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Desk-to-Dinner Style: the Shift Dress & the Slouch Pant

It seems like we’re always singing the praises of a multitasking wardrobe, but it’s hard to ignore how certain indispensible pieces can radically streamline your busy lifestyle. And not to mention, they just make more budget sense! Who doesn’t like getting more bang for their buck?

We believe in investing in pieces that seamlessly go from office-appropriate to “I’m ready for a cocktail” just by swapping out a couple of elements. Two such pieces are the flattering shift dress and the comfy-yet-chic slouchy black pant. Both can easily be toned down for work or dressed up for a night out!

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The Shift Dress:

Throw on a classic trench and some chic loafers for the office, and switch off to a sleek moto jacket and sexy heels for a night out!

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[Featured styles:]

desk: DKNYC Dress with Ponte Piecing + Larry Levine Classic Luxurious Wool Walking Coat, Cole Haan "Ambrose" Skimmer, MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote

dinner: DKNYC Dress with Ponte Piecing + MICHAEL Michael Kors Moto Jacket, Pour la Victoire "Vione" Heels, Vince Camuto Horn Clutch

 


The Slouchy Black Pant:

This wardrobe workhorse is as comfy as it is chic. Wear it with sleek black pumps to add a polished feel, or turn up the fun with a pair of fancy heels for the perfect off-duty style.

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[Featured styles:]

desk: Joie "Mariner" Pant + BCGMAXAZRIA "Kendel" Slim Fit Shirt, Rachel Zoe "Ambrosia" Pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Medium Mab Tote

dinner:Joie "Mariner" Pant + Amanda Uprichard Crossover Tank, Sanctuary Sleeveless Blazer, Joie "Cayla" Heels, House of Harlow 1960 Warrior Tiles Link Bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff Mini "Crosby" Crossbody

 

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What to Wear: Mother's Day Brunch

This Sunday, we honor the most special lady in our lives, otherwise known as mom. There’s no better time to treat dear mom to a nice, relaxing brunch, put on your Sunday best, and remind her why she’s truly one of a kind!

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from our Polished brands for making Mother’s Day brunch a stylish occasion mom won’t soon forget:

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For Her:

1. Pendleton "Vista" Dress

2. Vince Camuto Keyhole Blouse + Vince Camuto Navajo Jacquard Skirt

3. NIC + ZOE "Fresh Fields" Tunic Top

4. KUT from the Kloth "Diana" Skinny in White

5. NYDJ "Gypset" Blouse + MICHAEL Michael Kors Printed Linen Short

For Him:

6. Nautica Ramie/Cotton Button-Down Shirt + Vineyard Vines Classic Fit Seersucker Club Pant

7. Vineyard Vines Jersey Polo + Vineyard Vines Classic Fit Madras Breaker Short

8. Tommy Bahama Island Geo Camp Shirt + Tommy Bahama New Linen on the Beach Easy Fit Pant

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Great Gift Ideas for Mom

There are so many types of mom out there, but one thing remains constant—their unconditional love, constant support and advice make them more than deserving of a day entirely dedicated to them!

Even though mom will always defer to “it’s the thought that counts” when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, we have a few lovely "just-in-time-for-summer" gift ideas that she’s sure to adore.

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1. Alex and Ani Blue Raspberry Set of 5 Stack Bracelets

2. Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio

3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote

4. Love Quotes Linen Hand Knotted Tassel Scarf

5. Alex and Ani “Like A Mother” Charm Bracelet

6. Dogeared “One for Your One for Me” Mother-Daughter Necklaces

7. San Diego Hat Company Floppy Sun Hat

8. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Clutch

9. Hobo Zappos Exclusive Perforated “Lauren” Clutch in Mint

10. Michael Kors Collection Signature Mother’s Day Gift Set

 

Remember: Mother’s Day is May 11! Our shipping is fast & free—returns are free as well!

Visit our Gift Shop for even more Mother’s Day gift ideas!

