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Personal Shopper: Kelly's Bra-able Shirt Dress

Kelly writes: "I am 52 and looking for a shirt dress with an empire waist, sleeveless that I can wear a bra with. Please help!!" Eek, what a tall order! It became a wild goose chase trying to find an empire waisted shirt dress that didn't come from a maternity... [More]

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You Tell Us: American Apparel Shiny High-Waist Skirt

Aw, HELL to the no! Seriously, American Apparel, sometimes you just make it too easy to mock you. But. There are plenty of user-submitted photos of ladies wearing this American Apparel Shiny High-Waist Skirt ($31 on sale) on the AA website, so someone clearly likes it enough to wiggle into... [More]

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Stetson Chatham Felt Fedora

So that's why those film noir detective guys are always having money problems. Real fedoras ($154) are irresistible but they don't come cheap. There's also the dames though.... [More]

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Tiny Bubbles

Normally we just drink our champagne straight out of the bottle without any fancy stuff. Maybe we make a mimosa if we have OJ on hand, but that's rare. However, we're working on classing it up, so we're putting our copy of Tiny Bubbles: Fizzy Cocktails for Every Occasion, Using... [More]

 

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See Jane Work Fabric Thumbtacks

We're sure there's a way to make these Fabric Thumbtacks ($8) on our own for cheaper, but our DIY-fu is not that strong. We see pricked fingers and lots of swearing in our future if we attempt to make 'em, so we'll just open our wallets willingly.... [More]

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Mea Shadow Regina Woven Sandal

Crikey, the Mea Shadow Regina Woven Sandal ($88) has everything we want from a summer shoe. It's bizarre, beautiful, and a light, warm neutral. Woven loveliness, here we come.... [More]

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Fred Flare Cupcake Bike Bell

After all that pedaling, you deserve a treat. This Cupcake Bike Bell ($24) won't let you forget that. Though, personally, it kind of makes us want a doughnut. See more bike bells.... [More]

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Kanazu Sen-i Tate Pleats Tote

The pleat trend's gone mad. Absolutely mad we tell you! Just look at the corn fiber Kanazu Sen-i Tate Pleats Tote ($52). It's mad cute and totally green, yo.... [More]

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Anthropologie Kitchen Impressionism Apron

Of course it's a gorgeous apron. Seriously, what at Anthropologie isn't beautiful enough to make us want to be the artsy, home-y, stylish woman their clothes inspire us to be? But it's not special just because it's beautiful. This Kitchen Impressionism Apron ($32) is such a fabulous find because there's... [More]

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Culture Club: Shachihata Ballpoint Pen with Heart Stamp

Spread some love around the office with the Ballpoint Pen with Heart Stamp ($50) by Naoto Fukasawa for Shachihata. Phone message: ATTN: Supervisor Mr. Doe called. He's still crazy. Couldn't understand a word he said. You could call him back (555-555-5555), but I wouldn't. Shachihata specializes in a special East... [More]

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California Poppies Necklace

This California Poppies Necklace ($23) doesn't look much like actual California Poppies to the Golden State natives among our editors, but we still think this necklace is deliciously dainty and irresistibly charming. It would look great with a white tank, dangling down and happily directing the way to your cleavage... [More]

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Pi Bottle Opener

Because nerds like beer too. Even if maybe it's root beer. Pi Bottle Opener ($25)... [More]

Free People Crochet Birkin Romper

Free People Crochet Birkin Romper

We have a vision of what we should look like as we stroll of the beach...and this is it! We'd be rocking the Free People Crochet Birkin Romper ($108), which has oversized flare pants with slits and all over stunning laser-cut pattern. We'd surely hit the tiki bar for a... [More]

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Toddland Push Up Purse

Pro: Easy to find your change purse in your giant bag. Con: You're going to want a treat every time you need change. Then you'll spend your change on said treat, and you won't have anything to put in your Push Up Purse ($24). What a vicious cycle. See more... [More]

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Black Spot Books Necklace

We're not sure how much writing or sketching you could do in one of these Black Spot Books Necklaces ($50), but we're not going to stop you from trying it out, either! Actually, we encourage it (mostly because we're curious as to what you'd put in there). We're thinking we'd... [More]

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Fred Pizza Boss 3000

Curse you, Pizza Boss 3000 ($15) for revealing yourself so soon after Fathers Day. Instead, give it to your not-so-handy husband for serving pizza on your lopsided, homemade dining table, or use it for all of those microwave pizzas you'll be eating during your kitchen remodel.... [More]

 

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Jack Rogers Lookalike Sandals

Personal Shopper: Jack Rogers Look-alike Sandals for Kim

Kim S. writes: "Hi Outblush! I was excited to see your post on the Jack Rogers sandals because I've been desperately looking for a knockoff pair. They are just a little out of my budget for sandals. I have a friend who got some at Target last year for $16.99... [More]

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Akira Small Pouch Skinny Belt

We've been fervently wishing that one day fanny packs would be BACK. They are just so frakking convenient! We miss the nylon ones in neon colors, and this Akira Small Skinny Pouch ($14) in its wussy little shade of weak peach isn't quite there yet, but it gives us a... [More]

BMR Bottom Lift

BMR Bottom Lift

You know we'll go to the end of Earth to look our best. Say adios to the gym because we have a new best friend. The BMR Bottom Lift ($200) stimulates and gently contracts your bottom muscles to lift and firm your tush. 9 out of 10 users reported a... [More]

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PeaceBOMB Bracelets

Fair trade alert! Artisans in Ban Naphia, Laos took Vietnam War-era scrap metal and hand cast the PeaceBOMB Bracelets ($50 / set of three). It doesn't make us feel that much better to buy back the bombs, but our purchase supports artisan families in Naphia Village, and a matched donation... [More]

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Ax + Apple Shaman Crystal Necklace

Don't get us started on why the Ax + Apple Shaman Crystal Necklace ($72) is kind of offensive. Tasteless or not, any way you slice it, taking style cues from spiritual leaders usually comes off as weird. Oops, we mean who doesn't need a one of a kind quartz crystal... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Hologram Star Nail Polish

How sick is that? Hologram Star Nail Polish ($3) for dirt cheap in a skull and cross bones adorned bottle. It's the most bad ass girly has ever looked. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including... [More]

Free People Vintage Lion TShirt

Free People Vintage Lion T-Shirt

Are you wild at heart? And do you love vintage items? We sure do! We WANT the Free People Vintage Lion T-Shirt ($148) sooo bad! We love the colors in this fun tee because we can transition from season to season - summer wear it with funky shorts, fall with... [More]

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Fred Pastasaurus Pasta Server

We know this product is probably meant to make kids less fussy eaters, but we say you should let the Pastasaurus Pasta Server ($8) assist you in all of that carbo-loading you have to do before an intense day of crawling around playing triceratops victim to your preschooler's velociraptor.... [More]

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Recycled Rascal

Arf! Arf! We just like the sound of "Arf!" actually. Sort of like we just like Recycled Rascal ($129), who may not serve much of an actual purpose but who is adorable, and made of old newspapers.... [More]

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Johanson Design Leaves Sound Absorber

Thin walls need proper dressing. The Leaves Sound Absorber ($Inquire) by Johan Lindsten for Johanson Design is a decidedly colorful solution to keep our noise in and theirs out. Privacy. What a concept.... [More]

 

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Fashion Forms Bikini Buddies Pads

Fashion Forms Bikini Buddies Pads

Bump it up when you wear your sexy triangle bikinis with Fashion Forms Bikini Buddies Pads ($14 on sale). These soft pads offer support and shape while lifting your girls. Best of all, you can glue or sew these into a swimsuit, dress, cami or halter top.... [More]

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Ninjas Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

A ninja would put salt in the black one and pepper in the white one. Ninjas Salt & Pepper Shaker Set ($21)... [More]

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Klara Borbas Porcelain Pendant

One of us just got this Klara Borbas Porcelain Pendant ($140) as a gift from her scrumptious husband, and she decided she's definitely keeping him. It's absolutely striking in person, and it goes with everything. The fact that it's made of porcelain sets it apart from similar looking plastic or... [More]

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Matte for Men Man Powder

Here's a super TMI story for y'all: One of our editors had a boyfriend in college. He had a serious problem with bat wings. She tried to get him to use baby powder to remedy the problem, but he said it was not manly enough for him. He then decided... [More]

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Restricted Nectarine Flats

These Restricted Nectarine Flats ($56) are affordable and comfortable, but paired with the right dress, they'd be right at home at a wedding or other nice event. We'd pair these teal and mustard foot confections with a botched home pedicure or an ingrown toenail for a classy evening of hiding... [More]

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Ippei Matsumoto 10 Key Calculator

We were captivated enough by the throwback flair of Ippei Matsumoto's 10 Key Calculator ($54), and then we found out it can be plugged into our laptop... which means it can be used for data entry and not just spelling BOOBLESS. Goodbye num lock, helloooo clickety-clack!... [More]

NY Travel Wardrobe

Personal Shopper: Transitional items for Kate's NYC trip

Kate P. writes: "I love your site and I'm hoping that you can help me with this fashion challenge. I am taking a trip to New York in 2 weeks and I don't want to stick out as a tourist. I'm a 26 year old who is probably going to... [More]

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Coast London Marseilles Dress

So, we won't be headed to the coast, London, or Marseilles anytime soon, but we can pretend we are in the Coast London Marseilles Dress ($170, on sale). Luckily, the great 50's style and the soft pink print will lend itself to the things we will be doing this summer:... [More]

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Jane Iredale Tantasia

Jane Iredale Tantasia ($36), for the days you spend re-watching every episode of True Blood before the new season starts. We may be fans but we don't care to actually look like vampires.... [More]

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Privileged NYC Gold Leaf Necklace

Today's homage to nature: the Privileged NYC Gold Leaf Necklace ($60). The floral trend has shifted its focus to fabulous foliage. We have to admit, we love leaves better in gold. Pair with dramatic drapery to tap into your inner goddess.... [More]

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West Elm Ceramic Owls

Call us silly if you want, but we like having an owl or two around our office. They make us feel sophisticated and wise. These West Elm Ceramic Owls ($9-16) are a perfect addition. They won't break the bank, and the neutral color blends well with any color palette. Which... [More]

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You Tell Us: Jesus Waffle Maker

This handmade Jesus Waffle Maker ($800) is just what you need to speed along that religious apparition you've been waiting for. There's no doubt that this thing is a work of art and craftsmanship, but is it sacrilegious or sacrilicious? What say you, Outblush readers? Should it be set aflame... [More]

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Robert Rodriguez Chloe Crystal Dress

This one is for the bride: Please consider the point in your reception when you will have been wearing your gorgeous, heavy, beaded/lace/satin gown for approximately 6 hours, and then Moves Like Jagger (or whatever your current jam is) comes on and you are too. hot. to. dance. A tragedy!... [More]

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Culture Club: Rothshank Flora Platter

The Flora Platter by Justin Rothshank combines digital and hand drawn images in a lovely serving piece. Overlapping decorative motifs and botanical studies make this way more interesting than a regular garden party theme. Tea sandwiches would look great on this curious dish. This story is too cute. Justin Rothshank... [More]

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Bremenn 6-in-1 Skin Cream for the Face

We love our mothers, god bless them. But if genetics really do play into the aging process, we are effed. Bremenn 6-in-1 Skin Cream for the Face ($49) is meant to combat wrinkles and early aging of younger skin while improving tone and overall health of the skin. We'll take... [More]

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Nadri Pave Open Teardrop Earrings

We've been seeing teardrop earrings all over the place lately, but it seems most of these sparkling baubles might be teardrop shaped because they're so damn expensive, you'll cry when you buy them. Not so with these Nadri Pave Open Teardrop Earrings ($88). They won't break the bank and they're... [More]

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The Nudie Foodies: Food Bloggers Peel for Japan

If you're like us, you've got several favorite food bloggers on your Google reader. They're mini-celebrities--creating fantastic food you can't wait to try out in your own kitchen. They give you tips, share their screw ups, and get you to seek out ingredients you've never heard of before. Now, they're... [More]

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Zara Strapless Dress

Do you think that if we bought this Zara Strapless Dress ($50), we'd look as leggy as the model wearing it? We didn't think so. But that's OK, we'll just concentrate on how cute we'll look in the gorgeous sweetheart neckline and bold colorblocking. This is definitely one party dress... [More]

Stonewall Kitchen Strawberry Pancake and Waffle Mix

Celebrate: Stonewall Kitchen Strawberry Pancake and Waffle Mix

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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Islo Isabella Lorusso Pumps with Open Toe

We'd wear these whimsical cotton candy colored Islo Isabella Lorusso Open Toe Pumps ($125) to the county fair, if only we weren't so worried about spilling our chili cheese dog and getting llama poop on them.... [More]

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River Island Floral Print Wheelie Suitcase

For the longest time we had black luggage. We're sure you have some, too. In an attempt to differentiate it from all that other black luggage, we would put rainbow ribbons on it, or look for the 3 inch rip in the top left corner. Embarrassing. This summer, before we... [More]

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Golden Corn Picks

Just in case you are planning a super-duper fancy dinner party complete with corn on the cob this summer, we thought we'd point you in the direction of these Golden Corn Picks ($79). They're stainless steel plated in gold. Us? We're just going to stick to the kind of party... [More]

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Shabby Apple Viola Swimsuit

The Shabby Apple Viola Swimsuit ($82) may very well be the most elegant one-piece we've seen. Not only is it classy, the side ruching covers up any imperfections on our torso and tummy (trust us, there's plenty there!) to give us a long, lean silhouette. And finally, a ruffled skirt... [More]

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Smathers and Branson Cocktail Needlepoint Belt

We're tickled by this Smathers and Branson Cocktail Needlepoint Belt ($165), but we're not quite sure giving up a month's worth of happy hours to pay for it is the wisest choice. It might be worth it if we can use it as an excuse to drink whatever, whenever and... [More]

Jay Strongwater Strawberry Salt & Pepper Shakers

Jay Strongwater Salt & Pepper Shakers

Strawberry Season is upon us and we wish we could afford to have the Jay Strongwater Strawberry Salt & Pepper Shakers ($595) at our dining room table. These beautiful shakers are golden metal with stunning hand-painted details. They're hand-painted with enamel and hand-set with with Swarovski crystals. We love all... [More]

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T Rex Dreaming of Bacon Totebag

Things we love: Dinosaurs, bacon, and bags that hold all our crap when we want to leave the house. T Rex Dreaming of Bacon Totebag ($25) by Megan Lee Designs, FTW!... [More]

Nursing Reminder Bracelet

Nursing Reminder Bracelet

If you've had a baby, you know how delirious you can get during those middle-of-the-night feedings. They get so monotonous and routine, but now you don't have to worry about stressing your boobs thanks to the Nursing Reminder Bracelet ($10). Wear this bracelet on your left hand when nursing on... [More]

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Galvanized Metal String Party Lights

Update those played out paper lanterns with the shiny Galvanized Metal String Party Lights ($20). A rustic metallic finish reflects light down, for improved visibility on hot nights on the patio. Plus, the shape of the flower shades cast cool patterns all over the place. Ambiance is always a good... [More]

If I Only Had a Heart Dress

If I Only Had a Heart Dress

We so want the If I Only Had a Heart Dress ($150). This adorable navy cotton dress looks oh so simple from the front. Spin around and wear your heart on your sleeve back. Hurry and pre-order yours now because this Etsy seller is only selling 20 pieces.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Melanie's iPad Bag

Melanie writes: "Hello Outblush! I just got an iPad. I want to be able to carry it with me all the time. I'm looking for a bag big enough to carry the iPad in its slim case and all my other junk (my purse is my home on wheels). I... [More]

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Supergoop! SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes

We fully appreciate the benefits of using sunblockscreen but the feel of it grosses us out. Icky-poo-poo. Supergoop! SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes ($34 for 40 wipes) are great for those of us staunchly opposed to getting our hands nasty. Seriously, once you put on sunscreen, sand sticks to you and... [More]

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Live Love Eat Red Balloon Print

We like the slight whimsy in this Live Love Eat Red Balloon Print ($30). It's a great way to remember not to take ourselves too seriously in the kitchen. Food should be fun, should taste good, and should make us happy. So go ahead, eat an extra cookie. Or three.... [More]

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Oryany Wendy Cross-Body

Stopping traffic is easy with the Oryany Wendy Cross-Body ($115). There are so many sequins on this classic bag, blinding a driver is a piece of cake. Causing an accident with sheen? Yes we can.... [More]

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Milly Teardrop Statement Necklace

Despite the fact that it's summer, we're still not getting enough sunny days to keep us happy. We're blaming our vitamin D deficiency for making us crazy enough to spend a week's pay on this Milly Teardrop Statement Necklace ($375). The good news is, it's working. This beautiful bauble is... [More]

Banana Split Truffles

Banana Split Truffles

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh my what a wonderful day! That's the pretty little ditty we'll be humming as we bite into this scrumptious treat! Banana Split Truffles ($20 for 12)... [More]

