Doubtblush: Wild West Clogs

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything Ummm... we aren't sure how... [More]

Months In Bloom Roses

Months In Bloom Roses

Know someone who would love to receive roses for the next 3 months, 6 months or 12 months? The Months In Bloom Roses ($144.99-$554.99) would be the most amazing Valentine's Day gift because it truly is the gift that keeps on giving. They will make a lasting impression and the... [More]

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Celeb Style: Rachel Bilson's Assymetrical Wedges

We wouldn't be caught dead living in the emotionally handicapped fantasy world of the OC, but we would gladly rock Rachel Bilson's shoe choices. Walking along asphalt never looked better in Elizabeth and James Sendi Shoes ($263). The wrap around suede is super elegant and completely contemporary. Honestly, we're already... [More]


Tribute to J.D. Salinger - Typewriter necklace

If you've got an entire Salinger collection on your bookshelf or at the tap of your Kindle, you may be wondering how you can pay homage to one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. We suggest sporting Indie Creations' Typewriter Necklace. It's simple and bare enough to... [More]



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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Golden Half Camera

Hey kids, it's time once again for a word from our photo-gal, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up documentary-style photography and are some of our favorite people to boot. Want more? Check out their blog, look for a daily dose of awesome.... [More]


Sales & Steals: 1/29/10

It's winter. It's blah outside. Why not brighten things up with a little shopping? With that in mind, enjoy this week's sales & steals! Couture Candy - Knock $50 off orders over $75 with coupon code JAN through 01/31/2010 and revel in your new designer duds for less. KMart -... [More]


Masterpiece Classic: Emma

Jeremy Northam's singularly brilliant and swoon-able turn as Mr. Knightley in the 1996 version of Emma aside, the new Masterpiece Classic: Emma miniseries ($22, on DVD 2/9/10) might just be our personal favorite adaptation of Austen's classic novel to date. (Please note: we didn't say the most faithful to Jane... [More]


Beer's Best Friend Cookies

If your beau has a bit of a sweet tooth but you're no Betty Crocker, you might want to order some yummy Beer's Best Friend Cookies ($7 for a dozen) from Buttermilk Bake Shop as a special treat. This chocolate pecan pretzel confection balances sweet and salty, and really, can... [More]


Doubtblush: Gillian Metallic Leather Moccasins in Rose

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything The official description says that... [More]

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Tea Party Candelabra

The Tea Party Candelabra ($398) may be slightly out of our price range, but it would give us the perfect bit of whimsy in our candlelight outfitted decor. This sweetly messy earthenware treat is by Homebakes for Anthropologie, and we are licking our lips just looking at it. Now we... [More]


Melinda Maria Amy Magic Earrings

Stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Julia Roberts adore Melinda Maria Jewelry, and we're smitten, too. Our current must-haves are these Amy Magic Black Diamond CZ Earrings ($180), sure to add a dose of organic style to any outfit. The hammered gold-plated dangles are reminiscent of a mussel shell, IOO, and... [More]


USE Unused Black Front Cross Dress

What a revealing situation! Without having to be too naked, the USE Unused Black Front Cross Dress ($268) allows you to show off your bod in the best of taste. We really revel in the idea of showing off the goods while remaining fairly covered.... [More]


I Love Me Mirrors

Hooray for non-sappy yet still heart-themed Valentine gifts! I Love Me Heart Mirrors ($96) are a gift that will remind your sweetie year-round that you love them. Or, as the name implies, let your inner narcissist out and pick one of these up for yourself.... [More]


Accordion Pleat Skirt

In an effort to evoke our inner ballerina, we put this Accordion Pleat Skirt ($48) on and did twirls until we couldn't see straight. Our gracefulness may not have increased the second this skirt was slipped on, but we'll pretend we've still got all the right moves. For an uber-feminine... [More]

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Hanger Tea Bags

We're still trying to nail down our romantic date ideas for the big day, but having a tea party's always nice. Our caffeine centered thoughts have been pushed into overdrive since we saw the Hanger Tea Bags ($Inquire) by Soon Mo Kay. Equipped with these clever T-shirt inspired cuties, our... [More]


Williams-Sonoma Message-in-a-Cookie Cutters

While most people might use the pre-made phrases from the Message-in-a-Cookie Cutters ($20) to send a sweet sentiment of love, thanks or celebration, we're thinking of using the loose letters to spell out "Wanna bone?" 'cause we're classy sassy like that!... [More]



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Celeb Style: Sandra Bullock Jean Jacket

Airports are stressful enough, so we can't imagine the added anxiety that dodging from the paparazzi creates. Sandra Bullock remains cool and collected while she boards a plane with her biker hubby. Her satin sundress paired with a lightweight jean jacket hints at a possible (and much-needed) vacation. We've never... [More]


Estee Lauder LOVE Kissable Lip Gloss & Hydra Lustre Lipstick

At just $18 a pop, Estee Lauder's limited-edition Kissable Lip Glosses ($18) would make inexpensive, appreciated V-Day gifts for your best girlfriends. These four shimmering, sparkling hued glosses come in a special LOVE-printed container that just makes us smile, darn it, and that doesn't happen nearly enough. Wear alone or... [More]


Fossil Maddox Duffle

We're working on our New Year's resolution (remember those?) to have more fun this year, so we're planning a weekend getaway! Since shopping also falls in the "more fun" category, we decided to spring for a new bag for the road trip. The Maddox Fabric Duffle ($168) was an obvious... [More]

Will You Marry Me Bowl

Will You Marry Me Bowl

Plan on popping the question this Valentine's Day? If so, the Will You Marry Me Bowl ($42) is perfect! Each tiny text bowl is hand-crafted of fine pure white clay, and fired in a kiln. It also has a protective matte finish applied to the surface.... [More]

Anlo Maternity Skinny Jeans

Anlo Maternity Skinny Jeans

For all of our pregnant divas - if you're on the hunt for amazing maternity jeans, look no further. The Anlo Maternity Skinny Jeans ($209) are simply fab! These maternity ankle skinny jeans have front elastic insets and 5" ankle zippers with back patch pockets. Plus you can order them... [More]


Crate & Barrel Parker Spirits Cabinet

The Parker Spirits Cabinet ($379) seems innocent enough - just a simple storage cabinet. It's buttoned up and sleek, but open this baby up and hello, PARTY! Boozehounds, rejoice: the ample storage space and instant surface area allows you to line up shots for all of your friends with their... [More]


Chip the Paper Clip Holder

Aw, i'n't Chip the Paper Clip Holder ($57) just sooo tweet? Terrible jokes aside, we'd love to have one of these dapper birdies perched atop our desk keeping paper clips at the ready & reminding us to post new entries to our Twitter account. See more paperclip holders.... [More]

Kiss and Tell Teddy

Kiss and Tell Teddy

Do you kiss and tell? We normally don't, but with Valentine's Day around the corner we feel compelled to share this fabulous item with you! The Kiss and Tell Teddy ($56) exudes sex appeal. This lace teddy is also super stylish with its monokini silhouette. Last but not least, the... [More]


Eau D'Italie Bath Salts

Just toss a single packet of Eau D'Italie Bath Salts ($35) into your next tub session and transport yourself into an entirely new universe. We call this heaven. Each salt scrub exfoliates and moisturizes our skin with every passing minute that we luxuriously soak. Despite our fingers being a bit... [More]


Spiegel Leather Safari Jacket

Sleek enough to fit underneath your winter parka, this leather jacket is suitable for work and feminine enough for weekend wear. Belted at the natural waist, you'll never feel frumpy with this on. The Spiegel Leather Safari Jacket ($600) is bound to be with you for years to come due... [More]



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Jar Tops

Finally, a use for that peanut butter jar you just licked clean! A+R's set of five Jar Tops ($25) allows you to turn your empty jars into functional containers for other items. You'll reduce waste and un-clutter your cabinets. Besides, sugar is much easier to pour out of a spout... [More]


John Robshaw Block Print Shawls

Famed textile connoisseur John Robshaw has some neat home items. Always ethnic or tribal-inpsired, his pieces are beautifully handcrafted and tell a story all on their own. The inspiration behind some of his pieces is extensive and owning some of his loot makes us feel like a part of a... [More]


The Mineral Case

If you're a mineral makeup fanatic (and who isn't?), you've probably got eight bajillion jars of the stuff cluttering up your bathroom countertop. The Mineral Case ($25 on sale) is designed to solve that problem. It holds up to 18 jars securely and neatly, cutting down on powder spills, and... [More]

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Gold Penknife Necklace

In case the weeks leading up to V-Day - or the date night itself goes, like, really really bad we can cut a bitch with the Gold Penknife Necklace ($55). We don't condone violent outbursts, but we're fiery, so this pendant is the perfect disclaimer for our love interests that... [More]

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V-Day Gifts: The Player

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Special Guest Post by Wonderfelle: Issa Long Sleeve Dress in Bora Bora

Outblush fan and adorable blogger from has taken out some time to pick her most lust-worthy item of the moment and we are more than grateful! Her blog is a saavy assortment of celeb sightings and her favorite items of the season. Her relevance and excitement for the fashion... [More]


An Open Letter to Mariah Carey: Style Guides = Good

Dear Mariah Carey: We think you're insanely, mind-bogglingly talented and beautiful, mmkay? But girlfriend, you are 39 years old and the "18 year old pornstar-Barbie-ingénue" look is not so appropriate anymore, even if you are married to a man nearly a decade your junior. Your new video for "Up Out... [More]


Sweetheart CD

This year's Starbucks Sweetheart CD ($13) is on constant rotation for us right now. The covers of 'love songs' (loosely interpreted) by contemporary artists is a pleasant compilation for head over heels lovebirds, but the mix is also mellow enough for those of us out there who recognize that sometimes... [More]

Lilly Pulitzer Darcia Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Darcia Dress

Share the love this Valentine's Day! The Lilly Pulitzer Darcia Dress ($258) is adorable and you will be giving to a great cause when you sport it around town this summer. 10% of proceeds from this dress go to the Red Cross Relief Efforts in Haiti. Who knew such a... [More]

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Doubtblush: Express Your Invaluable Love for Under $10

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. We can't decide what's the... [More]


Big Love Ice Cream Bowl & Spoon

We've dubbed this the Pimp Cup of Ice Cream and are we're debating gluing crystals onto ours - too much? The heart shaped spoon that comes with the Big Love Ice Cream Bowl ($54) indicates that perhaps you'd be sharing your sweet treat with your lovah, but we're thinking this... [More]


Lancome Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush

Lavender is purportedly one theeeeeeee major colors for spring '11, and Lancôme definitely agrees. Their Ultra Lavande spring collection offers up a hefty dose of purple eye shadows, lip colors, and nail polishes, but we're particularly taken with the Lancôme Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush in Glowy Ballerine ($40). Yes,... [More]


Inpulse Watch Phone

The future is here, people; the Star Trek Wrist Communicator is now an actual working product. Available for pre-order now, the Allerta InPulse ($149) works as an accessory to BlackBerry smartphones, connecting to said phone wirelessly and delivering messages, calendar alerts, and calls to your wrist. We have to admit,... [More]

BCBG Max Azria Scarf Shoulder Top

BCBG Max Azria Scarf Shoulder Top

Get carried away and add a bit of drama to your outfit...innocently! The BCBG Max Azria Scarf Shoulder Top ($188) is a cool aqua and blue ombré print with tiny hearts aflutter. And this sleeveless silk blouse has a dramatic scarf-like detail at one shoulder with a gorgeous rhinestone butterflies... [More]


ASCII Heart Necklace

Here's one for the guys who are here shopping for a gift idea before February 12th - kudos to you! If you've got a tech-savvy lady, she'll appreciate the sweet sentiment and unique style of beckathwia's ASCII Heart Necklace ($150). Who knew the language of love could be so awesomely... [More]


Celeb Style: Sandra Bullock's Striped Blouse

Running about town and going into meeting after meeting is something that our Celeb Style pick this week, Sandra Bullock, knows a lot about. Her countless movies, production company, and side projects force this cover girl to be looking her best throughout the week. She looks particularly stylish in this... [More]


Patricia Nicolas Frogs

Valentine's Day can be more bitter than sweet for those of us sans beloveds. For some of us there are still many frogs left to kiss. Churn up some good love juju with these Patricia Nicolas Frog Earrings ($160). They are delicate and feminine without being twee. Perhaps you have... [More]

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Bullocks Muscle Rub Massage Oil

Because we're too cool (and young) for Bengay, Cowshed's Bullocks Muscle Rub Massage Oil ($26) comes to the rescue of our sore muscles after a hard gym routine. Essential oils of camphor, eucalyptus and clove bud instantly relieves aching, tired muscles, and soothing hemp seed oil provides non-greasy moisture. We... [More]


Alexis Maddox Halter Dress with Ties

Deep v-necks highlight your decolletage in the most decadent of ways. This black and white pattern looks more like paint splatter than an abstract print, which helps to toughen up this girly frock. The Alexis Maddox Halter Dress with Ties ($254) comes fully equipped with a backside sash and a... [More]


Mirrored Op Art

It may be challenging to use for a last-minute makeup application, but this Mirrored Op Art ($238) will be a stunning addition to any room. The cluster of individual mirror pieces will add a striking piece to your apartment; it's like a sophisticated disco ball on your wall.... [More]


Safe Slice

Ever grated your finger into some cheddar cheese or sliced the tip of your knuckle along with a potato? Yeah. OW. Then a Safe Slice ($6) should be your next kitchen purchase. This little finger shield features soft grips to help you "lock on" to the food you're holding, but... [More]


Camilla Skovgaard Python Slip

You could do some serious damage in these Camilla Skovgaard Python Slip ($744) booties. Try to steer clear of uneven sidewalks and cobblestone streets because you'll want to treasure these snakeskin babies for as long as you can. The tie-up backsides harken back to footwear from the forties and that... [More]

Burberry Primrose Heart Umbrella

Burberry Primrose Heart Umbrella

Love is in the air this time of year....and now you will be kicking up your heels in joy and happiness the next time you're stranded in the rain with your Burberry Primrose Heart Umbrella ($125)! The hearts on their signature logo adds a fresh touch...and if you're a Burberry... [More]


Aromachology Custom Perfumes

Aromachology Custom-Blended Perfumes ($60-160) promise to deliver you a completely customized scent based on a personality questionnaire you fill out. We're slightly puzzled by some of the questions, like, "Your position on moisturizer is?" or "What is your favorite way to work out?" but are willing to give it a... [More]

Leather Love Cuff

Leather Love Cuff

The Leather Love Cuff ($75) is a pretty accessory with rockstar appeal! This piece is designed and hand cut in soft premium buttery black leather. The arabesque motifs and swirling tendrils add a romantic flair to an otherwise edgy piece.... [More]


Jalda Crocodile Bean Clutch

Cherry red Italian embossed leather has never looked this good. This delectable Jalda Crocodile Bean Clutch ($312) comes in other colors, but who would ever need anything other than this crimson shade? The bean-shaped handle gives you easy access to all your much-needed belongings when you're out for the evening.... [More]

Personalized Chocolate Heart

Personalized Chocolate Heart

Melt your sweetheart's heart and satisfy their sweet tooth this Valentine's Day! The Personalized Chocolate Heart ($22.50) is created and personalized just for you at the Victoria Pastry Co., which is a destination bakery in San Francisco that specializes in authentic and traditional Italian cakes and confections. Each exquisite heart... [More]


Apple iPad

While the name makes us snicker (hello, does Apple have any women working for them?), it's definitely worth noting that Apple released the iPad yesterday. The tablet is an amped-up iPod touch, but the practical applications are strong - recipes in the kitchen, movies in bed, light enough to travel... [More]


Gold Lancaster Tea Set

This is precisely what we dreamt of when we imagined a tea soiree as a little girl! This shnazzy tea service is gilded to perfection and never loses its shine. The Gold Lancaster Tea Set ($18 - $42) is a diamond in the rough and sits atop our shelves like... [More]


Semi-Circle Shoulder Dress

Not too ornate, not too plain, this Semi-Circle Shoulder Dress ($25) is juuust right. The lightly padded shoulders with chain link epaulet accents aren't too Dynasty, and the hip draping doesn't add so much volume that the wearer resembles an upside-down cupcake. We've also yet to find a girl who... [More]

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Metal Knot Belt

Ground the flighty floral fabrics of coming spring with the simple Metal Knot Belt ($20). The hard edges of the linear metal knots balance an ensemble bordering on too flouncy, but the interesting bowed out leather shape fits with feminine frills. A nice compromise for a tomboy and a toned... [More]


Cafeteria Cup & Tray

Admit it: you still don't like it when foods touch & mix together on your dinner plate. It's okay, sometimes we do, too. Regress back to childhood food phobias with a Cafeteria Cup & Tray ($4 for cup, $10 for tray) and revel in your mac n' cheese staying separate... [More]


V-Day Gifts: The Cynic

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Special Guest Post by Danae from Lovely Particulars: Polaroid Notes

Ladies and gents, our Guest Blogger dedicated to the finer things in life is back! Danae Kelly from Lovely Particulars "work[s] hard during the day to make sure people can walk around in shoes that are as good for their souls as they are for their feet" - She must've... [More]


Old Navy Tie-Front Dress

Wanting to get a little gussied up but not break the bank for date night? A wrap dress is damn near universally flattering (cinched waist, deep V, ooh la la!), and Old Navy's Tie-Front Wrap Dress ($30) is guaranteed to cost less than the sexy underwear you'll splurge on!... [More]

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Printed Wool Cloak

Money worries be damned, we're saving up for the Printed Wool Cloak ($886) by Yigal Azrouel. We'd look like the classiest high fashion super hero wrapped in this pocketed number. With lovely texture and an alluring dark charm, this piece plays on the gothic rocker trend with a new regal... [More]


Your ____ is Huge! Card

*Snerk* Wanna make your lambietoes snugglekins pookie-wookie blush? Hand over a Your _____ is Huge! card ($2.50 each) on Valentine's Day - bonus points if you do it in a crowded fancy restaurant with a string quartet playing tastefully in the background.... [More]