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What to Pack for a Beachside Getaway

Laidback days with no real agenda, cell phone off, sea breeze flowing through your hair. If this scenario sounds long overdue, then perhaps a beachside getaway should be in your summer to-do list!

Here are a few of our go-to staple pieces to pack for a relaxing vacation away from the daily hustle and bustle:

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1. Tommy Bahama "Annotto Waves" Dress

2. KAMALIKULTURE Halter Side Draped Mio Swimsuit

3. Vince Camuto Studded Band Panama Hat

4. Pendleton "Chief Joseph" Spa/Beach Towel

5. KAMALIKULTURE Square Cat Eye Sunglasses

6. KUT from the Kloth Denim Jacket

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Strapless Eyelet Dress

8. Calvin Klein Zipper Roll Shirt

9. Vince Camuto Cuffed Shorts

10. NIC + ZOE Breezy Seams Flirt Skirt

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Polished: Spring Dresses for Every Occasion

Spring weddings, seaside vacations, al fresco dinner dates, nights out on the town… This season is brimming with opportunities to wear beautiful dresses!

We’ve rounded up a few of our recent favorites to give your spring wardrobe a nice dose of feminine style:

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1. Nally & Millie Lace Dress

2. Kenneth Cole New York Hilary Dress

3. Hatley Shift Dress

4. KAMALIKULTURE V Back Neck Maxi Gown

5. Karen Kane Reverse Seam Carolyn Maxi

6. 525 america Ruffle Maxi Tie Dye Dress

7. Calvin Klein Printed Matte Jersey Maxi

8. DKNYC City Jersey Sleeveless Draped Dress

9. MICHAEL Michael Kors Sleeveless Fulham Stripe Dress

10. Allen Allen Tie Dye Dress


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Face First: The Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

We’re taking the guesswork out of finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for spring! Whether you’re a classic oval, or a striking square, use our style guide to discover which frames work best for your face shape!

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Olivia

2. Ray-Ban Original Aviator

3. Maui Jim Honomanu

4. Oakley Holbrook

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Norwich

2. Polo Ralph Lauren 0PH4076

3. Von Zipper Ling Ling

4. Arnette Witch Doctor

 

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1. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Tortoise

2. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Polarized Glossy Black

3. Oakley Forehand

4. Zeal Optics Brewer

 

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1. Ray-Ban Erika

2. Polo Ralph Lauren 0PH3071

3. 9Five Watson II

4. RAEN Optics Fairbank

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Karina

2. Ray-Ban Cockpit Polarized

3. IVI Dusky

4. RAEN Optics Remmy


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Buyer Picks: Ashley

Although spring is just a mere weeks away, it’s been quite a bummer to see all this arctic weather happening through most of the Midwest and East Coast lately! So, to thaw out our senses and prepare for sunnier days ahead, we’ve enlisted one of our in-house fashion connoisseurs from our Contemporary Fashion Clothing department to dish out her absolute must-haves for spring.

Enjoy and think warm, happy thoughts, dolls!

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1. Wildfox "Born on the Beach" Tahiti Tunic

2. Free People Printed Triangle Top Maxi

3. Stuart Weitzman Gladiator

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium "Selma" Messenger

5. Deborah Lippmann Lipstick "Call Me Maybe"

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5 Investment-Worthy Wardrobe Staples

Trends come and go; some even cycle back around a few years later. But as much fun as it is to keep up with fashion trends, a well-rounded wardrobe always needs a few classic foundation pieces that never go out of style.

When it comes to these trend-proof essentials, it’s perfectly appropriate to splurge on quality over quantity! Investing in pieces that will take you through multiple outfits and seasons is just a smart way to stay stylish through fleeting trends.

Below are some classic pieces that are destined to be on heavy rotation in any closet:

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Black Blazer: Calvin Klein 1-Button Jacket

Dark-Wash Denim: DL 1961 Nicky Cigarette Jeans in Wooster

Carryall Tote: MICHAEL Michael Kors “Jet Set” Large Tote

Ankle Boots: ECCO “Pretoria” Ankle Bootie

Basic Flats: COACH “Dalia” Flats