Fall Essentials

It’s time to turn to the more playful, fun aspect of dressing! Trends and Accessorizing! So without further ado here are my favorite essentials for fall that will guarantee you style star status!

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JOA Two Toned Sweater, $88, available at Shopbop; Proenza Schouler Long Sleeve Cropped Crewneck, $595, available at Proenza Schouler.

A new version of the traditional nubby sweater makes its way back into our closets each season. For fall, we’ve been feeling the speckled, marled pullover that has a made-by-hand vibe!

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River Island Grey Fedora Hat ($50)
You’ll wear this hat well into winter, promise.

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ASOS Oversized Scarf ($34)
An animal-print wrap feels luxe.

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ili Leather Crossbody Bag ($69)
An oxblood bag is timeless!

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Forever 21 Life In Progress Jacket, $34.79, available at Forever 21; Burberry Oversize Parka With Check Wool Warmer, $1395, available at Burberry.

The great thing about a fall parka is that it can easily become your winter parka with the addition of a lining. Wear it with the sleeves rolled up and easy dresses for the beginning of fall, and with thick trousers and knits when the temps really start to drop.

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Fred Perry Knitted Jersey Bucket Hat ($76)
Ever since you saw Rihanna wearing a bucket hat, you knew you needed one.

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Chic Nova Pure Color Sleeveless Business Suit Vest, $31, available at Chic Nova; Public School For J.Crew Earliblaze Vest, $178, available at J. Crew.

Everyone needs that one layering piece that instantly makes anything they’re wearing appear more legit. For fall, it’s the formal waistcoat, which can dress up a simple tee or dress, or dressdown a more formal frock.

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Ted Baker Ayef Opulent Bloom Printed Scarf ($65)
Give your look a fresh finishing touch with this printed scarf.

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Front Row Shop Linen Trousers, $62, available at Front Row Shop; Avelon Progressing Pants, $400, available at The Dreslyn.

If you don’t already own one of these roomy, baggy trousers, now’s the time to get some! Roll up the cuffs yourself or get them tailored to hit right above your ankles. Then, pair them with anything. Seriously — party tops, sneakers, booties, blazers, crop tops — it all works!

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Ted Baker Karah Faux Fur Hat ($90)
Never say no to a (faux) fur hat!

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ASOS Wide Waist Cincher Buckle Belt ($29)
This belt is chic and sexy!

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ASOS Faux Fur Multi Stripe Scarf, $67.70, available at ASOS; Shrimps Pink Faux Fur Pablo Clutch, $295, available at Avenue 32.

British brand Shrimps started a phenomenon with its Seussian “fur” pieces straight out of a storybook. This season, don’t even pretend that your fuzzy isn’t faux, and go for pieces in unnatural colors, like pastel pink, lime green, and electric blue.

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Cheap Monday Clip Hair Clip ($29)
Too lazy to do your hair? Got you covered!

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Express Mid Rise Slim Flare Jeans, $39.90, available at Express; Acne Studios Pop Trash Jean, $350, available at Steven Alan.

Opt for denim that looks worn-in, not worn-out. A rip or two is totally believable — anything in double digits just seems like a frivolity!

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United by Blue Braddock Backpack ($88)
There are so many ways to wear a backpack this fall.

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Silence + Noise Button-Down Shirt, $69, available at Urban Outfitters; Secai Pleated-Back Poplin Shirt, $520, available at NET-A-PORTER.

It’s time to bring the “business in the front, party in the back” philosophy to our blouses. We’re seeing loads of button-ups deliver a surprise hit of skin in the back, whether through sheer panels, a deep slit, or clever cut-outs. Wear them with high-waisted trousers and skirts, and never tuck ’em in.

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River Island Red Plaid Hair Bow ($10)
Voila! An unexpected way to wear plaid this season.

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ASOS Felt Fedora Hat ($38)
If you still haven’t invested in a fedora for fall, try this one.

