Spring 2012

How To: Dress to Impress at Your Reunion

The School Reunion. It’s that one party we all dread and at the same time cannot wait to attend. It only happens once every 5, 10, 20 years. We ponder for weeks and months what to wear. The term “dress to impress” goes though our minds over and over and over again. So what exactly do you wear to your reunion to make that impact- to dress and actually impress? Here are a few ideas that will have you feeling comfortable, confident and chic.

The little black dress is a simple and effortless way to make a statement, while still looking classic and elegant. Pair with bold gold jewelry for a gorgeous modern take on Grecian. For a standout look, wear a dress in a bright eye-catching color. You will be sure to turn heads in a vibrant red, bold blue, or gorgeous green. Choose a length you feel comfortable with and always choose a detail which accentuates your best features. Accessorize with a great pair of strappy heels or sky high wedges, keep your jewelry clean and simple, and add wrap, cropped jacket or blazer for chilly evenings.

A pencil skirt is another great - but unexpected - reunion look. While usually reserved for the office, if you pick a fitted silhouette, it is sexy and flattering, while remaining appropriate and classy. Pair the skirt with a blouse that has alluring details- lace, draping, sheer sleeves or sleeveless, etc. If the weather calls for it, a structured, cropped jacket is perfect way to top off the look. Accessorize with peep-toe pumps and pearls or other classic, minimal jewelry.

Some reunions are more casual, so feel free to opt for jeans and a fabulous, polished top. Play up your accessories and add some chunky, glam jewelry or statement heels to your laid-back look.

For any outfit, be sure to have a clutch or evening shoulder bag which holds all of the essentials- lipstick, compact, breath mints, cell phone. You never know who you might run into or rekindle a relationship with, so be sure to always have the back-ups which keep you looking your best!

At a school reunion, your confidence is your best accessory. So throw on your standout look, your highest heels, and your biggest smile, and you are ready for an evening where you will truly make a statement.

~Lisa, fashioniSTA

Westport Ladies: Stella & Dot Event with 20% off all STA purchases!

Welcome the warmer weather
with the perfect summer styles and accents!
Join us on Wednesday, June 20th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm
for cupcakes, STA discounts and Stella & Dot jewelry.
Browse the latest Stella & Dot collection while you enjoy an
20% off all STA purchases!*

*Excludes Stella & Dot Items.

Second Time Around
135 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

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Gifts for the Graduate on Any Budget

It’s the second week of June, school is out, and your schedule is most likely full of weekends away, barbecues, and graduation parties. While showing up and looking your best is usually enough, with graduation parties it can be tough to find the perfect gift.  Here are four fabulous gift ideas for every budget.

1. The Inexpensive Yet Stylish
A colorful scarf (like this Lauren by Ralph Lauren http://bit.ly/MJwHbm) is a fun, personal gift for any grad. Whether she spends her summer celebrating, preparing for college, or job searching, the scarf will take her from dinner with the girls, to interviews, to the office. A scarf is a great way to add personality to any look without putting in a lot of effort, something every woman appreciates, no matter what her age.

2. The Moderately Stacked
Alex and Ani bracelets are not only the new version of the charm bracelet, but they have become some of the most popular and stylish stackable bangles for fashionistas. They are made completely out of recycled metals, and while helping the environment, the more you add to your collection, the better they look. Give your grad a set of bracelets with some personalized charms, like her initials, zodiac sign, or the “Path of Life” charm which is perfect to lead her into the next chapter of her life. And the best part? You can purchase one or an armful depending on your budget! www.alexandani.com

3. The Splurge
If your graduate is either going off to college or the office, a go-to carryall for her everyday needs is a must. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote is a classic and will bring her from one stage of her life into the next for years to come. You can also have the leather monogramed for a personal touch. Who wouldn’t love a little Louis? http://bit.ly/Lc6RkY

4. One Size Fits All Budgets
Lastly, every grad needs a new wardrobe to update her look for her new life in the “real world.” What’s better than a Second Time Around gift card to get her all the classics, staples, and on-trend pieces for the college girl or working girl’s closet? www.secondtimearound.net

~Lisa, fashioniSTA

20% Off Accessories Sale Hits STA Stores!

The finishing touches to every outfit are on sale for one weekend only!
All handbags, jewelry, scarves and shoes are an additional 20% off from Friday, June 15th - Sunday, June 17th.
Grab that investment handbag or statement necklace to complete your envy-worthy wardrobe!



Summer Girls’ Night Out in Wellesley with 20% off!

Get into the summer games at STA Wellesley, where everyone is a winner!
Join us on Thursday, June 14th from 3pm – 7pm for drinks, snacks and 20% off your entire purchase.
That’s not all, you can also play Beach Ball Bingo to win gift cards and other great STA prizes!

