Heat Waves



Our favorite shopping picks for women, men, the home and kids. This month, a hot dress, cool stripes and more.

For every woman who never thought she could pull off wearing a maxi dress (and those who already do), Soma’s Faye Maxi Dress is it. Known for catering to women with a fit for every body, Soma also thrills with the heavenly feel of their silky-soft creations. The Faye’s sash halter is removable to convert to a strapless bandeau, making it perfect for lounging poolside or dressing up for cocktails. Available in Retreat Blue (shown) and Streaming Scroll. $89. (soma.com)

Transform giving a tie to the dad in your life on Father’s Day from cliche to chic. The textural grain of J. Crew’s Navy-Stripe Tie ($59.50) gives it a fresh, sophisticated spin, and the cotton-linen blend makes it a standout for garden parties at the club. (Area J. Crew locations; jcrew.com)

For every darling little diva with too many things on her to-do list to wait for her mani-pedi to dry (plus a shaky-handed mom or dad to boot), Piggy Paint is a dream-come-true. Really. Non-toxic, odorless, water-based and all-around kid-friendly (safe for moms-to-be, too), Piggy Paint Nail Pens ($8.99 each) come in a rainbow of colors to please any sandal-wearing fashionista, plus the felt tip offers easy coverage on tiny, squirmy nails and quick-drying power. Check out the original nontoxic bottle polishes, too. Restyle Child, Birmingham (248-792-9347; restylechild.com).

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