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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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The Finishing Touch: Styling Your Scarves

Scarves are a winter wardrobe staple — they’re warm, stylish and (most importantly) versatile!  Add this adaptable accessory to your cold-weather collections for an instant style upgrade.

Get the most out of your scarves with these fit tips!

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The most common type of scarf, the wrap (shown here in both evening and classic styles), is arguably the easiest to style.  Get ready for cool temperatures in a flash with the simply-chic Celebrity or Classic One Loop styles — all fashion, no fuss.

Shop the Collection 18 Satin Finish Pashmina and the Michael Kors Pony Hair Print Scarf.

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There’s virtually no wrong way to wear an infinity scarf — wearing it tight, loose or somewhere in-between are all valid choices.  Show off your personality as you stay warm with an endless variety of patterns, knits, and cozy textures.

Shop the Dillard’s Pointelle Infnity Scarf and the Anna & Ava Scalloped Edge Infinity Scarf.

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If you’re looking for a little more warmth, don’t fret!  Designed to protect you from cold weather, this collection of scarves will keep you toasty without sacrificing your personal style.  Whether you prefer classic cable-knit, modern prints, or something all your own, it’s easy to wrap up in your favorite scarf selection this season.

Shop the UGG Australia Donegal Cable Scarf and the Michael Kors Logo Scarf.

For detailed instructions on how to create these looks — and more! — check out our video on our favorite ways to wear scarves!

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

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Fall’s Best Companion: New Prints from Vera Bradley

Our top reasons to love fall: boots, sweaters, chilly nights and new patterns from Vera Bradley. The latest patterns — Canterberry Cobalt, Bittersweet and Olivia Pink — offer a little something for everyone.
0284,IMG,VERA BRADLEY,SEPT PRINT LAUNCH 3With a touch of colorblocking,  Canterberry Cobalt pops against the neutral background of black and white. Easy to wear (and even easier to love), this pattern transitions well between dressed-up looks and casual wear.

0284,IMG,VERA BRADLEY,SEPT PRINT LAUNCH 5 Olivia Pink is perfectly girly and romantic —  and adds just the right amount of vintage-inspired sweetness to your fall wardrobe.

0284,IMG,VERA BRADLEY,SEPT PRINT LAUNCH 7Echo autumn’s burnt shades of orange, red,and golden yellow with Bittersweet. The contrast between bright flowers and houndstooth make this warm print a perfect fall accessory.

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Shop all Canterberry Cobalt,  Olivia Pink and Bittersweet.

What’s your favorite fall pattern?

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Style Queen: Find your Homecoming Look

Whether you prefer basking in the limelight or burying your nose in a good book, homecoming is the perfect time to claim your style identity. Dress to impress with our favorite looks and trends for this upcoming season.

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You command attention — from homeroom to lunch — and are sure to shine in this Hailey Logan one-shoulder sequin dress with flattering ruching and a dramatic cutout shoulder. The Steve Madden Spycee dress sandals mirror the same triangular cutout, and their eye-catching bling makes a bold statement. Keep your favorite lip gloss and cell phone close in the Kate Landry Social clutch, and balance the look with the Lauren Ralph Lauren CZ stud earrings. Last, but certainly not least, the MAC 36 lashes create a striking star power effect.

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Even if you’re quiet in the classroom, you’re sure to stand out (in the best way!) in this sweetly feminine dress by B. Darlin. With just the right amount of sparkle and a flowly chiffon skirt, this dress works perfectly with the Betsey Johnson Blue Bells dress sandal. The Nina Lovell bow clutch is girly and whimsical, while the Swarovski cystal drop earrings flirt with sophistication. Finish this ladylike ensemble off with the kate spade new york dot bracelet.

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By balancing your spunky personality with a simple silhouette, you can create the perfect palette for studded accessories that are hot hot hot this season. We are crazy about the BCBGeneration olga ankle-strap pump. A pop of color, stud embellishments and a fun silhouette? Sold! Pair with the MICHAEL Michael Kors stud zip clutch, and you strike a happy balance between chic and edgy. Add hints of femininity and playfulness with a few Betsey Johnson accessories — we love the camera pendent and skull & bow stud earrings. Every good girl has an fierce side, celebrate it!

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How are you creating your own unique looks for homecoming this year?

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Introducing Juicy Couture Timepieces: The Ones To Watch!

Juicy Couture  has been a fashion superstar ever since celebrities began sporting the brand’s signature velour tracksuits back in the early 2000’s.  While Dillard’s has carried Juicy Couture fragrances for some time, and recently began offering Juicy Couture sunglasses, we are now proud to extend our line-up with Juicy Couture timepieces.

