Fashion ABCs: Just ‘b’ecause

The warm weather is here, and summer is officially in full swing, so if you’re looking to beef up your wardrobe with some fresh styles for the season, you’ll have no problem with these stores. ‘B’ sure to check them out for all your summer must-haves!


Perhaps one of the most iconic department stores, Bloomingdale’s is the ideal destination for all of your wardrobe needs (and wants). With a range of luxury and mainstream designers, there is something for a variety of budgets, and if you sign up for their emails, you can have sale notifications sent directly to your inbox. Bloomingdale’s also offers free shipping on orders over $150 — and believe us, it won’t be hard to spend $150 there!

If you crave a cool street style look this summer, boohoo is the place for you. With the trendiest looks you can find, boohoo offers their styles at reasonably affordable prices and in a range of sizes, including petite and plus. What’s more is that they hold massive sales — like their current 50 percent off everything — that will score you the chicest styles for a whole lot less.


Every outfit needs to be accessorized, so if you’re in the market for something shiny or colorful to incorporate into your summer attire, check out BaubleBar. Boasting traditional, modern and trendy styles, BaubleBar offers both sleek and statement pieces that will complement any look. The online retailer also offers 15 percent off for new shoppers who sign up for emails, and sometimes include free gifts with purchases of a minimum amount, so you can stock up on jewelry for any outfit you may wear this summer.

Ready to amp up your summer wardrobe? Head to these stores now!

SJP launches new LBD collection

Style and Sarah Jessica Parker just seem to go hand-in-hand — look no further than her red carpet appearances and her work on Sex and the City for proof. But even though the actress has since moved on to another project (Divorce, airing on HBO), Parker is still attached to fashion, so much so that she’s releasing a dress line.

According to WWD, Parker is set to unveil an all-black dress line called “SJP LBD,” with all the pieces in the collection said to be made in the United States. Sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, the first of the LBD line will debut in October, reports WWD.

While entering the clothing arena is a new endeavor for Parker, WWD says that she also has a two-year-old shoe line, as well as a new fragrance that launched in August called, “Stash,” the “bad-girl foil” to her other fragrance, “Lovely.”

To check out a sneak-peak of the line, click here.

Maddie & Tae team up with Bloomingdale’s for new clothing line

A new clothing line is set to hit Bloomingdale’s just in time for a fresh fall style — and it’s coming from the minds of your favorite country duo.

According to Nash Country Daily, Maddie and Tae are trying out their hand at fashion design, partnering with Bloomingdale’s in-house brand, AQUA, to create a fashionable new clothing collection called “AQUA x Maddie & Tae.”

Set to include everything from dresses and skirts to blazers and tanks, Maddie Marlow said in a statement that the line is designed to be “fresh and fun for everyone,” Nash Country Daily reports

“AQUA does everything girls like us want!” Marlow said. “Super-fun pieces and stuff that’s hip without screaming ‘fashion victim’ — things you can really wear. And the best part, pieces come in all kinds of colors and fits, so everyone gets to be part of the party.”

The duo’s Taylor Dye also shared that the collection will take into account the many different occasions that accompany a busy lifestyle like that of the singers.

“And AQUA is dress up and dress down – go to school, go to work, go out kind of clothes,” Dye said, according to Nash Country Daily. “No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, AQUA’s got you covered all in one place! When you’re busy like we are, AQUA makes it so easy.”

Available in stores and online in mid-August, Nash Country Daily says AQUA x Maddie & Tae will retail between $38 and $498.