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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kohl's Consumer Style: Priced to Deliver Value

As you look around for gifts for Mom, and for new styles, check out Kohl's.  I'm continually impressed by their promotions and Kohl's cash savings.  Plus, I like what their CMO says about delivering value to customers.  That and Simply Vera :)
“Value remains critical as consumers continue to look for ways to stretch budgets further this season,” said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kohl’s Department Stores. “By providing more opportunities to save on the brands they love, consumers can shop Kohl’s and with confidence, knowing they are getting the best value on summer fashion and home essentials.”

Here's a few style tips from Kohl's on Summer/Spring dressing.

  1. Glamazon: Rich textured fabric and metallic details are the trends to watch in apparel and accessories this season. From textured and embroidered fabrics to metallic treatments on handbags and heels, Kohl’s makes it easy and affordable to incorporate a little luxury into any summer ensemble. Get the look: Simply Vera Vera Wang tote ($65.00), Apt. 9® metallic cuff ($14.99), Candie’s® Strutter wedge sandal ($54.99)
  2. Fiery fuchsia and orange: Try saturated colors this season to add new life to summer looks. Experiment with the trend by incorporating a layering piece in citrus or a full-length fuchsia maxi dress. Get the look: LC Lauren Conrad zipper-front tank ($40.00) So® glitter cork sandals ($16.00), Mudd® horn-rimmed sunglasses ($10.00), ELLE™ shirred maxi dress ($60.00)
  3. Sporty-utility: Classic sportswear gets an edgy look this season with utility-inspired embellishments including hardware details, roll-tabs and straps. To try the trend wear a studded tee, cuffed denim shorts or sport a handbag accented with zipper details. Get the look: LC Lauren Conrad romper ($48.00), Helix™ canvas cargo shorts ($44.00), Hang Ten studded tank top ($16.99)
  4. Shorts and skirts: Hemlines are on the rise this season. Short-shorts and mini skirts are a must-have for summer and Kohl’s offers a deep selection of the trend for less. Create a casual daytime look with destructed and bleached denim or dress up for evening with a sophisticated mini. Get the look: ELLE™ destructed denim mini ($40.00), Hang Ten acid wash shorts ($34.99), LC Lauren Conrad mini ($44.00)
  5. Accessories: Easily and affordably incorporate the summer’s best accessories for less at Kohl’s and Add a bold cuff bracelet, metallic handbag or embellished sandal to make basic looks trend-right at a great price. Get the look: Simply Vera Vera Wang small chain hobo ($49.00), Apt. 9 bold cuff ($20.00)

Check out some of the top trends at Kohl’s along with sample styles currently on the racks

 Pictured: Kohl's Summer Swimsuits and Styles (photo: courtesy of Kohl's)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The British Invasion of Los Angeles: BritWeek 2010

Pictured: British Designers are highlighted at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills this week

This week, the British are taking over Los Angeles to show off some brillant sales and styles.  Make sure you take advantage of some of these deals on dining and fashion. The windows of Neiman Marcus are showing Brit classics by Alexander McQueen and Zandra Rhodes.

Britwalk 2010:

British brands exemplifying UK fashion and lifestyle are widely represented across Southern California. For the third year, dozens of establishments representing these exciting and original brands unite via BritWalk!
BritWalk MapThe BritWalk Map takes you on a tour of numerous stores, restaurants and hotels, and includes many Special Offers available only during BritWeek. Click here for a downloadable BritWalk Map (please note the numbering system below corresponds to venue locations on the map).

Among the many brands participating in BritWalk 2010 are...