Jaws Salt & Pepper Shakers

We're gonna need a bigger gravy boat. Jaws Salt and Pepper Shakers ($24)... [More]


Philosophy Hot Dots Bubble Bath

Planning on some two-person tub time for the 14th? You probably don't need much to make things any hotter than they'll get on their own, but we suggest you add Philosophy's Cinnamon Hot Dots High-Foaming Bubble Bath ($16) to the tub for some extra spice.... [More]


Celeb Style: Sandra Bullock's Skirt Suit

Looking like a stone cold fox on the set of yet another idealistic romantic comedy, Sandra Bullock never seizes to impress. Her skirt suit hugs her figure and shows off some awe-inspiring curves. As jealous as we may be, we can see ourselves looking quite foxy in a Tahari by... [More]


Santana Women's Puddles Rain Boot

If your part of the world has been drenched with rain lately, you might be in the frame of mind to appreciate a really nice set of rain boots. (Just ask the Outblush editor who went out for lunch about ten minutes before a cloudburst last week.) These Santana Puddles... [More]

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Insects Know Their Lives Painting

If we decided to decorate our walls with the joyful colors and mesmerizing geometric power of Maya Hayuk's Insects Know Their Lives Painting ($450), we probably wouldn't regret it. This acryilic and ink piece pulsates with energy and its title implies some connection to bugs of the world. A visionary... [More]


Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick

Even more so than diamonds, lipstick is a girl's best friend, since it instantly changes the way your whole face looks and brightens up your mood at a nicer price. Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick ($30) is one of our femme fatale favorites, available in 19 shades of seductive, long, long-lasting perfection.... [More]

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Magnifying Sconce

If we fancied the Magnifying Sconce ($48) enough to buy it, we'd certainly use a more interesting candle than this boring white one. Supposedly "a single candle's flicker can illuminate a room from this iron perch" thanks to a magnifying glass disc. That's economical, innovative, and all well and good,... [More]


Sir Alistair Rai Gayatri Mantra Peace Wrap

Bundle yourself in heavenly joy with the help of the Sir Alistair Rai Gayatri Mantra Peace Wrap ($128). Nothing says tranquility like a zen-inducing accessory covered in peace signs. We especially adore the large size because it helps to customized different looks with the scarf. A fling over the shoulder,... [More]

Taffeta Rosette Bubble Dress

Doubtblush: Taffeta Rosette Bubble Dress

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything Hmmm....what could they be thinking?... [More]


Devil in an Apron Parisian Macarons

Macarons (or macaroons, whatevs) are the latest foodie fad, but sister, they are hard to make just right - that crispy-yet-chewy, pillowy-textured little dollop of tastiness can take hours to do right. Not a baking pro? Neither are we. Ergo, we love Devil in an Apron's Parisian Macarons ($30). This... [More]


Knit Panda

Looking for a Valentine gift for your littlest love? This Knit Panda ($88) is a hand-made gift that'll be there for a bear hug anytime your babe needs one.... [More]

Bop Basics Fedora

Bop Basics Fedora

Calling all of our fellow fedora whorahs? The Bop Basics Fedora ($65) is an open-weave paper-straw fedora with a spectacular navy woven fabric band. We'll make all the boys' heads turn as you strut your stuff on your Spring getaway!... [More]


Garden in a Bag

Despite having the blackest of thumbs, we're actually managing to keep our Garden in a Bag ($9) alive, which makes us think you probably could too. We're not so sure about re-potting our basil, sage, orgeano, etc. but the fact that it's living and growing now is a great confidence... [More]


Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Book of Shadows

Is anyone else incredibly excited for the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland? Since the original books are already acid trips, we're sure Burton's spin will have us wondering if we imbibed some "Drink Me!" potions ourselves. Available for a limited time only (it sold out within hours at... [More]


Soap and Glory Arch de Triumph

Thick, well-groomed eyebrows a lá Brooke Shields are back, thank God, but if you're not careful, they can literally add shadows under your eyes. The Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph set ($10) includes professional brow shaping stencils so you can find your perfect brow, plus a double-ended eyebrow pencil... [More]


Junco Doorknob

For those of us who just can't stop hoarding tchotchkes, ahem, we mean artfully decorating, let us recommend a functional home accessory. The crisp and colorful natural imagery on the Junco Doorknob ($42) pops on white ceramic. Note the friendly birdy - very inviting, indeed.... [More]


David Lerned Cutout Dress

No, your eyes aren't fooling you. This dress was actually made to have the sleeve cutout in it and we can't help but find the quirky design quite intriguing. Walking around in a David Lerned Cutout Dress ($198) makes us feel a bit edgier than the sea of girls stomping... [More]


Frenchy Style Earrings

Betsy and Iya do extraordinary things with found objects of all varieties and these Je T'aime earrings ($25) are no exception. "I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow" - not only is this a great line from a Stevie Wonder song, it's also the... [More]


Chef'n G'Rabbit Jr. Salt and Pepper Set

Behold the Chef'n G'Rabbit Jr. Salt and Pepper Set! ($20) Although we're generally allergic to unnecessary apostrophes in cute names, we're willing to overlook them in this case, because these salt and pepper bunnies are just that darling. You squeeze their little ears together to grind the salt and pepper!... [More]


Tsumori Chisato Ribbon Applique Tee

We know that it's a bit quirky with the bow cascading down the front of the tee, but we can't help but gush at how precious this is! The Tsumori Chisato Ribbon Applique Tee ($479) is definitely not made for kids (with that price tag) but might be perfect for... [More]


The Banana Bag

Self-righteous canvas grocery bags & totes get a tad annoying, but you have to admit it's also kinda fun when you can carry something like OneLanguageLabel's The Banana Bag ($110). Made from natural canvas, it comes with an extra laptop sleeve and multiple pockets inside. The lining is printed with... [More]


Special Guest Post by The Glass Closet: Cindy Says Sabrina Pumps

Hello everyone! Nicole Stith of The Glass Closet is here to tell you about her fav new item of the fall. Her fashion blog feeds our cravings for all things stylish and this girl always knows how to pick the best pieces of the season that won't break our banks!... [More]


V-Day Gifts: The Hipster

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


ASOS Longline Shirt

It's still dull and grey outside but we can look forward to better days by warming up our closets with cheery spring styles. This ASOS Longline shirt ($42) is beguiling. It's the kind of fresh, easy shirt you could live in come summer. Since the waist is a bit pronounced... [More]

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Wood Tweed Bootie

Peeking pops of color light up the graphic weave of the Wood Tweed Bootie ($100) from Osborn Design Studios. Luxurious soft leather soles, rubber heel pads, and comfy latex/cotton insoles were handcrafted in Guatemala City from locally sourced materials. Continuing with the twist on classic patterns, these distinctive kicks are... [More]


Stump Ring

Hey guys! For Valentine's Day, give your girl some wood. [Thanks Megan!] Stump Ring ($210 w/initials, $170 w/o)... [More]


Georgetown Cupcakes

The cupcake craze is officially here to stay... seriously, who doesn't love a cupcake? They're the perfect little indulgences that won't pack on the pounds--that is, if you can stop at just one, particularly if it's a Georgetown Cupcake. ($29 for 1 dozen + shipping fees) They're light, fluffy, rich... [More]


Give Me Some Lip

A holiday based on smooching is the perfect excuse to buy more lipstick and gloss, right? Get a big bang for your buck with Sephora's Give Me Some Lip Set ($25). The set includes seven different sticks, stains and glosses in flattering shades of red and pink, so you're sure... [More]


Babette Ballinger Drape Front Cardigan Twin Set

Call it taking the easy way out, or just being plain lazy, but a sweater set makes us giddy with glee. Why not take out the mundane guesswork of matching tops to sweaters when you can nab a Babette Ballinger Drape Front Cardigan Twin Set ($68)? Both shell and sweater... [More]


Creativedexterity Power Symbol Ring

Who's got the power? You do! Put on this Power Symbol Ring ($72) and get out there and kick today's @$$.... [More]


Bond Street Chocolates Alcohol-Infused Bonbons

Alcohol + chocolate = very giddy, tipsy OB staff. Bond Street Chocolate's Alcohol-Infused Bonbons ($16 for a 6pc box, on sale) promise a serious punch, as the filling of each is heavily infused with either Bourbon, Brazilian Cachaca, Armagnac, Tequila, Elderflower Liqueur, Absinthe, or Vodka. Just one of these beauties... [More]


Celeb Style: Sandra Bullock's LBD

Take it from us, this week's Celeb Style star works the red carpet like no one else. Her goofy demeanor is hardly visible when she struts her hot stuff for the photogs. Sandra Bullock's poise is the only thing that shines through when she shows up looking like this to... [More]

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Murano Glass Millefiori Heart Bracelet

The sweet-as-candy Murano Glass Millefiori Heart Bracelet ($10), would make us look like a twelve year old. We could only rock this tiny trail of hearts spotted with colorful daisy-ish flowers if we knew it came from the bottom of our honey's heart. That would actually be cute.... [More]


Bright Star

Jane Campion knows what women want to watch, and Bright Star ($20) is no exception. The tale of the love story of poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne has a sweeping scope, but it's the details that make the movie shine. We'll warn you ahead of time: this isn't a... [More]


Simone Perele Demi Bra

There's no rule that Valentine lingerie has to be red, or that your boudoir attire is only sexy if it's black. For that matter, there's no rule that you need to wear anything to be a vixen, but if you happen to be searching for a little somethin' somethin' to... [More]

Lemonaid Detox and Balance Set

Lemonaid Detox and Balance Set

The Lemonaid Detox and Balance Set ($45) will give your digestive tract the weekend off with this terrific 2-day cleanse. It is designed to rid the body of toxins and impurities while helping you eliminate excess pounds. This rather putrid tasting combo consists of lemon, purified water, maple syrup and... [More]


Olivia Harris Studded Baby Ball

This Olivia Harris Studded Baby Ball ($295) is the epitome of a hobo bag, a shape that's been getting a lot of play lately. The bulbous handbag is deep enough to store lots of goodies, but isn't great for toting around books and papers. This tote is all about having... [More]


Maternity Military Jumper

If you're a mom-to-be who's up on current fashion, you may be lusting after military jackets, but at this point, you know there's no way to squeeze a fitted jacket over your baby bump. Stay on-trend and comfortable in this Maternity Military Jumper ($80) which has the detailing to be... [More]


D'Lish Ostrich Feather Gloves

Famed burlesque performer & costume designer Catherine D'Lish is known for her lush, erotic performances and skillful use of props, like her fabulously frilly D'Lish Ostrich Feather Gloves. ($110) Use 'em to add a little snap & tickle to that V-Day striptease you're planning for that special someone. We recommend... [More]

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Doubtblush: Valentine's Day 101 - Smooth Jazz Grooves

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything Sweet Jesus, save us from... [More]


Leather Flex Bowl

We're not sure how the Leather Flex Bowl ($Inquire) from Suite NY stays structurally sound, but it's still an interesting idea. Whether purely decorative or otherwise, this thing is essentially a nicely textured ruffle that hits the safari neutral trend on the head. Adding some crinkly tans to our room... [More]


Bordello Hot Pink Glitter Platform Pumps

We decidedly featured the hot pink version of these glittery heels because whoever finds these wearable, will certainly prefer neon brights to more subdued hues. The black version is definitely more elegant, but there's no denying that these shoes are packed with character. The Bordello Hot Pink Glitter Platform Pumps... [More]



Let the world know you're queen of the Twitterverse with your very own twitter-fied jewelry. Twittabling allows you to wear your Twitter handle around your neck (starting at $50), wrist (starting at $55), or even on the inside of a wedding band (starting at $79). Own your nerdiness and, while... [More]

Trophy Wife and Stud Muffin Mugs

Trophy Wife and Stud Muffin Mugs

We've found the perfect gift for that powerful couple we all envy just a bit! The Trophy Wife and Stud Muffin Mugs ($35) are a sight to behold just like their owners. This pair of mugs will have everyone around talking and they should. You're bound to be noticed... [More]


Tarte multipLEYE Mascara

The savvy beautistas over at Tarte have done it again with newTarte MultiplEYE Mascara ($24). This genius AIO product combines a nourishing, volumizing black mascara with their clinically proven (and OB favorite) Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Serum. The result, over time, is soft, luxuriously full, long lashes thanks to their... [More]


Sugar Affair Cakes

These Heart Petite Fours by a Sugar Affair ($15 for a dozen) are not just delicious but also customizable. You can please any palette by choosing from several cake and icing options, and the decorations can range from platonic (You're the best!) to steamy (Do me!). If your sweetheart doesn't... [More]


Always Sunny by Sunny Leigh Cascading Ruffle Crushed Top

This model seems nothing short of ecstatic to be wearing this top and what's key here is that she looks great in it! There's nothing more vibrant to wear than an Always Sunny by Sunny Leigh Cascading Ruffle Crushed Top ($30), and in this pattern no less! The long sleeves... [More]

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Knife Print Tee

Wear both sides of the double-edged sword of womanhood with the Knife Print Tee ($36) by Thief and Bandit. The handprinted antique knife pattern gives a razor sharp bite to the sweetheart shape, and the implied form joggles the imagination. It turns out we can be super comfy in a... [More]


V-Day Gifts: The Workaholic

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Special Guest Post by Femme Rationale: Kanebo Resche Deep Repair Hair Mask

For our daily hit of all things newsworthy, snerk-able, and covetable, we can't stay away from Nina at Femme Rationale. Her stiletto-sharp wit and cool sense of style on the cheap have opened our eyes and expanded our browser bookmarks list tenfold - not to mention left more $$ in... [More]


Huntress Playsuit

There aren't many jumpsuits that we feel confident about pulling off: far too often we feel like we're wearing a 1970's Halloween costume where all of our bulges and rolls show through. This Huntress Playsuit ($150), however, is one of those exceptions to the rule. Perfect to wear to work... [More]


Folderix Flash Drive

You use your flash drive to store documents (and the occasional music file or cute puppy picture, but whatever), so it only makes sense that it looks like a folder, right? Right. Folderix ($44) keeps things simple, and we like that.... [More]


Rosanna Cioccolato Collection

Who needs a Valentine when you have chocolate? (Possibly a cliché, but definitely true!) We're thinking about hosting a chocolate-themed party on the 14th and what better to help set the mood than the Cioccolato Collection? Serve hot chocolate out of the mugs ($40 for 4), set bon bons and... [More]


Design Editions for Gap Suede Boots

When Pierre Hardy's wood and leather sandals for Gap first hit the stores, they were sold out within mere minutes. The urban legend-esque shoes were coveted among the masses, but hardly anyone could figure out how to get their paws on them. Luckily for us, we found a pair for... [More]


PicPocket Books

Technology's come a long way, and it's about time that extended towards parenting tools! PicPocket Books ($1-4) are a godsend for busy parents with packed purses. Download books of your choice (choose from ones for all ages) onto your iPhone and revel in the suddenly quiet, absorbed child beside you.... [More]

Red Velvet Heart Cake

Red Velvet Heart Cake

Ummm....yummy! If your valentine is a fan of red velvet, you're in luck! The Red Velvet Heart Cake ($68) features two luscious layers of rich, fudgy devil's food cake with fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting. The scarlet hue is incredible, rich cocoa taste is delectable is simply marvelous. Best of... [More]


iKaraoke Microphone

The iKaraoke microphone ($15) may very well be the mother of all iPod accessories (at least until they come up with something that cleans your house). Plug it into your iPod and stereo system aaaaaaand - BOOM you have an instant karaoke machine. The device isolates the vocal track of... [More]


Proenza Schouler One Button Blazer

Since few things out there justify their overwhelming cost, sticker shock isn't lost on us (even if we are in the fashion biz) and we want good deals just like the rest of you. Tailored outerwear, however, is something that we find okay (within moderation of course) to splurge on.... [More]


Sirch Olga Rocker

It's hard to keep an un-cluttered home when you have little kids and seemingly endless toys for them filling every corner. If you've accepted the inevitable and embraced the tidal wave of toys, why not at least try and get some eye-catching items? The Olga Wooden Rocker ($280) by Sirch... [More]


Hayden Harnett Burke Satchel

Purple has been huge on runways and red carpets for spring 2010. If you're afraid of looking like a cluster of grapes, accessories are a great way to wear the trend. Before they're all gone, snag a Hayden Harnett Burke Satchel in aubergine at Guiltless Purse ($370, retail price is... [More]


Philosophy Color of Grace Coloring Book

Makeup & fragrance in one? Uh, sold? Philosophy's spring makeup line, the Color of Grace collection, has their top-selling fragrance, Amazing Grace, built right in. The colors are a dreamy, angelic pink, oh-so-wearable, and long-lasting. We love the Philosophy Color of Grace Coloring Book Perfect Pink Face Palette ($35) as... [More]



Keeping your pooch hydrated on the go can be a bit of a pain - it's not really feasible to carry a bowl on your morning run. However, there's a solution! Bowldog ($7) is a flat, flexible fold of plastic that becomes a sturdy bowl when filled with water. When... [More]


Liberty of London Clutch

Our weekday bags are packed with gym shoes, diapers, laptops, text books, and all manner of objects that make up the hustle and bustle of daily life. It's a relief to swap out the mission control satchels for something sleek and mingle-worthy. This Liberty of London satin clutch ($69) is... [More]


Rachel Leigh Fitz Bracelet

Rachel Leigh Jewelry's Fitz Bracelet ($326) is so sparkly, it'll catch what weak, watery rays of sunshine there are in winter and magnify 'em so you think it's (sigh) spring. Champagne and faux topaz crystals surround a reverse-set brilliant cut gold gem centerpiece, but it's the clear crystals that are... [More]


Uncommon Haiti Relief Cases

Be forewarned, we're about to introduce you to a site that you could waste a lot of time on. Uncommon allows you to customize a case for your iphone with any image you like. You can use one of your own images or browse the artwork of hundreds of people... [More]

