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  • Fab or Drab: June 27th

    We're back, darlings! After a week of routine mud masks and manicures, we're feeling fabulously refreshed and ready to peek in on some of our favorite lady-stars! Did they put in the effort? Did they get dressed in the dark? Secure your hats and your bras and come walk with us this morning.

    America Ferrera in Dolce & Gabanna

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  • My UV Event: WWII Memorial Day Parade

    my uv eventWe asked you to submit your UV event and we just adored hearing about Julia's special Memorial Day parade! See what the positively patriotic pin up had to say about bringing a little UV flair to her Memorial Day parade.

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  • Fab or Drab: June 13th

    Welcome back, darlings! We've dry cleaned our sequins and steamed a little chiffon to head to the Tony Awards this week! And girls? The theatre crowd know two things: when to hold for applause and how to be utterly fabulous! We've picked out a little pretty for us to go over this morning! Throw on an OBC and join us, won't you?

    Leighton Meester in Antonio Berardi

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  • Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Classic Champagne Cocktail

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  • Brand Spotlight: Stop Staring!

    There's nothing better than hearing "I love your dress!" and our absolute favorite reaction is "Stop Staring!" Not to reject the compliment of course, but rather declaring the brand we've come to know, love, and wear quite frequently around these parts. We are thrilled to offer selections and exclusives from the Los Angeles-native Stop Staring! line, the retro-inspired brand that has been a cornerstone of pin up culture and fashion for over a decade! Slide into your heels and walk with us as we take a look at the latest & greatest from Stop Staring!

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    Stop Staring! is known for the divine fit of their dresses, and the Hazel Wiggle Dress is no exception! A classic tan colored pencil dress, complete with a delicate embroidery detail at the natural waist with button detailing at the shoulders and a criss-cross style back, Hazel is a stunning addition to any gal's closet. Understated and chic- Stop Staring's forte.  Pair it with matching accessories to make the contrast embroidery pop!

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    A good dot goes a long way, dames! The Dashing Wiggle Dress is a red and white dotted wonder! Stop Staring's signature fit, complete with a fun little cha-cha hem! A deep-V neckline is perfect for a little cheeky cleavage, while a small cap sleeve tops off this divine look. Make sure to make us proud and pair it with red accessories!

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    Have you met Tara? A fabulous forties inspired dress from the bygone era of Old Hollywood! Complete in an eye and light catching metallic silver, this wiggle style dress is complete with a criss-cross knot detail in front, while a pencil style fit is perfect for a little shimmy and shake. Dress up the Tara Metallic Wiggle Dress with a classic 1940's ivory or white hair Dahlia and metallic accented shoes!

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    When matching one's lipstick to one's dress, red is always the way to go, gals!  The Jenna Wiggle Dress, in all its crimson glory, is the perfect addition to any fashion rotation! A pencil style fit, complete with the staple of Stop Staring!- the low neckline! A red satin contrast at the shoulders ties in the back as a bow as well. They won't have to wait for Christmas to unwrap something!

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    And lastly, wave hello to the Duchess! A stunning all black wiggle with a fantastic 1940s flair! A lace-doily style peter pan collar and contrast center front buttons add a splash of detail to this otherwise classic LBD. Make sure to accessorize The Duchess Wiggle Dress accordingly with proper cuban heel stockings and even spice it up with a fabulous hat!

    Stop Staring! has brought body-conscious dressing to the forefront of fashion and pin up culture to the mainstream in the most fabulous way possible. Wiggle over to our Stop Staring! section and greet your new wardrobe, darlings!

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