5 minutes Away from a more Stylish Life

Got 5 Minutes?

Check out my favorite tricks that’ll make you feel a little more productive and a lot more stylish.

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Use mobile banking to calculate what percentage of your pay you’re actually spending on clothes.

Budget accordingly!

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Call or text your most stylish friend and make plans to go shopping.

I see some fashionable purchases in your near-distant future.

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Gather up all your clothes that need alterations and put them in a bag by the door.

You’re one step closer to actually making it to the tailor.

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Work on your list of style goals.

You don’t have one yet? Get going!

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Try your hand at sketching a fashion design.

You never know what talent you might have.

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Plan tomorrow’s outfit.

Aren’t you already feeling more stylish?!

Have a Stylish Life!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Year New Trends

Whether your goal is getting fit or learning to code, 2015 is all about dreaming big. As for your new wardrobe? Here’s a preview of the freshest looks to inspire you!

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Jump Start

The chicest way to step up your fitness routine? Wear sneakers with everything—yep, even a long gown—and you’ll think twice before taking that cab.

Altuzarra dress; Vionnet briefs, $960; Nike hat, $32, macys.com, sneakers, $125, nike.com; sneakers, $125; Apple earpods, $29,apple.com; Chanel watch, $6,200

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Life Is Sweet

Sweeten the deal with this season’s crop tops and matching tea-length skirts. Eat your heart out, Betty Crocker!

Erdem top, $1,730, skirt, $4,395; In-House Atelier head scarf, $65; Brock Collection apron, $175; Delfina Delettrez earrings, $920 each; Miu Miu shoes

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Girl Who Codes

 In leather pants and boots, computer geek can be chic.

Givenchy coat, top, $2,990, pants, $3,310, belt, $620, boots, $3,625; Hermès bag

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Skirt Alert

Kick off the New Year by giving your wardrobe a stylish update—this season, a crisp button-down and an embellished swing skirt. And no one cuts it all better than Michael Kors.

Michael Kors shirt, $595, skirt, belt, $295, shoes, $950; Fred Leighton earrings

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Green Goddess

Looking to clean up your act? Start by cultivating your green thumb. Supernatural floral looks deliver a dose of greens without the garden work.

Marni top, $1,070, skirt, earrings, $870, belt, $790

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Hit the Note

It’s never too late to pick up an instrument. An ethereal tulle gown like this will make any performance simply magical.

Delpozo gown; Fred Leighton earrings; No. 21 shoes, $536

A New year A New Look

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Stylish Gifts

You know that girl that always gives the best presents? Well, this year that’s you! With this go-to gift guide, you’ll find the perfect picks for all your most stylish friends! Whatever the intricacies of her personality—from a trendsetting go-getter to a vintage-loving darling—you’re sure to get her something she loves!

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Untitled&Co Flawless Printed Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt ($85)

This sweatshirt needs no introduction.

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U Snap Bluetooth Tripod ($24)

A girl from the selfie generation will certainly adore this Bluetooth tripod that allows her to take iPhone pictures with the push of a wireless button.

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ASOS Faux Fur Scarf With White Stripe ($57)

Pink. Striped. Fur. She’s going to love it.

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Every girl loves a pretty pouch. Stock hers with her favorite treats.

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Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Opal Earrings ($210)

These reclaimed gold earrings are a far cry from typical earth-friendly jewelry.

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Smythson Busy Bee Panama Notebook ($80) in Fuschia

Extra points for getting the notebook monogrammed.

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Urban Outfitters Boucle Baseball Hat ($24)

For the days she can’t be bothered to brush her hair.

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Mouth Cravings Monthly Subscription  ($180/three months)

This artisanal food subscription service has a package designed specifically to address pregnancy cravings. Bingo.

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Pixie Market Ace Spade Leather Clutch, $42, available at Pixie Market.

You can’t read her poker face!

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J. Crew End-On-End Pajama Set in Swiss Dot ($98) in Hydrangea Navy

Fact: Swiss dots are the most charming dots.

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Emerson Fry Luxe Emerson T ($78)

There are so many tees and so little time and this essential eco-friendly version makes the top of our list.

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Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf Agenda, $36, at Shopbop.

She’ll keep all her New Year resolutions when they are in this chic agenda.

You Give the Best Gifts!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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I love Influenster!

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Know why? Because I get rewarded for doing things I enjoy….Like trying new products, giving my opinion about them, sharing my fab finds with my friends, answering questions, providing advice and of-course connecting with stylish, beauty savvy, fashionistas like yourself!

