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The Major Life Lesson We Learned from Kim Kardashian’s Naked Selfie + More

Instagram, we love you, but we also sort of hate you. Mostly because we can’t figure out how we spend SO much time scrolling through our feeds to make sure we’ve seen everyone’s photos – most of which turn out to be food and selfies. To help justify all those hours spent on the app, we’ve decided to point out all the secret life lessons sprinkled throughout those photos you’ve been seeing all over. From an empowering piece of body confidence advice to a nostalgic reminder, here’s everything we learned on Instagram this week.


1. Beauty rules are meant to be broken.Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland shared a new hair color on Instagram earlier this week. Even though it’s normal to lighten up for spring, Sarah opted for a dark, almost gothic shade of brown – and damn, it looks good.

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When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL

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2. You are in control of your body. Kim K already broke the Internet once, but she managed to do it yet again earlier this week when she posted this nude selfie on Instagram. Responses varied, but for the most part, people were pretty upset about it. Kim kept quiet for awhile, but then she responded to the controversy with a short essay on her website that was surprisingly eye-opening and really made us rethink how we react to situations like this.

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Just digested what happened in beautiful Central Park...the most gorgeous day ever! Had an ice cream and got to hear all the details about how @undergaro pulled off the surprise of my life. We are so blessed to have so many amazing people celebrating us today-thank you so much to everyone sending their love our way. We have been through so much together and feel so blessed today and everyday we are together. Having my parents there with us to celebrate meant the world to me too! Wow-will have tons to say on my Sirius XM show tomorrow hope u tune in! 10 am pacific on channel 109!!! For now-we are off to la to celebrate with our babies! Can't wait to squish them! Btw-that beam of light was a crazy coincidence! May we live long and prosper 😉 hold let me add some more emojis: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👫💍💍💍🇬🇷

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3. Don’t ever let society pressure you to tie the knot. After you and your partner have been together for a few years, you’re probably going to start getting asked the same question over and over: “When are you two getting married?” Maria Menounos just got engaged to her longtime boyfriend after 18 YEARS of dating. But you do you, ya know? No one knows when the time is right except you and your partner.

4. Everything old is new again. The ’90s have been cool for a while now, but this photo Sarah Michelle Gellar shared from the set of the Cruel Intentions reboot was totally confirmation that the decade is maybe even trendier now than it was then.

5. Be creative when documenting thosespecial moments. Life moves fast, and some major events can blow past you before you know it. It’s important to not just document them, but to also be creative when you do it. That way, when you look back, you’ll remember more than just a boring photo. Need an example? Just take a look at MTV star Rob Dyrdek’s adorable baby announcement.

Which photo really caught your attention on Instagram this week? Tag us in the post and tell us why @BritandCo.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)