2011 Oscars Fashion: Our top eleven dresses

Dear Anne Hathaway: You were so cute last night, except for your constantly yelling "Woooo!" every time someone came onstage. We wanted every single dress you wore. Dear James Franco: Were you high? Seriously, that "Duuuude, where's my car?" schtick got old quick. We know you can act, and you... [More]


J. Crew Plumeria Vintage Stitched Tank

It's never to early to plan for summer beach fun (even if your pasty winter legs don't agree!). The Plumeria Vintage Stitched Tank ($125) from J. Crew is a lovely floral vintage tank that totally proves one-piece suits can be just as cute and sexy as two-piece suits. Besides, it's... [More]


Bubble Wrap Greeting Cards

Know someone who's feeling a little fragile right now? Send him, or her, one of these bubble wrap greeting cards ($8 for two) and write a kind message inside. You'll be helping twice over. (These'd also be great thank-you notes for the friends who helped you move.)... [More]


The Force and the Dark Side Adjustable Aluminum Rings

Sometimes you feel like using your powers for good, and sometimes you don't. Tell the world what kind of day it is with The Force and the Dark Side Adjustable Aluminum Rings ($25 for two). One ring quotes "Use the Force" and the other, "Give into your Hatred." We hope,... [More]



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Shine Labs Napkin Rings

Is it Spring yet? The Shine Labs Napkin Rings ($12) has our wishful thinking on overdrive. Crisp white porcelain bone china rings in Rose, Moth Orchid, and Peony shapes are the epitome of classy whimsy.... [More]


Physicians Formula Organic Wear Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($6) is like that really close friend in your life. You know; the one who provides a soft place for you to land when your heart is broken, but kicks you in the ass when you need it. The makeup remover pads... [More]


Jimmy Choo 'Sky' Leather Hobo

The Jimmy Choo 'Sky' Leather Hobo ($1,350) is fiercely feminine. It's not just the fact that this particular bag is the palest shade of pink, but it's the sum of the whole: the butter-soft leather, delicate drop handle and softy-shaped flower petals.... [More]


Zoe and Morgan Signature 'Yes' Ring

"But there was another piece that really decided me for-or-against the artist: a ladder which led to a painting which was hung on the ceiling. It looked like a black canvas with a chain with a spyglass hanging on the end of it. This was near the door when you... [More]


Ms. & Mrs. Labor & Delivery Survival Kit

For all those girls in our lives who are currently enceinte (French for pregnant) we have found this fun Labor & Delivery Survival Kit ($45). Nope, it won't make the contractions any easier, but it just may make her feel pampered while she's experiencing them. The kit comes with such... [More]


8-Piece Decanter & Tumblers Set

We know it's not quite time, but our thoughts are drifting toward outdoor entertaining. How easy would it be to serve friends from this 8-Piece Decanter & Tumblers Set ($20) from World Market? It's the willow that makes it such a natural for patio entertaining.... [More]


Coca Wildlife Cuddle Chair

On those overcast days, when all you want to do it throw on a pair of yoga pants, slip on a comfy tee and curl up with a book, the Coca Wildlife Cuddle Chair ($3,800) provides a soft landing spot.... [More]


Converse Jack Purcell Helen Marimekko All-Star

Converse recently teamed up with Jack Purcell to bring us a line of Marimekko patterned shoes. Our favorite is the Jack Purcell Helen Marimekko All-Star ($75). The vintage 1960's pattern combined with the classic silhouette of the All-Star shoe makes this a winner. Toss on a pair sans socks and... [More]


Balloon Dog Book End

The idea of a nearly weightless balloon animal keeping our books from falling over is both ludicrous and adorable. This Balloon Dog Book End ($55) is totally going to be our 'pet' until we move into a place that lets us get a real puppy!... [More]


Sophomore Caftan Dress

The Sophomore Caftan Dress ($89) gives it to us straight. No frills about it, just the slightest show of subtlety. Minimize embellishments to linear ribbon details and shoulder buttons to get a t-shirt dress taken seriously.... [More]


99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink

What can we say? We have a soft spot for all things related to that gorgeous caramel colored liquor of yumminess: whiskey. What's more, we just loved reading 99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink ($10) by blogger Kate... [More]


Gold Acorn Pendant

Here's a deep thought to get you through your Monday: Don't worry if your job is small and your rewards are few. Just remember that the mighty oak was once a nut like you. -Bullwinkle Moose Gold Acorn Pendant ($130)... [More]



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Brown Era Sunglasses

Brown Era Sunglasses

Pair the Brown Era Sunglasses ($18) with a silk Pucci-inspired headwrap to look oh so chic this Spring. These pretty plastic frame sunglasses exude 70's classic style.... [More]

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Vintage Beveled Jewel Box

At the risk of sounding like a Google robot, did The Paris Apartment mean "jewelry box" when they said Vintage Beveled Jewel Box ($98)? Probs, but that's not the point. The point is ... Stuff your chains in this, kids. It'll look dope on your vanity.... [More]


Magenta Inc. Dog Treat Jar

Sure, your pup can be plenty naughty (Last week's garbage fiasco still has you fuming.), but when it comes down to it, you love your dog, and spoil him rotten. Store all his favorite treats in the Dog Treat Jar ($38) by Magenta Inc. and keep it on the kitchen... [More]


Urban 1972 Bright Light Trench

Who said trench coats had to be boring? Certainly not Urban 1972, whose spring coats are selling out like hotcakes. One of our favorites is the Bright Light Trench ($42), and it's still currently in stock. This bright, mini trench is classic in style, but big on color and sheen--great... [More]

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Kikkerland Revolving Clock

Honestly, the Kikkerland Revolving Clock ($78) would be too mechanical for our taste, but our boyfriend would love it; they have wheels of logic turning all the time, ya see. It gets extra points for hands-free time keeping. Man that's smart.... [More]


Boots No7 Advanced Hydration Day Cream

We'd like to send a shout out to Christa, Boots Cosmetics representative extraordinaire. Not only did Christa share beauty secrets with us, but she also let us try new products. One we are truly taken with is Boots No7 Advanced Hydration Day Cream ($15). Even as it glides on we... [More]


Thermaltake Level 10 Aluminum Computer Case

We're sick of acting like electronics and general geekery don't excite us over here at this little old "ladies" site. We get down with the hardware dammit! The Thermaltake Level 10 Aluminum Computer Case ($700) is the Rolls-Royce of computer cases. Six removable hard drive cases allow for the ultimate... [More]


Personal Shopper: Yellow mix-n-match bridesmaid's dresses for Melissa's August wedding

Melissa W. wrote, "My wedding is coming up in August and I will have 4 bridesmaids that I would like to put in a range of yellow bridesmaids dresses. The key is I want them to be sundresses in pretty yellow patterns and coordinating (not be matchy-matchy). I'm not even... [More]


Me & You Pencils

Salt and pepper. Meat and potatoes. Eggs and bacon. Bread and butter. Milk and cookies. Me and you. These are the kind of loves we can get into! Me & You Pencils ($12).... [More]


Amika Oil Treatment

When our hair truly, deeply needs conditioning, Amika Oil Treatment ($34) infuses it with Argan Oil, Omega 7 and Vitamin C. These key ingredients penetrate the hair to seal split ends, improve elasticity, and calm it the hell down. As much as we adored Gilda Radner, we don't exactly long... [More]



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Candela Taylor Oxford

Oh lordy, leather and lace is our sugar and spice. Be a sweetie, Candela Taylor Oxford ($99). Come home to mama. We'll make a day and a night of it. Sexy.... [More]

Alphabet Rockers CD

Alphabet Rockers CD

Rock out with your preschooler to the Alphabet Rockers CD ($15). This educational CD is packed with hip hop, rock + soul, funky beats and more all created just for kids. This is one CD that they'll learn from while having a ton of fun!... [More]

Personalized Heart Pocket Pillow

Personalized Heart Pocket Pillow

Did you know today is National Tooth Fairy Day? Surprise your little one with a beautiful Personalized Heart Pocket Pillow ($48). He can tuck that little tooth in the pocket as he eagerly awaits for his tooth to be snatched.....and more importantly replaced with some loot.... [More]


Frak Necklace

Whether to show your love of Battlestar or express disdain without expletives - the Frak Necklace ($14) is for you. Available in black, red, magenta, blue, green, yellow, white or orange, and on a chain of black or nickel - we think it'll get the point across!... [More]


Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Matelassé Dress

A sure sign that spring is around the corner is when Dolce & Gabbana introduces numbers like this sleek Floral Print Matelassé Dress ($1,325). We're thinking mint juleps, a cute hat, and someplace fabulous to be seen.... [More]


Floral Wallpaper Mug

Vintage wallpaper aficionado, Claire Coles collects only the best for her collages. The crème de la crème of wall coverings went into the adorable pattern on Floral Wallpaper Mug ($24). If we can't have sunshine, of course we're stockpiling the floral trend.... [More]


Coffee Fellow Beanbag

Coffee is one of life's most delectable pleasures. We've often dreamed of swimming in a giant vat of it. Don't be completely grossed out - we'd bathe prior to, and following said swim. The Coffee Fellow Beanbag ($299) is a much more sanitary, much less messy dive into a giant... [More]

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Koziol Fresh Vitamins Gift Set

Nourish your body with nutrients, and have a blast getting into 'em with the Koziol Fresh Vitamins Gift Set ($17). Our citrus just found their best friends. The Emma P. peeler sheds oranges clean, the Kiwi serrated scoop handles like a dream, and the Pink spoon separates yer grapefruits into... [More]


Beat Me Softly Apron

We do not condone violence - but sometimes you gotta show those eggs who's boss! The eggs answer back with this simple plea - Beat Me Softly Apron ($35).... [More]

Erase+ing Eraser

Erase+ing Eraser

Ok so it may not be the kind of rock we had in mind, but we'll gladly take it. With this ring, we thee erase our mistakes. Eraser+ing Eraser ($5)... [More]


Urban Decay Urban Lash False Lash Mascara

For times when our regular mascara routine just won't do, we turn to false eyelashes, but we hate that obvious delineation between our real ones & the falsies. Solution? New Urban Decay Urban Lash False Lash Mascara ($18), designed to fuse real & fake flutter-ers together so we've got lashes... [More]


Personal Shopper: Lace Bike Shorts For Kasia

Kasia wrote, "Message: Hi! I just recently stumbled upon your website. My fiance has always poured his interest into a website called uncrate... I wondered if there was a female version, and Ta-Dah! Anyhow, we're getting married in August and I've been looking for "bloomers" uhm, more like lace bike... [More]


Cargo BeachBlush

For those us who can't decide between a blush and a bronzer Cargo has created BeachBlush ($28), a combination of the two. It gives us just the right flush of color and hint of a tan. We do recommend using a quality blush applicator as that seems to make all... [More]


BHLDN Bow-Topped Bolero

Most places, it's not quite warm enough yet to feel comfortable going bare up there. And you have oh so many weddings to attend this spring! Add the Bow-Topped Bolero ($120) from BHLDN (the weddings and special occasions line that has sprung from Anthropologie) to your strapless numbers. It'll make... [More]


Mikasa Flight Glasses

Hosting a boring old dinner party is sooo 2010. Step up your entertainment game with a beer tasting and the fabulous Mikasa Flight Glasses ($30). This gorgeous flight set allows you a perfect 4 oz. pour for tasting the nuances of each beer. The four glasses sit within a sturdy... [More]


Battersea Sofette

The colors. The style. The botanical flavor. We think the Battersea Sofette ($2998) will be perfection in a tiny space that needs some seating, and some extra love. With button tufting, fan-shaped back and built for two seating - all we need is the second butt!... [More]

Topshop Boat Print Fifties Sundress

Topshop Boat Print Fifties Sundress

We're loving the Topshop Boat Print Fifties Sundress ($75). This flirty sundress is perfect for a moonlit fireworks cruise as well as the Memorial Day barbeque at the yacht club.... [More]


Bourjois Cendre de Rose Brune Powder Blush

Ever wear powder blush? At all? Then this is the product that you have to thank. Before 1863, if you wanted to add a little color to your cheeks, you pretty much either did it with greasepaint (bleah) beet juice (bleah) or pinches (ow). And then Alexander Napoleon Bourjois developed... [More]

Armani Junior Logo Cotton Baby Bag

Armani Junior Logo Cotton Baby Bag

If you're looking for a designer diaper bag that is affordable, you're in luck! The Armani Junior Logo Cotton Baby Bag ($150) is cheap and chic (as far as designer baby bags go). This streamlined style is trimmed with contrast piping. It has a shoulder strap with magnetic closure and... [More]

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Bamboo Butler Tray Table

The brassy sheen of the Bamboo Butler Tray Table ($595) has us enamored. To be clear - there's no bamboo in this, Earth-friendlies, and, yes, it's a bit out of our price range. But we were under the impression y'all liked us to share things with ya that we can't... [More]


Giorgio Armani Beauty Light Master Primer

It's the magic of pink and blue that makes Giorgio Armani Beauty Light Master Primer ($55) a winner in our book. The two colors, infused with light-reflecting particles helps diffuse discoloration and even out our complexions. Best yet, it takes very little product (about a pea-size drop) to do the... [More]


Personal Shopper: The Perfect Black Purse for Emily

Emily writes: "Hi Gals, I've got a request for you. I recently upgraded my daily grad school tote to a Longchamp, and now I've got a taste for quality. While my tote is great for day-to-day stuff, I'm looking for a leather bag to use for girls' night, date night,... [More]


Jessica Simpson Collection Lace-Up Back Dress

We love that the color of this Lace-Up Back Dress ($128) from the Jessica Simpson Collection is called "Nightshadow." It makes us feel like when we put it on, we could be a femme fatale from a classic noir film. Though the silhouette on this dress is decidedly more flirty... [More]



We're not kidding here. If we have to blow up and tie off one more balloon for a wedding shower, baby shower, open house, kids birthday party or holiday extravaganza we're going to lose our bleeding minds. Lose. Our. Bleeding. Minds. The Tie-Not ($2) is a simple, inexpensive product that... [More]


Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask

We don't know about you, but our complexions could really use a pick-me-up right about now. We're feeling almost as dingy and grey as the weather! Luckily we gave this Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask ($52) a shot based off of a few great reviews. It was InStyle's Best... [More]


Aiden End Table

Utilitarian. Sleek. Strong. Sturdy. Sweet! Th Aiden End Table ($136) is stylish industrial (our new favorite look), with distressed mango wood surfaces and metal frame. Rustic feel with a stylish touch - we'll take two!... [More]

Mardi Gras Decorated Bones

Mardi Gras Decorated Bones

Fat Tuesday is almost here. Why not let your pup get fat with the Mardi Gras Decorated Bones ($9)? Each organic chicken bone is decorated with colorful yogurt icing. You can celebrate with your beads and pooch can celebrate with his bones.... [More]


Benefit Cosmetics 'That Gal'

On those days when your skin is looking kind of blah (fondly referred to as "Monday Morning Skin"), Benefit Cosmetics 'That Gal' ($28) can give you a lift. It's a soft pink primer that instantly brightens your complexion and takes you from "Monday Morning Skin" to "Bring It On Beauty."... [More]


Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-ray]

If you've never experienced the pleasure, the magic, and wonder that is "Les Mis" - you're in for a treat. Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-ray] ($27) honors this incredible show by capturing the excitement with an all-star cast, and two sold-out performances. Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson... [More]

Mom + Dad = Me Frame

Mom + Dad = Me Frame

Not sure if your wee one looks more like Mom or Dad? Compare the similarities side by side in the Mom + Dad = Me Frame ($18). This is also a great gift for those doting grandparents of yours.... [More]


Jay Godfrey Ferguson Colorblock Dress

We were struck by the way the Ferguson Colorblock Dress ($395) redefines a classically-lined dress. The square neckline and back, cap sleeves, and sheath silhouette all paint it a classic, but the fabric (jersey) and bold blocks of sand and black give it its very own character.... [More]


Yves Saint Laurent Ombres Quadrilumières 4 Colour Harmony

A clear trend in makeup this spring is pastels. Nearly everything we're seeing on the market is light and bright, and somewhat optimistic in hue. Maybe it's a reaction to the harsh realities of the world; or maybe we all just really like pastels, but those seem to be the... [More]


Sales & Steals: 2/25/2011

Would you look at that? It's the 25th, which means only ten more shopping months 'til Christmas! Ow! Stop hitting us! We're kidding! Anyhoo, it's Friday, and the Oscars are this Sunday (which means those of us Outblush editors who live in LA will be avoiding the blocked-off streets of... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Coral Dress for Amanda

Amanda writes: "You've been doing such a marvelous job finding dresses for everyone I thought I'd put your mad hunting skills to the test. I have a formal event coming up and am in dire need of a new dress. I'm clearly itching for spring as I've been in love... [More]


Betsey Johnson Let's Polka 1-Piece Suit

She wore an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini...Okay, so the Betsey Johnson Let's Polka 1-Piece Suit ($178) isn't a bikini. But it's everything else, and SO FREAKIN' CUTE!... [More]


Hello Flawless Custom Cover-Up

As much as we hate to admit it, most of us don't wake up looking this way. It takes a little imagination, a little slight of hand, to perfect our look. Hello Flawless Custom Cover-Up ($34) can be used to cover that zit or red spot that's driving you crazy,... [More]


Marmol & Son Bee Movie Eau De Toilette Spray for Kids

If the little girl in your life wants to pamper herself as you're going through your morning beauty routine - indulge her desire. Marmol & Son Bee Movie Eau De Toilette Spray for Kids ($13) has a light, delicate aroma that won't make a girl smell like she's on her... [More]


Sophie Swing Tank

The Sophie Swing Tank ($30-32) is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. It's nautical. It's adorable. It would look cute with jeans and a cardigan or a skirt and a little blazer. Plus, the ruffle details at the bust and hips will hide all manner of small breasted-ness and... [More]

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Culture Club: Taiyaki Hot Cake Maker

Don't worry, we'll fill you in on the secrets of the Taiyaki Hot Cake Maker ($27) in a bit, but trust us, you'll make delicious goodies with this fish-shaped cake press. If you're a pancake addict, keep reading. Yum yum yum. First baked in Naniwaya in Azabu, Tokyo in 1909,... [More]


S&S Logo Tote Bag

Already packing for Spring Break or just hoping to push the season a bit? The S&S Logo Tote Bag ($220) will help conjure visions of you poolside, drink in hand, skin ever so slightly less neon white. This sweet-ass tote by Stanley & Sons features a hand screen-printed logo on... [More]


Marvis Ginger Mint Toothpaste

Can you say yum? We picked up a tube of Marvis Ginger Mint Toothpaste ($9) to see if the positive rumors we heard were true. And they were! This Italian-made toothpaste may seem a little pricey, but it's SO worth it! While we barely tolerate the chemically mint flavors of... [More]

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Current/Elliott Marni Pearl Print Skinny Jean

Well put, Bird, the Current/Elliott Marni Pearl Print Skinny Jean ($79) is "a match made in sartorial heaven." Even if the skinny shape is fading from the spotlight, this pattern makes a jeans + T combo picture perfect. You know us, always pushing graphics in your face.... [More]


Doubtblush: Baby Bangs!

