Covetable Costumes

If you’re a Halloween costume straggler, don’t sweat it! Take a cue from these courageous cos-players and pick a character that makes you feel confident. Take your costume to whole other level by styling it your way and adding finishing touches that are all your own.

So for your inspiration here are the most covetable costumes from Comic Con!

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Costume: Felicia Hardy/Black Cat

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Costume: Ghostbuster

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Costume: Jessica Rabbit

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Costume: Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon

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Costume: Batgirl

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Costume: Maleficent

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Costume: The Bride from Kill Bill

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Costume: Wonder Woman

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Costume: Princess Peach in Mario Kart

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Costume: Amy Pond from Doctor Who

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Costume: Emma, WWE Wrestler

Who Will You Be?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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3 Work Wardrobe Wonders

Everyone’s had those mornings, the ones where you’ve tried absolutely everything on in your closet, you’re running ridiculously late, and you still have absolutely nothing to wear. It’s times like those that demand super-easy pieces that go with everything. Essentials that you can throw on without thinking and know you’ll look great. I call them wardrobe wonders—and every fashionista needs at least a few of them in her closet. Here are my three favorites that will have you going to work in style!

A Black Jumpsuit

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A black jumpsuit doesn’t have be reserved for evenings only, especially if you choose a tailored style. Wear it to the office with pared-down classics like a trench coat and ladylike pumps, or get creative and layer it over a button-down. Either way, it’ll cut your dressing time down. One and done!

Get the Look

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SPLENDID $198.00

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REVOLVE clothing $154.00

A Flippy Skirt

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Fit-and-flare skirts are universally flattering; the flounce balances hips and thighs perfectly. Plus, they’re insanely versatile—for a downtown look, try one under a slouchy sweater with ankle boots; for a more polished vibe, wear with a slim turtleneck and heels.

Get the Look

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Ann Taylor $98.00

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BCBGMAXAZRIA $154.17

A Cool Suit

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Think of your suit as a really amazing multitasker—you can wear the pants and blazer together and look instantly put-together, or you can wear the jacket and pants separately with literally anything. The outfit options are countless. Just be sure to buy a suit with a really modern fit—either slim-fitting or purposely slouchy.

Get the Look

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NORDSTROM $130.00

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French Connection $268.00

You look Wonderful!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Boot Trends

It’s fall, baby. So, it’s time to break out your boots! If you’re ready to refresh your current lineup, check out these styles in the five must-have trends this season — from knee-high riding boots to stiletto booties — your sure to find your favorites, and give that old pair the boot!

Cut-Out Boots

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Nasty Gal Everly Cutout Boot, $188, available at Nasty Gal.

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Anthropologie Mila Booties, $150, available at Anthropologie.

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Luxury Rebel Mandy Cut Out Booties, $185, available at Revolve.

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BC Footwear Trip To Remember Bootie, $89.99, available at ModCloth.

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Missguided Rubika Buckle Cut Out Boots, $75.98, available at Missguided.

Chunky Ankle Boots

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Kenzo Ankle Boots, $715, available at Shoescribe.

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Acne Studios Jagger Eyelets Booties, $1000, available at Acne Studios.

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ALDO Serinna Boots, $110, available at ALDO.

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Zara High-Heeled Printed Leather Bootie, $159, available at Zara.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Sculpted Heel Leather Ankle Boots, $1300, available at Lane Crawford.

Knee-High Boots

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Alexander Wang Sigrid Boot, $1050, available at Alexander Wang.

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Club Monaco Callie Boot, $495, available at Club Monaco.

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Tibi Vlada Boot, $695, available at Tibi.

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French Connection Molly Suede Knee High Boots, $225, available at French Connection.

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Merona Karri Tall Boots, $39.99, available at Target.

Chelsea Boots

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Charles & Keith Chelsea Boots, $103, available at Charles & Keith.

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Avec Moderation Pimlico Chelsea Boots, $515, available at Shopbop.

