Dec 5, 2014 9:05 AM
Your friends may make fun of you for seemingly only owning striped shirts, and you might be sick of it. You just like them, OK? But instead of being sore about it, get in on the joke and poke fun at yourself with the "Striped Shirt" Boyfriend Tee ($92, on sale) by Edith A. Miller (also obsessed with striped shirts). Maybe that's a little expensive for a joke, even if it's on sale, but at least it's a joke that you can enjoy over and over again.
Dec 5, 2014 9:00 AM
With scents like "spice" (cinnamon and plum), "winter" (balsam and fire), and "resin" (pine needles and bark), it's pretty clear that this Holiday Candle Trio ($98) from diptyque is the ultimate in soul-warming Christmas votives. Line them up on your mantel in between bows of holly and twinkling lights for a pretty presentation. You can light them all at once, too, but maybe just stick to one at a time so you can enjoy the complexities of each scent.
Dec 5, 2014 8:55 AM
You've probably never considered that you'd ever have a horde of paparazzi following you, yelling at you for a photo, but it might be something you have to experience if you put on this Blanca Dress ($257). You'll look like a star, especially if you pair it with oversized sunglasses, sassy heels, and bright red lips. Of course, you don't have to worry about this if you're not in LA - but do be on the lookout for snap-happy fashion bloggers.
Dec 5, 2014 8:50 AM
Adding a simple bracelet can complete an outfit that otherwise looks unfinished. Adding a really honking big attention-seeking bracelet ($27) that looks like a Frank Gehry sketch rendered as a 360-degree piece of jewelry can not only complete an outfit, but really bring it to the next level. So don't forget a bracelet when you go out, ladies.
Dec 5, 2014 8:45 AM
Wanna make the most out of your bottle of Stream Body Oil ($25 for 2 ounces) from Osmia Organics? Keep it on hand in the bathroom so you can reach for it as soon as you exit the shower. Yep, before you even grab your towel, you should smooth on a bit of the oil, letting it absorb into your damp skin before you dry off. Technically, Osmia says you should air dry after applying to reap the maximum benefits, but ain't nobody got time for that on a busy weekday morning, especially when you can smell the coffee brewing in the kitchen.
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Dec 5, 2014 8:41 AM
This Plaited Cropped Sweater ($325) from Tibi pairs the comfort of being an oversized pullover with the style of a cropped hemline and fun braided detailing. It's the ultimate in cool - a cross between fashion forward and I-don't-give-a-damn casual. Wear it to Christmas dinner to annoy your mom into telling you you look like a bum and to inspire awe from your younger cousins who will think you're a total trendsetter.
Dec 5, 2014 8:35 AM
While this Jewel Star Stopper ($12, on sale) would look perfectly pretty atop your own bottle of wine, we all know that it's a rare occassion that sees you end the night with anything left in the bottle! You'd be better off grabbing a few of these at their sale price and attaching them to your gifts. They can double as a pretty wrapping topper and a wine stopper for the friends and family who seem to drink in more moderation than you do.
Dec 5, 2014 8:29 AM
You probably don't have enough sweaters yet. Despite the fact that you'll probably get a couple over the holidays, that shouldn't stop you from picking up something you know you'll like - for example, this lovely wool blend sweater ($88) from J.Crew Factory. It doesn't look overtly designed for the holidays, but the scaled back classic fair isle knit pattern may give you visions of presents of Christmas past... in a nice, nostalgic way.
Dec 5, 2014 8:20 AM
Love it, but don't leave this Dope Lucite Box ($28) out where a lot of people can see it, because they're inevitably going to see all the dope stuff that you're keeping inside, seeing as it's made of clear plastic. Just not a great thing to advertise if you're not in Colorado or Washington, you know?
Dec 5, 2014 8:15 AM
Journals always seem like such a thoughtful gift to give, but often times, they just get put on a shelf and go unused. This Why You're So Awesome Journal ($12) turns the tables, though, and asks the giver to fill it out for the recipient before giving it to him or her. Each page has a prompt and a spot to fill in the blank(s) about your relationship, the things you admire about the person, and what you enjoy doing together. It'll definitely make mom cry this Christmas, or lift the spirits of your BFF.
Dec 5, 2014 8:10 AM
It's movie night! Or, if you're like us during the chilly winter months, it's just another weeknight watching Netflix movies. Either way, set your bowl of popcorn atop the Movie Night Popcorn Pillow ($38) and munch away while you indulge your funny bone in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, or drool over screen candy like '90s-era Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
Dec 5, 2014 8:05 AM
A long and draping Ribbed Wrap ($350) made from 100 percent cashmere? Our holiday list just got a new front-runner! We bet that cuddling up in one of these gorgeous gray sweaters almost makes suffering through the winter weather worth it. Almost, mind you, because we're pretty sure we won't be able to get away with wearing it every day from now until March.
Dec 5, 2014 8:00 AM
Want a quick and easy gift idea for your BFF? Fill a Gunas Love Pouch ($29) with some of her favorite cosmetics - some lip balm, hand lotion, and a mini bottle of perfume... basically, just raid Sephora's little sample section next to the checkout. She'll feel totally spoiled and enjoy her bag of potions. If she's impossible to buy for, just nestle a gift card in the bag so she can do her own shopping.
Dec 4, 2014 9:10 AM
We weren't aware of it until Hunter expressly starting calling this shape the "Hunter moustache," but indeed - the original Hunter wellies do have little notches on the sides that look somewhat like the thing your boyfriend grew the entire month of November (but better). That's a fun little detail, but we like the Original Moustache Sweater ($280) regardless for its unique color blocking and the fact that it's going to keep our bods as warm and toasty as the wellies do our feet.
Dec 4, 2014 9:05 AM
While now rectified, TIME magazine originally included the word "feminism" on a poll about words to ban in 2015. Say what? If you happen to believe that feminism still has a place in our vocabularies, show off your f-word pride by putting a Feminism is Cool Red Banner Sticker ($2) on your smartphone case, laptop, fridge, or wherever you spend a ton of time. It'll remind you (and others!) that equality is always a worthy cause to get behind.