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Attn Celebs: Your Social Media Tributes to Victims Probably Shouldn’t Be Sexy Selfies

2016 has been a hard year, but this summer has felt particularly rough. After the loss of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, the officers in Dallas, the celebrating crowd in Nice and citizens of Turkey, social media is currently ripe with tributes to all the lives tragically lost over the past few months. And for the most part, they’re pretty heartfelt.


Earlier this month, Mischa Barton’s post in remembrance of Alton Sterling caused quite a stir and was quickly taken down. While her sympathy may have been genuine, a photo of her in a swimsuit chilling on a boat was perhaps not the right choice. And now it looks as though Lindsay Lohan may have just made the same mistake.

Earlier this week Lindsay posted this photo of her in lingerie alongside the caption, “If history were to be folded… Where would we put the crease? Pray for the ones we lose every day and appreciate every breath take #nice #turkey #turnup and do something (goodnight and sleep with an idea for the future).”

While the idea is nice, it doesn’t feel super appropriate to tag Victoria Secret in the post so as to give a shoutout to the lingerie brand being worn. Celebrities are compensated for sponsored posts all the time (Selena Gomez was just paid half a million for one), but when you’re paying tribute to victims of violent attacks, it feels best to steer clear of all sponsored content — whether you’re actually getting paid or not.

What’s the sweetest social media tribute you’ve seen recently? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*