Cakes Cutting Board

Cakes Cutting Board

Treat the baker in your life to an adorable new cutting board that she will adore! The Cakes Cutting Board ($36) will help your favorite baker roll dough, display cupcakes and chop or dice ingredients on a clean, stain-resistant surface. Plus it can withstand temperatures up to 525°F and it... [More]


Myne Carrie Skirt

The banded waist on this mini skirt gives our belts a tiny vacation. Wearing the confetti pattern, which is multicolored, helps us not feel so bad for wearing black all the time. The Myne Carrie Skirt ($198) has supreme pleats everywhere you could imagine and features two slant hip pockets... [More]


Celeb Style: Sandra Bullock's Purple Dress

It's no secret that Sandra Bullock has been having one helluva year. Her most successful year, in terms of box office sales and critic acclaim, is finally here with her hit The Blind Side. Not only is Sandy paparazzi shy, down to Earth, and an entrepreneur with numerous businesses outside... [More]


BookBook Leather Case

The Twelve South BookBook Hardback Leather Case ($80) for the Macbook and Macbook Pro conjures up the musty ambience of library stacks, Masterpiece Theater, and those days when people actually read books. The BookBook's rigid leather covers, velvet interior, and dual-zipper closure ensure that its high-tech charge is safe from... [More]


ReKnit Old Sweaters

If you have a favorite old sweater that the cat ripped into or is a bit out of style send it to ReKnit and have it remade into something new, different, and useful. This month your old sweater (or the new sweater you got for Christmas from Auntie Lou and... [More]



Filed under, "Why didn't we think of this?" are TravelStacks, ($19) eminently useful three-tiered containers that fit into car cupholders. Use 'em to store lunches, change, keys, parking tickets, or whatever else is currently clogging up your glove box that you use on a daily basis. The containers are detachable,... [More]


Erich Ginder Ghost Antler Coat Rack

Don't like the idea of mounting a big fat deer's head on your wall? We thought we didn't either especially when we saw this Erich Ginder Ghost Antler Coat Rack ($230) on a recent shopping excursion. It pronounces your house "animal-friendly" and shows guests of your home your eclectic style.... [More]

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Juicy Couture Mini Charm Valentine's Day Bracelet

Accessorizing is sugary sweet this time of year, and we'll be ushering in the prettiest pastels of spring with the Juicy Couture Mini Charm Valentine's Day Bracelet ($78). Darling charms - an engagement ring, a rose, a crystal encrusted Juicy heart, a candy heart, and cupid himself dangle and jangle... [More]

Lady Cheese Grater

Lady Cheese Grater

Who wouldn't love this royal little lady in the kitchen? The Lady Cheese Grater ($38) adds a charming accent to any kitchen countertop. This royally playful design has a sturdy stainless steel cone with a nonskid rubber base. Best of all, there are three different hole sizes to grate cheese,... [More]

Haiti Relief Polo Shirt

Haiti Relief Polo Shirt

Ralph Lauren has created a special polo shirt to help those in Haiti. The Haiti Relief Polo Shirt ($98) is a limited-edition polo shirt, which supports the Haitian relief efforts. This polo has a slim, skinny fit from breathable cotton mesh and is finished with iconic embroidery and the Haitian... [More]

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Don't Be Puzzled Martini Glass

The game of love is confusing, and the Don't Be Puzzled Martini Glass ($24) seems to be an ode to the jigsaw puzzle of broken hearts that scatters our past. Ok, that was a downer, but this idea is a blast, we promise. Designer Tracy Lolita Yancey has created stick... [More]


Pamela McCoy Dome Button Detail Distressed Jacket

Just snap it up and go! That's the idea behind the Pamela McCoy Dome Button Detail Distressed Jacket ($137). The shnazzy button closures and fitted silhouette are universal enough to wear for ages. This is the kind of jacket that always has a style, but will never go out of... [More]


Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish

We've enjoyed green nail polish for years, even when the tastemakers wanted nothing to do with it. We're faithful girls. But it's nice to see an old friend get some recognition, so we'd like to call out essie's Mint Candy Apple shade ($8) before the new hues come in and... [More]


Paloma Necklace

Oh, you didn't know? Teal is back, and no, it's not 1994 again. Add a punch of blue-green luster to a cardi-and-cami combo when you don LuxeDeluxe's Paloma Necklace ($36). It features an antique vanilla Lucite 3-D rose and teal glass pearls set into distressed brass filigree links for a... [More]

Hot Chocolate Maker

Hot Chocolate Maker

Ahh, for those of us that crave true comfort food during the winter, the Hot Chocolate Maker ($100) is a must-have! It will become an instant hit in your kitchen. You can also froth milk for lattes, cappucinos, or chai teas. Plus you can use the "Cool Mix" function to... [More]


The Secret Language of Flowers

Roses are red, violets are (well, they're not, but we'll say they are) blue - but what you really need is something that says "our damaged trust is healing, but I need time and quiet to decide how I feel about you". We know that love can be complicated like... [More]

Vintage Filigree Stud Earrings

Vintage Filigree Stud Earrings

Do you love the unique look of vintage jewels? If so, the Vintage Filigree Stud Earrings ($14) will be right up your alley. These simple stud earrings are vintage inspired with filigree and a round jade stone. Plus the tiny price is pretty nice!... [More]

Robin's Egg Soaps

Robin's Egg Soaps

These Robin's Egg Soaps ($55) would look stunning nestled in a graceful glass apothecary jar in your pretty powder room. Each soap is vegetable-based and french-milled. Plus they have soothing extracts of chamomile and meadowsweet. And the exfoliating speckles are due to the oatmeal and wheat ingredients.... [More]

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Heart Measuring Cups

Our mamas taught us that lots of love went into every meal they made us, and we can continue the tradition with these Heart Measuring Cups ($12). If we're baking someone a cake, of course it's gunna come from a kitchen full of TLC... Are they too adorable for our... [More]


Simple Vest

We would never think to wear this without anything underneath (as the model does in the picture), but we do think this Simple Vest ($19) would look faboosh with a plain tank! It might get a tid breezy to go upper-commando in this top but the overall style of the... [More]


Sales & Steals: 1/22/10

We figured you might all need a little midwinter comfort this week, so treat yourself to some spring-scented bath products, new shoes, new lingerie, and new clothes. We feel better already... don't you? Crabtree & Evelyn - Save $10 off a $40 order with coupon code LOVE40. Expiry unknown. [More]


V-Day Gifts: The Geek

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Personal Shopper: Liisa's Ultimate White Search Quest

The white button-down shirt: bane of cater waiters and staple of the young professional's wardrobe. Devoted reader Liisa sent us an email asking if we could help her find "...the perfect white button down shirt. Or at least several really fantastic ones. I see them every once and a while... [More]


Special Guest Post by Matt Jacobson: Sundance Fashion

Here is yet another deliciously delectable guest post by none other than Matt Jacobson from His blog takes us on a wild ride through Matt's life - don't know about you, but we're soaking up every minute of it. The Sundance Film Festival opens this weekend, and as serious... [More]


Celeb Style: Eva Mendes' Coverup

Life ain't too shabby when you've got a hot bod, hot boyfriend with a hot bod, and a yacht ready for the taking. Soaking up the sun with the aforementioned in tow, Eva Mendes knows how to dress at sea with a leopard sheer coverup. We don't know how we... [More]

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Graphite Objects

Old fashioned and beautiful, Graphite Objects ($190) seem to recall traditional writing utensils. We'd pair the quill with a simple stationery set for a killer love letter writing set. Constructing a V-day gift from left field will encourage creativity and romance. We're crossing our fingers that we'll swoon at a... [More]

P.S. I Love You Pillowcases

P.S. I Love You Pillowcases

Surprise your sweetheart this Valentine's Day! Create a serene and romantic setting in your boudoir with the P.S. I Love You Pillowcases ($50). Knowing how much you are loved will enhance pleasant and sweet slumbers.... [More]


Pott Anello Amuse Bouche Set

Make like Thomas Keller or Joël Robuchon and start your next at-home fancy dinner à deux with an amuse bouche, or "mouth amuser," a bite-sized appetizer designed to whet the palate for the culinary delights forthcoming. Don't worry about five-star plating, though; just serve your bouche-lets on a Pott Anello... [More]

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Red Heart Lights

We're busy gathering the ingredients for the sexiest night of the year, and we have almost everything we need. Beyond seductive lingerie: check; new bedroom toys to debut: check; ultimate sultry lighting: check, thanks to the Red Heart Lights ($14). Styled correctly, these aren't cheesy at all. With our bedroom... [More]


Tweak Asymmetrical Pendant Necklace

We're not ashamed to admit that we discovered Tweak Jewelry through our favorite country blogger, The Pioneer Woman...What? We're city girls, ergo we can't enjoy reading about calf nuts and gardening? Think again. The line features intriguingly different chunky stones like sardonyx (such a cool name for a supervillain, no?),... [More]


Amy Butler Rugs

Amy Butler is a popular designer around here, and with good reason: her naturally inspired textiles in vivid, poppy hues are just plain addictive. Check out her line of Amy Butler for Chandra Rugs ($108-1466 depending on size of rug) and see which is the perfect one to brighten up... [More]

Be & D Garbo Studded Satchel

Be & D Garbo Studded Satchel

Grey matters! The Be & D Garbo Studded Satchel ($1,090) is a spectacular handbag, offering sophisticated rocker style. This supple, buttery smooth lambskin satchel is lined with faux roccia trim, and the top zip closure features easy access to the lined interior, which has a zippered pocket, cell phone pocket,... [More]


Eva Franco Swan Lake Dress

How do designers come up with lovelies like this asymmetrical wonder? We dig the neutral colors in the fabric as well as the interesting pattern. Throw up the hair, toss on some chandelier earrings, and you've got yourself a knock-out look in this Eva Franco Swan Lake Dress ($196).... [More]


Bear Pancake Pan

Have you ever tried making a novelty shaped pancake freeform? Yeah, those hearts end up looking like deformed livers, and your tree more like a nuclear mushroom cloud. Whip up a batch o' Bisquick with a Bear Pancake Pan ($11) and you'll be the hero of the under-twelve set at... [More]


Doubtblush: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male USB Widget

Sure, fragrance is a great go-to Valentine's present. It's classy, intimate, and you're almost certain of success if you can sneak a look at your sweetie pie's dresser in advance. And it's true that all those neat matching goodies (soaps, minis, travel sets, etc.). work better as gifts than as... [More]

Love Stinks Soap

Love Stinks Soap

Are you one of the many that ban Valentine's Day from your love life? Or are you still searching for a Valentine? The Love Stinks Soap ($8) may help you feel a bit better on this Hallmark Holiday. This thick, heart-shaped bar of soap with "Love Stinks" engraved on the... [More]


Whitley Kros Emma Dress

Easy, breezy, and beautiful is exactly how we feel when we're wearing our Whitley Kros Emma Dress ($225). The bright red is a great option, but we decided to go for the shocking teal color to offset our pale skin. We can't wait to wear this over our bikini in... [More]


Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hypershadow

Some crossovers (Leighton Meester's new album, anyone?) can leave you underwhelmed and skeptical, but not celeb jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino's new makeup capsule collection for Sephora! The "queen of irreverent luxury" has created a line of makeup with crystal-accented packaging that looks like jewelry itself, but the fun doesn't stop... [More]

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Art Jewelry Today 2

If there are any desperate dudes out there hunting for the perfect gift for his jewelry hungry gal, peruse Art Jewelry Today 2 ($35) for a few minutes to get some ideas. We promise you'll find something completely unique for that special someone. The title doesn't lie - all the... [More]


V-Day Gifts: The Romeo

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Acme Bowler Camera Bag

If you're toting around a DSLR camera (yeah, we know, that went over some of your heads, it's ok), chances are your bag isn't as stylish as you'd like. If you're looking for something a little offbeat that's still going to be functional and protect your sweet, sweet photo-takin' equipment,... [More]


Thecraftpantry Robot Love Cards

Beep boop bop beep boop. These Robot Love Cards ($9 for 6) are way cooler than those Twilight ones you were considering. Plus, they're recycled!... [More]


Whip It

The DVD of Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It, ($19, out 1/26/10) is a fast, bumpy ride, just like the roller derby world it's set in. Ellen Page's game turn as Bliss Cavendar, new recruit to the Hurl Scouts, offers laughs and a surprising amount of heart, but it's the... [More]


Locher's Lipstick Case

Some days, everyone else sucks we're our own biggest fan, and on days like that, we take pleasure in using our Red Stripe Lipstick Case ($25) with its cheeky cheer up message.... [More]


Sleep/Fuck Eyemask

We don't believe in romantic subtleties when we're PMSing, so our lover's gunna have to roll with the straightforward punches of the Sleep/Fuck Eyemask ($75) from now on. Ugh, beating around the bush is so annoying - it's gunna feel good to be so silently communicative. Way to be sassy,... [More]

Hanky Panky Thong Bouquet

Hanky Panky Thong Bouquet

Chocolates and roses are so predictable on Valentine's Day, right? So who wouldn't love to be showered with thongs rolled into roses? We certainly would...and of course they just happen to be the most comfortable thongs ever! The Hanky Panky Thong Bouquet ($130) consists of 6 one size fits most... [More]


Maxine Studded Wedge

Here are a pair of wedges that are fiercely fashionable and comfortable. Yes, we said it. Finally a shoe that meets your needs on both levels. These two paths don't cross very often so we suggest you take full advantage and get a pair of Maxine Studded Wedges ($153) as... [More]


Calendar Necklace

This Dalla Nonna Calendar Necklace ($150) is a cool way to keep a special date close to the heart and we think that it's the perfect v-day gift for your mom, a new mom or perhaps someone who just got married. Each calendar is suspended from an 18-inch chain and... [More]


To The Moon, Alice Valentine's Day Cards

Remember Valentine's Day in grade school, when everyone got to spend an afternoon creating their own card holders for their desk (with a resulting glue-and-glitter mess in the classroom), and then we all got a card from everyone in our class, plus sugary treats? Those were the days, people. We... [More]


Doubtblush: Demeter Poison Ivy Shower Gel

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything Okay. We in fact think... [More]


Cargo Ribbon Box

Does having a storage area dedicated to gift wrap mean we're real adults now? We've finally moved past throwing gifts in re-used gift bags and have ourselves a dedicated place for all of our shiny paper and colorful tissue. The Cargo Ribbon Box ($12) is hugely helpful with its 6... [More]


TINte Cosmetics Match Books

Slip a TINte Cosmetics Match Book ($28) in your purse for on-the-go beauty anytime. Each of the three compacts - blushed beauty, natural beauty, and smoky eyes - contain two eye shadow colors, cream eyeliner, blush, 2 lip glosses, and 2 brushes for a perfectly coordinated look. The lid even... [More]


Celeb Style: Eva Mendes' Bright Yellow Dress

The wallflowers of the fashion world may want to skip this post. Bright yellow isn't a color for the faint at heart, but when worn with enough confidence to light up a city, yellow is remarkable. Eva Mendes definitely doesn't need any confidence pointers, as we can tell from her... [More]


Plucked Petals Measuring Spoons

We'd already gone head over heels for Florist Measuring Cups, ($36) so it's only natural our hearts are going pitter-pat over these delightful, diminutive Plucked Petals Measuring Spoons. ($24) Four hand-painted flower measuring spoons nestle daintily into a branch-shaped holder, adding a bloom of color to any kitchen counter. Tip:... [More]


Amrita Singh Cocoa Single Pearl Bib Necklace

Amrita Singh makes some of the most magnificent Indian-inspired pieces around. Her costume jewelry is incredibly well-priced for the intricacy and quality of her work. Each piece is special in it's very own way, but we've fallen head over heels for this Amrita Singh Cocoa Single Pearl Bib Necklace ($250).... [More]


New York Delft Tableware

Here's a five-piece porcelain place setting that features graffiti, but looks like traditional Dutch Delft. That's dope ya'll, Snookie would approve. Get your New York Delft Tableware ($100) before they are all gone. Fist Pump!... [More]


ASOS Wide Leg Trousers

Even for creative dresses work apparel can start to feel a bit like a uniform. Knee length skirts, fitted pants, and conservative blouses become your black and white stripes from 9 to 5. Keep it interesting with these Wide Leg Trousers ($60). The higher waist, oversized hem, and suspenders create... [More]


Single Dress Stitched Bust Dress

Some sugar and spice makes everything nice, right? This heart-stopping number is a perfect combination of both. The Single Dress Stitched Bust Dress ($218) has all your curves in control and on display in the sexiest of ways. We instantly feel all eyes on us when we wear this out.... [More]

Deux Lux Ruffle Satchel

Deux Lux Ruffle Satchel

We're letting the cat out of the bag....The Deux Lux Ruffle Satchel ($68) is an incredible handbag for the Spring season. It's oversized and extra roomy for all of your goodies plus the flirty leather-like ruffles will have you tickled pink.... [More]


Bacon, Eggs and Toast with Butter Scarf

We might get mocked a bit for donning Bacon, Eggs and Toast With Butter Scarf, ($38), but we can legitimately say it's not cheesy... nor will we get egg on our faces! (Ha) Unfortunately, this scarf is actually hand-crocheted from yarn, so you can't just nip off a piece if... [More]


Guiltless Purse giveaway winner!

