Springing into Florals, Skirts, and Brights

Now that we can (almost) say sayonara to the layering, heavy coats, and sober color palette of the winter months, it’s time to scout out our favorite spring fashions to add some color back into our lives. Spring is all about graphic prints and patterns, playful silhouettes, and the ultimate air of whimsy. Capture the vigor, vibrancy, and vitality of spring through your clothing with Shopilly’s favorite spring finds:

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This incandescent pink lace tank from Aeropostale is perfect to celebrate sunny rays and lemonade days. Tap into the front-tie trend with this bold and feminine color, and pair it with a pair of colored skinnies to achieve a great spring look.

Woven Tie-Front Lace Tank, $28.00

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We love how simplistic and perfect this American Eagle dress is for your next garden party, day outing, or picnic at the park. The neon yellow color is amazingly flattering for many, and gives you the opportunity to try some complementary funky jewelry.

Eyelet Cutout Dress, $49.95

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The glam hue of this BaubleBar necklace will perfectly elevate a fresh spring ensemble! Pair it with a monochrome outfit (a pale yellow would be great) for an element of surprise, or add it to a white tee and fun skirt to add some girly glam.

Cabochon Strand Duo, $32

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Ballet flats are the perfect spring shoes: feminine, sophisticated, and versatile. We are in love with these Cole Haan Aster Purple Patent flats (also in black, empire blue, sea green, orange, sandstone, and sunlight) and love that they would add an incredible pop of color to any outfit!

Manhattan Ballet Flats, $158.00

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This classic Ella Moss statement skirt is a must-have for your spring wardrobe! The paisley pattern in red is sweet and unique, and the movement and lightness of the skirt is perfect for a Sunday brunch or outdoor lunch.

Cisco Paisley Skirt, $158.00

Stay up-to-date with promotions and sales through signing up with Shopilly! Connect with your favorite brands and be the first to hear about sales so you can snag all of your favorite items to achieve the perfect spring closet.

As the Kate Spade brand so succinctly reminds us: live colorfully for the spring season, with Shopilly!

SPRING’S BEST BALLET FLATS

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While polished pumps and strappy stilettos always make us happy, we’re putting some extra spring in our step this season with colorful ballerinas. Designers are kicking up their skimmers in a big way, elevating them in sumptuous dyed leather, fun florals and ornate embellishments. Chic and timeless (not to mention insanely-comfy) for the office or running around on weekends, channel your inner Audrey with our favorite styles of the season (plus, what to pair them with).

BEST FLORAL: J.CREWScreen Shot 2013-02-27 at 10.55.16 PMKick up your heels for J.Crew’s latest collaboration with UK textile company, Liberty of London, whose feminine florals adorn these Cece flats ($198 at J.Crew; enjoy free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP). Not only are they incredibly cute, they’re made with padding, a rubber sole and a slight interior wedge for extra comfort. Pair them with accessories that pick up a hue in the print, such as this bubble gum pink stunner by Kate Spade New York ($198 at Kate Spade New York; you can also download their latest music playlist).

BEST COLORBLOCK: NINE WEST

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Add a pop of color with Nine West’s Superfly skimmers (on sale for $49 at Nine West; get $20 off!) crafted of fuchsia and tangerine suede. We’ll be wearing ours this spring with jeans and a tee on weekends, and with chartreuse capris (like J.Crew’s, $168 at Net-A-Porter) on days we’re feeling a bit more daring.

BEST ORNATE: OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 11.30.44 PMEven his flats are red-carpet ready! Oscar de la Renta’s Petalina ballerinas ($825 at Bergdorf Goodman; free upgraded shipping with code SHIPBG) are spun of creamy leather and dressed up with dramatic beads and black florets, making them perfect with an LBD (such as this swingy little number by Topshop, $75) for dinner at a fancy restaurant or cocktail party.