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Like all things Juicy, these watches exude Southern California’s palm-tree ambiance and red-carpet  glamour.  We  especially like the Juicy Couture Pedigree silver bracelet watch with its silvertone-plated stainless steel and oversized XII on the face.   For those in love with shine, the Stella silver bracelet watch — with a Swarovski crystal dial — is the clear alternative!  Go for the gold with the Jetsetter round gold bracelet watch, which has a goldtone dial and crystal bezel.  Think pink with the Pedigree pink silicone watch.

After you pick your timepiece, why not add a pair of Juicy Couture shades like these Aviator Sunglasses?  Then complete your Juicy-self by applying a fragrance like  La La Eau de Parfum Spray.

Juicy Couture has always appealed to the young at heart. Start the clock on a newer, more adventurous you by shopping for a Juicy Couture timepiece now.

Is a watch part of your everyday accessory line-up?

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you have a mom who’s hard to shop for or you want to wow her this year, we have the perfect gifts to show how much you care. From totes to timepieces, perfumes to pajamas, Dillard’s has what you need to make her smile. Take a look at some of our favorites from the Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

Watch Gifts
Give the one who always has time for you the perfect timepiece with these luxurious, elegant watches from Michael Kors.

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1. Michael Kors Darci goldtone stainless steel watch 2. Michael Kors Mercer chronograph watch with white leather strap 3. Michael Kors Runway goldtone chronograph watch 4. Michael Kors Camille goldtone stainless steel watch. Shop all accessories.

Handbag Gifts
Bright colors and detailed design make this Dooney & Bourke leather hobo a perfect gift. These are exclusively available at Dillard’s as part of our 75th anniversary celebration!

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Shop these and other colors of the Dooney & Bourke Leather Dillard’s 75th Anniversary Hobo Bag. Shop all handbags.

Sleepwear Gifts
The gorgeous embroidered cotton lawn Boathouse Weekend ballet nightgown and wrap robe from Eileen West are sure to keep her cozy and elegant at the same time.

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Eileen West Boathouse Weekend Ballet Nightgown & Wrap Robe. Shop all sleepwear.

Fragrance Gifts
Her favorite perfumes are available in Mother’s Day-ready gift sets this season. Check out these eau de parfum and lotion collections from Dior, in J’adore and Miss Dior scents.

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Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum Signature Set and Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Signature Set. Shop all fragrance sets.

Special Bonus Gifts
Give her the best of Estee Lauder fragrance with the added bonus of flattering makeup shades she’ll love. This set, presented in a gorgeous animal-print portfolio, is only $29.50 with any Estee Lauder fragrance purchase.

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See the Estee Lauder Color Portfolio here. Shop all fragrances.

For more ideas, shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day?

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A Passion for the Sea: Introducing The Sperry Top-Sider Watch Collection

Since the invention of the first performance boat shoe in 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been known for high-quality craftsmanship and preppy style. Shoesaccessories  and men’s apparel have established the brand in the world of modern seafaring-style. Now, Sperry applies its passion for the ocean to a new line of vintage-inspired watches for men and women.

Taking a cue from boat shoes and the dashboard gauges of vintage motor boats, performance meets style in Sperry Top-Sider watches. Our two favorites are the men’s Navigator and the women’s Hayden.

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The Men’s Navigator
Imbued with the spirit of the ever-popular men’s Authentic Original Boat Shoes, the men’s Navigator features a vintage nautical compass-style case and contrasting orange bezel and accents. A stainless steel bracelet provides durability and versatility.

The Women’s Hayden
Perfect for everyday wear, the preppy women’s Hayden features a rope texture tension ring reminiscent of boating and the sea. Rose goldtone and silvertone stainless steel create a modern classic.

What is your favorite seafaring style? Tell us in the comments.

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Estee Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer Spring Gift With Purchase

Welcome spring with two style icons — Estee Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer. Limited edition gifts with purchase bring together the Lilly Pulitzer Frosty Floral cosmetic bag and Estee Lauder best sellers.

Now through March 1 (or while supplies last) with any Estee Lauder purchase of $35, choose either the Resilience Lift Creme or DayWear Creme (gift size). Then, choose the Subtle or Bold eyeshadow and lipstick shades.

