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Jones New York Arina Wedge Sandals
The classic espadrille goes uncharacteristically glam on Jones New York's clever interpretation of one of summer's most coveted shoes. Wear these on the boardwalk to make simple beach styles look stunning, or slip them on to complement an airy sundress. The options are endless - much like the seemingly infinite jewels that shine atop your choice of bronze or gold.

$69.95 at

get 25% off two or more items through 6/1/10, use code 2FORU25

Belle by Sigerson Morrison Strappy Flat SandalsYou've spent enough time traipsing around in hot heels to know that after a while, um, it kind of hurts. This summer, give your feet a rest in these chic strappy black flats from Belle by Sigerson Morrison. Just as lovely as any fabulous four-inch stunner in your closet, these feature elegant knotted details and a secure zip-up back. Glamour aside, they're just so comfy you'll want to wear them all season long!

$136.50 at

save 20-30% off items in the Big Brown Bag sale and get an extra 20% off through 5/31/10, use code EXTRA20

The best part about lazy summer days is, well, being lazy! That means no thinking about what you're going to wear and just go. In the past, I've thrown on a dress and a jacket for just about any occasion. But this summer everything is changing with the introduction of rompers into my wardrobe. This one-piece garment has two great things going for it because it's comfortable and stylish! As rompers are growing in popularity, we have the choice of many different styles.

Choose from a slouchy style like the ADAM Louise Romper with Cuffed Sleeves which you can easily accessorize with jeweled sandals and an armful of bangles. If you're looking for a bit of sex appeal, try the Kimchi Blue Butterscotch Romper on for size. The criss-cross back and vintage inspired look is totally appropriate for a backyard BBQ or a casual date. Need another reason to buy a romper? You don't have to worry about preserving your modesty due to the shorts!

this post courtesy of our chic friends at

JPK Paris Coco Shopper
It's that time again! Nordstrom's half-yearly sale is upon us, and as usual it's replete with fab deals on everything you need to see you through summer in style. This chic tote is just one example - it's such a standout in sunny yellow, but we're also really taken by its durable build and functional details. Stash all of your essentials inside and go! It's great with everything from sundresses to jeans, and will add a splash of color to your understated looks.

$98.90 (was $198) at

shop the sale through 6/6/10

Yummie Tummie Chiffon Tier TopYummie Tummie - the geniuses responsible for the fabulous meant-to-be-seen shapewear with the hidden slimming panels - can clearly do no wrong. Proof: The company's newest toning tank top boasts an arrangement of flirty, showoff tiers, but its inside layer features a powerhouse shaping panel that virtually eliminates all lumps and bumps, leaving you with a smooth, sexy silhouette just in time for summer. No one will ever know your secret!

$96 at

get a free beauty gift bag with any $75+ purchase through 5/30/10, use code SUMMER
Peekaboo Shoe BagsForget about toting your fabulous heels in any old bag. The see-through Peekaboo shoe bag not only keeps your favorite shoes in great condition, it's also versatile enough to store your essentials, and it's ideal for staying organized while on the road, away at school or even just out on your daily commute. Made with durable, sturdy canvas, these bags ensure that your shoes and other valuables always stay in great shape! In fuchsia and khaki.

$14.99 for set of 2 at
Lucky Brand Mini DressAmidst the riotously bold prints and flirty florals dominating spring and destined to rule summer, one color still stands out in all its simple glory: white. On this sweet dress, it sets the perfect tone for a vintage-inspired eyelet and dot pattern. Between its laid-back, wear-everywhere perfection and airy construction, it's destined to be one of your favorite dresses of the season. Slip into a pair of sandals for instant, no-fuss chic!

$99 at
Got something to say? Say it loud, say it proud and submit it to - your personal mantra may just be made into an official Nike t-shirt.

How does it work? Submit your mantra, trash talk or inspiration and encourage your friends to vote. The most voted will become an official Nike shirt. Serena Williams will even rock her favorites for all the world to see.

Need some inspiration? Here are a few examples, along with StyleBakery's very own mantra: Fit is the New Black.

StyleBakery's mantra:

Go ahead, submit your mantra today! (Just do it)

One of the first crafty things my mom taught me to do besides darning the holes in my socks is the art of crochet. I started out with a spool of string and a crochet hook and was able to make a small doily in no time. I went on to learn knitting from a family friend, but crochet has always been my favorite crafty activity.

So this summer I was pleasantly surprised to see more than a few crocheted clothes and accessories in stores. And they're hardly like anything your grandmother would ever wear. Before, you could find some crocheted beach coverups but now you can find jewelry like the Daydream Nation Black Tears Crochet Ruffle Necklace for a different way to use the so called prim and proper technique. Another favorite of mine is the Tibi Crochet Lace Top you can use at the poolside as a coverup or wear with a nude bra for a "is she or isn't she?" look. There's also plenty of tops and shirts with some crochet trim for just a touch of the summer trend.

this post courtesy of our chic friends at

Second City Style
 can't decide which celebs looked the best at the Cannes Film Festival.

Stiletto Jungle found a perfect slouchy white tee shirt for summer. 

Who's the "least sexy" Sex and the City character? Allie is Wired reports the surprising results. 

Bag Bliss: Our picks of the Purple Purse Trend

Hey germ-o-phobes - Beauty Snob has the Violight Toothbrush Sanitizer

Coquette loves the crafty glam look of Freida & Nellie's rhinestone friendship bracelets

Fashion Pulse Daily gives Sally Hansen's latest products a test spin. 

Just in time for Memorial Day, the Jet Set Girls have a roundup of the best fashion, cosmetics and reads for summer. 

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wearing Josie Maran 100% argan oil

Manolo the Shoeblogger says, it is raining, and yet, you have need of shoes. You cannot go to the farmers market to look for hunky farm boys barefeeted.  

Whether you're pear shaped, plus sized or large busted, StyleBakery found the best swimsuits for your body 

The Beauty Stop swears by Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

The Shoe Goddess was thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in The Cinderella Project
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