Maxi Dresses: To Tha Max!

If sunshine on your shoulders makes you happy, you're in luck. Summer is on the way and maxi dresses are back. These frocks are part of the new crop.

INC International Concepts at Macy's

Morgan & Company Plus Size Long Grecian-Style Dress

B & Lu

Designer Jellies? Seriously?

I blame Crocs for opening the gateway to this rubberized madness. Everyone seems to be celebrating the return of jellies, albeit with a designer price tag. And I so want to join the plastic parade. Afterall, we're every bit as "luxe" as the next blog and I actually think some of these shoes are fun. I also know that bringing back the 80s doesn't exactly mean bringing back 80s prices. But, let's not be silly. (Or let's, as long as we know we're being silly?) Just how much do designers expect the average American woman to pay for plastic and PVC? Especially when a high price tag can do nothing to shield us from the inevitably squishy sweaty-ness that is sure to follow. Sorry, but this particular case is just see-thru.

Sorry, Marc Jacobs for using your shoe that way. Anyway, take a glance at the jellies being offered this year.

( Vivienne Westwood by Melissa - $149 , Tory Burch - $96, Marc Jacobs - $100 , Gucci - $195, Givenchy - $174, and Stuart Weitzman - $119.)

The good news is that if you ARE ready for this jelly, you can absolutely get in on this look for a sensible price. Both Target and Old Navy are also doing the jellies thing. You just might be able to pick up a pair for single digits.

Here's another way to look at the designer gels: If you've always wanted to own a pair of Jimmy Choo's and thought you never would, these $175 jelly-babies just might be the cheapest Choos and the chance you've been waiting for:


Fab Friday Fake Out!

Alright, Recessionistas. Still looking for good deals? We have yet another fabulous find in our Friday Fake Out series. This one is a big, deep navy handbag with gorgeous lines in synthetic leather.

Emy Satchel from Baghaus

Sizzling Sunglasses: Armani Exchange

Large Oval Sunglasses
by A/X Armani Exchange

Etsy Find of the Day: AllSizeHOTChicks

Look at what we've spotted on Etsy! Well, everyone knows that the blinged-out, tattoo-style knits are all the rage right now. But the prices can also be outrageous. AllSizeHOTChicks on Etsy is making really great designs at great prices in sizes up to 5X. Here's one of our favorite pieces for warm weather- and it's only 20 bucks.

See more in her store.

Foxy Fake-Outs: Office Shoes

Studio 1940 is rolling out some sweet little shoes that are season-less and perfect for the working girl. They're in neutral colors that go with everything and they're in the vintage style that is so hot right now. All of them are under 20 bucks. Are they real leather? Nope! But they're good enough to be this Friday's "Fake Outs". We spotted all of the shoes below over at, where right now you'll get $15 off orders of $75 or more. Just use promo code 776276602 at checkout

Buckle Trim Sling Backs

Kitten Heel Mary Janes

Buckle Trim Wedges

Patent Buckle Flats

mary jane mules

Kitten Heel Mary Janes (Burgundy)

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