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Personal Shopper: Comfortable-but-not-Clunky Gladiator Sandals for Melanie V

Melanie's got quite a common dilemma. She writes, "Hi Outblush! Summer time is almost here and to me that means it's time for vacation! I'm looking for the perfect pair of gladiator sandals, that aren't too crazy strappy and are comfortable enough to walk around in all day. It's easy... [More]

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Heavy Guy Chandelier

Not every chandelier has to be covered with glimmering crystals to be elegant, as proven by the stark yet stylish Heavy Guy Chandelier XL ($240). For a decent price, you get a lovely light source that assembles and hangs easily and will be a nice addition to your decor without... [More]

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Twelfth Street Drape Front Sweater

Can you call a garment without sleeves a sweater? We don't care if it's a misnomer or not, this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Drape Front Sweater ($260) is a piece we're lusting after right now. It's a great addition to our wardrobe since we can throw it on over... [More]

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TheBalm Liquid TimeBalm Concealer

A concealer that treats as it covers? Usually, these cover-ups are all hype, no delivery, but TheBalm Liquid TimeBalm Spot Concealer ($20) is different. It flawlessly covers up blemishes, red spots, and imperfections while the tea tree oil formula works to heal your skin from the inside out. Available in... [More]

 

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The Heart Ukulele

Celentano Woodworks create some of the most beautiful and unique instruments in shapes ranging from apples and avocados, to matchsticks and wine bottles. We're particularly fond of The Heart Ukulele ($425) made out of maple. These instruments are handmade, fully functional and intonated, and can be made into a one... [More]

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For Life Card

Your daily dose of awww: once a seahorse finds a mate, they're together for the rest of their time under the sea, making this For Life Anniversary Card ($4) both adorable and scientifically accurate.... [More]

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Doubtblush: The Peebles Chair

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. Squint is a high end... [More]

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Le Mystère Energie Everyday Sports Bra

Available in up to a size 40G (Wowza!), the Le Mystère Energie Everyday Sports Bra ($62) is destined to become your go-to over the shoulder workout boulder holder. Fashioned with foam-lined cups, stay-dry fabric, mesh band, and convertible straps, it'll keep the girls in place and looking mighty fine. No... [More]

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Marimekko Clutch III

It has gotten way too hot for you to be lugging around that Big Buddha that serves you well in the winter. It's ok to downsize ladies, small is sometimes good, especially when our essentials find their way into a bag like the Marimekko Clutch III ($229). Available in pink,... [More]

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U2 - 360° At The Rose Bowl Super Deluxe Edition

It was a rough time for us - the Facebook updates, the Twitter feed, all our friends at the Rose Bowl rubbing it in. The sting can be lessened a bit now with the release of U2 - 360° At The Rose Bowl Super Deluxe Edition ($94). Ever the innovators,... [More]

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You Tell Us: Juicy Couture Ruffle Cardigan

We're torn. And it appears this cardigan is, too. Real talk here, is this Juicy Couture Ruffle Cardigan ($178) fugly or fantastic? The front of this cardigan is darling and upon first glance, we'd instantly make this our go-to cardi. However, a glimpse at the back is absolutely befuddling. Frankly,... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Areaware Desk Set

We don't know about you, but we've always had a rough time figuring out what to get our dad for Father's Day/birthdays/Christmas. Thanks to kick-ass designers like Areaware our bi-yearly stump has turned into fun gift shopping for dad! We adore their Desk Set ($21) which includes a stapler, envelope... [More]

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Jessica Ricci Lace Pendant

Jessica Ricci crafts her unique necklaces by searching out vintage lace and casting them in gold, creating delicate yet stunning pieces. All of the pieces are beautiful and quite unusual, but our favorite right now is this gorgeous Round French Lace Pendant ($465). If this strikes your fancy, be sure... [More]

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Dog Pool Float

The scene that plays out while you try and get your dog onto the Dog Pool Float ($90-130) will no doubt be YouTube worthy, but once you get him there, he'll never leave. These floats are strong, ultra-buoyant and puncture-resistant. Splash a little water on top before luring your dog... [More]

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Washing & Hoping & Dreaming Dish Rack

We never thought we'd ever say this about one of the most utilitarian items in a kitchen, but this dish drying rack is positively adorable! This shabby chic Washing & Hoping & Dreaming Dish Rack ($43) might actually make hand washing dishes a bit less of a chore, it's so... [More]

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Embellished Lace Dress

Hooray for Kate Moss. She's not as waify anymore, and her limited edition collection is absolutely divine. Our fave pick from the vintage inspired line is the ethereal Embellished Lace Dress ($310), which looks like it's straight out of a heavenly fashion history book. Check out more of the lavish... [More]

 

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Cardboard Gods

A coming of age tale, Cardboard Gods ($17) by Josh Wilker will take you on a journey through childhood, brotherly love and that most magical of childhood moments - opening a fresh pack of baseball cards, smelling stale bubblegum and feeling that powdery substance between your fingers. A journey through... [More]

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Grano Glider Recliner

We love rocking chairs, especially because they make crying babies instantly fall asleep. But, if we're going to spend our days feeding, comforting, and singing to our baby in a chair for the next couple of years, we want it to be the best rocking chair ever. That's where the... [More]

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Durex Quiver Cubes

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, we're stripping down and things are getting hot. All of that exposed skin and eye candy around is translating into some fun sweat sessions, and we're not talking about our workouts! We're keeping cool and having a lot of fun with Durex... [More]

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Hella Sneaker

While some sneakers we've seen go a little overboard with glitz n' glitter, the Hella Sneaker ($170) by Camper goes the colorful route while still keeping things classy. A bridge embroidered in yellow contrasts the soft violet tweed and rubber sole. p.s. You might have guessed that the shoe is... [More]

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Martine Wester Cocktail Ring & Varnish Set

We can't quite figure out which is the gift with purchase - the nail polish, or the ring? - in this Martine Wester + Nails Inc Sun Goddess Multi-Stone Cocktail Ring & Varnish Set ($79), but either way, we're happy! Featuring a glamorous coral-and-pink Swarovski encrusted cocktail ring and a... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: BBQ Branding Iron

Us ladies, we like monogrammed towels, bags, robes and the like - men, we can only imagine that what they'd like, is some monogrammed meat! The BBQ Branding Iron ($60) is the ultimate in personalized grilling for your father or hubby. With a western design, personalized wooden storage box, and... [More]

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Crinkled Chiffon Dress

1950s ad agency chic or sea-swept mystique? Mad Men meets Little Mermaid in Tadashi Shoji's Crinkled Chiffon Dress ($231). This faboosh little number makes for the extra edge we've been looking for in a summer evening dress!... [More]

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Drink Tags

Oh, the many wonders of drinking and the humor that lies therein. These Drink Tags ($5) are the perfect addition to packages, bottles, or perhaps a nice reminder for your friends before embarking on a night out. Eight tags feature cute sayings like, "If you can count more drinks than... [More]

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Le Silla Sculpture Heel

Now that Carrie and the girls have returned, we would be remiss if we didn't give you some fabulous heels to rival their collection. Ever so slightly less expensive than her Manolo Blahniks, the Le Silla Sculpture Heel ($189) are an Italian leather architectural delight for your eyes and feet.... [More]

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Coral Branch Napkin Rings

Luckily for us, the Coral Branch Napkin Rings ($51) literally just went on sale. To see anything other than craftsmanship in these meticulously hand beaded dining accessories, we're going to have to get our magnifying glass out. And unlike other coral inspired napkin rings, these don't fall flat, they stick... [More]

 

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I Love Macarons

Deemed the new cupcake by some, macaroons are making a comeback, and the adorable cookbook, I Love Macarons ($10), will make our light fluffy confectionery dreams come true. Renowned pastry chef Hisako Ogita brings a simple Japanese sophistication to beautifully photographed French desserts. We can't wait to recreate these airy... [More]

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The Bargainist Summer Vacation Roundup: Travel coupons & deals too hot to resist!

We know it's too late to book a trip for Memorial Day Weekend, but this is just the right time to start planning for summer adventures - c'mon, you know you've earned it, ladies (and gents)! Whether you want to go adventuring abroad or stay closer to home, our bargain... [More]

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My Life Rocks Koozie

Our lives rock! And instead of constant complaining and grumbling, we're turning a new leaf! My Life Rocks Koozie ($8) is keeping our drinks cool, and the world on notice.... [More]

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Tea Forté Iced Tea Pitcher System

Put on a show before getting your Arnold Palmer on with the Tea Forté Iced Tea Pitcher System ($30). This elegant hand-blown, heat-resistant glass pitcher set is a stackable tea service. Brew tea in the upper pitcher, then flash-chill it below. What a cool tower of tea!... [More]

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You Are The CSS To My HTML Tee

Geeky humor never gets old, nor do the looks on the faces of those who read the You Are The CSS to My HTML Tee ($25). Works best when they have no idea what it means.... [More]

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Reprodepot Folk Pattern Book

For vintage inspired boho backdrops in a snap, the Reprodepot Folk Pattern Book ($16) kicks butt. We can take our pick of 225 textile designs handpicked by founder Djerba Goldfinger and go straight to the finish line with step-by-step directions for ten fabulous papercraft projects. Provided you have a top... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 5/28/10

Who's ready for a three day weekend? Woohoo! Enjoy a happy & safe Memorial Day Weekend, y'all, and don't forget to shop - it's the American way! Bath and Body Works - Hit up their Memorial Day Sale for deals like 50% off Eau de Toilettes, Buy 3 Get 3... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: White Sangria

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, no doubt you'll be in full grilling, entertaining and drinking mode, and we'd like to arm you with a summer cocktail staple - with a twist, of course. You might have noticed a delightful Art Deco bottle behind the bar at your favorite watering hole... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Faux Loeffler Randall Esther Pumps for Sophie G

Sophie begged, "Is there any way you can find a close replica of this shoe? I am DYING for them but just can't justify spending $500 on one pair of shoes. You are already my hero but I would love you even more! Thanks so much!" You've got good taste,... [More]

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RIP, Gary Coleman: Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1

Our initial reaction to the news that Gary Coleman has passed away at the age of 42 was, "Whatchoo talkin' bout? No. Seriously. Really? Aw, man!" So, tonight, we're going to settle in with our copy of Diff'rent Strokes: Season 1 ($25) on DVD and mourn the passing of a... [More]

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Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

We're already Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment addicts (and, yes, there is a 12-step program for that), but we may just toss our tubes aside in favor of new Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($23). Everything we love about the original: exfoliating sugar, natural moisturizing formula,... [More]

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You Tell Us: Shirts My Way Hatoyama Shirt

Well, no one can accuse Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatayama of being afraid to wear colors, right? Bespoke tailors Shirts My Way think he's a fashion hero, not a fashion zero, so they've released a limited run of the Hatoyama Shirt ($500) for all you Technicolor-loving metrosexuals out there.... [More]

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Gun Mug

Nothing says "don't talk to me 'til I've had my coffee" like threatened violence. Gun Handle Mug ($18)... [More]

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iDeck Adapter

While we love a mix tape as much as the next girl, we're certainly over listening to our "I Heart the 80s" cassette while we drive around town. Thankfully, the iDeck Car Adapter ($40) will allow us to listen to our iPod with ease. We like this model because it... [More]

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Doubtblush: Alessi Blow Up Wall Clock

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. Alright, we're all for innovative... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: NPR Driveway Moments for Dads

Our dads are in charge of the radio, and we've got hours of programming tricks under our sleeve with the NPR Driveway Moments for Dads: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go ($16). Compiled from All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other quality National Public Radio programs, these stories will... [More]

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Mother Child Shopping Bag

If you're worried about keeping your little one close while shopping, we implore you, don't put them on a leash - try the Mother Child Shopping Bag ($20) instead. The little extra handle will let them feel like they're giving you a hand, while you're keeping them close and safe.... [More]

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NuBrilliance Dermabrasion System

Think about it: you probably spend upwards of $150 for a good facial & microdermabrasion treatment with your favorite esthetician, every month or so. The results are amazing, but is it worth the drain on your debit card? If you're comfortable with a little DIY, the NuBrilliance Home Dermabrasion System... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide:Cosmic Firefly Steampunk Robot Cufflinks & Tie Tack

This snazzy Cosmic Firefly Steampunk Robot Cufflinks and Tie Tack Pin Set ($65) would make a great gift for all the steampunk-obsessed dads out there. Featuring an original 1950's-style robot design, they're perfect for adding a touch of style to his workaday shirts & ties. See more cufflinks.... [More]

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Louis XVI Ghost Chair

Though we take issue with the silly use of "ghost" to describe this armchair (much in the same way invisible bra straps are never invisible so why do we even pretend like they are?), this is a pretty cool piece. Designed by high end maestro Philippe Starck as an homage... [More]

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Culture Club: Salon on Moulin Street Clock

If we're going to give into the urge to embrace everything French, we don't just want a print of a famous painting, we want a functional object. The The Salon on Moulin Street Clock ($22) will do more than add some artistry to a room. Pick up warm raspberry color... [More]

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Rotating Spheres Table Lamp

If you've ever wished you could festoon your apartment with those hanging paper lanterns but were forced by practical concerns to stick with less ephemeral forms of lighting, your round, glowy dreams may have just come true. This Rotating Spheres Table Lamp ($80) has two curved swivel arms, each of... [More]

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Deborah Lindquist Vintage Cashmere Dress

Giving is the new getting, at least according to the Econscious Market. With every purchase of eco-conscious wear, 10% of profits are donated to a charity of your choice. The Deborah Lindquist Vintage Cashmere Dress ($585) tickled our fancy with its English girl v-neck style and, of course, the cashmere!... [More]

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True Blood: Complete Second Season

We love getting our panties in a bunch over some hunky vampires - without worrying whether or not that sort of thing is prohibited by law, due to their age! So it goes without saying that we're beyond ecstatic to be heading back to Bon Temps for True Blood: Complete... [More]

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TouchBack Hair Marker

We don't have gray hairs. Oh, no. Not us. We're in our twenties! We don't have any - oh, okay, fine, you caught us. We do. Blame it on stress, blame it on global warming, hell, blame it on eating too many cupcakes: any way you slice it, we want... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: SKLZ Golf Accuracy Package

Has Pops seemed a tad surly after his weekly golf outings? He might be tired of losing his manhood and his money on the links, but we're here to help! The SKLZ Golf Accuracy Package ($120) will have your Dad kicking butt and taking cash in no time. The Refiner... [More]

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Fioria Jewelry Twist Necklace

We've said it before and we'll say it again, accessories can make the outfit. This Amethyst Czech Glass Multi Bead Twist Necklace ($69) by Fioria Jewelry is a perfect example of this sartorial motto. The smooth large accent beads remind us of weathered pieces of sea glass - an appealing... [More]

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6 Months of Godiva

Yummmmm.......6 Months of Godiva ($225) delivered right to your door! Wake us if we're dreamin' because this really is incredible. It is a deliciously extravagant gift that keeps on giving. Each month a new gift from Godiva will arrive. Gifts include chocolate cupcakes, chocolate ganache layer cake, chunk brownies, biscuits... [More]

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Anatomical Heart Felting Kit

The crafting revolution has taken the world by storm, and we're pumped to try our hands at something new, there's just one problem - what do we do with this crap after we make it? Too much of the crafting scene seems more like stuff we'd see in Gram's house,... [More]

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Cynthia Rowley Green Room Wetsuit

If you've ever been afraid to hop into the water and jump on a board for fear of the cold, or the slime, or that ugly rented wetsuit - fear no more. The Cynthia Rowley Green Room Wetsuit ($225) is a slice of pastel heaven made for Roxy. Made of... [More]

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Street Boners: 1, 764 Hipster Fashion Jokes

Look, we're all for ironic fashion, and we lurve us some hipsters, but sometimes... they get a little, erm, overenthusiastic in their sartorial decisions. Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice magazine, agrees. His new tome, Street Boners: 1,764 Hipster Fashion Jokes ($13), is one of the best anti-hipster tomes ever. Featuring... [More]

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Happy Socks

Salt baths, fleece, and sparkly nail polish. All things that make our feet happy. We'll just add these striped pastel green, coral, and yellow Happy Socks ($9) to the list!... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Rent Mother Nature Down East Clambake

If you live within dog-walking distance of the Atlantic, this won't be your thing, but if your Dad is a transplanted New Englander landlocked in Iowa or some such, we think this could be an unforgettable Father's Day treat. Rent Mother Nature is prepared to airmail you a clambake: live... [More]

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Pantone Coffee Mug

Red 186C, Spearmint 3395C, Royal Blue 286C, Lime Green 388C, Pale Blue 549C, Lilac 2583C, Olive Green 5757C, Black 4C, Orange 021C, Process Yellow C...these are the color of a graphic designer's life. Now you can add a little designer-approved color to your mornings with the quirky Pantone Coffee Mugs... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Summer Comforter for Aimee G

Aimee writes, "I'm prefacing this by saying it's a boring request, but I am in need of a lightweight comforter for the summer months. I prefer to shop online, so please refer any useful websites." Aimee, it's totally not boring. A too heavy comforter in hot weather = uncomfortable you.... [More]

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EcoTools Look Gorgeous, Love Green Campaign

The company that makes everybody's favorite earth-friendly makeup brushes, EcoTools, are expanding into bath & body care products - genius, right? And to celebrate, they're launching the Look Gorgeous, Love Green Campaign to help you swap out your environmentally dubious products for healthy, fab EcoTools ones! Send them your old... [More]

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Beer Ring

Sometimes, we like elegant, sophisticated jewelry. Sometimes, we like jewelry that helps us get to our booze quicker. You're smart enough to know which one this Beer Ring ($20) is.... [More]

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Billabong Kirra Tote Bag

The spacious and sturdy canvas Billabong Kirra Tote Bag ($40) is just the bag for toting your life around in this summer. It's colorful vintage and bo-ho design gives it versatility for taking along to the beach, summer festivals, or on a lunch date. We'd pair it up with a... [More]

