Fringe Festival

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If there’s one 2019 trend that’s tailor-made for Tucson, it’s fringe. With Rodeo Break coming up, there’s no better reason to wear it. And, the western-themed strands shouldn’t be too hard to find in this town of boot stores.

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Scarf Style by Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo is one of the style icons I often follow on Pinterest. Her style, which is definitely unique to her, offers some new wardrobe ideas and fresh combinations. I’m not sure what her job is other than look fabulous all the time and not eat, but I particularly love how she incorporates scarves into her outfits. She’s even been known to wrap one around a wrist as a bracelet. Some fun ideas below:

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These Pins are Desert Gems

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Amid the diamonds and precious gems at this year’s Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, there is a fun little booth to check out called Lauren-Spencer Group LLC. The company carries these cute desert crystal pins of cactuses, Wildcat paws and “Wild Cats” pins. Lauren-Spencer also has the delicate, drapey necklaces that the younger set loves, along with initial necklaces and horoscope bracelets. The company visits shows all over the U.S., but only in Tucson can you buy the jewelry outright, instead of order it.

Pink and Gold

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The Capelet has Superhero Style

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There is no greater thing than finding a stylish cover for your imperfections and I like to consider the capelet as the answer to my arms’ prayers. Just as Jackie Kennedy wore gloves because she was critical of her hands, I often feel more confident with covered arms. I know that push-ups might help in that department, but the rosacea is here to stay. You can dress a capelet up or down, wear with a gown or jeans and also bling it up a bit. There are some beautiful jeweled options on Etsy as ball season is kicking into gear.

Barbie Pink is the Color of Happy

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If Emily Blunt’s beautiful dress last night and Christian Siriano’s latest Insta posts are any indication, Barbie pink is the trending color right now. And honestly, I can’t think of anything the world needs more at this moment. Everything about the bubble gum-color exudes happy and pretty and harks back to childhood memories. Like, when you didn’t get the Barbie Corvette that you asked for, but realized your roller skate would work just as well!

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Rachel Roy: One of Macy’s Best Secrets

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Designer Rachel Roy is one of the highlights of shopping at Macys.com. The designer, of Dutch and Indian descent, creates beautiful, modern dresses, jumpsuits and tops that are part of her diffusion line available at Macy’s since 2009. Roy has also fought hard for her success. At age 14, her father, a hardworking janitor, left her at the mall until she found a job—which she did, folding T-shirts at an aquarium.* Roy later found her way to Contempo Casuals, then Roca Wear and eventually, her own line, which launched in 2004. She is famously known for turning a T-shirt into an edgy prom dress for Teen Vogue.** Though her designs can’t be found in Tucson Macy’s stores (suppress eyeroll here..), you can find them online, as well as, her own website RachelRoy.com.

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*”How Rachel Roy Battled to Win Back Her Fashion Empire,” Inc.com, Oct. 2015.

**”Fancy That,” TeenVogue.com, Mar. 2009.