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Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Loafer Ankle Boot

Feeling indecisive about your Fall/Winter shoe wardrobe? Maybe? Kinda sorta? The Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Loafer Ankle Boot ($750) is your answer. The El Camino of footwear, this luscious shoe is part boot, part loafer and 100% awesome! A leather pull-on with thick heel and crepe rubber sole, it's... [More]

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Weiner Dog Onesie

Things that are always adorable: babies and wiener dogs. Combine them and the amount of "awwwwwwwe!'s" that involuntarily escape our lips reaches an all-time high (we can't help it!). So put junior in the spotlight with the Weiner Dog Onsie ($19) and try to hold in your coos. Go on,... [More]

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Decorative Tea Towel

It's so artistic, so visually stimulating that we just had to share this Tea Towel ($19) with you. We can imagine a kitchen wall being painted to match it, or even framing it as a piece of kitchen art. Okay, we are seriously feeling crafty today. Someone stop us before... [More]

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Bradford Wine Rack

There's something so old-school about this simple Wine Rack ($69) that we can see it sitting in the library or den of a fine old home, just reminding the inhabitants of how very classy they are. The number of Wine Racks we have to choose from really is amazing.... [More]

 

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Attend the Big Fat Kiss-In for us, ok?

Dearest Outblushers, By now, you've likely heard about Maura Kelly's controversial fat-shaming blog post on Marie Claire's website and the ensuing backlash, including Lesley Kinzel's response. We don't get political here often, unless it's with good cause: This article bleeping pissed us off. It's discrimination, pure and simple, and it's... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 10/29/10

BOO! It's almost Halloween, so you've probably got your costume all ready to go... But what about your fall and winter wardrobe? Shop it up with this week's Sales and Steals, courtesy of our deal lovin' pals at The Bargainist. Enjoy, and happy Halloween! 1. 7 For All Mankind coupon... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Feminine Miltary Jacket for Elissa

Elissa S. wrote, "I'm on the hunt for a great military-style blazer jacket. I LOVE the cacky grayish-green color because I think it looks really sharp with a pair of jeans (no matter what the shade) and tall boots. It would be great if it had some feminine details (colored... [More]

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White Owl Lace Garden Necklace

We never would've guessed this gorgeous Lucia Lace Garden Necklace ($32) costs less than our bar tab last night. The pieces in White Owl's Etsy shop are all equally delicate, lovely and, best of all, affordable. Bring on the vintage chic!... [More]

Sequin Cap Sleeve Top

Sequin Cap Sleeve Top

Sequins are all the rage this season and definitely a fashion must-have for the holiday season! Since it is a trend, you may not want to spend a boat load on sequin apparel, which is why we love the Sequin Cap Sleeve Top ($26). This sparkle sequin top has a... [More]

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Linvin The Queen of Love Chair

Take your rightful seat of honor in the Linvin The Queen of Love Chair ($925). Make of recyclable linear polyethylene and available in a rainbow of colors, this chair is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. A throne for all seasons - how regal!... [More]

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PadFoot

We constantly find ourselves propping our iPad up against walls, our knee, or even on other books (oh, the irony). The PadFoot ($25) is a simple, sleek tool to elevate your iPad to an optimal angle for typing, or to keep it steady and upright in landscape or portrait orientation.... [More]

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Rag & Bone Field Dress

We're oogling the Rag & Bone Field Dress ($163) for work or weekend. Don't fret, fashionistas, that is NOT acid wash denim - it's splatter printed silk. Snap buttons and a drawstring waist make this casual shirt dress contemporary. Dress up this artsy piece with some pumps or rock some... [More]

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Kinect Xbox 360 250GB Bundle

Dearest Santa, Are you listening? We don't usually request gifts like this, but we're totally diggin' the Kinect Xbox 360 250GB Bundle ($399)! This amazing game mimics the Wii, but it's actually better! No controller is required...your body is the controller. We're honestly blown away by the technology of this... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Warm-but-cute winter shoes for Emily

Emily writes, "Hey Outblush Staff! I've got a request, and I'm hoping you can help. I live in ballet flats during the warm summer months and boots in the bitter winter months. Now I'm looking for something to wear during those cooler days in between. I'm a grad student in... [More]

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Origami Peacock Earrings

How many kinds of fabulous are these origami peacock earrings ($27)? They're colorful, cultured, cute, affordable, and dangly, which is more than enough for us! (Plus, they're varnished, so they're not so fragile as you might expect.) Little-Akiko has these available in multiple patterns, as well as earrings made from... [More]

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Fossil Betsy Mirror Compact

We've seen enough cute compacts to make us dizzy, but there's something special about the Fossil Betsy Mirror Compact ($30). We'd expect these intricate bead embellishments to be tucked away in an antique store, not jumping off the browser page of our computers. Gold on leather - we just eat... [More]

 

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Josie Puff-Sleeve Top

We're loving the feminine touches in the Josie Puff-Sleeve Top ($27). With a subtle horizontal stripe, three-quarter sleeves with a puff, and best of all, a low scoop back, it's the right combo of sweet and simple. We think it would look très chic belted over a mini-skirt and paired... [More]

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Inception

Inception will be out on DVD ($17, available now for pre-order) on December 7th, priced and timed just right for you to snag your own copy and one as a gift for your favorite Christoper Nolan buff. Even though it's not precisely what we think of when we think of... [More]

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Doubtblush: Beer Mug with Bell

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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Stila Empowered In Pink Palette

There's still a few days left in October to get great Breast Cancer Awareness-supporting products, ladies! We only just found out about the Stilla Empowered In Pink Travel Girl Palette ($10) and had to let you know - who can pass up 4 eye shadows + a convertible color for... [More]

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LOYAL LOOT Monsieur Dressup

LOYAL LOOT Monsieur Dressup ($250) are the epitome of thieving from menswear and making it our own. Made of bent maple veneer, these simple and chic wall hanger collars will gladly hold on to your coat or sweater - they're such gentlemen!... [More]

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Beaded Slub Tee

Casual cotton-modal jersey gets a schmancy makeover in the Beaded Slub Tee ($53). Tonal beading under the scoop neck looks like a fairy dust collar, and we're loving the extra shimmer. It couldn't get easier - toss it in your day bag, and pair with anything.... [More]

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Owl Mugs and Tea Set

They're moderately kitschy, but these Owl Mugs ($29 for 2) and Tea Set ($59) are just cute enough that we're drawn to them. We think they'd be perfect gifts for our favorite college students this year. It's always nice to have cute mugs when you happen to live the dorm... [More]

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Milk Soy Creme No. 3

Even the lactose-intolerant can use the nourishing Milk Soy Creme No. 3 ($16) by Archipelago Botanicals. It's not as gross as it sounds - dried milk and soy proteins are natural moisturizers! Just remember that jojoba oils and aloe vera are in there too.... [More]

Monarch Crystal Pin

Monarch Crystal Pin

The Monarch Crystal Pin ($165) would add a lovely touch to your cashmere sweaters and cardigans. This sparkling crystal creation features a star and heart pattern. It is very nicely made with super sparkly crystals and rhodium plating.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Purple Pumps for Colleen

Collen wrote:I am looking for the perfect purple heels to wear under my wedding dress! I wear a size 12 in women shoes :/. I know...my request just became much more difficult! I would like to stay within the $100 range...please help!! Robin here, and I have to say, Colleen,... [More]

 

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Mr. Robot Pillows

Beep boop bip bip... Mr. Robot love human. Mr. Robot only wants hug. Mr. Robot is not secretly trying to take over the world, oh no. Give Mr. Robot a hug... Any kid, boy or girl, is sure to love these cozy Mr. Robot Pillows ($34 small, $46 large). (Hint:... [More]

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Absinthe Robette Framed Print

The Absinthe Robette Framed Print ($90) rocks a seriously gorgeous Mucha/Art Nouveau style, featuring lovely and delicate feminine imagery. Framed and ready to grace your wall, a textured gel-coat finish makes this print more fine art than dorm room. Chasing the Green Fairy never looked so refined.... [More]

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Deborah Lippmann 'Shape of My Heart'

Show your nails some love with the beautiful Deborah Lippmann 'Shape of My Heart' ($16). Designed by manicurist to the stars, this bashful blush is not only gorgeous but also a great way to donate to Hoag Hospital Breast Cancer Center. We're not sure if the name is inspired by... [More]

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Gap Leather Moto Jacket

The biker-chic vibe doesn't come easily to everyone - it's just not something some of us can pull off. However, if you'd like to take a ride on the wild side while being true to your tamer self, it seems this Gap Leather Moto Jacket ($298) is the way to... [More]

Road Tested Chair

Road Tested Chair

Blink blink! The Road Tested Chair ($3,700) is a mix of fine art, interior design and social commentary for a one-of-a-kind creation. The New York City "Walk/Don't Walk" signs on this chair actually work. And you don't even have to get up to turn the lights off. A remote control... [More]

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1960 Tribal Cabochon Ring

Add a bit of vintage tribal to your day with the 1960 Tribal Cabochon Ring ($80) by House of Harlow. The over-sized cocktail ring features a center turquoise cabochon surrounded by smaller turquoise stones and tribal black enamel design. But the best part, by far, is the hidden center. Store... [More]

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Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Hormones have taken over, and we've downed the dark chocolate in the pantry. For chocoholics, we recommend the Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub ($28) to exfoliate and refresh skin to baby smooth softness. Please let this post tide us over until the next craving.... [More]

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Tory Burch BCRF Rain Boots

The weather has turned, and you're in need of rain boots. But what to buy? Sensible wellies or fun, printed galoshes? Let us help you out. 15% of the proceeds of these Tory Burch Limited Edition Rain Boots ($150) will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Now, isn't that... [More]

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Insight Sweater by Element

Get cozy in this Insight Sweater ($62) by Element. The chunky knit sweater--in espresso or black--has a offset front button detail and a cowled neckline. Comfy and stylish--just the piece toss on with jeans and a knit cap for an afternoon walk in the Fall weather.... [More]

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Ruffle Funnel Coat

Stay bright through the seasons with the Ruffle Funnel Coat ($79). Bright cherry red will look totally Jackie O over a spanking new LBD, or practically anything else for that matter. This coat is the essential pull-me-together cover up, and every girl needs a little help sometimes - even us.... [More]

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Ménage à trois: BB Dakota by Jack Prisca Skirt

Rachel H., Outblush Operative, writes: We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your... [More]

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Golden Girl: Whisky Flask Croco D'Argent

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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Sara Happ The Body Scrub

You will, we promise, want to lick your own arm after you bathe with Sara Happ The Body Scrub in Vanilla Bean ($46) - you'll smell like a sugary almond-vanilla cookie, and feel softer than a baby's bum. How? The lip exfoliation expert turned her signature lip scrub formula into... [More]

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Aryn K Cut Over Detail Top

Ah, we can just taste Bohemia looking at the flowy embroidered Aryn K Cut Over Detail Top ($36). Is that Nicole Richie? No? Just a nameless model? Could've fooled us.... [More]

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Shooting Star Tights

Tsumori Chisato's Shooting Star Tights ($126) are out of this world, or just from the wacky world of Japan. More than stars are stitched into these tattoo-like stockings. We spy birds and what looks like parachutes or carnival tents. Maybe only Amy Winehouse could pull these off - they're two... [More]

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Madewell Sparkle Cardigan

Ooooooh, we love the way the Sparkle Cardigan ($98) well...sparkles! It's a classic slim-fitting cardi with shimmering flecks that give it a subtle hint of glamor. It would make a great go-to sweater to have with you all day--keeping you warm and classy at the office, and sophisticated and sexy... [More]

Pear Drop Linear Earrings

Pear Drop Linear Earrings

The Pear Drop Linear Earrings ($195) will make a grand statement without actually dropping one! These dazzlers feature pear shaped cubic zirconia stones and rhodium plated sterling silver.... [More]

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Ferm Living Orchid One Wallpaper

Fall decor doesn't have to be all leaves and no fun. Keep blooms climbing the trend charts with the Ferm Living Orchid One Wallpaper ($40). Lovely shades of plum-taupe are super hot for nails and walls right now, and the delicate line drawn look is artsy and feminine. Way to... [More]

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Personal shopper: Sleeved Maxi Dresses for Sana

Sana A. wrote, Hi,I have been trying to look for a nice maxi dress- one which has some sleeves or a little more conservative. I have seen some with sleeves, but they turn out to look to big or not cute. I absolutely love your site! Hey Sana, Robin here,... [More]

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Illy Y1 iperEspresso Machine

If you like the idea of being able to have espresso without trekking down to your neighborhood coffee shop, but aren't really into the whole grinding, tamping, barista-esque skills required to use a home machine, you might want to put Illy's new Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine ($295) on your... [More]

Juicy Couture Sequin Stocking

Juicy Couture Sequin Stocking

The Juicy Couture Sequin Stocking ($88) is a holiday must-have for every Juicy lover! This pretty holiday stocking is illuminated with shimmery sequins and trimmed with plush faux-fur. It's also embroidered with the Juicy logo. Ho ho ho!... [More]

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Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick

For a few weeks now, we've been looking for a new lip color to pair with our camel colored coat. The trend is to wear a deep lip, and we weren't sure how well we'd pull of a dark color. Then we found Benefit's Full-Finish Lipsticks ($18) and our uncertainty... [More]

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Doubtblush: Coach Fran Sneakers

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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ChumBuddy

Hello, who doesn't want a giant plush shark that you can snuggle up inside of?! Shark Week, Halloween, and basically every cocktail party you ever throw will be more awesome if you've got a ChumBuddy ($200, preorder) on hand. Imagine the photos, people.... [More]

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Kimono Print Jute Rug

Cozy up a hallway with the colorful Kimono Print Jute Rug ($40). The cool thing about jute is its natural durability. This cute mat handles heavy foot traffic and the toughest fashion police, no prob.... [More]

Cocktail Ring and Glove Set

Cocktail Ring and Glove Set

The Cocktail Ring and Glove Set ($75) are the perfect gift for the fashionista, who has everything! This fabulous set includes a shimmering pave cocktail ring with fingerless black lace gloves perfectly packaged in a zip pouch. The gloves definitely have a Material Girl feel to them. We like!... [More]

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The Bold Banana Mustache Collection Men's Tee

Has your guy started planning for Movember yet? Maybe this will inspire him. The Bold Banana Mustache Collection Men's Tee Shirt ($12).... [More]

Vintage Flash Camera Clock

Vintage Flash Camera Clock

The Vintage Camera Flash Clock ($165) is a totally cool vintage home decor piece. This whimsical clock is made from a vintage flash camera. It is handmade by Minnesota artist Debra Dresler. It's the perfect piece for photography junkies and antique lovers to add to their collection.... [More]

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Dior Diorshow Extase

We're not looking for Twiggy lashes, or spider eyes, or like we've been ridden hard and put away wet. We just want our eyes to look their best and lush lashes can make that happen. Okay, dig this: prd_id=845524446376836&afsrc=1&site_refer=GGLBASE001&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=3348900943858">Dior Diorshow Extase ($28) wraps each lash with spherical black pearl pigments,... [More]

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Tattoo Nudies Stripping Pint Glasses

Kick back with a few friends, a pint, and a dirty little secret! The lovely little ladies on the Tattoo Nudies Stripping Pint Glasses ($39) wear teasing outfits on the outside of the glasses. But when you drain them of their contents, you get a peek at what's hiding underneath,... [More]

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Printed Flower Bobby Pin

Gone are the mornings of battling with your hair and tucking mismatched bobby pins into a "just threw it all up" messy bun. You'll want everyone to notice the Printed Flower Bobby Pins ($12) by Jane Tran holding your tresses in place. They're colorful, printed with a cute pattern, and... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Military Ball Gown for Janessa

Janessa T. wrote, "I have met an amazing new man...he's invited me to his military ball in December. I am beyond excited (especially at the prospect of seeing him in a tux) but I have *no idea* what to wear as I've never been to one. December seems so far... [More]

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Dishes I'd Rather Be Doing

Dishes I hate doing - Fiesta Ware, Lenox, Spode, Wedgwood, Blue Willow, Pfaltzgraff, Nikko. Dishes I'd Rather Be Doing ($15) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Owen Wilson, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Brad Pitt. Coolest. Dish Towel. Ever.... [More]

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My Beloved Stallion Locket Necklace

We don't have a favorite horse (or a barn, or ranch for that matter...) to make us feel fabulously country chic, so we'll settle on the My Beloved Stallion Locket Necklace ($15) instead. We probably won't end up putting our prize-winning stallion's photo in the locket part, but every time... [More]

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China Glaze Awakening Nail Polish Collection

Oh lord. Someone just dropped the bomb on a last minute office Halloween party? Better dress up, otherwise you're not part of the team. We suggest black clothes, pale makeup and some glimmery, shimmery nail polish from the China Glaze Awakening Collection ($17). You can say you're a vampire, or... [More]

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Butter Bell Crock

Longing for a little taste of French bistro in your hum-drum kitchen? The Butter Bell Crock ($23) is an adorable and affordable way to add a touch of traditional to your culinary laboratory. This "beurrier" keeps butter soft and spreadable and counter-top worthy for up to 30 days without the... [More]

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Cushings Twist Bootie

If one person says the Cushings Twist Bootie ($173) by Rachel Comey look like orthopedic old lady shoes, we swear.... it's just the beige throwing ya. Here's our case: See the twist around the straps and the rounded silver studs? Those are interesting.... [More]

