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New Spring Perfume 2013: Tru Blooms Chicago

Chicago is a wonderful town. Now it's a wonderful new fragrance, too. Tru Blooms Chicago ($38-$65) is a bright floral perfume made with elegant sheer rose, traditional lavender and sensuous violet.  Everything She Wants received a bottle and we adore it. Made with ingredients harvested in Chicago, the light and feminine fragrance has top notes of sparkling watery fruit accords reminiscent of a day along the shores of Lake Michigan. While blonde woods and musk speak to the city's vibrant nightlife and blues heritage, and produce the scent's long-lasting beauty. Tru Blooms Chicago represents the first time a fine fragrance has been made from ingredients taken from the streets, public spaces, neighborhood gardens and urban farms of a community. Each bottle is a piece of history and a symbol of the city's pride.  Each bottle of the limited-edition perfume is etched with a number from 1 to 2150.

Spring/Summer 2013 Shoe Trends: Ethnic Style

Solange Knowles often rocks head wraps and African textiles.  She's like an Erykah Badu for the new millennium, and we admire her edgy, bohemian sense of style. Everything She Wants is also a fan of ethnic accents, and an effortless way to incorporate a funky print or pattern into your look is with a bold handbag or funky pair of flats or wedges. To get you started, cheap chic U.K. e-tailer,  Brantano shoe shop *, has a trendy selection of shoes and bags (from $14 USD) that will infuse a pop of ethnic style into your spring and summer wardrobe. Solange image by Getty Images/Other images from Brantano *This post is brought to you by Brantano.

Win a Spring 2013 Watch from Sprout!

Spruce up your spring style with a Sprout watch.  The brand is known for its fashion-forward, eco-friendly watches made with quality materials like biodegradable corn resin, natural bamboo, organic cotton, conflict free diamonds, recycled fibers and mercury free batteries. Everything She Wants recently discovered Sprout and we'd like to introduce it to you by offering a cool giveaway.  One lucky reader will win a trendy Nautical Collection watch with a corn resin case and buckle, mineral crystal and genuine mother-of-pearl valued at $45. Sprout nautical watch, $45 Here's how to win (combine all steps in one comment): Retweet this post Follow me on Twitter @TracyEHopkins Leave a comment with your first name and age & tell me your favorite thing about spring? The giveaway offer ends Wednesday, March 27 at 11:59 a.m. One entry per person, per household.

Beyonce Summer 2013 Fashion for H&M

Beyoncé is a busy girl. On the heels of her inaugural lip-syncing controversy, her sexy Super Bowl performance and a shocking  new single , the global superstar is now t he face of H&M’s summer campaign  wearing pieces inspired by her style.  Photo courtesy of H&M “I've always liked H&M's focus on fun and affordable fashion,"  says Beyoncé. " I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements -- fire, water, earth and wind." The campaign was shot on the beautiful beaches of the Bahamas, and  Beyoncé says the shoot " felt more like making a video than a commercial." Beyoncé worked with the in-house design team at H&M to create the perfect pieces for the heat of summer, including a tiny tie-dye bikini. Twenty-five percent of sales will be donated to H&Mfor Water .

Spring 2013 Jewelry Trend: Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets make us smile.  We've loved them since we made our own at summer camp, way back in the day .  So it's cool that this playful accessories trend is back en vogue. Costume jewelry site, *, has a variety of super cute and super affordable friendship bracelets ($4.50-$15 each USD) fashioned with braided strands of multi-colored string and beads, spiritual symbols and lucky charms.   We like to layer and wear several at a time for a cool boho chic look. Don't you love 'em? Images courtesy of *This post is brought to you by Seasonsoline.

Vampire Facelift: Does it Work?

Kim Kardashian's done it. Your mind is racing, huh? Like what hasn't she done? But we're talking about one the newest trends in non-surgical cosmetic procedures-- the Vampire Facelift!   Kim Kardashian after her Vampire Facelift./Instagram If you're both scared and intrigued by the name alone ( and by the frightening photo of Kim K. to the left ), here's a Q&A from with Dr. Bruce Katz, Director of the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Director of the Juva Skin & Laser Center.  The New York City plastic surgeon gives us the facts about this buzzed about treatment: Is the “Vampire Facelift” an actual treatment? Dr. Katz:  First of all, there is no such thing as a “vampire facelift.” There is, however, a product that can be used which is mixed with your own blood as a platelet rich plasma to be injected into the skin to rejuvenate the skin and treat wrinkles.” How does it work? Dr. Katz:  We take t

Spring Fashion $100 Gift Card Giveaway from J. Jill!

