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Festival Flare!

It’s festival season, so now is the perfect time to bring on the fringe, floppy hats, and crop tops. No matter if you’re off to Coachella or simply ready for the beach, these fun summery pieces will be your new best friend. We’ve scoured the best stores to find you our favorite pieces, best part is, they’re all under $50!

Lace Dress with trumpet style sleeves with wrap style patterned Jumpsuit

H&M:

H&M LOVES COACHELLA collection has cute pieces perfect for a day in the desert for a steal. Our favorites include this black Skirt with Fringe for $9.95, a coral Lace Dress with trumpet style sleeves for $19.95, and a wrap style patterned Jumpsuit with Fringe for $34.95.

Mossimo Supply Women Dip Dye Macrame Crossbody Handbag with Xhiliration Boxy Printed Kimon

Target:

Over the years, Target has really stepped up it’s style game!  Try the Boxy Crochet Tee by Xhilaration for a cool girl vibe for only $22.99. Rock a crossbody bag such as Mossimo Supply Co.’s Women’s Dip Dye Macrame Crossbody Handbag in yellow, or step out in Xhiliration’s Boxy Printed Kimono for $24.99.

Wrap Back Bardot Top with Scallop Crochet Shorts

Topshop:

British shopping staple Topshop has made it’s way into the U.S. with trendy pieces at a reasonable price. Our festival favorites include the Suedette Fringe Crop Top for $48.00, the Wrap Back Bardot Top for $40.00, and Topshop’s Scallop Crochet Shorts for $48.00.

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Summer Maternity Dresses by Tiffany Rose

Inspired by Kate Middleton’s style?  Tiffany Rose is Britain’s go-to special occasion maternity outfitters. Whether you’re attending a summer wedding, a spring time garden affair, a costume-y occasion featuring a Smiffys fancy dress or two, or just looking for something stylish which can accommodate your growing baby bump, Tiffany Rose has got you covered. Don’t believe us? Check out below some our favorites for every mommy-to-be.

Lizzy Maxi Dress in Monochrome Forest

The Lizzy Maxi Dress in Monochrome Forest is every Southern Belle’s dream.  The dark under bodice trim adds interest to the dress and draws the eye upward. Floaty sleeves, a deep v-neck and a streamlined silhouette will make you the belle of the ball (or backyard barbecue).

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To add a little drama and style to your pregnancy, might we suggest the Lola Maxi Dress in Mirage Blue.  We love the elegant neckline of this long dress and the thick straps are perfect for hiding your maternity lingerie.  The rich color combined with a touch of shimmer will look good on any complexion, at any stage of pregnancy.

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Dress like a star in the Daisy Gown Long in Black and Silver.  This lace dress boasts being worn on the red carpet at Britain’s BAFTA awards.  No matter if you’re attending a premier or watching as someone else walks down the aisle, you’re sure to wow as shimmery silver fabric peaks out of daisy detailed lace.  With a black sash to emphasize a “demure bodice” and just the right amount of swish, this dress is perfect for any dressy occasion.

Check out TiffanyRose.com to see more maternity gowns for all four seasons!

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Jackets vs. Florals For Spring 2015

Depending where exactly you’re currently residing, spring may (or may not) be in the air. Unfortunately, in these parts, not so much. I could wear a heavy duty Tracksetter Belstaff jacket (Accent Clothing have a great range here if you want to check them out) out and still feel right comfortable!

Spring Leather –  Belstaff Tracksetter Olive

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But if you’re lucky enough to be seeing lots of sun in your neck of the woods, consider storing away the leather and lightening up your closet with a great floral print. One of the easiest ways to dress for spring when there’s still a chill in the air is denim. We love a floral top peeking out from under a chambray shirt or jean jacket and it’s a great way to wear your warm weather wardrobe, before it’s well… warm.

Here are our some of our favorite floral looks:
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The wear anywhere top

Eighty Sixty’s Cross Front Floral Top is the perfect dress up (or down) shirt for spring. The light lavender color and soft floral pattern will instantly upgrade everything from your work wardrobe to your Sunday brunch plans.

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The bold botanical print

You couldn’t possibly be mistaken for a wallflower with a large and colorful print! We love Glamorous’ Botanical Boxy Tee and Midi Skirt.  Like a great suit, the two pieces work well together. However, you can also break up the pair and add a white or pastel top to soften the skirt or a nice pair of jeans to dress down the cropped boxy style top.

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The loose spring short

A silk short with a floral print is a great way to add some spring to your weekend.  The blush florals and relaxed fit of Haute Hippie’s Flowy Short make it a great choice. Pair with a strappy sandal and minimal top for a sweet outfit worthy of street style stardom.

Mother Nature might not be ready, but your closet has spoken and it’s yearning for spring!

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Little Red Dresses (LRDs)

No matter if you have planned a big night out or a quiet dinner at home, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to stray from your classic LBD. Sure that fancy black number still works 365 days a year, including February 14th, but why not add a little sizzle? These red hot numbers are sure to turn heads and who knows,they might replace black as your new go-to color!

Black Halo's 34 Sleeve Jackie O Dress

Keep it ladylike in Black Halo’s 3/4 Sleeve Jackie O Dress. We love the draped bodice, fitted skirt and skinny belt which is sure to flatter your figure. This demure dress gets a little kick in a fiery red, perfect for a night on the town.

Mason by Michelle Mason's Cutout Gown

For an elegant affair we love Mason by Michelle Mason’s Cutout Gown. The skirt is fitted through the hips which give way to a luxurious chiffon mini train; however, the real attention grabber is the center cutout! If your plans are black-tie optional ,might we recommend this stunner!

