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Fabulous Find of the Week: Forever 21 Polka Dot Shorts

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Polka dots are one of my favorite prints; there’s something just so fun and cheerful about them! So for this week’s Fabulous Find, I wanted to feature a pair of dotted shorts, and show you how to wear them for summer. These Forever 21 red polka dot shorts ring in at less than $11, which makes them super cute and super affordable.

Want to see what this Fab Find looks like? Scroll down to see the shorts, as well as three cute ways to style them this season:

The Shorts:

Forever 21 polka dot woven shorts
Polka Dot Woven Shorts in “Red/Cream” — $10.80 at Forever 21

Outfit Inspiration

If you like these cheap and chic shorts, then you’re going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week’s Fabulous Find:

Outfit #1: Retro Cool

Red polka dot shorts, chambray top, oxfords
Product Info: Shorts- Forever 21, Top- H&M, Sunglasses- ASOS, Shoes- Nordstrom, Earrings- Amazon

I’ve been obsessing over Taylor Swift’s street style lately, and this outfit was inspired in part by her chic, retro-inspired fashion sense. Start by pairing the shorts with a sleeveless chambray blouse for a breezy summertime ensemble. Perforated white oxfords are a quirky yet comfy touch, while cat-eye shades have a vintage look. For the finishing touch, accessorize with adorable gold arrow earrings.

Outfit #2: Edged Up Night Out

Red polka dot shorts, ruffle top, cut out pumps, moto jacket
Product Info: Shorts- Forever 21, Top- H&M, Jacket- ASOS, Lipgloss- NYX, Shoes- Nasty Gal, Rings- Nasty Gal

Rock these shorts on a night out on the town by wearing them with a chic tiered top. Toughen things up by throwing on a cropped moto jacket and cut-out pointy-toe pumps. Continue the edgy vibe with these silver rings, and apply a deep red matte lipgloss to complete the look.

Outfit #3: Trendy Meets Timeless

Red polka dot shorts, silk tee, mustard yellow sandals
Product Info: Shorts- Forever 21, Top- Uniqlo, Necklace- JewelIQ, Nail Polish- Essie, Shoes- Need Supply Co.

For this casual look, tuck a silk off-white tee into the shorts. These sandals are a comfy choice for summer, plus the mustard yellow hue adds a contrasting pop of color. Continue the stylish yet classic vibe with a tortoise shell statement necklace and a few coast of a dusty pink nail polish.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this week’s Fabulous Find? Would you buy these Forever 21 shorts? Which look is your favorite? How would you wear polka dot shorts? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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Would You Wear… a Denim Jumpsuit?

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1. Anthropologie, 2. Balmain S/S 2014 via ELLE, 3. Nordstrom

If this season has any form-meets-function trend, the denim jumpsuit is it. Once a mechanic’s workwear item, the denim coverall has sprouted right on up into posh territory. From the runway to celebrities and fashion stores across the globe, these items are no longer hard to find and come in surprisingly chic silhouettes.

Thinking about easing this workwear into your rotation? Ditch the boots, roll up the sleeves, and accessorize with bold jewelry. Think about the contrast of wearing the rugged piece in a feminine way. Tall stilettos or wedges look ace with this menswear item.

Also, let the chic celebs below serve as some sartorial inspiration – these ladies know how to rock a denim jumpsuit:

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Rachel Zoe, Gwen Stefani, and Naomi Watts wearing denim jumpsuits. | Photos via Pacific Coast News

Have you tried it out? Let us know!

If you haven’t, would you wear a denim jumpsuit? How would you wear this look? Which celeb styled it the best? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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Kate Spade to Launch Swimwear

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Photo Courtesy of Kate Spade

WWD is reporting that Kate Spade will soon be launching its first swimwear line. The line is part of Kate Spade’s cruise 2015 collection, and includes 70 pieces: 52 mix-and-match separates, 12 one-pieces, and several cover-ups. Prices will range from $120 to $200.

If the bow-adorned bikini above is any indication, this swimwear will be on par with the rest of Kate Spade’s retro, girly, and quirky offerings. In addition to bows, the swimsuit designs include black-and-white checks and stripes, polka dots, and gold metal-plated zipper pulls.

