Blogger Spotlight– Kirstin Marie

Bloom it on! Kirstin Marie’s latest look is perfect for hanging out in the sunshine all day long. The best? She reinvents our floral dress to create a different, more casual style. Over the dress, Kirstin ties up a sleeveless, chambray top and creates a look that flows with a belt at the waist. She adds a pop with our chic rope necklace and a crossbody bag. She completes the look with ballet flat sandals. These shoes are SO TRENDY this season, so grab them while you can.  Shop the look below, then head to Kirstin Marie’s blog more must-have style:

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Blogger Spotlight– Graceful Glamour Girl

Country girl with an edge? Yes, please! In her latest look, Graceful Glamour Girl rocks our favorite crochet trend. Michelle O. pairs our sweet little white dress with a simple denim jackets and tops it off with cowboy boots. She adds a pop of color to this look with our coral crossbody bag with chic fringe.  Love this look? Make it your own below, and then head to her blog for more easy-to-wear style. She is currently giving away a $50 Deb Shops gift card. Click here to enter!

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Blogger Spotlight– Lynne Gabriel

Ready to update your printed leggings for summer? Check out this cute way blogger babe Lynne Gabriel styles her tribal bottoms.  She creates the perfect contrast by keeping the rest of her look simple and flowy. Her white tank adds volume and lets these bright leggings shine. Lynne Steps out in a neutral wedge and brings the entire outfit together by accessorizing with pops of neon pinks and yellows.  Love this look? Shop her style below, then head to her blog for more fashion inspo:

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Blogger Spotlight– Fashionably Kay

Happy Memorial Day! Today marks the official start of summer dress season! Get out your boldest, brightest prints every time you step out. In this post, Kay from Fashionably Kay shows off her latest look in Deb from head to toe. In this look, she rocks our Aztec print dress in navy with our trendy lace up heels! These neutral, cut out cuties will go with every outfit in your closet this season. She grabs a little clutch in matching pink to complete this sweet style. Love Kay’s look? You can shop it below, and then head to her blog for more styles to love! Keep your eyes on our blog for more great styles by Kay coming soon!

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Fashion Friday– Memorial Day Weekend Must-Haves

Ready for Memorial Day Weekend? Us, too! Don’t ruin it by stressing over what to pack for the long weekend. Here is every outfit you’ll need from beach to barbecue. These pieces will look super cute and won’t take up a ton of room in your suitcase. So what is on our must-pack list? Don’t forget a cute sundress, on-trend Americana shorts, a pair of fashion forward flip flops, gladiator sandals, a fringe bikini, and top each look off with classic aviators. Click through each photo to shop our picks:

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Blogger Spotlight– Stylelista Confessions

Bring out the brights! It’s time to pack away those dreary dark sweaters and strut around in a warm-weather look. Alex from Stylelista Confessions keeps our adorable Aztec summer dress casual for a day of fun in the sun. She rocks this dress with a denim vest, t-strap sandals, and our coral crossbody bag! She completes this look with a sunburst statement necklace. Steal her look below, then head to her blog for more summer style to love:

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Blogger Spotlight– Connie Tang

Confession: We are MAJORLY crushing on boyfriend jeans this season. Blogger BFF Connie Tang rocked them so hard this week, we couldn’t help but share. This simple look is perfect for those days where your schedule doesn’t leave time to change from day to night.  In this look, Connie styled her boyfriend jeans with a billowy and beautiful top and a matching over-sized tote bag.  She accessorized with aviators, a simple chain necklace, and a layered chain necklace. Now for our other FAVE piece from this look! How about those sassy cheetah print, laced up shoes? Swoon! Shop this look below, and then head to her blog for more classic style:

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Blogger Spotlight– The Daily Sugar

This summer look is sweeter than sorbet! In her latest post, Christina from The Daily Sugar serves up the scoop of fashion inspo that you’ve been craving. She starts the look with our neon, crop top with a pretty popcorn texture and pairs it with white, high-waisted shorts. This pairing shows just a little bit of skin for a trendy look. A statement necklace, bold crossbody bag, and neutral wedges are the perfect accessories to complete this seasonal look. Shop this look below, then head to her blog for more steal-able style:

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Now Trending – Graphic Tees

Tell the world how you feel — without saying a word! Graphic tees are back in a big way, and there’s no better way to express yourself while still being totally on trend. First, a little celeb inspo to get your fashionista hearts racing:

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Feeling inspired? Which celeb look is your favorite? From Taylor’s chic take, to Janel’s rocker look, to Ariel’s classic take to Selena’s bright and colorful outfit, a graphic tee can take any outfit to the next level!

