OUR FEET'S FOE... We've all had those nights where we've ended the evening in self-loathing (and a close relationship with our podiatrist) from wearing four-inch stilettos. So we were jealous when we heard about the Rollasoles vending machines popping up at UK nightclubs, but envious no more, now that Footzyrolls has introduced their own packable ballet flat to the states. They tie up as tight as a roll of quarters and can be stowed away in your tote until the night is through -- in metallics, black, and bridal white. Order online for $25/pair.
GIRL'S JUST WANNA HAVE FUN... We attended the Girlie Girl ribbon cutting on Thursday, just a few blocks away from the Yale campus, where guests were treated to the goodies from the Cupcake Truck and shopped their selection of baubles and bags. You can visit the shop at 97 Audubon Street but if you can't make it to New Haven, contact them via their website to host your own purse party for you and your girliest pals.
JAW BREAKERS, NOT BANK BREAKERS... Hard Candy is back, with a twist. Same crazy colors, same fun packaging, completely different venue. No longer sold at luxury department store beauty counters and Sephora, Hard Candy has partnered up with Walmart to create a collection that stays true to the founding concept of the brand at a price point under $10. Find sticks of neon eyeshadow, glittery liquid liner, and plumping serum, all priced at $6, at Walmart in New Haven (the collection is still only for limited release) or order online.
BLOGGING BEAUTY... Hamilton 1883 is Hamilton bespoken menswear's ready-made collection using none other than bloggers - or as they refer to them, "tastemakers" - as their models. Twelve men and one woman who make up the best in trend-spotting and upholding Americana traditions (talk about a contradiction) lifestyle blogging. While we were a little offended that Want This didn't make the modeling cut this time, we still think the shirts are pretty rad. Order the six different styles (in multiple color and patterns) for $165-185 online.
SALE AWAY WITH ME... Kate Spade is taking an additional 25 percent off in-store and online sale items, including her recently released clothing collection. We think we'll be taking advantage of the bright and strappy silk and patent heels that will translate well into our fall and winter wardrobes when paired with opaque tights and price just around $100 after the discount. Visit in Greenwich, 271 Greenwich Ave.