April showers bring May flowers, which means the rain is a-comin’! Stay dry this spring by stepping up your umbrella game with something fun, flirty and fashionable. From sweet florals to cheeky bubble umbrellas, make it known that even when the Heavens open, your sidewalk style still SLAYS. Here are 12 umbrellas we love that can help you add some pep to your step … just make sure you’re wearing rain boots.
My keys are currently attached to three empty metal rings with sad little stumps where cute charms used to be attached, and a portable flash drive that’s covered in some kind of unidentified sticky substance. I think it might be time to freshen things up a bit. If you’re also in need of a keychain makeover, and would prefer to go the DIY route (as opposed to the kitschy souvenir store route), click through for 7 super cute ideas!
I’m currently wearing two sweaters and my skin is so dry it feels like it’s going to fall off, which is why I’m staring wistfully at this funky, heart-print headwrap and yearning for the greasy roots and boho fashions of summer. I am so ready to ditch my beanies and thick scarves in favor of funky headwraps and cutoffs. SO ready. [$18, ThreeBirdNest]
I really, really don’t need to add another bag to my collection, but an exception may need to be made for a bucket purse. Carrying one, especially in a rich tan or burgundy color, with a crossbody strap, gives such solid Francoise Hardy vibes. Who doesn’t want that?
The jury is still out on whether Valentine’s Day is a the most romantic day of the year or bullshit consumerist faux-holiday meant. (I say it’s both, plus a brilliant excuse to eat an entire box of Russell Stover chocolates in one day.) No matter how you celebrate February 14th, surely you can agree that the symbol of St. Valentine’s Day, the heart, looks cute all year ’round. From scarves to jewelry to smartphone cases, a heart accessory or declaration of love spans every season. So show some love to these 13 heart accessories that you can wear this Friday and any every day after.
On the somewhat rare occasion that I emerge from my life as a shut-in and go out to, you know, a bar or a party at night, I do everything in my power to bring as little as possible with me. In an ideal world, I would not carry a purse at all, but pockets on women’s clothes are not usually big enough to comfortably accommodate an iPhone, lipstick, keys and my debit card. Usually I’m stuck carrying a clutch, but that means I spent a not insignificant portion of my evening worrying that I’ll set it down and forget about it. Also, having a purse tucked into my armpit makes it very hard for me to gesture wildly with my arms, and when I go out and socialize, I tend to want to do that a lot. The solution? A small crossbody bag is hands-free and stays on your person, so you don’t risk losing it. Gesture away with these 14 options…
Ever since Ami told me about her hippie-tastic trip to Sedona, I’ve been obsessing about crystals and want to fill my life, house, and jewelry box with them. Luckily for me, Etsy is happy to oblige, with tons of amazing crystal necklaces. Click through to check out seven of my favorites, guaranteed to add a bit of mystical charm (and possibly, like, good chakra energy or something?) to even the most basic outfits…
Just before Christmas, I bought myself a sassy Pamela Barsky pouch to use as a makeup bag, and now I want SO MANY MORE SASSY POUCHES. Her designs are not only cheeky and fun, they’re so well made: thick canvas and heat cured silkscreens ensure they’ll last way longer than the eyeshadow, pencils, hair accessories, tampons, or important tax documents you stash inside. Here are a few of my fave Barsky canvas bags that I’m dying to add to my collection, via her Etsy shop…
Headed out on the town this New Year’s Eve? Keep your essentials — keys, credit card, lipstick and cell phone — safe in one of these fancy-pants evening box clutches. No longer just for teenagers headed to prom or celebs walking an award show red carpet, these metallic, sparkly and jeweled little purses will give any party look a little extra oomph.
This week’s Etsy Spotlight was a total no-brainer. My parents got me this beautiful galaxy print infinity scarf from Etsy shop ShadowplayNYC for Christmas, and I’m so obsessed with it I can barely talk about anything else. It’s made of soft cotton jersey (that’s surprisingly warm!) and printed with a strikingly detailed image of a nebula taken by the Hubble Telescope. Shadowplay was started by “two space-crazed Parsons graduates” who make all of their gorgeous clothing and accessories in NYC using eco-conscious materials and fabric-cutting techniques. Now I’m eyeing this gigantic moon phase scarf and this gorgeous galaxy dress to add to my collection next. Ideally by this time next year, my entire wardrobe will be space-themed. [$85, ShadowplayNYC]