Take your graphic tee up a notch from the basic jeans-and-sneakers snoozefest trap that you might fall into. Try adding a pair of patterned palazzo pants or shorts, a skater skirt and blazer, or tucked into high waisted shorts.

For this post, we’ve decided to focus on four basic items: a graphic tank, shorts, shades and shoes. What do you think of the outfits we’ve created below? How would you style these tops?

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Now Trending– Handcrafted Vibe

Jewelry is getting bolder by the minute with this crafty new trend! Jewels are taking an understated turn this season with handmade looks from around the world. From ropes to beads, your accessories have never looked more colorful or stylish.  Stackable bracelets, boho earrings, and statement necklaces deck out every celebs’ #ootd. This easy to personalize look is one you don’t want to miss out on! Still all knotted up about these global pieces? Let us show you the ropes when it comes to rocking this new trend:

 Shop the trend:   Bracelets  |  Necklaces  |   Earrings

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Mani Monday– Tropical Print

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Are you as ready for summer as I am?? Today’s mani will be sure to get you in the mood for those awesome summer nights to come!

Shop the top that inspired this mani here, and then visit Wondrously Polished’s blog for more Mani Monday inspiration:

 

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1. Paint your nails white and let dry.

2. Use some acetone to dilute a yellow polish and paint 2-3 wavy lines across the top of your nail. You can also use a jelly polish to achieve a similar look.

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3. & 4. Repeat step 2 with a pink and blue shade. It’s up to use how much white polish you let show through your wavy lines.

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5. Paint a thin black line along the tip of each nail.

6. Use a fine detail brush to paint several vertical lines on each nail.

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7. Paint X’s at the end of each line.

8. Create the palm fronds by adding angled lines to each of the X’s. If you’re having trouble with black polish, try using some black acrylic paint. Add your favorite top coat and enjoy!

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Thanks for reading! Xo, Lindsey of Wondrously Polished

Now Trending– Rompers and Jumpsuits

Stylish is always simple when you’ve got a romper in your closet! These one-piece beauties are perfect for when you’re feeling lazy, but need to look chic. Going from day to night? A jumpsuit won’t disappoint. Switch up your accessories and style your hair into a braid or updo, and you’ve got a look that will carry through even your craziest day. Our blogger besties have styled this go-to piece with their own personal spin below. Scroll through for major fashion inspo, and then shop their looks at DebShops.com! See? We told you it was easy!

Which romper look is your fave? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Blogger Spotlight– Lynne Gabriel

Stressing about how to style those printed leggings you’ve been loving all winter? No worries, blogger babe Lynne Gabriel has you covered for the sunny months! In this post, she styles her boldly printed tribal leggings with an equally as bold top with boho embroidery. And it pays off big time! She accessorizes with a studded sandal, tassel earrings, and neon bangles to bring the colors in the look together. Shop her style below, then check out her blog for more fashion tips:

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Blogger Spotlight– Beauty and a Bargain

Make the most of your closet this season with the perfect maxi skirt! Claire from Beauty and a Bargain shows off this versatile piece in her latest Deb Shops look. Her outfit walks the line between casual and glam perfectly featuring our flowy, white tank top that lets the bold printed maxi skirt shine. Paired with golden sandals and a long, simple chain necklace, this is a style your friends will be begging you to borrow. Shop her style below, then head to her blog for more fashion inspo:

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Blogger Spotlight– Life with Lyss

Meet our newest blogger babe– Allyssa from Life with Lyss! She loves creating bright happy looks on a budget, just like this one. In her newest look, she styles our maxi dress with simple accessories for a casually cute outfit. She accessorizes with a daisy bracelet and neutral t-strap sandals. Allyssa tops off the look with classic aviators. From day to night, this is one style you will catch major compliments on. Shop her look below, then head to her blog to check out more of her style. Don’t forget to leave her some love in the comments section!

