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Beauty Review: Avon Solar Advance Sunscreen Lotion




Summer isn't over yet, and if you're looking for an incredible sunscreen, look no further than Avon Anew Solar Advance. As one of Avon's Blogger Ambassadors, I recently had the opportunity to test out two new products from the brand: Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45 ($34) and Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF 30 ($34).

The Look for Less: Anita Ko Pyramid Stud Earrings

LA-based jewelry designer Anita Ko's 14k gold pyramid stud earrings are $320 at Net-a-porter. Much like pearls, these modern classics are something you can wear with everything.



Anita Ko at ShopStyle



Cameron Diaz wore her Anita Ko pyramid stud earrings while promoting her movie Knight and Day.

Cameron Diaz

Get the look for less with these chic look-a-likes from Fred Flare, just $12. Click either image to shop.



Fred Flare at ShopStyle



Photo credit of Cameron: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

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UPDATE: And the winner is… #24 Sara! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!


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If you're serious about blogging and want to know how to take your blog to the next level, you've got to enter this week's giveaway! I just ordered my copy of Fashion 2.0: Blogging Your Way to The Front Row - The Insider's Guide to Turning Your Fashion Blog into a Profitable Business and Launching a New Career - and I picked up another copy to give away to one lucky reader.

Off the Rack: July Highlights at Kmart




A few days ago I popped into a Kmart store in New York City to check out what was new (and to cool off from the exhausting heat). I found some of the most agreeable fashions near the entrance from Route 66. This brand is targeted towards teens, but there were a lot of cute tees, tanks, shorts, jeans and pants priced under $20 that anyone could work into their wardrobe. I liked a striped neutral tank with neon lace detailing and a dark-denim jean jacket, a great wardrobe staple. Moving on, I saw some cute blouses, skirts and dresses from the Attention and Apostophe lines. I really wanted to buy some printed shorts and a colorful romper (you see them so often in the city, it's kinda contagious) but I had an event to attend and I didn't want to show up with an armful of shopping bags. Next time! Click through for more photos. Anything catch your eye?