$35 each; 800/896-7266 or twoscompany.com for retailers
“These bracelets are the perfect gift for my sister―and me!” ―Jennifer Madara, design director
$68; 267/293-0252 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In Pink, $228; 888/725-4559 or lillypulitzer.com
“You can’t help but have a great day when you’re wearing pink shoes.” ―Susan Alison, copy chief
In Red Coral, $228, Melissa Odabash; 800/863-6681 or canyonbeachwear.com
“I’m crazy about the flowy design and adjustable waist tie―it’s forgiving enough for that extra piece of holiday pie.” ―Bradley Nesbitt, editorial intern
In Blue Notes, $70; 301/779-2392 or poppishop.com
In Gold, $130; suboo.com.au
“A great-looking bag for a woman who takes her whole life to the beach.” ―Anna Gresham, editorial intern
In Turquoise and Mini Pearls, $20 each ($18 if you enter discount code CL2009); 214/443-0436 or elizabethcarlock.com
In Spotty Tortoise, $195; saks.com
Obsession? You betcha! We can’t get enough of Tory’s newest fashion endeavor: sunglasses. Who couldn’t help but go crazy for these statement-making frames with linked temple design?
In Natural, $78.73; endless.com
This tote offers a just-right dose of flash―think bling, not blinding. It’s the classic straw beach tote with an unexpected sparkle. We’ll take one… in every color.
In Mother of Pearl and Aquamarine Glass, $75; elizabethcarlock.com
Nothing says “I adore the beach” quite like mother of pearl and aquamarine earrings. Give a little nod to the shore this holiday season with sea-colored baubles. Plus, a portion of proceeds goes to charity. We love a gift that keeps on giving.
For those of you who couldn’t bear the thought of going a whole winter without a trip to the beach, slip a note to Santa for this eye-popping cover-up. Throw a tank top under it and wear it with jeans when you’re not strolling along the shore.
The word “sandal” does not do these babies justice. “Jewelry for your feet” is more like it. You get what you pay for with these handmade Italian beauties, straight from the island of Capri.
(Published December/January 2010)