Category Archives: Stylist’s Corner

DIY Hair Tutorial: Beach Wave Bliss

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Now that summer is upon us, we can’t wait to let our hair loose! Think supple boho waves over stiff, straight, pinned-down styles. If you’re craving carefree locks, like natural waves reminiscent of endless days at the beach, follow our breezy tutorial for a quick and easy ‘do to carry you through the summer season.

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You’ll need:

An empty spray bottle
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of hair gel
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 cup of warm water to mix everything together

Instructions:

1. Combine all ingredients in the spray bottle.
2. Shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed together.
3. Generously spray into hair, concentrating on the ends.
4. Scrunch ends continuously while drying – preferably while sitting on a sunny beach, drinking Margaritas with the girls.

What’s your favorite summer hair trend? Leave us a note in the comments!

Weekend Style Guide: Look Hampton Chic

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Get the fabulous yacht club look of your dreams with cues from the best of Hamptons’ style.

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Choose preppy designs with nautical colors and knotted accents, such as this striped dress paired with this crystal embellished knot-detail bracelet. Choose a casual cotton monochrome scarf, as well as a neutral shoe such as these Franco Sarto wedges for a polished yet carefree look. And throw on a a chic trench, such as this bold red Via Spiga steal to brave any seaside chill.

And dress up the little ones in adorable designs from U.S. Polo Association for a preppy, casual look that’s totally kid friendly. Look for versatile sets or charming one-piece dresses.

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Shop to Win: Cinderella Style

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Let BTR be your fairy godmother and be the belle of the ball! Shop any of our Cinderella events today marked with the glass slipper stamp for a chance to win this gorgeous pair of 1/2 CT diamond studs.

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Get the Fairy Tale Style

Not just for kids anymore, hopeless romantics of any age would covet these cutting-edge looks that combine timeless glamour with white-hot attitude:

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Look for dazzling dresses like this pale blue accordion pleated gown by Mignon. Add the perfect finishing touch to your look with delicate jewelry featuring pearls, diamonds, and crystals. We love the look of this stunning diamond bracelet. Pair with an elegant platinum Longchamp clutch to carry all your essentials. And of course, Cinderella’s story wouldn’t be complete without her iconic glass slippers. Steal the show with these sparkling red-soled Louboutins for an updated twist on the classic look.

Contest ends in 24 hours. Winner will be contacted by email after events have ended. Open to shoppers in Canada and United States only.

What are your fairy tale beauty secrets? Let us know in the comments below!

Indie Fashion Trends: Matt & Nat and Miz Mooz

Think outside the fashion box for a unique, cutting edge look. Stay ahead of the trends and check out these innovative materials and ethical designs from Matt & Nat and Miz Mooz to jump start your style.

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Matt & Nat is a vegan line designed in Montreal since 1995, and now a well-loved brand that can be spotted in Canada, the United States, the UK, Japan, Germany and Australia. Their motto “live beautifully” inspires an appreciation of the humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us. Their chic handbags and accessories are inspired by the textures and hues of nature, and do not use leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs. Each season, they explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly, and over the years, they’ve made magic happen with materials such as recycled nylons and cardboard, as well as sustainable rubber and cork. Since 2007, the linings inside all Matt & Nat bags have been made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Some great brand ambassadors of M&N have included Nathalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, and Emily Deschanel. Carry all your essentials in ethical accessories such as this delicate peach tote, add an edgy touch with this zipper-accented laptop bag, and express your need for green with this trendy wallet. Add the perfect finishing touch to your favorite dress or jeans with this faux leather belt.

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From the beginning, Miz Mooz has been committed to the principle that fashion and comfort can happily coexist, with designs expressing the ultimate fusion of form and function. With this sensibility it’s easy to spot a Miz Mooz shoe, just look for chic vintage styling, hand finished leather, and unique and unexpected detailing. Like so many indie companies and rock bands, Miz Mooz was started in a New York City basement. They’ve come a long way since those early days in 2001, but they’re still proud to call NYC home. Treat your toes to fabulous designs such as these ladylike pink sandal pumps, a classic open toe T-strap, or these boss boots with side button embellishments.

Travel in Style: Spring Break Edition

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Simplify your spring break getaway with resort-ready apparel and red-hot travel accessories. We’ve got all the essentials to help you arrive fully prepared and in style.

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It all starts with great gear. Look for sturdy and practical luggage sets and carry-ons in an array of bold colors and punchy prints. Stay fully connected with a handy Power Bean charger for smartphones and tablets, and take your music wherever you go with portable wireless speakers.

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Beat the heat with a daring crop top and crisp linen shorts. Complete the look with a pair of comfy zebra slingbacks from Bella Marie and some smokin’ YSL sunglasses.

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Make a splash in fire-hot swimwear. Choose from edgy bikinis like this striped two-piece from Everyday Sunday, or a classic and versatile maillot like this multi-way one-piece. Pair with the perfect sandals such as these feminine Brekelle’s T-strap sandals, or these edgy cork sole wedges from Yoki to complete the look.

