Celebrate Spring with Spring Styles from Your Favorite Brands

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Spring is finally here! If you’ve been highly anticipating the warmer weather, soak up the season with these hot spring fashions from your favorite Shopping Blitz brands.

Men’s Columbia Techsun Vent Flip PFG Sandals

Men's Columbia Techsun Vent Flip PFG Sandals

While these may look like your average flip flops, they provide comfort and support like no other. Columbia’s Techsun Vent Flip PFG Sandals are super lightweight with an ultra-cushioned Techlite midsole for enduring comfort on your most active days.  They also feature an Omni-Grip outsole and drainage ports for refreshing underfoot airflow and to keep your feet cool and dry. Retails for $50.00.

Unisex Electric Sixer Sunglasses

Unisex Electric Sixer Sunglasses

Shield your eyes in style with Electric’s Sixer Sunglasses. These unisex sunglasses were made for outdoor action and provide 100% UV protection and up to 98% blue light protection. Get protection and style with the full-coverage and progressive yet practical frame. Retails for $140.00.

Women’s Motionwear Pinch Front Lattice Loop Back Camisole Leotard

Women's Motionwear Pinch Front Lattice Loop Back Camisole Leotard

Show up to dance class in style with the Pinch Front Lattice Loop Back Camisole Leotard from Motionwear. Made with Motionwear’s high-tech Tactel Spandex, Silkskyn, and microfiber knitting, this leotard is comfortable, flexible and breathable and a wicks away moisture and sweat from the body. Retails for $41.00.

Men’s T.U.K. Western Jam Oxfords

Men's T.U.K. Western Jam Oxfords

Enter the new season in style with the Western Jam Oxfords from T.U.K. Perfect for work or everyday wear, these oxfords feature all black leather, a pointed toe and a western style stitch. The lace ties provide an easy adjustable fit. When ordering this shoe, consider going a size up to compensate for the narrow toe area. Retails for $90.00.

Women’s Columbia Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts

Women's Columbia Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts

Whether you’re hiking, gardening or lounging around the house, Columbia’s Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts will be your go-to shorts for spring. The relaxed styling makes these shorts suitable for any casual or active occasion, while the Omni-Shade and Omni-Shield technology protects you from the sun and resists light rain and stains. These shorts have an adjustable drawstring waist for additional comfort and the perfect fit. Retails for $39.99.

To buy these great products and other spring shoes and clothing online, visit ShoppingBlitz.com!

 

Get Ready for Spring at Shopping Blitz

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While many areas of the country are still experiencing cold and snowy weather, the sunshine and warmth of spring aren’t too far away. No matter how you plan to enjoy of the upcoming warm weather— whether it be through hiking, golfing or utilizing the outdoor patio— get ready for the season with new spring gear from Shopping Blitz. Visit ShoppingBlitz.com to shop for spring clothes and shoes online, and check out our featured products below!

Columbia

Men’s Columbia Royce Peak Shorts

Men's Columbia Royce Peak Shorts

The Royce Peak Shorts from Columbia are ideal for almost any occasion— from everyday causal wear to embarking on outdoor adventures. These shorts offer the best in UPF sun protection, UPF 50, as well as Columbia’s innovative Omni-Shield advanced repellency technology that repels moisture and prevents stains. More great perks include the shorts’ breathable, comfortable feel, and zipper and hook-and-loop pockets for convenient and secure storage. Retails for $50.00.

Women’s Columbia PFG Freezer III Dress

Women's Columbia PFG Freezer III Dress

Enjoy the outdoors with style, functionality and comfort. The PFG Freezer III Dress from Columbia infuses the best technology from Columbia with a flattering, active fit to bring you the ultimate dress for springtime. This dress features Columbia’s Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Freeze cooling and wicking fabric to keep you comfortable and protected in the hot sun. Retails for $50.00.

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Men’s Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt

Men's Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt

Available in a wide range of colors, the Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt is the must-have tee of the season. Suitable for any causal or outdoor activity, this t-shirt features a moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric to wick water and sweat away from your body, keeping you warm, dry and comfortable whether you’re indoors or out. As for style, the curved hem and drop tail design offers an authentic silhouette. Retails for $36.99.

Women’s Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pants

Women's Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pants

Athleisure at its finest. Available in a variety of color variations, this performance capri pant combines the finest materials, most functional features and most stylish designs to give you a fashionable and breathable workout pant that won’t constrict your movements. The Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pant wicks away moisture and provides a comfortable, stretchy fit with an elastic waist and piped detail in contrasting color down the leg for added style. Retails for $45.70.

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 Men’s Spring Step Carhop Oxfords

 Men's Spring Step Carhop Oxfords

The Men’s Spring Step Carhop Oxford is as stylish as it is comfortable. It’s naturally soft, lightweight and breathable material, combined with its timeless yet alluring European design, makes it the ultimate shoe for spring. This shoe is perfect for the office and everyday casual wear. It offers natural shock absorption and can accommodate a custom orthotic. Retails for $84.00.