Dress  |  Bracelet  |  Shoes  |  Aviators

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Fringe Benefits

Fringe is back, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Whether you want to go full-on boho, or just a touch of the trend, we’ve got just what you need to add a little fringe to your life this season.

 Below are some easy pieces to get you started!
Add to any existing look to really up your style game this season.

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Fringed tops are such a quick way to add boho to any look. These tops pair well with denim, either cut off shorts or rolled capris look great for a relaxing day or a night at a concert. A top is a bold take on the fringed look!

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 A boho-inspired swimsuit is at the top of our list for this summer.  The fringe detail looks great with a kimono style cover up and gladiator sandals! Add some aviator shades to finish off the look.

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Don’t want to invest in a fringed item of clothing? Try an easy way to add this trend to any outfit, with a pair of earrings or a necklace. These colorful options look great paired with patterned woven pants and a plain t shirt.

Blogger Spotlight– The Daily Savant

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Embrace your inner flower child in your next look! This adorable outfit by Signe from The Daily Savant mixes the biggest warm weather trends into one great look.  Printed palazzo pants are the easiest way to combine chic trends with comfort this season. Signe rocks this bold style with a simple crop top and wedges. She finishes her look with fashion-forward accessories. Steal her style below, and then head to her blog for more looks to love:

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#DebShopsOnMe Contest

Enter our #DebShopsOnMe contest and you could be featured on our website and win a $100 Deb Shops gift card!

Simply snap a photo of you in your fave Deb Shops #ootd, and upload it to Instagram using the hashtag #DebShopsOnMe and #debshops to enter!

Read on for rules. Contest runs from Friday May 2 to May 15.

Good Luck!

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Terms and Conditions:

1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION AND ENTRY PERIOD: Deb Shops  “#DebShopsOnMe”  Contest (the “Contest”) starts 5/2/14 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends 5/16/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST (“Contest Period”). During the Contest Period, participants must snap a photo of themselves wearing a Deb Shops outfit, and upload the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #DebShopsOnMe and #debshops. At the end of the Contest, the Deb Shops judges (“Judges”), in their sole discretion, will select a 2 winners based on originality and creativity. The winners will be selected subject to the Official Rules and these Terms and Conditions herein. Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest, or sweepstakes.

 

2. SPONSOR: The sponsor for the Contest is Deb Shops, located at 9401 Blue Grass Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with Instagram. You must abide by Instagram’s terms and conditions.

 

3. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all legal residents of the United States, who have a valid Instagram account during the Contest Period. If you are under eighteen (18) or under the age of majority in your place of residence, you must obtain consent from your parent/guardian to enter the Contest. Employees of Deb Shops , their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, supplies, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, and children as well as each of their spouses, regardless of where they live), and persons living in the households of each of these individuals, whether related or not, are ineligible to participate in this Contest.

 

4. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE. During the Contest Period, participants must snap a photo with the in-store male standee, upload the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #DebShopsOnMe and #debshops (each photo, a “Submission”). Winners will be chosen based on originality and creativity. By using the hashtags in connection with your Instagram post, you acknowledge and agree that Deb Shops has the right to stream your post through the Instagram API or otherwise use your post as set forth in the Official Rules and these Terms and Conditions. You are limited to one Submission during the Contest Period. All submitted images must be either your own work or submitted with the consent of the photographer/creator/owner and consent of your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor. Your images must not be obscene or otherwise inappropriate. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submitted images do not infringe or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party or any laws. Your images must not contain brand names, copyrighted material or trademarks, other than those owned by you or Deb Shops. By entering your images into the Contest you hereby irrevocably grant to Deb Shops, its subsidiaries and licensees, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use and otherwise exploit each submitted image, and all images, text and materials depicted therein, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now or hereafter known or devised (including, without limitation, streaming media, film, print, interactive devices, mobile media, Internet and on-line systems, digital billboards), throughout the universe and in any and all languages, including, without limitation, the right to display, reproduce, record, perform, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, re-title and adapt the same, to combine it with other material and otherwise use and exploit it. You hereby forever waive and relinquish all so-called “moral rights” now or hereafter recognized in connection with entries submitted as part of the Contest. Deb Shops nor its agents shall be responsible for returning or preservation of the images submitted. All entries that are posted on Deb Shops social media pages may be available to be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.

