Downton Abbey Style

Collection featuring Sue Wong Dresses, ASOS Clutches, and 83 other items
  • Sue Wong Embroidered Overlay V-Back Sheath Dress
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    Sinuously patterned embroidery lends Art Deco-inspired dimension to the mesh overlay of a lustrous satin slip dress. Color(s): black/ nude. Brand: Sue Wong. Style Name: Sue Wong Embroidered Overlay V-Back Sheath Dress. Style Number: 581015.
  • ASOS Jewel Lace Clutch
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    Clutch bag by ASOS Collection. Featuring a fold-over design with a zipped closure, tonal lace overlay with a faceted jewel embellishment, stud detailing with a floral sequin design and a wrist strap. ABOUT ME Body: 100% Polyester. Lining: 100% Polyester.
  • French Connection Embellished Panel Silk Dress
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    Embellished dress by French Connection. Crafted in a pure silk chiffon fabric. Featuring a v-neckline, heavy bead embellished design to the front with beaded panels to the main, fitted waist with a slight A-line skirt and a concealed zip closure to reverse. ABOUT ME 100% Silk.
  • River Island Perfume Bottle Necklace
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    ABOUT ME 71% Copper, 19% Tin, 10% Glass. 38cm Drop.
  • Zara Top With Embroidered Bib Front
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    Composition: Outer shell. Main fabric: 100% viscose. Secondary fabric: 100% nylon. Lace: 100% cotton. Care: Machine wash max 30ºc short spin. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • French Connection Crystal Fly Silk Clutch Bag
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    This clutch bag by french connection has been crafted from pure silk. The details include: a sequin embellished butterfly design with zip through fastening and a zipped interior pocket. About me outer: 100% silk. Lining: 100% textile. H: 17cm. W: 25cm.
  • ASOS Bow Front Turban Hat
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    This turban hat by ASOS Collection has been crafted from a soft knit fabric. The details include: a mid-gauge knit with a turban style design and an applique bow to the front. 78% Acrylic, 22% Nylon.
  • ASOS Double Stone ID Bracelets
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    These bracelets have been made by ASOS Collection. The details include: two twisted link bracelets with coloured crystal and diamante embellishment, secure lobster clasp fastening and a gold-tone finish.
  • Zara Lace Cardigan
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    Composition: Outer shell. Main fabric: 55% nylon, 30% viscose, 15% angora. Secondary fabric: 60% polyester, 40% cotton. Care: Machine wash max 30ºc short spin. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Dry clean with perchloroethylene. Do not tumble dry.
  • Sophia Sleeveless Dress
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    Printed V-neck dress. Hidden zipper closure at back.
     
    Fully Lined
    100% Silk
    Dry Clean Only
    Length 38"
     
    Model is 5'10" wearing size 2.
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  • Such a Jewel Tone For You Dress
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    100% Polyester. Fabric does not provide stretch. Removable belt is adjustable. Hand wash. Lined bust. Sheer shoulders and back. Made in the United States.
  • Zara Victorian Top With Lace Detail
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    Outer shell. Main fabric: 100% polyester. Embellishment: 100% cotton. Embroidery: 65% cotton, 35% nylon.
  • Amrita Singh Filipa Earrings
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    Gunmetal brass earrings with clear Austrian crystals. Material: Austrian Crystal. Earing Closure: Post. Measurements: Length 2" x Width 1.75"
  • Astoria Lace Dress In Navy By Mata Traders
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    Dress up in romantic vintage-inspired style with this elegant cotton lace dress in navy by Mata Traders. Completed with sheer three-quarter length sleeves, hidden side pockets, and a hidden side zipper closure. Fully lined. 100% Cotton. Fair trade imported. 34.5" length from top of shoulders.
