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Swarovski Rosary Necklace

Dear God, We know it's wrong to be covetous, but can you blame us... the Swarovski Rosary Necklace ($180) is divinity! Love, Outblush... [More]

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Tree Trunk Cabinet

The cinema style landing page of the Tree Trunk Cabinet ($Inquire) just filled our quota of cute for the day. We appreciate JSPR's efforts to hold our attention, but we don't need a hot lumberjack and dozens of bouncing bunnies to realize that the minimalist design of these low storage... [More]

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Juicy Couture 'Toile' MP3 Alarm Clock

The Juicy Couture 'Toile' MP3 Alarm Clock ($98) is begging to be given to that soon-to-be freshman fashionista. It'll be hard to curse at the 8 o'clock alarm when it looks so darn cute and features an MP3 dock and of course, snooze button! Seriously, where was this stuff when... [More]

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Mink Bone Ring

Morbid, yes, but the Mink Bone Ring ($81) hits the spot for understated rocker style. Cast from a real a mink bone, this edgy piece has us feeling scientific. Wear it by itself or stack up the bones in a brass, gunmetal or silver finish.... [More]

 

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Beer Savers

With the craft beer boom comes some seriously large bottles in our fridge. Along with that beer comes some seriously high ABV and sometimes we can't be finishing that 34 ouncer in one sitting. We can't let that $20 beer go to waste, so Beer Savers ($8) are a must.... [More]

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Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense

We're always hunting for the perfect lipstick (isn't every woman?) and we might just have found it in Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick ($19). Available in 50 shades - yes, 50, even black - it offers concentrated color payoff and creamy, long-lasting texture. With 50% more pigment... [More]

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Silk Party Dress

You don't have to be Lady Gaga to rock an asymmetrical one-shoulder, tulle and ruffle silk bubble dress! Nope! All it takes is 80% confidence and 20% killer heels to pull off a night-on-the-town in Akira's Silk Party Dress ($52).... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A 30th Birthday LBD for Lisa

Lisa F. has a very special occasion coming up. She writes, "Dear Outblush, I LOVE your site! And I love that I can actually ask for shopping help now :) My 30th birthday is coming up next month and I'm trying to find a sexy black dress to wear. I'm... [More]

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Starfish Sandals

Ladies - do not let the summer pass you by without putting those lovely feet of yours in the Starfish Sandals ($95). If you do they'll be mad at you - and you don't want that.... [More]

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WELLbeING be-HOT Exercise Enhancing Turbopak

A diet pill that doesn't give us the shakes but provides energy, helps sculpt, and helps recovery - no we're not making this up! The WELLbeING be-HOT Exercise Enhancing Turbopak ($35) comes in a convenient pack for quick pop before gym time. The 'be-DEFINED' formula features an amino acid derivative,... [More]

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Golden Girl: Golf Log

Every fisherman has a story of the one that got away and every golfer has a story of the time they shot a 59. Now he can document every shot and every round in his super sweet Golf Log ($20). Made of leather with a hand-sewn spine and buckle closure,... [More]

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Forage Bow Ties

There's just something about a man in a bow tie - it screams old school, confident and cheeky, qualities we love in a guy. The Forage Bow Ties ($65) made by Something's Hiding In Here is the ultimate in handmade prepster chic. Choose from tons of great patterns, and three... [More]

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Chain and Spike Bracelet

Thanks, celeb favorite, Joomi, you've given us a new aggressive-as-hell accessory: the Chain and Spike Bracelet ($100). Don't cross us, catty ladies - we have real spikes on our side. Grrr, let's get in a bar fight.... [More]

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Dainty Flutes

A variety of textures and sizes make the Dainty Flutes ($57) perfect for your next go round with entertaining. Made from hand worked borosilicate glass these gorgeous assortment of six make it certain that you won't mistake your glass for someone else's - unless of course you've had one too... [More]

World Tour Beaded Top

World Tour Beaded Top

Been around the world and I can't find my baby.....but it's ok because you're sportin' the World Tour Beaded Top ($298)! This is one serious (and we do mean serious) silk blouse! It is heavily encrusted in a sunburst of beads with flowy sleeves, beguiling cutouts and a deeply plunging... [More]

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Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel

Part urban city romance, part apocalyptic tale, the Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel ($15) is at times so convincing that it becomes frightening. This tale is not all doom and gloom - an old fashioned love story is weaved throughout as Lenny Abramov, obsessed with living forever, also... [More]

 

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Stella McCartney Adidas Ilmenit Runner Shoes

Love to run at night? Then you know the importance of wearing reflective gear so's you don't get pancaked by a passing car. Unfortunately, reflective gear is rarely stylish... Until now. Part of her fall 2010 line for Adidas, these Stella McCartney Ilmenit Runner Shoes ($130) feature a neon yellow... [More]

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EasyBloom Plant Sensor Plus

The EasyBloom Plant Sensor ($48) is the coolest gardening gadget around. Get a plant's-eye view of your garden, learn what to grow and why your cilantro keeps dying. The sensor will recommend the right plants for inside or out based on sunlight, temperature, soil moisture and fertility. EasyBloom plugs into... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Short Hair Help for Ashley R

Ashley R. wrote, "Hello ladies! I recently went to a new salon (my old stylist moved) per the recommendation of some girlfriends. I went in with shoulder length hair and left with the shape of a penis on my head. It was THAT bad. I went home, styled it on... [More]

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Fermob 1900 Hanging Armchair

Swing life away in the gorgeous Fermob 1900 Hanging Chair ($559). Inspired by turn of the century French bistro decor, this nostalgic piece is perfection in your outdoor garden sanctuary. With a modern color and touch, these weather and UV-resistant pieces are forged by hand and will enchant your garden... [More]

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Cape One Sleeve Dress

Often, it's the minimalist designs that have us feeling as sophisticated as a modern-day Hepburn. Aqua's Cape One Sleeve Dress ($125) is a fresh take on the asymmetrical trend. A fully sewn sleeve drapes elegantly across the neckline and over to one side creating the illusion of a cape. The... [More]

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Skate Pet Feeder

If you're like us you saw the skateboarding bulldog and thought, "hey my pup can do that too." Until you put him on one and then.... nothing! The Skate Pet Feeder ($100) might be the closest thing your pooch comes to shredding some pavement. Made from a recycled maple deck... [More]

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Flowie Bouquet Swing Bag

It's nearly impossible to find a great bridesmaids gift that doesn't cost a fortune or look like you got it at Things Remembered. The Flowie Bouquet Swing Bag ($22) is a fabulous alternative to the typical engraved or embroidered gift for the ladies of your wedding. This bag is spacious... [More]

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Mother In Law's Kimchi

There's just something about a sandwich or burger with kimchi that is so damned good it causes us to search high and low for a jar of the stuff - to no avail. Customarily the bride's duty to learn the kimchi recipe of her mother-in-law, this 20 year old recipe... [More]

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Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara

Besides being an all-around great mascara for your lashes (volumizing, water-resistant, clump-free, hydrating & conditioning formula), Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara ($19) is good for the world. See, Josie Maran teamed up with City of Hope, a cancer treatment and research center. With every GOGO mascara purchased,... [More]

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Huffy Green Machine

We hate to admit it but one of the beauties of being a parent is living vicariously through our children - bestowing on them the things we never had as kids. You know our little ladies will be getting as many pairs of jelly sandals as they want! The Huffy... [More]

 

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Marc Jacobs Wild at Heart Camisole

If you can't decide if the Marc Jacobs Wild at Heart Camisole ($105) is a little too wild for you, let this quote from the man himself inspire you! "I like the fact that people are sort of commenting on my appearance," he said. "I work on these things! So... [More]

Best Part of Waking Up Necklace

Best Part of Waking Up Necklace

For many of us, the best part of waking is...our morning tea! And how we do love thee, which is why the Best Part of Waking Up Necklace ($25) is so utterly appropriate. This cute piece of jewelry comes packaged in an adorable, matchbox-sized box printed with the sentiment, "Make... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Tangerine Maid of Honor Dress for Diana

Diana wrote, "Hey ladies, My darling little sister is getting married this mid-September, and I am her maid of honor! Her wedding color is tangerine, and my question is two-fold (sorry, sorry!). First, I have a dress in mind from David's Bridal - long, halter top, and of course very... [More]

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Aspire/Acquire: The JWoww Violet Desire Dress

We take great care only to bring you the crème de la crème of high fashion, and we know you'll agree with us when we state, without prejudice, that JWoww's Violet Desire Dress ($320) from her new line, Filthy Couture, is just what every young woman on the make needs... [More]

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Boat of Life Print

"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to... [More]

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Storm Kitty Pillow

You won't be protected from cute with the Storm Kitty Pillow ($55) - the Rebel Alliance, maybe.... [More]

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Doubtblush: I'm Fat Let's Party Shirt

If we wore the I'm Fat Let's Party Shirt ($22) we'd have lost our fashionista minds. If a man wore the I'm Fat Let's Party Shirt, we'd run the other way!... [More]

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Kitty Cat Case for iPod Nano

Have an early iPod Nano - say, first or second gen? Your reliance on older technology is about to pay off, in the form of this very very cute and awesomely affordable Kitty Cat case! ($1) All of the controls and working bits remain accessible while the player is dressed... [More]

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Leilani Tank Dress

A Hawaiian styled dress designed to keep you cool. The Leilani Tank Dress ($72) is just what we'd live in on a Hawaiian vacation! The embroidery intertwines with netting along the neckline and hem for a sweet and sexy finish. We can see ourselves playing on the beach in this... [More]

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Lodis Diamonds Credit Card Case

For those of us whose credit card collection is a *wee* bit larger than we intended. The Lodis Diamonds Credit Card Case ($38) features eight slots for any and all cards you please (in our case, that'd more likely be our Pinkberry card than our 24 Hour Fitness card). The... [More]

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Zipper Pocket Leggings

Oh, we're so LA in the Zipper Pocket Leggings ($50) from LNA. A powerhouse silver shimmer gets shaken up by three zippers, and they're not hanging around looking punk rock - they actually work. Granted, stuffing anything bigger than an ID and a few bills in these slim fitting bottoms... [More]

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Floral Printed Shrug

No, this shrug isn't the passive aggressive way to answer your boy after a tiff. It's the Floral Printed Shrug ($60) from Tulle! It's the kind of shrug you'd love to cozy up in when the weather can't make up its mind!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Workout Clothes for Sella

Sella writes: "I've been going to the gym religiously but I'm sick of wearing the same plain pants and tank tops. I don't understand why workout clothes are so expensive! I was wondering if you could find me some cute workout clothes with matching tops like the ones lululemon.com has... [More]

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Silveira Personal Watercraft Samba XRS

We're thinking they should re-shoot Tomb Raider so Angie can sail through the water on the Silveira Personal Watercraft Samba XRS ($16995+). Sleek and sexy, this watercraft is more stealth fighter than Sea-Doo. This fine piece of machine is made from carbon fiber and powered by a 110-horse power turbo... [More]

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Dance a GoGo: The Sexy Nightclub Workout

Fancy-schmancy trainers say variety is the key to maintaining a regular exercise routine - it's not just you that gets bored and decides to go watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey again, it's your muscles. Shake things up a bit with dancer Andrea Lin's Dance a GoGo: The Sexy... [More]

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FIGS Bicycle Tie

Sure, the vintage Victorian penny farthing bicycle print on this navy Italian silk Figs Bicycle Tie ($95, also available in chocolate brown) is fun-yet-dignified, but that's only half the story. See, with every FIGS bow tie or tie you purchase, they donate a school uniform to a child in Africa,... [More]

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Bacon Deluxe Moon Pies

Wanted - a product including bacon that does NOT make us drool! Bacon Deluxe Moon Pies ($25).... [More]

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Bear Coin Purse

Oh, la di da the darlings at Beci Orpin are making cutesy accessories. The Bear Coin Purse ($65) is just one of their endearing creations, and we're charmed. Soft leather with embroidered details is so cute.... [More]

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21 Jump Street: The Complete Series

We don't know how long it will take you to get through 18 discs that come with 21 Jump Street: The Complete Series ($41) set. We do, however, know that spending the oppressively hot days inside with a young Johnny Depp, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson and cameos from Brad Pitt,... [More]

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Becca Bombora Palette

Time's almost up girls - soon you'll just look ridiculous rocking that fuchsia and teal eye shadow. Get in that last bit of summer make-up fun up with the Becca Bombora Palette ($65). This stunning collection of sheer retro shades for eyes, lips and cheeks is just begging to be... [More]

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Bottle ReOpener

Alchemy Goods - is there nothing they can't upcycle? This Bottle ReOpener ($10) is made from 100% recycled metal seat belt buckles. After keeping you safe and sound in the car, your friendly seat belt is now the perfect compact bottle opener. We await with bated breath to see what... [More]

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Resin Swallow Necklace

Delicate - but not timid. We admire this resin swallow necklace ($26) for handling that seeming contradiction with as much grace as it does. And it doesn't hurt, either, that it's handmade and that it'll go with just about any solid black top, from the plain to the sculptural. Also... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Cute, Supportive Shoes for Rachel G

Rachel G. wrote, "I have insane foot issues and I get yelled at on a monthly basis by my podiatrist to wear supportive shoes (as opposed to ballet flats, sandals, etc). Can you help me find cute, supportive shoes that don't look overly orthopedic? Thanks!" Janetor here: Rachel, thankfully, supportive... [More]

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Changeable

Designer Wing Fung Ng thought about the confined spaces in his native Hong Kong and made something innovative. His Changeable ($Inquire) is a chair and a coffee table in one, and we're loving the neon green, white, and bamboo finish. This switcheroo suits our spontaneous lifestyle.... [More]

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Joseph Joseph Index Plus

When we're real grown ups (and gourmet chefs), our kitchen will be filled with only Joseph Joseph products because they are, hands down, the most brilliant products we've ever come across. We told you about the Index Cutting Boards last year, but now it's been improved upon. Not only do... [More]

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Storming the Castle

We still maintain that nothing is better than watching the movie and quoting every single line while we dream of our own sweet Westley, but Storming the Castle: The Princess Bride Game ($20) is pretty freakin' fabulous. Especially if you have little nieces to entertain for an afternoon.... [More]

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You Tell Us: Toe Socks

For people prone to blisters, corns, athlete's foot, and sweaty feet, we could definitely see the appeal of Toe Socks ($4 on sale) worn with flats so they weren't visible. But part of us thinks, "These babies would fall off the second we took one step! And what if someone... [More]

Lavender Clouds Bag

Lavender Clouds Bag

You'll be mesmerized by the gorgeous celestial appeal of the Lavender Clouds Bag ($68). This unique handbag is constructed of recycled silk and cotton fabric remnants with a straw lining and leather details. This satchel is a great weekend bag to throw on with your denim cutoffs, fave tank and... [More]

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Mr. Face Flip Video SlideHD

We already knew that the Flip Camera was the raddest piece of video shooting gadgetry out there, but then they had to go and get all creative by slapping hundreds of patterns, celebrities, sports, and paintings on the side. High atop our list of favorites is Mr. Face Flip Video... [More]

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

Since most of us are beauty junkies at heart, we're always on the hunt for the latest and greatest when it comes to mascara. The Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara ($15) is definitely one of our favorites. This incredible mascara enhances all lashes while extending and also separating each of... [More]

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Mini Camera Ring

Aw, SNAP! Kaylah7 Mini Camera Ring ($9)... [More]

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Draping Blue Blouse

We're amazed! With one simple drape, we fell in love with Queen's Wardrobe's Draping Blue Blouse ($64). Its light cotton fabric hangs in a delicate u-shape from one shoulder to the other cinched on each side with small ruffles. Pair with a solid pencil skirt and you're set with an... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Dorothy M's Wedding Dress

Dorothy M. wrote, "Hi Outblush Staff!! I am writing to see if you can help me out with my wedding dress woes! I am a curvier woman with a bigger bust (I am a size 12, size Large in shirts, etc. and a 36DD) and do NOT want a wedding... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Christina from StyleBite: Shabd Alexander for Baggu Bags

Everyone say a warm fashionista welcome to our newest guest poster, Christina from StyleBite.com! She's dedicated to bringing readers the latest in true indie fashion, and we're happy to have her as part of our wee Outblush family. Brooklyn based designer Shabd Alexander has teamed up with eco-tote designer Baggu... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Cute, Cheap Sundress for Katie N

Katie wrote, "I'm a 22 year old girl in desperate need of a casual summer dress to wear when its 100 degrees and I want to look a little feminine even while I'm sweating like a pig (actually, pigs don't sweat, but that's beside the point). I'd love something on... [More]

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The Red Shoes: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

If you didn't take ballet lessons as a young'un, one reason could be that you never set eyes on the classic dance melodrama, The Red Shoes: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray ($30). This dark fairy tale of ballet and its all-consuming lifestyle is stunningly restored, and manages to make Moira Shearer... [More]

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Spa Pastel Wallpaper

Relaxation is a breath away with the Spa Pastel Wallpaper ($31-40) by Graham & Brown on our walls (the cheaper price is listed on the Summer Sale inventory list). Reflective pieces let off a cool shimmer on a clean white background, and the whole surface is embedded with a subtle... [More]

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Washi Paper Cranes Bangle

Put down the gold, silver, and wood colored bangles and add a little spice to your wrist with the Washi Paper Cranes Bangle ($54). Handmade Japanese Washi paper covers a thick wood bangle with a beautiful traditional crane motif. While this vibrant and bold piece may activate your inner Daniel-san,... [More]

