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Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: October 31, 2011

Halloween may be over tomorrow, but why should that mean that you have to dress like a boring grownup? Take your choice of polka dots, little starry spangles, or another fun, girly pattern or color in this week's Shopping List poll at The Purse Page! These lovelies are expensive enough... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Top Ten Halloween Myths: True or False? (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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Culture Club: Tim Burton Playing Cards

There's a different creepy sketch on every one of the Tim Burton Playing Cards ($5). That means at least a few hours of friendly fun between gals and ghouls. If you're looking for a novelty set, it's a good thing we just saved you some time. For all you SoCal... [More]

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No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley

We're going to pencil J.Crew's No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley ($128) into our wardrobe. We plan on wearing it to work, to play, and to any function that allows for a super cute, totally uh-maze-balls skirt.... [More]

 

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Heritage Lace Going Batty Table Topper

Just sharing with the class - the Heritage Lace Going Batty Table Topper ($16) was under our centerpiece get-cha-drunk punch bowl this weekend. It's pretty lace crossed with spooky bats, and doesn't look all around hokey. Our hangover always wins in the end, but our style was a close second... [More]

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Doubtblush: St. Croix Shop Starry Night Sweater

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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Pumpkin Spice Lollypops

Normally we find ourselves standing in line for a free sample (oh, and a chocolate sucker from See's Candies) but we came across these tasty Pumpkin Spice Lollypops ($6) while cruising the web and we're willing to give up the free sample to get these in our mailbox. And that... [More]

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Mummy Dearest Apron

Happy Halloween, everyone. The satiny Mummy Dearest Apron ($25) has ribbon ties, so it makes for one fancy mommy mummy. And, yes, it gives us a great opportunity to plug the obligatory mommy dearest clip. No more wire hangers EVERR. Truly scary.... [More]

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Forever 21 Ditsy Felines Dress

This Ditsy Felines Dress ($23) at Forever 21 is way too cute to make you look like some sort of crazy cat lady. Even if you're well on your way to that--God knows we are! But seriously, how can anyone resist a softly purring kitty cat? Or a dress with... [More]

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The Walking Dead Season One

We were a little concerned over our sanity when we jumped from screaming in terror to emotional lumps in our throats while we watched The Living Dead ($14), but apparently we're not the only ones who felt this way. Everyone we've talked to about this zombiefest is in total agreement... [More]

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Marielle Scarf

Though we're in the process of digging out all of our knit scarves for the onslaught of winter weather, we're also still trying to get away with wearing some of our lighter weight neck warmers. The Marielle Scarf ($58, on sale) from Cardigan by Lynn Hiriak is one of them... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Bone Chillers Ice Cube Tray

We have a novelty ice cub tray for the holidays proper and Thanksgiving. Do we have one for Halloween? We do now. Bone Chillers Ice Cube Tray ($5) 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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Tiny Hammered Heart Necklace

Ahh, look at the sweet delicacy in this Tiny Hammered Heart Necklace ($66 for sterling sliver and $188 for 14k gold) by Zoe Chicco. Though we're pretty crazy about the idea of owning one ourselves, this is the perfect piece of jewelry to gift to a favorite niece this season.... [More]

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Bone Collector Rhinestone Wine Glass

Our when in doubt, go with basic black mentality definitely applies to the Bone Collector Rhinestone Wine Glass ($7). Rhinestones on opaque glasses are goth-glam enough to use on days we feel like pretending we're rock stars. Halloween or not, we'd have a wine night with these guys.... [More]

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Aurélie Bidermann Venenum Snake Earrings

The Aurélie Bidermann Venenum Snake Earrings ($215) are, bar none, our favorite snake themed piece of jewelry ever. They understated twists and turns in this design is entirely unexpected, and looks like a heart if you're just glancing at it. These gold-plated earrings look sweet, despite their sinister snake pattern.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Higher-waisted Non-plumber Crack Jeans for Brooke

Brooke writes: "Don't wanna be a plumber no more! I keep waiting for higher rise jeans to come back in some form other than the really high waisted bell bottom. I am tired of not being able to squat down with my kids without flashing everyone some crack, or having... [More]

 

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Gap Striped Sweater Dress

Get comfy cozy this winter in a great wool sweater dress like this Striped Sweater Dress ($90) from The Gap. You'll get a ton of looks with one dress: wear it with leggings and boots, add a belt, toss on a textured piece like a corduroy jacket, or even pull... [More]

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The Orphanage

Please don't judge us for loving a good foreign film, we just love the way different cultures approach cinematography and story telling. The Orphanage, directed by Juan Antonia Bayona and produced by Guillermo del Toro, is one of our favorite horror films from the last 5 years. With creepy kids,... [More]

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Moda Spana Chase Pump

Our holiday shoe search hardly got started and now it's over! The Moda Spana Chase Pump ($55) is the right price and boasts of the right amount of bling and bow for a party pump. It comes in silver, gold, and black so we've got choices in our neutrals. How... [More]

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Passion Fruit Puree

When we went to visit our parents in Brazil a few years ago we were introduced to maracuja (passion fruit) pudding and our world was never the same. No exaggeration. We've been looking for Passion Fruit Puree ($21) so we could make that dreamy pudding for ourselves. Use the puree... [More]

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Madewell Giraffe-Print Telegram Pocket Pouch

Though we're not always fans of the animal print look (it's easy to descend into tacky from classy), we're going to admit that this Madewell Giraffe-Print Telegram Pocket Pouch ($30) is pretty awesome. It's just the right amount of young and fun to add to our daily lives as we... [More]

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Cuisine Française Bijoux Slim Leather Bow Cuff

We're besotted with the Cuisine Française Bijoux Slim Leather Bow Cuff ($54), which comes in navy, cream, and coral. The cuffs are sophisticated, feminine, and look good as stand alone bracelet or paired with simple gold chains. They've got a notably French feel (probably because they're made in France!) and... [More]

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Okay, so we're not always with it when it comes to the latest and greatest video games. But we played a bit lot of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 ($17) on the Wii with our nephews this weekend and now we're convinced we need our own copy! It's fun, surprisingly... [More]

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Mad Men Collection Bracelet Sleeve Jacket

You probably already heard about the Banana Republic sale - even limited edition items are marked down (woohoo!!). The Mad Men Collection Bracelet Sleeve Jacket ($140, now out of stock) is Jackie O stomping on Hillary Clinton's pant suits. Kind of. Anyway, a hot form fitting dress would reveal itself... [More]

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Hound in the Round Tote Bag

Dogs aren't just man's best friend--they're a lady's best friend, too! Show off your allegiance to the canine bunch by carrying the Hound in the Round Tote Bag ($75). It's not a design you see every day and sure to attract some attention from fellow dog lovers. Now you can... [More]

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Helen Kaminski Madeira Hat

If you're going to drop a pretty penny on a pretty hat, it might as well be this Helen Kaminski Madeira Hat ($250). It's a great way to bring the summer fedora trend into the fall and winter with a heavier fabric (formed felt) and a festive lace detail. It'll... [More]

 

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Eco Tools Limited Edition Beautiful Expressions Kabuki Set

We've been on a mission to find compact, travel-sized makeup brushes that still have a decent surface space for a while now. Most are cheap, tiny, and not worth their price tags. But the Eco Tools Limited Edition Beautiful Expressions Kabuki Set ($15) is just perfect. The short, small handles... [More]

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Brevity Custom Calligraphy Necklace

We've been cracking up for a few weeks at episodes of NBC's Up All Night. That also means we've been drooling over Christina Applegate's Amy necklace in honor of her baby girl. We just may have to get one for ourselves! The Custom Calligraphy Necklace ($195) at Brevity gives us... [More]

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Toms Red Holiday Classic Shoe

Show off some holiday cheer by stepping out in a pair of Tom's Red Holiday Classic Shoes ($54). Though we don't suggest stepping out in snow since Toms are canvas and that could lead to cold, wet toes. But certainly pack them in your bag and slip them on once... [More]

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Peel Universal Remote Control

So you've got your new iPhone 4s, you lucky duck you. It's now time to trick it out with cool apps and utilize it for all it's worth (which, according to the deficit in your bank account, is A LOT!). One of our favorite iPhone gadgets is the Peel Universal... [More]

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Kate Spade New York Beret

Simple, sleek, and oh so chic, the Kate Spade New York Beret ($65) fits our requirements for a new winter hat. Of course, we can complete the whole winter set with matching gloves and a scarf, but the piece de resistance is the hat. When we're entertaining the idea of... [More]

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Pop Team Spirit Skirt

We're pretty sure we've watched an episode or two of The Wonder Years in which Winnie Cooper wears a skirt exactly like this Pop Team Spirit Skirt ($42). That alone is enough to make us want one. Though we suppose we could modernize Winnie's look a little by wearing it... [More]

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Walker Custom Pattern Shawl

If you've never been to the Walker Art Center, get thee to Minneapolis ASAP! Okay, maybe wait until the Minnesota winter thaws a bit, but the Walker is one of the leading organizations for the celebration and preservation of all forms of modern art. It's pretty captivating and a total... [More]

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Leif Glitter Salad Set

We're not sure there's a better way to glam up a salad than serving it with one of these Leif Glitter Salad Sets ($34). Don't worry, the glitter is sealed into the utensils so you're not delivering a mouthful of it with your cranberry pecan frisée. You're just delivering a... [More]

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Galaxy Far Far Away Ear Flap Cap

There's nothing cuter than a kid in a knit ear flap hat, unless it's a kid in a Galaxy Far Far Away Ear Flap Cap ($22) from Babbage Patch. Handmade in Maine, you know this cap will deliver on the warmth front because those East Coasters know how to do... [More]

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Vera Bradley Cheers to You Wine Bag

Come November 3rd, Vera Bradley is finally letting the masses purchase her Cheers to You Wine Bags ($25). Smart move, Mizz Bradley, waiting for the holiday season! We can't think of a more perfect gift to give as we start the endless parade holiday parties and gift exchange functions. We're... [More]

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The Perfect Plaid Shirt

We saw a ton of plaid last fall and winter, and even though it's returned this year, it seems a little less "throwback grunge" and way more streamlined. Take The Perfect Plaid Shirt ($50) from The Gap, for example. It's designed to be casual, yet well-fitted and feminine. Actually, it... [More]

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Bettie Page Wiggle Dress

There are a few styles that happen to look amazing on most body types, and the Bettie Page Wiggle Dress ($99) is one of them. This type of dress is designed to enhance your curves and make you feel sexy without showing a lot of skin. Pair it with a... [More]

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YBF Beauty Eyebrow Pencil

Our eyebrows grow in three different directions: straight up, to the side and eff this I'm going on break. It's those eyebrow hairs that are continuously not with the program that led us to YBF Beauty Eyebrow Pencil ($12). Not only does the eyebrow pencil fill in those little holes... [More]

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Swing Coat

We're always game for channeling our inner Betty Draper. We're in love with the gorgeous color, flattering swing cut, and chic velvet trim on Boden's Swing Coat ($248). Wear it paired with skinnies and flats or a pencil skirt and snakeskin heels. Love!... [More]

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Mohair Lacy Knee Socks

Have you jumped on board the knee-highs-poking-out-of-your-boots trend yet? If not, here's the perfect pair to get you started. These Mohair Lacy Knee Socks (£48) are uber-feminine, with a hint of Victorian charm. There is a whole range of matching products, but for now, it's these knee socks that have... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: The Lash Card

One of our besties in high school, bless her little soul, always seemed to get into heated arguments with her mascara wand every morning. Either that or she applied her makeup during the drive in to school on the bumpiest GD road county coffers couldn't afford to fix. Had we... [More]

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Aperlai Flat Gatsby Boots

So, if we don't eat this month and "forget" to pay our rent we can just about afford these awesome Aperlai Flat Gatsby Boots ($1,440). We figure if we wear them every day for the next four years they'll come out to about a dollar a day, which is a... [More]

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She-Ra Costume

Well, okay, you will have to shell out for shipping if you want this She-Ra costume ($70) to come in time for Halloween, but it's so worth it. We just wish they'd made Catra too. Still have some of the dolls (no! action figures! no! dolls!) in a box in... [More]

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I Have To Poop Bumper Sticker

We've all been there before....stuck in a car behind the wheel. Totally NG. We wish we had this on the back of our car. See...our speeding is sometimes warranted. I Have To Poop Bumper Sticker ($5)... [More]

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Mark Welser Night Of The Living Dead Vintage Style Movie Poster

So this Night Of The Living Dead Vintage Style Movie Poster ($20) designed by Mark Welser obviously won't make it to you for this Halloween, but why not keep it up year round? Graphic designers and horror aficionados alike can appreciate its Hitchcockian (and if you want to get technical,... [More]

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Shark Socks

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Personal Shopper: A Winter Wardrobe for Autumn

Autumn writes: Hi Outblush! I need your help with building a brand spanking new winter wardrobe. I've been living overseas in the endless tropical summer of Singapore for 6 years and now I'm moving to blistery Boston in December. I'm excited to move back to the US and to experience... [More]

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Belli Acne Cleansing Facial Wash

This pregnancy has really been a dream in comparison to the last. Anything is better than tossing up dinner the morning after before coffee even drips into the pot. But our one complaint this go 'round is the fact that our faces look like they belong on 16 and Pregnant.... [More]

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Veneerware Party Kit

No dishes and a nod of approval from your hippy mom? Be still our hearts! Go green this thanksgiving (without sacrificing ANY of your style) when you set your table with the Veneerware Party Kit ($68 for 16 people). Aside from being able to biodegrade within 4-6 months of disposal,... [More]

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Sudoku Toilet Paper

Cool, the puzzles that kept us distracted all through college can now keep us busy on the pot. Bathroom reading material is so overrated. Sudoku Toilet Paper ($5).... [More]

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1969 Always Skinny Jeans

As far as skinny jeans go there are tons to choose from but it's hard to find a pair that are perfectly flattering/comfortable/forgiving. We found these awesome 1969 Always Skinny Jeans ($70) from the GAP and we've been rocking them for the past few months. We love them because they... [More]

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Original Steak Strips- Cracked Black Pepper

We love beef jerky, but not the Slim Jim or so-dried-it's-literally-like-leather kind that sometimes parades as jerky. We think these Cracked Black Pepper Original Steak Strips ($15) hit on the head what beef jerky should taste like: meaty, chewy, and peppery. We're thinking we'll get some for our next roadtrip... [More]

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Print On Wood: NYC

We're suckers for art. We love mixing prints and photos and giving our apartment a little color and life. We think this NYC Print On Wood ($15) would look awesome clustered with the photos we took last time we visited New York, or chilling in our front entryway to remind... [More]

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Carzer-Card Shaped Razor and Mirror

Even though this Carzer-Card Shaped Razor and Mirror ($17) is designed for a man, we want to carry one in our purse at all times. We plan on busting it out when we decide to go last minute shoe shopping or get an impulse pedicure and realize we haven't shaved... [More]

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Noble Tonic 02: Tahitian Vanilla Bean and Egyptian Chamomile Blossom Matured Maple Syrup

We say drizzle this Noble Tonic 02: Tahitian Vanilla Bean and Egyptian Chamomile Blossom Matured Maple Syrup ($25) on pancakes, crepes, oatmeal, and anywhere else you can lick it off. Get your mind out of the gutter. With tones of fruit and floral, this tasty maple syrup just dethroned Mrs.... [More]

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Alloy Graciela Gold Skirt

Your choice: last minute goldfish Halloween costume or glamtastic NYE skirt? Why not both? Alloy Graciela Gold Skirt ($35)... [More]

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Sit, Stay and Eat Sign

Does the Sit, Stay and Eat Sign ($45) apply to our pooches or our men? They both like to sit, lounge around on the couch and get treats every now and then.... [More]

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The Smoking Gun

We could see the The Smoking Gun ($100) becoming the bane of our existence as our husband tries (for the first six months it's a novelty) to smoke every meal we make, especially since Polyscience says the cool smoke the gun produces allows the cook to smoke things you normally... [More]

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The Cook and The Butcher

Have you ever wandered down the meat aisle of the grocery store (or butcher shop when you have the money for the good stuff) and wondered which cut is best for the swiss steak or beef pinwheel you're planning on serving for Sunday dinner? Or worse, gotten the meat home... [More]

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910

You know you've been dying to film some videos of you singing to upload on Youtube. With the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 ($90) you can launch yourself into cyberspace glory whether you're singing, making an online dating profile, or trying to figure how to turn the dang thing on.... [More]

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Houdini Beanie

We wouldn't want to be accused of being unrealistic, but the Houdini Beanie ($37) is fairly magical. It can change into three different styles, hide a less than stellar hair day, and cover the gigantic zit on your forehead that didn't get the memo you're not 15 anymore. Anything that... [More]

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Fermented Black Garlic

We suppose vampires aren't the only ones who would feel a little sketchy picking up some Fermented Black Garlic ($32 per pound) to use in their dinner. After all, isn't garlic supposed to be white? We recently ate at a foodie friend's house where she whipped up a vinaigrette with... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Wedding Topper for Tiffany

Tiffany writes, "I have to apologize in advance for sending such a last minute request but I realllllly hope you can help me out. I'm going to a friend's wedding this Saturday evening and bought this dress to wear. It's an outdoor wedding and while it's in the south where... [More]

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Anthropologie Ruched Marigold Coat

