2009 May 7
WHAT: Rebecca Minkoff's Crush bag
WHY: This messenger style mini-bag thing may be a trend du jour, but we're embracing it whole-heartedly. Your back will thank you for giving it a break from those ridiculously heavy totes, you'll adore the freedom of not having anything in your hands, and oh--did we mention how adorable it is? With shiny gold hardware and a belt loop in the back for a stylish update on the decidely un-chic fanny pack, you'll never let this bag out of your sight.
2009 May 6
WHAT: Melissa Joy Manning alphabet charm necklace
WHY: We'll admit it--sometimes we're last-minute shoppers. Christmas Eve, hours before a birthday party...and we've waited again this year to do our Mother's Day shopping. You too? Great news: Melissa Joy Manning's personalized charm necklaces are not only a perfect gift for mom, but she feels your last-minute pain--which is why the designer is holding a trunk show tomorrow afternoon at Greenwich Jewelers from noon until 5 p.m., where you can choose from initials, birth stones, chains, and organic pieces to create the perfect piece.
2009 May 5
WHAT: Tory Burch's Tanya Sandal
WHY: The rain outside shows no signs of subsiding, so you'll need a little something to brighten up your day. How about a shot of neon? This cheery summer sandal--though perhaps not quite right for aujourd'hui--will pack the perfect punch as a match for a summery white sundress.
2009 May 4
WHAT: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength sunglasses
WHY: Step aside, Wayfarers! Our go-to shades are about to be upstaged by New Zealand designer Karen Walker's quirky (comme toujours) take on sunnies. The fresh new shape, the fun purple frames...and then there's those practical perks, like UV protection for your peepers. Consider us sold.