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Aviator Sunglasses Add Cool to Any Outfit

Elevate your style this season with a pair of aviator sunglasses. Made cool by Mav and Goose in Top Gun 30 years ago, the shades actually have a history that precedes the famous volleyball scene, and a future as your go-to summer accessory. For everything you ever wanted to know about the aviator and more, Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.

Were aviators around pre-Top Gun?

Aviator sunglasses have a long and storied history. Designed for airplane pilots during the 1920s, they became standard issue shades for the military during World War II. By the 1970s, pop culture embraced the frames, thanks to stars like Elvis rocking the aviator look.

What makes sunglasses “aviators”?

Aviator sunglasses traditionally feature large teardrop shaped lenses, framed by thin metal, with a double bridge, and earpieces that hook securely behind the ears. The original aviators were designed to cover the entire eye, keeping out as much light as possible. Today’s aviators take liberties on the original design with variations on materials, lens size, lens tint, color and shape.

Are aviators suited to a certain face shape?

While the original large aviators can overtake a smaller visage, designers have cashed in on the popularity of the look with sunglasses that fit a wider variety of face sizes and shapes. Most women are able to find an aviator that suits their look by trying out different styles of the iconic sunglasses. Many aviators come in sizes, usually measured in millimeters across the widest part of the lens. The iconic look is slightly oversized, providing maximum eye coverage.

Is this look just for irony and costume parties?

No way! Aviators may have reentered the market as an ironic accessory, or part of a Top Gun Halloween costume, but they’ve since made their way into the mainstream. True sunglass enthusiasts have at least one pair in their quiver. The classic aviator look is polished and sophisticated, and also incredibly versatile—wear them with everything from a bikini to a ball gown.

What to look for in an aviator:

There are so many options when it comes to aviator sunglasses. There’s always the original aviator, with its clean, simple lines and muted colors, like silver and gold, which is a good place to start for the aviator novice. But, also consider lenses that are colored, mirrored or polarized, as well as variations on shape and frame material.

Who makes aviator sunglasses, besides Ray-Ban?

Ray-Ban is a classic aviator brand, but check out some fun variations of these shades on sale from Marc JacobsKate SpadeGucci, and more!

May 13, 2016   No Comments

It’s a shirt, it’s a dress . . . It’s a shirt dress!

Spring is in full swing, and if there’s one outfit that you have GOT to add to your closet right now, it’s the shirt dress. Why? In short, it’s a classic, versatile piece, that transitions easily through the seasons. Wear it with your rain boots today, then style it up with some wedges come summer.

Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about this effortless year-round look, including how to shop the style on sale.

What is a shirt dress?

A women’s shirt dress is essentially a long, button-down, collared shirt worn as a dress. The classic shirt dress features buttons and a collar, but there are many variations on today’s styles, including the t-shirt dress.

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Where did the style come from?

Inspired by menswear, the shirt dress was a product of World War II because of its utilitarian function as an everyday dress manufactured from readily available and practical fabrics. When they became popular as a fashion statement in the 1950s, they were called “shirtwaist” dresses, and featured more feminine detailing, such as tailored waists and full skirts. Christian Dior pioneered the style in his “New Look” collection, and the dress became iconic thanks to TV shows like The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and The Donna Reed Show.

Where is it appropriate to sport this silhouette?

A shirt dress is appropriate in casual, professional, and informal social settings. There are a variety of styles to choose from, including loose and flowy dresses in cozy and comfortable fabrics, as well as tailored, polished dresses in crisp fabrics. Shirt dresses come in sleeveless, short sleeved, and long sleeved varieties. Some are belted, while others hang straight, or have a cinched waist. While most styles hit just above the knee, you can find them in longer midi or maxi lengths.

How should the dress be styled?

A casual shirt dress in a soft chambray or cozy slub cotton pairs well with flats and a hobo bag. For a more professional look, try a classic tailored or belted shirt dress and style it with pumps or wedges and a satchel. This look is ideal for year-round wear. Try a plaid print dress with boots in fall or winter, and switch to a floral or striped dress with sandals in the spring and summer.