Deluxe Size Moisturizer Choices:

  • Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15
  • DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15

Lip & Eye Shade Choices:

  • Subtle: Pure Color Crystal lipstick in Pink Parfait and Pure Color eyeshadow quad in Wild Truffle, Tranquil Moon, Tempting Mocha and Ivory Slipper
  • Bold: Pure Color Crystal lipstick in Rose Petal and Pure Color eyeshadow quad in Sugar Cube, Amazing Grey, Amethyst Spark and Lavish Mink

All Gifts Include:

  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex, deluxe travel size
  • Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Extreme Black, 10-day supply
  • Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude Body Veil, deluxe travel size
  • Exclusive Cosmetic Bag featuring an original Lilly Pulitzer print in Frosty Floral

020913blog_estee_gwpBut that’s not all — get more with the Pure Color Lip & Nail Travel Set available with any $70 Estee Lauder purchase.

Get More Bonus includes:

  • Pure Color lipstick in Rubellite
  • Dual-Ended Pure Color gloss in Mod Poppy and Shocking Pink
  • Pure Color nail lacquer in Berry Hot
  • Exclusive “Lilly” nail file

Need shopping inspiration? Shop all Estee Lauder here.

Will you choose the Subtle or the Bold palette? Let us know in the comments.

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Dillard’s Exclusive Interview: Marc Ecko Watches Global Brand Manager, Stephen Scholz

Q: How did you get started with Marc Ecko?
A: When the opportunity came up to launch Marc Ecko Watches in 2002 I was working on another fashion watch brand within the Timex Group. I went down to the offices in New Jersey and met Marc and his team. I was blown away by the energy and creativity. Marc inspires people to trust their instincts and appreciate the process of product development as an art form. He’s a visionary.

Q: What is the coolest thing about being the global brand manager for Marc Ecko and UNLTD. watches?
A: I would say the coolest thing is the people I get to work and collaborate with, from artists and celebrities to the retail partners and all of my friends and colleagues. I don’t underestimate any of the people I have met and worked with. Everyone has their own unique perspective, and I enjoy putting creative minds together and coming up with ideas that couldn’t have existed from just one individual. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Q: What sets Marc Ecko and UNLTD. watches apart?
A: We strive to create products and brand experiences that connect with the end consumer on a meaningful level. Every detail is considered and contemplated from the very first step. Our objective is to offer watch styles that stand for something unique and have great value. That has always been our approach. The payoff is hearing from customers who have bought our watches and talk about how much they love all of the details.

Q: Who is the Marc Ecko man?
A: That’s a tough one. I have always believed that our customer profile is more about a state of mind than an age or ethnicity. The Marc Ecko man is an individual spirit. Bold, daring, youthful, artistic and creative. Culturally connected.

Q: Who/what are some of Marc Ecko and UNLTD. watch’s biggest influences?
A: Wow. We get influences from so many different people and places. Sometimes there’s one thing that leads to another. Many years ago we did an alarm clock with the rapper Flava Flav. It was crazy. We did a launch event at KidRobot in NYC. The success of that clock led to a second version with Biz Markie. It became this old school hip-hop series called the Legends Alarm Clocks. We met Biz, and he had this turntable with him that inspired us to create a Turntable Watch. We did it as a necklace and bracelet in silver and gold, and it sold out. Some influences are more direct like that and others come from mashing up different ideas.

Q: What are your favorite trends for fall?
A: Yellow Gold Metals. Animal Prints. Illustrative Graphics. Transparent Materials that expose inner workings.

Q: Tell us about the Rhino logo. Where did that come from?
A: Marc’s father collected wooden rhino sculptures. It always stuck with him. When Marc was 20 years old, he was going to college at Rutgers and spending more time and energy on his art. Airbrushing graffiti t-shirts and jackets out of his parents’ garage that he had turned into a studio. They say do what you love and love what you do. He dropped out of school to pursue his passions.

He changed his last name to Ecko because he has a twin sister Marci who was born just before him. His grandmother called Marc the little echo. That became the name of the brand. Ecko. When he went to his first trade show, Marc saw all of the other established brands there had a logo or symbol to support the name. He remembered the Rhinos his father collected, and it had cool implications. The rhino is somewhat prehistoric looking. It starts slow but can be unstoppable when it gains speed and momentum. It’s a strong creature and was the perfect fit as the brand logo.

Q: Where is the most exciting place one of your watches has been featured?
A: Several years ago, one of the wealthiest families in Dubai saw our watch and ordered 1,000 pieces to be used as gifts for visiting guests at their palace. That was pretty cool. But honestly we get pictures emailed to us or our Facebook page all the time with people wearing their Ecko Watch to places like Hong Kong, South Africa, Peru or even Brooklyn. Everyone has their own journey. It’s cool to create something that becomes a part of it.

