Simple yet stunning, the Black Moon necklace ($165) from Stella & Bow features a pavé diamond surface sprinkled with tiny freshwater pearls. Maybe it pales in comparison to the natural beauty of the real moon, but it's one of the loveliest pendants we've seen featuring the silvered orb.
We are deeply in lust with the Miista Jayda heels ($270) in black and bronze. And we know we've only just met, but we're pretty sure that we have a future together. From the moment we laid eyes on this beauty, we had glorious visions of introducing Jayda to our entire spring and - dare we say it? - summer wardrobe. It's a big step, we know. But we think this understated yet stunning shoe is ready to go the distance with us, too.
If your first grade report card included the phrase, "colors outside of the lines", you're gonna flip for new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Pencils ($16). There's no binder, no fillers, just intense, vibrant mineral pigments. Use 'em on lips, eyes, cheeks, or any other part of your body you like to draw on. No judgment.
Even Sir David Attenborough would be flummoxed by the placement of the wings on this Vintage Havana top ($56): "This rare Amazonian bird, mentioned only in sketchy travel accounts once every two hundred years, has been spotted again. Its colorful wings have evolved to grow over its belly - and on its back, a mechanism that looks very much like the man-made zipper. We will lie in wait and watch for its extraordinary mating dance."
This Antique Hand Paperclip ($5) from Rose & Grey is by far the fanciest paperclip we've laid eyes on. You could use it to organize your bills and miscellaneous papers, but we think it'd lend a pretty nice helping hand as part of your room decor. Collect a few and have them hold up some of your favorite photographs or travel postcards.
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We know how it goes: you get to bed two hours later than you planned to after scarfing down takeout leftovers and stressing over a Monday morning work meeting. By the time you rise out of restless sleep, you look like you haven't gotten shut-eye in weeks. The vegan Under Eye Elixir ($14) from French Girl Organics is made with organic blue chamomile to combat your under-eye puffiness. It'll soothe your delicate skin while also reducing wrinkle lines and adding moisture. You'll be ready to rock 'n' roll in no time at all.
We're big fans of this whole mismatched earring trend. Whose idea was it to be so symmetrical, anyway? You never see people with matching bracelets on each arm or the same ring on every finger or the same sock on each foot... (oh wait, that last one's just us). Besides, if you had the choice of picking two popsicles out, would you ever choose the same flavor for both? Of course not. These Icypole Enamel Studs ($28) are keeping it real.
Varsity bomber jackets and athletic-inspired casual wear are popping up for spring. We're not sure that we approve (we prefer to avoid looking like high schoolers) but if you're on the hunt for that letterman jacket you never actually earned, it's your lucky day!
OBEY Varsity Lover Bomber Jacket ($30 on sale)
See You Monday Black Varsity Jacket ($44 on sale)
House of Holland Varsity Cardigan ($166 with code 20MORE through 3/10/14)
Fashion Lab Wool and Vegan Leather Varsity Jacket ($12 on sale)
*MKL Collective Letterman Vest in Black ($29 on sale)
Our mothers told us to avoid looking cheap, but we can't help but think frugality is flattering. Does This Make Us Look Cheap? is your Friday dose of sale items to snag over the weekend - because being a tightwad doesn't mean you don't have taste.
Your mother may have always told you not to play with your food, but that same rule shouldn't apply to cats. Since felines are natural hunters, they'll love the thrill of searching for food in the Stimulo Cat Interactive Feeder ($25). Besides, spreading the food between the different tubes forces your kitty to eat slower, which helps to cut down on cat vomit. Don't even pretend you'll miss the cat vomit.
If you've always wanted the badass feel of wearing a leather jacket without actually wearing leather, the (Minus the) Leather Double Peplum Moto Jacket ($118) is one of the most stylish options we've seen. The strong zipper and pleating lines enhance the attitude, while the snap collar adds just the right amount of femininity. Start preparing yourself now for the number of dudes who are going to ask you to ride on the back of their motorcycles.
We have a habit of biting off more than we can chew when it comes to our kitchen endeavors. We really should stick to a simple batch of muffins instead of pressing onward to design muffins with lemon curd centers and browned butter drizzles (no matter how delish the latter sounds!). Likewise, if we're going to go crazy on the cookies, we should employ the help of the Zoo Animal 3D Cookie Cutter Set ($15) from Nordicware. We can mix up a simple sugar cookie mix, cut out shapes, and piece them together with little effort. Sorry, piñata cookies, maybe next time.
It's an envelope for the modern age, one that can't be sent through the USPS and that won't stay closed if you lick it. Inspired by mail icon graphics, this handy envelope ($10) holds the most commonly used tool of correspondence: your iPhone. This sleeve protects your valuable lifeline to the world from scratches and spills, all while making every time you reach for your phone to check a message just that little bit more playful.
We read a lot of fashion blogs (obviously), and something we've never understood is the common critique that any all-over floral pattern on such-and-such top or so-and-so's dress looks like Grandma's curtains or sofa. We think the main problem is using the fabric on home accessories, not the actual floral design. Therefore, we say bring it on, and wholeheartedly support the intricate pattern on this Anna Studio Yleana Sweater ($97).
We swear, every time we get ready to devour a new yummy book, we find out that it's slated to be turned into a movie. Luckily, Jojo Moyes's novel, Me Before You ($9) is still in the early stages of being transferred to the big screen. That means you've got plenty of time to read it and revel in its genius before someone's live-tweeting spoils the ending for you. The poignant love story between small town Louisa and newly wheelchair-bound Will is going to leave you reaching for your box of tissues and thumbing back to page one to start all over again.
Well, yeah! The SJP Slim Peep Toe Pumps ($345) look like they stepped directly out of Carrie Bradshaw's fabulous closet. The three-and-a-half-inch heels are made in Italy and designed by the always chic Sarah Jessica Parker. Her line also includes other, more casual shoes, but if you're gonna channel a fashionista, you may as well go with the showstoppers!