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Figleaves 2-in-1 DressThrust into the spotlight a couple of years ago, two-in-one dresses have remained popular for a reason: they make looking polished in an instant a breeze. Perfect whether you’re in a rush or just aren’t sure what to wear, they combine a flattering top with a complementary skirt for a look that’s top-to-bottom perfection. This dressy style is a great example, pairing twisted jade satin with a strongly structured skirt for an irresistible look.

$39.60 (was $132) at figleaves.com
6a00d83451c76a69e201348567e12c970c.jpgCoquette loves Ashley Greene’s Rebecca Minkoff Boyfriend Cross-body Bag

Stiletto Jungle is loving bargain-priced jeweled espadrilles for summer. 

Allie is Wired Is Katy Perry a Proactiv spokesmodel failure? Allie is Wired has the telling picture.  

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There is nothing more liberating than using a kick around, toss around bag that can go anywhere with you and Bag Snob has one for you

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Shopping and Info loves the white tops and dresses for summer especially the Sena dress worn by Kim Kardashian

StyleBakery is obsessed with everything ikat this summer 

StyleHive stays Chic on the Cheap with Marc Jacobs Accessories

The Beauty Stop has tips for beating keratosis pilaris, or “chicken skin” bumps. 

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1. Summer style: maxi dresses from $18 and up - Maxi dresses return as a hot trend this summer. 

2. Summer style: everything ikat - To say we’re obsessed with ikat prints this summer is putting it mildly. 

3. 3 surprising summer trends that couldn’t be hotter - Every season brings a new crop of fashion trends, but it’s not always easy to predict which trends will resonate with women. Here are 3 trends that seem to be everywhere this season.

4. Trendspotting: shorts with heels - Forget about wearing sandals with shorts. Right now in Hollywood it’s all about wearing heels with shorts.

5. Can I wear maxi dresses to work? - Find out whether you can wear this summer’s maxi to your business casual office.

6. Beauty focus: mint - Summer heat got you bummed? Add these refreshing mint-infused products to your repertoire for the ultimate beauty cool down.

7. Celeb summer hair trend: braids - Looking for something a little more polished than a pony, yet still want to be cool? Take a cue from some of our favorite celebs and copy their stylish summer braids.

8. Nail trends for the 2010 fall season: texture, metallics, and…beige? - Yes, the heat of the summer is on us, but in beauty land, things move fast: it’s already time to be thinking about what our nails are going to look like in the fall.

9. The best beauty products for crazy-hot days - To combat the powers of nature, we found some great beauty products that will keep you looking cool and collected instead of drippy and frazzled.

10. American Living: made for ‘doing it all’ + enter to win a $250 gift card from JCPenney - Find out what we wear for “doing it all” in this exclusive video.

As part of American Living for JCPenney’s “Made For” campaign, we were asked to create an outfit “Made For” a specific moment of our day. Like most women, we wear many hats, so wearing clothes that “do it all” is essential. Our clothes need to be stylish, comfortable and versatile enough to take us from morning to night and everywhere in between as we get our kids ready for school, head out for a business meeting, run errands and sometimes attend an evening work event or social gathering.

As you’ll see in the video, we consider a dress to be our wardrobe’s MVP (most versatile piece) - it’s the quickest way to get dressed in the morning, looks instantly polished, and can be dressed up or down with accessories and layering pieces. Check out the video above to see how our American Living dresses help us “do it all” throughout the day.
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Now, here’s the fun part… we want you to share with us your “Made For” moment and select a piece from the American Living collection that you would wear for your moment in the comments section below. We’ll select our favorite comment to WIN a $250 gift card from JCPenney! You’ll also be entered to win the grand prize of a $1500 JCPenney gift card! The deadline for entries is 11:59 EST on July 31, 2010. (check out the official rules)

The video series is sponsored by JCPenney and produced by Style Coalition. Check out our YouTube channel to see all the Made For moments in the video series.
Carolee LUX Crystal Bib NecklaceA commanding necklace like this is impossible to resist! A chic composition of purple crystals, faux pearls and a few fanciful starfish charms thrown in for whimsy, this statement piece is polished and playful at once. Since the airy amethyst hue is so versatile, you can easily wear this necklace from season to season, with everything from glammed up dresses to simple tops.

$75 (was $150) at bloomingdales.com

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