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


Personal Shopper: Versatile guest dress for Therese

Therese writes: Help! I need a dress to wear to my friend's wedding. I thought I found the right dress and ordered it online. What I love about the dress was that it was colorful, playful, able to be dressed up or down, and had a waist to it. I... [More]


All the Better to Kiss You With Lip Balm

Not only is the All the Better to Kiss You With Organic Lip Balm ($6) a steal of a deal since you get all three yummy flavors in a set, but they're also honest about why we're such lip balm fiends... because there's a kiss around every corner!... [More]

ASOS Aqua Wool Jumpsuit

ASOS Aqua Wool Jumpsuit

We feel like we've taken a trip back to the 70's, but we're totally digging the retrol feel of the ASOS Aqua Wool Jumpsuit ($156 on sale). The wide legs and cutout back set this jumpsuit apart from the rest that we've seen. It's also available in four great colors... [More]


MAC Wonder Woman Penultimate Eyeliner

Hey, you want the inside scoop on Wonder Woman? Come closer. Oh sure, we all know that she had super strength, unbelievable acrobatic powers and stamina to spare, but did you know that Wonder Woman was, above all...fastidious? That eye for detail is paid homage to in the MAC Wonder... [More]


Caira Mandaglio Beauborg Desk Chair

We've fallen victim to some serious lust over the Caira Mandaglio Beauborg Desk Chair ($INQUIRE). Created by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, this specimen comes from 1977. The frame is made of galvanized metal and comes with the original leather cushion. Oh, sweet Parisian... [More]

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MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Bangle

Let us count the ways we love the MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Bangle ($170). This Plexiglas and wood fusion is retro cool without being outdated. We can wear it with absolutely anything, save our dominatrix outfit, so it works.... [More]


Broccoli Card Holder

The Broccoli Card Holder ($20) by Akimi Shinoda has struck our bad associations with business card holders from the record. Colorful vinyl squares come to us flat, so we decide what color sequence we want and assemble the loops. Maybe this is the first step to keeping our networking contacts... [More]


This is J Bamboo Jammers Cami Nightie Dress

First, Bamboo Jammers is the funnest name ever. Second, bamboo is an ultra soft, yet strong fabric that's made to withstand lots of wears and tears while feeling soft and sleek against your skin. And third, the Bamboo Jammers Cami Nightie Dress ($72) by This is J comes packaged with... [More]


NOIR Cosmetics Glimmer Liquid Line

A really fine eyeliner can make anyone's eyes look extraordinary. Can we get an "Amen" here? NOIR Cosmetics Glimmer Liquid Liner ($18) includes a fine brush applicator that allows us to effortlessly apply a precise line of sparkling black beauty that won't fade all day long. Testify, sister.... [More]


Diane Von Furstenberg Betty Wheeled City Bag

The Diane Von Furstenberg Betty Wheeled City Bag ($80) is a beautifully functional bag - perfect for a carry-on, weekend mini-break, or over-nighter. This stylish bag with a pop of purple, combines fantastic design with a lightweight fabric that resists dirt, water and stains. Easy to care for, and durable,... [More]


Le Creuset Grape Jelly Jar in Cassis

Cassis is the new Le Creuset color, and boy is it purdy! And while our kitchens may not be particularly purple-ready, we always make exceptions for Le Creuset cookware. The Grape Jelly Jar ($25) is the perfect little piece. Add your favorite jam or preserve, and serve to guests who... [More]

Timeless Love Necklace

Timeless Love Necklace

There may be a clock on this necklace, but it doesn't tell time at all. Instead it just reminds you of the timeless love you have. Timeless Love Necklace ($35)... [More]


JimmyJane Red Inked Little Chroma

The Red Inked Little Chroma ($175) by JimmyJane has a lot of things going for it. This silent, waterproof chrome vibrator is sleek, sexy, and packs an everlasting powerful buzz thanks to a patented replaceable motor. Oh, and when we say waterproof, we mean it can handle depths up to... [More]


Ilse Jacobsen Short Rain Boots

Sometimes it doesn't seem fair. We go through the whole of winter, what with storms and snow and wind and ice, only to come SO CLOSE to summer...and yet...spring. Don't get us wrong, we're not knocking the good parts, like Easter chocolate and daisies. We're just not so keen on... [More]


Betsey Johnson Nautical Embroidery Dress

Get your sea legs and stroll around this summer in the Nautical Embroidery Dress ($368) by Betsey Johnson. With an all-over anchor print and a red sailor bow across the bodice, this dress takes the nautical theme to great distances. Perhaps even to distant lands, only reachable by ship...so, uh,... [More]


Personal Shopper Request: Synthetic Leather Frye 12R Knock-offs for Emily

Emily writes: "Hello! I need your help. I absolutely love the look of the Frye Engineer 12R Boots. The downside is that I am a vegetarian and I don't wear leather or suede. I can usually find sythetic boots that work just fine (target, alloy, other places that sell cheap... [More]


Dermalogica Treatment Foundation

If we were all totally honest with one another we'd probably admit that there are times in our lives when our skin is less than perfect, when wearing tiny Band-Aids all over our mugs actually seems preferable to going out bare-faced. Dermalogica Treatment Foundation ($37) is a lightweight, oil-free, water-based... [More]


Angry Birds Pig Eye Mask

You close your eyes. The birds are flying. In the silence. The pig mocks you. The Angry Birds Pig Eye Mask ($25) - cause there's just no getting away from them!... [More]


By The Book Cookbook Bookends

If you have plenty of cookbooks but just don't know where to store them, we have an idea for you. We think you could easily incorporate them into the décor of your kitchen by adding these By The Book Cookbook Bookends ($40). Place them on a counter or baker's rack... [More]

Linea Pelle Multi Strand Leather Cuff

Linea Pelle Multi Strand Leather Cuff

Look super cool when you rock a killer bracelet this Spring! We're loving the Linea Pelle Multi Strand Leather Cuff ($95) in this rich chianti color.... [More]



Less stuff = a simpler life. Sure, we don't always apply this rule when we've got the shopping bug, but when it comes in handy as a reason to buy something new, we're all over it. That's exactly why we picked up a Flexicord ($17) - this stiff yet flexible... [More]


Lakefront Property Dress

Look a vision in the Lakefront Property Dress ($60) at Modcloth. We dare you to not make this a staple sundress for the spring and summer seasons. It's got a flattering halter and belted waist for a vintage look, and the comfy 100% cotton will make it easy to wear... [More]


Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All in One

Lancome is going for luminous versatility here. Each of their Color Design Eye Brightening Shadow & Liner Palettes ($48) are designed to give our eyes a brightening boost of silky, sheen color and the opportunity to "build" the look we're going for. The shadow and liner give us eight solid... [More]


HOOT Organic Reversible Owl Kitty Hat

Some people, or in this case, babies, are definitely hat people. And you know your baby is a hat baby because, well, your genes went toward making the cutest baby ever. Especially when it comes to wearing hats. The Reversible Owl Kitty Hat ($18) by HOOT Organic has a fun... [More]


Umbra Spicevine Acrylic Spice Rack

Raise your hand if you remember a big ole honkin' wood spice rack hanging in your grandmother's kitchen. Well, this is not that rack. The Umbra Spicevine Acrylic Spice Rack ($24) is a sleek, modern take on the old-school spice rack. It comes with ten spice jars so that you'll... [More]


Dream Collective Dune 7 Necklace

The Dune 7 Necklace ($220) by Dream Collective features seven brass polygons on a 20 inch chain. A great piece to wear alone, or layer with other long and short chains, this necklace is an eye-catcher, and a good luck piece.... [More]


Cusp Gauze Crochet-Front Top

It's sweet and gauzy and so feminine it makes us want to pick flowers. The Cusp Gauze Crochet-Front Top ($198) will surely become a weekend favorite (although we will probably layer it over a tank top).... [More]

Give & Accept Wall Hanger

Give & Accept Wall Hanger

The Give & Accept Wall Hanger ($89) is a unique wall hook. This bronze powder cast iron hand hook is perfect for holding keys, your cell phone, change and more.... [More]


Anastasia Highlighting Crème Duo

You know that idea that comes to you when you're sitting there putting your makeup on? We think the people who make Anastasia Highlighting Crème Duo ($35) must have been channeling our thoughts when they came up with this pair. First, there's an antioxidant-rich, light-diffusing highlighter that hydrates our skin... [More]


Aroma Therapy: Natural and Synthetic Perfume Suggestions for Rachel

Says Rachel: "I just don't know much about perfume and I'm really at a loss. I think I've become allergic to synthetic fragrances. I didn't wear perfume for a year while I was nursing my son, and now whenever I try to wear one of my old favorites or try... [More]


Galvi Desk Accessories

Remember to recycle all those crap improved-upon ideas with the Galvi Desk Accessories ($5-20). These industrial-style desk accessories with chalkboard labels help keep you organized and stylin'; that's an improvement right there!... [More]


Boden Flamingo Peony Rainyday Duffel Coat

Bring on the rainclouds and let it pour all spring as long as we can wear the Flamingo Peony Rainyday Duffel Coat ($148) from the ever colorful Boden. Its spunky, fun peony patter lifts our spirits and has everyone complimenting our choice of outerwear. Plus, it's roomy without being a... [More]


Leather-Bound Pink Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

One of our editor's college professors really made a mark on her life. And one of the things that professor said was, "Buy a dictionary. Preferably one that will be catastrophically destructive if thrown." The internet is great and all, but sometimes it's nice to go back to the basics.... [More]


Diane von Furstenberg Semi Rimless Aviator Sunglasses

The time has come ladies - to dust off those flip flops and sundresses, and to get back to our favorite laid back style. Ok, the time isn't quite here yet, but we can certainly push the season a bit by purchasing the Diane von Furstenberg Semi Rimless Aviator Sunglasses... [More]

Bursting Peony Satchel

Bursting Peony Satchel

Call the doctor....we've got a bad case of Spring Fever! The Bursting Peony Satchel ($148) is definitely on our list of must-have bags this season. The satchel style is a classic, but it takes on a fresh new look as it's covered with pretty peony blooms. And the lime color... [More]


Benefit Boi-ing Eyebright To Go

It's a one-two punch, an attack on the two things that we complain about most when it comes to our eyes. We want the dark circles banished and we want the entire eye area to look brighter. Boi-ing Eyebright To Go ($12) not only has a name that makes us... [More]


Moss Mills Hippo Locket Necklace

Lockets don't all have to be heart-shaped or stuffy. Check out the Hippo Locket Necklace ($106) from Moss Mills. It's, well, a hippo, which is awesomely cute, and it's got plenty of room inside for more than just a photo. Toss in a small trinket that reminds you of a... [More]


Lord of the Rings Mini Plush

Is it going too far if you take your love for LOTR and squeeze it into a Lord of the Rings Mini Plush ($10)? We don't think so, especially since they're so darn cute! You can also give a Lord of the Rings plushie (or all of them!) to your... [More]

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Mikasa Butterfly Dessert Plate

Insect motifs come off kinda cheesy sometimes, but the painterly print of the Mikasa Butterfly Dessert Plate ($3) is playful and contemporary. Yeah, it's nothing like the butterfly motifs of the last decade, and the colors are fantastic. Great for mixing and matching for a mini dessert tasting party.... [More]


Combination Lock Kitchen Timer

The average kitchen magnet is pretty darn dainty, so we've gone looking for a more masculine style for our guy's space. The Combination Lock Kitchen Timer ($18) is not only studly looking, but it also doubles as a timer (so he doesn't burn those double-chocolate cookies he whipping up).... [More]


Simple Pleasures Cupcake Sweet Bath Gift Set

The Simple Pleasures Cupcake Sweet Bath Gift Set ($5 on sale) is the perfect gift for those "tweens" in your life; you know, the girls who like Justin Bieber (and possibly Hannah Montana). That niece or babysitter, dog walker or paper girl surely deserves a little recognition. This set is... [More]


Personal Shopper: Non-bumpkin Dresses for Alissa

Alissa writes, "Hello Outblush! I love your blog and was inspired to write when I sat at my computer wondering...What do you wear to a rehearsal dinner at a bbq dance hall? I know for sure that I want to wear a pair of cowboy boots and a cute dress,... [More]

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French Bull Mosaic Throw

Whoa, the cotton French Bull Mosaic Throw ($86) kicks basic black sensibilities in the face. Shatter your stern modern principles and muted neutrals with mind-blowing neon and hot pink. It'll feel good, trust us.... [More]


Redken Hot Sets Thermal Mist

Have you ever considered yourself an abuser? We'll assume the answer is no. Well, sisters, maybe you should think again. Just how kind are you to your hair, the proverbial crown of your glory? How well do you protect it prior to straight ironing or curling it with some wickedly... [More]


Bowser Dog Beer & Pretzel Snacks

We know you sneak your pup a taste of beer (or gin, or wine, or whatever your drink of choice for the evening!). We know because we do it too. But beer isn't particularly good for dogs, and we should put the kabosh on the habit to keep our dogs... [More]


Bitch Magnetic Poetry Kit

We've given a great deal of thought to the proper way to present the Bitch Magnetic Poetry Kit ($12) to the primary bitch in our lives. Do we send it to her with a note? Something like, "Thanks for keeping my boyfriend company in Vale last weekend," or "Thanks for... [More]

Kendall Conrad Playera Bag

Kendall Conrad Playera Bag

Luxury laced bridle leather is what the Kendall Conrad Playera Bag ($850) is all about. This refreshingly gorgeous tangerine bag is stunning as a day bag or beach bag. Personally the price would deter us from bringing this beauty to the beach unless we were meeting a super hot date... [More]

Batty's Margarita Handmade Deodorant

Batty's Margarita Handmade Deodorant

We may like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, but we like margaritas and sweating on the beach a bit more. What better way to embrace sweat than with Batty's Margarita Handmade Deodorant ($7), which smells like tequila, triple sec and lime. And most important of all, this... [More]

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Squid Tea Towel

Our decor advice: think outside the box. Penguins, whales, and even octopi are played out, but squid - they feel fresh. The blue-green dying technique on the Squid Tea Towel ($17) caught our eye. Guess we needed more than 100% linen to take the bait.... [More]


Burberry Brit Check Print Drawstring Anorak

The Burberry Brit Check Print Drawstring Anorak ($750) makes us wish for a cool, overcast day; for a comfy café where we can stop for a steaming cup of Earl Grey Tea. Along with the traditional look of Burberry, this jacket sports epaulets, gunflaps and roomy pockets. And the drawstring... [More]


Tassel Horsebit Wrap

Gathered with turquoise beads, the Tassel Horsebit Wrap ($85) is our favorite piece from Horsebit Collection by Rachel Abroms. Our advice: save the glitzy bronze for Summer - the navy one works in any season. Wearable as a necklace or bracelet, we have to nod the versatility of this cowgirl-goes-boho... [More]


Opulent Items Multi Sectional Sofa

Are you looking for the perfect sofa, but can't decide upon a color? It's hard to commit, isn't it? The Multi Sectional Sofa ($7,500) will work perfectly with any number of color schemes. We just love it when our lives are simplified.... [More]


MAC False Lashes Mascara

If you're more than happy to let the world know that your impossibly long, thick lashes have been enhanced by a makeup product, MAC False Lashes Mascara ($18) may be just the mascara for you. In keeping with the current trend of "the longer the better" MAC has designed an... [More]

Lovebird Salt & Pepper Shakers

Lovebirds Salt & Pepper Shakers

What a fun housewarming or anniversary gift for those lovebirds. The Lovebirds Salt & Pepper Shakers ($12) are a sweet ceramic set of salt and pepper shakers that are magnetically held together.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Grad school interview ensembles for Katie G.

