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  • Summer Sandals Guide… because your pedicure looks so good!

    Photo: Tinko Czetwertynski

     It’s hot out and with that comes a special Summer Sandal Guide with essential tips for you to keep in mind! With so much chic, accessible fashion out there, who says summer style should be only about comfort and practicality. From must-have flats to on-trend wedges, there’s something out there for everyone at any budget -so think twice about those flip-flops, especially with these expert style tips. >>Discover: Celebrity Style Inspiration While you can’t go wrong with a classic Gladiator…

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  • The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide

    Banana Republic sateen shorts

     Are you game? I’m not sure when the moment was exactly that took shorts from the casual comfy set to a de rigueur piece  in so many women’s wardrobe, but it did. The thing is, when it comes to shorts trends, MOST women just can’t get the styling to work. No matter how much they try or OVER try. Let’s get it right with the hottest styles this summer. We’ve even pulled some fab styles in the FocusOnStyle Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide…

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  • Collab News: GUESS by Marciano Teams Up With Fashion Blogger Elin Kling


     It’s a first for GUESS by Marciano. The iconic brand delivering affordable sexy for 30 years announced this morning, and set to hit stores in November, the Elin Kling for Marciano capsule collection. “When I met Elin, we connected right away. She has style, she has personality, and she is typically our customer,” said Paul Marciano, Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of GUESS? Inc. >> SHOPPING GUIDES The collaboration between the brand and the Swedish street style blogger behind Style by Kling…

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  • Geek Chic: The Best iPad 3 Keyboard Case is the Logitech iPad 3 keyboard case by Zagg


    Some girls lust for fab shoes. I also lust for tech gear that looks as good as it solves a problem. I’ve been on a hunt for the best iPad 3 keyboard case that was neither bulky, ugly, or had weird squishy keys. Who knew that geek chic would be such a tough call? Honestly, I had no idea how hard it was to find something that didn’t look like it was designed in 1983 by someone wearing a pocket…

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  • Top 10 Professional Beauty Finds- Use What Makeup Artist Pros Use via The Makeup Show

    LaVaque Classic Slanted Tip Tweezer- Meticulously accurate, and with a Lifetime Guarantee

    It can take a lot of the right makeup to look better than natural on camera. One of my favorite pitstops to see what makeup artist pros use in their kits is The Makeup Show by The Powder Group trade show for beauty gurus. These may not be makeup brands that you see advertised in the pages of magazines, but are the brands used on many the models. >> READ: Professional Beauty Finds- What’s In Your Makeup Artist’s Pro Kit via The…

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  • Shopping Wish List Reminder- Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2012 In Stores Now

    Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2012 In Stores Now

    Wanted to share a quick little shopping tip from my inbox: For all those Alexander McQueen fans, inspired by the iconic anemone print as seen in the Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2012 collection, the anemone silk bustier gown is now available online for $6,595 at myTheresa. The dress is gorgeous, we know. For those on a more realistic budget, the McQueen Collection is available online at ShopBop. Not quite the same, but definitely a cheap-chic floaty chiffon number that you can wear…

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  • When In Rome: Flea Market With Vintage Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, Chanel and more


    It’s big designer names, names, names made even more enticing under the flea market tarp! The city of Rome is truly a living architectural museum, but where do all the old fashion relics go? A good chunk can be found on the right Sunday at the Borghetto Flaminio market. While Porta Portese is the more widely known flea market in Rome, for me, it’s  a crowded and huge mass of junky new items and a few stalls of ratted up old fur. It’s been known that if…

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  • Custom Design Your Own Shoes- Shoes of Prey Let’s You Be A Shoe Designer

    Synthetic sole with glaring shoe size. Yes, I have big feet!

    Imagine how fun it would be if you could custom design your own shoes or update an old favorite pair in a different color or heel height? Shoes of Prey lets you do that. The Australian company allows you to become your own shoe designer within the bounds of their own samples of heel styles and heights, toe styles, embellishments, and a large variety of fabrications and colors to guide you to custom design your own shoes. >> YOU WILL LOVE THIS: Don’t forget…

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  • $250 JEWELRY GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY: Gemvara- Customize Jewelry To Get Get the Rock Without the Fuss


    Win this: Just in time for Mothers Day…. let mom (or you) customize jewelry with our gift certificate giveaway chance, just for joining the FocusOnStyle newsletter! We’ve got a $250 Gemvara gift card  to give out. All you have to do is join our newsletter and like us on Facebook between now and Friday, May 11 (Midnight EST) and we will select one lucky winner at random! I am jonesing for the Naked Emerald Triple Ring with Emerald-Cut Black Onyx, pictured above, but it’s…

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  • Fabulous Friday- Find a Classic Bag Like This One From Balenciaga


    While its double-digit price tag may stop you at hello, there’s no denying the simple sophistication and beauty that this luxury timeless classic bag from Balenciaga boasts, making it the kind of bag to keep your eye out for this season. Why? Besides its irresistible bordeaux hue, its equestrian inspired details and restrained use of hardware, its signature zipper pulls and tricks lend it a chic yet subtle strength. Not too large, not trendy and age-appropriate for any age, imagine it with just about anything, anytime. >>A…

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  • Trend Tuesday- Stylist Tips to Wear a Pleated Skirt Like Emmy Rossum, her midi is by Sonia Rykiel


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Vintage Italian actress style that’s smart and sexy Work it like Gina Lollabrigida on Rome’s via Vento, back in the 50s! What is not to love about this capricious and classic look; particularly when the pleats are sexy and do not evoke Marion the Librarian. Shop: Sonia Rykiel at Shopbop Flirty, romantic and ultra-feminine, pleated a-line knee-length skirts are guaranteed to elicit an ode to old-school starlet style glamour, but that’s not exactly what this season’s…

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  • Fabulous Friday- Get A Sheer Maxi Skirt LIke This Fab Maison Martin Margiela Number


    The illusion a sheer maxi skirt can offer you may hail from the silver-screen starlet style era, yet the recent maxi comeback to the forefront of fashion has us taking note on this must-have trend… Why now? Even  though we saw just about every urban-minded girl about wearing one last summer, the transparency trend works more as a genius layering essential than it does as a ‘look at me now’ statement maker. >> RELATED: How to wear a maxi skirt As…

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