Down(y) on Wrinkles

October 15, 2008

I would consider myself a near-perfectionist (my mother would take away that “near,” however). I like things a certain way, I do things habitually and strive to be the most organized girl on the planet. An area in which I fall short? Ironing. I truly hate ironing.


I often think what I would do if I were a guy and always had to have creases in my articles of clothing- horrendous maintenance if you ask me! I therefore try to wrinkle things as little as possible, go to the dry cleaners when absolutely necessary, but, above all else, rely on a product that sits near the top of my list of favorite things: Downy Wrinkle Releaser.

This product is a god-send, I kid you not. I discovered it over five years ago and still swear by it. The spray bottle casts a lightweight mist over your clothing with just a few squirts and all that’s left for you is to smooth your hands over the article of clothing, give a little tug and then wait for it to try (usually around ten minutes). It works on everything! I use it on all my clothes- even my jeans, my duvet…the list goes on. Use it on your clothes when they come out of the dryer, if they got buried and crumpled in your closet or were wrinkled in a suitcase or dresser drawer.

Downy Wrinkle Releaser even smells fresh and clean so your clothes appear to have been to the dry cleaners even though you were doing nearly the same amount of maintenance at the fracture of the cost of taking your laundry out to be done!

Granted, the spray won’t give you crisp creases or seams and can’t attack linen or silk as well as the pros, but for everyday use Downy Wrinkle Releaser will save you time, money and bring you a newfound love of getting dressed in smooth, wrinkle-free fashions.

Find out where to buy Downey Wrinkle Releaser near you by visiting their website here. You can also grab a coupon for $1 off here.


w&w Guide to: Light Beers

October 13, 2008

This weekend marked yet another year of Fleet Week in San Francisco- and what a joy it is. Clear skies see the Blue Angels dancing amidst them and sailboats dot the Bay as everyone gathers for a wonderfully patriotic tradition. One of the best parts of Fleet Week that I have yet to mention, however, happens to be consumable. Yep, it’s beer.

We WITs tend to reach out for beers of the light variety because, let’s face it, no form of alcohol is very healthy for you, so why not try to cut down on calories when possible, right?

It’s been my experience that certain occasions and events call for certain beers. Below you’ll find some favorites of mine and the WITs:

Michelob Ultra
Light-golden in color with subtle notes of citrus, this low-carb American-style light lager has a refreshing body and finish and is perfect for casual nights spend outdoors with girlfriends (i.e.; Nights in Lake Tahoe) or, as I did this year, sipping up on the rooftops of San Francisco watching the Air Show above your head. We tend to refer to this particular light beer as “The Queen of Beers” or “Michey-U’s”.

95 calories, 2.6g carbs and 0.0g fat.

Heineken Light
Smooth and refreshing with a tad of a bite, this beer can be perfect for tailgating or days at the beach.

99 calories, 6.8g carbs and 0.0g fat.

Coors Light
When cost or selection is an issue, I head for Coors light. I find its crisp taste refreshing and, when served at the right temperature, I swear I could close my eyes and picture myself in the Rockies. Coors is aged longer than most beers and this helps deliver its smoothness on your palette. It’s usually my beer of choice for parties.

102 calories, 11.3g carbs and 0.0g fat.

Bud Light
You can find me with a Bud Light in hand when it’s the end of the evening spent out at bars (a sign I should be heading home momentarily) or when I’m at a sporting event. Cubs games cannot be fully enjoyed (in my opinion) without a Bud Light in hand (whether it be no. 2 or no. 7!) It’s the number-one selling light beer in the world as well- it’s internationally loved.

110 calories, 6.6g carbs and 0.0g fat.
(Oh my god- I had no idea how much better Bud Light was for you than Coors Light! My preferences may be changing as a result of this post!)

Corona Light
Warm weather and Mexican food call for the right accompaniment: Corona Light is the answer. Combined with the citrusy juice of a lime slice, Corona Light is the epitome of refreshing and has a sweet, light after taste.

109 calories, 5.0g carbs and 0.0g fat.

time to drink up! Just remember to always grab a light beer and to do it responsibly!

photo courtesy of Michelob Ultra

French Sole – I'm soled!

October 11, 2008

Being working WITs, we want to be comfortable during a long day, but look chic while doing it. Sometimes the thought of putting on a pair of heels for eight-plus hours is unbearable. The answer to our toes? French Sole ballet flats. I stumbled across the quaint, witty Chelsea boutique while studying abroad in London, and lets just say I found my mecca. I’m still wearing the first pair I purchased four years ago. Styles range from low-cut polka dot to patent leather to sparkling party flats.

If you are a sucker for girly, classic and chic, don’t go to London without stopping by one of French Sole’s boutiques! Or if today’s economy has made that a reach, visit the website.

Images courtesy French Sole