Chocolate Ice Cream Bun Cover

Chocolate Ice Cream Bun Cover

Make your little princess even sweeter than she already is! Pull her hair up into two high buns and cover each with a Chocolate Ice Cream Bun Cover ($17).... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Sonia Kashuk Champage Toast

Here is a Sonia Kashuk Champage Toast ($7) to all of us for starting summer off right by putting our most ambitious foot forward. We have planned a budget and plan to stick with it by buying all the $7 Sonia Kashuk eyeshadow we can find rendering our budgets completely... [More]

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St. Pierre Bocce Ball and Horseshoe Set

Summer weather means quality family fun, games and all. The St. Pierre Bocce Ball and Horseshoe Set ($140, including carrying cases) hits two birds with one stone, as far as backyard competitions go. Pick up this pair, and we're ready for any picnic party.... [More]

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Kris Nations Blade Hoop Earrings

You can't wear a laurel crown in your hair everyday to highlight what a statuesque goddess you are, but you can certainly pull off these Kris Nations Blade Hoop Earrings ($89) any day. And you know, for what it's worth, we're fine with you wearing a laurel crown whenever you... [More]

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Funston Fire Pit / Ice Chest

This 4th of July - or really, any other sunny day worth celebrating of your choosing - keep the party going from noon 'til night with the exceptionally functional Funston Fire Pit / Ice Chest ($750). During the warmer hours, set it cooler-side-up and fill it full of your favorite... [More]

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Gordon Skalleberg Heat Pods

The Heat Pods ($100 / set of 6) by Gordon Skalleberg make trivets look so last year. These durable ceramic pieces of art insulate pans and platters and double as decorative objects.... [More]

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Bow Tied Neck Poplin Dress

We love the idea behind the eShakti website. You have two different ordering options: pick a standard size like you normally would or, for $7.50 more, use their guide to give them your specific measurements and receive a custom-fit item. They have some gorgeous apparel, including this Bow Tied Neck... [More]

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SOS Spyglass Necklace

If we weren't dying for a seaside vacation before, we are now! The SOS Spyglass Necklace ($37) by Sora Designs is a real, working spyglass so we can search for ships on the horizon while wearing some sort of flowing, silk dress. Or, we can search for hotties on the... [More]

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Kin Ship Press Cuddle Police Mug

Campy, kitteh, and cuddly. Just what some of us sourpusses need in the morning: a mug sporting a cat in a cop hat. Kin Ship Press Cuddle Police Mug ($14)... [More]

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Happy Birthday America!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! This year, we celebrate all of America. Not just with great clothes, fantastically patriotic jewelry or color approriate footwear. But also by truly honoring the melting pot that America has become.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: TIffany's Birthday Bonanza Dress

Tiffany writes: Hi Outblush crew! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site and am in need of some help. I'm about to turn 30 (ahhh!) and am having a huge party to distract me from thinking about my age all day! I haven't found THE dress yet so that's where I'm... [More]

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Doubtblush: Shibue Strapless G-String

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

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ASOS Flare Dress with Scalloped Stretch Linen

Sometimes we forget how sexy a little bare back can be. We mean, sure, guys tend to take a peek at the girls first, but show them how subtle your sex appeal can be by covering up in front and taking the plunge in the back with the ASOS Flare... [More]

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Lily B Rose Hip Infused Cleanse

When we really want to feel conventionally loved, we want roses. Why not show your face the same warm fuzzy feeling with Lily B Rose Hip Infused Cleanse ($29)? Your face is, after all, probably half the reason someone fell in love with you in the first place.... [More]

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Anne M Cramer Flynn Skirt

We have been seeing The Flynn Skirt ($160) by Anne M Cramer ALL. Over. The. Internet. We finally tracked it down so we could bring it to you. But don't buy it out in the cherry striped because we have big plans for it that involve sail boating (or rather,... [More]

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DDF Resist Wrinkle

Like Smokey the Bear says: "Only you can prevent wrinkles." He recommends DDF Resist Wrinkle ($85), especially during peak aging season aka any day after twenty-five.... [More]

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Miles of Style Piece Print Camisole Dress

There's such a great laid-back look about this Piece Print Camisole Dress ($43) by Miles of Style. Part of it is the laid-back price tag, of course. But for the most part, we just can't wait to toss it on over our swimsuits, add a big ol' sunhat, sandals, and... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Living Accents Elephant Watering Can

Bring a little luck to your garden this summer by watering your plants and veggies with the Living Accents Elephant Watering Can ($5). If you're anything like us, you're going to need all the help you can get when cultivating your green thumb! What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless... [More]

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BC Footwear Grandfather Clock Wedge Sandal

There's nothing grandfather-like about the Grandfather Clock Wedge Sandal ($70) by BC Footwear. On the contrary, they're spectacularly young and fun--from the color options (turquoise and purple=love!) to the peep toe and ankle bow. Zip them on with a full-skirted sundress and a bright pair of plastic sundresses for a... [More]

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TIGI S-Factor Wonderful Tonight Overnight Treatment

We care less about our hair than we do our faces and nails. And it shows. To make up for it, every so often we pull out TIGI S-Factor Wonderful Tonight Overnight Treatment ($55) and swing sweet, sweet music to our follicles simultaneously asking for tress forgiveness.... [More]

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Personalized Initial Copper Band Rings

These Personalized Initial Copper Band Rings ($28) handmade by Monkeys Always Look make great gifts. Use a first name initial, or purchase two and stack first and last name initials. You could even give your favorite bride-to-be a pair that marries her first initial with his, making you a super... [More]

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Modernist Cat Litter Hideaway Circa50

Your cat sits on the couch with you while you watch Mad Men, so it was only a matter of time before he, too, caught the mid-century bug. Let him poop in style with the Modernist Cat Litter Hideaway Circa50 ($449), a glorious alternative to that planter litter box in... [More]

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Plenty by Tracy Reese Dotty Shorts

Polka dots! These Plenty by Tracy Reese Dotty Shorts ($88) are so super fun, we're hinting at all our friends to have a summer party, asap. They've got great reviews--even from women who claim to not be big on shorts (we're there too, finding a flattering pair can be almost... [More]

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Kate Spade Keyboard Laptop Sleeve

It's important to keep our workhorse of a laptop protected, so we're always on the hunt for a good case. The brilliant color of this Kate Spade Keyboard Laptop Sleeve ($60) caught our eye, and while we have to admit, the neoprene sleeve itself is nothing spectacular, the way the... [More]

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SkinnySkinny Organic Grapefruit and Cardamom Dry Shampoo

We are busy ladies with busy schedules full of work, deadlines, dates and happy hours. Frankly, we're tired of wasting our time showering. SkinnySkinny Organic Grapefruit and Cardamom Dry Shampoo ($32) means we can keep our prior engagements and maybe even pencil in some more. Anyone need a drinking buddy... [More]

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Annie Legroulx Bike Bells

Show the road how serious you are about your bike riding with the Annie Legroulx Bike Bells ($20 each). The hand-painted bells are baked, which insures that they will withstand plenty of weather conditions: rain, snow, heat, hail. Just like you do when you get caught out in a change... [More]

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Crawfish Boil Hand Towel by Dermond Peterson

If this Crawfish Boil Hand Towel ($22) by Dermond Peterson doesn't make you want to host a seafood-themed dinner party, then we don't know what will. Maybe you don't like sucking down succulent seafood dishes?...cracking open crab legs dripping in butter?...watching the steam rise from a pot of clams?... Hey,... [More]

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Spool No. 72 Pastry Flour Ring

We're not entirely sure where the name of this Pastry Flour Ring ($18) comes from, but we've decided that it gives us license to eat delicious pastries whenever we're wearing it. Hello, new favorite bauble! (Also, if we're doing that, we might as well say hello, elastic waist skirt!)... [More]

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Personal Shopper for an Outblush Editor's Guilty Pleasure

There we were just tooling around the internet, browsing some awesome fashion Tumblrs and there they were. The most majestic, sensationally timeless, gloriously crafted coral suede court shoes. They were on Katie Cassidy's feet at the premiere of 'Monte Carlo' but they could have belonged to Carrot Top for all... [More]

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Hempz Touch of Summer Daily Moisturizer

Hempz Touch of Summer Daily Moisturizer ($16) is great for subtle bronzing but bad for getting high (THC free). Just in case you were wondering. Not that we specifically looked or anything.... [More]

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Ceramic Love Vase

Since we've got plenty of little wild flowers growing along the edge of our yards, it seems wrong to not cut a few for our dining room table. But wildflowers don't really need to be displayed in our best crystal vase, so we turn to the casual and simple Ceramic... [More]

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Olian Maternity Front Tie Tank Dress

You can't even tell that this Olian Maternity Front Tie Tank Dress ($105) is a maternity piece, which is the key to building a brilliant maternity wardrobe. Not only is this chic dress able to accommodate your baby bump, you'll look just as smashing in it when you're chasing around... [More]

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Italian Donne Del Grano Zebra Bowties

You're welcome. For what? We just made you the coolest person at the potluck. Whip up an easy pasta salad recipe (We're always fans of anything Alton Brown) with these Italian Donne Del Grano Zebra Bowties ($10 for 8.8oz) as your base. Put the finished salad in a brightly colored... [More]

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Jac Vanek Keep Calm Tank

We know they're everywhere, but we're still enamored with all of the versions of the Keep Calm and Carry On propaganda poster that are cropping up. This Jac Vanek Keep Calm Tank ($24) is emblazoned with the perfect motto for summer, and as such, it's our new go-to beach tank.... [More]

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Drop Coat Rack

In another life, we have artistic talent and are fabulous painters. It's the same life where we live in an open, well lit studio in a major city and survive on coffee and cigarettes. That life calls for the Drop Coat Rack ($88) in one or two of its seven... [More]

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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

Described as a "flower explosion", Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum ($150) has the same pay off as throwing around dozens of daisies, petunias and roses without attracting earth's portable devils aka bees.... [More]

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Lucky Us Copper Keychain

We're getting all sappy over the sentimental idea behind the Lucky Us Copper Keychain ($18) by Pats Design. Pick two important years (the year you met your significant other, graduated from med school, got married, gave birth, etc.) and have them polished up with a flattened penny featuring your custom... [More]

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Jane Iredale Mystikol

We drink so much coffee in the morning that often times of eyeliner application looks a touch crackheady. Jane Iredale Mystikol ($20) is a fat liner that hides mistakes like wobbly lines while the sponge softens the look for a cool smokey eye effect. Works perfectly with 8 cups of... [More]

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Galaxy Master Burlesque Pasties

In case you were wondering what Leia had on under her bronze bikini. Galaxy Master Burlesque Pasties ($25)... [More]

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TOMS Yellow Bimini Stitchouts

Could it be? It looks like two of our favorite things (TOMS and Sperry Top-Siders) got a little tipsy, made some bad decisions, and now we have these Yellow Bimini Stitchouts ($58) to sport this summer.If only our poor decisions turned out this well...... [More]

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Kenra Nourishing Masque

Ever pass out sitting up in a hot tub with an empty wine glass in hand? Yeah, us neither. Kenra Nourishing Masque ($20). For those nights you pass out spend too much time in the hot tub.... [More]

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Papo Three Musketeers Set

Feeling overwhelmed, bored, or exasperated by your work? (Well, of course you are. You're reading this. Anyway.) Here's our solution. Pick up a significant portion of what's on your desk and just get rid of it. Throw it away if you're living dangerously, bury it in a drawer if you're... [More]

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Honey Punch Chiffon Mini Dress

Despite the fact that the model is wearing it as one, and it's got 'dress' in the title, this Honey Punch One Shoulder Chiffon Mini Dress ($48) is not actually a dress. We know because we consulted this handy chart. Also, we're pretty sure we're just an inch away from... [More]

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Grown-Up Soda (GUS) Star Ruby Grapefruit

Hrmph. Since out local source for GuS (Grown-up Soda) seems to have dried up, we're sharing the pain by sharing the addiction. As they say, their soft drinks are less sweet than the standard fountain stuff, and really tasty besides. Our fave: the Star Ruby Grapefruit. Look here for suppliers... [More]

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Babor Mattifying Foundation

We sweat like whores in church during a Texas summer. When we know we'll be heading out for the day with no touch-up opportunities to speak of, we reach for Babor Mattifying Foundation ($42) first thing in the morning knowing that it will last us all day.... [More]

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Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: June 27, 2011

It seems to be all about the frou-frou touches this time! Scout out the options in sequins, cutouts, velvet, and more at The Purse Page when you vote in the weekly Shopping List poll. The $$$ bag you (and the rest of those people on the internet) like best will... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Dupe for an Out of Stock Dress for Kyra

Kyra writes: You all are so great at finding dresses or look-a-likes. I am a huge fan of your blog and thought of you when I saw this dress and loved it, but sadly they are out of my size. I love the cream and navy. Can you help by... [More]

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Suit Up: Basic Black Ruffles

It's almost summertime! That means sunshine, fruity drinks, exposed feet, getting into various bodies of water, camping, BBQing, vacationing, and sweating. Oh yeah... and wearing a bathing suit. Some of us don't really look forward to shopping for a suit, because we all have at least one body part we... [More]

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Garland Making Kit

The bright colors and assorted animals in this Garland Making Kit ($17) might work better for a kids room or party, but the ease of use and 80 alphabet tiles mean we can totally throw a "Good job dumping that douche!" party complete with celebratory banner.... [More]

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Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Setting Spray

We get those razor bumps on the beach that make us run around with our titties flopping about screaming "Oh the humanity!!" Use Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Setting Spray ($35). Don't be that girl.... [More]

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Roberu Border Stripe Canvas Camera Strap

Maybe it seems like a bit much to pay, but the Roberu Border Stripe Canvas Camera Strap ($138) is almost too darling to not impulse buy! Besides, you'd do anything for your camera, right? Just think of it this way: it's about a quarter of the price tag on that... [More]

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Fake Bake Sunless and Skinny

Being skinny isn't good enough anymore. No. Now you have to be tan and toned. So since we'll be spending everyday in the gym working on our fitness instead of being lazy by the pool, guess we'll have to rely on Fake Bake Sunless and Skinny ($22). Will we ever... [More]

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Foley + Corinna Disco City Mini Bag

1970s inspirations shine in the Foley + Corinna Disco City Mini Bag ($180-198). The handle shape is super unique, and extra knot and zipper details would add a lot to a casual weekend outfit. We're hooked on this gold diamond pressed leather, but if ya want some color, the teal... [More]

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Antik Batik Crystal-Embellished Leather Sandals

If we had a couple hundo to spare on a pair of beach sandals, you bet we'd pick these Antik Batik Crystal-Embellished Leather Sandals ($260). Because if you're paying that much for sandals, you're throwing practicality out the window, right? We mean, no one really wears crystal-studded sandals to the... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold

At Outblush we try to show you readers products from companies that have a legitimate reputation. It works out in everyone's favor when that company also happens to be part of a Cheap Thrill. Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold ($17) (think that name is long enough?... [More]

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Free People Hinted Florals Maxi Dress

We're not sure there's any hinting about it. The Hinted Florals Maxi Dress ($168) from Free People has a great all over floral pattern, giving this simple maxi silhouette a romantic finish. Clearly, it's begging to be worn at twilight when you have a beau on your arm who--just for... [More]

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The Big Lebowski - Letterpressed Paper Coasters

The Dude Abides! On your coffee table. On your deck. On your bar. Any place you need to keep condensation free. The Big Lebowski - Letterpressed Paper Coasters ($12).... [More]

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How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace

While we're pretty sure we know how to avoid acting like the Paris Hiltons of the world (steer clear of drugs and staring in reality shows), we always welcome more tips on how to channel our inter-Hepburns. How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living... [More]

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BeautyBlender Sponge and Cleanser Kit

We have this really bad track record of being in a hurry in the morning leaving our makeup application a little on the frenzied side. We have literally looked in the mirror around lunch time only to notice fingerprints in the corner of our eyes where we thought we blended... [More]

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Twine Leather Fringe Earrings

We know they're no stars, but there's something about these Twine Leather Fringe Earrings ($85) that totally remind us of Jem. Apparently, they also make us use words like "totally." What can we say? Purple leather fringe earrings give us the right amount of 80s when we're feeling nostalgic!... [More]

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You Tell Us: Goggles Yellow Bubble Umbrella

We faced some damp and drizzly weather this past week and it had us searching for umbrellas that wouldn't turn inside out in the wind (sigh) or get lost among the indistinguishable black pile by the door of our office building. While we found some beautifully styled umbrellas, we also... [More]

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Kim Seybert Seersucker Dinner Napkins

We keep planning the most awesome summer party in our minds: A back deck full of friends, lit lanterns hanging from the trees, veggies and ribeye on the grill... We're also slowly searching for things to make said shindig a success. This week we came across these Kim Seybert Seersucker... [More]

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Clare Vivier La Pochette Clutch

We've brought you some cute Clare Vivier clutches before, but the La Pochette Clutch ($104) is our new season favorite. It's just the right size to carry essentials for an evening out, and the brightly colored stripe get it noticed. We're keen on pink, but the green and blue aren't... [More]

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Start Me Up Campfire Kit

Can you believe that we have not yet eaten one single S'more this summer? If you're in the same boat, find a friend with a fire pit ASAP and eat until you're stuffed! We suppose inviting yourself over is a tricky process, but if you prove successful, bring your hostess... [More]

