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Off the Rack: March Shoe Highlights at Marshall's

In addition to Instagramming my recent trip to Marshall's, I also snapped some photos with my camera in the Shoe Mega Shop for your viewing pleasure. The shelves were stocked with sandals that touched on all the major spring trends, like colorblocking, python, bright prints and sky-high wedges. In terms of brands, I saw the usual suspects: Steve Madden, Dolce Vita, Nine West and BCBGeneration, to name a few. A lone pair of Lavender by Vera Wang leather ballet flats caught my eye (this was the first time I've seen this brand, which is nice). I was hoping to find some leather or suede smoking flats but didn't have any luck. This was mostly a scouting mission anyways, so I'll be back. Oh yes.

Click through for a few more highlights from my trip, see anything you like?

White by Vera Wang Spring 2012 Bridal Lookbook

Get your pinning fingers ready: Here are the new wedding gown styles from the White by Vera Wang Spring 2012 Collection. The collection takes inspiration from the delicate form of flowers and their feminine appeal, and includes strapless gowns in taffeta and gazaar with asymmetrically draped bodices in soft hues of white, ivory and blush. The collection also includes contemporary looks styled with clean, simple details in updated mermaid and A-line silhouettes and sweetheart, strapless and asymmetrical necklines.

It's hard to pick a favorite, and you really have to try these on to see which looks best on your body (speaking from experience, hehe) but I really love the blush pink ballgown above and the strapless gown with the big grosgain bow (below). So romantic.

As some of you may know, I wore White by Vera Wang for my September wedding and I couldn't have been happier with my decision. It was truly the perfect dress for the best day of my life. I know I've been promising to share wedding photos forever now (still haven't picked my wedding album photos lol) but you may click on over to my photographer's blog Roya Jade (she's amazing) to see a few highlights.

White by Vera Wang's Spring 2012 wedding gowns are priced between $500 - $1,500. To view the entire collection, including shoes, veils, sashes, bridesmaid dresses and accessories, visit


Which dress is your favorite??