One of our favorite games to play as we approach the holiday season is "how can I justify buying this for myself when I should be saving money for gifts for others?" We are so winning right now. We just decided that this Ruched Marigold Coat ($248) is absolutely worth... [More]

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CB2 Washing Machine Hamper

Our only concern with this Washing Machine Hamper ($30) is that our lazy boyfriend might just toss clothes in it when we ask him to do the laundry.... [More]

Color Story Sideboard

Color Story Sideboard

We love furniture that tells a story. The Color Story Sideboard ($1,495) is a rich wood piece with lots of distress and coloring. A piece like this can change the feel of an entire room.... [More]

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Coldwater Creek Lacy Cowl Dress

Modest and smokin' hot can be a hard combination to nail (both in the figurative and literal sense), but Coldwater Creek gets it right with this Lacy Cowl Dress ($100). Lace sleeves show some skin while the body of the dress is curve hugging in a flattering way, causing heads... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Faux Estelle Lashes

Fake lashes can be incredibly intimidating to a faux novice. Especially when those fake lashes have more of a Big Bird appearance and absolutely no Grace Kelly glamour. For the first timer, we suggest Faux Estelle Lashes ($10). Individually handmade and guaranteed not to make you look like a freak... [More]

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Anthropologie Forest Story Deer Ornament

It's a bit early to be thinking about Christmas decorating, so when we saw this Forest Story Deer Ornament ($14) we saw it not as something to hang on our tree, but rather and adorable little woodland creature that we had to add to our mini menagerie. We've decided to... [More]

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Sosie Zig Zag Shift Dress

We saw this Zig Zag Shift Dress ($43) a few weeks ago and simply have not been able to get it out of our mind! We're all hot and bothered about that bold print and we keep fantasizing about all the bold colored tights we could wear to really make... [More]

OXO Good Grips Egg Beater

OXO Good Grips Egg Beater

Why beat your eggs with a whisk when you can do it with ease with the OXO Good Grips Egg Beater ($20)? Simply turn the knob to blend your eggs, whipped cream and everything else yummy!... [More]

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Pier 1 Felt Roses Pillow

Fresh flowers in our home is such a treat, but taking out a smelly bouquet with green water that's been sitting out too long is not on our list of awesome things. Sure, this Pier 1 Felt Roses Pillow ($40) doesn't quite compare to a bunch of live flowers, but... [More]

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Gold Bottom Neon Case

Neon! Gold! Bright! Shiny! That's four good reasons to grab this Gold Bottom Neon Case ($35) right there. Also, we can use it for makeup, as a clutch or simply as a way to keep all of our tampons from exploding out of our purse when we drop it in... [More]

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June Jacobs Skin Armour Day Shield SPF 15

Our sensitive skin makes it difficult to wear sunscreen everyday like we should be. It is hard to find a product that doesn't instantly give our face a nice mortifying shade of scarlet. June Jacobs Skin Armour Day Shield SPF 15 ($63) magically keeps our skin clear and protected with... [More]

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Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Luxe Animal Fur Hoods

Who could resist cuddling up to these sweet little faces cuddled in faux fur hoods? We certainly can't and your kids will love the Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Luxe Animal Fur Hoods ($45), which feature a super cozy scarf with hand warming pockets.... [More]

Jeffrey Campbell Midler Pump

Jeffrey Campbell Midler Pumps

Did Cinderella forget her shoes at Nordstrom or the Prince's castle? The Jeffrey Campbell Midler Pumps ($180) are absolutely breathtaking and suitable for every modern day princess.... [More]

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Sundance Suckers Favorites

We're suckers for lollipops! When we heard about Sundance Suckers Favorites ($28), we knew we had to try them. And boy were we right! Two dozen sweet pops are stashed in this wooden box. Flavors include blueberry, lemon, green apple and cinnamon.... [More]

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I Poop Rainbows iPad Case

We're sure you do, Mr. Pug! We have news for you....so do we. Ours even has leprechauns and unicorns. Take that! I Poop Rainbows iPad Case ($40)... [More]

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Sundance Kitten Ear Cap

You'll be so warm and cute that you'll purr like a kitten. Sundance Kitten Ear Cap ($75)... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Winter Coat for Brazilian Au Pair Ana

Ana writes: "Hi my name is Ana. I'm from Brazil living in NJ as an au pair now and I need a winter coat for the cold weather. I'm looking for a black one and a brown one (a good brand). My budget is $500.00. My size is medium. I'd... [More]

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Melissa and Doug Wooden Sushi Kit

What is more important: teaching your toddler how to count to three or educating them in the fine art of eating raw fish, a talent that will prove important time and time again from dating in college to landing the big merger deal 30 years from now? Whether you're a... [More]

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Zara XL Fashion Clutch

Do you think when Zara came up with this XL Fashion Clutch ($129) someone was like, oooh, I know, let's put 'fashion' in the name, so people will know it's fashionable? Well, they were right, though the name is unnecessary. Pop of color + simple silhouette + fabulous tassel =... [More]

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Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit

This box of Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit ($20) reminds us: we need to clean the carpets, trim the curtains and tweeze the cobwebs before our boyfriend returns home from that business trip. At this price, we can wax the whole shebang for less than the cost of a Groupon.... [More]

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J. Crew Crystal Brulée Bracelet

Major bling and a dessert reference? What's not to love about this Crystal Brulée Bracelet ($45)? It even comes in four drool-worthy colors, making it that much more like our favorite blow-torched treat!... [More]

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Orleans Wingback Chair

So sophisticated! Can't you picture us sitting in this Orleans Wingback Chair ($300) sipping on an after work martini before we dive into our Jane Austen collection for some light reading? No? Ok, well, picture us sitting cross legged in this beauty of a chair with a bowl of Chex... [More]

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Celebrate: Embroidered Sailor Sweater

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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Kenzo Flowertag Eau de Toilette

If we did as much tagging as this bottle of Kenzo Flowertag Eau de Toilette ($83) compels us to do, we would be in jail faster than the hoodlums putting up graffiti in "that part" of downtown. Inspired by the 5-0's least favorite art form, Flowertag is all about the... [More]

Rebecca Minkoff Daddys Fortune Pouch

Rebecca Minkoff Daddy's Fortune Pouch

Are you the apple of Daddy's eye? If so, you must have the Rebecca Minkoff Daddy's Fortune Pouch ($39 on sale).... [More]

Sam Edelman Scarlett

Sam Edelman Scarlett

Who knew Lorissa and Renzo had a hotter, younger cousin? These pewter leather peep-toes are accented with studs and have a sky-high 5" heel. Your legs will be in tip-top shape just walking from your closet to the car. Sam Edelman Scarlett ($200)... [More]

Wilton Whoopie Pie Pan

Wilton Whoopie Pie Pan

Whoopie pies are the ultimate comfort dessert! Serve them after a hearty beef stew meal and some mac-n-cheese. We suggest some S'mores pies filled with graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate ganache or a Creamsicle filled with orange marmalade and orange cream cheese filling. Did you just hear that? Our tummies... [More]

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Stoney Ginger Beer

All right, so this is just about the opposite of a Cheap Thrill. Buying soda from across the world on the internet is expensive and sort of frivolous. But darn it, Stoney Tangawizi, aka Stoney Ginger Beer, is tasty. Only marketed in sub-Saharan Africa, but tasty. $14 for six.... [More]

Godinger Daschund Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Godinger Daschund Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay! Pass the salt and pepper in style this holiday season. Godinger Daschund Salt & Pepper Shaker Set ($29)... [More]

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No. 4 L'eau de Mer Hydrating Shampoo

Unfortunately, we can't afford to live in Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Waters house. We can't even afford to drive out there and go look at it. So we'll settle for the architectural beauty of No. 4 L'eau de Mer Hydrating Shampoo ($34) sitting in our shower stall, perched next to... [More]

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Kiyonna Veronice Maxi Dress

We're pretty sure the 'maxi' in this Kiyonna Veronica Maxi Dress is referring more to its style than its length. The subtle V-neck is flattering without showin' everything we've got, and the sweet ruching on the top is such an elegant detail! Also, in a truly revolutionary move, Kiyonna's website... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Non-Frumpy Mom Bag for MODG

Our favorite blogger, MODG writes, "Ning Hao bitches, I need some help from the best online shoppers in the 'nets. I'm OVAH diaper bags. I'm ready to combine my purse and diaper bag into one fantastical bag. I'm going to get one of those purse organizers to make it more... [More]

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I Like Big Books Canvas Field Bag Tote

You wanna know where you can find some gorgeously shaped, drool-worthy, big 'ol books? The library! Race ya there! I Like Big Books Canvas Field Bag Tote ($45) by Pamela Fugate Designs... [More]

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Doubtblush: Furry Leopard Print Rain Boot

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 just threw up in... [More]

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3M Mobile Projector

The iPad® has a new BFF. Designed to work with Apple® gadgets, the 3M™ Mobile Projector ($299.99) helps bring back family movie night -- enjoy photos from your recent Atlantis vacation again and again. Not only does it have a clean, minimalist design, it's also user-friendly, small enough to stash... [More]

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STUDIOLAV Archaelogy and Diet Plates

STUDIOLAV and MarcVonS had a home-ware design love child that's ohsofine. The delicate graphics on the Archaelogy and Diet Plates ($Inquire) are digital prints on the bone china. Animal bones and pushed pushed aside portions create clever patterns that reflect on the happenings in a contemporary household. Don't take it... [More]

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Fix Wish Wash Anti-Aging Exfoliant

Fix Wish Wash Anti-Aging Exfoliant ($40) is a nifty spin on dry beauty products. Perfect for carry-on baggage, you add a touch of water to the powder for a deep clean of the face that vacuums out pores and does a bang up job reviving your skin to a pre-flight... [More]

Gap 1969 High-Rise Cropped Leather Leggings

Gap 1969 High-Rise Cropped Leather Leggings

Cravin' some raisin leather? We had a pair of Gap leather pants back in 2000 (yes we're dating ourselves, but that's ok) and we L-O-V-E-D them. Would have worn them every day if we could, but they were a rich bordeaux color and really rather sexy so definitely somewhat memorable.... [More]

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Hideo Wakamatsu Body III Pouch

The olive khaki Hideo Wakamatsu Body III Pouch ($99) reminds us of a man so straightforwardly simple, he's super sexy. This strong Japanese canvas bag would look great with a full on military theme or with a dressed down LBD. It's nylon lined and waterproof - great for a spontaneous... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Prince Charming Frog Bottle Opener

The Prince Charming Frog Bottle Opener ($14) has the whimsy and cast iron wherewithal necessary to sneak into our hearts. Those empty eyes just speak to us - ok, yes, that's really just us talking to ourselves, but whatever. Sweet nothings are meaningless for now, froggy, but thanks for being... [More]

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Porcelain Sea Specimen Vitrine

If price was no object we'd have a display case of functionless things in glass domes for the summer home. This Porcelain Sea Specimen Vitrine ($2) would be up there, along with a diamond dust unicorn snow globe. That plan's coming together, but for now it's just a bath accent.... [More]

Qupid Mineral 26 Pumps

Qupid Mineral-26 Pumps

Colorblock and bright colors are so 80's, but we have to admit....the Qupid Mineral-26 Pumps ($49) are showstoppers. Be bold and rock these beauties with a fuschia dress or let your shoes be the statement piece and wear your favorite skinny jeans and tee.... [More]

Anna Griffin Spiral Bound Journal

Anna Griffin Spiral Bound Journal

Anna Griffin is infamous for her gorgeous stationery and attractive patterns. We'd love to jot down our thoughts in the Anna Griffin Spiral Bound Journal ($7). This is one notebook we wouldn't mind leaving on our center island.... [More]

Beefcake Southern Belles Card Holder

Beefcakes Southern Belles Card Holder

The mere thought of the Beefcakes Southern Belles Card Holder ($10 on sale) makes us blush. We like to say we were brave enough to exchange business cards with the cute boy from the 10th floor, but we're not. Needless to say, our best friend definitely is....so we'll just put... [More]

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Kimberly McDonald Bypass Ring

Two bezel set lilac geodes take center stage in the 18k gold Kimberly McDonald Bypass Ring ($13,594). It's not that often that white diamonds are second fiddle, but in this case, it's all right. Love this raw bohemian flavor and luscious look, now hurry, Forever 21, make a knock off... [More]

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Noir Cosmetics Jewel Box Eye Palette

When standing at the bar solo (because your girlfriends just did the double dutch ditch to the bathroom) and this smoking hot piece of succulent man melt is eyeballing you in all the right ways, you have three options: 1. Wink your left eye for "Come on over baby, the... [More]

Boon Groovy Set

Boon Groovy + ModWare Interlocking Plate & Bowl Set

Being moms, BPA-free and dishwasher safe items are definitely on our checklist when we shop for our tots. The Boon Groovy + ModWare Interlocking Plate & Bowl Set ($13) is a very cool item. This plate interlocks with two small dipping bowls so it's perfect for chicken nuggets with a... [More]

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Umbra Aquala Bathtub Caddy

Wine + books + candles + sleepy bubble baths with the Umbra Aquala Bamboo and Chrome Bathtub Caddy ($36) might be a major fire hazard. Nix the candle and your risk of hot wax burns / blazing books goes way down (never nix the wine). Oh, and you're not hallucinating... [More]

Personal Shopper New Years Outfit for Alyssa

Personal Shopper: New Year's outfit for Saratoga bound Alyssa

Alyssa writes: "Hi Outblush! I need your help finding some ideas for what to wear on New Year's this year. My boyfriend and I are going to Saratoga Springs in New York and I'm looking for a festive outfit for the night. I would prefer a dress and would like... [More]

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Light-Up Vulture

So this goofy little Light-Up Vulture ($25) is ostensibly a Halloween decoration, but he's really not scary. Really not at all. Instead he just sort of looks like he's had a long day, and he's walking home thinking about something else. He's sort of adorable. Maybe we're just weird, but... [More]

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Salem Baking Co. Moravian Spice Cookies

Reason #9765439 we don't really mind the cool weather and winter months: ginger. Ginger is the best spice in the whole world and during the chilly season, it's in everything. We sip down some ginger tea, roll out plenty of gingerbread man cookies to bake, and gobble up way too... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Polka Dot Tights

They're better than a good investment. Polka Dot Tights ($8) are a great investment. Slip on under a body-con mini. and ooooo girl. Who doesn't love clubbing when it's cold out? What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under... [More]

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Mai Couture Lavender Fresh Oil Blotting Paper

T-Zone, cheeks, temples, eyelids. Everyone has an oily spot that just refuses to dry up. Mai Couture Lavender Fresh Oil Blotting Paper ($25) sucks that pesky oil right off your face leaving you refreshed and your complexion clear on-the-go. While you're at it, take a good whiff of the lavender... [More]

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Pour La Victoire Irina Pumps

We've got a serious spectrum of colored shoes in our closet, but we find ourselves returning again and again to our yellow pumps. That's a good enough reason to spring for another pair, right? Pour La Victoire Irina ($250) will fit the bill for our totally and absolutely necessary shoe... [More]

Athleta Reflective Run Beanie

Athleta Reflective Run Beanie

Daylight Savings Time comes to an end in nearly two weeks so that means it will be dark by the time many of us get home from work. Total bummer! However we can still go for our nightly run thanks to the Athleta Reflective Run Beanie ($16). This warm, moisture-wicking... [More]

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Table Grill

Fondue parties are so 2010. We're bringing the Table Grill ($340) en vogue. Literally charcoal BBQ your meal in front of you while you're dining on salad or hors d'oeuvres. Designed to protect your table from heat and keep the porcelain bowl cool, this grill is about a thousand times... [More]

Walkers Shortbread Mincemeat Tarts

Celebrate: Walkers Shortbread Mincemeat Tarts

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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Hootch-Owl Corkscrew

We know the owl thing is big right now, so we don't need to hear any sass about that, ok? The main reason we even decided that this item is Outblush-worthy is not that it's adorable, though it is. It's the name: Hootch-Owl ($50)!!! Witty and useful for the win!... [More]

ASOS Parrot T-Bar Platform High Shoes

ASOS Parrot T-Bar Platform High Shoes

A few weeks ago, we posted the House of Holland For Pretty Polly Orange Striped Socks and one of our readers, Caitlin, inquired about the shoes in the picture. So Caitlin this one's for you! ASOS Parrot T-Bar Platform High Shoes ($81)... [More]

Cupcake Surprise Pan

Cupcake Surprise Pan

Cupcakes are definitely something we enjoy every now and then....ok a little more often than that! But who knew cupcakes could get better than they originally are? We didn't.....however we would be thrilled to take a bite into a cupcake and find a peanut buttercup, chocolate covered caramel, chocolate chunk... [More]

Gap Leather Trim Boucle Jacket

Gap Leather-Trim Boucle Jacket

Pretty and polished in a slightly badass way. The Gap Leather-Trim Boucle Jacket ($85 on sale when you apply coupon code GAPNEW) is truly stunning. One of us has this and we suggest you snag it at this very low sale price despite the one bad review.... [More]

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St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Moisturizing Tanner

There is tanning in a bottle and then there is St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Moisturizing Tanner ($31). If you want a summer face in the fall, go ahead and apply straight out of the bottle. But if you want a last few nights of summer glow all the way into... [More]