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Jardan Kelly Collection

The sleekly curvaceous Kelly Collection by Jardan is so smooth, they call it the "the Casanova of chairs." An environmentally sustainable kiln-dried hardwood frame and eco-ply parts means this lady is good lookin' and good for the Earth. Romance is at its best in this swirling floral, and the 70s... [More]

Jessica Simpson Rosette Coat

Jessica Simpson Rosette Coat

The Jessica Simpson Rosette Coat ($127 on sale) is simply breathtaking! This wool wide shawl collar is detailed with rosette appliques. It features three button closures and side slit pockets. This beauty is a fresh take on winter style.... [More]

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Guerlain Terracotta Princess Powder

Our favorite all season shimmer is the Guerlain Terracotta Princess Powder ($50). Dust on the shoulders as an illuminator or pinpoint the eye ducts to look bright eyed - even use to reflect light away from tired under eye bags... Anywhere we use this, it's pure gold.... [More]

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Mamie Loves Rainy Days Grey Scarf

Feeling grey doesn't always have to mean you'd like to stay in bed all day and wallow. It can mean tying the Mamie Loves Rainy Days Grey Scarf ($21) around your neck. This long knit scarf has sheer fabric panels sewn into the trim for a little added cheer. Certainly... [More]

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Sharron Angle

Still haven't figured out what to dress up as for Halloween, and not into the "Slutty [fill-in-the-blank]" costume genre? Over the next few days, we'll be bringing you cheap DIY costumes based on current political candidates - seeing as how the forthcoming midterm elections are the only thing on the... [More]

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Personal Shopper: An itch-free bib necklace for Sarah R

Sarah R. wrote, "I have my eye out for a bib necklace but of course it can't be just any bib necklace. First of all, I'm allergic to most metals so I stick to sterling silver mostly. I suppose white gold, platinum, etc. would be fine but sterling is more... [More]

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Doubtblush: Little People Necklace

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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Bristols6 Hem Tape for Denim

We always grit our teeth with envy when we see celebrity closet pictures in magazines.... All that space! All those clothes! They can afford to buy the same pair of designer jeans in multiple hem lengths to perfectly match flats or heels, whereas we can barely swing one pair, and... [More]

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Paula Dorf Breathless Sheer Lip Tint

A neutral lip looks smashing on a wholelotta ladies, but some of us feel more comfortable with a subtle shade, close to our real lip color. Look quietly kissable with the moisturizing Paula Dorf Breathless Sheer Lip Tint ($17). Yes, people, we wake up looking this good, and we'll continue... [More]

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Culture Club: Leonardo Umbrella

Rain or shine, we can still traipse around with fine art on our shoulder. The Leonardo Umbrella ($32) has all the class and sophistication of the Renaissance masters, but what we're really into is the intricate black and white print (If you're squinting - the flowers are more visible on... [More]

Constance Hoodie

Constance Hoodie

We'd love to slip into the Constance Hoodie ($108) after a long day at work. It features long sleeves with a hi-lo hem. It also snaps down the front and along the hood to create different looks. Simply unsnap the hood for an open drape across shoulders. This is the... [More]

Under One Sky Crossbody Bag

Under One Sky Crossbody Bag

If you love the crossbody trend, but don't want to invest a small fortune....the Under One Sky Crossbody Bag ($28) is perfect for you. This slouchy crossbody bag has an adjustable strap and goldtone hardware. It may be polyurethane, but it's soft, which makes it look like buttery leather.... [More]

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Maidenform Zebra Flexees

Spanx are great and all, but thanks to the animal print on the Maidenform Zebra Flexees ($24), we can pass shapewear off as vintage lingerie. Reading the subtitle, "Fat Free Dressing shaping short," kinda makes us want a salad, but distractions aside, these are way cuter than most slimming undies.... [More]

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Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Card

You'll probably appreciate the lovely graphic on the Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Card ($4) more than your sweetheart, but they'll definitely appreciate the sentiment. "Diamonds are a girls best friend - but you're my ROCK. I love you honey!" Wording can be customized.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A bat mitzvah ceremony guest dress for November for Caitlin G.

Caitlin G. wrote, "Hey outblush! So I'm going to a bat mitzvah in the beginning of November and I have a dress for the party but not one for the service. How do I look appropriate for temple but also stylish? I was invited by my boyfriend's friend's family and... [More]

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Many Hands Print

Be sure to hang the Many Hands Print (£38) where all the hands in your household can see it. Cause we already know - "Many Hands Make Light Work"!... [More]

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Vampire Stake Necklace

Though the disclaimer says the sterling silver Vampire Stake Necklace ($95) isn't guaranteed to kill any pesky vampires lingering about your neighborhood, we think it may deter them from targeting you as their next victim. At the very least, it'll add a classy touch to your Halloween get-up!... [More]

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Pour La Victoire Janise Flat

Bring on the pretty at the office in the Janise Flat ($110, on sale) by Pour La Victoire. We're partial to the pinkish gold, but the gem cluster and pointy toe look great in the green, navy, and black, too. So feel confident nabbing these flats in the color that... [More]

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Built to Resi(s)t Club Sofa 01

Does your house feel more like a playground than a living space? Don't fight it, embrace the madness with the Built to Resi(s)t Club Sofa 01 ($3515). The design team of Quinze & Milan teamed up with Eastpak, of backpack fame, to create a rugged, multifunctional sofa for the most... [More]

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Print Wrap Maternity Dress

You can take the girl out of the party, but you can't take the party out of the girl. Live it up, preggers gals, with the wild child pattern on the Print Wrap Maternity Dress ($124) by Jules and Jim. A faux leather strap adds some rock'n'roll to this tribal... [More]

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Oiseau Darling Blue Eau de Toilette

Looking at the, well, darling bottle that contains the Oiseau Darling Blue Eau de Toilette ($28) might be all it takes to convince you to buy it - that lovely ribbon and all. But the scent is a keeper, too. Light enough to be acceptable in almost any environment, it... [More]

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Pumpkin Lollies

Whether you snag 'em quick for Halloween or are planning ahead for Thanksgiving, you're sure to be the most festive hostess in town when you set out these All Natural Pumpkin Lollies ($15/4). These beautiful little suckers taste like pumpkin pie and would make a great addition at a place... [More]

Cassandra Boyfriend Shirt

Cassandra Boyfriend Shirt

Ohh how we love the look of white shirts! And the Cassandra Boyfriend Shirt ($128) is certainly no exception! This fashion-forward button-down shirt has dolman sleeves with a band and tie at the opening. It has a loose fit and longer length, which makes this shirt perfect for leggings.... [More]

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Polished Brass Julep Cups

We were immediately drawn to the Polished Brass Julep Cups ($6-12) because: A. Their original function was to hold booze. B. They're not dressed in the typical silver polish. C. We can't stop thinking of things that would look super cute in them - pencils, pens, flowers, swizzle sticks, straws,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Mittens for Alena J.

Alena J. wrote Hey Outblush! Seeing as I go to school in Baltimore, the weather is starting to get a little chilly, and I want to be prepared just in case another snowstorm hits us like last year. I was wondering if you could help me find a good pair... [More]

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Zig Zag Cross Back

We really love the surprising sexiness of an exposed back (let's not talk about whether or not we can pull it off...). This Zig Zag Cross Back ($48) has the added bonus of an interesting yet still open design in the back, as well as an elegantly draped front. Best... [More]

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Buck on a Bike Pillow

We fell into a fit of giggles perusing the Utilitarian Franchise etsy store. All of the silk screened prints and pillows are a little bit wonky and a lot bit fun. This Buck on a Bike Throw Pillow ($60) was our favorite (mostly because Buck on a Bike is fun... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Plum Cluster Flower Ring

One of our fabulous readers tipped us off to the genius that is the Brittany Chavers Studio Etsy Shop. Featuring a plethora of jewelry in bright colors and vintage styles, we couldn't possibly settle on purchasing one piece. Luckily, the seller is offering a buy 3 get 1 free deal!... [More]

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Violight UV Cellphone Sanitizer

Pick up your cell phone. Now put it down, quick, because that sucker's covered with (on average) more bacteria than the bottom of your shoe or the flush handle in a men's restroom! Say it with us: Guh-rooooooooosssss! But before you whip out a Clorox wipe to de-germ your precious... [More]

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Chrysanthemum Slippers

Keep your tootsies toasty this winter in a pair of cheery Felted Wool Chrysanthemum Slippers ($65). Handmade by women in Kathmandu, they'll make you grin every time you look down. Cat owners may want to exercise caution in wearing these, though, as we can attest from experience that your feline... [More]

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Sonia Rykiel Striped Pullover

We have a big crush on this Striped Pullover with Bow Detail ($266) by Sonia Rykiel. Sometimes we get so wrapped up with neutral winter tones that we forget how fun and colorful our clothing can be! We'll remedy that with this sweater, thanks to it's cute bow detail and... [More]

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Yeti Hat

Cute fuzzy ears? Check. Cute fuzzy teeth? Check. One-step Halloween costume? Oh yes. Yeti Hat ($25).... [More]

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Dior Pink Golds Minaudiere

The couture addict in us shuddered in ecstasy when we finally tracked down the Holiday 2010 Dior Pink Golds Minaudiere ($80). Nattily packaged in a signature Dior houndstooth-print patent leather clutch compact with gold kisslock clutch, it's luxury that fits into the palm of your hand. Inside, you'll find three... [More]

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Continental Spy Cut-Out Dress

We know every woman should have at least one LBD hanging in her closet, but can anyone tell us how many is too many? Regardless, we're going to keep the Continental Spy Cut-Out Dress ($315) by Yoana Baraschi due to it's fabulous contrasting piping and cutout detail on the shoulders.... [More]

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Botanical Curtain Tie-Backs

You know how a room sometimes needs a flash of color, a splash of personality? These Botanical Curtain Tie-Backs ($24/2) will certainly provide both. We think they'd work splendidly in a room that needs a little lift.... [More]

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Kate Bauman Til Death Do Us Part Knuckle Duster

Hmmm. What are your thoughts on this Kate Bauman Til Death Do Us Part Knuckle Duster ($inquire), readers? poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A turquoise & coral bracelet for Jenn's wedding day

Jenn B. wrote, "I L.O.V.E. your OUTBLUSH updates... I look forward to it every day, it is my little ray of sunshine in my grey cold cubicle. I am getting MARRIEEDD to my best friend forever in May next year... We are getting married on the beach in the sand...... [More]

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Shu Uemura Reindeer Kiss XXXX Palette

The Aya Takano-designed cover of the Holiday 2010 Shu Uemura Reindeer Kiss XXXX Palette ($69) was enough to make us click, "Add to Shopping Bag" right away, but the makeup itself is click-worthy, too. The sugary-sweet color story of candy pink and baby blues is a welcome break from the... [More]

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Plaid Tuxedo Jacket by Hazel

Show off your amazing sense of style in the Plaid Tuxedo Jacket ($98) by Hazel. You'll look fall weather fabulous in this wool jacket with cut-away front and buckle closure. We recommend pairing it with something simple, like jeans, ankle boots, and a neutral cami.... [More]

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Tripod Lamp

It's so stinking clean looking and so supremely modern in style that we couldn't pass up the opportunity to show you the Tripod Lamp ($379). Don't you think it would be perfect in your modern room? Yeah, us too!... [More]

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Enza Costa Cashmere Reversible Cardigan

Ok, this Enza Costa Cashmere Reversible Cardigan ($154) may be a little pricey, but boy is it ever cool! And since is IS reversible, you sort of get two items for the price of one. You can wear it "backward," as shown on the model, or you can turn it... [More]

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Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories

The always hilarious comedian Mike Birbiglia has moved the funny from the stage to his new book, Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories ($12). Seriously, we spent the entire 200+ pages laughing, sometimes so hard our eyes teared up. His (painfully true!) stories make you feel like you're... [More]

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Yves Saint Laurent Belle D'Opium Eau de Parfum

We'll get this out of the way first: no, the new Belle D'Opium ($49-$89) doesn't have the strength of character of the original 1977 Opium. What could? If you love that scent, stay with it. But if you admire the old Opium (and the gorgeous, if not entirely SFW ad... [More]

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Boden Embellished Tee

Edgy and tough are all the rage in fashion right now, but what if you're just not an edgy type of gal? That's ok, because feminine designs and embellishments are also hot! Take, for example, this Boden Embellished Tee ($54). Shown in blue with a bow embellishment, it comes in... [More]

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5-Drawer Wicker Storage Tower

You know what's nice? Space is nice. Having a place to store your hand towels, lotions, makeup and blow dryer without falling all over the aforementioned items is downright fabulous. The 5-Drawer Wicker Storage Tower ($69-$84) adds fabulous to our bathrooms.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Pink brogues for Michelle

Michelle R. wrote, "I absolutely love your site, and find myself checking it several times a day! I have found the most beautiful oxford flats only they are sold out and I can't find them anywhere!! I'm in grad school so the price on these was also great. Please help!... [More]

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Ritz Cracker Necklace

Really, who doesn't love Ritz Crackers? They're addicting with their flaky, buttery goodness. We're paying homage to our favorite snack by wearing its likeness around our neck with this cheeky Ritz Cracker Necklace ($24). It looks like a simple gold circle to the unknowing passer-by, but we know of its... [More]

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Cream Canoe Pan With Decorating Set

No, the Cream Canoe Pan With Decorating Set ($17) isn't the latest and greatest in sexy-time gadgets, but it is a sweet way to make Twinkies at home. With the help of a recipe book, make fake-out Twinkies or eclairs in this canoe shaped pan with nonstick coating. A decorating... [More]

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Special Effects Theatrical Lashes

A quick-n-easy Halloween costume? Cray-cray hair and makeup, of course! You've probably already got the hairspray and brightly colored makeup, but for extra drama, tack on a pair of NYX Special Effects Theatrical Lashes ($10/pair). Available in 40 different designs, from leopard print to rhinestone studded to pink-and-turquoise feathers, they're... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Knit Eyelet Jacket

If you need to add a cardigan to your closet, but you're tired of the basic options, check out this Bestey Johnson Knit Eyelet Jacket ($298). The ruching on the sides adds instant coolness. This cardi also zips instead of buttons, giving a slight edgy motorcycle vibe.... [More]

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Gazebo Decorative Birdcages

Okay, let's be honest here. There's something about using a birdcage as decor that reminds us of a 1920s brothel, and that look appeals to us. Not sure why, but we find the Gazebo Decorative Birdcages ($29-$41) fun and can easily imagine one in our very non-brothel like living room.... [More]

Light Up Mirror

Light Up Mirror

The Light Up Mirror ($5) is a total must-have for every lady! This little compact mirror allows you to check your pretty face in movie theaters, auditoriums, arenas...even dark boudoirs.... [More]

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Blackheart Crossbody by Treesje

How could you not covet the Blackheart Crossbody Bag ($298) by Treesje? It comes in several rich colors including berry, navy, black, and silver. And as much as we're old pros at carrying bags in the crook of our arm, we hold a special place in our hearts for crossbody... [More]

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Reverie Rendezvous Heel

Gussy up your work wear with a pair of Reverie Rendezvous Heels ($110), a 1920's-inspired Oxford by Miz Mooz. The two-toned heel with leather lace-up upper is ready to be paired with all of your pencil skirts and fabulous vintage jewelry. We've been meaning to test out a pin curl... [More]

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Bats Tattoo Knee-Highs

No need to go crazy for the coming holiday. Sunday's not a big party night anyway, so maybe we'll just play it icy cold with the ultra pale Bats Tattoo Knee-Highs ($13). Very Lolita meets Gothic pin up.... [More]

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Tubbs Wilderness Series Snowshoe

We haven't the slightest clue what snowshoes have to do with breast cancer awareness, and that's ok, because the Tubbs Wilderness Series Snowshoe ($220) are super awesome. We're pretty sure they're going to be the impetus for your new found love of hiking during the snowy months. Featuring an easy-entry... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Narrow Knee High Boots for Sharon

Sharon wrote, "Hi! Fall is coming, and my fall wish list always includes boots. I'd love some great knee high boots with heels and pointed toes or almond toes to wear with skirts and dresses. Alas, I am very thin in the calves! Most boots look silly on me, nothing... [More]

iConvert Photo and Document Scanner

iConvert Photo and Document Scanner

How great would it be to scan photos and documents without a bulky printer or scanner? Now you can thanks to the iConvert Photo and Document Scanner ($100). All you do is glide the scanner over any document or photo to capture it in 600 x 600 dpi resolution. Scanning... [More]

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For Keeps Watercolor Lip Stains

The Balm has come out with For Keeps Watercolor Lip Stains ($28), a new solution to the age old problem: how do we get our lip color to stay put? Each compact contains a duo of color-coordinated pressed powder lip stains (and lip brush!) that become apply-able with the addition... [More]

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PosterText Pride & Prejudice Poster

You must allow us to tell you how ardently we admire and love this PosterText Pride and Prejudice Poster ($32). Created using the first 35 chapters of the ultimate chick read, this graphic piece would look simply stunning in a romantic-themed boudoir, and, in a pinch, can double as reading... [More]

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Je T'aime Twosome Ring

You could wear your heart on your sleeve, but why would you when you could declare your love with the Je T'aime Twosome RIng ($80) by Erica Anenberg? Plus, love in French always seems a smidge more romantic than it does in English. Perhaps it's because it conjures up the... [More]

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Block Printed Nautical Towel

Okay, so cleaning up the kitchen is a pain. But we all have to do it, so why not do it in style? In the case of this Block Printed Organic Cotton Nautical Towel ($12), we can do the dishes while dreaming up a Eighteenth century life of pirating a... [More]