Katie G. wrote, "Hi Outblush! My friends and I read your site daily and whenever anyone has a fashion block we say "ask Outblush!", but now I REALLY need your help...I have grad school interviews in March and the weather is unseasonably warm here in South Carolina (75 degrees on... [More]


A Discovery of Witches

After reading the Harry Potter series for the twentieth time and tackling the Twilight Trilogy over and over, you're still aching for more supernatural? There are thousands of books out there infiltrating the mystical genre, but not all of them will give you the fix you need. Luckily, we've been... [More]


Moschino Ballet Flats

We'd be lying if we said we weren't a bit deterred by the price tag, but these Moschino Ballet Flats ($125) seem like just the right way to welcome spring and take advantage of any freakishly early warm weather we might encounter. Now we just have to find a celebratory... [More]


Ball Cocktail Shaker

Shake those delicious libations in style with the Ball Cocktail Shaker ($65) from Magpie. This gorgeous stainless steel shaker mixes it up with a shiny ball stopper - instead of a boring old lid. Just don't get too carried away, we imagine it would hurt if it made contact with... [More]

Maison Close Cabaret Royal Catsuit

Maison Close Cabaret Royal Catsuit

Role play in the boudoir can be fun...in fact very fun! Especially when you wear the Maison Close Cabaret Royal Catsuit ($114). Why not let him play Batman and you can be catwoman? We promise this catsuit is prettier than the real deal; it has crystals around the waist and... [More]


Clean Up Your Act Soap Dish

A cheeky soap dish is a much better alternative to a wet, slick spot on your bathroom counter. Clean Up Your Act Soap Dish ($5)... [More]


Lancome Ombre Magnetique Eyeshadow

Lancome Ombre Magnetique ($25) kicks ass and takes names. It's a light-catching, dazzling shadow that twinkles with every blink of the eyes. As a bonus, it's crease-resistant so that we don't have that "pathetic drunk girl in the bar" look midway through the evening.... [More]

Topshop Heart Confetti Umbrella

Topshop Heart Confetti Umbrella

Don't let the rain dampen your spirit! Put a smile on your face with the Topshop Heart Confetti Umbrella ($30). The heart confetti print is oh so pretty in pink and we love the faux leather crook handle.... [More]


Eleanora Bandeau Tank

It's not skintight, but it's still damn sexy. What more can a girl ask for when she's bathing suit shopping? Oh yeah, this Jersey Lomellina Eleanora Bandeau Tank ($115) is cut to actually cover your booty, too. You're certain to look stunning in one of the eight available colors.... [More]


It's Raining Again...Earring Set

Awe, don't let grey days get you down! Embrace them by wearing the It's Raining Again...Earring Set ($15) by Laura Baillie Designs. These tiny little studs should remind you that you can combat a rain cloud with an umbrella, and likewise, you can combat your dark days by wearing a... [More]

Vinea Pencil Cup

Vinea Pencil Cup

Round up all those stray pens and pencils you have laying around the house and put them in the Vinea Pencil Cup ($8). There are other coordinating products available in this collection - magazine file, letter holder, letter tray and waste can.... [More]


Dannijo Lakshimi Cuff with Sword Closure

Bring good luck your way with the Dannijo Lakshmi Cuff with Sword Closure ($231). Not only is it so intricately gorgeous it makes our eyes hurt, it's also a good luck piece. It's named after Lakshimi, the Hindu goddess of luck and prosperity. We say, wrap prosperity around your wrist... [More]


Laura Geller Balance and Bronze

Oh, this is sweet! Laura Geller Balance and Bronze ($31) marries a correcting foundation with a bronzer in one compact. We apply it in "layers" until we achieve the look we want - from lightly glowing to deeply radiant. This travel-friendly makeup contains White Tea Extract and Centella Asiatica, two... [More]


Personal Shopper: Boat Mitzvah, Part II - Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon

First, we helped Robin find an outfit for her daughter's Bat Mitzvah, but the girl-who'll-be-a-woman-soon needs something to wear, too! Here is the second part of Robin's Personal Shopper request: "I am also baffled with trying to find a dress for the Bat Mitzvah girl. She is petite as well,... [More]


Wedding Dressed: Destination

Here comes the bride/groom/life partner/spouse, all dressed in white/black/fuchsia/sustainably harvested bamboo silk... Weddings these days are anything but traditional, but as a guest, it's best to play it safe when you're getting dressed to head to the ceremony. Besides the unbreakable "Thou Shalt NOT Outshine the Bride," commandment, what are... [More]


Bouquet Blanc Concrete Parfum

Need something to put into your purse and obsess over at random moments?May we recommend this solid perfume in Bouquet Blanc ($28)? It's part of a collection made for Anthropologie by the people of pricey niche fragrance house Le Labo, but what interests us is its immediate effect rather than... [More]


Kris Nations Triple Iris Earrings

Our friend Elizabeth simply adores dangly earrings. In fact, she doesn't feel pulled together until she's slipped those earrings on. For her (and those like her), we have discovered Kris Nations Triple Iris Earrings ($62). These delicate iris-shaped "dangles" are made from 14k recycled gold and somehow manage to work... [More]


Double Walled Oil/Vinegar Carafes

We are loving the look of the Double Walled Oil/Vinegar Carafes ($24) as they sit prettily on our counters. The visual of one vessel floating inside another is divine - plus they encourage us to swap our fat-laden Ranch dressing for oil and vinegar.... [More]


bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer

bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer ($20) can be worn alone or as a base-coat for foundation. Either way, it gives your skin a healthy-looking glow while evening out your complexion. And here's the bonus: it's natural enough looking that you can walk around all day saying, "Yeah, I wake... [More]

Nonstick Tortilla Bowl Makers

Nonstick Tortilla Bowl Makers

Taco salads are scrumptious and now they're even easier than ever to make! Grab the Nonstick Tortilla Bowl Makers ($16) and press your tortilla into the curves of the fluted mold of the baker. All you have to do is bake it for 8-10 minutes and then add seasoned beef,... [More]


Poetic Licence My Haven Sandals

Even though our usual MO is to wear flip flops all summer (so unfashionable, we know!), we're going to be branching out this year. There are tons of cute, yet comfy sandals out there just waiting to cushion our freshly pedicured toes. We like these Poetic Licence My Haven Sandals... [More]


Wise Old Owl Modern Mobile

This Wise Old Owl Modern Mobile ($65) would add a simple, modern touch to any nursery. No, it doesn't lull baby off to sleep with a cooing lullaby, no, you probably don't want baby reaching up to grab the plexiglass pieces... But put this in front of a window and... [More]

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Diver's Helmet Key Chain

If we make creative choices in accessorizing, we look fashion forward without looking freaky. There's not need to take cues from Lady Gaga unless it's Halloween. Ya know what we're doing with the peculiar Diver's Helmet Key Chain ($13)? *drum roll* ... We're making it a pendant. Secret's out.... [More]


Luella Corseted Jacquard Mini Dress

Hit a date night home run in the Corseted Jacquard Mini Dress ($306, on sale) by Luella. Okay, a sports analogy doesn't really work here since this isn't the kind of frock you wear to the ballpark. But you get our point: show up to date night dinner in this... [More]


Triple Bud Vase

Do you have a very narrow shelf that you're not sure how to decorate? Do you like simple pieces that make a big impact? We think we've found a winner in the Triple Bud Vase ($294). The great thing about these bud vases is that you can add any color... [More]


Tone Vino Moisture Body Wash

Outside, it's frozen tundra. Inside, the heat's cranked so high that you can almost feel your skin drying out. This time of year, it's imperative to have a multi-pronged approach to skin hydration and that starts in the shower. Tone's new Vino Moisture Body Wash with Crushed Grape and Shea... [More]


DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Juiced

Ready for a warm-weather fragrance? DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Juiced ($36) is a spring-worthy blend of pink grapefruit and bright freesias. Just for fun, it also features lily of the valley, rose petals, sweet pea, apple blossom, palisander wood, vetiver mist and a touch of white musk. It'll make... [More]

ASOS Aqua Studded Cape Dress

ASOS Aqua Studded Cape Dress

Give Lady Gaga a run for her money....you'll be lookin better than her when you show up at her concert in the ASOS Aqua Studded Cape Dress ($126 on sale).... [More]


You Tell Us: Autum Heretic

Autum's website chastises us: Your couch is boring. We don't disagree, but we were thinking about maybe getting a new throw or a floral slipcover, not purchasing a modified coffin to sit in! Despite a little weirdness, the Heretic ($4500) is a pretty slick looking piece of furniture. So, you... [More]


Ani-Mates Re-usuable Kids Ice Packs

Generally, nothing makes a kid's boo boo stop hurting faster than a little kiss from his mother. When that kiss doesn't quite do the trick though, there's always Ani-Mates Re-usuable Kids Ice Packs ($10/each). If nothing else, he'll be distracted by the really cute animal design.... [More]


Tokidoki Bellina Blush

Regardless of how you feel about Anime characters, we think you may like Tokidoki Bellina Blush ($22). It's a micronized powder that applies smoothly and provides a glowing radiance that lasts throughout the day. One side provides contour and the other highlights our face. Utsukushii! That's right; we just said... [More]


Multicolor Water Droplet Bead Crochet Bracelet

You don't have to be diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to have a "thing" about your jewelry matching your clothes. Seriously, there are those among us who lose our minds after arriving at work, only to realize that we've mixed our jewelry like a five-year-old playing in her mother's jewelry... [More]

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Culture Club: Fugitive Kind Scarf

We'd be too cool for school wearing a genuine work of art with the Fugitive Kind Scarf ($82) around our necks. Swedish merchant, Aplace brings us the the first of four fine-art-fashion collaborations with this limited edition painted piece (more details at Dazed Digital). All scrunched up, it looks like... [More]


Lily Pulitzer Resort Chic Wedges

Nothing infuses luxury and glamor into an outfit better than a shiny 24K gold accessory, and you'd best believe we'll be wearing these Lily Pulitzer Resort Chic Wedges ($198) to every spring and summer wedding coming up, as well as a few cocktail hours and perhaps even while we lounge... [More]

Red Melamine Cup

Red Melamine Cup

Say goodbye to those red SOLO cups and be a bit more eco-conscious in 2011. The Red Melamine Cup ($4) looks just like a SOLO cup, but it's made of melamine so it can be used, washed and reused.... [More]


Hipster Bingo

Ohh, ohh, a five o'clock shadow. Ohh, ohh, bicycle. Ohh, ohh, vinyl! The Hipster Bingo ($8) game is hours of fun for your Saturday in the park, music festival or farmer's market. The only thing that's missing - a space for a hipster playing "hipster bingo"... sweet, sweet irony!... [More]


Philosophy The Big Skinny Self Tanning, Firming Cream

Are you kidding? We can firm our skin while applying progressive, self-tanning technology? The Big Skinny Self Tanning, Firming Cream ($28) promises to make our legs ready for shorts. Sign us up.... [More]

Topshop Chocolate Tassel Plaited Bag

Topshop Chocolate Tassel Plaited Bag

The Topshop Chocolate Tassel Plaited Bag ($110) is a beautiful bag. It looks much more expensive than it really is. This luscious leather and supple suede bag is a delicious shade of chocolate brown. I love the woven detail and the hanging tassels. It's a great bag for the girl... [More]

ALICE by Temperley Mini Francoise Dress

ALICE by Temperley Mini Francoise Dress

Slip into the ALICE by Temperley Mini Francoise Dress ($650) and you'll look like you stepped off the set of Dynasty. This embellished shift dress is a throwback to the 80's with crown jewels and long sleeves. It's definitely something Crystal Carrington would have worn...or maybe Alexis Colby.... [More]

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Vintage Artex Supplies Tin

Our craft supplies will have a cute home in the Vintage Artex Supplies Tin ($38). Let those random knick knacks roll around in this bird nest of sorts. This patina-licious piece is sure to be a charmer in your curiosity cabinet.... [More]

Light Bites

Light Bites

A reusable plastic fork that can hold a candle! This is a must-have for every birthday celebration. Light Bites ($7)... [More]


Personal Shopper: Boat Mitzvah, Part 1 - Mother-of-the-Mitzvah'ed Style

Robin S. writes: AHOY Mates! Here is the fashion forward dilemma. Our daughter will become a Bat Mitzvah this summer. We are taking a Disney cruise to Alaska mid August to celebrate. We will actually hold the service on the cruise. Color scheme is purple and pink with some mauve... [More]


Vintage Mosaic Dish

Artist Joan Greenberg has this amazing talent for transforming tiles and stones into beautiful mosaic pieces. This Vintage Mosaic Dish ($138) is a perfectly functional piece of art, suitable for either display or daily use.... [More]


Unicorn Pet Hat

What's more fun than regular pet torture? Mythical woodland creature pet torture! The Unicorn Pet Hat ($26) is stitched to perfection for your cat or small dog. Oh, they're going to hate it... and we can't wait!... [More]

Enzo Angiolini Starlight Pumps

Enzo Angiolini Starlight Pumps

We couldn't think of a better way to rock the navy and tie-dye trend this Spring! The Enzo Angiolini Starlight Pumps are gorgeous and super cool thanks to the tie-dye pattern. And they have a platform, which will enhance and elongate our legs....who couldn't use help in that department? We'll... [More]



We must admit; we've only recently begun to learn more about hydroponics (we've been so very busy watching the entire Real Housewives franchise). In a nutshell, hydroponics makes it possible to grow healthy plants in a very tight area. The Growbottle ($35) introduces hydroponics to our homes via a re-purposed... [More]


Cargo One Base

Cargo isn't playing around with this product. One Base ($26) was designed to be used as a lightweight foundation and concealer for those of us who just don't want a lot of fuss in the morning; particularly before we've had our coffee.... [More]

Sarah Hansen Carnival Dress

Sarah Hansen Carnival Dress

Crisp, clean, cool and cotton! The Sarah Hansen Carnival Dress ($93) is a double-breasted wrap dress with military details in a breathtaking navy color. Strut your stuff in this dress with a fabulous pair of red heels for pin-up girl style.... [More]

Working Girls Survival Kit

Working Girl's Survival Kit

Has a girlfriend just recently entered the scary workforce? Help her get acclimated in her new work environment with a fun little gift. The Working Girl's Survival Kit ($38) is packed with goodies ranging from a toothbrush and toothpaste to pain reliever and nail polish removers.... [More]



Unlike most bananas that would cause us to slip, the Bananahandle ($11) makes holding onto our pots and pans a snap. Simply slide the banana over the handle, and you've got a cute and functional gripper - how appealing!... [More]

Caribbean Palm Tree Ring

Caribbean Palm Tree Ring

We'd love to rock this rock! The Caribbean Palm Tree Ring ($25) is oh so pretty in a Southern Belle kinda way. The vibrant lime and shiny gold combination would pair perfectly with our Lilly Pulitzer ensembles.... [More]


Winter Kate Flying Fox Cardigan

The Winter Kate Flying Fox Cardigan ($225) won't actually keep you warm, but it is quite likely to become one of your favorite cozy items of clothing. It's really versatile in that it looks great with a simple tee under it, paired with your favorite jeans. But it also works... [More]


M.A.C. Brow Set

Imagine the most beautiful woman you can imagine. Now, picture her with jacked up brows. We mean, really messed up; stray hairs flying every which way, one brow higher than the other. We have just demonstrated how very important a nice pair of eyebrows are. The M.A.C. Brow Set ($15)... [More]


Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Tweet Photo Art Locket Necklace

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]


Top 5 Sexiest Side-Tie Panties

Side-tie panties are a sexy must-have for every lingerie lovin' gal! We've compiled a list of the 5 sexiest side-tie panties on the web. 1 - Hanky Panky After Midnight Peek-A-Boo Lace Bikini $25 2 - Beautiful Bottoms Retro Side-Tie Knicker $26 on sale 3 - Hanky Panky Victoria Bridal... [More]


Benefit Dr. Feelgood

Just hearing the words "Dr. Feelgood" makes us smile even though we're not quite sure why. This Dr. Feelgood ($28) is made by Benefit and it really, truly was designed to make us feel good about the way we look. Alone, or over makeup, this invisible balm smoothes our complexions... [More]


Madewell Fernwood Croquet Dress

Though we probably won't be playing croquet in the Fernwood Croquet Dress ($168) by Madewell (we're not very good, trust us), we do think we'll try and wear this lovely any chance we get this spring. The bright Kelly green color is a departure from much of our wardrobes, but... [More]


Carrie Bicycle Basket

As we get closer to spring, we find ourselves daydreaming of farmers' markets and bike rides along the water. Also, when we picture ourselves biking, we're about 10 lbs slimmer, and carrying loaves of french bread and goat cheese in this Carrie Bicycle Basket ($75) by Marie-Louise Gustafsson. It's feminine,... [More]


Feathered and Fresh Clip Set

If you're among the ranks of those who don't especially enjoy time in the kitchen, we have a suggestion: make your kitchen so attractive, so much fun to be in that you forget how much you hate cutting veggies and basting things. This Feathered and Fresh Clip Set ($7) is... [More]



For years now, YEARS, we've been tacking stuff up on our walls with, well, thumbtacks. Sure, things stay put and in sight, but they also get holes in them. And sometimes, we'd rather not deal with holes in our drawings, checklists, inspiration board cutouts, etc. Enter the PhotoHanger ($10), and... [More]


Jessica Simpson Collection Kairie Peep-Toe Pump

Go bold this spring with the Jessica Simpson Collection Kairie Peep-Toe Pump ($89). The 4 inch heel gives you plenty of height while the electric color (or snake skin patterns!) make this shoe the focal point of your outfit. Pair it with a mini for a night out and watch... [More]


American Beauty Youthful Bronze Look Kit

We care enough about you to say, "If you're going to go bronze, use a light hand. You're too important to us to end up looking like Tara Reid after a bender." Okay, that said, American Beauty has come out with this limited edition Youthful Bronze Look Kit ($30), designed... [More]


Kenneth Jay Lane Serpent Bangle

We could sit and look at Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelry all day long. It's just so well-imagined, so well-executed. This Serpent Bangle Bracelet ($58 on sale) is a perfect example. It's not an expensive piece, but one we'd be proud to wear. Two snake heads nearly meet at the top... [More]