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Herb-Saver Pod

After throwing out two more barely touched plastic containers full of fresh herbs turned rancid, we figured there had to be SOME way to have them keep for more than two days. We consulted the king of food science, Alton Brown, and his tip is to keep our herbs upright... [More]

Isle Long Mitts

Isle Long Mitts

The morning chill in the air is rather refreshing, but it marks the start of dry skin and chapped hands (especially knuckles). Pick up a pair of Isle Long Mitts ($36) to prevent the dreaded dryness.... [More]

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Asli Arts Autumn Leaves Capiz Chime

The shells that dangle from the Asli Arts Autumn Leaves Capiz Chime ($20) infuse Fall with a hint of Summer. Beyond that, this chime is exceptionally pretty. The mobile design is what caught us, the fact that it's hand-crafted in Bali is an added plus.... [More]

The North Face Alycia Boots

The North Face Alycia Boots

Since we're self-proclaimed divas, we tend to look for the most stylish of everything! And cold weather boots are no exception, which is why we're loving the The North Face Alycia Boots ($125). These boots can serve as snow boots, but you also wouldn't be embarrassed to wear them if... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Rusty Sweater for Yuli

Yuli writes: I really love the Marc by Marc Jacobs Uma Sweater. I love its rusty warm color, the subtle pattern and the waist length. It looks super cozy and stylish. Can you please help me find the similar sweaters under 75 dollars? Hi Yuli! Here's a selection of sweaters... [More]

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Diane von Furstenberg Addison Heart-Print Tote

Be the Queen of Hearts with the Diane von Furstenberg Addison Heart-Print Tote ($285) deliciously perched in the crook of your arm. For one thing, it's a much better fashion statement than waving around a flamingo. For another, it's way chic, though certainly on the pricey side. Put it on... [More]

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Markus Bangerter Bandstuhl Chair

The Markus Bangerter Bandstuhl Chair ($Inquire) is super German looking. It's bondage-themed for pete's sake. This upscale chair is only made of strips of thermoplastic chemical fibers, heated into shape submission. Ok, now we're just being bad. But this chair hurts our wallet so good.... [More]

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Yuzu Lemon Bar With Crystallized Honey

We love to find unique and tasty foods on the internet so we were excited when we stumbled across this delicious batch of Yuzu Lemon Bars With Crystallized Honey ($35 per dozen). Batch From Scratch calls them a 'traditional Korean tea transformed into a modern cookie'. We're gonna get a... [More]

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Loree Rodkin Ruby Spiderweb Bondage Ring

The Loree Rodkin Ruby Spiderweb Bondage Ring ($21,626) has us caught in its web. We're waiting to be paralyzed by venom and eaten alive by it's decadence. If 18k of white gold with three gigantic rubies framed by grey diamonds isn't enough to make your eyes bug out a little,... [More]

Harvest Casserole Dish

Harvest Casserole Dish

The Fall season is here and we're definitely getting back into the groove of entertaining at our homes. We'd love to serve up a scrumptious casserole in the Harvest Casserole Dish ($55 on sale) at our next soiree.... [More]

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Anastasia After Tweeze Cream

There are creams for post-waxing, post-threading and post-burning your eyebrows clear off your face. It would stand to reason that there would also be Anastasia After Tweeze Cream ($20). Chamomile heals and the green tint conceals the red that has replaced your once well fed caterpillars. So send those hairy... [More]

Tinley Road Knot Front Mini Dress

Tinley Road Knot Front Mini Dress

Royal blue is a color fit for a queen and we're loving how much blue we're seeing this Fall season. The Tinley Road Knot Front Mini Dress ($49) is a fresh, sexier and much more affordable rendition of the engagement dress Kate Middleton wore. Maybe we can snag a prince... [More]

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Soup And Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo

Everybody knows you can't eat a bowl of tomato soup without a gooey grilled cheese on sour dough sandwich. And of course a grilled cheese is nothing without a hot bowl of soup to dip it in. The Soup And Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo ($30) is like a modern foodie... [More]

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Handlebar Tool Bag

This Handlebar Tool Bag ($78) is so much cooler than a wire basket on the back of your bike. With enough room to hold tools, a soda, your phone or wallet, this cool bag is the ultimate hipster bike accessory. And we totally dig it.... [More]

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Almay Get Up And Grow Mascara

We've been noticing a little thinning in our eyelashes in the last few years so we were stoked when we came across this Get Up And Grow Mascara ($9). The first time we used it our eyelashes looked massive (even our husband noticed, which says a lot). We have been... [More]

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Jonathan Adler Carnaby Flame Mug

We have a serious platonic crush on Jonathan Adler. In our dreams, we go antiquing with him, and he very enthusiastically recommends we blow half our paycheck on a vintage Pucci skirt. And then we wake up, but we can still sit down at our imaginary Eero Saarinen dining set... [More]

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Ralph Lauren Super Cat Eye Sunglasses

We don't lose our sunglasses that often, but it just seems all too likely for us to take the risk. If you're the type of daring gal who spends more than $15 on a pair, please consider these Ralph Lauren Super Cat Eye Sunglasses ($160). Excruciatingly retro cool, they come... [More]

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Priceless

OMG, we LOVE Audrey Tautou! We loved her in Amelie and He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not. And we absolutely adored her in Priceless ($14). We watch Priceless to partly torture ourselves about the clothes we'll never be able to afford unless we take up high class escorting and... [More]

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Pork Chili Cheese 'Santa Fe' Tamales

We know Cinco De Mayo is about 7 months away, but we love our Mexican Food any time of the year (or day, or hour) and these Pork Chili Cheese 'Santa Fe' Tamales ($30 for 12) are A-MAIZ-ING. Yeah, we went there. Add refried beans and a Mexican Caesar Salad... [More]

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Priiti Crop Yoga Pants

We spent all summer running around outside and slacking on our gym commitments. But it's time to face the facts. If we want to keep away the winter bulk, we're going to have to start heading back to our fitness classes. First up, scoring a great new pair of Priiti... [More]

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Wanelo Fish Bath Plug

Poor fishie! He's stuck in our tub drains, selflessly squishing himself so we can enjoy a calm, warm, and stress-free hour of floating away in a sea of bubbles. Thanks Mr. Fishie, we'll have to do this again, soon! Wanelo Fish Bath Plug ($17)... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Sartorialist Inspired Snakeskin Skirts for Kelly

Kelly writes: "Can you tell me where I can find this skirt? I'm not sure I could actually rock it but...I'm coveting it anyway!" Hello Kelly, I'm Found of You. That is an amazing skirt, and I want it too, but alas, I cannot find the exact skirt. Here are... [More]

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Zara Double Breasted Frock Coat

We're totally into this Zara Double Breasted Frock Coat ($169); slimming and sophisticated, it has a great romantic, military feel. And the Mandarin collar means it won't be too bulky around the neck with the multitude of scarves we'd like to wear with it this winter. It doesn't hurt that... [More]

Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic Nail Polish

Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic Nail Polish

With Halloween around the corner, all we can think about is chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! We're even tempted to paint our digits with this decadently, rich chocolate shade. Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic Nail Polish ($5)... [More]

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Cut Out Arrow Necklace

That whole "Apache, geometric, slightly ugly" fashion trend is still going strong (thanks, hipsters), and though we've thus far refrained from partaking in it, we did just come across this Cut Out Arrow Necklace ($65) by Low Luv x Erin Wasson. It's cute, we have to admit and would be... [More]

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Agent Provocateur Bubble Luscious

For an everyday shower? Maybe not. But for a luxurious soak now and then? Bubble Luscious ($28) from the lingerie experts at Agent Provocateur is bubbly, iridescent, and smells like their namesake "dirty" (actually coriander-jasmine-saffron-musk-y) rose. So yes.... [More]

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BB Dakota Rianna Sequin Mesh Dress

Oh la la! Sashay your way into winter parties in this BB Dakota Rianna Sequin Mesh Dress ($79)! It's got a great modern chevron pattern, bold sequins, and a classic flapper shift dress silhouette. We're also keen on the price since it fits our budgets and may even leave a... [More]

Zoo Lunchies Insulated Lunch Bags

Zoo Lunchies Insulated Lunch Bags

Send your little one off to school with a friendly little critter in tow. The Zoo Lunchies Insulated Lunch Bags ($14) are the perfect companion for lunchtime. This soft lunch bag is roomy and insulated. Pack it with her favorite sandwich, carrot sticks, oatmeal raisin cookies and apple juice. The... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Pai Organic Muslin Face Cloths

Every time we reach for the washcloth in the shower, we can't help but feel like we are scrubbing down with the sponge in the kitchen sink. Something about its ordinary, familiar appearance makes it feel so dingy. Pai Organic Muslin Face Cloths ($5) are refreshing, clean alternatives to this... [More]

Who Has What Book

Who Has What? Book

For the curious George and Georgette in your home, we suggest you pick up the Who Has What? Book ($11 on sale). This helpful book will help fill-in-the-blanks for your inquisitive children.... [More]

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Adrianna Papell Lace & Knit Dress

Get ready for the holiday season by picking out one or two perfect go-to party dresses. We suggest opting for one classic dress and one fun, colorful frock so you can switch it up based on the event and your mood. The Adrianna Papell Lace & Knit Dress ($188) fulfills... [More]

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Earthen Instant Peel

Knowing that we can't go buck wild at the hotel bar while away at conferences, we bring a multitude of beauty products to play with under the horrible florescent bathroom lights of the local Holiday Inn. Earthen Instant Peel ($50) is a first night ritual, prepping our faces for the... [More]

Dylans Candy Bar Color a Sweet Wristlet

Dylan's Candy Bar Color a Sweet Wristlet

Candy crazed girls are going to love the Dylan's Candy Bar Color a Sweet Wristlet ($14). This sweet wristlet can be colored flavored to your liking with 5 brightly colored markers. Let your candy crazed kid go wild!... [More]

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Forest Friends Tie Ons

We're trying to get ahead when it comes to holiday planning and shopping, and if you know us at all, you know how much we love to make an entrance. The same goes for our gifts; we seriously go all Martha come Christmas. That means we've been visiting The Container... [More]

Hot Tamale Gold Sequin Shorts

Hot Tamale Train Gold Sequin Shorts

We've always wanted a pair of sexy. gold. sequin. booty. shorts. to show off our hot legs. The Hot Tamale Train Gold Sequin Shorts ($38) would look stunning paired with a basic white tee or crisp white blouse and metallic sandals. Come to think of it....this would be a great... [More]

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Stretchy Sandwich

Baby will be an expert sandwich maker by the time he turns 3 thanks to the Stretchy Sandwich ($22). This infant toy is adorable and has a refreshing look to it (as opposed to the typical animal and shape stackers). Plus baby will know exactly how you like your turkey... [More]

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Celebrate: The Stiletto Plaid Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans

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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Ann Taylor Calla Sequin Peeptoe

We thought the nude pump couldn't get any better. We were so, so wrong. Ann Taylor showed us when they busted out this to die for Calla Sequin Peeptoe Platform ($140 on sale). We might have to cut off all of our toes to fit into the size 7s that... [More]

Fat Boys Pork Palace Condom Case

Fat Boy's Pork Palace Condom Case

Ok so you meet this guy out at a bar....hit it off....head out to your car.....heat things up in your backseat....and whip out your Fat Boy's Pork Palace Condom Case ($10 on sale). His mouth drops and now he's even more into you than he originally was. You still think... [More]

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Missoni Shined Serpentine Scarf

Hooked on Missoni now that you've gotten your hands on a few Target pieces? It's time to graduate to the real deal and wrap yourself in the perfect Missoni accessory. We love the colors in this Shined Serpentine Scarf ($155). It's cheerful, stylish, and has plenty of designer staying power.... [More]

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OPI Pink of Hearts Shatter Polish

October is nearly over, so while that means it's time to concentrate on Halloween and the upcoming holidays, don't forget to make your Breast Cancer Awareness donation and support companies that do the same! OPI has made a 25 thousand dollar donation to the Susan G. Komen and Rethink Breast... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Loaferzzz for Traci

Traci writes: Hi Outblush! So, I pride myself on my online shopping skills, however one of my new have-to-haves for Fall, I can't seem to find anywhere! I'm looking for a super plain (no tassels or bows), super sleek, brown (like a cognac brown) leather (not suede) women's loafer (the... [More]

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Ruche Ambracia Crochet Skirt

We've been looking for a great fall lace skirt for a few weeks now. We fell in love with the lace trend this past spring and nabbed ourselves a few pairs of lace shorts. Though we can rock them now with colored tights, we're looking for something we can wear... [More]

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Restoration Hardware Original Disposable Flasks

If you're going to tailgate and then try and sneak into the game with a flask, we're going to point you in the best "smuggle it in" direction we can! We don't like paying 8 dollars per beer, either! These Original Disposable Flasks ($15, set of 3) from Restoration Hardware... [More]

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Hammocks & High Tea Chevron Reversible Clutch

Yes, please! We're smitten with this Hammocks & High Tea Chevron Reversible Clutch ($169) mainly because it's chevron and reversible. We're always about getting more for our money and the idea of two purses in one takes us to our happy places! The metallic oyster-colored leather is perfect for a... [More]

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Blow NY Blow Up Mist

Outblush Morning Workout Routine: -Stretch toes before getting out of bed -Raise a book over your head, 5 times each arm, while peeing -40 calf raises while conditioner conditions hair in shower -Two pumps of Blow NY Blow Up Mist ($21) during neck stretches -Walk at breakneck speed to the... [More]

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Charlotte by Charlotte Taylor Fire Ants Maxi Dress

Who knew insects could be so...classic? We suppose this Fire Ants Maxi Dress ($298) by Charlotte by Charlotte Taylor is a great cross between sophisticated and fun with a long pleated maxi skirt and big red fire ant print. We're pretty sure it's not for us, but honestly, with the... [More]

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Guest Bamboo Toothbrushes

The first time your best friend forgot her toothbrush it was an accident, the second time it was because she wanted another Guest Bamboo Toothbrush ($13 for 4). We don't blame her. These cute toothbrushes look way more adorable than the blue crest brushes our dentist gives us. Plus, don't... [More]

New Metro Design Beater Blade

New Metro Design Beater Blade

Yummy yummy in our tummies! Cookie season will be here before we know. We're getting pumped about baking those scrumptious holiday cookies until we fall asleep. We've stumbled upon a cool gadget that may make things easier. The New Metro Design Beater Blade ($18 on sale) will eliminate the need... [More]

Gucci Sofia Crystal Embellished Platform Pumps

Gucci Sofia Crystal Embellished Platform Pump

Be still, my beating heart! It's truly love at first sight. These beauties are so breathtaking and stunning that you have to pre-order now for delivery in March of 2012. Sign up now! Gucci Sofia Crystal Embellished Platform Pump ($2,295)... [More]

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Land of Nod Bamboo Teething Keys

What is it about keys that makes babies love to play with them so much? We think it's an evil scheme to keep us from ever leaving the house, so all we can do is snuggle with Sir Drools a Lot. Land of Nod has a set of Bamboo Teething... [More]

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Project Runway Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Quads

Have you been watching Project Runway this season? We think it's the best season since they moved from Bravo to Lifetime and we're happy to have it back in all its glory. The challenges this season have been both creative and unexpected, making for some terrific and terrifically awful outfits.... [More]

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Kind Healthy Snacks

We worked really hard all summer long to keep our bingo wings and flabby ass at a minimum. We are not about to let candy corns and turkey gravy sabotage all those hours we spent getting yelled at by virtual Jillian Michaels. Kind Healthy Snacks ($100 for a box of... [More]

3M Mobile Projector

3M Mobile Projector

Five years ago we would have looked at you like you were from Mars if you said we'd be able to plug a projector into our right hand iPhone. 3M Mobile Projector ($300)... [More]

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Juicy Couture Northern Star Tote Bag

We think we figured out why we're always seeing so many Juicy fangirls out in dumpy sweats and UGG boots. We wouldn't bother putting any effort into our outfit if we had a bag as fabulous as this Northern Star Tote Bag ($148), either.... [More]

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The Oxford Dog Collar and Bow Tie Set

While you're out searching for the perfect holiday dress for yourself, don't forget about the pup! He'll need something dapper to wear while you wine, dine, and entertain. We think you could do a lot worse than hooking up your doggie with The Oxford Dog Collar and Bow Tie Set... [More]

EarPlanes Flight Protection Ear Plugs

EarPlanes Flight Protection Ear Plugs

If you're like many of us here at Outblush, you'll be heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday....and some of us now have wee ones in tow. We're constantly looking for the latest and greatest baby items because we want to keep our dear ones as safe as can be. We... [More]

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H&M Lace Dress

We couldn't believe this gorgeous Lace Dress ($80) from H&M was so affordable! We think it could totally double as a modern wedding dress or rock at all those Christmas parties you'll be attending in the next few months. Plus, it kinda makes us feel like a snow princess... Love... [More]

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Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: October 24, 2011

We think they've been listening to some eighties pop over at The Purse Page lately - but who are we kidding? So have we. Pick your favorite bag from this week's Shopping List poll, and check here in a week for a list of more affordable takes on the winning... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Send These Gag eHarmony Postcards to Your Single Friends!