 

5. WINNERS AND ODDS: There will be two (2) winners total for the Contest: each will win a $100 Deb Shops gift card. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Submissions. Prize conditions may be modified by Deb Shops at any time in its sole discretion. Gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions printed thereon. Prizes are nontransferable. No cash alternative or prize substitutions allowed, except in Deb Shops sole discretion. Prizes may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by the winners. Any details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Deb Shops.

 

6. SELECTION OF WINNERS & JUDGING CRITERIA: During the Contest, the Judges, in their sole discretion, will select a total of two (2) winners based on originality and creativity. Winners will be notified via Instagram  seventy-two (72) hours of the conclusion of the Contest. The winners must respond to Deb Shops within seventy-two (72) hours of Deb Shops announcement. Failure of the winners to respond to Deb Shops within the given time periods or failure to comply with any term or condition herein may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be chosen for the next best submission as determined by the Judges. Judges have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules and these Terms and Conditions, the administration of the Contest, and the selection of the winners. The decisions of the Judges will be binding and final.

 

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering or participating in the Contest, you agree for you/yourself and your agents, representatives, executors, and administrators to (A) release and hold harmless Deb Shops and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, cause of action, allegation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from the participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prizes or any portion thereof; (B) that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose; and (C) to be bound by the Official Rules and these Terms and Conditions and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of Deb Shops, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions will result in disqualification from the Contest at Deb Shops sole discretion. Additionally, Deb Shops is not responsible for, and you hereby release Deb Shops from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process of the Contest; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; and (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to your computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Contest. Deb Shops makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning the Contest, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and/or non-infringement.

 

ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR OTHER TAX LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THIS CONTEST ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. DEB SHOPS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.

Blogger Spotlight– Lynne Gabriel

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It’s FINALLY sundress season! Ah! We are so excited and so is our blogger bestie Lynne Gabriel. She’s styled all of our favorite pieces for the season in one cute look in her latest post. Plus, she mixes bright colors that go together perfectly. In this look, she pairs our coral and mint embroidered sundress with strappy mint wedges, a mint statement necklace, and a coral cross body bag. We love the romantic feel a simple side pony gives the outfit. From dates to girls’ night is there anything cuter than this combo? Shop the look below, and then head to her blog for more steal-able style:

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Blogger Spotlight– Musings of a Curvy Lady

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Summer is for dreamers! This hot pink top shines on the beach in latest post by Musings of the Curvy Lady. She rocks this graphic tank with frayed white shorts, simple flip flops, and chic reflective aviators. This summer look is too cute not to make your own and can be recreated all summer long. Stock up on bold graphic pieces this season that will keep you cool and stylish. Shop Thamarr’s look below and then head to her blog for more fashion inspo:

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Mani Monday– Rosy Posy

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Spring is such an ethereal time where girly florals seem like a must in all areas. This week I was inspired by this adorable Deb blouse (in both colors!) and had a lot of fun creating a look to go along with it! Check out this how-to and then head to Wondrously Polished  for more must-copy manicures:

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1. Start with a white base polish and let dry. Try using a fast dry top coat after this step.

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2. With a peachy nude polish, paint half-circles to start your rose shape. Note – I chose to leave my ring finger as my accent nail so the roses are painted on the rest of my nails.

3. Going the opposite direction, paint another semi-circle. This will be the base of your rose. Don’t worry about these being perfect.

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4 & 5. With a light pink polish, paint smaller and smaller semi-circles within the ones you created previously. Add as much detail as you’d like.

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6. With a dark green polish, add in triangles of color to create the leaves. Try doing 1-2 leaves per rose.

7. If you’d like, use a light green polish to add an accent color to the leaves.

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8. With a dotting tool and your initial peach color, add a column of connected dots down the center of your nail.

9. Add two more rows of dots on either side of your first column of dots. Finally, add your favorite top coat and enjoy! :)

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Thanks for reading! –Lindsey of Wondrously Polished

Now Trending– Festival Must-Haves

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Getting ready to head to all of your favorite festivals this season? We’ve compiled a list of must-haves for every ticket you bought! From floral crowns to slip dresses, these looks and accessories will have you looking stylish all summer long.  For more inspiration and to shop these looks, click here!

