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Apr 22, 2014
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5 Things I Love This Month

PHOTO BY PAT BLAKE / SHOO

TOMS, the charitable shoe company, features adorable Tiny TOMS for little ones. And spring is the ideal time to sport these lightweight and comfy canvas classics. shoo’s owner Pat Blake tells me that they carry these kicks in size 2 (toddler) up to adult sizes in a variety of patterns, and the Tiny TOMS retail for $32. Once my son gets old enough, I’m sure I’ll pick up a pair of these adorable kicks for him. shoo, 109 State St., 467-6325. shoostore.com

 

 

 

 

I’ve long been a fan of EcoTools cosmetic brushes. So it’s a perfectly appropriate time to give them a shoutout due to Earth Day this week. These eco-conscious brushes feature bamboo handles and cruelty-free bristles that are incredibly soft. I just picked up the large powder brush and it works wonderfully for applying my translucent setting powder. $7.99, Target

 

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m quite an experimenter when it comes to new beauty products. So when I saw L’Oreal’s Color Vibrancy Instant Shock Treatment I was intrigued. It’s a lightweight conditioner that you leave on for sixty seconds that promises to give “magnified shine in sixty seconds” plus revive color treated hair, too. I’ve used it several times and it leaves my hair gleaming every time and my color looks a bit boosted, too! A must-buy for only $6.99. ulta.com

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF KOHL'S

Reality star Lauren Conrad of Laguna Beach and The Hills fame has had a contemporary clothing line at Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s for a few years, and every season I gravitate toward her feminine, stylish pieces. Florals, ruffles, polka dots and lace tend to pepper her collections. And she’s building on her empire by billing herself as a lifestyle expert too—I enjoy reading laurenconrad.com for her chic dressing tips, party ideas and even work and etiquette tips and tricks. Kohls.com and Laurenconrad.com

 

For an ultra-customized gift or a treat for yourself, head over to Vault to pick up a neighborhood candle for $29.95. Scents include Tenney Lapham (pear and redwood), Maple Bluff (leather, tobacco amber and musk), Cottage Grove (cilantro, orange and myrrh), Schenk-Atwood (bamboo, teak and black currant), Williamson (tuberose, musk and patchouli) and Marquette (grapefruit, citrus and evergreen). “The neighborhood candles are produced by a very small company in Charlotte, North Carolina,” explains Vault owner Carrie Simpson. “They offer a limited number of scents that we could pair with neighborhoods of our choice. We started with just those neighborhoods that surround Vault, thinking that our customers would be most drawn to the idea of having a candle named after their neighborhood.  However, the scents are so good that people visiting from out of state are buying them as well.” Vault, 2000 Atwood Ave., 535-9556, vault-interiors.com

 

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As Madison Magazine's style editor, Shayna Mace writes the monthly "Window Shopping" column about Madison's coolest store owners, products and shops. She also reports on Madison's most stylish people, chic items she loves, store events and sales, and additional dish in her weekly blog. Her favorite places to check out around town are local boutiques, consignment and vintage shops for one-of-a-kind treasures, new restaurants and bars, and anywhere that affords her the opportunity to meet and talk to Madison's most inspirational (and many times, fashionable!) people.

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