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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Tutu Du Monde Petal Tutu Aubergine

Hello, amazingly perfect flower girl dress! The tutu on this Tutu Du Monde Petal Tutu Aubergine ($159) is, of course, super girly, but the classy shades of purple on this make it much more grown up. We think it says, "I'm seven," rather than saying "I'm four and three quarters."... [More]

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You Tell Us: Angel Aqua Tail

We imagine this is the alternate universe version of the little mermaid. The one where Eric opts to become a merman for Ariel and than becomes bitter and spends his days chilling on a rock with seagulls and trying to impress random sailors while grumbling about how he was a... [More]

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Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono

Outblush Operative Kristen of KristenLovesDesign writes: Let's face it, we all like to have cool art books on our bookshelves and coffee tables. Of course there's nothing worse than having one of these books around when a dinner party guest asks you about your favorite piece of art in the... [More]

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Sparkle Shorts

Go unconventional this holiday season and skip the fancy dress or pantsuit in favor of these Sparkle Shorts ($99) by Boundary and Co. We think these ridic-cute shorts would look so awesome paired with a bright silk top and sleek blazer. Plus they might save you the embarrassment of showing... [More]

Essie Case Study Nail Polish

Essie Case Study Nail Polish

Say goodbye to Mademoiselle and Ballet Slippers! There's a new kid in town. Essie Case Study Nail Polish ($8) is the perfect neutral shade for winter's chill. It reminds us of Warm Apple Cider drizzled with smooth caramel.... [More]

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Martha Stewart Collection Magnetic Measuring Spoons

In our cramped apartment kitchens, we need all the organization and space saving contraptions we can get. Ms. Martha Stewart has never failed us in providing colorful and functional kitchen accessories. Her Magnetic Measuring Spoons ($17) aren't flashy, but they stick together so we're not rummaging around our drawers wondering... [More]

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Alice + Olivia Arie Tie-Neck Blouse

Hot pink is all up in fall's business this year and we have to herald our excitement to the four corners. We love a simple black or neutral palette as much as the next girl, but sometimes we all but crave a pop of luscious color. This Alice + Olivia... [More]

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Fresh Finger Limes- Citrus Caviar

We're not overly enthusiastic about the idea of eating fish eggs, but this 'citrus caviar' is right up our alley. Fresh Finger Limes ($33) have a bright lemon flavor with a caviar-like burst so we can still feel totally fabulous and chic without actually putting that 1.99 fish bait (name... [More]

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Real Techniques Core Collection

You know what we love? Well-behaved dogs. You know what we don't love? Our parents dog who, we kid you not, eats shaving razors, hypodermic needles, silverware and makeup brushes without every getting sick or dying on the bathroom floor. Thanks to Mudd (he lives up to his name), we... [More]

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Doubtblush: Sexy Watermelon Costume

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. If it weren't for the... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Too Too Gift Set

We're putting the Betsey Johnson Too Too Gift Set ($62) on our wish list for the holidays. The travel bag and small perfume/shimmer lotion set will fit easily into our purses for a quick mid-day scent refresher. Not that we'd always need it. The perfume has great staying power and... [More]

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T Tahari Cleo Dress

Are you tired yet of us pushing yellow on you? It's hard to stop since there are so many pieces out there done up in gorgeous jewel-tones like goldenrod and mustard. Take the T Tahari Cleo Dress ($75, on sale), for example. The honey kiss color has just enough of... [More]

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Goodwin Design, Inc. Fin Bookend

How cute would the Fin Bookend ($30) by Goodwin Design, Inc. look on your shelf or mantle, holding up your old flim studies texts? Or lit class novels...or fluffy chick romances...whatever floats your boat! Whatever your leisure reading pleasure, we suggest letting your new bookend hold up the books you've... [More]

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O'Neill Fields Rainbow Beanie

If we go into the back of our closets and pull out all of our winter accessories, we know we'll find about 15 knit beanies. We inadvertently collect them! And can you blame us? They're an inexpensive way to change up our outerwear look from day to day. This O'Neill... [More]

Mixed Chicks Pineapple Coconut Bar Soap

Mixed Chicks Pineapple Coconut Bar Soap

Smooth and nourish your skin with a refreshing bar of soap that will leave you longing for a tropical vacay....pronto! Mixed Chicks Pineapple Coconut Bar Soap ($7)... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Fun Belt for Kim's Trench Coat

Kim writes: "You guys are great, and I'm sure you will have a wonderful idea to make my trench coat more fun. I have a tan Target trench coat that I really like that fits quite well, but I would love a pop of color with it. Can you suggest... [More]

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Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift

How much would your opinion of us alter if we told you we really, really want a bottle of Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift ($60)? Swift carries over that innocent girlishness she's known for into her perfume. Maybe we're just trying to hold on to our youth, but we love the... [More]

Kogeto Pitch Black Dot

Kogeto Pitch Black Dot

No more missed family dinners when Dad's out of town thanks to the Kogeto Pitch Black Dot ($79). This awesome device attaches to your iPhone 4S and records a panoramic view that you can instantly upload to facebook, twitter and kogeto.com.... [More]

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Nike Skysail Slip On

We usually search around for Nike brand when we're picking out a new pair of cross-trainers, or at least a sports bra. But we stumbled across these Nike Skysail Slip Ons ($30, on sale), and think they're incredibly cute. We're never above looking casually sporty without ever breaking a sweat.... [More]

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Bummer Baskets Break-Up Basket

We're no strangers to the genius idea behind a Break Up Basket, but we're currently coveting this ultra-clever Break-Up Basket ($40) from Bummer Baskets. We think we should keep one or two of them on hand so we can rush to a broken-hearted friend with the good stuff. Chocolate, wine,... [More]

3 Sprouts Cow Soft Seat

3 Sprouts Cow Soft Seat

Got milk? Got a soft seat? We couldn't resist this sweet little purple cow and we're sure your little ones won't be able to either. The 3 Sprouts Cow Soft Seat ($70) is cute, cuddly and eco-adorable. This cotton twill seat is filled with polyester and adorned with a felt... [More]

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Monserat De Lucca Brass Pac Man Necklace

It should come as no surprise to you that it thrills us that geekiness has gotten a lot more glamorous as of late. Take for instance the Monserat De Lucca Brass Pac Man Necklace ($60); we are so glad that we no longer need to dig through plastic jewelry at... [More]

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

There is magic, mystery and romance in Erin Morgenstern's debut novel The Night Circus. Celia and Marcos are two illusionists pitted against one another in a lifelong magical contest. She travels with the Le Cirque des Reves, a place clearly not bound by the well known laws of physics, and... [More]

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Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cocktail Party Crystal Wine Decanter

We know you might not want to talk about throwing holiday parties quite yet, so go ahead and put your hands over your ears and start singing "Yankee Doodle". But here's a thrifty tip: nobody will second guess your wine choice if you unleash a box of Franzia or the... [More]

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Lace Jacket

There is so much we love about this Tinley Road Lace Jacket ($89)! We love that it's not obnoxiously lacy, that it doesn't look like a matador's jacket, and that it can be worn casual or dressed up. We think it would be adorable paired with skinnies and bright flats... [More]

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Plastica Small Woven Tote

Maybe we'd be more inclined to remember our reusable grocery bags if they were as bright and lovely as these Plastica Small Woven Totes ($24 each). Hell, we'd be inclined to pack up all of our everyday needs in one of these totes, especially considering they come with a handy... [More]

Zoo Bibs Tuck Away Bibs

Zoo Bibs Tuck-Away Bibs

Feeding time just got a whole lot more fun for babies! This cute and functional bib is lightweight and water resistant. We love the Zoo Bibs Tuck-Away Bibs ($8) because of the little pocket that is great for catching all of your wee one's crumbs.... [More]

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Sexy Cougar Costume

Living in Southern California we see this as more of a tax write off than Halloween costume... Looking good over 40 takes work (we're struggling at 30, sigh), and having a uniform to lure in a younger man just makes more sense. Hello, I'm a cougar. See my sexy uniform?... [More]

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Stay Awhile Metal Coat Rack

Get your guests to slow down, relax, and enjoy their time at your place with the Stay Awhile Metal Coat Rack ($25) by Knob Creek Metal Arts. In fact, grab a "cell phone basket" to put next to this rack and have a party sans outer layers and busy texting... [More]

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Running Impala Printed Silk Midi Dress 

While everyone else is sashaying around in leopard, zebra, snake, and giraffe print items, we're planning to take the term "animal print" to a whole new level, and we're starting with this Marc by Marc Jacobs Running Impala Printed Silk Midi Dress ($530). It has animals, or impalas to be... [More]

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Corn Dog Maker

First it was sandwiches, then it was donuts, now it's corn dogs. Has anyone noticed that everything we eat is going the way of the countertop mold baker? We wanted to mock it until we read a review that suggested using tofu dogs. Then we got a little excited. And... [More]

Cricket Finger Diffuser

Cricket Finger Diffuser

Fight frizz and banish bedhead with the Cricket Finger Diffuser ($12 on sale). This cool diffuser has fingers that actually lift your hair leaving it ultra voluminous and the diffused air gently wisps away the frizz. Be a smooth operator when you attach this baby to any Cricket blow dryer.... [More]

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Versus Glittered Wool Crepe Dress

Looking for a last minute Katy Perry costume? Forget the whipped cream bikini and blue wig, why not this Versus Glittered Wool Crepe Dress ($825) that she wore to a fragrance launch? What? You don't want to pay $800 for a Halloween costume (that you'll be explaining all night anyway)?... [More]

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Blinc Mascara

It takes a damn good mascara to pry our lengthened lashes away from our favorite Dior Show. But we recently received a deluxe sample of Blinc Mascara ($24) with our latest makeup purchase and figured there was no harm in testing it out. Just like their tagline says, Blinc doesn't... [More]

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Inner Message Rings

The Inner Message Rings ($170) are just like us. A little creepy, but cute enough to pull it off. Seriously, though - they're sappy. They really had to limit itself to "marry me" and "always," huh? We're creepy and cynical thank you very much... It's a no.... [More]

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Oenophilia Stainless Steel and Plastic Muddler

We're prim and proper about the preparation of our fancy cocktails - that's just the kind of girl we are. Thanks to the Oenophilia Stainless Steel and Plastic Muddler ($10), we never have to sacrifice technical details ever again. Squeeze every last bit of flavor out of those herbs and... [More]

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Juicy Couture Rugby Stripe Pop Top Mittens

There will never be a time when we say no to the fingerless glove/mitten combo, especially when they're as cute as these Juicy Couture Rugby Stripe Pop Top Mittens ($48). Now, cold weather doesn't mean we can't do normal, every day things outside, like stir our Starbucks, retie our shoes,... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Falke Knee High Socks

Do not contest the hotness of the Falke Knee High Socks ($8). The geometric ribbed design makes these basic black beauties more sophisticated than school girl inspired looks. We think we could get a leg up in these. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to... [More]

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Velvet Trimmed Dress

We were fretting about what to wear to our husband's holiday work party until we came across this Velvet Trimmed Dress ($148). We like that it's not too holiday party looking (we're so over red and green only attire), that it's simply embellished with a velvet band, and that it's... [More]

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Crestview Doors Redi-Screens

We love the idea of room dividers, but aren't really sure how to best utilize them in our homes. However, these Crestview Doors Redi-Screens ($213 and up) make us want to knock out a few walls so we can fit them into our decor. These maple screens come in seven... [More]

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Set Your Sights on Sipping Beer Glasses

Okay, sure. It's football season and everyone's tailgating with a beer helmet. But not you. You're different! Why? Because you're drinking through the Set Your Sights on Sipping Beer Glasses ($4)! If these aren't nerd chic, we don't know what is! (Technically, these are supposed to be kids toys--like, birthday... [More]

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Fishs Eddy Take 5 Mug

Outblush Operative Kristen of KristenLovesDesign writes: Oh New York, how I love you. I think about you all the time, but never more so as when I am enjoying my morning coffee, and mid-morning coffee, and lunchtime coffee, and, well you get the idea. With this Take 5 Mug ($11)... [More]

Falling Star Dress

Falling Star Dress

We're kind of obsessed with gold stars so of course we're loving the Falling Star Dress ($78)! This black chiffon dress is covered in metallic gold stars. The details of this dress are awesome: deep v-back, scoop neck and asymmetric hem. You can dress this fab dress up with gold... [More]

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2011 Holiday Gift Idea: Gardner's Goat Skin Work Gloves

Give your granola sister who grows her own oats to make her own granola (thus perpetuating the vicious granola cycle), a pair of these Gardner's Goat Skin Work Gloves ($28). Crafted for a woman's hands from super durable and incredibly comfortable goat leather, these gloves are made to protect her... [More]

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Swell Ortega Skirt

We're seeing the southwestern print popping up everywhere and we especially love it on this Swell Ortega Skirt ($30)! Don't limit bold print to flowy boho skirts or tops, wear this slim fit mini with oversized sweaters and rugged hiking boots.... [More]

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Mikasa Dinnerware Color Studio Turquoise Collection

Oh, Mikasa Dinnerware Color Studio Turquoise Collection ($40-60 on sale), where have you been all of our lives/when we registered for place settings? We love the gorgeous Tiffany blue, ZOMG zig zags, and the fact that Mikasa is encouraging us to get a little creative in the kitchen by mixing... [More]

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Charlotte Olympia Kitty Velvet Flats

Meow! Not much more can sum up our reactions to these Charlotte Olympia Kitty Velvet Flats ($660), except maybe MEOW! after we saw the price tag. But we guess every black cat comes with its bout of bad luck and one thing we've never had is and extra seven hundo... [More]

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Brooklyn Brine Pickling Kit

We've got a pickle, we've got a pickle, we've got a pickle, hey, hey, hey, hey! Actually, we've got pickles whenever we want them (heeey- you know what we mean!) with the Brooklyn Brine Pickling Kit ($30). Crisp pickles in a tangy brine? Yes please!... [More]

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HEX Vision Metal Watchband For iPod Nano

We figured out what to get for that family member who is a fashion snob AND a techie (we know, that's usually contrary) for Christmas! Our husband has been talking non-stop about this HEX Vision Metal Watchband For iPod Nano ($70) since he watched the apple keynote a few weeks... [More]

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Fromage Cheese Plates

Teehee, these Fromage Cheese Plates ($25, set of 4) are cheese plates. They're not plates of cheese (which we will admit, we'd be totally cool with, too), but plates screened with everyone's favorite fromages. We think they're a clever and inexpensive way to present your dinner guests with a little... [More]

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McQ Alexander McQueen Cape Zip Coat

So killer. We gasped at the sight of the bad to the bone McQ Alexander McQueen Cape Zip Coat ($477). This black on black play on old school outerwear looks like something outta Van Helsing, plus punk rock zippers. English tailoring with an edge, thankyaverymuch.... [More]

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Happy Endings: The Complete First Season

We already know we're in the minority of viewers when we sit down to watch our Fall comedies (Seriously, Two and a Half Men opened with 28.7 million viewers and Parks & Rec only had 4.11 million?!). But please tell us you've seen the hilariously funny show, Happy Endings? It's... [More]

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The Tee-jama

We love that this The Tee-jama ($50) set reminds us of the comfy pajamas our dad use to wear. Except his shirt didn't show off his cleavage, and his striped pajama bottoms weren't made out of sateen. But he did wear striped bottoms and a plain tee. That's pretty close,... [More]

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Pick Punch

You know all those gift cards that have 34 cents left on them? You can keep them chilling in your kitchen junk drawer for the next ten years or you can turn them into personalized picks with this awesome Pick Punch ($25). We think they'd make pretty stellar Christmas gifts... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Pink and/or Kitschy iPhone 4s case for Tori

Tori writes: "Dear Outblush, You helped my best friend with her Barrister's Ball dress, and I've been hooked on your site for over a year now. My favorite thing is when I own something that one of you stylish ladies has posted here. It makes me feel like I'm on... [More]

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Harry Potter I Solemnly Swear...Mischief Managed Transforming Mug

It's no Marauder's Map, but the Harry Potter I Solemnly Swear...Mischief Managed Transforming Mug ($18) is a pretty badass way to gulp down our morning coffee. Pour in the hot stuff and watch the mug change from black to white, and the message of "mischief managed" will appear. We're going... [More]

Mr Bones Jangles Earrings

Mr. Bones Jangles Earrings

I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you in worn out shoes Silver hair, ragged shirt and baggy pants, that old soft shoe He'd jump so high, he'd jump so high, then he lightly touched down Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles, dance This Halloween party like it's 1988 when... [More]

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Pok Pok Som: Honey Drinking Vinegar

We were a little intrigued by the idea of drinking vinegar. Sure, we've gargled diluted apple cider vinegar when we felt a sore throat coming on (seriously, try it, it works!), but we've never thought about adding vinegar to a cocktail or as a way to add tang to iced... [More]

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Monserat De Lucca Deer Earrings

These Monserat De Lucca Deer Earrings ($40) should be called "Deerrings" don't you think? Why waste words when you can combine them and make up totally new words that are fun to say?! Okay, we digress. As far as woodland animal jewelry goes, these deerrings are up there on the... [More]

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Sommelier Wine Glass

Nothing says classy like a glass Dixie cup inspired goblet. The frat boy inside all of us can finally relax. Sommelier Wine Glass ($60).... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Chloe B. Dancing Leaves Long Stories Journal

Hard to believe, we know, but sometimes we're long-winded. For times when we should really just keep our mouths shut, there's the Chloe B. Dancing Leaves Long Stories Journal ($9) to record our tireless trials. Cool story, bro.... [More]

