Brides, we've done your bidding. Browse through gowns for city hall ceremonies, beach-side vows, and shotgun-style nuptials (all within your budget).
J. Crew Silk Tricotine Goddess Gown
A breezy silhouette for the seaside bride. Can't you just feel the sand between your toes?
Available at jcrew.com, $575.
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BCBG MAX AZRIA Ruffled One-Shoulder Gown
So stark white isn't quite your style. A champagne colored option adds subtle sheen and glamour - plus the shade's name shares the spirit of the celebration.
Available at bcbg.com, $298.
65 SPARKLING ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Alice + Olivia Reese Peplum Dress
The peplum detail hides the lingering rehearsal-dinner-food-bump and accentuates the waist. Throw on some bangles and a pair of nude heels, and voilà.
Available at shopbop.com, $367.
David Meister Ruffled One-Shoulder Taffeta Gown
Fewer things evoke Old Hollywood better than a classic mermaid gown.
Available at shop.nordstrom.com, $478.
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American Eagle Striped String Halter Bikini
The nautical trend hasn't set sail yet. This striped bikini looks both stylish and seaworthy.
Available at ae.com, top, $24.50; bottom, $24.50.
PARTY TIME: 9 FANCY-TRASHY SPRING COCKTAILS
Roxy Tankini Top and '70s Low-Rider Bottoms
The canary yellow color calls for a little fun in the sun.
Available at roxy.com, top, $52; bottom, $34.
Old Navy Embroidered Eyelet String Bikini
Bright party frocks and flip-flops? Check. Your white-hot essential? Check.
Available at oldnavy.gap.com, top, $19.50; bottom, $19.50.
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J.Crew Polka Dot Bandeau Top and Shorts
Go a little 'Gidget' in this retro-inspired suit with charming grommet details.
Available at jcrew.com, top, $46; bottom, $50.
Urban Outfitters Printed Romper Cover-Up
A pretty floral print to take you from beach-side to the barbecue.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $49.
Lucky Scent manager Steven Gontarski smells smells all day. We put his discerning sniffer to use and asked him to describe a few of his favorite scents.
At the Beach 1966 by CB I Hate Perfume
"A scent trigger can create an impossibly detailed impression of a moment from long ago, as though no time has passed at all. At the Beach 1966 recalls lying in the sun, glistening with Coppertone, basking in the lazy days of summer vacation," Gontarski says.
Available at luckyscent.com, $70.
Kyoto by Comme des Garcons Series 3
"Wafts of Japanese incense burned during holy ceremonies mingle with the cedar soaking tubs used in bathing rituals," Gontarski says.
Available at luckyscent.com, $80.
"It's named after the address of the fashion house in Milan. It has an effervescent, feminine wood fragrance. This perfume has a large, faithful following around the world based on word-of-mouthRead More »from Find Your Next Signature Scent
Color-block patterns take your home from Blandsville to Squaresville. (And that's a good thing.)
Pinch-and-Pour Prep Bowls
Give 'em a little squeeze and these dishes sprout a spout. If only your cooking skills were as magical.Available at momastore.org, $15.
EARLY SPRING RECIPES TO COZY UP TO
LED Multidisplay Alarm Clock
Running late looks all the more lovely in Technicolor digits.
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This llama-wool rug just goes to show that a sweet dwelling starts from the floor up.
Available at jonathanadler.com, $650.
Rice dk Tiered Square Food Containers
A step above the rest, Rice dk's microwave- and dishwasher-safe stacked lunch box will make eating at your desk feel like a picnic.
Available at huset-shop.com, $15.
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We're not sure if it's hormones or the inability to accessorize with a belt, but nothing comes between a mom-to-be and her quest for the perfect diaper bag.
Here are four carryalls that have this road test in the bag.
Load capacity: The sophisticated and polished exterior opens wide for a roomy catchall. Plus, interior pockets are lined with water-resistant nylon in case of spills.
Celebrity look-alike: Kate Middleton
Pocket you'll love most: The zippered bottom compartment that becomes a changing station.
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Load capacity: Designed for quick, run-to-class outings, it easily fits two diapers, a pack of wipes, butt balm, one sippy, hand sanitizer, snacks, and the wallet without losing its discreet no-way-that's-a-diaper-bag profile.