Fashion & Lifestyle

  1. Ben Sherman at Beverly Center • 8500 Beverly Blvd • 310-657-3400
  2. Burberry at Beverly Center• 8500 Beverly Blvd • 310-550-4500
  3. Karen Millen at Beverly Center • 8500 Beverly Blvd • 310-659-8220
  4. The Body Shop at Beverly Center • 8500 Beverly Blvd • 310-659-7513
  5. Thomas Pink Westfield Mall • 10251 Santa Monica Blvd • 310-843-0014
  6. Ted Baker • 131 N Robertson Blvd • 310-550-7855
  7. Burberry • 9560 Wilshire Blvd • 310-550-4500
  8. Anya Hindmarch • 118 S. Robertson Blvd • 310-271-9707
  9. Neiman Marcus • 9700 Wilshire Blvd • 310-550-5900
  10. Saks Fifth Avenue • 9600 Wilshire Blvd • 310-275-4211
  11. Barney’s New York • 9570 Wilshire Blvd • 310-276-4400
  12. Jo Malone at Neiman Marcus • 9700 Wilshire Blvd • 310-550-5900
  13. Stella McCartney • 8823 Beverly Blvd • 310-273-7051
  14. Turnbull and Asser • 9633 Brighton Way • 310-550-7600
  15. Reiss • 145 N Robertson Blvd • 310-276-0060
  16. Jigsaw London • 314 N Beverly Drive • 310-271-7988
  17. All Saints • 100 N Robertson • 310-432-8484
  18. Madame Tussauds Hollywood • 6933 Hollywood Blvd • 323-798-1680
  19. The Organic Pharmacy • 453 N Beverly Dr • 310-272-8791
  20. Sassoon Salon • 9403 Little Santa Monica Blvd @ Canon Drive • 310-274-8791
  21. Essensuals London Hairdressing • 8126 Melrose Ave • 323-782-8882

BritWalk Special Offers

Present BritWalk Map with Purchase for special offers available only during BritWeek

Contact retailers for complete details.

Temperley London Spring Bridal Trunk Shows - NY & LA

Pictured: Invitation for the New York Event

If you're planning a wedding and shopping for a dress. Temperely has two upcoming trunk shows to help Brides in NYC and Los Angeles.  Here are the details, if you're interested.

Temperley has invited an exclusive selection of top luxury bridal vendors including MAC Cosmetics, Frédéric Fekkai , La Perla Lingerie, Mel Barlow Photography, and Cambria Wines to showcase their products and services to future brides at the event. In NYC, the event will take place in the intimate setting of Temperley London's 2nd floor Soho loft, the event offers future brides the opportunity to meet and consult with a selection of New York’s most sought after names in the bridal industry.  In Los Angeles, the event will take place at Temperley London's Melrose Place boutique.

All future brides attending the  NY events can register in a raffle to win the ‘Luxury Bridal Bliss Kit’ filled with over $2000 worth of bridal treats.  The New York prize draw includes:

    * $500 Temperley London Gift Card valid towards wedding gown purchase
    * Full set of MAC Cosmetics brushes
    * Frédéric Fekkai Complimentary Bridal Consultation
    * La Perla Bridal Collection Lingerie Set
    * $500 Mel Barlow Photography Gift Card
    * 15% discount towards Cambria Wine order for your bridal event
    * Complimentary bottle of Cambria 2007 Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay

                                                               Pictured: Invitation for the Los Angeles Event

In Los Angeles, the prize draw is for a ‘Luxury Bridal Bliss Kit’ filled with over $3000 worth of bridal treats.

    * $500 Temperley London Gift Card valid towards wedding gown purchase
    * A One-of-a-Kind Vintage Coral Piece by C. Greene Jewelry valued at over $2,000
    * $250 Sepal Floral Design Bridal Bouquet
    * Point de Vue Salon Half-Day of Beauty including facial, collagen hair treatment & style.
    * Complimentary Champagne Magnum from Moët & Chandon

Here are the details to RSVP:
Details for New York
Location: Temperley London Boutique, 453 Broome Street, 2nd Floor (between Mercer & Greene Streets)
Date: Saturday, May 1st & Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
Time: 12PM – 6PM Contact:   RSVP Required to

Details for LA.
Location: Temperley London Boutique, 8452 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Date: Friday, April 30th & Saturday, May 1st, 2010
Time: 12PM – 6PM

Contact:  RSVP Required to

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Belk Spring Charity Sale

Pictured: Last call, this Little Black Dress from the Kristin Davis Collection is on sale now for $44.39.

