They say paint is the best way to make a room pop, but not everyone likes the idea of getting their hands dirty. Decorative pieces can make just as loud a statement, if you select them carefully. These handblown glass vases have a way of brightening up an area without looking like you’ve tried too hard. Elle Decor glass vases, $59.99 each, Kohl’s
To the Maxi
Not all maxi dresses have to have "barefoot at the beach" written all over them. This particular style should appeal to more of tomboy type who probably thinks maxis just aren’t for her. The utility pockets, drawstring waist, and zipper features give it a much more sporty feel. Banana Republic safari maxi dress, $130, Banana Republic
Hit the Bottle
Jewelry designer Elsa Peretti partners with Tiffany & Co. to launch Peretti Open Bottle pendants. She drew from travels to Portofino, Italy, as inspiration for the designs that come in 18-karat gold or sterling silver. Fans of Peretti, such as Jessica Biel and Kiera Knightley, will appreciate the simple elegance of the pieces. Elsa Peretti Open Bottle sterling silver pendant, $675, Tiffany & Co.
Brush with Love
Anyone who knows makeup knows that you can’t get the right end result without the right tools. Cosmetic brushes aren’t strictly for eye makeup and powder. You also need a brush for foundation. This one from MAC helps you smooth on foundation for a silky, flawless finish. MAC 191 Square Foundation Brush, $32, maccosmetics.com