You Tell Us: A Wearable Planter

We're all striving to be more eco-friendly these days, but most of us stop at recycling or pedaling our bikes to work. Colleen Jordan however, has created A Wearable Planter ($55), and though we're not sure if she did so in an effort to be more green, it certainly takes... [More]

Balloon Animal Kit

Balloon Animal Kit

We always wondered how our pediatrician made those balloon animals. Now it all makes sense. He must have experimented with the Balloon Animal Kit ($12). Silly us....we thought he was a clown on weekends.... [More]


Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

We get ya, culinary school was always one of our dreams, too. But then we were distracted by other things. Mostly shiny objects and McDonald's hashbrowns (well, it's true!). But if you have more dedication than we do, and are into trying a little bit of self-learning, check out Modernist... [More]

Halston Heritage Ruffle Chiffon Cocktail Dress

Halston Heritage Ruffle Chiffon Cocktail Dress

Shake your groove thing, baby! You'll look like a sexy siren in the Halston Heritage Ruffle Chiffon Cocktail Dress ($395). This ruffled tiers one-shoulder dress is breathtaking in the neptune blue color.... [More]


The All Nighter Hair Powder

We'll level with you. We don't always leave the house perfectly coiffed and polished. In fact, some days, we skip the shower and muddle through as best we can. The All Nighter Hair Powder ($14, on sale) has been getting a decent amount of buzz lately. You can choose from... [More]


Glass Zipper Bag Bowl

There are days when we would look at this Glass Zipper Bag Bowl ($22) and think, "Hey, I could store my baby carrots in there." Today is not that day. Today we're thinking that this cleverly designed bowl would be the perfect place to store our Peanut M&Ms (otherwise known... [More]


Lee Angel Rose Gold-Plated Star Ring

We love rose gold jewelry for the spring season. It's warm, inviting, and well, rosy. The Rose Gold-Plated Star Ring ($35, on sale) by Lee Angel features two abstract stars meeting in the center for a wrap around effect. Slip it on and thank your lucky stars you nabbed this... [More]


NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

We so dig the NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24). It's this jumbo-size, crayon-looking lip pencil that lines and fills our lips at the same time with velvety rich luminosity. Take our word for it, this is one lip pencil you're going to want to carry with you wherever you... [More]


EarthLust Vintage Flowers Water Bottle

It's not like we need a new water bottle. We have scads of them that we've picked up over the years. But we sure WANT a new one. Especially one from EarthLust. The bottles are free of Bisphenol-A, Phthalates, and PVC. Which we take it, is all that harmful stuff... [More]


Junk Food I Only Date Rebels Cropped Tee

It's true, you know. We wear the I Only Date Rebels Cropped Tee ($30) by Junk Food because we really do only date rebels. And if that means we wait around for Harrison Ford forever, then so be it!... [More]


Megan Thorne Diamond and Dots Band

Yay! It's almost wedding season! And if our Personal Shopper feature is any indication, plenty of you out there are counting down the days until, well, the BIG day! If you're still in the market for a wedding band, you could do much worse than the Diamond and Dots Band... [More]


Paperself Fashion Eyelashes

Want the deets on one of the most talked about exhibitors in the Exhibition Hall at London Fashion Week? People were going nuts over Paperself Fashion Eyelashes (£10.50-12.50). Sure, they're a bit crazy at first glance, but they're actually a lot of fun, and people on the street definitely take... [More]


J Brand Gigi Cropped Jeans

Let's hope cropped jeans never go out of style. They're comfy, playful, and show off the nice contours of our calves and ankles. J Brand Gigi Cropped Jeans ($163) is this spring's perfect pair, with a light flare at the hem, giving your shape balance and length. Slide into them... [More]


Bailey Doesn't Bark Postcup Mug

We're sure your loved ones know how much you care, but we think you could score major points by reminding them with the Postcup Mug ($52) by Bailey Doesn't Bark. Let his/her coffee or tea brew and then serve it in this mug with a sweet little sentiment written on... [More]


Juicy Couture Frappe Charm

Juicy Couture has recently added a whole stockpile of new charms to their collection. Some of them fall into the "what were they thinking?" spectrum (like the Limited Edition Easter Egg Charm, which looks like a miniature carton of eggs). But others fall under the "Umm, must have NOW" category.... [More]


Urban Front Opening Letterbox

We're pretty sure a requirement of being in Dwell is receiving your mail in the ultra awesome Urban Front Opening Letterbox ($225). This front opening box from the Urban Range at Box Design is waterproof, and ideal for apartments. A two key locking system provides you with mail security. Now... [More]


Personal Shopper: Maxi dresses for Hillary the petite Canadian

Hillary C. wrote, "It feels like -19C in Toronto, with a winter storm warning. Obviously I am spending my time like everyone else in the city -- planning for spring! I'm hoping to find a go-to dress for a trip to Israel and Egypt in April. I figured a maxi... [More]


Jasmine Ruffled Side-Tie Panties

Ooohhhh lala! The Jasmine Ruffled Side-Tie Panties ($160) are like a work of art. These handmade panties are made of silk charmeuse with ribbon ties on the side. They're available in every color imaginable. Just convo the Etsy seller and we're sure she will find just the color you're looking... [More]


Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca on a Chain Messenger Clutch

Even though this Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca on a Chain Messenger Clutch ($248) comes in a few different color options, how could we choose any of them over this gorgeous red saffron?! It's the perfect spring weather color, and the small size of the clutch combined with the long... [More]


Shiseido Translucent Pressed Powder

We're enchanted by Shiseido Translucent Pressed Powder ($32). It goes on like a light veil, evens our complexion, absorbs excess oil, and creates a beautiful "finished" look. The great thing about this translucent powder (aside from the benefits we've already mentioned) is that it matches just about any skin tone.... [More]


ModCloth Letters Home Dress

Sure, we're jumping the gun here on spring, but how warm do you feel just looking at the Letters Home Dress ($110) from ModCloth? It's a fully lined, absolutely alluring cotton frock that tells the world that we're ready to optimistically face whatever the day may bring.... [More]


Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession

Julie Powell, of Julie & Julia fame, just saw her sophomoric memoir, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession ($9) published as a new paperback edition this winter. Not for the faint of heart in matters of chopping animals (and marriage!) to bits, the tale spares no detail in... [More]

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Doubtblush: Sweet Little Mushroom Bird Ring

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]


Cubic Wall Clock

Bright cubes. Arrange it any-which-way design. What's not to love about the Cubic Wall Clock ($70)? Oh, did we forget to mention that it can be attached to a wall with adhesive, just in case you want to change the design? And (small bow)...you're welcome.... [More]

Gucci Patent Leather Wedge Slingbacks

Gucci Patent Leather Wedge Slingbacks

Imelda Marcos would definitely want these nude beauties in her closet. The Gucci Patent Leather Wedge Slingbacks ($550) have a raffia wedge heel with a sleek slingback and peep toe.... [More]


Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream

It's weird, isn't it? Our skin can look perfect, our hair can be flawless, our lips luscious, but if our eyes look tired nothing else seems to matter. People assume that we're unwell or missing our beauty rest. Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream ($125) does exactly what its name... [More]


Sweet Treats Candy Kaleidoscope

We begrudgingly admit that this Sweet Treats Candy Kaleidoscope ($14) would make a great kid's gift, if only because we kind of want one for ourselves. We think we'd enjoy loading up Skittles and Nerds into the bottom of the kaleidoscope and watching the pretty patterns unfold. That is, if... [More]


Obey Anchor Spray Tee Dress

We want the Obey Anchor Spray Tee Dress ($42). It's as simple as that. We want to spend a weekend wearing it. We want to slip on a great pair of boots or comfy pair of sneakers and take a stroll. When the weekend is over we want to hang... [More]


Oooms Glassbulb Light

For the oenophiles among us (more commonly referred to as wine connoisseurs), we share with you the Oooms Glassbulb Light ($81). This lamp shaped like a wineglass provides the perfect atmospheric glow for a night in with a nice Pinot Noir.... [More]


Trish McEvoy Instant Pick-Me-Up Allover Face Color Quad

Here's a Trish McEvoy secret: after you've brushed Instant Pick-Me-Up Allover Face Color Quad ($42) along the areas of your face that need an "instant lift" use it as a crease contour on your eyes. Stunning. Truly stunning.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Puffy Shirt for Elaine

Hey Outblush, My friend Jerry recently appeared on The Today Show wearing this amazing shirt. It was kind of all pirate and puffy-like; I've gotta get one. I've got a trip to India, a Bris, some babysitting, a dinner party, and a date with my boyfriend Puddy, that I think... [More]


Borghese Nail Lacquer

Before you say anything about this just being another nail polish, hear us out. We were in a meeting earlier this week and couldn't stop staring at the nails of another woman sitting nearby. They were just so joyful, so brilliant that we had to ask what she was wearing.... [More]

Battys Birthday Cake Body Polish

Batty's Birthday Cake Body Polish

Happy birthday dear skin! Now you can exfoliate and hydrate with one sweet product. Batty's Birthday Cake Body Polish ($15) is a delicious concotion of sinful vanilla birthday cake, buttercream and marshmallows. It's also made with real sugar and baking sprinkles to shed those dead skin cells leaving you with... [More]


Old News

Old News (€54) is made by the kick ass team at Creatables; developing smart products from industrial surplus materials and waste. This sweet newspaper collector is made from sport-felt (from indoor tennis courts) and gives your old papers a stylish home, before they head to recycling. It's also great for... [More]


A.P.C. Madras V-Neck Dress

Pay no attention to the, ehh, flatness of this dress. Once on, the Madras V-Neck Dress ($83, on sale) from A.P.C. looks adorable! It's got a cinched waist for good definition, and the sleeves come to a cute point right below your shoulders. Wear it with flats and tights until... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Adriatica Gift Soaps

Throw your gal pal's nautical theme a bone with the Adriatica Gift Soaps ($11). Three sea urchins and three starfish would suit beachy dwellings the best, but if someone's design sense aims toward the shore, so be it. These are even sea mist scented. Way to go the extra knot.... [More]


Juicy Couture Silk Rugby Stripe Tote

We love the springtime playfulness of the Juicy Couture Silk Rugby Stripe Tote ($228). Though the stripes remind us of the rough and tough game of rugby, they're made from classic Juicy velor and silk, which softens the tote to a sweet, sweet accessory. And just how cute is that... [More]


Breathe Fire Ring

When we first saw the Breathe Fire Ring ($21) we thought that only the boldest among us could pull it off. And then we got to thinking...how much fun would it be to see this on the hand of someone unexpected; a librarian, college professor, or your mother? Love it... [More]


Arctic Shot Glasses

Whether it's vodka, sake, or Wild Turkey that tickles your fancy, the Arctic Shot Glasses (£25) will provide the perfect vessel for your imbibing. Made of fine bone China, these glasses are designed to follow the shape of your fingers when held. This contemporary take on shot glasses is quite... [More]

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Corey Lynn Calter Kirsten Coat

We're gaga over cape-coat fusions these days, and the Corey Lynn Calter Kirsten Coat ($99, on sale) is the perfect piece for effortless chic. A far cry from sweatpants, the 60s inspired silhouette gives this heather gray sophistication. This is our favorite kind of class - the grab and go... [More]


Sephora Floral Funk Eyeshadow Palette

What Sephora refers to as "funky" we refer to as practical. We love the way the Floral Funk Eyeshadow Palette ($28) has shades that range from cool and natural to hot and dramatic. These colors glide on like silk and after a little clever shading, leave us with eyes that... [More]

Grasshopper Pie Fudge

Grasshopper Pie Fudge

Sink your teeth into the ooey-goooey deliciousness of Grasshopper Pie Fudge ($19). This fabulous fudge is marvelously minty thanks to the Creme de Menthe flavoring. It's surrounded with an Oreo crust and then topped with assorted chocolate shavings. We're ready to hop!... [More]


Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley Perfume

A bit of free advice for all you brides-to-be out there! Purchase a special wedding day scent, wear it on your wedding day and through your honeymoon. Then put it in the back of your cupboard or dresser and only take it out on special occasions: anniversaries, big trips, etc.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Budget Friendly Work Wardrobe for Emily H.

Emily H. writes: "Help!! I have just gotten a new job with great benefits, hours, and pay. Sadly my wardrobe is quite minimal after years of working in scrubs. I am now allowed to wear something other than pajamas to work, but I have nothing. I need a few great... [More]


Salvatore Antiqued Mirrored Bar Cabinet

Oh, how our big girl decorating hearts swoon at the sight of the Salvatore Antiqued Mirrored Bar Cabinet ($699). Art Deco and Hollywood glam get together in this gorgeous antiqued mirrored glass cabinet. Doors with sinuous crisscross metal detailing are paired with a rich black hardwood veneer. All this faceted... [More]


Lauren Moffatt Daydreaming at Les Puces du Design Two-Tone Dress

We're not sure we could find a sweeter dress to wear while welcoming back warm weather. The Daydreaming at Les Puces du Design Two-Tone Dress ($372) by Lauren Moffat features a dreamy blue and green colorblock bodice with sunny, vintage patterned skirt. Toss on a light cardi and strappy sandals... [More]


PBS Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

Wait, what? You haven't seen the PBS Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey ($17)?! Well get on it! Set in the early 1900's just-post the sinking of the Titanic, Downton Abbey centers around the Crawleys, a wealthy family and their servants whose lives are thrown in upheaval upon the death of the... [More]


Chalk Chalk Victorian Perambulator

Let's face it: you're not gonna be the kind of mom who handpaints a chalkboard wall in the nursery and fills it with whimsical drawings. That's ok, because your little one is gonna love you anyway. If you like that design idea, why not pick up a print from Chalk... [More]


Tarte Emphaseyes Brow

We'd like to give a shout out to those teenage girls who look like they paint their eyebrows on with a pastry brush. Lord love ya, but you're the girls we were thinking of when we decided to find a more natural-looking brow shade. Tarte Emphaseyes Brow ($20) is the... [More]


Apple & Bee Carry-All Travel Bag

We've always had problems cramming all of our accessories and beauty supplies in one small cosmetic bag. So instead of leaving some of our beloved products behind, we'll just upgrade to the Carry-All Travel Bag ($68) by Apple & Bee. It's 15in by 15in and has four zippered compartments inside.... [More]


Stila Custom Color Blush

"There's no one quite like you." How many times have you heard that remark in your life? The fact that it's true probably explains why you've heard it so often. Stila knows that we're each one-of-a-kind. In fact, their Custom Color Blush ($20) reacts differently to each of our individual... [More]


Fairytale Feast Lunch Bag

Whether the tone of your day makes you feel like a "Damsel in Distress" or a "Fierce Heroine," you can spend the morning looking forward to lunch pulled from the Fairytale Feast Lunch Bag ($19). Have no fear, dear princess; for once you've feasted you can simply swipe away crumbs... [More]


Fred Hopside Down Beer Glass

There's no reason to get as excited as we are about the Hopside Down Beer Glass ($20) by Fred. It's just a glass... ...But it's an upside down bottle in a glass! And for some reason, that totally tickles us pink. Or maybe that's the bubbly beer foam. You decide.... [More]

Second Base Heidi Demi Cami

Second Base Heidi Demi Cami

Hate wearing a cami when you don't absolutely need to? Well we do, but we're loving the Second Base Heidi Demi Cami ($36). All you do is slip this demi cami over your bra and voila....you have all the necessary coverage you need with those low-cut wrap dresses and blouses.... [More]


Blue Barnhouse T.Hanks Notecards

We don't even know if we can find the words to convey how awesome we think these T.Hanks Notecards ($16 for six) are. Run(,Forest, run!) to the nearest post office to send out a few of these asap! Okay, please don't make us Cast Aways for that movie reference. It'd... [More]


Erica Lyons Cuff

We've been fascinated with cuffs lately and how one piece of jewelry can pack such a punch. This Erica Lyons Cuff ($35) weds a leather bracelet with faux crystals for plenty of impact. It's the kind of piece we can see a really confident woman pulling off with aplomb.... [More]


Ahava Body Sorbet Caress

This delectable moisturizer works on even the most stubborn, pain in the ass areas of your body. Have cracked heels, dry elbows, scaly skin? Fear not. Ahava Body Sorbet Caress ($26) saturates your skin and works to tame it until it's soft as a rich old man after three minutes... [More]


Armed Notebook

If the pen is mightier than the sword, is it also mightier than a grenade, knife or revolver? We think so. The Armed Notebook ($20) features 3D covers of weaponry with unique pages that follow. A message of peace, derived through creativity, sketches and words - now that's a serious... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Demijohn for Emily

Emily writes, "I am looking for some inexpensive large demijohns to decorate with but I can't find any under $150. Can you help me find some blue and green glass demijohns?" Hey Emily, MP here, I gotta tell you, this was no easy task. I'm the proud owner of a... [More]

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Gilmour Daisy Area Sprinkler

Sprucing up our garden for Spring is a tall order (we kill everything). Watering with something that looks like a flower - the Gilmour Daisy Area Sprinkler ($6) - fights the good fight. That's one step toward being presentable for the in-laws.... [More]


Boy in Gingham Tote Bag

All we can say about the Boy in Gingham Tote Bag ($16) - you better get yours quick, cause we're about to snag them UP!... [More]

Old Navy Ruffle-Tiered Chambray Skirt

Old Navy Ruffle-Tiered Chambray Skirt

Chambray is back in all new styles! We're particularly loving the Old Navy Ruffle-Tiered Chambray Skirt ($20 on sale). It's flirty and sweet with the tiers of ruffles yet it can be chic if paired with platforms and a fitted wrap.... [More]


