Trend Alert: Cutout and Perforated Shoes

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Need a way out of that cold winter slump? We’ve got the ultimate transition pieces to take you straight from winter to spring with ease: trendy and fun perforated cutout shoes.
1. Antonio Melani Peri Casual Flats  – Nothing says spring style like a cute cutout flat in a range of pretty pastels. Not only could you choose the Peri flats in cool hues like Lemon Freeze and Tomato Puree, you can also find an impeccable fit in the classic neutral Marine Navy. Along with the perforated cutouts, the allover delicate jewel details transform these classic flats into a look more than ready to jumpstart springtime.
2. Jessica Simpson Chinah Sandals – The perfect neutral heel – available in Bermuda Pink, Black, and Light Luggage Brown – to kick start the first days of warm weather. The intricate perforated details, in fun triangle and circle shapes, create an elevated on trend look. A slight hidden platform offers additional comfort without sacrificing your style for a night on the town!
3. DV by Dolce Vita Moe Oxfords – Oxfords have an effortless and classic look, but the perforations on the Moe oxfords create a whole new presence. They’re the ultimate casual choice for any fashionista needing a break from her heels, while still putting a little prep in her step.
4. Vince Camuto Okeli Dress Sandals – The Okeli dress sandals are exactly what’s predicted as the next big thing this year. If you’re looking for a new look after a long, cold winter, pair these bronze beauties with your first spring cocktail dress. These dress sandals really have it all: the distinctive three separate straps, the metallic shine, and, of course, those fabulous perforated cutouts.
5. Vince Camuto Kalista Mesh Booties – This elegant bootie is a flawless transition shoe between seasons. Pair the Kalista booties with tights to give the cutouts the opportunity to stand out. For the start of spring, these same unique cutouts will be the essential tool in facing the warmer temperatures while still giving you the perfect amount of coverage.
6. DV by Dolce Vita Edlyn Penny Loafers – Penny loafers are the key to effortlessly mixing both feminine and masculine elements, and the Edlyn loafers are no different. These cutouts add the perfect touch to this classic style. This loafer is available in the neutral Bone and the bold, colorblocked Coral.

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The Party Starts Here: Countdown to Prom

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The dress, the shoes, the hair — prom is YOUR night to embrace your inner princess and strut your stuff. By day you may be a quiet bookworm or a perky cheerleader, maybe a theater kid or a runner — or maybe a little bit of all the above! — but prom night is the perfect opportunity to shake the shackles of day-to-day roles . This season, there are more silhouettes and styles to choose from than ever. Take a peek at a few of our favorites:

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Not to be outshone, this glitzed gown dazzles in rhinestone and sequin embellishments. The hi-low hem creates a dramatic effect while the sparkling details are sure to catch light–and eyes. If your prom night goal is to be red carpet fabulous, then this dress from Glamour by Terani Couture  is just the number for you.

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Embrace coral craze in this flirty frock. The playful hi-low hem shouts, “Let’s dance!” while the sequined pleated bodice channels Grecian-goddess vibe. One thing is for sure: you will look AMAZING in this Blondie Nites halter dress.

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This classic silhouette exudes sophisticated savvy with modern crystal-bling details. An elegant neckline is balanced with a spicy slit  that shows just the right amount of skin. For the girl that likes to keep it classy — but still have fun — this beaded low-back gown from B. Darlin is just for you.

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Embody grace in this princess-like gown with a flowing, chiffon skirt. Perfect for twirling around the dance floor, this sashaying stunner from B. Darlin features crystal rhinestones and a sweet little peep of skin at the bust. Whether tonight is the night to be swept off your feet by Prince Charming or to rock out with your besties, this dress will make you feel like a princess from head-to-toe.

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What look will YOU be rocking at prom? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

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“Watch” For Spring Color!

Got the time?  If you looked at your wrist and yawned, it’s time to spring into some seriously fun color — and  you don’t have to give up functionality or style to do so.  It’s all about making your timepiece match your mood as you transition from a grey winter to a vibrant spring.

Personally, I like to see women with a watch that says “I’m a woman who knows there’s a time for everything!”  And that kind of woman is going to gravitate toward a timepiece like the Fossil Riley Pink Dial Multifunction Watch.  While the pink dial shouts a girlish “IT’S SPRINGTIME!”, the goldtone stainless steel bracelet speaks to no-nonsense feminine savvy.

Of course, green is the archetypal color of spring (and St. Patrick’s Day, we might add.)  That’s why I recommend the uber-green  kate spade new york “Metro” Bright Green Silicone Strap Watch.  Green enough to make anyone yearn for the first breathless blooms of spring, this timepiece has clean, simple lines that will also appeal to your feminine sense of order and clarity.

Time for a little glamour, girl?  Light up the room with your Versace Vanity Lavender Leather Strap Watch, featuring lavender croco-embossed calfskin with 2 Medusa studs.  It’s glitzy in a good way.

Perhaps your female significant other is a bit more understated.  Then I suggest Michael Kors “Channing” Turquoise Dial Goldtone 3-Hand Watch.  The turquoise dial pops with spring color but the the goldtone stainless steel band is more reserved.  This watch is “Springy”, but not un-sprung, if you catch my drift.

