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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The Top-Layer Dress

No matter your size or shape, this specific cut manages to be both roomy and slimming due to the unique definition between top and bottom. It defines the waist without the help of a belt or an unflattering cinch — which means more comfort for you. From full-coverage, tiered-top styles to subtle, midriff-baring finds, these picks will make you a believer!

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ASOS Fashion Union Layered Dress In Palm Tree Print, $47.64, available at ASOS.

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Splendid Tiered Mini Dress, $118, available at Revolve.

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A.L.C. Davis Bleed Hem Sleeveless Dress, $374, available at MatchesFashion.

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Maeve Tisana Dress, $128, available at Anthropologie.

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Pixie Market Vivi Floral Chiffon Dress, $58, available at Pixie Market.

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Topshop Crinkle Crop Overlay Playsuit, $68, available at Topshop.

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Front Row Two-Pieces Denim Dress With Raw Edge, $68, available at Front Row Shop.

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MINKPINK The Pianist Dress, $108, available at Nasty Gal.

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River Island Black Check Asymmetric Layered Cami Dress, $60, available at River Island.

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Zara Striped Dress, $59.90, available at Zara.

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H&M Knee-Length Dress, On Sale $18, available at H&M.

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Peter Pilotto MT Printed Stretch-Silk Mini Dress, $1295, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Wilfred Free Elsa Dress, $65, available at Aritzia.

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Proenza Schouler Illusion Crop-Top Tie-Waist Dress, $950, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Forever 21 Flounced Cami Dress, $22.80, available at Forever 21.

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Rory Beca One Tier Dress, $216, available at Piperlime.

Will you Top your Dress?

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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Weekend Blazer

Why limit your blazer to office-only attire? Make the most of this everyday essential with these great outfit combinations. Check out how these stylesetters wear a blazer off the clock, and soon your jacket will be racking up some serious overtime.

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Blazer + Sneakers

Charlize Theron approves the blazer + sneakers combo, and so do I!

On Theron: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Convertible Tote ($4050) in Black

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For Charlize Theron’s Look Try: Band of Outsiders Satin Trimmed Crepe Blazer($695) in Black, Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers ($90) in Black

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Blazer + Distressed Denim

Keri Russell teams her blazer with a pair of casual jeans for a simple, but put together  look.

On Russell: Christian Louboutin Batignolles pumps and Filson Tote Bag($120)

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For Keri Russell’s Look Try: Vanessa Bruno Single Button Blazer ($450) in Grey, J Brand Super Skinny Midrise Jeans ($205)

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Blazer + Flirty Necklace

Take a tip from Hilary Rhoda, and add a bit of sparkle to your suit separates.

On Rhoda: A.L.C. suit; Dannijo Izzie Necklace($795); Pierre Hardy shoes

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For Hilary Rhoda’s Look Try: Trager Delaney Becky Silk Crepe Blazer ($537) in Forest Green, Anthropologie Boreal Bib Necklace ($88) in Multi

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Blazer + High-Waisted Shorts

Alexa Chung rocks a blazer and high-waisted cutoff jean shorts.

On Chung: Steven Alan jacket; Vintage shorts; Carven boots

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For Alexa Chung’s Look Try: Helmut Prime Suiting Blazer ($460) in Stone, Mother Cutoff Denim Shorts ($185)

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Blazer + Oversized Vintage T Shirt

Arizona Muse keeps it relaxed with this chic look.

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For Arizona Muse’s Look Try: Mango Tailored Blazer ($80) in Black, Acne Wonder Linen T Shirt ($103)

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Blazer + Metallic Heels

Total outfit envy over Elle Fanning’s monochrome ensemble.

On Fanning: Ann Demeulemeester blazer and pants; Prada purse; Isabel Marant shoes

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For Elle Fanning’s Look Try: Nomia Slit Back Jacket ($235) in Ivory, Christian Louboutin Cutout Metallic Sandals ($895)

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Blazer + Mini Dress

Taylor Swift makes a mini dress a bit more modest with a stylish black blazer.

On Swift: The Reformation Storm Skirt ($138); Dolce & Gabbana Sara Pebbled Frame Shoulder Bag ($2662)

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For Taylor Swift’s Look Try: Ted Baker Eglan Crepe Suit Jacket ($395) in Black, Maje Faux Leather-Trimmed Brushed Satin Dress ($290) in Black

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Blazer + Playful Jumpsuit

Blazers can be playful and sexy!

On Jessica Alba: Finders Keepers The Someday Jumpsuit ($150) in Dark Navy; Nicholas Kirkwood Gilded Bijoux Leather Pumps ($950)

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For Jessica Alba’s Look Try: 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Cropped Back Blazer($725), Topshop Garden Floral Jumpsuit ($240)

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Blazer + Over-The-Knee Boots

Follow model Lily Aldridge’s lead and pair your blazer with eye-catching boots.

On Aldridge: Saint Laurent blazer; Isabel Marant sweater; Rag & Bone jeans; Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag ($2435); 3.1 Phillip Lim boots; Elizabeth and James Fillmore Sunglasses ($195)

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For Lily Aldridge’s Look Try: Joe’s Jeans Meredith Blazer ($265) in Charcoal, Guess Rumella Over The Knee Boots ($170) in Black

Have a Blazin’ Weekend!

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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Holiday Party Dresses

To help you tackle all the Holiday Parties brilliantly, may I present: the perfect party dress. Ring in the festivities with one of these hot-to-trot frocks and you’ll shine brighter than any strand of lights.

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ASOS Skater Dress In Check Print, $97.89, available at ASOS.

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Mara Hoffman Suzani Jersey Mini Dress, $260, available at Frances May.

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Nasty Gal Finders Keepers Wait For Me Dress, $158, available at Nasty Gal.

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Gypsum Lady In Red Dress, $45, available at Gypsum.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo Akori Dress, $895, available at Shopbop.

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DVF Barbie Embel Printed Chiffon Dress, $298.99, available at Bastille.

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Anthropologie Embroidered Santri Dress, $178, available at Anthropologie.

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Threadsence Visionary Ombre Maxi Dress, $39.50, available at Threadsence.

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Reformation Jade Dress, $198, available at Reformation.

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Zara Shift Dress, $59.90, available at Zara.

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Juicy Couture Solid Ponte Flirty Dress, $89 to $128, available at Juicy Couture.

Party On!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Style your Scarf

Not only can a scarf transform a look from bland to bam, it is also incredibly versatile. Here are some inspiring ways to style your scarf!

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Christine R. of Fash n Chips

Alternate: Topshop Over Size Blanket Scarf($36)

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Street Style

Alternate: Dorothy Perkins Blue Knitted Snood($14)

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Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor

Alternate: Alexander McQueen Tan Leopard Skull Print Cashmere Pashmina ($725)

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Lindsey Wixson

Alternate: Anthropologie Newsprint Striped Scarf ($98)

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Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

Alternate: Paul Bianco Chunky Knit Wrap Scarf($85) in Black

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Street Style

Alternate: Urban Outfitters Classic Cable-Knit Scarf ($29)

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Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet

Alternate: Bryan Boy x Adrienne Landau Pull-Through Scarf ($150)

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Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog

Alternate: Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto Striped Checked Stole ($340) in Red

How do you style your Scarf?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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