ImagineNations Globes

If we're being candid, we'd likely fail a world geography test if we had to take it today. We're blaming that on the fact that we don't own a map, not that we didn't pay attention in high school. We're thinking about adding a little intelligence with our ambiance by... [More]


Forget Me Knot Ring

You could tie a string around your finger to remember all those things that seem to slip your mind during the day. Or you could put on the Forget Me Knot Ring ($90) by designer Amanda White. The ring is cast from real string and set in sterling silver covered... [More]


Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss

One. Intense. Lipgloss. Illamasqua Itense Lipgloss ($20) was not developed for the timid, not designed for the "I-don't-want-to-be-noticed" girl. The rest of you (and you know who you are) will love the way it makes your lips look full and glossy without being sticky.... [More]


Johnny Was Floral-Print Obi Belt

Where would we wear this? No clue. What would it go with? Everything and nothing. This prd_id=845524446392705&site_refer=AFF001&site_refer=AFF001&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-S0zo.b_aVSeTiB5MZFGK6A&LScreativeid=645733316310">floral-print obi from Johnny Was ($70) is one of those perplexing items that we love even though we don't know how the relationship would progress. Maybe to make that little white springtime dress more... [More]


Fat Hair 0 Calories Thickening Spray

Not all of us were born with thick, lush locks. It's a fact of life that after years of intensive therapy we've come to accept. Now, even if someone isn't wearing hair extensions we tell ourselves that she is just to feel better (don't judge us; it's called "self-comforting"). What... [More]


TOPSHOP Spring Meadow Print Ruffle Dress

Look radiant in red when you wear the Spring Meadow Print Ruffle Dress ($95) at TOPSHOP. The vintage style and pattern are a lovely combination, and the shorter hemline and fitted waist keep it modern. Come warm weather, we think you should pair this lovely with a comfy flat and... [More]

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Bellrock Growers Dog Treats

Dedicated to going green? Bring your dog in on the fun with the Bellrock Growers Dog Treats ($8). These all-natural jerky-style treats are made from organic wheat grass, but they taste like chicken.... [More]


This is J Secret Garden Pink Mini Umbrella

Not only do we love the fun springtime pattern on the Secret Garden Pink Mini Umbrella ($34) by This is J, but we also love its size. At 10 inches, the umbrella pops open large enough to keep you dry on rainy days, but also stay small enough to fit... [More]


Benefit Ready...Set...STAY! Eye Trio

Remember when you were a kid and trying to "train" your hair to do one thing or another? That might have been a fruitless endeavor, but we can train our makeup to stay right where we put it. Benefit Ready...Set...STAY! Eye Trio ($26) consists of a brightening concealer, creaseless cream... [More]


Hanky Panky After Midnight Open Cup Racy Bralette

Looking for a way to make your guy's (or gal's, either way) jaw drop to the floor permanently? Slip into a Hanky Panky After Midnight Open Cup Racy Bralette ($42) and we can just about guarantee you'll have him eating out of the... Well, that part's up to you. Enjoy!... [More]


J. Crew Tulip Ruffle Cami

The J. Crew Tulip Ruffle Cami ($80) is a great feminine piece to layer with during the chillier spring days. It comes in soft pastels and has a fitted waist, thanks to the silk tie. And come summertime, you can pair it with denim shorts and flip flops for an... [More]


Benefit Play Sticks Jump Rope

Let us be honest here: the first thing about Play Sticks Jump Rope ($34) that appealed to us was the name. It's just fun. We were intrigued to learn that it's infused with skin-conditioning green tea and chamomile. But we were sold on the fact that it's an all-in-one. We... [More]

I Heart To Fart Dog Tag

I Heart To Fart Dog Tag

If this dog tag isn't appropriate for the Brutus in your life, we're not sure what is. I Heart To Fart Dog Tag ($9)... [More]


Faux Snakeskin Tray

Is there such a phrase as "tacky delicious?" If not, there should be because it perfectly describes this Faux Snakeskin Tray ($50). It's a quirky way to serve cheese and crackers to guests; a tiny reminder that you have a wild side. We have run into some truly stunning Serving... [More]


Pisces Constellation Bracelet

You're sensitive and kind, selfless and sympathetic, easygoing and affectionate. And now have a sweet new bracelet to go along with your delightfully watery self. Pisces Constellation Bracelet ($50) Happy Birthday, Pisces beauties!... [More]


Cake Kiss Lip Butters

These are the lips we were born with. They're the lips we're going to wear until the day we die. We can shoot 'em up with fillers, but eventually, they're going to go back to looking like our "normal" lips (hopefully). What we've decided to do is to love the... [More]


Obsession: A History

Face it, you're obsessed. We mean seriously, how can you not be when it's everywhere these days! Television shows like Hoarders, Confessions: Animal Hoarding, Intervention, and Obsessed chronicle the lives of people who have used, abused, collected, ticked, and touched. If you need more (and what obsessed person doesn't?) take... [More]


XYZ Blocks

Afro. Donut. Werewolf. Underpants. These are the kinds of blocks we wish we had when we were kids - much more useful than Apple and Banana. The XYZ Blocks ($33) feature the ABCs of modern life and are beautifully crafted in wood. They include 26 letters, 52 illustrated words, 11... [More]


Olay Mascara and Makeup Remover

A friend of ours was a "later in life" child. Her mother is now in her 80s, and frankly, has the skin of a woman half her age. Her secret? She claims that nothing touches her skin but Olay products, like this Mascara and Makeup Remover ($40/Pack of 3). Sure,... [More]


Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer

When warm weather hits, we're pretty sure we're going to be searching for a new tinted moisturizer as a summer must-have (foundation plus humidity equals ugh!). The Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer ($38) from Philosophy fits the bill: light and gentle on our skin, enriched with antioxidants and broad-spectrum uva/uvb... [More]


ModCloth Recut Classic Skirt

You ever have one of those days when nothing in your closet catches your fancy, when you're convinced that you must have spent the past 15 years shopping with your eyes closed and your mind in neutral? Just so you know, we all have them. One trick is to mix... [More]


Ivory Coast Gunmetal Seahorse Pin

We hope the seahorse gets some serious design attention this year - because we love these little guys! Unique and elegant, the Ivory Coast Gunmetal Seahorse Pin ($350) is made from sculpted Lucite with Swarovski crystal and South Sea shell pearl accents. Simply beautiful. Don't you love a species where... [More]


Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Makeup

Once, many years ago, a well-known plastic surgeon gave us a piece of advice: never allow your face to get too thin. According to him, plump skin is the ticket to a youthful, radiant appearance, regardless of age. Elizabeth Arden seems to understand this simple beauty secret and has given... [More]

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My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

Before the late night show, Chelsea Handler still had a mouth on her, we just didn't see it flapping every night. In 2005's My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands ($8) she proves that she's been good at slutting it up for a while now. Oh, Chelsea, not much... [More]


Laura Geller Baby Cakes Blush Palette

Leave it to Laura Geller to put together such a stunning palette. The Baby Cakes Blush Palette ($40) speaks to the truth of our complexions. We aren't just one color, but a blend of many different shades, a symphony of hues. This blush palette consists of different rich tones, swirled... [More]


MyricaDesign Sir Elton Headboard

Forgive us for playing Captain Obvious for a second - the MyricaDesign Sir Elton Headboard (£540) was inspired by none other than Sir Elton himself. Sculptural, with an antique vibe, this modern headboard is part art, part function, and all luxury. Made from glossy, laser cut acrylic, it comes with... [More]


Restoration Hardware Key Wine Bottle Opener

What is it with great wine accessories that make our hearts race? Really, if we were teenage girls we'd have a poster of the Key Wine Bottle Opener ($12) on our bedroom wall. We'd practice kissing it before we went to bed. Now that we're adults, we can simply buy... [More]


Trish McEvoy Bronze Luminizer

Truth be told, we each own a number of bronzers. Most of them consist of loose powder, which is absolutely fine when we're at home and have the time to carefully apply them (we are careful not to go all Jersey Shore with our bronzing products). What we like about... [More]


Sales & Steals: 2/18/11

Woohoo, Outblushers, it's Friiiiiday! AND for many of us, it's also gonna be a three-day weekend - DOUBLE woohoo! Enjoy this week's Sales & Steals below, courtesy of our sale-savvy sistahs over at The Bargainist, and have a great weekend! 1. Bebe sale - Shop their President's Day Weekend Sale... [More]


Special Guest Post by Gouldylox Reviews: Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Everyone, say a warm Outblush welcome to our newest guest poster, Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews! This savvy Baltimore-based beauty blogger is one of our go-to websites for honest reviews of the latest skin care, hair care, and makeup products with tons of swatch photos. We guarantee if you visit her... [More]


Personal Shopper: Under-$300 knockoffs of Jennifer Aniston's nude Jimmy Choo Lance sandals for Janet P.

Janet P. wrote, "I just saw the movie, "Just Go With It." Here are shoes from one scene when J. Aniston walks into the LA hotel. Do you know what they are or where I could find similar nude strappy ones (preferably for less than $300)? I found out that... [More]


Flower Kabuki Brush Set

Super soft, super compact, and super adorable. The Flower Kabuki Brush Set ($34) is just the thing to get us into the Spring-time spirit. Stay strong girls - it's right around the corner!... [More]

Lipo In A Box High Waist Brief

Lipo In A Box High Waist Brief

Lipo in a box? This is too good to be true. Now you can tighten your tummy and tush with the Lipo In A Box High Waist Brief ($39). Basically you'll get all the benefits of liposuction without the grueling recovery.... [More]

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Tete-à-Tete Rocker

We took a rain check on Valentine's Day festivities, but the Tete-à-Tete Rocker ($Inquire) by Laurie Beckerman has us dreaming of cuddle time. Actually, staring deeply into each other's eyes and rocking gently can only give us a wicked case of sexual tension. We'd second guess this whole set up,... [More]


See by Chloe Sleeveless Pleat Dress

Yellow is a hard color to wear, we know. But how can you not want to give the See by Chloe Sleeveless Pleat Dress ($730) a try anyway? It's breezy, springtime ready, and to be honest, completely out of our budgets! Which is why we're lusting after it in all... [More]


Multi Lines

Alright tiny apartment with only one outlet in the least logical place possible, we finally have you beat! No longer will there be a hamster nest of surge protectors and extension cords clustered behind the TV cabinet. We're using Multi Lines ($16-22) to distribute power and outlets throughout our space.... [More]

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Scarlet and Gray Guest Soaps

How pretty are the Scarlet and Gray Guest Soaps ($15)? Oh my goodness - coconut oil, palm oil, and shea all delicious and sweet pea scented? Yes, plz.... [More]

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Doubtblush: Captain Sweatshirt Dress

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


Jonathan Adler Claude Walnut Gossip Bench Set

Oh, how delightful to park our seats on the Jonathan Adler Claude Walnut Gossip Bench Set ($1890). This gorgeous retro bench features Walnut with brushed brass accents, and two drawers for random bits. Of course we won't actually use it for gossiping (still trying to keep that resolution!).... [More]


Five After Flatware Clock

Maybe it's the six-year-old in us, but we like bright colors and we like things that look like we could have put them together (if only we had the imagination). Five After Flatware Clock ($43) makes us smile and serves as a reminder that it's okay to lighten up a... [More]


Givenchy Blush Gelée

If you're fortunate, the time you spend applying makeup in the morning are some of the quietest minutes in your day. Oh, who are we kidding? Most of us are stirring oatmeal, giving the cat his insulin shot and just hoping we don't poke our eye out with the mascara... [More]


Personal Shopper: Slouchy Hat for Chelsea

Chelsea writes, "I have just moved to British Columbia for school and have been searching and searching for the perfect beanie! They wear oversized beanies all the time here in Vancouver and I have fell in love with this completely chilled out style! I find that every beanie I try... [More]

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Thimble Cluster Necklace

Here's the perfect accessory for craft crazed gal: the Thimble Cluster Necklace ($86). Forget silly felt attachments, these antique thimbles are a stylish expression of DIY pride. And those black pearls give 'em a light bell like look and jingle. Cute!... [More]


We're famous! Go check out our guest post at Fit Bottomed Girls

In an interwebular tit for tat, we did a guest post for the fabulously fit ladies over at Fit Bottomed Girls on gym fashion dos and don'ts. (Hint: The 80's Jazzercise look, with too-tight cameltoe-inducing spandex & full makeup, is a definite don't.) Ch-ch-ch-check it out!... [More]


Murrays Art Print

How could we pick a favorite? The Royal Tenenbaums. Ghostbusters. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Kingpin. Stripes. Groundhog Day. Rushmore. Lost in Translation. There are just too many. So we'll take them all! Murrays Art Print ($27).... [More]


Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Maybe you didn't know it, but you've seen some of Florence Broadhurst's designs. Fashion icons like Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney have used her patterns and prints in their work. Helen O'Neill gets down to the nitty gritty business of detailing the things you probably don't know in Florence Broadhurst:... [More]


Recipe for Love Measuring Spoons

We know that it's too late for Valentine's Day, but we couldn't wait until next year to show you these Recipe for Love Measuring Spoons ($26). And please don't judge us, but we're pretty tempted to buy them for ourselves. We so want to see this spoons hanging near our... [More]


Star Trek Issue 2 Wallet

While you may not want sport your Spock ears or your Insignia Pin, we love the idea of a pop of our geekiness, when we show our IDs, or pay for goods. The Star Trek Issue 2 Wallet ($15) recreates elements of Issue 2 from the Star Trek comic series.... [More]


Laura Mercier Lip Balm

It doesn't matter how tough this winter has been on your lips, Laura Mercier Lip Balm ($20) can help. It's loaded with super-hydrating ingredients like Vitamins A, C and E, and gives you SPF 15 protection all day long. It'll make your lips so soft that you may find yourself... [More]

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New York Yankees Silk Sash Belt

Femme girls can rock their die hard love for their favorite baseball team with the cutesy New York Yankees Silk Sash Belt ($37). It's like the Yankees initials have taken the place of the perfect polka dot here. Yankees fans, you're welcome.... [More]


Fragile Salt and Pepper Shaker

Whether a gift or a sweet new S&P for yourself, the Fragile Salt and Pepper Shaker ($49) is perfection. The vessel comes in one piece, and only by breaking it do you make it useful. Hold the piece, and snap in the middle - you can then fill the vessels... [More]


V and Y Mt109 Neckpiece

Recipe for a kick ass accessory: Old t-shirts Creative know-how Chic color combos Fashion forward versatility Mix with love until you've come up with the Mt109 Neckpiece ($58) from V&Y. Wear it like a necklace or a scarf and take a simple outfit up several notches with one loop over... [More]


World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle

This one is for our friend Abb who has been looking for a jigsaw puzzle or game board to fill an entire wall. Yep, she wants it to be functional so that her friends can play when they drop by to visit. This 32,256 piece puzzle is billed as the... [More]


Trish McEvoy 'Effortless Eyes' Makeup Planner

If we were fickle enough to have a new crush every day (and we kinda are), we'd be crushing today on the Trish McEvoy Effortless Eyes Makeup Planner ($125). In one neat bag we get an eye palette that includes a mix of matte, shimmer and baked textures; upper-eye brightener;... [More]


ThEarlYears Blackberry Skin

We realize we've been a bit iPhone heavy around here, so we thought we'd spread the love; and what better way, than an ode to our favorite TV painter? The ThEarlYears Blackberry Skin ($15) from Infectious, is made from 3M adhesive vinyl and is easy to apply and remove without... [More]


Personal Shopper: Perfect Bikini For Ilya K's Friend

Ilya K. wrote, "Hi outblush! I LOVE your site-and am in need of some help!! A girlfriend and I are heading out to Jamaica for a vacation in March. I don't have problems finding swimsuits because I'm the usual size everything (or maybe a little smaller than..) but my friend... [More]


ban.do Love Barrette

It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day for you to wear your heart on your sleeve. Pin back your tresses with the ban.do Love Barrette ($25) and convey your sappy feelings any day of the week!... [More]

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Kaylee Tankus Motorcycle Jacket

The Kaylee Tankus Motorcycle Jacket ($343) is so fierce it hurts. The high fashion architecture and subtle zipper detailing had us at hello. And it's woven, not leather. We could dress it up, 'nah mean? God, that's hot.... [More]

Pie Time Clock

Pie Time Clock

It's always time for pie.....whether you want key lime, banana cream or whatever other flavor tickles your fancy! The Pie Time Clock ($38) is pretty cool; this small clock is made from an upcycled vinyl record and only needs one AA battery to tick....tock.... [More]


Frisbee Toothbrush Holder

What it won't do is change your life. What it will do it hold toothbrushes. But really, wouldn't the Frisbee toothbrush holder ($13 and not really very reminiscent of flying discs) be better than that filmy, scary old glass on the sink? (And it's happy. It's not about to ruin... [More]


Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre

We love the word lustrous. We love the way it sounds rolling off our tongues. We especially love the way we feel when we're looking lustrous. Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre ($16) does that for us; adds a three-dimensional glow to our cheeks, eyes, or wherever else we choose to apply... [More]

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Rabid Fox Oxidized Hippos Ring

Linda Smyth and Rebecca Pulver (the brains behind Rabid Fox) like to cast members of the animal kingdom in precious metals. Nuzzling hippos take center stage in their Rabid Fox Oxidized Hippos Ring ($150). Capturing nature's curiosities in action makes for a dynamic piece of art jewelry. It's like something... [More]


Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Retailers Expecting Bounce-Back Year in 2011

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]


Friendly Tank Pencil Sharpener

Violence is not the answer, but a full-scale attack on the unsharpened pencils in your life might be. The Friendly Tank Pencil Sharpener ($39) is an adorable ceramic piece for your desk-top, and your pent-up aggression. Maybe you could pen some words of peace to negate the militant element.... [More]