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Take a tour of the town in a fitted floral dress by Paper Dolls, pair with a chic Betsey Johnson straw hat, and the perfect pumps to help you go the extra mile. We love these open toe block heels from Bamboo.

Bon voyage!

Oscar-Worthy Jewelry

Last week’s annual Academy Awards showcased some of the most stellar jewelry styles we’ve seen in decades. With trends of oversized bling, beaded gemstones, and white hot diamonds, here’s how to steal the looks for less.

Tassels and Fringe

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Margot Robbie’s sapphire-beaded tasseled pendant by Van Cleef and Arpels, valued at $1.5 million, was truly a showstopper. Get the look with pieces such as this beaded turquoise tassel necklace or this gold chain fringe statement piece.

Silver and Diamond Drop Collars

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Zoe Saldana sported this Neil Lane diamond detail collar. Look for styles like this black and clear gemstone collar or this silver and clear gemstone drop necklace.

Black Gemstones

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Behati Prinsloo rocked a black diamond and gold de Grisogono Boule necklace. Make the look your own with this black and gold multi-strand chain, and pair with these cutting-edge earrings.

Diamond Details

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Delicate and understated yet hardly a wallflower look, there’s a reason diamonds have been called a girl’s best friend. Get Dakota Johnson’s white-hot style with single stud earrings or haute hoops. And pair with a red carpet-ready bracelet like this clear gemstone star cuff for an Oscar-winning style.

Stylist’s Corner: Trending Swimwear

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This week we’re keeping the summer spirit alive with some super cute swimwear looks. Florals are a fun and fresh way to freshen up your poolside attire, and you’ll find those and many other sweet styles on sale this weekend.

Purple is the “it” color of the season and when you pair it with a fresh floral print like this bikini/cover-up combo you’ll have a no-fail, on-trend summer look. Add casual, yet chic white sandals and a neutral sun hat for the perfect complement.

Our second look is keeping the floral trend alive with a cobalt twist. If you want to stand out with a bold color, pair this wrap-around with a matching flowery bikini. Sandals with just a hint of blue and a large oversized tote are the perfect accessories to balance out this look.

Check them all out this weekend!

Hat: Resort Ready Hats, live now

Swimsuits, Cover-ups, and Bag: SAHA, live at 9am ET on Saturday May 31st

Sandals: Grendha and Teva for Women, live at 9am ET on Saturday May 31st

Stylist’s Corner: Resortwear

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With summer weather upon us, a trip to the pool or beach is quickly approaching. We’ve created 2 looks perfect for a beach vacation or poolside lounging.

Our first look is a Palazzo style pant that provides some coverage while still keeping you cool in the heat. The exotic print is fashion-forward, adding just a touch of glamour to your bathing attire.

Our second look is a cover-up to keep you looking fresh and chic. Don’t be afraid to take this look to the next level by pairing it with matching gold cuffs and a pair of sunglasses.

Shop these styles and more on Sunday May 18th in our Designer Resortwear sale.

Stylist’s Corner: Summer Looks for Him

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It’s time for Stylist’s Corner, with Scott!

This week’s feature is all about summer styles for men. We’ve created 2 looks to keep you stylish from day to night.

The look on the left keeps it casual while keeping you cool in the heat. Tropical prints are not only on-trend this season, their fun and quirky too. Add a pair of classic Ray-Bans, leather bracelets, and a chunky watch to accessorize.

On the right, we’ve styled the perfect look for a hot summer night. The printed short sleeved shirt keeps it dressy, but won’t have you breaking a sweat. A pair of aviators, a stylish and airy hat, and Ked-inspired shoes complete this effortless style.

Shirts: PX Clothing, event live at 9am ET on Sunday May 11th.

Hat: Greg Norman, event live at 12pm ET on Monday May 12th.

Stylist’s Corner: Crop Tops

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Our stylist, Scott McLean, is back again with a brand new trend:

Crop tops are hot, hot, hot, this season. Although this “it” top might be on the small size, it’s definitely big on style! So the real question is, how do you wear this new fashion star? That’s where I can help. I’m going to show you four different types of crop tops, as well as how to wear them.

Our first design is a flirty and loose cropped top. A floral print is just what you need for spring and summer. Pair it with white or blue skinny jeans and sandals.

The second top is a charcoal and black stripped crop top/bustier combo. It’s a street style inspired look. Complete your ensemble with a high-waisted skirt or shorts, and you’ll be ready for a night on the town!

Our third top is a black and white short cropped top. The geometric pattern and sheer cut-outs give it a fashion-forward and bold look. Try wearing it with a form-fitting skirt as well as stilettos with a thick ankle strap. You’ll be fashionably fierce!

Our last look is a dressy or casual transitional look that you can wear from day to night. It is an unstructured crop top, making it appropriate for daytime, but has flat studs which takes it into the evening. Take the look further with preppy white shorts, or textured leggings.

You can grab all of these tops and more from out St. Croix Tanks sale on Sunday, May 4th at 9am ET.