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Accessorize at Your Own Risk for Shark Week

Written on August 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm , by

Obsession is an understatement when it comes to Shark Week. We wait all summer long for a week full of nail biting deep sea adventures, views from the shark cam and gruesome attacks. If it were up to us, every week would be #SharkWeek! Sadly though, we’ll soon have to bid adieu to Jaws and Bruce for another year, and hope that we’ll be able to hop onto our paddle boards and get back in the open water without running into any unwanted fins. Eek!

In case you’re crazy about sharks, too, and need a fix after all of the hype settles down, we rounded up some of our favorite shark-themed accessories. Accessorize at your own risk:

Society 6 Shark Attack iPhone Case ($35, society6.com)

Vanessa Mooney Shark Tooth Ring ($35, vanessamooney.com)

Billabong Sweettooth Cap ($24, billabong.com)

Finn Jewelry Baby Mako Tooth Necklace ($1,350, finnjewelry.com)

Toms Discovery Shark Camo Shoes ($79, toms.com)

Fashionable Livesavers: Hope Paige Medical Alert ID Bracelets

Written on August 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm , by

We're too busy admiring the beads to notice this is a medical bracelet! (Photo courtesy of Hope Paige Designs)

Written by Danielle Paquette, Editorial Intern

Don’t sacrifice chic to stay safe. Medical professionals recommend that anyone who suffers from a range of conditions—from asthma and diabetes, to drug, food and insect allergies—wear ID bracelets in case  she requires emergency medical care and cannot explain her needs. Until recently, these ID bands were only available in clunky and boring styles. To remedy this, Shelly Hope Fisher designed cute medical alert bracelets for Hope Paige Designs, which Crystal Bowsersox rocked on American Idol, to please fashionistas at any age.

Fisher put a fresh twist on the classic medical ID bands to boost confidence among wearers. “People don’t want to feel defined by their ailment,” she said. “These bracelets let you express yourself while staying safe.”

Go to hopepaige.com to customize your own band or stop by your local grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office to pick up one of these stylish and functional bracelets.

More from FITNESS: This bracelet reminds us that it’s important to be prepared for any situation that arises. So after you get your ID, check out these tips to build an emergency survival kit.

Fashion Diaries: Friendship Bracelets

Written on July 8, 2011 at 10:00 am , by

It’s time to tap into your innerchild and revert to your 10-year-old ways.  Whether you were the coolest kid on the block or a little book worm, everyone had a best friend growing up. Or if you were like me, you had 20 best friends because every other week someone new filled that special role. And what better way to show the world that you are BFFs than to slap a handmade string bracelet onto your arm?

IMG-20110705-00037Friendship bracelets are back, and I have to tell you, they are better than ever. Designers all across the board, from mall friendly stores like American Eagle and BP at Nordstrom to big name designers like Venessa Arizaga and Links of London, are bringing back this popular trend, in a much more adult-friendly way! I personally like to stack a few together and mix in a watch for a chunky, colorful look. What do you think?

Here are some of our favorites:

Screen shot 2011-07-05 at 1.26.58 PM1. Henri Bendel, $58, henribendel.com

2. Kris Nations, $45, maxandchloe.com

3. Dannijo, $48, dannijo.com

4. Julie Rolfman, $95, julierolfmanjewelry.com

5. Ettika, $40, maxandchloe.com