It was love at first sight when we peeped the nOir “Daggers” knife stud earrings because they’re everything we want in a piece of jewelry — shiny, glitzy, and violent. OK, so maybe that last one isn’t what we’re really about, but we do like to think of ourselves as women who are more exciting than your average wearers of stud earrings. So we’ll pick an earring that has some edge over a regular old ball stud any day.
Guess what: winter sucks. If you live in the Eastern hemisphere like we do, you know that starting December 1st or so, it can be nearly impossible to go outside and feel even moderately warm. You need armor. And preferably something heavy-duty that doesn’t look crazy (read: no homemade mustache knit caps or scary bank robber-style hats). Our pick? This Topshop faux fur trapper hat, which will keep you cozy and make a statement.
Winter is about gray and drab colors. But it doesn’t have to be thanks to these Pantone-themed tin boxes. Add some color to your life with these handy and decorative items. Stack ‘em up to make a rainbow! Or stock up on them and use them as your holiday packaging (far more eco-friendly than wrapping paper).
A couple weeks ago I asked you to share your DIY holiday gift suggestions. If you plan on making your own gifts this year, you should probably get started this weekend if you haven’t already. After the jump, a round-up of some of the best reader suggestions if you’re still looking for inspiration. Keep reading »
We thought you’d have to pry our Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub from our cold, dead hands. But watch your back, Bliss, because you’ve got competition! The Body Deli’s Pumpkin Spice Scrub smells can-I-eat-this? yummy and the sea salts and shea butter exfoliated our dull winter skin, leaving buttery softness in its wake. We particularly loved using this scrub on our always-calloused feet instead of a trusty Ped Egg! You will have to act quickly, though, because this special-edition scrub is only available in the month of November. Pumpkin pie might just be for Turkey Day but you can bathe in pumpkin all winter long.
We’re sure you recognize the face of Mickey Mouse’s famous girlfriend Minnie, but something else is different about her. Has Minnie gone fashionable? Why, yes, as Forever 21 and Disney have teamed up for a special holiday collection featuring the stylish Minnie Muse. Minnie has traded in her chunky pumps and polka dots for strappy YSL-esque platform sandals, a chic red peacoat, and two It-bags. But, of course, her signature, oversized bow is still present. We’ve fallen hard for the Minnie Muse Note Pad, but the rest of the collection shouldn’t be missed either, especially at Forever 21 prices.
The problem with pretty laptop sleeves is that you hardly ever get to see them when they’re stuffed in your purse. (Unless you take to carrying around your laptop as a huge clutch, which doesn’t seem very comfortable, safe, or practical.) Enter Rebecca Minkoff and her wonderful laptop carrier that’s half purse, half case. Both business-y and fashion-y, the alligator-embossed leather holder is accommodating enough to hold all your other necessaries, or is slim enough to complement a second purse.
Take matters into your own hands this Christmas with the mistletoe headband. For $8 you can be guaranteed — at the very least — a smooch from Santa. Hmm … adorable or desperate? I can’t tell. [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Find your inner spirit animal in this super cool mirrored fox brooch by British label Bena. We love the way the printing has created an ombre effect, as well as the play of a natural animal theme combined with synthetic materials. Definitely a conversation piece, this brooch can also double as a makeup mirror when you’re on the go. You’ll never have to put lipstick on in a window reflection again!
As the weather cools, all we can think about is bundling up in super cute layers and big cozy sweaters. These slipper socks are fun enough for daytime paired with leggings and boots or under Wellies when it’s gross out, and snugly enough to wear in the evening curled up on the couch with some hot chocolate. We love the detailed Fair Isle pattern, and the fluffy pom-poms put these over the top for sweetness.