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2/29: Le Guide1 of 39
Paris Fashion Week has officially begun, and we've got The City of Light on our minds. Whether you're fantasizing (like us) about a trip to the fashion capital or you actually have one on the calendar, this illustrated insider's guide from Taschen will usher you into the beau monde with tips on where to stay, where to dine and—of course—where to shop. Bon voyage!
SHOP NOW: Taschen's Paris, $40
2/28: I'm a Little Teapot2 of 39
Modern and charming, this "short and stout" teapot is the perfect accompaniment to a chilly winter spell. The blend of ceramic and cork adds an earthen quality to the pot, while the lively chartreuse color brightens any gray day.
SHOP NOW: Whistler Cork Teapot, $12
2/27: Total "Mad"-ness3 of 39
Starting in March, fans of Mad Men can get in the spirit of the new season (premiering March 25) by way of Estée Lauder's Mad Men Collection. The glamorous packaging and classic shades are just the thing to woo your own Don Draper.
SHOP NOW: Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection Lipstick in Cherry, $25 & Creme Rouge in Evening Rose, $40
2/24: On the Hunt4 of 39
We asked our Facebook friends to choose between two playful notepads for making dreary end-of-winter days less, well, dreary. The winning pick? This Scavenger Hunt Pad. It may not have all the bells and whistles of a video game, but it could be just the thing you (and the kiddos) are searching for.
SHOP NOW: Scavenger Hunt Pad, $7
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2/23: Get the Spins5 of 39
Although this "Spin the Bottle" opener triggers flashbacks to those awkward middle school parties, we're still taken by both its nostalgic moniker and the sleek design. Thankfully, instead of making you clink braces, this handy piece makes for an easy icebreaker at any gathering—after all, being a grown-up also has its awkward moments.
SHOP NOW: Spin the Bottle Opener, $5
2/22: It's a Cinch6 of 39
Turn your puffer jacket from boxy to shapely by simply cinching it at the small of your waist with this wide belt. Not only will you get a feminine silhouette, but you'll also have something to transform your maxi-dress come spring.
SHOP NOW: Topshop Triple Wrap Belt, $50
2/21: Sunny Delight7 of 39
Add a vibrant punch to your dining table with these lively yellow placemats. The blend of ikat and chevron prints makes them a stylish addition to your winter brunch. Mimosas, anyone?
SHOP NOW: Haze Mimosa Placemats, $25
2/17: Warming Trend8 of 39
Looking for something cheerful to warm you up during the dark days of winter? We asked our Facebook fans which heat-activated mug would lift their winter doldrums, and they chose this Morning Mug. It turns from sleepy to smiling once you fill it with your AM java jolt.
SHOP NOW: Morning Mug by Damian O'Sullivan, $29
2/16: Hearts and Minds9 of 39
Valentine's Day may be behind us, but we've still got love on the brain after reading this investigative tome. Author Kayt Sukel, a acclaimed science journalist, uses research to settle some of the most puzzling relationship-related quandaries (like whether or not humans are meant to be monogamous) and to explain what really happens to us, chemically, when we fall in love—and in lust.
SHOP NOW: Dirty Minds, $15
2/15: Baby Blues10 of 39
Give yourself (and your beau) something to swoon over with a silky bra and panty set in an oh-so-chic navy blue with black ruffled accents. This set will give you demi coverage with ultimate lift, perfect under your date-night look and even better on it's own.
SHOP NOW: Topshop Silk Bra and Bottom, $48
2/14: Humor Me11 of 39
With the Super Bowl, the Grammys and the trouble of digging your car out of the snow, you may have forgotten (until now) that today's a holiday. But don't panic, just print. These irreverent Valentine's Day cards will make your date smile—and remind them that humor is a must in any relationship.
SHOP NOW: My Sarcastic Valentine Printable Cards, $8
2/13: Test Your Metal12 of 39
Up your glow during these long, last weeks of winter with two new shimmery metallic shades from RMS by Rose-Marie Swift. The makeup artist's sheer cream shadows let you create a smoky eye that's actually soft and subtle. Try the gold hue if your coloring is warm, or the silver one if you've got cooler tones.
SHOP NOW: RMS Cream Eye Shadow in Solar and Karma, $28
2/10: Baker's Delight13 of 39
SHOP NOW: Love Cookie Cutter, $6
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2/9: Love Potion14 of 39
Accelerate your pre–Valentine's Day flirting game with this guy-enticing fragrance developed by relationship coach Lauren Frances, author of Dating, Mating and Manhandling. She infused her new roll-on scent with "man-friendly vanilla," and the result smells good enough to eat. (In fact, it reminds us of a decadent crème brûlée—yum!)
