Beach Worthy Nail Hues

It’s officially sandal season and nothing screams Summer more than a mani-pedi in beach-worthy hues.

Here are the top polish trends this season!

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Cantaloupe

NCLA Los Angeles Nail Lacquer in I Only Fly Private, $16  shopncla.com ;OPI Classics Collection Nail Lacquer in Hot & Spicy, $8; drugstore.com ; Scotch Naturals Sticky Base Coat in Highland Fling, $15 scotchnaturals.com; Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Coral Blame, $32  saksfifthavenue.com

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Sunny Side Up

Gloss Naturals Wild Mustard, $10.90 glossnaturals.com; Butter London Cheeky Chops Nail Lacquer, $15 butterlondon.com; Formula X Electrics in Electric Yellow Pearl, $10.50  sephora.com; Deborah Lippmann Summer Nail Collection in Walking On Sunshine, $18 sephora.com

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Marine Metallics

Topshop Flip Nail Polish in Lead, $10 nordstrom.com; M·A·C Nail Lacquer Alluring Aquatic Collection in Shimmerfish, $17.50 bloomingdales.com; Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Hypnotic, $19 net-a-porter.com; Essie Nail Polish For the Twill of It, $8.50; nordstrom.com

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Purple Haze

Bernadette Thompson Nail Polish in Purple Pasion, $9 bernadettethompson.com; Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Violet Purple, $18 sephora.com; Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish in Purple Haze, $9 pacificaperfume.com; Perfect Formula in Dazzle, $15; qvc.com

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Americana

FORMULA X Liberty Top Coat, $12.50 sephora.com; JINsoon ‘Cool Blue’ Nail Lacquer, $18 nordstrom.com; Red Carpet Nail Lacquer in White Hot, $8 ulta.com; Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Captain, $30 bloomingdales.com

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Citrus Neon

Essie Vices Versa, $5.95 beyondpolish.com; American Apparel Neon Nail Polish in Neon Green, $7 americanapparel.net; Salon Perfect Professional Nail Lacquer in Loopy Lime, $4 walmart.com; OPI Neon Nail Lacquer Life Gave Me Lemons. $9 ulta.com

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Concrete Jungle

e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish in Misty Haze, $2 eyeslipsface.com; NARS Opaque Nail Polish in Galathée, $19 narscosmetics.com; Dior Vernis Nail Laquer in Trianon, $25 dior.com; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Greige, $4.59 drugstore.com

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Confetti Party

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Show Girl Chic, $7 ulta.com; China Glaze All A Flutter, $3.50 beyondpolish.com; Butter LONDON Boho Rock Nail Lacquer, $15 nordstrom.com; Ciaté Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in Mineral Clarity, $8 sephora.com

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Cerulean

PRITI NYC 5 FREE Nail Polish in Chilean Blue Crocus, $15  pritinyc.com; CND Nail Lacquer Vinylux, $5 beyondpolish.com; Illamasqua Rubber Finish Nail Varnish in Serenity, $17 sephora.com; Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Shocking Seas, $3 walmart.com

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Ballet Beautiful

Guerlain Nail Lacquer in Lingerie, $25 bloomingdales.com; Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Pink Cloud, $15 barneys.com; Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color, $27 chanel.com; Nails INC London Mayfair Lane Gel Effect Polish, $14; nailsinc.com

What hue are you Wearing?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Chic and Comfy Spring Shoes

Springtime means blooming flowers, April showers, and the perfect excuse to stock up on new shoes. As much as we love a stiletto, our busy, active lives demand that we take both comfort and style into account. Luckily, we can have our cake and eat it too with these comfy and chic shoes!

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Embellished Flats

Supermodel Karlie Kloss shows us a pair of jazzed-up flats work just as well for formal occasions as they do for a weekend brunch.

Get The Look

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Faith B-Amoss ivory satin flat shoes, $80, asos.com

springshoes-pastelbootiesPeep-Toe Booties

A pair of midheel peep-toe booties will effortlessly take you from spring to fall and everywhere in between. Try playing with an on-trend pastel color, which also is hot for all seasons. Model Liu Wen opted for baby blue, but pink, mint green or lilac work just as well!

