Mar 1, 2015 8:49 AM
The winter keeps us all shut up in our homes, where the air gets stale and smelly until we can all throw open the windows on a mild day. While we wait, we'll have to do the next best thing: cover the lingering last-night's-dinner smell with a fresh and indulgent scent. This black coconut and amber candle ($31) from Paddywax looks as good as it smells, and in no time at all, you'll forget those takeout containers are still funking up your kitchen garbage can.
Mar 1, 2015 8:45 AM
Design blogs and websites make it sound like tiny galley kitchens are both adorable and totally functional rooms, but let's be real... they're seriously limiting. You have to get creative in order to keep all your kitchen clutter organized. If you've got a small bit of countertop to spare, consider using a Rhodes Ceramic Utensil Caddy ($59) to store your forks, spoons, and knives. That'll free up a drawer so you can fill it with larger miscellaneous serving spoons and kitchen shears. Or a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Your choice.
Mar 1, 2015 8:40 AM
We're sure moms are total experts at knowing how to TCB in the mornings, but this Mom Life Tee ($26) from Jumping Jack Jack can really describe most of our lives between the hours of 6 and 8 am (or 6 am and 3 pm if we're talking weekends!). The biggest difference between women who have kids and women who don't may be the fact that moms never get to drink their coffee hot, so we feel for ya, moms, and hope you find yourself with a mid-morning bathroom break that is miraculously uninterrupted by pounding on the door or wails of discontent from the next room over.
Mar 1, 2015 8:35 AM
These Novelty Sheet Sets ($120 for queen) from Martha Stewart prove that you don't have to give up your funky and fun bedding once you pass the age of twelve. Seriously, why did we all start purchasing plain sets?! Doesn't it sound much more awesome to settle into bed at night under sheets with zebras on them? Yes. The answer to that question is yes!
Mar 1, 2015 8:30 AM
Skeptical that a pricey vegan product will transform your mouth by whitening your teeth and strengthening your enamel? Yeah, we understand. But we also know that you've tried oil pulling so you shouldn't have too many qualms with using a bit of My Magic Mud ($25) to brush at the end of the day. Dip your toothbrush into the powder, dampen, and brush as per usual. The combo of activated coconut shell charcoal and calcium bentonite clay will revitalize your teeth and the mint extract will give you the fresh taste you're used to when brushing.
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Mar 1, 2015 8:25 AM
Saint Patrick's Day happens to land on a Tuesday this year. You know what that means... Wednesday morning work hangover. Err, we mean, you'll have to leave the office on Tuesday and head right to the festivities. Wear this pretty-as-a-picture Delight Me Dress ($90) from Effie's Heart to the office with a cute cardi and then zip over to drink a few green beers with friends before crashing for the evening. Oh, and make sure you've got some Hangover Tonic on hand.
Mar 1, 2015 8:20 AM
As a baby shower attendee, we usually come bearing gifts for the unborn babe. But by the end of the party, those babies usually have a bigger wardrobe than mom, and most of the onesies will probably be only worn a handful of times before the babies grow out of them. Treat the expectant mom instead with this Homecoming Gift Box ($200). Once she gets back to the hospital, the last thing she'll think about is pampering herself, and the luxurious bath salts, lotions, and elixirs in this box will provide a little reminder that her well-being is still super important! It also includes a sweet little stuffed critter to show that you didn't forget about baby.
Mar 1, 2015 8:15 AM
Around 99 percent of the time, your Target shopping is done on the fly. You walk into that big, beautiful box store and start grabbing at all the pretty, shiny things. The exception happens when you spot an item you can't believe is a Target piece, like this Pom Pom Kimono Jacket ($23). It's cute, well-constructed, and lightweight - an ideal billowy layer to wear in the spring. You run the risk of not catching one at your local store, or worse, finding it's sold out in your size, so you'd better nab it online while you can.
Mar 1, 2015 8:10 AM
Digging into your bowl of breakfast cereal won't be a boring affair if you're using these funky Blue Nellie Bowls ($60, set of 6). Or eating Cocoa Puffs, of course, because even though you like to think you're a cool and collected adult, you just can't seem to buy Fiber One in lieu of your favorite kid flavors. Don't worry, you're in good company. Pass the Cookie Crisp, please!
Mar 1, 2015 8:05 AM
That's some serious cash for a type of jacket you wear only for three to four weeks out of the year, and yet, the Stutterheim for Whistles Raincoat ($450) may just be worth it. It's got a classic and casual shape, a modern color block pattern, and quality construction from rubberised cotton. You can wear it year after year or, if you live in one of those damp and drizzly corners of the country, every single day.
Mar 1, 2015 8:00 AM
You can't get more literal than setting your cup of coffee down on a coaster shaped like a cup of coffee. Of course, these silicone Sketch Coffee Coasters ($15, set of 4) by Peleg Design will keep your furniture protected from glasses of water or wine and bottles of beer, too.
Feb 27, 2015 9:09 AM
Hey, can you open this beer with your ring? Oh, it's not a bottle opener? Well, it certainly looks like one. Okay, fine, you're right, it's way classier than a beer-themed novelty item. Excuse our beer goggles.
Flat Ring ($70-110)
Feb 27, 2015 9:04 AM
A quick and easy way to add architectural detail to your abode? Prop up books and other items with a Striped Marble + Wood Bookend ($49) from West Elm. It's much less expensive and time-consuming than adding faux wood beams to your ceiling, tracking down a budget-friendly mid-century modern coffee table or investing in expensive light fixtures. Bonus? It's easy to pack up and take with you when you move.
Feb 27, 2015 9:00 AM
It may look rather plain, but this Everlane Heavyweight Tee ($45) should be a closet staple while the weather tries to figure itself out between now and summer time. The 2-ply cotton layers will add a little extra warmth while you're out in the cool spring air. It's got a casual cut for a no-frills weekend look, and it's roomy enough to wear over a brightly-colored Oxford button down on those days when you phone it in on "business casual" wear at work.
Feb 27, 2015 8:56 AM
Is it too early to be scoping out summer sandal collections? Nah! The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, Splendid's Coldwater Elastic Sandals ($78). The easy on/off leather sandals are comfy and classic. They'll complement just about any summer outfit from breezy maxi dresses to daisy dukes and swimsuit tops. You'll want to snatch up a pair soon, though, because we suspect they'll sell out by the time the snow melts.