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Welcome to Editor's Picks, a weekly round-up of what we're buying (or at least stalking) this week.
Aurora heels, $249.95 at Anthropologie
Racked Chicago editor Jenny Berg: I have never understood people who hate Valentine's Day. I, obviously, do not. I love seeing everyone carry flowers as they rush home from work. I love that the drugstores are filled with glittery, pink goods for an entire month. And most of all, I love the hearts. Which makes me a—wait for it—shoe-in for these Aurora Heels by Minna Parikka. In pale-pink snakeskin (how's that for spicy and sweet?) the kicks are on sale at Anthropologie now.
DV by Dolce Vita Java booties, $88.22—$122.55 on Amazon
Racked Philly editor Julie Davis: I'm typically as graceful as a newborn gazelle when wearing a pair of heels, but that's not the case in DV by Dolce Vita's Java bootie. A perfectly reasonable stacked heel height of two inches is just enough to give my legs some length—without making me teeter around like Frankenstein. Plus, I can wear these all day, every day without getting a blister.
These suede booties pair equally well with a skirt or skinny pants (the Java's available in a range of color options), and the ankle strap adds just a tiny bit of detail without being overdone. This is a past-season style, but DV by Dolce Vita adds similar bootie styles to its lineup on the regular.
Minimergency Kit, $15 at Pinch Provisions
Racked National associate editor Kenzie Bryant: To be totally up front, I haven't experienced the unfortunate luck that would allow me to use any of Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kits. But having the palm-sized $15 kit in my purse is well worth the peace of mind it affords. It includes the following items: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, safety pin, mending kit, Shemergency® tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss and an adhesive bandage.
Even though each item is in the teeniest tiniest size you ever did see, they all would come in handy during an "emergency." Except maybe the band-aid. Who accidentally cuts themselves in such a dainty way that it would require the world's smallest bandage?
Peace & Love & OPI, $9 at Drugstore.com
Racked LA associate editor Danielle Directo-Meston: Though I only recently jumped onto the nail wrap bandwagon this summer (spill-free decor for my digits, yes please), I'm not completely writing off the old-fashioned brush and polish method just yet. For fall, I plan on welcoming the changing leaves and LA's lower temps with OPI's holographic Peace & Love & OPI hue from the lacquer brand's San Francisco collection.
At only $9 a bottle, this iridescent oil slick shade will give your manis and pedis that rainbow-y mermaid scale sheen, minus the animal testing and a certain trio of toxic ingredients (Smell ya later, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP).
Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash Styler Hairbrush, $16
Racked NY Associate Editor Nicola Fumo: Anyone who has ever given you hair advice—professional stylist, mother, magazine—will tell you that brushing your hair while it's wet is a big no-no, lest ye tempt strand breakage. Stick it to them with Tangle Teezer's Aqua Splash brush, specifically designed to detangle damp locks.
The handheld grip allow the short bristles to glide right through without pulling your mane. The stocky body is hollow and designed to stand up in the shower like a conditioner bottle. Speaking of conditioner, it's great for distributing product evenly, should you find yourself wrist-deep in a homemade hair mask.
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