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Kahler MyLife USB Ceramic Necklaces

It was only a matter of time before our tech obsessions caught up with our jewelry obsessions; the Kahler MyLife USB Ceramic Necklaces ($72) is the perfect meld of the two. A sexy and modern way to carry your digital life, this ceramic necklace comes in four designs. Forget the... [More]

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Deep Dark Africa Cha-Ching Purse Bag

These Cha-Ching Purse Bags ($122) from Deep Dark Africa are handmade by leather designer Chloe Townsend in South Africa. We're used to fabric having such elaborate patterns, but it's cool to see it done on leather. The bold zig-zag pattern is different from anything else we have in our closets.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A bright, fun 40th birthday party dress for Ashley

Ashley writes: "Hi! I am on the prowl for a fun dress for my 40th Birthday party next month. I am having a karaoke party at a local bar/restaurant. Any suggestions for a fun look that is not too fancy and not too casual since I am the guest of... [More]

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Doubtblush: Tianello Moon Shadows Silk Print Cowl Blouse

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

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Babor Detoxifying Vitamin Cream SPF 15

Live in a big city where smog and cigarette smoke duel it out all over your face? Whip out your weapon of choice, Babor Detoxifying Vitamin Cream SPF 15 ($110), and declare yourself winner of all things good and beautiful.... [More]

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Strange Haircuts/Cardboard Guitars/and Computer Samples: Information Society's Greatest Hits

Strange Haircuts/Cardboard Guitars/and Computer Samples ($12) = a good title. For when you're not exactly in the mood for Mozart and all that kind of goings on . . .... [More]

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Mustache Dad Mug

If for some reason you forgot Big Ole' Dad on Father's Day, make a small gesture of good faith and love with the Mustache Dad Mug ($14). This super cute whimsical mug is great for every Poppa, even if he's facial hair challenged.... [More]

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Jack Rogers Bahamas Jelly Flip Flop

Jelly sandals! It's like we're 11 years old again! Only way more fashionable, of course! The Jack Rogers Bahamas Jelly Flip Flop ($68) comes in 13 different bold colors that will appease your grown up tastes and your inner child's love of anything bright and shiny. And sure, your mom... [More]

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I Am Your Parent, You Are My Child Vinyl Wall Art

Sniff. Even if you're not a parent, you've got to admit that this I Am Your Parent, You Are My Child Vinyl Wall Art ($12) by Whispered Reflections makes you a little sentimental. Maybe you should call your mom tonight. Tell her you were just thinking of her and wanted... [More]

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Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder SPF 50

Keep the lobster on the plate next vacation and douse your face with Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder SPF 50 ($60). Although your dermatologist may miss you, your skin will thank you.... [More]

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Theory Lynie Shorts

These Theory Lynie Shorts ($70, on sale) in yellow gold are calling to us. We've really been working on branching out of our fashion comfort zones this summer and nothing says free from reservations like a pair of yellow shorts! But we're not even nervous about rocking them because they're... [More]

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Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler

Who's ready for a serious camping trip? You are! With your sweet Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler ($90-270), you're rocking a classic design with long-lasting strength and stainless steel construction. So what does 54 quarts mean to you... 85 cans dear friends! A solid steel latch protects the contents, and handles... [More]

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Get Togethers Card Collection

Sure, you can just text your bff and ask her if she wants to catch a drink with you after work. But sometimes planning ahead can yield better results, especially if your work and social calendars are filling up for the summer. The Get Togethers Card Collection ($20, set of... [More]

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BareEase & Cream Prep Kit

Any lady who's had a bikini wax will tell you one thing... IT HURTS! While nothing will completely remove the pain associated with going bare, the BareEase & Cream Prep Kit ($25) significantly reduces it. This set includes a panty and pain relieving cream that you apply 30 minutes prior... [More]

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Vibrant Afternoon Hammock

We're disappointed that this Vibrant Afternoon Hammock ($98) at Anthropologie has to go on our wish-list-wish-list and not our wish-list-for-two-days-before-we take-the-plunge-and-buy-it-anyway list. We just don't have the right tree set up from which to hang it. But if you do, please invite us over for a pitcher of vodka lemonade,... [More]

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Kate Spade New York Flash Flats

Like a fish attracted to a shiny...uh..fishy bait hook thing...we're just automatically drawn to sequins. These Kate Spade New York Flash Flats ($100, on sale) will be the death of us because we'll spend the entire rest of the summer looking for things to wear them with/places be seen in... [More]

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Pop Beauty Goddess Clutch

You could do like us and just rub the whole Pop Beauty Goddess Clutch ($32) across your face in the hopes that some of it lands on your eye and come out looking like a Technicolor zebra. Or you could go about it the right way and come out looking... [More]

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Champagne Crystal Petite Cube Earrings

Though these gorgeous Champagne Crystal Petite Cube Earrings ($20) by Fine Heart are listed as bridal wear, we think we can pull it off even though we're not nuptial-ready. They add subtle bling to our ears and the cubed Swarovski crystals are totally different from anything else in our jewelry... [More]

Victorian Scissor Necklace

Celebrate: Victorian Scissor Necklace

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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Neova Night Therapy

You can use Neova Night Therapy ($80) with GHK Copper Peptide Complex® or you could bury your face in a bowl of pennies for similar copper benefits. It's up to you whether or not you're willing to smell like the inside of a toilet bowl for beauty. We'll stick with... [More]

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Kim Dulaney Drop Earrings

These lightweight dangling Kim Dulaney Drop Earrings ($25) are a good way to add a small, feminine touch to your favorite summer outfit. The emerald green lucite stones are the right shade to go with everything--from black to pastel pink and orange. We're grabbing a pair just for their versatility.... [More]

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Bobbi Brown Corrector

Summer time means we're up and out longer and more frequently, even when we know we've got to get up at 6am the next morning. There's just nothing quite like one more margarita under patio twinkle lights and a full moon! Since we won't be giving those up any time... [More]

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Built by Wendy Fine Art Market Dress

Quickly get yourself to the Built by Wendy website for their summer sale. We're big fans of snagging awesome designer clothes for under 150 dollars! We've had our eyes on the Fine Art Market Dress ($91, on sale) for months now and it's finally in the budget. We're picturing ourselves... [More]

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream

Ok so it's not lip gloss nor lipstick....so what is it you ask? The NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6) is similar to a stain that creates a pretty painted pout with a matte finish that moisturizes while looking chic. It's also available in 11 gorgeous colors. We'll take... [More]

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Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set

You got sucked into it too, huh? Damn you, HBO! Since the season 1 finale of Game of Thrones last week, all we can think about is that unfortunate Stark family and how awesome Daenerys looked in that final scene. Instead of waiting for the next season to catch up... [More]

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Mini Kittour Jet Setter Train Case

In our last minute efforts to cram our entire lives into one suitcase for a four-day weekend, our toiletry kit always seems to be an afterthought. We never pack moisturizer in the right size bottle, forget our birth control and never stop to think that we'll be sharing a bathroom... [More]

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Blik Super Mario Bros Wall Decal

We may be over wall decals that say "Love" in flouncy letters or have elaborate flowers springing up from behind the couch, but there's no way we could ever be over this Blik Super Mario Bros Wall Decal ($75). First, we're excited that it's old school Mario--the Mario we know... [More]

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Vasanti Brighten Up!

Vasanti Brighten Up! ($34) is a papaya scrub-cleanser-hydrator all in one bottle capable of cleaning the shameful grin right off your recently booty called-upon face.... [More]

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Celebrate: Catfish Wand Teaser

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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Sara Barner Lina Envelope Clutch

The Lina Envelope Clutch ($160) by Sara Barner is one gorgeous take on the leather envelope trend. It's fancy-shmancy and comes in a number of lovely colors from chocolate to mustard to seabreeze. We think any of them would work with the Single Alison Dress and our indulgent night out... [More]

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Only Hearts Cropped Camisole

If we were more daring women we'd totally wear this Only Hearts Cropped Camisole ($60) with a pair of high-waist short shorts and a casual pair of leather sandals. You know, like "No big deal, I'm totally and effortlessly channeling Twiggy here." But alas, we'll probably just wear this under... [More]

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Fail Jewelry Set of Three Bangles

There's something so appealing about the simplicity in this Set of Three Bangles ($70) by Fail Jewelry. Each bangle is made from a different metal: rose gold, yellow gold, and oxidized sterling silver. Toss them on together and they add that final touch you were looking for--polished and unique.... [More]

SurfVival SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen

Surf-Vival SPF 30+ Mineral Sunscreen

This is the time of year that we really need to protect the precious skin we're in. And we're doing so with Surf-Vival SPF 30+ Mineral Sunscreen ($15). We love this product because there are no parabens or chemicals like octinoxate or oxybenzone. Last but not least, it's reef friendly,... [More]

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Vintage Coffee Cup Sign

It's not like we need a reminder to drink more coffee (in fact, we'd probably do well to drink less, but that's neither here nor there). But we could use some more decor for our kitchens! The Vintage Coffee Cup Sign ($9) by Vintage Signage brings some cheerful color to... [More]

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Doubtblush: Lisa for Donald J Pliner Sammi Wedge Sandal

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

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Blinc Kiss Me Grand Lash Primer

On those mornings/afternoons after a night of heavy binge drinking, eating fast food burgers and waking up next to an empty pair of panties with no reason to be out of our panties in sight, we reach for Blinc Kiss Me Grand Lash Primer ($23) to help us recover from... [More]

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Marais Cross-Strap Flat in Camel

Who knew flats could be so sexy and strappy? The Marais Cross-Strap Flat in Camel ($98) may not have a heel to give it height, but it's got a criss-cross ankle strap, a patent leather toe, and a neutral vintage vibe that will look spectacular with our denim and darks... [More]

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His Money Cologne

In retrospect, it seems obvious: personal fragrance that smells like money. Crisp bills, of course - not the sweaty metal of coins, and not the well-worn, cartelly aura of a twenty that's been around more than a few times. His Money ($35 for 1.7 oz) isn't a Demeter-style scent reproduction,... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 6/24/11

Summer is officially here on the calendar, which means all those weeks we spent thinking, "Gee, summer's MONTHS away, no need to start working out & eating better NOW, we've got tons o' time!" are laughing at us mockingly as we brace ourselves to go swimsuit shopping. Join us online,... [More]

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Ray-Ban Plastic Aviator Sunglasses

Forgive us for bringing you these highly hipster Ray-Ban Plastic Aviator Sunglasses ($135). We know, we know. Aviators=hipster. Plastic frames=hipster. Oversized=hipster. But for some reason, we LOVE these. They fit nicely, we won't bend and ruin the frames like we do our wire-framed aviators, and worn with our stylishly polished... [More]

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Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream

Buh-bye cocoa butter! There's a new kid on the block that is supposed to be better than you at your job. Apothederm ($90) reduces the appearance of red and silver stretch marks while firming, smoothing and toning you. Oooh how we love you Apothederm!... [More]

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Kimchi Blue Swiss Dot Lace Inset Blouse

Gussy up a a weekday wardrobe with the Kimchi Blue Swiss Dot Lace Inset Blouse ($50, on sale). Well first, invest in a nice nude tank and then wear this lace top with it to the office. Unless you're keen on pulling a Sue Ellen Mischke, that is. (Please assure... [More]

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Mommy Makeup Out the Door Collection

When you have sippy cups, diapers, strollers, baby carriers, wipes, pacifiers, bottles, juice cups, antibacterial lotion, change of pants, change of shirt for yourself, diaper bag and a purse to get ready for the 30 minute trip to the store, Mommy Makeup Out the Door Collection ($53) is there to... [More]

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Shut the Front Door Handmade Sign

Whether you use this Shut the Front Door Handmade Sign ($175) by William Dohman as a way to be cheeky, or a way to literally get your significant other and/or kids to OMGSTOPLEAVINGTHEDOOROPEN!!, we know it's got a place in your home. Technically on the wall beside your front door,... [More]

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Z Gallerie Chandelier Sconce

Bring a little elegance to your home with the Z Gallerie Chandelier Sconce ($100). We know we're not exactly in the market for an opulent hanging light fixture that costs us half a year's salary. This wooden wall hanging is our compromise with ourselves and our savings account. Besides, candlelight... [More]

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TheraPearl Oval Contour Pack

Ever come across something so stupid that you simply have to punch yourself in the face to forget about it? Reach into the freezer for your TheraPearl Oval Contour Pack ($8) and wish the pain away.... [More]

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Diane von Furstenberg Miro Flowers Tray

Diane von Furstenberg may be one of the queens of bright and bold fashion, but we've also been digging her home collection at Bloomigndale's for a while now. She brings her love of pattern and sophisticated color pairings to everything from bedding to dining and entertaining. Today, we're coveting her... [More]

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Doubtblush: PolysBakery Mustached Poop Taco

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. Mustaches... [More]

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Wardrope

We all know your wardrobe is fabulous and fashionable, but that's when they're on your beautiful bod. Making your wardrobe look fabulous on its own, that's where the Wardrope (£61) comes in. Four Y-shaped coat hooks move up and down on the cord, and can be adjusted. The weighted end... [More]

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Madewell Scribble Dot Skirt

We've been so caught up in donning our summer sundresses, that we've forgotten all about those cute, flowing, cotton skirts out there. We mean, we definitely have a closet full of skirts, but we don't yet have one like the Scribble Dot Skirt ($68) at Madewell. Neutral in color, playful... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Single Red Leather Feather Necklace

Try saying Single Red Leather Feather Necklace ten times fast! Then, go buy yourself one! Single Red Leather Feather Necklace ($10) by Miss Fluff. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]

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Classic Mason Jar Mug

Ohhh, you could not find a cuter and more unexpected way to serve up your cool new Summer concoctions, than in the Classic Mason Jar Mug ($25 for 4). Not only are they rustic and old school, they're practically unbreakable. They can withstand hot, cold, weak, or strong... but you... [More]

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Babushka Doll Ice Cube Tray

Busy planning your Fourth of July get together? Looking for the coolest treats and trimmings? You know you gotta have some nesting doll representation! The Babushka Doll Ice Cube Tray ($10) is easy to use and clean, with silicone rubber, that's dishwasher safe. Six babushka shaped cavities can be used... [More]

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Clear Purple Wayfarer Sunglasses

If you're adorable enough of a hipsterette, you could pull these Clear Purple Wayfarers Sunglasses ($10) off, but let's just put a pin in that for a minute and answer the question we all know you're burning to ask us: No, we don't know where you can get this breathtaking... [More]

EOS Shave Cream

EOS Shave Cream

Summer stands for: Shaven Unbelievable Marvelous Moisturized Effortless Radiant LEGS Get yours via EOS Shave Cream ($13).... [More]

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Celebrate: Gottex Plunging Metallic Swimsuit

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

Tory Burch Enamel ID Bracelet

Tory Burch Enamel ID Bracelet

ID bracelets remind us of our childhood days and we're so loving the Tory Burch Enamel ID Bracelet ($75), which is a much more grown-up version of one that we would have sported back in the day. We love the combo of the luggage leather and kelly green enamel plaque.... [More]

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Cake Beauty Sweet Cheeks Better Bod Rub

Your boyfriend/husband/significant other is away on business, calls you up and asks for a steamy hot sexting session. Too bad you've been sitting on your ass all week eating ice cream and Nutella covered popcorn. Pull out your emergency Cake Beauty Sweet Cheeks Better Bod Rub ($29) to clear away... [More]

Gryphon Embroidered Bodice Mini Dress

Gryphon Embroidered Bodice Mini Dress

We so want the Gryphon Embroidered Bodice Mini Dress ($291 on sale)! And it's on sale so it's truly a possibility. This pretty natural colored mini is embroidered with a bright red, turq and green geometric pattern. We're totally digging the tribal feel to this frock.... [More]

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Fourth of July Pitcher and Tumbler Set

What does this Fourth of July Pitcher and Tumbler Set ($58) by The Get Up Vintage remind you of? Bomb pops, right?! Or was it just us who begged and begged our parents to give us a few dollars for the Ice Cream Truck (that always seemed to come around... [More]

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"Remember What is Important to You" Necklace

When you have a bad day at work, or that weekend getaway you were so looking forward to goes terribly wrong, or you are having a serious case of closet freeze (standing naked in front of your closet, completely unable to pick out a f%^king outfit), just "Remember What is... [More]

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Naluwaver

Do you crave beach hair? Most of us aren't lucky enough to wake up with gorgeous rumpled locks each morning, which means we need lots (and lots) of product and tools. The Naluwaver ($180) happens to be just what we need to create that beach babe look. This double pronged... [More]

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You Tell Us: Lancome Oscillation Intensity Vibrating Intensifying Powermascara

We love things that go buzzzz but we're not too sure about Lancome Oscillation Intensity Vibrating Intensifying Powermascara ($34). Sort of like heated eyelash curlers. Shouldn't a product that works well on its own be able to perform without the help of batteries? You tell us: is it worth the... [More]

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80s Ghetto Blaster Weekend Bag