For the “Blue Man” in your life, (or if you’re a “Blue Man” yourself), strap on the Fossil Grant Men’s Chronograph Watch.  The blue dial pops with spring color from a shiny silvertone stainless steel band.  Pair this watch with complementary-colored apparel (either yellow or something orange-ish), and you’ve made a manly spring statement.

Tick… Tick… Tick… Spring’s almost here! Time to start shopping!

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What’s the wildest, most colorful watch you’ve ever owned?

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Boots May Be Cool, But Sandals Are Hot

I know that with all this winter weather we’ve had, you’re probably thinking I can’t wait to lose the coat, scarf, and boots, and bask in the sun with green grass between my toes!  But once your feet have had their fill of grass and sunshine, it’s time to get back to fashionable footwear.

With fresh, new warmer months, there’s a need for new sandals! Here’s what to look for when you’re over bare feet and want to give yourself a treat:

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1. Make yourself known in the arena of summer style with these gladiator sandals. Perfect for picnicking on the edge or just going to an outdoor market, these sandals will empower you to take on whatever sunshine and  warm breezes come your way.

2. Comfy-casual doesn’t have to be bland: buckle up for fashion with these fun-loving ankle strap sandals. Perfect for your daily activities, these colorful ankle straps add just enough color to an easy, breezy outfit.

3. You won’t need the hot sun to light your way with this cool, bright color.  Perfect for your warm-weather nightlife, these platform wedges will brighten up any nocturnal social scene.

4. When you choose to unwind on the beach or by the lake, don’t leave home without this classic summer favorite. With smooth leather and an airy design, your feet will feel cuddled but well-ventilated in these outdoorsy sandals.

5. Ditch the boring, flat flip-flops for these divine, sky-high platform wedges. The fierce metal hardware on these sandals makes a statement: you are a sun goddess.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts We Love from UGG Australia!

This Valentine’s Day, take a break from cliche gifts (how many teddy bears does a person really need?) and surprise the girls in your life with gifts they’ll truly treasure: cozy slippers or boots from UGG Australia. Whether your little lady still has a strong affinity for crayons or is a significant other, it’s hard to go wrong with a new pair of shoes.

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Make her swoon with the classic short hearts boots or the fluff II hearts flip-flop slippers. Adorable details like heart-printed trim and ribbons affirm her preciousness while the cozy interior blankets her toes in sigh-worthy splendor.

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Wrap precious toes in love with plushy boots or moccasins. The girls Dakota hearts slippers and classic short hearts boots sport sweet heart-printed ribbon while the Cassie hearts booties are covered in playful hearts that are sure to coax a smile from your little one.

What are your favorite Valentine’s UGGs? Tell us in the comment sections below!

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Trend Report: Make a Splash with Nautical Stripes

The latest wave-making trend is here: nautical stripes!

Bold horizontal stripes — typically in red, white, and navy hues — create a look that’s ready to set sail.  Details like rope accents and hardware grommets can be added to emphasize the sea-worthy vibe.

Here’s how to style this trend!

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Start with the basics.  Dresses are ideal for wearing stylized prints — they let you show off as much of the trend as you like.  (They serve as a great base for layering, too!)  A fit-and-flare dress is feminine and flattering while a sweater dress keeps you warm on breezy boating trips.

Get the look: Cremieux Faye Fit-and-Flare Dress.  BCBGMAXAZRIA Ethel Sweater Dress.

Layers: friend or foe?  Be careful when adding layers to nautical stripes — too much going on in one outfit can be overwhelming.  A tonal jacket is ideal, and if you’re feeling a little bold you can even don one with subtle jacquard.  Goldtone buttons add even more nautical details (and they pop nicely against darker hues like navy).

Get the look: Cremieux Betsi Double-Breasted Jacket.

The perfect shoes.  We’re all about nude and neutral — earthy tones stand out against rich hues.  A pump or wedge the same shade as your skintone gives the illusion of longer legs, which is important if you’re wearing horizontal stripes that can make your body look wider (a skinny belt helps here — read on for accessorizing tips).

Get the look: Jessica Simpson Claude d’Orsay Pumps.  BCBGeneration Torrez Wedges.

Accessorize, accessorize!  Gold adds brilliant shine to these stripes, but don’t add it automatically — if your dress has silvertone grommets, pick jewelry to match that instead.  Any belt you choose should be skinny so it doesn’t clash with the stripes.

Get the look: Goldtone bracelets.  Skinny belts.

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What’s your favorite way to wear nautical stripes?  Let us know in the comments!

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Estee Lauder & Lilly Pulitzer Gift with Purchase

We’ve put all your favorite Estee Lauder delights together in a gorgeous signature Lilly Pulitzer cosmetics bag, FREE with any Estee Lauder purchase of $35 or more. Pick the Subtle Choice for flattering nudes and neutrals, or go bright with the Bold Choice for a more colorful look.

Even better, with a $70 or more Estee Lauder purchase, add FREE day and night moisturizers. Choose 0.5-oz. Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Creme SPF 15 and 0.5-oz. Advanced Time Zone Night Creme OR 0.5-oz. Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Creme SPF 15 and 0.5-oz. Resilience Lift Night Creme.

Our quantities are limited, so please just one per customer. Get yours fast! This offer only lasts as long as our supplies do.

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