VALENTINE’S DAY FOR HER: FAVORITE FASHION FINDS

 

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Valentine’s Day is just 2 days away so it’s time to start planning your favorite outfits to go with all the fun activities you have planned for this weekend. Whether casual or formal, daytime or evening we have the perfect fashion finds to suit any event and any style. AND, just in time for the holiday, take advantage of our “Sweet Treat Sale” and enjoy savings on select items from our convenient online Ebay store. Peruse our finds below and indulge a little this Valentine’s Day.

RED PENCIL SKIRT

Whether you are working at the office, lunching with the girls, or planning a hot night on the town, celebrate the holiday in style with a red knee length pencil skirt from Hale Bob. For work, pair your skirt with a crisp button down from Liberty Garden and matching low heeled red pumps from Trotters for all day comfort. Mid-afternoon lunch beak with the girls? Swap out your heels with a chic pair of leopard print slip ons from Just Cavalli for a “sneakers and skirt” style trending this Spring. As twilight approaches, accessorize your look for evening with a pretty floral silk blouse from Hale Bob, ankle strap heels from Stuart Weitzman, and a black overcoat from London Fog if the weather turns chilly. Day to night, you’re sure to turn heads in your sleek red pencil skirt this Season.

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BOYFRIEND JEANS AND BLAZER

No need to stress this holiday season. Dress comfortably yet stylishly in your favorite boyfriend jeans topped with a bush pink blazer and simple white Tee. Polish the look off with your favorite pair of pumps and you are ready for Valentine’s Day fun. We like AC Collection’s distressed light wash “Mystique” boyfriend jeans paired with Liberty Garden’s ivory lace swing back tee, blush pink blazer from BCBG, and strappy floral heels from Sam Edelman. Whip your hair into a sleek pony, and segue into the evening hours by topping your jeans with Hale Bob’s black lace bodysuit and Betsey Johnson’s matching rose sandals for a “hot without trying too hard” nighttime style. You don’t have to be uncomfortable to turn heads your way this weekend.

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BLACK JEANS AND POLKA DOTS

Another comfy yet classy Valentine’s Day look this year is your favorite black jeans paired with a fun polka dot printed blouse. Easily adaptable for any event you have planned this weekend, the jeans keep you comfortable while the top shows your girly side. Start with Hudson’s cropped skinny jeans paired with Hale Bob’s polka dot blouse and classic pumps from Jimmy Choo. Since we’ve heard from fashion expert Rachel Zoe that the skinny pant may be on it’s way out for Spring 2016, get ahead of the trend and grab a pair of AC Collection’s “Boho” black flare dress pants or go flowy in the black wide leg pants. Whichever way you choose to style, you can’t go wrong with this comfy classic outfit on Valentine’s Day.

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WHITE LACE SHORTS AND CROP TOP

Who says you have to reserve shorts only for summer time? Now is the perfect time to get ahead of the Season and show off those toned legs you’ve been working on at the gym. Start with Hale Bob’s white cotton floral embroidered shorts paired with Liberty Garden’s black lace crochet tank top, and accessorized with Ylang23’s black leather cuff, black lace pumps by Charles David, and studded clutch from Diane von Furstenberg. Or sparkle in style with Hale Bob’s NEW black sequined lace short sleeve shirt topped with Liberty Garden’s ivory lace skort. If neither of these looks suit you, try one of this Season’s hottest trends with Liberty Garden’s ivory lace romper seen all over Spring 2016’s runways this year. On Valentine’s Day, don’t be afraid to show off those gams and shine in style.

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HOT PINK SUNDRESS

Another great silhouette you can go ahead and bring out to wear is Summer’s favorite sun dress. It’s not too early to try some of the Season’s newest trends, colors, and styles. Start with Hale Bob’s strapless fuchsia silk ruffle dress paired with nude ankle strap sandals from Gucci, gold cuff from Vita Fede, and matching clutch from Kate Spade. When the weather turns chilly, throw on a chic cropped Bolero jacket from Hale Bob or go “Boho” in Liberty Garden’s faux suede trimmed lace poncho. If strapless doesn’t suit your style, try Hale Bob’s magenta short sleeve lace dress accessorized with your favorite booties, pumps, or sandals. Whichever dress type you choose, let it be pink, let it be pretty, and let it be you!

