Mar 19, 2015 8:20 AM
We can't think of a single lady who wouldn't look nice in this Alexander Blouse ($115). It's made from the softest of ethereal materials, silk georgette, and the faux wrap style is universally flattering. They call it a peplum, but it's barely a peplum (would you have described it as a peplum?), so this piece will never go out of style. If this dusty lavender color isn't for you, it's also available in classic black.
Mar 19, 2015 8:18 AM
We know it's tempting to go out for lunch every day, but that's not good for your wallet or your waistline. It's also not good for the environment, as your to-go containers are probably disposable plastic or, worse yet, styrofoam. Make yourself a sandwich and pack this Takenaka Cube Bento Box ($22) with a delicious side. You'll feel so much better after eating your healthy lunch from this adorable (and washable) cube.
Mar 19, 2015 8:10 AM
Western style jewelry is making a comeback - but in metal form. Delicate lariat necklaces are everywhere, but we haven't seen as many contemporary takes on the bolo tie, traditionally made of leather cord or braiding paired with a decorative brooch. Magpie and Rye's Altair Bolo Necklace ($110) is a nod to the form, but doesn't need a cowboy hat to look complete.
Mar 19, 2015 8:05 AM
It seems like we blinked an eye and all of a sudden our lady friends and celebs were trading in long hair for super-cropped hairdos. Some of us took the plunge too, and we've found ourselves experimenting with all sorts of hair potions to keep our freshly-cut hair in place. When we want to do a wet look, we're taking a cue from the dudes - L.A. Looks Absolute Styling Flex Hold Radical Control Styling Gel ($3) gets the job done for a fraction of the cost of fancy salon gels and stickums.
Full disclosure: Outblush received a free sample of this product.
Mar 19, 2015 8:00 AM
How do you do the casual T-shirt tuck? Do you just stick one side in the waistband of your jeans and go on with your day? Do you tuck the whole thing in and then start pulling out the hem strategically? Or do you zip your shirt into your pants and then loosen it? It's a lot of work to look so chill, and this Off Duty Tee ($21) will keep you off tucking duty: the casual top has a high-low hem, which mimics that look without any extra work!
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Mar 18, 2015 8:20 AM
Don't let the Container Store convince you that your house needs to be organized into clear plastic bins with color coded tops and limp collapsible cubes made out of inoffensive fabric. You don't need to hide your stuff away in other stuff that looks just as bad. When you need to stack unwieldy items, like firewood, blankets, or oversized books, show 'em off with pride in this very stylish powder-coated steel Metal Hoop Stand ($99).
Mar 18, 2015 8:15 AM
We're seeing more and more ways to decorate ears every day. This Coquette Ear Hugger ($34) from catbird is one of our favorites, a new hybrid of earring and ear cuff. The thin band stays in place with the help of catbird's Little Secret stud (included, and also perhaps the world's smallest stud) for an accent that's left of center but still appropriate for every occasion.
Mar 18, 2015 8:10 AM
Is it safe to say that spring is coming, even with half of the country still recovering from snow days? That's the general consensus, and we feel like people are starting to think about fixing up their bikes and running outside again. If, after finding your bike lock, you find yourself coming up short on running socks, you might want to stock up for the new season with a pair or two of these Darn Tough Ultralights ($16). They're seamless to help you avoid blisters, keep cool in the summer and stay warm in colder temps, and made with naturally antimicrobial merino wool to keep foot smells at bay.
Mar 18, 2015 8:04 AM
This style of bracelet is all the rage these days, so if you haven't jumped on the trend yet, this Sand + Sky Open Cuff ($42) is the perfect entry point. Give away or toss out the old bracelets that you never wear as some pre-spring cleaning and introduce this stunning Swarovski crystal-dotted cuff. The world is ready for the fresh peach and turquoise color combo this accessory will add to your wardrobe.
Mar 18, 2015 8:00 AM
You can't carry a boule in this A'N'D Cut-Out Clutch ($283), but you can carry money to buy a boule at the next bakery you see, so at least there's that. And you better prepare to share, because looking at this has our mouths watering.
Mar 17, 2015 8:20 AM
Time to start stocking up on your 2015 novelty sunglasses collection. We're sure you've got plenty still in rotation from years past, but these Clear Cat Eye Sunglasses ($16) are a ton of fun, with beachy blue and orange accents that look perfect for a day on the boardwalk, if we pretend for a moment that boardwalks are simply used for nice strolls along the beach and not a place for buying cheap crap, overpriced food, and watching bad break dancers.
Mar 17, 2015 8:15 AM
We've long been fans of Avril Loreti's home goods, and we're so excited to see her expand to accessories! Be sure to check out the scarves, but our hearts belong to her Triangle Sunset Handbag ($148), a large leather accented tote with a psychedelic geometric pattern in warm nature-inspired shades.
Mar 17, 2015 8:10 AM
We could already illustrate an entire book with pictures of our collections of striped shirts, but we'll add an extra page for this four-color (notice the mint green stripes on back) Multi Breton ($44). It's preppy, bold, colorful, and most importantly, totally playful for the stress-free warm summer days we see ahead of us.
Mar 17, 2015 8:05 AM
We are full supporters of the sunscreen gluestick. It's easier to apply, and when it's easier to apply, you're more likely to reach the recommended frequency of application. Use it for your face and other places, like the back of your ears and neck, that cause trouble when you're trying to put on liquid sunscreen. (Sunscreen in your hair, anyone?) The Sunstick SPF 30 ($8) goes on clear and is made of all organic materials, including jojoba oil and avocado, which work to take even further care of your skin.
Mar 17, 2015 8:00 AM
No buds? No problem. This Blue Dot Bud Vase ($37) is gorgeous as is, but we can't wait to see how it looks with a handful of spring buds - white, yellow, pink, whatever! - inside of it. The deep, beautiful hue of this small dreamy sphere will make any shade or varietal of flower look good.