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Blogger Spotlight– Stylelista Confessions

Hello, harem! Our favorite pant trend is here to stay. Alex of Stylelista Confessions knows that to rock these tricky pants, simple touches make the look so sweet. In this outfit, she lets the harem pants’ bold print stand out by pairing them with a white tee and denim jacket. For a warm weather lift, she adds our fave neutral wedges and a pair of sunnies. A clutch and some confidence is all this look needs to be complete. Shop this trendy outfit below, then head to her blog for more enviable style:

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DIY: Twisted Low Bun

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Remember that super cute updo from The Daily Sugar’s post early this month? Check it out here– we’re still obsessing over this look. You loved her hairstyle so much that we just had to get the how-to! The best? It’s super easy for your morning madness and will shine from day-to-night.  Scroll for the simple steps, and then visit her blog for some clothing inspo to go along with your new ‘do:

Materials: 
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Tie
  • Hair Spray
Instructions:
  1. First, take a large section of hair from one side of your head and gently twist it backwards.
  2. Bobby pin that section of your hair to secure the twist you created. You want all of your pieces to be secure against your head and not loose, hanging in front of your face.
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 with a large section of hair from the other side of your head.
  4.  Gather your hair in a loose, low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.
  5.  In the hair above the hair tie, create a part. Use your fingers to pull the hair apart and create a “hole”.
  6. Lift your low ponytail up, then take it down and pull it through the hole to create a twist in the sides of your hair. This will be the most confusing step. Don’t worry, you might have to try it a few times to get it just right!
  7. Once you pull your hair through the hole, you will have a nicely twisted low ponytail. Take the ponytail and tuck it up into twisted top that you created. Use bobby pins to secure the ends of your hair to your head and make sure that a low bun is created and your ends are hidden.
  8. Take little pieces out of the bun and fasten them around the bun to create a more twisted, messy look. This is your chance to make the bun look how you want it to. There is not one way to do it, just experiment!
  9. Hairspray your entire look, front to back and you are now finished! Now go out and rock it!1

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Blogger Spotlight– Beauty and a Bargain

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Is there anything better than styling a graphic tee? Beauty and a Bargain’s Claire P. doesn’t think so. She adds major style to her simple tee by layering on pieces that everyone has in their closet. Claire pairs the tee with frayed short-shorts, a long chain necklace, and always-chic aviators. She finishes off this outfit with trendy boots! We adore this look because it keeps us rocking our favorite footwear long after the cold and snow are gone.  Her adorable loose side-braid is so cute, too! Shop her look below, and then head to her blog for more steal-able looks.

Graphic Tee (similar)  |  Shorts  |  Sunglasses  |  Necklace (similar)  |  Boots (similar)

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Blogger Spotlight– Musings of a Curvy Lady

Temps are rising and our favorite hemline is back! Blogger babe Thamarr G. from Musings of a Curvy Lady nails the high-low look in her newest post. This dress is beautiful and bold featuring a lace bodice and brightly printed chiffon skirt. She amps up the look with plenty of fun accessories including a statement necklace, stone earrings, and a fringed crossbody bag.  Coral wedges proved to be the perfect finishing touch on this color-happy look.  The sun may not be at it’s warmest, but spring is definitely in the air wherever this high low dress goes!  Shop Thamarr’s look below, then click over to her blog for more fashion wisdom:

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Blogger Spotlight– Lynne Gabriel

What’s our fave thing to break out for spring? White jeggings! Lynne Gabriel styles them to perfection for spring in her latest look. Using a light and airy color scheme she styles these comfy jeans perfectly with a plain tee, Aztec print cozy, and a statement necklace. She adds an unexpected pop with a coral fringe bag.  Neutral heels top the look off without overwhelming her outfit. Shop her look below, and then head her blog for some extra fashion inspo:

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How to Wear – Wide Leg Pants

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One of our favorite trends has returned – wide leg pants! This trend is comfy, cute, but notoriously difficult to style. Have you been lusting after a patterned pair but totally unsure what to wear it with? Read on for some tips to style your wide leg pants from classic casual to boho to glam celebrity.

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A simple way to style a pair of wide leg pants is with a basic crop top and flat sandals. This look is adorable, but secretly feels just like wearing sweats! Add a metal bangle for a final touch.

