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Wet n Wild's Fast Dry Nail Colors for Spring 2011

Here's some nail polish porn for you: Wet n Wild's Fast Dry Nail Colors for Spring 2011. These bold and brand-new colors come in 18 shades and dry in less than 60 seconds. The TV show-inspired names are a bit cheesy but the colors are definitely eye-catching, like the iridescent Grays Anatomy, hot pink How I Met Your Magenta, bright gold The Wonder Yellows and sparkly Party of Five Glitters. Each polish is just $1.99 at your local drugstore. Talk about the chicest, cheapest, quickest manicure for spring; who's on board?

Charlotte Russe Spring 2011: Sheer Romance and Wear to Work

For Spring 2011, Charlotte Russe presents four fun lookbooks that will have you wishing for warm weather. I've posted the first two here, now here are the final two: Sheer Romance and Wear to Work.

The first 6 photos you'll see here are from the Sheer Romance mini lookbook: "Parisian chic is at the heart of this super femme collection. It's about soft, sheer knits and flirty, flowy silhouettes. Ooh la la!"

The final 3 photos are from the mini lookbook Wear to Work: "Being a fashionista is a full-time job, so glam it up…even when you're at the office."

The collection of dresses, tops, bottoms, accessories and shoes is priced from just $6 for a pair of earrings to $40 for strappy heels. These items are rolling out now in stores and online at Utterly adorable.

Sneak Peek: Custo Barcelona Fall 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is coming up, and one of the shows I'll be attending is Custo Barcelona. Here's a sneak peek from the designer:

"Bright, relaxed daywear. The woman who wears these daytime garments is totally urban and is looking for something with personality for work and weekends. She is intelligent and non-conformist, but without losing sight of her sexier and more daring spirit. A real 'Revolution Grrrls' style.

The Custo nighttime look for women is one of the strong points of the collection. Outlines feature baggy, less structured lines in which overlayering is the key. The fit is comfortable and roomy with oversize pieces a constant. Tops are wide over narrow bottoms, with the odd flare or bag. Boho chic with unstructured flowing lines to emphasize the variety of feminine shapes."