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Winner Update: Enter To Win A Set Of Jewelry From Roberta Chiarella, Worth Over $300!

This isn't the first time we've featured Roberta Chiarella's coveted jewelry designs in one of our giveaways, and it's easy to see why! Last year's emerald-inspired set (modeled after a set Angelina Jolie wore to the Oscars) was ultra-popular with readers and so we're giving one lucky reader another chance to win! This time, however, we're offering up a trio of spring earrings with a total value of $314! The winner will receive the following pairs: the coin cascade earrings in gold and turquoise, the eye candy earrings in platinum, and the island pearl earrings in gold and clear crystal. We're thinking that's enough to keep your ears accessorized through spring, summer, sunny fall days, and beyond! Read on to find out how to enter!

Label Love: Born Famous Couture

I can appreciate the much-touted model off-duty style as much as the next girl, but some days, all I really want is a standout t-shirt, something a little different than the American Apparel basics I'd throw on any other day. Then I came across Born Famous Couture, a line of not-so-basic tees with fun embellished details for a one-of-a-kind feel. Designed by Todd Rosen, the tees are inspired by celebs like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Jordin Sparks, and the most expensive one is just $33! Tie dye prints, layered chains, slouchy pockets, and zippers give these tees a touch of couture styling, while the standby silhouette (a v-neck, a racerback tank) keeps them in casual territory. They're just the thing to pair with your favorite jeans, denim shorts and minis, or even your favorite black skirt. These tees do the accessorizing for you, so let them be the center of attention -- after you, of course. My picks? A lacy pieced tank, a purple and black dyed zip-front tee, and an acid washed studded pocket tee... but at around $25 each, do I really need to choose? See the slideshow for more from Born Famous Couture, and see all of the styles on their web site!

Silk And Satin Shorts For Every Occasion

Before I discovered the appeal of dressy shorts, the only shorts I owned were a few clingy black pairs with stripes down the sides, courtesy of the Nike store. These days I find myself gravitating towards pieces that, to be honest, feel like pajamas, made work-appropriate with tights and heels. Kimchi Blue's scalloped pair is eerily reminiscent of the Chloe shorts that Kate Bosworth and Chloe Sevigny made us realize we needed, and at just $24, we don't need to be convinced! Sonia by Sonia Rykiel's bow-adorned pair mixes menswear styling with feminine flair for a sweet skirt substitution, and Diane von Furstenberg's kelly green shorts practically scream "spring!" and are on sale to boot. Click on my slideshow for 8 pairs to take you from the bedroom to the boardroom, and even the bar after that. Just saying!

Take A Peek At This Week's Blog Snog Roundup!

Best sunglasses for your face, best jeans for your booty, best... engagement ring for your hand shape? Didn't know that was an issue, but we're definitely curious, so head over to The Beauty Stop to get the scoop. How do you feel about nude? Spring's hottest trend only sounds racy, but it's actually quite chic, and StyleBakery, Shopping And Info, and The Shoe Goddess can show you why. Plus catch stories on the latest computer clutch from Vivienne Tam, bags on the runways in Milan, silly lip glosses from Urban Decay, and more! Check out what's happening this week in the fabulous world of the fashion blog-o-sphere!

Shop The New Tarina Tarantino Beauty Collection, Exclusively At Sephora!

Tarina Tarantino's jewelry line is a celebration of all things pink and girly, so it's no surprise that her new beauty collection is equally adorned, or that we want it all! Featuring candy-colored shades and plenty of sparkle, every detail embodies the Tarina Tarantino girl -- even the packaging features the kitschy plastic designs that are adorably intertwined in her jewelry line. Must-haves include Dollskin Cheek, a silky powder blush that's paraben-free, and Magic Hour Cream Shadow, a velvety, intense pigment for eyelids. Don't need more makeup? The Fuchsia Revolution Brush Set is perhaps the cutest beauty tool set we've seen yet, and chances are you have brushes that need replacing, so why not make them as fun as possible? Find out more about Tarina Tarantino beauty at ttbeauty.com, and shop the collection exclusively at Sephora!

Label Love: Alice By Temperley

There's nothing we enjoy more than the news that one of our favorite designers has released a diffusion line, meaning owning a piece of their creative brilliance isn't going to break the bank... completely, anyway. Alice Temperley's Temperley London label has been around since 2000, but she's recently unveiled Alice by Temperley, a quintessentially London-inspired line containing flirty printed and striped sundresses, skinny pants, dresses, and jackets. The pieces were made for mixing and matching for a youthfully irreverent look full of breton stripes, florals, and polka dots. It's a playful take on Temperley London's signature bold, embellished ensembles, at a significantly smaller price point ($95 for tops to $595 for a leather jacket). Click on the slideshow to see my favorite looks from the Alice by Temperley Spring/Summer 2010 collection!

Bag Of The Week: Brahmin 'Pasha' Crossbody Bag

Flipping through the latest issue of Vogue, I counted not one, not two, but three mentions of Brahmin handbags- and that was before page 400. Seriously, pick up the March issue if you want toned arms. It's that big. Anyway, the 'Pasha' crossbody bag caught my eye and I typed it into Google, fully prepared to find a four-digit price tag staring back at me - after all, sueded, croco-embossed leather and Vogue placement don't come cheaply. Instead, I was met with a reasonable $395, meaning I can put it on my realistic spring wishlist instead the overpopulated one I like to call "Keep Dreaming Or Win The Lottery." Sweet!


What: the Brahmin 'Pasha' Crossbody Bag
Price: $395
Where to Buy: brahmin.com
Who: lisannebee was the first to add the Brahmin 'Pasha' Crossbody Bag to the Hive.

Support The ASPCA With Unique Jewelry From Heart U Back!

I love my pups more than anything in this world, but I know where to draw the line, meaning you won't find me wearing a t-shirt with a screen-printed photograph of them on the front (I'm more the type who carries photos of them in my wallet to show off as if they were my children. Judge all you want.) I will, however, be more than thrilled to wear the fashionable friendship bracelets from Heart U Back. Created by Gavin Kovacs, Heart U Back is a line of unique bracelets, earrings, charms, and pendants designed to express the bond between you and your pet. They've partnered with the ASPCA to donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale, guaranteeing a minimum donation of $125,000. In turn, each exclusive jewelry design is etched with the ASPCA logo. I'm especially smitten with the "Grant A Wish" bracelets, with woven satin and a dog bone charm- they're the perfect mix of meaningful symbolism and one-of-a-kind style, and are a sweet way to show your support for the animals that need our help the most! Click here to shop the entire collection.

Take A Peek At This Week's Blog Snog Roundup!

From new Vogue endeavors to stranger than strange beauty "procedures," it's definitely been an interesting week! Head over to Allie Is Wired where you'll catch a preview of the much-awaited "Telephone" music video from Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Pay tribute to McQueen with his just-released whipsnake clutch, or see the new boots that Kristopher Dukes scored on eBay (jealousy!). Plus, read up on styling tricks from the fall runways, new looks from Tory Burch, and new curvy styles from 7 For All Mankind. Check out what's happening this week in the fabulous world of the fashion blog-o-sphere!
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