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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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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Accessorize Like A Style Star

There is an art to accessorizing! Which is why I culled a list of the top accessory trends guaranteed to make you a style star. From slip-on sneakers to double-sided earrings to backpacks and beyond—there’s an accessory for every style-setter!

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Trainers

This athletic shoe trend is going nowhere, and we’d like to keep it that way!

New Balance Suede Nylon Sneakers ($128)
A super stylish sneaker!

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Friendship Bracelets

These playful, colorful bracelets are the ideal addition to any arm party.

Chan Luu Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet ($50)
Try a beaded one for added flair.

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Oversized Necklaces

Fact: an oversized necklace is a street style staple.

Marni Necklace ($670)
Just imagine the statement this necklace would make with all your ensembles!

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Slip-On Sneakers

A shoe trend your feet will love—hooray!

MSGM 20MM Brushed Wool Slip-On Sneakers ($437)
These sneakers will transition into fall quite nicely.

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Fanny Packs

This hands-free bag is totally shedding it’s nerdy associations.

Clare V. Fanny Pack ($266)
This belt bag adds instant style!

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Scarves

You’ve got to appreciate a well-styled scarf.

Steven Alan Symbol Silk Scarf ($72)
This scarf is minty fresh!

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Birkenstocks

We’re starting to wonder if these will ever go out of style.

Birkenstock Arizona Oiled Black Sandals ($120)
The sandal of the season !

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Headphones

Look stylish while simultaneously dancing to your favorite tunes.

Friends Layla Leather and Rose Gold-Tone Headphones ($150)
Headphones never looked so good.

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Stacked Rings

You can’t do an accessory roundup without mentioning stacked rings!

Gabriela Artigas Rose Simple Band Rings ($462)
Dainty rings are the best for stacking.

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Backpacks

Backpacks are establishing themselves as the It-bag of the season!

Mansur Gavriel Backpack ($950)
Can you say, swoon?

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Socks

Shoes with socks never looked so chic.

Stance Lottie Olive Socks ($12)
J’adore polka dot socks.

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Looped Belts

This easy and stylish belt trick is definitely a fave.

Isabel Marant Barbershop Beaded Leather Belt ($490)
Bonjour, belt!

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Bold Boots

Printed boots look well-balanced with a white dress.

Burberry Hand-Painted Leather Ankle Boots ($1695)
Say hello to the boot you’re dying to own.

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Emojis

There’s something so youthful and playful about an emoji-adorned accessory!

Acne Studios Adriana Metallic Silver Sneakers ($420)
You’ll feel like the coolest girl on the block in these metallic sneakers.

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Double-Sided Earrings

Double-sided earrings add the perfect amount of polish to an outfit.

Dior Tee Shirt Earrings ($470, 310.859.4700)
Two words: must have.

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Bows

Treat your look to a masculine-inspired accessory, like a black bow.

Saint Laurent Classic Lavaliere ($295)
This is just the accessory our outfit needs.

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Statement Sunnies

Make a statement with a pair of attention-grabbing sunglasses.

Oliver Peoples Op-4 Sunglasses ($480)
You’ll feel like a star in these sunnies.

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Big Buckles

The bigger the better, right?

Givenchy Oversized Buckle Sandals ($1095)
Buckle me beautiful.

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Bucket Bags

Bucket bags are a street style mainstay!

Building Block Pail ($291)
I dare you to not fall in love with this purse.

Your A Style Star!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Amazing Wedding Adornments

 The right add-ons are key to taking your bridal style from beautiful to amazing! Whether it’s a blinged-out belt or a statement necklace, accessories can help your style stand out with a look that is all your own.  Here are the most wedding-worthy adornments you’ll want to say “I do” to – Get ready to fall in love!

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Veil by Ariel Jennifer Taub

If you’re wearing a relatively unadorned gown, a statement veil covered in crystals is a gorgeous way to show off some bling. They are delicate, yet glamorous.

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Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace, $20, available at Blessing-Co

If you’re in the market for a unique necklace that’s a conversation starter, this piece should be your top pick.

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New Look Cream Crochet Ankle Strap Platform Heels, $42.49, available at New Look.

This cream colored crochet heel is fit for a princess.

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BHLDN Jupiter Sash, $250, available at BHLDN.

Belts are a great way to to make a dress look like a one of a kind!

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Headpiece by Elizabeth Bower

Just like gold wedding dresses are hot this season, gold headpieces and accessories are quite popular too.

