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Short Sleeve Slim Signature Blouse
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This short sleeve shirt from Equipment marries the best of casual style and dressy polish. A madras plaid print like this one, in versatile shades of blue with pops of yellow, is traditionally seen on cotton pieces - even the short sleeves have a sporty tab detail that you might find on a casual cotton shirt. But Equipment made this shirt in their 100% silk fabric, which is a staple fabric to their line that they have simply mastered in a modern fit that drapes effortlessly. The end result is Summer blouse that can be worn casually, with shorts or a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans; for work, with a navy or white blazer and trousers or a pencil skirt in a neutral color or sunshiney yellow; for an easy night out, with dark wash jeans or white linen trousers and your favorite heeled sandals. The quality is beautiful and the details won’t disappoint.
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06/16/2015

Blue: The Color that Never Disappoints Any Lady

Every season, brands release their new lines and, viola, the trends and colors of the season are born. And those designers and fashion powers-that-be all work with fabric manufacturers up to a year before this stuff is in stores to help form the colors and prints we'll see for the season. But no matter what those runways tell us, one thing we know for sure – they can’t dictate what we fall in love with. Some seasons “red” or “white” or "something" is deemed the “new black”…but let’s face it, black is always the new black and we’ll always be wearing it. Another color that has legs season after season is blue. We talked about in season’s past and are doing it again this week. Sure, some shades become more prominent than others – baby and navy blue this past season, cobalt blue last summer - but blue is a favorite, with designers and us shoppers alike. It is flattering on almost every skin tone and has universal appeal without calling too much attention (unless you want it to). It mixes with other colors wonderfully – there isn’t a shade that can’t work with another color. This season, the options are as versatile as ever with blues from soft aquamarine to classic medium blue and vibrant turquoise. They look amazing in tops, dresses, and fabulous accessories. And that’s something to celebrate. So, this week we’re picking some of the best for every aspect of our lives.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our favorites for work, after 5, and casual dressing.
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Rebecca Minkoff - Mini Avery Tote
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Rebecca Minkoff - Mini Avery Tote
Mini Avery Tote
Rebecca Minkoff
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A tailored handheld bag looks timeless in deep navy. It will never go out of style and works year round, with neutrals, black, and pops of color from summery brights to wintery jewel tones. Rebecca Taylor has created this one in a saffiano leather which gives the leather a textured finish that actually helps prevent scratches (click through the ‘shop it’ button to zoom in and see what we mean). This is the same type of leather used for many Prada bags - it creates a very posh finish. The smaller size is still big enough to hold all of your everyday essentials from a larger wallet and cosmetic bag to sunglasses and other miscellaneous items. It even comes with a shoulder strap that can be worn cross body. The pocketed interior and metal feet give it all the functionality you’ll need. Go to a meeting or dinner in style with this one.
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Cecchi & Cecchi - Licia Scarf I
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Cecchi & Cecchi - Licia Scarf I
Licia Scarf I
Cecchi & Cecchi
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This Cecchi & Cecchi scarf, specially sold on 7 For All Mankind’s website, is super soft and luxurious in both its size and quality. But the color is what ultimately won us over. The weave makes the soft blue look like the most perfectly broken-in shade of denim, so you can wear it with everything. It’s large to wrap around your shoulders but airy enough to easily wrap around your neck with a simple tee or tank in the evening. If you’re like many of us, you will end up tucking this into your bag and wearing it with simply everything.
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Free People - The Big Chill Cardi
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The Big Chill Cardi
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There is an excellent chance that you will own nothing cozier than this super soft Free People cardigan once you get your hands on it. And when the sun starts to set, whether you are hanging out on the beach, or relaxing on your deck with a glass of wine, you are going to love wrapping yourself in it. It’s over-sized with a large shawl collar that turns in to a hood, in a soft textured cotton that has distressed finishes so it looks like you’ve loved it forever – and you surely will. Click through the ‘shop it’ button to see additional views in both, this blue, and a beautiful eggshell ivory.
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Vince - Patch Pocket Jogger Pants
Vince always comes up with fresh interpretations of easy shapes that make us simply fall in love. The mélange mix of rich, deep navy (called Blue Marine through the ‘shop it’ button) gives its super soft cotton a luxe dimension that has almost a heavy linen quality. While it has an elastic waist and ribbed cuffs, it also has a faux zip fly and pockets (front and back) to give it the finishing touches of any great pair of pants. This allows you to dress up the comfortable, slouchy silhouette with a linen button down shirt and a stylish pair of flats or sandals; or, keep it casually chic with a coordinating linen tee and your favorite white sneakers. The fit is typical Vince – easy and modern. If you haven’t worn it before, size down if you are between sizes.
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Rory Beca - Deka Embroidered Keyhole Back Top
With bohemian inspirations being front-and-center this season, Rory Beca’s interpretation has the subtly and beautiful fit that we Mark Shalers wholeheartedly approve. The gauzy fabric is light and airy in a contemporary fit that is loose and ideal for any casual day with shorts or jeans (go with a flare if you want to play up the boho vibe). The shirttail hem and tie back play into the cobalt blue embroidery creating that effortless Summer feel that will make you look like you were just out picking daisies. If your size is already sold out through the 'shop it' button, this site may still have some - and both offer free shipping and returns, so you can't go wrong.
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RAILS - Brooke Check Tunic Dress with Tie Belt
RAILS is all about plaid shirts - their rayon fabric is incredibly soft and their color combinations, like this soft pink and blue, are always right one the money. This new silhouette gives you tons of options for wearing it. It looks just as good worn as a dress (get the idea here) as it does a tunic over skinny jeans or pants. To really enrich the look, replace the fabric tie with a saddle brown leather wrap belt that will also stylishly define the waist. The sleeve provides just enough coverage that finishes with a stylish cuff, creating a nice proportion- no matter how you feel about your arms.
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Maggy London - Jersey Faux Wrap Dress
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Maggy London - Jersey Faux Wrap Dress
Jersey Faux Wrap Dress
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A simple navy dress will never disappoint – it’s a great go-to for a last minute outing or on one of those days where you are just having some trouble getting out the house in time for work. Maggy London’s dress has a crossover neckline and wide gathered waistband that flatters all figures, accentuating the waist and helping to conceal any bumps in the mid-region. This modern fitting dress is made in 2-16, so it will work on most every lady in a price that can’t be beat. Add nude heels for day or strappy metallic ones and a statement necklace for something a little more festive.
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Diane von Furstenberg - New Jeanne Long-Sleeve Jersey Wrap Dress
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Diane von Furstenberg - New Jeanne Long-Sleeve Jersey Wrap Dress
New Jeanne Long-Sleeve Jersey Wrap Dress
Diane von Furstenberg
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We often talk about the timeless beauty of a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. And one on sale that happens to be in this week’s blue story? Well, clearly we don’t want you to miss it. Like most of her prints, they just get better with age and this one has black and white accents that make wearing it a breeze – black heels look great, and if you’d like to wear a cami for additional coverage, black or white will work. You really don’t need to add much else to this outfit – the dress speaks for itself in elegance and a quality that shines through. This is the Jeanne style, which has a collar – a nice detail that makes it even more work-friendly. The iconic silk jersey fabric makes it seasonless and appropriate for anything from a day at the office to a shower or a lovely dinner out. As with all DVF wrap dresses, we always suggest sizing up if you are between sizes. It will give you a little extra room to wrap the dress snugly and keep the neckline from appearing too open.
 

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