5 minutes Away from a more Stylish Life

Got 5 Minutes?

Check out my favorite tricks that’ll make you feel a little more productive and a lot more stylish.

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Use mobile banking to calculate what percentage of your pay you’re actually spending on clothes.

Budget accordingly!

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Call or text your most stylish friend and make plans to go shopping.

I see some fashionable purchases in your near-distant future.

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Gather up all your clothes that need alterations and put them in a bag by the door.

You’re one step closer to actually making it to the tailor.

Stylish-goals

Work on your list of style goals.

You don’t have one yet? Get going!

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Try your hand at sketching a fashion design.

You never know what talent you might have.

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Plan tomorrow’s outfit.

Aren’t you already feeling more stylish?!

Have a Stylish Life!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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A Fashionista Never looks boring

A fashionista is all about putting together outfits worthy of a second take, but sometimes it feels like we’ve used up all our tips and tricks. So here are 11 fresh ways to make your outfits more interesting!

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Test Out a Statement Blazer

Slip into a blazer with a unique detail, like lace sleeves or shoulder embellishments. Pair it with neutral separates for a well-balanced look.

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Clips Blazer ($639)

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Slip on a Stylish Backpack

Need I say more? These bags are perfect for the fashionable gal on the go.

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Chloe Stanyon Roll Top Leather Backpack ($396)

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Layer in a Patterned Sweater

Give your fall look a festive vibe with a grandpa-inspired sweater.

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Peruvian Connection Toboggan Alpaca Crew Sweater ($179)

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Get In-Vested

Wear a cool vest with preppy pieces, like a crisp button-down shirt and pleated miniskirt.

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Madewell Plaid Cinch Vest ($178)

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Make a Splash in a Printed Midi

Wear a bold midi dress with a leather moto jacket for an editor-approved outfit.

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Pixie Market Magda Striped Midi Dress ($69)

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Rock a Toggle

Cool temperatures call for seasonal embellishments, like toggles!

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Tibi Toggle Cardigan Sweater ($425)

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Put a Scarf on It

There are so many ways to tie your scarf..So why not try a fresh way like this neckerchief style!

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Claire Gaudion Oyster Point Silk Square Scarf ($230)

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Get Long and Lean

Swap out your everyday black coat for a wintery white one in an elongated silhouette.

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COS Lightweight Scuba Coat ($275)

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Throw on a Faux Fur Coat

Find a coat with a furry texture and wear it with It-girl separates, like skinny jeans and moto boots.

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Topshop Faux Fur Bonded Throw-On Coat ($178)

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Carry a Playful Bag

Even if the rest of your outfit is subdued, a stylish mini-bag can add the perfect dose of fun to your ensemble.

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Loeffler Randall Mini Rider Bag ($425)

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Wrap Up in a Blanket Scarf

If you haven’t discovered the heaven that is a blanket scarf, I suggest you invest in this cozy piece ASAP. Snag one in a buffalo-check print for added effect.

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River Island Black Plaid Check Blanket Scarf ($30)

Your so Fashionable!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Wear White Lace!

Like chiffon and tulle, lace is one of those ethereal fabrics that gives your look feminine flair, especially when it’s in a refreshing shade of white. Here are some of the best ways to wear white lace and get the look yourself!

Pencil Skirt + Large Florals

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On Jamie Chung of What The Chung: Storets top and Dolce Dolce Lace Skirt ($158).

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Pixie Market Josephine Lace Skirt ($76)

Sexy Silhouette

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On Nicola Peltz: Stella McCartney bodysuit.

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For Love & Lemons Lulu Mesh-Inset Lace Dress ($230)

Midi Dress + Metallic Pumps

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On Keira Knightley: Valentino Resort 2015 dress.

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Collette by Collette Dinnigan Lacey Days Dress ($606)

Romantic Tank + Circle Skirt

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On Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise: Club Monaco Masey Lace Tank ($99) and Lyn Faux Leather Skirt ($150).

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Loft Petite Lace Tank ($70)

Matching Set

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On Jessica Alba: Tanya Taylor Bora Floral Mesh Crop Top ($575) and skirt; Lanvin Sugar Lambskin Shoulder Bag ($2190); Sarah Flint Lisa Black Nappa Flats ($545).

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Little White Lies Daisy Lace High Neck Top ($80) and Shorts ($93)

See-Through Blouse + Ripped Jeans

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On Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage: Lover top; Nobody Denim jeans.

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Alexis Anguilla Open Back Lace Blouse ($319)

How Do You Wear White Lace?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Beautiful Bikinis

Are you tired of your basic black suit, looking for something with a cool print, or shopping for something sporty? Fret not, because these trendy bikinis will make you feel beautiful!

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Forever 21 Zig Zag Triangle Bikini Top ($11) and String Bikini Bottom ($10) in Blue/Multi

Stand out on the beach in this multicolored zigzag bikini.

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Free People Emmi Solid Top ($60) and Bottoms ($58) in Pink

This simple pink swimsuit will complement your summer tan.

