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Off the Rack: New DV Dolce Vita Spring Shoes at Target

DV Skye
Thanks to a Facebook message from alert reader June G., I discovered new shoe arrivals by DV Dolce Vita at my local Target. From espadrille flats to wedge sandals and metallic thongs, these affordable spring shoes are all kinds of amazing. I can't speak to comfort but by looks alone I'm loving just about every single pair. DV really speaks to my personal style, on trend without looking trendy, wearable but not boring. Take a look at my in store pics and I think you'll agree. The DV Skye espadrilles (shown above) are especially good looking in real life, and also come in brown for $24.99. And don't get me started on the Paige flats. Yes. Please! Have you seen these in stores yet? Shop all DV for Target (including bags!) online at

Simple in Serenity: Taylor Swift's Boatneck Sweater and Black Jeans Look for Less

Taylor Swift Look for Less
One of Pantone's 2016 Colors of the Year, Serenity, a pastel cornflower blue is the perfect shade for the spring season. In this look Taylor Swift shows us how to add a little edge to the trend using a minimalistic approach. The singer paired the boatneck cable-knit sweater with black skinny jeans, leather booties, a chic structured handbag and a classic red lip. I love the simplicity of this look, it's so clean and understated but the black pieces make the blue shade pop and the contrast of her signature lip is the icing on the cake. Read on to discover my go-to red lipstick and get the rest of Taylor's look for less...