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MARSALA COLORED DRESS

Continuing as one of this Season’s most popular colors, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pull out this “wine colored” number. You’ll have your honey ready to pour you the first glass as you strut the streets in style. Go sleek in Hale Bob’s long sleeve lace dress with peplum, perfectly accentuating an hourglass figure. Structured more your style? Then go with Milly’s sleeveless crepe mini dress with oversized belt to emphasize a trim waistline. Planning a night of dinner and dancing? Shimmer away in Parker Black’s sequined silk dress perfect for any body type. No matter which dress silhouette you decide on, fashion experts agree that the best shoe to pair with a marsala dress and also to lengthen the leg line is a nude colored heel. Our classic favorite is Christian Louboutin’s nude pointy toe pump, but if you can’t quite indulge that much then, go with a similar leather pump from Schutz. Perfect for whatever your holiday plans might entail, a marsala hued gown is just right for you.

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BLUSH PINK MAXI

Our final top pick for Valentine’s Day 2016 ends with a luscious blush pink and ivory maxi dress. Reminiscent of the romantic days of old yet re-designed for a new century, this maxi dress is one you’ll want to keep wearing all Season long. We like Liberty Garden’s pale pink embroidered crinkle cami dress paired with Free People’s gladiator sandals for a “Boho” look, wedge sandals from Corso Como for a moonlight walk on the beach, or Topshop’s feather sandals for a candlelit dinner for two. Since the dress makes enough of a statement, you don’t have to accessorize with much else. Just grab your favorite clutch, toss your hair back, and you are ready for a romantic night on the town.

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From red hot pencil skirts to girlie polka dots to romantic maxi dresses, there is a perfect Valentine’s Day style to fit you this Season. No matter if you are planning a day out with the girls, a casual party at home, dinner with the family, or an evening with your honey, you are sure to make a statement without having to say a word this holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GREASE IS THE WORD: FLASHBACK TO FIFTIES STYLE

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Grease is STILL the word. Even if you didn’t catch FOX’s “Grease Live” last Sunday, you can still be inspired by one of this Season’s most popular throwback trends. From Louis Vitton’s “pink ladies” jackets to Marc Jacobs’ varsity-inspired coats to Oscar de la Renta’s pastel A-line skirts, designers this year are paying homage to the time period beloved by many. So what are you waiting for? Get “hopelessly devoted” to your favorite 50’s style trends updated for a new generation while still maintaining the nostalgia of the time period. Turn on the movie soundtrack or pop in a little Elvis, peruse our favorite finds, and pick one or all that’ll keep you “summer lovin'” all year long.

T-BIRDS LEATHER

If you have a little rebel in you, then you will relate to the story’s favorite “bad boy” Danny Zucko and the T-Bird gang. The great thing about this look is it’s simple yet sophisticated, and can easily be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Start with a pair of black faux leather leggings from Hale Bob, your favorite comfy white Tee, and a cool black leather biker jacket from Topshop. On casual days, pair your look with classic Converse sneakers updated for 2016 with a wedge heel high top or simple velvet ballerina flats from Sam Edelman. For more formal events, accessorize your outfit with Vince Camuto’s asymmetrical heeled booties or Michael Kors’ kitten heel pumps, a popular style from the 1950’s. Complete your silhouette with retro cat eye sunglasses from BCBGMAXAZRIA and a box purse from Heather Offord. You could also update the look by substituting the predictable leather jacket with Liberty Garden’s faux leather long sleeve shirt with ruffles for a feminine touch. Everyday or special occasion, you can’t go wrong with a black leather outfit this Spring.

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PINK LADIES’ DENIM & LEATHER

Strut your style with ease this Season in a chic pairing of denim and leather a la the Pink Ladies. Grab the 50’s favorite pant silhouette and accessorize with a simple Tee, leather jacket, and cute ballerina flats. We like the dark blue super skinny jeans from Hudson or the Thompson cropped skinny jeans from Citizen’s of Humanity. If you prefer color, go with Citizen of Humanity’s sea green skinnies, Hudson Jeans’ marsala or white leopard from Joe’s Jeans. No matter which color combo you choose, complete your look with Liberty Garden’s comfy loose ivory T shirt, Michael Kors’ black leather jacket, and leopard print ballerina flats from Salvatore Ferragamo. You can still wear your skinnies to dressier events by pairing with Liberty Garden’s tailored ivory button down and swapping the flats for classic black pumps from French Connection or Vince Camuto’s “Frenchie” ankle strap sandals. “Rule the school” this Spring in your very own chic Pink Ladies style.

