Stylish Gifts

You know that girl that always gives the best presents? Well, this year that’s you! With this go-to gift guide, you’ll find the perfect picks for all your most stylish friends! Whatever the intricacies of her personality—from a trendsetting go-getter to a vintage-loving darling—you’re sure to get her something she loves!

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Untitled&Co Flawless Printed Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt ($85)

This sweatshirt needs no introduction.

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U Snap Bluetooth Tripod ($24)

A girl from the selfie generation will certainly adore this Bluetooth tripod that allows her to take iPhone pictures with the push of a wireless button.

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ASOS Faux Fur Scarf With White Stripe ($57)

Pink. Striped. Fur. She’s going to love it.

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Every girl loves a pretty pouch. Stock hers with her favorite treats.

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Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Opal Earrings ($210)

These reclaimed gold earrings are a far cry from typical earth-friendly jewelry.

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Smythson Busy Bee Panama Notebook ($80) in Fuschia

Extra points for getting the notebook monogrammed.

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Urban Outfitters Boucle Baseball Hat ($24)

For the days she can’t be bothered to brush her hair.

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Mouth Cravings Monthly Subscription  ($180/three months)

This artisanal food subscription service has a package designed specifically to address pregnancy cravings. Bingo.

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Pixie Market Ace Spade Leather Clutch, $42, available at Pixie Market.

You can’t read her poker face!

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J. Crew End-On-End Pajama Set in Swiss Dot ($98) in Hydrangea Navy

Fact: Swiss dots are the most charming dots.

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Emerson Fry Luxe Emerson T ($78)

There are so many tees and so little time and this essential eco-friendly version makes the top of our list.

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Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf Agenda, $36, at Shopbop.

She’ll keep all her New Year resolutions when they are in this chic agenda.

You Give the Best Gifts!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Amazing Wedding Adornments

 The right add-ons are key to taking your bridal style from beautiful to amazing! Whether it’s a blinged-out belt or a statement necklace, accessories can help your style stand out with a look that is all your own.  Here are the most wedding-worthy adornments you’ll want to say “I do” to – Get ready to fall in love!

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Veil by Ariel Jennifer Taub

If you’re wearing a relatively unadorned gown, a statement veil covered in crystals is a gorgeous way to show off some bling. They are delicate, yet glamorous.

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Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace, $20, available at Blessing-Co

If you’re in the market for a unique necklace that’s a conversation starter, this piece should be your top pick.

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New Look Cream Crochet Ankle Strap Platform Heels, $42.49, available at New Look.

This cream colored crochet heel is fit for a princess.

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BHLDN Jupiter Sash, $250, available at BHLDN.

Belts are a great way to to make a dress look like a one of a kind!

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Headpiece by Elizabeth Bower

Just like gold wedding dresses are hot this season, gold headpieces and accessories are quite popular too.

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Jules Smith Ascending Crystal Left Ear Crawler ($39)

When studs just won’t do, make an impact with a refined ear cuff.

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Paul Andrew Lucia Heel, $537, available at Editorialist.

Make a statement in this modern shoe!

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Justin & Taylor Starry Vine Necklace ($140)

Bohemian brides will adore the vine-like effect of this mixed-media necklace.

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Reece Hudson Bondage Minaudière, $1295, available at Barneys New York.

This luxe clutch is a great way to add some glitz to your wedding.

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Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring, $12, available at Blessing-Co

Don’t let your other hand get jealous….adorn it with this starfish stunner.

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Headpiece by Ariel Jennifer Taub

Big, beautiful blossoms make for lovely headpieces. How ideal for a garden wedding!

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Forever 21 Night Moves T-Strap Heels, $39.79, available at Forever 21.

Your tootsies will sparkle in these gorgeous sandals.

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Jennifer Behr Petite Leaf Barrette, $62, available at J.Crew.

Your hair looks so great so don’t cover it up – accent it with a dainty piece like this.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Choker Necklace ($50)

For the bold bride, this on-trend choker is a standout choice.

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Charlotte Olympia Desirée Pumps, $900, available at Charlotte Olympia.

These poofy pumps are perfect for a Wedding!

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Jane Tran Dewed Vibes Hairpin ($140) in Gold/Pearl

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Banana Republic Tutti Frutti Baguette Necklace, $48.50, available at Banana Republic.

Add sparkle to your look with a stunning, statement necklace.

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Sash and shoulder strap by Ossai

Asymmetrical necklines are all the rage, and any strapless gown can be easily transformed to a one-shoulder look by adding a bejeweled shoulder strap. Another way to make your wedding day look completely your own!

Those Accessories are Amazing!

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Miista Marci moto boots, $254, urbanoutfitters.com

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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

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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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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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The Top Pre-Fall Collections

The pre-fall collections may not hit stores until July, but that’s no reason not to ponder what we’ll be wanting to wear. These collections are usually the most wearable, but that never stops designers from getting creative. From Thom Browne’s edgy androgynous prep, to Louis Vuitton’s fantasy ski chalet, here are the pre-fall collections that are pretty amazing.

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Michael Kors

For pre-fall, Kors has upped the luxe factor, introducing metallic brocades. Kors also stays true to his Americana roots with a dose of tailored sportswear. It’s impeccably styled: brooches and sneakers? Who knew?

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Louis Vuitton

The new direction of the Vuitton brand is promising. The pre-fall collection truly goes from day to night, featuring an array of looks for everything from après skiing to evening. Also, hello, Vuitton denim!

