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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Vionette

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Zuhair Murad

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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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Resort 15’s Dreamy Dresses

Resort is colorful and creative and yields some of our favorite collections of the year. Here are the dreamiest dresses you need to see!

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Ralph Lauren

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Prabal Gurung

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Lela Rose

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Christian Dior

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Gucci

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

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Chloé

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Tomas Maier

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Christian Siriano

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Michael Kors

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Erdem

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10 Crosby

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Carolina Herrera

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Clover Canyon

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Michael Kors

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Matthew Williamson

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J. Mendel

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Issa

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Nanette Lepore

Have A Dreamy Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Stylish Budget-Friendly Fashion

You don’t always have to spend a fortune to look stylish. Here are my favorite affordable brands and online stores that will keep your closet stocked, without breaking the bank. Check out the chic buys your wardrobe will love!

BudgetBrands-findersKeepers

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Starting around: $84

Example: findersKEEPERS The Someday Jumpsuit ($150) in Ivory

If Jessica Alba owns this jumpsuit you should too.

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Starting around: $60

Example: d.Ra Jory Maxi Dress ($108) in Black

The maxi made for the ultimate beach babe.

BudgetBrands-Lush

Lush

Starting around: $30

Example: Lush Asphalt Runway Midi Skirt ($43) in Black

The skirt style of the season for a steal of a price.

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Market HQ

Make sure to check out the Market HQ next time you need a girls’ night out outfit.

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Blessing-Co

Shop my online store Blessing-Co for the trendiest clothing and accessories at great prices!

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Lovers + Friends

Starting around: $70

Example: Lovers + Friends I Heart Baby Doll Dress ($151) in Abstract Floral

Lovers + Friends is your go-to brand for on-trend items with a dash of flirtiness.

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Motel

Starting around: $30

Example: Motel Tease Slip Crop Top ($38) in Mawar Red

At this price, we want to buy this top in every print!

BudgetBrands-Lulu's

Lulu*s

Starting around: $30

Example: Lulu*s Slink Again Dress ($42) in Black

The dress that will impress.

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Pixie Market

Pixie Market has everything you need to update your spring wardrobe and still stay within your budget.

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StyleStalker

Starting around: $69

Example: StyleStalker Engine Top ($139) in White

The top you can wear all day and night.

Stay Stylish!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The Top Pre-Fall Collections

The pre-fall collections may not hit stores until July, but that’s no reason not to ponder what we’ll be wanting to wear. These collections are usually the most wearable, but that never stops designers from getting creative. From Thom Browne’s edgy androgynous prep, to Louis Vuitton’s fantasy ski chalet, here are the pre-fall collections that are pretty amazing.

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Michael Kors

For pre-fall, Kors has upped the luxe factor, introducing metallic brocades. Kors also stays true to his Americana roots with a dose of tailored sportswear. It’s impeccably styled: brooches and sneakers? Who knew?

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Louis Vuitton

The new direction of the Vuitton brand is promising. The pre-fall collection truly goes from day to night, featuring an array of looks for everything from après skiing to evening. Also, hello, Vuitton denim!

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Valentino

Valentino debuted their pre-fall collection with a nod to the owl. Their fine-feathered friends are introduced amongst a moody, earthy palette. The collection also includes its fair share of over the top furs and beautiful nudes.

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T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s diffusion line comes into its own with the pre-fall collection. A very neutral palette with deconstructed details is the stuff of my dreams. This collection is elevated while still staying true to its athletic roots.

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Erdem

This pre-fall collection was a stunning progression for the designer. Colorful lace, which is a signature, takes center stage amongst elegant dresses that are destined to go from the runway to the red carpet.

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Cushnie et Ochs

The Cushnie et Ochs design duo is pretty famous for perfecting the sexy dress. This season, they introduce a new element: pearls. The fresh embellishments paired with their signature silhouettes prove to be a winning combination.

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Thom Browne

Thom Browne’s collection is an adaptation of his classic preppy staples. Suiting, and a very patriotic color palette characterize this pre-fall collection. If you can’t make it through next fall without Thom Browne, you’re in luck. The collection is available for pre-order on Moda Operandi.

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Jenni Kayne

Kayne puts a playful spin on pre-fall. The designer introduces a punchy floral print and keeps things nice and light, but contrasts the sweetness by mixing it with fur stoles. Have you noticed a pattern here? Get a fur scarf this season! Seriously.

Stay Stylish!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Runway Roundup: NYFW

 The momentum was strong at New York Fashion Week, with so many great designers. Don’t worry if you missed some of the action. Here are my picks for the need-to-see runway looks!

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Have a fashionably fantastic day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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NY Fashion Week- St. Style

High fashion isn’t just on the runways at New York Fashion Week. It’s taken over the streets!

