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Princess Vera Wang for Kohl's Fall 2012 Lookbook

Princess Vera Wang for Kohl's Lookbook

I'm happy to be able to share the complete Princess Vera Wang for Kohl's fall 2012 collection lookbook, at long last! This is designer Vera Wang's new juniors line for girls who were "born to rule," as the catchy tagline says. We first learned about this line back in December and I got to preview the debut collection of apparel, accessories and shoes in NYC a few months back but had to keep everything secret until now. For the fearless fashionista, Princess Vera Wang features "unexpected details and artful bits of whimsy." Don't let the name, "Princess," fool you - it's not all pink tulle and pearls, rather, this line ranges from pretty to prep to punk. I'm not the target demographic but I think the line is really fun and fresh for young girls and yes, even us adults (loving the edgy jewelry and print pants that I can tone down with a button front shirt and blazer). I see a lot of potential here. Priced under $85, you can shop the Princess Vera Wang line come July 9, 2012 in stores and at

The Look for Less: DV by Dolce Vita 'Jamison' Boots

These genuine leather DV by Dolce Vita 'Jamison' boots are $58.90 (down from $118.95) at and come in taupe, beige, orange-red or teal.

I just bought these faux-leather 'Kaelyn' boots from Target ($29.99) and someone complimented me on them and asked if they were by Dolce Vita - oops! Didn't even realize these were a knockoff. (Or are they? It seems like Dolce Vita has given Target their blessing to make lower priced versions of lots of their shoe styles, doesn't it?)

Anyways, I love love love my Kaelyn's, wore them all day while running around and my feet couldn't have been happier. They look great worn with jeans or skirts and dresses. Highly recommend. I'm thinking about getting the Jamisons, too, just because I love this style so much.