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Doubtblush: Honeycomb Motif Swimsuit

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 realize that athletic suits... [More]

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Bormioli Rocco Selecta 7-Piece Whiskey Gift Set

Now that LOST has ended forever, and 30 Rock has taken a break for the season, we're missing Mad Men even more than usual. To kick off season four, we're looking forward to themed parties with the men in sharkskin suits and skinny ties, and the women in curve hugging... [More]

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Marimekko Blue Unikko Poncho

Summer = endless days of heat and sun, right? NOT. We see you looming, you sneaky summer rainclouds. You can't fool us! Our Marimekko Blue Unikko Poncho ($75) will save us! A regular raincoat would be too claustrophobic for a hot summer rainstorm, so we'll just reach for our light... [More]

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Sula Bright Paint and Peel Set

As much as we cling to the beloved "Ballet Slippers," it's time for us to get out of our nail polish rut. Come on ladies, Summer is here and that means color! Be bold and beautiful with the Sula Bright Paint and Peel Set ($14). Kelly, Vermillion, and Tango will... [More]

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Culture Club: Coaster Sashiko Sampler

We'd gladly get our craft on with the Coaster Sashiko Sampler ($26). With two specialty needles, coaster squares, and English instructions, we're ready to stitch elegant designs to decorate our coffee table. White embroidery on navy - so crisp for summer. Wondering what the hell sashiko is? Simply put, it's... [More]

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Metallic Purple Bird

At first it was the oooh, shiny factor that grabbed our attention on this Metallic Purple Bird ($30), but on closer inspection, we realized what a great little piece of art this is! This 4 x 4 tile is handmade in the UK and is quite a process, given the... [More]

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Metrica Cuff Watch

As they say, a watch for every season! Do they say that? Who knows really, but we think everyone should have a watch for every occasion, from sports to casual to dress up. The Metrica Cuff Watch ($220) in gold caught our eye with its sparkling finish and its chunky... [More]

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Jantzen Heritage Collection 1950-1960 Maillot Swimsuit

We definitely don't have Vargas girl figures, but we daresay we'll still look mighty fine in this vintage-y Jantzen Heritage Collection "1950-1960" Maillot Swimsuit ($120). The ruffled halter neckline (with removable strap) gives smaller-busted chicas a boost, while the ruched bodice keeps stomachs in check. And, hello, who doesn't look... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Dining Table Ping Pong

Your dad has always wanted a ping pong table in the garage, but the practical side of him knows it makes more sense to keep the cars in there. Give him the match he's always wanted without causing any "but where will we put the Volvo?" concerns. The Dining Table... [More]

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Hayward 700 Diver Dave Pool Cleaner

Ah Memorial Day - grilling, sunning, drinking, pools opening, the arrival of summer! Sadly, the arrival of pool cleaning as well, but luckily Hayward 700 Diver Dave Pool Cleaner ($100) is coming to the rescue. Your kids will love watching this adorable guy swim around the pool while he cleans... [More]

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Guess CarrieLee4 Pink Heels

In case you missed all the relentless cross-promotions (Laptops, anyone?), be advised that Sex and the City 2 is officially out in theaters today. Thousands of women, wearing too much makeup, wearing their best clubbing outfits, and drunk on too many Flirtinis and Cosmos, will be crowding movie theaters worldwide... [More]

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Peanut Butter & Blueberry/Lemon Joycups

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in culinary heaven and the Joycup Co. offers the best of the best of this delightful pairing. Beautifully stamped and delicious, these treats are customizable for weddings, graduations, or a day devoted to your awesomeness. Our pick - Peanut Butter & Blueberry/Lemon... [More]

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Fathers Day Gift Guide: Wild Game Pack

The Wisconsin Cheeseman has a bounty of meaty goods that will fill our dads' tummies, and they won't have to get their hunting gear out to enjoy the Wild Game Pack ($30). A hearty helping of Venison, Kangaroo, or Buffalo is blended with pork to make these sausages extra juicy.... [More]

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Jonathan Adler Needlepoint Sunglass Case

Meta to the max! The Needlepoint Sunglass Case ($38) is a spec holder that features a perfectly stitched pair of snazzy shades and in which you can store your own pair of snazzy shades. Is your mind sufficiently boggled? Good!... [More]

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How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice

Bartenders have a knack for knowing the right libation for every occasion, but when you don't want to spend $15 on a martini at a bar, what's a girl to do? Make your own! Written by a bartender (and a lawyer), How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice ($10)... [More]

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Smashbox Lip Blush Palette

Summer makeup is all about sheer finishes and vibrant colors, and you get both in spades with the new Smashbox Lip Blush Palette ($20). Containing vitamins A, C, E, and sweet almond oil to keep your lips soft, these four tints lightly stain lips. Worn alone, it looks like you... [More]

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Mason Jar Drink Dispenser

Break out the Faulkner, the wide-brimmed straw hat, a refined drawl, and your linen-y whites, it's almost summertime in the south. This classic Mason Jar Drink Dispenser ($69) from the always reliable Pottery Barn looks like something your grandfather would have picked up at the general store ages ago. Both... [More]

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American Retro Playsuit

Play on, player girls, in the exotic American Retro Playsuit ($122). This bright tangerine silk romper is meant to be noticed, and we like the disco glare of the multicolored bead, mirror, sequin and ribbon embellishment at edge of the deep V-neck wrap. A gentle drop waist gives this look... [More]

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Peg Belt

Cinch that tunic/slouch tee/jumper/whats-it with a smart Peg Belt ($158) by Apiece Apart. Your belt will stay neatly in place with 8 pegs and no leftover belt to awkwardly stick out.... [More]

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Fathers Day Gift Guide: Tobacco Smelling Salts

Not meant for faint dames, the robust Tobacco Smelling Salts ($5) can ease an ailing dad the old fashioned way. This smoky sweet scent is an "aromatherapy pick-me-up" that's softened by lavender, and there's no lighting up needed. Revive Dad's mind and jolt his senses with this old-timey treat.... [More]

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Ice Pops Cookbook

If you've outgrown your childhood love of popsicles, there's something seriously wrong. Rekindle the frost-crusted romance with Shelly Kaldunski's Ice Pops Cookbook ($16). With 40 different recipes for fruit-, cream-, and chocolate-based frozen confections to tempt your palate, you'll be freezing up new pops all summer long. (And, if you're... [More]

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Beach Eau de Parfum

The beach creates a certain state of mind and lifestyle, which is why we're loving the Beach Eau de Parfum ($48). This fabulous fragrance consists of sweet scents including sliced watermelon, sunny citrus, marine air, jasmine blossom, tiare flower, golden amber, sweet vanilla and others. This will truly conjure up... [More]

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Voila One Shoulder Dress

We'll give you a second to rub your eyes and double check the price on this. Done? Ok, the Voila One Shoulder Dress ($23) is really less than $25 with all the trimmings of a much pricier option. Seriously, we expect everyone to pick this up - with it's flattering... [More]

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Moroccan Pouf

Add a little bit of the exotic to your living room, with a Moroccan Pouf ($285). Despite what you may think this is no college girl bean bag - it's a leather, hand-stitched, piece of art designed by the boutique studio John Derian - and is sturdy enough to be... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Beachy Waves for Michelle

Michelle says, "Hey Outblush! I'm a huge fan of you guys, and wondering if you might be able to help me out. Summer's approaching, and one of my favorite things about it is the effortless, beachy hair style that's seen everywhere. I have super straight hair, and while I've tried... [More]

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One Kings Lane: Tastemaker Tag Sales

We all love creating a warm, gorgeous, inviting home, even if "home" is a studio apartment. But who's got the budget to shop at all those schmancy, snooty high-end decor stores? We sure don't! Similar to Gilt Groupe and Haute Look, One King's Lane offers curated sales with savings of... [More]

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Doubtblush: Christian Audigier Condoms

Anyone remember our Worst Trends of 2009 post, where we denigrated all things Ed Hardy and prayed that there would never ever ever be Ed Hardy tampons with a tiger face on the tip? Yes? Well, it looks as though Mssrs. Audigier and Hardy are getting closer to that terrible,... [More]

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Flower Measuring Cups

Spring has sprung and flowers are everywhere...except our little planter, since we can't keep the damn things alive. Instead, we're turning to the domestic skill we actually posses - baking yummy treats (what bathing suit season?). We're using these festive Flower Measuring Cups ($16) while we bake as a cheery... [More]

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Urban Decay Summer of Love Palette

Summer lovin' always seems like a good idea to us (aaaaand, cue the Grease song being stuck in our heads all day), so we couldn't resist checking out Urban Decay's new Summer of Love Eyeshadow Palette ($29). 3 shimmery gold-toned shadows with a fourth pop of purple thrown in for... [More]

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Chocolate Rope Leash

If Lassie lived in the 2000s, she'd be one fashionably hot bitch, and we'd guess that the très chic Mungo and Maud Chocolate Rope Lead ($128) would be her leash of choice. This rope "lead" (as the British say) is a rich chocolate shade accented with a sandy colored leather... [More]

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Candy Wrap Mini

Match your skirt to your iPod: make it mini that is! The Candy Wrap Mini ($198) is a peachy stripe skirt will carry you straight from spring to summer. Short n' sweet, just the way we like it.... [More]

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Kate Spade Picnic Bike Basket

Can't you picture it now - the wind in your hair, the ground under your wheels, a lovely picnic in your basket, Captain Von Trapp peddling next to you. Ok, so we got a little carried away. Maybe that scene won't play out, but the Kate Spade Bike Picnic Basket... [More]

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Wubbanub Pacifier

Is your baby addicted to the pacifier? If so, we've found one of the best contraptions around that will eliminate all of the lost binkies that have entered Binky Heaven. The Wubbanub Pacifier ($15) is a soothie pacifier attached to a super cute and perfectly plush animal, which makes it... [More]

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MoroccanOil Light

We'd venture a guess that by now, most of you have heard of, if not tried and fell in luuurve with the miracle potion that is MoroccanOil. Unless, of course, you happen to have fine hair and have realized that an oil on your light locks just isn't going to... [More]

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Doubtblush: One Shoulder Bra

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. Sometimes we really love Alexander... [More]

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Mini Soccer Ball Ice Ball Maker

We can't help but join the World Cup fever, especially when Bono is pushing the whole deal, so today we're showing some soccer love via the Mini Soccer Ball Ice Ball Maker ($207). Won't you be the hostess with the mostess come June 11th - rolling out some yummy cocktails... [More]

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Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara

New Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells High Definition Amplifying Technology Mascara ($29) has Swiss apple extract, so does that automatically make this the apple of our eyes? (Heh. Sorry.) Perhaps! The formula contains lots of high-tech nourishing, strengthening ingredients to minimize lash fallout. Lest you think "Ah, great, another fab formula... [More]

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TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack

We're always on the look-out for the next best thing in fitness, and it's a good thing there's always something new - because we only made it to day three of PX90. TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack ($190) is the total body training bundle that goes where you go and... [More]

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The Fairfax Pendant Watch

Feeling cuffed by your current wrist-watch? Leave the fetter behind for Nixon's Fairfax Pendant Watch ($90), a time-keeper meant to be worn as a necklace rather than a bracelet. This elegant square watch pendant is water resistant and comes with an adjustable chain.... [More]

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Fathers Day Gift Guide: Sunforce Solar Charging Kit

For green dads that are into building family memories (literally), get the Sunforce Solar Charging Kit ($290) and set aside a weekend to help him with the project. This ready-to-assemble set packs 60-Watts of renewable energy that basically pays for itself, and there's really nothing a DIY dad can complain... [More]

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Ellsworth Kelly 1980 Benefit Poster

Gwyneth Paltrow once made reference to her love for Ellsworth Kelly, and who could blame her. Sadly though, Ms Paltrow's budget is a little bit more forgiving of such extravagances. Thanks to the Foundation of Contemporary Artists, we can afford an original 1980 Benefit Poster ($100 unsigned) designed by Mr.... [More]

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Alexis One Piece Swimsuit

It's hard to deny that swimsuits are basically waterproof undies. So, it's a little scary when you think of it that way, considering they're intended to be worn out in public for the wide world to see. Not to fret! The Alexis One Piece Swimsuit ($105) from Milla resembles a... [More]

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We Should Get Together Periodically Cards

Your place or ours? MaceyMack We Should Get Together Periodically Cards ($8 for set of 4).... [More]

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Quilted Olive Backpack

To think, a backpack that might actually go with one's outfit! Rachel Comey made it happen with the Quilted Olive Backpack ($275). This neutral olive carrier comes decorated with diamond shaped leather trim echoed by diamonds quilted into the fabric itself.... [More]

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Antique European Enamel Planters

Visit Three Potato Four Shop just once and we guarantee you'll be hooked. They sell found objects from classic bottles, vintage wooden carrying crates with intricate stenciling, and tin cans with original paint and earned rust, intending to give each a new life. These Antique European Enamel Planters ($18) are... [More]

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Babooshka Boyfriend Wrap Sweater

We're taking note of a merchant that's broken out of the Etsy mold to launch their own website - Congrats, Babooshka Boutique! We'd play with volume and get a lil' androgynous in the Boyfriend Wrap Sweater ($88), but we'd make sure we had our butts covered, unlike this model, who's... [More]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Truffles

Ahh how we love the summertime! We get to indulge in sweet, sinfully delicious ice cream and treats. Without further ado, the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Truffles ($10) from Godiva have arrived. These delectable chocolate treats ooze with a creamy ganache, which is mint chocolate chip flavored. Four truffles... [More]

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Molton Brown Wilde Fairyfleur Body Lotion

When faced with a "limited edition" of anything, we vacillate between wanting to grab it that much faster and wanting to snub the whole routine of manufactured scarcity . . . but the grabbing usually wins. One of the latest who-knows-how-long-it'll-be-around products to grab our attention is Molton Brown's Wilde... [More]

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IoLine Crib

Not only is the IoLine Crib ($1400) aesthetically appealing to parents - we think it's a cross between Arts & Crafts style and modern - but it's actually an educational tool for babies! The geometric pattern is fascinating to little minds, apparently. Made of non-toxic materials and adhering to US... [More]

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Paul & Joe Sister Shorts

Kick around, cartwheels and all with the fun printed Paul & Joe Sister Shorts ($58). The white bottoms trend gets a dash of design from a multicolored contrast-print hem that climbs like vines. Somehow boho and preppy at the same time, we'd feel like a fashion free agent in these... [More]

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Write-On Glassware

Why hadn't anyone thought of this wondrous combo sooner? We're always thinking of tasks to do while mulling over our morning (and afternoon) coffee. We tend to misplace small post-it notes, so the Write-On Glassware ($16) is perfect for us! Write your notes on your mug, so you'll be reminded... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Uncle Earl's Soap for Machinists

This ain't no ordinary bar o' man soap. Uncle Earl's All-Natural Moisturizing Soap ($4/bar) actually deposits natural lotion into skin when you scrub up with it, eliminating the need for moisturizer afterwards. Available in 3 scents: Lemon ("For Mechanics"), Lavender ("For Gardeners"), and Unscented ("Original Soap for Machinists"). Because manly... [More]

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111 Navy Chair

Calling all design nerds! The geniuses at Emeco have teamed up with Coca-Cola to re-imagine the classic 1006 Navy Chair - the sleek, durable chairs made for World War II that boast 150-year warranties - to suit our modern day environmental sensibilities. Released only days ago, they're calling it the... [More]

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Diet Road Test - Gluten Free

Two of our intrepid Outblush editors, Trajano and Janetor, decided to test drive 3 different popular diets this summer, and we're kicking our Diet Road Test feature off with 3 weeks of gluten-free living in honor of Gluten-Free Awareness Month. Inspired by Shauna James Ahern's blog and her book, Gluten-Free... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Knockoff Lanvin Chain Ballet Flats for Grace L.