3-in-1 Button Shawl

We're believing firmly that the weather is getting warmer (even if only by a half a degree or so), and we're keeping our eye out for lighter cover ups. We're currently considering this Ruffled 3-in-1 Button Shawl ($98). If you're wearing like a sweater, it's got a line of buttons... [More]


Malachite and Peridot Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver

Someone whose favorite color is green is about to be very happy. These Malachite and Peridot Earrings ($24), composed of malachite cabochons surrounded by little peridots, are one-of-a-kind (well, technically two-of-a-kind, but you know what we mean) and, through February 21st, on sale. For just $24 instead of $65. Who's... [More]


Gyro Bowl

We have a confession to make. The Gyro Bowl ($15) is billed a "kid proof" because of the way the inner bowl rotates 360 degrees without spilling. It's a terrific product and we truly appreciate the way it's being marketed to parents of young children. Here was one of our... [More]


Linea Pelle Sliced Leather Bracelet

Let's talk practicality, here. A stack of actual gold bangles will set you back much more than this Linea Pelle Sliced Leather Bracelet ($40). Plus, bangles rattle around on your arm and cause a distraction. So when you're man raises an eyebrow about another piece of new jewelry, you've got... [More]


Urban Decay De Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray

We know that oil control can be a challenge, particularly when it comes to finding primers, foundations and setting sprays that don't contribute to oily skin. Leave it to Urban Decay. Their De Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray ($29) will help set your perfectly applied makeup to a beautiful... [More]


Wedding Dressed: Garden

Here comes the bride/groom/life partner/spouse, all dressed in white/black/fuchsia/sustainably harvested bamboo silk... Weddings these days are anything but traditional, but as a guest, it's best to play it safe when you're getting dressed to head to the ceremony. Besides the unbreakable "Thou Shalt NOT Outshine the Bride," commandment, what are... [More]


Personal Shopper: Vegas Attire for Lissa B

Lissa writes: Hi! I do so hope you can help me. I may have the opportunity to go to Vegas in a few months with two of my gorgeous fashionable girl friends. Yay! However, I have no idea what to wear. We'll be there 4-5 days in early spring. Please... [More]


I Will Survive Kit

While it might take weeks or months for your best girlfriend to recover from her latest in a line of tragic break-ups, it won't take nearly that long to get her to smile. Send her the delightful I Will Survive Kit ($13), and ease her pain - if only temporarily.... [More]


Valentino Lace-Printed Rain Boots

We're crying a river over the Valentino Lace-Printed Rain Boots ($295). Dreams of designer grandeur continue to elude us, but this gorgeous mash up of glamor and practicality keeps our hope alive. So this is how you make a slab of rubber feel delicate. Noted.... [More]

Marc by Marc Jacobs Jumbled Logo MP3 Speakers

Marc by Marc Jacobs Jumbled Logo MP3 Speakers

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Jumbled Logo MP3 Speakers ($58) are perfect for the fashionista that has it all. These cool speakers feature an iconic logo print. Just plug in your MP3 and you'll be rockin' in style.... [More]


Sue Devitt Balanced Matte Lipstick

We agree; Sue Devitt Balanced Matte Lipstick ($20) looks like a regular tube of lipstick. What intrigues us about it is the ground-breaking matte formulation that disperses pigments of optimal color, leaving us with lips that sport a gorgeous matte finish while being moisturized all day long.... [More]


There Is Only You and Me Valenciennes Dress

A mustard-yellow silk dress with an intricate black lacework overlay... Could it get any more romantic? This There Is Only You and Me Valenciennes Dress ($350) is sure to become your signature special event dress for weddings and dates, paired with soft, girly accessories and makeup. Bonus? It's got a... [More]


Disorderly Goods Merit Badges

It might be a little late in life to become a girl scout (mmm, cookies), but that doesn't mean it's too late to earn a Merit Badge ($10 each). Disorderly Goods has created twelve clever badges for everything from Optimism to Zen Stones. Hand 'em out to your deserving friends... [More]


White Pearl Toggle Lariat Necklace

The whole "Ride 'em cowgirl" simply does not apply to this lariat. There are three things about the White Pearl Toggle Lariat Necklace ($80) that make us want to shout "Yee haw!" anyway. We're infatuated with the delicate nature of this piece, the way it loops through a sterling silver... [More]


Comic Strip Picture Frame

There's a secret place, deep down inside of us, that has always wanted to be - IN A COMIC! Well now, our strange desires can come true with the Comic Strip Picture Frame ($18). Add your pictures and use the speech bubble stickers to get witty and super-hero-esque! We look... [More]


Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow ($20) was not designed for low-key, relatively shy people. In fact, just the opposite is true. On those occasions when you're ready to shine, open to all kinds of attention, this silky, sparkling eyeshadow is sure to draw plenty of interest. It's a sheer wash of... [More]


YOU Be the Stylist: What should Taylor pair with her J Brand jeggings for her 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]

Global Cage Birdfeeder

Global Cage Birdfeeder

Love to feed those friendly little birds, but hate the bully birds that eat all the food? Well the Global Cage Birdfeeder ($25) is the solution. This feeder has openings that are just the right size for finches, nuthatches and other small birds. So it deters jays, other bully birds... [More]


Terra Plana Juniper Heel

Light. Colorful. Vegan. No, we're not talking about our lunch. Check out the Terra Plana Juniper ($150). This stunning heel is made from eco-friendly material, which makes us and our animal buddies happy, but tree-huggin' stuff aside, this shoe is hawt!... [More]


Supabold Fluid Vase

We smell a design trend heating up: interactive consumer collaborative products. Shaped by a freeze frame sloshing water, the Supabold Fluid Vase ($539) lets us have our splash our way. In this programmed waterfall "action becomes object," and it's one of the coolest vases ever.... [More]


Bare Escentuals The Perfect Bronze Lip Kit

Have you heard about the girl with the "so-so" smile? Oh sure, she tried new lipsticks and glosses as they came along, but nothing quite transported her from "so-so" to "va-va-voom." As luck would have it, it was Bare Escentuals The Perfect Bronze Lip Kit ($30) that finally unlocked the... [More]


Oru Capelet Jacket

We've fallen for the fluttery layers on the Oru Capelet Jacket ($415). This garmets meets us halfway between military structure and retro softness in a trend-conscious look that's a little off the wall. Somehow, the sillouette is classic. Pair with equestrian boots, and look fierce instantly.... [More]

Pot Head Tea Cup Cozy

Pot Head Tea Cup Cozy

In the mood for high tea? Pot Head Tea Cup Cozy ($14)... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Crinkled Colorblock Scarf

Go ahead, switch to a lightweight scarf like this Crinkled Colorblock Scarf ($9) from Forever 21. Punxsutawney Phil did predict that spring is close at hand! What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]


Orlane Absolute Radiance LightBox

Hey, remember that game Seven Minutes in Heaven? Why can't we ask that question without smiling a little? Okay, now on to what we wanted to show you...Orlane Absolute Radiance LightBox ($200) needs only seven minutes of your time to make you more beautiful. The box includes three products: Dazzling... [More]


Snack and Stack Utensil Set

We love that fact that many of the same kids who adored playing with Legos are now having children of their very own. How much fun would it be to encourage the new little Lego lovers to enjoy their meals using the Snack & Stack Utensil Set ($22)? Who knows;... [More]


Nurture Clock

We're not precisely sure when nerdy became cool, but let's face it, Albert Einstein was a Mac Daddy and how cute do you find Bill Gates from certain angles? There's something about all that brain power that gets our juices flowing. The Nurture Clock ($135) celebrates brainiacs everywhere with its... [More]

Tory Burch Alice Quilted Leather Laptop Bag

Tory Burch Alice Quilted Leather Laptop Bag

Ooze sophistication and style with the Tory Burch Alice Quilted Leather Laptop Bag ($195). This quilted leather laptop bag is gorgeous and functional with an adjustable and removable shoulder strap. And it's Tory Burch so we know the quality is exceptional.... [More]

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Ritz Skeleton Apron

Maybe the Ritz Skeleton Apron ($16) will get our zany husband excited enough to do the dishes for once. Fat chance. We could always save it for Halloween.... [More]


Home Away From Home Ring

This is one of those, "What exactly am I seeing?" pieces of jewelry that is sure to start a conversation. The Home Away From Home Ring ($88) is bold, detailed and a reminder of the place you love most in the world - home. Above all, it's big and fun.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Art Show Outfit for Christina

Christina S writes, "Hey Outblush! I need your help! I am an art student (getting close to graduation! yay!) All the graduating students are a part of a BIG art show showcasing our work in March. It kicks off with a reception party and I would LOVE to have a... [More]


Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot Eau de Parfum Spray

We're trying to remember the last time anyone called us "sultry." Hmmm...could it be we're having trouble recalling a particular moment because it never happened? Argh! Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot Eau de Parfum Spray ($65) aims to change that by giving us this sexy, hypnotic aroma with hints of tropical... [More]

imm Living Hand Peace Sign USB Stick

imm Living Hand Peace Sign USB Stick

Peace out to boring old USB sticks! imm Loving Hand Peace Sign USB Stick ($38)... [More]

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Vera Wang Stationery

Invitations couldn't be more adorable on Vera Wang Stationery ($35). Crisp laser cut eyelet daisies and lace parasols pop over bright middle panels. Lovin' the 60s feel of these pretty tri-fold cards.... [More]


Boden Maternity Ruffle Front Dress

Headed into the spring season with a baby bump? Use the Boden Maternity Ruffle Front Dress ($128) as your go-to piece for everything from spring weddings to being the guest of honor at your baby shower. If you ever wanted to wear ruffles, now's the time! Everyone will think they're... [More]

Edible Butterflies

Edible Butterflies

We're getting butterflies in our tummies just looking these! The Edible Butterflies ($10 for a pack of 20) are made of wafer paper and accented with food coloring. Last but not least, each is brushed with organic vanilla flavoring.... [More]


Joy and Ah Oxfords

Couldn't have named the Joy and Ah Oxfords ($40) by Ash and Melissa better ourselves. A classic wingtip gets an eco-friendly plastic makeover in this sleek design. How refreshing.... [More]


Lampadina Light

The Italian designer Achille Castiglioni has given us this simple, bare, industrial Lampadina Light ($128). Sure, it will provide a room with light, but far more importantly, the Lampadina will provide a room with cool.... [More]


Rhodium Crystal Ring

The Rhodium Crystal Ring ($28) is just a fun piece of costume jewelry that we can see ourselves wearing to the office, dinner with friends, or out to a club. It's striking, but not quite like anything else we own. Oh, and it's elasticized so it will fit pretty much... [More]


Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

Okay, so it's 7:45 a.m. and you need to be at work by 8:00. Problem is it's going to take you a minimum of 30 minutes to get to the office. Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo ($11) can cut the time it takes you to get ready by absorbing excess... [More]

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Imperial Rug

Need that last piece to the puzzle to tie the room together? Duh, go literal with the Imperial Rug ($99 for ten puzzle pieces) by Nauris Kalinauskas. This is way more fun than yer average square modular set. Just rearrange it every once in a while, and hopefully, we'll never... [More]


Let's Panic About Babies!

Babies sure are cute and cuddly-wuddly and soft and sweet. They're also smelly, sleep-depriving little dictators who want what they want, when they want it, which is NOW NOW NOW OMFG I HATE YOU YOU RUINED MY ONE MONTH OLD LIIIIIIIFE!!!!!! And, of course, if they don't have 115% organic... [More]


Diane von Furstenberg Belted Stretch-Silk Dress

The Belted Stretch-Silk Dress ($385) by Diane von Furstenberg is simplicity at its finest. The defined belted waist gives the wearer good shape, while the neutral colors are a perfect base under a spring trench in a bold color!... [More]


Stila Make Me Blush Set

Oh, the things that make us blush. We estimate that 80 percent of them are pleasant, and 19 percent more are VERY pleasant. Our point is this: a rosy complexion is most often associated with something nice in our lives. Why not have one every moment of every day by... [More]


The NSFW Puppy!

We like you, readers. And we certainly don't want you to get fired for reading an Outblush post with a picture that could be construed as NSFW. Solution? Whenever we have an item that's "Too hot for television," instead of a picture of the item, you'll see the NSFW Puppy*... [More]


The Red Blues: WINNERS!

It's done. Thank the Lord Jebus. Yeah, I know this post is long. But it's the last one, so shut it. If you want to give me a piece of your mind and tell me which lipstick you like the best, scroll to the bottom. Although I've actually only been... [More]


Personal Shopper: A knock-'em-dead emerald green prom dress for Linzi

Linzi wrote, "I'm having such a hard time finding a prom dress this year that it's become more of a stressful event than a fun one! I know I want to wear an emerald green, it looks good on me!, but can't find a one that will WOW not only... [More]

Agent Provocateur Cendrillon Playsuit

Agent Provocateur Cendrillon Playsuit

You'll need a crane to pick up his jaw when he sees you in the Agent Provocateur Cendrillon Playsuit ($390)! Your body is the playground and this playsuit has all the bells and whistles for hours of entertainment.... [More]


Sohum Soaps

We'll be honest - we don't even use bar soap. Body wash is where it's at, and we're not going back. But damn there is some nice looking soap packaging out there. We're fighting the urge to buy one of every bar of Sohum Soaps ($15 each) because they just... [More]

Free People Polka Dot Shorts

Free People Polka Dot Shorts

The Free People Polka Dot Shorts ($58) have a retro feel and we're totally digging them. We love the side button pockets and pleating. These taupe and white polka dot shorts are girly and flirty and would look sweet paired with a floral tank ($58).... [More]


Espresso 3 Piece Loft Dining Set

Let's be frank. Finding a dining set that fits into a small nook or kitchen area can be a problem. Finding one that has any style can be a uber-problematic (yes, we just coined that phrase). This Espresso 3 Piece Loft Dining Set ($250) not only fits neatly into a... [More]


River Island Bow Belt

Add a polished finishing touch to any outfit with the River Island Bow Belt ($36). Okay, maybe not any outfit. But the ones that consist of colored cardis, or even one of spring's favorite trends: denim. This would be darling around the waist of a denim sundress!... [More]


Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara

Once upon a time there was a Japanese television personality named Aya Yasuda. Aya was a beautiful lady with a lovely - but heavy - heart. She was very sad because she had learned that no matter how much eye makeup she wore, her eyes didn't show up as well... [More]


Red Bird

Now you can play Angry Birds* in real life. Just set up a little fort (we recommend outside) and toss this plush Red Bird ($12) into it to knock it over. Or just keep it in your cube and throw it at coworkers who pass by. *If you are not... [More]


BCBGMAXAZARIA One-Shoulder Rosette Dress

Do we even need to tell you how stunning you'd be in this BCBGMAXAZARIA One-Shoulder Rosette Dress ($498)? We didn't think so. P.S. $500 not in your budget? Check out these similar dresses we found for this exact dress for a reader's wedding!... [More]


Williams-Sonoma Glass Domed Cake Plate/Punch Bowl

Even though we'd really, really like one of these Glass Domed Cake Plate/Punch Bowls ($30-40) from Williams-Sonoma for ourselves, we're going to resist and instead order them as go-to housewarming gifts. You can choose to monogram the dome with one or three initials or order it without. We're inclined to... [More]


Melissa Joy Manning Sterling Silver Heart Hoop Earrings

Hearts are timeless, romantic and feminine. We're fans of Melissa Joy Manning jewelry and quite drawn to these Sterling Silver Heart Hoop Earrings ($75). Handmade from 100% recycled metal, these elegant hearts are perfect for everyday wear.... [More]


Crème Royale Neck and Decollete

Our goal in life today? To postpone the age we begin to hide our age by wearing scarves and turtlenecks. Oh sure, we're going to age at some point. Heck, we hope to age. What we want, though, is for our neck and décolleté area to look radiant for as... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Black and White Ballet Flats

Ahhh, good weather means packing up the boots and putting on the flats! We've been coveting this white and black-tipped pair of (1) Lanvin Ballerina Flats ($555), but our pocketbooks have given us a firm, "NO." Not to be deterred, we set out to find a pair or two that... [More]


Blue with En-Vee Dress

What a killer neckline on the Blue with En-Vee Dress ($150)! This dress feels a little nautical to us, while still maintaining a super feminine cut and flattering bow sash. Pair it with flats and bring along your favorite pair of sunglasses and a light cardi for a lovely "day... [More]


Bird Ceramic Cupcake Stand

You've spent a few hours in the kitchen: mixing, baking, cooking, frosting, decorating...and even though cupcakes are meant to scarfed down, treat them like works of art for a short while, at least. The Bird Ceramic Cupcake Stand ($38) by Whitney Smith makes for great cupcake presentation, especially if you're... [More]

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Rubber Duck Snowjogger Classic

The shiny PU Rubber Duck Snowjogger Classic ($87) are a must for jogging in the worst Winter conditions. Shock absorbing FlexFoam and a molded heel-counter give us comfort and support, while a water-resistant coating inside and out keeps our feet dry. Plus, they totally look like something made for astronauts.... [More]


Doubtblush: I Love Boys Sanitizing Hand Gel

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]



It may sound insane, but we kinda OD'ed on chocolate during the first couple weeks of February (Hey, it was on sale. Don't hold it against us.). So, receiving a box of Morning Glory Confections' Chai Tea & Cashew Brittle ($10) and Calabasas Candy Co. Caramels ($8) from gourmet sweets... [More]


Christian Dior Manicure LA Collection

Sure, you receive three travel-size nail enamels, a nail file, and a really cute box with the purchase of the Christian Dior Manicure LA Collection ($39), but the true value lies in the utter beauty of the Christian Dior shades. These rich hues will have you feeling like springtime long... [More]