Second Time Around
574 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
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FashioniSTA Adventure: Vegas Essentials

This weekend I’m heading out on a Las Vegas adventure to watch my best friend and STA supporter compete for the crown at the Miss USA pageant. As I get ready for days by the pool, evenings wining and dining, and nights sure to be filled with plenty of dancing, I make sure I have all the fashioniSTA essentials for a Vegas vacation. Here is the fashioniSTA checklist for a weekend getaway with the girls in Las Vegas.

Airport Essentials:


Comfortable tunic

Lightweight cardigan

Ballerina flats

Sock bun or top knot up-do

Fully-charged iPod

The latest issues of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour magazines

Photo: Tory Burch “Quinn” flats

Pool-Side Staples:


Basic flip flops
Dressier pair of t-strap sandals
Sky-high wedges for dance parties by the pool

Beach cover-up

Cut-off denim shorts

Neon tank

Oversized sunglasses

Photo: Jessica Simpson wedges, Chanel sunglasses, azure bikini

Dinner Date Must Haves:

Skirts - a bandage mini and a form fitting pencil skirt are sexy staples for every fashioniSTA wardrobe

A few silk blouses



Stackable jewelry

Photo: Alice + Olivia python-print skirt (purchased from STA), Chanel heels (purchased from STA), leather turn-lock clutch

Night Out Necessities and Pageant-Attendee Attire:

A variety of cocktail dresses - cut-out details, bandage dresses, and backless LBDs are some favorite fashioniSTA trends

Strappy stilettos and platform pumps

Plenty of glam jewelry - you can never have too much in Vegas

Metallic clutch

Photo: Report Signature pumps (purchased from STA), Express clutch, black and white colorblock dress (boutique purchase), chandelier earrings

With this packing list, this fashioniSTA is sure to have an entire weekend full of fun in the most stylish way.

~Lisa, fashioniSTA traveler

May Flowers: 4 Favorite Bloggers Wearing Florals 4 Different Ways

Now that April showers are long gone (we hope!) and May is in full bloom, we are looking to some of our favorite fashion bloggers to see how they are wearing florals this spring. Check out our picks for our favorite springtime inspiration, there’s something for every style!

As the warm weather kicks in each year, floral prints are always on trend. This year, the pretty print popped up all over the place, including a huge trend this spring, the floral pant. Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific shows us how she styled her Topshop pants by boldly mixing them with an animal print blouse, a neutral Céline bag (which of course goes with anything!), and simple black pumps. If you’re feeling daring, try mixing prints like Blair. Opt for a muted, neutral hue since your pants will be making the statement.

Jessica Quirk of What I Wore shows us an effortless look of a floral dress paired simply with a skinny belt and wedges. This is a perfect option for the workplace (just add a cardigan or blazer) or for a daytime weekend event with girlfriends or family. Add a leather jacket or blazer and this look can easily take you from day to night! Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules also shows us a floral dress, but this time, she’s taking it to the max in a long sexy maxi dress with an oh-so-high slit up the side. She pairs the dress with a pair of rugged boots and slouchy bag for a bohemian-chic look. Swap out the boots and bag for a pair of pumps and structured clutch and you’ve got a perfect look for a fancy night out.

Lastly, Aimee Song of Song of Style wears a floral blazer, which in my opinion, goes with almost anything. She styles the blooming blazer with a neutral strapless dress, but pair this pretty topper with anything from shorts and a sequin tank, to jeans and a white tee, to a sexy bodycon dress and you’ll find it to be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe this spring!

All of these fabulous floral looks will take you from spring all the way through summer, and will have you looking pretty, feminine and chic all season long! Let us know your favorite ways to wear florals on Facebook or Twitter!

~Lisa, fashioniSTA

Memorial Day 30%-50% Off Sale EXTENDED!

Celebrate the start to summer with an STA sale!
Through Thursday, May 31st, everything is 30% - 50% off!
Shop early to score on the items you’ve had you eye on or discover new pieces to complete your summer wardrobe.


This Thursday: Margaritaville Comes to STA Wellesley!

Take a tropical holiday at our Wellesley store!
Join us on Thursday, May 24th from 3pm - 7pm for a tropical-themed shopping event with food, drinks and 20% off your entire purchase.
You can also enter our raffle to win a $50 gift card!

Second Time Around
574 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
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STA Philly Hosts a Ladies’ Lunch This Wednesday!

Missed our Girls’ Night Out? Don’t worry!
STA Philly is making it up to you with a Ladies’ Lunch this Wednesday, May 23rd from 1pm - 3pm.
Stop by for mimosas and light fare, along with 20% off your entire purchase!

Second Time Around
1728 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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