  • Amrita Singh Sunflower Pearl Necklace
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    3 Strand faux pearl necklace with sunflower faux pearl medallion. Material: Faux-pearl Earing Closure: Necklace Closure: No Closure Measurements: Length 18"
  • Zara Lace Skirt
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    Composition: Outer shell. 100% Polyester. Lining. 100% Polyester. Care: Machine wash max 30ºc short spin. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • Zara Blouse With Lace Bib Front
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    Composition: Outer shell. Main fabric: 100% polyester. Secondary fabric: 57% polyester, 43% nylon. Embroidery: 100% cotton. Care: Hand wash max 30ºc. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Dry clean with perchloroethylene. Do not tumble dry.
  • Date with Fate Dress
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    100% Polyester. Shell fabric does not provide stretch. Lining fabric provides stretch. Loose fit throughout. Hand wash cold separately; color will bleed. Do not bleach. Hang to dry. Fully lined. Removable belt ties at waist. Imported.
  • Zara Sleeveless Top With Beaded Bib
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    Composition: Outer shell. 100% Polyester. Care: Machine wash max 30ºc short spin. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • Zara Crochet Dress
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    Outer shell. Main fabric: 67% cotton, 25% nylon, 8% viscose. Lace: 100% cotton. Lining. 100% Polyester.
  • Vero Moda Lace Insert Bodycon Dress
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    This lace insert bodycon dress by Vero Moda has been crafted from a pure cotton jersey. The details include: a scoop neckline, a form fitting main with floral lace inserts, elbow length sleeves and a short cut length. The dress has been cut with a bodycon fit. ABOUT ME Fabric: 100% Cotton. Contrast: 100% Polyester.
  • ASOS Cameo Gem Stud Earrings
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    These earrings have been made by ASOS Collection. The details include: a chunky gemstone design with a rose gold-tone cameo detail and fastening to the reverse. 50% Acrylic, 25% Brass, 25% Zinc.
  • MADEWELL Mixlace Tee
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    When it comes to lace, we abide by a "more is more" policy—like with this tee. True to size. Cotton. Hand wash. Import.
  • Foil Lace Pencil Skirt
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    Metallic lace pencil skirt with contrast waist band and underlay. Hidden zipper closure and vent at back, scalloped lace hem. Fully Lined. 72% Nylon, 28% Polyester. Dry Clean Only. Length 25" Model is 5'10" wearing size 2. This item is final sale.
  • ASOS LEGACY Ballet Flats
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    ASOS LEGACY Ballet Flats.
  • BaubleBar Ruby Odyssey Ring
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    If glamour took a space-age trip, the result would look a lot like this. The ring, crafted from glossy black enamel and gold, works a slightly futuristic vibe, with its angular cuts and facets. Upping the luxe ante: the ruby-like gemstones. SIZE & MATERIALS MATERIALS: Swarovski Crystal, Resin, 22kt Gold Clad. VIEW FIT GUIDE 
  • TOUCH - Dragonfly chocker
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    Squared links chocker with maxi crystal embellished dragonfly pendant at front and lobster clasp fastening. Composition: 67% zinc,22% stainless steel,7% plastic,4% brass.
  • TFNC Deco Embellished Dress with Drop Waist
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    This evening dress by TFNC has been made from crepe chiffon fabric. The details include: Art Deco-inspired sequin embellishment, a v-neckline, scalloped edging to the hem and a concealed zip fastening to the reverse. The dress has been cut with a regular fit. ABOUT ME 100% Polyester.
  • Gypsy Queen Necklace
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    Fulfill your wanderlust in our brass oxidized plated stunner. A 8 1Ž2” hanging section of chains, faux filigree castings, and silk crystals echo the haute hippie designs from Emilio Pucci’s seductive Spring 2012 collection. Measuring 15” long with 4” extender, this draping showstopper indulges the romantic free-spirit with mysterious of gypsy style. ONLY@JM
  • French Connection Bex Beaded Silk Dress
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    ABOUT ME 100% Silk.
  • Free People Sleeveless Embellished Molly Tunic
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    Chiffon tunic tank with bead, faux pearl, and rhinestone embellishment all over. Dropwaist. Lined. 100% Viscose. Machine Wash Cold. Import. Measurements for Size Small: Length: 30" Bust (all around): 36" Armhole Drop: 9"
  • DAUGHTERS OF DOWNTON ABBEY TEE EDITH
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  • Live, Love, Lavender Dress in Gold
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    55% Polyester, 42% Cotton, 3% Spandex. Fabric does not provide stretch. Dry clean only. Lined top. Back zipper. Made in the United States.
