Splurge vs. Steal

DRESSES

Tribal Tank Dress

Catherine Malandrino - Beaded Tank Dress

Splurge- Catherine Malandrino. $595 at Saks.com

Steal- $19.90 at Forever21.com

Maxi Print Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Farrin Jersey Maxi Dress

Splurge- Diane von Furstenberg. $465 at Neimanmarcus.com

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Steal- Pins and Needles. $78 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Green Asymmetrical Dress

Temperley London Mini Agnelli studded dress

Splurge- Temperley London. $1,195 at Net-a-porter.com

All That Jazz Dress

Steal- $38 at Francescascollection.com

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The Animal Ringdom

Today, I went to Urban Outfitters (just browsing around, of course), and I had an impulse purchase (which is my weakness). I bought this fantastic alligator ring. I am so obsessed with it. As it turns out, animal rings are extremely popular. They can vary to the ultra-glamourous or the inexpensive. Here are some for you to try out!

Rhinestone Alligator Ring

This is the ring I bought today. It is $24 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Two Finger Snake Ring

This snake ring is so awesome. I might have to get my hands on this one too! It’s a ring for 2 fingers! It is $48 at Rachelroy.com

This elephant head ring is also neat! It is $7.80 at Forever21.com

Rumor Panther Ring

This gold panther ring is very interesting. I love the emerald rhinestones. It is $28 at Shoprumor.com

This beetle ring by Kenneth Jay Lane is creepy but fun at the same time. It is made with Swarovski crystals. It is $115 at Saks.com

Believe It Or Not…

If you can believe it or not, but rompers and jumpers are still in style. I have yet to find the perfect one for myself, but I am determined! Here are some that I adore. Happy Shopping!

BLACK

I love that this one is one-shouldered. It is simple, yet you can easily dress it up for any special occasion. Just simply add a pair of heels and pretty jewelry. It is $59 at Ardenb.com

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A long jumper can still work in the summer. It is perfect for the evening time. This one by Ecote is perfect. It is also available in navy. It is $58 at Urbanoutfitters.com

What Goes Around Comes Around Jasmin Romper

This romper by What Goes Around Comes Around is essential for any vacation, especially for the beach. I love the fun print and it is 100% silk. It is $220 at Shopbop.com

Tribal print is very in right now. The print on this romper is colorful and versatile. It is $19.90 at Forever21.com

Alice + Olivia Skyler Flounce Romper

This Alice + Olivia romper is my favorite. It is so precious and sophisticated. I love the colors too. It is $297 at Neimanmarcus.com

Summer Stripes

I love wearing flattering stripes, especially in the summer. It is very nautical and beachy. If you are afraid to try stripes, that’s okay. I have found some great items that will help you ease into this great and wearable trend.

Tory Burch Striped Flower Espadrille

This espadrille by Tory Burch is precious. They are perfect for any vacation. They are $150 at Bergdorfgoodman.com

These stripes are flattering since they are vertical. They make you look longer. This tee is $15.80 at Forever21.com

ASOS Breton Stripe Puff Sleeve Dress

I love this little mini dress. I also love the button detail on the shoulders. The dress is $47.35 at Asos.com

Striped shorts a perfect this summer. They  are great with a dressy top or just a tee. They are also available in green. They are $29.50 at Delias.com

Ecote Summer Stripe Bucket

This bag by Ecote is perfect for vacations and the beach. It also come in white. It is $48 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Style RSA0310

I love this skirt from American Apparel. I have one very similar that I got from there. It also comes in blue and black stripes. It is $38.

What to Wear: Graduation 2010

If you are looking for a great graduation dress, then look no further. White or pastel colored dresses are the way to go on this one. I have selected a few styles that are just perfect for this special day.

White Jacquard Dress

This dress is totally chic and elegant. It comes with removable straps too. It is $158 at Whitehouseblackmarket.com

White Cotton Day Dresses

If you are having a graduation during the day, then this one is perfect. It is B. Darlin. It is $49.90 at  Windsorstore.com

Pastel Wrap Dresses from RR by Reuben Reuel

Like I said before, a pastel dress is also appropriate for graduation (unless you are wearing a see-through, white gown over the dress). I love this one by RR by Reuben Reuel. It is $150 at edressme.com

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Volant ruffle-neck dress

I just love this dress by DAY Birger et Mikkelsen ruffle dress. It is so precious. It is $300 at Net-a-porter.com

Camilla Dress

I love an eyelet dress for graduation. The dress that I wore for high school graduation, was eyelet. Mine was also from Anthropologie. This one is cute. It is $138 at Anthropologie.com

This coral dress is also adorable and it is totally appropriate to wear to graduation. It is $22.80 at Forever21.com

P.S. I tried to find a picture of me in my graduation dress, but I could not find one that shows the whole dress.

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