Celebrity look-alike: J.Lo
Pocket you'll love most: The vertical front pocket that's the perfect place to not lose your iPhone.
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Good Karma Rope Toys
Not only are Jax & Bones dog toys ecofriendly, the company also donates a portion of profits to animal rescue. We love looking at the uncommon designs (crab, penguin, lobster, camel) as much as our pups love to chew them.
Available at jaxandbones.com, $8.50-$16.
Big Dog Treats
Twice a year, when we visit our grandma in Alabama, we eat biscuits and gravy, which is why it comforts us to reward our top dog with Big Dog gourmet treats in that very flavor. We know Nana would approve.
Available at sojos.com, $7 for a twelve-ounce box.
It took two years to produce the images for Show Dogs: a Photographic Breed Guide by Kate Lacey. Now the eye-popping book is an iPad app, complete with breed pictures, facts, and trivia. Download it and you'll never feel confused about that Dandie Dinmont at the dog park again.
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If you've been through a rough winter, it's likely your legs, arms, stomach, and back haven't seen the light of day for ages. Don't be self-conscious to show skin again: Banish the pale with a DIY tan. Good results are guaranteed if you follow the simple steps below.Read More »from DIY Spray Tan
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Use an aerosol self tanner -- the fine mist yields a more flawless, even cover and will be less likely to streak.
Before you start, shower, shave or wax, and lightly exfoliate. Don't apply moisturizer -- it will act as a barrier on your skin.
Always hold the bottle about 6 inches away from your body.
Applying tanner to your face and neck: Gently close your eyes, hold your breath, and spray for no more than 30 seconds. Don't squint or you'll wind up with streaks. Spray each side, making sure to get into your hairline so you don't have a white scalp. Apply the tanner in the same way to the front and back of the neck. If you spray tan every week, you'll want to use a towel to
Get gilt to the hilt with these heavy-metal contenders.
Submerged Treasure Ring
This shiny gold doubloon of a ring backs up your "I was raised by pirates" schtick.
Available at anthropologie.com, $38.
Ain't nothing but a gold digger? Then you'll feel right at home excavating personals from this pouch.
Available at russellandhazel.com, $30.
Up your smooch factor with semisheer lipsticks that add a touch of shine to your pucker.
Available at saksfifthavenue.com, $30.
Butter's West End Wonderland glitter polish is jazz hands in a bottle.
Available at butterlondon.com, $14.
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Quit waving that white flag and side with spring's bright makeup trend.
Red lips come out of the shadows and into the light for spring.Clinique Chubby Stick in chunky cherry, available at clinique.com, $15. Tom Ford Beauty Private Blend in cherry lush, available at neimanmarcus.com, $45.
SPRING TRENDS: HOW TO WEAR SOCKS WITH SHOES
Don't discount the classics (or the cliches). Let your kisser be pretty in pink.
Piret & Tamara Lip Slip in strawberry, available at piretandtamara.com, $25. Lime Crime Countessa Fluorescent opaque lipstick, available at limecrimemakeup.com, $16. YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Fuchsia, available at barneys.com, $30. Covergirl Lip Perfection lipstick in Spellbound, available at target.com, $6.
Give Crayola a run for its money with cheerily hued peepers.
Napoleon Perdis Color Discs in Tequila Sunrise, Pink Slink, and Scarlet Woman, available at shop.napoleonperdis.com, $25 each.HAIR TRENDS AT MARC JACOBS
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One of favorite trends for spring is the floral prints. Get a head start on the season by trying on these blossom-covered finds.
Everyone needs a good wedgie-free one-piece that makes her feel as giddy as Gidget.
Available at jcrew.com, $138.
Topshop Satin Underwear
Save the cotton briefs for Mondays through Thursdays, and whip out teeny side-tie panties on Fridays.
Available at us.topshop.com, $8.
Cheer up, buttercup. These flowery tights will put a spring in your step.
Available at aldoshoes.com, $12.
The trend that can't be killed (rainbow leopard rompers, really?) looks surprisingly palatable.
Available at shopnastygal.com, $68.
A seemingly mom-approved mini that scrunches up to show off miles of leg reminds us of the good old sneaking-out-of-the-house days.
Available at freepeople.com, $48.
Make like Grace Kelly and knot a scarf around your head.