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What We Love Right Now

Fashion is fleeting, and so are our feelings towards it. But here's what we think is absolutely amazing right now:

Coral lips: As seen on Carolina Herrera's Spring 2008 runway, this gorgeous shade does wonders for all skin tones, just experiment to find the hue that's right for you. I prefer this color in a lip gloss like Fire Coral Plumping Lip Glaze from e.l.f.

Lightweight scarves: You've seen them on ALL the celebs, and with good reason: They truly do punch up any outfit in an instant. And, you don't have to wear a bright color or trendy tie-dye if you don't want to: Opt for neutral shades, and a solid or simple pattern for a truly refined way to accessorize. Find them at H&M, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and The Pashmina Store.

Beads: Stacked bead bracelets or layered strands of bead necklaces make a chic statement. You'll look like you've just recently returned from an exotic vacation, rather than a trip to a mall (avoid all the low-grade silver and gold jewelry you see at mall kiosks. Looks cheap. Unless you want a Carrie Bradshaw name necklace - those are always hot.) Get gorgeous beads at H&M, Banana Republic, Target, and Forever 21.

Black Blazers: It's the perfect transitional piece of outerwear for Spring, and of course, the blazer is perfect for the office. But not just any blazer will do: Try this boyfriend blazer from Target, or this single-button black blazer from Topshop for an effortless, fashion forward look.

What can't you live without right now

Spring Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi for Target Moccasins

These Isaac Mizrahi for Target leather moccasins are so ugly, they're cute. And, I mean that in the best way possible: They have a quirky, pebbled rubble sole, reminiscent of Tod's skimmers; they come in seven delightful colors, including yummy lime, yellow and pink, and most of all, they're totally, unmistakeably Isaac.

As you'd expect, this classic shoe style delivers comfort. (I tried these on for fun in the store and didn't want to take them off, they're soft as slippers.) If you have a dingy pair of white sneaks that you've been schlepping around in, toss them out and grab a pair of these inexpensive mocs instead. For the risk-free price of $29.99, you'll bump your style quotient up a notch, and your feet will feel great.

>> Isaac Mizrahi for Target "Gail" Leather Moccasins, $29.99