2016 Trends to Ditch

You know what they say…”Out with the old and in with the new.”

And we have plenty of ‘old’ that we are biting at the bit to get out of here. And no, I’m not talking about any certain politician (though that could be one too!). I’m talking about fashion and food trends that need to be either hung up in the closet or thrown to the back of the recipe book.

Heavy Strobing 


The purpose of wearing a highlighter is to enhance your features and give you those high cheekbones that you’ve always wanted. But now the trend has gotten out of control and women are walking around with thick streaks of silver on their faces. Not cute!

Half On/Half Off Jackets


I am all for style over utility. (I’m that girl who wears heeled boots when hiking.) But I think the half on/ half off jacket trend – I’m looking at you Kardashians – is neither stylish nor a means of utility. It just looks messy.

Construct Your Own Meals


I’m one of those people who doesn’t go out to dinner very often. (If you ever saw the prices at most restaurants in NYC, you’d know why). So if I’m going out and paying $$$ then I want my food to be prepared for me. I’m not having any of that ‘build-your-own-‘ nonsense.

Pastel Hair


I must be honest. When this trends first started to pick up speed, I was ecstatic! I had always wanted to dye my hair a very light pastel purple. However, I soon realized that the only people doing this trend were celebrities and YouTubers. Why? Because, like some tattoos, pastel hair is not appropriate for most jobs. So, while I loved this trend, it’s a big ole tease.

Furry Nails


I don’t know why. Sometimes boredom can really lead to some strange things…

Galaxy Desserts 


I think Greg Baker, chef and own of the Refinery,  can explain it better that I…

“We’re all adults here, so please explain the popularity of doughnuts, ice cream, cakes, waffles and any item that combines two or more of the aforementioned to look like My Little Pony met a Three Wolf Moon T-shirt and exploded all over them. I’ve seen less gaudy displays in tourist gelato shop windows in Venice. I’m a firm believer in the idea that food should be fun, that we’re never too old to revisit being a kid without guilt and that sprinkles are good, but this? We can do better.”

Non-Plate Serving 


Give me a plate…

Using Household Items as Makeup (Crayons)


Though crayons have been the most popular household item to create makeup with, there have also been some crazy items that people have used in the pursuit of DIY makeup. Some of the household items that I’ve seen are spray starch as a dry shampoo, tape as a makeup remover, and Windex as a face mask.

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