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The Look for Less: Black Halo Jackie Dress

Black Halo at ShopStyle

Celebrities love Black Halo dresses for their figure-flattering and feminine styles. This Black Halo Cut Out Shoulder Jackie Dress shows just enough skin to be sexy yet sophisticated, and retails for $345 at Saks Fifth Avenue...

French Connection at ShopStyle

...For a more affordable take on this trend, try French Connection's New Construction Dress, on sale for $99.99 at I actually prefer the long sleeves on this dress, looks very Norma Kamali to me.Click any image for details or to purchase.

New Store Spotlight: Designer Sample Sales at

A new designer online sample sale site has come to my attention called I'm not sure if the company is called "Savvy & Co.," "The Savvy" or simply "Savvy" but all that matters is that this New York City-based company can save you money!

Right now, they're having a Danielle Stevens Jewelry sale with prices ranging from $16 to $113 (regularly retailing up to $225). The sale began April 8th at 12:00 PM EST (noon) and continues through April 11th 12:00 AM EST (midnight). Find fresh, thoughtfully designed contemporary jewelry, some made from semi-precious stones and crystals intertwined with gold and silver.

I love the colorful earrings above, which feature acrylic fuchsia gems and baby turquoise stones that hang from gold plated ear wires, on sale for just $19. Other stand-out items include 10K Gold Plate 1.5” Hoop Earrings with Aqua Quartz ($21); 10K Gold Plate Stone Drop Necklace with Love Charms ($21); and 10K Gold Plate Wood and Turquoise Earrings ($16).

Danielle Stevens Jewelry has been featured in UsWeekly, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle, and counts celebs Drew Barrymore, Giuliana Rancic and Abigail Breslin among her fans.

Shop the sale at No invite necessary!

Four Dotted Dresses: Would You Wear One?

Four Dotted Dresses Inspired by Michael Kors Spring 2009 Collection

Michael Kors sent a bevy of models decked out in polka dotted dresses, skirts, coats and even one itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini down the Spring 2009 runway. I love polka dots and I loved Kors' take on this classic print, so I started looking for something similar on a budget and discovered that both Spiegel and Newport-News have very convincing Kors-inpired dresses. I think I could make dress #4 my own and rock it out at a summer wedding with bold red accessories (why not, right?!). Would you wear one?