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Shoe of the Week - Madewell Strappy Mini Wedge Sandals

Last Thursday, we showed you our new summer love, a floral print summer LBD ... and we think these shoes are the perfect complement!


We simply adore J. Crew and can't get enough of the Madewell 'luxe-hip' spin-off. These Madewell strappy sandals are exactly why their brand works so well - simple and classic but still on-trend.


These sandals come in a lovely olive green, add just a touch of height, and look a little more put together than your go-to million year old Rainbows or Reefs (as fantastic and beloved as they are). Wear these sandals with anything from skinnies to a flared skirt ... they're sure to become your next summer romance!



Where to Buy - Shopbop



Price - $138.00



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the 'Madewell Strappy Mini Wedge Sandals' to the Hive.

Daily Obsesh - Lucca Couture Pleated-Bodice Strapless Dress

We've fallen in love. Again. This time with the Lucca Couture Pleated-Bodice Strapless Dress from Urban Outfitters. The print is pretty and floral, rendering the black dress pre-Labor Day appropriate; the sweetheart strapless neckline is super flattering; the proportions of the dress will make your body look great.


This is the kind of dress you can throw a cardigan over and wear to work and then easily amp it up with heels, giving you a cute and sexy girl-next-door charm.


Rock it with espadrille wedges or vintage pumps, gladiator sandals or jellies - this sweet dress will match your every style mood and whimsy!



Where to Buy - Urban Outfitters



Price - $49.99



Who Found It - Idabone was the first to add the 'Lucca Couture Pleated-Bodice Strapless Dress' to the Hive.

Daily Obsesh - Jen's Pirate Booty Natural Shell Ring

This ring is crazy. Crazy awesome. If Ariel (as in the Little Mermaid) had a jewelry collection in her treasure trove, this would certainly be in the midst.


Accessories are the perfect place to add a dash of whimsical, off the wall or unexpected. A shell carved to be a ring is unique but subtle and the neutral colors are pretty and versatile.


Attention grabbing without being over-the-top, this ring can definitely be a paaart of myyy wooorrrld ...



Where to Buy - ShopBop



Price - $30



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Jen'sPirate Booty Natural Shell Ring to the Hive.

Daily Obsesh - Urban Outfitters Delicate Agate Slice Pendant Necklace

How lovely is this pendant necklace?


Raw gem necklaces like this are cool, one-of-a-kind statements without being ostentatious. The shape and size of the pendent isn't overwhelming but it won't go unnoticed.


Going with the theme of spring and summer, natural fibers and shapes are all the rage. This agate pendant fits right in with the canvas totes, raffia espadrilles, linen wraps, leather headbands, and wood jewelry.


Like all beautiful pendants, this one deserves to be flaunted with a v-neck or strapless top or anything that shows a little decolletage!
This pretty piece that will be sure to showcase your more bohemian sensibilities.



Where to Buy - Urban Outfitters



Price - $34.00



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Urban Outfitters Delicate Agate Slice Pendant Necklace to the Hive.

Daily Obsesh - Warby Parker Griffin Sunglasses

Warby Parker, the marvelously ethical vendor of gloriously retro yet affordable eyeglasses, is branching out into the ultimate summertime accessory: sunglasses!


Just like their extremely popular line of men's and women's eyewear, these shades are vintage-inspired, easy on your checkbook, and with every pair purchased, a pair is donated to a charity dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship in struggling communities. Think of them as 'TOMS' of eyeglasses.


One particularly stand-out shape that we're totally diggin'? The Griffin frame. Like the description on the site says, Marty McFly would think these sunglasses were, like, totally awesome in his Delorean and puffy vest.


The unisex vibe makes the girl sporting them look like a bad a**! So much so, you might need to hide them from particularly sneaky boyfriends, brothers, or roommates. The keyhole bridge is a cool detail and the shape is almost universally flattering.


Wear these glasses and channel your inner Bueller. Bueller? Bueller.



Where to Buy - Warby Parker



Price - $95



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Warby Parker Griffin Sunglasses to the Hive.