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Topshop August Mid Ankle Boots, $75, available at Topshop.

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Marni Black Leather Gold Toe Chelsea Boots, $950, available at SSENSE.

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Gap Chelsea Booties, $89.95, available at Gap.

Stiletto Ankle Boots

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Gianvito Rossi Ankle Boots, $1090, available at The Corner.

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Woman by Common Projects High Heel Boot, $645, available at The Dreslyn.

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Steve Madden Gimmicck Booties, $129.94, available at Steve Madden.

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Christian Louboutin So Kate Booty, $1095, available at Christian Louboutin.

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River Island Grey Point Stiletto Ankle Boots, $120, available at River Island.

Which Boot are you Trending?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall Couture 15

Couture fashion week allows designers to be infinitely creative: New fabrications paired with outrageous silhouettes results in some of the most stunning clothing around. Most important, couture is about fashion fantasy, and we are more than happy to dream!

Elie Saab

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Atelier Versace

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Rad Hourani

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Alexandre Vauthier

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Serkan Cura

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You’re a Fashion Fantasy!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Beauty Trend: Smokey Eyes

Sultry. Daring. Bold! A good smokey eye is more about confidence than anything else. Whether you’re after a soft smolder or all about the drama, this in-demand beauty look is incredibly sexy and accessible with the new Smokey Nudes by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. This down-to-earth collection introduces a perfectly balanced palette of lighter shades that lets you control your eye shadow’s intensity from day to night. Become the smokey eye savant you’ve always wanted to be with this brilliant makeup must-have. Just smudge and blend!

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The secret to mastering the ultimate nighttime smokey eye? The beauty is in the imperfection.

 Highlight brow line with Cream Eye Shadow from the Smokey Nudes Palette.

 Apply Noir Kajal Liner (top and bottom).

 Blend Rich Espresso Eye Shadow (top and bottom).

 Apply Smokey Eye Mascara.

 Sandstone Shimmer Brick on cheeks.

 Sandwash Pink Lip Color with Crystal Lip Gloss.

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Experiment with a bolt of color in a smokey olive or navy to achieve that notice-me-now gaze.

 Smudge Pacific Kajal Liner on top lash line, bottom lash line, and water line.

 Smudge bottom lash line with Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

 Apply Smokey Eye Mascara.

 Apply Powder Pink Pot Rouge on lips and cheeks.

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This natural smokey look is a daytime essential if you prefer keeping things fresh and effortless.

 Apply Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick on lid.

 Top with Blonde Eye Shadow.

 Smudge Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick along top lash line.

 Line bottom lid with Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

 Smokey Eye Mascara on top and bottom lashes.

 Apply Powder Pink Pot Rouge to cheeks.

 Sandwash Pink Lip Color to finish.

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Deepen the intensity of your dark liner on the top and bottom lash line for a powerful pop.

 Apply Noir Kajal Liner on entire lid and wing out.

 Apply Burnt Sugar Eye Shadow and smudge from inner corner halfway. Blend into Noir Kajal Liner.

 Apply Noir Kajal Liner on bottom corners.

 Apply Smokey Eye Mascara.

 Apply Lip Balm.

 Apply Sandstone Shimmer Brick to cheeks.

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A shimmer finish illuminates and lends an unexpected metallic sheen to your smokey look.

 From the New Smokey Nudes Palette, apply Smokey Brown Metallic Eye Shadow + Silver Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow on lid.

 Apply Smoked Shadow to inner corners.

 Line eyes with Noir Kajal smudged with Smoked Shadow.

Watercolor Pink Sparkle Eye Shadow dabbed on inner corners and lid.

 Apply Sandstone Shimmer Brick as a highlighter to cheek.

 Apply Smokey Eye Mascara to finish.

