We don't know what we love more: the fact that the Fine Collection by DANNIJO is endorsed by Rashida Jones, one of our favorite actresses, or the fact that this ten-karat gold unicorn charm's name is Merv ($428). Err, make that Merv 1. We have so. many. questions. Is Merv short for Mervin? If this guy is Merv 1, is there a Merv 2? Are they related? We digress. We think the only way to find out for sure is to cough up the moolah to meet the $428 price tag. Anyone wanna chip in?
Miss us during last week's Black Friday Bender? Does This Make Us Look Cheap? is back for this week with a set of all things sparkly. We like glitter all year long, but we love that we can totally let our sequined freak flag fly during December.
Beloved Glitter Dress ($38 with coupon code MOREMOREMORE)
Metallic Square Sequin Tank ($15 in cart)
Reverse Sequin Bodice Dress ($51 on sale)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Arsenic ($6 on sale)
Midsize Sequin Clutch ($15 on sale through 12/7)
Our mothers told us to avoid looking cheap, but we can't help but think frugality is flattering. Does This Make Us Look Cheap? is your Friday dose of sale items to snag over the weekend - because being a tightwad doesn't mean you don't have taste.
Why do cartoony sweets always look way more appetizing than the real ones? It must be the frosting. The trouble with the Care for a Cupcake? Tea Kettle ($47) is that you always end up wanting more than just tea.
The kids have been begging for it. Those SPCA commercials have been making you cry. And there's a groundhog in the yard in desperate need of something to chase after it. Must be time to enlarge the family with a four-legged friend. This Dog Starter Kit ($64) includes an assortment of gear you'll soon find essential. Just add pug.
So long, ambition. That work project is going to go unfinished, the dishes unwashed, and the cat unfed once this Levitron Revolution with EZ Float Technology ($90) shows up on your doorstep. You'll be too busy searching your house for objects from pencils to shot glasses to float on this nifty high-tech platform. Sorry - the cat is too heavy. This futuristic toy maxes out at twelve ounces.
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Laura Geller's Sugar Free Matte Baked Eyeshadow Duos ($24) add sweet shades to your eyelids without packing on the extras you don't want, like streaky lines or faded pigmentation. And while this strawberry shortcake and coffee bean duo sounds mighty tasty, it won't thicken your waistline like its real food counterparts, either.
There may have been a few consecutive Christmases in which we did the whole Martha Stewart tree thing. (You know, monochromatic bows and themed glass balls, et cetera and so on.) It sure was pretty, but kinda boring, too, so now we toss everything we've got at our trees, especially fun decorations like the Snow Yeti Ornament ($8), handmade in Nepal for Ten Thousand Villages. This guy is too cute to hide in a bottom corner, or around back, so we put him front and center on our now eclectically decorated trees.
Say it loud and proud. Channel the magnificent Edith Piaf and her ode to independence, "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien", with the Sunday B Sweater ($148). It could certainly be worn as a "get out of jail free" card for bad behavior, but we like to think of it as your own personal, quiet anthem: even if you got up on the wrong side of the bed, you can slip into this sweatshirt and leave that part of the morning behind.
These Rebecca Minkoff Astro Too loafers ($225) can be yours at only a third of the price of those in the coveted Charlotte Olympia zodiac collection. This set trades in gems and baubles for astrological embroidery on black velvet, materials appropriate for wearing with your scholar's robe in the library while you continue your serious horoscope studies and deepen your understanding of each sign's personality profile.
Add a bit of sweetness to your tops and tees by wearing them with the Rose Gold Collar Necklace ($68) from Capwell and Co. We're fans of this particular collar necklace because it's not too fancy-shmancy. When you're working with the ultra romantic and feminine rose gold sheen, it's best to keep it simple and let the pink glow do all the talking.
We want every single one of you in a fully sequined skirt at some point before the end of the year, okay? It doesn't have to be silver or gold, and it doesn't have to be a miniskirt or a sensible work skirt. There's really no such thing as practical sequins, so the more the better. Try out this knee-length skirt ($80) in allover pink sequins for something a little different - and trust us, it's going to be fun.
Don't make him cranky. You wouldn't like him when he's cranky.
Hulk Kawaii Costume ($20)
One of the great anxieties of our lives is the fear of the thread of a beaded bracelet snapping. Usually we're pretty careful not to get them caught in sleeves or peel them off our wrists too quickly, but hey, life happens. Disaster strikes, the thread is broken, and we're left with only our tears and a small pile of beads on the floor. Therefore, we are big fans of this Inversion Beaded Bracelet ($108), which uses delicate glass beads (plus Swarovski crystals) in detailed patterns, but without the guaranteed heartbreak.
Who cares how good your hand is when you're holding lenticular cat cards? This 3-D deck ($7) will be a big hit as a coffee table accessory, but awfully distracting if you actually want to play cards.
Okay, so yes, we love to shop, but don't think for a second that everything out there is worthy of our glorious rave reviews. Doubtblush is here to remind you that although we seem to gush over a lot, there are certain things out there that leave us scratching our heads and asking, "But why?"
Drinking can be a lot of fun. Drinking a bit too much can also be a lot of fun. Drinking so much that you require a hidden flask beneath your skirt is a bit scary. If you find yourself at the store, holding the Hidden Garter Flask Set ($60), set it down, and walk across the street to AA. It'll get better.