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Introducing The Westfield Style Lounge

The Westfield Style Lounge via the Westfield Trumbull Facebook page

As a Westfield Style Ambassador, I wanted to share really exciting news about something called the Westfield Style Lounge, which provides shoppers with a free, one-on-one fashion consultation with Style for Hire stylists when they visit the malls.

That's right: You can get real-time help from real stylists while you're shopping at the mall.

There are two ways to take advantage of this free service: Head to the Westfield Style Lounge, a dedicated space in the mall where professional stylists will provide free personalized style consultations for shoppers.

Or, just use your mobile phone to simple e-mail a photo of your look to the on-call stylist for an instant response. Brilliant!

The Fitting Room at Walmart

Walmart just launched something called The Fitting Room, a place to help you discover all the latest spring and summer trends currently available - all at Walmart's low prices.

The Fitting Room lets shoppers browse, Pin and Share their favorite trends like color blocking, mix & match, bright, bold bathing suits, the Miss Tina collection (by Beyonce's mom) and more. I love the buyer's picks section, the accessories and all the stripes (of course).

Keep reading to see some fun shoe styles you'll find at Walmart, plus watch an exclusive video featuring The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee - love her!

LOFT Summer 2012 Lookbook

LOFT Summer 2012 lookbook

If you crave color, you'll love the LOFT Summer 2012 lookbook. It's all about eye-catching hues, from cool to warm to white hot. Mix in some pretty prints that include animal, floral and stripes, and you've got a collection that'll leave you saying, "Bring on the sun!" My favorite looks include a leopard print pant paired with a stripe top (neutral in color, but bold on pattern); lavender peasant blouse with coral shorts; and a chambray-blue striped blazer with aqua shorts. Individual pieces I love include cuffed shorts in chic-but-impractical white eyelet and utility blouses in chartreuse and hot pink.

Look for these pieces at and in LOFT stores now. Which looks do you find inspiring?