As your summer agenda fills up with everything from beach-side weddings to weekend barbecues, put a little spring into your step with a new pair of shoes.
DV by Dolce Vita Nyle Beaded Sandals
Jazz up your basic black dress or your summer white staples with colorful beading, perfect for showing off some fancy footwork.
Available at dolcevita.com, $66.
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Soludos Dali Flat Espadrilles
Time to kick the flip-flop addiction for a new go-to shoe. These natural, eco-friendly cotton and jute flats let your feet breathe easy on sticky summer days. The earth, and your pedicurist, will thank you.
Available at soludos.com, $26.
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Nine West Braxton Sandals
Pair these with a denim jacket over a floaty maxi dress, and you've got an outfit perfect to go from sunny strolling to a late-night date at the boardwalk.
Available at ninewest.com, $99.
Petal Confetti Sneakers by Anthropologie
In your foreseeable future: a lot of frolicking, dancing
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As your summer agenda fills up with everything from beach-side weddings to weekend barbecues, put a little spring into your step with a new pair of shoes.Read More »from 6 Spring Shoes to Kick-Start Your Summer (All Under $100!)
When it comes to getting down, it doesn't have to be all about the Benjamins. This month is all about cheap thrills.
"If you are going to buy just one new thing, these fluffy balls of awesomeness (in your chosen color, of course) are it. Hang them; arrange them on tables with strings of white lights; throw on countertops. Later, tie to heads as hats," a very wise woman says.
Available at partycity.com, $7.
Yeah, you want to drink this. Philadelphia's Percy Street Barbecue takes the champagne of beers, pickle juice, and barbecue sauce (trust us) to combine the best piquant flavors from any proper tailgating spread into one thirst-quenching beverage.
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Bedroom basics shouldn't be a snooze. Spruce things up with fresh sheets made for stylishly hitting the hay.Read More »from 7 Sheet Sets to Give Your Bed a Spring Makeover
Garnet Hill Everyday Percale Bedding
A cute and sweet print on crisp 200-thread count cotton, ideal for staying cool during warm weather months. The assorted colors (turquoise, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, blue sky, and driftwood) will brighten up boring bedrooms.
Available at garnethill.com, $14-$69.
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L.L.Bean Whale Sheet Set
Sailing off to the Land of Nod? The nautical stripes and a cheery whale pattern will help rock you to sleep.
Available at llbean.com, $89-$119.
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West Elm Organic Seedling Bedding
Sleep soundly knowing your bedsheets get a thumbs up from Mother Nature with this modern design made from organic cotton and ecofriendly dyes.
Available at westelm.com, $15-$80.
Marimekko Puutarha Lilac Sheet Set
A charming floral print fit for daydreaming and diary-writing. Our only
What do the Royal Wedding and the Kentucky Derby have in common? No one can put a lid on the ridiculous hats.Read More »from To Wear or Not to Wear: Fancy Hats
Louise Green Kelly Hat
This little number turns the traditional stove pipe hat on its head. If people can tear their eyes away from the giant flowers and lace, they're sure to find a bemused smile on your face.
Available at hatagories.com, $308.
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Plaza Suite Ines Hat
Do you ever wake up and think "Today I'd to look more like a flamingo"? Rest this pink topper on your noggin for a flockingly dramatic effect.
Available online at hats.com, $178.
Louise Green Doll Hat Stripe
Feel Yankee Doodle Dandy in this patriotic creation. Pair with a mint julep and you're off to the races.
Available online at hatagories.com, $308.
Eric Javits H.H. Dip-Brim Hat
Things that are near-impossible: attending Will and Kate's wedding, picking Triple Crown winners, and wearing this little number at a demure angle.
Available online at
Time to spring clean your makeup bag with beauty booty that's been approved by Mother Nature herself.Read More »from Natural Beauty: 6 Cheap Ecofriendly Finds
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
Who wants chemicals in (and around) your eyes? Two coats of this organic mascara with its 100% recyclable brush yields loads of volume, a clean black color, and leaves your peepers paraben-free.
Available at amazon.com, $10.
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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Body Oil
Feeling dull and dry? A bit of body oil after a shower or bath seals in moisture for a dewy, natural glow.
Available at burtsbees.com, $8.