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Shoshanna Coral Reef Bandeau Bikini Top ($138) And Bottom ($92) in Coral Multi

The coral print on this bikini is perfect for the beach.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Matte Cat Racer Back Bikini Top ($72) and Bikini Bottoms ($72) in Black

This swimsuit has a sporty feel that is right on-trend.

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River Island Animal Print Texture Tennesse Strappy Bikini Top ($30) and Bottom ($23) in Animal Blue Print

You gotta love the animal-print detail on this adorable bikini.

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Asos Multi Strap Lattice Triangle Bikini Top ($31) and Side Bottom ($23) in Black

The straps on this bikini are perfectly placed to show just enough.

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O’Neill Seaside Band Top ($32) and High Swim Bottom ($33)

This high-waisted set has a great vintage vibe.

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Mikoh Swimwear Maui Crochet Back Bikini Top ($100) and Rockies Crochet Side Bikini Bottoms ($100) in Sandstorm

This trendy neutral looks great on everyone!

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Beach Riot Viva Printed Swim Top ($69) and Sandy Printed Swim Bottom($69) in Jungle

The cut and print on this bikini is intriguing and flattering.

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Victoria’s Secret Bralette ($29) and String Bottom ($19) in Black/White

What this bikini lacks in color, it more than makes up for in details.

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Wildfox Couture Tankini Top ($72) and Basic Brazilian ($62) in Florida Garden

This bikini top will work off the sand too; just pair it with high-waisted shorts!

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SKYE & staghorn All Overlay Bikini ($178) in Blush/Black

The layering effect gives this swimsuit a unique touch.

Feel Beautiful in your Bikini!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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One Piece It!

Tired of rummaging through your closet, trying to figure out what to wear? Here is the perfect outfit solution that will have you out the door in no time. Stock your closet with some of these one hit wonders! Rompers and jumpsuits are quick and chic one-piece ensembles you definitely need.

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Blessing-Co Blue Baby Jumpsuit ($40)

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Talula for Aritzia Ashwood Romper ($70)

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Elizabeth and James Lisa Romper ($295) in Garnet

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Maison Stotch Silky Jumpsuit ($165)

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BB Dakota Pardee Romper ($80) in Blue Angel

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Blessing-Co Midnight Run Jumpsuit ($35)

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Line & Dot Open Back Romper ($128)

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The Reformation Birchwood Jumper ($218) in Terrier

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Stone Cold Fox Ziggy Romper ($275) in Grey and Ivory

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Blessing-Co Rock Out Jumpsuit ($30)

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MOTEL Hoppy Cap Sleeve Playsuit ($75) in Peach Floral

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Blessing-Co Green Envy Jumpsuit ($40)

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Parker NY Sutton Jumper ($286) in Flamenco

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A.L.C. Landon Jumpsuit ($645) in Black

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ASOS Playsuit ($48) in Contrast Paisley Print

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Blessing-Co Lace & Linen Romper ($35)

Your a Hit!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trending Forever

As we all know, most trends come and go almost as quickly as an average runway show lasts. To ensure that your closet isn’t full of unwearable items in a few months’ time, here are some predictions about the current trends that have the most staying power and which ones equal more bang for your buck!

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Graphic Black And White

You’ve got to love a trend that works for any occasion and looks great on everyone. A graphic black and white pattern is the perfect way to make a subtle statement. Plus, you’ll be able to pair it with most of your wardrobe for seasons to come.

​On Emma Stone:

Saint Laurent Spencer Leather Lapel Jacket($2,793) in Black; Saint Laurent Signature Lavalliere Shirt ($1,290) available in Black; Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans ($176) in Coronado.

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Bomber Jackets

Want to add instant cool factor to your outfit? Go for a bomber jacket. Want a jacket that will go from day to night seamlessly? Try a bomber jacket. Shopping for a jacket with endless pattern and color options? You get the point.

On Jessica Alba: 

​Aqua Looking Glass Silk Bomber Jacket ($198) in Blue Ice/Pink/Black; NIC+ZOE Easy Street Pants ($118) in Black Onyx.

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Bucket Bags

What’s better than a deceptively roomy bag that can hold our entire life in it? Nada. That’s why you’ll have to claw this on-trend bag style out of our hands!

On Emma Roberts:

​Loeffler Randall Industry Bag ($295) in Black; Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velver Slippers ($495) in Black.

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Sneakers

Our feet have never been so happy. Even heel-loving girls who never thought their arches would touch the ground have embraced sneakers in every shape and color. Trends of this scale (and comfort) aren’t usually quick to fade.

On Hilary Rhoda:

​Levi’s Authentic Trucker Jacket ($58) available in Rosebud Blue; Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants ($920) in Black; Soludos Raffia Lace Up Shoes ($65) in Natural Black.

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Pink

Pink will make your skin glow, and make you smile. Plus, it pairs well with so many hues on the color wheel, making it extra versatile.