Donna Karan New York's Plunge V Halter Gown

Take the plunge and try on a sultry deep V-neck AND a deep slit! Donna Karan New York’s Plunge V Halter Gown is sure to accentuate all your best assets. The slinky jersey dress couldn’t get any hotter in Real Red.

Diane von Furstenberg's New Julian Two Wrap Dress

Cooking a romantic dinner? Diane von Furstenberg’s New Julian Two Wrap Dress in Poppy made exclusively for Shopbop is the perfect choice. Those soft jersey fabric is super comfortable, while the V-neck and wrap detail give it some added interest. With this dress all you have left to worry about is making delicious food which will look great on instagram!

So rock some red this holiday season and thank us later! Happy Valentines Day.

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The Perfect Rain Boots

There are a lot of articles flooding the internet about winter boots. After checking out many of them, I found, to my surprise that several of their suggestions weren’t really weather-proof at all! No matter how cute those little suede booties or leather riding knee-high boots look they won’t last long in three feet of snow!

We compiled our list of the top boots. Not only are they cute and stylish but they are made for all weather from rain and sleet to snowstorms!

First, the perfect rain boot:

Burberry's Check Belted Rain Boots

There is nothing more annoying that rain boots. Sure they look adorable on children but sloshing around the streets in rubber boots with flowers or duckies on them is anything but fashion-forward. If it must rain, make sure to pack one of our wear one of our choice below. With so many chic options you might look forward to a little wet weather.

Burberry’s Check Belted Rain Boots are one part tough and two parts practical. The wrap around strap and metal buckle add the edge while the matte rubber fabric and rubber grip sole make them perfect for jumping from puddle to puddle.

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Want even more toughness in your boots? Try Burberry’s Stud Detail Belted Rain Boot and hit those soggy streets running. Or for a more classical approach, the Canvas Check Detail Rain Boots are a rainy day must. The distinctive pleat and buckle detail add a little something extra to the classic rain boot. Plus the matte finish gives them an air of luxury.

Miu Miu Pointy Toe Rain Boot

Hate to trade your heels in for rain boots? Now you don’t have to! Miu Miu’s Pointy Toe Rain Boot features a 3 1/2″ heel and rubber sole. While heels aren’t great for those really bad days, they are certainly a good option if you hate carrying a second pair of shoes in your purse for work and would love to wear one pair all day long.

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How to Expand Your Summer Wardrobe into the Colder Months

If you’re still in love with that cute sundress you bought in June and aren’t ready to put it away in the back of your closet just yet, listen up. You don’t need to give up on all your favorite summer pieces just because the temperature drops. All you need to do is add a pair of tights and a cardigan and you can transform your summer looks into chic cold weather staples!

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It’s easy; start with your favorite summer piece, add a cozy knit and maybe even a skinny belt to tie the look together. Then layer on some comfy tights and a pair of boots and you’re good to go!

It couldn’t be simpler and with so many amazing tights on the market, they’re a great way to not only stay warm, but add a little extra something to your outfit.

Hanes Silk Reflections in Chevron

For a little extra flair try Hanes Silk Reflections in Chevron. This on-trend pattern features a chevron cut-out perfect for those days when there’s a slight chill in the air. It’s a great way to dress up a solid color dress or change up a boring outfit by simply swapping out your regular black tights in favor of these fun patterned ones to give your look an instant boost! If patterns aren’t your thing don’t be afraid to shy away from color. A bright pop of color is a great way to change up an outfit!

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To add a little feminine allure to your outfit try Hanes Silk Reflections Scrolled Floral and Sheer Backseam. These two sheer control top nylons are perfect for date night. While they aren’t as warm as say a pair of thick sweater tights or Hanes Silk Reflections Opaque Tights, these sheer options will make you feel extra sexy and heat up the rest of the night. Just make sure your seams are straight and you’ll be ready for a steamy night out!

Hanes Silk Reflections Boot Liner Tights

Now maybe you don’t like tights with boots. We understand, your foot slips around, socks are so much better. However, who wants to layer socks on top of tights? Not us! Hanes has got you covered. The Hanes Silk Reflections Boot Liner Tights provides you with a sleek silhouette and the ribbed foot makes walking in boots with them a breeze!

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Maternity Coats You’ll Love Even if You’re NOT Pregnant!

Keep that bun in the oven warm all winter long in these stylish coats, which maternity style mavens like Blake Lively and Kate Middleton would approve of.  From a fall breeze to those cold winter nights, you can still look oh so chic while keeping cozy.

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The sophisticated MAMA Wool-blend Bouclé Coat from H&M is for the downtown cool mom-to-be. With a tie belt waist and concealed fasteners, this coat is able to cover your expanding baby bump from 12 weeks to nine months.

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Blank NYC Zipper Detail Faux Leather Maternity Jacket will be your favorite “throw over everything” piece this fall.  This motorcycle style jacket with silver hardware is edgy and tough, but can be softened when paired with a flowy dress.  Or add some great boots for the perfect fall ensemble.

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Punch up your prenatal wardrobe with some color! This wool maternity coat with a high collar and a bubble hem will lend sophistication to any outfit.  At under $50, this fun coat will infuse a little extra fun and the elegant shape you’ll want to wear again, well after your child is born!

maternity parka

When the chill in the air turns icy, MAMA Padded Parka with a detachable faux fur trimmed hood will keep you nice and warm, while looking cool.  The drawstring waist and side pockets give some shape to the coat and make it a great option for the woman who’s too hip for regular old, oversized maternity wear.

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