Oct 21, 2014 10:40 AM
Forget browns and grays - these days, we're making our smoky eyes with varying shades of plum. Want to try the look yourself? This eyeshadow palette ($14) contains everything you need to create the perfect purple smokey eye. Worried you're going to wind up looking like somebody gave you a black eye? Here's a tutorial.
Oct 21, 2014 10:35 AM
Oct 21, 2014 10:30 AM
You're vigilant about applying sunscreen to your skin, but did you know that UV rays can damage your hair, too? Protect your color from fading by applying Senscience's Brilliant Defense ($19) before heading outdoors. It contains a blend of two sunscreens, as well as vitamin E to add softness and shine.
Oct 21, 2014 10:25 AM
Your head is down and the coffee maker is working over time... it's editing day! Alert everyone around you by using the Editing Day Mug ($16). Chances are your office mates already know to stay clear, but if you work from home and your dog hasn't developed the skill to read yet, you'd better shut the door so you don't have to feel guilty for denying him a walk while you perform a major clean up for your clients.
Oct 21, 2014 10:20 AM
While the woody, slightly smoky scent of Comme des Garçons Wonderwood Eau de Parfume ($103) skews toward masculine, we plan to wear it frequently this fall. After months of spritzing on fruity florals, the notes of pepper, nutmeg, and caraway in this fragrance are a welcome change.
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Oct 21, 2014 10:15 AM
You took the plunge and got yourself a monthly wine club subscription, woo! Now you need a place to store the vino that's being shipped directly to your doorstep. You probably can't drink several bottles at a time, so stash the good stuff in the Globe Wine Rack ($50). It'll make you look sophisticated and worldly, even if you opted for the Napa Valley wine package.
Oct 21, 2014 10:10 AM
We're not sure we'd ever have enough guts to wear this dress ($189) out and about on a run-of-the-mill weekend, but on Halloween, anything goes, right? It immediately screams space woman to us, and it's easily transformed into a costume with the right accessories. Browse around for a bunch of metallic bangles, and then add heeled boots, face shimmer, and a badass-looking space gun.
Oct 21, 2014 10:05 AM
While we sorta think that co-opting great works of art and using them to sell novelty items is pretty low, we can't exactly say that we've never bought into the market (*cough* collegedormposters *cough*). We're also having a hard time resisting these Starry Night Trouser Socks ($8). They'll be fun to wear at the office on Halloween, but we won't have to give them up once the holiday is over like we do with our dancing skeleton socks.
Oct 21, 2014 10:00 AM
You'll hastily shush any child singing "Rain Rain Go Away." You'll introduce a rain dance into your daily routine. You'll take buy a one-way ticket to Seattle and never look back. All to make sure you have more opportunities to wear the Joules Rain Boot in Bees Print ($70).
Oct 21, 2014 9:15 AM
We heard at least three different people sneeze behind us in line at the cafe this morning and we realized with dread: cold and flu season has started. We don't have time to wash our hands a trillion times a day, but we can keep them clean on-the-go with a spritz of EO Hand Sanitizer Spray ($2). It's certified organic, so you won't be stripping your skin of moisture with alcohol, but lavender oil is a natural sanitizer that helps banish unseen germs and other nasties.
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Oct 21, 2014 9:11 AM
We predict that the Unchartered Crossbody ($128) will quickly become one with your body. You won't ever forget to bring your purse, because your purse will always be with you, like your fingerprints. It's the perfect size for carrying essentials, and the adjustable long leather strap, metal closure, and secret zip pocket will keep everything secure. Why would you ever part from it?
Oct 21, 2014 9:05 AM
Seriously. If you don't have a Ewok pup ($25) to your Princess Leia this Halloween, you may as well stay home!
Oct 21, 2014 9:00 AM
A chemical peel at a salon can set you back hundreds of bucks, plus you have to leave your house and make small talk with strangers. Ugh. This Lemon Strip Flash Peel ($48), on the other hand, is relatively inexpensive, doesn't require you to change out of your pajamas, and makes your skin prettier in just ten minutes. Apply to clean skin, rinse off, and follow with moisturizer. So easy! Just make sure to apply sunscreen if you're heading outdoors afterward.
Oct 21, 2014 8:56 AM
You'd be hard-pressed to come up with two things more summery than floral prints and the color white. Luckily, you can don the Printed Crepe Dress ($80) without looking out of season. The inky, black flourishes that make up the stems and leaves are feminine while lending to the more muted tones that (worn with a pair of stockings to keep out the chill) make this an excellent addition to any autumnal wardrobe.
Oct 21, 2014 8:51 AM
From the adorable lip-shaped applicator to the never-sticky texture, this YSL limited edition trio ($64) is the ultimate lip gloss triumvirate. (What? We got a word of the day calendar for Christmas last year.) Wear them alone or layer over your favorite fall lipsticks to add a bit of shimmer and shine.
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