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made in the u.s.a.

In honor of 4th of July week — we’re giving patriotic revelry until the weekend to run it’s course — we’d like to give a nod to fashion houses who are still making their duds in the U.S.A., like us!

Oscar de la Renta

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Maxi Dresses

Definition of the maxi dress: slimming, stylish, sexy, comy-chic, accessible… and the list goes on! This dress could possibly be your best friend this summer—amazing designers are offering it in all types of vibrant patterns and colors this season.  Once a week, I try wearing one of the six that I own. They’re just so soft and comfortable; I mean it’s like an acceptable nightgown (based on comfy factor, of course).  Thrown on with a pair of stylish sandals, some long necklaces and bangles, you’re ready to go! Celebs such as Lauren Conrad and Jessica Alba rely on this dress to look stylish and sleek for a night out or dinner with friends.  Dazzle it up with a wedge shoe, loose wavy hair, and a pop of color on the lip with tarte’s rise and shine lip gloss in pink.  Heading to the beach or running some errands? Just as easily, you can dress this look down with flip flops and a side braid.

How are you accessorizing your maxi dress this season?

Clutch Play

Though “schooooool’s out for sum-mer,” I have one more teensy, weensy style lesson you must learn before fully embracing summer’s warm, sticky goodness.
Like shoes, bags should change with the seasons. Winter= oversized and dark. Summer=petite and bright. During the months of pool-lounging and burger-grubbing, do you really want to be purse-lugging? Nope, didn’t think so. Tartelettes, put away those beastly, black bags and get to looking for a chic, colorful clutch.

Some of my faves:
Marc Jacobs “Love Story” Clutch is truly a lesson in romance with its layers upon layers of leathery hearts. After reading of my devotion for the Juicy Couture heart bracelet, I know you’re thinking, “Hmmm…sounds like somebody like likes that heart motif.” Well, I confess, tartelettes. I have discovered yet another heart-themed piece that gets my thumper racing.

Industry Cross Stitch Clutch Though a devoted Notre Domer, I don’t just adore this style because it showcases the colors of my beloved alma mater. More importantly, it boasts some simple, yet funkdafied details like that over&odd-sized button and its triple cross stitch.
Genevieve Jones Shagreen Clutch From the moment I saw her tiny little frame in totally ToDieFor designer duds, I was hooked on Ms. Jones. Her recently launched accessories line is making me L-O-V-E her even more. Made of ultra-lux stingray, the Shagreen Clutch is the perfect purse for bringing a simple summer ‘fit to a whole other level of chicness. The fringey tassel emblazoned with Gene’s monogram logo is a little unexpected and off-beat, just like her enviable sense of style.
Kimchi Blue Tie-Dye Clutch Though dipped in the darkest dye, this piece is anything but doom&gloom. Instead it’s rocker-chic. Say Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens? I’m imagining this paired with some distressed boyfriends and a wifebeater tank for the perfect “who the hell” cares ensemble. And its roomy shape is big enough for loads of tarte products, including the 3-in-1 Infinite Glow palette, complete with color for every inch of the face.
Tory Burch’s T Clutch There is little in the world that I love more than Tory Burch. She is the Picasso of Purses, the Amstel of Accessories…shall I go on? So imagine my delight when I stumbled on her latest little masterpiece? The hues of blue are phenomenal. The mix of leather and canvas is cheeky. The oversized “T” identifying yet another BurchBeauty is confident, not cocky. This clutch is Tor-turously chic.

Ok, style students, I have given you a list of summer satchels that covers every price range, but most importantly offers styles that are simply irresistible. So take a break from the sunning and get to shopping!

A Tartelette’s Lust List

With the temps creeping into the 80s (wooo-hooo, finally!), it’s about time to start doing the new season shuffle. Bye-bye, boots and scarves! Why, hi, short-shorts and bikinis! If you’re at a loss as to what’s hot for well…the hot, I have compiled a list of warm-weather wonders that’s sure to get your sartorial heart-rate pumping!

TOMS Tie-dye Classic Canvas Slip-on
Popular with fashionistas and hipsters alike, TOMS is a shoe brand that turns shopping into service. For each pair of shoes purchased, the company donates a pair to a child in need. Buh-bye, shoppers remorse! I am in L-O-V-E with this green tie-dye style!
Juicy Couture Enamel Heart bracelet
I am a jewelry fiend and fanatic. Therefore, the moment my peepers caught this deliciously chunky jewel with its offbeat color palette of neutrals and bright greens, it was love. I’m not usually a fan of heart motifs, but this little piece had me singing Stacy Q’s 80s hit “Two of hearts, two hearts that beat as one!” G&P, you girls have done it again!
tarte eyeshadow set—eyeQuatic
They say eight glasses of H20 is the secret to glowing skin. I say tarte’s eyeQuatic set is the true key to a flawless face. Its hues of blue, gold and violet will give lids that perfect splash of summer chic. As we’ve already established my deep devotion to Lights, Camera, Lashes…it only seems right that I’ll fall just as hard for its water-proof cousin- Lights, Camera, Splashes! And how recessional chic is the bonus Missoni-esque scarf! Jump in, chicsters, the water feels great!
Longchamp “Le Pliage” Tote Bag
Though I got a little Longchamp-ed out during my four years in college, there is something about this classic French brand that resonates style. I’m rejecting the classroom-variety colors (red, navy, black) and going for the green. This kiwi color will act as a fun pop of color for casual summer looks. I’m so into this little Longchamp, I’ve already planned what I’ll be piling into it. The newest Emergen-c flavor- PomCran- for a mid-day boost, my beloved Spring Greening kit- I am literally obsessed with the flirty eye hues and the hilarious Like I Give a Frock, a book of “Fashion forecasts and meaningless misguidance.”
So, tartelettes, turn up Big Willie Style’s “Summertime” and get ready for some haute stylings!