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Celeb Style: Kate Beckinsales Cowl Neck Dress

Kate Beckinsale looked like the definition of style at a Tod's boutique event. Paired with simple black peep-toe pumps, this bright indigo can really shine. We know it's tempting, but the key to this sleek style is to not over accessorize. Snag the look for way less with the Cowl... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Padfolio with Personality for Melissa

Melissa writes: I'm a modish designer looking for a stylized unique writing pad-folio; but all I find are slight variations of the same boring portable writing tablet. Or is it best simply arrive at meetings with a 3"x3" post-it pad and chewed up pencil? You're right Melissa - black leather... [More]

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I'm 100 Percent Ready To Go Steady Card

If only the inside had options for checking yes or no... I'm 100 Percent Ready To Go Steady Card ($4).... [More]

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Golden Girl: Laguiole Tortoiseshell Corkscrew Set

Help your man feel a little MacGyver and a little James Bond with the Laguiole Tortoiseshell Corkscrew Set ($96). The French manufacturing company of Laguiole is well known for the finest knives and superbly crafted corkscrews in the land. Made of the highest quality stainless steel, an imitation tortoise shell... [More]

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Kooba for Laura Mercier Color Palette Wallet

You'd better believe we hit the "add to cart" button the second we spied the limited-edition Kooba for Laura Mercier Color Palette Wallet ($85) online. When we were then informed that it's only available for pre-order and will be shipped on August 20th, we nearly cried with frustration. Seriously? One... [More]

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Wake The Fuck Up Coffee

If Wake The Fuck Up Coffee ($9) doesn't do the trick - we think it's time you checked into caffeine rehab! Note - not a joke product, just wicked strong coffee!... [More]

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Amy Butler Laptop Wrap

Maintaining some personal style while you protect your electronics is always a plus, but the thing that really gets us are cases with some panache and functionality. This Amy Butler NOLA Laptop Wrap ($80) really takes the cake, because not only does it come in four super-saturated colors, all with... [More]

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Chrysalis Convertible Jacket

Leave creativity to construction with the versatile Chrysalis Convertible Jacket ($200) by Nau. This 3-in-1 piece defines flexibility, and can turn into a jacket, dress, or tunic on a whim. Wear this lightweight 100% recycled polyester in any season. No matter what the weather, the pucker textured statement collar will... [More]

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Star Trek Captain's Log App

Captain's Log, Stardate 2010, we're boldly going where no phone has gone before. The Star Trek Captain's Log App ($2) turns your iPhone into a Starfleet communicator, allowing you to record audio, text entries, snap photos and map your location via GPS. These aren't your run of the mill picture,... [More]

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The Wild Bunch

Who says fun has to be fancy or expensive? Sometimes the best toys are the most simple - remember all that household stuff you turned into toys as a kid and the hours of playtime that ensued. The Wild Bunch ($5) are the cutest group of make-them-yourself paper animals that... [More]

Rosette Gauze Top

Rosette Flutter Gauze Top

You don't have to spend a ton of money on super stylish clothing each season, which is why we're diggin' the Rosette Flutter Gauze Top ($23). This simple, stylish gauze top has a rosette trim around neckline and short flutter sleeves. It definitely has a modern day peasant feel to... [More]

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Animals Write Curious Proses Noteblock

Instead of jotting down your brilliant ideas on boring ol' Post Its, try the Animals Write Curious Proses Noteblock ($15). This colorful 700 page notepad is great for writing reminders, song lyrics and more....even just doodling your name while you're waiting for quitting time to roll around.... [More]

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Miss Pucci Eau de Parfum

What fashionista worth her kitten heels doesn't have a crush on all things Pucci? Emilio Pucci's signature swirling, graphic prints in candy-pop colors are just the thing to brighten up any outfit on a gray day. And his perfumes? Oh, just the same, only in fragrance form. New Miss Pucci... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Wedding Gifts for Natalie's Sister

Says Natalie: "I need help finding a wedding gift for my sister! She would most appreciate something eco friendly (ie. Recycled glass, etc) but am having trouble coming up with ideas. This is my sister, I don't want it to be a run-of-the-mill wedding gift, she would be open to... [More]

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Lenticular Kitty Bin

I can has trash? Lenticular Kitty Bin ($12).... [More]

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Oh So Quiet Aztec Dress

We'd feel fierce enough to take on Xena Warrior Princess in the Oh So Quiet Aztec Dress ($66) by Sass & Bide. Concealed pockets and an oversized shift fit make this sharp black and white number casual and chic. When we wanna get down with our tribal selves, this comes... [More]

Shore Thing Wedges

Shore Thing Wedges

Make sure you pack your Shore Thing Wedges ($50) for your next seaside getaway! These fun red espadrille wedges are so much fun and they'll add vintage appeal when paired with all of your flirty sundresses. These sassy shoes feature a cherry red fabric ankle tie, knotted front and a... [More]

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Oriental Jem Chair

Refurbished classics have a special place in our heart, and the Oriental Jem Chair ($900) by Blue Girl Art is the chicest revamped East Lake chair we've seen in years. The hand painted block and leaf pattern gives the 100% hemp summer cloth a contemporary finish. This is black, white,... [More]

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Kenneth Turner Matches

The oh-so-familiar boy bathroom 911 has struck again. We're replacing our boyfriend's ratty bar matches with the fine extra long Kenneth Turner Matches ($19). Elegant robin's egg blue packaging sets a tone of class, and hopefully he can take a hint for once. If not, we'll give up and take... [More]

Wolford Bondage Tights

Wolford Bondage Tights

Bondage usually isn't our thing, but we're totally feeling these Wolford Bondage Tights ($65). These eye-catching tights are constructed of sheer, stretch nylon, which is transparent from waist to upper thighs. The sleek knitted design mimics the current bandage trend, which is soo hot. Last but not least, they're Wolford...so... [More]

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Marion Vidal Bracelet

We're crushing on the bold piping and hot red-orange band of the Marion Vidal Bracelet ($187, medium). Fierce and fabulous, this gold is the only piece of jewelry we need to feel complete. It's about time pan flutes got a contemporary fashion update.... [More]

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Grow A Pear Cross Stitch

Perfect for the girl whose boyfriend is a schmuck, the guy whose mother-in-law walks all over him, or the times when you need encouragement to have more... backbone! Grow A Pear Cross Stitch ($28).... [More]

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BR Cowl Sweater

The subtle sexiness of a cowl neck is so sophisticated. You're not intending to show very much, but with the drape of the fabric, there's always a chance you might reveal a little skin. As a bonus, this BR Monogram Textured Cowl Sweater (on sale for $65) has a loose... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Emma Pillsbury Fakeout Pumps for Meghan

Meghan W. wrote, "Hi Outblush, I'm a huge fan of the show, Glee and have fallen in love with Emma Pillsbury's fashion. My absolute favorite accessory is her silver, yellow and green J. Crew Penelope Mary Janes. Unfortunately they are discontinued and completely impossible to find on eBay in my... [More]

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Revolve Clothing Giveaway: The Winner!

Despite the fact that we hate people, as we mentioned earlier, we're offering a big (envious) congratulations to Stephanie J., who is the no doubt lovely winner of our joint giveaway with Revolve Clothing. Her chosen item was this Nanette Lepore Villainess Jumper Dress, which tells us that she's got... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Black Tie Maternity Evening Gown for Angela

Angela V. wrote, "I have to attend a black tie wedding in August and I will be 7 1/2 months pregnant by then. Do you have any suggestions for dresses that will not make me look like a big pumpkin? I am willing to spend around $150. Thank you! Angela"... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Replacement for the Sold-Out Aryn K Tank for Jen C

Jen C. left a comment on our Personal Shopper: Therese Is Branching Out post, saying, "The Aryn K tank is already sold out. Any idea where else I can find it?" Nooooo! Seriously, that sold out overnight, and we can't find it anywhere else online How...? Dang it! In the... [More]

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Special Guest Post from Lovely Particulars: Fragment Lights

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

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Personal Shopper: Therese is Branching Out

Therese writes, "Hi Outblush! A friend of mine recently introduced me to outblush and I'm hooked. Please help me! My problem is that I generally hate shopping and I need some direction. For most of my life this hasn't been a problem: I just find some things I like and... [More]

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Fossil CD Case

In our attempt to seduce the hot hippie barista at our local coffee shop, we've made a mix CD. We could handcraft a pretty nice case, but we can't top the natural beauty of the Fossil CD Case ($15) by Loktah. Inspired by the "ancient earth beneath the Himalayas," this... [More]

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Push and Store Cabinet

Just like the classic Salt'N'Pepa song, Push It, the Push and Store Cabinet ($Inquire) is totally awesome. This twelve piece limited edition cabinet by Chung-Tang Ho for Droog imagines the concept of "give and take" literally. To solve the eternal shelf-too-short problem, just slide any object, big or small, into... [More]

Cadence Jacket

Cadence Jacket

The Cadence Jacket ($98) has a bit of military inspiration incorporated into this fun knit jacket. We personally adore the feminine flounced shoulders and double-breasted placket.... [More]

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Wooden Wayfarer Sunglasses

French designers Waiting for the Sun know just how to push our "buy-me" buttons! Wayfarers, yes. Eco-friendly, double-yes! Their Wooden Wayfarer Sunglasses ($168) are made from tea tree wood, a renewable resource, and even come with a lovely blue and white print scarf.... [More]

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Ruffle Wrap Skirt

The Ruffle Wrap Skirt ($187) is the perfect summer to fall transition piece for your wardrobe. Beautifully tailored and flattering on all types of body shapes, this ode to a picnic is finding its way into our closets immediately. The bold blue and white-checkered pattern is rocking with flats and... [More]

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Italian Puppet Flatware

Shiny happy cutlery holding hands will get baby excited about mealtime, and keep you from losing them so easily. The Italian Puppet Flatware ($29) set includes a fork, knife and kid-friendly knife made of stainless steel. They're so darn cute, we may get a set for ourselves!... [More]

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Safety Misinformation Toiletry Bag

Let's be honest, when was the last time you stopped checking email and listening to your iPod to read the airplane safety information card? Yeah, never! So, for all we know they could read like the Safety Misinformation Toiletry Bag ($36). With funny symbols and nonsensical text like, "Please stow... [More]

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Cropped Kaftan

Cropped shirts might otherwise make you the butt of the joke (e.g. hey, where'd the other half of your shirt go?), but not so with the Cropped Kaftan ($65)! Why is that you ask? Because 1) it's meant to be worn on the beach and 2) it's made by Jen's... [More]

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Culture Club: Bee Raw Honey

You don't have to be a bear or a snob (or worse yet, a snobby bear) to appreciate flavored honeys! Bee Raw Honey has made it their mission to make regional honeys available to honey-lovers everywhere. They work with individual beekeepers across the nation, who produce raw unfiltered honeys like... [More]

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Swiss Cheese Ring

Alert the media 'cuz Artful Home is having a studio sale... Dairy lovers gotta fall for the spunky Swiss Cheese Ring ($140) by Emanuela Aureli. Hollow form brass is even cooler than usual in cheese form.... [More]

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Camera Carry-All Bag

Photographers, if Jill-E Designs isn't already a hot online destination for you, bookmark it now. We're crushing on the small red Camera Carry-All Bag ($170) for our next vacay. Brown croc trim looks great against the weather resistant leather and nylon exterior, and a detachable shoulder strap lets us choose... [More]

Walking Art Skimmers

Walking Art Skimmers

Your foot will be a masterpiece in the Walking Art Skimmers ($118). These buttery soft, smooth leather flats feature a modernist masterpiece, which is painted with care. We def wouldn't mind staring at our tootsies all day.... [More]

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Body Shop Vitamin C Eye Reviver Duo

Vitamin C ain't just for your immune system any more - dermatologists say that, in skin care products, it can really do wonders for tired, sallow complexions. One great Vitamin C product that came to our attention recently is the new Vitamin C Eye Reviver Duo ($22) by The Body... [More]

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Godmother

Carolyn Turgeon's Godmother ($11) is a retelling of Cinderella, and we have to warn you that it's not nearly so cheerful as the cover makes it look. But neither is it one of those intolerably sullen, gloomy fairy tale-based novels that make fairy tales look like no fun whatsoever. Narrator... [More]

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Jonathan Adler Flora Tray

Trays are a kitchen item you don't realize you need until you have one. But once it's stashed in the pantry you'll be shocked at how often you pull it out. This Jonathan Adler Flora Tray ($22) is the ideal vehicle for icy mojitos or salty margaritas; it also adds... [More]

Pleated Silk Top

Pleated Silk Top

Simple yet stunning! The Pleated Silk Top ($28) is a gorgeous Jade jewel color. This slinky silk top offers a relaxed fit yet it will also hug your curves and flatter your figure. Blouse has a foldover pleated neckline with adjustable spaghetti straps and an elasticized back.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Charlotte's Little Red Dress

Charlotte wrote to us, saying "I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I had a gorgeous little red dress (who needs a LBD when you have a LRD) but it fell apart at the stitching. I have been searching for another gorgeous one but to no avail! Thanks!" 1... [More]

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Bonbon Mini Pouch

We're ready to party with the insanely adorable Bonbon Mini Pouch ($60) by Deux Lux. Because there's no such thing as too much metallic magic and crystal embellishment, are we right? And surprise: there's a bright purple interior. Celebrate pastel pretty with this swinging bag.... [More]

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Men's Underwear Magnet Set

Hold up your calendar, tickets, baby pictures and school drawings with the Men's Underwear Magnet Set ($9). The six styles revealed and explained are hysterical - but where is commando?... [More]

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Smart Cell Phone Holder

Finally! A cell phone accessory that doesn't require your phone to have an "i" at the beginning of its name! The Smart Cell Phone Holder ($8) is here for phones of every type. Rather than plugging your phone into the wall and setting it on the floor or some other... [More]

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Breezy Polkas Cardigan

Oooh, the prepster has fallen in love with the fashionista! The Breezy Polkas Cardigan ($98) is a fitted and slinky button-front grandpa cardigan with dotted chiffon details at shoulders and neck. We're lovin' this sexy yet conservative cardi paired with a cami, skinny jeans and peep-toes....and we're thinking it would... [More]

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Fentimans Shandy

Chances are if you haven't been to Europe, the idea of mixing beer with ginger ale, ginger beer, or lemonade may seem a little odd. That is, of course, until you try this concoction and realize that Fentimans Shandy ($10) is absolutely amazing. This organic version of the Shandy is... [More]

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You Tell Us: Jellyfish Pendant Light

When a product description includes the word "goofy," unless we're in the kids department we're already a little skeptical. Featuring tentacles that dangle from the hollow light fixture bell body, the Jellyfish Pendant Light ($215) is the ultimate in nautical theme decor. It's handmade by Haitian artists from recycled materials,... [More]

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Polaroid Mirror

We know if we think real hard, we can figure out what statement it is that this Polaroid Mirror ($25) is trying to make. Something about art, reflexivity, and photography...WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!... [More]

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Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

We are intrigued, dear readers: new Boscia Luminizing Black Mask ($34) promises a lot. It's a mask of the apply, let dry, and peel off variety, which we admit to having a childish fascination with ("Hee hee, I pulled off my face!"). But what does it do? Supposedly, this mineral-rich... [More]

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Have a Coke & a Smile Tee

Yes please. We'll take one of each. Have a Coke & a Smile Tee ($13)... [More]

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Shark Tooth Necklace

We think you're going to need a bigger neck. Sorry, we couldn't resist the Jaws reference - it was circling us! Shark Tooth Necklace ($375).... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Blue Gender-Neutral Duvets for Emma

Emma S. wrote, "My boyfriend and I are finally moving in together. This is a very exciting event, but I am struggling to adapt my very girly decorating style to more gender neutral tones. We need a new Duvet or comforter and I am struggling to find something that I... [More]

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Welcome to the team! (We hope...)

