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

-D-Anna

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Wear White Lace!

Like chiffon and tulle, lace is one of those ethereal fabrics that gives your look feminine flair, especially when it’s in a refreshing shade of white. Here are some of the best ways to wear white lace and get the look yourself!

Pencil Skirt + Large Florals

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On Jamie Chung of What The Chung: Storets top and Dolce Dolce Lace Skirt ($158).

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Pixie Market Josephine Lace Skirt ($76)

Sexy Silhouette

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On Nicola Peltz: Stella McCartney bodysuit.

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For Love & Lemons Lulu Mesh-Inset Lace Dress ($230)

Midi Dress + Metallic Pumps

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On Keira Knightley: Valentino Resort 2015 dress.

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Collette by Collette Dinnigan Lacey Days Dress ($606)

Romantic Tank + Circle Skirt

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On Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise: Club Monaco Masey Lace Tank ($99) and Lyn Faux Leather Skirt ($150).

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Loft Petite Lace Tank ($70)

Matching Set

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On Jessica Alba: Tanya Taylor Bora Floral Mesh Crop Top ($575) and skirt; Lanvin Sugar Lambskin Shoulder Bag ($2190); Sarah Flint Lisa Black Nappa Flats ($545).

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Little White Lies Daisy Lace High Neck Top ($80) and Shorts ($93)

See-Through Blouse + Ripped Jeans

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On Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage: Lover top; Nobody Denim jeans.

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Alexis Anguilla Open Back Lace Blouse ($319)

How Do You Wear White Lace?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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What To Wear: Bachelorette Party

A once in a lifetime party with your favorite gal pals calls for equally epic outfits. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Whether your upcoming bachelorette party involves club hopping, a tropical getaway, or a relaxing wine tour, dressing for the occasion is key. Here’s what-to-wear for the bride and her bachelorettes.

Wine Country

A weekend soaking in sweeping vineyard landscapes, world-renowned wines, and your closest friends sounds like the perfect excuse to indulge in a flowy frock. Check out this assortment of dresses that will have you tasting wine stylishly!

For the Bride

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Tibi Ultra Matte Poplin Combo Dress ($398)

​This mid-calf sheer sundress will make you want to frolic in the sunshine, wine glass and best friends in hand.

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Mango Guipure Dress ($100)

​Long-sleeve lace is flattering and feminine. Wear this delicate mini-dress with ballet flats and a low ponytail for a subtle bridal vibe.

For the Girls

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NO. 6 Button Back Dress ($365)

​Opt for a longer dress in a calming hue if you’re going for a revealing neckline!

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French Connection Blue Ash Denim Dress ($198)

​Chambray in a girly dress silhouette, paired with a mini-bag and sandals is a go-to winetasting uniform.

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Reformation Kenya Dress ($218)

​Not only is this the perfect dress silhouette for wine tasting, you’ll also wear it all summer long!

The Big Easy

New Orleans is the South’s bachelorette weekend destination. In addition to cool gin fizzes and hot jazz, the sweltering city calls for barely-there clothes that still look chic, of course. Take your style cues from this romantic, historical city with feminine details and colorful floral prints.

For the Bride

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Free People Turn Back Time Dress ($98) in Ivory. Available here in Ballet.

This frock is perfect for the bride-to-be. The sweet lace and sultry back cover all the bachelorette dress bases.

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Three Floor White Isle Dress ($332) in White & Black

The details on this lace-trimmed dress are so interesting and flattering. All of the attention will be on the wearer of this dress.

For the Girls

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Style Stalker Sweetheart Dress ($189) in Print

This sleek, floral dress will keep you cool, and looking sexy.

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ASOS Lace Insert Halter Skater Dress ($67) in Yellow

A yellow dress is the perfect Southern summer essential, and in this fit-and-flare version, you’ll fit right in.

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Club Monaco Harper Dress ($229) in Flowerburst Dots

The bow at the waist, pink and purple abstract floral design, and subtle sweetheart neckline join forces to create the perfect dress for a night of adventures.

