These hoops are fun. They look kind of fruity, with their dangly cluster of bright orange beads. You know, sort of Chiquita Banana chic. But don't walk around with a bowl of fruit on your head, though. Because that's just weird.
$29.00, Banana Republic
Hard day? Curl up with one of these babies. They're little 14- by 7.5-inch pillows filled with buckwheat and lavender. You can even toss them in the microwave for a few seconds, and they warm up like heating pads. They come in four varieties, each one decorated with a different botanical silhouette.
$43.95 each, Wrapables
The ruby-red quartz briolets that dangle from these 14-karat gold-plated earrings remind me of little tart pomegranate seeds. They're such a juicy, summery color. The earrings are a little less than two inches long.
After visiting Hawaii, I became obsessed with plumeria flowers. They smell so good, but I can't find them where I live. (I'd order one of these if I thought I could take care of it.) This sweet necklace from Kahili Creations of Hawaii has a plumeria pendant made out of carved shell. It hangs from a 16.5-inch chain decorated with tiny sapphire and aquamarine beads.
These pillow covers from PataPri are so cute. I love the cheery blue and orange apple pattern. I guess I just like apples in general (except for the Red Delicious, which always seem to be mushy these days). These 16-inch linen pillow covers are hand-silkscreened by Chicago artist Yuko Uemura.
These earrings from Bella-Bijou are so pretty. They're made of blue chalcedony and goldfill wire and hoops. And at three inches long, they're nice and dangly. They're pretty versitile too. You could wear them with jeans and a T-shirt or pair them with a little black dress.
Gussy up your outdoor lounges and couches with this cushy blue pillow. It's made of water-resistant material and the pretty cornflowers give your patio a homey feel. Plus, it's something to throw if someone says something you don't agree with.
$29.00, West Elm
Looky, it's like your very own blue-light special. It's a night light that charges itself during the day on sunlight and the glow of your incandescent bulbs. I like the way it's designed to look like a lightbulb encased in a cube of glass. It would look cool on the nightstand.
These hanging lanterns give your porch or deck or balcony a little romance. I like how easy they are to set up too. You just pop in a votive, and hang it from a hook or a nail. They come in two sizes, one with a five-inch-wide base and one with an eight-inch-wide base. Besides the color seen here, you can also buy them in turquoise or white.
$38.00 and $58.00 each, Anthropologie
I can has giant ice cream cone? Seriously, if I actually owned this two foot tall ice cream cone lamp, I think I would just be craving ice cream constantly. It would be like that summer where the ice cream man parked outside of my apartment all day long. But I still covet this thing. It's so wonderfully bizarre, and maybe this is because it's "soft" serve, but it even gives off a nice soft glow.
$48.00, Fred Flare