2010 June 29
WHAT: Bensimon tennis shoes
WHY: Because Bensimon tennies are as much a part of summer as ice cream trucks or Coppertone. (What else were you planning on wearing to that July 4th picnic on Sunday?) And while we're partial to the bright tomato-red lace-ups today, the possibilities are endless: slip-ons in cheery yellow? Ballerina-style flats in teal? High-tops in classic white? At $57 a pop, you really can collect them all.
2010 June 28
WHAT: Irene Neuwirth onyx earrings
WHY: Jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth may be known for her colorful gems, but we're just as taken with these oversized black onyx earrings, in a color altogether missing from the rainbow. The shiny black stones are striking against 18 karat yellow gold---and lest you worry that Neuwirth's missing her splash of color, a row of bright green chrysophase stones bordering the onyx brightens things up just enough. New Yorkers may love their noir, but we say these are the best of both worlds.
AVAILABLE: By special order, Barneys New York
2010 June 25
WHAT: Tommy Hilfiger military dress
WHY: Military ensembles may be particularly chic this season, but let's be honest, loves: a dress like this never goes out of style. Tommy's army drab shirtdress has that borrowed-from-the-boys toughness we love, but with a waist-cinching belt that is all woman. The best part? Push up the sleeves and unbutton one more button and it's summer-friendly, but try it with thick tights and boots and come fall, you'll be cozy and still spot-on, style-wise.
AVAILABLE: Tommy Hilfiger, 681 Fifth Avenue, 212.223.1824
2010 June 24
WHAT: Treesje Crimson bag
WHY: Because two is always better than one, and this Crimson bag (though don't be fooled by the name: it also comes in the equally chic navy and black) does double duty with aplomb. The mini bag comes with a long shoulder strap for the busy days when you need your hands free, but remove it and you've got yourself a perfectly evening envelope-style clutch. Of course, that luxe berry leather and rounded studs are just the icing on the cake...
AVAILABLE: Intermix stores, www.intermixonline.com for locations