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Jules Smith Ascending Crystal Left Ear Crawler ($39)

When studs just won’t do, make an impact with a refined ear cuff.

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Paul Andrew Lucia Heel, $537, available at Editorialist.

Make a statement in this modern shoe!

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Justin & Taylor Starry Vine Necklace ($140)

Bohemian brides will adore the vine-like effect of this mixed-media necklace.

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Reece Hudson Bondage Minaudière, $1295, available at Barneys New York.

This luxe clutch is a great way to add some glitz to your wedding.

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Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring, $12, available at Blessing-Co

Don’t let your other hand get jealous….adorn it with this starfish stunner.

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Headpiece by Ariel Jennifer Taub

Big, beautiful blossoms make for lovely headpieces. How ideal for a garden wedding!

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Forever 21 Night Moves T-Strap Heels, $39.79, available at Forever 21.

Your tootsies will sparkle in these gorgeous sandals.

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Jennifer Behr Petite Leaf Barrette, $62, available at J.Crew.

Your hair looks so great so don’t cover it up – accent it with a dainty piece like this.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Choker Necklace ($50)

For the bold bride, this on-trend choker is a standout choice.

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Charlotte Olympia Desirée Pumps, $900, available at Charlotte Olympia.

These poofy pumps are perfect for a Wedding!

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Jane Tran Dewed Vibes Hairpin ($140) in Gold/Pearl

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Banana Republic Tutti Frutti Baguette Necklace, $48.50, available at Banana Republic.

Add sparkle to your look with a stunning, statement necklace.

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Sash and shoulder strap by Ossai

Asymmetrical necklines are all the rage, and any strapless gown can be easily transformed to a one-shoulder look by adding a bejeweled shoulder strap. Another way to make your wedding day look completely your own!

Those Accessories are Amazing!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Bags that only look Expensive

Right now, purses are hitting the shelves everywhere that look like they could be very expensive, but get this: They ring in under $100. Check out my favorite picks, and get ready for the “Where did you get your bag?” comments to roll in!

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Harlow Jewel-Studded Envelope Clutch, $98 now $49, available at BCBGMAXAZRIA.

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Charles & Keith Duo-Tone Tote, $93, available at Charles & Keith.

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H&M Suede Bag, $69.95, available at H&M.

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Steve Madden Bcortage Tote, $98 on sale $69.99, available at Zappos.

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Zubi Handbag, $89, available at yoox.com.

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Gap Leather Tote, $94.99, available at Gap.

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Pour la Victoire Elle Mini Cross Body Bag, $95, available at Shopbop.

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Blessing-Co Pastel Pink Shoulder Bag, $36, available at Blessing-Co

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Nasty Gal Marisa Tote, $65, available at Nasty Gal.

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Mango Pebbled Bucket Bag, $39.99, available at Mango.

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MeDusa Slim Clutch, $94, available at Boticca.

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AX Armani Exchange Mixed Media Satchel, $128 now $79.99, available at AX Armani Exchange.

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Jasper & Jeera Solana Clutch, $48, available at Anthropologie.

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Zara Leather Handbag, $69.99, available at Zara.

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Sole Society Maxine, $54.95, available at Sole Society.

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French Connection Mod Squad Med Tote,$98 $59.99, available at French Connection.

Where did you get your Bag?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Festival Accessories under $50

Festival Season is here and with the right accessories, staying cool while looking hot is easier than making your way to the front of the main stage. Shop my favorite festival accessories, all under $50!

Now you can spend that extra cash on other necessities, like water and sunscreen.

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River Island Classic Pastel Fabric Headband ($11) in Pastel

A floral headband is a great pop of color for those who like to keep their clothes neutral.

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Forever 21 Conversation-Starting Stud Set ($5) in Gold/Silver

Mix and match these studs for awesomely adorned ears!

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Free People Metallic Straw Baseball Hat ($38) in Bronze

A metallic baseball cap will ensure all eyes are on you, while protecting you from the sun’s harsh rays.

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Ecote Nala Beaded Crossbody Pouch Bag($49) in Gold

Big enough to hold your essentials, but still small enough for you to forget you’re wearing a bag, this crossbody was made for festival-goers!

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Asos Skinny Embroidery Western Buckle Waist Belt ($15) in Black

Western-themed accessories are always at the top of the list of festival must-haves.

