The White Crop-Top

Sure, a white crop top sounds intimidating, but here is the key to pulling it off this spring.

The secret is simple: pair this key piece with a sleek and slimming pencil skirt. Check out the most flattering way to wear a crop top!

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Lupita Nyong’o

Look and learn, ladies! Nyong’o shows us how to wear a crop top and still look sophisticated.

On Nyong’o: Giambattista Valli S/S 14 top and skirt; Sophia Webster Coco Pointed Leather Pumps ($472) in White

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Jessica Gomes

Gomes takes the top to a sporty level by pairing it with a body-con gray pencil skirt and bomber jacket.

On Gomes: Topshop jacket, Crop Tee ($16), skirt, and Gelato Pointed Skinny Shoes ($100) in Red

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Miranda Kerr

Follow Kerr’s lead and style a boxy crop top with a lovely lace pencil skirt.

On Kerr: Jenni Kayne top and Lace Pencil Skirt($695) available online in Black

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Naya Rivera

Rivera keeps her look polished with a structured crop top and a simple and slim skirt.

On Rivera: Michael Kors S/S 14 Python Top in White and Pencil Skirt in Indigo

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Jamie Chung

Add an edgy vibe to your crop top and pencil skirt look by wearing an embellished moto jacket over your shoulders.

On Chung:  Zara top and skirt; BCBG Runway Mannix Jacket ($1,298)

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The ultimate babe wears the ideal bombshell outfit. Copy Ambrosio’s look and go for a long-sleeve fitted crop top and midi skirt.

On Ambrosio: Calvin Klein Collection knit sweater and skirt

Shop The Look

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ASOS Love Shell Crop Top ($45) in White

Stock up on structured crop tops this season!

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Calvin Klein Collection Lenard Cropped Ribbed Jersey Top ($550)

This top would look great with a high-waisted printed pencil skirt.

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Blessing-Co Off the Shoulder Crop Top ($22) in White

Make a statement and wear this tiny top with your favorite Spring ensembles.

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Alice + Olivia Pire Sleeveless Fitted Crop Top ($187)

Safe to say this crop top would look good in every color!

How do you Crop it?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Lovable Outfit Ideas

You’re smitten with a holiday that is completely dedicated to love, and I think your Valentine’s Day outfit should be completely lovable too. Here are four romantic looks that are guaranteed to create the perfect love story.

Luxe Effect

Adding a bit of rich texture can immediately make your outfit feel luxe. A velvet pant, skirt, cape, or top pairs easily with your basics, such as jeans, tees, and trousers.

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Image courtesy of  Vanessa Jackman

Try a rich palette of dark red, navy, black, or softer hues like cream or peach.

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Rag & Bone Roseburg velvet blazer $550

A Pop Of Red

The hue is striking paired with all-black, and also totally unexpected teamed with a softer palette of creams and faded florals.

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The Blonde Salad

splash of red can be just the right amount of color for an otherwise softer palette. A punchy red lipstick, a sharp red heel, or a bold red clutch feels festive, but not overwhelming.

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Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex clutch $975

The LBD

A Valentine’s Day dinner date is the perfect time to bring out your sexy little black dress.

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We Wore What

Try to balance your look so that it’s equal parts demure (a fuller skirt or rounded collar) and daring (a short hem or nipped-in waist).

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Diane Von Furstenberg Angelica ruched mini dress $225

Whimsical

Prints are very romantic!

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Image courtesy of Collage Vintage

To add a touch of whimsy, throw on a printed heel! Try a floral, polka dot, or stripe.

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Givenchy Floral print leather pumps $620

How do you make your outfit Lovable?

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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Gifts for a Fashionista

The holiday season is upon us! Wondering what gifts to get for your fabulous fashion-obsessed friends and family? Here are some options, all from the favorite shops of fashion-loving women everywhere.

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The Graphic Sweatshirt

Why not show someone your love and say it with an ultra cool statement sweatshirt? Plus, Elvis is a classicOpening Ceremony x Elvis “Love Me Tender” sweatshirt in heather gray, $160, openingceremony.us; in baby blue, $160,openingceremony.us

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The Most Adorable Money Pouch

These leather mini-zip pouches make for the cutest gifts, stocking stuffers,or party favors, plus the surprisingly roomy sizes are perfect for your phone, money, and keys. Baggu small leather zip pouch (other colors available), $20,baggu.com

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The Tiny Stud Earrings

These lightening-bolt earrings by Erica Weiner were inspired by the designer’s Jem and the Holograms doll from the ’80s. Childhood nostalgia never felt so stylin’. Erica Weiner lightening-bolt studs, from $20. ericaweiner.com

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The Versatile Scarf

I can guarantee this scarf will not end up in the back of your friend’s closet. The herringbone weave gives extra menswear-inspired refinement, and gray will go with everything. Circle scarf, $32, needsupply.com

fashionistagifts-velvet-capThe Elevated Snapback

Play Rihanna to your bestie’s Cara Delevinge by gifting her an It Girl snapback cap. While cheeky statements and graphics aren’t for everyone, plush velvet makes the topper elegantly interesting but not distracting. Controversy velvet cap, $25, nastygal.com

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The Jet-Setter Must-Have

Is your loved one flying off to some exotic international destination for the holidays? Then she’ll need a cute passport holder. Passport holder in crackle metallic, $15, asos.com

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The Delicate Charm Necklace

Everyone will be fighting over this delicately pretty charm necklace from downtown jewelry designer Bing Bang by Anna Sheffield. Wishbone necklace, $78, bingbangnyc.com

fashionistagifts-clutchThe New Year’s Clutch

It’s an excellent gift for your Hollywood glam pal who’s on the hunt for the ideal accessory for New Year’s Eve and beyond.  Lucite lace clutch, $51, pixiemarket.com

Give Fashionably!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Obsession: Envelope Skirts

As temperatures are dropping, hemlines are ironically rising, thus popularizing the trendy envelope skirt. Slung low on the waist with a zigzag hem that shows a daring flash of thigh, these skirts are surprisingly flattering. Push the envelope by styling them with your favorite sweaters, sweatshirts, and graphic tees!

