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Madewell Scribble Dot SkirtEasy, cute and versatile, this fun polka-dotted skirt promises to be a wardrobe wonder all season long. Slip into it when you want to add just a slightly dressy touch to a simple T-shirt or tank, pair it with a silky blouse or take an offbeat approach with an opposing print. It's also incredibly comfortable, so you can wear it in lieu of shorts or a dress when you want to change things up a bit. Bonus: the cute pattern is an undeniable classic.

$68 at madewell.com
Bamboo Floral Low-Wedge SandalsNeed a little pick me up of the footwear variety? Then think flowers, which never fail to lift spirits and also make the perfect summer accent. These garden-variety sandals feature low-profile heels, which means they're perfect for those of you who don't love ultra-ultra-flat soles, yet don't want to teeter around all day, either. And who can resist these vibrant prints? In your choice of ballet pink or fuchsia on black, they're bright, cheerful and ideal to pair with just about every summer ensemble imaginable.

$28.99 at target.com

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Milly Vintage Teardrop EarringsWhen in doubt, go vintage - Milly vintage, that is. Label designer Michelle Smith's jewelry collection includes several affordable pieces inspired by styles of decades past, like these lovely pink teardrops. Accented by a bold coral drop at its center, it's at once sparkling and simple - the perfect recipe for sweet, timeless elegance.

$65 at bloomingdales.com

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MINKPINK Frida Embroidered DressSummer without a white dress is like PB without the J - still good, but made a bit better with that little addition. Thank Aussie label Minkpink for Frida, a glorious little wear-and-go white dress accented by a band of colorful embroidery at its high waist. A flirty little ruffled hem adds a dose of sweet charm, but it's not so saccharine that you'll feel like a child. Slip into pretty metallic flats or a pair of wedges and you'll look and feel cool no matter how steamy it gets out there.

$84 at piperlime.com

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Beauty Snob has an easy, peasy, lemon squeezy way to make that beautiful ballerina bun every girl wants - even if you don't have enough hair to pull it off! 

Rough edges can be beautiful - just look at the artful irregularity of this woven Prada bag at Bag Snob.

Coquette feels the beauty glow with easy summer lips + cheeks with mark

The Jet Set Girls spoke to Brooke Burke about her favorite ways to splurge.

KRISTOPHER DUKES is hating Marks & Spencer mini umbrella with case

Second City Style can't get enough of the lace-up sandal trend for summer. 

Shopping and Info loves Emilia Clarke from the Game of Thrones and the nude Sergio Rossi platforms she wore in Monte Carlo. h

Want to know what the StyleBakery editors are loving this summer? This week, they each share their top 10 lists for the season

The Shoe Goddess thinks this Prada Platform Boot would be a great addition to any girl's closet.
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1. Summer Loving - 2 weeks of editor's Top 10 lists starts this week! See what clothing, accessories and more we're loving right now.

2. One dress, two ways - We help a reader style her dress for a wedding and a casual brunch.

3. 6 stylish flat espadrilles for summer - SytleBakeryTeen found some comfy, chic and colorful options for under $100.

4. Stars who change their hair with every red carpet: Evan Rachel Wood - We're loving her new pixie cut. See what other styles she's worn lately.

5. Trendspotting: the messy bob - The latest hairstyle to sweep Hollywood.

6. How to wear boat shoes this summer - Can you believe the topsider is back? Here's how to wear it.

7. Trendspotting: Leighton Meester and Julianne Hough wear denim cutoff shorts - Love it or hate it, cutoffs are here to stay - for this summer at least.

8. Etsy find: a cool embroidered necklace -  The way the gold chain contrasts with the embroidered cotton pendant is what makes this necklace really cool. 

9. Glam flat sandals under $50 - CheapChicDaily found 8 great options.

10. Essential layering camisoles and tanks for summer - StyleBakeryMom found seven great layering camisoles and tanks that will work with every outfit.
Voyage Colorblocked Maxi DressCould anything possibly be more summery? This dress, awash in a color-blocked palette of aqua and cobalt, exudes an understated glamour that is absolutely irresistible. It's especially alluring for its comfort; the shoulder-baring knot front and lean cut lend it a cool, effortlessly stylish appeal. Even if a voyage isn't anywhere on the agenda, this will certainly put you in the same sunny, feel-good state of mind.

$89 at macys.com

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Summer has officially started this week, and along with it comes shorts, swimsuits, and sleeveless dresses. Somehow the season always seems to sneak up on me, and despite promises to myself to work out daily and eat fewer carbs, I'm often too busy to squeeze in an hour at the gym or plan a day's worth of healthy meals and snacks. The result? I'm feeling a little less than swimsuit-ready.

Thankfully, I've discovered the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan. It's clinically proven and incredibly easy to fit into my busy day. The plan is to pick 3 nourishing snacks a day (a Slim-Fast 100-calorie snack bar, nuts, fruits, or veggies), 2 Slim-Fast shakes, and 1 500-calorie balanced meal.

Replacing my usual breakfast and lunch with a ready-made Slim-Fast shake is beyond easy. And with seriously delicious flavors like Milk Chocolate and Cappuccino Delight, I actually look forward to drinking my shakes. With the 3 snacks, I still get to indulge in my favorite fruit and the occasional frozen yogurt, and the 500-calorie dinner gives me the flexibility to eat with my family or go out for dinner, so I never feel deprived.

Who knew it would be this easy to be swimsuit-ready in no time?

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DV by Dolce Vita Ash SandalsBoosted by a pop of color, these fun flat sandals are a great way to step out in comfort and show your stripes while you're at it. The bold beading along the T-strap makes it a statement shoe, but one that's not too fussy or complicated. It looks great with anything, whether you're going for ultra summer-chic in a pair of denim shorts or taking a flirty approach in a printed sundress. Also in black and blue.

$59.95 at nordstrom.com
River Island Agate RingAs cool and serene as that beach getaway you keep fantasizing about, this striking ring is positively dreamy. It's hard to determine what's most alluring - the statement-making size or the appearance of incredibly bold turquoise agate. It's so vibrant that it would be impossible to miss, and the ring itself is a great complement to looks both dressy and understated. At this price, it's a summer essential!

$22.41 at asos.com

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