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Bidding My Time Skirt

Assuming that title of the Bidding My Time Skirt ($23) isn't a typo, it's tongue in cheek reference to the phrase "biding my time." You know what, just because we like to wear our skirts short does NOT mean that we feel like prostitutes. So very funny guys, but we're... [More]

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Leopard Office Chair

You ever just wanna giggle? How about walking into your office each morning to find this Leopard Chair ($249) behind your desk? Oh sure, you still have to be a professional and provide your usual top-notch service, but you might as well have some fun while you're doing it. EDITOR'S... [More]

Rose Print Sheath Dress

Rose Print Sheath Dress

The Rose Print Sheath Dress ($168) is a classic silhouette romanced with a gorgeous watercolor floral print. We're also loving the black lace hem and grosgrain ribbon belt, which accents your pretty lil' waist.... [More]

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Philosophy Candy Cane Lane Lotion

Smell minty fresh all over with invigorating Philosophy Candy Cane Lane Body Lotion ($30). It combines Philosophy's signature rich moisturizing lotion with an effervescent, tingly peppermint-and-sugar scent that's a better eye opener than a candy cane latte! Use it to keep winter dry skin at bay... And to attract the... [More]

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Modern Luxury Pillow Sham

Okay, a friend tells us she's looking for a duvet cover and pillow shams, but she's not a fussy girl. She wants something with clean lines and no jazz hands. Seems simple enough, right? She wants something that's going to tie in with whatever funky color she paints the walls... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Steampunk style for Sarah T

Sarah T. writes: Hi Outblush! I love your website! I'm moving into a new apartment and I wanted to take inspiration from the popular "steampunk" style. What would be some cool pieces and accents to work with? Thanks!! Hello there, Sarah! I, Rachel H., did some research and found some... [More]

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Prestige Summer Brilliance Bronzer

The sun's faded, but our tan hasn't ... that's what you think. Our secret's the Prestige Summer Brilliance Bronzer ($8), and we hope it's safe with y'all, OB readers. For a genuine looking glow with a lovely scent (no off odors with this powder), this one's clutch.... [More]

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Angelica Ruffled Bow Satchel

The ultimate in feminine and flirty, we're dying to get our hands on the Angelica Ruffled Bow Satchel ($86) by Melie Bianco. It'll be perfect paired with a rocker chic outfit: black tights, a bit of studded leather. And until October 31st, Melie Bianco will match orders placed with the... [More]

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Sequin Mesh Bell Skirt

This smashing Sequin Mesh Bell Skirt ($128) may be all glitz and glam, but it's a pretty versatile little number, sequins aside. The elastic waistband means you get to decide how to wear it: high-waisted and cinched with a belt, or low on your hips to give this mini some... [More]

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Two-Toned Pixie Tights

We can never seem to pass up a good deal on a pair of tights. How else are we going to keep are legs warm as we hustle to and from work in our favorite Fall skirts? These Pixie Tights ($10, on sale!) whimsically match two corresponding colors that's guaranteed... [More]

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5-Tier Coffee Table

We had to stare at it for a while before deciding we like the 5-Tier Coffee Table ($699). We like it a lot. Yes, it's a little odd, but we think we'd really like the person who had something this different right smack dab in the middle of her living... [More]

MAC Cruella de Vil' Beauty Powder

M·A·C Cruella de Vil' Beauty Powder

M·A·C has released a new collection of makeup called the Venomous Villians. One of our favorite products is the M·A·C Cruella de Vil' Beauty Powder ($25). This limited-edition beauty powder has a silky, lightly pearled finish, which has been specially shaded for the M·A·C Venomous Villains collection. Use as a... [More]

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Vulpes Vulpes Molar Rings

Halloween is coming, so we're on the prowl for especially creepy accessories. The mountain-like ridges on the Vulpes Vulpes Molar Rings ($312/silver-408/gold) aren't from any range on a map - they're red fox teeth. No fur here, just crazy morbid castings.... [More]

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Lonely Avenue

If you prefer tunes with a story that you can follow (you know, as opposed to mindless pop that's catchy but lacks any substance), you'll eat up Ben Folds' new album, Lonely Avenue ($10). Ben composed the music, with his piano-rock style, but the lyrics were written by Nick Hornby,... [More]

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Dynasty Red Velvet Jacket

Your holidays will be complete once you nab the Dynasty Red Velvet Jacket ($118). Combining military details, a bit of ruffle, and deep red velvet, this jacket was practically sewn together with holiday cheer. Whether you believe in the big guy or not, we're pretty sure Santa has put this... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Work Dresses for Lisa R.

Lisa R. writes: "Hi Outblush!! I am a manager in a gourmet breakfast and lunch restaurant and am looking for fall/winter dresses that are appropriate for work. I don't need anything fancy, but am having the hardest time finding dresses that are reasonably priced and ones that are more relaxed... [More]

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Chalkboard Shelf Storage Bins

Get organized with the Chalkboard Shelf Storage Bins ($39). Though meant to keep a kid's room tidy, we think the blank chalkboard can be written with any type of note, making these versatile bins a storage solution for every room in the house. They'd even go great in a guest... [More]

Mustela ComFort Legs

Mustela ComFort Legs

Re-energize your legs with Mustela ComFort Legs ($20)! This buttery balm offers instant and long-term relief for sore and tired gams. The menthol extract refreshes your legs and provides relief and comfort. Slather it on and then hit the hay! You'll wake up with brand new legs!... [More]

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Luxe Leather Biker Vest

So, we've all heard now that biker's jackets are the hot item for fall fashion. We thought that this Leather Biker Vest ($298) was a fun twist on that trend. Really well detailed, it looks like a fashion piece rather than just something we'd wear in an attempt to follow... [More]

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Illusion Side Table

Super sleek contemporary pads could probably fit in something ghostly. The Illusion Side Table ($315) by Essey of Denmark looks like a covered round table, but it's actually a single piece of molded acrylic. This haunted surface can hold more than a pear, but don't sit on it - it's... [More]

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Yeah You Really Got Me Now Print

Yeah You Really Got Me Now ($15) You got me so I don't know what I'm doin', now Oh yeah, you really got me now You got me so I can't sleep at night The Kinks soooo rock!... [More]

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Regurgitated Candy Bag Tags

When it comes to Halloween, low blows are kind of the name of the game, and the Regurgitated Candy Bag Tags ($13 / set of six) set the tone to gross. Staple goody bags shut and cover up the evidence with a black ribbon (clever). Decorative edges and lovely script... [More]

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Dolce Vita Storm Ankle Boot

Spiked high heel boots have a time and a place, and while they look awesome on, they can be murder on your footsies after, oh, five minutes of walking. That's why you've gotta have a pair of boots like these Dolce Vita Storm Ankle Boots ($143) in your closet. They're... [More]

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Julia Oehler Julie Ring

Get the fainting chair ready because the flower encrusted Julia Oehler Julie Ring ($Inquire) is making us dizzy with desire. We'd love to try this Art Nouveau luxury on for size. These definitely trump daisy chains we used to make in the park as a kid.... [More]

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Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Wisconsin may be known for it's "I could eat my weight in cheese" cheddars, but the Midwest also seems to have a monopoly on nostalgic Fall flavors. One of our favorites is the Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle ($14 per lb.). Made with yummies like apple cider, pumpkin spices, and of... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Chic clothes for Nancy & Monica's December trips to London and Paris

Monica wrote, "Im going to london for the 1st time and was wondering what to pack. It's going to be the last week of dec so i'll be there for christmas eve and nye. Im going to visit a friend I met over the summer." Then, Nancy B. wrote, "Hello... [More]

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Bodum Bean Tea Press

Obsessed with oolong? Bonkers for black tea? Gaga for green tea? Then you're gonna want a Bodum Bean Tea Press ($40). Developed with the English Tea Council (Who else isn't surprised it's the Brits that have a society dedicated to tea?), it's like a hybrid of a tea strainer and... [More]

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NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep

If you're not a fan of silicone-based primers (They can make some gals break out), you might not want to try NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep ($30). But if, like Heid Montag, you've never met a silicone molecule you didn't like, baby, you're gonna love it. The balmy formula isn't... [More]

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Kubus Chair

This is the Kubus Chair ($1,289). It's the variation on the "normal" easy chair that appeals to us. It's modern, bold and perfect for a contemporary style home. Imagine it sitting on a soft area rug, next to a starkly designed end table. Ahhhh....... [More]

The North Face Animagi Jacket

The North Face Animagi Jacket

Ok so....what's not to love about the The North Face Animagi Jacket ($149)? It's black, shiny and The North Face. Plus it's warm and super flattering on the body. Umm....we'll take one in every color.... [More]

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Katy Hackney Necklace

Mix one part abacus, a splash of road sign inspiration, and a whole pile of whimsy to get the Katy Hackney Necklace ($Inquire). We were, like, totally obsessed at first sight, so we clicked around Velvet da Vinci, only to find out that her site is currently under construction (drat!).... [More]

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Eva Schildt Umbrella Stand

It is expensive, so whether or not you need an Eva Schildt umbrella stand ($160) will depend on how much you hate the dribble of water that collects at the bottom of a normal umbrella stand and just sits there getting stale and smelly. See, the lumpy-looking base of this... [More]

Korres Pomegranate Wipes

Korres Pomegranate Wipes

Oooh wouldn't you feel so exotic to be wiping your face with Korres Pomegranate Wipes ($12)? These refreshing wipes cleanse your skin and remove your make-up efficiently. And the benefits of pomegranate are endless - tightens pores, tones skin, refreshes you and it's rich in antioxidants.... [More]

Robbi & Nikki Beaded Ruffle Top

Robbi & Nikki Beaded Ruffle Top

The Robbi & Nikki Beaded Ruffle Top ($198) is simply gorgeous! This blush ruffled chiffon top is trimmed with dazzling silver beads and sequins. It will look fabulous paired with skinny jeans and nude patent pumps.... [More]

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"Femme Fatale" Chandelier

What lady doesn't know the importance of good lighting? We certainly do... please only get us from the left side. The "Femme Fatale" Chandelier ($1995) is sure to hit your lovely room and face with all the right light. This gorgeous chandelier is handcrafted with crystal accents and features an... [More]

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Krystal Ball

Still haven't figured out what to dress up as for Halloween, and not into the "Slutty [fill-in-the-blank]" costume genre? Over the next few days, we'll be bringing you cheap DIY costumes based on current political candidates - seeing as how the forthcoming midterm elections are the only thing on the... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Fancy winter wraps & cardigans for Grishma

Grishma writes: "I always have a hard time finding a fancy cardigan or wrap to go with a dress during the winter for weddings and Christmas parties. Do you have any suggestions?" Well Grishma, you're talking to the Queen of Cardigans (Outblush Operative Leann here!), so I have several suggestions.... [More]

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Neon Martini Olive Mirror

Okay, girls, it's time we had a talk. We all know what we were all taught about buying classic pieces of furniture and art, but sometimes -- just sometimes - tacky is deliciously fun. The Neon Martini Olive Mirror ($90) is one such example.... [More]

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I am PLANTfumes Organic Perfumes

Smelling earthy doesn't sound nice, but the all natural PLANTfumes Organic Perfumes ($30 / one, $76 / gift set of three) promise fresh clean scents with botanic benefits. Each fragrance is a specially crafted blend of essential oils from organic grapes and lotus oil, packaged in a bamboo fiber bag.... [More]

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Guess Who? Tee-Shirt

If Halloween isn't the time to show off your morbid sense of humor, then when is? We giggled at this Guess Who? Tee-Shirt ($18) and wondered if it'd be in bad taste to wear it while handing out trick or treat candy. Maybe, but we're going to do it anyway!... [More]

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Live In The Moment Bookmark

We thought of one of our friends, in particular, when we saw this pewter and aluminum "Live In The Moment" Bookmark ($15). If, like us, you enjoy giving the people you care about small gifts, this one is sure to be appreciated.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Gold barstools for Alena

Alena T. wrote, "Hello, I first want to tell you guys that of course I'm a big fan ever since uncrate announced the sister version. So I need help really bad on BARSTOOL. If you haven't notice they are expensive, I'm looking for a gold theme, classic, traditional with a... [More]

CO-OP Birthday Scarf

CO-OP Birthday Scarf

The CO-OP at Barney's is celebrating it's 25th birthday! The CO-OP Birthday Scarf ($410) is an exclusive silk crepe scarf with dogs and a birthday cake print. It is navy and grey so it will go with just about anything and everything in your wardrobe.... [More]

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Demeter Fall Fantasies Purse Spray Set

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Fall fragrance time! Even if it's still 85 degrees out where you are, the rich scents in the Demeter Fall Fantasies Purse Spray Set ($20) will have you pulling out your thickest sweater and mixing up some hot spiked cocoa. Definitely a... [More]

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Fremont Chair & Ottoman

You know what we've always wondered? How long does someone have to have a good piece of leather furniture before it has that super-cool worn, well-loved look? Turns out, you can buy it that way! The Fremont Chair & Ottoman ($2,195) will look like it's been in your family since... [More]

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Lunch Boxes and Snacks

Here we are, a few months into the school year and chances are your little lunch critic is about as sick of PB&J every day as you are of your heart-healthy oatmeal each morning. Get some inspiration (not to mention appreciation!) from your tiny gourmand by trying out a few... [More]

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Hello Gothic Hair Clip

"I imagine Hello Kitty would trade out her classic red bow for this one on Halloween." We couldn't have put it better. Welcome the Hello Gothic Hair Clip ($16) into our tresses this Hallow's Eve. Skeleton cameo. How could we say no?... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 10/22/10

Happy Friday, oh darling readers! We hope you've got lots of fun stuff planned for this weekend - which now will include shopping, thanks to this week's awesome Sales & Steals below, from our friends at The Bargainist! 1. Banana Republic coupon - Save 25% on full-priced items with coupon... [More]

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Ménage à trois: Elizabeth Rose Dress

We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your problem with something that solves... [More]

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A Taste of Autumn Flower Hair Clips

The aptly named A Taste of Autumn Flower Hair Clips ($13 each) add a nice touch of the season to our tresses. In three neutral tones, ivory, chocolate brown, and caramel, these flower clips are subtle, yet charmingly whimsical.... [More]

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Miriam Bereson Yearly Planner

If you're one of those people who plans long term, you might be interested in Miriam Bereson's 2011 Yearly Planner ($15). This single sheet gives you the whole year in bright little bubbles. Each circle has the day and date and an entire month is one vertical column. It'll be... [More]

Paris Shoe Clips

Paris Shoe Clips

Add some bling to your favorite ballet flats with the Paris Shoe Clips ($35). These clips feature a double row of sparkling rhinestones surrounding a glistening faceted crystalline stone. Best of all, these clips can be switched from shoe to shoe. They're the perfect way to dress up your feet.... [More]

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60s Reversible Dress

We're well into fall, but that doesn't mean we can't be wishing for warm spring and summer days, when wearing this 60s Reversible Dress ($60) would be perfect. It's short and sassy, but with a touch of vintage class. All you need is a pair of pearls and some heels,... [More]

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Ice Screams Ice Cube Tray

Ice Scream Ice Cube Trays ($9) are a ghoulish finishing touch for your Halloween cocktail party. Hell, though, they're also perfect anytime you've had one of those days and need a cold two fingers of scotch, STAT.... [More]

Long Leather Gloves

Long Leather Gloves

The Long Leather Gloves ($98) prove to be a timeless style that always look stunning! These black elbow-length leather gloves are so ladylike with an attached rhinestone bauble on the right ring finger. They have a retro feel that mimics Jackie O's classic style.... [More]

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Michael Kors Very Hollywood Breast Cancer Awareness EDP Lipgloss Rollerball

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Breast Cancer Awareness EDP Lipgloss Rollerball ($18) is the perfect marriage of pretty purse pick-me-up and giving back. This ode to Old Hollywood glamor features a fragrance of bergamot, mandarin, jasmine, raspberry and gardenia. This luscious scent is paired with a coral lip gloss - perfect... [More]

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Swirl Lounge

Funky, right? We know that the Swirl Lounge ($3,500) would fit well in about one percent of all American homes, but how much fun would it be if one of us was in that one percent?... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Cute LSU Gear

Katharine writes, "Hey Outblush! I saw y'alls post about the Saints clothes and loved every piece. Being from New Orleans, I'm also an LSU fan but it's so hard to find cute purple and/or gold clothes. It's still a little warm down here but I'm willing to work with anything... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Kitty Crusader Cat Costume

We won't be getting one for Miss M______, since she'd make us pay, but if your cat is docile enough to wear a Halloween costume, this Puss in Boots number from Savvy Tabby ($16) is probably the cutest one we've ever seen. Includes cape, hat, and (eee!) booties. What's a... [More]

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illoom Balloons

Disregard the silly pumpkin faces on the illoom Balloons ($8). They glow in the dark, so no matter how goofy they are, they can light up the ceiling of a dance floor. Yep, we found our secondary lighting for the partay.... [More]

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High Prairie Belt

Get more wear-ability with your Fall wardrobe by switching things up a little. The High Prairie Belt ($20) is the accessory to help. Belt up your cardis, and add a touch of detail to your dresses. The cotton and leather have flirty textures (just look at those scalloped edges!), giving... [More]

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Dahlia Ballet Clutch

In reality, we may be the loud, slightly-too-tipsy girl at the party, this little Emerson Made Dahlia Ballet Clutch ($78) shows we have a demure sophisticated side too. It's ok if we don't always act like one, but it's nice to know we can look like a lady.... [More]

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Natural Linen Day Bed

How easy it is for you to picture yourself (as opposed to some random model, who is probably related in some way to the photographer) relaxing on this Natural Linen Day Bed ($1,435)? Yeah, us too. Just for fun, take a look at these other styles of Day Beds.... [More]

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (35th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray

It's just a jump to the left And then a step to the right With your hands on your hips You bring your knees in tight But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane Let's do the Time Warp again... with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (35th Anniversary... [More]

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Tarte The Jewelry Box

This year's holiday palettes have got it goin' on and then some, and Tarte's The Jewelry Box ($52) is no exception. The quilted gold palette comes with its own gold chain necklace to jazz up your holiday LBDs, plus 32 eyeshadows, 16 lip glosses, mineral powder bronzer, highlighting powder, and... [More]

I Do Swoon Pumps

I Do Swoon Pumps

Here comes the bride all dressed in....gorgeous shoes! Bridal shoes have certainly come a long way. The I Do Swoon Pumps ($440) are beautiful ivory lace with light blue Swarovski crystals that spell out 'I Do' on the sole. Wear these shoes and at least one of the bridal traditions... [More]

Jet Stone Body Chain

Doubtblush: Jet Stone Body Chain

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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Twinkle Star Wall Clock

As much as you love buying baby gifts for your very fertile friends, it can be hard to come up with something cute for every-single-shower-you-attend, particularly when you don't know if it's a boy or girl she's expecting. We like the Twinkle Star Wall Clock ($63). It's classic and works... [More]

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Shadowland Neon Nights Jeans

Get a load of the definition of fierce: the Shadowland Neon Nights Jeans ($388) by Sass & Bide. We feel like we should warn DIY-ers to not try this fantastic studded armor at home. We'd be ready for battle, dancing, or bull riding (whichever comes first) in these dark, borderline... [More]

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Personal Shopper: An evening wrap for Maria M.