The Belk Spring Charity Sale is Saturday May 1, 2010, from 6:00 a.m- 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $5, all proceeds go to local charities and schools.  Here are the details:

  • In exchange for a $5 donation, customers will receive a ticket admitting them to the Charity Sale and entitling them to merchandise discounts ranging from 20 to 70 percent on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. 
  • Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders triple Rewards points) for card purchases.
  • On the morning of the event, the first 100 customers in each store will receive free Belk gift cards ranging in value from $5 to $100, and a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards being awarded company-wide. 
  • Beginning Friday, April 23, tickets may be purchased at Belk stores with all in-store ticket sale donations divided among the participating charities and schools in each location. There are over 300 Belk department stores, and check the website to find a  location near you at:

One of the things I loved about Belks was the Kristin Davis collection.  Unfortunately, Fall 2009 was the last Kristin Davis collection.  So sad. I loved her Charlotte York style. But some of the collection is on the sale racks, so check it out. And if you want a little further discount now, check out the coupons for 15% off on for April 16-18th.

Pictured: Jones New York's Classic Looks will be featured at the Belk's sale.

Plus.....BELK Lloyd Boston Appearances
And remember, if you live in North Carolina Style Guru Lloyd Boston is coming to your store.  Remember to get your 15% off coupon ready. 

Lloyd's in-store appearance at Belk is FREE Event includes a fashion presentation and 5-minute personal style appointments with Lloyd. Guests will receive a gift with a JNY merchandise of $100 or more. One lucky lady will win a head-to-toe makeover on the spot!

Here are the dates:

Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Crabtree in Raleigh, NC, 2-4pm (4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC)

Monday, April 19, 2010

ArtLumiere to Illuminate the Beverly Wilshire April 19 - 25,

Pictured: The History Channel's "America, The Story of Us" campaign is projected onto the front of The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 17th, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Parry/Getty Images)

If you're looking for unique things to do in Los Angeles this week, you might want to check out the Public Art Light Installation by ArtLumiere that will be shown on the facade of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. From April 19 - 25, passersby on Rodeo Drive will be treated to a series of projections of American History on the hotel's exterior from Dusk to 11:00 pm. The light show is expected to continuously run in loops of 6 minutes. Above is a sneak peak at what the grand old Beverly Wilshire will look like this week.

The public art event will celebrate America's past and promote AMERICA THE STORY OF US, an epic 12-hour television event spanning 400 years of American history. The show will premiere on HISTORY on Sunday, April 25, 9pm ET/PT with new episodes airing on Sundays through Memorial Day. The light display will be viewable in front of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel each evening beginning at sundown until the April 25 television premiere.

The historical images were hand painted by ArtLumiere. The images are designed to be vibrant and clear, giving the impression the building has been painted with scenes from American history. The advanced projection technology used to create the effect was invented and used exclusively by ArtLumiere, a New York-based company created by French-born artist Lucette de Rugy.

In addition to Los Angeles, similar light projections will display this week in Washington DC at Union Station and in New York City at Grand Central station. If you're interested in viewing the Los Angeles light show, the best views maybe from across the street at the restaurants on Two Rodeo like McCormick & Schmick's and 208 Rodeo. The light show is free and open to the public. Combine the free show with one of the Happy Hour deals from the Two Rodeo restaurants and you have an affordable and arty evening out.

Saks Friends & Family Sale April 22-April 25

Enjoy 20% off at the Saks Friends & Family sale.  Use it wisely! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Temple St. Clair's gorgeous jewelry is coming to Target Aug. 29th

Pictured: the designer, Temple St. Clair Carr surrounded by her work materials  (Photo courtesy of Temple St. Clair from their website.)

In accessories news, Target has signed Temple St. Clair Carr to launch a limited-edition jewelry collection, called, surprise,  Temple St. Clair for Target!   I love a designer whose slogan is to "Live Life Beautifully."  Her pieces are lovely and have been sold at luxury retailers, like Barney's for awhile. I can't wait to see what her Target line looks like.  I hope it's true to her vision.  Check out her website to learn more.  Her Matisse collection and her Rock Crystal Amulets are stunning!

The collection is the sixth jewelry launch in a series of limited-time-only accessory designers at Target.  The Temple St. Clair for Target collection will be available at most Target stores nationwide and online at August 29 through December 26, 2010.

Pictured: Temple St. Clair's gorgeous jewelry is coming to Target. (Photo courtesy of Temple St. Clair from their website.)

Los Angeles: Dining for Life on April 29th!

On April 29th, you'll be able to enjoy eating at some of Los Angeles's top restaurants while benefiting a good cause. Dining Out for Life , a new campaign, running  April 29th will give 25% or more of your bill for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to fund Project Angel Food’s life-saving work. It's a unique way to make a difference in the lives of our most fragile neighbors while having a great meal.