Girls’ Night In

Crazy clubs, elaborate dinners, and outdoor tours not your thing? Try a staycation—a casual night full of BFFs, comfortable clothes, and homemade cocktails. This is the perfect attire for this laidback bachelorette celebration!

For the Bride

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Eberjey Golden Girl Metallic Lace-Trimmed Jersey Pajama Set ($120)

Celebrate your night wearing this sweet and sexy loose-fit lace set.

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Bodas Cotton-Twill Pajama Top ($100) and Shorts ($65) in White

This breezy button-up top and chic boxer shorts are sure to keep you cool if the night starts to heat up!

For the Girls

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J Crew Scalloped Pajama Short Set ($65) in Ripe Persimmon

Make it a night to remember in this peachy pajama set.

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Equipment Lillian Pajama Set ($385) in Periwinkle Blue

This striped silk set is sure to make you the chicest friend of the night.

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Piamita Melanie Pajama Top ($265) and Nan Pants ($285)

Enjoy hours of laughs in this floral night pant set.

Vegas Baby

Veteran Vegas-goers know the scene demands your most alluring outfit, whether that means a slinky cut-out frock or a form-fitting mini. You may forget your key card, phone, and I.D., but with these picks, you can bet no one will forget your dress.

For the Bride

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STYLESTALKER Hold My hand Dress ($198)

​This frock is a no-brainer for the sweet bride-to-be with a taste for lace.

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AQ/AQ Hannah Mini Dress ($160)

Sophisticated, yet scintillating, this dress was made for the Strip.

For the Girls

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Olcay Gulsen Cross Back Mini Dress ($400)

This is the sort of dress that was made for double takes.

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Nasty Gal Hyper Threat Tweed Dress ($128)

Always say yes to a Proenza Schouler-inspired dress.

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McQ Alexander McQueen Crocodile Body Con Dress ($645)

Who said you need a high hemline to turn heads?

Tropical

These easy, breezy dresses are perfect for a tropical getaway!  Whether you opt for a mini, midi, or maxi, you’ll want to be in something lightweight, that goes with flats AND heels, so that nothing holds you back while enjoying mojitos and margaritas with your girls at the poolside bar!

For the Bride

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H&M Flared Dress ($70) in White

This classic silhouette will look great in your pictures—today, tomorrow, forever.

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Helmut Lang Cotton Dress ($345) in Optic White

The sheer panels on this maxi dress are perfectly placed so you show just enough skin.

For the Girls

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Mango Floral Asymmetric Dress ($40)

A colorful, floral-print dress screams tropical vacation!

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Lovers + Friends Sweet Sensation Dress ($143) in Pink

Treat this simple pink dress like a blank canvas for all of your favorite summer accessories!

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See By Chloé Cutout Striped Cotton Dress ($395)

This lightweight midi is great to wear by the beach with flats, or style with platforms for a dressed-up, party ready look.

Party like a Celebrity!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Sports Bras too Cute to Cover-Up

Since your such good sports, this is a roundup of the coolest, must-show-off Sports Bras that could just as easily double as Crop Tops. Plus, with temperatures starting to rise, we also need pretty options for hot yoga in the park! Here are the sweat-proof threads that are way more stylish than anything you ever saw in P.E. — and way too cute to confine to the gym. Game on.

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Hurley Beach Active Pivot Sports Bra, on sale $20, available at PacSun.

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Champion Sassy Cami, on sale $18, available at Champion.

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Nesh NYC Extreme Racer Bralette, $78, available at Urban Outfitters.

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JCPenney Flirtitude Microfiger Yoga Sports Bra, $17, available at JCPenney.

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Free People Tie Dye Sports Bra, on sale $30, available at Free People.

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Naked Sports Gear Red Naked Sports Bra, $42, available at Naked Sports Gear.

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Move By Alternative Stretch It Out Sports Bra, $38, available at Without Walls.

