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William Rast for Target

Fabsugar is surprised to learn that Target is teaming up with William Rast by Justin Timberlake, in stores December 19th, 2010.

The Fashion Spot has photos of Katie Holmes wearing vintage as Jackie Kennedy for her role in the upcoming History Channel miniseries The Kennedys.

Stylist recaps the season premiere episode of Project Runway: Season 8.

Lemondrop highlights 9 uber bridal trends Chelsea Clinton's wedding will launch.

MyStyle shows you how to look summertime cute in culottes.

People StyleWatch has the scoop on Shakira's new fragrance, S by Shakira.

Nitrolicious posts pics from the Forever 21 Twist I Love Nerds Lookbook.


Off the Rack: Fall Boots Hit Target in July

'Karima' Genuine Leather Boot, $49.99 *BB's Pick*

If you weren't impressed by the Dolce Vita for Target collab, never fear: Target has tons of new shoe styles to help you plan ahead for fall. Highlights include classic black riding boots, new genuine leather Frye-inspired tall boots, work-chic ruffle flats, day-to-night booties and buckle-embellished heeled boots. There's literally something for everyone and the prices are low. The trick will be assessing what's in your current wardrobe and filling in the gaps. Click through for more photos. Which pairs are you loving?

L.L.Bean Siganture Fall 2010 Collection Preview




On July 28th, I attended an online webinar to preview the L.L.Bean Signature Fall 2010 Collection Preview. "Style" might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of L.L.Bean's rugged New England-inspired clothing, but let me assure you, their new Signature collection exudes style. I credit this with the fact that most of the pieces are pulled straight from the L.L.Bean archives, on occasion with an updated fit, color or cut. The result is classic American sportswear with a slightly preppy, retro feel that's perfect for the urban dweller who appreciates the great outdoors and embraces the past with nostalgia.

This isn't a dumbed down, cheaper line, rather these are quality pieces made with the same L.L.Bean guarantee of great fabrics and solid workmanship, pieces you'll want to hold on to for seasons to come. Prices will range anywhere from $20-$30 for basics all the way up to $500 for an Italian wool coat, and will be available for purchase at www.llbeansignature.com at the end of summer.

I can not tell you how happy I am to see old-school pieces brought back intact; they were perfect the first time around and look totally current and cool today. I'm a sucker for the nautical prints, tartan plaid, vintage accessories, menswear-inspired tailoring and silly duck boots. This season I'm definitely getting a pair! Besides, I live in New England now so I better dress the part, right? Click through to see the complete Fall preview plus a sneak peek at the Winter 2010 collection, too!