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Floral Wrap Dress

We admit we kind of swooned when we saw this Floral Wrap Dress ($79) from Tinley Road. We even made our husband avert his eyes from the action flick he was engrossed in to view our new obsession. We could tell by the way he looked at it for more... [More]

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Two Way Hold Magnetic Grill Light

We're sick of the way our pervy neighbor stares at us while we're grilling our chicken. Apparently holding our mini Maglite in our mouth so we have two hands to work our magic is a little too exciting for him. This Two Way Hold Magnetic Grill Light ($35) lets us... [More]

Jimmy Choo Kevan Feather Trim Gladiator Sandals

Jimmy Choo Kevan Feather Trim Gladiator Sandal

It's almost Friday night and how we wish we had the Jimmy Choo Kevan Feather Trim Gladiator Sandals ($2,495) in our closet. Colorful feathers, woven leather sandals and watermelon cosmos are the recipe for a fun-filled night.... [More]

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Celebrate: Vintage Patchwork Cluster Button 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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Viewmaster Invitations

If extravagant and off the beaten path is your thing, (it would be our thing too if we had the budget!), consider enlisting Melangerie Inc.to help you make The Coolest wedding invites, ever. The Viewmaster Invitations ($3,450 for 100) take your engagement photos and some small text, written by you,... [More]

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Silky Top With Frill Detail

We're certain we'd look divine rocking this Silky Top With Frill Detail (€70) from Scotch & Soda. We'd pair it with a mustard colored pair of skinny cords and chunky gold jewelry. Loooooooooove!!... [More]

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See Mix Drink

Next time someone asks you for a Rusty Nail do yourself a solid and don't hand them a literal rusty nail. You'll just embarrass yourself and ruin the mood of your party. See Mix Drink ($11) has pictures and instructions for mixing over 100 drinks so you're not left looking... [More]

Tulle Exclusive Faux Fur Jacket

Tulle Exclusive Faux Fur Jacket

We'd love to wrap ourselves up in the Tulle Exclusive Faux Fur Jacket ($70 on sale)! We're loving the vintage charm of this beautiful blonde jacket. The 3/4 wide sleeves are awesome for those not so chilly nights when we hit the town looking like a rockstar.... [More]

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Pink Beaded Coasters

We didn't know it was October until we started seeing that tell-tale baby pink everywhere. Cool, we can put the Pink Beaded Coasters ($18) under our breast cancer awareness glasses. And, hello, sparkles, anyone?... [More]

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Lana Lace Thigh High

Nothing is sexier than a pair of lace thighs, right? What we love best about these is the versatility to rock them like a badass chic or step out looking like a polished little lady. Lana Lace Thigh High ($18)... [More]

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Produce Bags: Set of 5

We think we're thick skinned but it still makes us feel like crap every time the granola girl checker at our Whole Foods comments on the number of plastic bags we used to hold our mangos, broccoli, and swiss chard (hey, we buy those chocolate bars that save a panda,... [More]

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Pink Pullover

We are a weeeee bit obsessed with the collar on this Pink Pullover ($22) from To February. It reminds us of 60's design with a current laid-back fabric and fit. We think it would make a nice change from the pajamas and grungy sweatshirt we usually occasionally wear until 15... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Spider Charm Cuff Bracelet

Leave it to kooky designer Betsey Johnson to come up with a gorgeously spooky line of jewelry this season. Though we love all the new creations, from blinged out skeletons to dark Victorian pieces, we're probably going to go a little more simple and straightforward by indulging in a Spider... [More]

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Bean Frencher

Even though the Bean Frencher ($25) sounds more like an insulting high school nickname than an ingenious way to serve fresh green bean casserole at thanksgiving (you know the sodium content secretly freaks you out), we still want to snag one of these for our kitchen. We go through enough... [More]

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This American Life Custom USB Drive

"Hi Everybody. I'm Ira Glass. Today on our show..." Listening to the This American Life intro is a little like slipping into a nice warm tub with a glass of pinot. TAL is our favorite NPR production and we wait in anticipation for a new broadcast each week. Occasionally, we... [More]

Cash Shirt

The Cash Shirt

Dress up your cash this year! Instead of sticking money in a boring ol' envelope...try the The Cash Shirt ($4 on sale). All you need to do is fold 6 crisp bills in half and voi la! Denominations can be as little as $6 or as much as $600. If... [More]

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Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Mary Blair

Those special Google logos have been pretty out there and obscure lately, but we were pretty excited to wake up this morning and find today's was dedicated to the 100th birthday of Mary Blair, one of our favorite artists and illustrators (who also happens to look fierce in a peasant... [More]

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Jeffrey Campbell Zup Laced Up Wedge

Hey, Jeffrey Campbell, your Zup Laced Up Wedge ($155) is something out of our sci-fi go-go dancing dreams, and we love you for it. Tangerine. Cool color choice. The slightly turned up elf toe. Somehow also too cool for school. These could be worked into some style-driven Halloween costume. No... [More]

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Dream Collective Record Bead Rondell

The Dream Collective Record Bead Rondell ($125) looks a bit too crafty to be over one hundo, but egh ... it's handmade. We hand-make stuff ya know, but, yeah, we don't have crazy colorful African record beads and rockin' brass rondell metal studs on us. You got us there. Cheers... [More]

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Isabella Oliver Hooded Sweater Dress

Last time we were pregnant, it was summer time, so when we mine our basement for maternity stuff from two years ago, all we're finding are tank tops, tank tops, and more tank tops. We need something to keep our expanding selves warm! Specifically, we need this Isabella Oliver Hooded... [More]

Perfect Endings Pumpkin Cheesecake

Celebrate: Perfect Endings Pumpkin Cheesecake

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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Brooklyn Industries Grand Snap Jacket

Outblush Operative Kristen of KristenLovesDesign writes: You know how sometimes you feel like wearing a hoodie but you need something that doesn't make you look like you slept in your outfit too?! Especially since you bothered to change out of those pajama pants to begin with, ahem. Does that happen... [More]

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Vintage Glass Goblets & Compotes

Horchow recommends using these "Vintage" Glass Goblets & Compotes ($35 for 4) for fruits and desserts. And yes, a pile of melon balls or a decadent sundae would look particularly droolworthy in these antique inspired cups, but we're inclined to serve cocktails in them. If your grandma had a pimp... [More]

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Irregular Choice Royal Marriage Pumps

Sorry to be so demanding on those of you getting married this winter, but we have another assignment for you. It's your something blue! Not only will you need to purchase and wear this lace cape, we will also need to see photos of you in these beautifully regal Irregular... [More]

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Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design

The Soviet era is politically sensitive, and its innovations can sometimes be under-appreciated. The Soviet Union may not be your bag, but don't blame the cool stuff that came out of it for where came from. Don't hate. Appreciate! Page through Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design ($17)... [More]

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Erickson Beamon Neon Lucite and Diamanté Crystal Earrings

Our go to cure for the blues is donning a dress we know makes us look better than your average gal and then adding some standout earrings, like these Erickson Beamon Neon Lucite and Diamanté Crystal Earrings ($480). They're so huge and bright, it's like having your own neon sign... [More]

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The Body Shop Hemp Foot Protector

Our feet are ravaged from wearing flip flops all summer. It's seriously frightening and we won't say anymore about it, except that we love using The Body Shop Hemp Foot Protector ($18) to help our poor battered tootsies recover when summer is over. If you have excess on your hands... [More]

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The Sergeant Pepper Mill

We were told that all we need is clove, but we think freshly ground peppercorn from this Sergeant Pepper Mill ($24) is just what we needed to top off our Strawberries and Field Greens Forever salad, don't you think?... [More]

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Reindeer Hooded Poncho by 525 America

We know it's bone-breakingly early for Christmas stuff. We haven't even completely planned out what new pumpkin pie recipes we want to try for Thanksgiving, and for that matter, we're not even sure what we're dressing up as for Halloween either. However, when we see something as kuh-yoot as this... [More]

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The Sims 3 Pets

Once upon a time, before we had full time jobs and would spend the weekends whiling the weekend away at our computers (wait, we still do that), we played the hell out of The Sims. And then The Sims 2. But then we kind of missed the boat with The... [More]

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Go Nuts for Donuts Earrings

The other night, in search of the perfect earrings for our Halloween costume, we ended up in a Claire's for the first time since we were in middle school. And you know what? It was a delightful experience (aside from slightly panicking over how to best utilize their perpetual buy... [More]

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Han Solo in Carbonite iPhone 4 Skin

So, we heard there's a new iPhone or something? Honestly, some of us aren't so technologically enthusiastic that we need the newest model of every electronic thingy ever. That is, until we saw the Han Solo in Carbonite iPhone 4 Skin ($51). Slowly but surely, we will make our way... [More]

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Giant Gummy Bears

Be still, our grumbling stomachs. We realize that these Giant Gummy Bears ($10) are as close to confectionary heaven as we will ever come but we also need to calculate calori...eff it. We are totally ordering five of these RIGHT MEOW! PS They also have giant gummy snails, frogs, bunnies,... [More]

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LA FRESH Nail Polish Remover Travel Wipes

We tend to be perfectionists. We like things done well and done right! That's why we carry a few of these LA FRESH Nail Polish Remover Travel Wipes ($4, for 6 wipes) in our purses at all times. Once the paint starts chipping off of our fingernails, we've gotta see... [More]

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Sabine Cowl Tunic

Oooh, this Sabine Cashmere Blend Cowl Tunic ($98) is luxuriously soft, a great neutral for pairing with any accessories, and will catch those little pieces of coffee cake you drop in the morning so you don't miss a morsel! What's not to love?... [More]

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Celebrate: Les Parisiennes Raspberries in Brandy

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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Urban Outfitters Acid Etched Letters

We really dig the decorating trend of using vintage-y looking or old neon letters, but they can be so expensive and/or hard to find. We're pretty into these Acid Etched Letters ($10) from Urban Outfitters. Not only are they rad looking, they're cheap enough that we can put bitch please... [More]

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Tom of Finland Eau de Parfum

We haven't always been complimentary about perfume house Etat Libre d'Orange - they're most famous for their revolting (and intentionally so) Sécrétions Magnifiques, which really is more a negative attention-getting technique than a wearable fragrance. What with that one and the naughty names they tend to pick, they devote a... [More]

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Victorinox Mint Green

The color of this Victorinox Mint Green ($24) says retro, but the sleek modern shape is such a departure from the Swiss Army Knife we're used to. Looking at it, we feel like teenagers all over again - we're a little turned on and a little confused, but overall, we're... [More]

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Salted

We're notorious under-salters when it comes to our dishes. Padma, Gail and Tom would kick us off of Top Chef in a heartbeat for not using enough of the simple seasoning. In preparation for our Top Chef tryout (we're aiming for 2022), we've picked up a copy of Salted: A... [More]

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Deborah Lippman Boom Boom Pow

It's got a terribly unfortunate name, but Deborah Lippman's Boom Boom Pow ($20) is a bangin' holiday nail polish. We adore the glimmering gold sparkles, though we're worried that every time we glance down at our nails that awful Black Eyed Peas song will pop into our heads. Worth it?... [More]

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Zombie Doorstop

Vampires have had their heyday and now it's time for zombies to shine! Creepy and crawly, this Zombie Doorstop ($20) will add a little eek! to your abode. Sure, you could just leave him out for the Halloween party, but why not replace that old brick you've been using to... [More]

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BHLDN Duchess Lace Cape

Ladies, this is what we would call an aspiration piece. Truthfully, it's pricy but not outrageously expensive, but we know damn well that we would have no business buying this Duchess Lace Cape ($610). First off, we don't even have the fashion balls to wear the simple grey wool cape... [More]

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Williams-Sonoma Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set

With the cooler weather, we're starting to think seriously about the holidays, and instead of focusing on the gifts we have to buy and the total sh*tshow the mall will be, we're thinking about things we enjoy: food. We're not the mavens in the kitchen we'd like to be, but... [More]

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Caterpillar Vase

The thought of caterpillars crawling around on our dining room table is wholly unappealing. However, the idea of a floral centerpiece that doesn't block our view of our guests lovely faces seems brilliant. We hereby conclude that the Caterpillar Vase ($16) is a genius little set of vases with a... [More]

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Butterfly Wall Clock

That trite phrase about time flying is a little overused for us, but the visual representation of it in this Butterfly Wall Clock ($49) is quite stunning. You can pace the butterflies wherever you'd like, giving yourself a bit of creative freedom when it comes to clock watching.... [More]

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Target Colorblock Dress

Every time we stop into a Target, this Colorblock Dress ($25) is sold out in our size. Then we have flashbacks to our fateful 8am Missoni trip and have to leave Target 'cause we've got the shakes. We've finally decided just to order it online, since it's such a great... [More]

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Neil George Indian Gooseberry Oil

Oh how we miss the days of Flintstone vitamins. Tangy, crunchy, power packs of healthy goodness down in our bellies every morning. Childhood was so delicious in comparison to these tasteless days of adulthood. However, we can still take our daily vitamin in the form of Neil George Indian Gooseberry... [More]

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Black Halo Pencil Skirt

We are losing our minds over the hotness of the Black Halo Pencil Skirt ($173), but the fact that this particular pattern is called "baby leopard" appalls us. Frankly, it's a turn off. The flattering seams and subtle sheer would be so much better if we didn't have to associate... [More]

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Babushka Ear Buds

Just when you thought matryoshkas fell off the quirky accessory radar, BAM! Babushka Ear Buds ($12) make their mark. If you're still embracing the stacking doll as 2011's thing-that-is-everywhere-and-on-everything, pick up a pair of these pronto before something new takes the crown that mustaches and owls seem to be hanging... [More]

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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Probably one of our favorite books of all time, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn ($11) seems to have practically disappeared from modern literature. Written by Betty Smith, this book chronicles the life of Francie Nolan as she experiences life growing up in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. We laughed at ash covered tits... [More]

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Ghost Costume

What, you expected a sheet with holes in it? If you still haven't decided on a Halloween costume, we kinda like this grey and tattery women's ghost getup ($35). Some pale makeup, stockings, and shoes and you're good to go. Just don't get chocolate on the veil while you're overindulging... [More]

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Stack Chair

We always need to buy things that justify our hoarding tendencies. The Stack Chair ($40) turns those collectible magazines into a real chair. It's like when Gepetto turns Pinocchio into a real boy, only more materialistic. Yay. All those last season ads in Vogue are becoming practical again.... [More]

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Bedhead Paul Laszlo Pajamas

This winter, rather than wearing your boyfriend's boxers and an ancient thermal while curling up on the couch to watch Mad Men (now streaming on Netflix, woot!), pick something more period appropriate like these Bedhead Paul Laszlo Pajamas ($128-132). These hip PJs are exclusive to the Los Angeles County Museum... [More]

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Bent Feather Bracelet

We can't count how many slumber parties were spent harnessing our 'light as a feather, stiff as a board skills.' While we don't play that game anymore (it would freak us the hell out if our husband could lift and balance us with one finger), we still have a soft... [More]

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Al Wadi Pomegranate Molasses

Whisked into a vinaigrette, brushed on grilled chicken, or lightly drizzled over fruit filled crepes, this Al Wadi Pomegranate Molasses ($12) from Iran is an unusual staple you should have in your kitchen. We're thinking of mixing up some exotic martinis or pepping up our thanksgiving cranberry sauce with it.... [More]

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Hand Painted Bike Bells

We know it's nearly winter. Ice will soon be taking over the world and forcing us to skate on black ice crusted sidewalks that nearly make us do the splits and rip the butt of our favorite jeans. But please, pleeeeease, just for a moment can we think about the... [More]

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Maggy London Jersey Blouson Dress

We know that some of those who missed Missoni for Target are still licking their wounds as they realize that everything good is out of stock and it's never. coming. back. If you're craving those zig zags, fear not. You can buy this Maggy London Jersey Blouson Dress ($128). The... [More]

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Essential Pepin

What has 700 recipes, marries French food and American classics, and costs less than 30 bucks? Did you peek? You peeked. Essential Pepin ($25) came out this week! We're pretty stoked about the insane amount of recipes, handy techniques, and DVD we'll we watching to master the art of homemade... [More]

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Animal Speakers

You know those annoying people who play their music really loud as though everyone else wants to listen to techno club music? Now you can be one of them, too! Yahoo! These cute Animal Speakers ($45) look like normal stuffed animals but actually give you the ability to torture complete... [More]

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Buttercup Pumpkin and Amaretti Cookies Pint

We love all things pumpkin. We love carving them, we love their roasted seeds, and we especially love the tasty desserts that come filing out on the market like a parade. We'll have our share of pumpkin pie in the next few months, but a girl can never get too... [More]

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Asos Revive Sequin Mini

So what if we've spent the last three New Years Eves sitting at home on the couch? This year is going to be different! We're getting glammed up and donning some sick stilettos and this Asos Revive Sequin Wrap Front Mini ($261)... and then sitting on the couch.... [More]

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Yochi Leopard Print Drop Earrings

If you're afraid of wearing leopard print, we don't understand you, but that doesn't mean we don't want to help you. The key here is baby steps. Start with these gently purring Yochi Leopard Print Drop Earrings ($54) before you work your way up to the big time.... [More]

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1Q84

We don't know how to begin explaining a 944 page book in one paragraph, but we'll start by saying 1Q84 ($16) has taken the world by storm. First written in Japanese, this novel borrows from George Orwell's 1984, while creating a lush story that is completely its own. Described as... [More]