Q: What is the difference between the collections (Unlimited, Marc Ecko and Cut and Sew)? And how do you style them?
A: Unlimited is fashion-active and more in your face. We style the Unlimited Collection into two categories, Ecko-Classics which has stones and is more going-out, like a club watch. And Street-Tech which we launched a year ago. Street-Tech is technical enough that you can sweat in it, but you’re probably not using it for a triathlon. It’s fashionable technology. We use bright colored silicone straps, digital displays, luminous glow in the dark details and really modern and interesting case forms. Tech is the new bling! On the other side, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew is more mature…more grown up. Marc and his team do such an amazing job with crafting the details and applications on the apparel that we really follow the lead. Our watches are dressy and contemporary with precision detailing.

Q: What are your 3 must-have watches from Ecko?
A: The Flash in gold, The Flash in silver and The Supreme.

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Which Marc Ecko watch is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 

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Dillard’s Exclusive Interview: Kerry Magnusson, Director of Bridal Merchandising for Nina Jewelry

Q: Where do you draw inspiration from?
A: The Nina Jewelry line was created by listening to the customer and inspiration is drawn by her experiences.  As creator of the collection, I noticed a lack of well-made, trend-right, bridal accessories at a palatable retail price. This became the foundation of the Nina Bridal accessories collection.  I set out to create a collection of made in the USA, hand-crafted sashes and veils.  After an overwhelmingly positive reaction, it became clear that we needed to expand the line to include headpieces and jewelry. Today, the collection is a full-circle accessories line where we offer everything but the dress.

Inspiration comes from everywhere. As a designer, you need to have your eyes and ears wide open. You can be inspired by travel, a beautiful chandelier, a floral arrangement, or a page from a magazine.  Just one image can spark a flurry of ideas and become the focal point of a collection.

Q: Who and what are your major influences?
A: First and foremost, the customer is my main influence. At Nina we democratize glamour.  The customer is central to everything that we do.

Secondly, on a personal note, I think back to my grandmother Mary.  She was a product of the Depression, raised 4 children on a shoe-string budget and always found a way to look fabulous.  In tough times, accessories were her way to stay relevant and reignite her wardrobe.   She would replace buttons on a jacket or put together a fabulous mélange of necklaces.   It made the same dress look new.   I think back to how glamorous she always looked and try to channel her creativity.  The Nina line is designed to be heirloom quality whether it is worn for everyday sparkle or the most special of occasions.

Q: What are some of the trends you are looking forward to?
A: The most prevalent trend right now is the return to statement pieces. What was fashionable 2 years ago is now deemed a “basic.”  The customer wants to own her look and command attention.   This is a very exciting time in jewelry because it really gives designers artistic freedom.

There are 2 main stories happening within the statement jewelry trend that I am most excited about:

  1. The return to the 1920s and emphasis on Art Deco.   Pieces like the Acacia necklace and the Mohalo earring are fabulous examples.   They are showered with crystal and have phenomenal shape and movement.
  2. The second story is organic and nature driven.   Flowers are always relevant in special occasion.  I try to find ways to incorporate a floral suggestion or a mélange look, instead of using the traditional, symmetrical flower.

Q: What is your favorite aspect of designing bridal jewelry?
A: My favorite aspect is the relationship with the bride. This is a monumental day in her life and it is a privilege to style her.

Q: What sets Nina accessories apart from other brands?
A: Nina provides a couture aesthetic at an understandable retail price.  Most department store special occasion lines are “safe” in their designs.   At Nina we try to break the glass ceiling and offer her elevated fashion.

Q: Who is the Nina bride?
A: We cater to all brides: the modern bride, the avant-garde bride, the romantic bride, the destination bride — the list goes on.   As in our footwear line, we have something for everyone.

Q: What tips would you give a bride trying to style her big day?
A: Be yourself and be comfortable in your own skin.   Your spouse is marrying you for the person you are inside and out.   So it is important to be true to yourself on that day.

Q: What are your favorite pieces from your line right now?
A: You are asking me to play favorites — that is very hard to do! My favorite is the Melaney necklace because I wear it once a week and it finishes any outfit.   The blush coloration especially is so versatile! A few ways to wear it:

For a night out: Melaney with a black dress and gold Nina Medina sandals.
To work: Melaney with an ivory blouse, black blazer, jeans and the Nina Deanna.
To run errands: Melaney with a T-shirt, jeans and the Nina Norway ballet flat.

I travel quite a bit and I find the Melaney is the perfect accessory.  It can be worn with every item in your suitcase!

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Which Nina pieces are your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 

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