The Best Bet
When Marc Jacobs showed big, bold gold-chain necklaces on the runway for fall, he started a gold rush of sorts. There’s no shortage of choices for this accessory, but many miss the style mark—too short, too shiny, or with links too small for the proper dramatic effect. M+J Savitt hit the bullion on the head: This 36-inch plated-gold chain ($300 at Saks Fifth Avenue; 212-753-4000) makes an elegant yet forceful statement and is long enough to be wrapped around the neck several times.
(2) Unlike traditional widemouthed plungers, Home Depot’s Master Plunger 100 has a narrow tip for easy burrowing into pipes and flexible ridges to create friction ($4.99; 212-888-1512, 212-929-9571, or homedepot.com).
(3) A colorful, round-toe flat is the perfect shoe for the spring-summer transition. Delman’s Willow flats are real python, dyed lime, grape, or brown, with a tiny, feminine heel ($375 at Bergdorf Goodman; 212-753-7300).
(5) Yeohlee’s rain jacket is a good alternative to the trench coat. The Gloss collection has four styles, all made with traditional slicker material and lined in micro-mesh ($400 to $625 at Takashimaya; 212-350-0100).