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Crazy, Stupid, Love

Our wanting to own Crazy, Stupid, Love ($16) may or may not have anything to do with Ryan Gosling playing the sexy lead man (Oh, Steve Carell is in this movie? Kidding, we love him, too!). We will never be able to look at a Velcro wallet the same or... [More]

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Rupert Sanderson Palma Pumps

We definitely don't need another pair of black and white shoes in our closet. We're mad for them. They just add punch to any outfit; much more so than plain black. Of course, when we see these Rupert Sanderson Palma Pumps ($625), reason goes out the window, and all we... [More]

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Steven by Steve Madden Animal Print Clutch

You really want to go on Safari and you can't afford it, and you're trying to figure out a way to dress up your LBD for the umpteenth time. This is no problem. Just invest in this Steven by Steve Madden Animal Print Clutch ($128). It's cheaper than a Safari,... [More]

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Fruitsuper Design SBiR Apex Silicone Ring

It's not really a cocktail ring . . . more like a Capri Sun juicebox ring, to be honest. This sculpted blue silicone ring ($32) reminds us of playing with all of those fun different erasers in elementary school. The ones we didn't actually erase anything with because then they... [More]

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Skull Bobble Bottle Stoppers

Skulls used to really freak people out back in the day, and with good reason. It's a defleshed human head, people. It was a horrifying symbol of death. Now, they're just a trendy accessory that makes regular folks feel like they're being kind of hardcore, so people don't care as... [More]

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Wilton Finger-Cookie Pan

We debated making some ghoulish treats for our Halloween party in this Finger-Cookie Pan ($8), but we know our pervy friends would just make penis jokes all night. Waitaminute, that might be the perfect party ice breaker!... [More]

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Rahua Shampoo

As you all know, there are a good many of us currently preggo here at Outblush. And we all agree: our hair is looking faboosh! And we were at a loss as to how to recreate hormonally abundant pregnant hair after our little spawns entered this bright little world until... [More]

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BrazenDesign Storm Necklace

Stormy weather is coming, and you know what they say: If you can't beat it, join it! Show your hospitable attitude toward rain, lightning, and threatening cloud formations with this sterling silver BrazenDesign Storm Necklace ($60). If you'd rather hunker down and wait the arrival of spring, opt instead for... [More]

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Anthropologie Butterfly Lovers Earbuds

Curse you, Anthropologie for coming up with yet another way to drain our wallets. Not with cozy knit sweaters or pretty patterned frocks or ceramic kitchen crocks or sweetly scented candles, but with electronic accessories. $200 for headphones seems out-rage-ous, but these Butterfly Love Earbuds ($198) are freaking adorable.... [More]

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Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Long Glazing Metallic Sequined Gown

Rent? Student loans? Mortgages? What? We can't hear you over the sound of this dress! If for some reason you are reading this right now and have absolutely no debts or financial obligations in sight, please buy this Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Long Glazing Metallic Sequined Gown ($3,240) and wear... [More]

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RSVP International Stainless Steel Margarita Glasses

You might say margaritas are a summer drink, but to that, we say phooey. We would like to see these RSVP International Stainless Steel Margarita Glasses ($24 for 2) under the Christmas tree. Scratch that, can we get them in our trick or treat bags? We think the stainless steel... [More]

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Marni Lucite and Horn-embellished Bib Necklace

Here's another one for our "Not in a Million Years" Gift Wish List that we'll give out to everyone we know. This Marni Lucite and Horn-embellished Bib Necklace ($590) literally took our breath away, which means that when we saw it, we choked on our morning bagel because we got... [More]

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Spode Woodland Turkey Dinner Plate

The Spode Woodland Turkey Dinner Plate ($43) isn't a style we usually gravitate towards in dinnerware, but we love its antique appeal. We're envisioning a Thanksgiving spread that includes this piece, plus an eclectic assortment of mismatched serveware that will make even the most seasoned Anthropologie visual merchandising designer green... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Keyhole Dress for Meghan's Yorda Costume

Meghan writes: Hi Outblush Gals! Mitchy, I think this one might be for you... My sig. other and I have been thinking hard about a cool/unique Halloween costume, and we finally struck upon one! We are going to be Ico and Yorda, from the video game "Ico"! I am going... [More]

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Fall Flavors in Your Beauty Routine: Spice It Up!

Yum, it's fall! From pumpkin to cranberries to cinnamon, apples, and more, fall is pretty much our fave time of year, in terms of food. Everything is warm, cozy, spicy and rich - who wouldn't love it? Unfortunately, too many slices of apple-cranberry pie and too many pumpkin spice lattes... [More]

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Oliver Biscotti Appetizer Plates

We tell our kids not to play with their food, but as soon as they go to bed we get out our funniest shaped foods and these Oliver Biscotti Appetizer Plates ($3 each) and laugh ourselves to sleep. And at this price, we think it might even be worth springing... [More]

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You Can Go Your Own Way

Life lessons from Fleetwood Mac make excellent wall art, dontchathink? You Can Go Your Own Way ($40) by Amy Rice Art... [More]

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Kate Spade Air Quote Mittens

Finally, these Kate Spade Air Quote Mittens ($65) will help get the point across when we tell our gal pals we're tardy to our morning walk in the park because we "overslept", even though they all saw us leave the bar with that dark-haired stranger.... [More]

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Happ & Stahns Perfumers Eau de Parfum

Happ & Stahns Perfumers Eau de Parfum ($68). We repeat: the name of this company is Happ & Stahns. Need we say more? Nope.... [More]

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Liberty Book of Sewing

Oh, Liberty of London. Your prints are always so cheerful and beautiful. Your Target collection was classy and fun. And now your Liberty Book of Sewing ($28) is going to show us how to make our own amazing clothes and home decor. With 25 different patterns, there's sure to be... [More]

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Forever21 Ruched One Shoulder Dress

Holy budget wardrobe Batman! Throw on a tiny jacket, wrap up in a cute shawl or, weather be damned, show up wearing this Forever21 Ruched One Shoulder Dress ($20) with nothing else on. No matter how you dice it, this dress is fierce, flawless and forever less than twenty-one dollars.... [More]

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Fresh Sugar Face Polish Nourishing Mask With Strawberries

We're still trying to figure out how eating too much sugar supposedly creates pimples, but washing your face with it is great for your skin... We'll play amnesia for this Fresh Sugar Face Polish Nourishing Mask with Strawberries ($55). It smells so good and makes our skin so smooth we'll... [More]

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Skincando Combat Ready Line

Originally developed for soldiers in the field, Skincando Combat Ready Line ($5-60) has taken on a cult following in the mom-o-sphere. Perfect for those ladies who spend a great deal of time naked from the neck to the waist, dads who wash bottles instead of cars and babies who poo... [More]

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2007 Cortaccia Sauvignon Forhof

Explained as having a "big, bright tangerine nose" (which could aptly describe us during allergy season), this 2007 Cortaccia Sauvignon Forhof ($27) pairs excellently with chicken and fish, and will remind you of those warm summer evenings hanging out on your patio with a close group of friends.... [More]

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Uglydoll Cookie Jar

Uglydolls have been our go-to gifts for the little ones in our life, but we just haven't been able to justify buying ourselves yet another a stuffed animal. You know, 'cause we're grown ups. However, grown women do enjoy cookies, so we're happily adding some ugly to our kitchen with... [More]

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Celebrate: Beard On A Stick

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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Beige Snowflake Earmuffs

We're a bit ticked that we didn't see these fluffy little earmuffs while we went to University in a cold climate! These cute Beige Snowflake Earmuffs ($32) will have to be worn around our beach city all winter. And though it's not as charming when there's sweat dripping down our... [More]

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Pommery Meaux Grain Mustard in Stone Jar

'Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?' never seemed to get old as a kid. We still love that grainy mustard but we've been on the hunt for a new flavor to entice our palate and we hit the jackpot with this Pommery Meaux Grain Mustard ($22). Aside... [More]

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Trina Turk Dahlia Necklace

When we feel like splurging on piece of jewelry, we still want to be practical about our splurge. That's why we've selected this Trina Turk Dahlia Necklace ($225). It's stunning yet simple, and being that it's black and gold, it will go with everything. Our mother always said to think... [More]

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Essie Playa del Platinum

As cold weather elbows its way into our sunny lives, we find ourselves wishing summer would just come around again now! Someday we'll move somewhere with an endless summer, but for now, we'll settle for nail polish the color of sandy, sunny beaches. Essie Playa del Platinum ($8)... [More]

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L. Erickson Boho Braid Long and Skinny Barrette

We don't know if we'll ever grow out of barrettes. Sure we've moved on from the cheap plastic ice cream cone and teddy bear variety, but there is something to be said for pulling your hair out of your face when you need to get to work. We plan on... [More]

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Modern Vintage Style

We wish we'd had the wisdom Emily Chalmers offers in her book Modern Vintage Style ($26) while we were registering for our wedding eight years ago. It might have spared us the strange assortment of furniture and knick-knacks that now make up our apartment. We guess we'll be spending the... [More]

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Merona Maternity Strapless Chiffon Dress

We're knocked up, we have a lot of holiday parties looming in the future, and we're trying to save money for that crazy expensive yet mindblowingly cute crib bedding set we absolutely must have. Of course, we don't want to buy a really expensive maternity party dress that we're pretty... [More]

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Anjou Bakery Fruit Nut Crostini

Normally we'd look at you like you're nuts if you told us to buy crackers for more than 10 bucks, but these super tasty Anjou Bakery Fruit Nut Crostini ($12) are worth the extra bones (we're talking about money, get your minds out of the gutter!). Perfect for slathering with... [More]

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Protecting Vitamin Lipsaver

Terrifyingly cracked and flaky lips have spoiled many a beautiful kiss. This Protecting Vitamin Lipsaver ($18) is made for your man, but works wonders on your own lips. If he's anti-lip balm slip some on your own pout and make-out until it's worked its way into his chapped mess. Repeat... [More]

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Corked Storage Canister

We are so going to throw out our pasta sauce stained plastic containers that are now housing random Jamaican Jerk and homemade curry blends! These Corked Storage Canisters ($14) will look so cute in rows on our exposed shelves. Plus, who knows what chemicals are leeching into our garam masala... [More]

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Angelina's Gold Red Carpet Inspired Emerald Green Earrings

We have a penchant for all things dress up! We love wearing bold lipstick, and sexy dresses, and we especially looooove big statement earrings! We can't get enough of these Angelina's Gold Red Carpet Inspired Emerald Green Earrings ($65 on sale!). Say that three times in a row, fast! We... [More]

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Charlotte Ronson All Eye Need Eye Shadow Palette

After spending a couple years in the spotlight as Paris Hilton's not-as-skinny sidekick, Nicole Richie's life is turning out to be far more successful than anyone had probably bet on. Especially Paris. She's got a fabulous career, an adorable curly headed family and now Charlotte Ronson is naming her All... [More]

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Victoria's Secret Turtleneck Sweaterdress

It is totally possible to be warm and cozy and look super sexy at the same time. Just do like this model does and cross your legs like you have to pee while wearing this Victoria's Secret Turtleneck Sweaterdress ($70). Our version of cozy yet sexy? We'd wear this with... [More]

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Celebrate: Bellabe Facial Hair Removal

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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Loaded S'mores Gourmet Apple

Tis the season for apples and apple picking. We would love to take a bite out of this insanely delicious Loaded S'mores Gourmet Apple ($15). This good ol' Granny Smith is dipped in caramel and milk chocolate and then covered in graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows and extra milk chocolate... [More]

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iPhone 4 Hard Cover

We like the quaint idea that people actually still read the wanted ads in the newspaper instead of logging into Craigslist for their fix of free personals, missed connections, and goods for sale. We know you can find the world's greatest roommate on Craigslist, but can you find a iPhone... [More]

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Style Tryst Leni Bracelet

When our famous baked beans are missing something, we know to add a little lemon juice, and when our outfit is missing something, we know to add texture and shine. This Style Tryst Leni Bracelet ($36), which features snakeskin adorned with chains and crystals is just what we need to... [More]

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Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment

Rejuvenate. Renew. Replenish. Restore ($42) your hair back to its flirty, bouncy roots without the flirty, bouncy hairstylist judging your two inch roots in the salon chair.... [More]

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Worker B Rescue Putty

We can already tell it's going to be a long winter. Between the extreme hot and colds we've already experienced, and the cold windy weather we're in for, our poor hands and feet will be sporting a sexy crust by January. Or will they? We found this awesome Worker B... [More]

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Beecher's Sides Variety Pack

The only thing that strikes terror into our hearts during dinnertime more than a knife falling near our bare feet is the question 'what are we eating with the roast chicken?' We're good at whipping up main dishes, or dishes packed with veggies, or even casseroles dang it, but choosing... [More]

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The Path

Startling fact: not every creepy game involves zombies. Or implausible huge buildings with puzzles instead of doorknobs. Or a smug little pixelated yellow smiley face. Prepare yourself for Halloween with The Path, a take (or six takes) on the Little Red Riding Hood story from indie developer Tale of Tales... [More]

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Horsehead Bottle Opener

We didn't know who you were with... Horsehead Bottle Opener ($16).... [More]

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Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: October 17, 2011

We see a fair amount of green, gold, and black in this week's Shopping List poll at The Purse Page. Does that mean they have finance on the brain? Anyhow, pick the one you like best and look here in a week for the results and a batch of lookalikes... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Birthday Dress for Greg's Lovely Wife

Greg O. writes, "Hey Outblush! My wife's birthday is coming up soon (November 3rd) and I want to get her a nice dress. We both like a bit of a retro cut to our clothing, like this number here, but I'm certainly no expert at women's styles. So I come,... [More]

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J Crew Maisie Dress

We could stand to have a lot more dresses like the J Crew Maisie Dress ($178) in our closets: simple in style, and gorgeous in print. We could slip on this beauty and feel comfortable and pulled together without much effort. Seriously, our biggest decision will be flats, heels or... [More]

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Chrysler Building Lantern

Make your room shine like the top of the Chrysler building! Fortunately that's not a hard knock. Just stick a candle in it. Chrysler Building Lantern ($65).... [More]

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ASOS Kimono Jacket

Get the cut of a cape without the heavy feel. The angled sleeves keep the drapery feeling light an airy on the ASOS Kimono Jacket ($61). Leaf shaped toggle knot clasps make it potentially too adorable with a jumper underneath. Pair with tights for wind-readiness.... [More]

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Doubtblush: Channeling Coco! Flat Top Sunglasses

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 started out looking for... [More]

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Sara Happ Peppermint Lip Scrub

We could try some DIY recipe for a lip scrub but we have a feeling that would go about as well as last season's dismal attempt at dying our hair a darker shade of "You Clearly Got That Out of the Box". Sara Happ Peppermint Lip Scrub ($24) takes the... [More]

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Liquorish Leopard Print Maxi Dress

Some people like to blend in. Some people like to stand out. We always want to stand out like a bright neon star against the sea of black, navy, dishwater boring beige, and the vaguely more daring eggplant we've been seeing at events lately. We wouldn't wear this Liquorish Leopard... [More]

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Strip He Glasses Gift Box

We've seen enough mudflap girls to last us a lifetime. It's time to put your lips on one hot piece of gl-ass. 22 dolla' will make you holla! No, really, it will. Strip He Glasses Gift Box ($22 of 4).... [More]

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Kit Heath Sterling Silver Rope Bangle

Silver ropes are sleeker than actual ropes. We're not really into hemp accessories, if you get my meaning. The Kit Heath Sterling Silver Rope Bangle ($103), however, is elegance at its metallic best.... [More]

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Felt Trivet

This colorful Felt Trivet ($20) reminds us of playing bejeweled. Except the prize isn't a high score, it's a casserole. And the game is over when someone spills cheese sauce on it.... [More]

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Pendleton Shift Dress

We love our Pendleton blanket, but we can't figure out a good way to wear it without looking really bulky. We're going to end our struggle to turn our source of warmth and comfort into a fashion statement, and we're going to end it by splurging on this Pendleton Shift... [More]

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Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red

If your lips are already pretty pigmented and full, and when you put on anything but nude gloss you look like a Bratz Doll, you usually just stay away from red lipstick even though it looks so great on your friends. If you really want to try out a red... [More]

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T-shirt Chair Rag Edition

The concept of anything made from rags costing us almost a thousand dollars leaves us flabbergasted. Sure, it's admirable that they recycled old t-shirts and wove them into the T-shirt Chair Rag Edition ($917 fully textiled, $435 frame only). This cool shape and versatility even won it the Green Furniture... [More]

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You Tell Us: Cedar Herb Garden

It's not that we don't think this herb garden isn't cool, because we totally do. What we think is funny about this "planter" is that it looks like a refurbished wall filing tray that we trashed a few months ago. Except they made it deeper and are charging about 120... [More]

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Low Luv Bone Stack Ring

Halloween jewelry always looks so distinctly Halloweenie, and we feel like it's hard to find something we'll wear again. Throw us a bone, jewelry designers! Oh, hey! Look at this! There's no bones about it, this Low Luv Bone Stack Ring ($35) makes us wanna bone.... [More]

