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What We're Buying: Transitional Shoes, Fab Necklaces and Beachy Candles

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Our editors are always on the lookout for an amazing find — and we can’t keep them to ourselves once we nab one. Check out three things we’re loving at this exact moment and click through to get them for yourself!

Michael Michael Kors wedges
Courtesy Nordstrom

Lauren Lieberman, Associate Photo Editor I always have trouble finding the perfect summer-to-fall transition shoe, so when I saw these Michael Michael Kors “Damita” Wedges I had to buy them.

The espadrille wedge still gives it a fun, summery feel while the canvas strap covers enough of the foot to go into fall. (Plus the zipper is a cute, shiny detail!)

They are great for work or play, and won’t murder my feel while walking around the city in them. And at $109.95 with free shipping at, what more could you ask for!?

M~Gems necklace
Courtesy Andrea Lavinthal

Andrea Lavinthal, Style Director: Full disclosure: I didn’t actually purchase the necklace I’m wearing here. It was a gift from a friend who’s the co-founder of an amazing handmade jewelry line called M~Gems. I was browsing the brand’s Facebook page when I spotted this long blue/black beaded stunner with an oversize agate horn (it’s called the “Veronica”). I immediately emailed my friend (actual subject line: “Need This Necklace Now”) and she kindly sent it to me.

So far I’ve worn it out to dinner with the magenta Club Monaco dress I bought a few weeks ago and to the Beyoncé concert this past Sunday with a tank and my all-time favorite Hudson denim vest. And even though I was surrounded by girls in their best “freakum” dresses, it was my M~Gems necklace that got the most attention in Section 25. Want one of your own? Check out their Facebook page or

R. Nichols Candle
Courtesy R. Nichols

Jackie Fields, Writer-Reporter: My summer bucket list is pretty short. Basically, as long as I spend Fourth of July in my hometown of Boston, eat a lobster roll a week, and put in some serious face time at a ocean, I’m a happy girl. But this summer, I just haven’t been able to fulfill my dream of being a part-time beach bum. And I’m beyond sad over this.

So, a few weeks ago I was stunned when I walked into a Bloomingdales only to smell the scent of … surf! I tracked down the refreshing aroma to a cheerful soy candle from R. Nichols, which I have been burning at home ever since. I even bought one to sit in my office, which smells little more like a vacation every time I step into it.

Hopefully I’ll get to dip my brightly-painted toes in the sand soon. But in the mean time, this beach-in-a-jar is subbing in as my healthy dose of fun in the sun — and at the end of the day, my pedicure’s still intact!
Tell us: What are you buying lately?