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March 2012 Archives




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1. Spring handbag guide - We hunt down this season's most wanted styles for every budget.

2. The 5 beauty breakthroughs you need to know about - We try many products, but here are the few you need to know.

3. 3 hot spring denim trends - It's all about pastels, brights and flares this season.

4. How to wear this season's orange lip colors - Tangerine tips for lips.

5. Incorporating colorful pants into a classic wardrobe - We help one reader to wear this season's hottest pant trend.

6. Shore thing: marine life-inspired jewelry - Live the life aquatic with these chic pieces.

7. Trends to try: printed shorts - A new way to get dressed this summer.

8. Reese Witherspoon's chic baby bump - The actress knows how to work it.

9. Repair your skin while you sleep - They don't call it beauty rest for nothing.

10. Etsy finds: spring floral fashions - Let your style bloom with these fresh finds.


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Coquette previews the upcoming fashion book, Stars in Dior.

BagSnob obsessed with the looking glass! Take A Moment to Reflect with the Top 5 Mirrored Bags.

Reel Sexy collection appeals to BeautySnob's inner little girl who loves to play dress up. Find out more about these bursts of color!

The Jet Set Girls love Virgin America Airline's Upper Class Red Lipstick!  

When it comes to making a statement, Second City Style is most interested in this Trend For Spring 2012: Statement Belts.

Shopping and Info found the best designer lilac purple colored jackets, bags, denim and more for you to shop now.

StyleBakery shops the top 10 handbag trends of the season

V-Style asks, What makes the perfect handbag,perfect?

Oasis Twist Handle BagJust call it the flavor of the season. This oversized mint carryall is a spring essential, and not only because of its on-trend, very versatile color. It also exudes incredible sophistication thanks to its rich braided handle, minimal hardware and timeless silhouette. Carry it now and into summer - and be prepared to pull it back into rotation next year, too.

$71.62 at asos.com

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a.v. max Turquoise CuffA bit earthy and glamorous at once, this oversized cuff makes a bold statement with its turquoise centerpiece. At the heart of it all is a large turquoise stone trimmed by gold stones and seed beads in various shades of blue. Set against a wide gold plate, the effect is absolutely stunning.

$90 at endless.com

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PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE chocolate spreadThese days, almost anything from a coffee break to a languid bath can be considered an indulgence - but a real indulgence that harks back to the true meaning of the word? That's a different story altogether, as I soon learned when I dipped into a tub of Kraft PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE.

Straight from the annals of "Why didn't they think of this sooner?", this amazing spread combines the creamy consistency of classic Philadelphia cream cheese with the absolutely delicious taste of - drumroll, please! - good ol' chocolate. It's an adventurous combination that yields absolutely luscious results.

Available in milk, dark, and white chocolate flavors, PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE gives new meaning to "sinfully good." After a bit of hemming and hawing, I purchased a tub of milk chocolate with the intention of testing it out with some cookies. And so I did, running my favorite buttery tea biscuits through the rich concoction. Not content with just a couple of yummy bites, I then dipped strawberries and mangoes into the spread. More yumminess. Finally, I took the plunge: I downed an entire spoonful on its own. It was so ridiculously good that I spent another few minutes creating a dessert roll-up of sorts, consisting of a tortilla slathered with the spread, a sprinkling of crushed walnuts, and layers of thinly sliced strawberries and bananas.

The verdict? Rich, true chocolate flavor with a pudding-like consistency. There's a versatility to PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE that can't be beat, especially given that such sweet treats are usually very limited in their abilities. This chocolate spread, though, is a worthy companion for everything from salty crackers to fresh fruits - and, of course, is completely acceptable and delectable (and perhaps even preferable) all on its own.

It also happens to have the added side effect of boosting spirits. We all know just how therapeutic chocolate is anyway, but this silky smooth spread puts an entirely new spin on things. Now, without an ounce of guilt, I can add it to my usual take-five-after-a-long-day regimen: turn off the phone, grab a pile of fashion magazines, and veg out on the couch, tub of chocolate spread by my side. Indulgence, indeed.

Real Chocolate blended with rich, creamy PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread

Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Halter DressCute dress alert! With fruit prints such a major trend right now, you may be tempted to try one out yourself. This pretty pineapple-print dress is a great starting point. With its halter style, self-tie neck and dainty keyhole opening, it plays the unconventional pattern perfectly and manages to look anything but juvenile.

$69 at macys.com
Aqua Delhi Caged EspadrillesIncorporating a shade of wildly vivid pink often spotted in Bollywood films (perhaps inspiration for the "Delhi" moniker), these bold wedges are sure to get you noticed. They're perfect for pairing with your spring wardrobe - everything from colorful shorts and floral dresses to basic denim and skirts will get a lift from these striking raffia-wedge shoes.

$150 at bloomingdales.com
MICHAEL Michael Kors Caicos Aviator Sunglasses
There's nothing cooler than a pair of shades in a fresh, springy hue, and who else but Michael Kors could pull off such a chic interpretation of a classic look? In vivid orange, these aviators are a must for soaring through sunny seasons in style. Also in black and yellow.

$99 at lordandtaylor.com


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1. Spring shoe guide 2012 - We've narrowed down this season's most-wanted styles for every budget.

2. Our top 5 favorite skincare products right now - The five skincare products that have our pulses racing right now.

3. 6 fun pairs of shorts to wear this spring - From crazy prints to bold colors, we can't wait to wear these styles.

4. An easy trick for high volume hair - Limp hair is definitely no fun, and you can banish it forever with this simple tip.

5. The trend for under $100: cap toe shoes - We love the fun colors and prints this trend is popping up in lately.

6. How to wear a sheer back blouse - Styling tips for the hard-to-wear sheer blouse.

7. Luxe leather accessories inspired by the 16th century - This Brooklyn-based designer has a unique inspiration.

8. Pop of color: spring's bright accessories - Brighten up in big and small ways.

9. Star style: copy Julia Roberts' pretty lip color - Julia Roberts' famous mega-watt smile was shining pretty in fresh nude pink.

10. Bold cuffs for Spring - And all under $40!

Panacea Linear Agate NecklaceEarthy hues aren't always dark and moody. This necklace, which features a trio of agates in various shades of blue, is downright joyous. The free-form shapes lend it a distinctly relaxed look that allows the natural beauty of the stone to really stand out. And it's so versatile, it can be worn whether you're dressed up or down.

$38 at neimanmarcus.com
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