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Martha Graeff: Libeanna jacket, Loft 747 pants and blouse, Mary Turner bag, Shoot shoes

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Christian Louboutin booties

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Lindsi Lane: Borsalino hat, Balenciaga shirt, Koral jeans, Esteban Cortázar sandals, Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Andrea Neen bag, Black Denim jacket, Isabel Marant skirt, Jennifer Fisher jewelry

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Lainy Hedaya: Herve Leger dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Icone shoes

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Candice Lake: Rue du Mail dress, Willow shoes, Jimmy Chu bag, Celine glasses

street-style-day7-Proenza-top-TopShop-skirtProenza Schouler top & Topshop skirt

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Kim Pesch: Parker top and pants, Otte hat, Zara shoes

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Gucci shoes

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Aaron Millhiser: J. Crew top, Prada shoes, Oakley glasses

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Raul dress & Roberto Cavalli bag

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Margaret Zhang: Peter Pilotto dress, Tibi jacket, ACNE leather jacket

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Wallis black jacket
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Pull&Bear jean shorts
$28 – pullandbear.com

Foldover purse
$35 – theiconic.com.au

Jazz eyeshadow
$22 – zalando.co.uk

The Scottish Fine Soaps Company body cleanser
$26 – scottishfinesoaps.com

 

 

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Shop Till you Drop: Labor Day Sales!

The Labor Day holiday offers plenty to be excited about: a long weekend, relaxing under the sun, and of course, some of the best online and in-store sales! Here is the scoop on the biggest and best deals around.

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Whether you’re looking to score some last-minute summer essentials or stock up on fall must-haves, shop now for all the hottest steals!

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ASOS Enjoy 20% of full price items. Code: SUMMER4EVER Valid: until 9/3

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Alice + Olivia Take up to 75% off all items. Code: N/A Valid until 9/2

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Singer 22  Take up to 20% off all items Code: Labor Valid until 9/3

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Calvin Klein Get 40% off the entire site. Code: N/A Valid: until 9/2

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Rebecca Taylor Enjoy 40% off sale items. Code: RTLABORDAY13 Valid until 9/3

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Topshop Get an extra 20% off all sales items. Code: N/A Valid: until 9/4

What sales are you Shopping?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Best Dressed at the VMA’s

At the MTV Video Music Awards the red carpet was filled with haute looks! Check out these best dressed A-Listers!

VMAs-CiaraCiara, in Givenchy.

VMAs-mileycyrusMiley Cyrus, in vintage Dolce & Gabbana.

VMAs-arianagrandeAriana Grande, in Kenley Collins.

VMAs-erinwassonErin Wasson, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMAs-miriam-olivia-nervoMiriam and Olivia Nervo

VMAs-selenagomezSelena Gomez, in Atellier Versace.

VMA's-ritaoraRita Ora, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMA's-ladygagaLady Gaga, in Prabal Gurung.

VMAs-iggyazaleaIggy Azalea, in Emilio Pucci.

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Clothes Men think are Sexy

Unless it’s super-short and crazy-tight, it’s hard to know what kind of looks men love. So here is a poll about what they really want to see you in this summer.

sexy-yogapantsBlack Workout Pants: “When women wear tight black workout pants to the gym it’s a total turn on. They make any girl’s butt and legs look instantly better.” — Andrew C.

Asics Women’s Performance Running Capri Tight, $36.68, amazon.com.

sexy-sundressesSundresses: “I like when girls wear sundresses, since they’re simple, yet naturally sexy-looking.” — Brian S.

Sugarhill Boutique Sundress in Ellie Print, $58, nastygal.com.

sexy-wedgesWedges and Heels: “I like how wedges and heels elongate a woman’s legs and highlight the muscles that you wouldn’t normally see if she was wearing flats. To me, that’s so sexy.” — Nick H.

Aldo Campise Wedge, $45.49, aldoshoes.com.

sexy-off the shoulder topOff the Shoulder Tops: “I like this kind of shirt because it shows off a woman’s shoulder and a bit of her back, which is just so damn sexy.” — Christian W.

Victoria’s Secret Eyelet Cinch-Waist Top, $59.50, victoriassecret.com.

sexy-lacebraA lace bra and tank top: “I love when a woman looks casually sexy. For example, when she wears a bright lace bra that peeks out of a white tank top on the sides and in the back.” — Sam H.

Maison Scotch Lace Bra and Brief Set, $59, shopbop.com.

sexy-shortshortsShort Shorts and Heels:”I’m a big fan of short shorts with heels. When a girl can make something basic like short shorts, heels, and a tank top look sexy and sophisticated, there’s really nothing better.” — Nick R.

American Eagle Denim Trouser Midi Shorts, $36.95, ae.com.

sexy-rompersRompers: “I like when girls don’t try too hard to look good; to me, rompers look simple but are still cute.” — Anthony C.

Forever 21 Crisscross Romper, $13.50, forever21.com.

sexy-skinnyjeansSkinny Jeans: “On nights out, I generally prefer to see a woman in tight jeans, since they show off her curves and accentuate her assets.” — Max F.

H&M Skinny Low Jeans, $39.95, hm.com.

Gold wrap skirtMini Skirts: “Seeing some leg is super-sexy—plus tight mini skirts accentuate a girl’s butt, which is always a good thing.” — Nathan H.

Blessing-Co Graphic print Mini skirt $18, Blessing-Co

Have a super sexy Summer!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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