You rock that Look!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Model Street Style

Models are some of the most innately stylish citizens among us—after all, their very career requires them to be immersed in fashion. It’s not surprising, then, that model-off-duty has become it’s own style category.  So for your inspiration here are the models who have the best street style around!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Though she usually gravitates toward breezy, bohemian inspired looks, the model’s willingness to try out new trends always pays off!

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Ming Xi

This sweet model has perfected quirky cool girl style. What sets her apart? Her love for interesting layers and charming accessories.

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Poppy Delevingne

This fashionable star has an affinity for sophisticated, feminine separates. Her style is playful and chic.

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Alana Zimmer

The statuesque beauty’s outfits are consistently sophisticated. Look to her if your in need of office outfit inspiration.

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Jessica Hart

This adorable model’s casual style epitomizes California cool.

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Hanne Gaby Odiele

You have to applaud the cool and confident willingness to take risks. The Belgian stunner is a bona fide street style star, thanks to her avant-garde looks.

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Larissa Hofmann

This lovely has an effortless sense of style and the ability to make anything look elegant.

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Fei Fei Sun

This model loves to mix quirkier pieces with classic staples and covets a good staple bag.

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Karlie Kloss

This trend setter is always on the best dressed lists and it’s easy to see why. The supermodels clean, all American style is polished and youthful.

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Anja Rubik

The veteran model always looks perfectly pulled together, favoring a muted color palette and minimalist looks.

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Lily Aldridge

This beauty switches from simple, classic ensembles to ladylike, refined outfits with ease. She also has an eye for statement accessories that add some sass to her look.

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Miranda Kerr

Her polished, on-trend ensembles have earned her worldwide trend-setter status, and it’s fully deserving.

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Jourdan Dunn

This stunner is fond of experimenting with figure hugging silhouettes and downtown chic pieces. The result? Glamorous, sexy outfits that are also tasteful and cool.

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Liu Wen

This major supermodel favors edgy looks with menswear inspired touches.

You’ve Got Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall Essentials

It’s time to turn to the more playful, fun aspect of dressing! Trends and Accessorizing! So without further ado here are my favorite essentials for fall that will guarantee you style star status!

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JOA Two Toned Sweater, $88, available at Shopbop; Proenza Schouler Long Sleeve Cropped Crewneck, $595, available at Proenza Schouler.

A new version of the traditional nubby sweater makes its way back into our closets each season. For fall, we’ve been feeling the speckled, marled pullover that has a made-by-hand vibe!

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River Island Grey Fedora Hat ($50)
You’ll wear this hat well into winter, promise.

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ASOS Oversized Scarf ($34)
An animal-print wrap feels luxe.

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ili Leather Crossbody Bag ($69)
An oxblood bag is timeless!

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Forever 21 Life In Progress Jacket, $34.79, available at Forever 21; Burberry Oversize Parka With Check Wool Warmer, $1395, available at Burberry.

The great thing about a fall parka is that it can easily become your winter parka with the addition of a lining. Wear it with the sleeves rolled up and easy dresses for the beginning of fall, and with thick trousers and knits when the temps really start to drop.

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Fred Perry Knitted Jersey Bucket Hat ($76)
Ever since you saw Rihanna wearing a bucket hat, you knew you needed one.

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Chic Nova Pure Color Sleeveless Business Suit Vest, $31, available at Chic Nova; Public School For J.Crew Earliblaze Vest, $178, available at J. Crew.

Everyone needs that one layering piece that instantly makes anything they’re wearing appear more legit. For fall, it’s the formal waistcoat, which can dress up a simple tee or dress, or dressdown a more formal frock.

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Ted Baker Ayef Opulent Bloom Printed Scarf ($65)
Give your look a fresh finishing touch with this printed scarf.

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Front Row Shop Linen Trousers, $62, available at Front Row Shop; Avelon Progressing Pants, $400, available at The Dreslyn.

If you don’t already own one of these roomy, baggy trousers, now’s the time to get some! Roll up the cuffs yourself or get them tailored to hit right above your ankles. Then, pair them with anything. Seriously — party tops, sneakers, booties, blazers, crop tops — it all works!

