Pack up your keys, headphones, cords, spare change, and other necessary odds and ends in these pretty little no-sew pouches. Constructed from durable microsuede—available at fabric and crafts stores—they look luxe but stand up to daily use. The best part? They are, quite literally, a cinch to make.
The most effective packaged sun protection (as opposed to, say, a hat, parasol, basement, or cave ...) is typically a thick white goop. It's not glamorous, but it can preserve your youthfulness -- and stave off skin cancer. But now more and more makeup is being infused with UV blockers; when layered on top of your quotidian sunscreen, these cosmetics provide an extra measure of defense. Adding the good kind of glow while avoiding the bad -- color us impressed.
There's nothing wrong with a plain purse. But some occasions call for a bit more sparkle. Add beads, sequins, and pretty fabric to a simple bag -- and suddenly it's a dazzling clutch, ready for a night out.