BEST RAIN-READY: TORY BURCH

Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 11.43.23 PM Add a dash of sunshine to spring showers with Tory Burch’s cheerful bow ballets ($125 at Tory Burch; enjoy free shipping) crafted of water-resistant rubber and finished with a feminine bow. They’re a chic alternative to rain boots, and the perfect complement to Missoni’s cute chevron umbrella ($69 at Saks Fifth Avenue; score free shipping with code SFAFEB).

BEST STUDDED: MARC BY MARC JACOBS

Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 11.54.59 PMMarc by Marc Jacobs kicks spring’s critter trend to the next level with these adorable flats ($248 at Neiman Marcus, free shipping with code FEBSHIP). They’re spun of supple cobalt leather with studs in a playful mouse motif. Paint your pout with Dior’s Favori Red ($32 at Sephora; free shipping over $50) to balance the whimsy.

Blogger Spotlight: The Pink Peonies

Rachel Parcell is a 21-year old, multi-talented fashionista who channels her creative energy into three different jobs—designing clothing for Modbe, designing accessories for DownEast Basics, and moonlighting as a fashion blogger at Pink Peonies. Be sure to check out her blog or stay updated on her fashion excursions by connecting with her through her social media platforms (FacebookTwitter, & Pinterest).

At Shopilly, we love her experimental and fresh take on fashion. She has fun with prints, colors, and textures to create one-of-a-kind looks that always look flawless from head-to-toe. Her blog is the perfect source of inspiration for members of the fashion community as they embark upon their own personal style journeys.  

The blog features an elegant design with high-resolution photography and beautiful outfit-of-the-day posts. Common brands worn include J. Crew, H&M, Prada, Stella & Dot, among others. Beneath each picture is a list of all the items she is modeling in each look, with links directly to the product so that you can purchase them right away.

Our favorite look right now is her “On the Bright Side” ensemble, featuring J. Brand dark wash jeans, a fuchsia J. Crew sweater, a heather gray J. Crew coat, a Michael Kors beanie, Prada sunglasses, color blocked J. Crew heels, and a stunning statement necklace from J. Crew. Effortlessly chic and bright! 

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Shopilly is the perfect shopping service to for fashion bloggers to connect with their favorite brands and stores to stay updated on promotional sales. With easy access to the best deals, bloggers can purchase coveted items at the cheapest price possible to feature in outfit-of-the-day or inspiration posts. Sign-up with Shopilly here!

Happy shopping and blog browsing,
Shopilly Team

Retail Marketing Platform Shopilly Announces Brand Power Rankings

Top 15 Brands Only

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 — Shopilly, Inc., an innovative visual shopping platform, announced today the release of its first list of Power Retailers and Brands. The ranking is based on the number of followers each brand has accumulated on Shopilly.com. Thousands of style-savvy consumers have elected to receive marketing messages, deals, sales, offers and discounts from these retailers and brands. Selected from a list of hundreds of online and multi-channel options, the popularity rankings provide a material indicator of reach, influence and trendiness.

The top 15 most popular brands are:

  1. J.Crew
  2. Victoria’s Secret
  3. Fab
  4. Bloomingdale’s
  5. Sephora
  6. Lululemon 
  7. Crate & Barrel
  8. Kate Spade
  9. Coach
  10. Forever 21
  11. One Kings Lane
  12. Neiman Marcus
  13. Pier 1 Imports
  14. Saks Fifth Avenue
  15. Free People

The only two exclusively online brands to crack the top 15 are Fab.com at No. 3 and One Kings Lane at No. 11. Their popularity can be attributed to excellent marketing campaigns and valuable and unique email content. The mix of apparel, accessories, beauty and home brands on the list indicates that the brands themselves generate consumer interest, making product category a virtual non-factor.  Notable absences from the list include Amazon, the Gap brands, Nordstrom and the Williams-Sonoma brands.