On Emma Watson: 

Narciso Rodriguez S/S 14 shirt and skirt; Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle-Strap Sandals ($395) in Fawn

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Pleated Skirts

The hottest skirt trend this season is equal parts flattering and adorable. Depending on the length, pattern, and material, it can go from ultra-sweet to ultra-fun.

On Miranda Kerr:

Acne Tag Vintage Denim Jacket ($290) in Vintage Blue; Valentino Rouge Absolute Patent Scallop Pumps ($895) in Scarlet; Chanel bag;.

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Boyfriend Jeans

We’re pretty sure that when this trend first emerged, our boyfriends were hoping it would fade. But boyfriend jeans are now a denim staple, and one of our favorite styles.

On Poppy Delevingne:

​sass & bide The Rock Steady Jeans ($270) in Indigo; Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch Bag ($995) available in Black Glitter with Gold Stars; Jimmy Choo shoes.

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Embellishment

Embellishment has the ability to make an otherwise ordinary item special. Don’t be surprised if this elegant trend is around for seasons to come.

On Kate Bosworth:

Giambattista Valli S/S 14 Couture dress.

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Jumpsuits

In case you haven’t caught onto the jumpsuit obsession yet, it’s real, and Jordana Brewster nails the look in gorgeous gray. How could a trend this effortless and cool go away anytime soon?

On Jordana Brewster

​vintage Halston jumpsuit.

You’ll wear these trends Forever!

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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The Ugly Sandal Trend

Love it or hate it, this trend is totally happening!

And let’s be honest, you have a pair of ugly sandals (or two) in your closet. So let’s dig them out and get on the casually relaxed shoe wagon. Now for the trick…. making them look good. Check out these inspiring ways to take these sandals from frumpy to downright stylish.

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Camille Over the Rainbow

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Fash N Chips

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Le Fashion

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Girl A La Mode

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The Native Fox

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Fashion Vibe

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Lella Victoria

You make these look Good!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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It’s a Thing: Fruity Accessories

Fruit fashion is officially a thing! While you might be picnicking this spring, it’s only appropriate to wear your fruit…well, these lust-worthy fruity accessories.

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Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Watermelon Slice Minaudiere, $4,295; bergdorfgoodman.com

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Bee Charming Fruit Zipper Lariat Necklace, $30; maxandchloe.com

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ModCloth Spritz a Wonderful Life Bag, $44.99; modcloth.com

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Edie Parker Jean Cherries Acrylic Clutch Bag, $1,495; bergdorfgoodman.com

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Welcomeprojects Strawberry Clutch, $720; farfetch.com

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Venessa Arizaga Green Tropic Trio Friendship Bracelet, $100.36; liberty.co.uk

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Charlotte Olympia Ana Pineapple Acrylic Shoulder Bag, $1,495; neimanmarcus.com

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Edie Parker Jean Orange Slice Acrylic Clutch Bag, $1,495; bergdorfgoodman.com

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ModCloth Forever Fruitful Bag, $44.99; modcloth.com

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Marni fruity Necklace, $400; marni.com

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Charlotte Olympia Cherry Pandora Clutch,  $848; matchesfashion.com

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Kate Spade Vita Riva Wicker Lemon, $248; katespade.com

Are you Fruity for Fashion?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Flowers in Bloom

Flowers are blooming….In Fashion! Here are 20 floral outfits to awaken your Spring style inspiration!

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Sammi Gayle
​Nanette Lepore top and skirt; Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Taylor Tomasi Hill

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Oscar de la Renta S/S 14

Polka Dot Botanical Silk Faille Dress ($3390)

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Diane Kruger

Erdem Vala Eames Garden-Print Silk Jumpsuit ($1596); Charlotte Olympia Frog Prince Pandora Clutch ($995); Celine shoes.

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Street Style

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Dries Van Noten S/S 14

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Freida Pinto
Michael Kors dress.

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Street Style

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Harley Viera Newton
Honor top and skirt.

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BCBG Maxazria S/S 14

Runway Jude Dress ($648)

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Street Style

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Matthew Williamson S/S 14

Similar style here

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Elenora Carisi
Moschino coat and shirt; Michael Kors skirt; Benedetta Buzziches bag; Topshop shoes.

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Lupita Nyong’o
Carolina Herrera Resort 2014 dress.

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Giovanna Battaglia

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Joanna Hillman

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Street Style

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Alberta Ferretti S/S 14

Similar style here

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Street Style

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Alexa Chung
Miu Miu dress.

Get the Look

Suno Cropped Jacquard Top ($285) ​Crop tops are having a moment, so why not make it a floral one?

Zara Floral Print Trousers ($60) ​Lighten up your work wardrobe with these cheerful trousers.

H&M Patterned Coat ($50) ​Throw this over your favorite light wash jeans and you’re set.

Topshop X-Ray Flower Embellished Shift Dress ($200) ​In typical Topshop fashion, this frock has high-end fashion appeal.

Blessing-Co Sundance Floral Shorts ($30) ​These would be the perfect shorts to bring on a tropical vacation.

Pixie Market Muse Short Set ($65) A matching set for under $100? Hallelujah!

How are you Blooming?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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