It's time, ladies and gentlefolk, to announce the lucky, lucky winner of our fabulous Guiltless Purse giveaway! Faithful OB reader Michelle D. won the dark brown Kooba clutch, and her new year's resolution was " drive more. I know it is probably opposite to what people are doing these days,... [More]

Gucci Trolley

V-Day Gifts: The Metrosexual

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Arcona Men Resolve Soothing Aftershave Balm

You may think aftershave only benefits him, but you're wrong: razor burn from kissing a stubbly-chinned hipster is a) itchy, b) burny, and c) hard to cover up with concealer. For Valentine's Day, snag him a bottle of Arcona Men Resolve Soothing Aftershave Balm ($24) and tell him that smooth... [More]


Fesse-Moi Panties

Non-French speakers may be asking, what does fesse-moi mean? Look closer at the translation on Fesse-Moi Panties ($65) from Kiki de Montparnasse... Spank Me. If pleasurable pain isn't up your alley, try attache-moi, baise-moi, aime-moi, or mange-moi (Respectively: tie me up, f*** me, love me, or eat me). If you... [More]

Horny Cow Shower Cap

Horny Cow Shower Cap and your lady will love this! Now she can be a horny cow as often as she wants....or you want! The Horny Cow Shower Cap ($6) is an entertaining little Valentine's Day gift for your lady that will keep her smirking the whole time she showers. And if you're... [More]


Alicia Bell Shirts

Nothing says tres-chic like a customizable button-down for your mini-me. These Alicia Bell Shirts ($65-$75) are made with the same great cut as the shirts you've come to know & love, they're just shrunk down to toddler size. Pick your fabric, custom fasteners, and shirt style and you'll have a... [More]


TokyoMilk Kiss Me Kits

Pick a pack of pucker-preppers! Each of the four TokyoMilk Kiss Me Kits ($24 each) contain a sheer lipstick and a tin of spicy cinnamon-infused peppermints, everything you need to be kissable this Valentine's Day. Lipstick hues include Your Kiss is on My List (pearly rose), Butterfly Kisses (cool pearly... [More]


Manhattan Shine Sofa

Don't know if it's worth the almost ten grand price tag, but we'd pay a hefty rental fee to lounge around on this Manhattan Shine Sofa ($9600) for a few hours a night. The sleek sapphire blue velvet is just begging to be laid upon while sipping an extra cold... [More]

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Street Style Memory Game

Cleanse your fashion palate and start studying new styles with the Street Style Memory Game ($17). The object is to match the tops with the bottoms of super chic street style peeps, and the game itself is stimulating in the best way possible. Start imagining a new year of championing... [More]


Boden Portofino Blazer

This Portofino Blazer ($98) is the ideal spring jacket - light, lovely, and versatile. The tailored fit is simple but sophisticated while the patterned liner and contrasting piping prevent the jacket from looking too Catholic school uniform. Pair it with fitted capris and metallic skimmers or boyfriend jeans and pumps.... [More]


Zoe & Morgan Love Bird Earrings

A different take on Valentine "heart" jewelry, these Zoe & Morgan Love Bird Earrings ($195) are an updated approach to the Zales Diamelle. Featuring an embossed grid pattern and a heart shaped golden swan, we think that these sweethearts are the perfect trinkets for cupid's holiday. We didn't even mention... [More]


Vintage Darwin Valentine Card

Who knew natural selection and evolution could be so... arousing? We can't quite decide whether this Vintage Darwin Valentine Card ($3.50 each) is meant to be sweet or a kiss-off, but either way, it'll make our sweetie pie honey pookums laugh. We hope. Either that, or we'll be single in... [More]


Poleci Metalicized Silk Shell Top

How fantastic is this Poleci Metalicized Silk Shell Top ($99)? The layered pieces are like a cake made out of fabric-y goodness. Take your pick of how you want to wear it, but we want to paint the town in this versatile silk shell. Can we petition to have Poleci... [More]


3 Custom Color A Century In Red Lip Color Palette

We've got a friend who's made it her life's mission to find the ultimate red lipstick, and has amassed a collection of dozens of creams, shimmers, glosses, mattes, and balms. Our gift to her this Valentine's Day? 3 Custom Color Specialists' A Century In Red Lip Color Palette, ($45) with... [More]


LeSportsac Lily Wallet

LeSportsac is getting in the full fury of lovey-dovey February with their new Heart Stoppin' print, and we think it shines brightest on the Lily Wallet ($42). There's enough surface area on this full scale zipper wallet to show off the square patterning behind the dainty rows of neon hearts.... [More]


Derry Church Artisan Chocolates

Resolutions, shmesolutions - what else are we supposed to say when more artisanal chocolates land on our desks? (Outblush: we're weak-willed, so you don't have to be.) Of the selection that we tried from Derry Church Artisan Chocolates (boxes range from $18 to $96) our favorite was the County Kildare,... [More]


Muse Heart Briefs

Kiki de Montparnasse makes us a vision of love with her Muse Heart Briefs ($175). Inventive and playful, these satin and blush heart-paneled silk-satin briefs are just the right amount of sheer and solid. Aphrodite herself would envy our come hither appeal when we don the matching bra for the... [More]


Re-loadable Cotton Rounds

We think these Re-loadable Cotton Rounds ($25) from Better For Grownups are a fantastic idea. They are made of fair trade cotton and you can use them just like you use the disposable ones, except these are washable. But they'll get lost, you might be grumbling to yourself. Nope, they... [More]


Sorrelli Cluster Ring

No matter our V-day plans, every year we take a bit of extra care getting ready. Sometimes it's full-on makeup, or a dress instead of the usual jeans. This year, we're going to wear this Bold Crystal Cluster Ring ($77). This gleaming bauble winking at us will be all the... [More]


Celeb Style: Eva Mendes' Boots

Ms. Mendes struts her stuff through an airport security line like it's a fashion runway. We can think of plenty of runway puns but we'd rather focus on her killer (and we mean fiercely killer) footwear. These over-the-knee stunners look like they'd be the last thing you'd want to wear... [More]


Love is a Mixtape

Are you making your sweetie a mix tape CD for v-day? Whether you're gifting some tunes to a beau or a bestie, consider tossing in a copy of Love is a Mixtape ($9). This touching memoir revolves around life, love, loss, and the music that gets us through it. It's... [More]

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Cactus Candle

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, or so they say, and the Cactus Candle ($60) reflects the our prickly approach to mood lighting. Besides being a oh-so-contrary form outright, we deem this green guy adorable. Our sexy lighting can be spiky Southwestern themed if we want 'cuz our... [More]


Melissa Gold Shoes

If you're lucky enough to live in a toasty climate during this frosty months, then we'd like to give a warm welcome to these Melissa Gold Shoes ($66). For what it's worth, these sandals are fairly dressy. Their ankle strap and pointed toe makes the most out of formal flats.... [More]


Jen's Pirate Booty Madonna Dress

Little scandalous peepholes make this dress as risque as it gets. The Jen's Pirate Booty Madonna Dress ($208) shows off just the right amount of skin in a surprising area. This dress isn't good for frigid nights, but when the weather's right, this stunner will be making an appearance on... [More]


Revlon Tweezing Cream

Time is short, and so is money, so instead of having a luxurious spa day, we're popping into a salon for a quick 10 minute, $10 eyebrow wax at lunch or between other appointments. Not wanting to let on that our exquisite brows are anything but natural, we use a... [More]

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ASOS Laser Cut Leather Jacket

Preparing a Valentine's Day outfit starts long in advance, and we'd ask our dear readers to consider the ASOS Laser Cut Leather Jacket ($196) as a sophisticated topper. V-Day doesn't have to be all about rouge colored novelties... It's a flirtatious air we're trying to put out on display, and... [More]


Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Gyms Cut Rates for New Members

Time to git yr learnin on! Everybody Loves Coupons, of fame, is a blog about, what else, coupons: how to use 'em, where to get 'em, and saving serious cash with 'em. But lurking inside this unassuming blog are some surprisingly well-researched and interesting articles about the economy, seasonal... [More]


Doubtblush: JWoww Infamous Shirts

We didn't know that the Jersey Shore people and Ujena had teamed up! All kidding aside, Jenni, aka "JWoww" on the MTV abomination show Jersey Shore has created a clothing line that can best be described as... well, we'll let her website copy do it for us: "Jenni has created... [More]


V-Day Gifts: The Goofball

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Annalise Headband

Feeling romantic in the Annalise Headband ($49) isn't hard, even for the most jaded of us. This 1920s inspired Swarovski rhinestone encrusted hair piece is glamorous enough for Hollywood royalty. We'll just settle as a starstruck wannabe flapper for the time being, but we look just as good as those... [More]



With the abundance of boots and tights we're all wearing this winter, surely most of you have experienced the uncomfortable bunching and scrunching that comes when you're wearing socks , tights and boots. Smarter brains than ours came up with a brilliant solution: Bootights ($21). These tights have padded, sock-like... [More]


How Many Licks?

Wanting to challenge your brain or answer some of life's more curious questions? How Many Licks?: Or, How to Estimate Damn Near Everything ($10) takes a humorous and educational look at how to best estimate things like how many people are having sex at this exact moment or how long... [More]


Penis Chandelier Valentine Candy Box

What better way to tell that "speshul sum1" that you love 'em than with a picture of an illuminated crystal schlong? We snorted Diet Coke up our noses when we spied PaperTheater's Penis Chandelier Valentine Chocolate Candy Bar ($7) on Etsy today. It's certainly... aspirational. Inside the box, you'll find... [More]

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Doubtblush: Garbage Pail Kids Tee

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. Some things are better off... [More]


Sergio Rossi Suede Slingback

Sport slingbacks in the girliest of shades: magenta! The Sergio Rossi Suede Slingbacks ($695) have power woman written all over them. Their platform heel and peep toe offer a sophisticated retro look in a bold shade that's anything but old and boring.... [More]


Restoration Hourglass Shaker

Who says there's no time for a cocktail? Forget waiting 'til 5 o'clock, it's martini o'clock when we pull out this Hourglass Cocktail Shaker ($25).... [More]


Weleda Iris Cream

Weleda Iris Face Cream ($14) is a wee tube of luxury. Rub it in and your skin will feel fresh and smooth. It has a light texture and will absorb quickly, but it still moisturizes wonderfully and serves as an excellent makeup base. Weleda is dedicated to using only raw,... [More]


Splendid Hemp Slub Short Sleeve Wrap Cardi

For those in between weather days when a somethin' somethin' is somewhat necessary, the Splendid Hemp Slub Short Sleeve Wrap Cardi ($96) is what you should grab. This hemp and organic cotton blend has some structure to it, as opposed to those floppy wrap sweaters that seem to just hang... [More]


InterCourses Cookbook

The scientific jury is still out on whether or not any particular foods tickle our fancies, but there's no denying that a decadent meal prepared and presented with care, more often than not, leads to romance. You're sure to find several tantalizing dishes within the tasty pages of InterCourses: An... [More]


No Tomorrow Three Doors Ring

There's one door to open and three keys on your neck, which one do you choose? Who cares when you've got something this adorable on!? It won't take long for you to realize that this is the right necklace for you with its key pendants and mini top hat charm.... [More]


Jurgen Lehl Stools

The quirky shapes of Jurgen Lehl Stools ($716) are a breath of fresh air in small stature seating. Every single piece is hand carved from a single piece of strategically selected solid wood and finished with linseed oil and beeswax to enhance and preserve the natural color. This example looks... [More]


Celeb Style: Eva Mendes' Paisley Print

We hate to admit it, but we don't look this good when we go to a doctor's appointment. We feel like we're not entirely in the minority here but that darn Eva is really dressing to impress! Her bright red paisley dress fits her bod to a "T". We hope... [More]


Leyendecker Babylon Bustier Dress

Hello halter! Your sculpted shoulders are out for the world to see in the Leyendecker Babylon Bustier Dress ($335). This 100% silk frock is the go-to dress for your next hot date on the town. The sultry chocolate color looks great against any complexion and will absolutely guarantee you a... [More]


Phillipe Ferrandis Emerald Crystal Cuff

Not sure if this Phillipe Ferrandis Emerald Crystal Cuff ($610) is actually made from emeralds, but the chunky, gothic construction is stunning. Hand crafted from bronze Swarovski accent crystals and gold-flecked blue-green stones, it'd be a ladylike counterpoint to a tough girl ensemble, or just the right finishing touch to... [More]


Misslo Casual Elegance Mug

This Casual Elegance Mug ($42) is our favorite for sipping coffee in the morning. We're convinced that the texture on the outside helps us get a better grip on our joe, but maybe we just like the feel of the contoured shape. Either way, it holds a decent amount of... [More]


Dice Coasters

Laser cut from Italian poplar plywood, Philip Morrison's nifty Dice Coasters ($30) serve as both décor and table protectors. When you're not using them to shield your tables from glass rings, fit the dovetailed edges of the six sides together to produce a single die. Feeling punny? Buy two sets... [More]


NYC Boutique The Olivia Ruffled Skirt

Nothing like a nude ruffle to really lift your spirits, right? Our heart flutters every time we slip on the NYC Boutique The Olivia Ruffled Skirt ($48). The way the model creates a streamline look with black pumps and a tank seems simple enough. Simple and sophisticated - those are... [More]


TenOverSix Kat Pump

Sick of those uncomfortable heels stuffed in the back of your closet? If you have to work on your feet all day, then you're not buying into the sky-high heel trend. You need comfortable formal shoes like these TenOverSix Kat Pumps ($230), which give you the right amount of height... [More]


Nesting Ruffled Bakeware

Tried and true Pyrex are great for day-to-day cooking, but when you're looking for a functional piece that's also eye-catching, they fall short. This Nesting Ruffled Bakeware ($39 - $129) will get the job done and go straight from the oven to your table, making presentation a snap. They're dishwasher... [More]


Everly Striped Tank Vest

Flowy tank tops tend to become your best friend after just one wear. You realize how unbinding and comfortable they are, leaving every other top seeming second-best. You'll certainly never want to squeeze into another top after you throw on this Everly Striped Tank Vest ($24). It's just too comfy... [More]


Renée Rouleau Phytolipid Comfort Cream

There are tons of skin care products for sensitive skin that ameliorate symptoms, but only Renée Rouleau Phytolipid Comfort Cream ($59) claims to actually reduce skin sensitivity. A combination of algae extract, an anti-inflammatory, and beta glucans, which decrease sensitivity over time, both help with current and future skin redness... [More]


Deena & Ozzy Two Tone Oxford

Toss the zoot suit aside and wear these shoes in a more contemporary way. Menswear-inspired shoes are hot right now and we enjoy these Deena & Ozzy Two Tone Oxford ($38). They're not too masculine and we can see ourselves sprucing them up with a floral dress.... [More]


No. 6 Light Woodland Floral Silk Lofty Dress

Forget the dreamy landscape, the creepy girl, and the beaming sunshine, and just focus your eyes on the quirky No. 6 Light Woodland Floral Silk Lofty Dress ($293). Sure the environment seems fitting for this ensemble, but we're sure we can come up with a more realistic way to wear... [More]

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Peacock Fan Necklace

We're running with all these new materials in jewelry, and the Peacock Fan Necklace ($50) is another happy detour in our exploration of bauble design. Creatively embroidered into delicate geometric patterns, this thready texture would be great to pair with bohemian looks.... [More]


V-Day Gifts: The Sports Addict

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and... [More]


Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Haiti Disaster Photojournalism

Hey kids, with the recent devastation in Haiti, our go-to photog, Meggan Haller of Keyhole Photo, felt the need to support both the victims and the aid workers in more than just $$. As one of the many photojournalists who covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (for the... [More]


Origins Multi-Grain Makeup

The ingredients list of Origins Multi-Grain Makeup ($25) reads more like a tasty granola: oatmeal, soy, tapioca & rice flower, barley, wheat germ, pomegranate, and goji berries. But in reality, it's a talc- and fragrance-free mineral powder makeup with natural SPF14 that actually improves skin with use. As with most... [More]


Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Angel Asymmetric Zipper Moto Jacket

Words can't even begin to describe how groovy this jacket is. The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Angel Asymmetric Zipper Moto Jacket ($570) is for those who aren't afraid to simply ooze coolness. The angelic print puts a feminine spin on this attention-grabbing jacket.... [More]


Love Keys

Now these are a Valentine's Day decoration we don't gag over... Available in gold or silver, Love Keys ($17, more available in early 2010) are to "remind ourselves of LOVE before going in and out of the house." Hang them from a doorknob or on your coat rack as a... [More]


Insight Jasper Gem Grungey Floral Dress

This demure dress is a great vacation from those skintight, flashy cocktail dresses from the holiday season. The Insight Jasper Gem Grungey Floral Dress ($55) goes great with black tights and gives us the perfect amount of coverage in these cold months. The empire waist also flatters and creates a... [More]

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French Bull Serving Tray

Holy technicolor dream coat, the French Bull Serving Tray ($58) just lit a fire under our hostess desires. Made of rubberwood and melamine materials, this dose of color could kick our caffeine addiction to the curb (at least for a few minutes anyway). Cultivating the zig-zag trend, our next event... [More]


Leda Brass Jewelry

The Leda Earrings ($28) and necklace ($32) are finely crafted out of brass. The delicate contours of the leaf are highlighted by hand-worked verdigris patina. These pieces have a whimsical, fairy tale quality and no two pieces are alike. They are the kind of jewelry you put on to cheer... [More]


Method Laundry Detergent

Laundry sucks. But, since we can't just perpetually buy new clothes, we do it. (In fact, we've been doing it all weekend - what about you?) Anything that comes along to make laundry easier instantly piques our interest, and Method Laundry Detergent ($15) is getting high marks in our book... [More]


Slim Fit Military Hand Stud Cardigan

Seeing as how all things military somehow seem to always be in fashion (we blame Sgt. Pepper), it's a good idea to keep a few epaulet- and button-trimmed items on hand. Two String Jane's novel Slim Fit Long Military Hand Stud Slouchy Button Cardigan ($48) is a great basic jazzed... [More]


Frye Driver Loafers

When flats fall a bit flat and your feet are just too tired for pumps these Reagan Campus Driver moccasins by Frye ($138) are just what you're after. They offer a bit more structure and support than flats but are still formal enough to wear to work or sport for... [More]


Givenchy Printed Lips

Givenchy's newest limited-edition makeup offering, Givenchy Printed Lips Tinted Look Lip Stainer ($24.50) is so easy to apply you'll think you're a kid playing with markers again. A felt-tip applicator makes the intensely pigmented formula glide on smoothly, precisely filling in the contours of your pucker-upper. Available in Pink Impression,... [More]