Shop shirt dresses on sale from designers like BCBG, Calvin Klein, DVF, Vince, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, DKNY, and MICHAEL Michael Kors

May 5, 2016   No Comments

10 Spring Dress Styles, All On Sale

Spring is that glorious time of year where we inventory our wardrobes from last season and figure out what we want need. Dresses and spring go together like Kendall and Gigi on a runway. These 10 spring dress styles are fresh (we promise) and worthy for a coveted place in your warm-weather wardrobe. Disclaimer: there are some repeat styles from past seasons, like the midi dress and the chiffon maxi dress, but new silhouettes and prints breathe fresh life into these timeless styles. And as always, every dress here (and on Shop It To Me) is on sale. We deliver a sale digest to your inbox or iPhone each morning with the brands you love that went on sale in your sizes overnight. Sign up here so you never have to miss a sale again.

10 Spring Dress Styles

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1. Off-The-Shoulder Dresses

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Exposed shoulders. So hot right now. But really, the off-the-shoulder look is flattering on everyone. If you want more of a beachy look, go with a Rebecca Taylor or Parker dress. If you want something a bit more structured and formal, go with a L’Agence or Tracy Reese option.

Pair with: Chuck Taylors for a beachy vibe or ankle strap heels for an elevated look

2. Embroidered Dresses

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Nothing screams spring like a good embroidered dress. Embroidery can give a fun flare to an otherwise bland dress. Some of the best embroidered dresses we’ve seen this season are this Cynthia Rowley, this Tadashi and this DVF.

Pair with: a saddle bag and sandals

3. Boho Dresses

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Boho-style dresses are the easiest dresses to wear. In a word, breezy. Brunch, the beach, walking around town… throw on a boho-style dress. The obvious favorite brand is Free People but we’re also obsessed with this Amanda Uprichard dress.

Pair with: fringe sandals (duh) or booties while there’s still a chill in the air

4. Lace Dresses

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Lace is timeless and seasonless. It’s also appropriate for any occasion. This versatile feminine fabric has been incorporated into some of the best dresses we’ve seen all season from BCBGMAXAZRIA, Ralph Lauren and Altuzarra.

Pair with: minimal or neutral ankle strap heels and a mini bag

5. Slip Dresses

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There’s a very sexy, feminine way to wear a slip dress without walking down the street looking like you forgot to get dressed. The key is to keep things minimal with your accessories and makeup. Equipment and Jenni Kayne have nailed the look.

Pair with: a bomber jacket and heels for a downtown chic look

6. Crochet Dresses

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A bit different from embroidery, crochet is handcrafted from yarn and usually very intricate. This is one of the best spring dress styles to invest in. We’re loving these dresses from Mara Hoffman, Karen Kane and Lucky Brand.

Pair with: embellished sandals and a denim jacket

7. Shirt Dresses

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A classic style, the shirt dress is also seasonless. It’s another easy “throw it on and go” style. Here are some great spring options from Sanctuary, DVF and Rails

Pair with: lace-up sandals and a fringe bag

8. Midi Dresses

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The midi dress has been revived and we’re newly obsessed with some of the styles we’re seeing. This Mara Hoffman is everything. For a more formal approach, we’re digging this Halston Heritage number.

Pair with: slingback sandals and a bucket bag

9. Chiffon Maxi Dresses

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Prepare to turn heads with one of these flowing goddess-like dresses. You’ll want to wear one every single day, so maybe stock up. DVF, Rachel Zoe and Maggy London are our top picks.

Pair with: wedge sandals (seriously, that’s it.)

10. Floral Shift Dresses

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Florals for spring, how original (to quote our favorite fictitious fashion editor). But there’s something so feminine and fresh about a shift dress in a nice floral, no? Check out these top picks: Rebecca Taylor, Karen Kane and DKNY.

Pair with: perforated shoes and a studded bag

March 24, 2016   No Comments

5 Spring Jackets That Solve Your Layering Problems

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Winter weather can drag on and on making you totally dread grabbing your go-to layering pieces as you leave the house. Dread no more because these 5 spring jackets are so perfect for wearing right now and as the dreary weather transitions to spring. Best of all, some of these styles are recycled trends so chances are, you already have one in the back of your closet (one more reason to think twice before you toss last season’s jackets to the giveaway pile). Revive your layering game and prepare to be giddy when you leave the house in one of these 5 spring jackets.

