Apr 6, 2015 8:00 AM
Kale may be the veggie du jour, but that doesn't mean we need it in every single meal... or do we? Despite the misleading name, The I Hate Kale Cookbook ($12) is full of tasty kale recipes for pretty much every meal occasion. There's even a section on happy hour kale snacks titled Cocktail Kale - Snacks to Soak Up the Booze. Ok, maybe we could get behind having a little more of the cruciferous veg in our life if we pair it with a drink.
Apr 3, 2015 8:55 AM
You may not have the vacation days or funds to go on a spring break trip this year, but we hope you can at least wiggle out of work for a weekend to soak up the sun somewhere-or-other. Wherever you go, we give our thumbs up to the Lipault 18" Weekend Satchel ($99). It's easy to clean and identify, but our favorite part is the framed opening which makes it incredibly easy to pack. Going somewhere more long-term? It makes a perfect companion for their wheleed luggage with a built in strap that keeps it in place.
Full disclosure: Outblush received a free sample of this product.
Apr 3, 2015 8:19 AM
Attention Amazons of the world! We bring you the holy grail of shoe - a dressy flat that's as sexy as a pair of heels but won't lead every event guest to ask you "wow, how tall are you?" It's as rare as a four leaf clover, but we stumbled across this Loeffler Randall Lita ($295) in a field of dowdy ballet flats and couldn't believe our good fortune. Embrace the neutral metallic color and wear it to every single summer wedding. Bonus: you won't be sinking into the gras like all the stiletto-wearing shorties.
Apr 3, 2015 8:06 AM
If you're going to be a tiger in the sack, you might as well sleep in the jungle, right?
Zara Home Leaves Percale Comforter Cover ($90 - $149)
Apr 1, 2015 8:10 AM
They say a balanced breakfast is important, so we don't know why we get the side-eye from our coworker every morning when we walk in with a venti americano and a donut. That's a great balance of carbs, sugar and caffeine! We've decided the only solution is to wear this Donut Judge Me Tee ($35) on casual Friday because we're certainly not ditching our a.m.
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Apr 1, 2015 8:02 AM
Three words: Champagne. Gummy. Bears. Do you really need to know anything else?
OK ok, fine. These Bubbly Bears ($8) don't pack the same booze content as a glass of the effervescent bevvie we love so well, but they definitely have the flavor of brut and rose champagne. Which really just means that we don't have to feel guilty eating them with our little cousins, right?
Apr 1, 2015 7:50 AM
Having a good time at the beach, are you dearie? How's your tummy feeling with all that sucking in? And did you put enough SPF on your tatas to prevent burned boobies? What about that awkward wedgie you're trying to undo without anyone noticing?
Who's mocking our comfy cover up Kaftan ($92) now, hmmmm?
Mar 31, 2015 8:23 AM
We were out to dinner the other night in the cool part of town and it seemed like every fifth woman who walked in was wearing an off-the-shoulder top. Apparently, these are coming back, and while we're not sure we're ready to embrace the return of this '90s look, we do know one thing: these tops are one big wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. May we suggest this Crochet Trim Cold Shoulder Top ($49), not just for its cute detail but also for those genius little straps which will keep our top securely on our body and even allow us to wear a bra that isn't strapless. Genius!
Mar 31, 2015 8:12 AM
We'd like to think that our preference for Easter basket treats has matured a bit over the years. Sure, we'll still devour a sleeve of Peeps in the blink of an eye, and we're also grown adults talking about a basket full of candy from a giant bunny, but never mind all that. This year we're hoping the ol' E.B. brings us a more refined treat like this Easter Egg Extraordinaire ($75) from Vosges Haute Chocolate. It's filled with delicious delights like lemon raspberry caramels, clementine ginger toffee, hazelnut truffles and more.
Mar 30, 2015 8:41 AM
Don't let the lingering snow fool you, festival season is right around the corner. We're constantly being reminded of this thanks to tons of cute boho chic clothes at our favorite stores and countless concert announcement e-mails in our inboxes. Seems like the ideal festival piece is a vest, and we're opting for the Keep Your Fringe Close Vest ($45). It doesn't scream summer, so it will work as a nice layering piece over jeans and a long sleeve tee just as well as it will with a bandeau top and cutoffs at Coachella.
Mar 27, 2015 8:09 AM
Sure, this Pretty Things Inside Paper Tape ($7) would be great for wrapping presents or mailing cards or love letters, but we're considering just slapping it on our coat like a name tag. Too much?
Mar 27, 2015 8:00 AM
Bikini, shmikini. We're embracing
our age a retro vibe and rocking this Nautical One Piece ($90) this summer. Picture us on the beach with an oversize hat, cat eye sunglasses and a bold red lip. Actually, just picture Taylor Swift's fabulous style and assume that's how we look.
Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM
You know what really elevates that $4 block of cheese from Trader Joe's? Serving it on something other than your leftover Super Bowl paper plates. May we suggest the lovely Duo Server ($180) from Liebal? Yes, it's more expensive than a year's supply of paper plates, but it has some versatility. Use it together as a service platter, separate the pieces for prep and service, or use them as two individual service pieces.
Mar 25, 2015 8:10 AM
Hey there, it's your older, wiser self checking in with a hot tip from the future. You're going to want to step up your eye care game, and we're not talking about perfecting your liner. Adding this fresh Lotus Eye Gel ($48) into your skincare regimen will keep that delicate skin around your eyes hydrated and plump (which is a word we'd usually never employ when talking about a body part!). It'll keep you looking fresh during the day and younger in the long run. Bonus: it also works as a quick, hydrating corrector when you have an eyeliner slip up.
Mar 25, 2015 8:05 AM
The logistics of having actual Easter bunnies in the house simply won't do. We don't have room for all those baby bunnies! Plus, our friends and relatives don't take kindly to giving the little kids in our life unsolicited animals. So, instead we're picking up a few of these colorful Ceramic Bunnies ($10) to decorate for the spring season and that upcoming Easter potluck.
Speaking of, anyone have any good side dish recipes they can share?
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