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Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's 'Impulse' Collection Sketches

Macy's shared a few sketches with me from its upcoming collaboration with designer Karl Lagerfeld (who is of course the man behind Chanel) for a capsule collection set to launch in Macy's "Impulse" departments this fall.

Featuring limited-edition women's apparel pieces reminiscent of the designer's signature style, Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse Only at Macy's will be sold in approximately 235 Macy's stores nationwide and on beginning August 31.

The collection is a blend of refined dresses, airy tops, modern tweeds and Lagerfeld's signature high-collared neck, priced on average from $50 to $170.

Ask BB: What to Wear While Sightseeing in Italy

I'm getting married in Positano, Italy in early September of this year and will be spending 5 days in Rome as well. It is supposed to be in the mid 80's. Could you please give me some outfit ideas for sightseeing? I'm 25 years old, 5'3" and 110 lbs. —Megan

First of all, congratulations! I can't think of a more romantic place to say "I do." Regarding sightseeing, I'm picturing an equally romantic combination of casual skirts and feminine tops, paired with comfortable shoes and a small crossbody bag. Bring a lightweight cardigan that you can toss over your shoulders when you're in a museum or touring a cathedral. I was in Old Navy the other day and saw lots of stylish items under $30 that will work well for your trip, and I've included some of them in the outfit ideas below. Click on any item for shopping details. Buon viaggio!

Outfit idea #1: Italians have a reputation for being stylish but you'll see a wide range of fashion tastes represented on the streets of Rome. Blend in by wearing this white ruffle top and blush skirt - both are supremely comfortable yet pretty.