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Zobha Anya Bra, $58, available at Zobha.

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H&M Sports Bra Medium Support, $9.94, available at H&M.

SportsBra-Roxy

Roxy Sprint Bra, $40, available at Roxy.

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Forever 21 Low Impact Hidden Pocket Sports Bra, $13.80, available at Forever 21.

Stay Sporty!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Chic and Comfy Spring Shoes

Springtime means blooming flowers, April showers, and the perfect excuse to stock up on new shoes. As much as we love a stiletto, our busy, active lives demand that we take both comfort and style into account. Luckily, we can have our cake and eat it too with these comfy and chic shoes!

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Embellished Flats

Supermodel Karlie Kloss shows us a pair of jazzed-up flats work just as well for formal occasions as they do for a weekend brunch.

Get The Look

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Faith B-Amoss ivory satin flat shoes, $80, asos.com

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A pair of midheel peep-toe booties will effortlessly take you from spring to fall and everywhere in between. Try playing with an on-trend pastel color, which also is hot for all seasons. Model Liu Wen opted for baby blue, but pink, mint green or lilac work just as well!

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Nine West Miraculous dress sandals, $99, amazon.com

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While her sisters wore their sky-high heels for a cross-country flight, Kourtney Kardashian smartly opted for a pair of easy-luxe espadrilles. Her warm-weather-friendly flats get a downtown-edgy update with sleek leather.

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Club Monaco Ryan leather espadrilles, $150, clubmonaco.com

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Silver sandals will be a staple in your spring and summer wardrobes. The metallic sheen complements a spectrum of colors. Plus, a chunky heel brings you stability in anything from slouchy boyfriend jeans to a dressy flared midiskirt, as seen on Rashida Jones.

Get The Look

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Coach Lexey heels, $198, coach.com

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Flat Ankle Boots

Add a white-hot pair of booties to your go-to flat ankle-boot arsenal. Wear them with jeans and a printed spring coat like Emma Roberts, or pair them with shorts or tapered trousers. Edgy and comfy—can’t go wrong with that.

Get The Look

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Miista Marci moto boots, $254, urbanoutfitters.com

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If you didn’t get the memo, luxe sneakers are the hottest accessories for the season. So take a cue from Rihanna (and her Chanel kicks) and wear them in an Easter-egg hue with a skirt (or just your weekend-casual jeans). Your feet will thank you.

Get The Look

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Saucony Jazz Low Pro sneakers, $53, nordstrom.com

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Sienna Miller brightened up her spring neutral outfit with a pair of low-heel, cap-toe pumps. A gold-accented pair makes for the perfect statement shoes to wear at the office—stylish but not too out-there.

Get The Look

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Elie Tahari Sasha kitten heels, $250, bloomingdales.com

springshoes-balletflatsPink Ballet Flats

Grab a pair of pink shoes to go with your pink coat! Or wear them with spring-ready white jeans and a slouchy sweater, like Eva Longoria. Either way, with ballet flats you’ll be on-trend and on the go.

Get The Look

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Kate Spade New York Brynn flats, $198, nordstrom.com

What Spring shoes are you Stepping Into?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Layer Your Coat

During the brisk months ahead, It’s recommended that you build your outfit around your outerwear. To show you how it’s done, I’m peeling back the layers of 7 different coat-centric looks.

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A bold evening coat looks great with a cocktail dress, but try taking it out of its element with a pair of worn-in boyfriend jeans and a knit cap.

Alice + Olivia Shawl Collar Coat ($898); Joe’s Jeans Tux Tee Shirt ($88); Big Star Rolled Slim Jeans ($142); Gap Chevron Hat ($20); Loeffler Randall Rider Bag($650); Bruno Magli Kitten Heels ($595).

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A sleeveless plaid coat serves as an excellent layering piece over a jacket. Balance the coat’s longer length with a sleek biker jacket that rests at the hips.