About Shopilly

Built on an intuitive and elegant user experience, Shopilly, Inc. streamlines and organizes multi-channel retailer communications across hundreds of brands and thousands of daily messages. Cutting through the clutter, Shopilly’s visual platform presents shoppers with a useful, easy and fun way to stay informed about brands, stores, offers and purchases. Shopilly was founded in 2012 and is based in San Jose, California.

Media Contact: Jeff Snow Shopilly, Inc, 310-729-8113, jsnow@shopilly-inc.com

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Which brands top the charts on Shopilly?

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Everyone knows how many friends you have on Facebook, how many followers on Twitter and what skirts you’re trying to decide between to match your new Tory Burch heels.

We were naturally wondering who Shopilly’s shoppers love the most so we decided to take a look at which brands have the most followers. These power players have everyone watching them, waiting to snap up their best sales newest designs. Of course, you can find all the insider discounts from these brands and many more at Shopilly.

  1. J.Crew – The reigning king (or queen?) of Shopilly has something for everyone but manages to also stay current and distinctive.
  2. Victoria’s Secret – Almost as popular with the guys as with the girls, VS is staple of our wardrobe.
  3. Fab – This online only seller of cool, quirky designer goods has caught everyone’s attention. They’re moving from flash sales to a more regular merchandising schedule. We can’t wait to see what’s next.
  4. Bloomingdale’s – Always in style and our favorite place to check first before shopping anywhere, Bloomie’s has the top designers for men and women.
  5. Sephora – Where would we be without Sephora? It’s not just about the products and the selection, which is amazing, it’s about the advice and service. A one stop shop that keeps us looking good.
  6. Lululemon – Either there are way too many people out there doing Vinyasa or the secret is out that Lululemon makes for great, comfy-yet-cute every day outfits. Sporty and flattering, we love Lulu!
  7. Crate & Barrel – The top home décor retailer on the list, C&B has everything you need to deck out your place with chic, affordable style.
  8. Kate Spade – Kate’s bags never cease to make the top of the wish list. Classic and elegant but with enough signature “Kate-ness” to get us noticed.
  9. Coach – Bags to die for, glamorous sunglasses and one of our favorite fragrances. What’s not to love?
  10. Forever 21 – Everyone’s favorite fast fashion destination let’s us keep the latest trends in our wardrobe without breaking the bank. Mix and match with designer apparel to keep your wardrobe current.
  11. One Kings Lane – We don’t know where they keep turning up all the amazing furniture and art and antiques but we can’t get enough. Everyday something new and fun is waiting.
  12. Neiman Marcus – This luxury department store brings together all the brands we love under one roof and Last Call has some of the best deals anywhere.
  13. Pier 1 Imports – Hip, eclectic and affordable, Pier 1 assembles international décor and accents into an always surprising mix.
  14. Saks Fifth Avenue – By maintaining the best collections from top designers and helping us discover new names we’ve come to love, Saks is always on our radar.
  15. Free People – This boho brand is feminine, whimsical and fun. Taking a page from vintage apparel from the earlier 20th century, Free People makes us wish for a time machine.

Favorite Blazer Fashions from Shopilly

In celebration of Forever 21’s 30% off Sweaters + Blazers sale, we have curated a list of our five blazer favorites. Blazers are the ultimate way to hold on to your favorite fall pieces while still staying weather-conscious during the wintry season. They are also extremely versatile, and are perfect for both a day and night look! Read on to see if your favorite blazer has made the cut.

This J. Crew blazer in caramel is perfect to give your ensemble a classy finish, with crested gold buttons as a subtle yet luxe detail. Pair it with a white Oxford button-down shirt and fitted jeans for a casual cool look or with your favorite LBD for a dressier look!