Maria M. wrote, "Hi! I am invited to a black tie event and I will be wearing a strapless LBD (cute Cynthia Steffe; right above the knee). I am looking for a shawl or something that I could wear on top (cold November night) without breaking the bank... (under $100... [More]

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Come Around Sundown

Admit it, you're still listening to Sex on Fire, even though Only by the Night came out in 2008. It's ok, we are too because that song is so good! Imagine our aural delight when we listened to Come Around Sundown ($10) and discovered that basically every single track on... [More]

Boob Tube

Boob Tube

We think every woman should have the Boob Tube ($25)! This clever contraption eliminates too much cleavage from showing. Each tube is made of pretty lace or solid jersey, which is super stretchy. Say goodbye to unsightly cleavage! Can we get a Hallelujah?!... [More]

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NARS Bento Box Set

In their own words, the limited-edition NARS Bento Box Set ($120) is inspired by "...Kabuki makeup. Years ago, after traveling to Japan, François brought back a small, porcelain pot with a red film of color- Kabuki makeup for the lips." It includes two exquisite pots of lipstick in vivid Geisha... [More]

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Bathing Beauty Switchplate Cover

You know what we like about switchplate covers? They're an easy way to add a wisp of style to a room without being over-the-top. This Bathing Beauty ($7) will add a sassy, vintage touch to any room.... [More]

Martin Ice Bag

Martini Ice Bag

How appropriate is the Martini Ice Bag ($12) for the gal that enjoys one too many martinis during Happy Hour (which usually ends around 3am)? This adorable ice bag is perfect for Miss Thang when she's slumped on the couch Saturday mornings. It's definitely a quick fix for hangovers as... [More]

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Maison Scotch Star Dress

Nah, you didn't just get punched in the face. Those really are stars in your eyes, but it's only a pattern - nothing to be alarmed about. The Maison Scotch Star Dress ($65) would be a plain jane tunic without this cool print and plunging neckline slit (button it up... [More]

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Vintage Look Cocktail Hat

No tea and crumpets needed to look hot in the coy Vintage Look Cocktail Hat ($55). Pair with something structured; soft wisps of netting and frothy flowers are the ticket for making a tailored look decidedly feminine.... [More]

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Cake Beauty Sweet Cheeks

First of all, Cake Beauty Sweet Cheeks ($30) is the perfect name for this sweet product because while we're polishing our bodies in the shower, we can actually give all our cheeks a natural glow. We're all about how we feel after pampering our bodies a little.... [More]

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It's back! Sephora Friends & Family 20% off coupon

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Time for the Sephora Friends and Family Sale! Oh, happy day, fellow beauty-aholics! Starting today, and ending November 3, 2010, you can save an extra 20% sitewide with coupon code FF2010. Whether you've been ogling a holiday palette, want to get some... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Long-Lasting Flats for Barbara C

Barbara C. writes, "Hey Outblush! I was wondering if you could help me out. I only wear flats. I hate wearing sneakers or heels. The problem is I usually wear out a pair pretty quickly. I'd like to find one pair that's kind of plain in a neutral dark gray/black... [More]

Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress

Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress

When you want to make a dramatic entrance, you need to rock something like the Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress ($295). This beautiful dress is covered in shimmering sequins and has dramatic cutout shoulders with draped sleeves. It's truly the perfect dress for your next big event this winter.... [More]

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Heidi Klum for New Balance T-top

We still don't like that Project Runway is a friggin' HOUR AND A HALF, but the recent sportswear episode was amusing. Ok, well, Heidi Klum recruited some amateur designers to add some looks to her line for NB; designer Andy South won, and got three of his looks produced. His... [More]

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Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara

Mascaras pledge a lot these days - Thicker! Fuller! Longer! Does your laundry in half the time! - but most of 'em are just the same ol', same ol'. *yawn* Leave it to Laura Mercier to deliver on a mascara's promises with her new product, Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume... [More]

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Tide Chandelier

Artist Stuart Haygarth creates this lovely Tide Chandelier (Inquire) by using the man-made debris (like pieces of plastic) that wash up on the English coastline. It's unbelievable to us how someone's old refuse can look so amazing when touched by an artist's hand.... [More]

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Sea Urchin Collection Ring

Fall is already chilling our bones, and we're nostalgic for summer beach days. We're calling in the shell army on the Sea Urchin Collection Ring ($60) so we can dream sea foam into existence. We're fans of this odd arrangement.... [More]

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Lillet Dress by Rachel Comey

Can't you just picture yourself in this stunning little number? The Lillet Dress ($394) by Rachel Comey features a navy knit fabric in a slim-fitting cut. Read: Curve-hugging, but not flaw magnifying! Though really, the pièce de résistance is the delicate lace inlay on the back. Toss your hair into... [More]

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Maharaja Chair

We know it's ornate, we know it's heavy, but there is something haunting about the Maharaja Chair ($199) that draws us in. Maybe it's the fact that it has been hand-carved from Himalayan Sheesam wood, maybe it's the "buffed to a gloss" finish. We're just not sure. All we know... [More]

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Golden Girl: Ballpark Gum

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]

Tarnish Textured Capelet

Tarnish Textured Capelet

The Tarnish Textured Capelet ($86) is just what you need for this Fall! This flattering cape has a unique zip-front and chunky texture (which we like). Last but not least, the moss color will go with just about everything in your closet!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Blue Satin Wedding Shoes for Courtney

Courtney wrote, "I check the site every day and was hoping you could help me find the perfect pair of blue satin shoes to go with my wedding dress. I'm looking for something that will be absolutely perfect with my dress and falls at a price point at or under... [More]

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Orbital Sofa Lounger

Take a peek at the Orbital Sofa Lounger ($800), a great marriage of contemporary and comfy. We especially like the curved back and sleek ottoman. And how homey are those fluffy pillows?... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Think Twice Reusable Tote Bag

Of course you need another tote bag to carry your shopping! And of course, it needs to be a Think Twice tote in the Ivory with Words print ($4). 10% of the purchase price will go to save homeless pets, and the text is wildly cute: "fish Lips Meow Meow... [More]

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Lucky Gypsy Thieves Scarf

The name of the Lucky Gypsy Thieves Scarf ($35) reminds us of Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, except it doesn't suck (Sorry, Cher). No one will be ice-burning us wearing this relaxed embroidered piece. Great neutrals with a nice pop of color = ideal Fall accessory.... [More]

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Chad Taupe Suede and Leather

Oh, we want these shoes. The Chad Taupe Suede and Leather ($330) heels are insanely fun and would add a kick to those sometimes hum-drum suits we wear to the office. Kate Spade is just such a darling about giving us shoes that add fun to our everyday wear.... [More]

BORBA Gummi Bear Boosters

BORBA Gummi Bear Boosters

Who would think that you could enhance the appearance of your skin by eating gummi bears? Well certainly not us, but if it's true, where do we sign up? BORBA Gummi Bear Boosters ($12) contain a revolutionary bio-vitamin complex, which has been shown to help skin regenerate its natural support... [More]

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Vera Wang Anniversary

Vera Wang... The name is synonymous with refined, tasteful femininity. From couture bridal gowns to her eponymous Simply Vera Vera Wang clothing collection at Kohl's (worth a look-see), it's all simple but detailed, and always in style. Her new scent, Vera Wang Anniversary Eau de Parfum ($92), is a fitting... [More]

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Ten Little Zombies

So long as your wee ones aren't easily spooked (We'd hate to be to blame for them waking up with nightmares), Ten Little Zombies ($9) makes for a ghoulishly good family Halloween read. The tale of 10 zombies, who die gruesome & hilarious 'deaths' one by one, chasing after two... [More]

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Just Cavalli Necklace

"I feel pretty, oh so pretty." Actually, we think the Just Cavalli ($194), a delicate amethyst necklace, is just gorgeous. It's the kind of piece that becomes identified with the wearer and frankly, we wouldn't mind being identified with something this lovely.... [More]

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Cubebot Wooden Robot Toy

When we first saw the Cubebot Wooden Robot Toy ($25), we mentally searched our brains for the niece or nephew with an upcoming birthday. Then we thought of the adorably geeky guy in our life and his soft spot for puzzles. And robots. Then finally we thought, "Why would we... [More]

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Oval Antique Patina Bin

Okay, hear us out here. You're looking for an engagement or housewarming gift, but you don't want to go with the "usual" suspects of blenders and towels. Take a look at the Oval Antique Patina Bin ($20), an inexpensive but distinctive gift for someone you like. Editor's Note: Wow, this... [More]

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Warby Parker Wears Pink 'Japhy'

Sweet spectacle awesomeness Superman! The Warby Parker Wears Pink 'Japhy' ($150) are just too cool. These limited edition glasses feature anti-reflective lenses and are hand dip-dyed in crystal pink to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. With each pair, $50 will be donated for breast cancer research and education.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A grown-up purse for Amy

Amy wrote, "Hey Outblush! I love your blog and have been following for years now (since high school, in fact!). I was hoping you could help me out with a dilemma: I've completely burned through my much-used, inexpensive purse (it has holes at the bottom) and really need to get... [More]

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Leopard Print Della Dress

Be bold in leopard print with the Della Dress ($325) by Diane von Furstenberg. This silk-jersey dress has simple, flattering lines with a cinched side tie that gives plenty of star-power to the vintage leopard print. It may be a pretty loud dress, but it's undeniably hip. Perfect for those... [More]

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Icicle Floor Lamp

The spherical shape and simple lines strike us as somewhat masculine which got us to thinking how great the Icicle Floor Lamp ($149) would look in our guy's home or the one room we've allowed him to take over in ours. We're just that generous...... [More]

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Glo Minerals GloSheer Tint Base

Mineral powder foundation is a miracle worker in terms of coverage and blendability, but sometimes the glittery mica particles are too much. Solution? Glo Minerals gloSheer Tint Base ($32), a lightweight, antioxidant-packed foundation that glides on like silk. It offers a dewy - not shiny, not sparkly - finish, and... [More]

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Right Way Cloche

Add the Right Way Cloche ($48) to your winter gear arsenal to keep warm (It's 100% wool) and stylish (totally vintage chic!). The contrasting chevron ties along the side add the right touch of detail without going overboard. We want to accentuate our outerwear, not overpower it. This hat really... [More]

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You Tell Us: Scary Shower Curtain

Okay, we go all out for Halloween. And we'll admit, we like watching scary movies just for the little shiver of fear that goes up our spine when we turn out the lights at night. But we can't decide if the Scary Shower Curtain ($28) is a great homage the... [More]

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The Friend Poster

Facebook mania has taken us by storm and we're embracing it with open arms. In contrast to all the strange and wacky Facebook related items out there, The Friend Poster ($20) has us giving the "Like" button a push. This high resolution print on photo paper measures 20"x40" and features... [More]

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Step In Time Cashmere Long Cardigan

Can't you just see yourself cozying up by a fire in this Step In Time Cashmere Long Cardigan ($80) by Tulle? Long cardis are always a must-have, and we're pretty taken with this one. We like it's flower button and the two big front pockets. Ahh, we're ready to be... [More]

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Missoula Clogs

Oh, admit it. There are days when you're wearing jeans and just want to slip something simple on your feet to run to the store or to see a friend. I mean, we can't always be wearing designer heels. The Missoula Clogs ($198) are a darn attractive alternative to some... [More]

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Horn Spoon Set

Discarded water buffalo horns were used to create this Spoon Set ($16). Honestly, the water buffalo (who remained in fabulous physical condition and good humor) didn't need them anymore and some artisan said to himself, "Hey, those are pretty." We think they would make an interesting addition to your dinner... [More]

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Michelle Obama

Still haven't figured out what to dress up as for Halloween, and not into the "Slutty [fill-in-the-blank]" costume genre? Over the next few days, we'll be bringing you cheap DIY costumes based on current political candidates - seeing as how the forthcoming midterm elections are the only thing on the... [More]

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Nest Ticking Pillow

A bouquet of flowers that will wilt within a week? A potted plant that will die if they forget (and WE certainly forget) to water it? Those are nice housewarming gifts, sure, but we guarantee a StacieAnn Nest French Black Ticking Pillow ($32) will be used and appreciated for years... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A voice recital gown for Rachel

Rachel wrote, "Hello Outblush team, I am a singer and giving a recital some time in February or March. I'm looking for a floor-length evening gown that will be flattering for my fuller figure, size 18. I would love your help! Thanks! :)" 1) Alex Evenings Plus-Sized Off the Shoulder... [More]

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Radial Necklace II

How cool is the Radial Necklace II ($66, in 4 colors)? It's laser cut from wool felt, giving it a unique lacy pattern. Three adjustable snaps on the back let you decide how loose to wear it. P.S. Check out the Radiolaria Necklace here.... [More]

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American Apparel Circle Scarf

Don't be fooled by the name, American Apparel's Unisex Circle Scarf ($28) is so much more than a neckwarmer. It's a massive yet manageable circle of fabric, and with some clever twists, you can wear it as a cape, a shawl, a hooded scarf, even a dress, skirt or top.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Tea Duckie

Why, oh why weren't we the ones to think of this? No other tea infuser, anywhere, could possibly be better than this adorable floating Tea Duckie ($14). He'll make you smile and help you get enough antioxidants, just like a good human friend. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless... [More]

Shortbread Finger Cookies

Shortbread Finger Cookies

The Shortbread Finger Cookies ($20) give a whole new meaning to a knuckle sandwich. Don't let the gory look of these delightful fingers fool you; they're vanilla flavored finished with an almond, which is actually the fingernail. It will be love at first...bite!... [More]

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Allende Silk-Satin Bottoms

Ridiculously elegant and unbelievably deceptive, this big-bow has a secret. Satin pleating and hidden zippers can't hide the truth forever: Malene Birger's Allende Silk-Satin Bottom ($121) is a skirt-short, but a far cry from a skort (thank GOD). Finally, we can do a prim and proper cartwheel without feeling unladylike... [More]

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RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek

All RMS Beauty products are crafted with raw, food-grade organic ingredients that promise to truly benefit skin from the outside in with healthy enzymes and vitamins. Sounds good, sure, but do they look good on? Yes! We're smitten with Lip2Cheek ($36), a stain-gloss-balm hybrid good for, as the name implies,... [More]

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Dance Like No Ones Watching II CD

The perfect music for a girl's night in....when you're drinking wine, catching up on gossip and dancing around the apartment! The Dance Like No Ones Watching II CD($17) features 11 of your all-time favorite tunes from disco to pop. Each one is hand-picked to make you dance with carefree abandon... [More]

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Out and About Coat

Why no, we don't mind spending our time being out and about in the Out and About Coat ($120) by Ryu. In fact, we'll do a little sashay down the street so everyone can get a good look at the great front ruffle detailing and fabric-covered buttons. Gorgeous! Editor's Note:... [More]

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Korvut Pillow

How happy does this pillow make you? Really, what is it about this pillow that evoke feelings of joy? The bright colors? The bold pattern? The silly use of swirls that represent the flower petals? Oh, who knows? All we know is that the Korvut ($44) is one happy little... [More]

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Personal Shopper: An iPhone clutch wallet for Meriah

Meriah G. wrote, "I have a bright yellow clutch that is tired and old but perfect. I need a replacement in a big way. I stop in every store I see, but wallets are too small and clutches are just for show (no organization). I use it every day, I... [More]

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Rose Burnout Velvet Bralette

Okay, so you want to add a little bit of one of Fall's favorite trends to your wardrobe, but maybe not go overboard just yet. Can we suggest you start testing the velvet waters with the Rose Burnout Velvet Bralette ($38, in royal or wine)? Wear it as a bottom... [More]