SHOP NOW: Man Trap Perfume, $20
2/8: Get Knitty With It15 of 39
Take style into your own hands with Wool and the Gang's Crazy Sexy Wool made from natural Peruvian wool. The large-gauge yarn is ideal for beginners who want to try their hand at creating a cozy hat or scarf. Suddenly being snowed in doesn't seem so bad.
SHOP NOW: Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool Yarn, $22
2/7: Let's Get It On16 of 39
Grab the one you love for a quick smooch after being inspired by this collage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. This colorful print gives a nod to February's most popular celebrations: Valentine's Day and Black History Month. Plus, it's sure to keep you and your sweetie flirting all winter long.
SHOP NOW: "I'm In Love With You (American Retro)" collage by Francesca Capellini, approx. $17
2/6: It's All Good17 of 39
It may be a bit early for cherry blossom season, but you can get your botanical fix with a whiff of something güd. The just-launched line of natural skin and haircare products (from the makers of Burt's Bees) comes in three signature scents, including Floral Cherrynova, a soothing and refreshing blend of cherry blossoms and almond milk. Try the line's body butter to soften up parched winter skin.
SHOP NOW: güd Body Butter, $12
2/3: Hot Shots18 of 39
No hot date this Valentine's Day? We bet you'll still have a fun-fulled 14th with Shot Roulette, chosen by Glo's very own Facebook fans. (Thanks, guys!) The drinking game lets you bring a bit of Vegas home, so you can celebrate with friends and wet your whistle. It's a win-win situation.
SHOP NOW: Shot Roulette, $30
2/2: Love Rx19 of 39
We're addicted to our latest Etsy find: a prescription bottle filled with conversation hearts for the lovesick. Whether you're looking to mend a broken heart or to still a beating one, there's a cure for whatever ails you. Share the candy with your star-crossed lover or pass it around at your singles party for a sweet remedy.
SHOP NOW: Prescription for Love, $7
2/1: Bright Eyes20 of 39
Make a spectacle of yourself this February in retro-inspired shades that will bring out your inner Lolita. These red-hot sunnies will brighten up your winter wardrobe and add instant personality to any look.
SHOP NOW: UO Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses, $16
1/31: Catch Some Zzz's21 of 39
Infuse a hint of color into your living space without going Crayola crazy. These hand-woven pillows adorned with red zigzags and brocade stripes are crafted by Guatemalan women and distributed by nonprofit group Mercado Global. Toss them on your sofa for just the right amount of trendy pattern play.
SHOP NOW: Mercado Global Comalapa Brocade Pillow, from $50
1/30: Hot Combo22 of 39
The trouble with gloss is that it so rarely stays put past cocktail hour. The trouble with lip stain is that it often feels drying. But put the two together and you've got one lip hue powerhouse. This latest offering from Yves Saint Laurent includes 20 lightweight shades that will last well through the after party.
SHOP NOW: Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain, $32
1/27: Silver Streak23 of 39
We had our Facebook friends vote on how they'd like to sparkle—in a pair of shimmery shorts or a more traditional skirt. The winner? Shorts! (After all, sequins aren't about playing it safe.) Try them with a plain white tee under a fitted blazer, then add black tights and lacquered wedges to make your legs look a mile long.
SHOP NOW: Karl Sabine Sequin Shorts, $270
1/26: Heart Reviver24 of 39
We're not gonna lie—the news of Heidi Klum and Seal's split still has us feeling quite shocked (and a little sad). However, in the spirit of moving on, we recommend this book for those who are newly single and need to shed those breakup blues. Divided into three parts—healing, understanding and transformation—this handy guide for easing heartbreak will help you get your groove back before Valentine's Day.
SHOP NOW: The Breakup Bible, $11
1/25: T Time!25 of 39
Why not give your feet a break from heels and slip on a pair of stylish flats? Taking a cue from the current T-strap trend, this patent leather version will look extra sweet with a pair of tights or, for a more casual take, can help dress up your favorite jeans and a fitted sweater.
SHOP NOW: Pretty Ballerinas T-Strap Flat, $279
1/24: Block Party26 of 39
Create a bit of the wine country wherever you are with these color-blocked cutting boards. Timeworn and minimalist, these planks are perfect for slicing cheese and baguettes to serve at any party.
SHOP NOW: Color-blocked cutting boards, from $128
1/23: Faking It27 of 39
When the going gets tough, the tough bat their eyes—or at least we hope that's the case for Katy Perry. Along with news of her split from Russell Brand came news of her line of faux lashes. Available in four versions, the falsies are perfect for anyone looking to lash out.