As you may have seen on our Twitter and Facebook pages, we're pulling a Big Love and have decided to add another spouse editor to our little Outblush family. And what better place to find the perfect mate than amongst you, our darling readers? So, we're laying out the welcome... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Fit Bottomed Girls: California Baby SPF 30 Sunscreen

Everyone, say a big, friendly Outblush welcome to our newest guest poster, Jennipher from Fit Bottomed Girls! If you've never been to this site, you're missing out on a wealth of great posts on exercise, nutrition, beauty products, and fitness industry news. After seeing the Environmental Working Group's 2010 list... [More]

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Kate Spade Must Love Dots Colleen Skirt

Must love dots...and skirts with pockets, pleats, and silk-cotton blends. Kate Spade's Must Love Dots Colleen Skirt ($275).... [More]

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Maternity Plus Applique Top

While perusing the Old Navy website this weekend (yes, we shop all. the. time.), we were pleasantly surprised to see they've added a new section of clothes to their cheap and chic collection - Maternity Plus. It's a small selection to start, but we were so pleased to see cute... [More]

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Fruit Slice Nesting Suitcases

Yes, we're definitely eccentric enough to pull off the Fruit Slice Nesting Suitcases ($32). These mini cases won't cover our daily dose of Vitamin C, but they're so bright and happy, we feel healthier already. Take these vivacious totes on your travels, or use as small storage boxes, lunch boxes,... [More]

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Taylor Digital Measuring Cup and Scale

The Taylor Digital Measuring Cup and Scale ($27) is a baker's dream. The time consuming process of measuring flour for bagels and bread is no more as this combination measuring cup and digital scale automatically converts 5 preset ingredients - flour, sugar, milk, water and oil from ounces to cups.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: New York City Winter Clothes for Cyprus Native Rachel C

Rachel C. wrote, "Hi Outblush! I'm probably one of your most faraway readers, and I was hoping you could help me out! I live in Cyprus, and I'm planning a move to New York for grad school in September, and all I've been hearing are horror stories about New York's... [More]

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Giles & Brother Safety Pin Earrings

Perhaps you had an odd bout of punk in your teen years. We did (unfortunately), and things didn't go so well when we decided safety pin earrings would be awesome. We'll just say, we're still scarred. Thankfully, Giles & Brother are here to teach us all how to do safety... [More]

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Nixon Whip Mic Headphones

We try to keep things to a minimum in our bag. Space saving is key, and headphones are one of those things that aren't exactly designed to save space. But we found a stylish pair that are, and they also have amazing sound quality! Nixon's Whip Mic Headphones ($50). Simple... [More]

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Tie Dye Blouse

Who knew tie dye could look so polished? This Embellished Tie Dye Blouse ($49) is available in a muted orange or army green and would look equally adorable with jeans or a skirt for a night on the town, or under a blazer for a work look with some pizazz.... [More]

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Eastlake Laptop Sleeve

The Eastlake Laptop Sleeve ($55) by Alchemy Goods provides some serious protection for your laptop as well as good old Planet Earth. Made of upcycled inner tubes, this computer sleeve is super durable and water resistant. Sleek and eco-chic, your most valued possession will be safe from the bumps, bruises,... [More]

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Propaganda Betty HoodieBuddie

Obey Betty - for she has made the comeback of the century! Propaganda Betty HoodieBuddie ($48).... [More]

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Steven Pipingg Wedge

Wedges are something to celebrate - whether they be in shoe form, made of cheese, or Star Wars pilots. These Steve by Steve Madden Pipingg Wedges ($42) are the kind of shoe you can wear with pretty much anything and will last for years. And they're comfortable - you can... [More]

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Linea "Bota" Triple-Panel Floor Screen

Instead of a new bedding set or pots and pans, how about hooking up that college freshman with some way cooler gear for their new living space. The Linea "Bota" Triple-Panel Floor Screen ($190) is great for dividing small spaces and giving privacy. The screen is made of a white... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Bike-able Work Shoes for Susan

Susan wrote, "Hi Outblush! I'm beginning a new internship in autumn and I have to bike about 2-3 miles through the city to get from class to work- at least twice a day, some days more. I'm trying to find business casual shoes that are appropriate for work AND are... [More]

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Silver Linings Shoe Liners

Let's talk about sweat, baby. (Heh. We're so pun-ny.) But, seriously, when's the last time this summer you wore socks - when you weren't at the gym? Exactly. And wearing shoes without socks = sweaty, stinkeh feets. Not appealing, that. Chu Shu's Silver Linings Shoe Liners ($16 for 3 sets)... [More]

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Beaba Bottle Draining Rack

Before we took a look at the product name of the Beaba Bottle Draining Rack ($35) and found out what it actually was, our first thought was, "Ooooh, psychedelic jewelry rack! Cool!" And while you could use it that way (way to multipurpose, you diva, you!), really, it's best for... [More]

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Doubtblush: Kiel Mead Crucifix Knocker

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome like cupcakes. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... Um. We're not... [More]

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Fossil Rectangle Plaque Belt

We used to think, eh, skinny belts - you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. How much variation can a thin piece of leather have, right? But then we laid eyes on Fossil's Rectangle Skinny Plaque Belt ($25) and the clouds parted and chorus of angels sang out. Something about... [More]

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Sexy Blogger Tee

Found: Our new team tee shirt. Sexy Blogger T-Shirt ($15 on sale)... [More]

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Eco-Boudoir Flyaway Eye Mask

Your eye mask is your best friend on long airplane rides, but what do you do with your eye mask when you're not traveling? We play boudoir! And, our boudoir brand of choice is Eco-boudoir. Their sexy, silk and satin bedroom-wear is 100% sustainable and fair-trade. The Flyaway Eye Mask... [More]

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RSessions Conical Curling Iron

To create loose, cascading, "I rolled out of bed with perfectly mussed" waves, you practically have to be a hairstyling ninja. (Hiyah!! Mousse judo chop!) Or, at least, that's what we thought. Until, that is, we met the RSessions Runway Series Conical Iron with Clamping Attachment ($50). The unique tapered... [More]

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French Connection Short Trench

Summer showers and evening breezes sure can put a damper on a cute outfit, but a lightweight trench like French Connection's "Mister Magic" Short Trench (on sale for $140) is a stylish way to stay chic and dry. We're not so sure about the magic part, but you'll definitely feel... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Summer Cardigan for Tera

Poor Tera! She writes, "Hi Outblush girls, I have strep throat right now and even with having a ton of time on my hands while feeling really miserable I can't seem to locate my ideal summer cardigan. I saw one that was pretty awesome on JCrew's website but it was... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Pink Bridesmaids Dresses for Lauren B's Wedding

Lauren B. writes, "Hey Outblush, I am a huge fan of your website! I actually visit your site at least once a day everyday! Anyway, I'm marrying my high school sweetheart next May and am in search of cute bridesmaid dresses. Since my wedding color is pink, I am looking... [More]

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Par Avion Collage Boxes

Remember Par Avion envelopes, those RWB-trimmed airmail affairs you used to have to mail international letters in? No? Anyone? Remember mailing letters at all? Geez, what are you all, fifteen? Sigh. Anyways. If you appreciate a bit of vintage-y style, Kate's Paperie Par Avion Collage Handmade Boxes ($11-22) will be... [More]

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Cube Octahedron Ring

Octaha-wha? We never knew such a shape existed! We're talking about the Cube Octahedron Ring ($110). Barcelona-based jewelry designers Bandada created this geometric beauty in gold-plated sterling silver, as well as solid 18kt gold. Flash this baby and brag about your mathematical knowledge! Don't worry if you're not actually a... [More]

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Knit Your Bit

The perfect piece of vintage propaganda for the knitter in your life: Knit Your Bit Poster ($14).... [More]

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Celeb Style: Rachel Bilson's Madewell Lake House Shirt

Plaid is everywhere this summer, a trend that is likely to extend into fall. We don't know about you, but we're kind of digging this laid back, comfy sort of look. Here we have former OC cutie Rachel Bilson stepping out in a casual Madwell Lake House top. Rachel's cutoff... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Cassie from Skins' Gold Dress for Anna M

Anna M. wrote, "Hey Outblush! I can't get enough of your site and thought of your personal shopper immediately when I saw this dress on Cassie from the Brit TV show, Skins. The gold dress has the possibility to be so elegant, or just party-all-night like she wears it. I... [More]

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Sagaform of Sweden Club All-Purpose Wine Glasses

Maybe we're clumsy (shaddup), but wineglasses with delicate, spindly stems always make us nervous that we'll shatter it with one accidental squeeze. Sagaform of Sweden's pleasingly chunky, graphic Club All-Purpose Wine Glasses ($35) might be just what the doctor - and our minibar - ordered. The thick-walled glasses and sturdy... [More]

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Too Faced Leopard Love Complexion Perfection

We were already fans of Too Faced Pink Leopard Powder for its sallow complexion-banishing powers, so when we found out about their new set, Leopard Love Complexion Perfection ($30), we nearly had a case of jungle fever. Two new shades of Leopard powder, one blusher and one bronzer, compliment the... [More]

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Love Hurts Decal

Girl meets boy. Boy brings girl flowers. Girl hits boy over the head with a baseball bat. My how the tables have turned! The Love Hurts Decal ($7) - just the kind of icing your computer needs.... [More]

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Culture Club: Composition VII Hat

We're afraid the Composition VII Hat ($35) teeters between so-weird-it's-cute and so-busy-it's-ugly in our minds. At least it has real retro flair and a ton of great colors. Swooping lines, crazy colors and a big bow are a challenge for most of us, but we think the right zany gal... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Paper Anniversary Gifts for Catherine's Husband

Says Catherine: "HELP! My first anniversary is coming up and I don't have any idea what to get my husband. We decided to go with the traditional categories for anniversary gift with the 1st one being paper. We give each other art posters pretty regularly and I thought about tickets... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Blue Fairy Dresses for Emily

Emily J. wrote in with one of the more intriguing requests we've had: "Hi! I have been a long time fan of outblush and have really enjoyed seeing the personal shopper posts. I wasn't sure what I would ever request help on...until today! I was recently cast in a local... [More]

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Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet

The handmade revolution has born a new generation of hip knitters, and Mags Kandis has something for everybody in her book, Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet ($16). Combining felting and embroidery with traditional knitting, Kandis teaches us how to make wearable accessories with smart little embellishments. Personally,... [More]

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Hem Gems

Brilliance alert! We're about to change life as you know it for you ladies who rock legs on the shorter side (and those of you who prefer to buy your pants l-o-n-g to accommodate heels). Hem Gems ($20) are stylized pins that allow you to temporarily hem your pants without... [More]

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BC Anchors Aweigh

We had to take a second look at these Anchors Aweigh ($42) from BC. They're like a shoe/sandal hybrid. Not quite open toe, but they'd definitely be cool and breezy. We think they'd make an adorable transition shoe - how cute would some colorful tights or socks be with these... [More]

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You're A Horrible Person, But I Like You

Comedians offering us life advice? This we had to read. You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice ($10) left us gasping for breath on the floor at the "advice" written by Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis, Michael Cera, and Zach Galifinakis,... [More]

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Vintage Coat Rack Jewelry Stand

What a cute idea! This Vintage Mini Coat Rack Jewelry Stand ($13) is a unique, novel way to display your favorite baubles, and is sure to invite plenty of compliments. But, there's only one available, so if you miss out, you can still snag a similar piece here for $28.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Smile for Susie Sourpuss

We realize that there are few things that all our readers will agree on in terms of things that melt their butter, turn them on, or ring their bells... hell, even puppies and candy can bring dissenters. However, there may be, just may be one thing that will please every... [More]

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Art to Go Bag

OB fanatics, you've probably already figured out that some of us are Art History nerds. If you haven't put the puzzle pieces together yet, here you go: we think the Art to Go Bag ($150) is super sweet, in that sexy librarian kind of way. Thirty assorted slides of objects... [More]

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Princess Leia Apron

We're pretty sure every guy wants his lady to dress up like Slave Leia at some point, but a) we don't all have the body of a young Carrie Fisher and b) even if we did, a metal bikini? No thanks. Fulfill the fantasy in the simplest way possible with... [More]

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Antenn-aids

Sometimes being an early adopter bites you in the ass, as with the iPhone 4's antenna issues. Hey! You have a cool new phone, but only hold it this way otherwise it's a pricey paperweight. If you're not keen on the free case Apple is giving away to iPhone 4... [More]

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J. Crew Dolmina Shirt-Jacket

J. Crew has this uncanny ability to interpret runway trends in a way that us real women can actually wear and not feel like an overdressed idiot. Case in point? This Dolmina Shirt-Jacket ($138). Similar to the slouchy silk pieces seen on runways for fall '10, but with an elastic... [More]

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Kat Von D Adora True Romance Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D, tattoo artist and reality star extraordinaire, isn't exactly known for her shy, retiring personality and personal style. It comes as no surprise, then, that her makeup line is known for ink-intense pigments and serious glam. If you're ready to tap into your inner bad grrrl, but are... [More]

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Shocking Pink Rosebud Grosgrain Ribbon

Yeah, yeah, when it comes to a gift it's the thought that counts. But the gift itself isn't entirely insignificant. And even the packaging can matter a little - so we're taking a break from starlet-priced couture to suggest a very small, very affordable item. A little less than $4... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Dangly Feather Earrings for Alena

Alena wrote, "I love your site so much, and check it everyday! I was wondering if you could help me out with something. I have an obsession with dangling feather earrings, but sadly I have only been able to find one pair that I really like, and they are starting... [More]

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PenFelt Badges

We're anticipating the military trend to stay strong this Fall, and PenFelt Badges ($20) are a softer take on the stylized armor, metallic epaulets and hard-lined tailoring. Ya know, not everyone can wear a big double breasted military jacket without looking masculine, so tame the hard edges of this trend... [More]

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Astroglide

If you've never had the immense pleasure that comes from a little extra slip and slide in your bedroom antics, that needs to change - ASAP! Don't believe us? Try it for yourself! Astroglide (FREE) is so sure your world will be rocked, they're giving you some - for free!... [More]

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Maxine Gown

We keep finding ourselves struggling with the bridal shower dilemma - we want to get our bestie something that'll make her feel like a sexy knockout, but we don't want to give Aunt Mildred the shock of her life when the bride-to-be opens a barely there nightie. The Flora Nikrooz... [More]

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Nina Ricci Jackie Sunglasses

Every woman deserves to feel as put together as Jackie O. Recreated from Jackie Kennedy's 1978 model, the Nina Ricci Jackie Sunglasses ($102) are minty fresh. Look like an instant classic with these cool gray tinted lenses and silver striped arm.... [More]

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Culture Club: Baldessari Wrong Eraser

Say "oops" without saying anything with the hilarious Baldessari Wrong Eraser ($5). We wish there was some game show buzzer sound effects to go along with this fun piece, but that's just asking to much. We need a giant eraser for giant mistakes. If you didn't know, John Baldessari is... [More]

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Today Is The Day

It's true folks - Today Is The Day ($20). Let's rock it out!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Newbie Camping Wear for Rocio

Rocio says, "Hey Outblush! I'm having trouble with this myself, so I thought I'd see what you guys can come up with: My bf invited me to a Michigan camping trip with him and his fam in August, but the closest I've ever come to camping is staying in a... [More]

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Golden Girl: Sippin' Seat Flask Stadium Seat Cushion

Us girls can't be the only ones boozing it up on the sly around here, so we're getting the boys in on the action. The Sippin' Seat Flask Stadium Seat Cushion ($35) allows you to sneak take 36 ounces of your favorite tasty bev into a concert, sporting event, camping... [More]

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This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More--and Keep the Weight Off

We'll admit it - Jackie Warner scares us. Have you seen those abs, or the way she trains her clients? She's intense, result driven and fierce, so when she writes a work-out/ diet book, we're paying attention! This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More,... [More]

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Nightcap Flamingo Skirt

We'd probably be predisposed to like anything that started with the words "nightcap flamingo", but this skirt from Carisa Brambles ($237) is tempting on its own merits. The high-in-the-front, low-in-the-back hemline will show off your shapely calves, and despite the name it suggests mythology more than it does showgirls. Also... [More]

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Summer Music Festival Round-Up: August Edition

We're digging the hodge-podge of musical flavorings taking place this August - country, rap, rock and Gaga! Just when you think summer is winding down, it kicks right back into full swing. Take advantage kids, before you know it we'll be knee deep in snow and longing for sun, drinks,... [More]

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MAC in the Groove Cremesheen

Get your gloss on this summer with MAC's new In the Groove Cremesheen Glass ($18). It's the gloss version of MAC's Cremesheen lipstick and has a hydrating, non-sticky finish. It's available in six shades as varied as all these groovy songs: Get Into the Groove - Madonna Shake Your Groove... [More]

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Personal Shopper: What Goes With Clare's New Boots?