Women’s Spring Step Sky Sandals

 Women's Spring Step Sky Sandals

If you’re looking for a high quality, fashionable and comfortable spring sandal, then you’ve found your match. The Women’s Spring Step Sky Sandals offer an elegant and classic design, featuring the finest European leather. Whether you’re working at the office, running errands, or grabbing lunch with the girls, these will be your go-to sandals come spring. Retails for $95.00.

Spring is just around the corner! Gear up for the season by visiting ShoppingBlitz.com.

The Power Of The White-Tee

A wardrobe staple from forever till infinity. Let this classic be the canvas on which you paint your fashion masterpiece. This beauty can be paired with a myriad of pieces and accessories to create any look. The only limit is your imagination. Pair with jeans and a blazer for a classy weekend look, a maxi skirt and sandals for the ultimate in spring Boho or leggings and heels to wow even the most adamant naysayers.

All hail the mighty White -Tee!

The Power of The  White Tee

In the Trenches: Mix & Match Your Rain Essentials

No longer reserved for men on the British front lines, trench coats have become a wardrobe staple than can carry you comfortably through three seasons. This waterproof garb pairs well with casual and dressier outfits alike, and have broken all gender and age wardrobe barriers. What’s not to love?

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Though the classic khaki trench pairs well with everything, some days call for a jacket with a little more personality, like the Columbia Zenith trench. With a removable hood and thermal lining, Columbia’s version of the trench coat keeps some of the classic elements of the  standard trench, while enhancing it with a little modern technology – think Omni-Shield shell to resist stains and a pocket specifically designed for media devices! Over black leggings and silver flats, you’ll look instantly put together!

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How about those cold, rainy mornings where you just can’t get out of bed? This is where the trench coat thrives! Stay comfortably dry while adding a punch of color in this beautiful Helly Hansen Welsey Trench, a Scandinavian take on the trench that doesn’t fall short on style or functionality. Paired with a belted dress and rain boots and you’re set to brave the elements with pizazz! Make the transition into warmer weather a fashionable experience and shop on!

 

Trend Watch: Heavy Metals

www.pinterest.comWhat better way to polish off an outfit this season than with trendy metallic accessories? You can start off small – add a bronze purse or some classic boat shoes to compliment your look. You can even snag some oxfords and pair them with dark denim or leggings while you await the warmer weather. A casual lunch date with mom can be done in style in a pair of beautiful rose gold sandals. Mix and match with denim, florals or neutral palettes to get the perfect balance of casual and dressy. For date night pair your favorite LBD (little black dress) with some Franco Sarto heels.  Look out for chrome, copper and your favorite shades of gold to do it big this Spring – and never be outshined.

Trend Watch Metallics

1. Franco Sarto Vanna Sandals

2. Dr. Martens 1461 Eye Oxfords

3. Franco Sarto Baroque Pumps

4. Parinda Leah Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

5. Sebago Skimmer Boat Shoes

6. Bass Margie Sandals

The Hiatus : A Look at 2014 Spring Trends

hello springConfession:  I’ve spent the greater part of this winter hiding under my snuggie. You could say I was staying warm and hibernating or just plain being lazy – and you would certainly be right! Once the clock struck March, I knew I had to get out there, and the excuses just wouldn’t cut it. My motivation, you say? SPRING FASHION, OF COURSE! In the tail end of this never ending winter, I’ve quietly been taking notes and stashing pieces in my closet. Despite the frosty forecast, I know that sooner or later the snow will melt and I have to emerge from this fleeced out cocoon – and I better do it in style. A girl HAS to have her priorities! Without further interruption, I bring to you the most anticipated fashion trends of this upcoming season! Spring 2014 is beckoning us to awaken from our slumber!

1. Wearable Art

SBSSS_757507Beautiful paintings on your wardrobe and shoes will be all the rage this upcoming season. If being a walking Picasso is too much for you, then pack those clothes you love into this bold luggage set that’s impossible to loose at the airport!

2. Roses are Red … and Yellow … and Blue

SBDMT_R15733601The floral motif of these Dr. Martens penny loafers captures the softer, more romantic side of Spring. Pair them with some jeans and a blazer for a subtle floral ensemble. Ready for more flower power? Tuck a bright daisy on the smaller side of your parted hair and throw on a maxi dress in full bloom, such as this V-Neck dress by Lole.

3. Black & White

 

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Classic, fresh and sophisticated, the mixing of black and white patterns can carry you from all business at the 10 AM meeting to the life of the party on a Friday night.  Polka dots, stripes, checkered prints, or just the basic, white tee and black pants – they will all work!

4. Safari

 

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It’s not just cheetah prints and neutrals this season, the jungle has been set loose! If you want to test the waters, try adding a bold shoe, such as the Safari pump by Pinup Couture or even a modest safari hat or sunglasses to get you started.