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Alfajor Havanna Mixtos

A devoted reviewer said they've "done all sorts of crazy things to get their hands on these" (that's what she said). We'd like some specifics... While we've never tried these Alfajor Havanna Mixtos ($32 or 12), we're pretty certain we'd do just about anything for a cookie that consists of... [More]

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John Varvatos USA Fragrance

We were really intrigued by John Varvatos USA Fragrance ($70) until we realized that one of the models on his main page has the exact same haircut we've been rocking for 6 months now. And then we just felt...washed up and somewhat unoriginal, totally writing off the fragrance based solely... [More]

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Religion Jade Coat

The Religion Jade Coat ($154) looks way more high end than the price, and honestly, we need a bib for all this drool. Seem too cool for school and let the oversized roll neck hang asymmetrically, or zip it up for a more relaxed military reference. It's too much.... [More]

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Rude Hand Gestures of the World

You might be amazing at being rude in your own country in your own native tongue, but what about when you travel? How are you supposed to be rude to people when you don't even know how to ask them where the bathroom is? It's tough, we know, so we... [More]

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Printed Jam Jar

In case anyone was wondering, you make delicious jam. It has to be true. It says it on the jar. Printed Jam Jar ($8).... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Homecoming Dress for Kylie

Kylie writes: "Hi Outblush, I am looking for a FABULOUS dress to wear to my high school homecoming dance and was wondering if you could help. I would like a dress around $80. I really like one shoulder dresses, but I also like strapless. I would prefer a blue, purple,... [More]

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Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner

We remember those middle school days where we spent more time than necessary in front of the mirror primping for the high school boys who would only see us on the off chance we were in the joint parking lot at the same time. Days full of audibly crunchy hair... [More]

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Peacock Card Set of 6

They say it's Peacock print, but we think it looks like it's time take a pill from our birth control pack. Who knew writing thank you notes daily is also 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy? Now you do. Peacock Card Set of 6 ($25).... [More]

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Jail Plantable

We've come a long way from hunting and gathering - too far, perhaps? The Jail Plantable ($Inquire, made to order) tries to bring the nature back into cooking. The frame acts as a climbing frame for veggies (try tomatoes, herbs and sweet peas), and the top is English oak. Yeah... [More]

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Les Nereides Baroque Ring

We fully support ornamentation just for the sake of gettin' purdy. Welcome the Les Nereides Baroque Ring ($42) onto the vanity table. You offer us a bright turquoise architectural embellishment to wear on our hand, and we say yes, please.... [More]

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Celebrate: Black and White Sequin Blazer

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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Bite High Pigment Pencil Trio

More and more we're seeing makeup artists ditch the lip stick and fully embrace the lip pencil for total mouth application. We're all on board with this. Bite High Pigment Pencil Trio ($38) already has us daydreaming about our next cosmetic experiment night (you know, that night where you gather... [More]

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Vera Bradley Berry Tea for One

Why do the little ones get to have all the fun? With this absolutely gorgeous Vera Bradley Berry Tea for One set ($25), they don't. You can turn every cup of tea into a veritable tea party. It's perfect for those cold winter mornings, when all you want to do... [More]

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KNO Clothing Popsicle Shirt

It's not summer anymore, so why would you want a summer-y themed Popsicle Tee ($30)? Oh my goodness, girlfriend. So many reasons! First of all, just because it isn't summer doesn't mean popsicles aren't cute in graphic form on a top. Second, you love popsicles no matter what time of... [More]

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Wonder Woman Knee High Socks with Capes

Halloween is definitely a day where if we want to, we can sex it up a little bit more than usual. We definitely used to do this in our hot-blooded early 20s, but now... we get cold! We're digging up our old Wonder Woman costume this year, but we're covering... [More]

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EuroCuisine Yogurt Maker

We saw this study chart that says over a long time, eating yogurt is most likely to make you lose the most weight. Then we started eating yogurt everyday. Then we realized that we wanna make our own. Hence the EuroCuisine Yogurt Maker ($30). Parfait dessert and more the natural... [More]

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Monif C Emme Ponte Knit Arrow Dress

It would take a woman with some ovarian fortitude to wear bright red across a body part that many of us would like to hide, but we think this Monif C. Emme Ponte Knit Arrow Dress ($208) in its navy blue and siren red incarnation would be pretty head turning... [More]

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CK Forbidden Euphoria

Where is your secret pleasure place? No, not there. Here, we'll go first: when we get a spare minute in the cubicle, we close our eyes imaging a carnival where the rides all vibrate and the cotton candy is laced with vodka. That's the effect CK Forbidden Euphoria ($80) has;... [More]

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Linea Pelle Alex Zipp Speedy Bag

Remember that orange plastic pumpkin head thing you used to use to go tricker treating when you were just a wee one? We think this Linea Pelle Alex Zipp Speedy Bag ($450) is the grown up, way more expensive version of that. It's new and improved with the same bright... [More]

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Guarana Antarctica

Let us first preface that although you can buy Guarana sodas from other brands, Guarana Antarctica ($29 for 12pk) is the best tasting brand bar none. We worked our way through college in a Churrascaria, and took advantage of our employee discount to get as much of this tasty beverage... [More]

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Girardini Zensora Vase

Thanks for believing in good design in decor, Julie and Ken Girardini; your Zensora Vase ($250) does it for us. Albeit, it's right out of our Star Trek fever dream, but yes futuristic metal curves are pretty. Sure the Sticks Vase ($245) is a little less ostentatious, but we're kind... [More]

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Bouchique Sparkle Has It Flats

Sometimes we wish we were getting marrieds so that we could make style boards and buy gorgeous things in white and ivory. These Bouchique Sparkle Has It Flats ($30) would make a great dancin' shoe for a bride who plans on getting down at her reception. They'd make for some... [More]

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Bummer Baskets Beer's to Happy Endings Glasses

Beer's to Happy Endings Glasses ($19, set of 4), except when Beer's to not so happy endings because you drank one too many, feel up the stairs leading to your apartment, hugged the toilet all night long, and stayed in your PJ's until 6pm the next day. But you, like... [More]

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Vintage Typewriter Key Necklace

We're still sad we couldn't scrape together the cash to buy Cormac McCarthy's typewriter, which went for $245,500 at auction. We really wanted to run our hands over the keys that produced Blood Meridian, The Road, and No Country for Old Men, but alas, we are not wealthy ladies. Instead... [More]

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Body Time China Rain

One of us Outblush babes grew up in Berkeley, CA, where the intoxicating scent of China Rain ($varies) was invented at the Body Time store on Shattuck Avenue, and she's loved it most of her life. It's the perfect blend of fresh, floral, and musk. It's sexy without being in-your-face,... [More]

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Fresh Potato Gnocchi

We loved gnocchi from the first time our mom mispronounced it as g-no-che. Adorable, no? This Fresh Potato Gnocchi ($5) from Divine Pasta Company is a no-brainer for weekday meals. Simply toss them into boiling water, cook 2 minutes, open a can of whoop-ass on your fighting kids pasta sauce... [More]

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Little Pea Holland Denim Dress

When we were preschool age future style bloggers, we were already taking time to pick out our outfits. It isn't easy now, and it was only a little easier back then. Oh, how we would have loved to have this Little Pea Holland Denim Dress ($20, on sale!) around to... [More]

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Jeffery Campbell Suebee Flatforms

They're flat! They're platforms! They're flatforms! They add height without the discomfort of high heels, and we love that. We know flatforms are nothing knew, but we particularly like this pair because of the shiny patent leather and the cute ankle strap that will hold them on snugly, even during... [More]

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Candy Corn Candle

Normally at this time of year we'd be eating candy corn by the handful. Those colors and that aroma are intoxicating to our senses, but we know we could do without the sugar. If we can keep from taking a bite out of it, we're thinking this Candy Corn Candle... [More]

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Ija Designs Swallow Cut Out Cuff

According to some girls, you should never, ever wear anything that might make a guy think about sex. If you agree, then this gorgeous hammered gold Ija Designs Swallow Cut Out Cuff ($212) is a big no-no for you because of the completely obvious "Hey, do you swallow?" jokes. But,... [More]

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J'Adore Paris Tea Towel Fabric

Just because one of us is going to Paris next month for her first time we thought we'd post this cute J'Adore Paris Tea Towel Fabric ($18 and up). We were thinking of making a dress out of it so we can further the American stereotype as loud, obnoxious foreigners...... [More]

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2011 Holiday Gift Idea: Monster Doodles for Kids

Give your slightly morbid niece or nephew what they really want for Christmas. Forgo the standard art supplies and give them this awesome Monster Doodles for Kids ($10) art book. Way more inspiring than a blank notebook, this book provides fodder for doodles and maybe even story ideas... You supply... [More]

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Orgins Organic Baby Gown

According to our 91-year-old grandfather, babies are, "A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." We know that this quote was originally attributed to Jerome K. Jerome, but we like to gives Gramps some credit for remembering stuff and saying funny things when his... [More]

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Diane Von Furstenberg Petite Collection Flatware Set

The only reason we got married was for the registration (Kidding! Kidding!). We totally love this Diane Von Furstenberg Petite Collection Flatware Set ($106), but if you are like us you'll only get five (incredibly awesome and super expensive) settings of the ten you asked for. In which case you're... [More]

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Nars All About Cheeks Palette

For a while now, we've been relying on orgasms and desire for all our blushing and flushing needs. Oops! We meant Nars Orgasm and Nars Desire blushes. Now we're really blushing! Anyway, we're going to get this Nars Danmari All About Cheeks Palette ($65) because we're ready to try some... [More]

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Auto Safety Kit and Sports Utility Shovel

Last time we checked the back of our car we were stocked with a Thomas Guide from 2005, a pair of yellow flats from Target that made our toes cramp, one turquoise scarf that had been left for dead, two tennis racquets that haven't been used since we graduated from... [More]

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Downeast Basics It's a Date Cardi

We certainly will take this cute little Downeast Basics It's a Date Cardi ($37) out with us on our next movie night! It's perfect for the weather right now--an extra layer for warmth without all the added bulk of a coat. We also think it's neutral colors and slightly feminine... [More]

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Best of Beecher's Gift Box

The Best of Beecher's Gift Box ($125) so totally kicks the trash out of Pepperidge Farms and their yard o' beef stick basket that it's laughable. Featuring 4 pounds of assorted cheese, delectable spreads and crisp crackers, all you need to add are some great bottles of wine!... [More]

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Eat Tea Towel

You know those super smug skinny bitches that throw around the comment that "they eat to live, and don't live to eat"?. They can go eff themselves. This Eat Tea Towel ($24) expresses our sentiment perfectly. Live, Love, Eat. Not necessarily in that order.... [More]

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Roberto Cavalli Fox Necklace

We have been begging our husband to agree to the purchase of this Roberto Cavalli Swarovski Crystal and Fluorite Fox Necklace ($1,310) for months now, with no results. We promised he'd never have to buy us another item of jewelry again, or another birthday present. Ever. Again. That's how much... [More]

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Nars Heatwave Lipstick

In honor of the hot as a personal-performance-from-the-entire-cast-of-thunder-down-under record temperature day we had in LA yesterday, we wanted to share this Nars Heat Wave Lipstick ($24) with you. It won't give you a lady-boner, but it will sexy up your face. Which might lead to some action later... Just saying.... [More]

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Go Gentle Baby French Terry Trousers

Babies and toddlers pretty much universally hate wearing pants, and we can't blame them. Their little leggos are so smooth and delicious! We'd want to run around pants-less too. Alas, this cannot be most of the time, like at school or in the middle of his favorite pizza place. These... [More]

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2011 Holiday Gift Idea: Carbonite is Forever Giclee

Everybody knows a Star Wars fanatic. It's your duty this season to give them the shove they need to upgrade the art on their bedroom walls from slave Leia fan drawings and all too recognizable movie posters to something more akin to the Carbonite is Forever Giclee ($125). This campy,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Wedding Guest Dress for Greece-bound Sarah

Sarah writes: "Hello Outblush! I have been in a whirlwind romantic relationship with a man who lives on the other side of the world for just over a year now. We travel about every two months to see each other, often meeting in Europe. On our next trip we will... [More]

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Fetch Dog Breast Cancer Awareness Shop

There are tons of various baubles, bangles, candles, scnted things, scarves, shirts, and so on for you to wear to show your support, but consider that Fido cares too! Treat him or her to a leash, collar, or toy that says he or she supports his favorite human lady, or... [More]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Best Friends Necklace Set

Though we're not sure we'd buy this Peanut Butter and Jelly Best Friends Necklace Set ($15) by Dirty Water Designs for ourselves and our BFFs, it would definitely be well received by our tween sisters or nieces. Since it's never too early to be thinking about holiday gifts, we're gonna... [More]

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ASOS Purple Skinny Jeans

Colored denim is in for Fall, and this is Outblush, so what color are we wearing? OMG NEON PURPLE! We are loving these ASOS Purple Skinny Jeans ($56) all over the place. During the day we're pairing them with a chunky sweater in a soft neutral, but at night we're... [More]

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Celebrate: Rocky Mountain Mudslide Cake

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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MAC Cosmetics Opulash Optimum Black Mascara

Have your lashes grown too big for their drug store mascara britches? Serve them up a heaping of MAC Cosmetics Opulash Optimum Black Mascara ($15), now bigger, bolder and blacker. That's what she said.... [More]

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Doubtblush: Spirit Hoods

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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Long Green Brocade Corset

There aren't many days in the year when we can rationalize purchasing a gorgeous piece like this Long Green Brocade Corset ($70, on sale). We have office jobs, so it's not like we can bust this out on a work day. But we CAN justify the sale price and order... [More]

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Diesel 'Fresh & Bright' Amazonite

This Diesel "Fresh & Bright" Amazonite ($90) is making us feel pretty happy over here at Outblush HQ. It has a soft texture, and we love that it's big enough to use as a clutch, but small enough to toss in our big work bag along with our novel to... [More]

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2011 Holiday Gift Idea: Ribbon Candy Quilt Kit

This Ribbon Candy Quilt Kit ($52) should keep your mom busy (AKA: quiet for the next few weeks about when you're going to give her a grandkid) during your holiday visit. Enjoy a few distraction free days after Christmas or if you must, have her open it before Christmas if... [More]

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Tasty Trio Tiffin Box

Have you been teetering on the edge of the "I should I really take my lunch to work to save calories and also some serious cash" fence? Teeter no more! This Tasty Trio Tiffin Box ($37) is so adorable, you will want to pack it up with munchies at take... [More]

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Pink Martini Emerson Embassy Ruffle Coat

The camel coat is timeless, but they often feel a bit too menswear inspired to us. Layering up for cold weather already has us feeling bulky and un-feminine, so throwing on a camel coat that looks like our dad could've owned it doesn't help us out any, no matter how... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Forever 21 Colorful Fair Isle Slippers

We're all for cheap comfort this winter, especially if it looks as cute as these Colorful Fair Isle Slippers ($7) from Forever 21. Sure, they may not be the creme de la creme of cozy feet coverings, but they'll keep our toes toasty. And if we wear them out, we're... [More]

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Becker Eshaya (be) Eau de Parfume

Some of us are still floating on a cloud of summer humidity waiting to descend into the throws of fall. Until we reach that point on the thermometer, we're introducing Becker Eshaya (be) Eau de Parfume ($65) as a fragrance escort to help us get through the last torturous moments... [More]

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Monserat De Lucca Brass T-Rex Skeleton Necklace

A little part of us has always been fascinated with dinosaurs. If we hadn't become shopping experts, who knows? Maybe we would've pursued paleontology. We're just going to settle for the best of both worlds with the Brass T-Rex Skeleton Necklace ($95) from Monserat De Lucca. We've spent plenty of... [More]

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Alexa Chung for Madewell Grandma Skirt

We have to come right out and say that we don't believe naming this skirt the Grandma Skirt ($130 on sale) was a good idea. Frankly, this whole long skirt trend can go a little matronly if it's not done right, so the name seems like a poor choice. But,... [More]

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The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics

Scent scholar Luca Turin and writer Tania Sanchez, collaborators on the voluminous, erudite, and catty Perfumes: The A-Z Guide, have created another olfactory reference book: The Little Book of Perfumes ($12). It's timed and priced to make a good stocking stuffer - but it's far from clear who it ought... [More]

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Celebrate: Black Hound New York Gianduja Chocolate Cake

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]

Godiva Chocolate Skull Lollipop

Godiva Chocolate Skull Lollipop

Make no bones about it! Even the baddest of bad boys would take a bite of this sweet skull candy. Godiva Chocolate Skull Lollipop ($6)... [More]

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Kara by Kara Ross Lizard and Onyx Eclipse Ring

We just took our 2-year-old to the dermatologist to have a thing cut out of his face, and that stoic little guy didn't even flinch through the whole thing. Not the lidocaine shot. Not the stitches. Nothing. You know why? He's a tough guy like his Mommy. We're showing off... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Dressier Black Flats for Katie G.