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Kick it up a notch by topping off your wide leg pants with a cool shirt, like this trendy crochet tank. A bold necklace and wedge heel make this look still casual, but with an edge. This look is perfect for a music festival or a normal summer day!

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Wide leg pants are perfect for evening too, if you know how to style it! A pair of glam heels dresses these pants up in a flash. Add a belt and a clutch for a look that works for any occasion!

Blogger Spotlight– She Said, He Said

Get extra flirty this season with fun back details! In her latest post, She Said He Said gets down and flirty with bows on bows.  This outfit features a simple tank top with two bow accents at the back, destructed shorts, and cobra-accented gladiator sandals.  She adds an extra pop to this look with a bow cuff and dangling earrings.  Our structured handbag completes the look perfectly. Shop her look below, and then head to her blog for more spring fashion fun:

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Blogger Spotlight– Fashionably Lo

When it comes to style that is simple and stands out, Lauren from Fashionably Lo knows best! When she attended the Lucky FABB conference, she reached for a piece that would have her back ALL day long– the jumpsuit! Lauren rocked her romper with a simple pair of black heels– because let’s face it, this jumpsuit stands out on it’s own! From the cage detailed front to the open back, this wonderful one-piece will be the most effortlessly chic piece in your closet.  From day-to-night, a jumpsuit is an epic way to look cute and be comfy.  Feel a cool down coming on? A leather or denim jacket is all this look will need to keep you looking hot. Shop Lauren’s style below, and then head to her blog for more fashion tips:

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Mani Monday– Tie Dye Nail Art

Tie dye is always on trend! Rock Mani Monday with this fun and easy how-to by our fave nail art blogger, Wondrously Polished, created specially for our Deb girls! 

Whether it’s on a dress or on my nails, tie dye never ceases to make me happy! I’ve got an easy how-to inspired by one of my favorite maxi dresses for spring and summer that will work from the beach to your favorite music festival!

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1. Paint your nails your favorite white polish and let dry completely. I love OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

2. Next, grab a light turquoise polish (like China Glaze’s For Audrey) and paint vertical lines of varying lengths at the tip of each nail.

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3. Use a dark blue polish like OPI’s I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw to add short vertical lines near your cuticles. Don’t paint too far down your nail as you want to leave some white space in this look.

4. With a cobalt blue, like Essie’s Butler Please, paint vertical lines that partially cover the dark blue ones. Be sure to leave a little bit of white showing through between the cobalt and the turquoise color.

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5. With your white base polish, paint short vertical lines between the cobalt blue and the turquoise. This will help create a more natural tie dye blend between the two colors.

6. Finally, finish off your mani with your favorite top coat and enjoy your hard work!

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Now Trending– Prints

This season is all about standing out! Electrify your look this season with prints that are bolder than bold. From Aztec to tropical, we love an all over printed look. Don’t stop at tees and tanks– jumpsuits, dresses, pants, and skirts are all getting the printed treatment. Go for a more subtle look with a black and white print and add coral accessories. This chic look will go from day to night in a snap. Bright colors more your thing? Take it all the way with neons that will outshine the sun. Shop this trend now!

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Blogger Spotlight– Beauty and a Bargain

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What is cuter than a denim-on-denim look? We can’t think of anything! Beauty and a Bargain stuns in her latest look when she struts out in a chambray top. Rather than go for a matchy-matchy style, she switches it up with a black denim short with a frayed hem to keep this outfit from looking too polished. This casual look gets a bohemian upgrade with her gladiator sandals and an Aztec print crossbody bag. Plus, how ADORBS is her messy updo. It screams “I woke up like this!” Shop her look below, then visit her her blog for more styles you’ll want to steal.

