There are few things more joyful in life than notice-me shoes. My sister bought me my first pair—black peeptoes with an orange patent-leather ruffle—which, on their first outing in Paris, elicited the coveted but rare triple take. ( Merci, Tracy!) Statement shoes are about looking great, but they’re also about connection—that “I know, right?” excitement that sparks shopping stories among strangers. Best part? Summer’s higher hemlines make right now the perfect time to show them off. LAURA deCARUFEL
FLOWER CHILD A super-fresh bouquet of our fave blossoms.
Leather and satin sandals, Roger Vivier ($1,315, at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com)