So yes, I would consider myself a Blogstar!

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With Influenster I get rewarded for how influential I am with the newest beauty products, makeup, styling tools, discounts, samples, skin care and various other perks.

Want proof?! Check out some of my blog posts.

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These perks are based on my badges (what I’m interested in) but there is something for everybody at Influenster!

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There are so many badges you are sure to find one that interests you. Earn points by flexing your social skills and receive the freebies!

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Are you A Blogstar?

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XOXO

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Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Dressing for Thanksgiving can be tricky. After all it’s a holiday and we want to look a little nicer than normal. In light of the goblets of wine and heaping plates of turkey to be enjoyed, here are the perfect outfit ideas—not too casual, not too fussy, and just right for Turkey Day.

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Say Yes to Comfy Pants

In preparation for one of the most gluttonous evenings of the year, we choose our Thanksgiving pants very carefully. Extra room is a must, adjustable waists are preferable, and finding a pair that looks the least like sweatpants is high up on the list too. These printed silk pants that Emma Stone stepped out in strike the perfect balance of everything we need for the holiday.
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Encrusted Rouleaux Top, $138, frenchconnection.com, Jamie Bow Pumps, $329, clubmonaco.com, Tibi Star Fields Printed Crepe Track Pants, $325, net-a-porter.com
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Go Monochrome

This monochrome outfit Olivia Palermo wore is ideal for the holiday season: The slim pencil skirt is a classic, and the chunky sweater allows you to play with proportions (especially if you adopt the “fashion tuck”). Bonus! With a monochrome canvas, it’s your chance to showcase your favorite jewels.
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M Missoni Classic Pencil Skirt, $161, farfetch.com, Equipment Crewneck Sweater, $347, farfetch.com, Juliet & Company Etoile Necklace, $62, shopbop.com

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Stand Out in Basic Black

Jennifer Aniston always does us proud. Here she paired a simple top with a mini skirt that has intriguing details. This trifecta may have been overwhelming in any other color, but it’s spot-on in black.
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Ocaria Heels, $69.99, aldoshoes.com, Miniskirt With Front Pleat, $59.90, zara.com, Jersey Top, $9.95, hm.com
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Elevate Your Denim

Leandra Medine does denim so well. Follow her lead and pair your jeans with a dressy top and slip into some chunky heels. The top will make you feel festive, and if you choose a peplum style like this one, you have plenty of leeway to eat anything you want! Pass the pie please!
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MiH Paris Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $238, matchesfashion.com, Wrapped Faux-Suede Booties, $34.90, forever21.com, Iris & Ink Tokyo Silk Crepe de Chine Peplum Top, $110, theoutnet.com
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Layer Leather

By layering a classic button-down under a leather shift dress, blogger Zina Charkoplia has given us a way to wear said leather dress to Thanksgiving dinner, as opposed to the evening plans we generally feel it’s suitable for. Opt for flats and minimal jewelry to keep the look simple and appropriate.
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Felted Wool Penny Loafers, $238, jcrew.com, Essential White Boyshirt, $64.50, madewell.com, Cutout PU Leather Dress, $38,chicnova.com
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Go for an Elegant Classic

If your holiday is a more elegant affair, try Emma Watson’s classic look. Stick to solids in neutral tones, but style a silhouette that consists of a long, chic skirt and a crisp button-down. Instead of piling on the jewelry, find one great necklace and stick with it.
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By Malene Birger Tareza Silk-Blend Maxi skirt, $575, net-a-porter.com, White Button-Down Shirt, $29.50, factory.jcrew.com, Pilgrim Gold Torq Necklace, $47.36, asos.com
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Get Festive in a Mini

The holidays are a time to celebrate, so why not pull out your favorite party skirt like Poppy Delevingne did here? If you don’t want to go too dressy, pair your festive bottom with a graphic T-shirt or sweater to balance everything out.
Get The Look
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Mesh Circle Skirt, $49.95, hm.com, Etre Cecile Am I French Yet Oversize T-Shirt, $125, etrececile.com, Target Roana Pointed-Toe Flats, $29.99, target.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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A Fashionista Never looks boring

A fashionista is all about putting together outfits worthy of a second take, but sometimes it feels like we’ve used up all our tips and tricks. So here are 11 fresh ways to make your outfits more interesting!

