Archive for May, 2006

Old Navy Bikini Top/Bottom $10/each

It’s not even officially summer yet (June 21st) but Old Navy has swimsuits priced to move. This little number has a peppy print, is fully lined and has removable padding on top. (Don’t know how I feel about the last part, but I suppose removable is the key word.) It’s a great suit to add [...]

Bijoux Luck Purple Cut Bead Earrings $16*

Instantly dress-up any outfit with these oversized hand-cast resin bead earrings from Max & Chloe. Even when you’re in a polo shirt and ponytail, the diamond cut jewels will make you look fancy. *Down from $25. at

Annabella Throw Pillow $17.99*

The colors and exotic prints on these throw pillows from Annabella are perfect for a quick and easy home-makeover fix. Choose from azalea, cactus and black. *Down from $21.95. at

Demeter Grapefruit Tea Cologne $9.99*

Grapefruit tea is super-popular in the UK and France right now, carried at high-end stores like Fortnam and Mason in London and Fachoun. I’m not planning on a European vacation anytime soon, so I’ll settle for this little bottle of Demeter perfume. The tart blend of citrus and soothing notes of tea are perfect for [...]

J. Crew Gauze Smocked Top $29.99*

My friend sported this top with shorts and flip-flops to a picnic I was at over the weekend and it looked absolutely awesome. After we ate our weight in hot dogs and burgers, we headed over to a slightly fancier bar and the compliments kept coming. Seriously, your sexy summer-staple search has ended. *Down from [...]

Anthropologie Winter Sprite Camisole $25*

While the camisole has historically been reserved for a layered look–mainly for outfits requiring a modest element–this cotton organdy number is way too pretty to be hidden. Pale yellow tulle trim and floral appliques make it yearn for a more prominent role in the ensemble. With the weather getting stickier by the second, it’s the [...]

Stephanie Johnson Invitation

The latest issue of Domino had me running to check out Stephanie Johnson’s much-touted travel-accessory site. The designer offers classically stylish makeup and travel bags used by celebs, but my favorite section of the site is the “Beyond the Bag” link of free gifts. All you need is some heavy-duty paper stock and a decent [...]

BP Walk Away Floral Skirt $25.90*

Pair this ‘Walk Away’ floral skirt with a white tank for the weekend and when Monday comes around you can rock it again at the office with a tucked-in button down. It’s that simple. And, if you’re really feeling motivated, you can even wash it Sunday night because this is one beauty that doesn’t need [...]

Anthropologie Tropics Journal $3.95*

Whether your summer vacation includes an extravagant excursion or just some much-needed relaxation time, jot down your days in this floral-motif journal from Anthropologie. It’s super-sturdy to hold all your steamy secrets. *Down from $10. at

Aeropostale Striped Halter Top $6.25*

You know those humid days where even a T-shirt is just too hot for the temp? Well, they’re back, and unless you plan on spending your days in front of your blaring AC unit, you need some alternatives. This striped halter top from Aeropostale is a great place to start as you summer-fy your wardrobe. [...]