Deborah Lloyd, Kate Spade’s president and chief creative officer spoke to WWD about the line:

“This is such a fun opportunity to bring glamour back to the beach. I am constantly inspired by the glamour that women brought to the beach in the Fifties and Sixties.”

If you want to purchase one of these swimsuits before the end of summer, unfortunately it’s a no-go. Kate Spade swim won’t be available at retailers until this November. There’s always next year though, right?

Tell us what you think:

What do you think of Kate Spade swimwear? Do you like the swimsuit above? Would you splurge on one of these bathing suits? As always, remember to tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment!

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TV Fashion Recap: True Blood and Falling Skies

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TV Fashion Recap is a biweekly column featuring the best of TV fashion. Every other week, we recreate our favorite outfits from the most recent episodes of all of the hottest shows. Stay tuned; we may feature your favorite show next!

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Every other week, I break down the best of TV fashion, featuring my favorite looks from the last two weeks. This week, I was inspired by True Blood and Falling Skies. Read on to check out the outfits:

1. True Blood (Season 7, Episode 4): Rosie’s Denim Jacket and Colored Jeans

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I’ll be honest with you – I don’t really know much about HBO’s vampire drama True Blood. I read the first few books that the series is based off of, but love triangles stress me out because A) I don’t like angst, and B) I get way too emotionally attached to couples and I get more upset about their break ups than they do. Anyway, in the books, there wasn’t just a love triangle – it was a love pentagon, and it was giving me panic attacks, so I avoided the show, and now I regret it.

I overheard my roommate watching this episode and got sucked in. I had no idea what was going on (partially because my roommate threatened my life if I asked, “Who’s that guy?” or “Wait, why are they doing that?” one more time), but I was super intrigued. I’m going to start binge watching True Blood ASAP, and you all should do it with me so that we can fangirl together! If you have seen True Blood, what do you think of the show? Do you recommend it?

True Blood Fashion Inspiration
Product Info: Jacket, Tank, Pants, Bag, Shoes, Necklace

When I saw this casual and comfy outfit, I instantly fell in love. I’m lazy, so if I just have some errands to run, I want to make my outfits as easy and relaxed as possible, but I still want to look cute. One of the laws of the universe is that if I look horrible and frumpy, I will run into ex-boyfriends, professors, and basically everyone I know. Please tell me that I’m not alone in this, because I’m starting to think I’m cursed.

To recreate this look, start with a pair of brightly colored pants and a jean jacket. Layer a cute tank underneath the jacket – I’ve had one too many fashion disasters involving pink cheetah print, so I switched it out for a polka dot tank instead. If you are lucky enough to be able to pull off the pink cheetah print, you go girl! (And teach me your ways.)

Keep the accessories minimal to maintain an effortless vibe. Grab a large bag, some cute, colorful flats, and a pendant necklace – it’s that easy!

2. Falling Skies (Season 4, Episode 4): Lexi’s White Boho Dress and Fringe Vest

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I’ve talked about TNT’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi, Falling Skiesbefore (see here for a Jeanne-inspired look that showcases the military jacket trend), but my obsession has been taken to a whole new level. The show is about a group of civilians and fighters who band together to survive after Earth was invaded by aliens. It’s a very familiar premise, but the emphasis on military strategy, the constant plot-twists, and the very easy-on-the-eyes characters make this show a summer stand-out.

Lexi Falling Skies fashion
Product Info: Dress, Vest, Earrings, Sunglasses, Bracelet, Blush Palette, Shoes, Necklace

Lexi’s Coachella-esque outfit is perfect for a date, picnic, or plotting against creepy aliens trying to destroy your race – it’s that versatile. To recreate this look, start with a white maxi dress and a crochet vest; light, loose fabrics are a great way to beat the heat and avoid becoming a sweaty mess (which is the story of my life). Round off the ensemble with a chic pair of sandals and metal frame aviator sunglasses.

Slip a pendant around your neck, then grab some cute earrings and maybe a gold metal cuff to add a little edge to your outfit. To complete this beautiful boho look, apply a bit of bronzer and highlighter to make yourself look like a shimmery bronzed goddess.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? Did we miss any amazing outfits from the past week of TV? Which shows do you think deserve a spot on the next TV Fashion Recap post? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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