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StyleFile: Cold Shoulder

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Style Links (L to R): Grey Satin Bow Dress $43.50, Navy Striped Dress $37.50, Purple Bow Dress $49.50

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Style Links (L to R): Star Print Dress $29.99, Color Block Dress $42, Nude Tunic $24.50

We knew the one-shoulder look would be a huge trend for Spring, but who knew it would stick around for Fall as well?  I saw many designers like Alexander Wang, Marchesa and Marc Jacobs send this style down the runway in updated fabrics and colors for Fall, but one thing remained the same…it’s still all about the shoulder!

I happen to love this look for the Spring and Summer and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these dresses…but don’t think you have to wait until the temperature warms up to wear them!  Pair these with tights (try a ligher hue instead of black) and strap on those sandals for the perfect transitonal outfit!

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StyleFile: Mini Mania

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A girl can never have too many minis, right? They’re a fun and flirty alternative to a dress and I recently started building my skirt collection, because it’s in a severe fashion rut. I always opt for jeans or dresses, but lately I’ve realized that skirts are much more versatile and make for a much cuter outfit overall!

If you usually stay away from skirts, this is the perfect time to try them out again! This seasons minis feature much more forgiving silhouettes (think full and A-line, not skin tight), higher waistlines, and various lengths…opt for a micro-minis if you’ve got the legs for it or pick a more modest hem line if you’re a little on the shy side.

Mini’s also look as good with tights as they do with bare legs, so start stocking up now and you’ll be able to wear them all Summer long!

Style Links:
Shirred Mini, $24
Tiered Skirt, $48
Cadette Skirt, $32.99
Printed Mini, $19.50
Graphic Mini, $39

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StyleFile: Day-Glo

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What a week! I’m in Cancun for a wedding and the only thing on my daily agenda is margaritas and sun! I’m at the ME by Melia and if you have an upcoming vacation, I highly recommend this place. The service is out of this world and the amenities are comparable to any Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons…at a fraction of the cost! I found the hotel on Hotwire for 60% off the rack rate!

Before I came down here, I picked up a neon yellow tote from the Maxx New York showroom and I can’t tell you how many compliment’s I’ve received on my beach bag! I think Neon has made a huge comeback, as evident by the recent Stephen Sprouse collection for Louis Vuitton, so here are some more modern and budget-friendly ways to incorporate the day-glo colors into your wardrobe! And remember, it’s all about the neon accent…we don’t need any 80’s fashion flashbacks when you wore the color head-to-toe!

Style Links:
Wallet, $7.50
Bikini, $42.50
Nail Polish, $14
Knit Top, $10.90
Hair Clips, $4
Sandal, $34.50
Sunglasses, $5.50
Tee, $14.99

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StyleFile: Heavy Metal

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I think the best way to wear Spring’s softer, more feminine styles is to add a little edge.  You never want to do one trend head to toe, so why not break up that flirty chiffon skirt or that ruffled mini-dress with some stud-accented accessories??

Go ahead, embrace your inner rocker-chic…just not the Bret Michaels/Rock of Love kind!

StyleLinks: Gladiator Sandals $14.60, Earrings $3.80, Pyramid Cuff $6.80, Pyramid Stud Tote $32.80, Dress $25.90, Studded Heels $69.95, Circle Stud Handbag $22, Vest $27.80

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StyleFile: Natural Elements

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So I know it might seem early to be lusting after sandals given that it rarely gets above freezing here in Philly , but I can’t help myself and there’s nothing like a versatile pair of gorgeous Vachetta sandals to get me in the mood for shorts, spring dresses and girly skirts!  The natural colored shoe is one of my favorite trends for Spring ’09 and with so many styles like flats and gladiators in woven, studded and strappy versions, you’re sure to find a pair that works for you!

The perfectly neutral tone makes these shoes wearable with just about any color and can we talk about how much longer your legs will seem when they seamlessly disappear into a pair of 4″ natural colored heels?!?  My only suggestion is that you might want to consider a little faux sun to tan those mid-winter gams before you strap these on!

Style Links (clockwise, top left): Jessica Simpson Delanco $89, Nine West Kentaro $89, Nine West Jed $78.95, Baker’s Aileen $59.99, Alloy Natural Vibe $34.50, Go Jane Gladiator $16.50, Steven Bianca $64.51

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StyleProfile: Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off yesterday, so I thought I’d have a look at some of the fashions- the good, the bad and the UGLY- from last year…

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and as you can see from these pictures, celebrities + cold weather = bad fashion choices…so I’m sure we’ll have plenty of fashion don’ts to discuss over the next two weeks!  And since my husband happens to be in Park City this weekend, I’m hoping he’ll get some candid/papparazzi style shots that I can post for your entertainment purposes!

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