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  • Trends That Work For Every Season!

    Before you start packing up your summer clothes and start making room for fall fashion trends (and Homecoming, of course), make sure you're not storing something that can be used for any season! There's so many different staple trends, from handbags to your nails, that you shouldn't be afraid to wear and re-wear, no matter what the season may be. So, read on to learn what trends you can easily transition from your Summer wardrobe into Fall...and even Winter and Spring!

    Crossbody Bags

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    Why pack away your favorite crossbody bag? Crossbody bags fit perfectly with the over-sized sweater trend for Fall! They're also perfect to hold any little items you need for class, such as pens, pencils, and highlighters. The best part, though, is that since they're cross body, the weight is more evenly distributed, making them not super heavy to carry. Perfect for walking around campus! All of the bags listed above are from dELiA's and they're $19.90 each; such a great price!

    Neon Accented Nails:

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    Everyone knows that Fall is all about rocking neutral colors on your nails, but we loved the neon trend during summer so much, that we decided to carry it over to Fall with our own little spin. Mix your favorite natural color with your favorite neon shade, and bam! The bright and bold neon is the perfect design to make those nails pop!

    Graphic Tees:

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    Graphic tees are the perfect statement piece for any outfit! You can wear them with a skirt, jeans or even leggings! Graphic tees let your true interests and personalities shine through without you having to say a word. The ones above are perfect for both the nerd and fashionista in you!

    What's your staple season-to-season piece of clothing or accessory? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • Summer Appropriate Ways to Wear Sequins

    Sequins are always the go-to look for the holidays and often get put on the back burner once summer rolls around. But, with summer being the brightest time of year, is there really a better time to be wearing sparkles?? We don't think so! So, with the warm weather finally on its way, we're here to help show you how to bring sequins into your summer outfits for a whole new, unique look.

    When it comes to sequins in the summertime, we recommend to keep it simple and specific to only one item within your outfit. So, if you're wearing a sequin dress, make sure your accessories don't have sequins. Or, if you accessorize with a sequin purse or shoes, keep your clothes summer casual. This is a great way to wear the trend during the summer months without going overboard. Check out our favorite ways to stylize sparkles for the summer below!

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    One of our favorite way to wear sequins in the summer time is with white! White is undoubtedly the go-to summer color, so it will give the sequins a super on-trend look for the season. Our favorite cocktail dress to get the look is Blush style 9667. Shiny white-gold paisleys rock in a flared skirt with a corset back in this gorgeous short dress. With the paisley white detailing, it's the perfect chic way to rock sequins in the summer.

    La Regale 21016 sequin clutch

    Carrying a sequin clutch with a bright summery outfit is a great way to add a touch of glam to your look. La Regale style 21016 is a sparkly clutch that can compliment a number of different looks, from daytime to nighttime.

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    If you have a formal event to attend this summer and are looking for a gown, we recommend choosing one where sequins are more understated. Depending on the event, choosing a completely sequined gown may be too holiday reminiscent for the summer.  One sequined gown that we love for the summertime is La Femme style 18710. It's an empire waist chiffon gown with a criss-cross sequined patterned sweetheart neckline and small diamond shaped open back. The sequined bodice adds the perfect amount of sparkle, while the flowy chiffon fabric is perfect for summertime.

    However you decide to wear sequins in the summertime, you'll sparkle as much as the sun. Most importantly, you'll show everyone that whether winter or summer, sequins are always a way to look on-trend.

  • Clutch Necessities

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    A clutch! It's the one thing that will pull your whole look together and of course hold all of your necessities. Since you won't be bringing a regular sized purse with you, you can't bring everything you own! It's important to be prepared...but you also don't want to over pack. So, to make it easier for you to decide what to bring and what to leave out, we went through the must-haves for a perfectly packed clutch. Listed below are the necessities - besides "feminine products" - you'll need to bring with you for the biggest night of the year!

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    Powder Finish

    Makeup is part of getting all dolled up. Making it last all night is a task, so make sure you bring some back-up to keep it from running and to retouch your makeup. A loose powder finish is ideal to carry in your clutch. Here's a tip from the pros at Teen Vogue:

    "Packing a powder is something I battle with a lot because of all the teeny tiny clutches on the red carpet. But if you tend to be really shiny, you can just take a little bit of loose powder and put it on your powder puff before wrapping it in a tissue. Use that instead of carrying around a big compact!"

    Blotting Papers

    Another way to keep your face looking fresh is using blotting sheets. They work wonders on shiny and oily skin. Here's another Teen Vogue pro tip that we love:

    "Obviously they're great for reducing shine, but you can also use them to blot your lips. And if your eyelids tend to get a little oily, you can use them there too, so your eye makeup doesn't start creasing."

    You can find the ones shown above at your local Sephora store!

    Lipstick or Lip Gloss

    You're going to be eating, drinking, and talking all night...so you may find that your lip color is struggling to last through it all. Add lipstick or lip gloss to your clutch like the one shown above from Mac! If you don't feel like retouching your lips all night, try sticking with a lip stain. It should last all night!

    Bring in backup for your Hair

    If you have an updo, or even a half-up/half-down look, it's a great idea to bring backup bobby pins. You'll never know how your hair is going to turn out by the end of the night, especially if you're probably going to be busting a move on the dance floor!

    Don't Forget Your Camera!

    Remember to bring your camera to capture all the moments to look back at the good times! You'll of course want to have memories of how fab you looked!

    If you're still looking for that perfect clutch to go with your gown, here's information on the clutches that we used in our Polyvore set above:

    1. Helen's Heart Style FP 2919 Black Clutch - Organza bow clutch with rhinestone detail and a kiss lock closure.

    2. La Regale 27058 Chain Mail Clutch - Metal mesh clutch from La Regale with an optional strap. The rhinestone closure adds an extra touch of sparkle to this evening bag.

    Source: Teen Vogue

  • Trend Setter - Picking the Perfect Handbag

    Every woman knows that accessorizing with a certain handbag can make or break an outfit.  While certain bags are always in fashion, different occasions call for different purses.  One of the biggest fashion faux-pas is picking out a bag without considering what you’ll be using it for and if it will look good with your body type.

    The first question you need to ask yourself is “When will I be using this handbag?”  If you can’t think of a certain occasion, or time of day when you’ll be using it, then chances are it will wind up collecting dust at the bottom of your closet.  Buying a new bag is a legitimate commitment, so you shouldn’t put in the funds unless you are completely sure you will get some use out of it.

    When it comes to picking a handbag for a certain event, the basic rule is to save the bigger bag for daytime and stick to smaller, clutch-sized bags at night.  Smaller bags won’t get in your way during a social night with friends, and are easy to keep close to you in a crowded bar or club.  A small clutch would be perfect for a night out to dinner, while a small purse with long straps would be great for strolling on the boardwalk.

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  • Prom Tips: Plan a Timeline

    In order to make sure your special night is a spectacular one, just a little planning can go a long way. Taking care of the following items will ensure a perfect night. After all, once it gets to the big day, it should all be about fun.

    Three months in advance:
    Start your online search to familiarize yourself with the look you want to go for.
    • Order your dress and, if ordering online, be sure to get a shipping date and make sure to schedule for any alterations that may be needed.
    • While three months may seem like a long time, in terms of your prom dress, it's not! The most popular styles go quickly and since the perfect prom starts with the perfect prom dress be sure to snag that hot new style in your favorite color and size before another prom goer does.

    Two months out:
    • Begin looking through fashion magazines and search online for "prom hairstyles".
    • If you plan on going to a salon, schedule an appointment. Get something earlier in the afternoon, you don't want to be rushing around at the last minute. Continue reading

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