Flowered Enamelware

Colorful kitchen kitsch (say that three times fast!) isn't for everyone, but if you gravitate towards bright colors, you may want to snag this Flowered Enamelware Pitcher ($45) or the matching Cups ($55 for 4). They feel part retro kitchen, part summer patio party and are 100% perfect for drinking... [More]


Michele "Tahitian" Stainless Steel Ceramic Diamond Watch

There's some serious bling on the newest line of Michele watches. This one in particular, the Michele "Tahitian" Stainless Steel Ceramic Diamond Watch ($1495), doesn't mess around. It's decked to the nines in diamonds around the bezel and is as opulent as they come. They say love don't cost a... [More]


Celeb Style: Eva Mendes' Choker

Eva Mendes' latest Calvin Klein campaign is sultry with a capital S. Her half-naked shots leave us needing a cold shower, let alone a pair of Calvin jeans. When she's not busy being so good looking (or naked), she's galavanting about town in chic ensembles. On the red carpet for... [More]


David Babaii Sculpting Clay

We'll admit, the thought of putting clay in our hair didn't sit well with us initially. Despite its Neolithic name, David Babaii Volcanic Ash Sculpting Clay ($10) is a silky cream that will hold your strands where you want 'em and will eliminate frizz with ease. The formula's not sticky... [More]


Nicole Miller Red Silk Dress

We like it, we love it, we totally can't get enough of it - simply put ladies, this sweet little Nicole Miller stretch silk dress ($315) is amazing. The classic lines won us over, not to mention the gorgeous and daring sequined embellishments. It's clearly a bit too sexy for... [More]


Love Cloud

This print popped onto our radar as a lovely V-day gift. The simple lines and bright colors make it a nice accent for a variety of spaces, from a nursery to a kitchen; we're thinking it would brighten up a cubicle quite nicely. Best of all, 25% of the sales... [More]


Doutblush: Betty Beauty Dye

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything... Doesn't every woman want her... [More]


Dolce Vita Tahoe Sandals

There's so much going on in this shoe it's hard to know where to begin! First, there's a t-strap with silver buckle detailing. Then there's a folded ankle cuff that has a woven pattern. The overall look on these Dolce Vita Tahoe Sandals ($190) is a serious one. Seriously fabulous.... [More]


Love Meter Necklace

Actions speak louder than words, dearies, so forget hackneyed pick-up lines: Juliet & Company's Love Meter Necklace ($40) will certainly do the trick when you meet a guy at a party. Think he's somethin' special? Turn it up to "Sizzling." Is he an Ed Hardy douchebag trying to get you... [More]


Zero-proof Cocktails

There are plenty of reasons to lay off the booze... dating a teetotaler, bun in the oven, still hungover from NYE, you get the idea. But gin and tonic without the gin just doesn't sound appealing, ya know? Mix yourself (or your knocked up girlfriends) a delicious, refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage... [More]


Pottery Barn Armchair

The importance of a comfortable arm chair should not be underestimated. It is a soft, cotton haven where you can nurse a broken heart. And you won't find a better place to wrap up in a hand me down afghan and curl up with your favorite novel on a rainy... [More]

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Venus of Willendorf Soap

We're not sure what's wrong with our skinny-mini obsessed society today (we're talking to you, Ralph Lauren), but fat used to be in and even worshipped. The Venus of Willendorf Soap ($35) bears evidence of our ancient past. Take this glycerin soap as a cleansing sign to be proud of... [More]


J.J. Winters Long Chain Suede Clutch

This bag is bananas for spring. The bright suede color might be a challenge to wear with day-to-day outfits, so we'd advise you to enjoy the purse as your accent piece and ignore all urges to match. The gold and turquoise colors are a perfect pair in this J.J. Winters... [More]


AMT Martini Glasses

The elegant martini glass is sleek but treacherous - you often spill almost more than you drink. If only bars smartened up and swapped out those delicately dangerous glasses for sturdier vessels we'd be able to enjoy more of our beverages. Fortunately we needn't put our mixed delights at such... [More]

Luxurious Shag Jacket

Luxurious Shag Jacket

Cheap & chic is the best way to describe the Luxurious Shag Jacket ($33)! It is a sumptuous short sleeve jacket with a luxuriously soft shag exterior in a slight peplum silhouette. It offers vintage appeal and maximum charm at a minimum price. And the black ribbon tie adds a... [More]


Burning Torch Knit Mix Cardigan

A quilted handcrafted appearance makes this Burning Torch Knit Mix Cardigan ($111) feel like an old but good treasure. Worn-in sweaters are heaven and anything we can layer in these cold winter months is on our good list. Heaven in the form of a cardigan is precisely what this is!... [More]

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Butterfly Hair Comb

The ethereal Butterfly Hair Comb ($35) is Style Rookie approved with good reason. This fantastic hair piece's typical of the over the top head wear Tavi sports herself, and it has fairy-like whimsy to boot... Here's what we would say: "Oh yeah, nature loves us. They just landed that way... [More]


Mistral Sencha Blossom Soap

The product description for Mistra Sencha Blossom Soap ($8 per bar) describes the scent as evoking "A fragrant symphony of yellow and white sencha blossoms [unfurling] as the fog lifts on Mt. Fuji each May." Well, la dee daaah! Still, the soap's fragrance combines Sencha tea leaves, violet, jasmine, milk,... [More]


Hypnôse Drama

Some of us are blessed with naturally full, long lashes. Some of us, not so much (and yes us shorties are jealous of your Liza-like glory). Hypnôse Drama ($24) is for those unfortunate souls in the second category. Many mascaras promise to lengthen and fill out lashes, but fall well... [More]


Circadian Studios Gold Mr. T Chunky Gold Earrings

These 14-karat gold fill Circadian Studios Gold Mr. T Chunky Gold Earrings ($164) delicately graze your shoulder. If you've got a short bob these earrings will highlight your short 'do superbly. We dig the dangling chains and geometric alternative to the generic hoop.... [More]


Dudididum Wool Felt Baby Shoes

Squee! How endearingly adorable are LaLaShoe's Dudididum Wool Felt Baby Shoes? ($40) We are fully prepared to admit that were we to see a random baby sporting these (even if we didn't know the parents) we'd go crazy and start tickling said baby's feet and kissing their eensy-meensy toesie-woesies covered... [More]


The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places

American Vogue Editors Hamish Bowles and Alexandra Kotur have compiled a photographic timeline of some of Vogue's most famous moments. The larger-than-life coffee table book offers pages upon pages of colorful images of past cover models, celebrity weddings, and much more. Rare snapshots of Truman Capote at a particular fete... [More]

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Artecnica Witches Utensils

We're more of a bitch than a witch, but what the hell... The spooky spoons in the Artecnica Witches Utensils set ($770) let us cast saucy spells in our cauldron. These things have a straight up "double, double toil and trouble" style and are a fabulous blend of nerdy and... [More]

Via Spiga Stretch Belt

Via Spiga Stretch Belt

Whittle your waist and look oh so marvelous in the Via Spiga Stretch Belt ($58)! Great yet classic accessories are not so simple to find, but this is definitely one of them. This stretch belt offers a completely custom fit with an elastic back. And the chevron plaque detail is... [More]


Desiree Pink Pajama

Channel your inner Hugh Hefner and walk around the house in a pair of Desiree Pink Pajamas ($445). It's like instant mojo the second you slip on this silk suit. The downside of these is that their unbreathable fabric makes them tough to sleep in!... [More]


The Hurt Locker

Excellent acting and writing gave The Hurt Locker ($19) a well-deserved nomination for Best Picture at this year's Golden Globes. The realism is devastating in this fictional piece about the current war in Iraq. Gut-wrenching performances tell an all-too accurate narrative about active duty and its effect on soldiers. This... [More]


Lancome Laque Fever Set

You can finally have your favorite lip glosses in a petite travel set! The same quality gloss and applicators are jam-packed in a small size that can be stored in your cosmetic case. One tube of the Lancome Laque Fever Set ($35) can make it past airport security, but you... [More]


Tylho Gaiyle Dress

Frilly flutter sleeves really set this dress apart from the rest . The cinched-in elastic waist also attracts us when it comes to, well, anything! It's easy to stick to black, but we'll take a risk and grab the bright blue color for a change. The Tylho Gaiyle Dress ($289)... [More]


KitchenAid Komen Foundation Artisan Series Mixer

Because we all need a baby pink kitchen appliance, the KitchenAid Komen Foundation Artisan Series Mixer ($299) was created. Actually, we're lying... If you couldn't tell from the title, a large portion of the profit from these mixers ($50) goes to breast cancer research, which is wonderful, and it has... [More]


Special Guest Post by The Hot and Heavy Valentine's Sale

Hola, ladies and gents! The following is a very special holiday guest post by the people who will be supplying all of your greeting card needs from now on: Nat and Armand of Uncooked Land! Everybody knows Valentine's Day is about being hunky, showing people your belly button and wearing... [More]


Sales & Steals: 1/15/10

Okay, the endless coupon and gift roundups of the holiday season are finally over... back to our regularly scheduled Friday Sales & Steals, just in time for weekend shoppin'! Bath & Body Works - Knock $10 off a $40 order with coupon code SALEFORTY. Coupon expires 01/17/2010. We plan to... [More]


Hannahnunn Personalised Lanterns

What is it about dim lighting that brings out the romantic in us? Wouldn't these Personalised Lanterns ($132) be a dreamy way to spell out a love note or even a proposal? They'd be great at a wedding, too, but the beauty is that you can choose any 20 letters... [More]


Nordicware Chrysanthemum Pan

We can't quite get our garden to bloom, what with the ground being covered in snow, but this cold weather is perfect for baking! Nordicware's bundt pans are top of the line and ensure that your cakes come out in one piece with an even crust. This Chrysanthemum Bundt Pan... [More]

Bye Bye Butterflies Balconette Bra

Bye Bye Butterflies Balconette Bra

If the Bye Bye Butterflies Balconette Bra ($80) doesn't leave your lover with butterflies in his stomach, we're really not sure what will! This pretty lil' balconette bra offers moderate coverage with great support. And the coordinating thong is smooth in a shiny satin finish. Your lover will be drawn... [More]

Rebound Tee

Rebound Tee

Wear your heart on your chest! Get back in the dating game with the fun Rebound Tee ($24). This scoopneck tee is a definite eye catcher and will probably help score a few numbers...if nothing else.... [More]


Skeem Lilac Dandelion Candle

If you threw open your window right now and took a deep breath, would you only smell cold? (Yes. It's a smell. Don't contradict us on this.) Then address both the aroma and the temperature with a Lilac Dandelion candle from Skeem! ($22) We kept taking the lid off and... [More]


Rutzou Tunic Dress

This tunic is a master of mystery. It leads you to believe that it's formal and stiff but in reality it's anything but uncomfortable. The fit is so roomy that it's hard to alternate between this and a tight dress throughout the week. The Rutzou Tunic Dress ($260) is the... [More]

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Deer Cards

Check it, OB readers, we found these Deer Cards ($6) on the Etsy paper circuit and, oh dear, they're delightful. Feminine patterns that remind us of the silkiest lace serve as the ground where friendly steeds gather. With character and composition accounted for, these digitally printed original collagraph prints are... [More]


FoldTuk Collapsible Bakeware

We received a sample of FoldTuk Collapsible Bakeware and Storageware ($16-80) in the mail, and were instantly intrigued. Their claim to fame is cookware and bakeware that's made from a special petroleum-free Ceramber material: it's collapsible, dishwasher safe, naturally non-stick, and can be used to cook food in the oven... [More]


Jane Roberti Pearl Rivet Ring

For the contemporary jewelry lovers out there, we may have the item for you. You aren't into the latest craze of vintage-inspired costume jewelry and you appreciate simplicity when it comes to accessories. That's exactly what we've got right here. Choose between a black or white pearl in your own... [More]

Siwy Sequin Leggings

Doubtblush: Siwy Sequin Leggings

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything We're all fans of sequins,... [More]


Seychelles for Smashbox Pretty in Peeptoes Palette

Since you're reading this blog, we'll hazard a guess that you a) love shoes, and b) love makeup, otherwise you wouldn't be here! Smashbox Cosmetics and Seychelles Footwear have teamed up to bring you the Seychelles For Smashbox Pretty In Peeptoes Palette ($42) for spring 2010. The five shadows, liner,... [More]


American Apparel Laptop Bag

A haiku: Colorful clothes brand Makes bright Vinyl Laptop Bags ($34) Their ads are slutty... [More]


Reddoll Olga Coat

Doesn't this Double Breasted Olga Coat ($495) just make you want to twirl? It's good to remember we have more appealing outerwear options than shapeless parkas. Feminine fashions like this one make it ok that we're still in the thick of winter.... [More]


Hanging Votive Lantern

Forget the fake lanterns with the light bulbs inside, this one's the real deal. Use a Hanging Votive Lantern ($64) as decor or to set the mood with dim candlelight. We love the six-sided glass casing and its old world charm. Nothing says romance like the right lighting.... [More]

Whale Ashtray

Whale Ashtray

Nautical is always a fun trend for the Spring and Summer seasons, which is why we adore the Whale Ashtray ($16). This fun, little ceramic piece is ideal for storing bar soap, incense or potpourri. Plus it's great for the sailors and wenches that enjoy a few drags every now... [More]


Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn

Our hombres at Uncrate turned us on to the power and the glory that is Salted Caramel's Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn, ($34 for a 24oz bag) and we couldn't not tell y'all about it. It's all the food groups you could ever need (save chocolate) in one tasty treat: Bourbon.... [More]


Celeb Style: Reese Witherspoon's Coat

Recently in London on a press tour for Avon, where she serves as a brand ambassador, Reese wowed us with her appearances! This delightful pink coat works wonders against her all-black outfit. We love that our girl never wears anything that compromises her innate fashion sense. We're going to order... [More]

Terry Halter Jumpsuit

Terry Halter Jumpsuit

The Terry Halter Jumpsuit ($40) is a hot little number for those days when you feel like wearing....almost nothing! This jumpsuit ties at the neck and has a little drawstring to show off your waist. This is a true must-have for any warm destination vacation....and summer.... [More]


You're Doing Everything Right

Some days, we all need a little boost. Give a good friend a You're Doing Everything Right print ($20) by Laura George to hang somewhere she'll see it on a daily basis, like a cubicle or next to a bathroom mirror, for a warm fuzzy from this twee lumilop buddy.... [More]

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Pour la Victoire Metallic Oxfords

No, this is not a disco hallucination, the Pour la Victoire Metallic Oxfords ($218) are that gold. Oxford shoes always have a place in our closet, but this patent metallic finish would go on the top shelf for sure. Free People has a way of curating a special look, and... [More]


SaFPWR iPhone 3G/3GS Battery Case

If you must have the coolest and new gadgets, then having an Apple iPhone is no longer enough. Thankfully, there are a ton of iPhone accessories on the market to give you your electro-fix. One that we tested (yay! for samples!) is the SaFPWR Leather Case/Backup Battery for the iPhone... [More]


Brookadelphia Statehood Necklace

Show some home state pride with Brookadelphia's Statehood Necklace ($45). Choose your state, the color acrylic you want it cut out of, and even the location of a small star or heart. (Hey guys, this could be a great V-day gift for a long-distance girlfriend!) If you're more of a... [More]


OPI Alice In Wonderland Collection

The deliciously demented shades in OPI's limited-edition Alice In Wonderland collection ($8.50 each) have us eagerly plotting our next pedicures. The four shades are inspired by the forthcoming Tim Burton version of the Lewis Carroll tale, and we can't decide which we like best: Mad As A Hatter, an iridescent... [More]


Trolley Shaped Fruit Basket

Brits have a knack for useful-yet-twee tchotchkes, and this Trolley Shaped Fruit Basket ($41) is no exception, IOHO. Storing fruit in a wire basket is a great way to ensure your apple investment doesn't go moldy within two days, since it allows air to circulate freely... so why not make... [More]


Le Creuset Cassis French Oven

Holy sh*tballs!! Le Creuset now makes their cookware in PURPLE!! We've never felt unbridled lust for a French Oven ($260) like we do right now.... [More]

Tie Dye Vest

Tie Dye Vest

Add a pop of color and revitalize any outfit with the Tie Dye Vest ($38). This cotton and cashmere open sweater vest is an essential for the Spring. It offers an instant burst of energy!... [More]


Paul & Joe Mulan Bias Cowl Dress

There's elegant, and then there's this. Nothing delivers class quite like a Paul & Joe Mulan Bias Cowl Dress ($841). More times than not, when we cover up all the goods we realize just how intriguing some mystery can be. We feel regal and glamorous every time we slip this... [More]


Tokyomilk Le Petit Parfum

We never get tired of smelling good, and we don't imagine that you do either. The latest item in the Outblush fragrance arsenal, then, is Le Petit from Tokyomilk ($28) This scent is as gentle as the name suggests, but not weak, including the comforting notes of violet, lily, and... [More]


Tank Diver Vinyl Toilet Graphic

Graphic wall decals are eh-vree-where these days - we might puke if we see another "Live, Laugh, Love," one - but you've gotta admit that this Tank Diver Vinyl Toilet Graphic ($12) is rather witty. Would that the diver could unclog the toilet for us, but we suppose we'll have... [More]

Standard Moto Jacket

Standard Moto Jacket

Be a coool rider in the Standard Moto Jacket ($48)! This funky sleeveless moto vest has an assymetrical zip placket, epaulets and a rib knit hem. Trust's so cool you may be able to score with a Pink Lady.... [More]


Help Haiti: How? Where? What? How much?

