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Will Beyoncé Succeed In Singlehandedly Bringing Back The Bellybutton Ring?

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I couldn’t tell you why, exactly, but bellybutton piercings viscerally repulse me. I should probably preface that by saying that bellybuttons viscerally repulse me, and a crystal stud right up in there does nothing for the biological aversion I feel in regard to that weird spot. Navels are just so human, you know? Like, there was a bloody fucking cord in there that attached you to your mother, which is weird enough, and then you had to go and stick a Swarovski (if you’re fancy) in for good measure? Ugh!

But that’s just my opinion. Obviously not everyone shares this sentiment, because enough people have rocked bellybutton rings in the past (and present!) for it to have been a Thing. (My mother texted me a couple of weeks ago to ask me if she should get hers done with her fellow bellydancers, which, again, is ugh on so very many levels.) And now that Beyoncé‘s gone and flaunted her navel jewel in her new H&M ads (why, Bey, why?), do we think it will make a resurgence? Don’t they get all crusty and grimy and get stuck to your sheets and maybe cause infection? I don’t know, man. Would you be willing to give this very ’90s trend another go? [Refinery29]

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Polka dot jeans have been popping up on all my favorite fashion blogs and stylish ladies I see on the street, and it’s causing me to have some pretty major polka dot jeans envy. I have a big move coming up, so I’m trying not to buy too many new clothes. What’s a trend-obsessed girl to do? Add polka dots to a pair of jeans I already own, obviously! I’m going to try this super easy DIY on a pair of denim cutoffs this weekend and think spring-y thoughts. Care to join me? [A Merry Mishap]

Must Haves: 7 Plus-Size Peplum Dresses

Peplums may have seemed like a passing trend at first, but their massive popularity indicates they’re here to stay. This fun, flirty, flared-waist silhouette is a great way to accentuate your curves. We found seven sexy peplum dresses in plus sizes, all for 80 bucks or less. Click through to check ‘em out!

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I’ve been looking for a chunky, menswear-inspired watch for awhile now, and this one, with a black tuxedo stripe and ring of rhinestones, might be The One. I’ll wear it with a slouchy black V-neck sweater and jeans, and be fashionably on time everywhere I go. [$22, Nordstrom]

Must Haves: Everything’s Coming Up Rose Print!

On this week’s episode of “Nashville,” Juliette Barnes wore an amazing metallic rose print blouse that I immediately used my TV wardrobe-stalking skills to track down, only to find it costs $250, which is, you know, about $150 more than I’d ever spend on a blouse. I didn’t mourn for too long though, because I found a bunch more rose print pieces I actually can afford, and they’re just as cute. Click through for rose print dresses, bags, blouses, sneakers, and more!

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Birkenstocks May Just Become Socially Acceptable Again

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Anyone who has ever dabbled in granola pursuits can attest to the comfort of Birkenstocks. Yes, they are a pleasure to wear, but what they are not is stylish. It shouldn’t even be a question: unless you align yourself with a crunchier crowd (and there’s nothing wrong with that), Birkenstocks have no place on your feet. I guess what I’m trying to say is that Birkenstocks have no place in fashion … but if Phoebe Philo says otherwise, it’s probably in my best interest to step back. The Céline designer, beloved for her airy, streamlined silhouettes (and to-die-for handbags), designed a Birkenstock-esque flat sandal with a decidedly un-hippie mink lining, priced at €700 (close to $1,000). That’s a lot of cash for a glorified Jesus shoe.

But in a true testament to high fashion’s ripple effect, the latest issue of British Vogue features a pair of classic white Birks, and the same shoe was spotted on the runway of menswear duo Agi & Sam at London Fashion Week. Will we be seeing a resurgence of this particular footwear previously favored by the hackysack set? It’s possible, but I just can’t imagine society tastemakers like Anna Wintour giving them the sign-off. I do, however, peg Kanye West as the next to sport the shoe. Just you watch. [Guardian]

Makeup Bag: 6 Shades Of Beautiful Brown Nail Polish

I was feeling really emo over the weekend, so I bought some dark OPI nail polish that I thought would channel the cold darkness of my heart, but when I put it on it turned out to be the PRETTIEST medium brown with mauve undertones, and I was like, “Aww that’s so cute!” Conclusions: I suck at being goth, and brown nail polish is the bomb. Wear these chocolate-y shades now before the warm weather of spring has you reaching for brighter colors. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

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Must Haves: 10 Fabulous Fit And Flare Coats

I fell in love with the colorful fit and flare coats Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama wore to the presidential inauguration, and now I’m dying to get one of my own to wear for important events in my non-presidential life, such as going grocery shopping. If you want to join the the fit and flare party too, click through for 10 cozy coats in fun, feminine silhouettes…

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