  • Reiss Tali Sparkle Wrap Bodycon Dress
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    Reiss wrap bodycon dress. Tali Sparkle in sage green stretch jersey and black sequin-embellished lace is a double layer dress with cut out detailing to the neck and shoulders and a pleated sash around the dress. At the waist its shape-enhancing seaming creates a sexy silhouette, with notched hem detail for a contemporary edge.
  • BaubleBar Queen Ruby Earrings
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    These stunning earrings are dripping with that royal je nais sais quoi. Reminiscent of the ruby red earrings worn by Queen Olga of Greece, they feature two giant crimson gemstones, framed by crystals. SIZE & MATERIALS MATERIALS: Swarovski Crystal, 22kt Gold Clad. MEASUREMENTS: Length: 1.5" VIEW FIT GUIDE 
  • Mina Lace Prom Dress
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    This dress has been made by mina. The details include: a v-neckline, wrap styling to the top, a delicate lace overlay with a dobby design, a fitted, high waist, gathered pleating through the waistband, a concealed zip fastening, a floral lace skirt with soft pleating and a puffball hemline. The dress has been cut with a regular fit. About me 100% nylon.
  • Fossil Calabash
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    Fossil Calabash Flat Smoking flat Flat heel Slip on Upper: canvas
  • Zara Lace Dress
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    Outer shell. 60% Viscose, 32% nylon, 8% elastane. Lining. 100% Polyester.
  • DOWNTON ABBEY KEEP CALM AND RING CARSON FOR TEA SHIRTS
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    Find items like Downton Abbey Keep Calm And Ring Carson For Tea Shirts at Signals. Shop Now!
  • Zara Dress With Stud Embellishments
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    Composition: Outer shell. 100% Viscose. Lining. 100% Viscose. Care: Hand wash max 30ºc. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • Abstract Art Ring - JewelMint
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  • Natalia Cap Sleeve Dress
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    Printed dress with contrast cap sleeve, waist band, and open back. Pleating at skirt, hidden zipper closure at back. Fully Lined. 55% Wool, 45% Silk. Dry Clean Only. Length 33 1/4" Model is 5'10" wearing size 2.
  • BaubleBar Savoy Pendant
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    This seductive statement necklace recalls all the stylish glamour of London's Savoy Hotel in the Roaring Twenties. The radiant Swarovski crystal pendant comes embellished with chain-link fringe for a boost of modern edge. BB Spotting: As Seen In People Stylewatch SIZE & MATERIALS CLOSURE: Lobster Clasp. MATERIALS: Swarovski Crystal, Sterling Silver Plated Rhodium. MEASUREMENTS: Length: 22".
  • Morrow Lace Dress By Bb Dakota
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    This elegant black sheath dress features open knit lace and an alluring upper back cutout. Perfected with a scalloped hem and a hidden back zipper closure, this ladylike dress is perfect for formal events. Fully lined with the exception of sheer lace detail at the top. 100% Polyester. Imported. 36” length from top of shoulder. 31” bust. 27” waist.
  • Midnight Prowl Ring
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    Prove you’re the queen of the cats with this ferociously luxurious, feline design. Our dazzling cocktail ring makes a statement with a black and white crystal embellished panther. Always on the hunt for glamour, our jungle cat preys on a decadent emerald glass crystal. The wild beauty is finished with brass oxidized plating and measures 1” wide.
  • Harrison Morgan Pleated Capulet/Nude
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    The look: Tiered accordion pleating. Satin ribbon tie closure. Gently ruffled. The fit: About 11" from shoulder to hem.
  • Zara Satin And Pearl Box Clutch
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    100% Cow leather. Lining. 100% Cotton. Care. Do not wash. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • Asos Fox Buckle Skinny Waist Belt
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    ABOUT ME 100% Polyurethane.