The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake has dominated the news this week, with potentially hundreds of thousands dead or missing and the capital of Port-au-Prince essentially demolished. Unless you work for a relief organization, you probably have no way to go in person to help with disaster relief - but... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Metallic Shopper Handbags

One thing we saw all over the spring 2010 runways? Metallics. They're not just for glamming up a neutral winter outfit anymore, but for blinding passersby in the spring & summer sun. Shopper handbags were a huge presence, too, and the two trends combined = one seriously easy way to... [More]


I'm with Coco Shirt

Depending on where you get your news, there are two stories dominating the airwaves right now: devastation in Haiti and NBC b.s. about Leno booting Conan and The Tonight Show out of their 11:35 timeslot. We don't intend to trivialize the Haitian devastation, but we've learned that pop culture can... [More]


Next up for Heidi Montag? The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery with DVD: Expert Consult

We fear that Heidi Montag, with her plastic surgery obsession, (10 procedures in one day) has the potential to follow in the surgically altered, creeptacular footsteps of Jocelyn Wildenstein. But, Heidi tends to refuse all rational advice, so we won't bother telling her we thought she was lovely the way... [More]

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RKS Laundry POD

RKS Laundry POD ($Inquire) offers a "fresh spin on laundry," and we're taken aback by its sleek design. This high tech mini washer combines innovative agitation technology with a unique water-reduction system for optimum sustainability for hand-washables. Chew on this: its efficiency and beauty won it 4th place in Core77's... [More]


ASOS V-Neck Pleated Collar Detail Dress

We can see ourselves wearing this ASOS V-Neck Pleated Collar Detail Dress ($48) every season in a variety of ways. The long-sleeve, empire waist is universally appealing and is formal enough to wear to work under the right conditions. High heels and cocktail accessories will instantly kick this dress up... [More]


Bejeweled Cocktail Shaker

You might still get weak-kneed when someone mentions alcohol, given your epic New Year's hangover, but sooner or later it will be time to celebrate again. When that time comes, you'll be happy to have a Bejeweled Cocktail Shaker ($25) at your disposal.... [More]


Schmutzerland Peacock Cameo Ring

Not quite ready to take the leap and flaunt a feather in your hair? Start out more subtle with this Miss Peacock Cameo Ring ($20).... [More]


Artwork for Education Greeting Cards

We found a rack of these in one of our local grocery stores not long ago, and spent way too long spinning through them and saying "awww" too loudly and giggling our heads off. Needless to say, there are some real jewels in the Artwork for Education cards collection ($20.50... [More]

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French Bull Oven Mitt

Call us domestically decked out anytime, it's not like we can shrug it off wearing this French Bull Oven Mitt ($16). Bursting with life, the bright colors and curvy lines make us feel like a kid again. All the usual suspects are accounted for: butterflies, flowers, and leaves all wrapped... [More]

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Vintage Cowl Neck Mini Dress

The Vintage Cowl Neck Mini Dress ($28), hailing from the late 1960s - early 1970s, gets us graphically groovy in a hot minute. Swirling patterns emphasize a darling swooping shape that's a breezy and flattering silhouette on any lady. Frame the cool cowl neck with pounds of chains to give... [More]


Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Pads and Solution

Philosophy's newest offering, Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Pads and Solution, ($70) is expensive, but here's the clincher: we've been told by Sephora staff and devotees of these pads that you can just use it for just eight weeks every six months, so the cost isn't that prohibitive. The high... [More]


Celeb Style: Reese Witherspoon's Boots

Knee-high boots ooze sex appeal but Reese Witherspoon, our Celeb Style gal for the week, knows exactly how to wear them in the most classy of ways. We'd even venture to say that she makes them look more fashionably demure! Wearing boots like the Terral Knee High Boot ($25), Reese... [More]

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Mademoiselle Chair

Sitting pretty is a cinch with the vivacious Mademoiselle Chair ($860). Custom Missoni textiles handpicked by Rosita Missoni herself may warrant the price tag, and it gets better. Extra lush fabric is extremely thick for maximum comfort for our tushes, and atop the transparent polycarbonate legs we feel like we... [More]

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Doubtblush: DVD For Cats: While You Are Gone

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. We may seem like crazy... [More]


Pretty In Pink Poms

Don't these Pretty in Pink Poms ($30 for a set of 7) look like giant dahlias or some otherworldly bloom? You might be surprised to know that they, and all the other colors, sizes, and sets available at PartyPoms, are made from recycled content tissue paper. Yep, the stuff that... [More]


Tomoko Ingarashi Ship on Chain Necklace

Look no further for the pirate booty. We've got your very own treasure right here! The Tomoko Ingarashi Ship on Chain Necklace ($152) has a rugged look that gives it a vintage feel. The pendant and chain are both gun metal plated and if that's not tough girl chic, then... [More]

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Raissa Bump Complement

Delve into the world of contemporary art jewelry in Raissa Bump Complement ($30), a publication from Sienna Gallery Press. Highlighting the most captivating collaborations of textile and jewelry artist Raissa Bump and clothing designer Tabitha Rasmussen, this book documents dozens of inventive fabric and industrial material fusions in full color... [More]


French Connection Buffy Cardigan

The French Connection Buffy Cardigan ($128) is a new interpretation of the time-tested button-down sweater. Beaded shoulders stand strong on this subdued cardigan which offers further embellishments on the front and back sides. There's nothing quite like a reinterpretation of a fashion staple, and this one's done just right.... [More]

Lucky Brand Patch Stash Bag

Lucky Brand Patch Stash Bag

Boho chic! The Lucky Brand Patch Stash Bag ($199) is the epitome of boho chic style - relaxed and retro yet ultra stylish. This off-white leather handbag has gorgeous inlaid red flowers and denim blue birds. Plus the hobo style is effortless with a flap top and adjustable strap.... [More]


CB2 Hopscotch Rug

You're an adult and you need to decorate your apartment. But you're also a kid at heart and want to have some fun. Solution: the Hopscotch Rug ($199).... [More]


Kim Kardashian Parfum

Though suffering from a curious case of 24/7 sexyface and an addiction to paparazzi, Kim Kardashian nevertheless has a pretty decent sense of style. She favors a classic bombshell style that's translated well in her new fragrance, Kim Kardashian Parfum ($16-65). Darkly floral and evocative of her voluptuous, sensual style,... [More]


Motel Chain Dress

We know the winter is still going strong, but we can't help fantaszing about trading in sweaters and boots for airy dresses and ballet flats. Clothes with a nautical flare and navy Parisian stripes are going to be big this spring. This Motel Chain Print Dress ($60) is a breath... [More]


Baby B. Cameron Earrings

Attention all boyfriends! There aren't many pairs of chandelier earrings that look as exquisite as these do for under $100! Gift these to your loved one and you'll be out of the doghouse in an instant. A pair of Baby B. Cameron Earrings ($59) goes a long way so make... [More]


Robert Lambert Syrups

Give pancakes and ice cream sundaes a decidedly more adult spin with decadent, naturally flavored Robert Lambert Syrups. ($11 each) Available in White Ginger (spicy and invigorating), Blood Orange (tart and sweet), and Bergamot (citrusy and fresh), each will be a welcome addition to your cupboard, or those of any... [More]


Oasis Prom Dress Trompe L'oeil Print Tunic

This simple frock tricks your eye, but not your wallet! The reasonably-priced Oasis Prom Dress Trompe L'oeil Print Tunic ($60) is unlike many dresses out there right now. The artistic twist gives the illusion of a corseted dress without the uncomfortable boning and skin-tight fit.... [More]

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India Flower Vintage Apron

Oh my gosh, the India Flower Vintage Apron ($27) rivals a summer dress with its cuteness. The poppy-like flowers seem to burst right off the cotton surface. Lively and colorful, everyone will be sure who the hostess of the party is if she's wearing this pocketed piece. Nice, it's even... [More]


DGU Bank

Hey, have you heard? There's some sort of economic crisis going on. Stash your cash and bolster your hope with this DGU Ceramic Bank ($25). It's a simple message, but in practice, it works.... [More]

Light Catcher Earrings

Light Catcher Earrings

Light and eye catchers they are indeed! The Light Catcher Earrings ($52) are dripping with sunny hued stones and will surely brighten any face.... [More]


Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Wii Console Conquers Fitness Video World

Time to git yr learnin on! Everybody Loves Coupons, of fame, is a blog about, what else, coupons: how to use 'em, where to get 'em, and saving serious cash with 'em. But lurking inside this unassuming blog are some surprisingly well-researched and interesting articles about the economy, seasonal... [More]


Neil George Refresh Dry Shampoo

Why shouldn't a dry shampoo have some of the same hair-strengthening powers as the wet stuff? Neil George Salon Refresh Dry Shampoo ($18) not only absorbs grease and livens up your locks, but actually helps improve the health of hair and scalp. A trio of herbal extracts (jaborandi, cherimoya, and... [More]


Sub-Studio Rain Print

Winter weather wears on us, so we're particularly fond of this Rain Rain Go Away Print ($40) from Sub-Studio at the moment. Year round, it (or any of the other nursery rhyme prints) would be an artistic, offbeat addition to any kid's room.... [More]


Le Petite Martini Candle

Our nightly martini habit is wreaking havoc on our waistline, so we're scaling back to only boozin' on the weekends. Still, we crave some relaxation when we get home, and right now we're filling the void with Le Petite Martini Candle ($25). The Exotic Petal scent makes us think of... [More]

Around the World Dress

Around the World Dress

Pack your bags and then set out on your journey! We're loving the Around the World Dress ($168)! It's fun and flirty and best of all, based on 50's inspiration so we know it's going to flatter our know, whittle the waistline, enhance the bust area and elongate the... [More]

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Kensie Coat

Great outerwear like the Kensie Coat ($84) overrides the need for statement accessories. Thanks to delightful feminine details like brushed silver buttons, bubble sleeves, and a tie belt, all we need is a classic pair of boots and we're ready to roll. Modern and ladylike, this is not your grandpa's... [More]


Prepara Cookbook Stand

We're cooking more this year, for our health and our wallet, and having this Prepara Chef's Center Cookbook Stand ($30) has been a real lifesaver. It holds our recipes in place and protects them from our grubby hard-workin' hands. It turns on a lazy susan for ease and is adjustable... [More]


NARS Orgasm Illuminator

Yeah, yeah, we've heard it all before, NARS Orgasm is the bestest blush shade ever, flatters everyone and their mother, yadda yadda yadda... Wait. Hold the phone. They just released NARS Orgasm Illuminator Highlighter? ($29) This luxurious, shimmery cream can be used as blush or highlighter on the face, or... [More]


Natori High Impact Bra

If your cups runneth over, finding a regular bra can be hard enough, let alone finding a sports bra. Go for your next run in a Natori High Impact Bra, ($48) specially designed for B-DD cups to wear during medium- to high-impact workouts. Wide straps, special seaming, and two-ply cups... [More]


Charlene the Unicorn Necklace

This necklace caught our eye for its simple, classic shape, and of course, the unicorn. Then we learned that the unicorn has a name. And then we read the amazing description written about the necklace (oh yes, it includes the phrase "magical symbol of hope and wonder"). Ultimately, we realized... [More]


Pawz Dog Boots

Ok, we'll admit that these Pawz Dog Boots ($13) were almost a Doubtblush. Come on, rubber booties for dogs? But then we saw a gray in the whiskers pooch wearing them and just had to ask his owner what the heck was up with the disposable doggy shoes? She explained... [More]


A&F Trisha Dress

There are a lot of things about Abercrombie & Fitch that don't sit right with us, but we can't denounce an amazing fashion find just because a store reeks of cologne. This Trisha Dress ($78) has a retro vibe that'll have you strutting your flirty pinup style like it's 1955.... [More]


In God We Trust Sweet Nothings Necklace

Sweet tits. Let's make out. Finger bang. These are the lovely choices you have to decide upon when picking out your own In God We Trust Sweet Nothings Necklace ($40). We find the dry humor on these delicate heart necklaces quite funny, but these aren't for everyone. Especially those who... [More]

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Fauna Lynx Pillow

Thanks, Ross Menuez, for designing the awesome Fauna Lynx Pillow ($31). The interesting shape is cute and cuddly, perfect for resting our head on. Welcoming a fierce predator into our homes to treat like a house cat is a funny thought worth entertaining. How could we resist that adorable, slightly... [More]


Dragonfly Accent Lights

These solar-powered Dragonfly Accent Lights (2 for $40) are charming and eco-friendly. They automatically light up at dusk and will burn brightly for 12 hours when fully charged. Unlike many solar lanterns, these are mobile and do not have to be wedged into the dirt to stand up. So home... [More]


Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring

Leave it to the geniuses at YSL to create such an opulent piece of jewelry. The Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring ($395) isn't your average cocktail ring. Its faint purple stone is marvelous in the light and will be a major player in your jewelry box for years.... [More]


Doubtblush: Yoana Baraschi Michelle Color Blocked Dress

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything So you've seen those t-shirts... [More]


Nanadebary Green Eau de Parfum

Craving spring weather? A spritz of Nanadebary Green Eau de Parfum ($98-160) will refresh you down to your toes. It's clear, bright, and breezy, with spicy sparkles of citrus, basil, cardamom, and thyme. Don't shy away for fear you'll smell like the spice aisle at the grocery store, though: layers... [More]


Celeb Style: Reese Witherspoon's Day Dress

We can't wait to see Reese Witherspoon at the Golden Globes this weekend, but until then we'll settle for her day-to-day looks instead! She's always running a ton of errands, shopping for her two adorable kids we presume, and in the best of style too. Here Reese is wearing a... [More]


Betty Basket Liner

Trying to trick out that new bike you got for Christmas? Set your cruiser apart from the crowd by lining your basket with a Betty Basket Liner ($59). These colorful creations are as pretty as they are practical, with interior pockets and handles, allowing you to carry this beauty as... [More]


Free-Spirited Woman Bracelet

Made in Mexico, the Free-Spirited Woman Bracelet ($38) symbolizes an independent woman finding her way in the world. We love the message behind the bracelet and how much positivity it spreads. At quick glance you barely notice the woman's body, but after a better look you can clearly see the... [More]


Esley Spaghetti Strap Dress

There are times when our lady lumps could use some help. Rather than wearing uncomfortable push-up bras or scandalous tops, we prefer to add volume to the upper half of our bod to give the illusion that we're more blessed than we really are. An Esley Spaghetti Strap Dress ($42)... [More]


Cassette Laptop Decal

Give a lil' nod to the old school by slapping a Cassette Laptop Decal ($10) on the cover of your laptop and carting it around like a ghetto blaster with your iTunes on full blast. Just don't be surprised if you get appreciative nods from hipster DJs... or challenged to... [More]


White Elephant Teapot

Here you go: a white elephant you'll actually want! This adorable little white elephant teapot ($18) holds just enough for tea-for-two, or for a morning or evening in by yourself. Those stubby feet, that tail handle, that pleasant expression . . . how can you refuse? (And he's microwave- and... [More]

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Rebecca Hannon Branch Earrings

In jet black, the Rebecca Hannon Branch Earrings ($180) have a touch of rock'n'roll, yet their organic motif makes them classic. An interesting sheen radiates from these rubber works of art. Thanks to their unorthodox material, these malleable earrings make a big statement without being a big poky burden on... [More]


Patricia Wexler Anti-Aging Sensitive Skin Starter Kit

We just about had a heart attack when we heard Patricia Wexler had come out with a line of products for Bath & Body Works! Her signature formulas are beloved by makeup artists, starlets, and dermatologists everywhere: since she herself is a dermatologist, everything is formulated to be super effective,... [More]


Essential 10 - First Date Tips

Obviously if the first date doesn't go well, there's little chance a second one will ever happen. First dates often come pre-packaged with enough stress to give a gal the vapors. But it's still just a date. It's not a fight to the death for the perseverance of the human... [More]


Guiltless Purse giveaway!

