There are crushes, girl crushes, and clothing crushes, and all of them involve falling hard, whether the object of our affection is a coworker or a lovely lace dress. We’ve officially developed a clothing crush on this sweet Fred Flare dress. We’d wear it with ballet flats, dainty flat sandals, or a pair of pumps when we take it out on the town. What’s so wrong with wanting to spoil our new clothing companion?
Does anyone use lipstick cases? The last time we did, we were 7 years old and used it for toting Barbie shoes. Now we’re thinking the pint-sized accessories aren’t such a bad idea. Why? Well, we’re not really sure because are lipstick cases really necessary? Probably not. That doesn’t change the fact that these Lilo leather zip pods are pretty darn cute. And they’re way more grown-up than anything we ever had back in the days when we played with Barbies.
Dying for a new summer wardrobe, but don’t have the cash? Tired of having the same clothes as every other mall shopper? Then, it’s about time you get working on that custom wardrobe you’ve always dreamed about. Make Your Own Clothes will teach you to sew contemporary and classic garments with easy-to-follow instructions. Plus, the book also comes with software that helps generate patterns to fit your exact measurements. With a little practice, you’ll be able to turn any fabric, even old sheets or bargain bin remnants, into a new outfit.
Do you like piña coladas? And getting caught in the rain? Well, then these tiny pineapples belong on your ears. The sterling silver studs will put you in that laid-back Friday afternoon mindset, because that’s what tropical fruit do — besides mixing nicely with rum, cream of coconut, and crushed ice.
Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing a two-piece. Why? Because swimming won’t be a problem with no skimpy top to lose in the surf, and you’ll still make the boys drool.
Finding a tote that’s affordable, stylish, and large enough to fit all your beach essentials is rare. The More to Love Handbag fits all three requirements. Made of natural burlap (with a bit of sparkly gold thread), there’s no need to worry about suntan oil spillage ruining it. Plus, the pleated shape means it expands without looking bulky. Even if you’re not headed to the beach, this bag is perfect for any summer weekend getaway.