Boats are to water as Zooey Deschanel is to a pair of black tights: neither can really function without the latter. So obviously you know how Deschanel would style this adorable Sailor Dress ($170) from her collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. We'd actually wear it with a pair of beautifully tanned legs - so, uh, maybe black tights for a while for us, too.
We upgraded from a twin bed ages ago, but that isn't stopping us from coveting H&M's Tattoo Duvet Cover Set ($25), which tragically only comes in a twin/full. If you're still stretching out on your childhood mattress, we think this is a steal! Order one stat while we wait and see if they'll roll out with a queen.
We can't pass up a good two-for-one deal (especially if it involves cocktails or makeup). With this Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Blemish Matte Primer ($38), you're really getting two products in one bottle - not only does this primer smooth out your skin texture, it actually contains salicylic acid to treat existing acne and help prevent future breakouts.
It's too darn bad that this Spot-Print Runner ($265) by Lori Shinal is waaay too expensive to seriously consider purchasing. It has a bit of a blue coral vibe, which would lend itself perfectly to rounding out a set of sea-inspired plates and serving platters. (We've got our eyes on a Starfish Mini Dip Cup Set).
Shame is the only thing that prevents us from showing up at the local Krispy Kreme every morning - the day the employees start to identity us as regulars is the day we need to re-evaluate our life choices. Owning a Sunbeam Donut Maker ($29) might not be a step in the right direction, but at least we'd be able to eat doughnuts to our heart and stomach's content in the privacy of our own homes.
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Deciding to not cover yourself in baby oil and lie on the beach isn't enough to prevent skin damage; every day you get unintentional sun exposure that you've got to protect against. One occasion you're probably not counting as being in the sun? Your daily commute. Sunscreen on your hands is great, but Sundriven Driving Gloves ($34) are even better! These super soft gloves block 99% of UVA/UVB rays that damage skin, are made in the USA, and come in a variety of colors. And let's not forget they're super glam - they make us want to hop in a convertible with a big pair of cat-eye sunglasses and a vintage headscarf, stat.
Full disclosure: Outblush received a free sample of this product.
These Havaianas + Mara Hoffman Flip Flops ($44) just may be our newest favorite collaboration. Havaianas's quality sandals and Hoffman's to-die-for prints join together to give us a flip flop we wanna slip into all summer long. There are four different gorgeous patterns, so good luck deciding on which one to order!
The Born in Sweden Bird Feeder ($22) is a great way to get up close and personal with nature for those without the requisite backyard and tree branch for hanging a classic-style bird house. Stick the suction cup to the outside of a window and wait for your new best friends to come. Although your cat may really dig this, the birds may not like getting pounced at while trying to eat, so spare them some heart failure and keep this out of reach of the leaping felines.
Spring is here and you know what that means for the animal kingdom: it's time for the birds and the bees to come out and play - well, in the case of this silk shirt from C. Wonder ($128), the bees at least. Pair the top with some floral patterns or some bird motifs and sit back and let the magic happen.
As the weather warms up and you spend more time outside under the sun, consider keeping some of this De-Slick Mattifying Powder ($32) on hand to make sure your healthy glow doesn't turn into a full-on sweat fest. Made from rice powder and infused with tea tree oil, it soothes your skin while absorbing excess oil and shine.
Pins are child's play. Take voodoo dolls to the next level with the EX Kitchen Knife Set ($87). It's pretty morbid, but as long as you have a sense of humor, there's no better way to store your cooking knives. While we definitely don't advocate butchering your ex-boyfriend, if you wanted to name the knife set figure "Paul" after that cheating bastard who wasted two years of your life, we wouldn't blame you.
No sunshine in sight? Brighten up any room instantly with this Neon Ombre Pink and Orange Rug ($30). (Most accurate item name ever.) Take note that the dimensions here are in centimeters, so remember to look at the other side of the tape measure when determining which size of instant joy best suits your home.
Got yourself a purdy new umbrella to shield your 'do from the spring showers? Awesome! Now make sure you also invest in an umbrella stand, like this one ($68) from Alba, to protect your floors from runoff raindrops. (And even though there's a modern umbrella etched on the front, we bet you can stash tennis rackets and other outdoorsy items in it, too.)
Tumble outta bed and grab your new Dolly Parton Coin Purse ($26) while you head out to put in time at your 9 to 5. It's a rich man's game, true, but your measly paycheck ought to help you fill this zippered pouch with a bit of change and maybe a new tube of lipstick or two.
(Your other purse options include Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and George Jones & Tammy Wynette, just in case you wanna collect the whole country music set.)
The four fresh colors included in Essie's Resort Fling 2014 Mini Set ($10.40) look just as good at the resort as they do at the office. Which is good, since we used up all our vacation time back in January.