We've told you about the fabulous-ness that is Guiltless before, but maybe your New Year's Resolution (like ours) was to not buy any new clothes or accessories for while, and now you're jonesing for a new designer bag? No sweat. Guiltless Purse has given us a sleek dark brown... [More]


Le Creuset Artichoke Casserole

Store-bought spinach and artichoke dip is way more impressive when served in this Petite Artichoke Casserole ($30). Let's class it up in 2010, ladies.... [More]


Oasis Patent Belt

Wide belts are all the rage these days and we love the variety and range of style. This Oasis Patent Belt ($60) is sleek and edgy. The contrast of the soft, elegant curves in the design with the patent shine and zipper accents - it treads that fabulously versatile line... [More]


Geren Ford Ruffle Arm Tee

Tuck this little guy neatly into your tailored blazer and it's just another top. But let this cat out of the bag and you've got yourself ruffly perfection. A Geren Ford Ruffle Arm Tee ($129) isn't going to want to wait on the sidelines hiding underneath your jackets, so make... [More]

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Vestalife Ladybug II Speakers

The cutesy Vestalife Ladybug II Speakers ($100) don't bug us at all because they pack powerful sound in a dainty package. Clever flip-down speaker wings are pumped up by a strong digital amp and a built-in sub woofer for booming club-worthy bass. This stylish compact design has a soft-touch finish... [More]


Jeffrey Campbell Slither Boots

Them thar's some fancy boots on that tall drink of water! OTK cowboy boots are a daring statement, but on the right girl, these Slither Boots ($329) will turn heads in a good way. Are you woman enough to try this Wild West look?... [More]


Organic Bloom Duvet Cover

Brighten your bedroom with the bold floral print and sunny colors on this Organic Bloom Duvet Cover ($119). It may be cold and grey outside, but you'll be cozy as can be in your new buttery bed.... [More]


Keep Calm Tote

It's a mantra we mutter quite frequently at work, and this Keep Calm and Carry On Tote ($26) allows us to share the famous adage with everyone we pass by. We find it particularly ironic that the tote has a bit of a distressed look!... [More]


Stila One Step Makeup Foundation

New Stila! New Stila! ZOMFG! They've done it again, girls: new Stila One Step Makeup Foundation ($44) is a technological wonder. A special Ionic Mineral Complex actually reads the chemistry of your skin and reacts to it, regulating oil in acne-prone areas, moisturizing dry spots, and minimizing pores and fine... [More]

Forest Canopy Bed

Forest Canopy Bed

Now you can have the lush trees and natural surroundings surround you in an ultra serene state. The Forest Canopy Bed ($5,598) is an intricately designed iron canopy bed that will provide the most peaceful slumbers. The leafy canopy design overhead offers ultimate relaxation, and the price, while high for... [More]


Celeb Style: Reese Witherspoon's Beanie

Reese keeps warm (for those oh so chilly Los Angeles days) with her kids while she runs around town. The paps caught her on family day wearing baggy boyfriend jeans, a casual sweatshirt, and an oversized floppy beanie. We love the carefree look and want to nab a hat like... [More]


Donut Soap

Here's a treat you can indulge in despite any New Year's resolutions that involve staying away from all things sweet and carby. This Donut Soap ($7) is available in chocolate and strawberry and looks and smells good enough to eat... making us think of some good pre-coffee pranks on our... [More]

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Golden Locks Brooch

We've got a thing for blondes, and we can sport our love all day long with the Golden Locks Brooch ($Inquire). This artful little piece by Jill Baker is nothing like we've ever seen. A strange combination of basswood, metal leaf, synthetic hair, argentium, and sterling silver makes up this... [More]


Mary Jane Watson Dress

Spice up your work wardrobe with Shabby Apple's undeniably chic Mary Jane Watson Dress. ($79) The asymmetrical ruffled collar can be worn up for drama, or down for a flirty, innocent look, and your waist will look oh-so-tiny thanks to expertly tucked cinching at the waist and a matching self-tie... [More]


CB2 Knitted Pouf

Oddly reminiscent of a lime jujube, CB2's nifty Knitted Pouf ($80) nevertheless adds a fun shot of color and whimsy to any room. Hand knit from celadon-hued chunky cotton yarn, you'll love cozying up to it for a wintry afternoon nap. It'll do triple duty as an ottoman, beanbag chair,... [More]


Owle Bubo

We're not sure that the Owle Bubo ($130) will turn your phone into something that is equal to a Flip Video, but we certainly are intrigued by it. The Owle is built for you to hold like a real camera and has a built-in microphone so that your regular iPhone... [More]


French Connection Sweet Heart Top

They say you should surround yourself with positive things in order to keep your spirits lifted. Nothing says positive like a top covered in hearts! A French Connection Sweet Heart Top ($100) may not be the cure-all when you're feeling particularly blue, but it's hard to be a sour puss... [More]

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Est Soap

Est Soap ($7) is a special brand of organic soap that comes all the way from exotic Brazil. Two years of research went into developing an ultra-hydrating, environmentally friendly, and beautifully packaged product. Only biodegradable materials are used in the six great scents - lavender, rose, lemon, lime, pomegranate, and... [More]


Hip Slimmer

"You have birthing hips" is NOT a description that any girl wants to hear. We're not sure what Relaxin is, but apparently it can loosen up those hip flexors faster than you can spell b-a-b-y. Now we know that this Hip Slimmer ($64) looks like a torture device that our... [More]


Camilla & Marc Elodie Dress

The new season for Big Love kicked off last night and we remembered how much we love Ginnifer Goodwin. She's the super cute girl next door, with a huge smile, and a great sense of style. So in her honor, we are going to put this Camilla & Marc Elodie... [More]


Sade: Soldier of Love

We heard the eponymous first single off of Sade's new album (due out February 9), Soldier of Love, ($10) and were hooked. Chill, yet intense, it mixes signature R&B beats with electric guitar, military drummers, and sleek, sleek harmonies: the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing day at home. It's Sade's... [More]


Egg Baby Sleepsack

A lot can go on in our baby's sleep, and between kicking and screaming, blankets become undone easily. Thanks to the Egg Baby Sleepsack ($40) temper tantrums won't ruin bedtime temperatures, and our baby maintains a level of consistent comfort. Hopefully, this means more sleep for mommy too.... [More]


Erickson Beamon for Alice + Olivia Leather Rose Chain Necklace

One of our fav jeweler designers, Erickson Beamon, collaborated with Alice + Olivia to produce a kick butt capsule collection. The Erickson Beamon for Alice + Olivia Leather Rose Chain Necklace ($395) is a spot on showcase of the two designing teams merging into one. Both girly and edgy, this... [More]

Dewy Meadow Tunic

Dewy Meadow Tunic

Ahhh dewy meadows.....we're dreaming of them right now! Since Spring is still a few months away, the Dewy Meadow Tunic ($98) will give us a quick fix. This fabulous tunic has fun strips of silky floral fabric intertwined with patches of glistening sequins and bits of airy lace. It looks... [More]


Baby Deer Print

We fell in love with Sharon Montrose's baby animal prints, like this Baby Deer ($25), at the Unique Los Angeles Show in December. Tiny porcupines, wiggly bunnies, and teeny goats will capture your heart - need we say more?... [More]

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Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Body Oil

Made from an aromatic blend of eleven essential oils, Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Body Oil ($80-89, available for $80 here) uses all natural flower essence for its skin-soothing, softening and glow-giving properties. We'll be so supple, radiant and hydrated, the saying "delicate as a flower" could be taken literally. Mmmm... [More]


Top of the Pops for 2010: Joie

Joie is an LA-based design house dedicated to making luxurious, but comfortable clothes for the modern woman. Comfort and luxury may seem like dubious sartorial bedfellows, but the balance of the two is the crux and appeal of Joie. The clothes are designed with real women in mind, not 15... [More]


Barbie by Christian Louboutin

This Barbie's got a serious shoe addiction! We're in awe of the Barbie by Christian Louboutin's ($150) petite pairs of Louboutin pumps complete with matching shoe boxes. This catsuit-wearing wonder is a collector's item so make sure to take extra special care of her. This little lady isn't for those... [More]


Lorac Sheer Wash

You know that healthy glow you get after a good make out session? Pink lips, flushed cheeks... it's a great thing. Unfortunately, most lovin' takes place in the evenings and you just can't make that rosy look last 'til morning. Lorac's Sheer Wash ($20) will stain your lips and tint... [More]


Alkemie Jewelry Silver Button Stud Cuff

If you're still head over heels about studs, then this baby's got your name written all over it. Grab an Alkemie Jewelry Silver Button Stud Cuff ($237) ASAP and be on your merry way! This ain't your mother's dainty jewelry, but we know all you tough cookies out there can... [More]


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland comes to theaters March 5th - in this story we get to find out what happens when Alice, now 19, returns to the nonsensically fascinating world she discovered as a young girl. Charles Dodgson, who we know better as Lewis Carroll, created Wonderland and all... [More]

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Lush Sequin Sweater

Dang, this Lush Sequin Sweater ($15) is a deal, considering it's a super soft mohair blend. The open crochet work is lets us show some skin or reveal a suggestive cami underneath without being too overt, and we like that. We won't fail to mention the darling sequin flowers at... [More]


Bravado Nursing Bra

Check out this hot bra. Now do a double take because it's a nursing bra! This sassy Bravado Maternity Microfiber Nursing Bra ($47) gives us hope that it's not all granny panties and plain white bras once we have a new little one. And no, your eyes do not deceive... [More]


Hello Kitty Nerd Coin Bag

Relive your schoolgirl obsessions and let the world know it's hip to be square when you pull out your Hello Kitty Nerd Coin Bag ($14). You can use the change you stash in it to buy some new tape for your glasses!... [More]

Juicy Couture Limoncello Swimdress

Juicy Couture Limoncello Swimdress

Limoncello...hello! Who knew a swimdress could be so sexy? The Juicy Couture Limoncello Swimdress ($168) is very flattering for just about all of us. This sassy swimsuit can be pulled down for more coverage or rolled up for a little less. So depending on your mood, you can be ultra... [More]


POP No-Show Concealer

This POP No-Show Concealer ($14) is a two-sided wonder. The concealer has a smooth, matte finish and will blend in like a dream. The other end is a liquid highlighter and will also help plump out fine lines. It's fragrance-free and mineral-based so it's safe even for sensitive skin. Comes... [More]


Made With Awesome Tote Bag

The clever design minds at Made With Awesome are going against what Kermit told us with the It's Actually Pretty Darn Easy Being This Color Tote Bag ($5). Snark + eco-consciousness makes you the coolest girl in the grocery store.... [More]


Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent V-Neck Drape Chain Top

Fabulous chain mesh straps adorn your shoulders in this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent V-Neck Drape Chain Top ($298). The cut couldn't be more flattering and the color is as vibrant as it gets. So go ahead, give them the "cold" shoulder with this unexpected little detail.... [More]


No-Pants Subway Riding Essentials: Bliss Bikini Perfect Deluxe Kit + CK Boyshorts

Riding the subways in NYC, you often see odd things, and as such, tend to dismiss them out of hand. Yesterday, however, we were shocked to see hundreds of travelers sans pants: it was the annual NYC No Pants Subway Ride organized by Improv Everywhere. And it got us to... [More]


Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

As women, it's our jobs to be highly skeptical of anything that sounds too good to be true. Three minute abs, a pill to boost our bust, a cream to lose the cellulite - those things don't work! You will be amazed, however, when you see how phenomenal your eyelashes... [More]

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Celeb Style: Reese Witherspoon's Purse

Reese Witherspoon is today's everywoman. She's been married, divorced, is a mom of two kids, works hard, proudly represents Avon Cosmetics and their charitable causes, and does this all with a bubbly smile. Her clothing choices have only gotten more sophisticated as the years progress, and we can't wait to... [More]


Clayswan Junk Vessel

You know you've got it, so why not keep your junk in this hand-crafted Porcelain Junk Vessel ($24)? It'll certainly look better in this than it does cluttering up your countertops. (If you don't actually have any junk, you should check out the other cute porcelain containers in clayswan's etsy... [More]


Made Her Think Empire Rhinestone Earrings

Art Deco earrings like these Made Her Think Empire Rhinestone Earrings ($219) are rarely this wearable. These are versatile enough to wear on a regular basis, which is great for us because we've been tired of investing in special occasion earrings. Made Her Think has been a great jewelry line... [More]

Ingrid & Isabel Belly Leggings

Ingrid & Isabel Belly Leggings

Ahh finally....leggings are available for pregnant divas! The Ingrid & Isabel Belly Leggings ($52) are a fantastic staple for moms-to-be. They are comfortable, versatile and will possibly become your favorite everyday pant! It can be worn over your belly for full coverage or under for a little extra support. And... [More]

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Note Salt and Pepper Shakers

Hmmm... using the Note Salt and Pepper Shakers ($27) to season our foodstuffs would be like music to our ears. These cutesy items are a high gloss ceramic, and the shiny cylinders could totally pose as minimalistic art pieces on our dining room table. Just looking at the little musical... [More]


Kelsi Dagger Belize

We're still wearing mukluks and rain coats, but damn it all if we aren't painting our toenails coral and shopping for spring shoes. Look at these beauties we found: the Kelsi Dagger Belize ($135) would be just perfect to wear with a colorful dress on a date or to a... [More]


Jemma Kidd Swivel Palette

You get a call at 4:30 for an impromptu date or are greeted by a "girl's night out!" text after spinning class and all you have on you in some lip gloss and a hair band. Savvy ladies should be prepared for any and all occasions. A sleek palette is... [More]


Sanyo Kairo Hand Warmer

As the winter chill really sets in, you can choose to go into suspended animation like an iguana or you can throw on the fashionable sweater Grandma sent you during the holidays. Or you can choose to clutch a warm egg. The Sanyo Kairo Hand Warmer ($30) promises the kind... [More]


The North Face Insulated Grace Jacket

If you're going to be stuck in the cold anytime soon, do yourself a nice warm waterproof favor and wear an Insulated Grace Jacket from The North Face ($249). Our personal experience has demonstrated that it'll keep you snug even with wet hair in cold air, and we appreciate that... [More]

Juicy Couture Wish Bracelet

Juicy Couture Wish Bracelet

Now you can wish upon a star with a fabulous trinket on your wrist....not to mention stylish and fun! The Juicy Couture Wish Bracelet ($42) has bright colored, glossy beads and an adorable Juicy charm. These stretchie one size bracelets are the perfect little accessory to add a pop of... [More]


Knit Dress with Pearls

Keep your look refined and simple in this LBD with an always-welcome matching accessory. The Knit Dress with Pearls ($40) is as if your two best friends got together to create a love child. We can't thank the designers behind this combo pack enough, they've made our lives so much... [More]

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Monjack Jetson Pouch

Every lady can use another cute companion. The Monjack Jetson Pouch ($30) is "just a cosmic boy from another galaxy" and he only eats loose change, lip gloss, and random knick knacks, but we've fallen for his zaniness. Dressed up in colorful vintage cotton cloth and buttons, our little monster... [More]

Alexis Bittar Bib Necklace

Alexis Bittar Bib Necklace

The Alexis Bittar Bib Necklace ($355) is fit for any siren looking to sizzle and charm! It's hand-sculpted and hand-painted with faux turquoise and jasper stones. This fabulous necklace will look stunning with just about anything...honestly even nothing at all. So wear it for a fun girl's night out, at... [More]


Sebastian Drench

We have to warn you - 1. Once you use Sebastian's Drench shampoo ($13) and conditioner ($14) you won't, nay can't, go back to something else and 2. There is a 60% chance strangers will try to pet your hair. Seriously, it's that good. The shampoo gets super sudsy and... [More]


Sue Wong Strapless Feather Dress

With delicate sequin beading on the bust and hemline, this Sue Wong Strapless Feather Dress ($570) will stop everyone in their tracks as soon as you enter a room. Did we forget to mention the most obvious part of this LBD? The feathered skirt adds interesting texture without giving you... [More]


Current/Elliot The Crop Skinny with Studs

We need to work off some of our holiday weight before we can even begin to think about squeezing into a pair of these smokin' hot jeans. The Current/Elliot The Crop Skinny with Studs ($488) is certainly not your most comfortable pair of denim, but it just may be your... [More]

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Bamboo Segmented Chair

We'll let the newness of 2010 wash over us like a cool breeze in the Brainstream Design online store. Their folding table and chair concept pieces revolutionize the standard, but we have expensive taste. The bigger, bolder, and badder Bamboo Segmented Chair ($5200) is the beez-neez. It's fully customizable to... [More]

Aqua Mini Riding Hat

Aqua Mini Riding Hat

The Aqua Mini Riding Hat ($52) is a classic wool riding cap yet it's all about style! This equestrian-inspired hat keeps you ahead of the trends as well as comfortable and warm throughout the winter months. Plus you'll look like royalty wearing your cap with your favorite skinny jeans, cashmere... [More]


Petit Coco Casserole

Does your green thumb need some training? We've killed far too many plants for our own good, so the easier the gardening is, the better. The Petit Coco Casserole ($14) is a no-nonsense method to growing your own little herb garden. Each pot fits perfectly on your kitchen counter and... [More]


Tube Dress with Bubble Skirt

Sometimes it's best to stick to the basics. A simple strapless dress with a billowing hemline is always in style. It may be cold outside, but who's to say that this major number will ever be out of fashion? Odds are it probably won't. So nab yourself a Tube Dress... [More]

No Place Like Home Tee

No Place Like Home Tee

Ahh, ain't it the truth? There really is no place like home! The No Place Like Home Tee ($38) is a fun, soft, and sheer tee topped a faded image of our favorite Wizard of Oz character, Dorothy. So follow the yellow brick road over to Urban Outfitters because this... [More]


Spiffy Speck Covers

Running to catch a cab + texting + 3-inch heels = broken phone. Many an innocent phone or iPod has been lost to circumstances such as this. Sheath your phones, ladies and keep them safe. Check out the stuff at Speck - they have covers and cases for every gadget... [More]

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Top of the Pops 2010: Vintage Chanel Tassel Bag and WGACA Vintage Items

Vintage vixens consider yourselves in luck! For all of us that adore vintage accessories and apparel, 2010 is very much our year. Now vintage jewelry, handbags, apparel and more from Chanel and Gucci can be purchased at one of our favorite etailers, we no longer have to rummage through... [More]


Secrets of Charm Lydia Skirt

The Secrets of Charm designing duo aim to please both vintage admirers and forward-thinking shoppers. Their styles are long-time favorites with a twist of retro to excite all parties across the board. One of their bestsellers, the Secrets of Charm Lydia Skirt ($165), offers ruched pockets with a draped front.... [More]


Cork Clock

This Cork Clock ($100) from Target cracks us up. Don't we all have a friend that this is totally perfect for? Or maybe that person is you, Miss Always 15 Minutes Late. We know that it's rude to keep people waiting when you have plans, but it still brings out... [More]

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Filippa K Mug

Leading Swedish fashion house Filippa K decided they wanted dishware to match their dashing clothes, and the Filippa K Mug ($30) by Rorstrand was born. In pinstripe and other clean black and white fashion patterns, these mugs are chic, and their shape is different from your daily mug routine. We... [More]

Dooney & Bourke Pop Novelty Satchel

Dooney & Bourke Pop Novelty Satchel

The Dooney & Bourke Pop Novelty Satchel ($195) brings new life to a classic and usually conservative brand....and we're liking it..a lot! The colorful retro print is refreshingly vibrant and it incorporates Dooney's signature logo. In our books, it's a must-have for all Dooney lovers and very well could be... [More]


Retro Bubble Chair

This Retro Bubble Chair ($1250) looks like it would be a little uncomfortable, but it's surprisingly comfy and so much fun to swing around in at parties. We had the chance to hang out in a bamboo version at the Parker Palm Springs and we could have stayed curled up... [More]


ASOS Bow Detail Gloves

It's been grey outside for so long, and we're growing tired of muted winter tones and boring black. We're cheering up and staying warm with these perky purple Coloured Leather Bow Detail Gloves ($26). We're planning on waving a lot more to show off our new accessory lift others out... [More]


Antik Batik Fair Tunic

This wonderfully-adorned ethnic print is something you'd expect to see on a Bollywood set. We love the juxtaposition of this embellished top with a pair of worn-in jeans during the springtime. The teal color is stunning and the beadwork is even better up close on this Antik Batik Fair Tunic... [More]