Bomber Jackets

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Bombers are another timeless style taken straight from the military look we draw so much style inspiration from each season. What makes bomber jackets so trendy right now? In a word, prints. Designers are using bold prints and patterns to shake up this classic style.

How to wear a bomber jacket now: a blouse tucked into a midi skirt with fringe booties.

Military Jackets

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Think Michael Jackson. He popularized this style making it an iconic staple for many designers like Balmain and Louis Vuitton. Luckily, many brands have replicated this style making it more affordable for the masses. You can’t go wrong with this structured style.

How to wear a military jacket now: dark skinny jeans, booties and a graphic tee.

Lace Jackets

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This fresh spin on layering will instantly become your new favorite trend. We’re seeing lace on all sorts of jacket styles making it a versatile piece with a feminine touch. It’s fun to feel girly, so add this to your femme-chic arsenal. Best part? You can replace your go-to formal outerwear with a lace jacket.

How to wear a lace jacket now: a fit and flare dress with a pair of sky-high pumps.

Tweed Moto Jackets

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We wish we had thought this style up years ago. It’s like your favorite leather motorcycle jacket got together with your tweed blazer and made the most perfectly styled baby. The mix of structure and material will flatter any body type. We haven’t seen a ton of these jackets, but the few we have seen are must-haves.

How to wear a tweed moto jacket now: white jeans (yes, it’s ok to do this all year), a lace top and over-the-knee boots.

Puffer Coats

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This style is on our lists of spring jackets because designers have seriously stepped it up when it comes to down or “puffer” coats. These coats are adapting to new silhouettes and it actually works. Puffer coats are now functional and fashionable which makes the cold spring days and nights even more tolerable.

How to wear a puffer coat now: a plaid shirt, boyfriend jeans and slip on shoes.

Craving more spring jackets? Here are some other styles to try now: wrap coats, trench coats, denim jackets, capes & ponchos

March 11, 2016   No Comments

7 New Markdowns You Need In Your Closet Now

It’s your lucky day. We’ve found some new markdowns that rarely go on sale in our Salemail. And we promise, they are all justifiable purchases — meaning you can wear all of them year-round. Yes. From the must-have LBD to the signature flats everyone loves, snag these items now before they sell out.

Need a daily dose of sale items from your favorite brands? Visit Shop It To Me to create your perfect sale section. You’ll never shop sales the same way. You pick the brands you love and your sizes. Then we scour every sale section of major retailers and send you “Salemail” alerts when those brands go on sale in your size. Don’t have an account? Sign up for free now!

 

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kate spade new york ‘gramercy grand’ bracelet watch, 38mm | was $225 NOW $147

Shop all new markdowns for kate spade new york jewelry or all sale items from kate spade new york

 

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Elizabeth and James Kiandra Overlay Dress | was $395 NOW $237

Shop all new markdowns from Elizabeth and James


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Steve Madden Marye | was $129.95 NOW $89.98

Shop all new markdowns from Steve Madden

 

ray-ban aviators - new markdowns

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses in Matte Gold/Green Polarized Mirror | was $290 NOW $99

Shop all new markdowns from Ray-Ban

 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs New Q Hillier Convertible Hobo in Cameo Nude | was $428 NOW $237

Shop all new markdowns for Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags or all sale items from Marc by Marc Jacobs


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Frye Phillip Harness Tall | was $358 NOW $214.99

Shop all new markdowns from Frye

 

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Tory Burch Sequin-Embossed Reva Ballet Flats | was $250 now $175

Shop all sales for Tory Burch shoes or all sale items from Tory Burch

February 18, 2016   No Comments

Top 5 Trends To Try Now And How To Wear Them

Don’t neglect your bottom half. Shop It To Me members are currently obsessing over these top 5 trends. And everything is on sale, so don’t feel guilty swooping these up.

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Flare jeans make an appearance every few years and there are so many ways to wear the flare.

How to wear flare jeanskeep two things in mind when you’re shopping around — length of jeans and shoes you’ll wear with them. Buy them long enough so they barely touch the ground in whatever shoe style you’ll be wearing. Wearing them with heeled ankle boots or casual heels is best.

