Stylish Gifts

You know that girl that always gives the best presents? Well, this year that’s you! With this go-to gift guide, you’ll find the perfect picks for all your most stylish friends! Whatever the intricacies of her personality—from a trendsetting go-getter to a vintage-loving darling—you’re sure to get her something she loves!

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Untitled&Co Flawless Printed Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt ($85)

This sweatshirt needs no introduction.

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U Snap Bluetooth Tripod ($24)

A girl from the selfie generation will certainly adore this Bluetooth tripod that allows her to take iPhone pictures with the push of a wireless button.

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ASOS Faux Fur Scarf With White Stripe ($57)

Pink. Striped. Fur. She’s going to love it.

StylishGifts-DelfonicsDelfonics Quitterie Pouch ($22) in White

Every girl loves a pretty pouch. Stock hers with her favorite treats.

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Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Opal Earrings ($210)

These reclaimed gold earrings are a far cry from typical earth-friendly jewelry.

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Smythson Busy Bee Panama Notebook ($80) in Fuschia

Extra points for getting the notebook monogrammed.

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Urban Outfitters Boucle Baseball Hat ($24)

For the days she can’t be bothered to brush her hair.

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Mouth Cravings Monthly Subscription  ($180/three months)

This artisanal food subscription service has a package designed specifically to address pregnancy cravings. Bingo.

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Pixie Market Ace Spade Leather Clutch, $42, available at Pixie Market.

You can’t read her poker face!

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J. Crew End-On-End Pajama Set in Swiss Dot ($98) in Hydrangea Navy

Fact: Swiss dots are the most charming dots.

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Emerson Fry Luxe Emerson T ($78)

There are so many tees and so little time and this essential eco-friendly version makes the top of our list.

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Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf Agenda, $36, at Shopbop.

She’ll keep all her New Year resolutions when they are in this chic agenda.

You Give the Best Gifts!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend Report: Floral Heels

So, the days are starting to get shorter. That doesn’t mean that it’s time to give up your perfect floral shoe. These blooming heels are great for the office, party, wedding and dance floor! Walk on roses with these blossoming beauties!

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Ted Baker Saeber Printed Court Heel, $200; tedbaker.com

 -floral-heels-palter-delisoPalter DeLiso Fancy Ivory Fuschia Silk Pump, $895;store.palterdeliso.com

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Nasty Gal Shoe Cult Nicole Pump, $55; nastygal.com

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Blessing-Co floral print platforms in blue paradise, $36; Blessing-Co

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Dune Blossom-Multi Floral Print Pointed Toe Pump, $50; dunelondon.com

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Stuart Weitzman The Nouveau Pump, $313; stuartweitzman.com

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Loeffler Randall Dahalia Platform Sandal, $128; shoplesnouvelles.com

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Blessing-Co pink punch tropical heels, $36; Blessing-Co

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Steve Madden Cythiaa, $130; stevemadden.com

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Topshop Glory Floral Print High Shoes, $45; us.topshop.com

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MSGM Floral Screen Printed Satin Pumps, $304; luisaviaroma.com

Floral and Fabulous!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Accessory Report: Spring Bags

These are the best Handbag Trends you’ll Definitely want to try this Spring!

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A Color-Block Bag

If you already have a neutral bag in your spring arsenal, you’ll need a fun color-block one to counter it. No “matchy-matchy” rules apply with color-blocking, so you can coordinate it to your outfit like Miroslava Duma and her chic Pierre Hardy—or not. It’s up to you.

Get The Look

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Pierre Hardy Bag 61 color-block suede clutch, $895, luisaviaroma.com

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A Structured, Ladylike Purse

A retro-chic, feminine handbag adds an element of elegance to any outfit—from jeans and a tee to a suit or dress—and is ultra versatile to take you from work to after-work cocktails.

Get The Look

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Divine wave bag, $30, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-TopHandleA Top-Handle Bag

 The top-handle bag will easily transition right into spring. You can’t go wrong with this style, whether it’s a structured satchel or a soft duffel with cool zip features like Anne Katherine Frey’s Alexander Wang.

Get The Look

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Alexander Wang Rockie small cross-body satchel bag, $795, neimanmarcus.com

SpringBags-BackpackA Stylish Backpack

The backpack gets updated this year. Along with being incredibly functional, these designer backpacks look effortlessly cool. Even Karl Lagerfeld put graffiti-covered backpacks on his spring runway for Chanel.

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Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $90, karmaloop.com

SpringBags-MetallicA Metallic Clutch

A metallic dress is a must-have going-out look for spring, and the same goes for your clutch. Match it with a metallic, or mix it in with other looks, because heavy metal works with everything (Hanne Gaby Odiele agrees).

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Expressions NYC crackle envelope clutch, $38, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-CarryAllA Sophisticated Carryall Work Tote

Refresh your hold-everything work bag for the warmer season with a lighter hue and updated elements like an East-West silhouette. Classic camel is always a sure hit but a pastel bag like Milana Kruz’s Givenchy one is definitely droolworthy.

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Alberta di Canio handbag, $195, yoox.com

SpringBags-FloralA Floral-Print Clutch

A floral clutch adds extra springtime cheer to any outfit—whether you’re mixing prints like blogger Chriselle Lim (featuring this Givenchy clutch) or adding one single eye-catching accessory to a streamlined monochromatic look.