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Yellow Bistro Set

We're not sure you could find an adorable nook filler as cute and as cheap as the Yellow Bistro Set ($94) anywhere but the internet. Ah, let us count the ways we love this diminutive 3 piece kitchen set... It's dainty but durable, French promenade inspired, and most importantly, canary... [More]


Jelly Fish Eye Camera Phone Lens

There's no need to buy a whole new camera or lens to get a fisheye effect. Just stick this Jelly Lens Wide Angle Fish Eye ($3) on your cell phone camera lens! Not quite professional, but a lot of fun! (Also available in kaleidoscope and stretch effect.)... [More]

Very Sexy Topless Bikini

Very Sexy Topless Bikini

Yowza! The Very Sexy Topless Bikini ($68) is truly something else! This unique swimsuit allows you to go as bare as you dare. It has a bandeau top which can be removed for au natural sunbathing. Last but not least, the cheeky bottom will leave little to the imagination. Warning... [More]


Kim Kim Artifacts Papr II

Ok, ok, yes. It's a very expensive paper bag, and some of you might gripe about the impracticality of that. We're choosing to ignore you and view this handmade leather Papr II ($399) from Kim Kim Artifacts as a functional objet d'art. There's also the Papr that looks just like... [More]


Celeb Style: Georgia Jagger, Rock Royalty Daughter

Mix one part fashion and one part pure rock and roll and you've got Georgia Jagger. Her mom's a supermodel and her father is one of the most famous lead singers around so it's easy to see why she's super stylish. This girl's got some signature looks that we are... [More]

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J.Renee Gretel Clutch

Spring 2010 is all abut vividly colored patterns, and the J.Renee Gretel Clutch ($80) has all that and more. With sweet bow and pretty pleating all in jewel tones accented in pink, we're sold. Pair it with peacock feathers or fringe and you'll be picture perfect.... [More]


Blue Dottie Hugger

This reversible Blue Dottie Hugger Dog Bed ($90) is part bed, part snuggle mat, and part baby blanket. Seriously, this thing is made from the same fabric that we've seen on crib sets. This plush bed can be cinched to make a sleep-cave or opened flat to use as a... [More]


French Connection Siouxie Top

We feel like a wrapped present whenever we've got this on, but we'll take that as a good sign. The halter bow detailing in the front shows off our shoulders while keeping us covered up in all the places that matter. Who'd want to feel overexposed? You certainly won't be... [More]


Golden Ice Cream Bowl

Who knew there was a way to make ice cream more indulgent? No matter what you eat with this Golden Ice Cream Bowl and Spoon ($7) it's sure to be a decadent experience.... [More]


Jeffrey Campbell Paris Bootie

We love Jeffrey Campbell shoes - they're well made, distinct, and funky. These Paris Booties ($140) are simply delicious. The ribbon laces hint at days gone by but the overall look of the booties is about as fashion forward as it gets. The low heel is great for those in... [More]


Pamplona Daybed

The Pamplona Daybed ($1163) is the perfect tufted leather perch to place by your window and daydream the day away. Or you could lounge on it while you start on that pile of books you plan to read in 2010, or just lie there and tell your thoughts to the... [More]


Victorian Bow Trapeze Coat

Cold winters should fear this adorably warm coat! The frosty weather can't hold us down, or keep us any less stylish, because this Victorian Bow Trapeze Coat ($125) knows how to multitask. The throwback to the fifties look keeps chills at bay and goes over everything without that Michelin Man... [More]


Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

Liquid foundation tends to be a pretty bad idea in the winter. Why? Your skin gets super dry, so liquid foundation settles into cracks and lines, showing off every parched pore and every wrinkle. Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm ($50) glides onto dry skin and injects some... [More]


Hearty Mug

Stay away from the "World's Best Boyfriend" watch and remind your sweetie in a much subtler way that he's got your heart as he sips his daily coffee out of this Hearty Mug ($16).... [More]


Paige Hidden Hills

Some fashion extremes are mind blowing, others gut busting. Jeans run the gambit - skinnies so skinny your ankles go blue, or high-waisted jobbies that button up to your boobs. In that mire of frum (front-bum) producers and ankle stranglers there are some real stars. Paige Premium Denim Hidden Hills... [More]


J. Crew Fenton-Fallon Carrington Crystal Bow Necklace

J. Crew's one-off collaboration with New York City's Fenton-Fallon has yielded such a magnificent necklace we can hardly bear it. This J. Crew Fenton-Fallon Carrington Crystal Bow Necklace ($295) is making us drool with its stunning Swarovski crystals and Czech stones which are all individually set by hand. The side... [More]


Crystal Head Vodka

Not only is this Crystal Head Vodka ($54) a neat way to gift some spirits, it's actually a smooth, quadruple-distilled vodka that can be delivered right to your door from the infamous Dean & Deluca. Kind of reminds us of this cool tequila gun.... [More]


Special Guest Post from Ilyssa at The Edge: Cullen Clutch purse

We recently got a friendly shout out on a fabulous fashion blog by L.A. lady Ilyssa, and since she clearly has impeccable taste, we thought it only wise to bring her fashion sense to our dear readers. Like what you see? Check out more at The Edge. With so much... [More]


Top of the Pops for 2010: Clara Francis Spitalfields Necklace

In celebration of the new William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery in the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Cherry on the Cake Collection brings together contemporary designers to interpret special items from V&A's Collections as modern limited editions. The entire endeavor sounds very British in its pomp and prestige, but... [More]


Tatebanko: Hiroshige, Evening Snow

No good with a needle? Burn water? Can't even draw a stick man who looks reasonably healthy? You clearly just haven't found your craft. For your next foray, we'd suggest tatebanko: the art of creating paper dioramas. The marvelous people at, in their attempts to return the form to... [More]


Lacoste Placed Argyle Scarf

Sure, it's cheesy. But this winter, we find ourselves loving argyle, and we'd snuggle right into this placed argyle scarf from Lacoste ($50) if someone felt like giving us one. (So what if the holidays are over? Generosity lives year-round! And it's not like we're asking for the matching country... [More]


Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream with Biospheric Complex

New Year's Eve was awesome. Until you woke up the next morning looking like death warmed over, and are absolutely convinced someone punched you in the eyes, so epic are your swollen dark under-eye circles. Smooth on some Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream with Biospheric Complex ($45) and you'll... [More]


Urbanears Plattan Headphones

Bump up the bass on your set of Urbanears Plattan Headphones ($60). These come in pretty much any color of the rainbow and then some. We've got an interesting taupe color but secretly wish we had the guts to grab the hot pink. These seem to be more like accessories... [More]


Celeb Style: Lily Collins, Rock Royalty Daughter

Phil Collins' daughter, Lily, is one to watch out for. Her recent stint in Harry Potter did nothing to slow down her publicity train to stardom. We think her looks are similar to Brooke Shields due to her most prominent feature: her eyebrows. Lily's brows have gotten a ton of... [More]


Balenciaga Short Neoclassic

The time has come for Balenciaga to introduce a follow-up to their ever-popular handbags. This new design offers a much sleeker alternative to the motorcycle style that the Olsen twins made famous. The suede Balenciaga Short Neoclassic ($1895) is modern and functional with all the pockets, straps, and dividers you... [More]


Zipfy Mini Luge

If careening down snow covered hills appeals to you, here's a new way to possibly break an arm have some winter fun: The Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge ($40). Enjoy yourself, we'll be watching you from the lodge with our Peppermint Patties!... [More]


Korres Prep, Prime and Perfect

We own plenty of great skincare products, yet we're still tempted to buy more. How can anyone resist a set as great as Korres Prep, Prime and Perfect ($39)? It includes pomegranate cleansing wipes, wild rose brightening serum and luscious wild rose moisturizer to prep your face. Follow that with... [More]

Hanky Panky Keyhole Bikini

Hanky Panky Keyhole Bikini

Peek-a-boo! We see fabulous tush...and that's exactly what you'll get when you wear the Hanky Panky Keyhole Bikini ($32)! This pretty little panty pulls out all the stops - Silky sheer tulle, European lace trim, flirty keyholes and darling bows. Charm school will no longer be necessary if you wear... [More]


Joseph Joseph Elevate Spoon

Another brilliantly simple kitchen gizmo from Joseph Joseph - their stuff is so smart! The Elevate Spoon ($8) has a weighted handle to keep it from touching your cooking surfaces when you're not busy stirring up a storm. There's a whole line of elevated utensils, and they meet our ultimate... [More]


Fernanda Carneiro Slub Short Sleeve Dress

Feel pretty in pink in a Fernanda Carneiro Slub Short Sleeve Dress ($285)! The ruffled short sleeves and waistline are uber-girly and make us feel like a life-size Barbie doll. Maybe this is more for Paris Hilton, but we're sure a savvy OB reader can pull this off without much... [More]

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Woolly Bobble Necklace

The process of making the Woolly Bobble Necklace ($28) is complex, but the resultant look is simply standout. All crocheted wool pieces have a charcoal base with hand fulled and felted colored bobble-end accents. Down to the bobble-loop clasping feature, this item is entirely metal free to let us fully... [More]


Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15

Clinique claims that its' new foundation, Even Better Makeup SPF15, ($24.50) will actually improve your skin the longer you use it. Within 4-6 weeks, it will improve clarity, even out skin color, and help fade age spots. Whoa. Major claims, right? Well, if you've tried it, let us know -... [More]

Princess Baby Bling Shoes

Princess Baby Bling Shoes

The Princess Baby Bling Shoes ($134) are truly to die for! They're perfect for any P.I.T. (Princess In Training) from 3 months through the toddler years. These sassy Converse are blinged out with sparkling rhinestones. As if the crystals weren't enough, a crown, heart and daisy detail the outer sides... [More]


Small Owl Earrings

Hooooooo's got style? You do! Wear these whimsical yet work-appropriate Small Owl Earrings ($42) for an extra burst of brainy beauty.... [More]

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Skinny Bitch

If you're a loyal OB reader, you value wit and a sharp tongue, so we give you Skinny Bitch ($10), the only diet book that covers all the bases. It's got scientifically backed healthy eating tips, fitness advice, and sassiness galore. New Year's resolutions have never been so entertaining; now... [More]


Iosselliani Black Silver Feather Ring

Here we have an interesting combination. This Iosselliani Black Silver Feather Ring ($160) offers two rhinestones with a wrapped feather to create a quirky piece of jewelry. We like the unexpected feather addition to the usual delicate solitaire ring.... [More]


Set of 3 Cheese Knives

Pass the cheese please! Create the perfect cheese platter for your next dinner party by using a swanky Set of 3 Cheese Knives ($31). These extremely ergonomic knives work perfectly for any cheese you can imagine. If you're anything like us when it comes to dairy goodness, you too can... [More]


Lanvin Pom Pon PM Jean Bag

Here's a ladylike denim shoulder bag that's as cute as they come. The grosgrain ribbon wraps around the chain like the classic Chanel bag, but this purse isn't just another cheap knockoff. The Lanvin Pom Pon PM Jean Bag ($948) will make any outfit just a tid bit better.... [More]

Ecote Macrame Sandal

Ecote Macrame Sandal

We're loving the classic yet trendy nautical look of the Ecote Macrame Sandal ($28). The braided macrame is the perfect trim detail for a black thong sandal. And not to mention the mere price of $28 makes these a fabulous bargain for any fashionista. Sail away!... [More]


Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer - Roll Tide!

Whether you're a fan yourself or you can't figure out what the fans you happen to love are always going on about, you need to take an afternoon or two to read Warren St. John's Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, a weird, funny, one-foot-in-and-one-foot-out account of sports fandom in general and... [More]


Top of the Pops for 2010: 30 Rock

30 Rock is THE best comedy show on TV right now. That is why we're making 30 Rock our Top of the Pops comedy show of 2010. Tina Fey stars as TV writer Liz Lemon, who along with a hilarious cast of characters played by Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin, Tracy... [More]


Natura Bisse Oxygen Complex

This specialized formula offers silicones and nutrients to provide your skin with the ultimate restoration it needs. Natura Bisse's Oxygen Complex ($132) also comes with a brightening treatment to even out your tone and repair sun damage. Now that's an awesome two-in-one!... [More]



This year, we're getting organized! No, really. We promise. But... we don't know where to start (probably because there's junk everywhere). Habit.Former ($7) is a deck of 30 cards, each with a different organizational tip or strategy. If we did one a day, we'd have things down to a science... [More]

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Bee Bottle

The Bee Bottle ($48) by Laura Zindel slaps antique-looking zoological drawings on eccentric ceramics. We don't know what fluid is mean to be held in this bottle or why is has a funny curved stopper, but we like how weird it is. Maybe we'll put our toner in it and... [More]


Loeffler Randall Full Skirt

Give your legs a rest from those skimpy mini skirts and opt for a classy Loeffler Randall Full Skirt ($198). The A-line shape is superb with tucked-in oxford shirts and works great at the office. Try wearing this with heels though, you'll need your legs to look as long as... [More]


Wishing Wall Frame and Chest

We've never seen a Wishing Wall ($45) before and are brimming over with wonderful ideas for how to use this honeycombed holder and the colorful papers that fill it! Of course it would be lovely as a guest book alternative at a wedding, or a great activity at a baby... [More]


ABS Pearl and Crystal Necklace

Longer necklaces are big this season and this Pearl and Crystal piece by ABS ($175) would be a smart addition to any gal's jewelry box. The design has a flapper-era charm but the simplicity of the pearls and crystals keep it sleek and modern so it won't feel dated in... [More]


Phillip Lim Rosie Driving Gloves

We can't help noticing that a lot of driving gloves made for women are kind of . . . outlaw chic? Xenaful? Anyway, when we're in a this-town-will-bow-down state of mind, that's fine, but when we're more in the mood for marigolds than motorcycles, we want to leave the cesti... [More]


Analiese Taper Holder

There's an assortment of Analiese Taper Holders ($24) at Anthropologie and we love the idea of mixing and matching throughout our place. The vintage-style candle holders look like they've been a family heirloom for years and are made of brass, iron, and glass.... [More]


Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin

If you're beauty junkies like us, you're aware of the importance of primer. Urban Decay makes a fab eyeshadow primer that we swear by, but now they've just outdone themselves by releasing the same primer in a shimmery champagne color. Swipe Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin ($17) over your lids... [More]


Celeb Style: Alexandra Richards, Rock Royalty Daughter

As the sister of yesterday's lovely lady, Miss Theodora, Alexandra Richards has a similar fashionista appeal. Her father may be a Rolling Stone, but Alexandra has modeled her way to socialite status. In fact, her latest endeavor as DJ is so successful that she was recently featured in an issue... [More]


Badgley Mischka Taffeta Dress

Remember when Cinderella's fairy godmother creates a shimmery and lovely ball gown for the poor orphan? Remember wanting your own equally magical dress? While this Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Taffeta dress ($312) may not be woven out of dream whispers and fairy dust, but you will feel like a story... [More]

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Best Slow and Easy Recipes

There's truth in the saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach," and Best Slow and Easy Recipes: More than 250 Foolproof, Flavor-Packed Roasts, Stews, and Braises that let the Oven Do the Work ($23) ensures that our slow cookin' is just like his mama's. Think about... [More]


Orchid and Succulent Tealights

We've got a lot of cute votives, but unless the candles are lit, tealights look kind of dull. We're opting to make our sweet candleholders look like mini flowerpots with these Orchid and Succulent Tealights ($5 for each set).... [More]


Vera Wang Glam Princess Eau de Toilette

There are some haters out there, to be sure, but for the most part we've enjoyed the Princess line of fragrances from Vera Wang. The original is still a favorite after all this time, and Rock Princess is playful and cute. (Though don't get us started on Flower Princess. That... [More]

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Fusion Foodpod

The Fusion Foodpod ($15) is a burnproof cooking sack to speed up blanching, boiling, and steaming. Silicone serves as an ingenious all purpose net for easy removal and straining and even has a super convenient built-in grip clip. Check out the cute video for a full demonstration of this alien... [More]


Jezebel Flare Jeans in Scotch

These jeans have adorned the rears of some of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood. We won't have any paparazzi following us when we slip on our pair of Jezebel Flare Jeans in Scotch ($185), but that's not going to stop us from wearing these any chance we get. The... [More]

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Embellished Rolling Pin

Accessorize your kitchen tool kit with the Embellished Rolling Pin ($100), and you'll never turn back. This hand decorated 16 inch rolling pin is something special, adorned with a beautiful original flower-bird-leaf design. Thanks to pyrography tools and techniques (yes kids, pyro - as in, fire singed), this undulating pattern... [More]


L.A.M.B. Ultraviolet Clutch

Gwen Stefani has added function to her fashion-forward designs in a collaboration with Apple, and there are some smart, sassy pieces for the takin'. This L.A.M.B. Ultraviolet Leather Clutch ($100) holds our essentials and features an interior pocket with a clear window, so we can check our phone without pulling... [More]


Lorac Breakthrough Performance Lipstick

Most women probably own more lipsticks and lip glosses than any other kind of makeup. Why? It's so easy to completely change your look (and mood!) by just swiping on a new color! So why not make your lipstick do more for you? Lorac Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15 ($22)... [More]


Aoyama Itchome Black Cape

This is a short sleeved jacket with belled sleeves to create the illusion of a cape. We are mad about the tie waist because nothing looks more ladylike than an hourglass-creating jacket. The wool cashmere blend on the Aoyama Itchome Black Cape ($165) keeps you really warm too. We really... [More]


Gerber Daisy Umbrella

Geez Louise, the Gerber Daisy Umbrella ($25) could brighten anyone's day! It gives the rain a big "eff you" with the age old floral trend. Even the edges are cut like petals. Flower girl or not, this umbrellas a boost of energy that's welcome on a gray day.... [More]


Top of the Pops for 2010: CB I Hate Perfume In The Library and Mr. Hulot's Holiday

If you love the fruity florals, hey - no one's stopping you. Especially not us. But if you'd like to mix it up a little with some fragrances that are truly like nothing else out there - and that are beautiful, not merely weird - then we can't push you... [More]