Daily Obsesh - ONE by Spring & Clifton Elmira Maxi Skirt

Shopbop.com is hosting a special capsule collection called "ONE by". They've selected a handful of designers to design their perfect item, or as Shopbop describes it " A curated collection of singular pieces from established and emerging lines." Basically, it's an assortment of beautiful one-offs. And, what beautiful one-offs they are.

One of the most lovely pieces is the flowing, jersey, button up maxi by Spring & Clifton, a New York-based label started by California-born Michelle Zacks. Her luscious knitwear has both the bohemian sentimentality of California with the sophistication of New York.

This skirt is no exception. It's long and black for the new york set but you wouldn't look crazy wearing this to the beach or The Grove. The high slit is sexy and buttons look great on the fabric. The jersey renders this skirt casual when any other fabric could have made it goth-y and less wearable.

Wear this skirt with flats or heels, with a flowy shirt or muted tank.

Oh, and? It's on SALE!



Where to Buy - Shopbop



Price - $98.70



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the ONE by Spring & Clifton Elmira Maxi Skirt to the Hive.

Bag of the Week - Topshop Chocolate Whipstitch Leather Satchel

This bag from TopShop is structurally and texturally classic and simple. It's the perfect size for a day shoulder bag, without all of the adornments that can render a purse tacky or cheap.


Simple whipstitch detailing gives the bag a John Wayne Western feel and it's all the extra detaling it needs. Also, the adjustable strap with the buckle is cool and subtle addition that's convenient too! It's roomy enough to accomodate your daily dependables, but not so big that you end up bringing along everything in your apartment. Plus, we love the color of the rich and truly chocolate-y leather.


No huge label, no tassles, no useless gold hardware just a well made, basic, brown leather bag that you will wear well and often. This bag can go anywhere you go and with almost anything you could wear.



Where to Buy - Topshop



Price - $40.00 (was $80)



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Topshop Chocolate Whipstitch Leather Satchel to the Hive.

Shoe of the Week - Report Signature Studded Spike Heel Bootie

Rhinestone studded spike heel booties? Love at first blister. These shoes are so money, they don't even know it. They're Gaga at her best.


Although not exactly work appropriate unless you are in fact a pop star, these heels are awesome for any kind of night out. Dressed up, dressed down, dressed for Vegas, dressed for New York, these shoes will make your bod look great and your outfit look even greater.


The concealed platform makes the stiletto more wearable and the rhinestone studding adds texture but the black on black keeps the shoes subtle instead of Gaga at her most eggiest.



Where to Buy - Bonadrag



Price - $270.00



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Report Signature Studded Spike Heel Bootie to the Hive.

Daily Obsesh - Urban Outfitters Atlas Wrapped Thermos

With all the talk in the world about green companies, sustainability, eco-friendly everything - solar power, Priuses, accessories and fashion companies - are catching up to the global issues and making ethically adorable consumables.


Now you don't have to wear Birkenstocks because you can wear Tom's, canvas totes double as grocery bags, and even Mercedes-Benz makes a hybrid!


One of the easiest ways to cut down your carbon footprint is keeping your re-usable water bottle instead of buying and tossing bottles constantly. This Atlas thermos works for your morning coffee and then your daily water bottle.


Stainless steel doesn't leave the water with a weird taste and they can hang out in your car without releasing carcinogens into your water, unlike those ubiquitous plastic water bottles.


It's cute, it's sustainable, it's educational, and it's the least obnoxious way to go green!



Where to Buy - Urban Outfitters



Price - $34.00



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Urban Outfitters Atlas Wrapped Thermos to the Hive.

Shoe of the Week - Sam Edelman Novato Platform Pumps

Tribal prints really are everywhere this season! Around our necks, on our ponchos, and now on our shoes.


These stiletto platforms from Sam Edelman feature a design they call 'Lima Print' in black and white that's vaguely reminiscent of a South American alpaca blanket, except not as cozy and won't make you itchy.


Everything from the tribal print to the raffia-covered platform to the wooden stacked heel reckons hand-made 'native' goods.


The natural-ness of the shoe means that it's great for summer parties. Raffia is a great cover for a platform as it goes with absolutely everything and brings down any pretension that comes with a stiletto heel.



Where to Buy - ShopBop.com



Price - $100.00



Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Sam Edelman Novato Platform Pumps to the Hive.