Stylish Budget-Friendly Fashion

You don’t always have to spend a fortune to look stylish. Here are my favorite affordable brands and online stores that will keep your closet stocked, without breaking the bank. Check out the chic buys your wardrobe will love!

BudgetBrands-findersKeepers

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Starting around: $84

Example: findersKEEPERS The Someday Jumpsuit ($150) in Ivory

If Jessica Alba owns this jumpsuit you should too.

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Starting around: $60

Example: d.Ra Jory Maxi Dress ($108) in Black

The maxi made for the ultimate beach babe.

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Lush

Starting around: $30

Example: Lush Asphalt Runway Midi Skirt ($43) in Black

The skirt style of the season for a steal of a price.

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Market HQ

Make sure to check out the Market HQ next time you need a girls’ night out outfit.

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Blessing-Co

Shop my online store Blessing-Co for the trendiest clothing and accessories at great prices!

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Lovers + Friends

Starting around: $70

Example: Lovers + Friends I Heart Baby Doll Dress ($151) in Abstract Floral

Lovers + Friends is your go-to brand for on-trend items with a dash of flirtiness.

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Motel

Starting around: $30

Example: Motel Tease Slip Crop Top ($38) in Mawar Red

At this price, we want to buy this top in every print!

BudgetBrands-Lulu's

Lulu*s

Starting around: $30

Example: Lulu*s Slink Again Dress ($42) in Black

The dress that will impress.

BudgetBrands-PixieMarket

Pixie Market

Pixie Market has everything you need to update your spring wardrobe and still stay within your budget.

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StyleStalker

Starting around: $69

Example: StyleStalker Engine Top ($139) in White

The top you can wear all day and night.

Stay Stylish!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Coachella’s Best Dressed

Festival fashion is definitely an aesthetic that’s come to define our era. So scope out all the fashionable duds of the best dressed festival-goers from Coachella who are setting the tone for the rest of the Season.

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To tie-dye for.

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Model Maria Margarita maxes things out in a lawn grazing skirt.

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Who knew Chanel went so well with Hello Kitty?

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Farrah Shah shows off the festival uniform of a vintage kimono, cropped top, and high-waisted shorts.

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Grooving on the move.

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The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni goes highbrow in a beaded, white shirtdress from No. 21, cutout booties, and a braided Chanel backpack.

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Kicking back in style.

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Hannah Martin and Lee Krynski are totally Coachella-ble in their crop-tops, shorts and boots.

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A studded leather jacket for chillier evenings.

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Harley Viera Newton dons a tropical-print tunic and chain crossbody.

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That early-’90s, SoCal-sweetheart look is making a comeback.

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Mixing plant life.

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The caftan done right!

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Cotton-candy strands — so sweet.

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Watch out, Britney. Denim-on-denim and baby buns make a fun comeback.

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Gladiator-sandal parade!

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Thania Peck and Andi Elloway showing off some abs.

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Lemon yellow and lime green make a refreshing combination.

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Daring to go purse-less!

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Keeping things free and flowy.

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Song of Style’s Aimee Song is the vision of easy-breezy in lace, and pull-on boots.

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Some lovely lawn lounging.

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Sonia Dushey rocks Coachella’s version of camouflage.

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The Hiltons in florals and braids.

Stay Fabulous!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Margot Robbie
Wearing: Saint Laurent dress; Forevermark jewelry.

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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.

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

Who do you think is the best dressed?

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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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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Urban Safari

You don’t have to be exploring the wilds of Africa to participate in this trend. These tribal prints, earth tones, and cool khakis are worthy of the concrete jungle.

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Ralph Rucci

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Michael Kors

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Nicholas K

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Rachel Zoe

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Tommy Hilfiger

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Tibi

Will you explore this Trend?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Runway Roundup: NYFW

 The momentum was strong at New York Fashion Week, with so many great designers. Don’t worry if you missed some of the action. Here are my picks for the need-to-see runway looks!

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Have a fashionably fantastic 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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Best Dressed at the VMA’s

At the MTV Video Music Awards the red carpet was filled with haute looks! Check out these best dressed A-Listers!

VMAs-CiaraCiara, in Givenchy.

VMAs-mileycyrusMiley Cyrus, in vintage Dolce & Gabbana.

VMAs-arianagrandeAriana Grande, in Kenley Collins.

VMAs-erinwassonErin Wasson, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMAs-miriam-olivia-nervoMiriam and Olivia Nervo

VMAs-selenagomezSelena Gomez, in Atellier Versace.

VMA's-ritaoraRita Ora, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMA's-ladygagaLady Gaga, in Prabal Gurung.

VMAs-iggyazaleaIggy Azalea, in Emilio Pucci.

XOXO

-D-Anna

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