Grace has very good taste. She writes: "I am so in love with the Lanvin ballet flats with ankle chain....BUT they are so expensive! Can you help me find some more affordable versions? The requirements are: under $200, must be flats and have the ankle chain." Grace, these particular flats... [More]

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Seattle Sling Purse

When we think Seattle, we think rain, coffee, and outdoor sports. It's no wonder to us, then, that the ergonomic, durable, and eco-friendly Seattle Sling Purse ($31) by Kavu hails from the misty land itself. If patterned purses aren't your thing, take a look at the solid colors this one... [More]

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Ineke Chemical Bonding

The beginning of summer is an optimal time to rock a citrus fragrance, and our current recommendation would be Ineke's Chemical Bonding ($88 for 2.5 oz). The tart tea and citrus opening sits atop a sweet concoction of peony and amber, making this a perfect not-too-sugary, not-too-brisk date scent. (The... [More]

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Design Soccer Ball

Gooooooaaaallll! We're only a few weeks away from Match 1 of the 2010 World Cup, and it seems like soccer is all anyone is talking about these days. Sadly we haven't owned a soccer ball since the 8th grade, so now is as good a time as ever to invest... [More]

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Pugs Not Drugs Tote

The cutest PSA we've ever seen. Pugs Not Drugs Tote ($20)... [More]

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Bodum Frykat Portable Grill

Ignoring the fact that we seem to have an obsession with Weebo-esque appliances you've got to admit that this BODUM Frykat Portable Charcoal Picnic Barbeque Grill ($50) is pretty nifty. Available in six day-glo colors (we love the orange!), it's made from enamel-coated steel with a heat-resistant silicone handle and... [More]

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Luxury for Lips Lipstick

American Beauty's intense moisture formula makes it stand out, and we have fallen head over heels for the Luxury for Lips Lipstick ($13) in Nantucket Red, despite the painfully preppy associations. This pristine white package packs moisture and antioxidant protection, and the satin finish looks glossy all day. Red hot... [More]

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Fisk & Fern Pancake Monster Apron

All we want to know is, does the pancake monster do the dishes, too? Fisk & Fern Pancake Monster Apron ($20)... [More]

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Vintage Satin Ruched Nightgown

Inspired by the fashion through the decades exhibit going on at the MET right now, we found ourselves on a wardrobe vintage makeover spree! One of our fav finds is the Vintage Satin Ruched Nightgown ($149) from Dollhouse Bettie. This buttery soft gown is a 1930s piece with an embroidered... [More]

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Riedel Bottle Cleaner Beads

So you took everyone's advice and finally splurged on a decanter, and annoyingly all of those winos who deemed it essential turned out to be right. But after you've enjoyed your favorite Syrah, you're faced with the daunting task of cleaning this incredibly fragile and oddly shaped piece. Sometimes, the... [More]

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Calling Bird Mirror

If you have a more rustic look in your home, you'd be remiss not to add this a-freaking-dorable Calling Bird Mirror ($120) to your decor. It's not too large (18" diameter), so you could hang it in a whole variety of places, but we think it would be beyond sweet... [More]

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Fathers Day Gift Guide: Michael Aram Fig Leaf Serving Fork

Carving and serving meat is such a manly tradition, our Dads deserve their own speical fork. The Michael Aram Fig Leaf Serving Fork ($29) should do the trick. We like that it's equal parts rustic and elegant, for the sophisticated father.... [More]

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Appliqued Cushion Cover

Entranced by the vibrant turquoise of the Moroccan inspired Appliqued Cushion Cover ($45), we want to ship off to Casablanca. Not only is this pillow sleeve fabulous, it's eco-friendly; the felt is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.... [More]

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Rainbow Stripe Mini

The Rainbow Stripe Mini ($143) will surely bring a smile to your face....as well as members of the opposite sex! This super sexy mini features a front zipper...and it's quite tight. The plethora of colors also makes this bottom rather easy to pair with blouses, tanks, tees and cardigans. Lastly,... [More]

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naturevsfuture

Independent design house naturevsfuture succeeds in combining a dynamic and unique aesthetic with a clear knowledge and appreciation of the female form.These garments are structurally fascinating and distinctly feminine. Designers can go too far with a concept and the woman who goes inside the dress or pants is all but... [More]

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Tube Station Clock

Calling all Anglophiles! We've found an affordable replica of a London Tube Station Clock ($75). Vintage perfection.... [More]

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Sweetheart Saddle

Things can get rough n' tough on your morning bicycle commute through the city, but let the Sweetheart Saddle ($40) serve as a reminder that under all that bike gear, you're really just a sweetheart.... [More]

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Vans Luxe Lesley

Color us surprised when we figured out that Vans is making adorable slip on summer shoes that aren't in sk8er boi fashion! The Luxe Lesley ($55) is part of Vans' self-proclaimed classy collection, and we have to say, they got it right! The yellow color screams for fun in the... [More]

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Magic Eye Dust

We'd go totally medieval on everybody's asses with the Dragon Scale shade of Magic Eye Dust ($12). This highly-pigmented loose shadow has a peacock iridescence that makes it beautifully multifaceted, and it's versatile too. Brush on a modest amount for a shimmering subtle wash of color, or layer on thick... [More]

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I Swear To Good You Are God At This

Some days, we all need a little creative inspiration - especially those of us who write for a living and have to be "on" all the freaking time - and I Swear To Good You Are God At This usually does the trick. Written by the creative geniuses at Holiday... [More]

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Color Wheel Umbrella

Nobody had better rain on your parade, right? Well we love that idea too, but the truth is, sometimes rain happens and the best we can do is break out our wellington boots, our Audrey Hepburn-approved trench coat, and MoMA's Color Wheel Umbrella ($40). Find the right street corner and... [More]

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Blow Weather Girl Climate Neutralizing Complex

It never ends. Dry, staticky hair in the winter, and frizzy, greasy hair in the summer: thanks, Mother Nature! Get great hair, no matter what the weather, with Blow Hair Care Weather Girl Climate Neutralizing Complex ($22). Created by Blow New York, masters of the perfect blowout, this serum contains... [More]

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Chie Mihara Kaisi Heel

We're not totally sure if we've got the pronunciation on the Chie Mihara Kaisi Heel ($380) right, but we don't mind because this shoe has all the right curves, peeps, and leather softness we look for in a heel! The black leather Kaisi is almost a heeled bootie but reveals... [More]

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SweetNirvana Lucky Girl Ring

We're giving our best friend an adorable little Lucky Girl Clover Ring ($24) with a simple note letting her know we're lucky to have her. Nothing strengthens the bff bonds like a little jewelry!... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: BBQ Sword

If your Pops is into grilling and swashbuckling than you will find no better gift for him than this BBQ Sword ($29). He will have a blast of nuclear proportions wielding his mighty weapon/tool this summer and you'll be called to dinner with things like "avast mateys, yonder pork loin... [More]

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Cartier Santos Watch

What about the Cartier Santos Watch ($32,093) makes our heart beat so hard? Maybe it's the bold dark gray mother of pearl roman numeral dial against the 18K white gold and white crocodile pattern leather strap. Or perhaps lines of bezel set diamonds and sharp sword shaped hands made this... [More]

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Skullcandy Riot Earbuds

Earbuds are our hero. We can blissfully walk the streets, sit on the bus, or even get busy-work done while in our own music-filled world. The worries of the world seem to pass us by when we wear our buds. Not to mention, they don't mess up our hair the... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Faux Cowhide Area Rug for Erika B

Miz Erika wrote, "Hi Outblush, I signed a lease for my first (real) apartment last week, and now it's time to decorate! One thing I really want is a cowhide area rug for my living room, but the only decent options I can find are made from real animals! While... [More]

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Pleated Chambray Skirt

A denim skirt is a wardrobe staple for us, but once warmer weather rolls around, there are days that the thought of a skirt as heavy as our jeans is just unbearable! On those days, you'll find us breezing around in this lightweight Pleated Chambray Skirt ($50). There are so... [More]

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream

The Technicolor makeup addict in us went, "SKREEEE!" when we discovered Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams ($22). There are 22 different shades, all shimmery, all with some of the richest color payoff we've ever seen. Most can be used on eyes, but some are also formulated for lips &... [More]

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Sh*t My Dad Says

Whether you're in need of feeling like your family life is normal, or a nice hearty belly laugh, Sh*t My Dad Says ($10) is your go-to book! Written by Justin Halpern of Twitter fame, this book features a collection of quotes from his surly and delightfully potty-mouthed father. One of... [More]

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Celeb Style: Kyle Minogue's Crystal Cage Bootie

Our use of the word "bootie" is not to be mistaken for the similarly pronounced "bootay." We do envy Miss Minogue's bootay just as much as the next girl, but in this case, we're lusting after her Sergio Rossi Crystal Cage Bootie ($1550), which she so proudly modeled in a... [More]

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The Diaper Clutch

Moms on the go know how important it is to be able to easily snag diapers and wipes with one hand while changing their little one. Stylish moms on the go know that the most chic way to carry changing needs is The Diaper Clutch ($20). Available in a mind-boggling... [More]

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CasaBella Wine Glass Sponges

Maybe you have tiny, graceful hands, but we don't. Every time we go to hand wash our wine glasses, we're terrified of breaking them when we reach a sponge or dish brush down in there to get out the dregs of merlot - because, well, we've done it many a... [More]

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Tina Tang Pearl Bracelet

'Tis the season of weddings, and if you're looking for a bridesmaid gift, or perhaps the perfect accessory for your own ensemble, no doubt you've considered pearls. And while pearls are quite lovely, they can also skew a little old - it's not always a good thing when you and... [More]

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Healthy Pic Fruit Tower

In urban dwellings counter top and storage space are always at a premium. Though we haven't reached Carrie Bradshaw's "I use my oven for sweater storage" level of desperation, we still try to make choices that both simplify and de-clutter. Taking a cue from the architectural concept of using vertical... [More]

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Sushi Ticings

We're about to go into adorable overload - picture yummy cupcakes topped with these too cute for words Sushi Ticings ($16) - ahhh! After an Asian inspired meal, what could be more perfect than sweets topped with thin sheets of edible icing stamped with sushi designs? Best applied to butter... [More]

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For the Love of the Craft Necklace

Crafty to the bone? Ever found yourself in a craft-emergency and without a pair of scissors handy? For the Love of the Craft Necklace ($37) will equip you with one to carry around your neck for leisurely and urgent craft occasions alike*. *Scissors not intended for cutting, however, are intended... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Digital Deep Fryer

We know, we know...a deep fryer isn't the healthiest of choice for dear old dad, but we promise it will be one of the more appreciated. We can all afford a little caloric splurge once in a while. And this Digital Deep Fryer ($68) isn't messing around - coated in... [More]

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Youth Novels

If you found yourself watching The Twilight Saga: New Moon, a. we're sorry, but b. you probably noticed an amazing soundtrack and the stand-out song, "Possibility." That gorgeous songstress is Sweden's Lykke Li, and her debut album Youth Novels ($10) should makes its' way onto your iPod, asap! With catchy... [More]

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Mai Couture Blush Papier

How intriguing is this? From the geniuses that brought you 2-in-1 Blotting-Bronzer Papiers come new Mai Couture Blush Papiers ($28). You get fifty sheets of paper, each loaded with a light, shimmering powder blush. Press to the apples of your cheeks, then blend a little with your fingers for an... [More]

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Moshi Voice Control Clock

The easier technology is to use, the happier we are, so you can bet we'll be embracing the Moshi Alarm Clock Radio with Voice Control ($70) with open arms (mouths?). With simple voice commands, we can set the time and alarm time (no more pressing buttons for a minute straight!),... [More]

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Miss Feeney's Finery Peek-A-Boo Ties

Somehow, vintage cheesecake pinups from the 40's and 50's seem so much classier than the be-siliconed bimbos of today.... Perhaps that's why we love Miss Feeney's Finery Silk Peek-a-Boo Ties ($85) so much. Featuring a standard (albeit high quality & colorful) silk tie in thick striped, collegiate striped, basket weave,... [More]

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Polaroid 300 Instant Camera

There are very few instances in life when faster isn't better - pictures falling into that category. Mark our words, instant is making a comeback, and the coolest and cutest way to support this cause is the Polaroid 300 Instant Camera ($90). With instant color photos the size of a... [More]

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Pura Buckle Sandal

Summer Sandal Decision 2010 has arrived! We are mere days away from June, and it's time to take your pick of sandals to hit the streets with this season. NYLA's Pura Buckle Sandal ($106) simplified our decision. We'd probably regret passing up this ankle-wrap sandal with its soft, cream leather... [More]

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Vintage-Inspired Room Divider

Loft spaces are wonderful and practically the only way to afford city living when you're just starting out, but at a certain point, it can be tiresome having a view of the refrigerator from the bed. We'd been looking around for ages trying to find the perfect room divider, but... [More]

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Hairspray Pen

Is that hairspray in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? Save yourself from stray flyaways and limp locks at any time by keeping an itty bitty Hairspray Pen ($7) in your purse/car/desk. We're in awe of what a brilliant idea this is. This tiny pen packs... [More]

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Worst Laid Plans: When Bad Sex Happens to Good People

Bad sex stories are like belly buttons: everybody's got one. And now you can laugh at strangers' terrible tales, with the new book from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Worst Laid Plans: When Bad Sex Happens to Good People ($10). 40 TMI-laden, hilarious tales are divided into themes like Self-Help... [More]

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Freewheeling: A Bicycle Poster

Bikes are a labor of love. For the convenience of free, fast, solitary transportation, we make a lot of sacrifices too - having to carry a bike helmet into the club, being forced to make bike-friendly friendly wardrobe choices (farewell lovely wrap dresses), and risking life and limb trying to... [More]

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Gara Danielle Inspiration Necklace

We're always drawn to intricate monogram jewelry, but the fact is, our initials alywas look kind of funny to us all smooshed together - not as arty and delicate as some of our friends' letter combos. We initially (tee hee) thought this Inspiration Necklace ($196) was another take on a... [More]

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Alterna Sun Recovery Spray

The "beachy" look for hair (tousled waves, lots of texture) is always in during the summer months, but if you're not careful, you can dry your hair out to the approximate color & texture of straw. Too much sun, sand, & surf exposure = no good. Alterna Sun Recovery Spray... [More]

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Marimekko Unikko Shower Curtain

A bit of design history for you: In 1964, fabric manufacturer Marimekko declared that they would no longer produce floral fabrics. But in restriction comes innovation and defiance, and thank goodness, because designer Maika Isola promptly ignored the orders of her employers and created the now classic Unikko pattern of... [More]

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Raquel Allegra Basic Tee

Raquel Allegra isn't fooling anyone by naming this tie-dye top a "Basic Tee" ($230). We can tell it's much more just by looking at it! The sparse tie-dye pattern creates a textured water ripple effect, and the finely shredded fabric will have you looking more punk than ordinary. Not to... [More]

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Dish Drainer

Efficiency kitchen without a dishwasher got you down? You know you're not alone, but with some extra touches, sprucing up that closet masking as a kitchen might just do the trick. This Dish Drainer ($146) is sleek, modern and super cool. A little piece of architecture for your counter-top, this... [More]

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Personal Shopper: An Amsale Adele Fakeout Wedding Dress for Amanda

Amanda writes, "Hi Outblush fashionistas! I'm on the hunt for a wedding gown. My ideal dress is the Amsale "Adele" gown, but I'm afraid it's a little out of my price range. I'm shooting more for a $2,000 tag. If your trained eyes can be of any assistance, it would... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 5/21/10

Do you have a cute outfit planned for Memorial Day Weekend parties yet? No? Well, good thing we're here to help with this week's fabu coupons! Have fun shopping, and of course, have a great weekend, from all of us here at Outblush! Banana Republic - Knock 25% off regular-priced... [More]

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FUZ Corkboards

If you're shackin' up with your man and want to keep your reminders and mementos easily divided so your appointment reminder doesn't get covered with his take out menu, a quirky and cute way to do that would be with these FUZ Corky Corkboards ($29 each).... [More]

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Artecnica Hi Bloom Card

The only thing better than the joy of an unexpected card in our mailbox are the warm fuzzies we get when we send an out-of-the-blue card to one of our friends. Artecnica's "Hi" Bloom Pop-up Card ($6) is the perfect little ray of sunshine. The card comes folded up and... [More]

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L5 Universal Remote

Is there anything your iPhone can't do? Not that we can think of. And with products like the L5 Universal Remote ($50) companies are constantly expanding the magical power of this device. Throw away those five remotes cluttering your darling coffee table and plug the L5 into the end of... [More]

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Culture Club: Krazy Little Peeps Print Set

Mod-obsessed girl moving out of the nest? We can't think of a better housewarming present than the Krazy Little Peeps Print Set ($130) by Gemma Jones. Triumphantly youthful and filled with glee, bold designs against cute faces have comic attitude and retro style. Coming from a signed and numbered limited... [More]

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Laura Lee 'Rien Que Toi, Moi, Nous' Rose Gold Band

In French, "Rien que toi, moi, nous" means, "Nothing but you, me, us." Say it with us: Awwww! We think this Laura Lee Jewellry "Rien Que Toi, Moi, Nous" Rose Gold Band ($157) would make a lovely wedding band, or a gift to the one you can't live without.... [More]

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You Tell Us: Donovan Upcycled Suit Tote

Definitely for the urban hipster, the Donovan Upcycled Suit Tote ($250) teeters ever so closely on the edge of awesome and awful. First the idea of items being "upcycled" is ingenious, but a suit as a bag, we're not too sure. With leather handles, from recycled leather couches, and an... [More]

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Artist Series Deck Chairs

Planning on lounging in the sun this summer? Well then, it's time to get yourself a deck chair, and conveniently, there's a whole slew of awesome ones in the Artist Series at Artware. Our personal favorite is this Sir Peter Blake Deck Chair ($375) because we're typography nerds, but all... [More]

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Urban Cowgirl 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit

Makeup artists are constantly extolling the "5-Minute Face," but the routine they suggest usually takes more like 15 or 20. No, thank you. Want a quick-but-dazzling look that'll actually have the door in 5? Pick up a Urban Cowgirl 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit ($88, available for light, medium, or... [More]

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Motz Tiny Wooden Speaker

Cute as a button and almost as small, the acorn shaped Motz Tiny Wooden Speaker ($36) is the ticket to woodland animals befriending us... Sorry that was the Snow White fantasy talking, but seriously, this handicraft is delightful. Made from natural cut apricots, this dainty item has a built in... [More]

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Large Chinese Parasol

As wee ones, we were suckers for the gaily hued (yet flimsy) paper parasols our parents found in Chinatown shops. Now, we can bring a bit of childhood to our balconies with this crimson Large Chinese Parasol ($130)! It might not be the trendiest thing out there, or the newest,... [More]

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Joan and David Rosalyn

It's perfectly fine to wear boat shoes even if you've a) never been on a boat, b) don't live anywhere near water or c) were permanently scarred by Jaws and would rather not deal with the ocean, thankyouverymuch! (Anyone with us on that? No? oh...ok.) If you're going to get... [More]

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Deco Floor Mirror

For all those modern day Daisy Buchanans out there, this massive Deco Floor Mirror ($489) is the perfect statement piece for the girl who loves entertaining. The mirror framing ads a 1920s modishness to the design, while the sheer size can help make a tiny room feel worlds larger. Gatsby... [More]

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Lilly Pulitzer Printed Cruiser

Your friends will be a bright shade of green (similar to Lilly green) when they see you rollin' down the block on your Lilly Pulitzer Printed Cruiser ($450). This awesome bike is one accessory the true Lilly lover can't live without. The frame features fun Lilly floral graphics and the... [More]

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Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts

We're always on the hunt for recipes that a) please everyone we cook for (and with), and b) impart big flavor with minimal time & effort on our part. Sam Zien's new book, Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts ($13), delivers. Recipes like bleu cheese gnocchi with... [More]

