Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean every bridesmaid has to get a set of faux pearls. In fact, we found 10 fantastic decor picks that will have your girls saying "I love it!" and really meaning it. Since gifts are not one size fits all, feel free to mix and match. There is something for everyone here, so go ahead and click through to see our foolproof picks!
With emerald being Pantone's color of the year, green has definitely hogged the color spectrum spotlight. Still, it's emerald's cooler cousin we're eyeing: mint. With its soft hue, it's perfect for springtime and can easily go glam when paired with white and gold. We've gathered some of our favorites from around the web to showcase this fresh hue.
- Wishbone Chair ($855): With its unique shape (plus a handwoven seat), it's no wonder how this chair got its name.
- Matte Mint Bud Vase ($20): We can just see it now — all of those soft-hued flowers that will perfectly complement this handmade vase.
- I Am a Rock Lamp Finial ($65): Give your lamp a special touch with this stunning stone accent that's guaranteed to stand out.
- Green Herbs Scented Candle ($17): Embrace the mint color trend while filling your home with the smell of nature's best with this coveted candle.
- Viceroy Mint Cylinder Lamp ($306): Everything about this lamp, with its mint-and-gold geometric base, screams glamour.
- Family Wall Art Quote ($17): Freshen up your desk space or entryway with a poster that'll bring on the smiles.
- "Simply Anna" Teacup ($40): The contrasting mint and white colors, the gold rim — what's not to love about this teacup?
- Polkamania Hook Rug ($170): This handmade rug is all about ushering in some floor fun, be it for your home office or living room.
- Mint Salt and Pepper Shaker Set ($5): Shake up mealtime with this sweet set in a subdued mint-green color.
- Baroque Pillow ($223): Punch up your sofa with this graphic, embroidered, and elegant pillow.
Whether you're planning a major renovation or just want to introduce a bit of luxury to your kitchen and bathroom design, we can help. After checking out the latest at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans, it seems the hottest doodads are a hybrid of futuristic technology, smart sustainability, and gallery-worthy design. Keep reading to see the seven new items for kitchens and bathrooms we want now!
Catch shade in this season's best sunglasses with a little help from our ultimate Spring '13 shopping guide to the most covet-worthy eyewear trends. Want to make a statement? Go for embellished shades adorned with glitter or patterns, or try a standout hue. Looking to channel a bit of that downtown cool-kid vibe? Go for of-the-moment round shades or translucent frames. More of a glamour girl? Opt for a retro cat-eye silhouette or an ultrareflective mirrored lens. Find yourself reaching for more classic styles? Try a half-frame like the iconic Clubmaster. Whatever your style or budget, we have the hottest sunglasses right here, so click on to find your perfect pair.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
Thanks to this year's Met Gala theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, we are now trying to add some majorly tough pieces to our own wardrobes. And we have famous partygoers like Sienna Miller, Cara Delevingne, Cameron Diaz, and Gisele Bündchen as our styling inspiration. All these ladies incorporated spiked accessories into their Met Gala look — and their ensembles were that much more authentic because of it. If you too have spikes on the brain, click on to shop 22 of our favorite pieces, including bags, shoes, jewels, headbands, and belts.
Armed with spiked minaudières, fringed heels, and studded bracelets, none of the Met Gala's punk fashion was complete without the supporting details. Our favorite celebs and fashion fixtures fully embraced the night's theme with a nod to the subversive, the edgy, and the truly outrageous. Some committed more than others (Madonna, we're looking at you), but in every case the accessories deserve a closer look. Click through for the best bags, baubles, and heels to hit the red carpet last night.
— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski
As the weather heats up, we're ditching our clunky baubles for lighter, airy fare. This Summer, we're honing in on delicate layering necklaces, diminutive statement bracelets, and whisper-thin hoop earrings (yes, they're back). Additionally, we're coveting transparent details that give off a diaphanous, modern feel, and tassel details for a little bohemian flair. See and shop our editors' top 14 picks in the slideshow now.
A Summer outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses, and our latest shady crush hails from Westward Leaning. After spotting these retro-meets-modern shades on style stars like Alessandra Ambrosio, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, and Kate Bosworth, it's clear they are one of the hottest accessories in Hollywood. And the best part? Every pair comes with a feel-good message. Each silhouette was inspired by a different social movement — like the Teach For America, John Glenn Center For Science Education, and National Parks Conservation Association — and with every sale, $10 is given back to the cause. Pretty cool, right? See which celebrities have been spotted in Westward Leaning sunglasses — then shop their exact pairs now.
— Additional reporting by Chi Chau
Nothing marks the impending start of Summer like slipping into a pair of pretty espadrilles. Whether you're on the hunt for a dressier pair — like this statement striped stunner from Christian Louboutin — or looking for something more laid-back, the latest batch of online arrivals are sure to please. With a check-off list of the hottest colors and styles in mind, we found 21 gorgeous options for you to shop now. See everything from Marc by Marc Jacobs's adorable mouse espadrille flats to Pierre Hardy's power-packed prints in the slideshow.
We're off to the 2013 Kentucky Derby races — or at least, dressing the part. Whether that actually means you're headed to Churchill Downs or rooting for your favorite horse at a friend's party, there's one accessory that will supply all the Derby chic you'll need, and that, of course, is a gorgeous hat. What better place to draw outfit (read: head gear) inspiration from than the royals abroad? Namely, Kate Middleton and her sister, Pippa, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Queen Elizabeth II. We're zeroing in on the most masterful works of hat art, courtesy of our favorite royal figures. Let this be a lesson: where royalty and the Kentucky Derby are concerned, the more dramatic the hat, the closer to heaven. Click on for all the inspiration you'll need.