You are cursing me right now, aren't you? Bathing suits in January ... have I lost my mind? 

This is actually a great time to start looking for a new bathing suit, and here's why. Resort season has arrived, so there are fantastic suits in the stores with literally no competition. Nothing is picked over. You can take all the time in the world in the dressing room. And guess what? You can even say, 'just think how much better I will look once I apply a little self tanning lotion!'  


Here is my new addition —Robin Piccone's hoodie cover up (above left) and bandini top and bikini bottoms (above right). If I can do it, you know you can, too.

What is the STYLE Society up to this week? Shoes, of course! From how to walk in them to where to pick up some fabulous little numbers. In addition, find out who's giving and getting these days.

Blueprint For Style: Ever Wondered How to Walk in Heels?
The Working Girl's Shoe Closet: You Can Call Me Prissy
The Working Wardrobe: Business Casual Superstar: Add Some Personality With Quirky But Fabulous Necklaces
Closet of Style: Resort '11 Must Have: Prada Platforms
ellyb Events: Celebrity Wedding: Cynthia and Peter's Wedding Pictures
The Recessionista: Donate To The Boys & Girls Club of America
My Intimate Affair with Fashion: Selena Gomez Dangling Earrings


The top lifestyle bloggers from the Midweek STYLE Society bring a fabulous mix of style and wisdom this week. Look for ways to transform your work outfit, making it date night ready; more jelly shoes on the shelves; great staples for the petite frame; chic home décor inspiration; and more! Indulge yourself and enjoy all of the top articles from the week.

ellyb Events: String Laterns
Working Girl's Shoe Closet: Are You Ready for This Jelly?
The Working Wardrobe: Toast to Tuesday: Career Pomp in a Petite Frame
365 Days of Style: Body Shapes, Balanced
My Intimate Affair with Fashion: Soft Hands (Seed) Hand Cream Tip
Blueprint for Style: A Fabulous Transformation: Desk to Date
Closet of Style: What to Pack: 4-Day Jaunt, 1 Pair of Pants
The Recessionista: Golden Globes Jewelry Looks for Less
Life in a Venti Cup: Feathering Your Nest

Check out this week's posts from top lifestyle bloggers, covering all the basics. You'll learn how to take your working wardrobe up a notch, travel in style and understand the basics of what style actually is.

Blueprint for Style: Let's Skip to Summer....Now!
Closet of Style: Personal Style: Break Away to Get Focused
Working Girl's Shoe Closet: Vicky 'Cristina' Barcelona
Life in a Venti Cup: Pump It Up
ellyb Events: Wedding Dress Design: Ivy and Aster
My Intimate Affair with Fashion: Airplane Travel Style & Joe Zee Book Ellements of Personal Style
365 Days of Style: What Is Style Anyway?
The Working Wardrobe: Business Casual Superstar: Bringing Some Retro Glam to the Office
The Recessionista: Consumer Survey: More Consumers Shopping Smart by using Technology

In this week's STYLE SOCIETY roundup, you'll find a fabulously stylish DIY chandelier, more gift guides and reviews of designers + boutiques. In addition, a couple outfits to fit into after the holidays (read: food fest).

ellyb Events: Champagne Bubble Chandelier
The Recessionista: Review of William Rast for Target
Life in a Venti Cup: Venti Girl Gift Guide
The Working Girl's Shoe Closet: Getting a Grip in the Winter Storm
The Working Wardrobe: Holiday Wear at Chicago's Cerato Boutique
Blueprint for Style: Diego Does Handbags
My Intimate Affair with Fashion: Tangled Necklace Bracelet
Closet of Style: What to Wear After the Food Fest