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Doubtblush: Summer Sweater Tube Top

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 understand that you might... [More]

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Biotherm Mousse Foundation

The textural innovations in Biotherm Mousse Foundation ($28) use "magic of a melting mousse" to apply foundation coverage and powder finesse in one fell swoop. This light and airy formula glides on for a smooth matte finish that won't cake, crumble, or settle around fine lines. We'd dust on this... [More]

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Alana Norell's Hampton Necklaces

The jewelry in Alana Norell's Hampton Collection is delicate and distinct, but these three necklaces standout as our favorites. Norell's technique combines the beauty of found objects with the endless capability of technology. The pendants are actually shells that have been engraved with a laser and colored with wax paint.... [More]

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Jamie Oliver Storage Jars

Confession: we have a little crush on Jamie Oliver. He's cute, smart, successful, and the man can cook - we don't need much more. So, we were thrilled to stumble upon his awesome line of products available across the pond (with shipping to the US, hooray!). We're currently obsessed with... [More]

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Kate Spade iPhone Cover

If you're looking to accessorize everything in a bright new color palette now that we're out of fall and winter, why not extend your style to your technology as well? Kate Spade's iPhone 3G Hard Cover ($40) will keep your phone protected while adding a bright pop of color to... [More]

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Wicked Step Scissors

Expert craftsman or not, all thread gets a clean cut with the the sharp and stylish Wicked Step Scissors ($12). A menacing spiky design in powdery black finish spells trouble, and the secret nickel-free alloy is sure to have some dark magic powers. We've gotta admire such a high quality... [More]

White House Black Market Bridal Gown

White House Black Market Bridal Gown

The White House Black Market Bridal Gown ($498) is a stunning limited-edition dress in opulent ivory satin. It has a fitted bodice with a gorgeous asymmetrical skirt lined with tulle for maximum volume, which results in a flattering hourglass fit. Last but not least, we're big fans of the price....it's... [More]

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Mini Lunch Notes

Some of us were lucky if our moms remembered the pb&j, let alone a cute note in our lunches. Well we're determined to remember the note of encouragement, as well as the veggies, and the Mini Lunch Notes ($10) are making this easier. These adorable note cards have fun animal... [More]

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Tutti Colori Throws

Made from lightweight, ultra soft wool and available in fourteen vivid colors, Tutti Colori Throws ($48 each) are just the right finishing touch to any room. They look luxuriously high-end, but are one heck of a steal. Trust us when we say that these are perfect for snuggling under to... [More]

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Icon Watch

We loved the Icon Clock because it was cute, but we love the Icon Watch ($80), also from & design, because it's giggle-worthy. If you don't recognize the inspiration, you clearly haven't been using your computer for much other than reading Outblush. If you do, you can rely on this... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Be the Chef at Benihana

If your dad fancies himself the Grill King, let him prove it.... Teppanyaki style! Benihana's Be The Chef Package ($140 for 4 people, $35 for each additional guest) is one of the more unique Father's Day gifts we've seen. Dad will get personal teppanyaki grill training from a chef, then... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Canadian Workwear for Kick-Ass Cancer Survivor Larissa

We're in awe of Larissa, who wrote in to say: "Hey there Outblush team! I'm coming to you asking for help. I am a recent cancer survivor at the age of twenty and I want to get back into the workforce. I need to find fun, fresh, and practical pieces... [More]

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Essential 10: Lilac Lust

Shades of lilac and purple have caught our eye as stand-out colors of the Spring season. From dresses and shoes, to make-up and accessories - you can get completely decked in these gorgeous flavors, or rock subtle touches. Top row (left to right): Tory Burch Small Canvas Wicker Tote ($195)... [More]

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YSL La Laque Long Lasting Nail Color

Everything Yves Saint Laurent touches turns to gold, and YSL La Laque Long Lasting Nail Lacquer ($20 is no exception. Twenty different shades (four of which are already out of stock, phooey!) of rich, luscious long-wear nail polish, all packaged in signature gold-and-glass bottles. We're rocking Ultra Violet on our... [More]

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I Blame Hipsters Tee

We all need a scapegoat sometimes. I Blame Hipsters Tee ($15)... [More]

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Star Bright Bike Helmet

We understand that our heads are carrying some precious cargo and we'd like to protect our lovely brains while being active - but do helmets have to be so darned ugly? No they don't, friends! The Star Bright Bike Helmet ($50) by Nutcase makes your dome look super cute while... [More]

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Cloudy Carafe & Glasses

Whether you're entertaining guests or just amusing yourself, sometimes refinement is all in that extra step. Looking at Tse & Tse's beautifully simple, hand-blown Cloudy Carafe & Glasses ($140), it's natural to want to forget that you ever dared to pour wine directly from the bottle, or served guests water... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Magnetic Grill Light

We could not be more stoked that grilling season is upon us. However, who the hell has time to grill during the sunshine hours? Not us, and we're guessing not you. The Magnetic Grill Light ($16) takes the guessing out of whether or not that meat is still mooing or... [More]

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Grayce by Molly Sims Cab Charm Bracelet

Actress/model Molly Sims' new jewelry line, Grayce, may not be reinventing the wheel, but she's got some really wearable pieces going on in the spring & summer collection. The Cab Charm Bracelet in Olive ($95) features cabochon olive stones set into antique gold-plated filigree settings on a chain bracelet. We... [More]

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Mor Freesia Hand Cream

We can go all natural without forgoing beautiful packaging with Mor Freesia Hand Cream ($40). Plant extracts from Angelica, Dandelion and Mistletoe infuse this product with deep moisturizing and protective properties. We thank flowers and the designer of this gorgeous golden cross-stitch pattern for making this cream.... [More]

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Tegu Blocks

We completely understand if traditional blocks have never done much for your little one - stacking things can only hold your attention for so long, especially if you're a bit clumsy (not that we know anything about that). However, the fun to be had with Tegu Blocks is pretty much... [More]

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Modern Magazine Rack

Who says print is dying? Even though we'd perish without the internet, there are few pleasures that can measure up to the joy of receiving a crisp, glossy magazine in the mail. Some of our favorites are those from years ago - Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain on the cover... [More]

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Doubtblush: Jumbo Hair Clips

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 just wondering who in... [More]

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Happily Ever AfterWords Anniversary Box

You may or may not want to eat that freezer-burned piece of wedding cake your mom insisted you save for your first anniversary, but we can promise you'll love reading cards from your friends & family. The Happily Ever AfterWords Anniversary Box ($95) allows your loved ones to write you... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Geek Dad

Today's dad is more Tory Belleci than Ward Cleaver; he grew up on video games, computers, and extreme sports. Ken Denmead's ode to GenX and GenY fathers, Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share ($12), celebrates these hip-but-nerdy pops with father-kid projects like creating... [More]

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Tranquil Paradise Hammock

Anthropologie has an uncanny habit of finding products that capture our imaginations while also suiting our needs. The Tranquil Paradise Hammock ($98) has that perfect combination of exoticism and practicality. With pops of turquoise and red, you're bound to feel more like you're on safari than lounging in your backyard.... [More]

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Lee Angel 18 Strand Necklace

Add instant, outrageous, eye-catching glam to your outfit with this stunning 18 Strand Silver Necklace ($175) by Lee Angel. Breathe new life into your LBD, or really, anything you want to add some serious sparkle to by simply adding this necklace adorned with vintage silver discs. Also, though it looks... [More]

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Silk'n Light-Based Hair Removal System

Contrary to popular belief, we don't have to go in for multiple expensive torture sessions to get rid of unwanted hair. We can get clinically-proven results in the comfort of our own home with the Silk'n Light-Based Hair Removal System ($499)! Patented Home Pulsed Light technology is safe and effective... [More]

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PetEgo Walky Dog Bike Leash

We love the idea of exercising our dogs while we ride our bikes, the practice - not so much. There are only so many times our pups can cause us to fall off our bikes, get tangled in the spokes, or lag behind before we scratch the idea altogether. The... [More]

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Ohoy Wallpaper

Nautical bathroom theme, here we come. The Swedish multidisciplinary art and design platform, Fine, is behind the Ohoy Wallpaper ($31/square meter), and we couldn't be happier. With the help of her 8-year old, Otto, founder and designer Elisabeth Dunker got the playful thing down pat. Now all we need are... [More]

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Seychelles Get Outta Town

With the warmer weather, we're anxious to show off our fresh pedicures and give our feet some breathing room, but something about flip flops in the office just doesn't seem professional. We're getting all the toe-wiggling goodness of a sandal but staying in line with dress code (and looking damn... [More]

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Jakob Dylan - Women & Country

Jakob Dylan's new album Women & Country ($10) has a melancholy sweetness that is both consoling and haunting. You could listen to these songs while cooking Sunday dinner or mending a busted up heart and would find in them a good companion. The backup vocals of Neko Case and Kelly... [More]

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BareMinerals Refillable Buffing Brush

Do you think it's ok to buy more stuff in an effort to live simply? That's how we justified picking up Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation Mini Refillable Buffing Brush ($22). With this handy tool we no longer need to pack a separate brush and pot of powder... [More]

Sequin Mini Jacket

Sequin Mini Jacket

Go out in style when you sport the Sequin Mini Jacket ($168)! This hand-embellished jacket is crafted with tons of sequins in precious metal tones. We adore the cropped silhouette, which will compliment our summer wardrobe. Last but not least, we're lovin' the clean crisp look this jacket gives when... [More]

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Turquoise Bamboo Parasol

The closer we get to the warm days of summer, the more we start to covet images of serene laziness and relaxation. This Turquoise Bamboo Parasol ($225) was handmade in Thailand and is the perfect accessory for shady outdoor lounging. Your porcelain complexion will thank you later.... [More]

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Vintage Weave Antiques

If your current abode is lacking a certain je ne sais quois then look no further than VintageWeave.com. You could pick up anything from an ancient carved balustrade to apothecary glass to a handmade market basket. Prices vary and items go quickly, so if antique enameled tea pots and bistro... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: BlackSocks Sockscription

Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them, the blacker they get! Sound familiar? Now that we've gotten that childhood song stuck in your noggins, we'll tell you about the ingenious gift that is the BlackSocks Sockscription ($29-175 for basic calf socks, other fabrics/designs vary in price).... [More]

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Shell Cloud Belt Buckle

Pair the coastal inspiration of the Shell Cloud Belt Buckle ($45) with a flowy beach tunic, and you're all set for a sexy summer day. Really, anything under the sun would look nice with this textured piece. The cast pewter ridges would compliment a color blocked western dress, basic blue... [More]

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City F Urban Handle Bar Tote

Even if you're stuck at work most of the time, we hope that you'll take some time to explore your city this summer . . . and that you won't do it all in the car. This practical-but-not-unhip City F bike tote ($55) has a solid rubber bottom, several zippered... [More]

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AiAiAi Tracks Headset with Mic

We're going retro again, but this time it's for an era that most of us remember - the early 90s. AiAiAi is selling the Tracks Headset with Mic ($70) to look like those old walkman headphones that we used to listen to New Kids on the Block with, but with... [More]

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Phyto Phytolaque Hair Spray

Say, "Hairspray," and everyone immediately thinks of AquaNet, that drugstore standby that renders locks utterly immoveable, dull, and leaves a strange, flaky white residue on roots. Fortunately, technology has brought us Phyto Phytolaque Hairspray ($18), which uses natural resins to lock out humidity, maintain your 'do, and add shine. Plus,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Dresses for the Short-n-Busty

We've gotten a lot of requests for cute dresses for y'all that are petite and well-endowed. This can be a difficult combo, we know, but here are a few general pointers. Go for either ankle-length or knee length or higher, as anything in between will make you look shorter. (A... [More]

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Leifsdottir Garden Dress

We're crushing on the painterly pattern on the silk Leifsdottir Garden Dress ($378) - This multicolor abstract print looks like a watercolor birds-eye view of a flower field. The V-neck, A-line skirt, and draped front is sure to flatter and elongate any figure, and the shoulder grommets and ribbon embellishments... [More]

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Gold-Plated Work Lamp

All too often, design websites and magazines geared towards women can focus too heavily on the precious. Too much pretty can take a toll on a girl, after all. That's why we love the unexpectedness of adding a dash of the gritty to the perfectly crafted room with From Us... [More]

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Trish McEvoy Lash Enhancer

Sorry, Brook Shields, but we like the color of our irises too much to try Latisse. Trish McEvoy's Lash Enhancer Nighttime Conditioning Treatment ($125) uses a powerful protein complex called SymPeptide™ to strengthen, thicken, and improve the quality of our eyelashes. To repair and rejuvenate our broken, damaged, mascara ravaged... [More]

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Rain Forest Top

The print-on-print design of this Rain Forest Top ($59) almost looks like an optical illusion, but we love the way it camouflages our less-than-toned tummies (what? we spend the cold months on the couch!). The top continues to flatter with its empire waist and built in support. The halter straps... [More]

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All Year Rings

The stunning All Year Rings ($90) give us twelve unique accessories inspired by flowers of the months. Delivered flat in an envelope, we assemble the intricate finished product. Thick paper is laser cut, embossed, and pre-scored for us to roll and fold together. Trust us, it's not as complicated as... [More]

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Postalco a6 Notebook

There's something so infinitely romantic about a good piece of stationary. In this time of iPhones, smart phones, digitized pens, and laptops that weigh less than your latte, it's easy to forget the simple joy of taking the time to write a note, a thought, a phone number. The Brooklyn-based... [More]

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Mel en Stel Cup of Tea Ruffle Dress

Oh, me, oh, my. Could this Mel en Stel Cup of Tea Ruffle Dress ($350) be any cuter? Soft, cobalt blue Flemish linen. Perfectly pleated ruffles. Hidden front-button closure. Removeable tie-waist sash. No, it couldn't be cuter. It simply couldn't.... [More]

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AHA Brazilian Peel

If you're a beauty pioneer - i.e. you've never been afraid to dye your hair at home, try microdermabrasion in your bathroom, or mix up your own body lotions using an avocado, a citrus zester, and a prayer - then you've probably wondered why you can't do a salon-strength chemical... [More]

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Beach Ball Sprinkler

Treating kids to extraordinary toys is our pleasure, and the better the toys, the less the work, right? Moms' hands will be free all day with the Beach Ball Sprinkler ($39) rolling around. Make up new games in the yard with this colorful summer item.... [More]

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Doily Collar

Victorian inspired collar blouses have one problem - they're dangerously modest. The Doily Collar ($48) offers all the frilly charm of the full shirt shebang with a fraction of the yardage. It's hard to tell from the artsy photo, but we can choose from crocheted jewel tones to make our... [More]

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Alice & Olivia Sequined Slip-On Keds

Everybody's favorite sneaks have gone couture, thanks to these glitteringly glam Alice + Olivia Sequined Slip-On Keds ($88). Part of us thought, "Hey, we could so do that with a glue gun!" Then, we remembered that we have zero patience with crafts, and that's when we clicked "Add to Shopping... [More]

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Tattoo Shop iPhone App

Don't be the person who gets what they think is the Chinese symbol for "Love," but actually means, "I'm an idiot" - try before you ink up with the Tattoo Shop iPhone App ($2)! Upload a photo (of you, your best friend, your puppy) and temp it up with everything... [More]

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The Cocktail

Holidays, shmolidays, we say the time to drink is when the weather's warm! Take the guesswork out of how to make the perfect cocktail for your backyard bbq or evening soiree by consulting The Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks ($14). Not only will this guide help you get your drink on,... [More]

Reversible Belt

Reversible Belt

Get the most bang for your buck with this adorable Reversible Belt ($42). This fab accessory will add a fresh spin to all of your summer pants and shorts. The main color is awning pink, but it reverses to grass green. And the white stitching detail adds nice flair.... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Telepen

We're pretty sure the Dad Handbook says that dads have to have a pen on their person at all times. Make sure your dad's always prepared with the ultra-portable Telepen ($13), which telescopes out of its tiny tube that attaches to a keyring.... [More]

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Louboutin Pigalle Pumps

These Louboutin Pigalle Cutout Pumps ($635) are fabulous almost beyond reckoning. The color and material choices create a striking contrast - peach patent leather pops against the smoothness of the white and the inversion of the mustard as the "neutral" with the black patent as the highlight is a bold... [More]

Deep Sea Curtain

Deep Sea Curtains

You will feel as if you're swimming in the open sea with the Deep Sea Curtains ($268) draped upon your windows. These cool curtains feature inky octopi on beige linen-cotton window coverings. Each curtain has a tunnel tab construction for a rod and they're lined with cotton. Best of all,... [More]

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Bebe Oval Multi Stone Ring

Sure, you can get this Bebe Oval Multi Stone Ring ($24) in black & silver, but we prefer the pink & gold version shown here, being suckers for anything that matches our site's color scheme.. The ornate Turkish-style setting will look perfect with breezy boho sundresses and LBDs alike. See... [More]

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Self-Weighing Suitcase

Planning some summer trips and hoping to avoid those pesky baggage fees associated with overweight suitcases? The simple solution - especially if you're in the market for a new bag - is this handy (literally!) Self-Weighing Suitcase ($103). Plus, this way you'll know the exact benefit if you decide to... [More]

Pina Colada Jumper

Pina Colada Jumper

We're loving the name of this fabulous little romper! The Pina Colada Jumper ($78) is all that! It's a cute lil' concoction of cheery pineapple yellow and mellow coconut white seersucker. However the best part about this styles is its vintage appeal with a high waisted short and strapless smocked... [More]

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Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm & Hand Crème

A lip balm & hand crème in one package? Perfect for purses, no? Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm & Hand Crème ($34) has a container of lip balm hidden in the cap of the lotion. The balm features coconut oil, shea butter, UV filters, and beeswax for healthy moisture,... [More]

Porch Parties Book

Porch Parties Book

The lazy days of summer are ahead of us, which is why the Porch Parties Book ($17) is a must! This book features cocktail recipes as well as easy ideas for your outdoor entertaining pleasure. Strawberry lemonade, anyone?... [More]

World Repair Kit

World Repair Kit

If only it were that easy! The World Repair Kit ($25)is an eco-savvy box of earth-friendly fun for the entire family. Kit includes a book of planet changing tips and a passport as well as an stamps and stickers to track all of your conservationist achievements. An ink pad, paper,... [More]

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The Scarlett Veil

Wedding season is in high gear, and we're gaga over the vintage feathered The Scarlett Veil ($120). This hand sewn birdcage veil has silver lace, French netting, and vintage pearl buttons edged with ivory feathers and topped off with a rhinestone broach. We think this little ditty is the perfect... [More]

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NARS Multiple Tint

NARS Multiple Tints ($38) have been all over the beauty blog-o-sphere this spring, but we admit to being very nervous just from looking at the picture. Neon pink and fluorescent orange? Thanks, but we were happy to leave the Zinka look behind in the 80's, where it belonged. Consider this... [More]

Mesh Back Knit Top

Mesh Back Knit Top

The Mesh Back Knit Top ($30) is a great little basic. From the front, it's just a drape neck tank, but from the back....oooh lala! This tank features an alluring drape back with a sexy sheer mesh insert. Plus the fabric is a rayon jersey knit so it's slinky yet... [More]

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Leonard's Road Dogs

Even if you haven't read anything by Elmore Leonard chances are you've seen his work. On the big screen- Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown, and the little one - Justified (and that's barely scratching the surface). His newest release to paperback is Road Dogs ($10). Fans of his... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Mailable Photo Frames

Hey, hey, hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want more? Check out their blog,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: 'Natural' Flower Clips for Lauren R.