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Valentino

Valentino debuted their pre-fall collection with a nod to the owl. Their fine-feathered friends are introduced amongst a moody, earthy palette. The collection also includes its fair share of over the top furs and beautiful nudes.

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T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s diffusion line comes into its own with the pre-fall collection. A very neutral palette with deconstructed details is the stuff of my dreams. This collection is elevated while still staying true to its athletic roots.

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Erdem

This pre-fall collection was a stunning progression for the designer. Colorful lace, which is a signature, takes center stage amongst elegant dresses that are destined to go from the runway to the red carpet.

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Cushnie et Ochs

The Cushnie et Ochs design duo is pretty famous for perfecting the sexy dress. This season, they introduce a new element: pearls. The fresh embellishments paired with their signature silhouettes prove to be a winning combination.

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Thom Browne

Thom Browne’s collection is an adaptation of his classic preppy staples. Suiting, and a very patriotic color palette characterize this pre-fall collection. If you can’t make it through next fall without Thom Browne, you’re in luck. The collection is available for pre-order on Moda Operandi.

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Jenni Kayne

Kayne puts a playful spin on pre-fall. The designer introduces a punchy floral print and keeps things nice and light, but contrasts the sweetness by mixing it with fur stoles. Have you noticed a pattern here? Get a fur scarf this season! Seriously.

Stay Stylish!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Party Pairings: Clutch & Shoe Combos

Just as two already-stunning stars seem even more gorgeous as a couple, pairing the right bag and shoes makes the overall effect more impressive. These perfect combinations will get you into party mode with luxe colors, glitter, and crystals. Try these fete-friendly clutch and shoe pairings to look unbelievably glam at that New Year’s Eve Party.

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The Uptown Girl Look

Velvet panther clutch, $56, wanelo.com + Lucy Choi London sequined pointy-toe pumps, $176, matchesfashion.com

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Artsy and Awesome

Glitter Lucite-closure minaudière, $78, cwonder.com + Sophia Webster Roka high-back holographic pumps, $680,bergdorfgoodman.com

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Eyes-on-You Edgy

Sophie Hulme leather-and-brass clutch, $490, my-wardrobe.com + Aperlai Pico Hands sandals, $570,dagnyandbarstow.com

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Candy Colors

La Regale Handbag Lucite evening clutch, $41, macys.com + Dune Havian multicolor heeled sandals, $121, asos.com

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Disco Fever

Jeweled velvet clutch, $68, anthropologie.com + Dorothy Perkins pewter pointed court shoes, $49, dorothyperkins.com

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The Royal Treatment

Adele Stingray minaudière, $550, toryburch.com + Dolce & Gabbana mosaic-heel two-piece pumps, $990, barneys.com

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Block Party

Etienne Aigner Chronicle frame clutch, $495, etienneaigner.com+ Benjamin Adams Denia pumps, $340, nordstrom.com

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The It Girl Goods

DVF ♥ HVN Circle Fetish Cat clutch, $395, dvf.com + Michael Kors Ailee studded suede pumps, $175, neimanmarcus.com

Stay Glam!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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This Season’s Sandals

Whether it’s flats for the beach, a strappy stiletto for those hot summer nights, or the perfect wedge for your next poolside fete, sandals are an essential to your warm weather wardrobe, and preferably multiple styles! So which kind of sandals should you be looking out for at the moment?

sandals-Ann TaylorAnn Taylor: Roslyn Espadrille Wrapped Leather Platform Sandals ($158) Chunky heels can be just as hot as stilettos and are easier on your tootsies. This sultry leather sandal gets a summery update with espadrille heels.

Sandals-GapGap: Wooden Wedge Sandals ($70) Any kind will do but this wooden wedge sandal is a timeless pick! While Gap’s iteration would pair brilliantly with a printed sundress, I also love them with flared jeans for a chic ‘70s result.

sandals-LoefflerRandallLoeffler Randall: Starla Plank Sandals ($175) in White Vachetta Leather. Every girl needs a go-to flat, so why not a statement making one. The Star-embellished straps add a playful touch to these gladiator-esque sandals–I’ve got my eye on them for the Fourth of July.

sandals-RachelRoyRachel Roy: Luna Heels ($199) What fashionista’s shoe arsenal would be complete without a sultry pair of stilettos? Add a luxe touch to your after-hours attire, with these multi-colored snake heels that demand the spotlight.

Strut your Stuff!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Shoes: ALDO RISE x Preen’s Latest Collaboration

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Few can dream about purchasing a pair of shoes straight off the runway, but thanks to their latest collaboration with ALDO RISE, you can snag Preen’s gorgeous heels—at accessible prices—from their S/S 13 collection. Indeed, the shoes offer a fashion-forward contrast—edgy hardware and sleek silhouettes with luxe textures and pops of color—that’s ideal for all your spring ensembles. Here are a few favorites from the collection and styling tips from the designers themselves.

1. Musilova Heels ($155) in Ice
These pointy-toe pumps in versatile white are just as suitable for the office (with a printed pencil skirt and blazer) as they are for your next GNO (with cropped skinnies and a silky tank).

2. Buito Sandals ($155)
A touch of snakeskin gives these ankle-strap heels a little extra pizzazz. “The open-toe is super cool with a loose tailored suit, or even a silk t-shirt and pants,” Thornton says.

3. Pravda Pumps ($155) in Navy
These square-heeled pumps are definite scene-stealers. “The closed-toe style is great with a slit skirt and blouse”.

XOXO

D-Anna

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