Mar 11, 2015 8:10 AM
Throw pillows can be used for leaning, but they're also often used for hugging. This pillow ($48) from LEIF is very instructive in the art of pillow hugging. Simply place your hands over the corresponding hand illustrations and squeeze. Don't you feel more warm, fuzzy, and relaxed now?
Mar 11, 2015 8:05 AM
You bike everywhere. Biking is more than just transportation; it's a way of life. Your wardrobe only has one section - clothing you can bike in - since you bike everywhere. And your lighting? Probably lamps made out of bicycle parts. So why stop there? Say goodbye to boring old glass vases and put your flowers in this Moniek Round Rubber Vase ($34), made from recycled bike tubes.
Mar 11, 2015 8:00 AM
Okay, so this shirt from & Other Stories ($50) doesn't look like many shirts out there on the market today, but it also reminds of something else.... oh yeah, an entire decade's worth of design. It's so totally '80s. Are we crazy? Because we think it's fun and graphic and would make a great top for an otherwise minimalist ensemble. (And no mom jeans!)
Mar 10, 2015 8:20 AM
So much for the "insta" in Instagram, but that was out some time ago with the release of editing apps like Afterlight and VSCO. But now you've got to run that selfie through yet another app - Facetune ($4), which lets you fix blemishes on your face with a swipe of your finger. Whiten your teeth, brighten those dark circles under your eyes, add some color to your cheeks, and even get rid of those stray hairs plastered against your forehead. Until now, your landscapes on Instagram might have been greener, the sunsets more vibrant, but you still pretty much looked like yourself. So what if your Instagram feed no longer represents any semblance of reality?
Mar 10, 2015 8:14 AM
It's hard not to get swept up in the abundance of flower-patterned clothing that comes out year after year around March. It's usually all very aesthetically pleasing and touches us emotionally in the little hidden spot that we thought was dead but comes to surface during this time of year when everything else in the world is beginning anew. Long story short: we're ready to wear this Linear Floral Scallop Top ($25) as soon as it's warm enough to do so. We're just waiting for the sun's signal.
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Mar 10, 2015 8:10 AM
There's a reason one might still use a camera rather than just relying on a phone for photos. As good as the technology gets in those little machines, their abilities are still going to be limited. You can show that you care about your camera as much as you care about depth of field and texture by outfitting it with this Hand Embroidered Camera Strap ($68), available in a variety of patterns and colors.
Mar 10, 2015 8:05 AM
Cheek Jelly ($14): way better than petroleum jelly, at least where adding a natural lovely flush to your face is concerned. We're not sure how well it works on stains, squeaks, and shining shoes.
Mar 10, 2015 8:00 AM
J. Crew has almost priced us out with its $100 sweatshirts, but we make an exception for some of their more unique offerings, like these Marlow Fabric Mules ($168). Yeah, they look like something our mothers might have owned, but we just love them. They're nautical, preppy, and country all at the same time!
Mar 9, 2015 8:34 AM
Of all the cutouts we've seen on dress racks and red carpets this year, we hardly even blink when faced with the Cut Out Bandeau Bodycon Dress ($60). Is there a piece of dress missing? We hardly even noticed. If you're prepared for less fashion savvy people to stare at that patch of skin all night, then you're ready for this sexy, sleek, and classic white pencil dress come Memorial Day.
Mar 9, 2015 8:30 AM
Is kale "out" in favor of some other green leafy we don't know about? Probably, but we took a liking to the hearty stalks and will be nabbing one of these Looseleaf Kale and Herb Strippers ($8) from Chef'n. We foresee ourselves making tons of kale chips now... stripping kale stalks of their leaves and coarsely chopping them before adding some oil and salt. Yum! The genius little stripper can handle other fresh greens and herbs, too. The smaller holes are perfect for branches of rosemary and thyme.
Mar 9, 2015 8:25 AM
Oh yeah, we'll totally use this to transport all our vintages to outdoor concerts and campsites. (Or, you know, whatever bottle of wine was on sale at the liquor store this week.) Despite this carrier not being quite as classy as the name might suggest, the Vintage Wine Carrier ($12) is going to get used all summer long - there is no doubt about that. It carries a full bottle of wine discreetly in a reusable, washable, and durable container that's easy to lug around on all your secret drinking adventures.
Mar 9, 2015 8:20 AM
The trick to making your lipstick stay put is not in lacquering your lips with layer after layer of color. You need to do the exact opposite with stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22). The pigmentation is rich with this one, and you only need a thin coat for vibrant color that sticks to your lips without getting sticky. It comes in 10 beautiful colors, but right now, with the promise of spring flowers on the brain, we're loving this bright pink Fiore.
Mar 9, 2015 8:15 AM
We bet that if you wore this Seafolly Fundraiser Maxi ($162) to your kid's field trip fundraiser, you'd be the MVP of the whole event. People would be drawn to the colorful flowers on top of the bold black and white stripes and you'd be out of freshly baked cookie variety plates in no time.
Mar 9, 2015 8:10 AM
Before we let you in on the secret of the LuminAID PackLite Spectra ($25), we'll tell you about the things we love about it that you might observe from this photo: it's a solar-powered lantern that folds flat when not in use. When in use, it quickly expands and can be hung from a tree branch (or the bottom of a bunk bed!) So here's the secret: its LED lights change color! Dance party in the tent!
Mar 9, 2015 8:05 AM
We're not advocating a return of denim patchwork overalls and jackets like the ones that just sashayed down the runway of Moschino's Fall 2015 show, but it may seem like it based on the fact that we're featuring these Esprit Patchwork Jeans ($112). We think it's fun to have a little embellishment on our jeans from time to time (when it doesn't involve sequins or embroidery on back pockets), and this pair will look great with a crisp white blouse, pumps, and a kickass pair of shades.