  • Hunter Regent Apsley
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    Hunter Regent Apsley Rainboot Tall shaft equestrian style rainboot Embossed metal plate and buckle details 1/2" heel Fleece lining Rubber outsole Pull on closure 16" shaft height, 15" circumference Upper: rubber and wool tweed
  • Romeo & Juliet Couture Satin-Trim Beaded Top
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    The look: Round neckline. Sleeveless. Satin trim. Beaded accents. U-shaped hem. Back zip closure. The fit: About 25" from shoulder to hem. The material: Polyester. Fully lined. Care & origin: Dry clean. Imported. Model shown is 5'10" (177cm) wearing US size Small.
  • Deco Myrna Necklace
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    This gorgeous necklace dials it back to the graphic Art Deco era while channeling the supreme glamour of Old Hollywood. But what we especially love is the way it combos that with a subtle edge, best seen in those chunky chain links.
  • Foil Lace Top
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    Metallic lace top with contrast short sleeve. Hidden zipper closure at back, scalloped lace hem. Unlined. 72% Nylon, 28% Polyester. Dry Clean Only. Length 24" Model is 5'10" wearing size 2.
  • Coast Mona Clutch
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    Decadent and glamorous, this structured clutch bag is adorned with floral detail encrusted with sparkling diamantes for a truly elegant appeal. Thehas a secure push lock fastening and an optional snake chain shoulder strap. Fabric: 100% Polyester. Wash care: Hand Wash or Dry Clean Only.
  • Free People Embellished Palms Tunic
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    Crinkle fabric multi-tonal tunic top with bead and sequined sheer mesh upper. Mesh flutter sleeves. Bottom part of tunic is also semi-sheer. Special Note: The front of the neckline as shown in the shots for the antique color is the actual front. This tunic top can also be worn backwards, as shown with the faded peach color, for we love the back just as much as we love the front! Bodice - 100% Nylon, Skirt - 100% Cotton. Hand Wash Cold. Import. Measurements for Size Small: Length: 31" Bust (all around): 33" Waist (all around): 30 1/2" Armhole Drop: 8" In This Pic: Model's Height: 5' 11" Wearing Size Small Model's Height: 5' 9" Wearing Size Small
  • Max and Cleo Dame of Chance Dress
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    Shell: 92% Nylon, 8% Metallic. Lining: 100% Polyester. Best fits broad build. Fabric provides stretch. Hand wash cold. Line dry. Iron cool on reverse side. Fully lined. Sheer top and sleeves. Hidden side zipper. Imported.
  • Astoria Lace Dress By Mata Traders
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    Dress up in romantic vintage-inspired style with this elegant cotton lace dress in burgundy by Mata Traders. Completed with sheer three-quarter length sleeves, hidden side pockets, and a hidden side zipper closure. Fully lined. 100% Cotton. Fair trade imported. 34.5" length from top of shoulders.
  • Cross Pendant Necklace
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    Chain necklace with crystal embellished cross pendant and lobster clasp fastening with Mango logo plate.
  • Coast Arples Embellished Dress
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    A stunning shift dress crafted from our luxurious Italian made Duchess Satin. The channels decadence, oriental vibrancy, and makes for a sophisticated choice for any special event. The floral appliqu detail contrasts with the satin for a bold statement. Tailored to cinch in your waist for a flattering silhouette, wear with skyscraper heels for a sultry covetable look. The dress is fully lined for ultimate comfort and is 77cm/ 30.5 inches in length from underarm to hem. Fabric: 3% Elastane,97% Polyester. Wash care: Dry Clean Only.
  • ASOS Multipack Gem Cocktail Rings
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    This set of two rings has been made by ASOS Collection. The details include: an oversized gemstone design with diamante embellishment and adjustable shanks. 50% Acrylic, 30% Metal, 20% Glass.
  • Grace Gardens Dress
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    Shell: 75% Acrylic, 25% Polyester. Lining: 65% Polyester, 35% Rayon. Fabric provides approximately 4 inches of stretch. Machine wash cold with similar colors. Side zipper. Fully lined from bust. Sheer at shoulders. Imported.