Jet Set Trunks

Doubtblush: Jet Set Trunks

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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Wine Cork Candles

Much easier than always keeping candlesticks on your table or dealing with a wine bottle candelabra, these Wine Cork Candles ($12/4) give you instant ambiance - tres romantique! We will, however, caution you against putting these babies in half-consumed bottles of wine. You don't want to be playing around with... [More]

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Me To We Africa Tee

Larissa L. wrote, "Hey Outblush team! A few months back, you guys did a personal shopper article for me. I'm glad to say that not only did I get the job I wanted, I'm now in remission and cancer free! Massive thank you to all of you guys for helping... [More]

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Bear Rug Coasters

For those of you who feel slightly guilty about nestling by the fire on a dead animal's once warm coat, try these Bear Rug Coasters ($15) instead. Rest those tired drinks in style with four coasters designed in white and red silicone for maximum condensation protection. We think these would... [More]

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Lapis Couture Necklace

Psssssst. We found the statement piece to end all statement pieces. Well, if you REALLY like blue, the Lapis Couture Necklace ($195) is poifect. Clusters of semi-precious stones - definitely worth dreaming about.... [More]

Edible Gingerbread Playhouse

Edible Gingerbread Playhouse

Dear Santa, We would love to receive the Edible Gingerbread Playhouse ($15,000) this year! We promise we've been very...very....(and we do repeat very) good boys and girls! Love, The Outblush Editors PS - This unbelievable gingerbread house is handcrafted of 381 lbs. of gourmet gingerbread and 517 lbs. of royal... [More]

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Draper's Cabinet

If you enjoy furniture that has historical relevance, take a look at this Draper's Cabinet ($3,495). Back in the day a piece like this was used to store fabric in a clothier's shop. Today it would provide clever storage for any one of us.... [More]

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Philosophy Trick or Treat Lip Shines

There's nothing tricky about Philosophy's Trick or Treat Lip Shine Duo ($18). These two sheer, subtly shimmery glosses are sure to get you in a holiday mood with their delicious Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Pie scents. We love 'em because it's the only way we can get a sweet treat... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Faux Fur Coats for Robyn G

Robyn G. writes: Hi Outblush! First: I love you guys. Second: Wondering if you could help... I'm on a quest to find the perfect faux-fur coat for the winter. I generally prefer swing coat or trapeze style, and maybe a leopard print... but would love to see what you guys... [More]

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INC International Concepts Dress - Breast Cancer Research Foundation Pink Sheath

We'd be smitten with the INC International Concepts Dress - Breast Cancer Research Foundation Pink Sheath ($99) without the added bonus of knowing that part of the proceeds went to a good cause; but a gorgeous pink sheath and a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation - we'll take... [More]

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Anatomicals Snog Me Senseless Mints

We ain't beatin' around the bush. We're popping in some Anatomicals Snog Me Senseless Mints (£2) and we're getting to the goods! Forget the mushy love stuff.... [More]

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Black Alimo Heel

Sometimes we love seeing trends on other people, but aren't sure where to start when making the same look work for ourselves. That's how we feel about this whole ankle boots business. Adorable, but how do we replicate without looking too...runway? Let's start with the Black Alimo Heel ($45, on... [More]

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1956 Chair

Jetsons, anyone? That's kinda what the raw steel chair reminds us of. Actually, they were first manufactured in the mid-20th century (hence the 1956 name). Sold to bistros and bars, the 1956 Chair ($295) was sure to stand up to wear and tear. Today, these chairs are available to those... [More]

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American Pickers: The Complete Season 1

If you've never had the immense pleasure of watching American Pickers: The Complete Season 1 ($27), we apologize in advance for adding to your list of favorite TV shows. Follow long-time friends and business partners, Frank and Mike, as they travel the highways and byways of America in search of... [More]

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Automne Oak Leaf Cuff

Some people really love the Autumn season. We mean, reaaaallly love it. If you're one of those Fall fanatics, consider wrapping the Automne Oak Leaf Cuff ($900) by Aurélie Bidermann around your wrist. The gold-plated leaves are the perfect homage to the crisp weather and falling foliage. We're not sure... [More]

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Origins VitaZing

Some days, despite a constant infusion of double shot lattes, you can't escape the, "Gee, you look wiped! Are you okay?" comments. Nip 'em in the bud in future with a quick swipe of new Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer ($35). With antioxidant-rich mangosteen fruit, SPF, and radiance boosters,... [More]

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Aboubakar Fofana Talisman Scarf

It doesn't matter that we can't understand the language, the lush Aboubakar Fofana Talisman Scarf ($Inquire) sucked us in. High quality isn't just art for art's sake here; limited edition organic textiles handmade by Fofana work to preserve the cultural crafts of Mali. For more, check out features in Apartment... [More]

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Iron Scroll Storage Basket

Are you like us, always searching for attractive ways to store things? While the Iron Scroll Storage Basket ($48) is pretty ornate, it would be a nice way to store fruit on the dining room table or small hand towels in the bathroom.... [More]

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YOU Be the Stylist: What should Leslie wear to her bridal shower & engagement photo shoot?

Sometimes, we get a Personal Shopper request that gets us so intrigued, we find it impossible to narrow down our options. We decided, therefore, that our beloved readers should help, since you're all as fashion-obsessed as we are. Introducing.... YOU Be the Stylist: We're faced with a reader who can't... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Natasha at GLO: The JimmyJane Form 3

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 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. You may... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Curling Mascara and Tools for Laura K.

Laura K. wrote, my eyelashes grow down, rather than out or up. I cannot find an eyelash curler/mascara to lift them up. I've tried the storied Shiseido Eyelash Curler and many different kinds of mascara and nothing works. Does anyone else have the same problem/found a solution? Thanks! Hey Laura,... [More]

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Carmen Tie Dress

It's not quite Summer anymore, but we still have a weak spot for the cool pastels of the Carmen Tie Dress ($110). Lovely skirt draping accentuates the "bermuda swirl" (couldn't have named it better ourselves). Tie straps and pockets keep it youthful and make the vintage silhouette more modern.... [More]

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Bobbing For Apples Set

Bobbing for apples is one of our fave thing to do this time of year! And we're so loving the Bobbing For Apples Set ($25). This set consists of shampoo, shower gel and bubble baths in three delicious flavors - Green Apple, Red Apple and Caramel Apple. Instead of taking... [More]

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Flip Brim Hat

The Flip Brim Hat ($38) is a classic style with a modern twist. This iconic newsboy cap has been reinvented in ruby red wool with a flipped brim and sweet button detail. Slap this baby on when you're not having the best hair day.... [More]

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Comic Strip Lampshade

This just made us giggle a little. The juvenile nature of the comic strip blended with the contemporary styling of this Lampshade ($59) is kitschy enough work in a deliberately fun room.... [More]

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Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery

If you've ever been to the Fat Witch Bakery in New York City, you know that for Patricia Helding, brownies aren't just an after-school treat, they're a way of life! Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery ($13) features recipes full of easy... [More]

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Room With a View Tapestry

Not everyone is blessed with an apartment space. Or desirable apartment views. Or more than one window, for that matter. The things we sacrifice to live in the cities we love! Luckily, we can drape a bare wall with the Room With a View Tapestry ($36), sit back, and imagine... [More]

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Pearl Chain Mini Stone Bracelet

The Pearl Chain Mini Stone Bracelet ($68) will add a little touch of elegance to your day. Pearls and colored stones are looped and twisted together by a contrasting gold chain. Wear it with work day neutrals to feel oh so classy, even during the mid-week slump!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A plum wedding gown for Carole

Carole J. wrote, "Help, Outblush! I hate to admit it, but I'm a middle-aged woman getting married. Wearing white or ivory at my age will only induce snickers. I'd like to wear plum--after all, everyone knows the bridesmaids get to wear the best colors. It isn't that big a stretch.... [More]

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West Elm Harvest Entertaining Platters

Maybe this is the year you finally host Thanksgiving! Sure, sure, you don't know how to cook a turkey, but there's plenty of time to figure that out. Let's focus on decor! Serve whatever it is you make (even if it's the last minute pizza you order) on one of... [More]

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Dollhouse: The Complete Second Season

Why is it that all of our favorite shows get the ax right when they're getting good? Ahh well, at least we can re-watch memorable moments over and over on DVD. Which is why we're stoked that Dollhouse: The Complete Second Season ($32) is finally out on DVD and Blu-Ray.... [More]

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Christine 'I Am Not A Witch' O'Donnell

Still haven't figured out what to dress up as for Halloween, and not into the "Slutty [fill-in-the-blank]" costume genre? Over the next few days, we'll be bringing you cheap DIY costumes based on current political candidates - seeing as how the forthcoming midterm elections are the only thing on the... [More]

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Infinity Bench

Hey, Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, way to make contemporary furniture remind us of ancient creatures. Your Infinity Bench ($Inquire) looks like a big 'ole whale ribcage or, like you say, layers of an onion. Organic elegance boils down to hard math here, but we still like it.... [More]

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Ninja Adhesive Bandages

Let these stealthy Ninja Bandages ($4 for a box of 15) fight off germs the next time you find yourself with a scrape. Or we guess you could give them to an age-appropriate recipient, like the 10 year old in the house down the street. But umm, we think they're... [More]

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Chiffon Cecelia Cami

Add the lovely Chiffon Cecelia Cami ($118) to your Fall layers for a breezy Autumnal look that practically begs for a hot chai latte accessory. We're thinking your best bet is to wear this under a fitted blazer, but we could see it belted and paired with skinny jeans, too.... [More]

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Tummy Tuck Sticks

Ok so let's get this straight? A tummy tuck in the form of a drink? Ummm....we need (rather WANT) this, STAT! Rodial Tummy Tuck Sticks ($60) are a dietary supplement that helps digestion and reduces bloating while flattening your tummy and waist. And, best of all, it consists of natural... [More]

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Toge Stacking Rings

To mix and match fierce pieces start by throwing on a few of the ferocious Toge Stacking Rings ($150). These matte silver and glossy black vermeil thorny rings give us options other than studs and spikes this Fall. One more dash of edgy elegance for ya.... [More]

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Black Graphite Drawers

Not even kidding about this. Some of us decided that we had to organize our kitchen cupboards last weekend and began looking for ways to keep things neat, but also look a little different (we love Tupperware, but we just weren't going that direction). These Black Graphite Drawers turned out... [More]

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Crazy Busy Beautiful

Why yes, we are Crazy Busy Beautiful ($9). Or, at least, we're definitely crazy and we sure are busy...all while trying to be beautiful. Truthfully, that last part makes us a bit crazy, which is what led us to pick up Carmindy's book. It's fuller than our makeup bag with... [More]

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Metallic Pink Pony Polo

10% of the proceeds of all Pink Pony products by Ralph Lauren go to the Pink Pony Fund for Cancer Care and Prevention. That's reason enough to pick up the Metallic Pink Pony Polo ($90), never mind the fact that preppy Polo products never go out of style. Plus, we're... [More]

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Personal Shopper: In-between Winter Boots for Rachel

Rachel writes: Hey awesome Outblush people! I'm a Midwest girl who is very aware that snow/slush/yuck is right around the corner. I get it that sometimes the winter situation calls for super tough, who-cares-what-they-look-like, uber-boots, and sometimes I need to bring my fancy shoes with me to put on inside,... [More]

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Owl Pitcher

How may sippps does it take to get to the bottom of the Owl Pitcher ($75)? Wouldn't you love to know? This pretty earthenware pitcher is handpainted and made in Italy. Whooo whooo!... [More]

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Seychelles Code Heel

The Code Heel ($90) in Pewter Multi by Seychelles reminds us of a luminescent freshwater pearl. Except that these heels are for our feet. And they're heels, not pearls. OKAY, you know what we mean! The neutral color means they'll go with everything, but the added shine means they'll give... [More]

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Black Cat Retro Swizzle Sticks

Throwing a Halloween bash? Collector of all things awesome? Add the Black Cat Retro Coctail Swizzle Sticks ($12 for a set of 6) to your list of must-haves. Cocktails are pretty wonderful on their own, but the addition of these sly-looking black cats will put the purr in purrfect. Yeah,... [More]

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DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation

Spray foundation is nothing new, but only Dior could make it couture, daaaahling. DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation ($60) is nothing short of a miracle in bottle form. Applied either directly to the face with the sprayer, or spritzed onto a sponge and smoothed on manually, it's just... Wow. Somehow, it... [More]

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iChime Programmable Doorbell

Does your doorbell just make a predictable "ding-dong"? Does your doorbell even work? No matter your answers, you should install an iChime Programmable Doorbell ($90) as soon as possible! This wonder widget can record live or from your own media in order to "ring" with any sound you can think... [More]

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Jillian Stretch Dress

The Jillian Stretch Dress ($122) is one of those you'd buy on a whim thinking you'd wear it a few times, but it would end up being a several-times-a-month favorite. The cut is forgiving, the material is comfortable and accommodating, and the colors are fab. Really, what's not to love?... [More]

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Blue Glaze Fountain

Fountains do more than just sit there an look pretty. The sound of running water can also calm your nerves and reduce your stress levels. So increase you inner peace with this Blue Glaze Fountain ($207). It works both indoors and outdoors, so you have your choice of where you... [More]

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Gravity Hourglass Timer

It's completely possible that you need a two-minute timer in the kitchen or because you like to play board games, or because you like to keep your phone calls to the point. So we won't even bring up the possibility that you'd buy one of these liquid-filled Gravity Hourglass Timers... [More]

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Whole Lotta Peace Cardigan

Fun, right? You know, as serious as we are about fashion, sometimes you just wanna slip something on that screams "relaxed." The Whole Lotta Peace Cardigan ($98) even has a fun name.... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Happy Helmet Bike Camera Mount

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

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Personal Shopper: Feminine Tuxedo Pieces for Anna

Anna M. wrote, "Hi Outblush! I have a different kind of wedding wear request for you. My best friend, a guy, is getting married and so I of course am going to be a groomsman. Problem is that he and I both think it would be awesome if I could... [More]

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Skull Egg and Pancake Molder

For some of us, Halloween is our Christmas morning. What better way to start off our favorite holiday with some delish breakfast made with the Skull Egg and Pancake Molder ($6)? Well, we suppose we could go with some non-molded pancakes and tell everyone they're replicas of The Blob, but... [More]

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NARS Cha Cha Cha Polish

The Nars Cha Cha Cha Polish ($16) will certainly get you into the Halloween spirit (if you're not already)! Paint your digits this pretty orange color, which has gold reflections. And might we add....this color is a limited edition so you should consider yourself lucky, if you're able to pick... [More]

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Flocked Dot Crepe Dress

There are some things that almost immediately make pieces worth having in our book. One is vintage styling done right. Another is swiss dot, which always manages to make things look elegant and expensive. This Flocked Dot Crepe Dress ($158) combines both of those for an instant win!... [More]

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Vintage Comic Book Tea Towel

This tea towel makes us grin and sometimes that's enough of a reason to buy something. The Vintage Comic Book Tea Towel ($13) takes us back to when we actually read the silly things and reminds us that it's okay to be goofy once in a while. How cheesy is... [More]

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Doubtblush: Spine Necklace

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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Innerscan Monitor and Scale

These are some good numbers to have at our disposal (you know, if we want to live to be old ladies). The Innerscan Monitor and Scale ($68) tells us how much we weigh, our body fat percentage, body water percentage, metabolic age, physique rating, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone mass... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Simply Vera Sequin Gloves

We like the warm fuchsia color (officially dubbed "lipstick"), and we like the sequins. And perhaps most of all, we like that 100% of the profits from these Simply Vera Vera Wang sequin gloves will go to fight breast cancer. Waving big, dorky waves at people will now be even... [More]

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Vintage Adam & Eve Earrings

Get back to the basics by sporting these Vintage Adam & Eve Earrings ($8). But umm, we suggest wearing them with something other than underthings made from leaves!... [More]

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Panasonic Pocket Doltz Sonic Toothbrush

We all brush our teeth. Right? No, really, if you don't, now would be the time to admit it. We're not judging, just concerned. Okay, we know you brush your teeth (as do we), but we wanted to show you just how cool a toothbrush could be. The Portable Ultrasonic... [More]

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Waterfall Ruffle Duvet

Not sure how much the Waterfall Ruffle Duvet ($128-$148) would appeal to the guy in our lives, but we sure like the flow, the sheer femininity of this pattern. Just a note: it's equally stunning in dove gray.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Size 5 Wedges for Kate C.