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Erin Templeton Double Wrap Obi Belt ($30)
Kimono belts are the next big thing, you heard it here first.

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ASOS Denim Jacket in Vintage Wash, $63.85, available at ASOS; Golden Goose Black Shearling Jacket, $1995, available at SSENSE.

This ’70s staple is making a comeback as this season’s version of the wear-with-everything layer. Paired with denim, a leather moto, or just by itself in a fleecy zip-up, shearling injects a bit of insouciant cool!

What are your essentials for Fall?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Summer Style Tips

Summer is here, Yay! As we eagerly anticipate all the fun in the sun, it’s time to explore this seasons most exciting fashion trends. With these tips you’ll be in style for whatever adventure comes your way this summer!

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Add a pop of color

Find a brightly colored bag or shoes to pair with your wardrobe basics—it’ll infuse a little summer into an otherwise neutral outfit.
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Get a dressier pair of shorts

They don’t have to break the bank, but have a pair of shorts in a more tailored silhouette on hand. In the right cut and fabric, they can work for a casual office look or a dressy night out.
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Do try overalls

Overalls are no longer just for kids— Style them with anything from a button-down to a tank top. Most important, find a fit and length that flatters you.

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Don’t be afraid to show some skin

The crop-top trend is wonderful for summer. Pair a loose version of the trend with a high-waisted bottom to avoid showing a little too much tummy.
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Go girly with a lace top

You can dress up a lace top with a skirt and heels or dress it down with denim shorts and sandals. Even try pairing it with moto boots and a leather jacket to turn the feminine piece into something more edgy.
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Wear your boots

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you can’t wear boots anymore. Sure, they’re heavier than a summer sandal, but they add a little edge to sweet summer shorts or a sundress.
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Continue to layer

Layering isn’t just for cold months. Simply adding a T-shirt under a sundress or a bustier over a button-down is ideal for summer. Try this styling trick when you’re totally bored with your favorite summer outfits.
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Don a classic white shirt

Classic shirting gets praises for all seasons, and summer is no exception. Basically, every outfit looks polished when you start with a crisp white shirt—you can even throw it over a bathing suit at the beach.
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Own a T-shirt dress

The throw-on-and-go T-shirt dress is perfect for summer. Wear yours from day to night by transitioning into slightly fancier footwear and accessories. Bonus: T-shirt dresses rarely wrinkle so they are a great piece to pack for your summer getaway!
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Don’t be afraid to wear all white

White is the ultimate summer neutral and feels so light and airy that you should totally try styling it head-to-toe.

Whats your Summer Style?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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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!

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Ralph Lauren

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Prabal Gurung

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Lela Rose

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Christian Dior

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Gucci

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

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Chloé

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Tomas Maier

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Christian Siriano

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Michael Kors

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Erdem

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10 Crosby

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Carolina Herrera

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Clover Canyon

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Michael Kors

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Matthew Williamson

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J. Mendel

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Issa

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Nanette Lepore

Have A Dreamy Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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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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d.Ra

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!

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Lulu*s

Starting around: $30

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

The dress that will impress.

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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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3 Skirt Trends and How to Wear Them

The midi, mini and the maxi! Skirt lengths vary by personal style and this spring anything goes. Each hem length holds its own, when it comes to seasonal trends. If you want new ways to style your favorite type of skirt you’ll want to check out this inspiration from the spring 2014 collections and the tips on how to wear each one.

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For the workday: Try a midi! Just because the skirt is longer doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy or ultra-conservative. The length allows you to play with color and pattern like this Burberry lace number.

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On the weekend: Grab a mini. The temps are finally on the rise, so it’s time to let loose and have fun. Pair your skirt with a boxy top and contrasting flats, like Peter Som, and you’re ready to go from sunup to sundown.

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In the evening: Work a maxi. A full or pleated skirt, like this Proenza Schouler one, keeps you from looking matronly. The skirt’s full coverage allows you a little more leeway on top—think a cropped or cutout version.