Katie G. writes: "Hello again, Outblush Ladies! You did such an awesome job of finding me "grad school interview outfits in South Carolina" back in March, I thought I'd ask for your help again! Grad school is going WONDERFULLY, but now I need a big girl wardrobe to match my... [More]

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Plex Mantle Cuckoo Clock

A reference to put a bird on it and the cute Plex Mantle Cuckoo Clock ($317) by Diamantini & Domeniconi are like tea and biscuits. They just go together. This piece is a contemporary take on the classic cuckoo clock. The animated cuckoo is decidedly modern with its minimal sleekness,... [More]

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Steve Madden BFANCYY

We may mute our color palatte when fall comes around, but we never diminish the amount of sequins we wear! Now that we've put away our brightly colored summer satchel, this sparkly Steve Madden BFANCYY ($98) is in heavy rotation. The taupe is seasonally appropriate while the sequins keep it... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Spider Multi Charm Necklace

We were excited when we got an email bearing the words "Betsey Johnson Halloween Jewelry"; we imagined a colorful collection full of familiar motifs like pumpkins and candy. Instead, we were treated to a much darker, more somber line of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, like this Betsey Johnson Spider Multi... [More]

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Buzzy

Well visits for children don't always go so well...even though there are good intentions involved. Regardless of the good intentions, crazy balloons characters and yummy lollipops they get, no child likes the vaccinations. Next time you visit the pediatrician, make sure you have your babe's new best friend in tow... [More]

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Jo Totes Millie

Oh hey, you must be a photographer Why yes, I am! How could you tell? Was it my slightly disheveled hipster look, or my awesomely artsy aura that you picked up on? It was that big black square bag you have slung across your body. You don't have to tote... [More]

Plackers Kids 1st Flossers

Plackers Kids 1st Flossers

If you have kids, your morning routine just got a whole lot easier. Now your little ones will be more than happy to brush and floss their pearly whites thanks to Plackers Kids 1st Flossers ($2). These cool fluoride-coated flossers are in the shape of friendly characters in vivid colors.... [More]

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Ivanka Trump Kyra Pumps

Oh Ivanka Trump Kyra Pumps ($145), let us count the ways. We love your ankle strap, your cheerful, warm colors, and that perfect dark edging that makes those bold hues pop even more. But we're especially digging the wide range of sizes available in this shoe; it's offered in size... [More]

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Hello Lucky Caroling Creatures Cards

Personally, we have about ten years worth of Christmas cards that we bought the day after Christmas at Target for 75% off. But if your post-holiday hoarding tendencies aren't so extreme, we recommend these Hello Lucky Caroling Creatures Cards ($15 for 6). Not only are these woodland critters hip, vintage,... [More]

Betsey Johnson Too Too Perfume

Betsey Johnson Too Too Perfume

We're suckers for a sweet new scent! We're gaga for the new Betsey Johnson Too Too Perfume ($62). The flirty smell of sweet passion fruit, mandarin, ginger, patchouli, jasmine, vanilla and other delicious ingredients will make you feel irresistible. And did we mention the gorgeous bottle? This pretty bottle reminds... [More]

Banana Bunker

Banana Bunker

Get your mind out of the gutter, ladies! The Banana Bunker ($6) is used to prevent your precious banana from bruising while he flops all around in the bottom of your tote on your subway ride.... [More]

Legwarmers with Buttons and Stirrups

Legwarmers with Buttons and Stirrups

We're stoked that the Footloose remake hits theaters today. You can bet your bottom dollar, we'll be shaking our booties in our seats. How appropriate would it be for us to rock these chic Legwarmers with Buttons and Stirrups ($55)? They may be a bit more Flashdance era, but we... [More]

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See's Candies Sour Bats

Treats are upon us this month and we're bitterly in love with See's Candies Sour Bats ($6). These scrumptious candies are addictive in tangy flavors like tangerine, lemon and sour berry. It's a great treat for the adult Halloween lover in you.... [More]

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Antique Button Necklace

We're mildly obsessed with this Antique Button Necklace ($28) by compass Rose Design. We love the vintage button and the long chain! Personally we think it's (wait for it, wait for it....) cute as a button. Ahhhhhh yeah.... [More]

Etch a Sketch Game Pen

Etch a Sketch Game Pen

We remember playing with our Etch a Sketch for hours upon hours.....just doodling and erasing...doodling some more. We would kill so much time in our little cubicle if we had an Etch a Sketch Game Pen ($2) in our pen collection. Of course it would be very productive time.... [More]

House of Holland For Pretty Polly Orange Striped Socks

House of Holland For Pretty Polly Orange Striped Socks

Orange ya glad we found the House of Holland For Pretty Polly Orange Striped Socks ($14)? Who would have thought your legs could be so creamsicle-y delicious! These knee-length socks are perfect for any Halloween fanatic that is festive all month long.... [More]

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2011 Holiday Gift Idea: Bettie Page Playing Cards

Men. What do they even want for Christmas? It's hard to find things that will make them perk up and show some enthusiasm for the holidays. This year, stuff their stockings with a set of Bettie Page Playing Cards ($3). We see them being a hit with your retro obsessed... [More]

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Building a Better Fall Wardrobe with Nordstrom & UGG

Be honest: When you hear "UGG", your mind automatically goes to those often-copied fluffy sheepskin boots, right? Us, too. Which is why we were so pleasantly surprised to discover UGG has a full line of stylish shoes and boots at Nordstrom that go way beyond cute 'n puffy. Case in... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Tops to Cover Deirdre's Tattoos

Deirdre writes: "Hello! I am hoping that you can help me out with an ongoing wardrobe problem I'm having. I think Janetor might be the best to help, but I'll take the help anyway I can get it. I have tattoos. Many of them. This have never been much of... [More]

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Booted Out: Wide Calf Boots

Ah, fall... Crisp apples, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and BOOT TIME, BABY! We love us some boots, yessirree Bob, we do, and clearly, y'all do, too. Last fall & winter, we got so many virtually identical Personal Shopper requests for boots, though, that we started to get sick of those... [More]

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Spider Necklace

Just the idea of having anything even remotely spider-like anywhere near us, especially on our neck, makes us go a little insane. If you are not as squeamish as us, try this Spider Necklace ($10) on for size. We think it's cute enough to wear to the office for a... [More]

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Yellow Submarine Tea Infuser

Tea all lives in the yellow submarine, the yellow submarine, the yellow submarine... Yellow Submarine Tea Infuser ($14).... [More]

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Slatkin & Co. Wallflowers

Skip the dime store plug-in fragrance routine. Check out these bad boys. Slatkin & Co. Wallflowers ($9) are the cutest thing to hit Halloween since the Watermelon Fairy costume. Snag them up cheap, disperse them amongst the whole house and walk into a home that smells of Leaves, Cranberry Woods,... [More]

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Jeri Cohen Pug Dog Cocktail Ring

Shomething shparkly that we can shnuzzle?! Shign us up! We'd love to have this shmadorable little guy on our finger instead of some blah-worthy princess cut diamond engagement ring like everyone else has. Jeri Cohen Pug Dog Cocktail Ring ($8,000)... [More]

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Doubtblush: Rare Gem Pet Necklace

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

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So Very Happy

We have no idea idea whether or not french fries are actually good for birds to be eating, but we do know that they love eating them. Hey, that's just like us! To feel super happy every day, we're going to get this life affirming So Very Happy print ($23)... [More]

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Iron Fist Zebracorn Platform Heel

HELLO Lisa Frank Halloween costume!!!! Now all we need are some more neon animal print doodads and a unicorn wig and we. are. there. Iron Fist Zebracorn Platform Heel ($39)... [More]

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Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way To Health

We were literally eating a fist full of Twizzlers when we stumbled upon Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way To Health ($8). We've been hearing a lot about this book and even heard there was a movie about it. While we still plan on finishing this handful of red... [More]

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Markhed Design Creepy Cleaver Necklace

We're posting this now because it's getting near All Hallow's Eve time, but you could definitely wear this Creepy Cleaver Necklace ($70) all year if that's your (morbid) style. The perfect little drip of bright, shiny red enamel on the polished sterling silver blade sends sensational shivers up our spines,... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Lisa Frank Book Skinz

You protect yourself with a raincoat, sunscreen, condoms, etc. Your protect your cat by keeping him inside. You protect your good jewelry by hiding it in your secret place at the bottom of your dirty laundry hamper. You protect everything that's worth anything to you by covering it, hiding it,... [More]

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A Zombie Ate My Cupcake Cookbook

ZOMG! We are soo going to get this A Zombie Ate My Cupcake Cookbook ($11) for The Walking Dead Premier! We are going to make creepy cupcakes and eyeball cocktails and get our freak out on! Seriously, two of our favorite things- Zombie and cupcakes combined into one delicious treat?!... [More]

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House of Harlow 1960 Sasha Sunglasses

These round frame House of Harlow 1960 Sasha Sunglasses ($144) are a bit pricy for us, especially since we're always losing sunglasses at a record-breaking rate. We can justify this purchase though, because this pair has built-in earrings, so it's really a two-fer kind of deal. The removable tassels hang... [More]

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Map Of Europe Steel Thermos Bottle

Map of Europe? Check. Thermos to keep you toasty while you're riding on double deckers and strolling down quaint French streets? Check. We need this Map Of Europe Steel Thermos Bottle ($27) whether or not we're going to the old country anytime soon.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Planner to End All Planners for Jennie

Jennie writes: Hi Outblush!! Thank you SO much for your site! I visit it at least once a day and I've received some great help from you all in the past! I'm in need of some more though....My work life has recently gone from crazy to one flew over the... [More]

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Wildflowers and Butterflies Body Pillow

When we got married a few years ago, along with the multiple crock-pots and dozens of Pyrex cookware we were overloaded with, we got a few things we didn't register for as well. We loved the psychedelic lamp that shone a miniature aurora borealis (our mom-in-law said our babies would... [More]

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Fairy Teal

If you know in your heart that it's Fall, but you're not quite ready to say byebye to Summer colors, strike a balance with this Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Fairy Teal ($7). It's deeper and richer than the neons we were so fond of in July,... [More]

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Moshi Moshi Blue Handset

If you were born after 1995 you probably have never seen one of these. They're called a handset. One side you can hear from and one side you speak into. The Moshi Moshi Blue Handset ($30) lets us have that old vintage appeal without the hassle of actually being stuck... [More]

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Nicolas Potel's Rouge Cuvee Burgundy

There's something about relaxing with a glass of burgundy after a long day. As our sister-in-law says 'it's so nice having the edges of the day just a little bit fuzzy.' With hits of strawberry and cherry, we say pair this Nicolas Potel's Rouge Cuvee Burgundy ($17) with a braised... [More]

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Earth Swank Suede Boots

These Earth Swank Suede Boots ($85 on sale!) rocked our world while we backpacked all over Spain for ten days last November (and by backpack we mean small Jansport, 3 shirts, some underwear and camera gear consuming half the space- backpacking). We got them in the mail the day we... [More]

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Snowball Nine Patch Crib Quilt Kit

Now more than ever baby showers are being taken over by homemade gifts. While we love the hipster fabric trimmed burp cloths and the felt flower headbands, we think this Snowball Nine Patch Crib Quilt Kit ($45) would be the ultimate in homemade gifts. What says 'No, I'm not jealous... [More]

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Celebrate: Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide For Young Skeptics

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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Mod Multi Shoulder Tote

We've been hitting up our local library more often now that it's starting to cool down for fall. As much as we love carrying our books in an old target plastic bag, we think this Mod Multi Shoulder Tote ($19) might be more effective for hiding our self-help books, dirty... [More]

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Cotton Tail Paper Clips

Personally, we're rather surprised that these Cotton Tail Paper Clips ($10) aren't bursting out of the seams after being closed up together in the box. But what do we know?... [More]

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The Stand

If you're addicted to apocalyptic speculative fiction and you've run out of zombie books, give Stephen King's The Stand ($6) a shot. At 1,439 pages, it's no small undertaking, but those pages turn fast. Read on as 99% of the world's population dies of a highly contagious superflu, leaving the... [More]

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Silk Strand Tie Necklace

Don't get us wrong, we love Stella and Dot, but we can't get past the 200+ cost of their awesome necklaces. If we have to decide against getting our groceries for the month or buying a necklace, we're not going to pass up the cheese counter at Whole Foods. So... [More]

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Pack This Notepad

The last time we jumped into our car for a last-minute road trip we forgot to pack our toothbrush, phone charger, and underwear. As much as we love accidentally living like a granola-sista for a week, we would much rather leave the house feeling like we're not missing some vital... [More]

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Ikea Lusy Rug

You may think your beige and sage green interior decorating is chic and peaceful, but we think it's pretty boring, which is why we fall asleep in that big taupe chair every time we come over (it is NOT the wine). Bring some color into your abode with this Ikea... [More]

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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

The way we see it, there are two ways to get through the holiday stress- either overload on desserts, or get so sloshed from holiday parties that October through December is a vague memory. Oooor just pick up some Dogfish Head Punkin Ale ($8 for four) and get the best... [More]

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First Pick French Terry Dress

We're totally in love with this First Pick French Terry Dress ($79) because it's basically an extension of the tee shirt we wear every day anyways- only more dressed up and muffin top free. Cut in a flattering slight a-line and made from soft slub french terry, we're almost certain... [More]

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Flint and Lars Squeeker Bone

Halloween's coming so it's excusable to have chewed up bits of bone strewn all over your apartment. But what about the rest of the year? Kiss soggy, knobby bits of dog bones that seem to always end up all over the house goodbye. These cool Flint and Lars Squeeker Bones... [More]

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Heath Bud Vase

We're thinking of buying this Heath Bud Vase ($25) to dress up our fall table with. We're gonna fill it with small branches full of fall leaves that we collected on our morning hike or bright, cheerful Asters.... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Alexa from Dating, Mating, Procreating - Doubtlush: Smitten Mittens

Here's a special guest post by Alexa from Dating, Mating, Procreating, a blog about... well... umm... dating, mating, and procreating. It's also about being a girl in the Big Apple and just trying to make sense of life and love. Today she's bringing us a vomit-in-your-mouth fantastic Doubtlush, and we're... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Non-overpowering Leopard Print for Sade

Sade writes: "Hi Outblush!! I love your website (its my homepage) and I need help now! I have to go to a wedding the end of this October and I'm not sure what to wear. I love to be fashion forward but I'm not trying to overpower the others with... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Charlotte Russe Belt Trio

We've decided that it's time to start buying our skinny belts in bulk since we wear them with just about everything we own, but we always lose them in the abyss that is our dimly lit, small yet somehow cavernous closet. And while three at a time isn't quite bulk,... [More]

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Sexy Shimmer Gold Tassel Earplugs

It's not that often we wear earplugs, and the only place we could possibly come up with to wear these Sexy Shimmer Gold Tassel Earplugs ($11) is an overly loud Lady GaGa concert, but we think they're damn fabulous - as most totally impractical things are.... [More]

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These Creatures Whale Shelf

We constantly buy organizational tools in the hope that they'll keep us from losing all the little odds and ends we use (and lose) daily. However, we're not just buying this Whale Beauty/Accessories Shelf ($48) to keep track of our contact lenses and mascara. We're also buying it because it's... [More]

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Knitting Girl

We're always stocking up on just-because cards for our girlfriends and this Knitting Girl ($8) is beyond perfect for the craftster in our life! Once she's read our sweet message, she can perch this card somewhere special as a reminder that she's loved.... [More]

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Victorias Secret Embellished Sweaterdress

How is it that a VS model can make even a simple sweater dress look like the sexiest article of clothing known to man? We're telling ourselves that it's actually the sequins on this Embellished Sweaterdress ($88) that make it look so fabulous, not the bodacious model. Now all that's... [More]

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Anthropologie Who's The Fairest Mirror

-Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, Who's The Fairest ($148) of them all? -Tis you, Outblush writer, the girl with whit, fresh ideas and the ability to troll the internet to find great products like me. -Oh stop, Mirror. You're just saying that so we actually clean you this month.... [More]

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Fred Xtra Creamer

We are *so* sick of the douchey guy in the break room making the same "oh, take a little coffee with your cream?" comment while we add 4 hazelnut creamers to our morning cup of joe that we've decided to simply give in. Instead of using a coffee mug, we're... [More]

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Oink Piggy Bank

A piggy bank for the minimalist, the Oink Ceramic Piggy Bank ($74) is slick and modern while still giving a nod to the paunchy porcine bank its based on. Our only beef (pork?) with this change container is that it won't hold as much as the oversize mason jar that's... [More]

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Chicken Sub Oven Glove

It must be time for lunch. We looked at this Chicken Sub Oven Glove ($13) and thought, where is this oven mitt they're talking about? All we see is a dee-licious lookin' sandwich.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Striped Wedding Shoes for Kate

Kate writes: "Dear Outblush! I love you girls so much and you've helped me so many times with my purchases :) I am now looking for chic striped shoes to wear under my wedding dress! I wear a size 5 or 5.5 which is always hard to find. I found... [More]

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North Face Purple Label Medium Day Pack

We'd actually never heard of North Face's Purple Label until our bestie recently gave us an invite to Pinterest. While we clearly have nothing better to do with our time, like work or donate to charity, we just troll around looking for off the wall incredible products to bring you... [More]

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BikeGlow Safety Light

If you're going to ride your bike at night, or in the fog, or around people who aren't paying attention, the BikeGlow Safety Light ($25) is a pretty good idea. We will, however, take a moment to acknowledge what you are no doubt thinking: O Christmas bike O Christmas bike... [More]

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Personalized Halloween Candy Tins

It's all in the details, our friends. These Personalized Halloween Candy Tins ($3 each) up the ante at your next Halloween party. Fill them with candy corn monster teeth, red hot zombie eyes, or gummy spiders. Cause seriously, there is nothing more annoying then hosting a party where the topic... [More]