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All That! The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection at Macy’s

Hey 90’s kids and 90’s kids at heart, are you ready for some nostalgia? LoveTribe and Nickelodeon have teamed up for a throwback-themed fashion collection featuring all of your favorite Nick characters from the 90’s, created just for Macy’s. Were you a fan of Hey Arnold!, The Rugrats, Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, All That, or SpongeBob SquarePants? The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection help you indulge in reliving your childhood.

The new Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection brings back classic favorites from Nickelodeon with sixteen trendy and nostalgic pieces, offering a retro style for the fashionable young women of today. Expect bold colors, iconic Nickelodeon tv show one-liners, and everyone’s favorite characters from the Nickelodeon X LoveTribe collection. The collection includes tees, sweatshirts, and dresses featuring slogans such as “Trust Me, I’m a Rugrat,” featuring Chucky Finster from Rugrats, and “Haters Gonna Hate,” featuring Arnold from Hey Arnold!. One of our favorite pieces is the Nickelodeon X Love Tribe Juniors’ Rugrats Hoodie Dress, a hooded sweatshirt dress with Angelica Pickles and the slogan “I Do A Thing Called – What I Want”. See it below with the Rugrats Graphic Hoodie and coordinating Logo Jogger Pants.

“This unique line of fashion apparel evokes a nostalgic feel. Being able to wear cool products with some of the favorite Nickelodeon characters you grew up with is super cool.,” said Bonnie Dogan, our Vice President of Sales for Specialty Retailers at Hybrid Apparel.

We had the opportunity to speak with Bonnie Dogan about the Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection and all things 90’s. Check out our interview below:

Along with getting their hands on pieces from the exclusive collection and limited edition gift with purchases, guest also had the opportunity to meet and snap a photo with characters from Hey Arnold and The Rugrats.

The event also featured complimentary frozen yogurt (froyo), and candy bars, a DJ that kept us moving with some of our favorites and hottest 90’s hits, and lots of 90’s-themed giveaways and swag bags.

The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection is available at Macy’s and on www.macys.com now. Will you be reliving your childhood with pieces from this 90s-themed nostalgia line?

Prom Dress Picks: Camille La Vie Spring 2016 Collection

Although our Prom days are long gone, we can’t help but still get excited to see the latest and greatest prom dresses that are sure to set the hearts of teen girls aflutter as our dress did for us. We sometimes find ourselves wondering which style would we select every time prom season rolls around. The hunt for the perfect prom dress was and still remains the most important thing in a teen girl’s life (graduation is a close second), but just as with weddings, when it comes to prom, it’s always about the dress first. And speaking of the dress, there is one rule, the prom dress must be chic, and fabulous, two words that perfectly describe this season’s prom dresses from the Camille La Vie Spring 2016 collection, the shopping destination for designer prom dresses, party dresses, and homecoming dresses.

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Hot trends of seasons past, such as high-low dresses, two-piece dresses, mermaid dresses, nude, and lace illusion dresses are still favorites and make repeated appearances in the Camille La Vie Spring 2016 collection, with many styles featuring two or three trend combinations; for example, bedazzled, or printed crop tops are seen with both voluminous, and sleek mermaid skirts. We especially love the Camille La Vie Royal Print Two Piece with Bow Skirt which combines the high-low and two-piece silhouettes, and the Camille La Vie Two Piece Beaded Illusion Top and Ball Skirt that features the lace illusion and two-piece silhouettes.

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Decadent lace and sultry illusion details are a must for this year, making appearances on necklines, backs, and bodice. Another hot trend is color; from pretty pastels to bright jewel tones, bold floral prints, and soft nude tones, color continues a key factor in prom dresses. Fun, flirty short dresses are also high on the list of prom dress picks again this year for those who are looking for a shorter, sassier look. Camille La Vie offers high-low dresses and two-piece short dresses for those looking to stand out in a sea of long dress looks.

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For those looking for long, vampy silhouettes, the Camille La Vie Spring 2016 Collection is unsurpassed in alluring prom dress looks that elongates the body and teases you ith seductive details, such as an open back, strategic cutouts, lace illusion, etc. A favorite of ours is the Camille La Vie Allover Lace Dress with Open Back (the 1st stunning green dress in the photo directly below). It is styles like this stunner that has us reminiscing about our prom, and leaves us wondering which dress would we choose today.

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For these beautiful styles, shoes, accessories and much more, head over to www.camillelavie.com for your prom dress needs.

