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nooworksthumb.pngNooworks is trendy urban apparel and accessories line that was founded by Jennifer D’Angelo in 2004 (prior to launching the brand, she designed a line of t-shirts inspired by her dog, Noo Noo). All designs are ethically sourced and designed and handmade in the San Francisco Bay Area using organic and “green” materials whenever possible. We love these office-appropriate dresses that cost under $120!

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These crocheted beach cover ups from Eternal Sunshine Creations are both sexy and stylish, with trendy fringing and asymmetrical hemlines. Perfect for bringing along on your upcoming vacation or for lounging by the pool! They sell at ShopBop for $172 to $195.

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807298.jpegGirlygifties creates occasion-specific gift basics that your girlfriends will love! For the bride-to-be, pick a basket filled with cute martini glasses, a tropical shower cap perfect for her honeymoon, body lotion, and more. For the birthday girl, gift her a basket filled with a pin-up girl martini glass, a scented candle, and a pretty flower adornment. Whatever special day your girlfriend is celebrating, girlygifties has the perfect gift! Prices for gift baskets and boxes range from $25 to $220, so they fit every budget. To view the selection, visit

Father’s Day is next month, but instead of buying Dad the same old generic gifts (does he really need another tie from the department store?), pick something special and handmade from Etsy. We scoured the site and found some cool things your dad will love!

Box of Tricks ($80) - this cool vintage box is stuffed with fun puzzles, many complete with instructions. For the dad who likes to play games, this is the perfect gift!

Banana iPhone Cozy ($25) - for the dad who loves his iPhone, make him laugh with this goofy banana case.

Sterling silver guitar pick ($25) - any musically inclined dad would love a personalized guitar pick! Bonus points for adding a cheesy engraving, like “Rock on Dad! Love, _____.” 

Hand Painted Hungry Bear Side Plate ($25) - this plate will bring a smile to dad’s face, especially if he loves to eat!

Men’s Shaving Soap and Stand ($10) - for the well-groomed dad, order up this vegan soap formulated for smooth shaving on sensitive skin. There are several scents to choose from, and the soap comes with a chrome stand that promotes quick drying.
Allura Marie designer Jodanna Cook creates fine jewelry from quality materials like sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, Venetian glass, and Swarovski crystals. Her mission is to create wearable pieces that are bold and unique. Here are some of our favorite items from her online store:

Jet Cartesian Earrings - $25

Berry Torte Necklace - $40

Golden Topaz & Silver Shade Swarofski Crystal & Sterling Silver Bracelet - $58

To shop the collection, visit +  get 15% off through 7/1/10 with code: STYLEBAKERY

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