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Pinspiration: Dillard’s Creative Team Pinterest Boards

Pinterest has become a social networking phenomenon, rising to popularity at a stunning pace. Do you use Pinterest? What do you pin? We caught up with three members of our staff to find out what they are pinning and why.

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to wear a lot of flowy pieces that aren’t too clingy. I’m a minimalist when it comes to jewelry, but I make up for it with bright colors, complex patterns and high-heel shoes. I also like things that are really different and unique. I get a lot of my inspiration from the trendy dressers of Hong Kong.

Q: What do you look for when pinning something?
A: I usually don’t go hunting for things to pin. But, I like to share things with my friends to have everyone’s opinion on different dresses or tops I’m iffy about.

Shop Kara’s looks Restaurant Date: BCBGMAXAZRIA Juna Colorblock Dress; Movie Night: Kensie Sleeveless Dress;  Cocktails: Gianni Bini Lennon Ruffle Dress; Salsa Dancing: BCBGeneration Hi-Low Hem Dress; and Bowling: Gianni Bini Sue Blouse

Q: What was your inspiration for pinning day to night looks?
A: I often find myself shopping for either work clothes or going-out clothes. But for the occasional time when these two events meet it can be a bit of a fashion emergency. When I find things that I can wear to the office and after work, I really feel I’ve hit the jackpot.

Q: What is your favorite item on your board?
A: The French Connection Electric Sequins dress — a fun dress that can be paired under a sleek blazer or cardigan for the office then worn alone at night. This little number is definitely a day booster and night winner.

Get Roxanna’s looks Tribal Statement: Vince Camuto Tribal-Print Dress; Office Chic: MICHAEL Michael Kors Sleeveless Dress; Wild Side: Calvin Klein Animal-Print Dress; Spirit Booster: French Connection Electric Sequins Dress; and Beaded Bliss: Gianni Bini Cameron Beaded Dress

Q: What is your poolside style?
A: When the weather turns warm I love being near the water. Since I’m at the pool or lake so often I need lots of options when it comes to swimwear. I love wearing bright colors and fun prints at parties, but when I’m relaxing with my family I tend to keep it more low-key and modest. No matter what the occasion, I love glamorous coverups and caftans.

Q: What are your must-have summer accessories?
A:I’m going to need a pair of oversize sunglasses, a big floppy hat, comfortable sandals and of course sunscreen!

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Summer’s Best: The Swimdress

The modern swimdress has evolved from modest beginnings to become a glam waterside fashion statement. No longer the frumpy, body-hiding silhouette it once was, today’s swimdress ranges from sultry to playful.

Another great thing about swimdresses? The many incarnations of this iconic silhouette. We’ve broken it down into categories based on the statement the suit makes.

  1. The LBD: Two of our favorites are the Jantzen Glitz & Glamour and the Christina Safari Hardware.
  2. Retro: The possibilities are endless, but three great examples are the Jantzen Dot Net, the Carmen Marc Valvo Sunny Isles and the Jantzen Pin Dot Bandeau.
  3. Nautical: Two great picks are the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Bel Aire and the 24th & Ocean Nautical Mix.
  4. Floral: Try these pretty suits from Alex Marie and Gottex.
  5. Lingerie: Bodycon pieces from Coco Rave and the Betsey Johnson.
  6. Ruffled: You’ll love the choice of colors offered in this Kenneth Cole Reaction Ruffle-Licious suit or the mod polka-dot print Eco Swim Eco Bay swimdress.
  7. Body Shaping: If you love the swimdress but worry about its figure-hugging silhouette, try this Spanx Swim Blue Nile Bra-llelujah! or this flirty Miraclesuit Woman Pin Point suit.

What is your favorite swimdress category? Tell us about it in the comments.

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