Lauren R. writes: "With summer here, I love the look of flowers in my hair, usually pinned by my ear. But natural flowers just aren't the most efficient way to stock up my accessory collection. I would love some help finding a variety of NATURAL-looking flower clips, pins etc (like... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Gather No Moss On the Rocks Set

Similar to the Fitzu Whiskey Stones we've told you about before, but possibly even cooler, the Gather No Moss On the Rocks Set ($32, backordered until 5/28/10) is an awesome gift for a dad who takes pride in his liquor collection. After a short stint in the freezer, these natural... [More]

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Pop Floral Wallpaper

The large white wall can be one of the more daunting things to conquer. From paint (pop? neutral?) to adorning pictures (family? art? attractive strangers?) the options are nearly endless. Why not trust an artist to take care of the wall for you? Art Institute of Chicago graduate and Dwell... [More]

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Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color

What can we say about Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color ($45) that hasn't already been said by fawning fashionistas & magazine editors? Not much. Monsieur Ford took twelve classic, universally flattering lip colors, from nude to deep burgundy brown, and reinterpreted them for the 21st century. The formula is... [More]

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Agree to Disagree: Quilted Deer Vest

We're fond of our lil' Outblush Editorial family, and are usually in accord regarding product selection, but sometimes we look at an item that a fellow editor has chosen and do a double take. Which is why we bring you Agree To Disagree, a new feature that'll show you another... [More]

Double Ruffle Jersey Dress

Double Ruffle Jersey Dress

LBD's are like shoes...you can never have enough! And the Double Ruffle Jersey Dress ($40) would be the perfect addition to your collection. This fabulous lil' frock is a scoopneck sheath with beautiful cascading ruffles. The dress Includes a wide self-fabric belt with black ring buckle. There's also a sexy... [More]

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Go Try It On

Ever been in a dressing room and needed an opinion on that first-date outfit - without so much as a sales woman around to lend her advice? Ever been at home, when after trying on your tenth outfit you feel like staying in? Not to worry, Go Try It On... [More]

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Quilted Deer Vest

Call us utterly unseasonal, and we'll proclaim ourselves to cool to care in the Quilted Deer Vest ($49). This reversible puffy frock can be worn two ways - tame and wild. Stay under the radar by sporting the turquoise side with a darling applique black deer on the back, or... [More]

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Santi Citrus Beaded Clutch

Listen up Ms. Lohan, there are no prescription pick-me-ups needed with the Santi Citrus Beaded Clutch ($135) in our hands. Bright white, goldenrod, and tangerine make this beaded acid drop the ideal splash of color for summer. An added plus: swirling beads have the free flow of paisley without the... [More]

Lilly Pulitzer Monopoly Game

Lilly Pulitzer Monopoly Game

Take a roll down the pink and green lane! The Lilly Pulitzer Monopoly Game ($50) is a limited edition version of America's oldest game. It's the perfect gift for all of those Lilly lovers you know. This version of one of our fave games gets a full pink and green... [More]

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Doubtblush: Gravy Bath Salts

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. Sure, not everyone wants to... [More]

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Simple Tiptoe

Adorable shoe alert! We're always on the lookout for a cute pair of flats for days when platform heels and strappy blister-inducing sandals just aren't gonna happen. Simple's Tiptoe ($60) are just the flats we dream of. Available in black, green, or lilac, these sweet skimmers are made with eco-friendly... [More]

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Poison Ivy Vitrail Earrings

We love a big statement earring, but we don't love how heavy they usually are and that earlobe stretching feeling. The Poison Ivy Vitrail Earrings ($28) are perfectly light-weight and delicate. An intricate flora design fills this extra long earring on a tear drop shaped frame. Colors range from black... [More]

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Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monae's latest single, Tightrope [ft. Big Boi], off her new album The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III ($8), evokes a funky combo of 60's pop, 70's funk, and sweet R&B vocal licks. It's infectious, and we guarantee you'll play it over and over again to catch all the lyrics.... [More]

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Crystal Necklace Gown

There's no rule in wedding gown shopping that says your most important dress also has to be the dress that breaks your bank. The Crystal Necklace Gown ($252) by Aidan Mattox in luscious ivory chiffon features a stunning necklace with assorted crystals attached to a strapless necklace. With a banded... [More]

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Top Hat Wine Cooler

Maybe we'd save this shiny item for a fancy father, but just the same, we love the Top Hat Wine Cooler ($133). Not to be worn at a jaunty angle, this hammered silver plating would look sophisticated and luxurious at any dinner party. Now we just have to devise the... [More]

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Diptyque Body Polish

Summer's around the corner, meaning it's time to show some skin! Doesn't yours deserve a little pampering before you put it on display? Rub yourself down with Diptyque's Smoothing Body Polish ($68). Sure, it's pricey, but this blend of peach butter, pomegranate seed oil and jasmine water will leave your... [More]

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Elizabeth Gillett Summer Scarf

Could there be a better spring shade than coral? It's bright, but not overwhelming and it's vaguely tropical, but won't be out of place in the workplace (keep that sarong at home, sister!). Since we've yet to manage the coral lip color, we're flaunting our new favorite shade with Elizabeth... [More]

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16 Million Colors Lamp

Inside The 16 Million Colors Lamp ($200) are four powerful LEDs that are capable of generating 256 different hues, 256 levels of saturation, and 256 brightness settings. The lamp has a remote and can beam a shaft of bright white light or be toned down to project a soft, ambient... [More]

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Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer

Real tans are a dermatological no-no (hear that, Pauly D?), but we don't fancy going all summer long without even a hint of tint. Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer ($32) works on pretty much any skin tone, and you can easily build the coverage all over your face and body. The... [More]

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Lula Dog Bowl

Remember the Tigrito Cat Bowl? If you bought one and the dog is still envious, treat Spot to the Lula Dog Bowl ($80) from the same designer. This lidded dish is appropriate for small dogs, and available in several colors - including, of course, envious green.... [More]

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Melissa Plastic Dreams Corallo Flats

Now, these are jelly shoes for grown-ups! Inspired by the Campano Brothers' Corallo Chair, these Melissa Plastic Dreams Corallo Flats ($79) are made from eco-sustainable, toxin free Meflex plastic. Featuring an open weave pattern and comfy insole, they're the perfect complement to your shorts & tank tops on errand days.... [More]

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Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

In a world of Hiltons, Lohans, sex tapes, panty-less car exists, "Juicy" written across booties, and a laundry list of other trashy trends, it's hard to imagine a time when "classy" wasn't a lost concept. In Derek Blasberg's Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady ($12) he takes on... [More]

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Denim Therapy

The denim doctor is in the house - if your jeans got caught on a stray nail, or if your favorite pair look too ratty even for a dive bar - there is help available. DenimTherapy.com will heal your wounded denim with tender love and expertise. This is a professional... [More]

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Suction Foot

Unless you've perfected your tree pose, you might find shaving in the shower a game of balance that you constantly lose. While a tad on the cheesy side, the Suction Foot ($10) is just what we've been looking for to help our shower time shaving routine. Position at the height... [More]

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Square Cat Habitat Baobab Cat Tree

You love your cats. You don't love cat trees that remind you of H.R. Pufnstuf. We get it. Solution? The Square Cat Habitat Baobab Cat Tree ($285-550 depending on material & finishes). Sleek and modern, it'll add to your home décor scheme, instead of alerting guests to the presence of... [More]

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Liquid Eyeshadow

High-impact color, long lasting, illuminating, and easily blendable are only a few of the reasons we love Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Liquid Eyeshadow ($18). Add a touch of exotic and sexy to your Spring make-up wardrobe with colors like Molten Bronze, Ultra Violet and Aqua Flash. Glide on these featherweight... [More]

Washed Ashore Lamp

Washed Ashore Lamp

The Washed Ashore Lamp ($228) truly looks like it just washed upon the beach. There are bits of paint and a rusted nail or two on this reclaimed wood lamp. If nothing else, this is definitely a cool conversation piece to have in your living room or office.... [More]

Eyelet Floral Dress

Eyelet Floral Dress

The Eyelet Floral Dress ($14) is a great frock for the frugal fashionista! It's a fabulous find priced less than an entree at your favorite restaurant. Anyway, this dress has a floral background and is covered in delicate eyelet accents. Plus it's strapless, which is always super sweet for summer.... [More]

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Sex and the City Tour

Carrie and her urban family will set off on yet another adventure on in Sex and the City 2 on May 28th (as if you need reminding). If you're a megafan and a visit to the movies isn't enough to sate your designer thirst than visit the eponymous City and... [More]

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Dead in the Family

Sookie Stackhouse is back once again in Dead in the Family ($10) - the tenth book in Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries. Sookie is recovering from the hurt and loss caused by the Fae War in Dead and Gone - she was tortured, her fairy godmother was killed, and her... [More]

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Akira V-Neck Tunic with Lace

Drapey tunics are huge this spring & summer, but who knows if they'll be around any longer than that? Indulge in the trend on the cheap with this cute Akira V-Neck Tunic with Lace ($25). Featuring draped armholes and lace detailing along the neck, it'll pair well with dark denim,... [More]

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Misha LuLu Pirate Onesie

Ahoy, Mateys! Cuteness on the horizon! The Misha LuLu Pirate Onesie ($36) is the ultimate in comfort, not to mention super adorable. Misha LuLu specializes in using vintage fabrics with modern patterns and prints. This onesie is made of soft 100% organic cotton, featuring a girl pirate and her spyglass.... [More]

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Pretty Bitter Dirty Doily Cards

This won't come as a shock to anyone but we're a tad on the surly side. Being that as it is, when we come across items like the Pretty Bitter Dirty Doily Cards ($3), our black hearts rejoice. With a pretty lace doily and simple statements like "Asshole," "Douchebag," "Fucker,"... [More]

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Linus Bike Roadster Classic

Admit it, sometimes you like to pretend that you were meant to live in the 1960s - and not just any version of the era - the very acutely stylized 60s of Godard, Truffaut, Demy, Rohmer, and all the other New Wavers. Recognizing a market gap for mid-century Francophiles, the... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Drummer Boy Style for Pascale

Pascale says that she is "...an Outblush fanatic and I literally check this blog and uncrate.com oh-2-often. I was hoping to get a personal shopper request in for the summer. I saw a music video for Debi Nova's new song, "Drummer Boy". Her simple and sultry style in this video... [More]

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Golden Girl: St. Andrews Experience

Gifts - Sure, we expect them on anniversaries, birthdays, etc. - but those are the easy ones. Don't you love when you get a "just because" bouquet or naughty piece of lingerie? Well, it works both ways, sister - you gotta give a little to get a little. With this... [More]

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Under Our Skin

Each year thousands of Americans go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with Lyme disease, one of the fastest growing epidemics of our time. Under Our Skin ($35) is the gripping story of medicine, money, and patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods. With director's commentary and extended interviews with bestselling... [More]

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Doubtblush: Pet High Chair

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. What person in their right... [More]

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Bliss The Youth As We Know It Moisture Cream

Bliss' new anti-aging powerhouse, The Youth As We Know It Moisture Cream ($79), makes big promises: hydration, fine lines relaxed, radiance, and the fading of hyperpigmentation. Does it deliver? So far, so good, according to beautista reviewers. We may not know what high-performance ingredients like Vita-zyme A Plus, hyperdermal destressors,... [More]

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MySkins

Well, here's a crazy idea: 'nude' undergarments that actually come in a range of colors for the range of skin tones we all have. What took so long? MySkins finally figured out that not every woman's skin matches that one beige shade of 'nude' that bras and panties have been... [More]

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Laser Printed Split Bamboo Veranda Rug

Whether the Laser Printed Split Bamboo Veranda Rug ($38) graces your table, outdoor patio or kitchen, it will surely invoke an Asian vibe with tons of colors and beautiful design. With a non-skid rubber backing, this 3'x5' mat makes a distinct design impact while protecting your surfaces. We love the... [More]

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Bamboo Dog Pod Lounge

Give your pooch the royal treatment with the Bamboo Dog Pod Lounge ($598). The designer describes it "more of a recliner than a pet bed" - something close to an Eames chair for our best friend. Our canine cuties will cuddle up to the washable faux-fur pad before we know... [More]

Ruched Tube Top

Ruched Tube Top

Ummm...do we really even have to tell you why you should buy this? The Ruched Tube Top ($4) is definitely on our Summer Must-Have Staple list. It's strapless and adorable with the faux button placket and lightly ruched bust....and less than a cup of joe at Starbucks.... [More]

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Bringing Down the House

Before your next trip to Vegas, you might want to settle down with a copy of Bringing Down the House ($6) - yeah, they made a movie, but we'll stick with the nonfiction version of the story - it's exciting enough. If you're unfamiliar with the premise, it's about a... [More]

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You Tell Us: Enchanted Chandelier

Yes, this Enchanted Chandelier ($1975) is lovely and ethereal (does it come with dryads and sprites?), but we can't quite decide if we'd wanna fork over 2 grand for faux greenery wrapped around a standard iron chandelier. So. You tell us!... [More]

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Vera Clogs

Ok, we admit it, when we think of clogs we picture our grandma's gardening shoes or the non-slip practical footwear of chefs. We were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon the hippie chic Vera Clogs ($89). These sandals are comfortable enough for a day of struttin' our stuff around the city... [More]

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Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria

Part of Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo fragrance collection, Bergamotto di Calabria Eau de Toilette ($70-106) is the very essence of summer. If you favor spicy, citrusy, fresh fragrances, this might be for you. It combines Calabrian bergamot and citron with cedar wood, vetiver, and red ginger for an exhilarating... [More]

Shadowy Chair

Shadowy Chair

It may not be love at first sight when it comes to this outdoor chair, but the Shadowy Chair ($2,898) is rather unique...to say the least. It is handmade in Senegal and constructed of vibrant nylon cord that is normally used to weave fishing nets. This bright outdoor chair curves... [More]

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Obsessive Consumption

As we peer into the abyss of our tote, we wonder what story our material possessions tell, and Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? ($14) addresses this pondering in sketchbook style. Graphic design professor and artist Kate Bingaman-Burt draws us a pictorial dairy of something she spent money on... [More]

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Like a Bird, Like a Plane

Sometimes, a make out session on the couch to some sexy music is just what the doctor ordered. Fill your prescription with Charlie Mars' Like a Bird, Like a Plane ($10). The mellow yet catchy tunes of this crooner are perfect for canoodling...and maybe a bit more. Flying solo these... [More]

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Peacock Motif Mug

Pristine porcelain gets a graphic treatment with a hand drawn pattern and 24k gold leaf in the Peacock Motif Mug ($6). Part of the Crown Hill collection, this Keith Murray design revival harks back to the 1940s and 50s. Crisp black and white with drops of metallic hold up nicely... [More]

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Qingke Branch Doormat

Adding some organic neutral contrast to our neon colored garden accessories is easy with the Qingke Branch Doormat ($59). Sliced to bits, reclaimed wood makes a new kind of parquet pattern. This durable mat is held together with a synthetic felt backing, and all materials are a cinch to clean.... [More]

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Yes to Carrots Body Lotion with SPF

We know we need it, but sunblock automatically elicits a yuck reaction from us. Whether we're spraying it on and shivering from the cool sticky mist or slathering it on and hating the greasy mess, we're just generally displeased with the stuff. That is, until we found Yes to Carrot's... [More]

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Wilton Doughnut Baking Pans

Krispy Kreme, eat your deep fat fried heart out! We are slaves to the glazed no more! Well, sorta. Introducing our newest obsessions: Wilton Doughnut Baking Pans ($10 for 12 mini donut pan, $11 for 6 standard-sized donut pan). Armed with these and a basic baked donut recipe that we... [More]

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Zomm

You know the story: you're out late, the cocktails have been flowing, you've probably been doing a wee bit of drunk texting (no shame in that, it happens to the best of us) and suddenly you realize you have no idea where the &%#$ your phone is. If you had... [More]

Faceted Cluster Ring

Faceted Cluster Ring

We love to dress up and be oh so girly girl every now and then. The Faceted Cluster Ring ($5) is a fabulous piece of costume of jewelry for very little dime. This ring is embellished with faceted round and chain-wrapped pearlescent beads shaped into a cluster. It's a big... [More]

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Victoria's Secret V Plunge Push-Up Bra