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Test Out a Statement Blazer

Slip into a blazer with a unique detail, like lace sleeves or shoulder embellishments. Pair it with neutral separates for a well-balanced look.

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Clips Blazer ($639)

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Slip on a Stylish Backpack

Need I say more? These bags are perfect for the fashionable gal on the go.

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Chloe Stanyon Roll Top Leather Backpack ($396)

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Layer in a Patterned Sweater

Give your fall look a festive vibe with a grandpa-inspired sweater.

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Peruvian Connection Toboggan Alpaca Crew Sweater ($179)

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Get In-Vested

Wear a cool vest with preppy pieces, like a crisp button-down shirt and pleated miniskirt.

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Madewell Plaid Cinch Vest ($178)

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Make a Splash in a Printed Midi

Wear a bold midi dress with a leather moto jacket for an editor-approved outfit.

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Pixie Market Magda Striped Midi Dress ($69)

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Rock a Toggle

Cool temperatures call for seasonal embellishments, like toggles!

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Tibi Toggle Cardigan Sweater ($425)

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Put a Scarf on It

There are so many ways to tie your scarf..So why not try a fresh way like this neckerchief style!

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Claire Gaudion Oyster Point Silk Square Scarf ($230)

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Get Long and Lean

Swap out your everyday black coat for a wintery white one in an elongated silhouette.

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COS Lightweight Scuba Coat ($275)

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Throw on a Faux Fur Coat

Find a coat with a furry texture and wear it with It-girl separates, like skinny jeans and moto boots.

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Topshop Faux Fur Bonded Throw-On Coat ($178)

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Carry a Playful Bag

Even if the rest of your outfit is subdued, a stylish mini-bag can add the perfect dose of fun to your ensemble.

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Loeffler Randall Mini Rider Bag ($425)

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Wrap Up in a Blanket Scarf

If you haven’t discovered the heaven that is a blanket scarf, I suggest you invest in this cozy piece ASAP. Snag one in a buffalo-check print for added effect.

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River Island Black Plaid Check Blanket Scarf ($30)

Your so Fashionable!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Products

Hair Food‎  hair mask, ScandalEyes Rockin Curves mascara, Jergens ultra healing lotion, Resource Spring Water, Moisture Renew Lipstick, Puffs soft pack, Swiss Miss simply cocoa, Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

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Moisture Renew Lipstick

Pretty Pout

I received three Rimmel products and first on the list is the Moisture Renew lipstick.  I love this brand and this lipstick is no exception. It glides on effortlessly and has a rich pigment that isn’t at all drying. The hue is full of vitamins to quench and hydrate dry lips so it’s perfect for everyday wear and comes in rainbow of  vibrant shades.

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Swiss Miss

Cozy Cocoa!

Hot cocoa keeps me happy and toasty on chilly night! Why not treat yourself to a hot cup of Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa and take a moment to relax and indulge with one of your favorite past-times?!

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Jergens

Gorgeous and Glowing

I love the new Jergens ultra heeling lotion with hydralucence. I use it after I get out of the shower to seal in the moisture and it keeps my extra dry skin hydrated all day. After a week of use my skin looks healthier and rejuvenated.

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Scandalicious!

I adore the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Rockin Curves Mascara! This product makes my light barely there lashes look ultra long and plump, plus the wand gives my lashes a flirty flip that makes my eyes look bigger and brighter! Thanks to Influenster for gifting me this product to test and review…It is now a mainstay in my beauty routine!

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Puffs

Please pass the Puffs

I am a dedicated user of this brand already so I was happy to receive a travel version of my favorite tissue. I can carry one in my car or throw one in my tote. They are perfect for fixing makeup smudges at those weddings you know you’ll be sobbing at.

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Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

Rimmel’s Rockin It!

As you can see Rimmel is definitely Rockin It! This transparent lip liner works with any shade of lipstick you choose and protects lip color from smudging and bleeding. Rock it with your favorite hue!

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Refresh with Resource

Grab this water anytime you want to refresh! We all know the benefits of water…so drink up.  Resource makes it easy with their super cool delivery service. This pick not only hydrates but also has eloctrolytes to replenish your body with much needed nutrients.

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Hair Food

Food for Thought!

Yup, Clairol has done it again! This hair mask feeds thirsty hair and completely nourishes lifeless locks. I recommend using a hair mask like this delicious choice once a week to restore your mane to it’s full potential.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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NORDSTROM $130.00

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French Connection $268.00

You look Wonderful!

XOXO

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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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