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Cat Eyes

I am addicted to sunglasses. Even on the cloudiest of days, I cannot leave home without them. I think blue eyes are extra sensitive to the sun. Choosing the right pair is essential, especially if you’re spending a lot of money. They are a major statement piece and it’s important to wear a pair that fits your style. A huge trend in frames this season is the Cat Eye. This silhouette has been around for decades, but comes and goes as far as trends are concerned. I’ve always been a huge fan! They are super glamorous and look great on almost everyone. Here’s a look at my top picks this season.

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Tortoise, especially in coffee shades, are huge right now. This color really does look good on everyone.

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House of Harlow 1960 (Nicole Richie’s label) $138 available at Nordstrom
Touch-Cat Eye $29.99 available at Mango
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Juicy Couture Cat’s Eye $120 available at Nordstrom
Tory Burch Polarized Cat Eye Hinge Logo $165 available at Bloomingdale’s

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Neon and other bright colors are another hot trend for summer. They are super playful!

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Kate Spade New York “Florence Broadhurst” Retro $128 available at Nordstrom
House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea sunglasses $138 available at Nordstrom
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Selima for J. Crew “Sophia” $128 available at J. Crew
Betsey Johnson Crazy Cat Eye $55 available at Urban Outfitters

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Sometimes simple and more subdued is the way to go. These are more reminiscent of those from decades gone by.

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Colors in Optics “Brooklyn” $125 available at Nordstrom
Corrine McCormack reading sunglasses $60 available at Nordstrom
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“Jackie” sunglasses $30 available at American Apparel
I-Line “Hot Cat” reading sunglasses $60 available at Nordstrom

Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory when the sun is shining. Be sure to try on many pairs, get someone’s opinion, and have fun!!

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Sephora+Pantone Color Of The Year Collection

I have to admit I was very happy with Pantone’s “Color of the Year” selection. “Tangerine Tango” (or Pantone 17-1463) is the perfect shade of reddish orange and is a color that really is flattering on everyone. Pantone is the authority on color and is the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. In other words, the color trends each season begin with Pantone.

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Color of the year- Tangerine Tango

I guess it only makes sense that Sephora and Pantone would collaborate on a collection. Sephora+Pantone’s color trend-forecasting is a collection of the season’s top shades in easy-to-wear variations and finishes. The collection is made up of everything from makeup to accessories and the colors are simply fabulous. Here’s a look at my top picks. Everything is very limited edition, available only at Sephora, and I’m sure will sell out quickly.

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Color of the Year Blush Duo $26
Two complimentary shades in a micro-fine pressed powder. This formula is light, yet creamy to the touch.

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Color of the Year Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy $16
This is a luxurious velvety blush that has the best elements of baked, powder, and cream blush formulas. The color goes on like a second skin and the apricot color is wonderful on all skin tones.

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Color of the Year Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango $18
This is an amazing lipstick that smoothes, hydrates, and protects lips. This is the shade to have this year and it is stunning.

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Color of the Year Lip Gloss Set $20 ($60 value)
Four high-intense colors based on the color of the year. This gloss is hydrating and long-wearing, all while imparting crystal refelctions.

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Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set $24 ($40 value)
Four tangerine-inspired shades in long-wearing enamel formula. Your tootsies will draw major attention with this varnish!

These tangerine shades scream summer and make me want to break out the flip flops and beach towels. Some items are coming soon and some are available now. Please visit Sephora for more products and information.

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Spring Fashion Trends 2012

Spring fashion is starting to filter into stores everywhere, so I thought I’d give a quick overview of what’s being forecasted as the “it” pieces for 2012. While some might look crazy, there are elements from all that can be incorporated into your wardrobe.

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Metallic Basics. No, you don’t want to be head-to-toe in metallic, but adding a piece here or there can give you that little extra sparkle.

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Cheerful Color Blocking. For most of us, the thought of being draped in colorful fabric is daunting. I know I feel much more comfortable in black. However, adding a colorful piece with a more neutral one can really brighten your day and bring warmth to your face.

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Anoraks. These are always great jackets for spring, but now they come in beautiful colors and unique designs. A new twist on a classic design.

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Super Bold Prints. Again, I tend to shy away from prints, but nothing says spring more than a colorful and playful dress. Hair, makeup, and accessories can stay neutral and the dress can be the star.

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Oranges and Tangerines. These colors started popping up last spring, but now they are in full-force. I actually really love these shades and wear them in small doses. But, looking at these dresses, I think it might be time to take a bigger spoonful.

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Pink Short Suits. I used to have the most adorable pink skirt suit. I got it at Merry-Go-Round (remember that place?!?!) and I loved that the jacket and skirt could be worn together, but also worked with many other items in my closet. It’s a bold move to wear a colorful suit, but you definitely get miles out of it.

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Pastel Shades. Very pretty, very soft, and very romantic, these are perfect shades for those who want to play with color, but are afraid to go bold.

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Colorful Camo. A more girly way to do camo (which I actually like).

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Peplum skirts, shirts, and dresses. While I am not a fan of peplum on me, they can be very flattering on a lot of body types. This trend has been around for years and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down.

Judging by these trends, spring looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. I can’t wait!!

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