If you have this 80s Ghetto Blaster Weekend Bag ($60) then it goes without saying that you know how to make a Brass Monkey, but some people have never tasted the sweet nectar that happens when you... -Drink a 40oz malt beverage down to the level of the cylinder -Fill... [More]

Essie Midnight Cami Nail Polish

Essie Midnight Cami Nail Polish

Blue happens to be one of our favorite hues....even for nail polish, but it has to be just right! Essie Midnight Cami Nail Polish ($8) happens to be one of the best dark blue shades around for your digits. It's definitely bold and beautiful. And it reminds us of the... [More]

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Real Scorpion Pink Belt Buckle

If the 5'4" unwashed pudgemuffin with the mirror-like pupils, questionable stains, and a prepubescent squeak in his voice as he says, "Your shoulder joints look nice and loose," at the bar still wants a piece after he sees this bad boy ($16), then nothing will repel him, and you'll just... [More]

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Parker Strapless Print Dress

Despite our always sunny and cheerful dispositions (right...right?), we're not always feeling the light and bright shades of summer. Especially when we're dressing up for a night on the town. Instead, we gravitate toward the subtle and sexy shades of blacks and reds. The Parker Strapless Print Dress ($253) gives... [More]

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Z Gallerie Trio Beverage Dispenser

If you're anything like us, you have a hard time deciding which ahh-mazingly refreshing summer drink to guzzle sip. Mojito? Bellini? Limoncello? Give yourself (and your guests, if you're feeling generous) plenty of options with the Z Gallerie Trio Beverage Dispenser ($70). We guess you could toss in a non-alcoholic... [More]

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Simply Smooth Humidity Shield Non-Aerosol Hairspray

Simply Smooth Humidity Shield Non-Aerosol Hairspray ($20). Because hurting the environment is for ugly people with bad hair.... [More]

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Celine String Bikini

It really doesn't get much sexier than this - French lace, black satin ribbons and vanilla sheer chiffon......Celine String Bikini ($115).... [More]

New Jersey Glass

New Jersey Glass

One of us is a Jersey girl so of course we love the New Jersey Glass ($12) as well as the California glass, Washington glass, Florida glass and all the others. We think you could play a fun game with the state glasses the next time you have a get-together.... [More]

Monster Cable iPhone Charging Case

Monster Cable iPhone Charging Case

Charge it in your pocket, in your handbag, in an office meeting, in a club, on the airplane....whenever and where ever you need. The Monster Cable iPhone Charging Case ($58) is a dream come true for those of us that always have a low battery. Adios dead cell phone!... [More]

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Sandrandan Large Art Deco Fan Earrings

If you turn your head from side to side fast enough while wearing these Sandrandan Large Art Deco Fan Earrings ($12) you'll look stupid, but you might be able to create a gentle breeze! No. You won't.... [More]

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Glam D4185 Dress

This Glam D4185 Dress ($88) is so impeccably lovely, we don't feel like we need to say anything about it. A picture is worth 1,000 words, right? Also, we're writing this post right before lunch, and we're running on breakfast cereal fumes, so it's all we've got and it's ALL... [More]

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Priti NYC Deep Rosemary and Mint Organic Foot Spray

Wearing sandals all summer long does not help "air your feet out". In fact, it makes them smell like asphalt, dirt and the bottom of every stranger's foot. Spritz on some Priti NYC Deep Rosemary and Mint Organic Foot Spray ($8) next time you head in for your twice-a-month pedicure... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Industrious Justice: Drunken Chocolate Covered Cherries

Here is a very special guest post from one of our favorite bloggers, Emily Justice. At her blog, Industrious Justice, Emily posts her favorite recipes, home de-cluttering projects, and her thoughts on being a wife, friend, non-profit employee, volunteer, advocate, karaoke singer, amateur photographer... phew, are you tired yet? We... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Last minute colorful 21st birthday dress for Jordain

Jordain wrote, "First off, I am in love with this site, it is on my favorites and I always look forward to the daily updates, so thank you for that! More importantly, I need your fashionista help! My 21st birthday is next Wednesday and I am having a big party... [More]

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You Tell Us: Not Rated Stud Muffin Boot

It's clear that the Not Rated Stud Muffin Boot ($60) are studly, but are they overly so? These might be too much statement. I know. Shocking. poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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Oribe Ultra Rich Conditioner

We may or may not have just recently visited a fairly high class strip club for curisoity's sake. We were blown away by how fan-flipping-tastic all the beautiful manes were that we saw. Effortlessly whipping around the air like they just don't care. Those ladies must be using Oribe Ultra... [More]

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Hayden Harnett Daisy Scarf

Crazy Cat Ladies rejoice! The Daisy Scarf by Hayden Harnett (on sale for $49!!) is the answer you've been looking for to the Crazy Cat Lady casual-chic dilemma! Finally, a scarf that proudly displays your love for kitties without being an embroidered sweatshirt that your Nana gave you. Perfect for... [More]

ASOS Floral One Shoulder Maxi Dress

ASOS Floral One Shoulder Maxi Dress

You'll be mistaken for a fairy searching for her pixie dust when you slip into the ASOS Floral One Shoulder Maxi Dress ($112). This stunning gown features a floral print on a white background. There are so many things we heart about this dress - the empire waist, bandeau neckline,... [More]

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Row Boat Press Coffee Print

Oh, sweet sweet java. We are forever indebted to you for giving us reason to get out of bed, motivation to get to work where another pot is brewing, and the energy to make it through another day. We pay homage to you with this print, which we lovingly will... [More]

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Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Palette

It feels odd to say this but this Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Palette ($60) has a delightfully refreshing neutral tone we can really appreciate. In a sea of fuchsia, neon green and canary yellows, this river of burnt tans, smoldering browns and deep greens has us screaming "yes" and begging... [More]

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Nashelle Garden Party Desiree Necklace

Our favorite part of summer is the warm afternoons when we can hang around outside with friends, sipping cocktails and enjoying a good garden party. Our second favorite part is, of course, shopping for an outfit for said party. We're not sure what sort of clothes we'll have on, but... [More]

Enzo Angiolini Scarla Suede Pumps

Celebrate: Enzo Angiolini Scarla Suede Pumps

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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TOMS Eyewear

Oh, TOMS, you've done it again. Keeping with the One for One philosophy, TOMS has launched a line of eyewear ($135-$145) in classic shapes that are (if you ask us) across the board flattering. It's a good thing, too, because for each pair purchased, TOMS will provide either prescription eyewear,... [More]

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High Noon Bracelet

You're the worlds most fashionable gunslinger when you're sporting the High Noon Bracelet ($58) with its tiny pistol. Pew pew!... [More]

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Izola Powder Room Soap

Soap's kind of boring. Pretty soap with underwear on it is not. This cheeky Powder Room Soap ($19) is a cute hostess gift or a sweet addition to any bathroom. Though we can't say we always agree with the 'modesty is the best policy' mantra printed on the side of... [More]

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Madewell Batik Sundress

This Madewell Batik Sundress ($148) is the kind of thing we purchase because we want to look laid-back and cool. Then we get it on and turn into a prancing, twirling lunatic because it's so pretty and flowy. There's no sense in trying to harness our inner 4 year old,... [More]

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Doubtlush: Karim Rashid Too Much Aroma Vaporizer

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

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Bare Escentuals Flathead Shadow Brush

For a grand final sweep of eye shadow to round out your perfectly coordinated look, pick up this Bare Escentuals Flathead Shadow Brush ($15). This large, blunt cut pony-hair brush is just right for full-eye coverage in the least amount of time.... [More]

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Button Magnets

These porcelain Button Magnets ($25) are so chic and sophisticated! They've made us realize that it might be time to get rid of the rubber Vegas magnet and the brightly colored alphabet letters that are holding takeout menus to our fridge. Does this mean we're becoming grown ups?... [More]

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Eliza J Belted Mock Two Piece Shirtdress

Alright you pretty petites*, here's a dress you really can't help but purchase. Not only does the Eliza J Belted Mock Two Piece Shirtdress ($118) have the two piece look that gives the illusion that you actually spent time coordinating your outfit, it also comes with a perfectly matched belt!... [More]

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xlSync

It's the simple things in life that make everything better. No, we're not talking about something like a good cup of coffee or a hug from a friend or whatever other hallmark bs "the simple things in life" might conjure up. We're talking about a cord to charge our phone... [More]

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AHA Brazilian Peel Acne Kit

Getting a wedding invitation in the mail is always exciting....Unless it's from your ex and your face looks just the same as it did when you graduated from high school. Worry not! Buy a new dress, load up on AHA Brazilian Peel Acne Kit ($60) and remind him why he... [More]

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Restoration Hardware Outdoor Wine Barrel Chandelier

We don't have a yard, or really any outdoor space beyond our puny balcony. If we did have a yard, it wouldn't be as lush and green as the one in this photo. If by some miracle we had a lush, green, spacious yard, we wouldn't have the cash for... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Bridesmaids Shoes and Shawls for Sarah B.

Sarah writes: I got engaged 2 months ago and am currently planning our October wedding from 3,000 miles away from where it will be held. With about 4 months to go I am trying to get all the details in order. I have my 2 bridesmaid's dresses (the eggplant color)... [More]

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Threads 4 Thought Thick and Thin Fedora

Fedoras are everywhere right now, but this is the first purple one we've seen. It's possible that this Threads 4 Thought Thick & Thin Fedora ($22) will actually make us give in to this trend. We're braving ourselves for the teasing from our boyfriend, but come on, a purple fedora?... [More]

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Dr. Pepper Can Safe

We would normally only endorse a twenty dollar can of Dr. Pepper if it was filled with Courvoisier or thirty-five year old scotch, but this can is, in fact, a Dr. Pepper can safe ($20) for hiding your precious and embarrassing valuables, like your middle school diary. Worried about burglars... [More]

Sultra Feather Hair Accents

Sultra Feather Hair Accents

Love the way hair looks with a pop of color, but too afraid to actually color yours? Now you can try it without dying it! We're loving the Sultra Feather Hair Accents ($25) for summer. You can add a burst of bold color to your hair and these accents are... [More]

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Juicy Couture Sequin Embellished Clutch

Sure, it's still more than we should spend, but you know we can't resist a good sale. Especially on something as sparkly and sequiny as this Juicy Couture Sequin Embellished Clutch ($105)! This way, when our honey raises an eyebrow at yet another box being delivered to the doorstep, we... [More]

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Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter

This Enterprise pizza cutter ($30) is cut out (har har) for a low-key date night at home for geeky couples who prefer LAN parties to house parties. Assemble your own pizza, snuggle up to a couple of retro Star Trek episodes, and put on your Uhura costume. Just don't name... [More]

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Anthony Logistics Perfect Shave Kit

We like our men well-groomed and smooth as butter. (This only applies to the face region; anything below the neck should look manly and resemble Gerard Butler.) Keep his face kissable with Anthony Logistics Perfect Shave Kit ($55), a vitamin-rich, moisturizing shave kit you might just have to sample every... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Vans 80's Sunglasses

Here's the goal: there are very few Vans 80's Sunglasses ($10) left on the site. In fact, when we wrote this, there were only 24 left. Everybody snag a pair, send us a picture of you wearing your fresh new glasses and we'll post it up on the Facebook page.... [More]

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Twos Company Bingo Card Plates

If you prefer the planning to the actual partying, drag out your party prep by playing bingo with these bingo card plates ($58 for three) and gradually cover each square with your favorite pint-sized finger foods. If you want to use 'em for your Fourth of July party, well, you'd... [More]

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Mikoh Swimwear Santorini One Piece

There's just no. way. in. hell. we can pull of this Santorini One Piece ($190). But we adore it. One of you out there must be going on a fab vacation that happens to coincide with months of working out to be swimsuit ready, no? Buy this. And send us... [More]

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The Times of New York Candle

If you're not actually paying for a subscription, we imagine that the sorta-newsprint-scented Times of New York Candle ($65) would be a good way to give your salon that thoughtful, informed smell. Actually, no joke, this powdery/spicy/woodsy candle was created as something of a tribute to artist Tobias Wong, who... [More]

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Stila Cheeks Convertible Color

A little street walker, a touch of recently out-of-the-closet gay middle school boy plus this summer's hottest cheek shade and you've got Stila Cheeks Convertible Color ($25).... [More]

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Incase Flex Wristband

1980s calculator watch, meet the iPod Nano. Everything old is new again, and Apple makes even dorky things cool. If someone would just make a device that works with a scrunchie, we're sure those would make a comeback too. Incase Flex Wristband ($50)... [More]

ASOS Wiggle Mesh Body

ASOS Wiggle Mesh Body

Remember bodysuits and how popular they were in the early 90's? Well they're making a comeback....and they look better than ever! The ASOS Wiggle Mesh Body ($52) has a sexy scoop neck with a sheer nude panel with cut-out wiggle detailing.... [More]

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Scratch Off World Map

Get your lucky pennies out! You know that Facebook app where you get to be obnoxious and show off to all of your friends what a jet setter you are? Take it a step further and let everybody who sets foot in your house know where you've been with this... [More]

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Lancome Subtle Shimmering Blush

With Lancome Subtle Shimmering Blush ($40), a peachy cheek with a hint of bronze is the perfect wardrobe end cap to lean on all summer long.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A dress for Carolyn's engagement photos

Carolyn B. wrote:"1. What size (shoe or dress) are you? Shoe = 5.5, dress = 6regular/ 8petite 2. What is your maximum budget? $200 3. If this is for a wedding or event (i.e. a party, a birthday), when IS the event? Engagement photos in Charleston, SC 4. If this... [More]

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You Tell Us: Plow and Hearth Corn Kerneler

Add the corn kerneler ($13) to your collection of semi-perverted kitchen gadgets. Seriously though, the world must love these food-prep tools that only have one purpose, because they just keep coming. What's your take on this one?... [More]

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Dior Nude Healthy Glow Powder

Clothes are entirely over-rated. Go au naturale with Dior Nude Healthy Glow Powder ($46). This summer, you'll certainly catch us riding down the block without a stitch of clothing on. And then promptly riding back up the block in the back of a squad car thanks to a little thing... [More]

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Gorjana Hammered Heart Necklace

So what if we're drawn to this Gorjana Hammered Heart Necklace ($55) because some days we feel like our heart's been beat to hell? We like the symbolism, and everyone else will just think we have unique taste.... [More]

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Gama-Go Amp'd Up Coffee Mug

Finally, a coffee mug big enough to allow us to crank it to eleven. Productivity, here we come! p.s. In addition to drinking out of this Amp'd Up Coffee Mug ($14), we're also going to start wearing ginormous fur coats around the office, k?... [More]

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Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Styling Treatment

Sebastian Potion 9 ($8) seems like any other hair product until you read the complete product name: Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Styling Treatment. That has us wondering: what is non-wearable styling treatment? Does it just sit in your cabinet? If you apply it, does it just plop on your head... [More]

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Doubtblush: Futuristic Dress

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

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Rachel Rachel Roy Owl Ring

Hooooo has the most adorable accessories? You do! If this Owl Ring ($48) isn't your style, there are plenty of animal rings at Rachel Rachel Roy right now, and they're all 30% off. It would be unwise to miss this deal.... [More]

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Jonathan Adler Die Cut Notepads

That reminder to go to the gyno is so much more pleasant written on a poodle. Jonathan Adler Die Cut Notepads ($9)... [More]

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Le Metier de Beaute Nail Lacquers

We hate applying nail polish. It feels pointless. What good is spending 30 minutes doing our nails if it is just going to chip and piss us off in 48 hours? We trust in Le Metier de Beaute Nail Lacquers ($15) to keep us on this side of homicidal with... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Itty Bitty Black Lace Panties for Daniella

Daniella writes: "Hello Lovely Ladies, I'm a daily reader and a huge fan of the site! So, this is a random one...I was on another favorite site, Pinterest, when I stumbled across this photo of a super cute, VERRY itty bitty thong. I've never seen a pair so cute and... [More]

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Kenneth Jay Lane Pepper Charm Necklace

You're a hot, spicy lady, aren't ya? Sport this Pepper Necklace ($75) and let everyone know you're serious about ordering your curry extra hot.... [More]

Americana Stripe Leg Warmers

Americana Stripe Leg Warmers

Create your own fireworks on the 4th of July because this year you'll definitely celebrate with a bang. Rock his world in nothing but the Americana Stripe Leg Warmers ($40).... [More]

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Too Faced Smokey Eyeshadow Collection

We were starting to wonder if it was really possible to piece together a quality smokey eye kit on our own. We just can't figure out which is the best grey to go with our olive green: charcoal grey or smoldering grey? Or was it dusty grey? What the F-ever.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Yellow Star Mini Tape Measure

Pardon us. This mini tape measure that looks like a happy little yellow star guy is so very, very cute that we need to go find some stuff to measure. (He's got a magnet on the back, so you can put him on a fridge or somewhere else he won't... [More]

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Links of London Color Mix Friendship Bracelet

You might be big and grown, but you can still show some love for your BFF. The Links of London friendship bracelet ($225) recalls lanyards of yore, especially considering neon is as hot as it was back when you spent your summers nose-deep in the newest Baby-sitters Club book.... [More]

