Aug 28, 2014 10:24 AM
Chandelier earrings are definitely a favorite accessory of ours. Right now we're loving the BCBG Oversized Rhinestone Cocktail Earrings ($88), which are so dramatic and elegant no matter what you pair them with. So you tell us... how would you accessorize these beauties?
Carlota here: I'm a true girly-girl. I love strapless dresses, skinny jeans, basic ribbed tanks, lace intimates, patent peep-toes, jeweled sandals, buttery-soft leather satchels, sparkly pendants....you get the point! I also love to save cash when I can, so consider me your personal concierge when you're looking for luxury-for-less. I also have a crazy husband, two little munchkins (Carlo and Milly) and a furry yellow Lab. All of them are sweet and lovable, but they certainly do occupy a good portion of my day. However, I do L-O-V-E shopping with a passion and finding amazing deals for myself as well as for others.
Aug 28, 2014 10:20 AM
Don't live near a Starbucks? Don't worry, thanks to this lip balm ($4), you too can have the taste of pumpkin spice on your lips 24/7 this fall. And even if you do live near a 'bucks, you may as well get a tube anyway - it'll hold you over between PSL fixes.
Aug 28, 2014 10:15 AM
Add a little hint of the craft room to your kitchen with the Charlene Mullen Foulard Star 16-Piece Dinner Set ($149). The delicate pattern on the edge of the four included dinner plates, entree plates, bowls, and mugs was inspired by embroidery, and we do love the slightly imperfect, detailed pattern, the likes of which is not usually found on tableware. Still not sold? Each piece has one red star hidden amongst the others, for just that little touch of whimsy that you may have been waiting for.
Aug 28, 2014 10:10 AM
Why do French women always look so chic? Part of it is their minimalistic attitude toward fashion and beauty - they know that a barely there flush like the kind you'll get from By Terry's Cellularose Blush Glace ($58) is way more sophisticated than a bright swipe of color across your cheekbones. (We're also hoping it has something to do with eating lots of cheese and baguettes, but if that were true, we'd look like Marion Cotillard at this point.)
Aug 28, 2014 10:04 AM
You've been meaning to add a little more color to your room, and let us be the first to confirm: this Ribbon Side Table ($320) from notNeutral definitely delivers on the color. If a bright azure blue isn't your fav, it also comes in orange and pink (and black and white, but we're going for color here, remember?). The modern steel table can be used in a living space as an end table, or next to your bed as a nightstand. But don't rule out a covered porch area, either. We bet this beaut would look even better dressed up in your favorite potted pants!
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Aug 28, 2014 10:00 AM
Go ahead and indulge... Treat yourself because you only live once. Eat cake for breakfast and let your phone charge itself.
Aug 28, 2014 9:55 AM
Good news: we've found a Mile High Club you can join without having to endure a tiny airplane bathroom sink digging into your ass. That's right, we're talking about Stila's Mile High Lashes Mascara ($25), which uses V-shaped bristles to make your eye fringe super long and full. All the better for seducing that cute guy across the aisle who helped you get your carry on into the overhead bin.
Aug 28, 2014 9:50 AM
Floral, flirty, and fun are three great ways to describe the Sebago Lake Romper ($40). This fabulous little style is easy enough to pair with flip flops and a fedora, yet can also be dressed up with wedges and a clutch. The v-neck makes it sexy while the cap sleeves and ruffle trim dress it up quite a bit.
Aug 28, 2014 9:45 AM
If you're looking for a unique bauble, try the Samantha Wills Chariot Ring ($138) on for size. This beautiful agate ring is adjustable and handmade by a fabulous crafter in Australia. It works well with your favorite white summer dress as well as your skinny jeans and equestrian boots.
Aug 28, 2014 9:40 AM
The last time we checked, our (imaginary) yacht didn't look like a fishing trawler (nobody's going all "deadliest catch" on our watch, thank you very much), but that doesn't stop us from loving the pun on this I Love You a Yacht Card ($5). Not only does it mimic the speech of small children who have yet to form the ability to make an "l" sound, but if somebody really loves us, we'll also find a key to a yacht in the card.
Aug 28, 2014 9:30 AM
As much as we all like to pretend we always snap the perfect photos, the truth is, we snap about 43 photos with our phones before we get one we can edit and post to Instagram. Wanna decrease that number of takes? Invest the buck into the Orient App ($1). It takes a perfectly-aligned photo every time, even when you're shooting with one hand, or you're in an oddly precarious position (yes, we've also been known to balance on a slippery rock in the middle of a stream in order to take a photo of a wild animal on the other side of the bank...).
Aug 28, 2014 9:25 AM
How much do you love dogs? Enough to buy Paper Pups ($15) and start folding paper canines. Just follow the instructions and you'll have twenty 3-D dogs ready to display on your mantle in no time. Yeah, it's a weird hobby, but at least you're not, like, doing heroin.
Aug 28, 2014 9:21 AM
We have never wanted a makeup bag as badly as we want this one ($35). Use it to store mascara, loose change, or those 100 stray bobby pins floating around the bottom of your bag, but be sure to guard it with a Gollum-like eye: your friends are totally going to try and steal it when you're not looking.
Aug 28, 2014 9:15 AM
Imogen Heap has made a name for herself thanks to her breathy voice and cleverly orchestrated electronica music. Her new album, Sparks ($10), lives up to her usual pleasant sound and top-notch artistry. Although critics are "heap"ing praise onto this album, they don't hold out much hope for it getting any mainstream radio play because the tracks work best in succession to create an overall mood. Sparks is about an experience, not a hit single.
Aug 28, 2014 9:09 AM
These San Juan Fringe Clogs ($139) are the best clogs, and not just because they're Southwest-inspired, with their yellow woven strap and their silver stud details. They're the best because every time you take a step, the top of your foot will be lightly massaged with that oversized tassel. (Perhaps this will get you to log some more steps on your Fitbit.)