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Totally hip

Pastels are boring. Lilly Pulitzer is so everywhere. And Baby Gap is nice, but somewhat uninspired. What's a fashion-conscious tot to do? BabyStyle's summer collection offers a lot of hip play clothes for babies and toddlers that are soft and easy to care for, so that Mom will like them, too. Their ruffle-trimmed knit dresses and sweats in hues like raspberry and tangerine are girly but rugged. Chocolate-brown and light-blue T-shirts look handsome but sufficiently kid-ish. As for mod, look no farther than the polka-dot Bubbles dress ($34-$38) with matching kerchief ($10). Now that's simply smashing. BabyStyle clothes are available at www.babystyle.com or by calling 877-378-9537.

The JLO glow

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Jennifer Lopez has the successful acting and singing career. She's had the slew of handsome suitors. And she's got a certain glow, too.

At least you can have her glow. JLO's Bodyglow Collection is a line of skincare products aimed at giving your skin the radiance that she already has. The line includes a Firming Curve Cream to improve skin texture, a Bronzing Body Moisturizer for added glow, an All-over Shimmer Body Brush to add a little glimmer here and there, and Renewing Body Exfoliator for smoother, softer skin. The Bodyglow Collection costs $20-$40 and is available at Macy's.

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Light locks up with lemon

Natural tans may be out of fashion, but that sun-streaked hair look is still hot. Help Mother Nature along with Beach Blonde Lemon Lights. Squeeze it onto your hands and smooth over dry or damp hair. Then just comb through, and position yourself in the sun. In no time, you'll be looking like one of those Baywatch babes. Or maybe not. Anyway, your hair will be sufficiently sun-kissed and lemon scented.

John Frieda Beach Blonde Lemon Lights costs $6.50 and is available at such stores as Rite Aid and CVS.

T-shirt glitterati

Simple T-shirts and tanks in rich jewel tones are all over the place this summer. But why be simple when you can be Bejeweled instead?

Bejeweled shirts, sparkling with Swarovski crystals and other glittery bits, look a little bit Las Vegas, a little bit rock and roll. The T-shirts and tanks, crews and trousers created by designer Susan Fixel were inspired when she was looking at a magazine and noticed some Chopard watches glittering with diamonds and crystals. Her reinterpretation of the jeweled timepieces can be found on her clothing, which shimmer with sayings: "America Rocks," "American Life" and "Rockaway Beach" and images that look like fine tattoos. They're liked by such celebrities as Hilary Duff, Rene Russo and Lauren Holly.

Bejeweled T-shirts are available for $58 at www.southmoonunder.com, and at South Moon Under stores in Towson, Ocean City, Annapolis and Rehoboth Beach. Pair one with jeans and flip-flops on weekends, fitted black pants at night, and you've got a look that will last all summer.


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