  • Coast Wallace Clutch
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    Decadent and glamorous this is the ultimate clutch bag for the new season. Thefeatures stunning art deco inspired gilding encrusted with sparkling diamantes. The bag has a secure clip top fastening and is the perfect accessory to stow all your evening essentials the bad has an optional snake chain shoulder strap for a versatile look. Fabric: 100% Polyester. Wash care: Do Not Wash.
  • Violet Art Dress By Nataya
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    This stunning violet princess-length dress features a lovely blue fleur de lis style embroidered detail. This gorgeous dress is perfected with all-over ruched accents, rosettes at the base of the skirt, and a bit of stretch. Fully lined with a removable slip. 100% Viscose. 46” length from top of shoulder.
  • Eggplant Tear Pendant
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    This necklace is just exquisite in its utter simplicity. The box chain works a delicate vibe while putting the spotlight on the oversized and beautifully faceted purple gemstone.
  • Natalia Easy Top
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    Printed silk-wool blend top with organza overlay. Invisible zipper closure at back. Partially Lined. 100% Silk. Dry Clean Only. Length 21 3/4" Model is 5'10" wearing size 2. This item is final sale.
  • MANGO Wool floppy hat
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    Composition: 100% wool. Trimming: 80% polyester,20% cotton.
  • ASOS Party Mesh Dress with Lace
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    This party dress is made by ASOS Collection. The details include: a sweetheart bodice with a cap sleeve lace overlay, a lace peplum to the waist and a flared skirt with a sheer mesh overlay. The dress has been cut with a skater fit. Body: 56% Viscose, 41% Nylon, 3% Elastane. Body Lining: 100% Polyester. Skirt: 100% Polyester.
  • Zara Embroidered Velvet Box Evening Bag
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    Composition: Outer shell. 70% Polyester, 30% nylon. Lining. 70% Polyester, 30% nylon. Care: Do not wash. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • LOFT Petra Lace Pumps
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    Channel gorgeous, come-hither appeal with this pointy toe pair, flaunting a lace overlay and seriously spiky heel. Satiny padded footbed for comfort. Covered 4 1/4" heel. Womens Footwear/Upper 45% Textile, 14% Leather, 41% Other/Outsole 100% Leather/Does not cover ankle. Imported.
  • LOFT Live In Pink Crystal Flower Earrings
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    Pink is at the top of all our minds this month, but the truth is, we LIVE IN PINK every day. We took our favorite, have-to-have pieces and designed them in hot pink so you can show off your support of the fight against breast cancer. Get your pink on head-to-toe or add a girly pop to any outfit – any way you wear it, you’re helping to fund research to find a cure. 25% of full-price purchases of this item will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Post back. 2” drop. this item is not eligible for Friends & Family offers, direct mail offers, or any code-based online promotions. Imported.
  • Zara Sheer Top With Embellishments
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    Composition: Outer shell. 100% Polyester. Care: Hand wash max 30ºc. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • ASOS LOLLY T-Bar Ballet Flats
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    These lace ballet shoes by ASOS Collection have been crafted with a textile upper and a resin sole. The details include: a floral lace overlay, a t-bar design with two applique bows and pleated detailing, a slim ankle strap, a pin buckle fastening to the side and a flat sole with a very low heel. ABOUT ME Upper: 100% Textile. Lining sock: 50% Polyurethane, 50% Textile. Sole: 100% Resin
  • Reiss Swinton Embellished Maxi Dress
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    Reiss embellished maxi dress. Swinton in nude is a double layer Thirties-inspired dress. Seriously glamorous and covered in stylish teardrop sequins, this head-turning style has a deep v-front with a removable sheer slip falling into maxi-length pleats. The sequined top cinches at the waist with a tie belt and sits just below the bottom, making it possible to wear as a top without the slip.
