Posters with inspirational photos and quotes about “success” and “teamwork” don’t make us want to work any harder. No, they just make us think “Who designed this ugly poster?” and “Can’t my dentist hang something more attractive in his waiting room?” Yes, some of us need art that features more direct encouragement (and looks prettier), which is why we’re planning to hang the one that says “Get Your Sh*t Together” in our office. [$40 for 4 or $12 each, OrangeBeautiful on Etsy] Keep reading »
I must admit, I find off-the-shoulder tops a little tricky, as you have to make the choice — bra or no bra? I can safely go with no bra, because I don’t have much in the jumblies department, but larger busted girls either have to go the strapless route (HATE) or embrace having the straps show. The later is why I love this top — the muted charcoal color means that a bra in a bright fun color would almost be like an extra little accessory, rather than a “Oh, oops, look that chick’s BRA is showing”-embarrassment moment. [$75, Jarbo @ Saks Fifth Avenue] Keep reading »
A dress with pockets is basically my most favorite thing ever. Previous to dresses with pockets (I think there was a lull in this trend between the 60′s and now), I had to always carry a frickin’ purse with me when I went out at night, but now I can show my keys and my credit card in a little slit and hightail it out on the town without being weighted down by my huge tote. You see, I have this thing about bags needing to have a certain amount of fullness, so if I HAVE to bring a bag somewhere, I always carry more than I technically need. Pain in the butt really. [$198, Shop Manhattanite] Keep reading »
American Eagle’s aerie line has some new styles that are way too cute to wear solely for lounging around the apartment. Methinks the ruffle nightie could even be worn as a dress, as long as it’s not too transparent.
If you want to host a fancy schmancy dinner party but don’t think your friends want to get all gussied up just to come over to your apartment (where piles of dirty clothes normally cover the floor), make them wear these napkins tucked into their shirts. Who knew paper napkins could make dinner a formal affair? [$5.95 for 20 napkins, The Spoon Sisters] Keep reading »
Bright accessories are everywhere this season, and enamel jewelry is one way of participating in this trend. You can add flair to jeans and a T-shirt, update a business suit with a small punch of color or reinvent your stand-by LBD with these picks. With the right attitude, you can wear enamel jewelry with just about anything. I’m totally craving the Juicy Couture stud earrings and Banana Republic’s Parachute Ring. And the great thing, too, is you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on this jewelry! Keep reading »
Whenever a package arrived at my doorstep when I was little, my main question was not Is the package for me?, but Does the package include bubble wrap? Bubble wrap had the capability to consume hours of my life with gratifying popping, but it also kept my mind sharp because I would make myself try to remember which bubbles I had already popped. Now, as an adult, I can relive my childhood fetish with the Bubble Calendar. While $29.95 might seem a little steep, that’s for 365 days of popping! [Bubble Calendar] Keep reading »
Who doesn’t want a handful of velvet? It’s soft like a bunny, sexy to the touch, and now it can prevent second degree burns too! The Touch Cups, made by the German porcelain company Kahla, are strategically covered in velvet and come in cool colors. While traditionally the furry fabric is dainty and easily ruined (insert dress stain story here), this durable tea set is like a real woman — it can take the heat and isn’t afraid to get wet (i.e. they’re microwavable and dishwasher safe). [23 Euros, Trend Hunter] Keep reading »