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May 2012 Archives

It's time to put away the black for the season and break out the white because according to the "fashion rules" if it's after Memorial Day then white is alright (though we think white is right all year round). Try a pretty eyelet and lace top with your colored jeans or go for a bright pair of cropped white jeans for a clean summer look. Wear white all summer long and come Labor Day, you'll be ready to wear black again!

No matter whether you boast a flawless body or prefer to camouflage a few trouble spots, there are times when a slightly modest swimsuit feels more appropriate (hello, office swim party). Finding the perfect suit for such occasions can be harder than it sounds. It has to stay in place while chasing kids, perform as intended in the water and show off your figure's assets all at the same time. For this dilemma, it's a smart idea to go retro. In one or two-piece options, the swimwear featured below looks a bit sexy but doesn't reveal anything you wouldn't want your boss (or your kids' friends) to see. And if you're pregnant, styles like these are perfect as you progress from trimester to trimester. 

Tube Tankini and Swim Skirt, from $30,

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Tidal Stripes Maillot, $158,

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Retro Bikini Bottom ($34) and Retro Tankini Top ($44),

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Maternity Retro Swimsuit, $78,

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Black Maternity Swimsuit, $32,

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Liz Lange for Target Maternity Bandeau, $25,

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After spending all yesterday at the beach, I seriously was lacking in the prepared department. Now that the upcoming forecast is calling for sunny days with no school, I'm getting ready with all the essentials for summer -- even those that are only for the beach. Fun towels, music, toys, a little shade, and a tote to carry them all in are essential for the perfect day in the sun.

Try sitting down for a science lesson over summer break and most kids are bound to rebel. If it doesn't involve sun, water and play, they don't want any part of it. Introduce something color-changing into the equation, however, and there's a good chance they'll never even see an understanding of thermochromism coming at them. From hair clips to rash guards, the products featured here will completely change color when warmed by the sun. Tell them ahead of time or just let them see it as the color develops. Either way, they'll think you're working some sort of scientific magic.  

Color-Change Butterfly Hair Clips, $10,

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Color-Change UV Rash Guard, $25,
Also available in a print for girls.
uv colorchange rash guard.jpgCrocs Chameleons Translucent Clog, $40,
chamelon blue crocs.jpgCrocs Emelina Sandals, $40,

crocs emelina.jpgSolarActive Color Changing Friendship Bracelet, $3.50,

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Color Change Nail Polish, $8,

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