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Not Your Little Sister’s Spin The Bottle Game

We haven’t played Spin the Bottle since college, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some boys we’d like an excuse to kiss. Enter Jimmyjane’s “adult” Spin the Bottle game, which features a bottle filled with strips of paper instructing the spinner on how to make her next move. Some of the dares are innocent, while others fall under the “what happens at this party stays at the party” category. Add a little mischief to your next shindig — and don’t blame us for what happens next!

[$35.00 W Hotel Store]

Banana Republic Returns To Safari

If you grew up in the ’90s, then you know that Banana Republic used to be the one-stop shop for the urban pioneer who wanted to look as if she went on safari. This Heritage Printed Canvas Tote not only continues our canvas bag obsession from the summer, but also reminds us of our youth, when dirt was OK and everything didn’t have to be pristine. The rich textured fabric looks like it was recycled from a coffee sack, and the leather handles only add to the authentic travel feel. This is a classic and sensible tote you’ll want to hold on to for all your excursions … even in the concrete jungle.

[$49.50 Banana Republic]

A Remedy For The Earring Blahs

It’s really easy to get a case of the earring blahs. You love a pair so much that you wear them everyday until they become boring to you. These Rosey Remedies Earrings will take care of your ailment, though. The mixed media — silver, black plastic, rhinestones, and faux pearls — all clustered together give the earrings a one-of-a-kind vintage feel. Yet, you can afford this treatment, even if you’re not insured.

[$12.99 Ruche]

Cheapskate: Capes & Ponchos For $100 Or Less

Capes and ponchos are not only very in this fall, but are also quite practical, which — let’s face it — fashion often isn’t. Capes and ponchos allow room for layering and can keep you dry on a rainy day. But since this is quite possibly a fleeting trend, here are some capes and ponchos that won’t break the bank. Keep reading »

Fashion, Music, And Forbidden Love

“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” the true story of forbidden romance between two of the most creative minds of the 20th century, is out on Blu-ray and DVD today. Roger Ebert said this film, which was directed by renowned French filmmaker Jan Kounen, is an excellent biopic. It stars Anna Mouglalis, a former Chanel model, and Mads Mikkelsen. The film features exquisite costumes, including archive pieces from the House of Chanel and pieces designed by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as a score dominated by many of Stravinksy’s works.

[$23.99 Amazon.com]

Seeing Flowers In Showers

Getting caught in the rain is no picnic. So if such a tragedy must befall you, make the best of it style-wise with a jolly Topshop umbrella. The fun floral motif on this brolly will be sure to put a smile on your face and those around you. Plus, we’re loving the old-timey curved handle, which makes it just a touch more classy than your average rain wand.

[$40.00 Topshop]

Get Seduced By Wildfox’s Love Potion Tee

We’ve never tried love potion, but we imagine the problem with it would be that a) it runs out, and b) it doesn’t actually work. What is completely charming us, however, is Wildfox’s “Love Potion No. 9″ T-shirt (which, unlike love potion, is reusable). With a soft texture and oversized fit, the graphics are the cherry on top with a spoof of Chanel’s iconic No. 5 perfume. Although it’s a bit pricey for a shirt, it’s the kind of thing we might just throw down for because there’s nothing better than finding a T-shirt that you can wear with your fancy duds and your ratty jeans.

Silver Tie Affair

For rocking the business look, you have two options: dress in a boring skirt suit or play hardball with the boys and go the menswear route. If, that is, you actually know how to tie a tie — do you? Otherwise, try this cheeky silver necktie necklace by Brooklyn-based jewelry company Metal Sugar. The silver cut-out silhouette will give new meaning to your “business casual” looks, or make your weekend wear a bit sharper.

[$85.00 Supermarket]

Cool Jewels

We’re not big fans of diamonds — too conflict-y and we tend to lose anything nice we have. That’s why we love these Cool Jewels Ice Cube Trays. The trays make jewel-shaped ice cubes that sparkle and shine and melt away in your drink. Plus, at under 10 bucks a pop, you can buy a forklift full of Cool Jewels trays for what it would cost to purchase real bling.

[$8.45 Neatoshop]

The Fragrance Is Tops

The packaging alone could have sold us on this TokyoMilk Wrapped Soap, but then we sampled the fragrance and knew this soap was a must-buy. The “Minuette” bar features soft linden blossom and French lavender with a touch of mimosa, honey, and tea rose. It’s a light scent that’s sure to linger and make you long for a perfume with the same aroma. It makes an amazing thank-you gift for a gracious host or guest.

[$11.00 Anthropologie]
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