Best brands for flare jeans: 7 For All Mankind, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity

culottes - top 5 trends

Culottes, ladies, have made their way back in the most fashion-forward way possible.

How to wear culottes: with heels. Always. This is important or you’ll run the risk of looking like you’re wearing flood pants. The length culottes should be below the knee and above the calf. Dark colors are the most flattering.

Best brands for culottes: BCBG, Michael Kors, Keepsake

track pants - top 5 trends

Track pants, or joggers, are versatile enough to dress up or down.

How to wear track pants: style your outfit around the pants. For a more casual look, tuck a tee shirt in and wear with sandals. For a dressier look, tuck a blouse in and wear with fun heels.

Best brands for track pants: Vince, DKNY, James Jeans

boyfriend jeans - top 5 trends

Boyfriend jeans will never go out of style. Currently, distressed boyfriend jeans are a very popular style.

How to wear boyfriend jeans: wear these on days you want to be comfortable yet chic. Much like track pants, you can dress them up and down easily with any combination of top or shoe.

Best brands for boyfriend jeans: rag & bone, Lovers + Friends, AG

leather skirts - top 5 trends

Leather skirts are timeless.

How to wear a leather skirt: pick a style that works with the looks you’re trying to achieve. Pencil leather skirts are for work. Mini leather skirts are for casual looks.

Best brands for leather skirts: J.Crew, French Connection, Elie Tahari

February 11, 2016   No Comments

Giveaway: Win $1,000 to Sephora! [closed]

Giveaway: Win $1,000 to Sephora

We’re giving away a $1,000 gift card to Sephora to a current Shop It To Me member!

Entering is easy:

  1. Login to your Shop It To Me account and invite friends to join
  2. You’ll get one entry for each friend that signs up before giveaway ends

Giveaway ends: Friday February 12, 2016 at 11:59pm PT

Important notes: US residents only, must be 18+ to enter

See official giveaway rules.

Not a current Shop It To Me member? Sign up now for personalized sale alerts and exclusive giveaways!

February 8, 2016   No Comments

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide 2015

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales 2015

Cyber-stuff yourself with the only sale roundup you need! We’ll be updating this guide all weekend (in our pajamas, of course) with brand new sales so check back every day for updates.

FEATURED SALES

NORDSTROM

Shop Cyber Monday Deals! Up to 50% OFF Top Brands plus, take an extra 25% off selected sale items. FREE Shipping. FREE returns. Ends 11/30.

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Enjoy an extra 25% OFF sale items with code XTRAGOOD and FREE SHIPPING no minimum! Ends 11/30.

JAMES PERSE

Take an extra 10% off sale items plus free shipping with code SITMCYBERMON15. Ends 11/30.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Designer Sale! Up to 40% OFF select styles, plus FREE SHIPPING & RETURNS with code HOLIDAY. Ends 11/30.

NEIMAN MARCUS

Earn up to a $500 gift card with your select regular-price purchase with code GC4YOU. Free shipping and returns on most orders. Ends 11/30.

RALPH LAUREN

Spend $125, Save $25. Spend $250, Save $75. Spend $500, Save $175. Spend $750+, Save $275. Use code CYBER15. Plus, up to 60% OFF select styles. Ends Mon. 11/30.

DEPARTMENT STORES

BARNEYS NEW YORK

Save up to 40% on designer styles plus, complimentary shipping on all orders.

MACY’S

Take an extra 20% off Cyber Monday Sale plus, Free Shipping at $25 with code CYBER. Ends 11/30.

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Rewarding Beauty Event: Take $25 off your purchase of $250, Take $75 off your purchase of $500+ or take $200 off your purchase of $1,000+ with code BEAUTY. Ends 11/30.

LORD & TAYLOR

Take an extra 25% off sitewide plus, Free Shipping with code CYBEREnds 11/30.

BLOOMINGDALE’S

Take an extra 25% off select regular and sale items, plus free shipping. Ends 11/30.

DESIGNER MARKDOWN RETAILERS

LAST CALL BY NEMAIN MARCUS

Take an extra 40%-80% off sitewide plus free shipping with code CYBER. Ends 11/30.

