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Shopping Guide: Lightweight Transitional Jackets

Okay, so it seems like spring is actually coming. We’ve had a few false starts (i.e. the entire winter), but now March is upon us and it’s only a matter of time before we’re breaking out those bathing suits. Just kidding, I won’t be because I hate swimming. I will be breaking out my … cutoffs.

Anyway, we’ve come to that sort of in-between stage where it isn’t truly warm yet you’re still sweating in your peacoat after a few blocks. This is where lightweight outerwear comes in. You can add hefty layers beneath it for warmth on cooler days or boil it down to just a T-shirt on warmer ones. Airy jackets were made for this purpose: the piece should casually wink at early springtime, but it shouldn’t make things traumatic should you get caught in serendipitous downpour (no silk!). Without further ado, here’s my roundup of seven buoyant layers perfectly suited for this transitional time.

Makeup Bag: Put Some Spring On Your Lips

Is it still winter? I don’t even know anymore. The calendar says early March, a time of year that’s supposed to be defined by rain, slush, and extreme wind chill, but the weather has been saying 55 degrees and sunny. What?! For all intents and purposes, I have deemed that it is spring. It might as well be, anyway.

You could say I’m in a big hurry to bring out my spring clothes, which may not be the best or most informed decision as this capricious East Coast weather has been known to drop twenty degrees overnight. I’m clinging to my opaque black tights and boots for the time being, but the time has come for spring makeup: I can’t hold off on my hot pinks, eye-searing corals, and glossy nudes any longer. Here are my top picks for spring lip colors, so we can all channel a little bit of May in March.

Shopping Guide: Skinny Jeans In Every Color Of The Rainbow

This spring, I’m all about skinny colored jeans. I’ve already grabbed myself pairs in lemon yellow and coral-red. Right now, I’m rocking them with round-toe pumps and tucked into boots, but come spring and summer, they’ll go perfectly with flat sandals and blouse-y tops. Here are a bunch of traffic-stopping pairs of bright denim in every color of the rainbow!

So Hot: Our 5 Favorite Indie Jewelry Designers Right Now

Looking for a hot piece? We’re talking, of course, about jewelry. (Not ass.) Try finding your next signature accessory with this crop of indie designers that have us crushing hard.

Shopping Guide: 10 Lovely Yellow Dresses

We know it’s going to be little while before it’s officially spring, so why not channel the sunshine with these bright yellow dresses? We’ve picked 10 bright and cheery numbers guaranteed to lift your mood without breaking the bank.

Makeup Bag: Rose Gold Is No Longer Just For Jewelry

Is it just me, or was the beauty for this year’s Oscars kind of a bore? The ladies looked lovely as always, but for the life of me I couldn’t pick out a makeup look that really wowed. Maybe it’s because some of the real stunners, the young actresses who can afford to dare to stand out from the pack, skipped the ceremony entirely and made their way over to the Vanity Fair party a few hours early instead. Basically every time Elizabeth Olsen, who’s quickly becoming my favorite Olsen, leaves the house and is photographed, I subsequently covet to death whatever makeup she’s wearing — she always looks fresh-faced and pretty, never overdone. Predictably the Vanity Fair fête was no exception, but it was her appearance the night before at the Independent Spirit Awards that really stuck with me: the rose gold eyeshadow she sported is well on its way to becoming a major trend. The girls in Glamour‘s beauty department were one step ahead of me in identifying the frequency with which the gorgeously gilded shade has been worn. Let me tell you, I’ll take anything rose gold without question, but I’m really in love with it when swiped on lids. Here are the products you can use to get this celeb-approved look.

Shopping Guide: 12 Totally Springy Accessories

While it might not quite be spring weather, that doesn’t mean you can’t get warm up your cold weather wardrobe with a few colorful accessories. Bright scarves, necklaces, earrings and belts can help take your outfits from wintery to warm. Check out these cute key pieces!

Oscar Style Inspiration: Pretty Peplums

Tina Fey and Michelle Williams were two of the best dressed stars at the Academy Awards, and what did their gorgeous gowns have in common? Peplums! What’s a peplum, you ask? It’s a flared piece of fabric that creates an exaggerated hourglass shape. Peplums are super trendy right now and popping up on everything from blouses to dresses to skirts. Here are seven of our favorite peplum pieces that will look just as amazing in real life as they do on the red carpet…

Shopping Guide: 10 Beautiful Backless Dresses

It’s not quite spring yet, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t hide a backless dress underneath a cardigan or sweater. These open-backed dresses highlight an oft-forgotten sexy part of the body. Bring sexy back with your, uh, sexy back with these 10 cute little numbers.

High/Low: 9 Affordable Takes On The Latest Designer Shoes

We’ve got expensive taste, but don’t have the wallet to match. So while we’ve been salivating over the Spring 2012 shoe collections, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever be able to afford even a small wedge of a McQueen wedge any time soon. That’s why we’ve done our due diligence and found a vast array of designer lookalikes at a fraction of the cost. These shoes mimic the designs of the latest Altuzarras, Casadeis and 3.1 Phillip Lims — but at a fraction of the cost. Click through, and happy shopping.

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