As much as we get tired of the come-hither-cowboy expressions permanently stuck on the faces of all Victoria's Secret models, we're nonetheless hooked (heh) on their bras. The new Victoria's Secret V Plunge Push-Up Bra ($48) is just the ticket for low-cut summer sundresses and tanks. Special padded demi cups... [More]

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Flashing LED Camera Keychain

We're nixing cheesy charms with the pragmatic Flashing LED Camera Keychain ($5). This guy has a fully functioning flashlight feature, complete with snapshot sound. When you can't see the keyhole or you've lost your cell in your jumbled tote bag, let there be light.... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 5/14/10

Woot, woot, it's Frrrrrrrrrriday, ladies and gents! We've got a great selection of deals n' steals for you below, so pick your favorite(s) and start shopping... it's the American way! (Just, um, don't go into debt or anything.) Borders - If you're a Borders Rewards member (it's free to join),... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Skinny White Pants for Kelsey R

Kelsey says, "I have been looking high and low but have been unsuccessful with my search for white, stretch cigarette-like ankle pants. They have plenty in black, but white are extremely hard to come by. I am looking for a double-knit, but that is not a requirement. I simply want... [More]

Ball and Fringe Trim Dress

Ball and Fringe Trim Dress

The Ball and Fringe Trim Dress ($30) reminds us of something a fairytale character would wear. This dress is ultra feminine with the floral print, eyelet details and ball and fringe trimmed lace, which decorates the hem, waist and neckline. The scoop neck is also sexy and this dress is... [More]

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Handmade Leather Bench

We're still rearing to go with our Hollywood Regency design inspiration, and here's another choice for a classic accessory. Complete with curvaceous wooden detailing, all-over stud work and an antique black finish, the Handmade Leather Bench ($110) is a total steal! Put this in a foyer or at the foot... [More]

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True Concealer

Just because we love nature doesn't mean we want to look like something you'd find in the wild. Kiss raccoon eyes goodbye in the most natural way (other than getting more sleep) with Allison Raffaelle's True Concealer ($23). The formula is talc and paraben free and has all sorts of... [More]

I Love The Nightlife Tee

I Love The Nightlife Tee

We heart the I Love The Nightlife Tee ($13)....because we truly do love the nightlife! Afterall don't we all? And we're totally diggin' the slashes on this tee.... [More]

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Doubtblush: Prada Wedge-Heel Sneaker

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 often we're getting ready... [More]

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TCHO Chocolate Treats Bundle

If tangy mangoes, roasted cacao nibs, buttery macadamia nuts and honey-roasted cashews drenched in TCHO's decadent rich, dark chocolate just made your mouth water - you're not alone. TCHO Chocolate Treats Bundle ($16) makes the perfect gift or personal vacation from your standard 3 Musketeers or M&Ms. If 3 oz.... [More]

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Mod Hanging Screen

Line the edge of a breakfast nook or intimate seating area with the Mod Hanging Screen ($289) and delineate rooms in a sleek way. Attach the wooden support and panels to any drywall ceiling for a fresh, clean, oh-so white divider anywhere in the house. Silver ball chain connections add... [More]

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Great Memories Tote

Not only is the Great Memories Tote ($43) colorful, but it has real social impact. Animal activist text reads "Elephants Have Great Memories. Well, Some are Not so Great" on the front and "Don't Support Torture Under the BIG TOP" on the back. It's pretty heavy, but it's also a... [More]

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Giraffes in Squares Earrings

Artisan-designer Kristin Lora uses train set figures in her fanciful jewelry, and we're charmed by her Giraffes in Squares Earrings ($140). Sterling silver squares frame tiny giraffes drinking and posing in place like wildlife portraits stopped in motion. Our own personal safari in fabulous swinging earrings? We like.... [More]

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Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara

While it's true that Prescriptives no longer has retail counters in department stores, their online store is still open for the time being. Translation? STOCK UP NOW! We're snagging several tubes apiece of Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara ($20), one of our favorite lash builders. Why? This stuff is the... [More]

Gathered Sky Duvet

Gathered Sky Duvet

If you're looking to dream of heavenly blue seas and celestial skies, the Gathered Sky Duvet ($298) is perfect for you! This amazing duvet features luxurious pleats that have been hand-dyed to mimic the colors of the atmosphere. It is also ultra comfortable because it's made of 300 thread count... [More]

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Summer Green Piece

We. Love. This. Necklace! The perfect piece to add to your spring wardrobe, the Summer Green Piece ($40) is not for the shy amongst you. Hand-dyed beads are strung together and tied at the back with black ribbon. We guarantee you'll be stopped and asked where you got this stand-out... [More]

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Curvaceous Cups

There's nothing like coming home and wrapping your mitts around a soothing hot cuppa tea, even in hot weather. These sinuous, sensuous JFish Designs Curvaceous Cups ($35) "invite the user to wrap his or her hands around for a warm drinking experience." We think they'd work equally well with iced... [More]

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McQ Georgette Dress

Ruffles, a short skirt, and screaming pink - girl, you are nothing if not ready for summer in this McQ Ruffle-front Georgette Dress ($425). [Alternately, you can be like us and pin this on the fridge as a reminder about why the gym is an important addition to our daily... [More]

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Stainless Steel Pinwheel

Planning on doing a bit of gardening this spring? Why not jazz up your pea patch with a pretty Stainless Steel Pinwheel ($22). They'll add some shimmer and shine, which will distract the eye from your dying plants help deter those damn birds that like to eat your blackberries!... [More]

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Grove Made Laser Engraved Bamboo iPhone Cases

Give your iPhone a bit of old-timey flair by encasing it in a Grove Made Laser Engraved Bamboo iPhone Case ($99). Choose from twelve different artist-created cases (shown are Merman by Michael Hsiung, left, and Birdland by Sven Palmowski), three different finishes of bamboo, and seven different bezel colors. See... [More]

TextHook

TextHook

Summer is around the corner and this is the perfect gadget for all moms! We love to stroll our tikes around town, but sometimes we're so swamped with emails and necessary phone calls that we simply can't find the time to relax and do so. Anyway this is where the... [More]

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Kate Spade Clamshell Necklace

She might sell seashells by the seashore, but you wear them around your neck, and that is much more chic than spending your afternoon hawking wares in the hot sun. Kate Spade Monterey Bay Clamshell Necklace ($175)... [More]

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Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Glosses

Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Glosses have it goin' on: megawatt shine, concentrated color, un-sticky texture, and tons of moisturizing power. The tube even features a customized applicator blush for a perfectly precise pucker-upper. Available in five shades. See more high shine lip gloss.... [More]

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World Repair Kit

Spending quality time with your kids while encouraging them to make the world a better place is just what the World Repair Kit ($25) makes a breeze. A guidebook, passport with activity stamps for tracking your journey, and reminder stickers help you and your child plan creative fundraisers and tackle... [More]

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Crocus Glasses

Whether you're sipping sparkling water, lemonade, or a stiff gin and tonic, you're sure to feel summery and refreshed holding one of these colorful Crocus Rocks Glasses (on sale, $49 for 4). The bright design is hand drawn and accented with gold, adding a vibrant, luxurious touch.... [More]

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Pucci Platform Sandals

No, we can't afford them, and sure, we'd break our necks. But we love how much fun Pucci always seems to be having, and we love these glorious, absurd, cat's-cradle platform sandals ($1,566). The killer touch is the brass zipper up the back.... [More]

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Sonia Kashuk Nail Polish

If you, like us, think a classic nude mani-pedi is all well and good, but prefer a jolt of color on your tootsies and fingers, Sonia Kashuk for Target Nail Polish ($4 each) will catch your eye. Her spring 2010 line contains lots of peppy, bright hues, along with a... [More]

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Cup of Latte Pincushion

Strawberries and tomato pincushions may have been alright for our mothers and grandmothers, but we need something snazzy and hip for our sewing nooks. The Cup of Latte Pincushion ($19) will keep our needles and pins nice and sharp, as it full of tightly packed emery - which resembles fine... [More]

Mara Hoffman Braid Strap Top

Mara Hoffman Braid Strap Top

Oooh la la! The Mara Hoffman Braid Strap Top ($216) is a gorgeous silk chiffon top.This v-neck top features deep, draped arm openings and an asymmetrical hem in a cool graphic print. There are also braided straps at the shoulders and a comfortable chiffon lining underneath. Wear this flirty little... [More]

Glazed Fondant Vase

Glazed Fondant Vase

We would love to put a bouquet of fresh-cut daisies in the Glazed Fondant Vase ($32). This beautiful vase features flowering vines and is piped and brushed with a sweet sugar coating. This stunning stoneware piece screams Spring!... [More]

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Personal Shopper - Narrow Sunglasses for Megan M

Megan M. writes, "I have a problem finding sunglasses that fit my face. I have a very narrow face and so the typical larger style just makes me look like a bug! In fact when I got prescription sunglasses most of the ones that didn't look ridiculous were from the... [More]

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WiggyRoll

Infants all over the nation will soon be gettin' jiggy with the WiggyRoll ($30)! This is the first ever, easy to use, infant carrier blanket, which will keep your little bundle of joy snug and warm. It is made with durable 100% anti-pill fleece and it neatly tucks into any... [More]

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Pipe Headset

The Danish make awesome tech gear that looks totally unassuming, and we give the all purpose AIAIAI, or Pipe Headset ($60), a long line of X's and O's. In association with red-hot Euro gurus Kilo Design, a wealth of striking colors, earpieces sizes, and materials (soft-foam or latex) are at... [More]

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L.A.M.B. Dawna

Sometimes we see a pair of shoes so fabulous, we have to physically shake our heads so we can tear our eyes away from the awesomeness. Such is the case with the jaw-dropping L.A.M.B. Dawna ($325). Zebra and zippers?!? We're planning on strutting our stuff in these babies with our... [More]

Freedom Necklace

Freedom Necklace

Declare your independence and let everyone know exactly how much you LOVE your freedom! All you have to do is sport the Freedom Necklace ($48)! This pretty necklace is sure to make a statement with its richly colored geode and delicate charms.... [More]

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You Tell Us: Baby Head Vase / Planter

A little creepy and a little awesome, white stoneware covered in a glossy white glaze creates the Baby Head Vase / Planter ($40). You can jazz your baby up with a Mohawk by adding a tiny spiky succulent, or have him rock the Medusa look with tiny air plants. While... [More]

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Batik Flowers Cabinet Knobs

Adorable and affordable, we heart the Batik Flowers Cabinet Knobs ($8). Vintage bohemian prints covered in a clear glass bubble and framed in our choice of beaded or smooth antiqued brass trim takes any old thing from has-been to fabulous. We don't have to go antiquing anywhere with these knobs... [More]

La Blanca Tie-Dye Cover-Up

La Blanca Tie-Dye Cover-Up

Take a dip into soothing and refreshing shades of blue! The La Blanca Tie-Dye Cover-Up ($63) is the perfect cover-up to throw on over your bathing suit. It's appropriate for your coastal vacation or poolside rendezvous. Dress is accented with rows of pintucks and has a tie at the waist... [More]

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Dodo Case

The design on the Dodo Case ($50) for the iPad is functional and stylish, but we knew we were in love when we read the tag line of this ingenious product - protects from extinction. How clever! These moleskine-esque cases are made by hand in San Francisco and will not... [More]

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Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50

Whether or not you believe in global warming, you still need a good daily sunscreen. New Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ ($32) offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with a light, water-resistant finish. Applied after moisturizer & before makeup, it will help keep those nasty sun spots and... [More]

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Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas

Photojojo! is all about making photography more awesome, and now the authors of your favorite photo newsletter have penned an equally amazing book - helping you turn those old pictures into new works of art. Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas ($15) features DIY instructions for turning photos... [More]

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Doubtblush: Pink Fur and Rhinestone Phone

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. Oh barf, we've fallen into... [More]

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A Bicycle Coloring Book

Here's a fun bike month treat for you (or your kiddos, cousins, or hipster friends) - A Bicycle Coloring Book Vol. 2 ($8) is full of black and white line drawings of bikes. If any of the images catch your eye, they're all available as full-color paintings at bicyclepaintings' Etsy... [More]

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Lotus USB Mic and Webcam

To please the cam girls out there, check out the cutesy Lotus USB Mic and Webcam ($25). This all in one set couldn't be more adorable - even the mini crystalline bulbs on the light fixture look like dew drops. Metal necks are fully adjustable, and every piece is switch-controlled,... [More]

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Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner

Stila has transformed their cult favorite Smudge Pot eyeliners into new Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner ($20) - praise be to the makeup gods! For those of us who have, ahem, difficulties with eyeliner brushes, this is a godsend. The formula is the same, delivering intensely pigmented color with... [More]

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Doie Designs Hollywood Bubble Dress

Made from organic silk crepe de chine and available in black, blue, or pink floral print, this Doie Designs Hollywood Bubble Dress ($192) is sure to become a summer staple in your wardrobe. The breezy pleated bubble skirt, ruched puffed sleeves, v neck, and exquisite tailoring set this dress apart... [More]

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Baby Be of Use Books

Hey, babies of the world! Your mom could use a little help. Why don't you make yourself useful already? McSweeney's Baby Be of Use Books ($25) are several instruction books on things she's probably going to need your help with. Let's see. We've got Baby Do My Banking, Baby Find... [More]

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Agree to Disagree: Funtasma Dame Boots

We're fond of our lil' Outblush Editorial family, and are usually in accord regarding product selection, but sometimes we look at an item that a fellow editor has chosen and do a double take. Which is why we bring you Agree To Disagree, a new feature that'll show you another... [More]

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Podera Deskscape USB Multi Card Reader

Look, we can barely remember where we put our keys, or our names sometimes for that matter - let alone that tiny USB cord for our cameras! The Podera Deskscape USB Multi Card Reader ($20) is just what our desktop, and our sanity, needs. A futuristic looking pod sits on... [More]

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Hamadi Organic Hair Wash

100% plant-based Hamadi Organic Ginger Soymilk Hair Wash ($23) is like a little green spa day for our tresses. We put them through a lot, and we can't help thinking it's a nice break for our hair to get treated with completely natural ingredients every once in a while! Plus,... [More]

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Culture Club: Chain Ties Obi Belt

Thank heavens we're not living in the Victorian Age. No corsets for us! Instead, we have Spanx and strategically placed accessories, such as the ASOS Chain Ties Obi Belt ($25). Wrap this broad belt around you, and your waistline will instantly be defined x10. This style of belt also serves... [More]

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Imm Living Flashlight Lamps

Imm Living Flashlight Lamps ($42-45) are a smaller, friendlier version of a spotlight. Hang one anywhere you want a nice, soft glow.... Mood lighting, anyone?... [More]

MM Couture Floral Shorts

MM Couture Floral Shorts

Get ready to heat things up in these sexy yet sweet short shorts! The MM Couture Floral Shorts ($64) are covered in a vibrant floral print. They have small pleats, a tie at the waist and a cuffed hem. And of course, we love 'em even more because they have... [More]

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Other People's Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll Be Glad You Didn't Receive

Rejection's a bitch - that is unless it's happening to someone else. Other People's Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll Be Glad You Didn't Receive ($16) is the rejection letter hall of fame. Read about the hopes and dreams of Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol and... [More]

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Hand Rejuvenating Remedy

An eye-catching color on your nails isn't going to do you any favors when you're sporting rough, dry hands. Keep your mitts marvelously smooth and hydrated with a daily dose of Crabtree & Evelyn's Lavender Hand Rejuvenating Remedy ($24). The soothing lavender scent will calm your senses while your hands... [More]

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Word Search Clock

Why not keep a Word Search Clock in your office for when you're stuck on a long conference call? In addition to the names of the hours, there are fourteen additional words to hunt for.... [More]

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Stinky Skunk Card

"I'm sorry" are two of the hardest words to say in the English language. We've never been that good at saying those two words, but "I Stink" seems to roll off the tongue and cut tension nicely! The Stinky Skunk Card ($5) is for those of you out there with... [More]

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Urban Decay Revolver Fragrance Oil

Tired of your standby floral & fruit fragrances? Want something a little... daring? Edgy? Change things up with new limited edition Urban Decay Revolver Fragrance Oil ($26). Featuring tantalizing top notes of lychee and pineapple leaf mix with a middle of spicy fig, over a base layer of amber and... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Organic Everything-Free Skincare for Nicole M

Dedicated OB fan Nicole M. moans that she struggles to find "...organic, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, all those crazy additive-free face skin care products. Recently I was introduced to Arbonne.... but since it is a pyramidal marketing sales scheme, I'm not really into it. Any suggestions?" Well, Nicole, you're in luck,... [More]

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HauteLook: This Week's Sales - Voom by Joy Han, BCBGeneration, & People's Liberation

As you already know, HauteLook is a fashionista's (or fashionisto's!) go-to source for designer clothes at cheap-tacular prices. Of course, you can only access these 50-75% savings on clothing, accessories, beauty products, home décor, and clothes for men & kids by indie and mainstream designers if you're a member, so... [More]

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Matryoshka iPhone App

Hey, hey, hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want more? Check out their blog,... [More]

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Pipe Corner Shelf

An old metal pipe as a great modern wall fixture? Love it! The Pipe Corner Shelf ($90) is made to look like it's balancing in your corner with ease. This fixture is great for your bedroom or office and comes with hardware for easy mounting. We'd love to take the... [More]

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Agree to Disagree: Slouch Pocket Jacket

We're fond of our lil' Outblush Editorial family, and are usually in accord regarding product selection, but sometimes we look at an item that a fellow editor has chosen and do a double take. Which is why we bring you Agree To Disagree, a feature that'll show you another side... [More]

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Mini Orange Mobile Speaker

Staring at the Mini Orange Mobile Speaker ($40), the first thing that comes to mind is that old knock knock joke punchline: "Orange you glad I didn't say banana?" We can't include this silly thing in our three to five a day fruit count, but it's funny enough to pass... [More]

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Stella McCartney Stella Sheer Parfum