SAKS OFF 5TH

The Lowest Prices Of The Year! Take up to 70% OFF 1,000s of Deals. Ends 11/30.

YOOX.COM

Take an extra 30% off sitewide plus, free shipping on all orders. Ends 11/30.

BLUEFLY

Cyber Monday Sale! Extra 20% Off your yrder with code CYBER20. Ends 11/30.

CENTURY 21

Take $20 off your purchase of $100+. Ends 11/30.

ONLINE-ONLY DESIGNER RETAILERS

SSENSE

Designer sale up to 50% off plus, free shipping and returns on all orders.

SHOPBOP

Spend $250+ Save 15%, Spend $500+ Save 20%, Spend $1000+ Save 25% with code GOBIG15. Ends 11/30.

REVOLVE CLOTHING

Take 50% off final sale items with code CYBER50, always free shipping and returns. Ends 11/30.

SINGLE-BRAND RETAILERS

TORY BURCH

Spend $250 Get 30% off plus, Free Shipping with code THANKS. Ends 11/30.

DVF

Take an additional 25% off Sitewide, including Sale, plus Free Shipping on all orders with code CYBER25! Ends 11/30.

MILLY

Receive 25% off your entire purchase plus get Free Shipping on all orders with code CM2015. *Excludes Pre-order. Ends 11/30.

THEORY

Holiday Sale: take Up to 40% Off. Ends 11/30.

BROOKS BROTHERS

Cyber Monday Sale! Save An Additional 10% Off sitewide plus, Free Shipping. Ends 11/30.

TRINA TURK

Receive 30% off your entire purchase. Ends 11/30.

LOFT

Take 50% off everything plus free shipping with code CYBER50. Ends 11/30.

ANN TAYLOR

Take 50% off everything plus free shipping. Ends 11/30.

TOMS

Receive an extra 10% off sale products and free shipping on all orders. Ends 11/30.

J.CREW

Take 40% off 507 styles, 30% off everything else and an extra 40-50% off select sale styles plus, free shipping on all orders. Ends 11/30.

BCBGMAXAZRIA

Take $50 Off your $200 purchase,$100 Off your $300 purchase, and $200 Off your $400 purchase. Ends 11/30.

DENIM AND MORE

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Cyber Monday! Enjoy $99 denim, take an extra 20% off Sale (already marked down), Take 40% off Full Price with code BLACK40. Ends 11/30.

RAG & BONE

Take up to 60% off sale with code CYBER. Ends 11/30.

MADEWELL

Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase with code SHOPATWORK. Free shipping on all orders. Ends 11/30.

ATHLETIC RETAILERS

NIKE

Take an extra 25% off clearance with code GETOUTHERE. Ends 11/30.

ATHLETA

Take 20% Off Your Entire Purchase with code WORKIT. Ends 11/30.

PUMA

The entire site is 30% off, plus use code CYBERMONDAY15 and you can receive an additional 30% off plus, free shipping. Ends 11/30.

November 27, 2015   No Comments

GIVEAWAY: Win $1,000 to Nordstrom!

We’re giving one very lucky Shop It To Me member a $1,000 shopping spree to Nordstrom. Go ahead… freak out — it’s a dream giveaway!

Entry details:

  1. Login to your Shop It To Me account and invite friends
  2. You’ll get one entry for each friend that signs up before giveaway ends

Giveaway ends: Friday October 30, 2015 at 11:59pm PT

Important notes: US residents only, must be 18+ to enter

See official giveaway rules.

October 28, 2015   No Comments

1-800-HOTLINEBLING Halloween Costume

Unless you haven’t used the internet in the last week, you’ve probably seen approximately 6,453 Hotline Bling memes. And they haven’t gotten old… yet.

When Drake’s new video dropped, it inspired us fashionistas a tad differently. So we decided to seek out Drake’s infamous red puffy jacket look, à la femme. And we found everything on Shop It To Me!

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Moncler Puffy Coat $1,300 (cheaper option here and here)

Nike Tank Top $30 (in girls’ sizes)

Topshop Jogger Pants $75

Timberland Wedge Booties $130

October 27, 2015   No Comments