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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7 Dresses Always In Style

These dresses will stand the test of time. Keep these seven frocks as closet mainstays, and always be in style!

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A-Line Dress

This flattering dress dates back to 1955, when Christian Dior introduced his “New Look”. Resembling the letter A, this feminine style usually has narrow shoulders and flares from the waist out to the hem of the skirt.

On Bilson: Chanel dress

Get The Look: Rebecca Taylor Tweed & Ponte Dress ($375), French Connection Lace Dress ($288)

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Shirt Dress

Bridgitte Bardot made the shirtdress sexy in the 1956 film And God Created Woman wearing a flirty shirtdress cinched at the waist.

On Blanchett: Michael Kors dress

Get The Look: J.Crew Pleated Shirt Dress($198), Acne Dee White Dress ($310)

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Wrap Dress

From ancient kimonos to Diane Von Furstenberg’s ‘70s revival, it’s safe to say the wrap dress is worth investing in. Not only is it insanely figure-flattering, but it’s perfect for work and play.

On Nyong: Prabal Gurung dress

Get The Look: Phase Eight Cross Front Dress ($131), Anne Klein Houndstooth Dress ($99)

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Halter Dress

This back-baring frock gained popularity in the ‘40s and ‘50s and underwent a disco-drenched revival in the early ‘70s thanks to style icons like Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger. If you’ve got a glam, floor-length halter dress, keep it!

On Huntington-Whiteley: Gucci dress

Get The Look: River Island Print Maxi Dress ($70), Tibi Long Draped Dress ($495)

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Slip Dress

20’s movie star Jean Harlow made us fall in love with this slinky number. And each generation has found a place for it, including Kate Moss in the ‘90s, and presently Rihanna.

On Rihanna: Calvin Klein Collection dress

Get The Look: Need Supply Carousel Dress ($62),Pixie Market Velvet Lace Slip Dress ($89)

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Evening Gown

 The bouffant ball gowns concocted by American couturier Charles James are classic . If you’re lucky enough to attend soirees requiring such a dress, choose a gown reminiscent of these designs.

On Kruger: Prabal Gurung dress

Get The Look: Halston Heritage Floral-Jacquard Gown ($695), BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Peplum Gown ($598)

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Shift Dress

We can all think of our favorite ‘60s muses, like Jean Shrimpton, donning the shift dress, and luckily, this dress is still incredibly stylish today.

On Moretz: Christopher Kane dress

Get The Look: Topshop Poppy Shift Dress ($180), Dorothy Perkins Animal Collared Shift Dress($35)

Your Always In Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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What They Wore: Golden Globes

The leading ladies brought their fashion A game to the red carpet for the Golden Globes. From Kate Beckinsale to Mila Kunis, check out some of the evening’s best ensembles.

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 Jennifer Lawrence

Winner for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for American Hustle.
Wearing: Dior Haute Couture dress; Neil Lane chandelier earrings, black and white diamond bracelets, white diamond and platinum ring, and cabochon emerald diamond and platinum ring; Roger Vivier Paint Box Clutch and Sandale Plateau heels.

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Kate Beckinsale- Presenter
Wearing: Zuhair Murad dress; Chopard contrasting black and white diamond earrings; Edie Parker clutch; Jimmy Choo heels.

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Amy Adams
Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for American Hustle.
Wearing: Valentino Haute Couture silk chiffon gown with a ruby bodice and deep décolleté from the Shanghai collection; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Brian Atwood heels.

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Cate Blanchett
Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Blue Jasmine.
Wearing: Armani Prive black lace and tulle gown; Chopard marquise-cut earrings with white diamonds and 18-K Fairmined white gold and white diamond line bracelet set in platinum; Jimmy Choo Esam pumps.

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Zoe Saldana-Presenter
Wearing: Prabal Gurung dress; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Bottega Veneta clutch; Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler-Hosts
Wearing: On Tina: custom Carolina Herrera black and fuchsia floral jacquard strapless gown; Fred Leighton rose-cut diamond pendant earrings, and rose-cut diamond and enamel ring.  On Amy: custom Stella McCartney black cady gown with symmetric bodice and black belt; Charlotte Olympia heels.

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Sandra Bullock
Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Gravity.
Wearing: Prabal Gurung Doubleface Satin V-Neck Gown (available now exclusively on Moda Operandi); Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Raowulf clutch; Jimmy Choo heels.