Top  |  Shorts  |  Sandals

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Blogger Spotlight– Stylelista Confessions

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Last weekend, a few of our favorite fashion bloggers got to attend Lucky FABB! This annual conference is a very hot ticket since it is invite only and attended by the fashion community’s hottest bloggers, writers, editors, and celebs! Stylelista Confessions rocked it in her Deb Shops look, striking a pose in front of the step-and-repeat! In her look, Alex styled a mint dress, denim jacket,  and sandal heels that scream spring! She added a bold statement necklace to amp up the glam factor without overpowering this casually-cute outfit.  Scroll on for more of this beautiful look, and visit her page for more fashion inspiration! Also, check out this pic of Stylelista Confessions and, fellow Deb Shops blogger, She Said He Said cheesing it up at the event:fabb

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Now Trending– Lace Up High Heels

Lace up heels are the perfect transition from a freezing cold winter into warmer weather! This trend has been seen on celebs and fashion bloggers alike and is sure to be one of the biggest of the season. A lace up heel is versatile and can be worn with anything from a casual dress to rolled skinny jeans to a maxi dress. Want to make this trend your own? Check out how our blogger besties are rocking this must-have look:

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Look #1 – Modern Lace

Blogger Envision Pretty pairs her tan lace up heels with a white lace dress for a gorgeous every day choice. She doesn’t stop there– layering on a structured jacket, sunnies and a clutch takes this look to the next level. Find her single sole lace up booties here.

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Look #2 – Relaxed Nautical

Blogger babe Stylelista Confessions pairs her lace up heels with a different trend— the maxi dress! Get out of the mindset that maxis only pair well with flat heels. Lace up heels can add structure to a casual maxi dress for a new look. Grab her cutout lace up heels here.

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Look #3 – Pop of Color

We love the way She Said He Said styles her tan lace up heels. Lace up heels add a fierce and style-savvy twist to an old — or new! — pair of skinny jeans. This look works with a casual graphic tee, but we love the heel with a sophisticated blazer and crisp white bag. Find her heels here.

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Look #4 – Boho Babe

The Daily Sugar went the bohemian route, pairing her lace up wedges with an airy white dress. Layering on a trendy paisley kimono is an easy way to kick the style power of this look up a notch! A stack of  pretty bangles and colored earrings finish off this look, perfect for a music festival or just a day at the mall!  Get yourself a pair of her lace up wedge booties here before they’re gone!

Which look is your favorite? How will you be styling your lace up heels this season?

Blogger Spotlight– The Daily Sugar

What’s better than printed pants? COMFY pants! Introducing your new style BFF this season– the palazzo pant. These pants feature both a chic print and a comfy fit making them the perfect add to your closet. In this look, The Daily Sugar Blogger, Christina D.,  styles the ultimate day-to-night outfit.  She dresses up the look with a wedge and flowy top, and then adds colorful contrast with a coral crossbody bag and turquoise, statement necklace. We also LOVE how she styled her hair. This perfectly messy pony will keep your hair out of your eyes all day long while scoring MAJOR cute points. Steal her look below, then head to her blog for more looks you’ll love:

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Mani Monday– Ombre Polka Dots

Dot up your Mani Monday with this fun and easy how-to by our fave nail art blogger, Wondrously Polished, created specially for our Deb girls! 

With Spring now here, I’m constantly looking for bright new designs that make me happy. Coral is one such color that never fails to brighten my mood (or make me look tan!) and when I spotted this adorable dress, I knew I had to do something like it for today’s tutorial! I’ve combined a few of my favorite techniques to create today’s look and love how it all came together.

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1. Begin by painting your nails a light orange/coral color and let dry completely. I like to use a fast dry top coat at this point to speed things up.

2. Cut a makeup sponge into quarters (this makes it easier to work with) and dampen it slightly in water. Use your base polish and a darker orange/coral polish to paint stripes onto your makeup sponge. Letting the colors blend slightly will create a smoother gradient.

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3. Carefully roll the makeup sponge over your nail with the dark polish towards the tip. Reapply polish to the sponge.

4. Repeat these steps until you reach an opacity that you like. Move the makeup sponge up and down vertically (towards your cuticle then towards the nail tip) to create a better blend in the two polishes.

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5. Next, add a top coat. This will smooth out the gradient and make it look even more blended. Adding the top coat before your cleanup will ensure that you don’t accidentally remove the gradient you just worked hard to create in the next step.

6. Use a cotton swab dipped in acetone (regular nail polish remove doesn’t work as well) to clean up the excess polish on your skin.

**Gradients are fun to wear on their own, so this is a perfect stopping point if you’d like. Or, read on to see how I finished this look off.

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7. With a light pink polish, use a dotting tool to add evenly spaced dots down the center of your nail.

8. Add two more rows of dots, this time with the dots shifted slightly down, so they land between each dot you previously created.

