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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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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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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NY Fashion Week- St. Style

High fashion isn’t just on the runways at New York Fashion Week. It’s taken over the streets!

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Martha Graeff: Libeanna jacket, Loft 747 pants and blouse, Mary Turner bag, Shoot shoes

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Christian Louboutin booties

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Lindsi Lane: Borsalino hat, Balenciaga shirt, Koral jeans, Esteban Cortázar sandals, Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Andrea Neen bag, Black Denim jacket, Isabel Marant skirt, Jennifer Fisher jewelry

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Lainy Hedaya: Herve Leger dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Icone shoes

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Candice Lake: Rue du Mail dress, Willow shoes, Jimmy Chu bag, Celine glasses

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Kim Pesch: Parker top and pants, Otte hat, Zara shoes

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Gucci shoes

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Aaron Millhiser: J. Crew top, Prada shoes, Oakley glasses

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Raul dress & Roberto Cavalli bag

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Margaret Zhang: Peter Pilotto dress, Tibi jacket, ACNE leather jacket

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Thank you to the fabulous Marisa of Wear Your Vitamins for tagging me in Confessions of a Shopaholic, How Fun!  Read on for a glimpse inside the life of this Shopaholic! At the end of this post, I’ll be tagging four lucky bloggers whose style I love!

The Questions:

Do you consider yourself a shopoholic? Yes!!! I love clothes so much I started making my own! Come checkout Blessing Clothing

How would you classify your style? Eclectic! From girly to punk, trendy to classic…. I love it All!

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What store can you not leave without buying something from? Wet Seal! I love pretty much everything in this store and the prices are so great I can snap up tons of deals.

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Where do you find your best deals? Kohls and Wet Seal for fashion. DSW for shoes.

What designer are you willing to splurge on?  I usually go for bags and shoes when splurging on designers.  I consider them investment pieces. 😉  A couple of my faves are Gucci, and MichaelKors. I am currently lusting over this infinity Flora Gucci wristlet!

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Do you have a go-to shopping outfit? I do not, but some cute and comfy shoes that easily slide on  and off are always a good idea for trying on clothes more easily. These trendy Steve Madden Olympa wedge sneakers are one of my faves right now. $100

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What is your guilty pleasure? Pampering myself! I enjoy going to the spa and can’t get enough beauty products! Creams, makeup, toners, hair shines, nail polishes, masks, and any other beautifying concoctions are all my must-haves. These little indulgences make me feel luxurious…. this is just one shelf from my fabulous product collection!

 

What is the one piece of clothing you can’t live without? Jeans! Lots and Lots of Jeans! Colored, faded, embellished, ripped, skinny, flared! Many styles adorn my closet and they are definitely a must have in anybody’s wardrobe!

 

Who is your style icon? Oh I have so many but right now I am currently coveting Julianne Hough’s style.

The 4 Shopaholics:

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A touch of Vivian

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What to do: Copy the questions below, paste into your blog and let us know your Shopaholic Confessions!

Do you consider yourself a shopoholic?

How would you classify your style?

What store can you not leave without buying something from?

Where do you find your best deals?

What designer are you willing to splurge on?

Do you have a go-to shopping outfit?

What is your guilty pleasure?!

What is the one piece of clothing you can’t live without?

Who is your style icon?

Thanks to all of my followers, friends and supporters who make my blog brighter.

I want to know, do you consider yourself a shopoholic?

XOXO

 

D-Anna

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Carry On

Carry On

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Party Clutches

The Inspiration
Your clutch shouldn’t be an afterthought, but rather a piece that further articulates your look. Australian actress Bella Heathcote demonstrated this idea perfectly at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala in Beverly Hills last week when she teamed a one-of-a-kind lilac Gucci cocktail dress with a satin box clutch, also by said fashion house, in the same hue. The clutch’s minimalist design doesn’t compete with the frock-which, with its sheer panel and layered paillettes, is a statement piece in itself-but instead serves as an elegant addition. On the flip side, if you opt for an understated party outfit this season, a glitzy bag, like Elie Saab’s Silver Suede and Crystal Evening Clutch ($975), will add a touch of glamour to your pared-down look.

1. Edie Parker Flavia Clutch ($1395, 212.753.7300) in Nude Pearlescent with Sand Confetti Geo…Don’t want to spend quite so much? Try Topshop’s Diamante Silver Box Clutch ($140) instead.

2. Zara Jeweled Box Clutch ($90)

3. Sondra Roberts Jewel Box Clutch ($200) in Black

4. Reiss Lucy Zip Top Panelled Clutch ($205)

5. Brian Atwood Octavia Clutch ($2995)…Additionally, I approve of ASOS’ Beaded Iridescent Clutch ($62), which hits on the embellished trend too, albeit with a smaller price tag.

6. Juicy Couture Wild Ones Jade Clutch ($198)

7. Stella McCartney Gold Square Evening Collection Clutch ($1995)I also recommend Expressions NYC’s Snake Embossed Box Clutch ($48) as a more wallet-friendly alternative.

—Who What Wear