Our picks from the NET-A-PORTER sale!

Net-a-porter is in the middle of a gigantic sale, with huge savings on designer bags, shoes, clothing and more from brands like Stella McCartney, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Lanvin, Burberry and Alexander McQueen.

Browse all 84 scrumptious pages of the sale at Net-a-porter.com, or keep reading for some of our favorite picks!

The Shadow mesh and cotton dress from Splendid is delicate and classy, yet slightly edgy as well. This dress is the perfect way to show a little skin without going overboard. Pair it with delicate jewelry and heels for a flirty, girly look, or go bigger and bolder with your accessories to make more of a statement. Was $110, Now $77.

Already seen in our Spring Issue, this gorgeous Burberry Belts printed silk scarf would add a classy splash of color to any tailored look needing a dose of fun. While it’s still an investment piece, this scarf is to die for! Was $450, Now $224.

If you’re still searching for the perfect pair of summer shorts, these belted twill shorts from 7 For All Mankind may be for you. Since they’re slightly high-waisted, tuck in a loosely fitted tank to let the pretty bow take center stage! You could wear these shorts in the fall, too, by pairing them with a nautical striped top and cute cardigan. Was $155, Now $77.50. Hint: If you love this style but don’t want your wallet to take so much of a blow, I spotted very similar pairs in black and a darker tan at Target that were calling my name!

Want your phone to be as fashionable as you? If you have an iPhone, protect it in style with a Marc by Marc Jacobs silicone iPhone 3G case. In hot pink or black, the case is embossed with Marc’s signature jumbled letter motif. Was $30, Now $15. If you’re more of a Blackberry girl, the elegant Jet Set Blackberry case from MICHAEL Michael Kors comes in a gorgeous buttery tan leather. Was $50, Now $25.

Tired of your fashion jewelry? Frame your face with these bright turquoise earrings plated in 22-karat gold. FromKenneth Jay Lane, these earrings will keep any summer look fun and fresh. Was $100, Now $50.

These swan-print wedge sandals from Tory Burch are adorable and playful! The white and navy palette is nautical and screams summer, and the brown leather and rope details add to the summer vibe. Pair them with your sundresses or a long maxi to add a dose of charm to your ensemble. Was $175, Now $105.

 

 

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cute swimsuits for this summer & 4.99 bikinis!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the price for several basic bikinis on Forever 21’s web site: $4.99 each for tops and bottoms! They have halter tops and basic bottoms in royal blue, and string bikini tops and bottoms in royal blue, a light coral and basic black. While these aren’t the most detailed bikinis you could wear, they’re classic styles for a great price!

 

Forever 21’s Floral Paradise bikini is another cute option. It’s brightly patterned, and although it’s not as cheap as the bikinis above, it’s still a deal at $10.80 for the top and $9.80 for the bottom. The top is even reversible, in case you want to tone down the pattern a bit or de-emphasize a larger chest by wearing a solid pattern on top.

If you have a regular to small chest, a bandeau swimsuit is a cute option for your body. I absolutely love the Purple Multicolor Bandeau swimsuit from Victoria’s Secret! It’s bright, bold, patterned and perfect for the beach. The back closure is adjustable and it comes with a removable halter strap in case you want a little more support or security, since bandeau tops can sometimes slide. Top, $29; bottom, &20.

Another great bandeau option is Target’s Mossimo Polka Dot Twist Bandeau separates. The suit has a retro feel and is available in black, purple, brown and teal, all with cute white polka dots. The top has a removable halter strap, and the bottom has mock ties on the sides, so that you get the cute ties without the danger of the knots coming undone! Top, $17.99; bottom, $17.99.

Key Accessories for Spring/Summer 2011

Spring is almost here, and it’s time to start thinking about which accessories to pair up with your sundresses, floaty tops and swimsuits! This year’s accessories are much lighter and brighter than those heavy, metallic grommets and studs of the past. Some of the top looks of the season include:

Stripes

Stripes are fresh, crisp and modern, and the ASOS Small Ticking Stripe Satchel, featuring a long cross-body shoulder strap, is just the right addition to a nautical look, whether it be at the beach or just walking around campus. $26.90

Woven

Braided, knitted and woven pieces are must-haves for spring and summer. They’ll help you create a natural, clean, well-traveled look, as if you just returned home from a tropical vacation. New York & Company’s Ribbon Flower Fedora, at $19.95, and J.Crew’s Web Buckle Belt, at $39.50, are two ways to bring this trend into your wardrobe.

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The cutest shoes for spring

Spring is coming soon, and it’s almost time to trade out those stuffy boots for some cute new sandals! Show off your pedicure and let your toes breathe in these adorable new shoes.

Update last year’s flashy metallic gladiators with a fresh neutral. Aldo’s Galban sandals in bone are the perfect addition to almost any casual spring outfit. Also available in white, silver and black. $45.

If you want to add a little height, try Clarks’ Fiddle Scroll sandals in Ginger leather from Piperlime. The 3-inch cork wedge heel and foam footbed will keep you comfy while still looking good! Also in black leather. $80.

For a less pricey but still fashionable option, wear Old Navy’s braided faux leather platform wedges in brown. The faux leather does double duty by costing you less and keeping you animal-friendly! Also in black. $29.50.

For dressier outfits and nights out, try the Anne Klein Sharona heels in Pewter from Piperlime. They’re shiny and dramatic enough for nighttime, but still neutral enough to wear year-round, so you’ll be wearing these for much longer than just one season. $79.

How to look amazing on Valentine’s Day

No idea what to wear on Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Here are some options to fit any date (and budget!).

If you want to look classy, a great option is the Entr’acte Meeting Dress from ModCloth. It’s perfect for a sophisticated night out at a play, concert or upscale restaurant in the city. $89.99.

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