We were all about it at age seven, and nothing has changed: we still love to dress up and pretend we’re princesses. This Parisienne Lace Top might not be full-on Sleeping Beauty, but we think it’s got the whole peasant-girl-about-to-get-noticed-by-a-hot-prince vibe down pat. Available at ellamoss.com for only $158
Not that you had plans for this Saturday. But your recent purchase of these Chalet Leggings completely cleared your schedule. These cotton cuties are meant for couch dwelling, cookie baking, and boyfriend cuddling. Checkbook balancing and house cleaning need not apply. Available at canvas.landsend.com for only $50
While we’ve been enjoying the Olympic coverage over the past few days, we’re kinda bummed that there isn’t more equestrian footage. We’ve been charmed by the beautiful horses (and by spectators Will and Kate)! To feed our frenzy, we’re tempted to nab these Washed Corduroy Riding Pants. They look like the perfect staple pant for our fall wardrobe. We’ll wear them with a pair of Frye boots, a soft-colored blouse, and a riding helmet. Okay, scratch the helmet. Available at stylebop.com for only $203
It may not be possible for us to love a good clambake more than we already do. Cheap beer, fresh seafood, fine company. But this Madewell Clambake Cover-Up is another great reason to build a fire pit and call up some friends. We’re ready to pull this on over a new bathing suit once the sun sets and nosh on ocean noms well into the night. Available at madewell.com for only $110
Chloë Sevigny teamed up with Opening Ceremony to design the ultimate in leather and lace. The Laser Cut Leather Skirt sprinkles a little sweet over a badass-looking mini. That laser cut lace detailing reaches awful high up from the hem, though, so our biggest dilemma is underwear. Do we go for nude or black? Available at mytheresa.com for only $994
The hood itself is printed, and you can zip it up for additional anonymity. The Darth Vader has a classy pinstripe look on the arms and a blank back. The Stormtrooper has the Star Wars logo on the back. Our favorite, though, is the Boba Fett, complete with rocket pack printed on the back.
Long-sleeve, full-zip hooded sweatshirts are 60% cotton / 40% polyester. They have two front pockets and ribbed cuffs and bottom. The ink on this is really soft compared to most of our hoodies. Note that the zipper extends all the way up the hood the hood. The eyes on the sides of the hood are mesh so they’re see-through. We recommend that you turn the hoodie inside out before washing in cold water and lay flat to dry. Available at Think Geek for only $49.99
This fitted sheath from Tadashi Shoji features crisscrossing contrast stripes for a strikingly modern design. Available at www1.bloomingdales.com for $410
Besides the black and brushed appearance the P’9522 offers Wi-Fi, GPS, a 2.8″ AM OLED display, fingerprint sensor and a five megapixel still/video camera with flash and digital zoom.
iPhone and iPod friendly ladybug from VestaLife
Vestalife will launch the Ladybug iPod / iPhone Speaker Dock at CES International in Las Vegas in January 2008 (it won the CES Innovation Design and Engineering Award you know). This amplified speaker system sports stereo speakers, a subwoofer, LED volume level indicators, a USB port for synchronization and a remote control – I guess I don’t have to mention that it looks like a ladybug, do I?
A few weeks back, Borders opened up pre-ordering for the Kobo e-reader, a simple, $150 tablet that will be attached to its upcoming e-bookstore. We didn’t realize at the time, but the bookseller has no plans of stopping there. In fact, Borders will launch a series of up to 10 e-reading devices across the price spectrum in its retail locations. All the devices will make use of Borders e-bookstore and will be showcased in retail stores in an area called “Area-e.”
Next up on that list is the Libre, an even cheaper e-reading option manufactured by Aluratek. It will retail for $120, feature a 5-inch LCD black-and-white display and double as digital music player. It will also come with 100 preloaded classics. Borders is currently taking orders for the Libre, which will hit the market in July.
Personally, I like what Borders is doing here. When you boil it down, e-readers really just replace paperback books that you could buy for 5 to 10 bucks or borrow for free at your local library. In other words, the cheaper they can make a basic e-reader, the better. That and the fact that these devices are tied to a well-known name in books should make them an intriguing option for consumers, even if they don’t become a rousing success story.