When it’s hot and raining, the last thing you want to do is stuff your feet into a pair of calf-suffocating Wellies. Perfect for flash downpours in summer: Slow and Steady Wins the Race’s water-repellent pumps. They give you a sexy three inches and a vixen-y color while keeping your feet dry thanks to a nylon shell. For $100, the price is absolutely right. And we bet they’d work just as well in the snow. Although that shouldn’t stop you from wearing them on a completely dry day, too.
A pretty crystal vase is all well and good, but something a little more fun is often in order. These homme/femme vases are both cute and cheeky, turning the classic man and woman bathroom symbols on their heads by associating them with something pretty and lovely-smelling instead of, well, toilets. You can buy them separately or together to create a pretty little flower couple.
At a loss for words? Whip out these babies to get the conversation flowing. These topic cards are perfect for a long road trip, lightening up a discussion, or just getting your friends to think. Use them at a dinner party, or keep them on your coffee table. There are questions like “What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?” and “If you could spend one year in any country which would you choose?” With 135 open-ended questions, you’re sure to be entertained. Who wants to discuss the weather or politics when you can spice things up like this? Let the chatter begin.
Lady Gaga proved Larry King isn’t the only one who can pull off suspenders. Even if you’re not a super geek or a trendy celebrity, these shoulder straps are an easy addition to your look. This Star Suspended Top from Forever 21 is a no-brainer because the suspenders are a trompe l’oeil illusion, which makes them convenient and comfortable.
Few things in the world provide more excitement than a sundae bar. Q-Pot trumps that joy with its new line of build-your-own necklaces for Opening Ceremony. Start by choosing a cone base in pink or yellow gold, then add on scoops of brightly colored charms (mint, cherry, strawberry). To satisfy your salt craving, try the DIY hamburger necklace, adding layers of gold lettuce or sunny-side-up eggs. The one caveat: if you get carried away, the price can get steep. On the other hand, your creation will be cute and calorie-free.
Few and far between are the crochet accessories that manage not to look like hippie-wear. These Candela NYC booties, however, expertly walk the fine line between something that belongs in the closets of people who went to Woodstock and pretty-chic. The ribbon laces, sleek shape, and floral pattern make them a total win in our book.