This year's edition of Stella McCartney's eponymous signature fragrance, Stella Sheer ($62), might just be our favorite yet. Redolent with four different rose notes - Bulgarian rose, Iranian organic rose, rose absolute, and celestial rose - and grounded with a warm, mysterious amber, it's not a heavy scent. Rather, the... [More]

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Cloud Earrings

We are always delighted when we discover architects who double as jewelry and fashion designers (i.e. United Nude!). They tend to have über conceptual designs influenced by the materials that they encounter in their work. Such is the case with Yvonne Hung of The Harbinger Company. Hung is an urban... [More]

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iRetrofone Base

Everything old is new again! Pop your iPhone into this iRetrofone Base ($195) to both charge your phone and have a working handset, just like the good old days.... [More]

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Jakob Wagner Picnic Corkscrew

Ingeniously compact and super convenient, the Jakob Wagner Picnic Corkscrew ($30) is a must have for our spontaneous on-the-go bug. Also available in black and lime, the soft silicone case doubles as a handle - just slide it through the clever ring. When it's just too nice a day to... [More]

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Golden Girl: Butch Bakery Cupcakes

Gifts - Sure, we expect them on anniversaries, birthdays, etc. - but those are the easy ones. Don't you love when you get a "just because" bouquet or naughty piece of lingerie? Well, it works both ways, sister - you gotta give a little to get a little. With this... [More]

Sparkle Sequin Dress

Sparkle Sequin Dress

Light up any room you enter when you're wearing the Sparkle Sequin Dress ($98)! This gorgeous minidress is a bright yellow silk dress covered in silver sequins throughout. Underneath there is a yellow tank dress with adjustable spaghetti straps to ensure the perfect fit.... [More]

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Diesel Cruise Travel Bag

The Diesel Cruise Travel Bag ($190) is so sleek, sexy and awesome, we can't think of a reason not to buy several and cram all of our travel gear into them - wheely bags be damned! With a classic Diesel logo, double handles for easy carrying, cool black exterior and... [More]

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Babetteworld Flower Necklace

When we've found a statement necklace that's a big ol' sparkly gem, we always worry people are secretly judging us for our clearly faux bling. That's why we wear our Leather Flower Necklace ($86) from Babetteworld with such confidence - the artfully crafted leather and jewels make a statement, alright;... [More]

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Ice Bag

Look, we're not enough of a yuppie to have a fancy crushed ice dispenser in our freezer, but we love a good cocktail once in a while. The Ice Bag ($42) is a super sturdy silicone bag with an unusual shape that holds ice steady while it takes a beating.... [More]

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Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

Broken Social Scene offers up catchy pieces headlined by indie darlings (like former collaborator Feist) and backed by musicians Kevin Drew & Brendan Canning. The result is a mix of country, pop, electronic, and rock that's absurdly catchy and exceedingly hip. Their new album, Forgiveness Rock Record ($13) features 14... [More]

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Hyundai Equus 2011

Hyundai might not be a name you equate with "premium luxury sedan," but it soon will be. With more horse power than an Audi A8, rear wheel drive, excellent fuel economy, Driver Information System in HD, rear back up camera with Parking Guide System, Lane Departure Warning System and too... [More]

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In The Garden Bobby Pin Set

Support Haiti relief and look smashing with pieces from the In The Garden Bobby Pin Set ($8) holding back your strays. Little droplets of nature have a super shiny glass dome surface that's eye-catching. We'd feel like a nature nymph in a flower field sporting these bits of flora and... [More]

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Spare Soles

Listen up, ladies, because we're about to tell you about a product that might just save your life one day. A product that was specially made for the most urgent of crises. Have you ever overestimated your pain tolerance or, worse yet, underestimated the damage your brand new pair of... [More]

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TopShop Crushed Berry Blush

When we found out that TopShop had a makeup line, our reaction was something like, "Shut the front door! Where can we buy it?" Out of all the products, our favorite is probably the TopShop Crushed Berry Blush ($12), a super light, featherweight cream-to-powder blush. Dab a little on with... [More]

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Milk Eggs Vodka

Lighten the mood of things with Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found ($8) People are weird and can't spell to save their lives, and author Bill Keaggy is a "mercilessly snarky" commentator on the itemization of grocery shopping. These recovered lists are an exposé of their authors, and... [More]

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LuckyDuct I'm Delightful Necklace

Yes, yes you are. LuckyDuct I'm Delightful Necklace ($42).... [More]

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Magnetic Dumbbells

Designer Henriette Melchiorsen took a high art approach to fitness with her Magnetic Dumbbells ($200). Polished to a mirror-like finish, these 2.2 lb free weights use built in attractive and repellent forces for extra resistance. We won't have to worry about getting too bulky with these svelte weights, and we'll... [More]

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Slouch Pocket Jacket

Finding just the right blazer for our body type hasn't proven to be easy. Blazers range from boyfriend to slouch to fit to loose. Topshop carries a wide variety of jackets and blazers, so their selection is a great starting point. In the meantime, we're digging the Slouch Pocket Jacket... [More]

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Suki Daily Revitalizing Shampoo

While Suki Daily Revitalizing Shampoo ($27) is vegan, that doesn't mean you're rubbing tofu into your scalp. Made with rice and yerba protein, rosemary, and horse chestnut, it renews your hair's strength, volume, and shine while keeping it nice and soft. And, come on, their spokesmodel is the always stunning... [More]

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Umbrella Pin

Spring showers make us want to cry, but cute umbrellas make us smile. We'd wear those emotions on our sleeve with the Umbrella Pin ($20) by Argentine Design Studio Perfectos Dragones. Specializing in industrial materials like rubber, plastic filaments, colored aluminum, and translucent materials in their "clear concepts and avant-garde... [More]

Eye-Fi Connect Memory Card

Eye-Fi Connect Memory Card

Do you love taking pictures, but hate uploading them to your computer? Well we do too, which is why we are in love with the Eye-Fi Connect Memory Card ($45)! This awesome gadget automatically and wirelessly uploads pictures right to your home computer. Seriously this memory card is no joke....take... [More]

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Intelligence Games For Dogs

As much as we'd like to think our pooches are smarter than the average dog, chances are they're lacking in the brains department like the rest of them. Not to worry, these little guys can get a mental boost through Intelligence Games for Dogs ($30 - 40). Hide treats in... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Plus-Sized on the Cheap for Corina C

Corina C. writes: "Help! I'm plus sized and poor. Well not super poor, but I need to make my dollars stretch as faaaaaar as possible. Problem is, I need some new wardrobe basics real bad. LBD, dark jeans, day to night versatile tops...I don't know where to start! Oh &... [More]

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Bike Spoke Bracelet

We're all about some bike lovin' around here, as May is Bike Month, but not everyone can commit to biking to work, or even remember how to ride a bike. However, we can rock this killer Bike Spoke Bracelet ($10). This bracelet is fashioned from recycled heavy gauge stainless steel... [More]

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Blue Jay Soil Moisture Meter

Well into Spring, the sun is clear for take off, and now's the time many of us are attempting to cultivate indoor gardens. Take it from us, it's a very difficult task, but with the help of the Blue Jay Soil Moisture Meter ($10), our thumbs will be green in... [More]

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Dwell Bibs To Go

Babies aren't known for their table manners, so bibs are required dining attire. But if you're out & about and have to feed your offspring, carrying around a pureed sweet potato-covered, crusty, dirty bib afterwards is, well, gross. Introducing Dwell Studios Bibs To Go! ($13) This set of 20 disposable... [More]

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Heart-back Tank

Wear your heart on your back, not on your sleeve! Cute boys on the street will see it more easily that way. Patchwork Heart-Back Tank ($20).... [More]

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Decoy Lab Kirie 01

What time is it? Awesome time, of course. All of the clocks at Decoy Lab are so wonderful, we had a heck of a time choosing which one to show off here. We decided on the Kirie 01 ($78), with its ornate design inspired by intricate Japanese paper cutting, though... [More]

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Muji Mobile Speaker

It's such a bummer to not have tunes when you want them, and often the problem is a lack of speakers. Never sulk in silence again! Just keep the ultra-handy, super-portable, über-awesome Mobile Speaker ($38) from Muji in your purse/car/desk/etc. This minimal design folds in half for maximum compactness, and... [More]

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I'll Change The World Someday Eco-Tee

Tiny Revolutionary has the right idea - change and responsibility start with our children - also with some pretty awesome clothing! I'll Change The World Someday Eco-Tee ($25) is just the kind of tee and sentiment we want our kids to be sporting. This adorable design is printed on an... [More]

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Essie Wedding Collection Mini Set

Essie's Wedding Collection Mini Set ($17) will get you ready and set for the summer's marathon of weddings! This 4-pack of Essie's top wedding picks is perfect to create a variety of looks while keeping it simple. Petal Pink, Walk Down the Aisle, Main Squeeze, and Show Me the Ring... [More]

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You Tell Us: White Castle Hamburger Scented Candle

White Castle without the subsequent gut bomb? Sounds good to us! The White Castle Hamburger Scented Candle ($10) recreates the smell of its famous "slyder" without the guilt of actually eating one. The burger chain is participating in a promotion with Autism Speaks, through which the entire proceeds will benefit... [More]

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Spool No. 72 MacIntosh Dress

Certainly, it takes a bit of guts or the right figure to pull of wearing a bulky bow on your midsection, but this MacIntosh Dress ($52) from Spool No. 72 is just too darling not to be enamored! Besides, that waist is elastic, so we'll have room to breathe, not... [More]

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Civil Twilight

Throw U2, Coldplay, Radiohead, and a fresh new take on back-to-basics Rock 'N Roll into a blender, and you've got Civil Twilight ($8). With a little help from exposure on TV shows like "One Tree Hill" and "House," this trio from South Africa is no longer playing churches and garages.... [More]

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Fiona Paxton Maggie Necklace

Chain bib necklaces are eh-vree-whaaaare now, but this penny-colored Fiona Paxton Maggie Necklace ($250) is a fab change of pace from gold or silver. We're digging on the mixed media of copper chains, fabric, and different-sized beads for a look that's part tribal, part punk, and part 5th Avenue princess.... [More]

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MARAIS Espadrilles

A good pair of espadrilles is a fashion must for summer, but us less-coordinated ladies are intimidated by the higher heel height of most wedge-tastic espadrilles we've seen so far (falling down isn't sexy). Fear not, clumsy cuties, the MARAIS Espadrilles ($96) are a sweet summer shoe with only a... [More]

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Bird Bowl

Chirp chirp. No tweetie birds disturbing our sleep here, just the silent ceramic ones perched on the dashing Bird Bowl ($85). Artist Whitney Smith makes work that's simple and Springy, and we're loving the clean lines and elegant designs she brings to the table. This leafy mint green is a... [More]

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Love and Toast Hand Creme

After having enough hand lotions pop open in our purse, we know to only buy those with screw-on caps, which is just one of the reasons we swear by Love and Toast's Paper Flower Hand Creme ($9). The silky smooth lotion leaves our hands feeling like satin and lightly scented... [More]

Miss Marc Pirate Watch

Miss Marc Pirate Watch

The Miss Marc Pirate Watch ($175) is any wench's dream watch! This unique designer watch features a black leather strap with a Miss Marc pirate on its face. The cool thing about this timepiece is that the time display is in the pirate's eyes. Shiver our timbers....this is very cool... [More]

Nu Joisy Tee

Nu Joisy Tee

Reality series Jersey Shore definitely put New Jersey on all of our radars, which is why we are strangely drawn to the Nu Joisy Tee ($28). This premium cotton tee is perfect for those New Jerseyites that will be packin' it up and hittin' the beach in a mere 2... [More]

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Sony MHS-PM5 bloggie HD Video Camera

There isn't much in our daily lives that we aren't willing to share on our blogs, Twitter, Flickr, you name it - but still pictures are so 2009. The coolest and easiest way to record your share worthy moments comes in the sweet little package of the Sony MHS-PM5 bloggie... [More]

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Culture Club: Minoan Pendant-Disk Earrings

18K gold overlay gives the gypsy look some sophistication in the Minoan Pendant-Disk Earrings ($75). Made in a matte finish, this gleam won't blind anyone, but the swinging chains and circular drops will get us noticed. Great movement and a graceful fringe set these earrings apart. Calling these earrings classic... [More]

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Zoya Hot Lips

Ladies, ACT NOW! Zoya, of nail polish fame, has added lip gloss to their line of awesomeness, and from now until May 12, 2010 you can get three Zoya Hot Lips for FREE! These gorgeous glossy lip balms are available in over 30 shades and scented with a light berry... [More]

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Doubtblush: Spider Stadium Bowl

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 barely write this... [More]

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L.O.V.E. Sign Tee

We all learned how to sign the alphabet at some point in elementary school, right? So, the message on the L.O.V.E. Sign Tee ($25) should be an easy one to figure out! And, if anyone has a hard time, we'll just spell it out for them.... [More]

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Magimix Vision Toaster

Our partners in crime at Uncrate discovered this amazing, fantabulous, wondrous Magimix Vision Toaster ($300) and we couldn't not share it with you. True, 300 clams is a lot to spend on a toaster, but isn't ensuring one of life's great simple pleasures - toast, duuuh - comes out just... [More]

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Deer Tooth Necklace

We must thank Sara for turning us on to eccentric jewelry designer, Katelin Gibbs, who's intrigued us with her unorthodox material choices. Usually we're accustomed to seeing deer and fauns in a cute woodland setting, but the Deer Tooth Necklace ($Inquire) has more of a dentist's special interest. Interesting or... [More]

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Tarte ReCreate Primer

Primer is the new black, apparently, since every makeup company, from 99-cent brands to spa-quality chemists, are coming out with a self-proclaimed revolutionary makeup primers. What sets Tarte ReCreate™ Silicone-Free Primer with Wrinkle Rewind™ Technology ($32) apart? It doesn't just create a smooth canvas for your paints & powders to... [More]

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Smorkin' Mongers Menthols Series

Ever wanted to adorn your desk with a smoking bullet, pirate captain, worm or donut? Well you're in luck friends! Smorkin' Mongers Menthols Series ($5) come from the twisted mind of Frank Kozik and provide tons of coolly refreshing menthol fun. We'll be purchasing an entire case of these twisted... [More]

Lucca Couture Strapless Dress

Lucca Couture Strapless Dress

The Lucca Couture Strapless Dress ($68) is bit of charm on the farm! This pretty strapless dress has a floral print throughout accented with delicate lace trim. We love the short silhouette and swingy skirt...it makes it flirty yet sweet.... [More]

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Condom Cube

How many times have you had second-thoughts after asking a roommate/friend/mother to grab something out of your top drawer for you? Make that one less worry with the Condom Cube ($23) from Devine Toys! This discreet little box fits 12 condoms and features a magnetic closure for quick and easy... [More]

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The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook

Trader Joe's perfectly fulfills our food shopping criteria: yummy, convenient, and affordable. This is why we immediately perked up when we came across The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook ($12). The folks who came up with this one love TJ's just as much as we do, and now, we've got... [More]

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Cest Si Bon Greeting Card

To push away the worrisome news of late, pick up your spirits with the bright blue Rococo banner donning the C'est Si Bon Greeting Card ($4). This French turn of phrase translates to "it's so good," and this tree-free paper is certainly good for the Earth. Commemorate something worth celebrating,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Wedding Gown for Alexandria K

Okay, this is the biggest honor we've ever had... helping choose someone's wedding gown. Alexandria K. writes that she's "...scoured the racks at bridal boutiques everywhere, I'm trying to find something a little less cookie cutter and more original. Oh, and under $1200....help? My wedding is going to be on... [More]

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SueLieu Sea Glass Earrings

We have fond memories of sifting through sand and walking on the beach looking for pieces of sea glass. We always had the best intentions of making something artful with our smooth colorful pebbles of worn down glass, but like so many things, we never got around to it. Thankfully,... [More]

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Doubtblush: Maison Michel PVC Rainhat

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 usually suckers for designer... [More]

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Scarf Illusion Dress

As easy to throw on as a tee, the Scarf Illusion Dress ($99) from Rachel Roy will instantly become your evening go-to. This violet, layered stunner comes with two built in freebies; a scarf and a belt! With that, you're halfway through accessorizing, just add jewelry, and you're golden, girl... [More]

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Custom Knot Sampler

The Custom Knot Sampler ($45) is the perfect wedding/engagement gift for that Indie couple that didn't register at Bed, Bath & Beyond or Macy's. A simple embroidered design in red and cream on navy linen reminds your special couple that their partnership has no beginning or end - and that... [More]

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Nelly Lace Guitar Strap

This season of American Idol has you thinking you're ready for auditions next year. You're probably already planning your best wardrobe to wow Simon and the gang, and this killer ensemble would not be complete without the Nelly Lace Guitar Strap ($155). This ode to the Southwest is tooled, branded,... [More]

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IMAR Sailing Boot

It's still raining in some parts of the country, and for you our rainy day lovelies, we have Camper's IMAR Sailing Boot ($235). Granted this boot was designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the King's Cup Sailing Race, but something tells us that more often than not ladies will... [More]

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Culture Club: Taj Mahal Treasure Jewelry Box

The Taj Mahal Treasure Jewelry Box ($55) is so beautiful, it might upstage our bauble collection. Rich 24k gold leaf outlines ruby-red blossoms in a romantic pattern hand painted on Makrana marble, which was made famous in the epic wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. We can't resist this... [More]

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Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine

Spring is the time for sheer, lightweight lip color and we've found our favorite in Bobbi Brown's Treatment Lip Shine ($22). This triple threat lipstick not only comes in 15 sheer shades, it also packs SPF 15 and some serious moisturizing power, keeping our lips hydrated and casually colorful for... [More]

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Queen Anne Lacey Time Tunic

A little bit of lace is all that is needed to make a simple tunic sleek and chic. The Queen Anne Lacey Time Tunic ($88) by Free People will get you through from day to night, starting with a layered sweater for an afternoon out and dressed up with contrasting... [More]