5. Embellishments

 

Break out the bedazzler and give those clothes buried in your closet the encore they’ve been waiting for! Give your favorite jeans and edge with some silver studs, or liven up a simple black tee with colored gems. If you’re just beginning, a little bit can go a long way.  For beginners this python studded sandal can add a kick of style to an otherwise demure wardrobe. If you’re ready for more, this Ariat Long sleeve shirt has just the right amount, paired off with a pair of blue jeans & boots and you’re ready to go!

 

6. Wear What Feels Good

Take in the color palettes, get inspired, and use your imagination! If you haven’t worn a crop top since your first pregnancy, or don’t even know what a bedazzler is, that’s ok! Put your own twist on things. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Even the simplest change, be it a new shade of lipstick or a fresh haircut can you feel renewed this spring.

 

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Get Outside & Play: Early Spring Hiking

You may call us crazy but we can smell spring in the air. It’s in the small moments of sunshine and warmer breezes. We believe in thinking positive and calling forth what we want. And we want to get outside and play. So in that vein we present our Get Outside & Play series. To kick it off we will start with our personal favorite spring activity; hiking. Hiking, which is fundamentally walking in nature, is an activity that can be enjoyed all year round. All that’s needed is a sense of adventure and the right equipment.

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via Tim Mattila Photography

Late winter and early spring hiking calls for sturdy footwear and grand discoveries. The earth is waking up again and their is magic in the air. Navigating the mud and lingering snow is a job for proven hiking boots. Our current favorite is the  Terrex Fast R Mid GTX Boots  by adidas. Built with the kind of stability and support needed to ascend a trail at high-speeds. The waterproof and lightweight boot provides said stability and support in spades with Formation technology and Traxion outsoles. Easy to pack and durable, the Terrex collection is the boot you want on your feet coming down the trail.

Despite its draw, hiking at this time of year comes with its pitfalls. Snow, rain, mud, blow downs and worn out roads all pose obstructions. However, the good news is that with each coming eek conditions will begin to improve. In the meantime, their is no reason to miss out on the fun. For clothes layering is the still the name of the game. Weather conditions may start out warm but temperatures drop quickly as the sun goes down. Base layers and wind-proof gear is important protection against the elements.

adidas Sport Performance Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket

adidas Sport Performance Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket

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Bula Christina Base Layer Pants

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Columbia Base Layer Midweight L/S Top Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is Here

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Spring is finally taking root, and along with the budding trees and warmer weather come some very special events: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, dance recitals and let’s not forget – WEDDINGS!

I don’t know about you, but my calendar is jam packed these days! Although I’m looking forward to celebrating with my loved ones, I just don’t have the time to peruse for the thoughtful gifts that my sweater-knitting alter ego would approve of. How do I show up, sans gift card, with a well thought-out present that doesn’t secretly say sorry, I was in a rush?

With Life is good, I fret not: I have the perfect present for everyone! Mother’s day is covered with a bubble bath tee in mom’s favorite color (urging her to finally relax!) and Father’s day is in the bag – the golfer’s bag, that is.  I have the ultimate shirt in store for a very special griller’s birthday and I’ll shower the beautiful bride with love this June in this form-fitting crusher tee. The optimism of this line was so contagious that I shamelessly convinced myself to make room for one more – me!

Comfortable clothing with a sunny disposition. Presents DONE. Time to relax.

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Let It Be: Neon

One of the many fashion musts this spring is neon. This means any style maven out there who has yet to get over the Eighties is going to have a ball! If you are a bit more conservative however with your outfit colors,
or your career simply Fila Pullover Hoody Shirtwouldn’t survive an electric pink dress worn to the office, their is still a way to jump on the neon bandwagon and show that you’re in with the trends!

For everyday wear let neon be the go-to color for accessories; be it a bag, a pump or a scarf. But you can, without suffering any consequence, go all out on exercise wear. Because who would ever judge you for wearing this oh-so-cute hoodie while running by the river, going to the gym or riding a bike? If I met you, I would probably be wearing the same (I have my eye on the blue one!), and would greet my fellow fashionista with a knowing nod.

Our Latest Obsession: Wedges

Our Latest Obsession: Wedges

Today we are celebrating the wedge. Why are we so obsessed? For one thing the wedge sandal is the ultimate multi-tasker, able to move from a dressy outfit to a casual one with pure ease. How many other shoe styles can promise you maximum cuteness and comfort? Our friend the wedge can.

Whether you call them wedges, espadrilles or platforms there truly is one out there for every shoe lover. Our wedge favorites come in reds and blues, in leather, in suede, in canvas. Whether you are into a nautical style, or a romantic or modern look, we think you will love them all!

A Breakdown by Brand:

13. Chinese Laundry
12. Earthies
11. Sebago
10. Charles David
9. Clarks
8. Sanita
7. Born
6. Aerosoles
5. Sebago
4. Azura
3. Clarks
2. Sofft
1. Clarks