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SANDY’S A LINE SILHOUETTE

With Springtime nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to try out this year’s pretty pastel pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. And what better way to usher in the Season than with a vintage A line shaped skirt or dress just like good girl Sandy. Update the 50’s styled skirt by adding trendy modern accessories like chunky booties or wedge heels and a crop top or fitted bodysuit. Segue from chilly winter into Spring’s warmth in Vince Camuto’s sea green faux suede A line skirt paired with a frilly leopard print top from Nanette Lepore or sleek black lace bodysuit from Hale Bob. Curl your locks and accessorize with ankle strap pumps NEW from the Kendall + Kylie collection, an elegant string of pearls from MyHabit, a studded leather clutch from Diane von Furstenberg and you are ready to hit the drive-in. For more formal affairs, sweep your hair into a high pony and don Hale Bob’s bright blue A line  or stick to basic black in the sleeveless color block dress topped with Free People’s cozy faux fur stole. “Hand jive” your way through the upcoming Season in a flattering A line silhouette perfect for any body type.

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RIZZO’S HIGH WAISTED SHORT SHORTS

If girly Sandy isn’t quite you, play with the boys this Spring in high waisted short shorts just like bad girl Rizzo. No matter what body shape you have, the high waisted silhouette is perfect for slimming your waistline, lengthening your legs, and providing the perfect combination of cool yet classy. Start with AC Collection’s deep blue high waisted stretch denim shorts paired with Lulu’s teal backless sweater or a black crochet silk cotton halter from Hale Bob for sunnier Spring days. Finish off your vintage 50’s look with a colorful scarf tied around your hair, Jimmy Choo crochet wedges, and a swipe of red lipstick from MAC. Carry your short shorts into the evening hours by topping with a frilly faux leather tank from Liberty Garden, cherry red peep toes pumps from Jessica Simpson, and Hale Bob’s blue rayon knit cardigan if it turns chilly. Casual or dressy, you’ll stay cool and slender in your own pair of high waisted shorts this Season.

VARSITY JACKETS

We can’t leave out the athletic teams that Danny joins in order to impress his love Sandy. From G-Star RAW to Marc Jacobs, designers are bringing back the 1950’s iconic coat for Spring and Summer 2016. Jump on the style trend this Season and pair with anything from your black leggings on the way to the gym to your denim mini to your maxi skirt for a evening on the town. Start with Opening Ceremony’s black and white varsity style jacket  over Hale Bob’s black cargo leggings , Liberty Garden’s gray draping sweatshirt, and Nike’s NEW running sneaker. Swap your leggings and shoes for a denim mini from Mother  or AC Collection’s faded black pencil skirt and Topshop’s NEW black booties for lunch with the girls. Segue into the evening hours by accessorizing your varsity jacket with a blouse, Hale Bob’s black studded high low skirt, and ankle strap “Patti” heels from Sam Edelman. This season take Principal McGee’s advice:  “if you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.”

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Whether you’re a “Sandy” or a “Pink Lady,” a “T Bird” or a “Rydell Ranger,” there’s a throwback fifties style you can try this Season.  You’re only a click away from shopping some of your favorite Grease-inspired outfits, from A line dresses to skinny jeans to high waisted shorts. Sure to keep you “rockin’ around the clock,” get to shopping the 50’s fashions today.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR: A FASHIONABLE, FUN AND FLIRTY VALENTINE’S DAY

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All you need is Love….and a little bit of fashion. As Valentine’s Day approaches, follow our fashion guide for the BEST styles suitable for whatever you may have planned for your special day. Whether a night out with the girls, a romantic dinner or a cozy evening at home, we have you covered for all your Valentine’s Day fashion needs. See our “sizzling” selections below, and start planning your fashion style for the most romantic day of the Season.

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RED DENIM JEANS

For a great all day Valentine’s look, we love red denim skinny jeans paired with a white Tee and blazer. What better time to try one of this Season’s hottest denim trends than Valentine’s Day. We love J Brand Jeans’ red “Zoey” Biker Chic skinny jeans paired with Saks Fifth Avenue’s slouchy white Tee and Hale Bob’s white Bolero jacket. Complete your Valentine’s Day look with Tory Burch nude strappy heels and you are ready to run your Valentine’s Day errands in style.

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FLIRTY FLORAL DRESS

Valentine’s Day fashion doesn’t have to include just red and pink colors. Think out of the box this Season, and grab a flirty, fun, floral dress, trending for Spring 2015. As mentioned in our “Trending Prints for Spring 2015” blog, designers now are using floral prints in new and creative ways this year. We love Hale Bob’s floral lace dress, with a “mixed media” trendy appeal. Pair your floral dress with Steve Madden chunky booties for an edgy look, or pair with Giuseppe Zanotti black heels for an elegant style.

