Big congratulations are in order for longtime couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. The couple took to their respective Instagram accounts this morning to announce their engagement, which, judging by the myriad of heart-shaped balloons in the background, appeared to have happened on Valentine’s Day. And the gemstone in Katy Perry’s engagement ring was certainly in keeping with the theme. Bloom gave her a stunning ruby and diamond ring that resembles a flower, a detail that we’re quite sure the fun-loving musician adored.
Colored gemstones have long been a celebrity favorite, with the most recent fellow celeb to receive one being Heidi Klum, who is joined by Kate Middleton, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Wilde, and Zoe Saldana, to name a few. While not quite as durable as diamonds, colored gemstones are the go-to way to make an engagement ring feel unique and special. Keep scrolling to see the ring up close, and shop similarly stunning ruby engagement rings.
Do the words “spring cleaning” mean anything to you? The impending change of season is the perfect excuse to do an inventory of your home (and make some practical upgrades while you’re at it). Of course, there’s pretty much no place better to look for affordable home items than IKEA, whether you want to finally get rid of your wire hangers or find a sleek storage solution for all of your new shoe purchases. To help you source through the retailer’s overwhelming selection, I tapped my fellow editors to offer their expert picks.
Our editor in chief, Kat Collings, has some ideas if you’re looking to organize your necklaces and miscellaneous items like buttons and safety pins—for a mere $25, I might add. Meanwhile, managing editor Kristen Nichols found the perfect #OOTD mirror, and market editor Nicole Eshaghpour sourced the ideal coat rack to avoid cluttering your entryway. Scroll down to see all the items our fashion and beauty editors would buy at IKEA—your home will thank you.
Presidents’ Day weekend is as a good a time for a massive sale as ever. Seeing as the holiday falls in late February before the massive wave of spring shopping ensues, retailers and brands all over the internet are dropping prices like mad trying to rid their stock to make room for all that the next season has to offer. What does that mean for you, dear shopper? It means that mega e-tailer and rising fashion destination Amazon is listing dozens of deals n’ steals (my words, not theirs) across its site for the upcoming holiday weekend. Thanks, Amazon. As if we needed another reason to shop.
But before you fall into a black hole of clicking and scrolling through page after page, take a deep breath because we’ve done the hard work for you and broken down the best Presidents’ Day deals on Amazon so you don’t have to. From the puffer coats that will save you for the rest of the winter (we get it, it’s still freezing out) to the fun hair accessories (pearl barrettes anyone?) you won’t be able to pass up, keep reading to shop our most stylish picks from the holiday sales, all of which you could feasibly be wearing in two days thanks to that Prime shipping.
As a social media editor, I spend a lot of time on Instagram. I mean a lot of time—so much so that I’m afraid to even look at my iPhone screen time app for fear of shame. But, hey, it is my job, after all. Given the amount of time I spend on the app, it’s safe to say I come across more than my fair share of cool looks, pieces, and Instagram shops that have me hitting the save button to add to my personal saved collection.
The constant discovery does lead to quite a bit of shopping (hazard of the job), so I figured I should share the wealth and let you guys in on my recent finds. From the $20 leopard piece seen in fashion week street style to the pearl hair clips I can’t stop drooling over, below you’ll find the 15 best things from my feed this week. You’re welcome, or I’m sorry, depending on how you look at it. Happy shopping!