Mar 4, 2015 8:50 AM
They say that triangles are the strongest shape, structurally speaking, so we have no reason to believe that this Bronica Triangle Clutch Bag ($369) would do anything less than a stellar job holding all your items... at least those that are no more than an inch thick! The beauty is in its details - the studs, the manipulated leather, the folds - and we think those details also probably inspired the look of the purse. Very construction cone chic!
Mar 4, 2015 8:44 AM
Need a new way to add texture and color to your walls? Invest in a funky woven hanging. No, not a tapestry (unless you're in a dingy college apartment and trying to conceal dozens of holes in the walls put there by prior tenants). This Woven Mango Wall Hanging ($170) by Sunday in Color is much more chic and modern. You can use it to add a Southwestern flair to your living room or break up the space you may have between framed prints and photos. You really can't go wrong here, and your friends and family will regard you as a decor-savvy trendsetter.
Mar 4, 2015 8:40 AM
So you were
cursed blessed with super sensitive skin, huh? No worries, you're not alone, and these days, companies are making products that cater to your prone-to-rashes-or-breakouts epidermis. Keep a pack of Cleansing Spa Water Cloths ($13, pack of 10) from Koh Gen Do on hand for those nights when you can't be bothered to do a full cleaning routine. Swipe a gentle, mineral-infused cotton cloth across your face and watch it strip all of your makeup without drying skin or clogging pores. You'll be left with a healthy-looking complexion as you toss the wipe in the garbage can.
Mar 4, 2015 8:35 AM
If you nab one of these Let's Unwind Totes ($18) then we're going to have to make a rule. You must not, under any circumstance, slip work files or a laptop into it. In fact, you'd better just have it on hand for weekend shenanigans involving smelly cheeses, robust wines, and deeply delicious dark chocolate truffles. Donuts are okay too. And fresh loaves of bread, of course.
Mar 4, 2015 8:30 AM
Part cookbook and part series of small moments and stories, Date Night In ($24) by Not Without Salt blogger Ashley Rodriguez is about as perfect as it gets. It marries food with relationships, giving the reader the gift of delicious, simple meals that are easy to prepare and heavenly to feast upon. It's full of heartwarming details from Rodriguez's marriage and family life, and it encourages you to spend more genuine time enjoying your own. And of course, it's gorgeous to look at, featuring stunning photography and a lovely layout.
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Mar 4, 2015 8:26 AM
Thought you were tired of woodland creatures? Think again. This Gold Tip Fox Paper Clip Holder ($20) will warm the heart of even the most over-the-trend naysayer. Besides, we have a feeling foxes are sticking around for a while longer, what with The Little Prince hitting the big screen later this year and all. Cue our excited squeals!
Mar 4, 2015 8:20 AM
High fashion it's not, but this Hearts Zip-Shoulder Sweater ($80) from Talbots is in a moderate price range and looks cute and comfy enough to wear on a chilly Saturday in March as you run to the farmer's market for the upcoming week's veggies (and then to the bakery for a donut or two!). You could even add a bit more style by tucking it into a midi skirt and slipping into a pair of cute flats.
Mar 4, 2015 8:15 AM
With a combo of citrus and algae, red flower's Yuzu Mimosa Sea Algae Wash ($36) will help you rinse away the sleep each morning. A big task, since you're up by 6 am (okay, 6:22 am after a few taps to the snooze button) and usually need several milligrams of caffeine coursing through your bloodstream to start feeling like a functioning human.
Mar 4, 2015 8:10 AM
If you're looking for a good fluffy read, you'll probably want to steer clear of Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation ($11). The quick novel is anything but light, drawing on easily imaginable real life conflicts to drive the plot. Offill's main characters remain unnamed and are seen through a series of disjointed journal-type snippets written by "the wife." Her life and marriage is on the precipice of catastrophe and reading about her reactions and internal struggles feels very intimate. Pick this one up when you're feeling contemplative about your life trajectory.
Mar 4, 2015 8:05 AM
They're still inventing new ways to configure backpacks! The Monterey Backpack ($118) is a cross between a bucket bag and a regular Jansport - with a zipper in place of a drawstring. But let's not deconstruct it too much; this bag is ready for the beach! Roll up that towel, drop it in, and stick a water bottle and sunscreen in the outer pockets. Then do the hard part of actually finding a beach warm enough to go to this time of year.
Mar 4, 2015 8:00 AM
The answer is yes. Yes, using PiperWai Natural Deodorant ($12) requires you to get well-acquainted with your armpits. The activated charcoal-based deodorant comes in paste form in a jar so you'll need to use your fingers to scoop up a pea-sized amount to rub into your pits. You got this, though, because you're doing something good for your skin by ditching commercial deodorants with their three hundred unpronounceable ingredients. PiperWai relies on essential oils and natural skin-conditioning vitamins and butters to help you achieve both dry, soft underarms and a healthy pH balance. And that leftover residue on your hands after you apply? Just rub it in. It's not oily and will condition the skin on your hands, too.
Mar 3, 2015 9:10 AM
Even if you aren't headed out for a weekend trip, we think you should order a SoapBox Philanthropic Traveler Kit ($8). The inexpensive quartet of bath items is free from sulfates and parabens and your purchase provides an entire month of clean water to a community in need thanks to the partnership between SoapBox and Splash. That ought to make you feel good. If you want to make the switch more permanent, keep an eye out for full-size bath products at your local Target store.
What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.
Mar 3, 2015 9:05 AM
Practical? Maybe not. But who cares? We're willing to sacrifice a little support for something as stylish as this Heathered Strappy Sports Bra ($13) from Forever 21. With a triple strap design in contrasting charcoal and "lipstick," it'll look seriously fabulous peeking out of that ultra-baggy workout tank. Finally, a way to catch some eyes at the gym that doesn't involve falling off a treadmill.
Mar 3, 2015 9:00 AM
Thank you, Sephora, for yet again reading our minds! We're psyched to snatch up this Summer Crushes Set ($45) with its ten sample- and travel-sized summer products from all of our favorite brands. It's probably still a mite too chilly to break into the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray and the Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan Mousse, but we can prep our skin and hair for the start of summer with some Caudalie Divine Oil and Livingproof's Restore Mask Treatment!
Mar 3, 2015 8:55 AM
Bright and totally simple, these Enel and Elsa Bikini Separates ($110-195) are the right combination of ultra-fashionable and comfortably sporty. You can keep the body parts covered and in check while you play a few rounds of beach volleyball, but still look trendy and stylish when it's time to relax and get some sun. Of course, such versatility always comes at a price, and in this case, it's the actual price tag, which is definitely on the steep side.