How will you wear these skirt trends? Be sure to tag #StyleSalvation and @DannaDesigns on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show me your style.

What hemline do you Favor?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Festival Accessories under $50

Festival Season is here and with the right accessories, staying cool while looking hot is easier than making your way to the front of the main stage. Shop my favorite festival accessories, all under $50!

Now you can spend that extra cash on other necessities, like water and sunscreen.

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River Island Classic Pastel Fabric Headband ($11) in Pastel

A floral headband is a great pop of color for those who like to keep their clothes neutral.

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Forever 21 Conversation-Starting Stud Set ($5) in Gold/Silver

Mix and match these studs for awesomely adorned ears!

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Free People Metallic Straw Baseball Hat ($38) in Bronze

A metallic baseball cap will ensure all eyes are on you, while protecting you from the sun’s harsh rays.

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Ecote Nala Beaded Crossbody Pouch Bag($49) in Gold

Big enough to hold your essentials, but still small enough for you to forget you’re wearing a bag, this crossbody was made for festival-goers!

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Asos Skinny Embroidery Western Buckle Waist Belt ($15) in Black

Western-themed accessories are always at the top of the list of festival must-haves.

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Mink Pink Mirrored Sunglasses ($40) in Pink

Both pink and mirrored, these sunglasses are standouts, for sure.

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Club Monaco Bonnie Bracelet ($36) in Mauve

A beaded bracelet will add a little something extra to your outfit without weighing you down.

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Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring ($12)

No need to worry about a manicure with this bauble, the whimsical ring doubles as nail-art.

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Anthropologie Tempestad Layered Bracelet ($38) in Black Motif

This colorful bracelet brilliantly combines the illusion of stacking with the ease of a single magnetic closure.

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ModCloth Black Bay Bicycle Club Belt ($20) in Black

The belt bag does double duty to keep your waist cinched while holding your must-haves!

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Pendleton Oversized Towel ($48) in Coyoacan

Sit stylishly and keep your clothes dirt-free with this printed towel.

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H&M Sandals ($25) in Light Brown

Your feet will thank you for these eye-catching sandals long after festival season has ended.

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NastyGal Festival Water Bottle Holder ($32)

The name says it all.

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Urban Outfitters Twist-Band Nubby Panama Hat ($34) in Neutral

Warm weather calls for a stylish, lightweight hat.

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Dogeared Gold Lightning Earrings ($40)

These gold lightning bolt studs are understated, but do a lot for an outfit.

Have A Fabulous Festival Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall’s Favorite Color: Wine

The season’s changing colors bring certain hues to mind…and the one that tops the list every Fall is rich shades of wine. But don’t worry: you don’t have to commit to one color. There are plenty of varietals—from dusky roses to deep burgundies—that perfectly mix and match.

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As with wine, often the simplest versions are the most rewarding.  The same can be said about the minimal Gucci Silk Cady Long Sleeve Dress Cate Blanchett chose.

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Olivia Palermo’s fashion month looks were pretty spectacular, and this faded cherry ensemble was no exception. She paired a Reiss Jacket and Leather Leggings in Cognac to create a modern take on the matching suit.

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You don’t have to retire your colorful moto jacket for the season. Ashley Madekwe paired a pale pink Mural Tough Girl Faux Leather Moto Jacket with Leith’s Long Sleeve Knit Midi Dress in Mahogany and Manolo Blahnik’s Taylor d’Orsay Pumps for a perfectly on-point look.

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There’s perhaps no better way to show your love and affection for this trend than Burberry’s Heart Print Shirt that Victoria Beckham wore.

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Actress Kiernan Shipka made a splash in her Delpozo Ruffle Skirt Dress at a Maybelline soiree. The combination of bordeaux and peach make for a delightfully sweet blend.

Are you Wearing this Fall Favorite?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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