Kate C. wrote, "Hi Outblush! I need your help! I wear a size 5 or 5 ½ shoe. I am looking for comfortable, affordable fall wedges. It is so hard to find them in my size so I was hoping you could help! Thanks, Kate" Hi Kate! Outblush Operative, Brianne... [More]

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Christopher Bean Pumpkin Spice Coffee

More often than not, when we reach for our morning cuppa, we're just reaching for caffeine, and fast. But these days our wallets are fast depleting from regular stops to grab pumpkin spiced lattes and other Fall favorites. To ease our spending, we've invested in a few bags of Christopher... [More]

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Striped Military Shirt

Ahh, vertical stripes. They're flattering on everyone, slimming down the waist and adding effortless class to any outfit. The Express Striped Military Shirt ($60) spruces up the usual striped oxford shirt with a unique neckline, a slim fit, and great pocket detail with contrasting horizontal stripes. It's sexy and perfect... [More]

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Stackable Oven-to-Table Cookware

Even if you're Superwoman in the kitchen, it's nice to have a little help now and then. The Stackable Oven-to Table Cookware ($49-118) makes a pretty nice sidekick. This porcelain cookware (with silicone feet) has it all: it's microwave and oven safe, it stacks for easy cooking and transporting, and... [More]

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Railroad Penny Ring Set

The Railroad Penny Ring Set ($12) is reminiscent of all those pennies we threw at the tracks when we were kids. The smooth flattened copper, gold, and silver rings are a safer way to get our penny kicks. No trains necessary! And we're impressed at how cute they look on... [More]

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100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Face Cream

As Heinz is so fond of telling us, lycopene, found naturally in tomatoes, is one of the most powerful protective antioxidants out there. Instead of smearing some ketchup (catsup?) on your cheeks, though, we'd encourage you to try 100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Face Cream ($32) instead. This pale pink lotion... [More]

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Celeb Style: Kim Kardashian's Degaine Paulo Bianco Infinity Scarf

Love her or hate her, there's no denying Kim Kardashian is pretty fashionable. We're really digging the Degaine Paulo Bianco Infinity Scarf ($84) she's wearing in this picture. Even though temperatures were scorching in Kim's native Los Angeles when this paparazzi shot was snapped, it's never too early to start... [More]

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Vintage Folding Cinema Movie Theater Seats

Hey, did you know that in the early 20th century some of the richest people in the country surrounded their entertainment rooms with wooden choir seats? It's true. In fact, Hearst Castle is an excellent example of how they can be displayed. Well, we don't currently have access to 19th... [More]

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Beware! It's Halloween Note Card

Send a friend a note written on the handmade Beware! It's Halloween Note Card ($7). Though the undead rising in the moonlight may not be the cheeriest thing we can think of, we're pretty sure getting a greeting on this card would brighten anyone's day!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Kristina's Strapped for Panache Boot

Kristina wrote: "Searching for this magical boot ... [o]r shoe, I can't tell (...) I remember both urban outfitters and anthropologie having a variation on it for sale back in the day, but now I can't find anything like it anywhere, and I'm not shabby at online shoe shopping. (...)... [More]

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Walnut Checker Clipboard

Great. The Walnut Checker Clipboard ($50) will remind us we're overdue for that game night, and let the whole office know we're obsessed with accessorizing, not that that's weird or anything. Honestly, we just thought this was rad.... [More]

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Tahitian Diamond Watch

The Tahitian Diamond Watch ($2,095) from Michele is simply stunning! This ceramic bracelet watch has a signature chronograph dial with 100 diamonds clustered around the bezel. This beauty is sure to catch the eye of passers-by.... [More]

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Chandelier Light

This lighting fixture winks at the somewhat ostentatious nature of some Chandeliers ($395). It says to the world, "Hey, I could have put a chandelier in this spot, but I'm a little too hip for that." Hidden home décor messages amuse us.... [More]

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Beaded Web Hoop Earrings

Check out these cute Beaded Web Hoop Earrings ($7 on sale!). Technically, the beads come in gold and silver, but we think they look more like orange and green. Whatever you choose to call the color of the lucite beads, we know these hoops will add a nice pop of... [More]

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Cowl 3/4 Pant Jumpsuit

We're not totally sold on this jumpsuit fad, but if we were to get one, we might consider this Cowl 3/4 Pant Jumpsuit ($228). Maybe it's the pretty purple hue that caught our eyes. Or maybe it's just that if you paired this with some knee-high or thigh-high boots, you... [More]

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Rare Love Balm

Rare Love Balm ($40) sounds like something you might find in a sex toy shop, but we swear this stuff is totally G-rated. This silky, velvety smooth body balm contains coconut oil and shea & cocoa butters to get your skin super soft and glowing, especially when applied right after... [More]

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Turkey Wreath Holder

Who said wreaths are just for Christmas? With this Turkey Wreath Holder ($29) and a fall-colored wreath, you can add another cute decoration to your Harvest/Thanksgiving stash. The only downside is how sad it'll be to put this cute little guy away after the holidays.... [More]

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Genevieve Voile Robe

Ahhh, you deserve a little pampering and luxury in your life. The first step to achieving at home spa day bliss? Slip into the Genevieve Voile Robe ($74) by Pine Cone Hill. The lightweight cotton is soft and breathable and the voile pattern simple and elegant. It's a nice change... [More]

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Drift Wood Bamboo Ladder Towel Rack

For those of us with a quirky style sense, the Drift Wood Bamboo Ladder Towel Rack ($110) is a supremely fun way to organize our bathroom space. It would also make a playful clothes butler in the bedroom or dishtowel rack in the kitchen.... [More]

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CozyChic BambooChic Hoodie

Soft, warm and earthy, the CozyChic BambooChic Hoodie ($95) is perfect for the outdoorsy type. Think Little Red Riding Hood as an environmentalist (albeit a colorblind environmentalist).... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A November wedding guest dress for Ruth

Ruth M. wrote, "Dear Outblush, My cousins wedding is coming up Nov 20 and I'm having trouble finding a cute dress to wear. I'm not even really sure what to wear to a fall wedding... Anyway, I'm petite (5'2") and I've looked and have gotten frustrated that a lot end... [More]

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Pink Studio Addy Flats

Toms can look kinda clunky, but the canvas Pink Studio Addy Flats ($49) feel delicate as can be, thanks to the low cut, slim shape. Preppy stripes get prettied up with braided jute border on the bottom edge. These espadrille ballet flats are just plain cute, and you know wearing... [More]

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Vintage Teak Bowls

Can't quite explain this mid-century kick a couple of us are on. Maybe it's because everything from that decorating period was so darn useful and so well crafted. If you're someone who also appreciates the vintage look of art deco, you might just enjoy these Vintage Teak Bowls ($25/6) Take... [More]

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Dance Skirt by Thayer

The little girl in all of us melted a little when we saw the Dance Skirt ($195) by Thayer. A grown up version of our makeshift tutus of days past, the Dance Skirt is constructed in pink satin and has a pleated tulle overlay. Dress this ultra-feminine piece down with... [More]

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What Made The Crocodile Cry?

Ever wondered what crocodile tears are, or who the Real McCoy was? Please say yes. We do not want to be the only people who wake up in the middle of the night wondering about the mundane details of the English language. What Made The Crocodile Cry ($15) answers these... [More]

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Fontaine Wine Cabinet

We're finally at a place in our lives when we're buying things that we expect to have around for a while. Whew! That felt like it was a long time coming. The Fontaine Wine Cabinet ($1,250) is one such piece; sturdy, great looking, timeless. How great would this classic piece... [More]

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Tim Fleming Skull Mirror

It's the spookiest season, and we're inspired to decorate our places with cool pieces that can stand the test of time. Not only does the Tim Fleming Skull Mirror ($96) look killer all year long, it has a detachable jaw. Our vanity just got double vision.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Liz's ultimate grey bedding

Liz writes, "Outblush, I am begging for your help to find my dream bedding. The Eileen Fisher Seasonless Silk Comforter in Pewter was my dream - but the price is out of range ($498 for the comforter alone, and pewter is long gone. I'd rather spend that on the entire... [More]

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Ecote Intarsia Cardigan

Can we ever have enough cardigans? Well, yes actually, but that's not the point. We think the Ecote Intarsia Cardigan ($78) would be kinda a fun addition to our little cardigan family.... [More]

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Texas Necklace

The great state of Texas will not be out done by Cali! Texas Necklace ($24). The Doobie Brothers - China Grove Bob Wills - Deep In The Heart of Texas The Rolling Stones - Bob Wills Is The King Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Luckenbach, Texas Jason Aldean -... [More]

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Velocity 20-Piece Dinner Setting

If you're ready to upgrade your place setting, but your budget is in between IKEA and department store china, here's a great compromise. The Velocity 20-Piece Dinner Setting ($280) comes with just about everything you would need to serve your dinner guests (and yourself!) in style.... [More]

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Japanese Design Black Iron Chest

Maybe it's the Asian influence, maybe it's the solidness of this piece, but we're really diggin' the Iron Chest End Table ($399). We see it as more than a one-trick pony, though, and think it would work just as well as a nightstand or small dining room cabinet.... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 10/15/10

Happy Friday, Outblushers! We hope you all had a great week, and have fun stuff planned for this weekend.... Which now ought to include a little shopping, thanks to the awesome coupons below, courtesy of our friends at The Bargainist! Enjoy! Aeropostale coupon - Save up to 70% at the... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A dress for Amy's fiance's aunt's second husband's beachside memorial service

Amy S. wrote, "Hey OB! I have a fashion conundrum. At the end of October I have a memorial service to attend for my Fiance's Aunt's second husband. Its on the beach in Florida, and I haven't a clue what to wear! Black seems too stuffy for a beach affair,... [More]

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Doubtblush: Funtasma Kitty-32 Pumps

Dear, dear readers... We're speechless. Please enlighten us with your thoughts on these Funtasma Kitty-32 Pumps ($42): poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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Celeb Style: Jessica Alba's House of Lavande Pendant

Doesn't Jessica Alba look so much better when she smiles? We also think she looks pretty stylish with that chunky House of Lavande 1970s Vidal Pendant ($748) around her neck. If you don't have the funds to spend on a necklace like the one Jess has, you can get the... [More]

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Framed Queen Bee Pillow Cover

We're sick to death of the same ordinary pillows we see in every department store. Seriously, have you ever spent a fruitless afternoon searching for a unique pillow? Us too. Sort of steams us a little. That's why we're always happy to find something like the Framed Queen Bee Pillow... [More]

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Pee-Wee's Playhouse-The Complete Collection

We were so excited when we heard that Pee-Wee's Playhouse-The Complete Collection ($36) was being released... a little pee came out. We decided it would be best to give you a week to prepare, pre-order, watch clips on YouTube and start the secret word game around your office. Globey, Chairry,... [More]

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OPI Burlesque Collection

Cher + Christina Aguilera + Stanley Tucci + raunchy song & dance numbers = Burlesque, aka a campy movie enthusiast's wet dream. The sequin-encrusted trailer promises one helluva gal's night out, and we'll be first in line... But you know we'll be dressing the part. Step one? Picking a few... [More]

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Jacquard Plait Detail Dress

Shimmy into this gorgeous jewel-toned blue Jacquard Plait Detail Dress ($78) and turn heads! The rivet and lace trim along the arm and neckline give this vintage-inspired dress a bit of a modern edge. We think this is a good one to add to our Holiday party wardrobe.... [More]

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Mango Embry Sweatshirt

Just say no to juvenile pullovers with the Mango Embry Sweatshirt ($80). Yeah, this stacked cowl is definitely our anti-hoodie. For Fall, comfy does not equal slouchy, and what we say goes.... [More]

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Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak

If you're like us, you're not always so gentle on your feet: cramming them into new shoes, walking way too many blocks in heels, trying real hard to replicate some sweet Lady Gaga moves (with varying degrees of success). Plus, now that it's getting colder and the air is drier,... [More]

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Halloween Brownie Pops

Trick or treat? Well if we're knockin' on Williams-Sonoma's door, we'll surely take the treat! Oh how we would LOVE to sink our teeth into the Halloween Brownie Pops ($30)! These delectable treats consist of a rich dark chocolate brownie hand-dipped and covered in smooth chocolate. They're also rather festive... [More]

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Eugenia Kim Foxy Scarf

Fox fur stoles. Expensive, a bit creepy, and sure to put you on PETA's red alert. The Eugenia Kim Foxy Scarf ($232) however, is knit from a chunky alpaca-wool blend into a cruel-free, casual scarf. It certainly won't go with everything in our closets, but if we were so inclined,... [More]

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Pagoda Key Wall Cabinet

Look, we all have keys and we all have some special place we hang or toss them so that we'll be able to find them when we need them. We really like the decorative element of this Pagoda Key Wall Cabinet ($47) for key organizing. It's practical and would look... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Ireland 'out' outfits for Katy G

Katy G writes: Dear Outblush, I'm going to Ireland middle of October and I don't know what to pack. I know it'll be necessary to load up on sweaters and such but we'll be staying in Dublin for a week and don't know what to wear "out." To save on... [More]

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Topstiched Wine Carrier

Given the number of items we show you involving wine, we don't want you to worry. We're seriously not winos. We just know how often the social situation calls for a good bottle of vino. The Topstitched Wine Carrier ($18) is an inexpensive, but really pulled together way to take... [More]

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Envelope Evening Clutch w/Swarovski Crystal Ring

Looking for a clutch for a special event? We especially like the Rodo Envelope Evening Clutch ($515). The Swarovski crystal ring makes it a sure-fire classic, while the style makes it perfect for when we're meeting the Queen of England or attending a State dinner (or just want to look... [More]

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Autumn Kiss Note Cards

How adorable are these Autumn Kiss Note Cards ($10 for a set of 6) by Etsy seller Tina Tarnoff? We're going to be coming up with every excuse to send our friends and family hand-written notes so they can oooh and awww over our impeccable choice in stationary. Oh, and... [More]

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Budget Calculator

There's not a one of us who doesn't have to budget in some form or fashion. The Monthly Budget Calculator ($20) is an excellent way to track our spending and to come up with a plan for saving. That ridiculously expensive pair of boots you're dreaming of? This baby will... [More]

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Lorac Box Office Sensation

Remember those dollar store princess makeup kits we all begged our moms for back in the day? How opening up the frilly pink box and layering on tons of sparkly makeup made us feel so grown up and glamorous? Welcome to the grown-up version of that kit: The Lorac Box... [More]

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John Legend & The Roots: Wake Up!

What happens when two of the biggest and most inventive names in the hip/hop - r&b world get together, and birth an album of covers of socially/politically conscious classics from the 60s and 70s? Our heads explode! John Legend & The Roots: Wake Up! ($10) is slick, soulful, and just... [More]

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Striped V-Neck Cardigan

We're so glad boyfriend cardis are everywhere this season. They're great for casual days; watching a little football or picking up apple cider and donuts for a family brunch. The Striped V-Neck Cardigan ($60) is one of our favorites. Pair it with jeans and flats and go relaxed, or dress... [More]

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The Lush Crow Watch

Technology can be our friend, but it can also be frustrating. That's why we often like simple gadgets, like this The Lush Crow Watch ($50). It's easy to operate and understand, and it comes in a variety of cool colors like hot pink (shown), electric blue and olive.... [More]

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Henrik Vibskov Diffus Chaircover

Hold your tongue one second and check out the borderline crazy Henrik Vibskov Diffus Chaircover ($284). Yes, it's bizarre, but it beats paying thousands for the whole chair. Kids, textiles are the fashion of furniture; even chairs deserve leg warmers.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Cobie Smulder's HIMYM necklace for Casandra

Casandra C. wrote, "I was wondering if anyone could tell me who makes the necklace Cobie Smulders wears in the first scene of How I met you mother in the episode called Unfinished?" Casandra, from what we could see, the necklace had a silver chain with a white pearl and... [More]

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Matryoshka Madness Monster Toy

The dolls may get smaller by the frights and fun never diminish! The Matryoshka Madness Monster Toy ($15) are the coolest of the cool when it comes to Halloween decor, and in case you hadn't noticed - these ain't your Gram's nesting dolls!... [More]

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Wooden Diamond Brooch

Trend amalgams, you are our favorite two bases loaded play. Try on the wood and gem shape trend with one item: the Wooden Diamond Brooch ($20) by The Cloud Commission and Dan Civico. Simply adorable, and perfect for the changing seasons, we think.... [More]

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Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powders

Add a little flavor to your curves with Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powders ($29), and date night may never be the same. Available in cocoa (sparkling bronze tint), marshmallow (sparkling white), and honey (sparkling gold) flavors, dust a little over key areas, especially those covered by your clothes, for... [More]

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I'm A Survivor Crew Socks

A little Warhol and a little Betsey, the I'm A Survivor Crew Socks ($10) are a lot awesome! Featuring her signature black and pink motif, these Betsey Johnson socks are a limited edition from the 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness collection. Not only will your vehicles look super rad but you'll... [More]

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Susy Jack by Blue Sky Calendars

Can you believe that 2011 is right around the corner?! We already know we're resolving to have an organized year. Thankfully, Blue Sky has a whole slew of clean, colorful, date-saving options from Susy Jack. Find yourself a weekly and monthly planner, a desk calendar, or our favorite, the simple,... [More]

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Book Of The Month Clutch

While we might not be great at finishing novels, we can certainly get a gold star for rocking them as accessories. The Book Of The Month Clutch ($325) by Kate Spade features the Jazz Age classic, The Great Gatsby in laminated silk twill with cowhide trim. Silk faille lining in... [More]

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Joseph Campbell - The Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell - The Power of Myth ($33) is the ultimate documentary. Bill Moyers conducts one of the greatest interviews with Campbell, author and professor, in a seamless style that presents Campbell as mentor, rather than interviewee. Integrating pop-culture, notably Star Wars, Campell suggests that we need myths to survive... [More]

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Fingerless Ruffle Gloves

Ruffles! On fingerless gloves! Okay, so it's the little things in life that excite us. But really, who wouldn't be stoked to have a pair of these Fingerless Ruffle Gloves ($30)? With Black, Purple Plum, and Dark Pewter as color options, we're thinking these gloves are neutral enough to go... [More]

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Craftsman Tilt-Out Hamper

We like the look of this Craftsman Tilt-Out Hamper ($199), thinking it would work as well in the pantry organizing our recyclables as it would in the laundry room.... [More]

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You Tell Us: Pixelated Rhinestone Necklace