Just in time for spring, J. Jill has introduced a seamless, easy-to-put-together approach to getting dressed. The brand's uncomplicate. campaign will offer shoppers a helpful guide that will show fans of  J. Jill's timeless apparel how simple it is to pull a look together that reflects your own effortless personal style. The J. Jill woman is age-appropriately on trend and always a class act. To announce the uncomplicate. campaign, J. Jill has partnered with More , Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple magazines to give three lucky customers the opportunity to give the gift of uncomplicate. to a deserving woman in their lives.  Beginning March 14 through April 25, fans can nominate a woman whose life they would like to make less complicated, by entering the sweepstakes on  the brand's Facebook page . Prizes will include one of the following: a catered dinner party, a special closet redesign or a complete style makeover.  And each prize will include a s

Spring 2013 Style Tips for Every Budget and Body Type!

Does your wardrobe have that wow factor?  If not, in her new book,  The Wow Factor—Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget , celebrity style expert Jacqui Stafford can show you how to achieve it.  The fashionista believes that a woman should be fashionable from her head to her E-reader cover, so she teamed up with the lifestyle brand Built and designed a fab, limited-edition python-inspired Kindle Fire case .   Everything She Wants chatted with Stafford for her must-have style tips.  Style maven Jacqui Stafford. Everything She Wants : What is the wow factor?  And how can every woman incorporate it into her everyday look? Jacqui Stafford: It’s that feeling you get when you walk into a room and you know—and feel—that you look the best YOU ever.  I want to help every woman achieve that—regardless of whether she's a size 2 or 20, or whether she has a large budget for clothing or not.  One of the style tips I help women understand is that one of the fastes

Healing Gemstone Jewelry from Debbie Merle Designs

We fell in love with Debbie Merle Designs the first time we saw the jewelry line fashioned with chunky precious stones, crystals, Buddha charms and positive messages like "Love." Merle started making jewelry about 25 years ago as a hobby, but when she was diagnosed with cancer she used it as therapy and a positive tool in her recovery. Debbie Merle Designs " I see my jewelry as a rebirth of myself. It [marks] a new chapter in my life where I can express myself and also create something beautiful and meaningful in other people's lives," the jewelry designer said via email.  Read more of Everything She Wants ' interview with Debbie Merle: ESW: What inspires your jewelry?  DM:  Many things inspire my jewelry. One [thing] is nature. There is nothing as beautiful as what this planet provides [in terms of] different colors, shapes and textures. I am also very inspired by the healing powers and energies of certain gemstones and symbols. I

Real Housewives of Atlanta's Battle of the Booty Workout Videos

One of the highlights of this season's storyline on The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been Kenya Moore and Phaedra Park's battling booty workout videos. While Phaedra's was initially called "the donkey booty workout" and Kenya's "Stallion booty workout," both reality TV stars have wisely ditched the Dr. Doolittle titles. Kenya's renamed video, " Booty Boot Camp ," was released March 5, 2013.  And Phaedra and her husband Apollo's "Phine Body" workout was quietly released about a month earlier. If we had to pick, we'd go with Kenya's workout tips.  As if she would ever let us forget it, she is a former Miss USA, darling .  In addition to copying her bootylicious idea, Phaedra has accused Kenya of getting injections to plump her rump.  But we think the beauty queen's assets look enviably taut and toned. And we can't get enough her "Gone with the Wind fabulous" twirls! Check out these sn

Spring Clean Your Diet Giveaway with Dr. Praeger's!

As a semi-vegetarian (I eat seafood), I crave tasty meatless food options.  And Dr. Praeger's offers dozens of delish all-natural, GMO-free, kosher frozen foods, with several gluten-free items.  The wholesome brand's California Veggie Burgers are perhaps the best on the market and are loaded with chunks of real veggies.     Whether you're a fan of Dr. Praeger's foods or want to try them for the first time, Everything She Wants will give one lucky reader the chance to win one box each of Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burgers , Chickenless Buffalo Nuggets , Sweet Potato Veggie Pancakes and Broccoli Veggie Pancakes (a retail value of $20-$25). " Where you'll recognize all the ingredients. " California Veggie Burger  - Unlike other “veggie burgers” this tasty burger is loaded with real carrots, onions, string beans, zucchini, peas, broccoli and spinach. Each all-natural burger is only 110 calories and contains no pres