Rye Silverman

How Online Style Trading Can Revitalize Your Closet

Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

If you want to save on clothing, your options are limited: You can buy used, you can try to make your own (with a little help from Joann), or you can trade. Swapping clothes is hardly a new activity, whether it’s family hand-me-downs, friendly borrowing, or even more formalized clothes swap parties, clothing has always had […]

Spend Less on Your New Spring Wardrobe

Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

Spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20th, but it’s close enough. We had to “spring forward” our clocks over the weekend, after all. There ought to be an upside to losing that hour of sleep, and there is: new clothes. You can always save on standbys like Ashley Stewart and Old Navy when you use […]

Top 5 Thanksgiving Meals For When You’ve Given Up

Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

We all know Thanksgiving has only a few more ‘good’ years left in it before it gets completely swallowed by the ever-expanding borders of the Christmas Season.  As such, it certainly seems harder and harder to put in any effort at all to keep the traditions going year in and year out.  If you’re finding your […]

Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix With These Tasty Options

Pumpkin spiced latte
Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

It is hard to believe that it was just a decade ago when Starbucks first launched the much lauded Pumpkin Spice Latte, and with it invented the season we now know of as “Fall.” It’s hard to believe that there was a time in our lives when we didn’t line up for our piping hot […]

The Creepiest Halloween Costumes For Your Kids in 2014

Creepy Halloween
Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

Every year, as Halloween rolls around, we find the conversation renewed regarding the overextension of “sexy” themed women’s costumes. But there’s another costume cold war that doesn’t get nearly the attention that the sexy lady one does. Each year, children get creepier and creepier on Halloween, and we seem to be doing nothing to stop it. […]

How Do Bacon Mints and Bacon Soda Sound To You?

Fried bacon strips
Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

There is almost no food that exists in America that someone has not added bacon to. Even ice cream hasn’t been safe from this savory, salty staple. But what does the bacon lover do when there’s just not enough time to fry up a batch? I headed over to Rocket Fizz, a soda and candy […]

How to Get Restaurant Quality Food Without Putting On Pants

Restaurant Food at Grocery Store Scratch
Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

If you’re like me, you love eating at restaurants but often find yourself balking at that pesky, “No shirt, no shoes, no service” policy. Luckily, as part of their consistent effort to get our dollars in any way possible, more and more name-brand restaurants are bringing their flavors to the grocery store. So put on […]

Revenge Of The Grocery Store: The Weirdest Foods For Your Shopping Cart

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Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

If you keep seeing commercials for strange and wonderful fast food items, but just don’t have the energy to get out to that drive-thru window every night, don’t worry. You can find a bunch of creative concoctions right in the aisles of your local grocery store, which all leave you with little to no prep […]

Fast Food Mutation: The Newest Crop of Bizarre Menu Items

Jack in the Box Restaurant exterior
Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

At some point near the turn of the century, it seems the decision makers for all the fast food chains in the country looked out upon their works and sighed. The public, they decided, must have grown tired of simply caring about quality of food. “Let’s just get weird with it,” they must have said […]

More Ways to Gender Swap And Save

Razors Scratch
Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

It really should be no secret anymore that advertisers love splitting us up into smaller, easier-to-market-to groups.  And most of the time when they do, we end up spending more for the same product.  The plus side to this though is that once we’ve peeled back this marketing matrix and seen it for what it […]

Celebrate America with Patriotic Stuff Made in Foreign Countries

Blonde Girl with American Flags Sunglasses. Smiling Young Woman
Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

America. USA. ‘Merica. No matter how you say it, you probably love our country and you get super excited for its birthday. Not like those jerks, the (insert political party you don’t like) hanging out in those (Northern/­Eastern/­Southern/­Western) states that just don’t understand what this country is all about, right? Not like you and your […]

Banana Boat For Men Asks: Are You Man Enough To Fight The Sun?

Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

As someone who lives her life treating gender like it’s merely a suggestion (because it is), I’ve grown quite accustomed to the way that marketing loves to divide the world up in order to trick us into giving them maximized profits. While my life history has made me perhaps more keenly aware of it, I’m […]

Should You Subscribe To Mavens By Julep, Stitchfix, LeTote Or Not?

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Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

I’m continuing my foray into some of the more interesting internet subscription service options and whether or not they’re actually worth that monthly fee. Mavens by Julep The Premise: Nail polish brand Julep provides a monthly themed box of high-end nail polish and cosmetics for a fee of $24.99. Users pick from a style profile, […]

Like Netflix but for Clothing: JustFab, Adore Me, and Gwynnie Bee

Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

As internet subscription services begin to outnumber websites featuring quizzes about things like ‘Which Caroline in the City character are you?” I find myself wondering which of them are actually worth my monthly fee and which have a press release that just fit nicely into a click-through blurb? I decided to test a few of […]

With Just S&H, Men’s Subscription Services Can Make You A Man

Written By:Author Rye SilvermanRye Silverman

You’re a man, busy doing things like biting the caps off of beer bottles and serenading ladies on the street with the ancient Hymn of the Cat Call. With a hectic schedule like that, how can you possibly be bothered with shopping for essential man-stuff? Okay but what if your mom is busy? Right, exactly. […]

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