Fall for These Dresses!

For your social-calendar musts, a throw-on dress is a polished look with minimal effort. Here are my favorite styles for every occasion — each under $100. These dresses will have you running out the door even more this season. Pick up one (or five!), and give yourself some time to indulge in all the activities that makes autumn uniquely glorious.

FallDresses-Pencey

Pencey Standard Long Dress, $77, available at Shopbop.

FallDresses-Loft

LOFT Plaid Shirtdress, $79.50, available at LOFT.

FallDresses-Mango

Mango Trim Dress, $69.98, available at Mango.

FallDresses-ModernCitizen

Modern Citizen Flute Sleeve Dress, $64, available at Modern Citizen.

FallDresses-SimplyVera

Simply Vera Vera Wang Surplice Shark-Bite Hem Dress, $40.79, available at Kohl’s.

FallDresses-Forever21

Forever 21 Lace Print Midi Dress, $19.80, available at Forever 21.

FallDresses-Silence&Noise

Silence + Noise High-Slit Midi Sweater Dress, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.

FallDresses-Piperlime

Piperlime Collection Allover Lace Dress, $98, available at Piperlime.

FallDresses-Koshka

Koshka Kofta Metallic Tulip Dress, $89, available at Koshka.

FallDresses-JoeFresh

Joe Fresh Pintuck Dress, $69, available at Joe Fresh.

FallDresses-BananaRepublic

Banana Republic Ruched Gray Jersey Dress, $83, available at Banana Republic.

FallDresses-Express

Express Indigo Long Sleeve Slit Front Maxi Dress, $41.93, available at Express.

What are you Falling for?

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like Blessing-Co on Facebook

Advertisements

Resort 15’s Dreamy Dresses

Resort is colorful and creative and yields some of our favorite collections of the year. Here are the dreamiest dresses you need to see!

resort-dresses-ralph-lauren

Ralph Lauren

resort-dresses-prabal-gurung

Prabal Gurung

resort-dresses-lela-rose

Lela Rose

resort-dresses-christian-dior

Christian Dior

resort-dresses-gucci

Gucci

resort-dresses-jc-de-castelbajac

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

resort-dresses-chloe

Chloé

resort-dresses-thomas-maier

Tomas Maier

resort-dresses-christian-siriano

Christian Siriano

resort-dresses-mulberry

Michael Kors

resort-dresses-erdem

Erdem

resort-dresses-10-crosby

10 Crosby

resort-dresses-carolina-herrera

Carolina Herrera

resort-dress-clover-canyon

Clover Canyon

resort-dresses-michael-kors

Michael Kors

resort-dresses-matthew-williamson

Matthew Williamson

resort-dresses-jmendel

J. Mendel

resort-dresses-issa

Issa

resort-dresses-nanette-lepore

Nanette Lepore

Have A Dreamy Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

Find Your Happy Place

Find Your Happy Place

Find your Happy Place tee
$27 – pullandbear.com

Chunky knit cardigan
$150 collectivehabit.com

River Island camisole top
$10 – riverisland.com

H&M slim leg jeans
$34 – hm.com

Je T’aime bags case
$3.99 forever21.com

Whats your Happy Place?

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

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!

WhiteCrop-Lupita Nyong'o

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

WhiteCrop-JessicaGomes

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

WhiteCrop-MirandaKerr

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

WhiteCrop-NayaRivera

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

WhiteCrop-JamieChung

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)

WhiteCrop-AlessandraAmbrosio

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

WhiteCrop-Asos

ASOS Love Shell Crop Top ($45) in White

Stock up on structured crop tops this season!

WhiteCrop-CalvinKlein

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

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

White Crop Top-at80

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

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

WhiteCrop-Alice+Olivia

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

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

Top Trends for Spring

Here are the top 12 trends you’ll want to try this Spring straight from the Runways. The best part, you ask? Get the look with key pieces from my stylishly curated shopping list and Spring into Style!

springtren-metal

Liquid Metal

For both day and night, liquid-like metallic fabrics give even the most understated pieces a moment in the spotlight.

Get The Look:

Jules Smith Rose Golden Americana Choker($114); River Island Metallic Mini Skirt ($47); Three Floor Behaviour Self Dress ($297), Blessing-Co Clear accent peep-toe booties ($55)

springtrend-blurredlines

Blurred Lines

An optical illusion will always be cool, especially in a black and white palette. Thankfully, it’s a huge trend for spring!

Get The Look:

Equipment Collarless Brett Clean Shirt ($248); Blessing-Co Diamond Print Skirt ($12); French Connection Kamilla Heels ($130); H&M Loose-Fit Pants ($30); Opening Ceremony Wave Crepe Pencil Skirt($365); Blessing-Co Check Leggings ($15)

springtrend-goodsports

Good Sports

So many athletic references for Spring, one would think fashion was a competitive sport.   Raglan, mesh and sneakers came together on the runways as a mash-up of tennis, track, baseball and more.  Spring training starts here!

