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Spring Forward

Fashion Forward Tips for March

March 01, 2010
Classic with a Twist

You may already know and love Jack Rogers' eponymous line of Navajo sandals, but did you know the line has expanded? With the same styling of the beloved classics, the line has risen to new heights with the addition of an adorable line of flats, handbags, totes and cosmetic bags. In yummy colors such as seafoam, lilac and platinum, these are the perfect accent to give your wardrobe a fresh edge for spring! Find them at Kristen's Shoe Boutique in Cary and at www.JackRogersUSA.com for $48 - $498.

Hydration, Naturally

Now that spring is here and we're spending more time outdoors, it's increasingly important that we include sunscreen in our daily routine. What easier way to remember it than when it's included in our moisturizer? Hydrate+ from CosMedix is a lightweight, daily antioxidant moisturizer that hydrates the skin while protecting it from the sun's harmful rays. Infused with zinc oxide and natural antioxidants, Hydrate+ offers gentle UV protection without any synthetic chemicals. Available for $46 from www.CosMedix.com.

Best Foot Forward

Warmer weather means that our feet will soon come out from a long season of hiding. Help get them ready for their unveiling with a little TLC. Here are a few treats that will help get your feet ready to bare:

• Soften rough skin and smooth your feet with the Foot Therapy Kit from Rejoice! Body Care. Each kit is $35 and includes foot soak salt, sugar scrub and whipped shea butter to keep 'em soft and smooth. Rejoice! Body Care products are made from all-natural ingredients and crafted in small batches by an NC mom who is committed to being socially responsible. Get it at www.RejoiceBodyCare.com.

• Removing your old coat of polish doesn't have to mean using harsh chemicals. Try Purifying Nail Polish Remover from Essie's new Naturally Clean line. Made with nourishing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it gently removes old polish and refreshes your skin with a light fresh scent. $16 at www.Essie.com.

• Give your feet a pretty coat of polish to put them in the spotlight. Why not try a lovely coat of Adina, a metallic purple, or Happi, a pretty pink, from Zoya's newest Reverie collection. Each dreamy shade is free of tolulene, formaldehyde, DBP and camphor to ensure a healthy coat of color! Find them at www.Zoya.com for $36 for a set of six shades.

Banish Love Handles

No, you don't have to starve yourself to look sleek and slim under your pretty spring dresses, you just need a few tricks up your sleeve! One great way to create a smooth silhouette is with the new Skinny Tank from Yummie Tummie. Made from stretch cotton it has a raised neckline in back to give you a sleek line all-over. Try it in teal green to layer under a low-cut dress or in the sassy python print to add interest to a solid cardigan. Get the Skinny Tank for $62-$76 at Saks Fifth Avenue or at www.YummieTummie.com.

Bohemian Luxury

Inspired by travels around the globe, Rikshaw Designs creates chic bedding for both grown-ups and babies alike. Using the Indian block-print method has become designer Catherine Fitzsimmons' hallmark. She "fell in love with the imperfections of a block print, the saturated colors, and the true artistry and dedication that it takes to finish just one meter of fabric." All of Rikshaw Designs' bedding is made from lightweight cotton voile, and is comprised of mix and match prints, florals stripes and motifs in compelling color combinations that are guaranteed to give your room a little bohemian luxury and understated elegance. Find it at www.RikshawDesign.com

Mary Michele Little is a mother of two, wife, entrepreneur and blogger who lives in Raleigh, NC. Read more of her tips at www.onechicmama.com.
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