No one wants to admit it, but we all have some type of shoe stank going on. And who can blame us, closed toe platform pumps and the like don't come with natural ventilation. In comes Chu Shu Silver Linings ($16) to the rescue. The great thing about these liners is that they're made out of silver, a natural antimicrobial material. Also, the super thin shape won't cramp your precious little toes — nice!
From the outside, this Murval Ibiza Lunch Tote ($27), designed by Parisian sisters Muriel and Valerie, looks like any other chic lunch bag. But it's what's on the inside that's really impressive — it has an insulated interior so your food can stay chilly on the go. Cool, right? I'm sure YumSugar would approve. Beauty junkies can also use it as a makeup travel bag. Sophisticated bag on the outside, geeky cool on the inside.
When things get hot, I shed layers and bare some skin. However, in low cut, strapless, or cutout styles, I'm not always comfortable going bra-less — there's a time and a place, but most often it's a necessity. So, for those who don't want to compromise skimpier styles for fear of your bra peeking through, I suggest you meet Barely There's Bandini ($24 for two). It's seamless with shape-to-fit technology, and straps can be hidden or repositioned to take you from strappy to one-shoulder to strapless, just like that. Besides the five sizing options, you get two for just $24 and the cute colors can be layered up and swapped out for custom support and custom styling.
I can't think of a cooler way to spend Summer than with candy-coated wrists. Sound delicious? Then pick up one, two, or way more of these Graham Leather Studded Triple Wrap Bracelets by Gorjana ($55 each). They're super soft — you won't even feel them on — and a fine mix of edgy and girlie. Plus, they put your color creativity to work. For a serious look, pair gray with blue with lilac. For something more lighthearted, mix yellow, coral, red, and fuchsia. And to exude beach chic, combine aqua with turquoise with coral. The possibilities are endless. Fab tip: they also look good paired with watches, chain bracelets, anything really.
Sometimes, I like to go the the park to get my stitch on. Not with yarn but rather with Sublime Stitching's Stitchable Stationery Set ($15). This cool pack comes with everything you need — colorful string, needles, connect-the-stitch cards, and envelopes — so you can sew your way into creative genius. Actually, I think I'll stitch my mom a groovy Mother's Day card for Sunday. She'll love it!
Remember bright shoe laces circa 1990? I do. In fact, I used to rock a pair of white LA Gears, (remember those?), with neon pink laces. Sigh, those shoes are long gone, but luckily, I can still rock cool laces with the Twistband Shoe Lace ($10). They come in vibrant solid hues and tie-dye prints so you can mix and match as you please. The best part? They're super stretchy so you don't have to untie and re-tie your shoe laces — ever again.