8 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Pals

Amelia Mularz, Jan 28, 2015 - Comment

It turns out there is an actual Friendship Day in August (who knew?). However, we think Valentine’s Day is just as fitting for a little pal-on-pal appreciation. And if he or she is single that’s even more reason to throw some warmth your friend’s way. Here we’ve gathered a bevy of amigo-appropriate gifts. Read full post

Marsala Mania: 7 Ways to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year

Amelia Mularz, Jan 26, 2015 - Comment

You’ve probably seen Pantone’s color of the year – Marsala – used as a nail polish and a lipstick shade. In fashion, it’s also been a hit. Beyoncé and Iggy Azalea have both worn leather leggings in the maroonish shade. Alexa Chung has rocked the color as shorts, and Hillary Clinton has been spotted sporting this robust red wine in her coat. But Marsala shouldn’t be confined to your closet. Incorporate it into your décor in every room, from your living room to your dining room to your bathroom. Here are seven ways to work the shade.   Beaded Medallion Pillow in Burgundy, $30 (on sale), Pier1.com We’re calling this Marsala meets Marrakech. Because there’s so much earthiness in the color, it lends itself well to a bohemian vibe. The intricate bead display won’t feel good pressing against your tender cheek during an afternoon catnap, but it will look stunning on your couch next to a mustard colored throw. It’s so pretty, who would want to sleep on it, anyway?   Portfolio Hyde Red Wine Arm Chair, $279 (on sale), Overstock.com Picture sinking into this comfy chenille-covered arm chair at the end of a long, cold day in February. Grab a good book and a big glass of vino (the chair’s color is described as Red Wine, after all). We’re into this deep shade and the chair’s dark walnut accents for creating a cozy little nook.   Chenille Throw in Pantone's Color of the Year, $15 (on sale), HM.com Oooh, Marsala is toasty, too. At least when it takes the form of a soft chenille throw it is. Cuddle up with the color of the year and ward off any mid-winter blahs. This machine-washable blanket with fringe trim gets the job done.   Spectrum Modern Damask Rug in Wine, from $208, RugsUSA.com The color of the year works underfoot, too. This rug has a subtle damask pattern that won’t interfere with existing décor. Another bonus? The dark shade means it will show less wear and tear. Spilled red wine? No problem!   Modern Marrakesh Shower Curtain, $30, lnt.com Carry the boho feel on into the bathroom. This Moroccan-inspired design has an international feel, plus it’s not too manly or too feminine (everyone will be happy…yay!). Throw in some candles and maybe a decorative lantern or two and you’ll have your own at-home hammam.   Mario Batali By Dansk Classic 9-Inch Square Baker, $90 Add some Marsala to your dinner table (and no, we don’t mean chicken marsala, though that’s good, too). This baking dish is just beautiful!  Perfect for serving your favorite dish.   Voluspa Goji and Tarocco Three-Wick Tin Candle, $19.50, Frontgate.com Ok, if you’re not quite ready to jump onto the Marsala bandwagon, a candle is a nice low-commitment way to get a taste for the shade. This reusable metal container will look stunning on a coffee table or bathroom vanity. As for the candle itself, this exotic fragrance packs a punch with notes of goji berry, mango and orange. Enjoy burning this baby for up to 60 hours. What's your favorite way to use Marsala color of the year? Read full post

Four Great Valentine's Day Buys for Pets

Kaitlin Jenkins, Jan 23, 2015 - Comment

There’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating those we love. This year, celebrate your love for your pets with this collection of great treats, toys, and gifts that are sure to please all of your pals with four paws. We’ve rounded up a few pet products and holiday-inspired ideas that will help ensure your Valentine’s Day 2015 is one to remember. Read full post

Cold Weather Campus Trends

Ellen Martin, Jan 21, 2015 - Comment

Although it feels like winter, It’s fall! New season, new looks… right? Being a college student, I love seeing new fashions and trends appearing on campus from season to season; and this fall, I’ve noticed so many new trends already! Aside from the stereotypical college look of leggings, a North Face jacket, and Uggs (it’s so real!), I’ve seen trends like mid-rise jeans, high-neck tank tops, and hooded sweaters! One of my favorite trends, however, is a waterfall cardigan. Read full post

Fashion Forward: How to Wear Winter Whites

Amelia Mularz, Jan 20, 2015 - Comment

January is a time for scaling back. Most of us went on a spending spree during the holidays (gifts, party dresses, nights out) and we probably overindulged with our diets with cocktails, Christmas cookies, and carbs galore. Even when it came to the way we dressed, we went all out with fashion (New Year’s Eve sequins, anyone?). So now its time we rein everything in, get back on track and back to our more normal ways. Read full post

Get Back on Track with Your 2015 Goals!

Holly Williford, Jan 19, 2015 - Comment

Has your New Year Resolution to finally live a healthier and happier lifestyle already begun to taper off? Join the club (we have matching jackets). Keeping your motivation up through the new year is a huge challenge, but sometimes all you need is a little shopping spree to re-stoke that inner fire. Once you give that psyche the fuel to burn you can continue pursuing your resolution through the rest of the year and rock your 2015 goals. We've hand-picked some items specifically to address all aspects of health from inner happiness to diet to exercise. To truly create a better lifestyle in 2015, it takes a well-rounded approach. Check out all of these items to see what could make a difference when it comes to helping you achieve your goals for 2015.   The Shoes  There is nothing like a new pair of shoes to give a lady a whole new outlook on life.Often this mentality is applied to dress shoes or a fabulous pair of boots, but we think it applies to sneakers, too. A good pair of tennis shoes just makes all aspects of exercise a little cozier. We particularly liked the colors and features of the Reebok One Train 2.0 from Reebok. Bright neon colors, breathable framing, cushioned sole and extra stability create a sneaker worthy of your ambitions.  The Simple At-Home Workout Gear  Honestly, there will be many days when you just don’t want to go to the gym. Why not invest in some simple fitness gear that will let you get in a little bit of a workout at home? For example, the Harbinger 331600 Beaded Jump Rope 9 Ft from Fitness Toys provides a simple, portable and easy cardio workout that you can do just about any place at any time. Pro tip: take the jump rope on vacations for a quick workout that you can get in with minimal effort.  The Healthy Snacks  The nature of modern lifestyles requires us to eat on the run sometimes. These snacking habits lead us to choose unhealthy snacking items, and Nature Box wants to help people manage those problems. Every month Nature Box sends five nutritionist-approved snacks for you to enjoy. This gives you some surprise snacks every month without even having to shop around the snack aisle past more tempting choices such as Doritos, Oreos, Chips. Through this program you may even find a healthy new snack that’ll be your new go-to when you hit up the grocery store.  Reduce Stress and Get Healthy Products  Soap.com has addressed two common issues that people often have. Going to the store to buy detergent, shampoo, makeup and all of that stuff is a major hassle, so Soap.com created a service that delivers these products to your door on a scheduled basis. The other problem the site addresses is congregating all the natural, chemical-free products available in one area, so that you can start integrating these into your repertoire.  How Are Your Lifestyle Changes Going This 2015?  We want to hear how you are doing with your resolution with a comment below! Read full post

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