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Kiss My Face Soap
Talk about double duty beauty -- this mild castile soap's veggie-based formula makes it suitable for washing hands, doing dishes, and scrubbing floors.
Available at amazon.com, $16.
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Shower Gel
Treehugging never smelled so good. These biodegradable shower gels come in six refreshing scent combos: mint and
Whether you're decorating your first nursery or preparing for baby two (or three or four), we found sweet accessories and bedding to brighten up this special space.Read More »from 9 Ways to Brighten Up Your Nursery
Rikshaw Design Taj Pillow Covers
Allow a bit of monkey business at bedtime -- even if they drive you bananas.
Available at rikshawdesign.com, $30.
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P'kolino Clothes Tree
Stash nursery blankets, diapers bags, burp rags, and onesies somewhere other than the floor.
Available at pkolino.com, $90.
Wee Gallery Photo Mobile
Turn pretty animal flashcards into a mobile gallery for your little one. Then switch out the images with treasured family photos as your tyke gets older.
Available at weegallery.com, $12.
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MiGi Alphabet Crib Bedding
Dress his crib in a classic alphabet theme, updated with adorable animals and polka-dot trim.
Available at migistyle.com, $180.
Walltat Sleepy Bear Decal
It's so cute we can't bear it.
Available at walltat.com, $69.
Celia Birtwell Garden Tools
We can't help digging Celia Birtwell's drawn prints, which spruce up aluminum tools.
Available at nybgshop.org, $28-$34.
The perpetual letterpress gardening calendar will keep you on schedule so you know when to reap and when to sow.
Available at etsy.com, $20.
Ecofriendly, rain-resistant blackboard labels allow for easy-on/easy-off veggie categorizing, so you'll never mistakenly dig up a carrot when seeking fennel.
Available at shopterrain.com, $14 for ten.
Brighten up your gray garden with some much-needed H2O and a colorful, not-your-garden-variety watering hose.
Available at alicesupplyco.com, $46.
Expand your garden and your cultural awareness with sixteen packs of heirloom seedlings displaying the designs of NYC-based artists.
Available at seedlibrary.org, $52.Read More »from 7 Ways to Make Your Garden Grow
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A slick rain jacket wards off stormy weather.
$85, available at americanapparel.net
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The Whirlwind hat keeps rain off your face and eyeliner in place.
$17, available at landsend.com
A raincoat bag keeps all your gear dry.
$42, available at uncommongoods.com
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See clearly even in the rain with a bubble umbrella.
$18, available at urbanoutfitters.com
Go ahead, stomp in those puddles - as long as you have Union Stripe rain boots.
$25, available at target.com
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Don't be so manila. Here's a few bright ideas to spruce up your office space and make your tax day less taxing.
You consider clutter a form of art. Bring co-workers to the same conclusion with a freestanding organizer, which has six thick, colorful bands to hold photos, messages, pens, and other desk debris.
Available at momastore.org, $16.
Iomoi Pen Set
Remember when longhand writing was so much fun? Us neither. Inject some joy into the pen-to-paper process with batik-inspired mark makers.
Available at iomoi.com, $25 for fourteen.
Polaroid-Style Photo Frame
Mount the clean, white Polaroid-inspired frame deskside - as a reminder of life outside the office.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $18.
It's a valid question that arises daily in the workplace. Ask it again and again - but now in ink.
Available at paper-source.com, $11.
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J. Crew Silk Tricotine Goddess Gown
A breezy silhouette for the seaside bride. Can't you just feel the sand between your toes?
Available at jcrew.com, $575.
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BCBG MAX AZRIA Ruffled One-Shoulder Gown
So stark white isn't quite your style. A champagne colored option adds subtle sheen and glamour - plus the shade's name shares the spirit of the celebration.
Available at bcbg.com, $298.
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Alice + Olivia Reese Peplum Dress
The peplum detail hides the lingering rehearsal-dinner-food-bump and accentuates the waist. Throw on some bangles and a pair of nude heels, and voilà.
Available at shopbop.com, $367.
David Meister Ruffled One-Shoulder Taffeta Gown
Fewer things evoke Old Hollywood better than a classic mermaid gown.
Available at shop.nordstrom.com, $478.