LEATHER CUFFS: It's the presence of the buckle on these wrist cuffs that is winning us over here. More buckles on everything we say: cuffs, shoes, cereal boxes, cars. Also, the orange-y, popping colors are candy sweet. From dean. $35
ROBIN BROUILLETTE SPRING/SUMMER SALE: Tassles and ruffles. We like frippery that says warmer days and still-warm nights. The pretty things created by this designer are feminine and pool-party ready. Head for Vie Bungalow at 5619 W. 4th Street on Saturday, August 1 from noon-6PM for bubbly and browsing.
FAUX BOIS EARRINGS: Anything that looks like wood but isn't wood boasts whimsy. These Good Dirt earrings possess the feel of freshly cut timber; we're thinking it that wearing 'em will be like being in a forest no matter where you are (or at least your ears will feel like they're in a forest). And we're predicting they're much, much lighter than real logs. $22
GIANT SEQUOIA FRAGRANCE: To go with those faux bois earrings. What exactly does a giant sequoia smell of? We've been pretty close to the General Sherman tree. We remember green tones, mossy notes, the Woods, capital W. Hoot hoot... From Demeter Fragrances
"(500) DAYS OF SUMMER" SOUNDTRACK: Carla Bruni and Wolfmother. Feist and Hall & Oates. Hall & Oates! We saw messrs. Hall and Oates at a morning soundcheck at The Grove a few years back. Best 11:47AM of our lives. Back to the "(500) Days" soundtrack: Truly summer-y.
KINGSTON MEN'S SOCKS: These are very British prep school to us, stripe-y and colorful. Does your guy need to be wearing black, brown or blue all five days the week? These can definitely go on top of the Friday casual pile. $25