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RED JACKET

Carry holiday fun into the workplace with whimsical accessories. For your perfect Valentine’s Day look for the office, we love a bright cherry red blazer paired with a chic polka dot pencil skirt. Try BCBGMAXAZARIA ‘s red blazer, and a Ronny Komo pencil skirt, paired with a J Brand white chiffon camisole. Complete your Valentine’s Day office look with a swipe of Mac’s Russian red lipstick and Nine West red heels and you are sure to turn heads in the workplace this Valentine’s Day.

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ROMANTIC RED GOWN

Valentine’s Day, a lovers holiday, is the perfect time to plan an elegant dinner or attend a grand party in style with your sweetheart. For the most formal of occasions, think big, bold glamorous style. We love Hale Bob’s silk Charmeuse gown in deep ruby red. With such a bold statement dress, only minimal accessories are needed. Pair your look with simple but elegant diamond studs, a dainty diamond drop necklace, and a single diamond tennis bracelet. For such a grand occasion, splurge on Jimmy Choo’s champagne leather strap sandals and you’ll feel just like “Cinderella” with your Prince Charming.

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SWEET PINK SWEATER

Charm your friends and family with a bright pink sweater for Valentine’s Day fun. Start with White + Warren’s bright pink cashmere sweater layered over a chic Hale Bob polka dot blouse, paired with Hudson’s Beth Baby bootcut jeans. Accessorize with bright white items from your wardrobe such as pearls, a white watch, a white handbag, and chic white Armani ballerina flats. No time to fix your hair? No problem. Simply twist your hair into a high topknot at the crown of your head, secured loosely with a few pins, and you are ready to step out in style.

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BLACK LACE DRESS

One of our favorite Valentine’s Day looks, flattering on any body, is the LBD- Little Black Dress. You can’t go wrong with a chic black dress, accessorized with red accents for Valentine’s. We love Hale Bob’s off the shoulder stretch lace dress, perfect for the occasion. Complete the look with Diane von Furstenberg hot red velvet heels, a funky LuLu Guinness red lips clutch, and a swipe of red lipstick, and you are ready to hit the city in style.

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FLORAL MAXI SKIRT

Go “Boho” chic this Valentine’s in a sweeping floral maxi dress, a popular trend on the Runways for Spring 2015. Designers like Emilio Pucci and Vera Wang displayed romantic, flowing floral dresses and skirts in their Spring 2015 collections this season, and what better day to feel romantic than on Valentine’s Day. We love Liberty Garden’s floral print maxi skirt paired with a sheer lace shouldered white tank from alice + olivia. Complete your whimsical “Boho” look in style with Calvin Klein nude-colored sandals, or go casual with Prada’s nude-colored wedge sandal.

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BLACK PANTSUIT

A popular trend on the Runways and Red Carpet this Season is the sleek black pantsuit. Celebrities from Margot Robbie to Jane Fonda to Gwen Stefani have been spotted all season wearing the one-piece jumpsuit in style. We love Hale Bob’s chic sleeveless black pantsuitand try pairing with Tory Burch classic ankle strap heels in new nude for a streamlined look or get funky with Vivienne Westwood’s pink heart pumps perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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RED HEART SWEATER

Rainy day Valentine’s Day? No problem. You can still look chic and stylish as you step out this holiday season with a cute “heart” sweater. We love Shop Bop’s heart-patterned red sweater paired with Hudson Collin skinny jeans and bright red Hunter rain boots. Accessorize your style with red Baggallini water proof handbag and a cute Tom Tailor heart umbrella, perfect to keep you dry AND trendy this Valentine’s Day.

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RED CAMI

For a chill, relaxed Valentine’s Day, we love the look of a camisole blouse paired with your favorite black skinny jeans for a “no fuss” casual style. Try Hale Bob’s red lace camisole paired with Rock Revival’s black skinny jeans. Accessorize with wedge sneakers from Chloe for a casual day of activities, or go with black ankle strap leather sandals from Ted Baker London for lunch out with the girls. If you take a “no nonsense” approach to the holiday, this look is for you.

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However you choose to spend Valentine’s Day, you are sure to sizzle in style with our top holiday picks, from casual and elegant. Whether you choose to “go all out” with a fancy dinner in a flowing dress, heels and diamonds or opt for a casual evening in watching romantic movies in your favorite skinny jeans and cami, you can still celebrate the holiday fashionably chic. How will you dress for Valentine’s Day? Post YOUR Valentine’s Day outfit below. We’d love to hear from you.