Jul 20, 2014 8:25 AM
Shuffling guests through your apartment and out onto the back balcony? Good call! They can enjoy the view while mingling, and your chances of finding appetizer plates all over your apartment for the next three days is greatly reduced. Join them bearing a fruity red and stemware balanced in the Wood Wine Glass & Bottle Holder ($16). It makes the transporting easy so you can concentrate on other things, like awesome conversation with good friends on a warm summer eve.
Jul 20, 2014 8:20 AM
The Adrift Tote Bag ($22), printed with a collage by artist Sammy Slabbnick, is the perfect blend of vintage imagery and a psychedelic pattern - two disparate elements that go together surprisingly well. We've never seen a lake with water that looks like the black and white waves here, but perhaps this lady simply has a seriously wild imagination... or she's just taking a couple kind of boat trips in one.
Jul 20, 2014 8:18 AM
There's something so casually sexy about the Victoria's Secret Beach Sexy Fringe Halter Top ($22, on sale) that we love! This flirty top is available in 7 gorgeous colors including Beachside Stripe, Neon Pink,Tequila Lime, Berry Gelato and Seafoam Glow. Visit Victoria's Secret as prices on swim have taken a dip. For a limited time, you can save an extra 20% on swim (code SWIM20SALE). This offer ends Wednesday, July 23.
Jul 20, 2014 8:15 AM
Sun's out, temps are warm: why aren't you swimming? Although there are many reasons that you aren't swimming - work, school, responsibilities - for your soul and your health, yeah, you should be swimming. If a tank top ($60) says it, it must be true.
Jul 20, 2014 8:10 AM
A beautiful blue and gold bangle with an even more beautiful message? Yep, we're besotted with the Blue Strength and Dignity Bangle ($64) from Matterial Fix. Add in the fact that 10 percent of each bracelet purchase goes to Peruvian Hearts, an organization that works to provide more educational opportunities and health care for girls in rural Peru, and we're pretty sure we'll be back to order one in every color!
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Jul 20, 2014 8:05 AM
Get that sun-kissed desert look with the help of the Desert Poppy Lip Tint ($12). In case you can't spend a week in the desert getting super bronzed and getting that rusty clay-colored sand blown into your hair, let this dusty nude-colored all-natural tint help you get there (and keep your lips moisturized, which is admittedly hard to do in the arid climate). Add a bronzer and some texture to your hair to complete the desert child look.
Jul 20, 2014 8:00 AM
Since visiting the southwest, there's one food we crave non-stop: tamales. No offense, northeast, but we have yet to find a Mexican restaurant that does it quite as well as California street carts. Fortunately, Donna's Vegetarian Tamale Sampler ($22) is surprisingly great. With exciting flavors like black bean butternut, sweet corn roasted chile, and smoked cheddar black beans with yam, you won't even miss the meat... or the southwest for that matter.
Jul 19, 2014 8:45 AM
You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything.
So after releasing that debatably rape-y song "Blurred Lines" last summer, Robin Thicke (allegedly) gets caught cheating on his wife, Paula, and now that she won't speak to him anymore he decides to release an album, Paula ($10), all about her as some sort of public spectacle apology in an effort to win her back?
Nah, we're not buying it - literally or figuratively. We doubt that Paula is either. Team Paula!
Jul 19, 2014 8:40 AM
Tie-dye trends have come such a long way since the '90s, seriously. This Brandan Tank ($55, on sale) looks like it was painted with light - specifically a few bands of hazy neon lights - which gives it a contemporary, sleek look that's fit for a fancy art gallery opening or a ride on a light cycle.
Jul 19, 2014 8:35 AM
Your skin will thank you for investing in a bottle of Benefit's Triple Performing Facial Emulsion ($32). Pump a small amount onto your fingers and spread it on your clean face. It's so lightweight it'll take mere seconds to rub in, but that doesn't mean it isn't working its magic! After a few day's use, you'll start to notice a more even skin tone and a brighter complexion. The divine smell and SPF 15 rating? Icing on the cake!
Jul 19, 2014 8:24 AM
When we think about drugstore staple brand wet n wild and "Fergalicious" Fergie, we don't exactly think "high quality." (Sorry, Fergs!) But somehow, her vanity line for the cosmetics brand includes this amazing Take on the Day Primer ($5), which works incredibly well to keep eyeshadow where you want it with no creasing, smudging, or fading. You can actually fall asleep with your face down on a pillow and wake up hours later with your eye makeup still looking G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S.
Jul 19, 2014 8:20 AM
Fit for even its starlet namesake herself, the The Marilyn Sofa ($1,050) is the right mix of a classic Hollywood-era shape and a modern fabric color. Technically, you can order the Society Social couch in all sorts of colors, and they range from your basic neutrals to your brightest brights (seriously, there's a red-orange option called "flame"). You probably don't have a large powder room or a backstage dressing room to put it in, but we bet your living room will do nicely.
Jul 19, 2014 8:17 AM
Just think of how much cozier your dorm room would be if you had the Victoria's Secret PINK Body Pillow ($43) to cuddle up next to each night? This pillow also has a fun saying on it that will probably dictate your first semester. Grab the 'rents and shop Victoria's Secret PINK to score a free laundry bag when you spend $25 on dorm merchandise (code SP1442529). This freebie expires Sunday, July 20.
Jul 19, 2014 8:15 AM
Your husband-to-be? Statistically speaking, you might get 16 good years out of him if you're lucky. Your girlfriends, however, will be there for a lifetime. Renew your friendship vows with this Bridesmaid Request Card ($3). Inscribed "I found my man but I need my girls," the card is a winking (we'll spare you the emoticon) way to show your BFFs how important they are.
Jul 19, 2014 8:10 AM
For years now, your go-to move after entering the house has been to haphazardly throw your keys. It seems practical until you frantically look for where you tossed the keys the next morning.
Maybe you'd save yourself some time if you had something to aim those keys at? The Magnetic Key Target ($65) still lets you throw the keys, but at least now you'll know where to find them the following day.