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Spring 2012 Fashion Must Haves Under $100

Fashion must haves come and go, but one thing you can count on is my round up of affordable options so you can be stylish without breaking the bank!  Color is back this spring, in fun and whimsical ways sure to brighten your mood and lift your spirits! Whether you try one or all of the following trends, rest assured that your purchase will take you all the way through summer with these versatile fashion finds.

Nordstrom Lookbook Spring 12

Silky Wide Legs are the new “it” pants for spring! This flowy silhouette is the perfect combination of style and comfort. With the ease of a maxi skirt but the versatility of a pant, these must haves will be your go to slacks for the season. Opt for lightweight materials in wide leg, flared or trouser styles in bright solid colors or festive prints.

Vince Camuto Print WL Pants Nordstrom 89

Pair these blue tribal pants ($89, Nordstrom) with a fitted tank and wedges for a cool, laidback vibe.

Trouve Print WL Pants Nordstrom 88

Or tuck a structured blouse in to these classic polka dot palazzos ($88, Nordstrom) for a chic office look. Remember, it’s all about proportion so wear fitted tops to balance the roominess of the pants. Also, choose wedges or heels to lengthen your look!

Bold Floral Prints will be everywhere this spring, from flirty dresses and tops to fashion forward pants. While small, dainty flowers are still in, it’s all about big florals to make a bold, eye catching statement this season!

Kimono Blouse VS 59.50

This Asian inspired, pink Kimono Blouse ($59.50, Victoria’s Secret) is sweet and sexy, and would look great with skinny jeans and heels. The billowy blouse is easy to wear and an ideal lightweight cover-up for the warmer months ahead.

Floral Sundress VS 59.50

This multi-colored, floral sundress ($59.50, Victoria’s Secret) would be perfect for a tropical getaway, or even a springtime brunch with friends. The smocked, strapless style is super comfortable while the fit and flare shape complements all figures.

Spice up your springtime wardrobe with Bright Accessories! Festive jewelry in colorful shades are a great way to mix it up and show off your personality through fashion.

Sea Shell Earrings F21 5.80

Add a dash of sass to your everyday look with these tri-colored Sea Shell Earrings ($5.80, Forever 21). These vibrant earrings will add a splash of color to everything from jeans and a tee to a pretty maxi dress.

Bangle Set F21 6.80

You can’t go wrong with bangle bracelets, and this multi-colored set is no exception! Available in 4 color ways, these affordable bangles ($6.80, Forever 21) are just the right accessory to complete any look!

There’s no better way to incorporate the Color-Block trend into your spring wardrobe than in a new handbag! Classic shapes are getting a modern update with refined color combinations and a dose of the hottest hues of the season.

Orange Brown Purse Lulus 32.00

This structured ladylike purse ($32, Lulu’s) is neutral in shades of brown and tan, while the hint of orange adds just the right amount of color for spring. Made of vegan leather, this color-block bag looks and feels way more than it actually costs!

Black Tan Satchel Lulus 42.00

For a versatile handbag that will go with everything, try this black and tan satchel ($42, Lulu’s) with gold hardware. This two-tone bag will take you from day to night, and is large enough to fit all your essential items!

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Spring 2012 Shoe Preview

The warmer months of spring are just around the corner! To get us inspired for the pleasant weather ahead, it’s time to reveal some of the most desired shoes for spring 2012. The biggest footwear trends will make all fashionistas smile, with bold colors, boho materials and versatile styling. There’s a must have shoe for every woman, from confident trendsetters to refined sophisticates. Ladies, it’s time to put your best foot forward by stepping out in the following spring shoe trends!


If you’re a trendsetter, color-block shoes will be your favorite trend for spring! This standout look combines colors in fun, geometric designs. Whether you prefer sandals or stilettos, there is a color-block shoe for you!

Brash Platform Pump Payless 29.99

Make a statement in these sexy cobalt and fuchsia platform pumps (Payless, $29.99), which would look great with an LBD.

Lela Rose for Payless T Strap Wedge 54.99

For a flirty feel, pair these coral and lime wedges (Payless, $54.99) with a girly, floral dress.

Isabel Toledo for Payless Loafer Flat 44.99

Add a pop of color to your favorite jeans and tee by sporting these teal textured loafers (Payless, $44.99) with black and coral trim.

Wood Soles

If you’re a bohemian girl at heart, you’ll love the 70’s inspired wooden platforms, wedges, and sandals for spring! These funky shoes are the perfect combination of fashion and function. Not only will they go with everything, but the neutral colors will lengthen your legs making you feel tall and beautiful!

Naturalizer Sandal Endless 99

For a relaxed look, pair these woven brown sandals (Endless, $99) with shorts and a tank.

Zigi Soho Jaclyn Pump DSW 89.95

For a disco-chic feel, try these multi-colored snakeskin peep toe pumps (DSW, $89.95) with a pair of silk wide leg pants (another huge fashion trend for spring!).

Seychelles Taupe Wedge Endless 87.99

And for the ideal go to shoe for every occasion, wear these taupe leather wedges (Endless, $87.99) with everything from denim to a printed maxi!

Ankle Straps

If you’re a classic fashionista, you’ll absolutely swoon for ankle strap heels! A ladylike rendition of the stiletto, these shoes are elegant and sophisticated. For the most feminine look, opt for a thin ankle strap.

Audrey Brooke Beauty Pump Nude DSW 59.95

These nude and black patent beauties (DSW, $59.95) would be a stunning choice for the office or a springtime wedding.

SM Rada Sandal DSW 69.95

For a bolder look, try these geometric textured platform sandals with a wider ankle strap (DSW, $69.95). The color combo is classic while the tribal texture gives the shoe a distinctive edge.


For a trendy but sporty look, these heels have a thick elastic ankle strap (Nine West, $89), making them a stylish and comfortable choice for busy gals on the go!

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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!

Jason Wu Target 3 Looks

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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Jason Wu Target White Cat Scarf

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