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Big Buddha ArlenePlaying on the season’s affinity for all things floral and feminine, this eye-catching shoulder bag is destined to be a favorite. It’s adorned with large floral embellishments that bring a striking look to an otherwise basic piece, and the long strap is detachable if you prefer to clutch it in your hand for a more ladylike approach. Also in blue.

$90 at
Arden B. Tropical Ruffle DressWhat does it take for a dress to earn our instant seal of approval? Try a gorgeous floral print in a mesmerizing array of tropical colors, throw in a lightly ruffled scoop neck and finish it off with delicate jeweled straps. The result: Summer perfection, perfect whether you’re going casual in flat sandals or dressing it up with heels and baubles.

$69 at
Wondering just how haggard your favorite celeb is going to look in 20 years? Ponder no more. Check out this gallery of what 25 (mostly young) celebs might look like in 2030, without plastic surgery of course. [crushable]

So smart, we can’t believe no one’s thought of it before: new service Rent Maternity Wear does exactly what it says—rents maternity clothes to expectant mothers (or anyone else who wants to wear maternity clothes, we guess). [racked]

What star body shape are you? Whether you’re an hourglass or a rectangle, celebrity designer Bradley Bayou offers tips on how to dress for your figure. [marieclaire]

Apparently Carrie Bradshaw and company aren’t the only ones who go all out on their vacation wardrobes (though they’re surely the only ones who consider harem pants and novelty turbans essential holiday wear). According to a new study, the average woman spends about $295 more on clothes for her summer getaway than the cost of the vacation itself. [styleist]

‘It’ bags are over; Resort 2011 was all about the ‘It’ hat, which Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, and Oscar de la Renta all introduced with aplomb. NYMag recaps the top trends from the resort collections. [thecut]
Lucky Brand Checked Daisies ScarfOne of summer’s most useful accessories, the ubiquitous scarf is perfect for throwing on or stashing inside your bag for an impromptu shot of color anytime you need it. This one combines two competing prints - checks and daisies - and makes them look perfectly in tune with one another. Liven up basic jeans and tees or try it over a solid colored dress to add a little playfulness to the mix. Also in fuchsia.

$29.99 (was $55) at
David Aubrey Ursula Agate BraceletIt only takes one perfectly arranged, thoughtful piece to make a memorable statement, and we can safely say that this chunky bracelet does so with panache. Combining a large chunk of mesmerizing agate with bundles of cream colored glass beads and delicate gold leaf charms, this piece is surprisingly versatile given its complex design. It’s ideal for adding a little polish and artistic intrigue to your summer ensembles - and the price is fabulous, too.

$65 at

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