While we have no clue what the lyrics to "Auld Lang Syne" mean, we do know the best way to ring out the old and usher in the new: with WWW Hearts, of course! For our final story of 2010, we'd like to spotlight a handful of fabulous products-both splurges and thrifty thrills alike-that are on our radar at this very moment. From a vacation-ready swimsuit to an insanely chic bangle, we do hope you enjoy a few of our favorite things!
Valentino Garavani Stylish Bow Pumps ($745)
Finding the perfect party piece is not always an easy task, but fortunately for you, dear readers, we're always up for the challenge. So you can imagine our excitement when we came across these amazing bow-bedecked heels by Valentino. We adore the femininity of the large layered bow and pointy silhouette, as well as the sultry gleam of the patent leather. Whether you opt for the festive green hue or fancy them in black, these shoes are the perfect way to polish off your dressy ensembles this season. In other words: you'll definitely want to grab a pair today!
Mara Hoffman Crystal Tie Bikini ($170)
Though it may seem strange to feature a bikini in the dead of winter, we figured that you might have an upcoming tropical getaway planned or perhaps you'd like to get a jump on next season's suits. Either way, if you're eager to snag the perfect poolside pieces now, look no further than swimwear guru Mara Hoffman! Her current collection is inspired by Amazonian tribeswomen and it offers a range of captivating silhouettes, intricate detailing, and beautifully vibrant prints. We happen to be particularly fond of the Crystal Tie Bikini, thanks to its mesmerizing crystal-embellished kaleidoscope print and metallic bead accents. There's no doubt that with this chic suit on hand, you'll be the envy of all beachgoers.
Girl. by Band of Outsiders
Scott Sternberg's line Boy by Band of Outsiders is beloved by fashion favorites like Chloe Sevigny and Kirsten Dunst, so we were thrilled to learn that the designer's created a diffusion line-Girl.-for spring. Instead of preppy-with-a-twist pieces, the new collection is decidedly softer and, as you might have guessed, feminine. With a primarily pale palette, plenty of lightweight, lovely dresses, and a slightly lower price point (pieces start at about $350), we think Girl. is perfect for the upcoming season, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this noteworthy new addition!
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish ($20) in Today Was A Fairytale
By now you've probably selected the perfect NYE ensemble, but it's important not to overlook the small details too-like your nails! If you really want to make a knockout beauty statement, then definitely pick up some of Deborah Lippmann's new-for-the-holidays lacquers. We happen to be partial to the silvery blue of Today Was A Fairytale, but be sure to check out all four glittery polishes to find the perfect shimmering shade to compliment your festive attire.
Hermes Clic H Extra Large Bracelet ($930, 800.441.4488)
This insanely gorgeous new Hermes bracelet is one of those timeless treasures you'll surely love for years to come. It easily upgrades a casual look, works wonderfully well with your favorite work ensembles, and can provide a hint of polished panache to your cocktail outfits. And did we mention it opens in a very cool way too? The H magically unlocks when you squeeze the bangle's two sides together, adding an extra bit of intrigue to this chic bauble.
Madewell Vintage Rocker Jeans ($110)
While our list of obsessions is lengthy, right now we're swooning over Madewell's killer Vintage Rocker Jeans. Fitted through the leg, but flared below the knee, these stretchy jeans have a bit of '70s panache that works perfectly with all of spring's similarly retro looks. We suggest wearing them with a furry gilet and a wide-brimmed black hat for a very Exile on Main Street look, but you can really style them however you choose. That's the good thing about a dark rinse and a clean finish: you can pair these jeans with just about anything!
Victoria Beckham No. 5 Dual Fold Shoulder Bag ($2850, 212.753.7300) in Black/Fossil
As serious proponents of understated luxury, it's no wonder we adore so many of Victoria Beckham's simple and sophisticated dresses from her eponymous line. Now Beckham's entering the accessories arena and we must say she's really knocked it out of the ballpark with the No. 5 Dual Shoulder Bag. This oh-so chic carrier has a sleek fold-over flap design and comes in gorgeous neutrals, like the above combo. Perfect for both the day and evening, this bag will surely give your look a perfectly posh finish.
Satine Private Label Strapless Cotton Cockt ($495)
Beloved LA boutique Satine is one of our go-to stops whenever we need new clothes, so we're delighted that owner Jeannie Lee is finally debuting her own private label for the store. The 15-piece capsule collection features a mix of vintage-inspired essentials and luxurious basics-think: linen t-shirts, cuffed silk shorts, and swirly chiffon skirts-that Lee's easy-chic clientele will no doubt love. Though the entire line isn't technically available until January, this delightful party dress is already in stock on Satine's website and in the store too! Flattering and versatile, we are absolutely certain that you'll adore this fabulous frock for seasons to come. However you style it-with a leather jacket and ankle boots or ladylike pumps and polished hair-this dress is a must-buy!
Photos of Girl. by Band of Outsiders, courtesy of Black Frame