American Apparel may be going bankrupt, but recently the retailer’s new styles have been right on the money. Take, for example, this simple jersey tank dress with a sexy scooped back. Our minds are racing with a myriad of ways to use and wear this item. Beach cover-up? Comfy nightgown, perhaps? Trying going risqué with the look: pair the dress with a fun-colored bra that peeks out the back. Or go hipster-retro with spandex biker shorts underneath. Convinced? We’re already planning our AA lunch break shopping trip.
Noisy roommates or a snoring partner can make catching some zzzs next to impossible. And to make matters worse, lack of sleep is no excuse for your cranky attitude at work the next morning. There’s a quick fix for this dilemma, though. SleepPhones Headphones have hidden earphones safely housed in a fleece headband, so you can comfortably sleep while your tunes drown out any noise.
There’s this problem with a lot of high-tops that keeps them from being more prevalent in our wardrobes. It’s called Boat Shoe Syndrome (because we named it that) and it manifests itself by making the shoes way too wide and clunky for our dainty lady feet. These Nike Dunk Skinny High Top Trainers, however, are skinny-fit and, thus, our new faves. The gray check pattern is cool without being too much, and the yellow swoosh is, simply put, just a little badass. Wear them well with skinny jeans and puffy party dresses alike.
For when flowers are too much and a Chia Pet is inappropriate, choose the Postcarden, a mailable pop-up greeting card/desk garden. Each 3D cityscape comes with a packet of watercress seeds, allowing the recipient to sprinkle them into the card’s crevices, water, and watch the greenery grow. Perfect for cheering up someone’s workspace or drab city apartment that is too cramped to even allow for a windowsill. The only scenario in which we could think of this being awkward: wishing someone luck on their fertility treatments.
There’s something to be said for elegant jewelry that does the whole whispering instead of screaming thing. But there’s also something to be said for screwing that method and getting really, really gaudy with your accessories. Cue Juicy Couture cocktail rings. They’re huge, shiny, and far cooler than the velour track suits of yore. Subtlety, as it turns out, is not for everyone.
It’s nearly impossible to adorn something with the image of a pug dog and not have it be the most awesome thing in the world. That’s why we’re loving this artsy Varmt Hund fabric from Ikea (yeah, pretty much have no idea who/what Varmt Hund is, or how to pronounce that). This design is on fabric by the yard, so we’re sure it would inspire some awesome DIY projects. A few ideas for you: a comforter cover with matching pillowcases (a pug on each!), picnic blanket spread, couch covers … to protect your furniture from your dog, maybe? Just a few thoughts.