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Ted Baker Karah Faux Fur Hat ($90)
Never say no to a (faux) fur hat!

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ASOS Wide Waist Cincher Buckle Belt ($29)
This belt is chic and sexy!

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ASOS Faux Fur Multi Stripe Scarf, $67.70, available at ASOS; Shrimps Pink Faux Fur Pablo Clutch, $295, available at Avenue 32.

British brand Shrimps started a phenomenon with its Seussian “fur” pieces straight out of a storybook. This season, don’t even pretend that your fuzzy isn’t faux, and go for pieces in unnatural colors, like pastel pink, lime green, and electric blue.

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Cheap Monday Clip Hair Clip ($29)
Too lazy to do your hair? Got you covered!

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Express Mid Rise Slim Flare Jeans, $39.90, available at Express; Acne Studios Pop Trash Jean, $350, available at Steven Alan.

Opt for denim that looks worn-in, not worn-out. A rip or two is totally believable — anything in double digits just seems like a frivolity!

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United by Blue Braddock Backpack ($88)
There are so many ways to wear a backpack this fall.

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Silence + Noise Button-Down Shirt, $69, available at Urban Outfitters; Secai Pleated-Back Poplin Shirt, $520, available at NET-A-PORTER.

It’s time to bring the “business in the front, party in the back” philosophy to our blouses. We’re seeing loads of button-ups deliver a surprise hit of skin in the back, whether through sheer panels, a deep slit, or clever cut-outs. Wear them with high-waisted trousers and skirts, and never tuck ‘em in.

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River Island Red Plaid Hair Bow ($10)
Voila! An unexpected way to wear plaid this season.

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ASOS Felt Fedora Hat ($38)
If you still haven’t invested in a fedora for fall, try this one.

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Erin Templeton Double Wrap Obi Belt ($30)
Kimono belts are the next big thing, you heard it here first.

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ASOS Denim Jacket in Vintage Wash, $63.85, available at ASOS; Golden Goose Black Shearling Jacket, $1995, available at SSENSE.

This ’70s staple is making a comeback as this season’s version of the wear-with-everything layer. Paired with denim, a leather moto, or just by itself in a fleecy zip-up, shearling injects a bit of insouciant cool!

What are your essentials for Fall?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Infinte crop top
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Lulu Guinness coin wallet
$85 julesb.co.uk

ALDO red glasses
$12 aldoshoes.com

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall for These Dresses!

For your social-calendar musts, a throw-on dress is a polished look with minimal effort. Here are my favorite styles for every occasion — each under $100. These dresses will have you running out the door even more this season. Pick up one (or five!), and give yourself some time to indulge in all the activities that makes autumn uniquely glorious.

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Pencey Standard Long Dress, $77, available at Shopbop.

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LOFT Plaid Shirtdress, $79.50, available at LOFT.

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Mango Trim Dress, $69.98, available at Mango.

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Modern Citizen Flute Sleeve Dress, $64, available at Modern Citizen.

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Simply Vera Vera Wang Surplice Shark-Bite Hem Dress, $40.79, available at Kohl’s.

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Forever 21 Lace Print Midi Dress, $19.80, available at Forever 21.

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Silence + Noise High-Slit Midi Sweater Dress, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Piperlime Collection Allover Lace Dress, $98, available at Piperlime.

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Koshka Kofta Metallic Tulip Dress, $89, available at Koshka.

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Joe Fresh Pintuck Dress, $69, available at Joe Fresh.

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Banana Republic Ruched Gray Jersey Dress, $83, available at Banana Republic.

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Express Indigo Long Sleeve Slit Front Maxi Dress, $41.93, available at Express.

What are you Falling for?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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NY Fashion Week St. Style

Here is a roundup of New York Fashion Week’s best street style looks. Enough said, I’ll let the outfits do the rest of the talking!

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Your So Fashionable!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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