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The Maxi Dress Equals Maxi Fashion!


Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Hart, and Ashley Oslen in their Maxi Dresses.

The 1970's are back with Maxi dresses this Spring and Summer! With little effort and MAXI-mum effect, the Maxi dress is instant fashion. Pair this hippie-inspired trend with embellished flip flops and a solid-color bag clutch, or dress it up with bangles and chunky wedges. From the beach to the streets, the Maxi is one of the only fashion trends that can be worn by almost any woman- there's lots of fabric to show off! Gorgeous flowing prints and patterns will flatter any body type.

Sarah Jessica Parker wears a deep blue tye-dyed long sleeve Maxi, perfect as evening wear on a cooler spring or summer evening.   Jessica Hart plays it cool with a top hat, giving her Maxi style a hippie-meets-punk feel.   Transform all that fabric and dress it up with an adorable skinny belt around the waist like Ashley OlsenNicole Richie is the queen of the Maxi Dress, check out the slideshow below to see how she wears hers along with our other favorite celebrities!

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Reinvent the "Little Black Dress" with Accessories!

Audrey Hepburn pairs her "Little Black Dress" with layers of pearls.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Holiday advertisements are already flooding the streets! Everyone's schedule is bursting with activity this time of the year, so if you are short on time before heading to a Holiday party, throw on your classic "Little Black Dress" and garnish it with some of the Season's hottest jewelry and accessories.  Keep it classic by adding a handful of pearls like Audrey Heburn's iconic outfit in Breakfast at Tiffany's, or spice it up with an Oscar de la Renta gold-plated swirl pattern necklace.  To get Audrey's look, browse your local vintage shops for decadent 1950-1960's pearl necklaces or check out local vintage collections from  Add a splash of color with bright red pumps and loud earrings, like Kenneth Jay Lane's red and teal oval clip on earrings..  For the black dress with a high neck line, add a long thin chain like the Tassel Chain Lariat necklace from Forever 21 and a selection of bangle bracelets.  For the low cut or v-neck dress, make a statement with a thick Golden Beaded "Collar" ribbon tie necklace from Zara.  No matter what your budget may be, it is always easy to reinvent your favorite "Little Black Dress".  Browse the slide show below for more pairing ideas and places to shop!

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Olsenboye's Fall Collection Across the Pond

Olsenboye London - Trafalgar Square from Andrew Simkiss on Vimeo.

 Mary-Kate and Ashley are back at it again with their Olsenboye line exclusively for JCPenny! Each collection is based off of a new destination. The Olsen twins drew inspiration from the punk looks from London. Check out this cute little video, literally little, where their models are seen frolicking and giggling through Trafalgar Square. Are you guys ready for the grunge look?

Jean Paul Gaultier for Target


On Sunday March 7th Jean Paul Gaultier's more affordable line, starting at $17.99, from Target was released.  In less than 24 hours some of the pieces like the leather moto jacket and the tattooed leggings were sold out!  So ladies don't walk but RUN to Target to get your very own JPG pieces before it's too late.

Zac Posen for Target

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This truly is a special treat for all our Fashionistas out there! Target has been enlisting the help of designers like Alexander McQueen, Erin Fetherson, and as of late, Rodarte, to create cheap and affordable fashions for the everyday consumer. Even celebrities love these cheap chic finds, like Natalie Portman who was recently seen wearing a $40 Rodarte for Target dress to an event! See how she put it all together in the link!  Zac Posen is the latest designer to be added to the list. His cheap and chic line will be available at Target stores starting on April 25th. I know that will be quite the wait, but well worth it! Thanks to Fashionista, here is your first sneak peek at the Zac Posen for Target look book! Will you be rushing out to Target to get any of his pieces? 

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Rodarte for Target Available Now


If you've been following along, by this time you're well aware of the highly anticipated collaboration between fashion label Rodarte and mega-retailer Target!  Well, as of this weekend, the collection is now available online at and at select Target stores worldwide.  Collaborations like this are the perfect opportunity to acquire a designer piece without paying designer prices.  I'm heading over to as we speak - who knows, maybe I'll treat myself to a little present - I mean, it is the holidays!  

Cheap is Chic: Collection by Forever 21


Its so refreshing to see moderately price retailers putting more time and effort into their products - shoppers everywhere can now rely heavily on stores like Forever 21 and H&M to provide fashionable items at affordable costs.  Thats exactly the idea behind Forever 21's new in-house line called "Collection by Forever 21."  While the line will feature a full assortment of clothing, from shoes and accessories to dresses, knits and other larger pieces, expect it to be priced slightly higher than the normal Forever 21 items, but still generously below what you'd pay at another store.  The one thing positive thing that can be said for our economy is that it certainly makes retailers work harder and, as customers, we get to reap the benefits!  

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Rodarte x Target: Cheap is Chic

It looks like everyone wants to get into the game of looking trendy, chic & just plain pretty.  Super retailer Target has teamed up with the Mulleavy sisters of the popular label Rodarte to create a new, and obviously much cheaper, diffusion line.  Look for the collection to hit Target stores this December featuring dresses, tops and outerwear options.  In times like this it is possible to keep shopping - we just have to be smarter!!

Jimmy Choo for H&M: Cheap is Chic


Where else could you find designer accessories and clothing at affordable prices?  Yes, H&M has another "mad rush to shop" with their upcoming collection with design legend Jimmy Choo.  The collection will feature shoes (of course!), bags and jewelry and is scheduled to debut on November 14th and select H&M's around the world. I can't wait to get my feet into some new stilettos!  

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Carlos Falchi x Target: Cheap is Chic


Run, don't walk to a Target store (or go online) to get your hands on one of the items from the store's new collaboration with Brazilian-born designer, and master craftsman, Carlos Falchi.  Just incase the name doesn't ring a bell, Carlos Falchi is known world over for his famous patchwork handbags and accessories.  His bags, utilizing lux materials like python, alligator and ostrich, can be found in stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Saks, selling for anywhere from $1500 all the way up to $5000.  So should we expect to pay those types of prices at Target?  Of course not! The collection of bags will range from $19.99-$49.99 and feature faux-snakeskin.  At those prices, its safe to assume that the bags wont last, so hurry up and head to Target now!  I'm already having troubles deciding which ones I want!  I want them all!!!

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