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Archive for March, 2010

Shoe Trends for Spring 2010

Q- What are some of your favorite shoe trends for Spring?
–Amy R. Atlanta

The wedge always comes back for Spring/Summer, so I never get rid of mine.  Though this season’s version has a lot more attitude: it’s a wedge-slash-boot (or a boot with a wedge). Just take a look at the Margiela pair from Saks— hot with shorts and dresses!!

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Another shoe with a lot of attitude is the open-toe ankle boot. It’s amazing how a little detail like the peep-toe can magically transform the ankle boot into something more feminine! 
Check out this Lace Up Open-toe Bootie  from Wet Seal ($32.50). 

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Of course platforms are still strong for Spring; they work really well with this seasons floral trends. Pick platforms in the brightest hues, particularly orange-red. If you’re not in the mood for bold color, then go the polar opposite: nude.  Shoes in nudes or neutrals, whether they’re pumps, platforms, or sandals, are strong this season.

And what about the details? It’s a …

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Britney Spears Back as Kohl’s Candie’s Icon

In February 2010, Iconix Brands signed pop icon Britney Spears to a second term as spokesperson for its Candie’s brand, which is licensed exclusively to Kohl’s.

The new ads appear in the April 2010 issue of Seventeen Magazine in a four-page insert spread, called “Britney Spears through the lens”, and in an upcoming Teen Vogue magazine as well.

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Donning sexy swimwear, gorgeous bra and briefs sets and a well deserved look-at-me attitude, the shoot features three master photographers: Annie Leibovitz – famous for her celebrity portraits, Mark Seliger – recognized for infusing music and fashion in his photography and Terry Richardson – known for his ability to capture the true essence of his subjects.

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This cute image is another smart way for Britney to distance herself from her head shaving, I’m having a meltdown, bad girl image.  She looks healthy, sweet and apparently when Brit gets behind a brand it sells.  She is the only celebrity endorser to be asked back for a …

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Adorable, sustainable and from H&M

H & M’s new Garden Collection launches today.  It’s the company’s first fully-sustainable line with over 80 items all under $60!!  The collection includes dresses and separates in floral prints and pastels, made from linen and cotton. Every piece was designed using organic materials, recycled PET bottles, or textile waste.  The floral looks are inspired by chlorophyll-green gardens, btw.

It’s all very girly, very comfortable and very spring!

Sustainable materials:
* Organic cotton is cotton that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals.
* Organic linen is linen that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals.
* Recycled polyester is polyester made from PET-bottles or textile waste.
* Tencel is silky, renewable material produced with minimal environmental impact.

The collection runs large, so start with smaller sizes when you shop.
Check out my favorites below and view more online.  www.hm.com
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Suck it up guys. Spanx, for men, have arrived.

If you are a woman, chances are you have heard of Spanx.
Spanx is the very popular slimming shape-wear that is a celebrity favorite, featured on Oprah and worn by stars such as Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba, Carrie Underwood and more.

Good news girls…next time you go out with your man, you can both squeeze into your Spanx. You sans VPL (visible panty lines) and your guy free of love handles sporting a better posture.

Spanx for men are now available at Neiman Marcus.  A compression shirt that gives men upper body support and keeps things smooth, especially under dress shirts.  The Spanx undershirts come in three styles — tank ($55), crew-neck ($58) and V-neck ($58) – colors are black or white.

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images courtesy of spanx.com

Guys… I think you all should try it and report back.
Would love know what you think and will at least find some comfort knowing that you now understand what we women go through to look good.

Spanx products are available online at www.spanx.com or at
Neiman …

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$99 Prom Dresses

All Dressed Up specializes in special occasion, mother of the bride and prom dresses.  The store will be closing Sunday, March 27th at 5:00PM.   Dramatic markdowns have been taken to clear the inventory before closing day, go take advantage of the deals!

Prom Dresses:  originally up to $425 are all now $99.99.  Sizes are from 6 to 30 with almost 200 dresses to choose from.  Colors are mostly jewel tones although there are also pastels and brights.

