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Gift Guide #2: Nightlifers


Have a friend on your list who
lives for the weekend nightlife?
We've got you covered with
these club-going gift ideas:

1. This Taylor Ruffle and Stud wristlet will hold going-out essentials: id, cash, lipgloss, phone. 

2. Volum'Express Falsies, Waterproof, in Very Black.  Why?  Cuz long lashes are a must!

3. A sparkly sequined tank is a go-to barhopping basic.  And you can't go wrong with black.

4. You can never have too many pairs of opaque black tights like these from the Gap.

5. Pumps amp up the sexiness... and the pain.  That's where Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats come in.

6. Go glamorous with OPI's Burlesque collection of little teasers. ;)

7. Fragrance is always a gift favorite.  Choose VS's fabulously edgy Love Rocks

8. Rihanna's new album LOUD is perfect for any getting dolled up/pre-club routine.

9. Shine up lips with Luna Twilight 'Femme Fatale' lipgloss

10. A Ms.Taken fake engagement ring to ward off unwanted d-bags and creepers.




DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)

Pencil It In | Working the Pencil Skirt into Your Work Attire, Including 25 Examples with Do's and Don'ts

Starting this week, every Wednesday on The Lovely Side will be devoted to wardrobe, hair, and beauty content.  With summer internships right around the corner and interviews for real world jobs looming as well, I thought now would be a good time to delve into the world of office fashion.  
Sarah, a reader, recently emailed me asking about how to style a pencil skirt for her "somewhat casual, somewhat professional workplace full of fashionable co-workers."  She's been lusting after pencil skirts at several stores, but been hesitant to purchase one for fear of looking bad in it and not knowing what to wear with it.