Dress Up Lab

We Are Obsessed With This Layering Piece

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Is it a kimono? Or a robe in disguise.... So comfy and boho chic at the same time, the kimono has been an especially haute look this summer and it's breezing on into fall. It's the perfect transitional layering piece that exudes glamour and romance as it billows around you in the breeze.... and, even better it offers coverage for tops or dresses that are on the skimpy (or tight fitting!) side. We can't get enough. Pair it with jeans, camis, shorts, skirts for even your go-to LBD to spice up your look. Here are a few of our favorite styles we found for under $150. (Three are under $50!) The Labor Day sales have us over ...Read more.

Feeling Inspired By… Brooches at Chanel

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I've collected brooches since I was a teen. My grandmother's, my mom's, vintage, contemporary, sparkly gems, classic pearls -- I have a case full of them. So, when on my recent trip to Paris, I saw gorgeous brooches both alone and in clusters popping up on tweed jackets at Chanel, I got excited to pull out my stash and start playing. While the translucent Chanel flower is covetable, I have a few flowers that serve beautifully as an anchor brooch surrounded by a colorful pin and another metallic one. Three brooches clustered together in different shapes and sizes, but complementary materials and colors, is a fun way to ...Read more.

Sunny Days Ahead Require Cute Hats (Under $100!)

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We're counting down the days until summer vacation starts and pool season officially arrives. Hats have thankfully become a must-have accessory in our warm-weather wardrobe. After all, it's a fact that too much sun exposure plays a major role in aging our skin. Not only are the right sunhats super chic, they also help fend off wrinkles, sun spots and skin cancer on our face better than any product can. Of course, both a hat AND sunscreen are critical, but there's no substitute for simply covering up. We went on the hunt for the cutest hats under $100 and here's what we found. ...Read more.