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Three's A Trend: Tie Dye Halter Dresses

I like to think I'm a free spirit at heart, but I can't say I've ever felt the urge to wear tie dye to make that point. Still, I'll try almost anything once (stress: almost), and these tie dye halters are starting to grow on me (number III is more dip dye than tie dye, but whatev). Forever 21's take (center) is my favorite for those rich emerald green hues - and because I don't want to invest too much in a trend that might be here today, gone tomorrow...

I. Young Fabulous & Broke Tie Dye Twist T-Bar Back Jersey Dress at, $392.58
II. Tie Dye Chiffon Halter at, $27.80
III. French Connection Pretty Grunge Dress at, $178.00

Look for Less: DVF Love Knot Thong Sandal

If you're fond of that elite-chic mid-winter vacation vibe that's the hallmark of resort wear, then Diane von Furstenberg's Love Knot Sandal is for you: Thin gold straps link to a statement-making love knot on a discreet wedge to create the perfect shoe to pair with those maxi dresses and caftans you might wear in the islands.

If, on the other hand, you'd simply like to bring a bit of the beach to your own backyard, then you'll love Aerosole's Soul Mate Thong. Comfortable styling, a chic metallic hue, and a wallet-friendly price makes this sandal your passport for summer fun wherever you are.

>> Left: DVF Love Knot Thong Sandal at, $265.00
>> Right: Aerosoles "Soul Mate" Thong at, $69.00