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Pantone Mug Set

Color blocking is all the rage this year. This Pantone Mug Set ($110) just happened to have taken it literally and to the extreme. Note to self: Don't tell Pantone to go jump off a bridge. His mother never told him it was a figure of speech.... [More]

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Bebe 2011 Summer Nail Kit

Babe. We bought you, babe. We bought you, babe. Weeeeeeeee bought you, babe. Bebe 2011 Summer Nail Kit ($14).... [More]

Chocolate Eclair

Celebrate: Chocolate Eclair

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

Jessica Simpson Bendie Sandals

Jessica Simpson Bendie Sandals

We totally have a shoe fetish so of course we're drooling over the Jessica Simpson Bendie Sandals ($89)! These bright and bold platform sandals are fabulous in sumptuous suede. And the colors are killer - purple, chartreuse and fuschia. Go ahead...make a statement and let 'em stare!... [More]

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FLOR Reoriented Lavender Carpet Tile

Is your home decor more modern while your SO's a bit of a traditionalist? The Reoriented carpet tile by FLOR ($15 per tile) might be the perfect compromise; inspired by Oriental rugs, you can line up these squares to make your flooring a little more offbeat than expected.... [More]

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Pixi Lip & Line Long-Wearing Lipliner and Lipstick Duo

Keep your kisser in pucker-up working order all summer long with Pixi Lip & Line Long-Wearing Lipliner and Lipstick Duo ($21). Maybe go a little bolder by snagging a shade darker than you'd normally wear. But fair warning: darker lips will bring all the mermaids and mermen to your end... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Casual yet Professional Jackets for Julia

Julia writes: I work in a Creative industry, but I'm getting older (mid 30s) and have more work responsibility = more client meetings. My general work uniform is jeans and a top and a hooded sweatshirt/cardigan sweater and flipflops/sandals. black pants/skirt and top and cardigan sweater for client meetings with... [More]

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Burt's Bee Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Treatment

Old routine: Wash. Rinse. Repeat. New routine: Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Treatment ($12). Wash. Rinse. Repeat.... [More]

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ThePurpleHippo Let's Get This Party Started Cross Stitch

If your idea of the perfect party is a stitch and bitch night at home with the girls and a box of wine, this is the cross stitch ($70) you've been waiting for.... [More]

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Juicy Couture 3-D Glasses Charm

The retro styling of this Juicy Couture charm ($42) isn't up to current, polarized 3-D standards, so hook this baby on your favorite bracelet and jangle on down to that William Castle film festival, and say "Deathly Hallows who now?"... [More]

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Star Mirrors

They're not even the slightest bit practical for checking your makeup or getting an idea of if what you threw on this morning looks even remotely good, but that's not what these Star Mirrors ($96) are for. They're for creating a beautiful, whimsical ambiance in your apartment while distracting the... [More]

Bicycle Wine Rack

Bicycle Wine Rack

We've always wondered how people visit those quaint little BYOB restaurants by bike....and now we know. Bicycle Wine Rack ($32)... [More]

Lulu Floral Print Infinity Scarf

Lulu Floral Print Infinity Scarf

Wrap the Lulu Floral Print Infinity Scarf ($18) around your neck to add a vibrant pop of color. This pretty coral floral scarf will enhance your favorite tee and denim cutoffs ensemble making it a bit more chic.... [More]

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Benefit They're Real Mascara

Look at the brush on Benefit's They're Real Mascara ($22). That thing is so long and wide (get your mind out the gutter) it could clean a chimney. Or give a gynecological exam. We were totally there with you. Just in a more uncomfortable position.... [More]

Fendi Fendista Platform Pumps

Fendi Fendista Double Platform Pumps

Oooooh lala! We'll feel like the belle of the ball....the Cinderella of the 21st Century when we rock the Fendi Fendista Double Platform Pumps ($730). These gorgeous nude platform pumps are on our list of absolute must-haves. And we know they're going to be a fast seller because they're already... [More]

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Zodiac 12-Snake Heart Eye Patch

Our list of reasons to wear this Zodiac 12-Snake Heart Eye Patch ($80) is pretty short, but that isn't stopping us from wanting one. Here's what we have: - sexy pirate costume - Lady Gaga concert accessory - useful when using a viewfinder on a camera Do you have any... [More]

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Graham and Brown Contour Wallpaper in Avocado

This Avocado Wallpaper ($40 a roll) is like a mod version of that lickable wallpaper in Willy Wonka. Obviously you'd probably lose your mind if you wallpapered a whole room in the stuff, but it'd make for a pretty groovy accent wall.... [More]

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Paul & Joe Limited Edition Blue Horizon Bronzer

Paul & Joe's Limited Edition Blue Horizon Bronzer ($36) gives us radiance straight from the French Riveria. Part of their ocean inspired L' Horizon Bleu collection, this two tone bronzer gives us a dynamic all over glow or sculpted highlights, depending on how we apply it.... [More]

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to win 1 of 20 Revitalash Beauty Packages from BeautyUnderCover.com!

**This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered!** This week, we're being extra, extra nice and are giving you the opportunity to win a Revitalash beauty package worth close to $300. Revitalash, a celeb fave lash lengthener & thickener, promises to give you seriously fluttery lashes with... [More]

Personal Shopper LeLoni

Personal Shopper: New wallet for Le'Loni's summer handbag

Le'Loni writes: "Hello Outblush! Thank you so much for having this personal shopper feature. This is not an urgent request! I would just love your input...from your bios I'm thinking Carlota would be a great help?! I just bought a new bag today for summer and need to find a... [More]

Strawberry Milkshake Soap

Strawberry Milkshake Soap

It's summer and we welcome a refreshing shower with scrumptious soap. The Strawberry Milkshake Soap ($5) is just what we've been looking for. The shea butter and exfoliating strawberry seeds will leave your skin silky smooth and refreshed. And we think that this milkshake will surely bring all the boys... [More]

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Boom Jewel Vase

It's a tough decision whether we like bling or flowers more, but now we don't have to choose. The Jewel Vase ($55) is shaped like a giant gemstone. Even when not full of blooms, it's a nice accent piece.... [More]

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Fallon Labyrinth Maze Spiked Cuff

The Fallon Labyrinth Maze Spiked Cuff ($295) takes the spike trend in a new direction. Literally. Punk rock's heyday was yesterday, and outward facing spikes are looking pretty passe too. Hell, this edgy bracelet is glamorous.... [More]

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ghd Glamour Straighteners

Katie Perry's not the reason we dig the ghd Glamour Straighteners ($188), although her hot endorsement doesn't hurt. We're drooling over the top of the line ceramic contoured plates and rounded barrel - they make achieving Hollywood glamor much easier. This is the way to get that controlled finger wave... [More]

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Doubtblush: Joe's Jeans Bling Shorts

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

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Le Métier de Beauté 'Penelope' Kaleidoscope Eye Kit

When in Rome, do as the Romans do: take inspiration from nature. Le Métier de Beauté 'Penelope' Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95) looks to the Mediterranean Sea and its sun-speckled shores for these four shades stacked in a portable tower of luxury.... [More]

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Aida Kibur Neon String and Chain Necklace

Neon is in this summer, but we're a little shy when faced with an entire neon tee or *gasp* pair of pants. We want to be super duper trendy at all times (duh), but we just can't do highlighter colored shoes without blinding ourselves. We're going to throw on this... [More]

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Drawer Decor

Oh, oh OH! We are having an organization orgasm. Would you LOOK at these kitchen drawers?! Never have we seen such beauty, such functionality, such pretty colors in our funky kitchen drawers! Drawer Decor ($25) is set up so simply - you cut a mat to fit your drawer and... [More]

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Horchow Gold-Leaf Table Lamp

Oh goody, gilded delights have graced our presence. Namely, the Horchow Gold-Leaf Table Lamp ($245) has taken our breath away with its svelte glass body, antiqued brass accents, and gorgeous golden silk shade. Very graceful.... [More]

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Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Mascara

Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Mascara ($19). A Rubens paint brush for your lashes.... [More]

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Fossil Laser Lines Belt

Raise your hand if you're still looking for the perfect colorful skinny belt to wear with your summer dresses. Wow. That many, huh? Well, check it. The Fossil Laser Lines Belt ($28) is your new aqua dream. Stripes + tonal color variations = a win, win situation.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Train Case for Allison's Sis

Allison writes, My lovely, quirky and sassy sister Sarah is turning 26 and moving to the big apple in 1 month! Eek! I'm super excited for her new adventure and her birthday. She's my favorite =) I'd love to help her arrive in her new abode with some essentials, which... [More]

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Better Late Than Never Amethyst Drop Earrings

There's more than one way for him to give you a big ol' rock. We'd be tickled pink (purple, really) to receive these Amethyst Drop Earrings ($124) from Better Late Than Never. Bonus points if he tells us he loves us like a rock.... [More]

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop Color Correcting Eye Shadow Primer

Eyelid primers have good intentions but what if you spent all night praising the porcelain god of shame? Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop Color Correcting Eye Shadow Primer ($18) has a tint of yellow to combat that subtle shade of drunken red on your face.... [More]

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Rebecca Minkoff Lunch Money Pouch

What can we say? We have a weakness for words, and the Rebecca Minkoff Lunch Money Pouch ($55) has a special fashion driven wit about it. Just makes us want to emboss our catty remarks from now on.... [More]

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Antiqued Bird Mirror

When we were a kid, our family bird would constantly coo "pretty bird." If only we could get the bird on this Antiqued Bird Mirror ($98) to chirp "pretty girl" every time we checked our reflection, it would be perfect.... [More]

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Electra Ticino 8D

At first it was the color of this Electra Ticino 8D ($830) that pulled us in. That medium purple is just not a shade you see on bikes very often. Then we noticed the hammered fenders and white leather seat and handlebars and our hearts went pitter-patter even faster. After... [More]

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Siwy Hannah Shadow Play Studded Jeans

Nice trick, miss model lady, but you don't have to bend over backwards for us to notice the Siwy Hannah Shadow Play Studded Jeans ($80). Fierce glamor doesn't need any additional accessories once we squeeze into these skinnies. Rawr.... [More]

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Celebrate: Sky Helmet

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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Sinamay Bow and Ribbon Fascinator

We all know Prince Harry is never going to get married. Smart chap doesn't have to. He's got the biggest bachelor pad on the planet: all of England. Guess we'll never be able to wear this Sinamay Bow and Ribbon Fascinator ($52) . Too bad they don't do tacky day... [More]

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Balinese Organics Three Spiral Earrings

The Balinese Organics Three Spiral Earrings ($37) are boho for days, darling. These aren't your average tribal inspired pieces - this new shape is native to Indonesia. Retire those played out feather earrings - these garnet* embellished ones are fresh. *Editor's note: Yep, it's not your imagination - those stones... [More]

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Perricone Feed Your Skin Essentials Set

After you've spent all summer burning the hell out of your skin, repair it with Perricone Feed Your Skin Essentials Set ($169). Treat wrinkles, tighten skin and address sun damage without stepping into your condescending dermatologist's office. We can only hear "Wear sunscreen" so many times before it falls on... [More]

ISIS Sport Bra

ISIS Sport Bra

We're always on the hunt for a great sports bra that actually offers support when we're running our butts off! The ISIS Sport Bra ($42) is perfect for us smaller gals (A and B cups only). It has two layers of seamless compression combined with a special weave that wicks... [More]

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Kikkerland Max and Morris Blinking Condiment Set

Pick up the Max and Morris Blinking Ketchup and Mustard Set ($23) by Kikkerland and let your freak flag fly on the Fourth. Honestly, anything with blinking eyes gives us the willies (our fear of dolls is intense), but some kooky couple could make these wacky squeeze bottles a hit.... [More]

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You Tell Us: Slide To Unlock Panties

The Slide To Unlock Panties ($12) certainly tickle our geeky side, but our fashionable side... we're not quite sure. These high-quality cotton undies feature a thong backside and a regular rise. While they're machine washable, we're still on the fence. So you tell us... poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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Korres Sunflower + Evening Primrose Eyeshadow Collection

Oh Sephora, you make our lives so much more beautiful. And expensive. And time consuming. This Sephora exclusive Korres Sunflower + Evening Primrose Eyeshadow Collection ($36) features six full size eyeshadows for $60 off the price. This is exactly how we justify these purchases to our significant others. "Honey, you... [More]

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Mellow World Blossom Messenger

Darling could describe the Mellow World Blossom Messenger ($30). This soft faux Rococo leather gives us sunny daisies no matter how far we are from a flower field. It's summer in a bag.... [More]

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Hooker Melange Fifi Vanity Chair

Dear diary, we want the antique script upholstery on the Hooker Melange Fifi Vanity Chair ($505) to make our journal sound more old world and less bratty blogger. Let this skirted chair lend an air of sophistication to our writings of our trials and tribulations. Imbue our pipe dreams with... [More]

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Christian Siriano for Payless Topaz Twisted Sandals

We never thought we'd see the day when Payless was charging nearly $50 for a pair of shoes! Though the price has us scratching our heads a bit (is Christian Siriano really that big of a deal?), these Topaz Twisted Sandals ($45) by Christian Siriano for Payless are pretty chic.... [More]

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Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette

Cleverly designed to look like the apple easily-persuaded Adam took an ignorant bite out of in the Garden of Good and Evil, Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette ($62) smells of all the forbidden fruits with a little frankincense thrown in for good measure. Go forth and spread your evil seed.... [More]

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Honey & Hot from Casina Rossa

There are so many ways to enjoy the acacia honey and hot chile marriage that is Honey & Hot from Casina Rossa ($14) that it would take us forever to list them, and if you click on the link you can read about the pleasures of drizzling it over ice... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Fox Run Cupcake To Go Container

We love our cupcakes. We slave over their frosting (from the can) and work really hard to get those eggs to room temperature before baking. So we want to eat them in the car, at the bar, at the zoo, with our boo. Thanks to our Cupcake To Go Container... [More]

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Bordello Teeze Pump in Iridescent Rhinestones

The Bordello Teeze-06R Pump in Iridescent Rhinestones ($158). Because it is never, ever, ever too early to start planning your Slutty Dorothy costume for Halloween. Not planning to be Slutty Dorothy? How about Naughty Nemo? It's just as classy.... [More]

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Decleor Aroma Sun Hydrating Tinted Self-Tanning Gel-Cream

Okay, so you're foraying into the deeply pit-filled adventure of self-tanning (again) this year. As they say, the only safe tan is a fake tan. But we just want to remind you: not all self-tanners are created equal! Consider purchasing a different tanner for your body and for your face.... [More]

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Ancient Graffiti Stained Glass Metal Dragonfly

You could try to tell us that dragonfly decor is a little twee, but we're not hearing you - at least not in the case of this metal and stained glass guy here ($40). He looks great against brick, as the photo demonstrates, but he'd probably look good out in... [More]

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Terrain Eat Sign

Not that we ever need a reminder. Terrain Eat Sign ($38)... [More]

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Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: June 20, 2011

This range of colors is making us crave some exotically-flavored sherbet - or maybe some expensive jewelry. That's right, folks, it's time to make your weekly trip to the voting booths at The Purse Page to choose which of the unaffordafabulous bags from last week is your fave. Lookalikes for... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Melt-No-More Makeup for Leslie

Leslie writes: "First off, Outblush is my favorite new-to-me site of the year. Second, I have a big problem. My much younger sister is getting married outside. In August. In Kentucky. This means it will be hot and humid and muggy (on top of, you know, sweet and beautiful and... [More]

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Suit Up: Go Long

It's almost summertime! That means sunshine, fruity drinks, exposed feet, getting into various bodies of water, camping, BBQing, vacationing, and sweating. Oh yeah... and wearing a bathing suit. Some of us don't really look forward to shopping for a suit, because we all have at least one body part we... [More]

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Doubtblush: Death Wish Mirror

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

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Eno and Normal Studio Plant Label Stakes

It's miraculous enough that we've attempted to plant a little garden. Please don't ask us to remember which plant is which when they're all a little dry and shriveled. We're counting on these Plant Label Stakes ($14) to help us out when the time comes to snip some herbs for... [More]

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Bare Escentuals Teamed Up Palette

Be aggressive! B-E aggressive! Or be beautiful with Teamed Up by Bare Escentuals ($48). Or be both: be aggressively beautiful. Or beautifully aggressive. Or you can be called a "bitch" because pretty girls who go after what they want generally are labeled as such. Wear that badge with pride, bitches.... [More]

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Lilly Pulitzer Docksider Clutch

Preppy, nautical and stylishly summery, the chic straw Docksider Clutch ($128) from Lilly Pulitzer is a great purse for the season. However, we'll caution you that if you're actually going to hang out on a dock, you may want a bag with straps. We know from experience that purses don't... [More]

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You Tell Us: Icon Girl with a Pearl Earring Shoes

We like art. We like shoes. Do we like art shoes? ($325) We really think we don't. poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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Lem Lem Marta Dress

We're using the fact that we're not taking a spendy vacation to somewhere tropical to justify dropping too much cash on this fab Lem Lem Marta Dress ($220). Dilemma: This cotton gauze dress looks out of place anywhere but strolling around somewhere hot and tropical. Perhaps this means if we... [More]