Recently added restaurants with valid meals noted: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D):
El Coyote- Hollywood (L), John O'Groats-Encino (B), The Bar Room at Porta Via (D), The Palm-Weho (L) and Mr. Chow-Beverly Hills (D)

Be an angel and throw a dinner party. Have lunch out with your work colleagues. And remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Imagine how wonderful you, your friends and family will feel supporting local businesses while also providing free, nourishing meals and hope to the most fragile members of our community. Every $5 generated by your meals will also support a free meal to someone we serve.

Please mention when making your reservations that you're dining out on April 29th to support Project Angel Food!

Il Cielo (L,D)
Porta Via (D)
The Bar Room at Porta Via (D)
Mr. Chow (D)
Cheebo (B)
El Coyote Café (L)
Kitchen 24 (D)
La Vida (D)
Meals by Genet (D)
Off Vine (L,D)
Susina Bakery (B)
Gobi Mongolian BBQ ( L)
Vermont (D)
Taste at the Palisades (D)
Tra di Noi (L,D)
Picasso's Café (B,L)
Buddha's Belly (L,D)

John O'Groats (B)
Palate (D)
Prosecco Trattoria (D)
Barney's Beanery (L,D)
Buddha’s Belly (L, D)
Grace Restaurant (D)
Hamburger Mary's (D)
Jar (D)
The Little Door Restaurant (B,L)
The Little Next Door Café (B,L)
Lucques (L,D)
O!Burger (L)
The Palm Restaurant (L)
Taste on Melrose (L,D)
BLVD 16 (B,D)
Nook Bistro (L)
Upstairs 2 (D)

*Valid for (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner provides restaurant links and directions.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spa Week is on until April 18th, featuring $50.00 Spa Treatments

In case you haven't heard, Spa Week is here, and there are just a few days left! Spa Week is a week when some spas are making $50.00 treatments available to customers.  That is a  nice savings on a facial, masssage or other treatment. PTL (praise the lord)  I say. Spa Week arrives just in time for the payment of property taxes, state taxes and federal income taxes.  All due this week.  All dreadful and stressful.  I definitely need to check in somewhere and try to relax and forget the taxman.   If you are interested in taking advantage of discounted spa rates, check the website to find out where the deals are near you.  Deals are offered in the US, Canada and worldwide.  Just check the website to find out where.  Thanks to Dove for sponsoring SpaWeek.  I am a great admirer of their "Real Beauty" campaign and how real women of all shapes and sizes are featured.  We need more advertisements like this. To learn more, visit To get busy with the spa savings, click here to check all the spa deals, giveaways, offers for brides and more. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Customers Who Bring a Reusable Tumbler into Starbucks Stores on April 15 Receive a Complimentary Coffee

On April 15th, tax filing day, Starbucks invites you to swap your paper coffee cup for a more eco-friendly option. On Thursday, April 15, the company will reward customers who bring a reusable tumbler into participating stores with a complimentary brewed coffee. This effort is just one of the ways Starbucks is collaborating with customers to reduce environmental impacts. For more information, click here.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic offers Delicious and Economical Fare

 Pictured: The cover of Anna Getty's cookbook, "Easy Green Organic."  (cover image courtesy of Chronicle books.)

This week I had the pleasure of attending the launch party for Anna Getty's new cookbook called "Easy Green Organic."  I never know what to expect when I hear the label organic cooking.  Will that mean tofu that is overly flavored and dry or just lots of leafy greens thrown together in a salad?  I'm happy to report that Anna Getty makes organic cooking delicious and flavorful.  Flavorful is the key ingredient here. I can say that with assurance since this book party included samplings of the recipes from the book.  Guests feasted on arugula and strawberry salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing, tofu with soba noodles in an Asian flavored sauce plus sliced goat cheese frittata on crostini and delicious cookies.  Anna Getty's cooking is the type you return to the buffet table for to eat another helping. I had the opportunity to chat with Anna at the signing and ask her about how she cooks, and how she formulated her delicious recipes.