Get The Look:

BCBG Brooks Sweatpant ($158) in Heather Grey-Black; DKNY Nylon Baseball Cap ($65) in Wave Blue; Gap Neon Colorblock Sport Socks ($5) in Lilac Surge; Alexander Wang Ribbed Jersey Top ($425) and Ribbed Jersey Skirt ($395); Puma Women’s Mesh Tee ($30) in Black; Mango College Oversize Sweatshirt ($60) in Black

springtrend-strappy

Strap Happy

The schoolgirl staple, the backpack, has edged out the oversized clutch as the must-have bag for Spring. Clap your hands and say “Yeah!” because this carryall is hands free.

Get The Look:

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack ($395) in Hot Red; Nasty Gal Take Me Away Mini Backpack ($58) in Black; MGSM Floral Backpack ($176) in Purple; Tory Burch Marion Backpack ($475) in Black; Blessing-Co Red Runner Backpack ($52)

springtrend-globetrotter

Globetrotter

You probably have plenty of travel destinations you want to cross off your list. Start channeling your inner globetrotter now. All you need is a little help from these chic pieces!

Get The Look:

Voz Collective Tribal U-Shape Wood Necklace($45); Topshop Tribal Border Wide Leg Trousers($90); Loeffler Randall Rooney Fisherman Sandals($395); Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace ($20); River Island Black Woven Tribal Dangle Earrings ($30)

springtrend-femininemasculine

Feminine Masculine

Men’s shirting is back in the fashion spotlight this spring, courtesy of labels including Band of Outsiders, DKNY, Erdem, and more. This season however, it’s taking a softer turn with feminine features like lace inserts, and shirtdresses.

Get The Look:

Acne Studios Late Poplin Shirt ($220); New Look Macy Clutch ($25); Swear Charlotte Cut-Out Brogues ($255); Summer Fresh Lace Insert Top French Connection ($98), Rebecca Taylor Cotton Poplin Dress ($295)

springtrend-gardenpartyjpg

Garden Party

Florals are synonymous with spring, but this season designers are turning it up a notch with bigger, bolder blooms on everything from sportif silhouettes to statement-making footwear.

Get The Look:

Blessing-Co Neon Flora Bag ($36); Pixie Market Viola Floral Dress ($189); Gap Printed Pointy Flats ($40); J.Crew Collection Floral-Print Cotton and Silk-Blend Jacket ($300); Blessing-Co Sunnery Floral Jumpsuit ($45)

springtrends-bluestreak

Blue Streak

Navy, cobalt, indigo, teal, sapphire—you name it, blue is the hue to wear this spring. With so many ways to wear the color, this trend is sure to find a place in your wardrobe.

Get The Look:

Coach Bleecker Daily Leather Shoulder Bag($198); Madewell C’est Bon Pullover ($88); Ted Baker Epine Coat ($425); Blessing-Co Glam Military Dress ($35); Kenzo Palm-Print Triangle Bikini ($220), Tibi Fog Easy Vest ($525) in Navy/Black Multi and Fog Pants with Buckle ($398) in Navy

springtrend-mulejpg

Pack Mule

The shoe of S/S 14 is undoubtedly the mule. Seen on the runways of all four fashion capitals, it is the footwear style on everyone’s short list. Style options range from wedge to stiletto and everything in between.

Get The Look:

L.A.M.B. Sharon Mule ($275); Leather Wide Heel Mule Zara ($100); Guess Vandan Pointed-Toe Slides ($97); 10 Crosby Derek Lam Mule ($375); Topshop Gabi Mule Point Toe Shoes ($110)

SpringTrends-Fold

Into The Fold

Pleats  appeared on everything including dresses, jackets, skirts and tops. With all of the movement of a flowing gown, the surprisingly feminine design has been reimagined to look exceedingly hip.

Get The Look: 

Coach Madison Hobo ($398) in Pintuck Leather; Blessing-Co Khaki Pleated Dress ($36); Michael Michael Kors Pleated Stretch-Knit Dress ($160) in Green/Navy; BCBG Avi Pleated Gown ($498) in White; Blessing-Co Embroidered Maxi Dress ($30)

springtrend-fringejpg

On The Fringe

The favored trim of rock stars and bohemians make a much needed comeback this season with a decidedly western flair.

Get The Look: 

Junya Watanabe Fringed Cotton Shirt ($490); Express Suede Fringed Strap Heeled Runway Sandal ($98); Rebecca Minkoff Finn Clutch ($195); Blessing-Co Fringe Skirt ($28)Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Calfskin-Suede Fringed Shorts ($298); Blessing-Co Festival Fringe Bag ($40)

springtrend-painted

Stroke Of Genius

Modern art found its way onto every major runway this season. Painted pieces are definite must-haves. Check out the top pieces you’ll need to play the Picasso of your spring wardrobe.

Get The Look:

H&M Strapless Dress ($70); Topshop Limited Edition Floral Placement Print Tee ($100) in Cream; Blessing-Co Glam Girl Mini Dress ($35); Mrs. Jermyn Neon Natural Paint Party Clutch ($69) in Cream/Pink

Have a Stylish Spring!