Get The Look

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Nine West Miraculous dress sandals, $99, amazon.com

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While her sisters wore their sky-high heels for a cross-country flight, Kourtney Kardashian smartly opted for a pair of easy-luxe espadrilles. Her warm-weather-friendly flats get a downtown-edgy update with sleek leather.

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Club Monaco Ryan leather espadrilles, $150, clubmonaco.com

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Silver sandals will be a staple in your spring and summer wardrobes. The metallic sheen complements a spectrum of colors. Plus, a chunky heel brings you stability in anything from slouchy boyfriend jeans to a dressy flared midiskirt, as seen on Rashida Jones.

Get The Look

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Coach Lexey heels, $198, coach.com

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Flat Ankle Boots

Add a white-hot pair of booties to your go-to flat ankle-boot arsenal. Wear them with jeans and a printed spring coat like Emma Roberts, or pair them with shorts or tapered trousers. Edgy and comfy—can’t go wrong with that.

Get The Look

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Miista Marci moto boots, $254, urbanoutfitters.com

springshoes-pastelsneakersLuxe Sneakers

If you didn’t get the memo, luxe sneakers are the hottest accessories for the season. So take a cue from Rihanna (and her Chanel kicks) and wear them in an Easter-egg hue with a skirt (or just your weekend-casual jeans). Your feet will thank you.

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Saucony Jazz Low Pro sneakers, $53, nordstrom.com

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Sienna Miller brightened up her spring neutral outfit with a pair of low-heel, cap-toe pumps. A gold-accented pair makes for the perfect statement shoes to wear at the office—stylish but not too out-there.

Get The Look

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Elie Tahari Sasha kitten heels, $250, bloomingdales.com

springshoes-balletflatsPink Ballet Flats

Grab a pair of pink shoes to go with your pink coat! Or wear them with spring-ready white jeans and a slouchy sweater, like Eva Longoria. Either way, with ballet flats you’ll be on-trend and on the go.

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Kate Spade New York Brynn flats, $198, nordstrom.com

What Spring shoes are you Stepping Into?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Accessory Report: Spring Bags

These are the best Handbag Trends you’ll Definitely want to try this Spring!

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A Color-Block Bag

If you already have a neutral bag in your spring arsenal, you’ll need a fun color-block one to counter it. No “matchy-matchy” rules apply with color-blocking, so you can coordinate it to your outfit like Miroslava Duma and her chic Pierre Hardy—or not. It’s up to you.

Get The Look

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Pierre Hardy Bag 61 color-block suede clutch, $895, luisaviaroma.com

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A Structured, Ladylike Purse

A retro-chic, feminine handbag adds an element of elegance to any outfit—from jeans and a tee to a suit or dress—and is ultra versatile to take you from work to after-work cocktails.

Get The Look

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Divine wave bag, $30, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-TopHandleA Top-Handle Bag

 The top-handle bag will easily transition right into spring. You can’t go wrong with this style, whether it’s a structured satchel or a soft duffel with cool zip features like Anne Katherine Frey’s Alexander Wang.

Get The Look

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Alexander Wang Rockie small cross-body satchel bag, $795, neimanmarcus.com

SpringBags-BackpackA Stylish Backpack

The backpack gets updated this year. Along with being incredibly functional, these designer backpacks look effortlessly cool. Even Karl Lagerfeld put graffiti-covered backpacks on his spring runway for Chanel.

Get The Look

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Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $90, karmaloop.com

SpringBags-MetallicA Metallic Clutch

A metallic dress is a must-have going-out look for spring, and the same goes for your clutch. Match it with a metallic, or mix it in with other looks, because heavy metal works with everything (Hanne Gaby Odiele agrees).

