Coffee Break: Taylor Headphones

frends headphones I got a pair of Frends headphones with BaubleBar credits a while ago, and am surprised by how much I really like them.  The sound quality is good, although I’m not terribly picky about that, and in addition to the stylishness and sheer prettiness of the headphones, one of my favorite features is the cord.  This is an odd thing to call out, but here’s what I like: it’s fabric. It doesn’t tangle or get kinks in it, and it lays flat and is easy to manage.  These “oil slick” headphones are even cooler than the white/rose gold pair I got, and they’re part of the big ShopBop sale: they’re normally $200, but with code SHOPEVENT they come down to 15-25% off, depending on how much you spend. (Arrgh, correction, the 15% discount doesn’t kick in until you spend $250. Here are a few suggestions if you’re looking for small things to add to your cart: awesome fleece tights, hello, shearling insoles for Hunter boots, pretty crawler earrings. This is $65, but I’m kind of obsessed with this pretty pendant necklace.) Pictured: FRENDS Taylor Headphones

Here’s our last discussion on the propriety of headphones at the office


Weekend Open Thread

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip ColorSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I have thus far bypassed the “super bright saturated color” lip trend of this summer, mostly because I’ve been too lazy to go to a Sephora and try stuff on, but the prices are so good at the Sephora sale that just started that I may just indulge online.  This Urban Decay gloss stick is normally $20, but is $10 during the sale, and there are lots of great, super saturated colors to choose from.  (The rest of the sale is pretty great also: I’m eyeing this CC concealer and this anti-aging sunscreen stick. Prices are up to 75% off, and the sale just started.

Pictured: Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color


Weekend Open Thread

halogen-tucked-v-neck-long-sleeveSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This is totally boring… but kind of perfect.  I love the sleek look to this simple V-necked t-shirt from Halogen.  I like the steep V, the tuck detailing at the neck and shoulder, and the fact that it’s slightly longer in the back.  I’ve ordered the black, but this burgundy is gorgeous, as is the teal and the gray.  It’s $35.90 (will be $48 after the sale). Halogen® Tucked V-Neck Long Sleeve Top

(See all of our workwear picks from the sale here…pieces are already selling out, amazingly…)

Admin / Tech / Ads

Hi guys – I saw some of the reader complaints re: audio ads late yesterday; my apologies to everyone for the audio interruption.  The people who manage the ads on this site are all under strict instructions to never let audio ads in  (and, my goodness, certainly not ads for things like KY jelly, whether audio or not).  Sometimes ads slip past our filters (which makes me like the advertising companies even less, but that’s me).  In order to stop these ads I need two pieces of information:

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Coffee Break: Fulton Moccasin

Kors Fulton MoccasinCommenters were recommending this flat the other day, and I really like the look of its clean, neat lines. Zappos has it in a ton of fun colors right now, but Amazon has some nice deals on basic colors like this “luggage” leather (also in black leather and black suede). It was $99, but is marked to $79 (select sizes and colors only, alas). Kors Michael Kors Fulton Moccasin

Tech Problems

I know we’re having tech problems but I’m lacking information — is it mobile only? Can you identify which ad (or which ad spot)? Anyone who can send me screenshots and more information will win my undying affection. (I know of two potentially separate problems: and a redirection to some app/game…. please fill me in if there are others.) Thank you all for your patience!