat–and not at all arch support friendly–vegetable-tanned leather soles topped with just the absolute perfect PUFF of feathers on cross-front sandals in various sherbet and other shades. The Madewell mules I regrettably purchased last year with matted grey rat-fur could NEVER.

These sandals are like functional boudoir. They’re sexy and fun and unnecessary and expensive (all words that describe me LOL) and I had plans to buy them all summer long and now as I feel as though I have definitely missed my chance.

It wouldn’t make sense to be walking around in October or November even though I’m sure I’ll be sweating balls in LA. Should I ferry off to Chicago, New York, London, or if we’re being realistic–San Francisco, my poor toes would absolutely freeze. They would go with jeans, but would look incongruous with a coat. Brother Vellies also sells a heeled version that would look incredible with a long dress and a leather jacket, BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME!!!

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Palms Pumps • almost sold out 🍒

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As summer draws to a close, and people push pumpkin loaf on me until I have to unbutton my jeans, I have nothing left to do but mourn the loss of what could have been some freakin amazing summer ‘fits.

Until then….I guess I’ll be in my Uggs.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The SNS Dipping Powder Manicure

So I don’t know if you know this about me, but I used to be a gel nail evangelist. Evangelist.

Ha ha I was exposing my hands to UV light every other week and now I’m probably going to have premature hand-skin aging.

But seriously, I am obsessed with getting my nails done and now I feel just as shiny and new as the nails I will be rocking for a solid MONTH (yes a month) thanks to a little invention called SNS dipping powder!!! Yes, you’ve heard of it. Yes, you have no idea what it is, and that’s why I am going to explain it to you!!

So SNS is actually a brand, much like CND Shellac or Gelish. It stands for “Signature Nail Systems,” and they have a shit ton of colors including neons and glitter. Instead of a polish, the nail color is done with an organically-processed color-pigmented powder that your nails get dipped in after a polish base coat is applied.  According to lifestyle website Mamma Mia!, the powder is made with Benzoyl Peroxide, Titatum Dioxide, and Acrylic Ester Polymer. If those names terrifying you, definitely don’t google what’s in regular acrylics, gel nail polish, or standard polish!

The process is repeated until a desired level of color is achieved, and the whole thing is set with top coat. Depending on where you go, your nails will be filed down with either a machine (like an acrylic) or with an actual nail file to achieve the desired shape and thickness. Don’t worry, they dust off all the powder with a cute little brush and you can even wash your hands.

The best part is, the dried powder clings to your nail like a gel but feels strong like an acrylic. Go ahead, tap those babies on a table! Clack them against your teeth! They’re tough as hell and not breaking for anything. Plus, the polish will last you a freakin MONTH if you can handle the grow out and don’t get sick of the same color for 4 weeks. Oh, and it only costs about $5 more than a gel would. So if you’re sick and tired of your gel chipping but don’t want to deal with getting acrylics or fills, SNS is a godsend.

Worried about taking them off? The color is removed similarly to gel, but whatever salon you go to shouldn’t scrape it off your fingers with any metal instruments after. The top coat is dissolved, and the powder gets rubbed off. At most, they will buff your nails after if needed.

Why is the SNS manicure so life changing? Well for starters, no more UV light thank god. So I’m saving myself from possible skin cancer and future crepe-y skin. Also, my gel habit was leading to a bunch of broken and thin nails. SNS has strengthened TF out of nails and as I type this they are long and luxurious and if I scratched your scalp you would fall asleep forever it would feel so good.

If you’re interested in trying, I would recommend calling your favorite salon first or doing some Yelp snooping with the keywords “SNS” or “Dip powder.” And make sure they don’t set it with a gel top coat. That shit is a scam : )