My Pettiest Pet Peeves, in No Particular Order

As the headline indicates, below is a list of my pettiest grievances, none of which I’m proud of and all of which I’ve yelled about after two or more drinks. The relationship flex that is “I can’t wait to marry my best friend.” Why I’m peeved: FIRST OF ALL—ahem—first of all, the idea of marrying…

Celeb Look of the Week: Tessa Thompson Won Wimbledon

I have, at best, a casual interest in tennis, the entirety of which can be summed up in one simple gif. But while perusing the Wimbledon-related internet this past weekend, I was rendered speechless by the single most perfect off-court execution of “tennis whites” I’d ever laid eyes on: Tessa Thompson in the unspeakably cool…

The Importance of Vanity, According to My Mom

The day of my dad’s funeral, my mom sat at her vanity and applied her Clarins moisturizer, took a deep breath, applied her foundation, took a deep breath, applied her lipstick. A ritual. On this day I sat at her feet, watching, not peppering her with questions, not demanding attention. My abuela came in every…

The Simple Sneaker I’ll Wear for the Rest of My Life

I’ve long bristled at dressing in a way that reveals my membership to a specific decade. Much like uniform dressing, there’s a certain power I feel in dressing myself in a manner I deem “time-agnostic.” My feelings are not unlike John Mayer’s, who recently shared his in a GQ video: “People are always trying to…