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Festival Fashion Must Haves 2014

Festival season is in full swing! With Coachella behind us, there’s a slew of amazing music events in the months ahead that require the right festival attire. No matter if you’re headed to the desert or the big city, or just want to look like you’re part of the in-crowd, proper festival style is a must. Channel your inner bohemian hipster with the following fashion essentials.

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Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s Hits Stores Today

Narciso Rodriguez has collaborated with budget friendly retailer, Kohl’s, for a limited edition line that is available in stores today!  As the first designer to participate in Kohl’s DesigNation program, Rodriguez has set the bar high with his modern yet minimalist collection.

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Rodriguez’s capsule collection was inspired by his recent trip to Istanbul, with the sights and sounds of the city reflective in each piece. With clean lines, bold colors and structured yet sexy silhouettes, the collection exudes elegant sophistication. Each garment is designed with the female body in mind, perfectly crafted to fit flawlessly and accentuate in all the right places.

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Hollywood fashionistas are already fans of Narciso Rodriguez’s designs for Kohl’s! A-listers Julianna Margulies, Katie Holmes and Emma Roberts showed their support for the Cuban-American designer at the official New York City launch party in October.

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With items ranging from $30 to $150, there is definitely something for every budget and style. Here are more highlights from this affordable collection:

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DesigNation will showcase fashion lines by renowned designers, drawing their inspiration from cities across the globe. Next up, Derek Lam shares his fashionable take on Rio for Spring 2013!

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Stand Tall Week is April 16th – 22nd

Have you ever opted for flats instead of heels so that you didn’t stand out in a crowd?  Surprisingly, 72% of tall women in the US have downplayed their height by wearing flat shoes or slouching when in social situations (Long Tall Sally).

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Today marks the start of Stand Tall Week, a 7 day celebration that encourages women to embrace their height.  Presented by Long Tall Sally, this week long initiative will include a limited time pop-up shop in New York City, an exclusive premiere of the documentary film “Tall Girls,” as well as great deals on the latest spring and summer collections on LongTallSally.com

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The official Stand Tall Week website has fun facts and figures about living the tall life, as well as an opportunity for women to share their personal stories and pictures to inspire their fellow fashionistas. 

No matter if you’re 5’2” or 6’2”, there’s definitely something to learn from Stand Tall Week!  Ladies, it’s time to stand tall and proud!

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Fashionable Finds That Give Back – Spring 2012

While we all love to shop for the latest trends and fashion finds, it’s empowering to know that certain purchases can make a difference in the world. We should all strive to be socially responsible shoppers, and with so many products available, it’s now easier than ever. Here are a few of my favorite fashion finds that really give back!

 

Avon Empowerment Necklace

Avon Ambassador and Oscar winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, recently unveiled the “Empowerment Circle of Support Necklace” ($5, Avon.com) to raise funds for the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. The delicate silver-tone necklace features the infinity symbol, representing the unlimited potential a woman can achieve without violence in her life. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the necklace will be donated to the Avon Foundation, for programs dedicated to ending domestic violence against women. This beautiful piece of jewelry is an affordable way to support this worthy cause affecting women all over the globe.

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iHeartKids Tee

Soles4Souls and iHeartKids have teamed up to help those in need of one basic necessity, shoes. The two organizations recently launched the T-Shirt Project, a design competition giving kids of all ages the opportunity to submit their unique artwork for consideration. A colorful collection of some of the best drawings is now available for purchase online! A portion of the profits from the limited edition iHeartKids Tee ($20 -$22, iHeartKids.com) will benefit Soles4Souls. By purchasing one shirt (available in kids and adult sizes), five pairs of shoes will be given to deserving people all around the world.

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Three Dots Scarf

Three Dots (a fashion brand known for their luxurious contemporary knitwear) and Saving America’s Mustangs have come together to bring much needed awareness to the mistreatment of wild horses in the USA. By purchasing their American-made, Watercolor Silk Scarf ($60, ShopThreeDots.com), half of the purchase price will be donated to Saving America’s Mustangs. Funds raised from the sale of this versatile scarf (available in two colors) will go towards the preservation and protection of this iconic American animal.

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Rachael Ray’s Milk & Honey Shoes

Foodie and TV Personality Rachael Ray teamed up with Milk & Honey Shoes to raise money for a cause close to her heart, the Yum-o Organization! Rachael combined her two loves (shoes and food) to create this fabulous chocolate brown platform pump with snakeskin print. For each purchase of “The Rachael Heel” ($195, MilkandHoneyShoes.com), 100% of the profits will be donated to this wonderful organization that empowers kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.

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Jason Wu Collection Now Available At Target…If You’re Lucky!

If you’re a frugal fashionista, you’ll be happy to know that Jason Wu’s capsule collection for Target launched on February 5th! Most known for designing the beautiful white gown that Michelle Obama wore to the Presidential Inauguration Ball in 2009, Wu’s line for Target brings high fashion to the masses, with clothing and accessories ranging from $19.99 to $59.99. But since the limited edition collection hit stores on Sunday, shoppers have been finding that many of the most coveted styles and in demand sizes have sold out fast! If you want to score a piece of fashion history, head to your local Target or Target.com ASAP! Jason Wu for Target will only be available through March 6th, if it even lasts that long!