Pictured: The author, Anna Getty, as she signs her cookbook.  (Photo: Maggie Read)

Anna tells me her recipes are a thoughtful mix of her tastes, organic finds from local farmer's markets,  family recipes and her cross checking ingredients with complimentary tastes from a book called Culinary Artistry. It took her two years to put together her collection of organic recipes, perfect them and bring them to market in her new cookbook Easy Green Organic.  I asked Anna, is it more expensive to cook organic? Surprisingly, she says its actual more economical.  "With the exception of truffles, most of the recipes in the book are inexpensive to make.  Dishes like pasta, polenta and soups can be reasonably made," says Anna. She also notes, " I buy my produce at the local farmer's market which is actually cheaper than shopping at the grocery store."  Beyond the delicious recipes, Easy Green Organic also features tips on how to green your kitchen to use healthy cooking utensils (for example: safe, non-coated pots and pans) and how to eliminate items from your pantry that may not have the nutrients you need to help you live a healthy lifestyle. One recipe that I am looking forward to tasting from the book is the Fried Polenta with Sauteed Wild Mushrooms and Chipotle Cream Sauce.  The book party event featured organic cocktails mixed with Coconut water, 360 organic vodka and Frey organic winery.  There were even healthy, organic, 70% dark chocolates from Nicobella chocolates.

If you live in Los Angeles, you might want to make a trip to the site of Anna's book party, Rolling Greens nursey in West Hollywood on Beverly Dr.  Rolling Greens offers an amazing collection of plants, flowers, shabby chic furnishings and books.  It was the perfect setting for an eco-friendly event.  Check out the picture below, and you will see this is not your typical nursery.  Anna also received support from her actor brother Balthazar Getty who was in attendance.

Pictured: The author's brother,  Balthazar Getty from TV's Brothers and Sisters.
(Photo: Maggie Read)

Pictured: Party venue Rolling Greens is what easy green living is all about with it beautiful flowers and lovely decor. (Photos: Maggie Read)

To learn more about organic living, check out Anna Getty's cookbook.  Its well priced at $24.95 and features beautiful photographs of all the dishes by Dan Goldberg.  I like to look at the pictures to decide what looks most appetizing before investing cooking time!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The new "Visit Hollywood 2010 " program offers special savings + discounts

 A new "Visit Hollywood 2010” program has launched to celebrate  all the cool stuff that makes both visitors and Los Angelenos want to go Hollywood. This year marks a new era in Hollywood as new enhancements to the area continue with landmark anniversaries, the opening of new attractions, the introduction of new and remodeled hotels. For those  of us that like to search the web for deals, there are now two new websites offering discounts and special offers to visitors.  Its a plethora of savings!
"Hollywood is one of L.A.’s great gems and for generations, it has been a magnet for visitors from all over the world,’’ said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “There has never been a better time to visit Los Angeles and experience all the attractions Hollywood has to offer.’’  Click here to hear more from the Mayor via a special video.
2010 marks the 50th Anniversary of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the 75th Anniversary of Starline Tours, the recent opening of Madame Tussauds Hollywood, the 25th Anniversary of the music world’s landmark, Rock Walk, and the introduction of the world’s largest 3-D experience, the new “King Kong 360 3-D” created by Peter Jackson. There's also new attractions and the reopening of new sets and film locations on Universal’s famous back lot.  Watch this space for more special discounts throughout the year.  Look for vacation information, discounts and travel packages on websites, and the official visitors information website of Los Angeles at

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Preview Party: Easy Green Organic: Cook Well, Eat Well, Live April 7

Word to the Chic: Anna Getty's new book, Easy Green Organic: Cook Well, Eat Well, Live Well  will be previewed tomorrow (Wednesday, April 7th) from 7 to 10 p.m. at Rolling Greens, located at 7505 Beverly Boulevard between Fairfax and La Brea. Sample Anna's appetizers as prepared by Chef Akasha, grab a mini-makeover by Josie Maran Cosmetics (first-come, first-served) and sip biodynamic Frey wine or organic cocktails by ONE Natural Experience. RSVP to

ebay's New Fashion Microsite

Looking for some fabuless deals? Then you might want to take a look at eBay's new fashion microsite. I've long shopped for fashion and designer brands on eBay, and now, they've made my life easier by aggregating everything into one site,  This is good news for buyers as well as sellers.  The centralized location should make it easier for all of us to wonder around the world's biggest consignment store. The site has stuff for women, men, babies plus vintage finds.  Its also sortable by brand names.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  This is perfect timing, as I need to do some spring cleaning, list some items for sale, and move on into the new!

