Feb 27, 2015 8:56 AM
Is it too early to be scoping out summer sandal collections? Nah! The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, Splendid's Coldwater Elastic Sandals ($78). The easy on/off leather sandals are comfy and classic. They'll complement just about any summer outfit from breezy maxi dresses to daisy dukes and swimsuit tops. You'll want to snatch up a pair soon, though, because we suspect they'll sell out by the time the snow melts.
Feb 27, 2015 8:50 AM
We love a good nautical theme as much as anybody. (Try to pull us away from the striped shirts and we can't promise we'll react well.) But we'll stop at actually dressing like a sailor - we hardly know the starboard from the port. We'd be horrible first mates, but this First Mate Anchor Sweater ($45) is perfectly suited to a casual day by the sea. We wouldn't be fooling anybody with nautical prowess with this appliqué anchor, which is good for everybody involved in the important task of successfully docking a ship.
Feb 27, 2015 8:44 AM
The Little Cloud ($230) from art collective Friends With You will fill any room with a range of light settings - from cool to warm or from dim to bright. You can plug it in and when it's charged, you can bring your new best friend with you anywhere (even into work!) for a little dose of extra sunshine (despite it being a cloud). It may not technically work as a happy light, but maybe the cloud's cute little smile will bring you that extra dose of cheer during the long winter months.
Feb 27, 2015 8:40 AM
We know we're always urging you to don trendy tops and fashionable bottoms, but the truth is that, like you, we'd much rather spend all day lounging around in something soft and loose, like True & Co's Easy-Fit Pant ($42). They wear beautifully and leave plenty of room in the waist for an expanding stomach when we inevitably eat three bowls of cereal for our Saturday morning breakfast. Fine, and afternoon snack, too.
Feb 27, 2015 8:35 AM
Ready to wipe a little drool off your chin? This Valentino Garavani Chain Shoulder Bag ($2,595) is so perfectly perky with its multi-colored calfskin construction, gold latch studs, and silver shoulder chain. Ugh, we can't even stand it! We wish we could give you more info regarding the smoothness of the leather and the roominess of the main pocket, but shockingly, Valentino has thus far ignored our inquiries after a sample purse!
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Feb 27, 2015 8:30 AM
The Radial Jewelry Stand ($68) won't hold onto all of your trinkets and baubles, but it will let you display some of your favorites out in the open. Set it on your dresser or vanity and decorate it with a few of your most worn pieces, from those perfect Kate Spade studs to your beloved Catbird locket.
Feb 27, 2015 8:26 AM
It sounds like a cross between a yellow-crested bird and a yellow-hued Pokémon, but somehow Picattoo is even a little sillier. It's a service that lets you turn your Instagram pics into temporary tattoos ($15, set of 12). Now, we, as a species, love turning our Instagram pics into books, magnets, and other tangible items - just as we once marveled at scanning our printed photos into a computer - but the temporary tattoo feels like something in between. It's temporal, yet exists outside a screen. How does the fleeting nature of ink against skin reflect the nature of the insta-pic?
No matter - these would be super fun for a wedding, embarrassing a child at his or her birthday party, or for any sort of sentimental gathering.
Feb 27, 2015 8:16 AM
Our homes are starting to look like mythical figurine menageries, but that won't stop us from ordering a Myth You Much Shaker Set ($15). What's another pair of unicorn tchotchkes? Besides, these are functional, helping us flavor our meals before we dig into them. That makes this a totally justifiable purchase.
Feb 27, 2015 8:10 AM
Neither a toner nor a moisturizing cream, Ling's rose water-based Replenishing Hydrator ($40) is one of those beauty products that defies category. It's also destined to become an essential part of your routine. Wash up, pat your face dry, and then reach for this bottle and rub a small amount in circular motions over your skin. It'll both lock in moisture and even out your skin tone. It's gentle, too, so you can use it during the day to refresh your skin and give it a bit of a pick-me-up when you need it.
Feb 27, 2015 8:05 AM
On one hand, this Jumbo Clear Confetti Balloon ($14) from Knot & Bow is sure to make a huge celebratory statement at your next shindig. On the other hand... confetti... everywhere. Your best bet for a compromise is to take this balloon to a party someone else is throwing. Your sister may hate you forever for bringing it, but your niece will declare you the coolest aunt ever.
Feb 27, 2015 8:00 AM
Somewhere in our job descriptions, it says that our duties include bringing you the most stylish cat-themed clothing and accessories available on the internet. There's plenty of hideous "cat lady" clothing to be found, but thanks to the continued popularity of the cat and social acceptance of cat owners, designers are going above and beyond in designing cute feline decorated duds, like this White Cats Dress ($93) from Pepa Loves. Say hello to your new summer staple! Just don't pick up any black cats while wearing it - that fur will get everywhere.
Feb 26, 2015 9:10 AM
The cardigan is already the ideal spring transitioning piece, but add a standout print like the one on this Delicate Fish Embroidery Knitted Cardigan ($44) and you've got a total warm(ish!) weather winner. You can keep things ultra-feminine by slipping it on over a skater dress and tights or opt for a more relaxed look by wearing a pair of rolled boyfriend jeans and leather ankle boots.
Feb 26, 2015 9:05 AM
Will a mini backpack ever be as chic as a designer handbag? Well, no, probably not, but don't bring this entry up in the year 2035, just in case Chanel is producing nothing but back- and fanny packs. The No. 3 Cinch Bag ($125) from Proper Assembly inches toward this unrealistic ideal, however, with its drawstring closure - making it a relative of this season's It bag, the bucket - leather accents, Italian linen, and a cool ochre hue.
Feb 26, 2015 9:00 AM
The gorgeous, simple illustrations on each card in this Sport Card Set ($13) are like scenes out of a hazy, sun-drenched old movie. The ladies depicted in these scenes are, of course, gorgeous and lovely, but they're also fierce, independent women, disappearing for hours on end on their horses, bikes, canoes, or skis of choice. Nobody's going to make them sit around and needlepoint!
Feb 26, 2015 8:55 AM
With its pretty pastel shade, Scandinavian-inspired design, and sugary sweet sentiment, The Dreamers Dusky Pink Apron ($38) by Freya Ete will certainly complement your kitchen endeavors, from proofing dough to icing cupcakes. But don't let its daintiness fool you; the apron is made from a thick and sturdy cotton that can take plenty of abuse. Spill, dribble, splatter, and wash away.