WANT/NEED: A book (because you haven’t read enough this summer), and more stuff you’ll want to buy

Welcome to Want/Need, a daily roundup of the things HelloGiggles’ Editorial Director and Deputy Editor are madly in love with, and what we — you guessed it — WANT/NEED. Our recommendations will include (but are not limited to) the perfect sandal, mom jeans you should totally wear to the office, pretty water bottles, and lipsticks that will make you feel unstoppable. Check back every day for new picks and deals!

Striped Midi Dress, $40 (was $79)


Just bought this dress because I can’t resist a UO sale, and I also can’t resist a good summer-y maxi dress. The bright stripes and relaxed fit are all very “It’s 90 degrees and I do not care” fashion, which I am all about right now.

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“The Idiot” by Elif Batuman, $17.70


I’m currently reading this book, and it’s taking me back to all kinds of nostalgic places. Set in the ’90s, protagonist Selin is a first-generation Turkish teen who is figuring out who she is while at Harvard. Her deadpan Daria humor and keen observations will leave you silently laughing and also wishing you could go back to college for a couple hours just to re-experience the weirdness of it all.

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Thermos Hello Kitty Funtainer, $13.49 (was $15)


How cute will you feel when you show up to work with soup packed in a HELLO KITTY Thermos?

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Velvet Throw Pillow, $49 (or 2 for $80)


I’ve been looking for some dusty rose velvet pillows (what can I say, I have specific taste?!) for a while now, and I finally found them at Urban Outfitters.

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Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm, $18


I went to the Streicher sister’s Bastille Day party Friday night at Striiike salon, where I got to try the newly-launched French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm from Caudalie. I wrote a piece about it today, because these balms are so good they made me bypass a cheese plate. Read about it here.

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Tweezerman x Huda Beauty Mini Tweezer and Mirror Duo, $34


Tweezerman teamed up with Huda Beauty, and I’m loving this magnifying mirror and mini tweezer combo. It’s a perfect travel set for your next weekend getaway.

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