  • Reiss Linny Embroidered Tulle Dress
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    Reiss embroidered tulle dress. Linny in grey is a round neck long-sleeved dress. This showstopping style is crafted from sheer black tulle which sits over a nude base and is embellished with silver embroidery and black, bronze and silver intricate beading to the body and arms. To the back it scoops low and fastens with a concealed zip with a single button to the back of the neck.
  • Zara Box Clutch With Chains
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    Composition: Outer shell. Front: 100% cotton. Back: 100% cow leather. Lining. 100% Cotton. Care: Do not wash. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • Eva Franco Evergreen and Anon Dress
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    Shell: 55% Nylon, 40% Cotton, 5% Polyester. Lining: 100% Polyester. Shell fabric provides stretch. Lining fabric does not provide stretch. Dry clean only. Fully lined. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Made in the United States.
  • Empress Cubic Zirconia Necklace
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  • Zara Sheer Tulle And Lace Top
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    Composition: Outer shell. Main fabric: 67% cotton, 25% nylon, 8% viscose. Lace: 100% cotton. Care: Hand wash max 30ºc. Do not bleach. Iron at 110ºc max. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
  • Banana Republic Scarlett Box Clutch
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    Banana Republic One inner slip pocket. Shiny 10k gold hardware. 4" x 6 1/4" x 2". 10" strap drop.
  • Gatsby Lace Drop Waist Dress
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    Fall in love with this teal drop waist dress featuring fringed black scalloped lace down the front and along the hem. Finished with a squared neckline, a hidden back zipper and an elastic waistband for a flattering silhouette. Fully lined. 100% Polyester. 34” length from top of shoulder. 34” bust. All measurements taken from a size small.
  • Laundry by Shelli Segal
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    Raw-Edge Beaded Border Lace Dress by Laundry by Shelli Segal at 6pm.com. Read Laundry by Shelli Segal Raw-Edge Beaded Border Lace Dress product reviews, or select the Laundry by Shelli Segal Raw-Edge Beaded Border Lace Dress size, width, and color of the Laundry by Shelli Segal Raw-Edge Beaded Border Lace Dress of your choice.
  • Downton Abbey Seasons 1 & 2 Limited Edition Set - Original Uk Version Set [Blu-Ray] (2011)
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    Downton Abbey 's first two seasons are packaged in a splendid boxed set that every fan of the series, and any historical drama, will love. Season one sets a lavish stage of beautiful scenery and architecture, and a class structure rigid yet just beginning to give way at the beginning of the 20th century, and of the Great War. Season two picks up two years later, in 1916, as the war rages on over Europe, and grand Downton Abbey has been converted into a convalescent hospital for wounded veterans of the brutal combat. Throughout both seasons, the storylines involving the wealthy Crawley family and their servants are captivating, richly developed, and all too human. Season one focuses, as it must, on quickly giving biographies of the main cast members and their roles in the stately home of Downton Abbey. Standouts include Hugh Bonneville as Lord Crawley, Earl of Grantham, and Elizabeth McGovern as his American wife, Lady Cora. The Crawleys' three daughters quickly show their distinct personalities and passions--and passion they are determined to have. Downstairs, the servants include Brendan Coyle as Mr. Bates and Rob James-Collier as Thomas Barrow the footman, whose rising position in the household is threatened by Bates's return; Thomas immediately begins schemes to undermine Bates. Maggie Smith steals every scene she's in as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. The bons mots fly out of the countess's mouth and she is wickedly funny as the elder stateswoman who has seen it all and is shocked by absolutely nothing. If Smith tends to chew the scenery, it doesn't really matter--since Downton Abbey has scenery to spare. This boxed set is rich with extras. Fans will be captivated by the making-of featurette showing the details as originally envisioned by series creator Julian Fellowes (writer of Gosford Park and the TV series Titanic ). Another feature examines the incredible attention to period authenticity paid to costumes, dialogue, and décor. Another short feature examines the many love stories unfolding--and given urgency--with World War I as the backdrop. And the transformation of the stately home into a humming wartime hospital is also fascinating. All in all, there are more than 15 hours of immersive entertainment in this five-disc set--best put on another pot of tea before you settle in. -- A.T. Hurley

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