We can't decide if the Pixelated Rhinestone Necklace ($15) is sparkly good fun or a bad combination of childhood jewels and glue gun blues. Once we read the designer has a costume designing background, the dramatic glitz made a little more sense, but we're still unsure. Loving the adjustable ribbon... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Clear Bags for Samantha

Samantha S. writes: I am a loyal reader of your site and I love how you do the personal shopper section. I work in a pharmacy and we are required to carry a see-through (transparent) handbag, and boy are they hard to come by. The only ones I can find... [More]

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Doubtblush: Ovum and Sperm Conception Costume

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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BB Dakota by Jack Prisca Floral Skirt

Think of the complements you'll get by rocking this Prisca Floral Skirt ($41) from BB Dakota by Jack. We think its vintage print with warm fuchsia and golds make it the perfect bold Fall piece.... [More]

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Ricci Ricci Eau de Parfum

A rhubarb-based perfume? We were initially confused, but one sniff of Nina Ricci 'Ricci Ricci' Eau de Parfum ($80) had us nodding our heads in understanding. The sweet-tart tang of the rhubarb freshens up the otherwise heavy tuberose, rose, and bergamot floral blend for a fragrance that's sensual and opinionated.... [More]

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The YOOX Sample Sale: Hotter than Justin Bieber Fever

Hold onto your knickers, ladies! There's a raging Designer Sample Sale going on at YOOX. We're talking Chloe, Stella McCartney, Marni and about a hundred other incredible designers on sale for up to 90%. We've picked out a fantasy 30th birthday party outfit to display the sale's potential: First, a... [More]

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Ego Zippered Boots

If you're one of those girls who loves doing it up freaky once in a while, we think you might enjoy the look of the 7 For All Mankind Ego Zippered Boot ($495). We can imagine any number of ensembles these boots would compliment quite nicely.... [More]

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Splendid Military Cardigan

We can't say it enough times: a girl can never have too many cardigans. Especially when they're as cool as this Splendid Military Cardigan ($72). And since it's made by Splendid, you know it's just heavenly soft to wear.... [More]

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1951 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck

Don't mind us - we're just off to the farmer's market, the baker, then an auction. What are we pushing? Oh, just our old clunker, the 1951 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck ($67,500). Restored to perfect condition, this American icon features trademark grille bullets and tail lights, and a flathead V-8... [More]

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Butterfly Place Card Holders

The Butterfly Place Card Holders ($52/set of 4) are an elegant way to show your guests to their seats. They will also signal to the world what a completely gracious hostess you are. Wow, a two-fer.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A lightweight bike for AnnaMaria

AnnaMaria left a comment on our Personal Shopper: A dress for Anna S's baby shower post, saying: "Hope you can help. I'm looking for a new bicycle. I'm a college student and ride it everyday to class. I need something light (so I can carry it up one flight of... [More]

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Over-The-Knee Spat Legwarmers

Back in the day, spats were a sign of wealth and privilege. Today, we're seeing more and more modernized versions, like the Over-The-Knee Spat Legwarmers ($22). We think they're a sign of good fashion sense! Pair with a basic mini skirt or dress and give these beauties center stage. We... [More]

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Jack O' Lantern Hanging Votives

Set the stage for some dastardly deeds with the Jack O' Lantern Hanging Votives ($15). These ceramic votives on hanging chains will help set the mood for your trick-or-treaters, as they brave the trek to your front door.... [More]

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Letter Pillows

We noticed these Scrabbled-Inspired Pillows ($60/4) and thought you might get a kick out of them. You can order pillows reading "WORD" or you can order individual letters for a word of your own. Keep it clean, girls.... [More]

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Stormy Seas Cobweb Bag

Just in time for Halloween, we're confused by the Stormy Seas Cobweb Bag ($109). Not enough red flags are raised to constitute a Doubtblush, but damn, we are scratching our heads. Like, why is that model naked? What's with the asymmetrical clasp? We think we like a lot of things... [More]

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Cargo CheekActivator

Similar to Stila Custom Color Blush ($32), but not based as much on skin pH level, Cargo CheekActivator ($32) promises customized blush for every individual. The cream formula is activated by the warmth of your hands rubbing it into your cheeks: the more you rub, the deeper and brighter the... [More]

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Solid Brass Pencil Necklace

Even though it's been ages since we've needed to use a pencil, we can't help loving this Solid Brass Pencil Necklace ($85). Cast in solid brass from a real pencil, we think this accessory is a necessity for writers, artists, and those who are looking for a simple way to... [More]

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The Darjeeling Limited (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Oh how we love when Wes Anderson flicks find their way into Criterion form! The Darjeeling Limited (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] ($25) follows a rag-tag team of brothers, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, as they travel across India to find their reclusive mother. The darkness, humor, wit, unparalleled... [More]

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Celeb Style: Reese Witherspoon's Anlo Jordan Dress

Reese Witherspoon set the hearts of fashionistas aflutter when she was photographed on the set of her new movie in an Anlo Jordan dress ($240). The cool blue leopard-print dress features a sweet ruffled neckline and a cinched waist, which Reece emphasized with a wide black belt. If you'd like... [More]

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Hunter Outdoor Pedestal Fan

If you're craving more of an atmosphere in your outdoor space, consider adding something like this Hunter Outdoor Pedestal Fan ($359). It's pricey, but it's also gorgeous, and it could be the start of the transformation of your exterior haven.... [More]

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Betsey Bones Tweezer

Hate digging in the bottom of your cosmetic bag for those tweezers? Hunt no more...the Betsey Bones Tweezer ($25) is super easy to find in any bag! The bright pink hue with white skulls are the solution. Plus they're great tweezers - precision slant ones from Tweezerman.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Options to Pair with Hope's Black Booties

Hope K wrote, "I love looking at the suggestions on your blog and am looking for some help of my own, too. I just took a risk for my personal style and bought some black booties for fall and am not quite sure what to pair with them! They are... [More]

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Feliz Lounge Chair

Okay, we're not speaking for everyone here at Outblush, but when some of us were young we dreamed of having our own place that featured furniture like the Feliz Lounge Chair ($899). It's semi-retro, serene, and utterly cool.... [More]

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Flip Brim Hat

This wool Flip Brim Hat ($38) in a classic newsboy cap style is as cute as the button tacked to it's side. Since many of our favorite winter coat styles are in neutral colors, we like the bold ruby red color. We're sure it's just the thing to keep you... [More]

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Frosted Stone Bib Necklace

We're kind of suckers for ribbons and bows. Oh, and bling. Good thing we can satisfy our need for all three with the Frosted Stone Bib Necklace ($14, on sale!). We're thinking this one's perfect for our ever-growing upcoming holiday wardrobes!... [More]

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Sigma Premium Travel Brush Kit

Our makeup artist pals swear by Sigma makeup brushes for their long-lasting quality and even product application, and we're just now seeing the light. We snagged a Sigma Premium Travel Brush Kit ($59) to take on a recent weekend getaway, and now we're using them for everyday makeup. The set... [More]

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Mixed Crystal Ring

Slip on a smorgasbord of nature's bounty with the Mixed Crystal Ring. Since chunks of jewels isn't glamorous enough, a special dust resin coating gives these an iridescent finish. We're happy to bring our inner gemologist to the table for this glitzy mixed bag.... [More]

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Skull Decanter and Glasses

Let your Halloween spirits breathe in the frighteningly beautiful Skull Decanter & Glasses ($48-98). Made from a double layer of clear and black glass, hand etched skull and crossbones bring even the deadest of wines - back from the grave!... [More]

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Waxed Leather Satchel

The Waxed Leather Satchel ($275) is all we need to get motivated for a weekend get-away or last minute sleep over. With antiqued-nickel hardware, green plaid and leather trim, we could also sneak onto a Ivy League campus with some rather large books in tow, and fit right in.... [More]

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Missoni Kip Bathrobe

Things like the Missoni Kip Bathrobe ($215) are just necessities of life (not). Seriously though, this luxury robe stays true to Missoni with its killer cool print. Wouldn't mind answering the door in this chic lounge wear.... [More]

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Itty Bitty Bugs Sugar Cubes

At more than a buck a pop we recognize that these artfully decorated Sugar Cubes ($19/18 cubes) are expensive. We do, however, think that they'd be a sweet addition to a very special tea party. Say you're potential mother-in-law is swinging by to see your new place or you're making... [More]

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Hammond Side Chair

We couldn't imagine why images of Little Jack Horner popped into our heads as we examined the Hammond Side Chair ($119). And then we remembered: it was the plum! Surely the plum Little Jack pulled out of that pie was no more lovely a shade than this simple side chair.... [More]

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Travel Addicts: Key West

Do you love traveling? Do you love making money? Do you hate spending that love money on overly expensive hotels and sightseeing tours? Fear not fellow Outblushers, there is a new travel sheriff in town! Ashley, Outblush Operative, will be helping those bitten by the wanderlust bug plan their upcoming... [More]

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Personal Shopper: New Orleans Halloween Wedding Dress for Brooke

Brooke writes: Hi Outblush: I know you're probably already inundated with Halloween requests since it's already less than a month away. And I know you've gotten lots of wedding dress requests in the past that you're probably très sick of by now, but my problem sort of combines the two.... [More]

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Bombay Bazaar Earrings

First time we saw these earrings we just sort of thought, "Hmmm...nice enough." It wasn't until we noticed the detailing of the Bombay Bazaar Earrings ($138) that we truly took notice. They truly are solid little pieces of workmanship and would make a fine addition to our everyday earrings.... [More]

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Babies

Your daily dose of "awwww" is brought to you today by Babies ($18). Follow four newborns as they are observed in their natural habitat from San Francisco to Tokyo to Mongolia and Namibia. Their first year on planet Earth is marked by cuteness, smiles, laughs, and despite their cultural differences,... [More]

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Drink Skinny Margarita Mix

We love - cocktail hour. We hate - the added calories that make our skinny jeans... not so skinny! Drink Skinny Margarita Mix ($10) is the answer to our imbibing dilemma. With just 20 calories a serving and no artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup - may the cocktail... [More]

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Tobacco File Tote Bag

Organization and filing sucks (and turns us into grammatical fifth graders)! But the Tobacco File Tote Bag ($53) makes us a bit happier when faced with the dreaded task. This chic file tote bag features a lovely tobacco and brown garden scene and holds standard hanging file folders - great... [More]

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Celeb Style: Rachel Bilson's Brian Atwood Booties

What's your take on the bootie craze? We like the way they look, but we haven't found a pair that looks great on us. Maybe Rachel Bilson's go-to pair, these Brian Atwood Booties are a good choice. Although we might not be able to spring for a pair of the... [More]

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Urban Rituelle Sweet Treats Soap Assortment

Looking for an easy, inexpensive hostess/birthday/Christmas gift that looks like you spent a lot of money? The Urban Rituelle Sweet Treats Soap Assortment ($28) has yet to let us down. Packaged in a quaint pink-and-white-striped box, these bonbon-esque Creamy Vegetable Guest Soaps (two each of five fragrances) contain cocoa butter,... [More]

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Yummie Tummie Camie Tank + Tjoos giveaway

Shapewear usually looks, well, like shapewear. Right? Wrong. The lacy, slinky Yummie Tummie Camie Tank ($86, in 4 colors) bears zero resemblance to traditional girdles and stomach suckers, thank GOD. You'll look slim & sexy in your clothes, but just as sexy in your unmentionables.... Mrowwwrrrr... P.S. Our amigos over... [More]

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Moderna Sink Cabinet

As utilitarian as they can be, bathroom design intrigues us (well, to be fair, some of us more than others). Those of us who consider the powder room another opportunity to flex our creative muscles, find the Moderna Sink Cabinet ($449) an excellent example of style.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Blazers for Hannah

Hannah says, "So I turned 25 earlier this month. No biggie, except I still dress like I'm 15. OK, that's not entirely true. I wear appropriate business wear at work (in a museum), but I still find myself throwing on a slouchy hoody whenever I get cold, which is a... [More]

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Halloween Luminarias

The Halloween Luminarias ($24) have bewitched us - we must have all four for our fright night festivities. With hand-painted details and a water-resistant coating, these vintage inspired papier-mâché designs are perfect for indoor or outdoor display, and eventual antique status.... [More]

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Eho Outdoor Bar Set

Outdoor space feels like such a luxury. Why not play it up with the Eho Outdoor Bar Set ($1,895)? It would be perfect for entertaining, perfect for feeling like you're sitting next to the crashing waves, even if you're living in Oklahoma City.... [More]

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Issa Kimono Long Dress

There are a lucky number of you who get to spend your fall in warm weather climates (We're looking at you, SoCal!). So when we saw the Kimono Long Dress ($638) in the Issa Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, we thought of you. This 100 percent silk kimono-style dress is perfect for... [More]

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John Lennon: Signature Box

Cross that Beatles/Lennon fan in your life off your holiday shopping list in one grand gesture with the John Lennon: Signature Box ($152). Chalk full of extras to tickle their musical fancy, this deluxe 11 CD set features digitally remastered editions of each and every solo studio album from 1971-84.... [More]

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Hula Cool Tumblers

These are fun, although we would not recommend them on days when you're feeling queasy. The Hula Cool Tumblers ($40/4) are colorful and due to their round bottoms, spin and rock with abandon.... [More]

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PurpleLab Silk Sheets Foundation

With enough schmancy ingredients to make us think this is actually a spa treatment, not makeup, PurpleLap Silk Sheets Foundation ($35) might just convert all you foundation haters out there. Unlike a lot of liquid & cream foundations that settle into lines and pores, this actually fills said lines &... [More]

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Noche Espanola Bracelet

In spectacular cases like the Noche Espanola Bracelet ($2728) by Spain's own Vicente Gracia, we settle to admire from afar. Against a bark-like silver cuff, an enamel garden scene outlined in gold and dotted with diamonds jumps out at us. We think our endorphins just got turned on by this... [More]

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Owl Appetizer Plates

No Harvest-themed party would be complete without these adorable Owl Appetizer Plates ($29). We can just imagine the pumpkin-flavored goodies that could fill up one of these babies. Mmmm. . .pumpkin.... [More]

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CD Flames Cabinet

It's different, right? Straightlines Designs created the CD Flames Cabinet (Inquire) as usable storage and a real conversation starter. It certainly needs to be in a room that can handle its intensity, but we think it would look stunning in the right space.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Black closed-toe wedges and a grey skirt for Lauren W's work wardrobe

Lauren W. wrote, "You are the best. Really. I wish I could condense all the great feelings I have for you into something succinct and glowing, but I'll have to leave it at this because I need the word space to describe my problem. I work in high-end retail, and... [More]

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Jersey Knit Tulip Top

If you've always wanted a gorgeous made-to-fit piece you can wear to the office, here's a great start. This Jersey Knit Tulip Top ($95) is just exquisite. They definitely don't make pieces like this with much regularity anymore. If you'd like the matching skirt, you can have one made for... [More]

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I'm On My Lunch Break Bag

Err, our lunches don't always consist of a salad (Okay, they rarely consist of a salad), but we'd be happy to let everyone think the opposite! Proclaiming our healthy habits--or aspiring healthy habits--is easy with the I'm On My Lunch Break Bag ($18). The outer shell boasts of planet friendly... [More]

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Cactus Wine Rack

Our friend's having a fiesta themed wedding soon, so we came across the Cactus Wine Rack ($150) and thought "poifect!" The only issue we'll have to find three people to split it fours ways. Yeah, why is this thing so expensive? We don't know, but sit down, shut up, and... [More]

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Mos Ivy

Check it. A modular hook system called Mos Ivy ($75 per set) buzzes with structural potential. Mold little "Y" pieces together with connectors, screw into virtually any surface, and hang whatever the f*** you want. Ah, loving all super modern storage gems lately.... [More]

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The Worst Witch

Long before Harry, Ron and Hermione stepped foot in Hogwarts, there was another student witch making a mess of her magic school. If you've never spent an afternoon with the clumsy and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble, then the purchase of The Worst Witch ($15) may change your life. Set in an... [More]

BCBGMAXAZRIA Reversible Sequin Satchel

BCBGMAXAZRIA Reversible Sequin Satchel

Add some pizzazz to your day with the BCBGMAXAZRIA Reversible Sequin Satchel ($198). This pretty stud trimmed satchel has shimmering sequins on one side, but can then be can be flipped to a bright, silvery side. It's your choice whether you want to shine like a star during the day... [More]

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Eternal Child Jacquard Oversized Sweater

This sweater represents everything we love about weekends. The Eternal Child Jacquard Oversized Sweater ($240) reminds us that Saturday is a time to lay low, relax, and to be comfortable. We kick off the tight shoes, slip on our favorite jeans and rock this sweater with aplomb.... [More]

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Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne

Fragrance wunderkind Jo Malone's newest scent, English Pear & Freesia Cologne ($55-100) was apparently inspired by a walk in an autumnal English orchard. If English orchards really do smell this amazing (Pear, freesia, rose, amber, and patchouli), can we move there tonight? Especially if Colin Firth and Hugh Dancy are... [More]

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Anis Shower Curtain

We believe that the shower curtain is the last frontier in home décor. It seems to us that designers have only recently begun to put their touch on those very necessary items in the well-equipped loo. Today we're digging the Anis Shower Curtain ($125) because it's just so darn delicate... [More]

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Exhibition Daybed

There's an artist's loft missing a daybed somewhere. Oh sure, it looks like we could hold therapy sessions for our friends using the Exhibition Daybed ($1,699), but that's part of the appeal of this classic piece.... [More]

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Windows Phone 7 Giveaway Rules

Windows Phone 7 Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: Windows Phone 7 Giveaway (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are... [More]

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It's almost Movember... Have you started plannin' your 'stache?