SHOP NOW: Katy Perry by Eylure, $7
1/20: A Fresh Coat28 of 39
We asked our loyal Facebook "likees" to pick their favorite of three new polish hues from L'Oreal. (Check out the competition here.) The teal may have come out on top, but we like to think that all the shades are winners—especially when you consider that this lacquer lasts for ten chip-free days, a claim we can vouch for since testing it ourselves.
SHOP NOW: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Club Prive, $6
1/19: Girl Wonder29 of 39
In exploring rites of passage like proms and first loves, as well as rituals like diary-keeping, this new book by Caitlin Flanagan shows how the concept of girlhood has changed over time, from the roaring '20s to the buttoned-up '50s to today's e-culture. While the book does have a parenting component, moms and non-moms alike will be intrigued by Flanagan's reflections on the significant impact teenage milestones have on girls' future adult lives.
SHOP NOW: Girl Land, $17
1/18: Spring Forward30 of 39
Sure, it's sub-zero outside, but that hasn't stopped our favorite stores from already tempting us with their spring merchandise. Luckily, this new scarf is multi-seasonal—wear it now with your favorite chunky knit, and once the weather warms up with any floaty top.
SHOP NOW: Madewell Houndstooth Scarf, $52
1/17: Great Escape31 of 39
Filled with photos of real-life homes from across the globe, this new interior design book is a must-have for anyone in search of eclectic inspiration. Warning: If you have a hankering to travel, then flipping through these pages may lead to a severe case of wanderlust.
1/13: Garden Party32 of 39
With winter weather in full swing, you may be craving even the slightest hint of April. We asked our Facebook fans to choose between two sets of floral dinnerware, and they chose Diane von Furstenberg's contemporary pattern. Usher in springtime (albeit, early) with colorful botanicals on your table, and be ready to throw a tea party as soon as those first buds bloom.
SHOP NOW: Diane von Furstenberg Floral Batik Dinnerware, from $18
1/12: Rule Book33 of 39
In this new manual, therapist Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., helps couples solve both traditional relationship issues (She wants to talk, but he doesn't) and modern ones (He keeps checking the football score on his phone during date night). Using ten overarching rules, Lerner advises how to strengthen your partnership, as well as your capacity for compassion and patience. As she writes, "It's just when your partner is being the best jerk that you're called up on to be your best self."
SHOP NOW: Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up, $15
1/11: Spring in Your Step34 of 39
Popular runway label Suno is offering comfy kicks at prices that don't hurt either. The limited edition line of sneakers is produced in Kenya, and made using upcycled fabrics and recycled rubber. What's more—yes, there's more—a portion of proceeds goes to a Kenyan orphanage for baby elephants and rhinos.
SHOP NOW: Suno Sneakers, $65
1/10: Dream Catcher35 of 39
Celebrate the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with this inspirational and eco-friendly tote. However you spend Jan. 16, the bag, designed by Tommy Hilfiger, will be a constant (and stylish) reminder of your commitment to giving back.
SHOP NOW: Dedication Tote Bag, $15
1/9: Bright Idea36 of 39
Get a jump-start on the upcoming neon trend (and brighten up dreary winter days) with Bobbi Brown's new lip glosses. Because the glosses are ultra-sheer, they're a safe way to try out one of spring's boldest looks.
SHOP NOW: Bobbi Brown Neon Lip Gloss, $23
1/6: Put a Ring on It37 of 39
With December being a hot month for engagements, you may be on the hunt for something to give the recently affianced. We asked our Facebook fans to choose between two ideas for a bride-to-be, and they picked these engagement ring–shaped measuring spoons. If the diamond-shaped scoopers don't inspire a bout of baking, then at least they'll look festive on display in someone's kitchen.
SHOP NOW: Engagement Ring Measuring Spoons, $19
1/5: Beer Cheer38 of 39
You may not be able to just pop over to the local bar with your BFF anytime you want (oh, adulthood), but you can send her a booze-infused card telling her how much you wish you could. Handmade from recycled paper and, yes, beer, these notes come in four pub-friendly colors—wheat, pilsner, amber and porter—each corresponding to the type of ale used to make them. Whether you're sending "I miss you"s or "thank you"s, these cards are sure to bring much hoppyness to their recipients.
SHOP NOW: Twisted Limb Beer Paper Cards, $20 for set of 4
1/4: Dial S for Style39 of 39
With Grace Kelly's Rear Window wardrobe (designed by iconic costumer Edith Head) and Tippi Hedren's ladylike style in The Birds, the films of Alfred Hitchcock may have been creepy, but the fashion in them was far from frightening. This new tome (ideal for the coffee table) features the legendary filmmaker's most memorable scenes—and the classic looks that made a lasting impression. And with retro styles all the rage this year, what better way to get inspired?