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We Love Colors Legwear for Spring

The lovely people over at We Love Colors, an amazing online hosiery boutique, recently sent me a bundle of their brightly hued tights in delicious pastel hues, including pink, lavender, cream, yellow and light green, as well as a pair of rich jewel-toned emerald green.

Not too long ago, I wrote a little post about how to wear colored tights and featured looks from the runway as well as some tres chic fashion bloggers. But this time, the challenge fell to me to incorporate these bold leg coverings into my wardrobe. Let me tell you, it was tricky working around such bright colors, but it was also oddly exhilarating. Colors have a mood-elevating effect and seem to spark the imagination in unexpected ways.

If you think you've got what it takes to rock colored tights—as I know many of you do—then head on over to the brand new We Love Colors "Trends" Blog and share your style with the world. Send them a photo of yourself wearing colored tights in a creative way, and you could be featured on their blog and even might receive a free gift! We love colors, how about you?

Dress: Old Navy, Originally $34.50, I paid $14.99
Cardigan: French Connection via TJ Maxx, Originally $98, I paid $23
Necklaces: Old Navy, Originally $14.50, I paid $0.99 each
Tights: We Love Colors, gift
Shoes: Old Navy, Original price unknown, I paid $6.97 on clearance
Purse: Zara, Original price unknown, I paid $19.99 on sale

Today at Gilt: CFDA Red Carpet, CFDA Accessories, ADAM

Today's sales at Gilt Groupe include CFDA On The Red Carpet: Accessories, CFDA On The Red Carpet: Eveningwear, ADAM, and Hickey menswear. Not sure I will have a need for a red carpet-worthy gown any time soon, but that doesn't mean I can't look, right? All sales start today, Monday 2/23 at 12 PM ET. Use this link to join the sales:

Win Cool Stuff: Handmade Feathered Headband

And the winner is... #26 Danielle, who writes "Cymbeline and Constance are my faves!!! I love these!!!" Congratulations to our lucky winner and special thanks to Feather by Feather for making this great giveaway possible!

Please note: This contest has ended.

Feathers are everywhere these days (everywhere chic, that is), from the Spring 2009 Louis Vuitton runway to the stylish set of Gossip Girl. Enter today's giveaway for your chance to ruffle some sartorial feathers with a beautiful, handmade feathered headband, courtesy of Feather by Feather. For your chance to win one (1) feathered headband of your choice, visit the Feather by Feather Etsy store (, then tell us which headband style is your favorite in the comment section below. (Each one is named after a Shakespearean heroine or villain—how cool is that?!). Good luck everyone!

Be sure to use a valid email address and include info(at) in your address book so we can contact you if you're the winner. Comments must be posted by 12 midnight ET on Tuesday February 24 to be eligible to win. One lucky winner will be chosen at random, and will be announced on Wednesday February 25.