Mother of the Bride and Special Occasion Dresses:  originally up to $675 are all now $49.99!  Sizes are 6 to 26 with around 125 to choose from.  Colors are mostly neutrals although there are also some pastels and jewel tones.

Wedding Gowns: originally up to $1275 are all now $199.99.  Sizes are 20 to 30 with 30 left.  Color is Ivory.

Also for sale are store fixtures and hangers for 25% to 50% of original cost.

All Dressed Up
3872 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA  30342
404-237-9911

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Designer Children’s Sale-3 Days Only!

Boutique Armoire Designer Children’s Sale-3 Days Only!

Atlanta’s original and longest running upscale Kids Consignment event features both BRAND NEW and GENTLY USED clothes, toys, gear and more returns for it’s 11th event! 100+ Consignors offering everything designer from play clothes to special occasion (sizes newborn to teen) PLUS electronic and large toys, gear, room decor, bedding, furniture and so much more.
Trendy, hip, and also modest spring and summer clothes available for all tastes and sizes. Excellent prices and selection!

HOURS: Thursday March 18 Private Presale -
Open to public 7pm-9pm $10 (cash only) admission charge (Thursday only)

Friday March 19:  9:00am-7:30pm no admission charge – open to public

Saturday March 20: 9:00am-5:30pm no admission charge -open to public (Saturday is Discount Day, most items reduced in price)

Location: Dunwoody Plaza Shopping Center (between El Azteca Restaurant and 1420 Special Events Facility)
1418 Dunwoody Village …

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Celebrate St Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!
Here are a few easy (inexpensive) ideas to help you get lucky with the perfect green additions to your St. Paddy’s Day wardrobe.

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Jean Paul Gaultier at Target

I finally had the chance to check out the latest Target designer collaboration with legendary French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

For those who don’t know, Gaultier has outfitted Madonna, Marilyn Manson and Kylie Minogue to name a few.  His collections can be found at higher end stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, etc., priced from $500 – $1500++

His line for Target launched March 7th in more than 250 stores and online.  The collection includes chic tops, skirts, dresses, outerwear and swimwear, including a very hot gold metallic monokini – which you could wear out with a cute skirt after a day at the pool/beach.

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One Piece Monokini Swimsuit – Metallic Gold $34.99

Reports say the collection is selling well online but not in stores.  I went to the Sandy Springs location (285 and Roswell Rd.) and there was a lot of inventory in store.

This is not my favorite Target collaboration, but the overall quality is good.  I can’t afford items from his original …

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Ask Jessica: Go-to websites for a younger shopper.

Q- I love online shopping.  What are some of your favorite websites for younger shoppers on a budget?
Kasey – Marietta, GA

A – Outside of the major retailers, your online bookmarks must include the following stores that stock cute, trendy, affordable clothing for both men and women.  Don’t forget to check the sale links online and if you decide to shop in store, hit the sale racks for even greater discounts.

Buckle www.buckleclothing.com the latest fashion trends from a large selection of brands; Lucky Brand, Affliction, Sinful, Quiksilver, Billabong, Projek Raw and more

Body Central www.bodyc.com – Fashion clothing and accessories. Most items under $40.

Wet Seal www.wetseal.com – Teen Clothing for Girls: Tops, Dresses, Shoes, great clearance sales.

H & M www.hm.com – Obvious, I know!  Had to include it though.

Mandee www.mandee.com – trendsetting fashions for juniors.  A great selection of name brands for jeans, pants, dresses, tops, blazers, sweaters.

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Fashion for a good cause

Lunch and fashion for a good cause:
Join a fun luncheon and fashion show with all proceeds to benefit breast cancer.
There will be a silent auction, live auction, key note speaker, etc.

It all happens Monday March 15, 2010, 10am-2pm at The Ritz Carlton
The Hope Fashion Show
Fashion by Belk @Phipps Plaza

Tickets can be purchased online.

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