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BHLDN Glittered Notion Banner

We know. You really, really wanted to make a great homemade sign to toss on the back of your getaway car after the wedding. And then the 834631 things on your "to do" list took over your life, overwhelmed you, caused a little bit of a meltdown, and your homemade... [More]

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Conroy & Wilcox Silver Silver Moon Necklace

Take note, men. Don't go to Jared. Don't even drive by Jared. They'll suck you into the third level of hell and make you buy something unoriginal, overpriced, and--chances are--somewhat repulsive. Instead, show off your flawless taste (Okay, our flawless taste!) by presenting your lady love with something along the... [More]

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YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm

For a lip gloss that costs $30, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm sure does have a lot of repeat customers. We know girls who carry three or four at a time. Succulent Pomegranate and Luscious Cherry are swell summer shades and Dewy Papaya is a perfect hint of apricot.... [More]

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Michele Deco Grand Carousel Watch

Do we love this watch ($315) just because the colors kind of remind us of the old 90210 logo? Maybe. If this pink is too Donna Martin for you, try one of the other changeable watchbands.... [More]

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Campfire Cookery

Contrary to popular belief (or at least our childhood experiences), you are not relegated to only hot dogs and baked beans when camping! Campfire Cookery: Adventuresome Recipes and Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors ($20) is full of recipes for mouthwatering delights that you can pull off over an open... [More]

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Tally Notebooks

Never before have we faced our truths so blatantly. But that's what a good journal does, right? We prefer to dwell on our victories, but these Tally Notebooks ($12 each) remind us that it's good for our growth to also write down our regrets and set up our expectations. We've... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Sandals with Backs for Cate

Cate writes, "My brother's fiance has asked me to find a bridesmaid's shoe for everyone. She has requested that it be no more than 2" (which I think is a little low, so we could sneak another half inch in there...). She wants a beige or silver dressy sandal but... [More]

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CK One Summer Unisex Eau de Toilette

We're all for coordinating outfits with your man. It can be cute, especially for a formal function. We don't mean him wearing a teal cummerbund, bowtie and snot rag to match your sequined teal gown. We were thinking more along the lines of being in the same color family. But... [More]

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Tadashi Shoji Contrast Bandage Dress

The otaku in us emerges from a haze of video games and ramen to wonder why this Tadashi dress ($410) wasn't named shibari, but maybe that's because of the NSFW-ness of it all.... [More]

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Elsie Dodds Alphabet Pillows

These chic Elsie Dodds Alphabet Pillows ($70) would look perfect nestled into a cushy nursery chair. Buy one with baby's initials and as he or she grows, seek out all the images that start with the letter of the alphabet. Kidless? We think they'd work well for the couch or... [More]

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Marc Jacobs Blush

So it isn't brand spanking new but Marc Jacobs Blush ($69) still smells as romantic and fresh as it did in 2004. Its Mount Rushmore-like ability to stand the test of time speaks volumes to its quality and performance. Leave all those in your wake a slight shade of green... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Polka Dot Tape

Brown paper packages tied up in string are truly some of our favorite things. But what makes them our favoritest is when they are wrapped in Polka Dot Tape ($10 for two). What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are... [More]

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Greenbo Railing/Balcony Planter

Tiny balcony, we have conquered you! The Greenbo Railing/Balcony Planter ($28) lets us add a touch of personality, decor and greenery to our postage-stamp sized outdoor space without taking up any valuable standing room. Next up, learning not to kill what we plant.... [More]

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J Crew Jackie Cardigan

Okay, we have a pretty big problem. We've already bought several of these J Crew Jackie Cardigans ($40-62) in different colors. It comes in 17 shades...17! We can wear them year-round thanks to the three quarter sleeve length and the light knit. It adds a simple, classic layer to whatever... [More]

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Woodinville Whiskey Age Your Own Whiskey Kit

We're always up for learning a new craft when the end result will get us drunk! This Age Your Own Whiskey Kit ($150) takes the whiskey making process and shrinks it down so you get a tiny barrel full of deliciousness after 3 - 6 months as opposed to the... [More]

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Miansai Hooked Leather Bracelet

There's got to be a few puns in here somewhere...something about how this Hooked Leather Bracelet ($60) by Miansai totally reeled us in with its simple charm. Or how we took the bait like a guppy to a grub. You see what we're trying to tackle here, right? Or should... [More]

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Ultraflesh Black magic

We like our eyeliner like we like our vibrators: black and long-lasting. Ultraflesh Black Magic ($39) is about as Energizer Bunny as it comes. (Oh Midnight Rider, it's like you read our mind.)... [More]

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Lunch Bugs Sandwich Bags

We've brought you Anti-Theft Lunch Bags before, but we're taking it a step further today with Lunch Bugs Sandwich Bags ($4, on sale). We're not sure we'd purchase these for ourselves (we're already getting the heebie jeebies just looking at them). But we would send kids off to day camp... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Sailing Swimwear for Stephanie

Stephanie writes: "Hi Lovely Outblush Ladies! I'm in a bit of a pickle. My dad just got a sailboat and I would love to learn how to sail. The problem? I'm a big gal (size 26) and burst into flames when I get more than 5 minutes of sun (very,... [More]

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Knife in the Water Tea Towel

What's up with tea towels these days? They're always giving us words of wisdom, mantras to make our own, and a kitchen full of witty sayings. Not that we're complaining. Whether we're cooking up a four-course meal or microwaving leftover boxed mac and cheese, we could use some wise words... [More]

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YSL Turquoise Blue Nail Polish

You can be rocking in the free world this July Forth wearing YSL Turquoise Blue Nail Polish ($20). Perhaps you can trick it out with some Hologram Star Nail Polish ($3) for a truly patriotic splash.... [More]

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Trumpette Skater Johnny Socks

Sure, any adorable little girl can rock socks that look like mary janes, but your punk rock princess will look great in Skater Johnny Socks ($28 for 6 pair). At least, she'll look great for the 12 minutes they stay on her feet.... [More]

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Kate Spade New York Charm Heels

There is nothing...nothing our inner glam girl covets more than these Kate Spade New York Charm Heels ($325). No matter that we have no place to wear them, nothing to wear with them, and no reason to drop over three hundo on heels we'd break out once every 6 years... [More]

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Lights Out Sleep Mask

The molded cups of this Lights Out Sleep Mask ($15) allow for rapid eye movement where other traditional sleep masks don't. Others might giggle at the fact that it looks like you've got a tiny bra strapped to your face, but when you arrive at the end of your red-eye... [More]

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Emilio Pucci Vivara Variazioni Verde 072

Emilio Pucci Vivara Variazioni Verde 072 ($59). Beautiful fragrance or gorgeously crafted paper-weight?... [More]

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I Love James Franco Tote

Clearly, this model is trying to bed James Franco by wearing only this I Love James Franco Tote ($20). Starf*cker.... [More]

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Clothes Seahorse Necklace

Make sure your statement jewelry says you're ready for some fun in the sun. Or, in the case of this Clothes Seahorse Necklace ($20), you're ready for some fun in the water. You know, like you're a reverse Little Mermaid!... [More]

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Toilet Paper Origami

We're not sure if anyone really needs a copy of Toilet Paper Origami: Delight your Guests with Fancy Folds & Simple Surface Embellishments or Easy Origami for Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Cruise Ships & Creative Housekeepers ($15) by Linda Wright, but we'd love to see you put it in your... [More]

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Ole Henriksen Protect The Truth Sunscreen

With all the buzz and new FDA standards for sunblock...excuse us, sunscreen, we're thinking now is a good time to stock up on some of the good stuff. One of our favs, Ole Henriksen Protect The Truth Sunscreen ($35), has a great citrus scent, is natural (that means no harsh... [More]

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Ramona West Sarafina 70s Floral Sundress

The vintage mini Sarafina 70s Floral Sundress ($55) at Ramona West is a one-of-a-kind (or at least, they're only selling one), and we're bringing it to you instead of snatching it up for ourselves. It was a hard decision--we can't get enough of the shoulder ties and the cute pink... [More]

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Tervis Giveaway Rules

Tervis Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: Tervis Giveaway (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18)... [More]

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DIY Coil Lamp Kit

As far as DIY goes, this Coil Lamp Kit ($79) is pretty simple - which is exactly how we like it. Pick an extension cord - we recommend finding a pretty one - and wrap it around the lucite frame for a unique light fixture. Just tell your man hands... [More]

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Happy Father's Day...

First, watch this: Then, watch this: From all the Outblush daughters to their fathers, husbands, significant others, grandfathers, and all sorts of father figures: Happy Father's Day. We love you.... [More]

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You Tell Us: Bonobos National Panthems

Whoa there. We don't think we've ever seen men's pants this crazy roll out so soon before Halloween. But at the same time, the amount of confidence it would take for a guy to rock these National Panthems ($88) might equal ultra hot. Or ultra trashy. poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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J Crew Indie Dress

There's something about this J Crew Indie Dress ($158) that conjures up images of running around on Prince Edward Island a la Anne of Avonlea. Maybe it's just our inner bookworms showing through, but you've got to admit that this cotton and lace frock was made from some "by the... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Megan Miller Framboise Nail Polish

Double, double toil and trouble. Megan Miller Framboise Nail Polish ($14) is bewitching from the inside out. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]

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theBalm Frat Boy

Not everyone loves a bronzing blush. And not all blushes need to be hyper-pigmented. Some of us just want a hint of color. Enter theBalm Frat Boy ($21), a light apricot shade that gives you a glow without the over-the-top sorority girl shimmer.... [More]

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Comme des Garçons Play Cotton Canvas Sneaker

Comme des Garçons Play teamed up with Converse All Star to create the Cotton Canvas Sneaker ($100). The shoes feature the PLAY logo, a heart with eyes that's one part funky and one part creepy (at least, in our opinion!). At any rate, they make a great, simple statement and... [More]

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Old Navy Striped Halter Swimsuit

When you find yourself staring at a drawer full of swimsuits, it may be time to admit you have a problem. OR, it may be time to start investing in suits that meet two requirements: still fashionable but easier on the bank account than your Betsey Johnson. We turned to... [More]

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4711 by Muelhens

Apparently, 4711 by Muelhens ($20) is one of the world's oldest fragrance recipes still in use dating back to 1792. That's cool. We always wanted to smell like George Washington's mistress, lack of contemporary hygiene standards and all.... [More]

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Chooka Peacock Rain Boot

Go ahead, Weather. Try to rain on our parade. We'll take that challenge and one up you with our Chooka Peacock Rain Boots ($45). We may be soaked from head-to-toe walking into work but we will look so fierce with these wellies we couldn't care less about the mascara running... [More]

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YSL Pure Chromatics Wet and Dry Eye Shadow No.1

Our man piece is a little dense sometimes. He doesn't always pick up on our emotions for the day. After one too many broken wine glasses and sacrificed candle holders, we finally reached an agreement: our makeup will reflect our mood for the day. Today, we are smoldering with hate... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Yellow ballet flats for Simone

Simone wrote: "Hi I need some help, I have been searching for yellow or mustard yellow ballet flats and I cannot find any at all. The ones I have found are all $200+ and way out of my budget. Any suggestions??" 1. Kelsi Dagger Inna Ballet Flats ($99) 2. Pour... [More]

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Bourjois Big Top Beauty: Astonishing Acrobat

We are the master of our domain and most certainly in charge of ourselves. So we like the idea of manning the main stage with Bourjois Big Top Beauty: Astonishing Acrobat ($25). Far from clown makeup, it is a sophisticated palette with a playful edge that will allow you to... [More]

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Miniature Amphora Bottle

There is something about tiny objects that instantly draw you in. Take baby pandas for instance; we must have watched Sneezing Baby Panda forty times the first time it popped up on our Facebook feed. Same thing with this Miniature Amphora Bottle ($65). With a custom, easy-to-DIY bottle stand, imagine... [More]

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Lorac Hot Off the Red Carpet Collection

With all the award shows going on this summer, we are feeling inspired to look our best even if it is just for a trip to the drug store. Lorac Hot Off the Red Carpet Collection ($36) dresses up our cheeks, lips and lids in style so the paparazzi can... [More]

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Celebrate: Fish Scale Earrings

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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Sephora Metallic Headbands

Summer has been brutal already. We get so sweaty so fast and our bangs are suf-fer-ing. Thank heavens for Sephora Metallic Headbands ($15 a piece). We've been told that our gym headbands are not actually suitable for anywhere by the gym.... [More]

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A Beautiful Life - Mermaid's Kiss

You spend all day at the beach lounging in the sun, soaking in all the salty ocean breeze to sadly return home and wash it all off. Keep the spirit of the water on you at all times with A Beautiful Life - Mermaid's Kiss ($52), essence of the sea... [More]

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Lilac Desk and Vanity Hutch

Big on personal vanity but short on space? PB Teen Lilac Desk and Vanity Hutch (sold separately, $299 and $449) has the perfect amount of storage for a fairly small piece of furniture (the desk is 48.5" wide x 25.5" deep x 30.5" high). The desk alone would be a... [More]

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Guerlain Terracotta Kohl Kajal

O.M.F.G. Guerlain Terracotta Kohl Kajal ($36) is like, the best shiz ever. Use it to line your waterline and you'll be set for at least a few days. We suppose that after it has been in use, for say, thousands of years, it would be perfect by now. And this... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 6/17/11

As always, happy Friday, ladies & gents! We hope you had a great week, and have great plans for this weekend - hopefully, they involve shopping! Our pals at The Bargainist have rounded up some of this week's best sales & coupons for you, so enjoy, and have a lovely... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Sleeved Dress for Alexis

Alexis wrote: "I need help, please and knew I had come to the right place when I found your website. I have a wedding to attend in July and need recommendations for a dress to wear. I have no clue what to get as I'm used to attending weddings in... [More]

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You Tell Us: Jefferey Campbell Jumper

The 6.5 inch platform Jefferey Campbell Jumper ($184) with cut-out instep and curved wooden bottom: Awesome sculptural accessory, or extreme discomfort waiting to happen? You Tell Us. poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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Sexy Hair Chocolate Soymilk Shampoo

The kids on the playground who drank chocolate milk always had the biggest circle of friends. Maybe it was the chocolately goodness or maybe it was their cool stir-up leggings. Either way, we always wanted to be that kid. Sexy Hair Chocolate Soymilk Shampoo ($14) is our way of reaching... [More]

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Sprout Bookmark

Practically speaking, it would take about a nanosecond before we lost this eensy Sprout Bookmark ($6), but in our happy fantasy life where we're perfectly organized and have time for the luxury of reading, we're using this cheerful little leaf to mark our place.... [More]

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Culture Club: Alessi Cohndom Condom Box

We can't think of anything sassier than the Cohndom Condom Box ($50) by Susan Cohn for Alessi. Better safe than sorry, we guess. Better them protected in this metal case than rolling around with nail files, pens, and other pointy objects in our tote. Influential Australian silversmith Susan Cohn dresses... [More]

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Le Métier de Beauté Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss

Skip the hot pinks and move straight to Le Métier de Beauté Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss in Cannes ($32). Sophisticated with an air of intrigue, this whole Sheer Brilliance collection is a step above lip gloss in both color and performance.... [More]

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Suck UK Block Notes

Use these Tetris shaped sticky notes ($12) to remind yourself that tonight you have plans to set up your dusty old Nintendo and have an old school game all-nighter.... [More]

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Aspire/Acquire: Diamond Bow Ring

There is something so whimsical and romantic about a diamond bow ring. Especially if it comes from the heart. It's about belonging to someone, as if you are their gift. Their pet. And some of us love that feeling of being that important, that integral to someone. But once we... [More]

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Utility Shower Curtain

Tiny apartment shower, we will best you yet! Suction cup baskets wouldn't stay on your walls, so we got a tension rod rack. That rickety thing has almost fallen on us in the shower too many times to count, so now we're trying this Utility Shower Curtain ($48). Self draining... [More]

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Kat Eye Brush Set

Oh Kat, Kat, Kat. We all know it takes more than your Kat Eye Brush Set ($48) to create that manipulating face you wear shamelessly every day. It must take at least three times as many brushes to paint those chongalicious eyebrows and deceptive cat eyes onto your suspiciously tight... [More]

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Boden Mini Fifties Swimsuit

The way the nautical trend has been sticking around summer after summer, it can't hurt to have your little one on board early. This Boden Mini Fifties Swimsuit ($24) will teach her she can be fashionable and modest, a lesson you'll be drilling into her for the rest of her... [More]

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Grid It Wrap

Ever since we got our Grid It, we've found unlimited uses when we're on the road. It's great for organizing everything from makeup to the unreasonable number of charges we always carry and anything in between. Now we're adding the Grid It Wrap ($50) to our travel arsenal. The smart... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Easy Summer Dresses for Marietta

Marietta writes: "Outblush editors! I love your blog! And I love one of the dresses you posted ... so here is my request. I'm looking for a summer dress that is easy to wear. I absolutely LOVE the Virginia Johnson dress you gals posted but it's not in my budget!... [More]

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Miniature Eames Lounge and Ottoman

