Wedding season is officially upon us. And I for one am hyper-aware because in less than two months I’ll be walking down the aisle toward my tuxedo-clad husband-to-be. Sure, the planning has been maddening, but there are plenty of shopping-related silver linings. Here’s a look at some of the things on my list (invitees, take note).

Bridal Wedding Wishlist

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April 30, 2015

We have to admit, our hearts broke a little when Karlie and Doutzen officially hung up their wings a few months ago. (What can we say, we got attached to our catwalk regulars.) But good news: heaven – er, Victoria’s Secret – just got 10 new Angels.New Victoria's Secret AngelsNew VS Angels

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April 29, 2015

Praise the style gods – the sneaker trend is going strong (in all its comfy glory). Haven’t tried the look yet? Rue La La Stylist Caroline M. is giving you four types to test out – and showing you how to style each.

Skirt & Sneakers

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April 29, 2015

For your bra: If your go-to bra has a little bit of underwire poking through, simply cover it with a patch of moleskin. Say ouch no longer.

For your sunglasses: Scratched a beloved pair of sunnies? Dab brass or silver polish on the lens and gently rub. Remove with a clean, lint-free cloth to reveal smoother shades.

For too-tight pumps: When shoes are a tad small, reach for your blow-dryer and put on a pair of thick socks. Step into the problematic pumps and direct the dryer’s heat on tight spots to stretch.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 27, 2015

We’re always looking for an easy way to look chic. (Who isn’t?) Luckily, this season is all about wearing one color from head to toe – white. So step away from complicated color palettes, and let Rue Stylist Emma L. show you three ways to wear the look.

1. Play with Proportions
Add some punch to a seemingly simple outfit with this advanced layering. “A shorter skirt underneath a long coat is visually interesting and very on-trend. As is a short, boxy jacket over a longer top and slim pants,” says Emma.

The All-White Trend

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April 23, 2015

While working on the northern coast of Peru in Trujillo, Nisolo founder Patrick Woodyard learned that the city is home to 100,000 shoemakers – most of whom lack access to a global marketplace. And it didn’t take long for this soon-to-be entrepreneur to have his aha moment.

His Nashville-based brand is on a mission to put handmade, classic shoes on your feet, while employing 35 Peruvian workers. Meaning? Ethically produced leather essentials that feel and look good. They also do good by offering beyond fair-trade wages, educational opportunities, and skill-building workshops for the team. Get to know Nisolo in five quick stats.

Brand to Know: Nisolo

Shop these handcrafted classics and make your own impact on Peru in our Nisolo Women’s & Men’s Shoes Boutique, which opened Friday, April 17, at 11AM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 17, 2015

We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But the dreary-day outfit thing isn’t exactly exciting, right? Wrong. Say goodbye to plastic coats and clunky rain bootsWith these three easy style swaps, you’ll be embracing the imminent drizzle in no time. Promise.

bubble umbrella

Image via Gal Meets Glam

With a dome-like silhouette, bubble umbrellas not only look cool, they actually shield rain from all directions and even protect freshly curled locks.

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April 15, 2015

Spring is here. And with rising temperatures come (drumroll, please) rising hemlines. The stars on the red blue carpet at the MTV Movie Awards were all over the minidress trend this year. Consider these leggy looks that extra push you need to put away those winter tights.

Minidresses at MTV Movie AwardsImages via Refinery29

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April 14, 2015

There’s no better way to embrace your feminine side than to sport spring’s blooming prints. Here are three starlets that mastered florals this week.

Best Dressed

1. Delicate and dainty, Freida Pinto attended the screening for Desert Dancer in a lavender Elie Saab dress with floral appliqués.

2. Bella Thorne opted for a bright and playful Milly crop top, which she paired with a midi-length alice + olivia skirt and contrasting black pumps.

3. Kerry Washington mixed polka dots and florals in her Giambattista Valli dress at the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors event in Los Angeles. Sideswept hair, a berry lip, and red lace pumps completed her flirty look.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 10, 2015

Remember J.Lo’s infamous Versace gown at the 42nd annual GRAMMY Awards in 2000? You know, the emerald-green number that plunged to her navel? Of course you do. Well, according to Google, that daring dress made history in more ways than one.

In a recent article, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote, “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.Lo wearing that dress.”

So next time you’re surfing Google for memes (read: procrastinating), take a moment to thank Jenny from the Block. Without her affinity for fashion risks, we might not have this technological luxury.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2015