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Two's Company 3-piece iron wall art set is $80 (down from $100) at AMAZON.COM. They're labeled "flowers" but I think they look like sea urchins. Thanks to my girl @katarang_ for sharing this find with me after I posted this on Instagram!
I recall reading a post on Refinery29 that suggested gauchos would replace skinny jeans in the near fashion future. I laughed. But while gauchos probably won't dethrone the skinny anytime soon, we will be seeing a lot of looser fitting pants and trousers this fall. If this news comes as a welcome relief for you, take a cue from model Lily Aldridge, who paired a v-neck button front blouse with black loose fit pants and super pointy leopard flats for a sexy, off-duty look that's perfect for travel - or the office.
If you want a gradual transition to fall, look no further than Lauren Conrad's fall 2014 lookbook showcasing her latest designs for Kohl's. Inspired by her home state of California, the fall collection entitled "Nouveau Romance" mixes feminine pieces with a modern edge that can be worn just about any season. Highlights include a faux leather skater skirt in black or merlot ($35, down from $50), nude strappy "Alina" heels ($60), pleated chiffon midi skirt ($54) and double buckle "Cedar" ankle boots ($80). Once again, I think Lauren has spotted the top trends girls want to wear, from crop tops to the soft pastel color palette, and made it fresh and affordable at Kohl's. Everything here will be available August-September at Kohl's stores and KOHLS.COM. See any pieces you'll be stalking this fall?
Vanessa Hudgens isn't letting go of summer and neither should you. Channel your inner boho bombshell in a rose print midi pencil skirt, crochet crop top and wedge sandals, then add a big floppy hat (that you can wear into the fall), rainbow mirrored shades and a boxy crossbody bag.