You know you're probably never going to plant your derriere in your own Eames chair, so why not settle for the miniature version ($670)? Oh yeah, there's why not, it's $670 for a tiny chair. Though, the ability to recreate this LOLdog in your own home may be priceless.... [More]

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King Kooker Jalapeno Rack

What's better than a Jalapeno Pepper Roaster? Not much. Unless there's a pepper roaster that holder 36 PEPPERS! The King Kooker Jalapeno Rack ($13) features perfectly spaced holes, allowing air to circulate, ensuring evenly cooked peppers. The rack also comes with a stainless-steel coring tool, for fast, effortless preparation of... [More]

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Make Up For Ever Waterproof Liquid Liner

We'll level with you. Liquid liner scares us. It's intimidating! We're a little worried that we'll use too heavy of a hand and come out looking like our 14-year-old-dabbling-in-the-goth-scene-selves (a phase we're trying REAL HARD to repress). But we're willing to sit down, watch a few YouTube tutorials and practice... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Tickle His Pickle

First off, THAT JUST HAPPENED! Secondly, Tickle His Pickle: Your Hands On Guide to Penis Pleasing ($11) is probably the greatest Father's Day present your Baby's Daddy is going to receive this year. Not that you give him the book. Just suggestively leave it on the night stand and he'll... [More]

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Steven Mattern USA Magnetic Geography Puzzle

Trying to cut back on the midnight snacking? Challenge yourself to assemble this magnetic geography puzzle ($92) before you allow yourself to open up the freezer and drown your worries in a pint of Phish Food (and then spend the rest of the night wondering why Ben & Jerry didn't... [More]

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Shashi Aqua Bracelet

The Shashi Aqua Bracelet ($65) is so simple in design, but with a pretty stunning outcome. The handwoven aqua bracelet is clasped by a row of gold-plated bezel crystals. Shashi makes several similar bracelets in all sorts of bright colors and combinations of crystals. Wear one for when your occasions... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Leopard Cheek Color

After a long work week, we need some extra oomph getting into the weekend spirit. Leopard Cheek Color ($5) puts extra "va-va-voom" in your ch-ch-cheeks that makes it possible to let your inner kitty out to play. Meeeeow! But... keep the pants kitty in its cage until it is actually... [More]

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Jason Amendolara Food Face Plate

You probably tell your kids not to play with their food, but we say embrace their creative impulses with this food face plate ($14). But who are we kidding, we have no shame in saying that we supposed adults would still enjoy turning our plate of mushrooms into the beard... [More]

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French Connection Phillipa Dress

Everyone knows denim is sexy. Usually, it's hugging our behinds, giving us a passable bum. But the French Connection Phillipa Dress ($40, on sale) brings us denim in a halter dress, which means it plays up our favorite asset: our rocking arms and shoulders. As a bonus, the drawstring gives... [More]

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Guerlain Terracotta Mosaic Tan Enhancing Bronzer

We bought Guerlain Terracotta Mosaic Tan Enhancing Bronzer ($69) but have been too afraid to use it. Guerlain takes such pride in appearances, and don't get us wrong, we do too. But this is just too pretty to muss up. It's so regal and shiny and mosaic-y. But imagine how... [More]

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Natural Cut Amethyst Drop Earrings

Apparently, the way to make rough-cut drop earrings look less clunky is to shrink them down while making them look otherwise more clunky, with textured studs. This inch-long amethyst pair ($98) transcends the street vendor look (nothing wrong with that, ladies, but it doesn't work in every situation) and would... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Birthday Gifts for Lisa's New Guy

Says Lisa: "I recently started dating a new guy and him and I have seemed to really hit it off. His birthday is coming up and I have no idea what to get him. I obviously don't want to spend a lot of money since we just started dating. He... [More]

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First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Eye Cream

Vlad called recently and told us he left one of his other mistresses offering us the opportunity of a lifetime: become part of his inner 10. Yes, that may seem like a lot of women for one man but it helps promote a healthy sense of competitive spirit in all... [More]

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Dagan Design Puzzle Wine Rack

Fill up this puzzle wine rack ($68) at your next shindig, and indeed, a three piece puzzle will be about all you and your friends can handle.... [More]

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Bebe Ibiza Satchel

You may not think "subtle luxury" when you hear "Bebe", but the Bebe Ibiza Satchel ($110, in 3 colors) begs to differ. Braided trim and handles, plus a just-roomy-enough silhouette and printed lining with plenty of pockets, make for a bag that's flashy, but still classy. Get it in black... [More]

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Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday Nail Polish

We have a drinking problem. Not to say we are alcoholics, we just don't have a verbal filter after happy hour. We get stuck on repeat with one phrase: It's my birthday, bitches! Honest to goodness, we just yell it whenever the mood strikes us, which is often. Deborah Lippman... [More]

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Rebecca Taylor Mirrored Cami

The other day, we happened to behold a sight while we were downtown. A woman, with a clear sense of personal style, was strutting down the sidewalk in a sequined mini-dress. Now, we've got nothing against sequin mini-dresses. But we do have something against being almost blinded due to a... [More]

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Foreign Accents Ragamuffins Animal Rug

When we look at the animal outlines on this Ragamuffins rug ($448-740), we think about cookie cutters, Animal Crackers, and Mother's Circus Animal Cookies. Not just because of the resemblance, but because we realize that's probably what will end up embedded in this rug if you put it in your... [More]

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Woods of Windsor True Rose

We may not be able to name a rose after ourselves, but Woods of Windsor True Rose ($24) at least allows us to smell like a rose. After all, a rose by any other name is just flat out deception and we go by Outblush regardless of how we smell.... [More]

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Aurélie Bidermann Mother-of-Pearl Charm Bracelet

Usually, if we were going to consider dropping over a hundred buckos on a bracelet, it wouldn't be for one made of cotton. But this Mother-of-Pearl Charm Bracelet ($115) from Aurélie Bidermann is a complete exception. At the end of the red and orange braided bracelet hangs a mother-of-pearl leaf... [More]

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Sephora Favorites In the Glow Collection

Dig the summer but manage to avoid all skin pigmentation alteration? Trust in Sephora to add some color to your cheek with Sephora Favorite In the Glow Collection ($35). A lot of loot for very little cash. It's a great way to sample a lot of new summer products without... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Franny's Hawaiian Va-Cay

Franny writes: "Magzilla, You did so great on my red shorts aspire acquire menage a trois that I have decided to call on you again. I am going to Hawaii in a month. What should I bring? I will be on Maui with my parents, brother, husband, and a toddler... [More]

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Paloma's Nest Wooden Party Crown

We think these custom Paloma's Nest Wooden Party Crowns ($28 each) are meant to add a whimsical touch for a child's birthday party. But um, we're totally coveting them. Cheap plastic birthday tiaras pale in comparison to these artfully made crowns. Customize them with names, birthday wishes, inside jokes, or... [More]

Club Monaco Joven Suede Shorts

Club Monaco Joven Suede Shorts

Shorts are popping up everywhere this season and we must admit we're loving them! The Club Monaco Joven Suede Shorts ($249) give a whole new meaning to dressing up shorts. These supple suede shorts are gorgeous in the neutral canvas color. We would definitely wear these out with the girls... [More]

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Harajuku Lovers G of the Sea Cosmetic Bags

We are true ballers (with correct grammar). We roll with think pockets and tight posies. Harajuku Lovers G of the Sea Cosmetic Bags ($12-34) speaks towards our gangster (with correct grammer) ways. This mermaid is a true ghetto superstar rocking a crown and a freaking scepter. Like a G-6. Like... [More]

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Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara

We love a skinny mascara wand. It's more agile and is able to get those teeny tiny hairs at the corner of our eyes. Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara ($22) is a wizard at curling each individual hair in all your nooks and crannies. Well, your eyelash's nooks and crannies.... [More]

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La Prairie Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Eye Liner Filler

Got one of those best friends that delivers the best punch lines, is chock full of one liners and has a sarcastic tongue that could slice a tombstone in half? Then you probably also have a million laugh lines. While it's fun to recount all the vicious things she has... [More]

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Paul & Joe Sister Honolulu Floral Cotton Top

Raise your hand if you're headed to the great tropical state of Hawaii this summer? Okay first of all, this is the internet so we can't actually see you raising your hand. And second, are you going to take us with you, or are we going to have to just... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Richard Tracy Nano Watch Beer Opener Deluxe

Hey, Dad, it's time for a beer. The Richard Tracy Nano Watch Beer Opener Deluxe ($50) courageously makes one small step for man, being the first nano watch to double as a beer opener. Sturdy stainless steel will hold up to anything, and the cigar brown crocodile leather band is... [More]

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MAC Surf, Baby! Eye Shadow

The Beach Boys. Body surfing. Corona with lime. Sand in our bathing suits. A bad case of bikini burn because we went swimming in the ocean less than 24 hours after going at our crotch with a razor. MAC Surf, Baby! Eye Shadow ($16 a piece). Wouldn't be summer without... [More]

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Culture Club: Red Carter Jackson Pollock Bikini Top

The Red Carter Jackson Pollock Bikini Top ($53) would give us crazy tan lines, but we can't take our eyes off the splatter print and extra straps. Metal ring hardware and tie strap beading add some shine to this artsy design too. A great, unorthodox find for summer. Let's lay... [More]

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Michael Stars Origami Fedora

Hey, look! This awesome Michael Stars Origami Fedora ($38) has a fun print, a cool as a cucumber brim, and a little twine detailing. The top of our closet is full of hats (we'll spare you the details about how they seem to all tumble the shelf every time we... [More]

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Anna Sui Liquid Eye Liner

Pink is the new black (because we said so)! And leopard print. And sequins. And feathers! And Anna Sui Liquid Eye Liner (shown #300) ($37) is where it is at!... [More]

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Juliska Classic Bamboo Large Pitcher

Ohh how we wish were tying the knot sometime soon! The Juliska Classic Bamboo Large Pitcher ($125) would definitely be on our registry. We'd love to pour a glass of fresh brewed iced tea from such a beautiful stone pitcher.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Black Chiffon Dresses Under $100 for Elizabeth's Bridesmaids

Elizabeth writes: "I am an Outblush addict, and check it everyday, absolutely love you all - (and love the snarky Doubtblushes-always adds a laugh to my day) and I'm hoping you can help me on this one?? I'm getting married in September (was December, but got moved up, so time... [More]

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Deborah Lippman Yellow Brick Road

Ok, yes. We write up a Deborah Lippmann nail polish every twenty minutes. Blame her for creating some delicious colors, especially this Yellow Brick Road ($16). It isn't fair. We see it. Need it. Talk about it. Write it up. Buy it. We literally threw out half our nail polish... [More]

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Swatch Watch Lady Collection 2011

We've been wearing Swatches since our first annual Birthday Blow Out to NYC when we were 19. It seemed the most appropriate gift to buy ourselves after working so hard to finally make it to NYC on our own (hindsight: don't go to NYC on your own; we literally saw... [More]

Jumbo Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies

Jumbo Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies

Mmmmm.....mmmmm..... is all we have to say about the Jumbo Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies ($16). Rice krispie treats dipped in chocolate and then smothered in candy or nuts. This is the only time we're a fan of the word - smothered!... [More]

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Kyra Bridal Comb

Some people can't/choose not to wear white on their wedding day. Like those women who make their fame and fortune bringing men to the yard with their milk shakes. No worries. White can still come into play as an accent color, like this Kyra Bridal Comb ($59). Totally classy thus... [More]

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EmersonMade Derby Pleat Little Swimmers Blouse

EmersonMade always has such good eye candy! if we were rich, we'd deck ourselves out from head to toe. In the meantime, we'll do some picking and choosing to ensure that we're not blowing all of our paychecks in one quick internet shopping session. The Derby Pleat Little Swimmers Blouse... [More]

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HE Bronzer for Men

Wondering what man would need HE Bronzer for Men ($42)? Let us introduce you to Bootsie LeFaris, a premiere NYC drag queen recently imported from Ohio. She is prettier than us and probably prettier than you. We've known her since she made her first appearance at our high school prom... [More]

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Single Alison Dress

When we slip into the Alison Dress ($269) from Single, we feel like a watercolor painting come to life. The soft, sateen fabric gives us a subtle shine, and the muted, floral colors don't compete with the large print. We save this dress for special occasions, but you know, then... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Kikkerland Submarine Reusable Ice Cubes

We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine, We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine. Kikkerland Submarine Reusable Ice Cubes ($4) What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]

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Verameat Mystery Hugs Ring

Apparently a lot of OB readers aren't into creepy fashion statements, but we'll test our luck with this one. The Verameat Mystery Hugs Ring ($68) says "demonic hands need love too!" Yeah, they're monstrous, and we like them that way. Everything's more approachable in gold tone, so breathe and consider... [More]

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ABS by Allen Schwartz Antique Lace Jean

Our choice for fancy pants: the ABS by Allen Schwartz Antique Lace Jean ($253). Ride the fine line between dressed up and dressed down with these embellished skinny jeans. We could see ourselves prancing the night away in these.... [More]

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Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush

How do we not talk about Mason Pearson brushes more often? They are the quintessential "you could totally buy this for so much cheaper but why would you when this price clearly means you care about yourself" beauty product. The Boar Bristle Brush ($229) is about as luxurious as it... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Bikinis for Yaella's Big Cans

Yaella writes: "Hi! I was just in Victorias Secret and I tried on the CUTEST hot pink bikini. But it didn't fit because my boobs are too big :( I'm a size D and it wasn't supportive enough. But the problem is that when I look up bikinis for a... [More]

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Simrin Icon Collection Placemats and Napkins

Cock-a-doodle-doo - The Icon Collection Placemats ($60 for four placemats and napkins) by Simrin invite farm animals to dinner. Animals and fruits cluster together to make a pattern that could find a happy home in a 1950s kitchen or our own contemporary space. These cotton mats are cozy enough for... [More]

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Evil Twin Weather The Storm Dress

You know it's summer now, but you're not going to be fashion's bitch and wear any of that wussy coral, cobalt, and mint that's in vogue right now. You'll wear dark inky blue in lieu of your faithful black clothing, and to weather the hot weather you'll wear this hot... [More]

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Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Lip Gloss

Very shiny. Luv luv luv! Sparkle party on your lips! Best lip gloss ever! Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Lip Gloss ($14) gets two very enthusiastic kisses up!... [More]

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Schumacher Embroidered Skirt with Zip Detail

We can spice up our work wardrobes with color all we want, but nothing says summer time better than lace. We're dying to get our hands on this Schumacher Embroidered Skirt with Zip Detail ($249). It's a knee-length pencil skirt with metallic grey detailing on the darts and zipper. Our... [More]

Antique French Cane Gilt Carved Sofa

Antique French Cane Gilt Carved Sofa

We dream of lounging upon the Antique French Cane Gilt Carved Sofa ($5,200)! This stunning cane sofa looks like it was pulled from the set of a 1940's movie.... [More]

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Celebrate: Peak Fresh Re-Usable Bags

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

Polka Dot Blouse

Polka Dot Blouse

Groove is in the heart! You'll feel like you stepped off the set of a B-52's music video when you don the Polka Dot Blouse ($48). This funky yellow and grey polka dot blouse is just what we've been searching for. How fun would it be to pair this with... [More]

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Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Lotion

The smells of summer are what make this season so memorable. Coming home smelling like camp fire smoke mixed with spilt Captain Morgan is one our favorites. Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Lotion ($24) smells just like our preferred bitch drink rum with a touch of bronzing power to make... [More]

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F*$%ing Fantastic Wall Art

You know how it makes us feel when people try to rain on our parade? Fucking Fantastic ($39).... [More]

Jimmy Choo Terence Trolley

Jimmy Choo Terence Trolley

Ok so we can't really Doubtblush the Jimmy Choo Terence Trolley ($4,995) because we don't agree with the price. We have to say that we would LOVE to stroll through the airport looking oh so chic (if we could afford it). Actually come to think of it, we're not sure... [More]

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Cheese Board with Knives

Expecting some unexpected guests? Stash your murder weapon in your Cheese Board with Knives ($40) and the cops will never know it was Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Cheese Fork.... [More]

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La Mer Radiant Infusion

You can't just tone your body. You've also got to tone your face with La Mer Radiant Infusion ($95). Shrink your pores into Keira Knightly oblivion and energize your skin with a Lohan + Vodka Red Bull enthusiasm. Your face will be ready for the spotlight. And jury decision.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A white, ivory, or cream wrap to go with Gabrielle's navy wedding-guest dress

Gabrielle K. wrote: "Hi Outblush! I'm new to your site but a friend has had personal shopping requests filled very successfully so I thought I'd try and see if you could help me. I am in two weddings and I am wearing the same dress for both. The first is... [More]

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Carita Progressif Protecting and Moisturizing Sun Milk

For some, tanning comes easy. You slip on some SPF 30 one day and the next you look like Jennifer Lopez on a good day. For others, Carita Progressif Protecting and Moisturizing Sun Milk ($77) is necessary to overcome that alabaster, "oh god, shield your eyes" look. Not that there... [More]

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Traveling TrackMan Experience

