About Jenn

Jenn's first career aspiration was to be a dinosaur. After her kindergarten teacher informed her that couldn't happen, she decided she would be the next best thing: a writer. Aside from writing, Jenn loves chambray shirts, all cacti, and good typography.

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Coffee You (Almost) Won’t Want to Drink

We used to think that nothing could ever get between us and our coffee, but the artsy baristas at Art In My Coffee are making us reconsider our “Best Coffee = In My Stomach Coffee” …

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Meet Nicole

Say hello to Nicole, ModStylist and artist!

Name: Nicole
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite trend of moment: Neons! I love color.
Most cringe-worthy outfit: Eighth grade, first day of school. I picked out this outfit of clogs, pleated pants, and a …

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Scarves, Our New Summer Staple!

Unlike Sandy and Danny Zuko, scarves don’t get much summer lovin’. After we saw this smart New Yorker using her scarf as a cardigan substitute, though, we’re not sure why. Loosely woven scarves are the perfect solution to cool summer …

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Pinstripes: Not Just for the 9 – 5 Set?

Seen Style Pinstripes

Photo: MouseVox Vintage

Take note: Pinstripes aren’t just for the corporate crowd anymore. Nashville fashion blogger MouseVox Vintage takes this 9 – 5 pattern out of the office and into the streets with her thrifted suspender-strap jumper (what a great …

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Ancient Industries

If you never make it out to the museum as much as you’d like, then consider Ancient Industries your weekly history fix. This sparse but smart little blog posts images of cultural artifacts from Western history, and then classifies the …

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Fall In Love with Florence + The Machine’s “Cosmic Love”

It doesn’t take a fortune teller to see that we’re cosmically in love with Florence + The Machine‘s newest music video. We practically have hearts in our eyes when we watch the video, which features color-stained, Mert & Marcus

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Different But the Same

If you’ve ever wondered what the supermarket shelves looked like to your parents or grandparents, the blog Different But the Same can offer some answers. This consumer-culture-lovin’ site compares vintage packaging with their current incarnations, …

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Boho-Beach Chic? Full Speed Ahead, We Say!

Faux fur at the sea? And boots, too? You’d think this sounds like a sartorial shipwreck just waiting to happen, but blogger Christina of Trop Rouge pulls off this daring dockside look with enviable ease. I love the ’60s funk …

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An Outfit Study In Blue

Oh, where to begin? There’s just too much to love about Ottawan Yulia’s look, from her charmingly cropped hair to her long knee socks. I can’t get enough of her blue-on-blue ensemble, and how she’s made monochromatic dressing

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8 DIY Sites to Follow on Twitter

If your weapon of choice is a glue gun, we recommend following these 8 craftastic accounts!

@craft — Craft ‘n’ tweet to your heart’s content by following Craft zine, which tweets daily “How-To” videos and posts, along with some …

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Grain Edit: Your New Favorite Design Blog


If you’ve ever wanted to dive into ModCloth’s Apartment section and never come out, you will love retro design blog Grain Edit. (We certainly do!) The arty site splits its focus between classic design from the 1950s to ’70s …

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On the Radio-head

Yes, it has finally come. The match made in Indie Music Cover Heaven. To raise money for Haiti and Chile relief efforts, Regina Spektor has covered the Radiohead classic “No Surprises,” with the money from the cover sales going to …

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cupcakes

First time’s the charm, if you’re hobby baker Cara Sapida. The local reporter and pal of our Head of Advertising, Michelle, whipped up her first original recipe to submit to Pillsbury’s annual Bake-Off contest, only to end up as a …

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Happy 6th Birthday, Winston!

What a birthday-filled month! If it wasn’t enough that our blog and I Spy are now in their toddler years, today is Winston’s sixth birthday! Happy birthday, little guy!…

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