Back-to-School Style & Fall Fashion Trends from Kmart Fashion

It’s just about that time of cooler temperatures, and leaves changing color; and just as the trees get ready to change and shed their leaves, it is time to shed your summer wardrobe and replace it with fall looks. We’ve already showed you a few brand options and will continue with more like the labels available at Kmart. Today we highlight some of our favorite pieces from Route 66, Dream Out Loud, Sofia Vergara, Attention, and Jaclyn Smith.ROUTE 66 – We found ourselves intrigued by the fall tops and outerwear from the Route 66 fall 2014 offerings. With looks that are perfect for class, hanging out, and the weekend, you’re sure to find a few fall favorites. Details present is the collection include sheer, floral crochet, faux distressed leather sleeves, graphic sweatshirts and tees, and our favorite, splattered plaid effect.

DREAM OUT LOUD – while lace details dominated our clothing favorites from Dream Out Loud, we loved the tribal prints that were dominant in the bag collection. We loved the floral and plaid tops with lace inserts as layering pieces, they pair perfectly with jeans and would look great under the Dream Out Loud sheer Bomber Jacket. There’s more great back-to-school looks to be found here.

 

SOFIA VERGARA – you can always count on the Sofia Vergara collection to bring vibrant colors and sultry looks. We’re loving the pencil skirt with snakeskin print and its color block details, the moto-styled faux leather jacket, leggings with faux leather panels, and the abstract animal print pants.

ATTENTION – this remains our favorite label from Kmart because of its fresh, edgy offerings. This season, their outerwear is blowing us over. We love the modern take on classic car coat – it’s quilted, boasts striking gold-tone hardware and an asymmetrical zippered front. We loved the Merlot-hued jacket for its fusion of moto-style and bomber jacket details and our favorite, the beautiful camel-colored, color-block beauty. Tops and dresses are bold, eye-catching, and graphic, perfect for those who want to stand out.

BONGO – it’s all about standing out for the Bongo Fall 2014 collection, from clothing to shoes, they want you to make a statement with bold prints and abstract art-inspired pieces. Wear a floral print in a new way with the comfy sweatshirt with chiffon front panel, celebrate your edginess with a beaded and sparkly skull sweatshirt, show your wild side with a colorful animal print, and top it off with a printed shoe. These will certainly get the right attention walking the school halls.

JACLYN SMITH – we always associated the Jacklyn Smith label with an older set but with their fall 2014, we saw lots of hot trends and fresh, youthful and playful pieces. We’re in love with the adorable graphic puppy sweatshirt, the utility shirts with fun, all-over prints – we love the fox print, and we suggest also grabbing the gold leaf and the floral. Another favorite is the above chiffon shirt with the bird print on one side and graphic square print on the other, mixing prints is key this season and this shirt does it well. We love the addition of the purple tweed blazer draped over it for a chic look.

These are just a small sampling on what Kmart fashion has in store for you this fall.Check out a few more of Kmart’s fall 2014 offerings below.  Any favorite looks or pieces?

Back-to-School Style | Seventeen Magazine Launches Exclusive Fashion Collection at Sears

Seventeen Magazine readers are in for treat for Back-to-School shopping season. The fashion magazine has curated a collection of stylish apparel, accessories, and footwear to fit every girl’s style. This is the magazine’s first apparel and accessories collection and the publication, which influences and celebrates teen fashion, is the perfect periodical to launch this collection with. Boasting a mix of playful key trends and everyday pieces including printed leggings, denim vests, military jackets, flirty boho dresses, preppy cardigans, feminine blouses, and sporty casuals, the Seventeen Fashion Collection is designed to pay tribute to the various style personalities of seventeen’s readers.

Along with the aforementioned items, the Seventeen Fasnion Collection includes mixed metal, delicate, and statement jewelry, handbags and backpacks, and menswear-inspired and casual-chic footwear (love the ballet flats, floral sneakers and oxfords), for a total of 83 pieces. Many pieces from the collection are available now, at extremely affordable price points – all of the items retail for under $50.00.

We see teens falling head over heels for the adorable animal sweaters (featured above) and the graphic tops and tees with positive messages such as love, hope, brave, etc; the sweet and flirty dresses, the edgy printed jeggings, the abundance of layering pieces that compliment each other, and of course the amazingly affordable price.

The collection is produced by the Adjmi Apparel Group and is available at 450 Sears stores nationwide, as well as on Sears.com. In conjunction with the collection launch, specialty shops featuring Seventeen signage, charging stations and interactive elements, such as digital magazine content and social feeds will be available at 10 Sears locations. Continuing the social media aspect is the use of the hashtag #17Style across all social media outlets.