Phillip Lim Cape Vest ($895); Phillip Lim Biker Jacket ($1,695); Chaser Tank ($60); Blank NYC Skinny Jeans ($88); BCBG MAXAZRIA Knit Hat ($68); Annelise Michelson Necklace ($420); Rag & Bone Pilot Bag ($925); Dolce Vita Quid Heels ($209).

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The peacoat is an outerwear crowd pleaser, it goes with everything. Since the piece itself is a bit understated, add interest to your look with a mix of textures and prints.

A.L.C. Cannady Peacoat ($795); LOFT Stripe Sweater Tee ($40); Joe’s Jeans Dandy Woven Shirt ($168); Lover Mini Skirt ($400); A.P.C.Chain Strap Bag ($620); HUE Opaque Tights ($14); Giuseppe Zanotti Boots ($1,895).

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The long and short of it: an ankle-grazing coat functions as the perfect balance for a minidress and combat boots.

Mara Hoffman Coat (similar style here); Guess Denim Skirtall($108); Rag & Bone Marigold Top ($290); The 2 Bandits Wharf Earrings ($128); Rachel Zoe Montana Backpack ($395); Burberry Silk Scarf ($495, similar style here); HUE Luster Tights ($14); Rag & Bone Boots ($595).

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Pink is the new black, so treat this fuzzy coat as a neutral with washed-out skinny jeans and a muted plaid shirt.

H&M Coat ($149); Equipment Cardigan ($318); April, May Top ($209, similar style here); McGuire Boyfriend Jeans ($218, 877.746.7267, similar style here); The Elder Statesman Cashmere Beanie ($270); DKNY Crossbody Bag ($265, similar style here); Paul Smith Loafers ($437).

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The quickest way to toughen up a menswear coat: add a biker vest on top. To further the look’s no holds barred vibe, throw on a sheer lace blouse and metallic heels.

Tibi Moto Vest ($950, 212.226.5852, similar style here); BLK DNM Coat ($1,195); 7 For All Mankind Lace Top ($218); Triarchy Tie Dye Jeans ($245, similar style here); Gucci  Sunglasses ($345); French Connection Bag ($348); Fendi T-Strap Pumps($1,190).

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Hit on the season’s grunge look, while simultaneously indulging your daring side, by pairing a faux fur coat with a plaid oxford, zipper-detail skinnies, and printed ankle boots.

Opening Ceremony Cocoon Coat ($795); Juicy Couture Sheer Plaid Blouse ($108); Paige Denim Skinny Coated Jeans ($269); Chloè Tote ($2,320); Shoe Cult Chelsea Boots ($120).

Are you Coat-Centric?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Last Minute Costume Ideas

Halloween’s in a couple days and you still don’t have a costume? Don’t worry, you can create your own with these inspiring ideas!

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Follow my Angelic lead. All you need is an all white ensemble and some wings from the closest costume shop. Voila, your an Angel sweetie!

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Smear some black cream liner under your eyes and throw on a football jersey like model Toni Garrn. You’ll be comfy and cute in this costume.

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Have a tiara and an over the top baby blue dress? Then you’ve got the makings to get dressed up as Cinderella just like Paris Hilton.

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Candice Swanepoel proves all you need to be a sexy vampire is a bold red lip, a drop of fake blood and killer fangs.

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Create your own Poison Ivy look like Kim Kardashian in a painted leaves face mask, green dress and red wig…bonus if you add leaves to the dress.

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If you’ want some attention the Halloween, you’ll love this costume via the Blurred Lines video. All you need is some skimpy nude colored clothing and high self-esteem, as you will be wearing pretty much nothing else.

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Grab your creativity, a Halloween makeup kit and take that flower crown you haven’t touched since summer to follow Hillary Duff’s lead with a trendy homage to the Day of the Dead.

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Lauren Conrad looks supercalifragilistic. Channel your own sexy Mary Poppins with a flirty black skirt, button down, flowered hat and don’t forget your umbrella.