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9. Add one final row of dots, shifting them again.

10. Finally, add your favorite top coat to protect your hard work, and enjoy!

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How to Wear– Skater Skirts

 Looking for a fresh way to style that skater skirt you’ve got lying around in your closet? With a few new pieces, your tried-and-true skirt will feel brand new! Here, we’ll show you how to style a solid skater skirt four different ways for four completely new looks this spring.

 

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Necklace | Wedges | Sunglasses | Bag

Earthy accessories make this simple skirt perfectly boho, fitting with the return of the Festival trend this season. The wedges, fringed bag and adorable round frame sunnies will get so much wear this season, and the statement necklace is sure to become one of your fave pieces to show off!

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This casual cool look is perfect for a low key day this spring. The skater skirt shines when paired with a graphic tee and cute low top sneakers, and the chain sunglasses pull the whole look together! This effortless look is so easy, but is one of our favorite ways to dress down a skater skirt for every day wear.

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Heels | Necklace | Bag

Neutrals are huge this season, and look oh so fresh with this classic skirt. A neutral pair of pumps can go with anything this spring, and a crisp white bag is a must. The statement necklace is still big, and this neutral palate will dress up even the simplest of outfits!

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Top | Clutch | Necklace | Heels

A skater skirt might be your go-to for a night out, but really stand out among the rest with this cool chambray skirt paired with a simple lace crop top and strappy pumps. The sparkly envelope bag is so clutch, and with the crystal stone statement necklace you’ll feel like a true star. It is possible to dress up a more casual piece (like the denim skirt) just by adding some new accessories!

Which look is your favorite? What is your styling secret for skater skirts? Share it with us!

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Blogger Spotlight– Envision Pretty v. Champagne Lifestyle

It’s a fashion face-off! Envision Pretty and Champagne Lifestyle have taken our denim skirt and mirrored aviators and put their own stylish spin on their looks.  Champagne Lifestyle Blogger, Hannah, rocks her skirt with a peach tank, striped button down, and a ballet flat sandal. It’s a little bit sporty and a whole lot of cute! Envision Pretty Blogger, Danielle, goes for a graphic and feminine style in her take. She mixes a black-and-white striped tee, a bright floral scarf,  a denim jacket, and high heels with a gold, pointed toe! Which look are you loving more? We just can’t decide. Shop their style below, and then head to their blogs for more fashion fun:

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Blogger Spotlight– Stylelista Confessions

We are geeking out over bold graphics this season, and in this look it’s not hard to see why!  Stylelista Confessions rocks our crochet elephant tank like the brilliant fashion blogger she is in her latest post. In this look, she keeps is simple by teaming it with the must-have on everyone’s Spring list– the boyfriend jean. Chic heels, a matching clutch, and a bow necklace and bangles combo, make this look unstoppable for a day of fun. Grab the sunnies! This look is ready to shine. Shop Alex’s look below, then head to her blog for more pretty pointers:

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Blogger Spotlight– Beauty and a Bargain

Sit back and relax! Spring is HERE and the weather (and fashion!) are only getting better. Beauty and a Bargain’s Claire P. shows off two chill styles for our favorite of all days– comfy and casual. In her latest Deb Shops’ look, she rocks two hot trends for the season by pairing a flowy, trapeze crop top with a slouchy pair of boyfriend jeans.  She then takes the look in two subtly different directions. In her first style, she shows off a paisley print scarf that creates a chic yet laid back feel for the outfit. In her second look, she swaps the scarf for a fringe cardi that screams bohemian babe. Claire keeps the accessories the same in both outfits, wearing mint earrings, classic aviators, and a cute gladiator sandal. We love how this simple swap makes this two completely different looks! Which outfit is your fave? Let us know in the comment section below, and then head to her blog for more style inspo.

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Blogger Spotlight– Lynne Gabriel

Blogger Babe Lynne Gabriel welcomes spring with a major pop of color! This look features a maxi dress with color-block details, a bold statement necklace, and a cuff bracelet. She completes this look with crochet wedges that a both comfortable and on-trend this season. This look is perfect for hanging out with your friends, going on a date, or a backyard barbecue with your family.  Want more style inspiration? Visit Lynne’s blog here! How would you style this maxi dress? Let us know in the comments!

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