Whether you spell it mustache or moustache, you've gotta admire the panache of the 'stache. And, while October may be all about the boobies, Movember is all about gentlemanly facial hair and prostate cancer awareness (Trust us when we say we could NOT, nor would we want to, post photos... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Low-heel Bridal Shoes for Amanda

Amanda writes: I am engaged! Wahoo! My sweet fiancee is only three inches taller than me. I'm having trouble finding a cute, non-frumpy, flat/sandle that would be appropriate for a June wedding (everything will be indoors, but my dress is super formal). Help! Any suggestions? Congrats Amanda! How exciting! Robin... [More]

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La Mer Cognac Brown Leather Watch

It's time for a wristwatch change. The La Mer Cognac Brown Leather Watch ($78) looks and sounds like something rich and decadent. Layered gold studs on the soft leather wrap band make this timekeeper luxurious. Striking, but totally wearable.... [More]

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Socialite Bootcut Jeans

Trust us, we're out there grabbing as many pairs of skinny jeans and jeggings as our credit cards allow. But we're also keeping our eyes peeled in our never-ending quest for the right pair of classic bootcut jeans. You know, the ones that pair perfectly with heels and flats? Slinky... [More]

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Halloween Etched Recipe Cocktail Shaker

Pick your poison - "Black Magic," "Witch's Brew," "Red Zombie" or "Skeletini." Just take it shaken not stirred - the Halloween Etched Recipe Cocktail Shaker ($19) likes to be pawed.... [More]

Tweed Paperbag Trouser Short

Fall shorts can be a tricky affair. They're often nothing more than cut off versions of heavy trousers. We like the look of the Tweed Paperbag Trouser Short ($58) as a fall alternative. They're cut to flatter the feminine shape and actually have a style we admire.... [More]

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Scalloped Tin Trays

Here's a sticky situation that doesn't get the attention it deserves: How do we keep candle wax from ruining our wood surfaces? We ran across these Scalloped Tin Trays ($9/each) and think we might have found a pretty fair solution. They're available in three different sizes, so we can find... [More]

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Year of the French Bulldog Desk Calendar

Maybe it's a tad bit early to be thinking about 2011. But we've got a list a mile long with names of friends and family who have been "nice" this year and deserve a gift. Though we may just keep this Year of the French Bulldog Desk Calendar ($12) for... [More]

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Rutzou Sequin Jacket

Whooooaaaa the Rutzou Sequin Jacket ($139) is bluer than royal blue and more saturated and shiny than your average jewel-tone. This is really the only lightweight topper we need to make a scene. Sign us up for sequins, and send us off.... [More]

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myJones Buffy the Vampire Slayer

We've always been a fan of Jones Pure Cane Sodas, but now they've got our attention by appealing to the Buffy fan in all us. The myJones Limited Edition Buffy the Vampire Slayer ($22 for 12) feature soda flavors like Buffy's Blue Bubblegum, Xander's Strawberry Lime Elixar, and Willow's Green... [More]

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Nanette Lepore Marrakesh Tweed Coat

Who says bundling up for the winter means we can't still turn heads when we walk down the street? Certainly not the Marrakesh Tweed Coat ($648) by Nanette Lepore! This chunky tweed coat is trimmed with genuine turkey feathers and features small hook closures. Okay, so it isn't something we'd... [More]

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Henri Bendel Ping Pong Set

With the summer months setting behind us we're in desperate need of a good indoor activity to keep our blood pumping, and perhaps it's time we switched from the reality show marathon kind. The Henri Bendel Ping Pong Set ($48) brings style and class to an otherwise not-so-glamorous sport. Get... [More]

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Zoya Wicked Nail Polish Collection Sampler

Ooooh, metallic jewel tones...how pretty! One of their two Fall collections, Zoya's Wicked Sampler ($36) boasts of 6 deeply toned shades from Edyta, a tarnished green with a golden shimmer, to Karina, a ruby-red with blue-hued undertones. We're glad to have a reason to pamper ourselves with a weekly manicure!... [More]

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Kohl's Cares® Simply Vera Vera Wang Coin Purse

We love when our favorite stores team up with our favorite designers to create retail magic. The Kohl's Cares® Simply Vera Vera Wang Coin Purse ($10) is all those things and more, with 100% of the net proceeds going directly to supporting the fight against breast cancer. This sequined and... [More]

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Rag and Bone Aura Skirt

Once in a blue moon, we wake up thinking, "Wow. I feel skinny today." On those very special days, we can rock ruching hard. The Rag and Bone Aura Skirt ($62, in blue; black ($104)) is pretty much a perfect ruched mini, in our opinion. Thank goodness we can show... [More]

Candy corn Pumpkin Souffle Candle

Candy Corn Pumpkin Souffle Candle

Ahh Halloween! We love all the delectable sweet smells this time of year...especially pumpkin! The Candy Corn Pumpkin Souffle Candle ($9) is a handmade Pumpkin Souffle candle topped with wax candy corn accents, that are also scented. This is one candle that we would so love to burn on a... [More]

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Zebra Wood Display Pedestals

Honest to Pete (whoever Pete is), we're nuts about these Zebra Wood Display Pedestals ($85). How great would they look on your dining room table, just displaying your pears like little works of art?... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Lady Gaga Inspired Halloween Costume

Kimberly L wrote, "I absolutely love your site. I check it every day. I have a problem and think you guys would be able to help. This year for Halloween I wanted to be kinda creative and dress like a celebrity. I'm African American so I feel like Lady Gaga... [More]

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Lollipop Bling Ribbon Eau de Parfum

Fragrance doesn't need to be high art all of the time. If blue raspberry ever was your favorite flavor of anything, you'll want to put your adult side off to the side for a minute and try out Ribbon, from Mariah Carey's Lollipop Bling trio ($35). It's a happy little... [More]

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Celeb Style: Kim Kardashian's Christian Louboutin Leopard Booties

Kim Kardashian certainly seems to be a fan of these Christian Louboutin Lipspikes Leopard Booties ($1,995), which are available at Christian Louboutin boutiques. We're not too sold on them ourselves, but we do have to admit they look pretty snazzy with an all-black outfit. While we know many of our... [More]

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FEED Trick-or-Treat Bag

Ditch the pillow case and cheap plastic pumpkin on Halloween and opt for a bag that gives back. The FEED Trick-or-Treat Bag ($13) provides you with a sturdy and adorable fright night sack as well as helps to provide food for the neediest and hungriest around the world. With every... [More]

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Fabric Lanterns

Add some whimsy to your Autumn outdoor gathering with these delightful Fabric Lanterns ($35-43). These lanterns made of 100% cotton are inspired by the crystal clear night skies of Bali. Batik polka dots on brown, green and sky blue are available on mosque or bell shape lanterns. Don't let the... [More]

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Soap & Glory Dr. Spot Invisible Spot Fighting Gel

It smells citrusy. It's clear and won't show up on your skin, alone or under makeup. A weensy daub will help ix-nay the most painful of zits in a few hours. The bottle will last you for-freaking-ever, making the price tag pretty negligible. Really, do you need any other reasons... [More]

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Evil Wizards Tee

Just a little over a month until the first of the final Harry Potter movies hits the theaters! Potter fever isn't even in full swing yet, and we're excited to see all the related merchandise that comes out in support of Deathly Hallows. If your loyalties align more with the... [More]

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Oval Jewelry Rack

You would not believe how long some of us (okay, one of us) spent looking for a simple, sensible way to display everyday jewelry. Pretty much drove everyone around her crazy. Take a look at the Oval Jewelry Rack ($24). It's an inexpensive, clean-looking way to keep all our doodads... [More]

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Cooper Colored Stool

Low profile, high color. What's not to love about the Cooper Small Colored Stool ($159)? It's easily adjustable and would work in pretty much any room. And of course, there are more vibrant colors to choose from! See more stools.... [More]

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Boot Band

Finally, someone has heard our cry - the cry of those of us with a larger than average calf! The Boot Band ($75) provides a stylish extender for our boots that cannot be zipped. No longer will we pass over that to-die-for knee-high, or feel ashamed of our love of... [More]

Map of Paris Cufflinks

Map of Paris Cufflinks

Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world! Why not romance your guy with a little surprise. If he's a hopeless romantic (like us), we know he'll love the Map of Paris Cufflinks ($32) just as much as we do. When you give these to him, why... [More]

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Woven Jacquard Table Runner

You know how you sort of want something for your dining table, but don't want to go with placemats like a mom with four little kids eating Cheerios? This Woven Jacquard Table Runner ($29) is little bit funky and a whole lot practical. Just take a look at the colors... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Found of You: Vintage Barware

Our guest poster today is one of our very own Outblush Operatives, and we're so happy to hand over the spotlight to let Rachel H tell us what she knows. She's a master at tracking down cool and quirky finds, and you can see some of her garage-sale gems and... [More]

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You Tell Us: Skeleton Maternity Shirt

Part of us giggled and thought, "Awww, how kitschy and cute!" when we saw this BabyTalk Designs Halloween Skeleton Maternity Tee Shirt ($25). "Even unborn little ones can get in on the Halloween fun!" But then, we thought, "Um. This could really get misconstrued by pro-choice and pro-life advocates. Oooh.... [More]

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Super Gloss MoovBoots

Think of the Super Gloss MoovBoots ($280) as your Ruby Red slippers! These amazing all weather boots are hand made from the highest quality natural latex rubber. And more importantly, they're lined with 100% Australian Merino sheepskin lining. Believe it or not, MoovBoots can actually withstand temperatures as low as... [More]

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Off The Air Plate

Whether you take it as a political statement against our electronically oversaturated lives, or as a pun, or simply as a more interesting dish than the one you're currently eating from, you need the "Off the Air" dinner plate ($11 each). This is a test, after all.... [More]

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A Leaf in the Wind Necklace

Celebrate your love for Fall with by wearing the A Leave in the Wind Necklace ($18). The teal colored copper gives this lovely leaf an antiqued feel and reminds us of all the crunchy foliage that's already found it's to the ground.... [More]

Dazzling Fringe Cami

Dazzling Fringe Cami

The Dazzling Fringe Cami ($119) is a super sexy cami that we would love to wear around the ranch for a girl's night out. This slinky fitted cami has three tiers of rhinestone-kissed fringe in a stunning platinum color. It actually reminds us of something Pamela Ewing would have worn... [More]

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Witch Boots Doormat

Wipe your boots, please. We don't want you tracking flying dust into the house! Witch Boots Doormat ($15).... [More]

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Doubtblush: Denim and Ivory Tassel Shoes

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

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Abstract 2-in-1 Dress

This Abstract 2-in-1 Dress ($40, on sale) seems like the type of casual-chic outfit you'd want to wear over and over. The sequined top is a fashion must-have this season, and the cinched waist (complete with a bow) is similar to the paper bag style that's so popular right now.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill, Special Edition: Emergency Burn Kit

Planning to stay at the Vdara next time you're in Vegas? Beware the "death ray". Or at least pack one of these along: this emergency burn kit ($14) from Water Jel contains gauze, dressings, bandages, and burn gel. Just in case you happen to be in the wrong deck chair... [More]

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Wattson Energy Monitor

We like how much the personified Wattson Energy Monitor ($100) internet shouts: "I AM THE ONLY PERSONAL ENERGY MONITOR THAT SPEAKS TO YOUR WHOLE FAMILY WITH A UNIQUE COLOURED LIGHT SYSTEM. I TURN BLUE WHEN YOU SAVE MONEY! " (Via bouf) We couldn't have said it funnier, but seriously, the... [More]

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Decay Girly Tunic

If you're a fan of Threadless, you'll be stoked to hear they've launched a new premium line collection. These limited edition pieces just hit the interwebz, so you've got to act quickly. Our favorite is this Decay Girly Tunic ($35). It's perfect for those dreary winter days when all you... [More]

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Hepper Pod Pet Bed

Give your pet a view from their rightful place on high with the Hepper Pod Pet Bed ($99). A sanctuary for hiding, snoozing, and curling up, the bed features molded foam and a super posh design. Perfect for small dogs and cats; be sure to get two if you have... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Tweezers

When tweezing your eyebrows, have you ever thought to yourself, "This would be so much more awesome if my tools looked cool?" We confess we have, which is why we were so stoked to find these Betsey Johnson Tweezers ($25). The inimitable Ms. Johnson has spread her fabulousness all over... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Halloween Men's Suit for Dana T.

Dana T. wrote: Halloween is coming up and I purchased the best masquerade mask for a costume party! The only downfall is that I'm having trouble finding a affordable (under $100 hopefully) men's suit to wear (I know why men's?) I have visioned the mask and suit in the scene... [More]

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Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara

Who wants eyes to kill? We do! And we can get 'em with this Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara ($28 to $30). This award-winning mascara can help your peepers pop by seemingly lengthening and thickening your natural eye fringe.... [More]

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Tibetan Vintage Quilt

We've been eye-molesting the Tibetan Vintage Quilt ($180) for obvious reasons. We'd love to see the reversible floral pattern in all its glory, but there's no other picture. Unique handmade goods are everywhere, but this isn't.... [More]

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Record Collection

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, there's no way you've escaped the magic and wonder of Mark Ronson. On Record Collection ($10), Ronson delivers again with some help from The Business Intl. There's no one this man won't collaborate with and for that reason,... [More]

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Melanne Oxford Peeptoe Bootie

It's an Oxford! It's a peeptoe heel! It's a bootie! Actually, it's the Melanne Oxford Peeptoe Bootie ($198), which is to say that it combines all three to make a pretty incredible shoe. Sometimes combining too many looks into one can lead to a monstrosity. But we're pretty fond of... [More]

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Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

Finally, a highlighter for those of us with cool skintones! See, for all you tan goddesses out there, us palefaces with pink & blue undertones to our complexions can't wear the usual gold/bronze/yellow-toned highlighters, as they just plain don't look right. Benefit Girl Meets Pearl ($30), however, is a luscious... [More]

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Ménage à trois: Isabella Rosebud Headband

Rachel H., Outblush Operative, writes: We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your... [More]

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Chef'n Veggiesteam Steamer

If you know us at all, OB readers, you know that bright colors alone don't win the key to our heart. The Chef'n Veggiesteam Steamer ($12) has neon appeal and superior function. Set this silicone tray over boiling water or broth, and bam - instant side dish.... [More]

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Steve Jobs Bust

Are you prepared to be crowned the Empress of Geek Island? If the answer is yes, your desk is in immediate need of the Steve Jobs Bust ($128). Get ready to be envied by every passer-by... and possibly stalked by that creepster in IT.... [More]

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Nepal Magnetic Bracelet

Athletes and quack doctors swear by them, but we thought all magnetic bracelets were ugly. The twisty Nepal Magnetic Bracelet ($25) by Sergio Lub proved us wrong. If we had to raise our batting average, we'd choose this one.... [More]

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Celeb Style: Gwen Stefani's Tally Marks Fedora

It takes a certain kind of woman to rock a fedora, and Gwen Stefani is certainly that kind of woman. Here she is with a Lola Tally Marks Fedora (€180.00), which seems to be a favorite in this fashion-forward celeb's closet. We also love how Gwen managed to match her... [More]

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Over-the-Sink Cutting Board with Colander

Leave it to the Martha Stewart Collection to make us come around to something we usually have disdain for: Martha Stewart. Inventive and super useful, the Over-the-Sink Cutting Board with Colander ($30) gives those of us with limited counter space more options. Man, we're suckers for 2-in-1 stuff, especially when... [More]

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White Forest Pearl Earrings

What do you think? How ladylike, how genteel are these Pearl Drop Earrings ($31)? Even if they did name them after toothpaste we used in high school, we're pretty fond of them.... [More]

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Portland General Store Whiskey Skin Quench

Real men don't need no highfalutin' techno-fancy skin junk. Real men? They slap whiskey on as aftershave, and they relish the burn. *Grunt* Okay, maybe not quite that extreme, but we don't understand the predilection for super-fancy men's skincare. In our experience, most of 'em just plain don't care. Portland... [More]

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Amelie Green Drapes

Okay, so how sweet are these drapes? In a room that is otherwise pretty sedate, how much of an impact do you think these colorful curtains would make? We like the rich colors, the touch of Asian inspiration and the simplicity of design. The Amelie Green Drapes ($165-$185) look like... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Sharp Decline in LCD TV Prices Forecast for Holidays

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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Personal Shopper, sort of: DIY smartphone cases

Rachel H. Outblush Operative writes: After my Personal Shopper: Iphone 4 Cases for Ahn post, the requests for cases for your various smartphones came rolling in. They went something like this: "Hi Outblush! I have an iDroidberry 1234 and I can't find a cool case for it ANYWHERE. Boohoo." I,... [More]

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Ozone Nordic Stripe Sock

Now that you've found your favorite pairs of wedges and ankle boots for the Fall, it's time to accessorize them! There's no limit to the amount of awesome socks out there, like the Ozone Nordic Stripe Sock ($12, in 9 colors). The Scandinavian-inspired flowers run up the sides of the... [More]

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Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children

Face it: you don't want the special kids in your life to grow up to be carnies and you don't want them to know less than squat about the classics. Start 'em early with Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children ($12). There's no rule that says they actually have... [More]

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Matine Toile Drape with Blackout Liner

We love toile, oh how we love toile. And we can just picture these Matine Toile Drapes ($89-$119) paired with a crisp white duvet and pillow shams. It would be like a day by the ocean, right inside our bedrooms.... [More]