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You probably have the makings of a ‘bad Sandy’ costume in your closet, just throw on a wig to cop Jessica Hart’s costume.

See more DIY costume ideas on my Post from last year: Style Your own Halloween Costume

Have a Hot Halloween!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Cuff your Jeans like a Pro

Here are the formulas behind the season’s must-try looks: the traditional skinny cuff, the undone half cuff, and the polished thick cuff. With these style tips you’re sure to become a cuffing pro!

cuffjeans-thickA thick cuff requires a wider-leg pair of jeans that are a little loose.

Steps: 1. Fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff. 2. Fold again so that the cuff is about two inches thick. 3. Smooth out the cuff to create a polished look.

Styling Tip: Make this your weekend go-to with a relaxed tee and ankle-strap flats.

cuffjeans-skinnyThe skinny cuff works best on fitted silhouettes, as it creates the appearance of a long, lean line.

Steps: 1. Fold the bottom of the jeans to create a half-inch cuff. 2. Fold a second time, adding an extra half-inch to the cuff. It should be nice and tight and hit at or just above the ankle.

Styling Tip: Elongate your legs further by adding a nude wedge or low-cut heel.

cuffjeans-halfcuffThe half cuff is best suited for slouchier styles like the boyfriend jean.

Steps: 1. To achieve an accordion-like look, start by making a single four-inch cuff. 2. Bunch the bottom of the cuff to create dimension and texture. 3. Finish by folding the top hem downwards.

Styling Tip: Give your jeans the downtown treatment by adding a worn-in jacket and statement stilettos.

Are you Cuffing your Jeans?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Kick-Ass Style

kickassInspired by Chloë Grace Moretz and other on-screen Heroines–Check out these ladies wearing hit looks and get some Kick-Ass Style!

kickass-starwarsThe perfect white wardrobe, the perfect amount of attitude, and that perfect hair! Get your best buns and braids with this texture spray: Jonathan Product Dry Dirt Texture Spray ($22)

kickass-tombraiderNo matter what movie Jolie stars in, she just oozes notes of bad-assery. In Tomb Raider she balances the perfect distressed tees and short shorts with killer weaponry and espionage: Obesity and Speed Destroyed Tee ($120) in Black

kickass-barbarellaJane Fonda, you gave us the coolest chick around, Barbarella. Not ready to take on the world in a bikini-inspired outfit? Try these luxe motorcycle boots instead: Christian Louboutin Chelita 85 Metal-Detailed Leather Boots ($1795) in Black

kickass-killbillThurman opened up a huge can of whoop ass in this violent drama. If a yellow bodysuit is a little too much for the office, kick off your inhibitions with these yellow sneaks instead: Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Yellow Sneakers ($110)

kickass-charliesangelsWith their multiple costume changes and their perfectly feathered hair, these Angels saved the day… bikini-clad of-course! Heidi Klein Soleil Bandeau Bikini Top ($136) and Side Ring Bikini Briefs ($123) in White

kickass-hungergamesOur saint of heroine chic looks just as smokin’ in her Games gear, like this fitted quilted jacket, as she does in her whimsical dresses that took The Capitol by fire—literally. Barbour Fuel Diamond Quilt Jacket ($279) in Black

kickass-wonderwomanGolden cuffs? Check. The iconic Lynda Carter in all of her patriotic glory. Charles Albert Alchemia Shine Cuff ($75) in Gold

kickass-kickass2This precocious teen crowned herself a super hero. Her take-no-prisoners attitude and fierce purple hair have made Moretz an unlikely role model. Masquerade as a caped crusader at your next cocktail party with this awesome mask: LME Masks Glossy Black Leather Eye Mask Super Hero ($32) in Black

Kick-Ass!

D-Anna

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A Day in the Life!

A Day in the Life!

Full Tilt sheer shirt
$13 tillys.com

Hollister Co. hot cotton pants
$40 hollisterco.com

Charlotte Olympia clasp purse
$1,037 mytheresa.com

 

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