What’s in Store Now | American Eagle Summer 2013

For the American Eagle Summer 2013 Collection, the season is about enjoying every bit of the long lazy days. With American Eagle’s easy yet cool collection, summer can be endless. The collection features sun-inspired style and coast-brightening colors that take you from wild daytime concerts to beach-side bonfires. Check out a few must-have pieces currently in stores now.

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The collection features a relaxed, laid-back vibe with lots of frayed cut-off shorts, pieces that layer perfectly with and compliment each other, super soft printed tees, graphic tees, tribal and floral skirts and dresses – many pieces with intricate embroidery.

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In the accessories department, there are much to look forward to…light summer scarves paired perfectly with tanks and dresses, eye-catching printed bags and summer-ready flats.

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Whether you’re heading to the beach, concert or road trip, the American Eagle Summer 2013 Collection has your wardrobe essentials.

American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection

For Summer 2012, American Eagle continues to bring bold colors, soft feminine styles and lively patterns. The American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection features fun and flirty looks that capture the exciting and carefree days of summer. Expect to see lots of girly styles, silhouettes and fabrics, light layering, mixing of prints and colors – not a surprise since this summer’s collection is inspired by the theme “live loud” and the Coachella Music Festival.
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Crocheted and lace dresses were belted, shorts were paired with wide knit tops, thin spaghetti strap crop tops and crocheted tops; Rompers were seen in floral prints, summer scarves in various prints, colors and lengths were paired with dresses, shorts, etc, lacy tank tops in bright colors, floppy wide brimmed hats were paired with just about everything (a must have sun-shielding accessory for women at Coachella); relaxed silhouettes, fun looks and playful colors are the essences of this collection and I’m sure we will see many pieces from this collection throughout the summer. One of my favorite looks from the collection wasn’t a piece, it was the fact that the fun graphic prints were seen in shorts, tops and accessories.

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Aerie is collaborating with Filter magazine on a pre-festival party on April 12th and April 19th for celebs and other Coachella attendees and (per a poster at the summer preview) American Eagle will host a Live Loud Tour July 7th, 2012.

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What are your thoughts on the American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection? Will you be attending the American Eagle Live Loud Tour concert?

American Eagle Spring 2012 Collection

For Spring 2012, American Eagle welcomes a happy mix of prints (bold florals, pretty paisley and tribal), stripes, mixed textures, striking color, bold accessories and swimsuits. The American Eagle Spring 2012 Collection is a wonderful mix of Farmgirl innocence and California cool and in typical American Eagle manner, also allows consumers to mix and match as well as layer the pieces.

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Several looks/pieces in the AE Spring 2012 stood out to me, including the peekaboo shirt with the lace insert, the adorable colorful ikat skirt, the color-blocked striped tee and the modern lace tee

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The 2012 American Eagle Swimwear collection, which showcased a lot of halter-style tops, also features lots of fun, girly prints

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Accessories were both full of personality, colorful – mixing both the flair and subtle beauty of the 70’s – feather jewelry and fringe bags; pops of color added to bags by hanging decorations or stitching, beaded jewelry and ornate sandals.

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Which pieces from the American Eagle Spring 2012 Collection are you looking forward to?

Designer Collaboration – Rory Beca for Forever 21

Designer Rory Beca was on hand at Forever 21 Times Square to introduce her exclusive design collaboration, Rory Beca for Forever 21, with the retail giant. My days of shopping at Forever 21 are long gone or so I thought. Fashion does indeed take flight as the young designer introduces such gorgeous pieces as the Splatter One Shoulder Dress and the Splatter Drawcord Dress – my favorite print from the collection.

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Other great pieces that are sure to be key in your wardrobe include an adorable Satin Swing Skirt, which goes great with a tee or a not so basic top, like Rory Beca’s Embellished Knit Top (seen paired below).
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and another favorite, the very comfortable Beaded Collar Dress, which can be layered under a hot pink cardigan for a burst of color, worn with leggings or alone. It was quite a popular piece as you can see in the photo below.

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I got a chance to speak with Rory Beca in between meeting/greeting the eager young girls patiently waiting to get insight into her design world and experience. She kept them entranced with her approachable and easy going personality.

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But back to my interview – her story is an interesting one. Her whole business is literally a family affair. Her brother makes her wonderful prints, her dad  (a Dentist) made her deliveries, etc but I’ll let Rory tell you her story in her own words.

This wonderful collection is available both in-store and online but it won’t be forever. All items are while quantities last and judging by the numerous purchases I saw, it won’t be for much longer. Don’t you love these Rory Beca for Forever 21 pieces? What items from the collection collaboration are on your wishlist?