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Hello Kitty Sweet Pink Demi-Sec Sparkler

What could be more adorable than pulling out a bottle of Hello Kitty Sweet Pink Demi-Sec Sparkler ($20) at your next slumber party girl's night in? From Italy's Lombardia region, this Sparkling Rosé has a beautiful pink hue and delicate bubbles. With notes of toasted almonds, strawberry preserves and an... [More]

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Acanthus Leaf Door Chime

If we were decking out our apartment in Hollywood Regency style, but feel totally overwhelmed by the Neoclassical choices out there, we'd try some ceiling charms on for size. The Acanthus Leaf Door Chime ($69) is precisely what we're thinking. Much more approachable without the entire cheesy column, this sculptural... [More]

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Life in All Caps Card

Sometimes you just need a new way to say 'I love you'. Life in All Caps Card ($4)... [More]

Rhinestone Triple Finger Ring

Rhinestone Triple Finger Ring

Be cool like dat when you rock the Rhinestone Triple Finger Ring ($20)! This triple finger ring is accent with a simple row of rhinestones. Its a fun accessory for a crazy night out that will definitely be a conversation piece.... [More]

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Tripera Blouse

Mmm silk georgette. We bathe ourselves in your sea-foamy splendor! Er-hem, please excuse us...the Tripera Blouse($62) throws us into uncontrollable fits of metaphor. After experiencing this sublime collared halter, you'll be spouting off wordplay of your own!... [More]

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Office Clip Hook

You walk into work and drape your jacket over your chair and toss your purse on the floor. Why not get some office appropriate storage, not to mention a few smiles, with the Office Clip Hook ($38)?... [More]

Nixon Trooper Headphones

Nixon Trooper Headphones

You too can be a smooth operator when you're rockin' out with your Nixon Trooper Headphones ($50)! These smooth, sleek headphones have a lightly padded headband with collapsible arms and contoured ear cushions. Headphones also feature a volume dial and removable cord. Last but not least, they come with a... [More]

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Growing Necklace

If you've killed every living plant you've ever had, this may not be the item for you. But, if you're a plant lover stuck in a concrete jungle longing for some green to remind you there's a whole world outside your cubicle, you might want to wear this Growing Necklace... [More]

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Art In A Box

Coffee of the month? Boring. Art of the month? Ingenious! Art in a Box ($90 - 600) offers original works of art from Bay Area artists delivered right to your doorstep every month. Provide the Compound Gallery with three adjectives to describe your art taste, what mediums you like or... [More]

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Loose Leaf Tee

We spent countless hours penning everything from biology notes to college entrance essays (with a few love letters thrown in for good measure) on that well-known blue ruled paper. Now we sit in front of a computer 8 hours a day, but we're paying homage to our familiar friend by... [More]

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Giorgio Armani Bronze Mediterranean Palette

*Swoon* Leave it to Armani to create the ultimate summer-in-a-compact palette! The summer 2010 limited edition Giorgio Armani Bronze Mediterranean Palette ($85) offers a sheer, silky-textured bronzer plus four eye shadows in olive green, emerald turquoise, copper gold, and pale green in a mirrored compact. The look is perfectly coordinated,... [More]

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Desert Eyes Swatch Watch

We were under the silly misconception that Swatch only made plastic watches. That falsity was promptly squashed out when we laid eyes on the gorgeous Desert Eyes Bracelet Watch ($100). This silver and steel timekeeper serves double-duty as a bracelet and a watch. If you catch us staring at our... [More]

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LullaBag

Hush lil' baby don't say a word....Mama's gonna buy you a LullaBag ($35)! This cozy sleep bag helps your wee one maintain a comfortable and constant temperature to ensure safe and sound sleep. It also features a two way zipper for easy access plus it eliminates the chance of waking... [More]

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Healing Theatre UMINE

Fact: we're stressed, and the Healing Theatre UMINE ($130), if it's not too confusingly high tech, will let us have a moment to breathe. We're transported to a tropical island resort (or a Dolphin Ocean, Beach, Deep Sea, or Avian Forest, for that matter) with a soothing ceiling projection. This... [More]

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Knot Necklace

Brett Manley uses kiln formed glass techniques to create her quirky jewellery, and her Knot Necklace ($125) is something special. She's so artful, she's represented at Zest Gallery. Fancy that. Hopefully this beauty makes up for the apparent pearl offense we featured a few days back.... [More]

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Black Halo Blake Mini Dress

You haven't been hitting that rowing class for nothing, and now all that hard work is about to pay off when you rock the Black Halo Blake Mini Dress ($375). This beautiful white frock is the perfect way to showcase your hard earned sexy backside. With a draped neckline, gathered... [More]

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Biking is for Lovers Tee

Friends, May is Bike Month! Dust off your wheels and go for a ride. Or find a tandem, because, as the t-shirt ($19) says, Biking is for Lovers!... [More]

Anna Sui Blotters

Anna Sui Blotters

Keep your complexion fresh and oil-free thanks to the Perfect paper blotters housed in a compact foldover case printed with pretty Anna Sui Blotters ($5)! These are paper blotters are conveniently stored in a compact case printed with gorgeous flowers.... [More]

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Smokin' Hot Cowboys Oven Mitt

Ooo we'd gladly simmer some chili with the hunky dude on the Smokin' Hot Cowboys Oven Mitt ($10) keeping us company. The cherry red vintage truck on and desert backdrop looks like something out of one of our sexier dreams, and we aren't complaining. It's a secret steal: use the... [More]

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Dame 115 Victorian Boot

Wow. Golden pu-lace over a metallic pump boot is certainly a sight to behold. The Dame 115 Victorian Boot ($50, now available only in black) is almost too outrageous, but riding that delicate line between gorgeously ornate and overly embellished is our favorite thing to do. If this feminine frill... [More]

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Lynx Bling-Button Cardigan

Cardigans are our best friends from April to August. Being that it's only May, we're still in the process of replenishing our sweater collection, starting with the Lynx Bling-Button Cardigan ($88). With its spotted animal print and jewel-like buttons (the bling), this lightweight cotton sweater will zap a little glam... [More]

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Rusk Wired + Being Undressed Hair Product

When you find a great hairdresser, hold on and never let go! Trusting your tresses to another could mean the difference between months of woe and months of a fabulous cut! We've found ours, and we run to her with all of our hair emergencies. We asked the lovely Lorissa... [More]

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Giddy Giddy Cameo Balloon Hairclip Holder

Sometimes function and cuteness get together, throw a party, and you get an invite. Today you're invited to hang the adorable Giddy Giddy - Cameo Balloon Hairclip Holder ($30) in your room your little ladies' room for organizing all her hair baubles. Long ribbons allow for tons of room for... [More]

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Radley Axminster Scoop Tote

We see London, we see France, we see someone's underpants! Just kidding, we don't. But we do see an English garden inspired Axminster Scoop Tote ($125) from Radley of London. This linen tote is adorned with a garden of embroidered flowers, and whichever color you may choose, you'll be delighted... [More]

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The Ankles Have It

Apparently we missed the memo circulating amongst designers that ankles are to be covered this season, lest we entice onlookers with our rounded protuberances! Who knew that ankles had such power and mystique? We might change our feelings come summer, but for now we're loving this trend and giving you... [More]

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Golden Girl: Buffalo Wing & Blue Cheese Kukuruza Gourmet Popcorn

Gifts - Sure, we expect them on anniversaries, birthdays, etc. - but those are the easy ones. Don't you love when you get a "just because" bouquet or naughty piece of lingerie? Well, it works both ways, sister - you gotta give a little to get a little. With this... [More]

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Doubtblush: Love for Sale Bodysuit

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. Nothing says subtle and alluring... [More]

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Charo 3 Ribbon and Fringe Necklace

Bibs are for babies! Fresh, new jewelry label Roarke is breaking free from the bib mold for an adventurous take on neck-wear. The Charo 3 Ribbon and Fringe Necklace ($266) mimics the look of a scarf while maintaining its wow-factor as a piece of jewelry. The chiffon base is intricately... [More]

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Doctor Zhivago Anniversary Edition

The stunning Julie Christie, the dashing Omar Sharif, and gorgeous sweeping footage of Moscow and Russia's country side are only a handful of reasons that Doctor Zhivago Anniversary Edition ($29) should find its' way into your Blu-Ray player. A little soap opera, and a lot grand, David Lean's screen adaptation... [More]

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Ruffle Skirt by Rare

This Ruffle Skirt by Rare ($64) is the love child of a traditional pencil skirt and Peaches N' Cream Barbie. But we're not saying that's a bad thing. There is also an element of the hip hugging skirts favored by Hollywood starlets of the 40's and 50's like Marilyn Monroe,... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Lil Da Vinci Art Cabinet

If moms have precocious little artists at home, the Lil Da Vinci Art Cabinet ($28) lets them proudly display and archive their work in an snap. A spring-loaded pocket and easy-open glass door holds up to 50 "cherished masterpieces." Gosh, the rotating cast of cartoon characters will make any mom... [More]

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Eli's Cheesecake Dippers

We're sorry - did you say portable cheesecake? Eli's Cheesecake Dippers ($26) are up there with sliced bread! Their original to-die-for cheesecake is frozen, hand-dipped in rich bittersweet chocolate and served on a stick. Yeah, our jaws dropped too! With six in each order, that leaves five for us and... [More]

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SM Mitzi Sandals

We love our designer brands, yessir, we do, but for trends, we're all about the cheap. These surprisingly comfortable SM Mitzi Sandals ($40) combine metallic, floral, and gladiator sandal trends into one hot pair of shoes. Available in bronze & silver or purple, pink silver, & bronze metallic color combos.... [More]

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Eighteenth V-Neck Top

The startlingly simple V-Neck Top ($98) by up-and-coming designer, Eighteenth, defies logic. That is, we'd think a minimalistic poly-rayon blend wouldn't be nearly a hundred bones... Think again. Alterations to the standard T-shirt, usually made by a high-school girl with a pair of kitchen shears, tend to be unimpressive, but... [More]

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Terracotta Garlic Roaster

Thank you Progressive International, for making the Terracotta Garlic Roaster ($10) the most adorable roasting accessory we've ever seen. This dainty 5" dome is to die for, or at least to squeal for, and it even has an easy grab garlic shaped handle. It's all too much miniature cuteness, and... [More]

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Culture Club: Eucalyptus 100% Natural Smelling Salts

Smelling salts, eh? With these spring allergies, we'll try anything! While other smelling salts can potentially contain harmful ingredients, Portland General Store's Eucalyptus Smelling Salts ($7) are 100% natural. This little potion bottle contains eucalyptus and peppermint oils that will revive you with their strong aroma and even clear you... [More]

Paul & Joe Silk Tiered Dress

Paul & Joe Silk Tiered Dress

Your friends will truly be green with envy when they see you looking oh so hot in the Paul & Joe Silk Tiered Dress ($88)! This gorgeous silk dress is strapless with tiers of raw edge silk and there are hidden pockets along the side seam. We're also so lovin'... [More]

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Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF

We've been Regretsy fans since day one, and we bought Regretsy authoress April Winchell's new book, Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF ($10), pretty much the second it was released a month ago. And why didn't we tell you about it sooner? Every time we tried to write a post that... [More]

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Asha Patel Labradorite Wrap

Light, loose, and laid-back, Asha Patel's Two Stone Labradorite Wrap ($50) is the ideal summer bracelet. The pearl-colored leather is comfortable on the skin but still has a sheen like our favorite metal bangles and the labradorite stones are a lovely shade that reminds us of the ocean - our... [More]

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Givenchy Island Lagoon Eyeshadow

Sometimes makeup is almost too pretty to use. It may be silly, but that's completely the case with Givenchy's Le Prisme Unique Eyeshadow in Island Lagoon ($29). This palette is a mix of a light silver-hued blue, a medium blue, and a dark near-purple navy and does in fact look... [More]

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Graceful Hands Jewelry Stands

Hand-carved from exotic jempinis wood and based on traditional Indonesian designs, Graceful Hands Jewelry Stands ($34) are a unique way to turn that jumble of jewelry on your dresser into organized art. The long, tapered fingers can hold multiple necklaces, bracelets, and rings, and you can also use them as... [More]

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Burt Reynolds Letterpressed Thank You

Burt Reynolds Letterpressed Thank You ($5) - a smile and a mustache - that's all the thanks we need!... [More]

Hippie Paisley Tight

Hippie Paisley Tight

The Hippie Paisley Tight ($14) is a super cool style with a retro feel. These pretty pastel colored tights resemble something fashion icon, Twiggy, would have worn back in the day. With that being said, they would look awesome with a solid color shift.... [More]

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Girl from Ipanema Blouse

Channeling the Bossanova classic, the Girl from Ipanema Blouse ($280) by retro revivalist Lauren Moffatt is a easily boho standard, with a cascading pattern that falls beautifully in sophisticated 100% silk. It sure beats a polyester thrift store find, if you really want to invest in the vintage worldly look.... [More]

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tokidoki Cactus Pup Buffers

tokidoki Cactus Pup Buffers ($8) are the cutest way to save that chipped nail on the go. Three adorable cactus characters help restore our dull nails to a lovely shine - and thank God for the key chain attachment, or we may never find them in that Black Hole we... [More]

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Sushi Plate Eyeglass Case

Doth mine eyes deceive me? Why, yes they do (probably would've helped if we'd had our glasses on)! The Sushi Plate Eyeglass Case ($14) depicts a very realistic plate of colorful sushi that will either delight or confuse those around you. We're also lovin' that these cases are hand sewn!... [More]

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Komachi II Series 9-Piece Knife Set

If your kitchen "to-do" list has included "buy new knives" for some time, like ours has, it's time to cross that one off. We've talked up Komachi knives before, so here's where to start! The Komachi II Series 9-Piece Knife Set ($90) is just what your dull kitchen, and dull... [More]

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Capezio Lace Up Dance Shoe

The name Capezio may spark your childhood memories of Saturday morning ballet class, but you're all grown up and still wearing ballet flats! So, why not skip the ballet flat imitators and go for the real thing? The Capezio Lace Up Dance Shoe ($55) is made of comfortable leather meant... [More]

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What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life: Ageless Secrets of Style

The majority of fashion and beauty tips these days are targeted towards women in their 20s and 30s, but we know that women want to look fabulous at every age, and so does Kim Johnson Gross. In What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life: Ageless Secrets of Style... [More]

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DuWop igels

At first sight, the DuWop igels ($25) look like an odd package of condoms. BUT! These are also a fabulous form of protection for your eyes. Thanks to these gels, you can banish tired eyes, dark circles, and fine lines. These discs of cool gel conform to the shape of... [More]

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Magma Earrings

We love jewelry that straddles the fine line between work wear and going out gear, and Magma Earrings ($25) do just that. A combination of sterling silver and black volcano lava spheres create the perfect juxtaposition on these lovely dangly earrings. Side note - It's ok if you can't stop... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: The Monsterpod

Hey, hey, hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want more? Check out their blog,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Graduation-and-Beyond LBD for Tara

Tara has a classic query: "High school graduation is upon us--it's the most important occasion of my life so far, and I don't have a dress! Here's the quintessential dilemma: I think that for this occasion I'd like to invest in a classic black dress (something I can wear on... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Herb Garden

What cook or foodie would rather use store bought, or gasp, freeze dried herbs? We can't think of any either - unless they are seriously lacking in the green thumb department. The Herb Garden ($49) by Royal VKB is perfect for those of us with limited outdoor planting space, or... [More]

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Heart BandAid T-Shirt

You've tried wearing your heart on your sleeve. Why not on another part of the shirt? If you've had your feelings tromped on or are having a sensitive day, put on this Heart BandAid tee ($24) and try to have a sense of humor about it. Mama said . .... [More]

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Gold Zip Necklace

We've seen zippers adorning everything lately - shoes, purses, headbands, even bathing suits! Here's a different take on the zipper trend: Paola Volpi's Italian Gold Zip Necklace ($190). Focusing more on the zipper pull than the mechanism itself, this funky accessory is an offbeat yet lovely choice.... [More]

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Good To Go Bags

Our handbag collection is shall we say, extensive. Sorry, but different days and moods call for a bag change. While we love switching it up, we don't love having to transfer our massive amount of crap essentials from one bag to another. Good To Go Bags ($20) take all the... [More]

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Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfumes

Made from natural ingredients (jojoba and beeswax), and guaranteed paraben-, phthalate- and petrochemical-free, Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfumes ($18) are a gal on the go's best friend. Available in nine delectable scents, all packaged in vintage-print tins: lavender, green tea, verbena (our favorite!), geranium, gardenia, fig, orange blossom, rosewood,... [More]

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Sand Dollar Ring

We remember collecting sand dollars along the shore as a kid, dumping them in our bucket to take home and admire later. We're not really sure what happened to our sand dollar collection now that we think of it... No matter though because the Sand Dollar Ring ($140) is one... [More]

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You Tell Us - Banpresto Bath Bomb Maker

Cheesy picture aside, we're on the fence about the Banpresto Bath Bomb Maker ($70). On the one hand, we love us some old-fashioned homemade fun, and making our own bath bombs would definitely fit the bill. Who knows, maybe we're the next LUSH in the making? On the other hand,... [More]

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Coffee Cup Charm

Superiority is routine for Lord & Taylor, and their choice sterling silver Coffee Cup Charm ($25) is no exception. Caffeine addicts will be bowled over by the dainty but realistic white enamel coffee mug filled to the brim swirly brown enamel. It's so prim and proper, there's an engraved doily.... [More]

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Felt Flower Scarf

Yep, we can feel Spring heating up, but that doesn't mean a biting breeze won't sneak up on us. The fleece backed Felt Flower Scarf ($48) is the softest remedy to windchill and, hello, so clearly darling. Vibrant and crisp, this overlapped chain of happy blooms could be dressed up... [More]