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Robin Wright
Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama for House of Cards.
Wearing: Reem Acra dress; Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Joy 14K yellow gold with white diamond earrings; Jimmy Choo Tiga sandals.

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 Olivia Wilde-Presenter
Wearing: Gucci dress; Forevermark diamond and pave marquise shaped ring, cushion shaped double drop earrings, and diamond line bracelet; Rodo clutch; Charlotte Olympia heels.

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 Mila Kunis- Presenter
Wearing: Gucci Premiere dress; Gemfields emerald stud earrings and bangle by Marina B.

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Reese Witherspoon-Presenter
Wearing: Calvin Klein dress; Harry Winston jewelry.

Have a Golden Day!

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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Hot Red Dresses!

I am a huge fan of modifying the LBD (Little Black Dress) to fit the occasion, season, or company. For example, a Little White Dress is perfect for summer cocktails at a rooftop bar. While on vacation in the Greek Islands, a Little Blue Dress is a great option. And on Valentine’s Day, why not go full-on feminine (and sexy) with a Little Red Dress? Here are a few favorites:

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Three different versions of the here-to-stay asymmetrical sleeve trend shown here. Cover up without looking conservative with the BCBGeneration Pleat Flounce Dress in Ruby Red (on sale for $51.99 at 6pm.com), or add a more plunging neckline and subtle crystal beading with the Laundry Asymmetrical Shirr Bead Dress (on sale for $40.79 at loehmanns.com). Or take the focus entirely to your stems in the maxandcleo Women’s Alanna Cocktail Dress ($66.60 at amazon.com).

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Sometimes, it’s time to just go there. Short, red, and tight. Emphasize your decollatage in the Asos Sexy Pencil Dress With Cut Out Back in Red (on sale for $35.08 at us.asos.com), or show off your Justin Timberlake-approved sexy back in this Rare Skater Dress With Chain Strap Back (on sale for $27.18 at us.asos.com). You could also choose to simply show off your curves with a hip-hugging dress like this Donna Ricco Seamed Stretch Twill Sheath Dress ($98 at nordstrom).

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As many guys will tell you, sometimes the sexiest girl in the room is the one leaving the most to the imagination. Test that theory in this Calvin Klein Sleeveless Ruffled Cap Sleeve Red Sheath ($89.98 at macys.com) with an adorable ruffled sleeve. Love the nautical collar on this Esme and the Laneway Dress ($74.99 at modcloth.com), and for a well-tailored sheath dress with a modest hemline, try on the French Connection Annie Jersey Dress (on sale for $58 at neimanmarcus.com).

Be a Red Hot Valentine!

XOXO

D-Anna

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Socks with Heels

Shoes look even more stylish paired with socks. Thick and knitted or luxuriously lacy, the combination is just right for every day life, too. Here are some inspirations from your favorite designers and runways!

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Shapely stems are even sexier when encased in extra-feminine embroidered or lace socks.

As seen at: Dolce & Gabbana

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As seen at: Dolce & Gabbana

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SILKY

Classic pumps, ankle- and T-straps feel extra professional when paired with silky trouser socks.

As seen at: Suno

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As seen at: Vera Wang

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KNITTED

Knit socks bring a touch of layering to boots and thick-heeled loafers and pumps.

As seen at: Victoria Beckham

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As seen at: Michael Kors

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Snap up some of my picks and pair them with your favorite shoes: 1. Calvin Klein Women’s 3 Pack Lace Socks $20  2. Spanx Topless Trouser Socks  $15  3. American Apparel Over-the-Knee  Knit Sock  $13

What style is your favorite?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Me “The White Queen”

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WHAT I AM WEARING:

Dress: By Calvin Klein: Calvin Klein Official Online Store 

Jewelry: Vintage

Makeup: For this Wintery look the Makeup Artist started with a full coverage base. He created an eye opening look with white shadow applied to the base and brow bone and a light silver in the crease. Then he rimmed  my upper lash line with black liquid liner and applied falsies. Peachy lips and cheeks finished up this Snowy look. Get a similar look with these suggestions: 1. Dermablend – Smooth Indulgence Foundation $32   2.  MAC Eye Shadow – No. 234 White Frost  $25   3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner  $19.84    4. Bare Escentuals Bareminerals Blush – Vintage Peach  $15     5. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour, Peach Fuzz  $6    6. Mac Eye Lashes $10.95

Credits –    Photographer: Joey Jones  PhotoSpoke    Hair: Colleen Jamieson      Makeup: Jamieson Makeup Team    Model: Me!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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