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Mink Pink Mirrored Sunglasses ($40) in Pink

Both pink and mirrored, these sunglasses are standouts, for sure.

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Club Monaco Bonnie Bracelet ($36) in Mauve

A beaded bracelet will add a little something extra to your outfit without weighing you down.

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Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring ($12)

No need to worry about a manicure with this bauble, the whimsical ring doubles as nail-art.

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Anthropologie Tempestad Layered Bracelet ($38) in Black Motif

This colorful bracelet brilliantly combines the illusion of stacking with the ease of a single magnetic closure.

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ModCloth Black Bay Bicycle Club Belt ($20) in Black

The belt bag does double duty to keep your waist cinched while holding your must-haves!

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Pendleton Oversized Towel ($48) in Coyoacan

Sit stylishly and keep your clothes dirt-free with this printed towel.

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H&M Sandals ($25) in Light Brown

Your feet will thank you for these eye-catching sandals long after festival season has ended.

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NastyGal Festival Water Bottle Holder ($32)

The name says it all.

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Urban Outfitters Twist-Band Nubby Panama Hat ($34) in Neutral

Warm weather calls for a stylish, lightweight hat.

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Dogeared Gold Lightning Earrings ($40)

These gold lightning bolt studs are understated, but do a lot for an outfit.

Have A Fabulous Festival Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Statement Bags…Literally

Feel like making a statement without actually saying a word? Well, according to the Fashion Week runways, come this fall, your totes and clutches will be doing the communicating for you!

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If you rearrange the order and add a verb, these 3.1 Phillip Lim bags with raised block lettering you could make a sentence.

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Kiwi designer Karen Walker honored the suffrage movement with her mod-meets-Victorian collection—including a few women power statement clutches.

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Kate Spade New York presented a colorful Shanghai and Tokyo travel-inspired collection, as you can see from this rainbow-lettered clutch.

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Just raise this pouch by Karen Walker the next time someone tries to pick you up at a bar. ‘Nuff said.

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And here is an empowering tote I recently won from Zooey Magazine. Live life bravely and kick ass!

What does your Bag say about You?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Wrap Me Up Little black dress
$25 bodycentral.com

Christian Louboutin Very Prive shoes
$845 bergdorfgoodman.com

Lulu Guinness Swarovski Lips clutch
$1,110 – avenue32.com

Have a very sexy Valentine’s Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Party Pairings: Clutch & Shoe Combos

Just as two already-stunning stars seem even more gorgeous as a couple, pairing the right bag and shoes makes the overall effect more impressive. These perfect combinations will get you into party mode with luxe colors, glitter, and crystals. Try these fete-friendly clutch and shoe pairings to look unbelievably glam at that New Year’s Eve Party.

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The Uptown Girl Look

Velvet panther clutch, $56, wanelo.com + Lucy Choi London sequined pointy-toe pumps, $176, matchesfashion.com

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Artsy and Awesome

Glitter Lucite-closure minaudière, $78, cwonder.com + Sophia Webster Roka high-back holographic pumps, $680,bergdorfgoodman.com

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Eyes-on-You Edgy

Sophie Hulme leather-and-brass clutch, $490, my-wardrobe.com + Aperlai Pico Hands sandals, $570,dagnyandbarstow.com

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Candy Colors

La Regale Handbag Lucite evening clutch, $41, macys.com + Dune Havian multicolor heeled sandals, $121, asos.com

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Disco Fever

Jeweled velvet clutch, $68, anthropologie.com + Dorothy Perkins pewter pointed court shoes, $49, dorothyperkins.com

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The Royal Treatment

Adele Stingray minaudière, $550, toryburch.com + Dolce & Gabbana mosaic-heel two-piece pumps, $990, barneys.com

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Block Party

Etienne Aigner Chronicle frame clutch, $495, etienneaigner.com+ Benjamin Adams Denia pumps, $340, nordstrom.com

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The It Girl Goods

DVF ♥ HVN Circle Fetish Cat clutch, $395, dvf.com + Michael Kors Ailee studded suede pumps, $175, neimanmarcus.com

Stay Glam!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Urban Safari

You don’t have to be exploring the wilds of Africa to participate in this trend. These tribal prints, earth tones, and cool khakis are worthy of the concrete jungle.

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Ralph Rucci

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Michael Kors

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Nicholas K

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Rachel Zoe

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Tommy Hilfiger

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Tibi

Will you explore this Trend?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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