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SpringBags-Floral-2Printed stripe zip-top clutch, $48, c. wonder.com

SpringBags-PastelA Pastel Purse

Easter-egg hues are the new neutral when it comes to accessories this season. Work a pink, baby blue, or minty green one into your outfit, whether it’s a roomy satchel, an envelope clutch, or a structured bag like blogger-model Zanita Morgan’s.

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Mint Tassle Bag, $46, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-satchelA Printed Satchel

Burberry showed painted-over bags for fall, so get a jump on the trend now with a printed satchel. It’s a perfect way to sneak in some flair on an otherwise neutral, go-with-everything accessory, like Natalie Joo’s and her checked Brahmin tote.

Get The Look

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Marni graphic-print cross-body bag, $1,476, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-BucketA Bucket Bag

A bucket bag should be at the top of your shopping list this season. Whether it’s a minimalist drawstring creation or Alexander Wang’s lipstick-red studded number carried by model Pauline Vander Cruysse, the style will fit all your essentials and update any look.

Get The Look

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Faux-leather tasseled bucket bag, $30, oldnavy.com

What Spring Bags Are Your Faves?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend Report: Sassy Sweatshirts

Finally! The day has come when sweatshirts are as stylish as they are comfortable. Sweatshirts are reinvented with sheer, color blocked, printed and embellished details. This trend is as chic as it is cozy and these are some of the best straight from the runways.

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Elie Tahari: There is always something sexy about a snake skin print and that sexiness reads loud and clear on this jumpsuit.

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Rebecca Taylor: A little animal print adds a lot of flare to a subtle outfit.

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3.1 Phillip Lim: The subtle peek-a-boo design of this printed sweatshirt is sheer perfection.

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Tommy Hilfiger: This crop-top-and-shorts combo is the definition of tomboy chic.

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Peter Som: Sweatshirts and skirts are an adorable duo, but what’s better is having matching prints to pull the look together.

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Milly: With a mesh sweatshirt, you get that beloved sporty style, but can still see the rest of the look that lies beneath.

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Prabal Gurung: Printed silk isn’t just for scarves anymore.

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Karen Walker: Layer up in contrasting pieces for a fun look.

Have a Sassy Weekend!

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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This Season’s Sandals

Whether it’s flats for the beach, a strappy stiletto for those hot summer nights, or the perfect wedge for your next poolside fete, sandals are an essential to your warm weather wardrobe, and preferably multiple styles! So which kind of sandals should you be looking out for at the moment?

sandals-Ann TaylorAnn Taylor: Roslyn Espadrille Wrapped Leather Platform Sandals ($158) Chunky heels can be just as hot as stilettos and are easier on your tootsies. This sultry leather sandal gets a summery update with espadrille heels.

Sandals-GapGap: Wooden Wedge Sandals ($70) Any kind will do but this wooden wedge sandal is a timeless pick! While Gap’s iteration would pair brilliantly with a printed sundress, I also love them with flared jeans for a chic ‘70s result.

sandals-LoefflerRandallLoeffler Randall: Starla Plank Sandals ($175) in White Vachetta Leather. Every girl needs a go-to flat, so why not a statement making one. The Star-embellished straps add a playful touch to these gladiator-esque sandals–I’ve got my eye on them for the Fourth of July.

sandals-RachelRoyRachel Roy: Luna Heels ($199) What fashionista’s shoe arsenal would be complete without a sultry pair of stilettos? Add a luxe touch to your after-hours attire, with these multi-colored snake heels that demand the spotlight.

Strut your Stuff!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Best New Spring Makeup 2013

Now that the sun is finally shining, Spring beauty is blooming! Here are some of my favorite new Collections that will put a little spring in your step even if it is still chilly!

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Elizabeth Arden New York In Bloom Limited Edition Color Collection

As flowers begin to blossom in Central Park, get captivated by the kaleidoscopic blend of bold urban colors and soft neutrals in Elizabeth Arden’s spring collection. Who doesn’t love New York in Bloom? $18.50–$38; elizabetharden.com

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Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection

Straight off the runway, these fresh hues are the perfect pairing for a pretty springtime look. Whether you opt for a subtle sweep of lilac shimmer or a neutral nail, this collection offers a totally modern approach to May flowers. $18–$60; bobbibrown.com

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M·A·C Hayley Williams Collection

Hayley Williams, the lead singer of the platinum-selling band Paramore, collaborated with M·A·C to create an exclusive collection that features limited-edition shades inspired by her fiery red ‘do. $15–$29; Available April 9th at maccosmetics.com

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Pixi Daylight Glow Collection

Perfect for the spring season and ideal for the busy woman on-the-go, this makeup bag includes a pretty rose gold nail polish, a glowy translucent tinted balm, and a quartette of golden eyeshadows. $28; target.com

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Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection

This vintage-inspired collection channels its 1960s heritage with an original paisley design–a direct replica from the Estée Lauder archives. Created with the leading ladies of the AMC drama Mad Men in mind, the set features shimmery pale pinks, coral, and blush. $24–$50; esteelauder.com

What is your Favorite collection?

XOXO

D-Anna

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