Charlotte Russe Polka Dot Peep Toe Ruffle Heel

Charlotte Russe Polka Dot Peep Toe Ruffle Heel

These pumps are fierce....and seriously HOTTTT! The Charlotte Russe Polka Dot Peep Toe Ruffle Heel ($30) is a pretty polka dot pump trimmed with a flirty ruffle that will add the finishing touch that dress you've been wanting.... [More]


La Petite Leçon Spanking Wooden Ruler

We don't care who's been naughty and who needs to dole out the discipline. We just hope you'll get good use out of the La Petite Leçon Spanking Wooden Ruler ($18). Hopefully, you'll never learn your lesson.... [More]


Illume Lawn Party Candles

We know it might seem unrealistic to think about warm summer nights given that it's February, but we're holing out hope that summer will be here soon enough. And when it gets here, we're going to be ready to spend evenings on the patio sipping spiked lemonade. We'll be keeping... [More]


ban.do Flower Trio Clip

Go ultra-feminine with the Flower Trio Clip ($45) from ban.do. The silk and satin flowers are hand stitched onto a duck mouth clip (you squeeze at one end and the other opens up), making it easy to slide into your locks and hold firm. It's a great spring accessory, and... [More]


Beyond Vintage Feather Dress

We were going to tell you that the Feather Dress ($297) by Beyond Vintage feels as smooth as silk when you slip into it, but it's made of 100 percent silk, so...of course it feels like soft, cool, slippery silk! This simple black dress is made unique by the double... [More]


Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof

While Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof ($10) doesn't become available until April, we had to pre-order as soon as it came to our attention. One of our most beloved childhood books has been re-created to appeal to our more adult, and morbid sensibilities. Our favorite touch-and-feel now features... [More]


Anna Plum Dinnerware

We've thought this through, and we really don't believe that it's our desperate craving for springtime that draws us to the Anna Plum Collection ($14-$90). It's just the fresh looking, hand-painted purple and white flowers that we find irresistible. We like the way we're able to mix-and-match the pieces and... [More]


Spring 2011 Trends on a Budget: All White Outfits

We all drool over the super-expensive clothes, shoes, and accessories featured every month in fashion magazines, but how many of us can actually afford that $800 jacket, or those $300 jeans? Yeah, we thought as much. So, we're bringing you $50-or-less versions of some of this spring's hottest styles! Today's... [More]


Mary Green Good Nighty

Could it be? A slinky piece of satin that doesn't make us feel like a sausage squeezed too tight or the next dancer at Spearmint Rhino? Why yes, this Good Nighty ($126) is sophisticated, sexy, and (shocker!) comfortable, like all of the Mary Green lingerie. Worth checking out for the... [More]


Winks by Georgie L'Avant-Gardiste Lash Compact

Little beauty trick here: Choose a few months a year to wear false lashes rather than use mascara. You'll be amazed by how that little break gives your lashes time to recoup, to thicken up naturally. We like Winks by Georgie L'Avant-Gardiste ($25) and have gotten to the point where... [More]

Forever21 High Waisted Floral Pants

Flowers made an appearance....a big appearance... at the Spring 2011 fashion shows! We're lovin' the Forever21 High Waisted Floral Pants ($26). They kind of remind us of the get-ups Mrs. Roper used to wear, right? Either way we promise there's no way you'll look like a wallflower.... [More]


Burberry Leather Grid Shoulder Bag

Is it just us, or does this Burberry Leather Grid Check Print Shoulder Bag ($995) remind you of those ridiculous trendy Kanye glasses? The look is actually pretty cutting-edge for Burberry, and it's a nice way to liven up the plaid. We like a handbag that doesn't scream "I am... [More]



So we think the Cuft ($10) is pretty cool, but we have a major word of warning for everyone out there: if you're using this handy coffee sleeve to carry your cash, remember that it's not a cardboard sleeve so you don't chuck it with your coffee. Not that we've... [More]

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Garment Packing Tape

Azumi and David slap their Garment Packing Tape ($15) right on tank tops and skin (ouch!), but we'd never do that. Sealing up boxes with this pretty vinyl packing tape doesn't seem quite right either. Think out of the box, and use this in quirky craft projects.... [More]


Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Sheer Liptints

We love sheer lip color, as evidenced by the number of times we've shown you a new product. What we really love about Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Sheer Liptints ($17) is how long it stays in place and the way it nourishes our lips with Vitamin E and protects them... [More]


Boden Tipped Sixties Coat

Add a little color to your coat collection with the Tipped Sixties Coat ($168) at Boden. It's a lightweight, spring coat with gorgeous vintage contrast piping. The fit is flattering, and the brightness is sure to make you and everyone around you feel cheerful! Choose from gold, navy, iris, and... [More]


Be the Kind of Woman Download

We were first introduced to this saying by our friend Catherine, a strong woman who has adopted it as her personal motto. This Digital Image Download ($3) is available in jpeg or png format, can be sized to your preference, and then transferred to any surface - from a pillow... [More]



FUCK PHOTOSHOP Pencil ($3). The purist in us could not have said it better!... [More]

Thumb Index Ring

Thumb & Index Ring

Rock accessories that the hottest celebs wear! The Thumb & Index Ring ($30) is pretty cool. And after a little research, we've come to find out that it's actually called a "sex ring." It forms the chi murda position, which is the yoga/meditation gesture for a one-pointed, concentrated mind. Christina... [More]


Stila Tinted Moisturizer

Stila impresses us with the way they have the pulse on the latest makeup trends. They know that we're going more natural these days, that many of us are moving toward a simple morning routine in which we moisturize our faces and call it good. It's especially easy to call... [More]


Personal Shopper: A dress for Emily's first Barrister's Ball

Emily B. wrote, "Dear Outblush, My best friend turned me on to your site, and now I look at it everyday (or as close as possible given the demands of law school). It is my first year in law school, and I am looking for a dress for my first... [More]


Pick us, pick us! Vote for Outblush in the 2010 Luxplosion Awards!

You know how Oscar nominees always say, "Oh, it's an honor just to be nominated!"? Pshaw, right, such a lie! We all want to win! Gimme dat trophy! *wrestling match ensues* Kidding, kidding. But, we here at Outblush HAVE been nominated for a TheLuxuryHub.com 2010 LuXplosion Award in the "Vida... [More]


You Have Such a Big Heart, Multi-Chain Necklace

What's a creative girl to do while undergoing chemotherapy? In the case of Jewelry4Change, she starts a burgeoning business and donates 40 percent of the proceeds to a cause near and dear to her heart - Africa Water and Life. We're infatuated with the artist's designs and with her spirit.... [More]


La Petite Vie Organic Spicy Massage Oil

Trust us, you're going to want a cupboard full of this Organic Spicy Massage Oil ($9) by La Petite Vie (The Small Life). It's handmade, smells divine, and can be used a few drops at a time in the tub, for a special hands-on massage, or even just to rub... [More]

Linea Pelle Dylan Pochette

Linea Pelle Dylan Pochette

Treat yourself to a fun new bag! The Linea Pelle Dylan Pochette ($165) is constructed of supple italian leather that has a soft hand yet casual look. The black multi color combo features vibrant turquoise and coral trimmed with gold hardware.... [More]


Sundance Jane Austen Ballet Flats

Well, yes. We did immediately gravitate toward the Jane Austen Ballet Flats ($128) by Sundance because of our love for all things Austen. Including flats we're sure she'd covet if she were a 21st century woman. In dusky blue and rose, these leather flats boast of Austen-era flower detailing and... [More]


John Salibello Antiques Mirrored Star Sconces

Light up your place with a pair of these John Salibello Antiques Mirrored Star Sconces ($inquire). They're big--about 15 inches wide by 17 inches tall--and each sconce holds two candle outlets for lightbulbs. The design is 1960's French, and can definitely act as the pièce de résistance in any room.... [More]


Kate Spade All Occasions Cards

We're trying to make our lives more streamlined, but really, there's only so much we can manage before it's time for a martini. We're taking one simple step and are eliminating the mishmash of thank you notes, generic birthday cards, and artsy nonspecific cards floating around our office. We hope... [More]

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RumbaTime Link Watch

Our Zumba class always goes a little long (we lose track of time doing all that shakin'). Good thing we have our RumbaTime Link Watch ($25) to keep us correct. It's rude to be late to date night.... [More]


Tea Leaves Dress

Would it be too much for us to ask a friend and her fiancé to move their wedding up a few months? We found this Tea Leaves Dress ($65) and decided that it would be perfect to wear to this particular wedding, but the couple boorishly decided to celebrate their... [More]


bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor

Have we mentioned (in the last few hours) how much we love a beauty product that makes life easy for us? We crave products that maximize our look, but minimize the time it takes to achieve that look. bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor ($16) gives us a mega-watt sheen with a... [More]

Wolford Artiste Lace Up Tights

Wolford Artiste Lace-Up Tights

Wrap yourself in luxury legwear! Your guy will enjoy loosening the laces, which go all the way up to your thighs. Can we get an "Ooooh, la la"? Wolford Artiste Lace-Up Tights ($225)... [More]

Chocolate Nutty Nana

Chocolate Nutty Nana

Our tummies are going nutty just thinking about the Chocolate Nutty Nana ($25)! This scrumptious banana chocolate chip cake is stuffed with peanut butter cheesecake. And the deliciousness doesn't stop there....it's topped with peanut butter cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips.... [More]

Denim Wash

The Laundress Denim Wash

Prolong the life of your favorite jeans! The Laundress Denim Wash ($19) is a must-have for the denim-lover in you. This sensational suds-er will clean, soften and preserve your broken-in color without making it look washed out.... [More]


Yves Saint Laurent Palette Metallic Colorama

One of us made recently the mistake of looking in the mirror at 5 p.m. Tired doesn't begin to describe the face she saw staring back at her. What she needed was a "lift." Not the kind she normally got from drinking a carafe of coffee, but the kind that... [More]


Personal Shopper: A girly-but-classy duvet cover under $100 for Erin K.

Erin K. wrote, "I'm looking for a girly, but classy, duvet cover. I really like the waterfall duvet cover from Urban Outfitters but it's a little too pricy for me ($150). I'm a college student on a budget, but I don't really like the typical neon duvets the advertisers think... [More]


Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece

The Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece Swimsuit ($90) is perfect for the plus-size girl who's into vibrant colors and vintage styles. Flaunt what you've got in this Esther Williams suit that features lowcut legs, a high-waisted bottom and a classic halter neck.... [More]


Leo Stools

Look, some of us are short. We make no bones about it; why do you think we wear 4-inch heels all week long? But there are certain things in the back of closets, on shelves, up high, and out of reach, that we haven't seen in years. With Spring cleaning... [More]


Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil

By now, we all know the trick of making our lip color last all day. We simply outline and then fill in our lips with a great lip pencil prior to applying our regular lip color. The Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil ($20) is the perfect tool for the job because... [More]

Borromeo Messenger Bag

Borromeo Messenger Bag

How great would it be to tote around a stylish yet functional and comfortable bag? We think we've found a great style for you that is very affordable in a fabulous camel color. The Borromeo Messenger Bag ($42) is very spacious with a large front flap with a buckle closure... [More]


Miss Selfridge Scarf

The Miss Selfridge Scarf ($20 on sale) is delicate and girlie and rich with hand-crocheted detail. It's the kind of scarf we throw on when we need a splash of feminine power.... [More]

Eiffel Tea-wer Set For One

Eiffel Tea-wer Set For One

Tea for one, tea for two.....The Eiffel Tea-wer Set For One ($55) is a pretty ceramic teapot that brings a bit of romance and lots of Parisian flair into your home. Oui oui!... [More]

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Culture Club: Chakra Rainbow Bangle Set

Flaunt those forearms, girl. We'd be proud to let the Chakra Rainbow Bangle Set ($13) add some jangle to our wrist dangle. It doesn't matter what team you're batting for, these colors are covet-worthy. Let's try to center our chakras. According to Hindu beliefs (specifically Shaktism (Supreme Mother worship) and... [More]


M•A•C Wonder Woman Mineralize Skinfinish

With everything you manage to accomplish in a single day, it wouldn't surprise us if you sometimes feel like Wonder Woman. In celebration of you M.A.C. presents Wonder Woman Mineralize Skinfinish ($35). In this single compact are two shimmer shades and one natural matte shade that work together to compliment... [More]


Sweet Avenue Bake Shop DIY Cupcake Kit

Some may say the humble cupcake is on its way "out," but we beg to differ, thanks to the box of cup-baked goodness that just landed on our desks from Sweet Avenue Bake Shop. Made from all-natural ingredients and certified dairy- and egg-free, they're so moist & sweetly delicious that... [More]

Castle Walls Dress

Castle Walls Pink and Ivory Dress

You'll be pretty in pink when you show up at your next event wearing the Castle Walls Pink and Ivory Dress ($79). This gorgeous dress is fit for a princess with a strapless neckline, ivory boned bodice, scalloped magenta lace and tiered skirt. And did we mention the fit is... [More]


Herb Ladder

If you have big dreams of creating culinary magic in your kitchen, but not much space in which to create that magic, there is the Herb Ladder ($60 on sale). What is so cool about this piece is that each pot has built in lights, meaning that when it's not... [More]


Balenciaga Black Caviar Scrub

Want to hear our idea of the perfect evening? We're in a tub filled with water heated to the perfect temperature; candlelight fills the room, soft music fills the air, and we've got a glass of champagne within easy reach. There are no phones ringing, no bosses criticizing our work,... [More]


Personal Shopper: A dress for Angela to wear to a destination beach wedding in Aruba in August

Angela wrote, "Hello! I'm a 23 year old female attending a coworker/friend's wedding in Aruba in the beginning of August. I'm really excited, but seeing as I've never been to ANY wedding (as an adult that is) I'm stuck as to what to wear to this evening beach wedding. I'm... [More]


Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio

We've seen a lot of dramatic eyeshadow hues and plenty of pastels this season, so we thought we'd share with you the Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio ($33), an earthy, mellow palette that we find utterly delightful for everyday wear.... [More]

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Butterfly Leather Cuff

When we think about leather bracelets, we don't imagine anything as interesting as the Butterfly Leather Cuff ($28). Laid out, the Monarch Butterfly inspiration is clear as day, but it looks a lot more abstract on. This soft Italian lambskin is bellissimo.... [More]


Robot Rug

CB2 introduces us to this Robot Rug ($149) by showing it hanging in a living room (which is absolutely fine, if that floats your boat). But we can't help but think how great it would be in a kid's room, adding whimsy and wild splashes of color to the space.... [More]


Orlando Blooms Dress

Psst! Here's the plan: We're going to wear this right away, paired with a soft, button-up cardigan. The Orlando Blooms Dress ($90) is far too attractive to save for warm weather.... [More]

Botkier Bruce Hobo

Botkier Bruce Hobo

We're digging the Botkier Bruce Hobo ($595)! This patchwork leather hobo has snake-embossed leather panels and is trimmed with shiny gold hardware. Inside are a multitude of pockets, pen slot and key hook. Most of all, the safari color combo is a must for the Spring season; it will look... [More]

Spoylt Seduction Blindfold

Spoylt Seduction Blindfold

Things will certainly get hot and steamy when you tie the Spoylt Seduction Blindfold ($58 on sale) on your guy. Plus it's gorgeous in bright pink sumptuous silk covered in sparkly crystals.... [More]


Stemware & Wine Bottle Rack

Not all of us have a kitchen ceiling that will easily accommodate a wine rack. What we like about this Stemware & Wine Bottle Rack ($67) is that it is easily attaches to a wall and gives us room to hold five bottles of wine and 15 glass stems. At... [More]


Kept by MCMC Fragrances

The new eau de perfume Kept by MCMC Fragrances ($110, 50ml spray) has a feminine and romantic scent with a little bit of lingering edginess. Its top notes boast of red roses and black tea, while there's a subtle mix of clove, leather, and amber underneath. It's the kind of... [More]


Vintage Grape Hand Dyed Slip Dress

The slip dress is the ultimate in feminine wear. From 1920s flappers to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's wedding dress, the slip dress makes a massive statement with its simple, unadorned design. We really dig the way this Vintage Grape Hand Dyed Slip Dress ($26) looks; particularly the one-of-a-kind color.... [More]

New Shoes Tin Bank

New Shoes Tin Bank

Mama needs a new pair of shoes! We love the idea of a bank dedicated to this worthy and well deserved cause. Those cobalt patent peep-toes will be a sitting pretty in our closet in the very near future if we keep banking those coins every day. New Shoes Tin... [More]


Times Square Clock

Where are all the cool clocks when we're looking to buy one? In shops on the Internet, that's where! We've run across some smart designs lately and really like the way the Times Square Clock ($72) marries style with functionality. Not only is this a great looking clock, but also... [More]


Benefit High Brow

If you have yet to try Benefit High Brow ($20), take our word for this: it honestly does give us an "instant brow lift." We know, of course, that it actually works by highlighting our brow bone, creating the optical allusion of higher brows, but still...let's just call it magic.... [More]


Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Awkward Family Photos Deluxe Package

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]


Personal Shopper: Cover-ups for Jordan's best friends' bridesmaids

Jordan G. wrote, "Hi Janetor! Judging by your bio, you might be just the one to help us! My sister-in-law is getting married in July, and she picked these dresses for the bridesmaids to wear. Ours are actually chocolate brown, but they don't sell that color anymore. (No wonder we... [More]


Doubtblush: Teak Wood Root

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]