Monday, April 5, 2010

You're Invited to be a Jones New York VIP: Come to Macy's South Coast Plaza + Get Swoozy with Lloyd Boston!

Pictured: The new Jones New York Swoozy is a good reason to come out to an exclusive JNY event at Macy's in the OC on April 10th (Photo courtesy of Jones New York)

Don't you love this Black and White striped wrap pictured above? Its the new versatile topper, the Jones New York "Swoozy." I just got a beautiful sample Swoozy last week from Jones New York to review, and I have to give it a big thumbs up.  Spring hasn't exactly sprung here in Southern California and there have been some harsh winds here.  The Swoozy has been a great way to keep the chill away, while not getting too bundled up. The Swoozy is the perfect wrap for in between weather, since its 60% Cotton and 40% Rayon. The blended fabric makes it fairly wrinkle resistant.   Last week at the Hollywood Bowl during the McCartney concert, it was so cold Macca asked the crowd, "Did you bring your wolly polly? "  I wanted to say, "No Paul, I got my Swoozy!" I've dressed it up for dinner, or worn it out with jeans to run errands for a bit of extra warmth. Where can you get this lovely fashion piece? While its available at Macy's and on  Now, if you want to learn all the ways to wear the Swoozy, who better to talk to than JNY style expert, Lloyd Boston.  Lloyd, author of  Before You Put That On: 365 Daily Style Tips for Her will be at Macy's South Coast Plaza April 10th, and you're invited. Here are the details.

Who: Join Lloyd Boston, style editor to NBC's Today Show and Jones New York's exclusive style guy, as he presents Spring’s How To Wear It philosophies, from desk to dinner, work to weekends and everything in between!

What: Enjoy a fashion presentation, personal style appointments with Lloyd, and receive a gift * with your Jones New York purchase of $100 or more (*while supplies last). Watch and learn from the style expert as he discusses:
  • Dressing for your shape
  • Corner office style
  • Special occasions
  • When to let go of old wardrobe pieces and what to add

When: Saturday, April 10th, 2:00PM

Where: Macy’s South Coast Plaza (Women’s Bldg, Level 1)
3333 S. BRISTOL ST, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
RSVP for the event: 877-884-3751

So call the Lloyd hot line at Macy's now, and reserve your place.  Nothing like some great style tips from a guru like Lloyd!

Friday, April 2, 2010

First Look: Eugenia Kim and Cynthia Vincent for Target

Pictured: Eugenia Kim for Target hats.

Here's a sneak peak at the new accessory designers coming to Target soon (April 18th.)  The new collections feature cool hats and cute spring shoes from designers Eugenia Kim (hats) and Cynthia Vincent (shoes).  Take a peak and see what you think.  The hats look very retro to my eye. The Eugenia Kim for Target collection is the first hat launch from Target. The styles are inspired by Havana , Cuba. The collection includes cloche, fedora, sun-hat, bucket hat, newsboy and pillbox silhouettes using woven and printed fabrics with various embellishments.

Pictured: The Target version of Cynthia Vincent's top-selling gladiator wedge sandal in yellow will be $29.99.  Fashionable, but is it easy to walk in? Don't sacrifice your soles for your fashion soul.

Pictured: Cynthia Vincent for Target sandals, heels and flats.

The Cynthia Vincent for Target collection reinvents Vincent’s renowned style by updating with embellishments and hardware. There are wedges, flats and gladiator sandals in a range of bright and classic hues, all designed to show plenty of "toe cleavage"  for spring and summer.

I will have to see this in-store.  Right now, I'm not under the budget fashion spell of either collection. What do you think?

Just in time for Easter: New Stella McCartney for GapKids

Stella McCartney's new line for boys, girls and infants just arrived at Gap stores.  The line is cute and colorful, although not exactly budget priced.  A sun dress is $58.00.  As with the previous Stella collections, the girls line owes much to vintage styles, with drop waist shirts and some Edwardian style dresses.  The boys collection features cute ink spot print style tees and plenty of bright colors.  Overall, the line is adorable and very age appropriate.  Its available at select Gap stores and online, so get it while you can.  The last Stella line sold out.