Jan 21, 2015 9:10 AM
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?"
We might have been persuaded to change our minds about this Lara Bear Ears & Lace Rain Hood ($393) if the designer (Maison Michel) had stopped with just a lace rain hood. It'd be do-able, and even pretty in a vintage Hollywood way. Unfortunately, the addition of bear ears (honesty, WHY?!) is just too over the top silly. And that price tag? We have designer handbags that cost less!
Jan 21, 2015 9:05 AM
We all know the world's not flat, but who wants to wear a big fat sphere around their neck? Not you. You'll show off your wanderlust with this World Map Necklace ($108), which portrays a good portion of the globe on delicate sterling silver charms. Who cares if Antarctica didn't make the cut?
Jan 21, 2015 9:00 AM
Camouflage is for hunters hoping to blend into the forest as they stalk their prey. Camoflora is for fabulous people who want to stand out from the crowd. These sweet leggings ($98) take a new approach to that classic military-style muddle of olive and black, with a stylish silhouette of abundant blossoms. Wear them when you want to get caught looking fabulous.
Jan 21, 2015 8:55 AM
It's ten below outside. How you'd like to walk barefoot across the yard every time you had to pee? We thought as much. Your dog might have tougher feet than you, but those mitts still need a little TLC when temperatures start dropping. Musher's Secret Paw Wax ($20) is a safe, soothing formula that protects paws from ice build-up, salt, and other harsh winter chemicals, promoting healing. And no, it won't muck up your carpets.
Jan 21, 2015 8:50 AM
Whether it's kids, roommates, co-workers or canvassing political candidates you're hoping to avoid, this Very Busy iPhone 6 Case ($26) should get the message across. Just hold it in their line of sight while you check that Facebook feed or hunt for more silly cat videos and wait for them to give up.
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Jan 21, 2015 8:45 AM
It's January, which means the race is on again to determine which diet book will lurch its way to the top of the pile, thanks to guilt and remorse brought on by six weeks of holiday binging. This year's winner looks likely to be from none other than Dr. Phil McGraw, with The 20/20 Diet ($22). In this follow-up to his best-selling The Ultimate Weight Solution, America's favorite "life strategist" guides you over the obstacles that usually destroy all your waistline-reducing dreams, from cravings and boredom to lack of cash money.
Jan 21, 2015 8:40 AM
Going on a Caribbean vacation soon? Good job! You deserve it. Now, make sure to bring this A-line Scuba Dress ($28) with you to put on for dinner, the one time of day where you're probably going to want to wear "real clothes." Although it's not made of the exact same material as your wetsuit, it'll be a nice complement to your snorkel-wear.
Jan 21, 2015 8:35 AM
Praying nobody ever gives your house the white glove treatment? We hear you. But if getting things clean is truly on your game plan, make sure you're kitted out with the right equipment. These Ritz Flannel Dust Cloths ($30) might not be glamorous, but they'll give your Hoover a run for its money when it comes to sucking up dust, and get into places no attachment could hope to reach.
Jan 21, 2015 8:31 AM
We've known for a long time that tweed can be fun in the hands of the right designer, but we're still tickled when we see the classic pattern used in a new way. Traditionally used for outdoor activities (mostly hunting), we're happy to wear the Tweed Stripe Flippy Skirt ($70) in less, uh, traumatic environments, like the office or a family brunch. Well, we hope they'll be less traumatic than shooting a fox.
Jan 21, 2015 8:20 AM
Just what we needed: another set of candles too cute to light.
Well, actually, it is just what we needed. The coffee table was looking a bit bare, and these Veggie Candles ($13) are a sweet and summery way to spruce things up.
Jan 21, 2015 8:20 AM
If there's a playground where shapes go to frolic, it might be the Mobile Mo. 3 Necklace ($88). We find this brass chain necklace, with its asymmetry and moving parts, one of the most fun pieces of jewelry we've seen during our online shopping outings (or innings). Wear it against a top in a solid color to really allow your playful shapes to shine.
Jan 21, 2015 8:15 AM
Unless you already have a strict and plentiful daily moisturizing plan for the winter, you're going to want to continue reading. The Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum ($49) can be applied under your regular moisturizer and makeup or on its own to inject some seriously needed hydration into your skin. Why aren't all beauty products made with a little "vino"? After all, a daily glass of red wine is good for your health!*
* We heard somebody say once...
Jan 21, 2015 8:10 AM
These Elegant Jeweled Loafers ($195) combine a funky clear upper with a bedazzling quantity of glittering gems, which essentially makes them the most blinging pair of jellies we've ever seen. Nice move, Jeffrey Campbell.
Jan 21, 2015 8:05 AM
It's snowing. The wind is blowing. And your trusty John Deere has decided to throw a belt. Who you going to call? With Plowz (Free), you can skip desperate rounds of punching in every number you manage to find on Yelp. Tap a button to schedule a plow, and the app assigns you a hero in a big truck. You'll get real time estimates as to when the job will be done, and a snapshot of your driveway once it's cleared.
Jan 21, 2015 8:00 AM
Already tired of the winter's dull shades of brown, gray, white, and beige? Yeah, us too. Even if wearing this Uslu Airlines Nail Polish in LIL ($16) won't magically transform your world back into the lush greens of spring and summer, it should tide you over until the snow melts. And if not? Oh well. You've now got the perfect shade to wear on St. Patrick's Day.