Vandor Wonder Woman Ceramic Travel Mug

Some days you feel like Wonder Woman, so why not take her along on your morning commute? The Wonder Woman Ceramic Travel Mug ($20) by Vandor reminds you that she (and you!) are as lovely as Aphrodite and as wise as Athena...a good mantra to remember while you sip coffee... [More]


Free People Puff Long Sleeve Victorian Bib Henley

Check out the romantic touches on this Puff Long Sleeve Victorian Bib Henley ($30, on sale) from Free People. The "puff sleeves" are more ruched than puffed, so you don't end up looking like you bought this henley in 1987, and the bib detailing is darling. Wear this one under... [More]


Hard Tail Cotton Sweep Skirt

If you don't have a piece like this Hard Tail Cotton Sweep Skirt ($78) hanging in your closet, you must pick one up. We can tell you from first-hand experience how very versatile this article of clothing is. We wear ours with everything from simple tees to lacy tops and... [More]


Attrezzi Wall Mount Wine Rack

Many of us are trying to create homes in spaces the size of our parent's garage. And let's face it; a wine rack often takes space that we can't spare. We are quite taken with the Attrezzi Wall Mount Wine Rack ($80) for that very reason. It will hold six... [More]


Yummy and Company Hand Carved Constellation Cocktail Ring

Though we're not always drinking a cocktail while wearing the Hand Carved Constellation Cocktail Ring ($30) by Yummy and Company, we really should try harder to have a drink in our hand. To show off this great ring of course...that and to consume said cocktail. Or two, or three. Also:... [More]


Jessica Simpson Vintage Glamour Long Line Bra and Boy Short

Are we late to the party here? We knew the Jessica Simpson Collection had some fabulous items: great party dresses, coats to drool over, and more. But we just took a look at her intimates section... Be still our hearts! The Vintage Glamour Long Line Bra and Boy Short ($18-39)... [More]


Alabasta Fish Tray

We know that this Alabasta Fish Tray ($20) can be used to serve food (uh, like fish), but we also think it would look great sitting on a plate easel. The vivid blue and white design especially catches our fancy, giving us about 1,000 options for coordinating it with other... [More]


Spring 2011 Trends on a Budget: Denim

We all drool over the super-expensive clothes, shoes, and accessories featured every month in fashion magazines, but how many of us can actually afford that $800 jacket, or those $300 jeans? Yeah, we thought as much. So, we're bringing you $50-or-less versions of some of this Spring's hottest styles! Today's... [More]


You Tell Us: Custom Double Face Rubber Stamp

The Custom Double Face Rubber Stamp ($50) is an extremely personally way to announce to your friends and family that they need to save your wedding date. But is it just us, or is it a little creepy? Maybe we're just being silly. So you tell us... are custom rubber... [More]


Smashbox Glambox - Sultry/Sweet Set

Aren't we all -- a little sweet and little sultry, that is? Smashbox seems to understand our complex characters and has created the Glambox - Sultry/Sweet Set ($68). With an amazing array of everything from foundation primer to lip gloss and eyeshadow, we have all we need to express how... [More]


J. Crew Canvas Overnight Bag

Since we found this hiding in the boys section on the J. Crew website, we'd like to take the time to liberate it. The Canvas Overnight Bag ($37) doesn't scream "ONLY FOR BOYS!" to us. In fact, that lovely neon coral color will look great carrying around our essentials for... [More]


Aesa Silver Riband Ring

We're always on the look-out for the latest and greatest in the land of jewelry, and we could not have found a more magnificent trend. The Aesa Silver Riband Ring ($414) features a tattoo/ribbon-like pattern in oxidized sterling silver. Its spirals make a stunning trail down your finger and adjusts... [More]


Wine Tasting Chocolate Kit

What goes great with wine? OK, we might be here all day if we legitimately answered that question; but off the top of our heads - wine and chocolate are a beautiful pairing! The Wine Tasting Chocolate Kit ($30) features sweet velvety chocolate ranging from white (to be paired with... [More]


Jonathan Adler Condom Caddy

Just when we think Mr. Adler can't get his mitts on any other products - he goes the extra mile, and touches our sex lives! The Jonathan Adler Condom Caddy ($55) is the perfect receptacle for your favorite Jimmy Hats. All cases are hand-made from brown stoneware with a sheer... [More]


Ice Chandelier 6 Ball

You'd think two balls would be enough, but no, we've suddenly decided that we need six. We're talking about the Ice Chandelier 6 Ball ($1,060), of course. Good Lord Almighty, what did you think we were talking about? Really!... [More]


SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

We're getting a kick out of SK skin products. The makers of this Facial Treatment Essence ($155-$195) promise that the pitera-rich formula will leave us with radiant, beautiful, glowing complexions. Now, pitera is a liquid that's extracted during the yeast fermentation process of making Japanese sake. We can't honestly tell... [More]


No Such Thing as Beer Goggles Card

We're saving this card for the next tool we hear proclaim, "I can't help it. I was wearing my beer goggles!" Honestly, next time some bubba claims "the beer made me do it," we're handing him this Beer Goggles Card ($4), cause truth be told, desperation is the true culprit.... [More]


Ray-Ban Leather Trim Aviator Sunglasses

The grey is starting to slowly fade and every once in a while the sun peeks out from behind the clouds. This is, of course, more than enough reason to buy a new pair of shades. We're treating ourselves to one of the fab pairs of Ray-Ban Leather Trim Aviator... [More]


Oskar Zieta and Hay's Plop Metal Stool

We like the way these Oskar Zieta & Hay's Plopp Metal Stools ($525) look, but what really interests us is how they're made. Get this: welded sheets of steel are inflated (like a balloon) using high-pressure air. As the steel cools, it crumples. That crumpled steel is shaped into these... [More]


Ann Taylor Loft Ruffle Shoulder Knit Top

Add a bit of super feminine ruffle to your wardrobe with the Ruffle Shoulder Knit Top ($50) at Ann Taylor Loft. It's got such a lovely romantic vibe to it--great for tossing on when you're feeling all rosy and girly. Just don't overdo it by adding more flounce. Stick with... [More]


Chanel Bleu De Chanel Eau de Toilette

Chanel has long been a staple in our fragrance arsenal and we're really glad to know that our guys can take advantage of a classic, too. Bleu De Chanel Eau de Toilette ($60) is a sensual blend of citrus and woods, a clean, masculine scent for everyday sexiness.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Luggage for Heather M.

Heather writes: "Dear Outblush Staff-- Another huge Outblush fan here! I love your Personal Shopper posts, and I'm hoping you might be able to help me with a long and so far unfruitful quest-- I am looking for the perfect carry-on bag. I have lived a plane's ride away from... [More]


Kate Spade Karolina

It does seem like a neutral pump is a wise wardrobe investment, but what about those of us who prefer to live colorfully? The sneaky stripes on the heel of this Kate Spade Karolina ($298) make us downright giddy. You can please your granny and follow style rules while still... [More]


Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan

We never tire of sweet ass gadgets for the kitchen, and the Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan ($50) is just what the belly ordered! Make "egg waffles" at home, like the traditionally cooked sidewalk vendor treats from Hong Kong. This sweet little device creates egg-waffles with a crispy outside and... [More]

FakeBake Fair Gradual Self Tan

FakeBake Fair Gradual Self-Tan

Fake your tan this winter with a fabulous new product! FakeBake Fair Gradual Self-Tan ($40) gives fair skin a radiant golden glow with just one application.... [More]


The Between Boyfriends Book

Being between boyfriends is an odd time. We know, deep in our hearts, that everything will work out for the best, but it's so easy to become mired in "what ifs." If you want a good laugh and a little emotional pick-me-up we recommend that you read The Between Boyfriends... [More]


Chamak Crystal Bangle Set

A carefully crafted bangle is a great way to jazz up a simple dress or boring skirt and blouse. The Chamak Crystal Bangle Set ($75/2) is inlaid with golden pave crystals and black and gold accents that really pop. We like the look of stacking them with other - differently... [More]


Madewell Postcard Cardigan

Madewell is calling this Postcard Cardigan ($60, on sale) heather orange sherbet, which we're going to translate to: pinkish orange-like honeysuckle (so scientific, we know!). Whatever it's called, it's the "It" color to wear this spring. This cardigan is a great lightweight piece to have for tossing over your neutrals,... [More]


Bookworm Cardboard Stool

We would like to be bookworms. We would like to be the type of girls that read everything on the New York Times Best Seller List. Sadly, our lives dictate otherwise. We'll at least furnish our surroundings in such a way so as to pretend that books are of the... [More]


Hobo International Libby Chain Strap Crossbody Bag

The new trend? Crossbody handbags that don't look like you could fit a small European dictator inside. The retro-looking Libby Chain Strap Crossbody Bag ($78) won't hold everything we own, but it will add a little style to our day.... [More]


Marc Jacobs Lola Set

You know how fond we are of Lola, the sexy, warm, richly floral eau de parfum, so it may not come as a surprise to you that we really like this Marc Jacobs Lola Set ($70). Not only do we get the fragrance that we so enjoy, but also a... [More]


Steam Tower

The Steam Tower ($110) fuses beautiful design and one of the best methods of cooking. This white glazed ovenproof ceramic tower consists of 5 pieces - 1 bowl, 2 perforated bowls and 2 lids. From oven to table - your veggies, fish, meat and rice will be beautifully steamed, healthy,... [More]


Besame Snoopy Top

Besame. Besame mucho, Each time I bring you a kiss I hear music divine. Besame Snoopy Top ($15) - if all we get are puppy kisses this V-day, that's more than good enough for us!... [More]


Bordeaux Case Set

Gods be praised, Verizon has finally given you your long lusted-after iPhone. Now what? Well dress that bad boy in the lovely Bordeaux Case Set ($30). With two cool looks, this case set allows you to pair a bright orange or white inner wrap with the beautiful Bordeaux Outer Shell.... [More]

Magic Secret Silicone Bra

Magic Secret Silicone Bra

Imagine getting a lift without the discomfort of a strapless bra digging into your back....well we can't! However we're willing to give it a shot and we've stumbled upon a great option - the Magic Secret Silicone Bra ($27) is a sheer strapless bra with ultimate push-up and a front... [More]


Sephora Instant Moisturizer

You know why there are so many products on the market designed to moisturize our skin? Because the very act of being alive- washing our faces, spending time in the sun, being exposed to environmental elements - all work to sap us of moisture and radiance. Sephora Instant Moisturizer ($20)... [More]


It's Never Too Late

It's only February, but we're guessing that by now some resolutions have fallen by the wayside and the sense of newness and optimism about the great things to accomplish in 2011 might be waning (or, maybe that's just us). If you need a little dose of encouragement, It's Never Too... [More]


Charlotte Russe Queen Victoria Crescent Earrings

There's nothing quite like getting glamorous things at budget-friendly prices. The Queen Victoria Crescent Earrings ($8) at Charlotte Russe look royal but leave you plenty of cashola to spend on a sweet pair of heels and a party frock.... [More]

Lipsy Frill Shoulder Jumpsuit

Lipsy Frill Shoulder Jumpsuit

Step out on the town dressed like you own it. The Lipsy Frill Shoulder Jumpsuit ($122) has a plunging v-neck, fitted waist and wide leg pants, which we're so thankful are in this Spring. It is detailed with shredded mesh epaulettes on the shoulders.... [More]


Ten Ren Rose Pearl Green Tea

Oh, this is delicious. It may be a little more expensive than your typical cuppa, but Ten Ren's Rose Pearl Green Tea ($39 for four ounces) is an exquisitely floral, fragrant beverage. See the website for some very specific instructions on brewing, if you're nervous.... [More]


Nostalgia Body Wash

It appears we spoke too quickly when pointing out the lovely packaging on bar soap in comparison to our preference, body wash. Look at the cutesy-wutesy adorableness of the Nostalgia Bath Wash ($14) packaging. If you're a simple girl, you'll be happy to know that right now, the unscented wash... [More]


Benefit High Beam

It's like walking around with a really mellow spotlight on our faces, a glow that seems to be radiating from within. Benefit High Beam ($24) gives us an ethereal aura that, as it turns out, money can buy.... [More]

Waxing Poetic Miniature Trinket Box

Waxing Poetic Miniature Trinket Box

The Waxing Poetic Miniature Trinket Box ($55) is a sweet little box to store precious momentos such as your baby's first lock of hair or tooth. We love that the box features an initial, which makes it personal.... [More]


Presso Espresso Machine

Would you like to make the most "green" cup of espresso and with the cutest little machine? Us too! The Presso Espresso Machine ($150) is a portable device that allows you to make delicious espresso, wherever you can boil water. Made of recyclable aluminium and easy to clean, each set... [More]


'Say I Love You' Pillowcases

If you've ever played the telephone game, you know that the message that comes in - isn't the message that comes out. No chance of that with the "Say I Love You" Pillowcases ($36). Your love will get the message - loud and clear!... [More]


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

You've heard the phrase, "Fake it 'til you make it?" Well, why not apply that to your skin in the form of new Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($25)? Made from natural ingredients like nutrient-rich Amazonian clay and Vitamins A, E, & C, it gives you that, "I just made... [More]


Chloe Loves Charlie Bow Tie Sweater

Toss on the Chloe Loves Charlie Bow Tie Sweater ($55) for a fun, girly take on a simple cardi. With a little pucker at the shoulders, a banded waist, and four black bows running down the asymmetrical wrap front, you can pair this with just about anything and look stylish... [More]


A Day at the Pond, Placemat and Markers

If you have kids of your own, or if you occasionally entertain nieces and nephews, you know the importance of protecting your table from their (sometime) primate like eating habits. You also know how important entertaining them can be as you're trying to finish your own meal. A Day At... [More]


Rebecca Taylor Ruffle Cami Dress

We love the deep emerald color and flirty ruffles in this Ruffle Cami Dress ($325) by Rebecca Taylor. It's a great "in-between" dress. You can layer it with a jean jacket and booties for the cooler weather, and peel it all off and toss on strappy sandals come summertime.... [More]


The Body Shop Eye Shimmer

There was once a girl who began using old-school powder eyeshadow in junior high. She became accustomed to flaking and fading, creasing and creeping. Such was her lot in life - or so she thought. She's an adult now, and knows that she should use The Body Shop Eye Shimmer... [More]


TURMS Red Wooden Complete Case

Likes - cuff links, pocket squares, freshly pressed suits, shined shoes - oh, who are we kidding, if we can get one out of four, we'd be happy. We'll drop a subtle hint with a gorgeous gift in the TURMS Red Wooden Complete Case (£450). TURMS is a small Italian... [More]


True Beauty Babydoll

Remember kids, you don't have to limit yourself to pink and red on V Day. Flatter the tummy and accentuate the girls with the classic elegance of the True Beauty Babydoll ($32). Who knew Barney purple could be this hot? Full Disclosure: We just bought this; let's match, OB readers.... [More]


Valentine's Day Gift Guide: DIY Girl

She's creative, crafty and cute. You love her even though she's been known to pull out her knitting in bars. This year, give her something she can really get into. Whether it's tools or inspiration for a current craft she loves, or a kit to try out something new and... [More]


Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Beer Lover

MP here, I am beer nerd and these are my V-day wishes. Just kidding, well... kinda! If you are looking for the perfect Valentine's present for the beer nerd/lover in your life - you've come to the right place. Gear, glasses, decor, sauces, you name it - you'll score mad... [More]

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Heart Shaped Tip Toes

The key to corn-free feet is comfort, homies. Try the cushy and utterly adorable Heart Shaped Foot Tip Toes ($7) on for size. Hey, they might even prevent a stocking snag from running all the way up our leg. Hip hip hooray.... [More]


Bunnies Deep V-neck Tee

It's late in the evening; she's wondering what fur to wear. She puts on her make-up and brushes her long bunny hair. And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?" And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight." Hey, bunnies need lovin' too! Bunnies Deep V-neck Tee ($25).... [More]


Philosophy A Kiss & A Wish Set

This is one of those potential Valentine's Day gifts that you just may be tempted to keep for yourself. We promise, we won't judge. We're tempted ourselves by the Philosophy A Kiss & A Wish Set ($27), a sumptuous collection of shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, and a delicious... [More]

Sydney Evans Diamond Handcuff Huggies

Sydney Evans Diamond Handcuff Huggies

We're not usually a fan of handcuffs or anything having to do with them, but these are a pair that we wouldn't mind wearing! Sydney Evans Diamond Handcuff Huggies ($945 on sale)... [More]

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Boyfriend in a Bottle

If you have an "It's Complicated" boyfriend, maybe No Strings Attached style, the Boyfriend in a Bottle ($11) can supplement that need for a stable relationship. Make it a gag gift, throw it down the stairs for your own amusement, or convince everyone you've gone voodoo crazy for a day.... [More]

Victorias Secret Lace Romper

Victoria's Secret Lace Romper

Simple and sexy yet utterly playful with lace and ties in a pretty pink shade. Victoria's Secret Lace Romper ($38)... [More]


Benefit Speed Brow

Imagine a masterpiece without a proper frame, or a one-of-a-kind automobile riding on nothing but spare tires. That's a lot like a face (even the most beautiful face) with no attention given to the eyebrows. Eyebrows frame our eyes and give our faces definition. We like Benefit Speed Brow ($16)... [More]


Madewell The Pocket Wallet

We're forever looking for cute little wallets that are big enough for the bare minimum. The problem is, our bare minimum includes a few credit cards, ID, cell phone, keys, and lip gloss. But the geniuses over at Madewell must have read our minds, because The Pocket Wallet ($28) fits... [More]



Having a hard time with the perfect gift for your love this Valentine's Day? How bout giving them your heart... quite literally. Corezone ($60) is a ceramic heart in which you can place thoughts, feelings, poems, words of love, whatever. Sadly, you'll have to break it to get them out... [More]