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The Target website features all the best looks from the Jason Wu collection, and even some exclusive online styles that have hit the site in the last few days. The collection is ultra feminine with clean lines and exquisite details, reminiscent of an American girl in Paris! The pieces are easy to wear and figure flattering.

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One of the most popular looks of the line is this gold textured blouse and black pleated skirt ($29.99), as featured in the Jason Wu for Target television commercial. This look is sexy and sophisticated, perfect for an evening out on the town!

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Wu’s use of nautical colors is both playful and romantic, as seen with the following two looks.  This navy floral skirt ($29.99), red silk blouse ($26.99), and cardigan would be pretty for the office or even a spring wedding.

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This Americana striped tee ($19.99) and cuffed shorts are a fun, relaxed look for a weekend lunch with friends.

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One of Target.com’s exclusives is this flirty spotted sleeveless dress with black belt ($39.99). Pair this versatile shift with wedges for day or with black pumps and a blazer for night!

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Many fashion insiders are predicting that Jason Wu’s signature black cat, Milu, will become an industry icon! The mischievous cat is featured on this tote, tee, and silk scarf, which are only available in stores. Tres chic!

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Versace for H&M Debuts November 19th

Versace, the iconic Italian fashion house with celebrity fans like Beyonce, Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez (remember that show stopping green dress with plunging v-neck?), is debuting a more affordable collection at select H&M stores on November 19th. Known for their sexy statement dresses, bold graphic prints, and outfit making accessories, Versace hits the budget friendly retailer just in time for frugal shoppers to get a fabulous holiday look for less!

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Highlights of the new line include simple item pieces with a twist, like this chic black pleated silk skirt ($69.95). What makes this so very Versace are the delicate metal corners that embellish each pleat on the hem. This is definitely not your average black skirt! Tuck a collared shirt into this skirt for an office look, or pair it with a sparkly tank and killer heels for a night on the town!

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Leggings ($29.95) are also an essential item in the line, and a great way to play with fashion without breaking the bank! Bold patterns and geometric studs adorn these affordable must haves, all in a comfortable stretch fabric with a slight sheen. Add some drama to your everyday look with these fun and funky leggings!

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If you’re looking to make a statement this New Years Eve, try one of these dazzling party dresses! This hot pink sleeveless dress ($199) is flirty and feminine, the perfect dress for any holiday party. The silk, sheath style dress has festive metal studs and a standout gold zipper on the back.

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For an option that really says Versace, try this silver metal mesh dress ($249) that is dramatic, sexy, and sparkly! The knee-length style comes in a mesh-like metal fabric, with a draped neckline, cross back straps and chiffon lining. Wear it with a belt to show off your curves, or with tights and booties for an edgier look.

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The Versace for H&M collection also features shoes, jewelry, and accessories (from $19.95 to $149), as well as specialty items for men and home.

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Back to School Fashion 2011 – Basics on a Budget

Students of all ages are returning to school in the next few weeks, and while books and classes are key, there’s nothing more important than the fashion! Since most students are on a tight budget, they (or their parents) can’t afford to buy a whole new wardrobe. Whether you’re rockin’ the playground or the dorm room this fall, here are three must have items which are both versatile and affordable!

Denim – Colored & Flares

Each season brings new fashion trends, but for busy and active students, jeans are a must have for back to school! If you’re a trendsetter at heart, you must own a pair of colored jeans for fall. Walk on the wild side with a pair of bold cobalt blue skinnies or royal purple jeggings, both would look great with a graphic tee, cardigan or blazer.  Go casual with a pair of sneakers or dress them up with boots for a funkier look! These lovely jeggings are just $16.50 from Kmart.com!

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If colored jeans aren’t your style, but you still want to add some new denim to your wardrobe, opt for a pair of flare jeans. Skinnies have been all the rage for the last few years, but wider legs, flares, and boot cuts have officially made a comeback. These jeans are more relaxed than their super fit counterparts, and can be worn with just about everything. For girls, go for a bohemian vibe with flare jeans and a peasant blouse. And for boys, be the epitome of casual cool with boot cut denim and a cotton tee. Check out Old Navy to stock up on jeans starting at just $10! (Use promo code THANKS on the Old Navy website to get an additional 30% off!)

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Custom Kicks

Nothing says back to school fashion than a new pair of shoes! Sneakers and tennis shoes are a must, but can you imagine making a statement in your own set of customized kicks? America’s favorite sneaker brand, Converse, gives students the opportunity to design their own sneaks on their website. Whether you prefer Chuck Taylors, All Stars, or Purcells, you can show off your creative spirit in their interactive design studio.

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The ten step process let’s you select everything from the color of the body and lining to the laces, with 26 colors and 22 prints to choose from. With prices starting at just $45, you’ll be styling in your very own custom creation without breaking the bank! And you can rest assured that nobody else at your school will have the same pair of shoes!

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All Purpose Backpack

A sturdy, all purpose backpack is essential for students of all ages. Backpacks not only hold your books and homework, but it’s also the perfect place to show off your personality with fun colors and prints. Both functional and fashionable, backpacks are a student’s permanent accessory, so you might as well invest in one that you really love. Whether you’re looking for a simple bag or one with all the bells and whistles, Zappos.com is the place to find the perfect backpack this fall. With more than 650 styles under $50, there is definitely one for everyone!

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