Clare wrote, "Hi! I was shopping around online, and had a moment of weakness and bought these boots. I. Love. Them. The problem being? I have nothing to wear them with to the office. I work in a business casual environment, and have no idea how to even start finding... [More]

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Belt Buckle Printed Bag

Make waves and fool friends with the Belt Buckle Printed Bag ($41) by Red or Dead. Vibrant blue pops against the camel pleather for great contrast. Details like patterned lining and metal clip closure make things more interesting.... [More]

Antique Mall Necklace

Antique Mall Necklace

The Antique Mall Necklace ($24) is a must-have piece for the gal that visits estate sales on the weekend. This beautiful vintage looking necklace has mini rosebuds surrounded by faceted beads interlinked from one petal to the next. Rosettes are held together by an adjustable silver chain. It's perfect for... [More]

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Celeb Style: Megan Fox's Azzedine Alaia Dress

While Transformers director Michael Bay may have conflicted feelings for Megan Fox, there's still one admirer that steadfastly loves her -- the camera. At the 2010 VH1 Do Something! Awards on July 19, she was dressed to play up to the camera in her gorgeous Azzedine Alaia dress. Megan's exact... [More]

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Cult Movie Quote Book

Stop relying on IMDB when you're looking for a movie quote to keep in your mental arsenal for witty cocktail repartee. Cult Movie Quote Book ($10)... [More]

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illia Starburst Laser Cut Leather Crop Top

Although we wouldn't put it over cutoffs, necessarily, we can't help but be a little blown away by the Starburst Laser Cut Leather Crop Top ($165) from illia. Yes, you read that right: the "lace" is the leather. Over the right cami and/or paired with the right pants-not-shorts-PANTS, this would... [More]

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Golden Girl: MLB Baseball Ladder Toss

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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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Entertainment Websites Reach 99.6% of Online Users

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

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Cherry Licorice Wedge

Like we could show you the Cherry Licorice Wedge ($37) without a cherry loving themed playlist! Kylie Minogue - Cherry Bomb Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry Warrant - Cherry Pie Eagles of Death Metal - Cherry Cola Smashing Pumpkins - Cherry Air - Cherry Blossom Girl The Runaways - Cherry... [More]

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Gemma Silk Tank

Silk: it's luxe, moves beautifully, and is soft as butter! We wonder why we don't find more of it in our wardrobe? Oh, right...it can be a little on the pricey side. Lucky for us, the Gemma Silk Tank ($50) is an amazing deal! Especially fit for showing off shoulders,... [More]

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Agree to Disagree: Prada Paillettes Continental Wallet

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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The Aaron Bag Yoga Tote

Finally, someone in the bag business got work-out gear right! The Aaron Bag Yoga Tote ($148) is exactly what we've been looking for to lug our yoga mat and other gym essentials. Let's face it, not all of us go for that Earth mother look just cause we're into some... [More]

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Circus Waffle Maker

Sure sure, you can probably make Mickey Mouse pancakes with the best of 'em, but waffles are a whole different ballgame. Thanks to the Circus Waffle Shape Maker ($25), you're sure to bring a smile to your one night stand's niece's face. Who can resist a delicious elephant shaped waffle?... [More]

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All Saints Family Remains Vest

An ode to the family portrait of yesteryear, the All Saints Family Remains Vest ($35) is a fun addition to your weekend warrior gear. Beware - people will be getting in close to check the expressions on the dog and little girl - priceless.... [More]

Style State-Mint Dress

Style State-Mint Dress

Casual and chic is the best way to describe the Style State-Mint Dress ($70). This hot lil' number has a hot silhouette (v-neck halter with padded bust cups and flirty crisscross straps) in a subdued, serene shade of mint green. Pair it with sexy nude stilettos and a fabulous bag... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Light Flats for Rome for Marlyn

Marlyn C. wrote, "Please help me find cute flat shoes for Rome in early September. I almost always wear heels so going to flats is hard but necessary. I prefer light colors to go with my light colored clothes, in anticipation of hot hot hot Rome. Thanks!" Oh, we're so... [More]

Christian Louboutin Zip Back Over-The-Knee Boot

Christian Louboutin Zip Back Over-The-Knee Boot

The Christian Louboutin Zip Back Over-The-Knee Boots ($2,395) are stellar! These boots are super sexy and they seriously have it goin' on....black, leather, over-the-knee, stiletto heels, zippers, tassels and more. These hot boots are rather pricey, but they're guaranteed to be a conversation piece where ever you go as well... [More]

Laughing Willow Lamp

Laughing Willow Lamp

You'll barely be able to refrain yourself (well maybe you will) from smirking when you're staring at the Laughing Willow Lamp ($50) at your desk. This lamp features a silver bend-it-yourself wire as a base with white plastic flowers cascading from its peak, which also act as a lamp shade.... [More]

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Rock Symphonies

Chances are if you suffer from insomnia and find yourself watching PBS at four in the morning, you've seen the young, handsome violinist David Garrett. If not, you probably have no idea who this David Garrett is. Step into the light dear friends, with Rock Symphonies ($6), a world were... [More]

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Manor Keys Necklace

For a while, everywhere we looked we saw adorable key necklaces; it seemed like everyone was following in Tiffany's footsteps. We prefer the rougher, too-much-is-not-enough approach of the Manor Keys Necklace ($50) for something new and different.... [More]

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Votre Vu On Holiday Huiler Pour le Corps

We at Outblush seriously don't get enough vacation time (note to boss: please do not mistake what is in fact creative writing for evidence of our being demanding malcontents) and so we're grateful for anything that makes us feel as though we're out in the wide world having fun. On... [More]

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SpaceStation

Ahhh, is there anything better than functional design that streamlines our life? Maybe a good pair of heels, but on chaotic days, we're much more grateful for our SpaceStation ($80) than the adorable shoes in our closet. This baby serves as a laptop stand, cord wrangler, and charging station all... [More]

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Chef's Pencil Set

We're certainly not Top Chef material, but we have the basics down and can make a mean mac 'n' cheese. However, that's not to say we can't use some assistance every once in a while, which is where the oh-so-handy Chef's Pencil Set ($10) comes into play. Each pencil has... [More]

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La Mer Chain Watch

Yeah, it's a lot of watch - there's no getting around it. But we're taken with the gold and grey color combination and the wrappy/strappy look of the La Mer Chain Watch ($105). Want something to suggest to your boss that you're an independent thinker, but that you can still... [More]

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Relaxed Casual Skirt

We can't get enough of answering compliments with "oh, thanks, this is my Relaxed Casual Skirt ($58)." This aptly-named garment is such a wardrobe staple, and the simple gathers and a-line cut make it workable with just about everything. It's effortless, and you can't beat that!... [More]

Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats

Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats

Cut down on carbs, but don't completely cut them out! Thanks to Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats ($13), you can enjoy the deliciousness of bread without all of the dough and calories. These versatile flat rolls have only 100 calories per serving. Plus they're an excellent source of fiber so go... [More]

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Goldenbleu Margaret Clutch

So simple and so classy, with a very Mad Men vibe, we can't help but swoon over this Margaret Clutch ($108) from Goldenbleu. It'll actually hold more than lipstick and credit cards, and it's available in red (shown), burgundy, black, and a très glam gold. You just can't go wrong.... [More]

Spanx On Top and In Control Long Sleeve Top

Spanx On Top and In Control Long Sleeve Top

This may look like your basic ordinary long sleeve tee you see every day, but it's certainly not! It's the Spanx On Top and In Control Long Sleeve Top ($98), which offers a superior, phenomenal fit. This long sleeve shaping top offers seamless single-layer compression, which will smoothe your tummy... [More]

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Custom Heart Tree Pillow

Time for your daily dose of adorable! Is this Custom Heart Tree Pillow ($34) not the most adorable thing you've seen in a while? It would make the sweetest wedding gift, and now is certainly the time to have a go-to present for all of the impending nuptials that fill... [More]

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Katrice Zebra Wedge

Ooo, we're going to ride the animal print trend until the our safari offroader runs out of gas. Keep your wild prints in stock with the wrap around Katrice Zebra Wedge ($127). We're feeling like a predator in these. Rawr.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Wolf's Clothing for Jolene's Brother

Says Jolene: "My adult brother is really in to wolves and has amassed a collection of wolf t-shirts. The problem is all wolf apparel looks about the same - black or gray t shirt with a howling wolf on the front. Most of these shirts come off slightly red-neck or... [More]

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Special Guest Post by 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic: Revolution Organics All-Over Skin Creme

Everybody, say a warm welcome to one of our favorite beauty products, 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic! Dr. Christine M. is a PICU doctor who knows a thing or two about chemistry and biology, and puts that knowledge to good use telling us why certain products work, and why the ingredients... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Size 5 Shoes for Caitlin D

Caitlin D. wrote, "Alright, so I have teeny tiny feet. Size 5, to be exact. I can never find shoes that fit in my size and often have to resort to getting children's shoes. As cute as that was when I was 18, I'm 21 now. I so desperately want... [More]

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Dark Chocolate with French Grey Sea Salt

Whether you're sucking up to a boss or just want to do your own indulging - taste buds will delight in the amazing combo of sweet and salty that comes from one bite of the Dark Chocolate with French Grey Sea Salt ($15). These delectable treats are from John Kelly... [More]

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Madewell Canyon Messenger

'Messenger' makes us think big bulky cyclist bag, but thie Canyon Messenger ($128) is quite the opposite. Small and stylish, yet still big enough for the necessities, this crossbody bag makes everything from marathon shopping to summer strolls a bit less cumbersome.... [More]

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Wings of Iris Necklace

Faux feathers, butter cream sequins, and gold leaf specks make the Wings of Iris Necklace ($125) the most heavenly cruelty free design we've seen this week. It's true--butterfly wing images are hand printed onto organza to get this fluttery effect. Way to border on fairy princess, and leave the geeky... [More]

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Wingscapes Timelapse PlantCam

You know we love giving gifts for the hell of it around here, and we love the idea of grabbing the Wingscapes Timelapse PlantCam ($63) for the gardener in your life. As most plants are either in full bloom or in the blooming process, this is the perfect time to... [More]

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DANNIJO Tribal Print iPhone Covers

If you thought the iPhone 4 fervor has died down, then you thought wrong. Some of our fine techy friends are still waiting to get their iPhones! Maybe that's why DANNIJO decided to cheer everyone up with 5 stylish Tribal Print iPhone Covers ($98). Tribal prints are so big this... [More]

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Philosophy The Microdelivery One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel

Do you have sensitive skin, and stay away from chemical peels because you look like Samantha from SATC after her first peel when you get one? We know how you feel, and thankfully, so does Philosophy. New Philosophy The Microdelivery One Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel ($40) is quick (as the... [More]

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Priority Pass

We don't know about you, but we've always wondered what goes on in airport lounges: are grapes fed to you by hot man-servants?...are there private bedrooms for nap-taking?...is a full on rave taking place?! We have no idea really, but we admittedly get a little jealous any time we see... [More]

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Runaway Feather & Leather Earrings

Serious boho feather action and a dash of 80s geometry make the Runaway Feather & Leather Earrings ($28) meant to be noticed. Stacked diamonds of metallic and black leather build the base for flighty feathers, and the whole look is a stunner. Like this gorgeous brunette, we can make the... [More]

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Peggy Sue Dress

Sure, Betsey Johnson can be completely frightening. But, she can also be completely FABULOUS! Sometimes so much so that we actually mistake her for Cyndi Lauper...anyone else have that problem? Either way, we're head over heels in love with Betsey Johnson's Peggy Sue Dress ($428)! The powder blue tulle perfectly... [More]

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The Demy

The Demy ($200) is the ultimate kitchen gadget that will blow the socks off your everyday cooking routine. Storing up to 2,500 of your favorite recipes in one sleek device, it features a high-resolution touch screen. If you're like us, you have a problem with spillage, but the easy-to-clean screen... [More]

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Tory Burch Foldable Shield Sunglasses

Is there anything more frustrating than the small purse vs. big sunglasses case? Well, probably, yes, but we can't solve all of your problems. Here's the solution to toting a tiny bag but wanting somewhere to stash your shades - Tory Burch Foldable Shield Sunglasses ($175). Available in three shades,... [More]

Dylan's Tackle Box

Dylan's Tackle Box

Who doesn't love fishing for....candies? We're getting a cavity just thinking about Dylan's Tackle Box ($24). This one-of-a-kind tackle box is packed with M&M's, Jelly Belly jelly beans, Gummi Bears, Runts, Sourpatch Kids and Swedish Fish. Let's just say this definitely qualifies as the "Catch of the Day"!... [More]

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Celeb Style: Elisabeth Moss' Green Satin Cocktail Dress

We very nearly fainted with glee at the sight of Elisabeth Moss in this stunning custom Oscar de la Renta dress at the premiere of Mad Men: Season 4 last night. The emerald silk satin is a perfect foil for her creamy, pale skin, and the fit & construction are... [More]

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MAC Eye Brushes

As much as we love us some good beauty products, once we find a look that works, we tend to stick with it for oh, 3 to 7 years, so we've finally figured out that splurging on new makeup isn't a wise investment, since after a week or so, it's... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Ultimate Eye Creams for Jennie

Jennie writes, "I am searching for the perfect under eye treatment creme. I have dark circles & puffiness & it seems like all sorts of products claim to be the "best fix ever" but none ever live up to the hype. Can you recommend something that actually works to get... [More]

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Cobalt Campanitas Ring

If we've learned anything in 2010, it's that metal and jewels don't rule the jewelry game. Mix up your ring collection with the beady Cobalt Campanitas Ring ($43). With a brass center, and Japanese glass beads, this 3d flower pops against any outfit. We'd feel like a star rocking this... [More]

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Floral Flare Skirt

Everything's coming up roses in the Floral Flare Skirt ($42). An overlay of chiffon adds some dark elegance to these blooms, and a fringed red waistband emphasizes the frilly shape. Because you don't have to rock pastels everyday of summer.... [More]

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Cabo Throw Pillow Cover

Is it just us, or is it fiesta time? The Cabo Throw Pillow Cover ($32) is certainly festive enough to get a party started, and would add a spicy jolt of color to our couch. Not feeling so blah anymore, are you, couch?... [More]

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platform Sandals

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platform Sandals

The Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals ($760) are certainly a tribute to high style! This platform leather sandal has a platform and a 5½" stacked heel....so your legs will look truly incredible. And the bold and beautiful fuschia color pictured here is a Saks exclusive color, which means you won't... [More]

Lobster Pot Pie

Lobster Pot Pie

Two of the best foods (of all time) have merged and we now have Lobster Pot Pie ($80). These delicious lobster pot pies are stuffed with Maine lobster meat in a sherry-splashed cream sauce. Pot pies are already packaged in oven-proof ramekins so you're able to bake immediately.... [More]

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Quirky Split Stick

Sweep your secrets under the carpet with the Quirky Split Stick ($25). Since two 4GB retractable USB drives are built into one 8GB stick, we can easily separate personal and professional files. Switch from G-rated day job tasks to X-rated funny business with a flip of the plastic tab.... [More]

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Ashley Safari Dress

At first glance, we thought the Ashley Safari Dress ($160) might be just a wee bit *too* dressed up for an African safari! But, then we saw photos from Paris Hilton's recent safari and realized maybe it's just right! In fact, we'd dress it up with a belt, bangles, and... [More]

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Lowluv x Erin Wasson Gladiator Cuff

Model-turned-designer is hardly a new phenomenon, but Maybelline spokesmodel Erin Wasson manages to make her pieces fresh and edgy, instead of the usual lines that are clearly created by some faceless corporate design team (Maybe she's born with it? ...Sorry.) Our current lust have piece is this LowLuv x Erin... [More]

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Bent Basket

The Bent Basket ($Inquire) isn't a basket at all--it's vacuum molded wood, an aluminum frame and stretchy nylon straps. Essentially, it's a lidded platter, and with the adjustable straps, we can tote things that might not fit into your standard bike container. We think this chic minimalist bike accessory is... [More]

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Sheer Stroke Dress

Turn up the casual sex appeal with the Sheer Stroke Dress ($36). A velvet brushstroke pattern dances across the thigh line and decorates the low back plunge. Slip on this rad t-shirt dress and feel sultry and carefree without any fuss for day, or stack on the bangles and up... [More]

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Stila Glamoureyes Mascara

"Get the look of false lashes without the fuss!" That tagline alone pretty much sold us on new Stila Glamoureyes Mascara ($22). We're always on the hunt for that one mascara that will do the impossible: Stay on for hours, lengthen, volumize, define, separate, curl, and make us look like... [More]

Prada Paillettes Continental Wallet

Prada Paillettes Continental Wallet

You'll feel like a glam version of G.I. Jane with the Prada Paillettes Continental Wallet ($555) tucked in your handbag. This classic styled continental wallet is covered in olive toned paillettes that offer a camouflage feel.... [More]

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Tapestry Ice Bucket

No home bar would be complete without a proper place for keeping your ice cubes and the Tapestry Ice Bucket ($40) from French Bull provides both swank and function. With a swivel top perfect for entertaining, we're recommending you start practicing tossing a cube up and catching it in a... [More]

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Diet Road Test: My Diva Diet, Week 3

We're rounding the bend into the final week of following Christine Lakatos' My Diva Diet ($16), (check out our intro and first week observations), and it's been an interesting road. Here are our thoughts and observations from our second full week of this Diet Road Test. Layout: While the information... [More]

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Personal Shopper: First Job Clothes for Ashley

Ashley S. wrote, "Outblush! I recently graduated from college and got a job in the "real" world. The only problem I'm having is figuring out fun and fabulous, yet still professional clothing to wear everyday! I'm finding it harder than I thought to find interchangeable pieces for my body shape.... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Glo: Bullet Buddies

Today's guest post is brought to you by dating, sex and relationships enthusiast (read: obsessive ponderer) Natasha Burton, the Relationships Editor at Glo, a recently-launched lifestyle e-magazine for women. She'll be bringing you her picks of the best products, accessories and books for your love life, or lack thereof. Okay,... [More]

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You Tell Us: Jersey Shore UNCENSORED: Season One

The tans, the workouts, the hair, the partying, the accents - the Shore kids are either your favorite guilty pleasure or enough to make your stomach turn. There's no shortage of opinions on the subject, so we're dying to know what our dear readers think. When the Jersey Shore UNCENSORED:... [More]

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Maple Bacon Morning Coffee

We'd love some bacon and maple in our mornings, thank you! Maple Bacon Morning Coffee ($8).... [More]

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Odd Molly Bag

It's a fact of life, tassles make everything more fun. Get the tote equivalent of streamers on your handlebars with the Odd Molly Bazaar Bag ($160).... [More]

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Xenotees Collective Names of Animals Tee

A gaggle of geese, a swarm of bees, a band of coyotes, a mob of emus, and a murder of. . .crows? A group of crows is really called a 'murder' of crows? Yikes! If you're like us, you can never remember all these collective group terms. Thankfully, the Xenotees... [More]

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Doubtblush: Tuscany II Pergola

They say great taste is timeless - but then again, so is bad taste. Despite the time we spend looking for stuff to make you salivate with desire, occasionally we stumble upon things that elicit a very different oral reaction. Sometimes we shudder and move on, and then there are... [More]

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Free People Caravan Skirt

Skirt weather is here and we're loving it, but we can't help but think about how adorable our favorite flirty pieces will look with tights come fall. Free People's Floral Caravan Skirt ($78) has just the right touch of fall hues to make it a piece that'll look just as... [More]

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Limpet Hooks

Natural wood looks great sculpted into sleek spikes. Just look at the Limpet Hooks ($20) by Pure Whyte. Also available in brimstone yellow, strawberry red, and cobalt blue, we can color coordinate these with our decor, or make them a color accent in our minimalist lair. They work as a... [More]

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House of Harlow Sydney Peacock Sandals

We're not saying that you should break out a whole peacock-plume themed outfit, but in a simple top, some capris, and these House of Harlow Sydney Peacock Sandals ($158), you'll walk that fantastic line between glamour and playfulness. Personally, we'd follow a pair of feet in these just to see... [More]

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100 Miles from Memphis

Sheryl Crow is just... effortlessly cool. We don't know how she does it, but her songs always seem so off the cuff and yet perfectly put together. Her latest studio album, 100 Miles From Memphis ($10), is summer personified. Jazz-inflected pieces like "Our Love Is Fading" mix with the poppy,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Rose Gold Watch for Gayle

Gayle wrote in to ask, "Hey Outblush! I'm loving the personal shopper posts! I have to send in my request to see if you can help! I love this Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch (#1 in picture), but I am so used to wearing a leather band that when I... [More]

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Sorbet Half Apron

The perfect way to protect your clothes while cooking up a frenzy, the Sorbet Half Apron ($15) is gorgeous, washable and hello, 15 dollars! You're welcome kitchen savvy readers.... [More]

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Beach Cruiser

It's perfectly fine to be the last cool kid on your block with a two-wheel form of transportation as long as you bust out some serious chrome when the time comes. The Beach Cruiser ($550) from Cynthia Rowley is enough to make all those other pedal pushers jealous. This adorable... [More]

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Don't Die Out There Deck

If you know someone heading into the wilderness for the first time, The Don't Die Out There Deck ($7) would be the perfect little gift to ensure you'll see them again. Full of survival tips and practical information from an outdoorsman and physician, they'll learn how to construct an emergency... [More]

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China Glaze For Audrey Nail Polish

Can you guess who this lovely shade of Tiffany blue is named for? If you said Audrey Hepburn, give yourself a huge pat on the back, and then reward yourself with a bottle of this gorgeous nail polish. The China Glaze For Audrey Nail Polish ($6) is a limited-edition color... [More]

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Calendar Girl Wine Glasses

What a fun birthday gift for our gal pals! There's a Calendar Girl Wine Glass ($22) for every month of the year, and they're all just as sassy as our varied girlfriends.... [More]

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Corky The Oracle Necklace

Way more aesthetically pleasing (and to-the-point) than wearing a Magic 8 Ball around your neck. Corky The Oracle Necklace ($70)... [More]

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NONdesigns WET Lamp

Mama always told us not to get water near active electrical outlets, but we're intrigued by the NONdesigns WET Lamp ($210). There's no live wire here, folks; it's the light bulb that's being submerged, and there's plenty of insulation between us and dangerous currents. The twist: Dip a silver rod... [More]

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Date Night DVD

Doesn't Date Night ($17, out August 10) sound like the absolutely perfect movie for a. . .wait for it. . .date night? Corny jokes aside, this movie rocks! But really, what movie teaming up comedic geniuses Tina Fey and Steve Carell is going to suck? (Answer: Not this one.) Hey,... [More]

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Smashbox Anti-Shine

Smashbox, being a line initially designed for Hollywood photo shoots and film sets, knows a thing or three about how to get makeup to hold up under harsh, hot light (aka summer sun). Smashbox Anti-Shine ($27) isn't a primer, a powder, or a lotion, but rather a hybrid of all... [More]

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Celeb Style: Carrie Underwood's Splendid Tee

Newlywed Carrie Underwood left for her honeymoon in style, decked out in a soft tee by the brand Splendid. After donning a custom Monique Lhuillier Chantilly lace and silk organza wedding dress for the nuptials, Carrie traded glam for comfort as she headed out on her Tahitian honeymoon. Like Carrie's... [More]

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Suitcase Stickers

There's nothing we love more than stirring up some controversy, and that should be no problem at all with Suitcase Stickers ($25). Find your bag in a hurry while you get your fellow travelers' blood pumping with bricks of hard drugs, a kidnapped victim, erotic tools (pictured, obviously), or cold... [More]

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Tersano Lotus Sanitizing System

Sure, you could wash fruits and veggies the old-fashioned way, but what about all those rumors about chemicals staying on your food even through a good washing? They're all nonsense, right? Well. . .better to be safe than sorry, we always say, and this Tersano Lotus Sanitizing System ($150) can... [More]

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Last-Minute Personal Shopper: Long-Sleeved Summer Tees for Margo

Margo has a last-second dilemma: "Hi there, So, I'm a little bit stumped about what to wear this weekend- I'm going to an all-day, outdoor event in California and it's going to be hot! I'd love to go sleeveless, but a new tattoo on my arm means I've got to... [More]

Heatwave Dress

Heatwave Dress

It's gettin' hot in here! The Heatwave Dress ($72) will definitely turn up the heat at your next event! This stunning scarlet satin dress is smokin' with its beautiful sweeetheart neckline, luscious layer skirt and boned bust that will create ridiculous curves. Don't be shocked if boys approach and say... [More]

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Dress Me Chair

*Gasp* It's obvious a jewelry maker had a hand in the lace and leather Dress Me Chair ($Inquire). Susana Martins handmade a masterpiece twelve piece limited edition for Munna Design as the gorgeous premier of the Dress Me Collection. This couture decor vision dropped onto the scene at the Portuguese... [More]

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Minimergency Kit

We had to break ourselves of the habit of carrying everything we could possibly need in any given situation in our purse - the damn thing was just getting too heavy! Thankfully, the Minimergency Survival Kit ($10) is eensy weensy enough to toss in any bag, and contains a bite-sized... [More]

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Nanette Lepore Get Away Eyelet Dress

We love sundresses, and we love eyelet lace, and we love clothes that don't make us feel like we need to be a foot and a half taller to wear them. The Get Away Eyelet Dress from Nanette Lepore ($398), then, we love. And it's all cotton, so you'll stay... [More]

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Bknot Tote

To Bknot or not to Bknot? That is the question. And, obviously, the answer is the Bknot Tote ($98) from Steve Madden! While zippers and chains might be a little much for Shakespearean folk, they're nothing we can't handle (hellooo, just look at our Jeffrey Campbell studded heels!). The twisted... [More]

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Last Minute Personal Shopper: Golf-Engagement Party Clothes for Katie

Katie M. wrote in with a last-minute dilemma: "Question for you: I am going to an engagement party on Saturday. Normally, no problem figuring out what to wear. However, this engagement party is a 9 hole golf tournament, followed by a BBQ on the golf course. I will be golfing,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Chocolate Wedding Shoes for Laura

Laura wrote, "I need help! My wedding is in September and I want to wear chocolate or espresso brown shoes with my champagne colored wedding dress. I don't want the heels to be too high because I am quite tall, but I want the shoes to be sexy and glamorous!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Fancy Black Flats for Heather

Heather F. wrote, "Help! I know you get a lot of personal shopper requests and hoping you can get around to this one: I have tons of weddings coming up and need shoes. My big problem(s?) is that I refuse to wear heals (being 5' 10") and cannot seem to... [More]

Stopping the Show Dress

Stopping the Show Dress

Do you love the flirty dresses Lucille Ball used to rock? We do and we're totally diggin' the Stopping the Show Dress ($80). This fab lil' frock is a red and white polka dot print with black trim detail. The sweetheart neckline is super flattering and the black buttons are... [More]

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The Small Stakes

Why oh why do we not have unlimited wall space? If we did, it'd be covered with awesome show posters. Conveniently, we do have quite a bit of space on our bookshelves (you would too if you ditched those college textbooks you're hanging on to for no good reason). So,... [More]

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Melie Bianco Bowler Bag

While the Meli Bianco Bowler Bag ($54) is probably the most fab-tastic bowler bag we've ever seen, it probably isn't Dude material! Good thing we're not trying to take fashion tips from The Big Lebowski ('cause things aren't lookin' pretty on that fashion front)! The serene sky blue shade will... [More]

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Trench Coat

We didn't realize it until we laid eyes on this A.P.C. Trench Coat (on sale for $195), but now we know -- our wardrobe simply won't be complete without an orange trench! The usual khaki seems so ho-hum compared to this sophisticated standout.... [More]

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Celeb Style: Bethenny Frankel's Alice + Olivia Lexi Dress

What a cute summer dress! By looking at it on a stiff model or mannequin, one would think the Alice + Olivia Lexi dress would be too dressy for casual day use. But new mom (she gave birth two months ago!) and Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel... [More]

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Laboratory Beaker Mug

We've known people to use beakers as vases before, and we like the quirky adaptation of something that reminds us of high school science class. This Laboratory Beaker Mug ($10) seems like it'd be a perfect gift for a favorite geek, teacher, or scientist buddy of any type. If nothing... [More]

Serena Capiz Screen

Serena Capiz Screen

Make a statement while separating two rooms with the Serena Capiz Screen ($5,250). This four-panel screen is absolutely stunning. It features a metal frame in either gold or silver and it is constructed primarily of glistening sea shells. It is an amazing accent piece for any boudoir, which will add... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Black Tie Wedding Guest Dress for Aimee

Aimee G. wrote, "Hi Ladies! I am going to a black tie wedding next month, and I can't seem to find anything that I like that is not thousands of dollars. I have good taste! So here are two pics of fab dresses, one by Victoria Beckham and one by... [More]

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Phiona Sandals

Fact: neutrals are in! Boutique 9's Phiona Sandals ($48) are an especially lust-worthy pair of neutrals with their ankle-hugging design, cut-out detail, and side-straps. Combine its trendy yet original look with a really great deal (60% off!) and we'll add Phiona to our mid-summer's shopping dream binge!... [More]

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Green Dollhouse

This ain't your Granny's dollhouse. The Green Dollhouse with Furniture ($196, on sale for $100) has nearly every feature any eco-conscious abode would be lucky to have, including a wind turbine, solar panels, recycle bins, and much more. Teach your kids about sustainable architecture (and stylish design) with this new-fangled... [More]

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Let Us See Your Face: Outblush and Revolve Clothing Giveaway

Nah, we're not literally soliciting photos of y'all - because then we'd have to show you photos of us, and we all hate people and are total recluses. What we want you to do instead is browse through the daring summer collections at REVOLVEclothing.com and tell us, on our Facebook... [More]

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Lattice Top

Lattice introduce you to Rachel Roy's Lattice Top ($89) - (and lattice never make another cheesy pun again!). Puns aside, we love the thoughtful design of this beautifully unusual blouse. The structured lattice is a stunning contrast to the top's soft and flowing shape. It comes in an ivory shade... [More]

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Mikasa Solaris Votive Wave

At some point in our lives, we move beyond candles in a jar with the sole purpose to make the house smell good and realize that we can use candles as a stylish decor accent. While a mason jar full of layered pastel wax may not be the centerpiece you're... [More]

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Doubtblush: Shake Weight

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome like this. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... If you haven't... [More]

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Orb Pestle + Mortar

The Orb Pestle + Mortar ($38) isn't some newfangled ode to the Death Star, but an awesome addition to your counter top and helpful kitchen tool. This modern spin on the traditional mortar and pestle is comfortable to hold in your hand for crushing and mashing, as well as dishwasher... [More]

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It's a 10 Miracle Mask

Our hair needs help no matter the season - in the summer it's saltwater and sunshine, and in the winter it's dry air and heat styling. Every girl needs a good conditioning treatment, and our new fave is It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask ($26). Hello, it has miracle in... [More]

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Scallop One-shoulder Ruffle Dress

A throw-back to the days of Farrah Fawcett and Charlie's Angels v 1.0, the Scallop One-shoulder Ruffle Dress ($65) is just what we've been looking for in a summer dress! Its silk and cotton blend will keep us cool and fresh on a hot day (and night!), and the one... [More]

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Personalized Wedding Vow Notebook

If you're the type who likes to search for just the right gift for any occasion, here's a sweet little notebook that would make an ideal present for any bride-to-be. This Personalized Wedding Vow Notebook ($15) is the perfect place to record wedding vows right after the ceremony so they're... [More]

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Baby's First Spoon

What better way to play "you're going to eat this because I'm pretending it's coming in on an airplane," than with Baby's First Spoon ($24)? This gorgeous customizable stainless steel spoon is a great modern gift for your newbie or one of your twelve girlfriends that just found out she's... [More]

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Big Buddha Sadie Bag

Let the Big Buddha Sadie Bag ($85) show you the path to enlightenment! And by enlightenment, we mean ditching your rag of a bag and upgrading to vibrant, vegan-friendly new tote!... [More]

Sorbonne Chair

Sorbonne Chair

For those of you that love the vintage appeal of cane chairs, you're going to fall in love with the Sorbonne Chair ($available upon request). This walnut dining chair has a simple beauty with its hand carvings and rattan seat and back. The Aged White finish and bright emerald color... [More]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Picking up a medical mystery might have been the last idea on your mind when creating your summer reading list, but you've got to give this one a chance. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ($15.21) is a thrilling true tale of Henrietta Lacks, her death from cancer in 1951,... [More]

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NARS The Love Set

Ready to get going on your NARS collection, but aren't entirely sure where to start? Try out this NARS The Love Set ($49), which comes with a lip gloss in Pillow Talk, a matte lip pencil in Sex Machine and a blush in Orgasm. If you bought these pieces separately,... [More]

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Mischa Ruffle Flat

We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Ruffles are dangerous. Very dangerous. But, 50% of the time, it's just the kind of dangerous we're looking for! Take the Mischa Ruffle Flat ($100). This darling, round-toe flat is adventurous without crossing the line (a very fine line when it... [More]

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Peugeot Elis Electric Corkscrew

The stereotype about boring kitchen gadgets certainly has been tossed out on its ear in recent years, hasn't it? Because this Peugeot Elis Electric Corkscrew ($99) is sleek, efficient, and fun. In short, anything but boring. Aside from pulling corks in a matter of seconds, this particular electric corkscrew is... [More]

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Jetlag Travel Alarm Clock

You're traveling, your body is out of whack and you're sleeping when you should be awake and enjoying your vakay. The Jetlag Travel Alarm Clock ($40) is a throwback digital alarm clock that has two displays, one for time and the other for the alarm, and helps you adjust to... [More]

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Snap Front Strapless Dress

Cocktail hour, a night at the museum, or a sunset cruise on the bay? Hmm, which shall we wear our Snap Front Strapless Dress ($60) to? We'd wear it to all three if we could! Alas, we cannot (dare we be seen in the same dress twice!). We just love... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Size 6W Heels for Anna

Anna wrote, "Hi, I've had this problem for quite some time now and it's driving me bonkers. I love heels and platforms (I refuse to wear anything less than 3 inches - I'm 5'1", so I get away with it) and I have fairly tiny feet (I usually wear a... [More]

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Doubtblush: Fanny Packs

In our wide and varied travels across the information superhighway, in addition to the fierce and fabulous, we encounter the insane, the arcane, and the absolutely friggin' ridiculous. Sometimes the paraphernalia, tchotchkes, and fashion disasters we come across are so atrocious we have to vent our disbelief and horror, but... [More]

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Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen

Sunscreen is NOT optional, ladies. Oh, we hear you moaning, "But it's so greasy and it makes my face all shiny and sweaty and breakout-y, and really, I'd just rather wear a giant hat," but we're not listening. Especially since, if you used Jane Iredale Powder-Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30... [More]

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Ginger Two-Tone Flat

The scrumptious Ginger Two-Tone Flat ($119) isn't so by mere coincidence! This rubber-soled Mary-Jane comes from a line of shoes based on cakes and pastries. We like to think of the heel as the cup cake and the blue vamp as the icing (of the cream cheese variety, of course).... [More]

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Over the Sink Cutting Board

This bamboo Over the Sink Cutting board ($36) is a clever piece of utilitarian design. It fits in most standard kitchen sinks and with a built-in collapsible colander it'll quickly become your go-to surface for all manner of slicing and dicing. Bamboo is friendly and forgiving to knives as well... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Groomsmen's Gifts for Barbara's Wedding Party

Barbara writes, "Hey Outblush! I'm getting married in a few months and my man & I are struggling to think of cool groomsmen gifts. Everyone tends to suggest monogrammed flasks or, uh, cash. I hope we can be more creative and than this so they know we appreciate them. So... [More]

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Splat Stan Coaster

Look Stan, we warned you about what would happen if you messed with us before our first cup o' Joe... you didn't listen... there are consequences! Splat Stan Coaster ($10).... [More]

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Benefit Garden of Good and Eva

Why should perfume be so serious? Looking at the ad copy for many couture fragrances, you'd think the fate of the world was at stake. That's initially why we were drawn to Benefit Garden of Good and Eva Eau de Toilette ($36): the description is a cheeky poem about a... [More]

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MD+CR = Love Ring

Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree ($12) is perhaps one of the sweetest stories of unconditional love ever told. If you're a fan of the book and its sentiment you will adore this Aaron Ruff silver ring ($210). You will provide you and your partner's initials when you order - each... [More]

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Beam Tealight Holder

Tealights are fun in theory, but sometimes can come across as a little creepy when used poorly. This Beam Tealight Holder ($38) will protect against the aesthetic crimes of misusing the little buggers. With 12 cascading votives, the wrought iron holder can hang from a ceiling or a tree branch... [More]

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Personal Shopper: LBDs for Sonia's 10-Year Reunion

Sonia has a classic dilemma: "Hello! I'm attending my 10 year high school reunion in August. The theme is black and white. I'm looking for the perfect little black dress. I want to look polished and sophisticated, yet fresh and modern. I've found a few cute options on Poshvintagegirl.com, like... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 7/16/10

It's only the middle of July, but a lot of summer products are already on clearance, to make room on store shelves for Back To School items. Translation? Fabulous savings for you! Have a great weekend, from all of us here at Outblush! Aeropostale - Save an extra 30% on... [More]

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TheHomeCentric Marigolds Throw Pillow Cover

We dare you to look at this Marigolds Throw Pillow Cover ($29) and not be cheered up, even just a little. The hand-embroidered orange satin ribbons with mother-of-pearl buttons on matching silk dupioni fabric are just plain lovely. And, quite frankly, we don't care that marigolds purportedly symbolize sacred affection,... [More]

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Aveda Protective Hair Veil

What a drag to put time and money into highlights to make your locks appear sun-kissed only to have the real deal fade that color and stress your strands. Keep your hair safe from fading and frying with Aveda's Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($26). A few sprays will keep... [More]

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The Journey Journal

The Journey Journal ($12) is a must for you summer cross-country travels. It features cheeky pages with travel checklists, pre-planning lists, a 12-day trip journal, a little compartment, and an information page that allows you to draw what you look like, and what you look like with a mustache -... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Polka Dot Dresses for Michelle P

Michelle P. wrote, "Hello there! A good friend of mine is having a polka-dot themed wedding at the beginning of August! I don't think I have ever owned anything with polka dots, so I don't have a clue how to pick an outfit for this wedding! Its a nighttime outdoor... [More]

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Pizza Cutter

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh." We imagine a sort of choir of angels that sings every time you remove your Pizza Cutter ($20) from its place of rest. The granddaddy of cutting, this massive blade will slice through the thickest of crusts and give you a perfect slice every time. Now that's amore!... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Retail Vacancy Rates Continue to Climb

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

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Domestic Aesthetic Bamboo Tray

What better way to class up your takeout sushi than by eating it from a Domestic Aesthetic Bamboo Tray ($80)? Made in Brooklyn from sustainable bamboo, it has three reservoirs to hold soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger. Extra points if you manage to use chopsticks without dropping rice down your... [More]

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Shu Uemura Gem Glam Flawless Glow Powder

Reminiscent of Guerlain Meteorites, but in a spill-proof pressed powder format, new limited-edition Shu Uemura Gem Glam Flawless Glow Powder ($55) promises a healthy glow anytime, anywhere. The upper set of powders adds a light, bronzed gleam, and the lower set is designed to be used for contouring. Of course,... [More]

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Easy Does It Bag

We have no idea what a cartoon character in his tighty-whiteys has to do with keeping it cool - but we love it! Easy Does It Bag (€19.01).... [More]

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Never Leave the House Naked

Fashion rules: Do you follow them? Do you know them? Do you care? We've been reading up on said "rules" in Never Leave the House Naked: And 50 Other Ridiculous Fashion Rules ($14) and we have to say, the rules and varying opinions on them make for quite a good... [More]

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Weber's On the Grill App

Warning - the following product may cause you to salivate all over your desk. The Weber's On the Grill App ($5) features over 250 classic Weber recipes as well as recipes for rubs, marinades and sauces. Find one you like - tag it. Have problems with timing, no problem, you... [More]

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Yosifa-Penina Belt

Well, here's a jaunty accessory to liven up your jeans and tee weekend wardrobe! This Yosifa-Penina Belt ($45) has a bright, interesting, geometric pattern and is made of molded rubber! It's a bit unexpected texturally, but is lightweight and such an eye-catcher (not to mention humane)!... [More]

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Doubtblush: Chewable Jewels Rectangle Necklace & Bracelet

Sometimes we're just poking along here at work (or down the street, or through our mail) and we see something that is so delightful and desirable and new and clever that we smack a big old mental sticky note on it to remind us to share it with you. And... [More]

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Couture Baby Shower Invitation

If hiring a calligrapher to lay their hand on some ultra posh baby shower invites is a little out of your price range, we recommend the Couture Baby Shower Invites ($20 for 10 cards). These adorable cards feature a high-fashion mommy-to-be with plenty of space for your shower details. Tons... [More]

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Marc by Marc Jacobs David Boots

For everyone but the fashion world summer is far from over. But the fashion seasons are skewed and in a week or two it'll be hard to find a bathing suit that's not a size 00 or 18, and while we may not be ready to wear fall styles, we're... [More]

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Kanken 15" Laptop Bag

You won't find any bells and whistles on the Kanken 15" Laptop Bag ($110), but you will find a chic, functional and most importantly - built to last bag. This bag is lightweight, durable and features a wide reinforced back pocket specifically designed to fit your laptop. The ideas behind... [More]

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Urbano Trash Can

We never remember to buy special sized garbage bags for the smaller trash cans scattered around our house. We do, however, always remember to go shopping and buy new cute things! With the genius design of this Urbano Trash Can ($25) we can easily reuse our shopping bags as trash... [More]

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John Waters: Role Models

If romance or sci-fi isn't quite your summer reading cup of tea, we invite you to enter the twisted and fantastical world of John Waters: Role Models ($17). This cult-classic director of such gross-out films as Pink Flamingos, A Dirty Shame, Serial Mom, Hairspray and Cry Baby, reveals himself through... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Anti-Redness Makeup and Skin Care for Caty

Caty wrote, "I love your personal shopper sections for clothing, but do you take skincare requests as well? I have fair skin and, if I do say so myself, it is beautiful everywhere... except on my face. I struggle with my uneven complexion like no other. I don't have rosacea,... [More]

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Tic Tac Toe Dress

It's getting to be time for transition pieces, or, at least that's what we tell ourselves when we want to buy new clothes. This Tic Tac Toe Dress ($128) from French Connection is a great day-to-night, summer-to-fall dress. It's lightweight and understated, making it perfect for warm summer days or... [More]

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Create Love Tank

If all you need is love... we better get to making it! Create Love Tank ($25).... [More]

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Essential 10: Gourmet Ingredients

Foodie - we love the term, we love the eating, we love the cooking. However, with this new-found love and hobby comes some troubles - tracking down the ingredients required for these tasty morsels. Living in a big city is one thing, but most of us can't find Martha's must... [More]

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Deep Aqua Cooling Souffle

We're so hot that the mere thought of anything touching our skin right now makes us break out in a sweat. However, we're willing to make an exception for anything with "cooling" in the name. While our ice packs are re-firming in the freezer, we're covering our skin in the... [More]

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Culture Club: Speckled Tile Forest Wallhanging

Here's a hit out of left field. The Speckled Tile Forest Wallhanging ($24) by married collaborators Sarah and Joseph Belknap brings a patch of land into our home and onto our walls. Reclaimed wood flooring and white tiles make an interesting structural backdrop for dainty evergreens. Paintings and posters are... [More]

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Copper Butterfly Pin

Admittedly, Ohio jewelers Dave and Roberta Williamson don't exactly hit the top of the chic list themselves, but their Specimen Collection shows that nature is beauty's baby mama. Check out the Copper Butterfly Pin ($70) in all its etched glory. The delicate textures and patina is protected by a wax... [More]

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Cubic Off the Cuff Wristlet

Nerdcore alert. The geometric blocks of color in the Cubic Off the Cuff Wristlet ($45) by Rebagz are almost too bright. It's the geeky novelty that keeps this bag from being completely jarring. We like that it has a sense of humor and a sense of style. And if you... [More]

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Corduroy Vest Onesie

These days it seems darn near impossible to find cute baby clothes for boys. Seriously folks, we know that pink and flowers are sweet and all, but every other person born is in need of cute stuff too! The Corduroy Vest Onesie ($16) delivers a dose of adorable for your... [More]

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Double Trouble Skirt

Double trouble's here, and it ain't Lindsey Lohan in the Parent Trap! (Omg, could you imagine if there really were two Lindsey Lohans?!) It's the Double Trouble Skirt ($42)! FCUK took a tip from the cargo trend this season with a fit khaki mini skirt. It's cargo-like snap pockets and... [More]

C'est Maqnifique Wallpaper

C'est Maqnifique Wallpaper

Wouldn't you love to have a bit of France in your powder room? We would and the C'est Maqnifique Wallpaper ($88) is the perfect way to incorporate a touch of Parisian flair into any room. This screenprinted retro-chic wallpaper features sketches of the Eiffel Tower, domes of the Basilica, sightseeing... [More]

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Barnacle Soap Dish

Our summery bathroom makeover is in the works, and we just stumbled across the most fanciful pieces by Hudson Beach Glass. Yes, we know shells are hot right now, but something about them feels a little 90s for us... We're loving the twist on the oceanic theme in the Barnacle... [More]

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Zoe Cross Back Top

A luxe top with the most darling of details! The 100% silk Zoe Cross Back Top ($82) features a gathered waist and cross-back straps. The most charming of all is the confetti print that perfectly accents every panel of this top. A stunning vintage look that'll have you spouting off... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Thank You Gifts for Kelley's Cohorts

Says Kelley: "I'm turning 50 on Friday (and handling it reasonably well, if I do say so myself!). At a luncheon my sisters are throwing me next week, I'd love to give a little something to the women attending, without whom I would never have made it this far with... [More]

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Ode to the Old Spice Guy: Our Favorite Man-Grooming Products

We confess to having a huge - nay, ginormous - crush on Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice Guy. He's just so... MMMMMM. And the videos he's been doing lately, responding to fan tweets and emails? Hilarious. Genius. Love it. (We tweeted him & hope to have a response soon! All... [More]

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Personal Shopper: London & Paris Non-Touristy Travel Clothes for Melissa

Melissa H. wrote, "Dear Outblush, I'm travelling to London and Paris in a couple weeks. The last thing I want to do is look like a tacky tourist, so I am hoping you could help me look cute in pictures while staying comfortable on the go. Could you suggest a... [More]

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Ceci N'est Pas Socks

It's not often we wander around the house in socks sans-shoes (especially in this weather), but we're tempted to pick up a pair of Ceci N'est Pas Sock ($21) because they're too clever to pas up. We'd refer to them as our "fancy socks" since it's not every day we... [More]

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Tia's Freestyle Sandals

Channel your inner shoe designer with Tia's Freestyle Sandals ($59 & up). First start with your sandal base, then choose your straps from a wide array of gorgeous vintage silk straps made from recycled Saris. Their website features several tutorials for strap patterns and ways to switch it up. Imagine... [More]

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Culture Club: Timuri Mouse Rug

Who says we can't bring our exotic flair for decor into the workplace? Treat your office to a taste of Central Asia with the Timuri Mouse Rug ($12), we're sure they'll appreciate the pretty pattern. Man, we're a sucker for anything mini. Handwoven Timuri rugs are like gold to antique... [More]

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Bacon IPA Beer Caramels

Bacon. Beer. Caramel. SOLD! We'll be buying the last three batches of Bacon IPA Beer Caramels ($8), unless you beat us to them!... [More]

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Scott Barnes Body Bling

Who needs wrist or ear bling when you've got Scott Barnes Body Bling ($38)? A golden shimmer that camouflages body imperfections and evens out skin tone, this is the perfect alternative to tanning. We're not keen on wrinkles, so we'll be applying this along with our SPF 100 immediately.... [More]

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Nautical Racerback

The nautical style is so on-trend right now, but do you really want to drop cash on a sailor-esque tank, a tangle of charms, a cute pair of wedges and a rope tote? Well, you may want to, but it's probably not prudent. That's why the Nautical Charms Knot Racerback... [More]

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Fly Away Home

We've yet to read a Jennifer Weiner book we didn't love, and her latest, Fly Away Home ($15), is no exception. The story of a politician's wife, Sylvie, and her two daughters, Diana & Lizzie, in the wake of a political scandal, it centers on issues of commitment and the... [More]

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Trailer Dream Doggie Pendant

We knew it was possible - a doggie accessory that's both awesome and not humiliating! The Trailer Dream Doggie Pendant ($89) is a sterling silver reminder of your dreams to Airstream-it-up across country with your pooch. Added bonus - your dog won't hate you after you put it on him.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Cheaper Ian Stuart Brasilia Wedding Dress for Caitlin

Caitlin wrote, "Hey guys, I recently fell in love with this Ian Stuart Brasilia wedding gown, but it is way way out of my price range. I'm hoping you guys can use your super powers to find me something similar that's a bit more affordable. Thanks! I believe the Ian... [More]

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Golden Girl: Exuvius Collar Stays

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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Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick

Are you into Havana, Barcelona, Milan, or Marrakech? No, we're not asking about where you'd like to go on your summer vacation, but rather which shades of Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick ($18) you're planning to buy first. This lipstick-liner-plumper hybrid pencil softens and gently plumps lips while leaving... [More]

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Ostrich Feather Dress

It takes just a touch of daring to wear this Sue Wong Ostrich Feather Sheath Dress (on sale for $237), but it is just too freakin' fabulous not to show off. Sure, we don't have somewhere to wear it to, and it's not like we could just throw it on... [More]

Clamshell Ring

Clamshell Ring

Wouldn't you love to find this gorgeous treasure upon the seashore? We're totally diggin' the Clamshell Ring ($87 on sale). This beauty is 12-karat yellow gold-plated with plastic imitation pearls.... [More]

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Scissor Sisters: Night Work

After the awesomeness that was the debut album from glam rock band, The Scissor Sisters, their sophomore album was a little hard to stomach, and left much to be desired. Lucky for us, Scissor Sisters: Night Work ($8) is a return to the goods. Playful and dirty, this Studio 54... [More]

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Bridal Bag

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, something to keep them all in... um? Keep your wedding day musts in this Bridal Clutch ($219) from Moyna, where old school Hollywood meets wedding day bliss. With lace detailing, a snap metal closure and long metal chain that can be tucked... [More]

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Hallowed Halls Oxfords

Look, fashion world, we know you're all about the fall preview right now, but we want to enjoy the summer, so if you could just....ooooh, LOOK AT THOSE SHOES!!! We take it back, these Hallowed Halls Oxfords ($128) make us long for chunky sweaters and wool tights. How sweet are... [More]

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Celeb Style: Gwen Stefani's All Saints Tee

There's no doubt that Gwen Stefani knows fashion. From her hairstyles to her shoes, what Gwen wears usually makes its way to the fashion pages. This time, she's out and about in an All Saints Inbetween Tee ($45.50). Gwen isn't the first celeb to be seen in All Saints gear.... [More]

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Party of Five: The Complete First Season

If the end of Lost has left you longing for Matthew Fox, and let's be honest, who isn't - then we've got the solution. Party of Five: The Complete First Season ($12) is your foray into the life and times of the Salinger family as they struggle to keep their... [More]

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Kiehl's Superbly Smoothing Conditioner

Moroccan Oil is everywhere, but really, the oil in question here is argan oil, and (as it should be with a diversified market), you can get it from lots of companies. Kiehl's has hopped on the argan oil bandwagon - with good reason, the stuff makes our hair like spun... [More]

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Treehotel

Holy shit, people, treehouses have been trumped. Swedish Lapland should get a medal for their green luxury resort project opening this week, Treehotel. With a philosophy centered around "ecological values," architects and designers behind this complex built a harmonious interactive natural environment in a real boreal forest. Rooms like the... [More]

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Queen Anne's Lace Card Set

While a surly sentiment is great for our friends and coworkers, Great Aunt Mildred might not like the overtly sexual card you sent to your bestest last week. The Queen Anne's Lace Card Set ($13) is a must for your handwritten correspondence. This set features one of nature's most beautiful... [More]

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Stone Stool

Even back in the day Marcel Wanders had tricks up his sleeve. A few years old but still fresh, his Stone Stool ($196) cuts polycarbonate into a gem. Get glam your way, with six different colors, and don't deny us this level of bejeweled. Our ass deserves the royal treatment.... [More]

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Reisenthel Bottle Bag

We're proud of you for switching from paper and plastic to reusable... just one area of your shopping gear remains left to transition, and this is perhaps the most important - the beer and wine bag! The Reisenthel Bottle Bag ($15) has nine compartments perfectly suited for beer and wine... [More]

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Cowhide Cord Bracelet

You know those rope bracelets that seem to be everywhere right now? How would you like to pick one up for a song? In colors that can easily go from Indian summer to fall transition, this Cowhide Cord Bracelet($2.50) is a veritable steal! If you're still not sold on the... [More]

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Spin Short

Summer is the best time to get off your butt and get out on that bike! And if you're like many of us, you're hoping to get in shape for the remaining weeks of summer. Needless to say, the Spin Shorts will help you look good while doing so. These... [More]

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Whale Incense Holder

A stick of burning incense poses as a water spout in the darling Whale Incense Holder ($19). These cast iron mega mammals can't exactly swim, but they're still adorable. Bring double the good vibes with the atmospheric scent of your favorite incense and this friendly guy.... [More]

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M.A.C. Ruby Woo Red Lipstick

Who doesn't like a nice shade of red on the lips? But red is a tricky color. It's easy to go from chic to garish in seconds with the wrong red tone. Enter M.A.C's Ruby Woo lipstick ($14) to the rescue! This gorgeous shade is repeatedly among the highest-rated lipsticks... [More]

Sweet Tea Cup

Sweet Tea Cup

The Sweet Tea Cup ($20) will surely increase your cavities just by looking at it. This upside down 'cup-cake' mug is super sweet. In fact so sweet, you can hold the sugar in your tea or coffee. It has a darling polka dot print and is also garnished with fresh... [More]

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Chloé Buckle Flats

You might be spending your online shopping days browsing for sandals (especially in this heat), but WHAT ABOUT THE FLATS?! We mustn't forget the flats! The humanity! Beautiful, comfortable, lust-worthy flats still line shelves and sit in warehouses waiting to for you to claim them! Take these Chloé Buckle Flats... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Double Finger Rings for Stefanie

Stefanie says, "Hi Outblush! I recently have become in love with two (or three) finger rings. I found one that I LOVE, but unfortunately it's no longer in stock! Can you help me find something similar that's not extremely expensive (under $50)? Thanks, you guys are awesome!!! This is the... [More]

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M.I.A.: Maya

After her last album, Kala, went global in 2007, with the smash single, "Paper Planes," M.I.A. was everywhere. Then, she gave birth to a baby boy (remember her performing in that Mickey Mouse dress when she was 9 months along?), and disappeared for a bit. Now, she's back, with Maya... [More]

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Essential 10: Keepin' Cooooooool

In case the image of four baby snow animals wasn't enough to cool your jets - here's a handy lists of tips and tricks meant to help you sister-soldier on in the summer heat. 1. Deep Gel Freeze: If you don't have AC snuggle up with one of these icy... [More]

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Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Makes sense - we crave the sweet, icy treat the most when the temperature's on the rise. How to celebrate? Making some of your own ice cream, of course! We recommend David Lebovitz's new tome, The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams,... [More]

Maniac Patent Platform Pumps

Maniac Patent Platform Pumps

Talk about pretty in pink! The Maniac Patent Platform Pumps ($580) from Brian Atwood are just that. They're dainty and oh so feminine with high style. This classic silhouette has a modern hidden platform in shiny petal pink patent leather.... [More]

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Culture Club: Rosenthal Fast Vase

Cool, white glazed porcelain doesn't look predicable in the Fast Vase ($125) by Rosenthal Studio Line. We've seen enough tea cups and standard shapes for a lifetime, so this speedy shape really shakes things up. Give your table instant movement... Woosh. It's clear to us that this vase couldn't exist... [More]

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Snowflake Print Leggings

It's snowing! In the summer? On our legs? No matter, these Snowflake Print Leggings ($40) are FAB.... [More]

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Amy Butler Chrysanthemum Rug

When we found out that Amy Butler makes rugs, we immediately started stashing cash. Why is it that room sized rugs are ridiculously expensive? Until we've got the dough saved up for a big one, we're drooling over the options and thinking about how to rearrange our furniture to best... [More]

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Cloud Luggage Tag

We're having a hard time pretending that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars. We can, however, imagine how fabulous our luggage will be in the night sky with the Cloud Luggage Tag ($38) to keep them straight!... [More]

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Fia Carafe

We kinda have a massive crush on the Nia Carafe ($69). We love being able to remove the beautiful sphere top to let our wine aerate while placing it cozily in the recessed bottom. With its natural form and colors, sexy sophistication and dual function from wine to water, we're... [More]

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Trophy Hangers

Yeah, we think the Trophy Hangers ($59) should be called the Parody Trophy Hangers, but that's just our opinion. Feel good about animal rights while you make friends laugh out loud these this amusing guys. C'mon their butts are out, and we can get a hippo or moose, too.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Plus-Size Tops for Rebecca's Swing Skirt Collection

Rebecca wrote, "Hi! I love love love swing skirts! And I own them in quite a few colors both long and short. My condundrum is...what shirt to wear with them? I always think a tshirt isn't quite cute enough to pair with them, and I am a bit too large... [More]

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whitemetal Wayfarer Necklace

It's summer, and everyone has their wayfarers on. But, here's the thing, those shades don't actually look *good* on everyone. Plus, they're a little fad-tastic, if you ask us. However, this Wayfarer Necklace ($110) from whitemetal is both on trend and flattering to all face shapes. Be just like everyone... [More]

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Land's End Ruffle SwimMini

We can hardly believe we didn't find this Beach Living Ruffle SwimMini (on sale for $36) earlier in the season, but hey, now it's on sale! Score! Available in 7 colors, this swim skirt is the exact opposite of the swim skirt the 60+ crowd is wearing in water aerobics.... [More]

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French Friends Necklace

It's been several years since we were last seen sporting half a heart that had "Best" on it while somewhere close was a little lady wearing "Friends." While those days are long behind us, there's nothing wrong with reinventing the sentiment for a more grown-up us. The French Friends Necklace... [More]

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Mr. Bean iPhone Case

Even your phone will chuckle every time you place it in your new Mr. Bean iPhone Case ($18). Hey, who couldn't use a few extra smiles in their day from the loveable assclown and man boy wonder that is Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean? We sure as hell could!... [More]

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Juicy Couture Beach Cooler

Nothing bums us out like getting out of the salty sea water on a hot day and reaching for a beverage only to find that our carefully shaded beers sodas are warm. Although, we're not going to load up the camping cooler for a little two hour trip to the... [More]

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eCreamery

Join us at the eCreamery ($50/ half gallon) where you are the master and maker of your own ice cream destiny. First choose your base - sorbetto, gelato or ice cream. Now the crazy stuff, your flavorings - perhaps a nice avocado with black licorice, bubble gum with black walnut,... [More]

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Pamela Love Triple Rope Ring

The Pamela Love Triple Rope Ring ($396) brings three times the amount of awesome to your lovely little hand. A sterling silver rope wraps its way around your fingers for a delicate yet powerful statement. Please don't lose your temper while wearing - we fear you might do some damage.... [More]

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Zoo Pops

Zoobilee Zoo, Zoobilee Zoo, magic and wonder are waiting for you. In your freezer that is. Zoo Pops ($13).... [More]

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Alessi Piripicchio Lint Shaver

Sure, we totally need the Alessi Piripicchio Lint Shaver ($53) to clean up our Fall sweaters before game time. This little green critter eats up lint, fuzzies, and pilly bits like a hungry hungry hippo. Whatever you do, don't confuse this for your blow dryer in a sleepy haze. Haircuts... [More]

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Golden Girl: Secret Identity Kit

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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Triple Bottle Carrier

It's picnic season, people, and we winos need not one, not two, but three wine bottles. Thank goodness the strapping Triple Bottle Carrier ($36) can handle that and more. The insulated interior keeps our wine at the ideal temperature and two small compartments hold the cheese cutter and opener.... [More]

Scavenger Hunt Dress

Scavenger Hunt Dress

The Scavenger Hunt Dress ($55) has a lil' bit of everything! The print is a gorgeous garden of wildflowers and the silhouette is superb with a button-down bib front, smocked back and adjustable straps that can also be removed. Last but not least, it has a matching belt to show... [More]

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Makeup & GO

LA ladies listen up, there's a new savior in event prep and general beauification. Services at Makeup & Go range from make-up lessons to trunk shows--AKA they're irresistible and invaluable. Booking online is easy, but deciding what we want is a little more difficult. Here's a list of services at... [More]

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Avi Buffalo

Like easing into a nice comfy easy chair, Avi Buffalo ($10) offers a familiar feeling of surprise at every turn. If your favorite guitar wielding frat boy had talent he would churn out what Avi has - a talented, thought provoking mellow sound that keeps you coming back for more.... [More]

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Babuskups Nesting Glasses

Save shelf space in an entertaining way with the Babuskups Nesting Glasses ($20). Taken from Russian nesting doll design, these colorful cups can be personifications of family members or new fun friends. We like the folksy thing that's going on here.... [More]

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Yes We Can T-shirt

Have you been working on providing fresh fruits and vegetables for your family in case of Armageddon or a drought? Have you been boning up on your political sarcasm? Well, have we got the shirt for you! The Yes We Can T-shirt ($25) provides you with all of the above... [More]

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White and Biwa Pearl Pendant

The White and Biwa Pearl Pendant ($110) is worthy of some under the sea monarchy. With striking natural grooves, Biwa pearls have been popular since their discovery in the 1910s. Named for the exclusive harvest lake in Japan, these beauties have made a reputation of long lean shimmer, and in... [More]

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Diet Road Test: My Diva Diet - Week 2

It's Week Two of My Diva Diet ($16) by Christine Lakatos. Trajano and Janetor are well into both the nitty and the gritty of this weight-loss guide. Here are our most recent thoughts and observations. The Good: My Diva Diet would be a great book for women who don't know... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Flattering Summer Tops for Marie

Marie wrote, "Dear Outblush, Recently I've gained a lot of weight, and I don't even know how to dress myself anymore! I have a small chest, so the newfound weight in my stomach and love handle areas is especially noticeable. What are some cute, summer-appropriate tops that can hide a... [More]

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Aspire/Acquire: Python Pumps

Craving a little bad-girl style for your 9-to-5 work wardrobe? Three words: python printed pumps. These sinuous little shoes combine a slinky pattern with a conservative silhouette, and will jazz up a basic skirt + blouse combo, without getting you on HR's bad side. They'll easily do double duty as... [More]

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Clean Body Veil Powder

In the days before air conditioning and underarm deodorant were readily available on the cheap, women used powders to keep themselves dry & fresh and to protect their clothes from sweat stains. And with the current East Coast heat wave, we're ready to try just about anything to cool off.... [More]

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Tip It! The World According to Maggie

Who doesn't love Maggie Griffin? The wise-talking, wine loving mother of comedienne Kathy Griffin, she's sweet, funny, and always has a good recommendation for a reasonably priced box of wine. If you watch My Life On the D-List, you know that Tip It! The World According to Maggie ($15) was... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Semi-Formal Cruise Dresses for Naomi

Naomi wrote,"Hello! Love your blog! Would you be so kind to help me find an affordable (less than $70) dress for a Carnival cruise formal/semi-formal dinner night? I'm about a size 6/8 with a bit of a tummy so I don't want anything that is too tight (so I can... [More]

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Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Everything

Oh how we miss Edina and Patsy and their belief that the only dirty word is sobriety! We're happy to revisit our love with a week-long marathon of Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Everything ($78). The definitive collection of all things AbFab, this nine disc set includes every episode along with White... [More]

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Sierra Pants

There's something so glamorous about drapey, wide legged pants. They're casual and oh-so-comfortable, and yet paired with the right top, can come off pretty polished. How great is it to feel like you're wearing lounge clothes but look like a put-together fashionista? These Sierra Pants ($119) from Young, Fabulous &... [More]

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Reel Around The Fountain Sampler

Leave it to The Smiths to provide the perfect lyrical sentiment for your bedroom wall. Reel Around The Fountain Sampler ($68) states "you can pin and mount me like a butterfly." Now that's what we call foreplay!... [More]

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Blueberry Pie Apron

While this model is darn cute, we don't actually encourage cooking in heels and a full skirt - way too many possibilities for clumsy mishaps. (Not that we've ever closed a garment in the oven before...never!) But we do encourage adorable aprons! Keep your clothes clean and your inner housewife... [More]

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Boon Scrubble Interchangeable Bath Toy Scrub Set

The Boon Scrubble Interchangeable Bath Toy Scrub Set ($10) is the perfect way to encourage babies to get their scrub on in the tub. We love them because they're brightly colored, retro inspired, interchangeable and dishwasher safe but we imagine baby will be more interested in using them as teething... [More]

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Single Malt Scotch Truffles & Liquid Caramels

Dear Valerie Confections, You've taken things too far. Truffles infused with Macallan Single Malt Scotch paired with bon bon like liquid caramels? Ugh! The Single Malt Scotch Truffles & Liquid Caramels ($32) have single-handedly wrecked our diets. Thanks. Your Ever-Expanding Fans, Outblush... [More]

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Athleta Isola One Piece

Bikinis are all well and good, but if we're going to actually play at the beach, we need ourselves a good one piece - something that'll stay in place, hold in the girls, and generally keep any "oopsies, where's my top?" moments at bay. However, we're not willing to sacrifice... [More]

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You Tell Us: Lovely Insects Bracelet

We've made no qualms about our feelings for bugs as jewelry, but we think maybe the Lovely Insects Bracelet ($80) is an acceptable way to showcase our inner entomologist. Japanese seed beads are woven together in matte black and feature the work of illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian, a dedicated scientist... [More]

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Les Bulles d'Agathe

Remember the childhood joy of bubbles? Of course you do, but seriously, when was the last time you played with some? Since you're "an adult" now, it's probably been a while. But! Fear not! Those smart French people have come up with a perfectly legit reason for us grown ups... [More]

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Billboard Stretch Bag

This Stretch Bag ($16) takes recycling to a whole new level of awesome. Each bag is made out of an old advertising billboard - no glue, no sewing, the whole nifty sac is cut from a simple die cast - so it utilizes only old materials that would have otherwise... [More]

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: The Movie

If you haven't already read the book, read it first. Then get ready for one of the most widely acclaimed book-to-movie adaptations ever. The heavily anticipated video release of Steig Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has just hit US shores ($16.99). For now, you can only get the... [More]

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Doubtblush: Wine Rack

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome like cupcakes. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... Depending on the... [More]

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Knitware Coasters

The textile ceramic crossover trend heats up with the Knitware Coasters ($39) by Brooklyn based designer, Alyssa Ettinger. Knitters would love a set of four cork-backed coasters made in their favorite patterns. With four colors (celery, slate blue, milk, or unglazed) and tons of patterns to choose from, we have... [More]

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Lotus Nesting Bowl Set

Do you need eight more bowls? Probably not. Should you ditch the serving bowls you own and replace them with this gorgeous Lotus Nesting Bowl Set ($98)? Most definitely. The bowls graduate in size from 1.5" in diameter to 9.5" and all sit nicely inside each other to form a... [More]

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Chalk It Up Nailpolish

Flashbacks to sprinkler showers and summer flowers play up in the best way when we look at Chalk It Up Nailpolish ($16) by Kit Cosmetics. Pastels are the sweet summer trend, but the icy green and pale pink could work in any season, really. Trigger childhood memories while you look... [More]

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Heart Cabachon Ring

Certainly, it's a little more...erm...anatomical than most heart jewelry we usually see, but Pamela Love's Heart Cabachon Ring ($300) is still somehow kind of sweet. It'd also make a killer gift for any of your buddies in med school, dontchathink?... [More]

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Goji Gourmet Cookies

Usually, we hear the phrase "healthy cookies," and think, "Um, yeah, and four cheese pizza is healthy, too! Pshaw, riiiiight." But then the folks at Goji Gourmet (from $3.25 per bag) sent us some of their Goji Gourmet Cookies, and we changed our tune to, "Healthy cookies? Mmmmm, pass 'em... [More]

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Dollhouse Fresco Sandal

Break up a monochromatic outfit with the rainbow of color in the Dollhouse Fresco Sandal ($25-28). These babies scream summer fun. We'd wear 'em from the carnival, to the beach, to the hotel after party. Oh yeah, don't be fooled by these happy hues--we're bad girls.... [More]

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Kiehl's Cross-Terrain Skin Protector

Sun protection on the go can be a challenge. Any time we throw a bottle of sunblock in our tote, there's a secret suspicion it's going to burst open at any moment, and frankly, our swim coverup doesn't need a layer of SPF goop on it. Kiehl's Cross-Terrain UV Skin... [More]

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Lomography ActionSampler Camera

Here's an idea for upcoming vacation photos for ya: the Lomography ActionSampler Camera ($23). This thing has four lenses that fire over a one second sequence, to catch the movement of a moment (like mom did for this cute little girl running). Capturing mid-action moments gives our photo album dynamic... [More]

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Bella Mini Cross-Body Purse

We're not making a Twilight Saga reference with the Bella Mini Cross-Body Purse ($93), so don't shudder, twi-phobes. Since it'd look smashing with a white eyelet dress or a darker toned work outfit, we've highlighted this pick as a perfect Summer to Fall transition. Chain edges give these frilly flowers... [More]

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Measure Up Portion Control Bowls

The key to eating whatever you like, without gaining weight? Exercise and portion control. What you've eyeballed as the recommended 2/3 cup serving of cereal might be closer to 1 ½ cups, and, therefore, more than twice the calories. Instead of hauling out your measuring cups every time you want... [More]

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Sam Edelman Lorissa Peeptoe Suede Heels

Whoa. These Sam Edelman Lorissa Peeptoe Suede Heels ($175, on pre-order til 7/20/10) are not for the faint of heart. Studded with pewter spikes and gems along the 5 inch heel, these devilish black suede pumps will definitely get you noticed. We'd also recommend being extremely careful crossing your legs... [More]

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Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen

Had a leetle too much fun last night, and your skin is showing it? Yeah, we've all been there. Drink some coffee (the caffeine will tighten your skin), splash icy cold water on your face (ditto), and apply some Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen ($32) under your eyes,... [More]

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La Drama Queen Absinthe Art Nouveau Swimsuit

Seriously, what gal wouldn't look good in this La Drama Queen Absinthe Art Nouveau Inspired One Piece Swimsuit ($140)? It's a work of swimwear art! We love the bottle-green fabric trimmed with turquoise eyelet elastic, upcycled lace and a velvet bow - it'll make you feel like a 1920's bathing... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Uncooked: New! Cards! Yay!

You know them, you love them... It's another guest post from our sarcastic friends, Nat and Armand of Uncooked Land! Need a laugh? Of course you do, it's Monday and you're stuck at work when you should be outside sunning your thighs, daydreaming about tongue kissing hot dog vendors.... Wait,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Taylor Momsen's Tights for Corrina

Corrina wrote, "Message: As a fanatic reader of outblush, I knew you would be the only ones to help me with the hosiery haunting my dreams. Although this outfit worn by Taylor Momsen is not for public (or age appropriate), I have been longing for these stockings ever since. PLEASE... [More]

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Aspire/Acquire: Jeggings

Everyone is buzzing over "jeggings" (jean leggings) as the second coming of the skinny jean. They fit easily into boots, making them a good choice for fall, and thanks to a heavy dose of stretch in the fabric, they're easier to wiggle into than thicker denim skinny jeans. But... since... [More]

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Sexy Back

Cleavage is so 2005, while a sexy back, well that's so... when was it, Justin? At any rate, we've rounded up some gorgeous dresses - all intended to highlight your gorgeous back side, and make those summer nights even hotter! Top Row (left to right) Hype Open Back Orchid Print... [More]

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The WingDipper

The WingDipper ($15) is one of those fabulous products you had no idea you needed - until you realized you needed one! A vessel for blue cheese, ranch or whatever you dip with, that's shallow enough for full coverage, and wide enough to accommodate the entire wing? Eureka! Designed with... [More]

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HOBO International Ruby Vintage Wallet

While we'd normally hide our sad, worn wallet away in our purse, we'd proudly carry the Ruby Vintage Wallet ($98) from HOBO International in our hand sans purse! This pleated leather beauty features a zip-around closure, ensuring your valuables will stay safely tucked away. But, our most favorite part of... [More]

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Paris Map Magnets

Ah, Paris, j'taime! J'adore, je vous le culte, je cannot afford to visit you thanks to too many online shopping excursions! But, je can afford these Paris Map Magnets ($7.50 for a set of 50). And je will dream of you, Paris, every time je go for a bière in... [More]

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Oliver Martini

You'll have an olive with your martini, and we'll take an Oliver Martini ($5)! We love Oliver, even if he is a dirty little cherry snatcher!... [More]

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Josefina de Alba Amazon Necklace

We're not often drawn to animal print, but Josefina de Alba's Amazon Necklace ($99) has us purring! The detailed beading creates a delicate but still recognizable leopard print pattern on the upper part of the necklace that makes a bold statement, while the drapey layers will add casual elegance to... [More]

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MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara

Anyone remember Maybelline Dial-A-Lash Mascara? Available in the 70's and 80's, it let you control the amount of mascara you got on your lashes. We're pretty sure that's what inspired new MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara ($18). Unscrew the pink cap to have the wand go through an extra... [More]

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Terra Kettles Chesapeake Bay & Beer Potato Chips

Crab cakes and football... that's what Maryland does; they also do some ridiculously good potato chips like the Terra Kettle Chesapeake Bay and Beer Potato Chips ($3). If this flavor profile gives you pause, hear us out - the combination of celery, bay, garlic, onion, beer and paprika combine to... [More]

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Fu Dog Bookends

These Fu Dog Bookends ($50) are the coolest stone dogs since Zuul and Vinz Clortho. Hopefully they do not come alive and open a gate to a hellish dimension in your living room. That would be a total bummer.... [More]

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Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Lite

For gals with seriously thick, coarsely textured, curly hair, Carol's Daughter Hair Milk is a godsend. But, what about finer-textured ringlets and waves? Regular Hair Milk is a little too heavy, and Carol's Daughter totally gets it, so they created Hair Milk Lite ($9-20) for the rest of us. This... [More]

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Plume Necklace

Airy and wonderful, the Plume Necklace ($68) has taken our breath away. A spotted brown feather rests inside a glass bubble, and it's all strung up on an antique brass chain. We guarantee this will be the cloud nine to any breezy summer outfit.... [More]

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Doubtblush: Hip Snips

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome like this. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... Color us horrified.... [More]

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Joie Pixie Navajo Print Silk Chiffon Tank Top

After the disastrous Doubtblushed Somalia Shirtdress, we were kinda dubious that Joie, a previous OB fave designer, would redeem themselves. Thankfully, this Joie Pixie Navajo Print Silk Chiffon Tank Top ($198) brings 'em back into our good graces. The subtle coral-and-white Navajo shadow print, trimmed with brass studs along the... [More]

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Glaceau Vitamin Schtick

It's like our beloved Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers and Vitamin Water had babies! Glaceau Vitamin Schticks ($4) are, you guessed it, Vitamin Water-flavored lip balms. We doubt that licking your lips will help you ingest vitamins - and, we doubt the actual nutritional value of actual Vitamin Waters, but hey,... [More]

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Ice Cream Tubbie

Do we even need an excuse to eat ice cream? Hell no! Are we going to take every excuse we can get? Hell yeah! For that reason, we'll contentedly let Zak! Designs enable our ice cream habit with their Ice Cream Tubbies ($12). Keep this single serve (looks more like... [More]

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Culture Club: Tilonia Beachwrap

You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to look boho picture perfect. The affordable Tilonia Beachwrap ($15) is hand block printed by artisans of Rajasthanin (that's in India, folks). Frolic on the beach and help out Indian women printers with this playful floral pink paisley. Paisley's everywhere... [More]

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Star Trek Cupcake Toppers

"Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a baker!" Star Trek Cupcake Toppers ($7)... [More]

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Spinner 360° Camera

Just when you thought your camera collection was complete, Lomography released their brand new Spinner 360° Camera ($145). Before we tell you what it does, get ready to 1) immediately buy one or 2) be super bummed that you don't have one. This camera takes 360° photos! How does it... [More]

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Urban Decay Vegan Palette

Vegan? Love makeup? Sometimes, those two can be mutually exclusive, since the provenance of many beauty products (and cosmetic companies' testing policies) is dubious at best. Not so with the limited edition Urban Decay Vegan Palette ($34). You get six long-wearing, highly pigmented eyeshadows in shades of blue, brown, gray... [More]

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Dooney and Bourke iPad Case

Your iPad may make you hip, trendy and cutting-edge, but perhaps your style is more classic. If so, you can't go wrong with Dooney & Bourke's Case for the iPad ($65), which has a sophisticated style and is made of cabriolet fabric, i.e. the material used to make convertible tops!... [More]

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Celeb Style: Blake Lively's Christian Dior Dress

Move over LBD, your daytime version has arrived! Blake Lively was rockin' this cute little Christian Dior number at none other than the Christian Dior Haute Couture show in Paris on Monday. There are a lot of little details that make this dress worth sporting, and it's those same little... [More]

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Buzz Yellow C Table

Well, isn't this the classiest TV tray we ever did see? The Buzz Yellow C Table ($100) from CB2 is a chic C-shaped table that can scoot right up to you as you sit on the couch. Enjoy a bowl of a ice cream while catching some True Blood or... [More]

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The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more

Long before Spike Mendelsohn won our hearts and stomachs on Top Chef, he was cooking up some mean classic American fare in D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood at Good Stuff Eatery. In The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more ($16) he shares 120 of his most delicious and... [More]

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Multicolor Freshwater Pearl Necklace

The Multicolor Freshwater Pearl Necklace ($28) reminds us of that show on MTV, True Life: I'm Hustling the Hamptons. The varying pastel hues and embellished clasp make this classically pretty piece the ideal topper for that preppy dress in our closet. Because it's just a matter of time until we... [More]

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Striped Paper Straws

Part of the Outblush philosophy is that nothing ever has to be boring, and there's room for style in everything, even your straws! These Striped Paper Straws ($2.50) are particularly stylish, harking back to 50s diners. May it inspire you to host a Mad Men themed ice cream (float) social!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A-Line Tops for Tawnya

Tawnya Z. says, "I'm looking for A-line tops that fall slightly away from the body. I want tops that aren't too short, but not full tunic. Ones that hit near mid or bottom rear-end would be good. I am 5'4", 130 pounds, and have a 36D bust (this is always... [More]

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Personal Shopper - Padded Pushup Bikinis for Gianna

Gianna wrote, "Hi Outblush! I've been a fan of yours since college, and now checking your site everyday is my salvation at work! Your new Personal Shopper portion really delivers so I thought I'd give it a go. I am petite (5' 3" and 115 lb) and I am small... [More]

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Embroidered Satin Cutout Top

Clothing to keep cool in a summer heat wave (East Coast, that's you!): racer-back jumpers, spaghetti-strap dresses, and this Embroidered Satin Cutout Top ($33)! Top with a pair of shades and leather sandals, and you're set to venture into the heat!... [More]

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Doubtblush: Bandage and Scab Plush Set

In our wide and varied travels across the information superhighway, in addition to the fierce and fabulous, we encounter the insane, the arcane, and the absolutely friggin' ridiculous. Sometimes the paraphernalia, tchotchkes, and fashion disasters we come across are so atrocious we have to vent our disbelief and horror, but... [More]

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Steady Sticks Wine Glass Holders

How many times have you been at the beach or an outdoor function and wished for a place to put your wine glass where it wouldn't get knocked over? You think you've got the perfect spot and then, bam - on the ground! The Steady Sticks Wine Glass Holders ($12)... [More]

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Vintage Basket Locker

We normally get our high school nostalgia fix from old reruns of Saved by the Bell (eee! Zack Attack!), but the Vintage Basket Locker ($460) might soon take over that role! This kitschy cabinet is made of vintage locker frames, which you can fill with colorful locker baskets (also made... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Eggplant or Plum Wedding Guest Dresses for Lisa F

Lisa F. wrote, "Hi there! I'm going to my friend's wedding this August and am having a hard time finding a dress for it. I'd like something that is either eggplant purple or a plum purple shade and just can't seem to find anything wedding appropriate in those shades. I... [More]

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Doubtblush: Panelled Bow and Star Dress

They say great taste is timeless - but then again, so is bad taste. Despite the time we spend looking for stuff to make you salivate with desire, occasionally we stumble upon things that elicit a very different oral reaction. Sometimes we shudder and move on, and then there are... [More]

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You Are Awesome Necklace

The You Are Awesome Necklace ($83) very appropriately comes from a series of smile-inducing jewelry called the Feel Good Series. This Etsy designer intended the necklace to please your friends as well as make new ones. Making friends is nice, but pretty sure we'll be putting this on in the... [More]

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Pan-Am Airplane Window

You could pick up a wannabe vintage Pan-Am bag at Urban Outfitters, OR you could buy an authentic Pan-Am AIRPLANE WINDOW ($1500) from the last existing Pan-Am Boeing 707. It'd be an amazing wall hanging, plus all your hipster friends would be wildly envious over your spectacular vintage find.... [More]

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Rear Bicycle Fender

Who will the lucky girl be to snag this killer Rear Bicycle Fender ($30)? Made of poplar, this fender has been handcrafted and steam bent. Light and sturdy with a waterproof clear shellac finish, it also comes with steel hardware and instructions for easy installation. Like white walls on a... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Caipirinha

The national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha, made with Cachaça, is as simple and classic as a cocktail comes. Cachaça, the most commonly distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil, is a sugarcane derivative like rum, but unlike rum, which is made from molasses, this alcohol results from sugarcane juice that is... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Faux Fur Wedding Stole for Natalie

Natalie Rae commented on our Personal Shopper: A Bridal Shrug for June W. post, asking, "Can you find me a fur or fake fur stole for my November wedding??" No problem, Natalie! We stuck with faux fur for this one, as it's less expensive and (duh) more animal-friendly. There are... [More]

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Aspire/Acquire: Skinny Military Cargo Pants

Celebs like Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, and Rihanna have all been spotted in skinny military-style cargo pants of late, and they're purportedly huge for fall. A stylish, comfortable alternative to your standby jeans, they add a little edge to any outfit and can be dressed up or down dozens of... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 7/9/10

It's hot outside. Way too effing hot to do anything but park yourself in front of the air conditioner, laptop on legs, and do some online shopping. Enjoy this week's sales and steals, and have a fab weekend from all of the Outblush staff! Ann Taylor Loft - Save an... [More]

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Dress for Dinner Napkins

Did the BF forget to wear a tie again? Dammit, didn't we tell him this was a sit-down dinner? Frig! These Dress for Dinner Napkins ($6) will just have to do.... [More]

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Rachel Roy Elephant Ring

We dare you to put on your new Rachel Roy Elephant Ring ($48) and try not smiling. Go ahead, try it. See, impossible!... [More]

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Doubtblush: Roach Earrings

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome like this. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... Why anyone would... [More]

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Easy Spirit Aedona

We've been a little leery of the whole menswear trend crossing over into shoes - sometimes it looks polished, and sometimes it just looks like you couldn't find your shoes, so you borrowed your dad's. Obviously, scenario one is what we're shooting for, and we think that these Easy Spirit... [More]

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Culture Club: Dawn Petticrew Mug

We'd make the contemporary floral on the Dawn Petticrew Mug ($45) the artsy jump-start with our regular drip. Hand thrown and painted, this mug could be our cup du jour for those dress to impress mornings after. In this case, we;d look good from head to cup. Canadian ceramicist, Dawn... [More]

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Completely Buff

Wish your favorite cleanser had exfoliating properties? Is your current exfoliator too harsh on your skin? Customize your own ultimate skin polisher with Completely Buff Exfoliating Grains ($32). These ultrafine aluminum oxide crystals can be mixed into any cleanser you like to make the perfect scrubbing goop for your individual... [More]

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Mbeze Once Bitten Collection

If you didn't pick up the MBeze Deodorettes when we suggested them a few years back, we should ask "What were you waiting for!" Then we came across the MBeze Once Bitten Collection ($64), and we figured it out. Why get one MBeze product when you can score an entire... [More]

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Hi, I'm Mat. Mat

We encourage a little bit of kitsch every now and again, especially when it's functional. The Hi, I'm Mat. Mat ($18) is the perfect thing to make us smile when we're coming and going. Plus, it leaves the door wide open for jokes about walking all over him.... [More]

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Little Pink Book

We're sure some of you gorgeous divas can give the guys a run for their money! And the Little Pink Book ($10) is what we're talkin' about. It's time to get organized when it comes to your love life. This snazzy lil' paperback allows you to store boys' contact info,... [More]

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Boxsal

It's picnic season, kiddos! Have you gotten out there for some outdoor eatin' yet? We just got inspired to get out when we saw the badass Boxsal Picnic Boxes ($35). We don't have one of those wicker fancy pants baskets because it doesn't fit our life right now, but these... [More]

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Honey Amber Spherical Earrings

The material in the Honey Amber Spherical Earrings ($28) could be ancient (like the kind that preserved dino DNA in Jurassic Park), but the final product is totally futuristic looking. The natural amber aesthetic is thrown off by the round sterling silver cages. Glow naturally with surprising modern find.... [More]

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Celeb Style: Sandra Bullock's Robert Rodriguez Shirt

Leave it to Sandra Bullock to bring a little bit of rock n' roll to the Nashville Rising benefit concert. Sandy looked both gorgeous and comfortable in this little Robert Rodriguez number that could easily transition from nighttime to daytime with the help of some skinny jeans and boots. If... [More]

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Bear Hat Knitting Pattern

If you've had your eye on those adorable knit animal hats you've seen everywhere but have never had the moola to splurge on such a whimsical luxury, we have a very crafty alternative that will be sure to make you beary happy! RedVelvet's Bear Hat Knitting Pattern ($5)! For only... [More]

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CHI Graffiti Flat Iron

Does your morning routine need a little deviance? While you may not be able to pull off wearing a mo-hawk to work, get your punk on by styling your hair with this CHI Graffiti Flat Iron ($150, on sale for $130). Available in white or purple, this 1" flat iron... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Housewarming Gifts for Patrick's Friends

Patrick S. wrote, begging for help: "I'm having a hard time finding a great housewarming gift for married friends of ours. They bought a house and are almost done doing some in depth finish changes, making everything a little darker and contemporary. The problem is that they went through the... [More]

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Natalia Blouse

Despite the plethora of clothes in our closet, there are a few staples we always reach for, and one of them is a simple white shirt. This summer, our fave is the Natalia Blouse ($40) because not only is it lightweight and comfortable, the cut is supremely flattering. The visual... [More]

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Ice Straw Tray

We appreciate the recent surge in ice cube couture, but when it's as hot as it's been over the past few weeks, we prefer function over form. To get your chill on fill the Ice Straw Tray ($10) with water, juice, or even better, your favorite spirit and freeze. When... [More]

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Airplane Food Placemats

Reports came out recently that airplane food is super grotty. Well, we kind of already knew that, but these reports went into major detail, like cockroaches and mice and people-not-washing-their-hands. EAGHH! So, now that we've completely turned you off of airplane food, we're going to recommend Airplane Food ($14)! Not... [More]

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Sumdex AirCube Notebook Sleeve

It looks like an astronaut had something to do with the Sumdex AirCube Notebook Sleeve ($24). Strange or not, the thermaplastic urethane air bubbles and and neoprene protection reassures us that our technology is safe and secure. Plus, this sleeve (sized for up to 14.1" notebooks) is clear, so we... [More]

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Merino Rib Square Neck Dress

Remember the Blake Coverup we posted last month? Well, we wished it was a dress, and our wish came true! Alexander Wang's Merino Rib Square Neck Dress ($315) features sheer stripes, just like the coverup, but its knit fabric base gives it a more refined look. You'll probably want to... [More]

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Water Projector

This plain white box might not look like much, but it'll bring you hours of tranquility! Create your own spa at home with the Relaxing Water Projector ($65). It shines waves of soothing blue light over your walls and ceiling, providing the same effect as the reflection of light on... [More]

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Muse Violin F-Holes Belt

Make sweet sweet style music in your Muse Violin F-Holes Belt ($79). Custom made to fit your waist, this unique belt is inspired by the F-Hole cuts found on the violin. Beautifully hand cut, tooled and stained in a rich mahogany, your waist will look like a work of wood... [More]