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Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel, $198.00

We like the versatility of this neon coral blazer with gray trim from Gap; pair it with a simple monotone dress to create a business casual look, or experiment with some color-blocking for a fun day look.
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Ponte Academy Blazer, $88.00 

This oxblood blazer from American Apparel is a staple for any wardrobe. This makes our list because of the beautiful simplicity of the blazer’s construction, the merlot color, and the fitted and single button details!
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Women’s Blazer, $85.00

We are obsessed with this floral number from Anthropologie, inspired by the natural beauty and bold hues of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands; throw this blazer on for an artsy glam look.
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Ayora Brocade Jacket, $168.00

This H&M gem rounds out the list. This fitted jacket in a soft, denim-like linen blend is an exciting hybrid between a classic denim jacket and a standard modern blazer. We are loving the result!
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Blazer, $49.95 

Which one is your favorite? Be sure to stay up-to-date with sales and promotions by following brands like H&M, J. CrewAnthropologie, Gap, and American Apparel on Shopilly!

IT’S HERE! URBAN DECAY’S OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

First there was Jackie & Marilyn, then Betty & Veronica. Now, with the upcoming release of Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful this spring (a fantasy remake of the beloved 1939 classic Wizard of Oz) Urban Decay introduces two limited-edition makeup palettes for the good witch & bad witch in all of us.

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Called the “Glinda” and “Theodora,” each palette was inspired by the witches in the film and features 8 gorgeous, deeply-pigmented eye shadows, eye pencil and a high-shine lip gloss ($49 each, available at Sephora starting today—click here for more info on Shopilly!)

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Indulge your inner good witch with the soft, ethereal colors of the Glinda, played by Michelle Williams in the film, palette—think light pink and purple shadows, lightly lined eyes and nude gloss.

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Or, cross over to the dark side with the Theodora packed with sultry browns, rich earth tones and crimson lips. We love how each palette comes with a step-by-step guide on how to recreate the look at home, too.

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So tell us, which witch are you–a Glinda or a Theodora? Leave your comments below!

GET THE LOOK: OBAMA OUTERWEAR

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Pantone may have declared 2013 as the year of emerald, but we have a feeling that purple—from lavender to grape and every shade in between—will be popping up everywhere this year, thanks to the stylish First Family’s sartorial choices during Monday’s inaugural ceremony.

Channeling true American royalty in a trio of perfectly-coordinated purple jackets, Sasha, 11 (in a violet Kate Spade New York coat), Malia, 14 (donning a J.Crew jacket and merlot infinity scarf) and FLOTUS Michelle Obama (in a checkered Thom Browne topper with eggplant gloves) looked tailored to perfection during Monday’s daytime festivities. Inspired, Shopilly set out to find the perfect purple pieces to add to our own cold-weather wardrobes this season. Learn how to get the look, and tell us what you think of the Obamas’ inauguration style below.

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MALIA OBAMA

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Malia opted for J.Crew’s double cloth lady day coat in fresh plum ($325, take an extra 40% off all sale items), crafted of luxe Italian wool and lined with cozy Thinsulate for an extra layer of warmth against the East Coast freeze. We also found this luxe fuchsia stunner by Chloe ($900 at Farfetch.com) which we think is the perfect pop of color over cocktail dresses and eveningwear.  For a more affordable everyday option, snag a wild cherry topper by Merona ($41.98 at Target) to channel the spirit of the older Obama sib.

SASHA OBAMA

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While Sasha’s custom Kate Spade New York coat isn’t available for purchase, we found a handful of violet delights that may tickle your fancy. DKNY’s darling double-breasted jacket (on sale for $129.99 at Lord & Taylor), Delia’s Devin peacoat ($59.50, score free shipping until Thursday!) and Via Spiga’s belted trench ($111.99 at Lord & Taylor) are a few plum options—all under $150, to boot!

MICHELLE OBAMA

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As for the most stylish First Lady since Jackie Kennedy? Get Michelle Obama’s sleek, sophisticated look by pairing a dark checkered jacket, such as John Richmond’s plaid wool topcoat ($1,475)  or Tory Burch’s tartan jacket ($548.16, both available at Farfetch.com) with black stovepipe skinnies and leather boots. Or opt for Christopher Kane’s lovely leopard style ($1,078 at thecorner.com), perfect for cinching with an embellished belt.