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Love how the V emblem on Fashion Zen blogger Iris’s Ivyrevel Kingston Sweatshirt ($92) mirrors the hemline of her Saline Skirt ($92), also by Ivyrevel.

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Kenzo pioneered the envelope mini trend and arguably has the most iterations of the style. Here, the Eye-Print Leather Mini Skirt ($1,300) meets its match in a sweatshirt also by the label worn by a stylish civilian.

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Camille Over the Rainbow blogger Camille Charriere smacks of Parisian cool in a Voyou Safari Tee Shirt ($41), Elin King x Guess by Marciano skirt, and Zara heels.

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad elevated her Zara skort with a 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt and Hermes cuffs.

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Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera puts a buttoned-up spin on the look with a Proenza Schouler skirt, Alexa Wagner shoes, and a Dion Lee blouse.

Get the Look

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Zara Combination Skirt ($80) in Black

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Asos Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy

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H&M Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black

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Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)

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Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red

Are you Pushing the Envelope?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Stun in Statement Necklaces

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rhinestones are like your life-of-the-party college buddy. They’re loud, a little outrageous, and when clustered together on a necklace never fail to be the center of attention.

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Lina Soderstrom: Denim and rhinestones are a classic combination. The model gives the look a modern twist with a tailored blazer and shirt from GANT Rugger. Note how she buttons her blouse all the way up to better showcase the necklace.

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All that glitters is not a statement necklace as Eva Mendes made evident with the vintage-inspired bauble that she designed and wore to the of launch of her New York & Company collection.

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This stunner from Rochas’ F/W 13 collection is currently sold-out. But if you get your hands on one, it can be styled six ways to Sunday.

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Anna Wintour: If Vogue’s Queen Bee wears a look, you can trust it’s going to stick around for a while. She put a Park Avenue spin on the necklace by pairing it with a tweed suit during New York Fashion Week. And her younger companion proves the trend has trans-generational appeal!

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The rectangular crystals on this Dries Van Noten F/W 13 necklace are offset by the thin silver-plated band. It’s ‘90s minimalism meets early ‘00s bling.

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Rihanna: Out on the VMA after-party circuit in New York, the singer’s rhinestone choker almost diverted attention from the plunging neckline of her Balmain Jacquard V-Neck Dress . An eye-catching accessory is a fail-safe way to spice up a little black dress.

Chunky costume necklaces are back in a big way this season and you can find the perfect one for yourself for under $100 with My Picks!

A/X Statement Necklace ($58), Asos Emerald Stone Bib Necklace ($36), Forever 21 Glam Bejeweled Necklace ($13), BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Strand ($44), Mango Touch Faceted Stones Necklace ($60), Zara Crystal Drop Necklace ($30)

You’re a Stunner!

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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Girls Night Out Musthaves

GNO When prepping an outfit for a hot summer evening, look no further than these GNO essentials.  Here are party-ready pieces that are tastefully alluring, but also incredibly fashion-forward.

GNO-jumpsuitAsos: Chic Jumpsuit with Open Back ($76) If you’re less of a dress or skirts girl, you’ll appreciate this sleek jumpsuit. Just add a jeweled necklace for a visually intriguing result!

GNO-skortZara: Mini Skort ($50) in Geranium. Skorts are perfect GNO material. Why? They’re dressier than a pair of shorts, but offer more coverage than a tiny mini skirt.

Summer Party ClutchBlessing-Co: Summer Party Clutch ($28) This graphic party scene clutch is just the right size for holding your keys, lipstick, and cell phone for all those numbers you’ll collect.

GNO-jacketSass and Bide: Not the Enemy Embellished Jacket ($590) Add a jacket, like this one to your outfit for extra polish (silver chain embellishments give off a rock ‘n’ roll vibe).

GNO-coatedskinniesPaige: Hoxton Coated High-Res Skinnies ($199) in Black Coated. Skinny jeans are great, but try a coated pair for girls’ night out. They’re flashier, which is just what you need for an after-hours event.

GNO-blouseNasty Gal: Sweet Dot Crop Blouse ($32) Bring out your feminine side with this sheer polka-dot top, downplay its cutesy feel by layering it over a lacy bra.

GNO-strappydressTopshop: Strappy Hem Dress ($84) Your summer tan will pop in this halter body-con dress! Plus, wearing white is your chance to stand out in a sea of black.

Green-Crossbody-bagBlessing-Co: Mini Crossbody Bag ($20) in Mint. If you want to go hands-free (best for holding more than one cocktail 😉 ) this cute cross-body is a sure bet.

Have a fab Girls Night Out!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Sporty Crop Tops

Thanks to high necklines, bra-like silhouettes, and stretchy knit fabrics that cling to the body, the bare midriff look makes a return to its athletic roots this season. These sporty crops are perfect for showcasing a svelte figure, as demonstrated by the likes of Diane Kruger, and Candice Lake, and are a sleek and chic choice for a number of evening events too.

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Get the look with these Picks:

Nasty Gal: Sharp Angle Crop Top ($30), Mango: Cropped Knit Top ($30), Zara: Studio Cropped Sleeveless Top ($60), Asos: Crop Top with Polo Neck ($14), Topshop: Stripe Mesh Sleeve Crop Top ($40)

Are you sporting crop tops?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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