Do you rack your brain every holiday that you have to buy a gift for Dad? Husband? Or boyfriend? If so, we've got the best Father's Day gift for the golfer in your life. And you can even present it to him this weekend while he's chilling out watching the... [More]

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Spotted Moth Brass Diamond Necklace

Occasionally, and we mean occasionally, we're in the mood for understated. The Brass Diamond Necklace ($45) at Spotted Moth fits the bill. There's no bling here, just symmetrical brass diamond charms fitted together into a simple pendant. It won't replace our sparkly statement jewelry, but it will look a little... [More]

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Cocobelle Beaded Shell Sandals

We can't really point to something on these Cocobelle Beaded Shell Sandals ($123) that we are particularly fond of. Mostly because we're just in love with the whole damn package. Our feet can always use a little beaded bling, especially when we're showing off our home pedicure. We're doing our... [More]

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bellehelmets Phrenology Helmet

Next time you fall off your Segway and bump your head, you can pinpoint it as the exact moment you lost your suavity and mirthfulness with this handmade phrenology helmet ($250).... [More]

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The Bootstrap Project Kurpacha

Thanks for giving us color to look at while we're straining in downward dog, Bootstrap Project Kurpacha ($149)! Handmade with tender love and care by Tajikistani artisan, Robiya Qayumova, the bright ikat fabric is absolutely gorgeous. The profit margin on this fair trade exchange is astonishing - 100% of proceeds... [More]

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Dior Glowing Color Powder Blush

We need our beauty products to take care of us, guide us in the right direction. If it could re-write our resumes, we'd be all for that too. We might even pay it. And what we need our Dior Glowing Color Powder Blush ($41) to do is camouflage the fact... [More]

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Biskup Fringe Crown

Editor's note: BEWARE the destination link for this product is strictly NSFW, and shows the lower half of this image: the models' topless torso. The totally insane Biskup Fringe Crown ($229) throws Czarist Russia and bishops' headdresses into a crazy nudist context. Even though we'd be wearing a top with... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Father's Day Infographic

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

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Rebel Yell Danger Rocker Tee in Neon Pink

We're not going to spend our own money on an overpriced hot pink tee that shouts at people, but if someone gave us this Rebel Yell Danger Rocker Tee in Neon Pink ($69) we'd wear it with our favorite leather underpants because it reminds of the sweetness of whiskey, our... [More]

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Babor Hy-Oil Cleanser

And for something out of the ordinary: a no-water-necessary facial cleanser. Babor Hy-Oil Cleanser ($32) is applied to the skin without any added moisture leaving your face super soft and squeaky clean. You then have to apply the second step, Babor Phytoactive, a customizable skin enhancer meant to make you... [More]

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Blend Creations Chinese Cloisonné Torus Necklaces

Cloisonné is gorgeous, but always feels a bit matronly to us. We've got a few pieces (given to us by grandma, which only adds to the stigma) and we like them, but they're not really right for everyday wear. Blend Creations Chinese Cloisonné Torus Necklaces ($78) add a modern element... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Casually Professional Work Wardrobe for Diana

Diana R writes, "I hope you can help! I manage several gas stations within my company and I feel like I am overdressed most of the time. I usually wear dress pants from the Gap and a button down shirt with flats. However, from time to time I feel like... [More]

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KidViskous Gold Lucite Feather Ring

This Gold Lucite Feather Ring ($35) from KidViskous could be a good conversation piece, and might help to distract from your boring personality.... [More]

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Raccoons Are People Too

Raccoons are people too! So are dogs who wear clothes, snowboarders, zombies before they were zombies, and Outblush Editors. Yup, all of the above are people with feelings, just like y'all! Especially raccoons. And cute babies. And us. Raccoons Are People Too Infant Shirt ($29, available with other animals)... [More]

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GloMinerals Brush Set

Ever compared natural hair and synthetic hair brushes? It's like comparing apples and oranges, Kate and Pippa (sorry, but that girl is a buttah-face), Neimans to Dollar Store, Audrey Hepburn and Lindsey Lohan. The real thing is always the best, like GloMinerals Brush Set ($89). Natural hair brushes just work... [More]

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Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Bummed that you've never been picked out of an audience to be sawed in half? Ok, maybe that's just us. But we can recreate this harrowing scene daily with the Sharp Act Knife Sharpener ($12). With a ceramic sharpening stone, fine grits leave you with a polished and sharp knife... [More]

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Matta Sarong

As far as sarongs go, the Matta Sarong ($64) is the top of the line. It's got a mid-range price tag, but a gorgeous quality to the fabric that will mean you've got a great go-to beach cover up for years to come. It also comes in 33 different colors... [More]

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Celebrate: Don't Worry Be Happy Bath Bombs

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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Madeleine Peyroux: Standing on the Rooftop

The fantastic French-American singer/songwriter, Madeleine Peyroux, has been wowing us since the 1996 release of her debut album, Dreamland. Jazzy, melodic, and whimsical, Madeleine Peyroux: Standing on the Rooftop ($10) is no slouch in this fabulous lady's repertoire. A folk version of the Beatles' "Martha, My Dear," kicks off twelve... [More]

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Juicy Couture Decadent Dusting Powder

Imagine if pearls could talk. There would be a cacophony of screams emitting from this box of Juicy Couture Decadent Dusting Powder ($55) asking "Why must you crush me for beauty? We were on the verge of curing cancer." You'd be all "Oh no, what kind of cancer?" And those... [More]

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Urban City Bike Shelves

Nice rack! Or...maybe we mean nice shelf! But that just doesn't have the same ring to it. And since it's both, we're just gonna stick with the vaguely sexual one. That's how we roll. Urban City Bike Shelves ($149)... [More]

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Delia's Abstract-Print Tube Dress

We're not telling you to steal the show, per se. Just merely suggesting that you'd look smashing in this Delia's Abstract-Print Tube Dress ($36, on sale) if you were to dress it up with heels and wear it to say, a semi-formal afternoon wedding. Or even if you decided to... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Mismatched Earrings for Amy

Amy writes: "I've seen people wearing lots of cute mismatched earrings everyone, but haven't been able to find many. I'd like to find some sets that are studs that are either different colors or maybe different shapes (like a rain drop and an umbrella for example), and some that just... [More]

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Horchow Bamboo iPod / iPhone Case and Earbuds

We all have that hipster friend that rides a fixie and loves all things wood grain, especially bamboo (OMFG they're soooo green)? Well just get 'em the Horchow Bamboo iPod / iPhone Case and Earbuds ($45) for future gift giving. Maybe dad will like it for Father's Day. Done and... [More]

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Plants Vs. Zombies for Xbox 360

Whether or not you've been playing the incredibly addictive free or uber cheap versions of Plants vs. Zombies on your phone or iPad, we think it's about time you upgraded to the full, award-winning Plants vs. Zombies for your Xbox 360 ($20). Still playing Angry Birds? Planets vs. Zombies is... [More]

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Studio Kahn Light Blue Heart Necklace

Studio Kahn wants you to break their jewelry. That's right, pieces like the Light Blue Heart Necklace ($86) are packaged as a small ceramic sculpture that can't be worn until you break it down the center. Then, the two broken pieces come together, held by the chain (that's been stored... [More]

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Gary Fisher Simple City 8 Bike

What good is participating in bike culture if you don't have yourself a sweet ass bike to ride? Check out this jaw-dropping Gary Fisher Simple City 8 Bike ($970). If you weren't taken in by the cream and leather body, we're certain we got you salivating with that built-in bike... [More]

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Smashbox 8-Piece Pro Eye Liner Collection

Smashbox 8-Piece Pro Eye Liner Collection ($40) is a vanity stand's Swiss Army knife. The one wand has seven interchangeable brush heads and a guide showing which tip creates which effect, both of which come in handy when you yourself are feeling tipsy.... [More]

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Mr. Can Ozpinar's Turkish Delight

The sinfully delicious treat that tempted young Edmund into danger in C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe could pretty much tempt us to do anything. Gazing upon its powdery sweet exterior that we just know is filled with unbearable sticky pleasure leaves us wondering only one thing:... [More]

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Miss Selfridge Flower Embellished Crop Top

Eras of the past collide in the Miss Selfridge Flower Embellished Crop Top ($74). A 90s crop shape gets adorned by beading that is straight from the 60s. Spice up this sweet look with a chains galore. Gotta keep 'em guessing.... [More]

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Brat Farrar

If you need a quick-moving, brain-optional summer mystery to read at the beach . . . this isn't it. But if you've been plowing through potboilers at a prodigious pace (hey! that was fun to type!) and you'd like something along the same lines, but with more substance, you really... [More]

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Karen Millen Patent and Suede Shopper

There's a certain amount of business savvy in the Karen Millen Patent and Suede Shopper ($175). With all those sealed pockets, we'd have all our important documents in tow and our makeup essentials at hand. It's practical chic, and we love the contrast of soft matte suede and shiny patent... [More]

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Simrin Our Nation's Presidents Placemats

We're pretty sure we had placemats like these presidents placemats ($43 for 4) when we were kids, but ours were plastic so Mom could wipe off our SpaghettiO's spills (and there were a handful fewer presidents, but we digress). These ones are cotton, but they're machine washable, which means nobody... [More]

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Hound Compass Tank

It's the vintage mod glamour in this Hound Compass Tank ($98) that has it sitting at the top of our wish list. The black and white triangle pattern is reinforced by the cut, which starts narrow and widens at the hem. Like the model, we'd pair it with something in... [More]

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Natori Bloom Beach Towel

We've seen plenty of beach towels in our day, but we've never seen any as awesome as the Natori Bloom Beach Towel ($30, on sale). It's definitely blooming, and we want to be lazing around on it under the weekend sun. Just don't leave it alone while you take a... [More]

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Clinique Brighter Smile Collection

You could wear a selection from the Clinique Brighter Smile Collection ($15) to make your teeth appear whiter. Or you could spend two minutes brushing your teeth, you lazy slobs. (We were referring to ourselves on that one. We were recently informed that whitening gum doesn't actually serve as a... [More]

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Personal Shopper Update: Manly-ish bedding for Kicking the Girly Stuff Out

Since we got some seriously vociferous responses to our recent Personal Shopper: Bedding for Kicking the Girly Stuff Out to Keep Her Cowboy Warm Under this Winter post, we're posting some updated options for K.T.G.S.O. and her cowboy manly man. Below, you'll find six quilts in various brown and/or green... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Father's Day Gift For Amanda's Hubby

Amanda writes, "Hello, you wonderful shoppers, you!! So, today was my first "Mother's Day" (I'm 25 weeks pregnant) and my husband spoiled me rotten!! I got a Philosophy gift set, an orchid, a lullaby cd for our little girl, fresh bagels for breakfast, etc. That being said, I want his... [More]

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You Tell Us: Betsey Johnson Blueberry Jersey Tail Feather Dress

"Excuse me, miss, your skirt's all scrunched up in back, err, I mean your Oops I Crapped My Pants is showing, ohh uhh, I see. Cute dress?" Betsey Johnson's Blueberry Jersey Tail Feather Dress ($250) - it's almost cute, right? poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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Chantecaille Lip Chic

We have tried lip plumpers before in search of that glorious Lisa Rinna trout pout only to find that our lips caught fire with excruciating pain with every heart beat. Chantecaille Lip Chic ($30) is a plumping lipstick without the debilitating side effects which is a good thing. What good... [More]

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Miniature Knit Shop Mermaid Sleeping Bag

We know it's not the best reason for bringing a human into the world, but sometimes we just wanna have a baby so we can dress it up in things like this Knitted Mermaid Sleeping Bag ($187) from The Miniature Knit Shop! How freaking adorable is that?! But then reality... [More]

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The Backpack Umbrella

Ha! This ridiculous Backpack Umbrella ($40) is obviously way too dorky for any of us hip and cool ladies to actually use, but we didn't think it needed a Doubtblush because it's just so damn practical! Maybe once the rain comes 'round again we'll just suck it up and be... [More]

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Culture Club: Lazerian Radiolarian Sofa

We've seen people talking up jewelry by Lazerian, but we're really impressed by their Radiolarian Sofa ($Inquire), part of their Honeycomb furniture collection. Designer Liam Hopkins and artist Richard Sweeney found inspiration in the body structure of the microscopic sea creatures called Radiolaria. This sleek design is entirely made up... [More]

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Vita Liberata Shimmer Wash Off Instant Tan

Tons of fair starlets from the UK swear by Vita Liberata Shimmer Wash Off Instant Tan 200ml ($31). They love the 24Ct bronzing pearls that spread out smoothly without streaks. This silky organic formula won't stain either - it washes right off in shower. Orange zebra stripes are never a... [More]

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Speck HandyShell iPad Case

With new technology always comes new fear: what happens when we drop it. We're clumsy, and it's an inevitable fact, we will drop our shiny new toys. We're always keeping an eye out for ways to keep our iPad securely in our hands, and the HandyShell Case ($55) has a... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Ballmania Twist & Pout Key Chain Lip Gloss

What's more convenient than trying to get into your flat at 4am after a night of booze-alicious celebrating only to be distracted by an adorable Ballmania Twist & Pout Key Chain Lip Gloss ($10) and it's sparkly treasures inside? An escort, that's what. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless... [More]

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Thomas Paul Portland Melamine Dinner Plates

The Portland Melamine Dinner Plates ($45) by Thomas Paul show off the scenery of one of the greenest cities in the country. Sure, we're eco-friendly, but going green like this is cuter than some drab upcycled thing. We'll take multicolored lush forests any day.... [More]

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Beer is Proof That God Loves Us Print

This Beer is Proof That God Loves Us Print ($11) boasts a quote from Benjamin Franklin and would be the perfect touch hanging over your bar. Don't have a bar? Start with this print and the bar will follow, even if it's just a mini fridge full of your favorite... [More]

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Beyonce Heat Rush

Beyonce Heat Rush ($59). Not to be confused with heat rash. Two totally different sensations. One of which leads to horrific scratching and punching the sun in the face.... [More]

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iLive Clock Radio

You're already using your iPhone as your primary clock, why not make it official and class up your bedside table with the iLive Clock Radio ($50)? It'll make you seem so much more pulled together to your one night stands house guests.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Purple jewelry for Danielle's October wedding in bonnie olde Scotland

Danielle M. wrote: "Hi Outblush! You guys helped me find shoes a few months ago for my October wedding in Scotland and I need your help again! I'm wearing the Watters Escalante gown in cream/champagne but my neckline will be a little higher to keep the girls in. I cannot... [More]

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Ococoa Classic Peanut Butter Box

Reese's was our first love and will always have a special place in our hearts, but we've realized there's more out there. We've learned to appreciate the finer things, and the Ococoa Classic Peanut Butter Box ($22-$36) is quite fine. Deliciously smooth dark chocolate cups are filled with organic peanut... [More]

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Free People Vintage 1920's Rhinestone Headband

We could Aspire-Acquire this Free People Vintage 1920's Rhinestone Headband (for a god awful $698). Or you could walk into Claire's and find the exact same thing for a bajillion percent off. We get that it's vintage but unless Greta Garbo herself was photographed wearing this piece, we think we'll... [More]

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Origins Let's Circulate Salt Rub Soap

Hose yourself down with Origins Let's Circulate Salt Rub Soap ($14), a stable-inspired Lego block. Next time you take a walk in the woods, it will be like Snow White herself descended into your skin calling forth all the deer and moose to come lick your salty, briny skin. We... [More]

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Squeeze-Me

Now that grilling season is upon us, we'd be hard pressed to find a grilled fish or veggie that couldn't use a healthy squeeze of lemon to bring out its flavor. Squeeze-Me ($27) allows you to squeeze lemon without it squirting all over the place, or having the unpleasant feeling... [More]

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LEGO Wedding Cake Topper

Marrying your Romper Room soulmate? Your kindergarten cutie? Then you must top your cake with the LEGO Wedding Cake Topper ($100). This unique topper can be completely customized by changing hair, skin tone, dress style and flower color.... [More]

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MaxStudio Knotted Blouson Tee

Adding a twist to the basic white tee is always safe, not that safe is our style goal. On a casual day, the MaxStudio Knotted Blouson Tee ($48) would look effortlessly chic over jeans that fit us like a glove. Throw some bright pumps into the equation and that's 1,... [More]

19th Hole Golf Tote Bag

Father's Day Gift Guide: 19th Hole Golf Tote Bag

Dad may not be the golfer that scores a hole in one, but you'll feel like you did! He will treasure the 19th Hole Golf Tote Bag ($80). It's the perfect Father's Day gift for the golf and wine lovin' Dad. This cooler is packed with many goodies including sesame... [More]

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Big Game Bold Chair

The simple shape and vibrant color choices of the Bold Chair ($564) by Big Game remind us of sculpting our own furniture collections out of pipe-cleaners as a child (wait, not all kids did that?). Two stainless steel tubes are fused to together to make a minimalist seat with surprising... [More]

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Cool Fingers

How many times have you put your food in the microwave, then tried to be a tough ass by snatching it with your bare paws? Scream obscenities no more, after such a snag, with Cool Fingers ($10). These silicone fingers that wrap around your bowl or dish, can stand the... [More]