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Expressions NYC crackle envelope clutch, $38, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-CarryAllA Sophisticated Carryall Work Tote

Refresh your hold-everything work bag for the warmer season with a lighter hue and updated elements like an East-West silhouette. Classic camel is always a sure hit but a pastel bag like Milana Kruz’s Givenchy one is definitely droolworthy.

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Alberta di Canio handbag, $195, yoox.com

SpringBags-FloralA Floral-Print Clutch

A floral clutch adds extra springtime cheer to any outfit—whether you’re mixing prints like blogger Chriselle Lim (featuring this Givenchy clutch) or adding one single eye-catching accessory to a streamlined monochromatic look.

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SpringBags-Floral-2Printed stripe zip-top clutch, $48, c. wonder.com

SpringBags-PastelA Pastel Purse

Easter-egg hues are the new neutral when it comes to accessories this season. Work a pink, baby blue, or minty green one into your outfit, whether it’s a roomy satchel, an envelope clutch, or a structured bag like blogger-model Zanita Morgan’s.

Get The Look

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Mint Tassle Bag, $46, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-satchelA Printed Satchel

Burberry showed painted-over bags for fall, so get a jump on the trend now with a printed satchel. It’s a perfect way to sneak in some flair on an otherwise neutral, go-with-everything accessory, like Natalie Joo’s and her checked Brahmin tote.

Get The Look

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Marni graphic-print cross-body bag, $1,476, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-BucketA Bucket Bag

A bucket bag should be at the top of your shopping list this season. Whether it’s a minimalist drawstring creation or Alexander Wang’s lipstick-red studded number carried by model Pauline Vander Cruysse, the style will fit all your essentials and update any look.

Get The Look

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Faux-leather tasseled bucket bag, $30, oldnavy.com

What Spring Bags Are Your Faves?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Lovable Outfit Ideas

You’re smitten with a holiday that is completely dedicated to love, and I think your Valentine’s Day outfit should be completely lovable too. Here are four romantic looks that are guaranteed to create the perfect love story.

Luxe Effect

Adding a bit of rich texture can immediately make your outfit feel luxe. A velvet pant, skirt, cape, or top pairs easily with your basics, such as jeans, tees, and trousers.

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Image courtesy of  Vanessa Jackman

Try a rich palette of dark red, navy, black, or softer hues like cream or peach.

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Rag & Bone Roseburg velvet blazer $550

A Pop Of Red

The hue is striking paired with all-black, and also totally unexpected teamed with a softer palette of creams and faded florals.

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The Blonde Salad

splash of red can be just the right amount of color for an otherwise softer palette. A punchy red lipstick, a sharp red heel, or a bold red clutch feels festive, but not overwhelming.

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Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex clutch $975

The LBD

A Valentine’s Day dinner date is the perfect time to bring out your sexy little black dress.

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We Wore What

Try to balance your look so that it’s equal parts demure (a fuller skirt or rounded collar) and daring (a short hem or nipped-in waist).

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Diane Von Furstenberg Angelica ruched mini dress $225

Whimsical

Prints are very romantic!

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Image courtesy of Collage Vintage

To add a touch of whimsy, throw on a printed heel! Try a floral, polka dot, or stripe.

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Givenchy Floral print leather pumps $620

How do you make your outfit Lovable?

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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My Style: Belly Baring Tie-Front Tops

Daisy Duke may be known for the tie-front top, but the shirt actually has a long history. As seen on everyone from ‘50s screen sirens (Marilyn Monroe) to ‘90s supermodels (Claudia Schiffer, Guess ads), the top has become as iconic as the blue jean.

I have taken the Midriff and Tie-Front Top trend and combined them to get this sultry look!

Top: This pastel plaid blouse is by Hollister. There are many ways to tie a blouse but I decided to make it easy and just tied this shirt high in the front and let it hang lower in the back. I channeled this look  in  trendy summer hues to get a modern sexy preppy look!

BAD-2996-editPants: These crisp white stretch skinny jeans by Vanilla Star are perfect for warm summer nights. I love the fit and want a baby blue pastel pair next!

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Have a Stylish day!

XOXO

D-Anna

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