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

Oscars Best Dressed

At the 86th Annual Oscars, Hollywood’s A-list embraced a fresh palette worthy of its own award. Check out the best dressed and get the need-to-know details on the nights best ensembles.

oscars-jenniferlawrence

Jennifer Lawrence
​Wearing: Dior Haute Couture red wool crepe evening gown with peplum detail; Neil Lane crystal diamond and platinum necklace, studs, and ring set; Salvatore Ferragamo silver minaudiere box clutch.

oscars-annakendrick

Anna Kendrick
Wearing: J. Mendel noir/ ruby gown with embroidered tulle waist insert and asymmetrical pleated skirt.

oscars-lupitanyongo

Lupita Nyong’o
​Wearing: Prada custom light blue silk georgette soleil pleated gown with deep V-neck top and low cut sides; Fred Leighton gold and diamond headband, rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings, snake bracelet, antique pearl ring, opal ring, 1960’s gold and turquoise ring, and yellow gold frog ring; Prada raso clutch with baguette crystal detail.

oscars-amyadams

Amy Adams
​Wearing: Gucci Premiere custom sapphire silk crepe tuxedo gown; Tiffany & Co. rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise earrings with diamonds, square modified brilliant yellow diamond bracelet, fire opal, pink sapphire, yellow diamond, and spessertite bead ring with diamonds from the 2014 Blue Book Collection, and Tiffany metro diamond band rings.

oscars-charlizetheron

Charlize Theron
Wearing: Dior Haute Couture black satin duchesse and organza gown with invisible tulle straps and pleated organza flounces on the skirt; Harry Winston diamond pendant, flawless square emerald-cut diamond center stone from The Incredibles Collection.

oscars-jessicabiel

Jessica Biel
​Wearing: Chanel Couture dress; Tiffany & Co. aquamarine and diamond drop earrings in platinum, aquamarine and diamond bow bracelet, round diamond wide bracelet and princess-cut five row diamond bracelet, and round and marquee diamond cluster necklace in platinum.

oscars-chrissyteigen

Chrissy Teigen
Wearing: Monique Lhuillier dress; Jimmy Choo Xenia sandals.

oscars-annehathaway

Anne Hathaway
​Wearing: Gucci silk crepe column gown featuring crystal embroidered halter embroidered halter bodice; Neil Lane diamond and platinum bracelets, square cut emerald and diamond ring, and diamond stud earrings; Gucci plexiglass clutch and open-toe heels.

oscars-kateblanchett

Cate Blanchett
​Wearing: Armani Prive soft gold cap-sleeve gown with long, flared tulle skirt, fully embroidered with raised degrade sequins and light gold Swarovski crystal baguettes; Roger Vivier Papillon clutch and Sandale Choc sandals.

oscars-margotrobbie

Margot Robbie
Wearing: Saint Laurent dress; Forevermark jewelry.

oscars-katehudson

Kate Hudson
Wearing: Versace dress; Neil Lane faceted crystal De Roche ring, diamond and platinum drop earrings, and a diamond, sapphire line bracelet; Jimmy Choo Vibe sandals.

oscars-sandrabullock

Sandra Bullock
Wearing: Alexander McQueen gown; Fred Leighton jewelry.

Who do you think is the best dressed?

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like Blessing-Co on Facebook

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.

SN-main

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.

SN-EvaMendes

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.

SN-Rochas

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.

SN-AnnaWintour

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!

SN-DriesVanNoten

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.

SN-Rihanna

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

Like Blessing-Co on Facebook

Lady Liberty

Celebrating the 4th of July is all about showing your true colors…reds, whites and blues. Here is a star-spangled collection that will brighten up your look hotter than a Fire Work! From stars to stripes, get your Independence Day outfit covered!

ladyliberty2 Nasty Gal America Shirt, $128, available at Nasty Gal; Aldo Shelor in Ice, $90, available at Aldo; Forzieri Stars and Stripes Patchwork Belt, $168, available at Forzieri; Etsy Blue and White Star Stud Earrings, $5, available at Etsy.

ladyliberty-3 Alternative Apparel Pro Mark V-Neck, $68, available at Alternative Apparel; Topshop Petite Flag Print Hotpants, $70, available at Topshop; Pachacuti Brisa Panama Fedora, $80, available at Net-A-Porter; Modcloth Style is Style Dress in Navy, $72.99, available at Modcloth.

LadyLiberty1Current Elliott ‘Athletic’ Stripe Racerback Tank, $97, available at Nordstrom; Too Lips Too Too Delray Wedge in Blue, $49.95, available at DSW; Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Americana Crossbody Bag, $39, available at Urban Outfitters.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

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!

rby-elizabeth-arden-pencil-eye-shadow-nail-polish-de-lgn

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

rby-bobbi-brown-lilac-rose-lgn

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

rby-Hayley-Williams-Eye-Shadow-Daydreaming-de-lgn

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

rby-pixi-daylight-glow-collection-lgn

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

rby-estee-lauder-mad-men-collection-lgn

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

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook