Summer Street Style

Check out the Summer St. Style of Women who are Doing what you Do — going to work, running errands, and partaking in some weekend fun with buddies. Now that’s inspiration you can take right to the steaming sidewalk!

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She’s ready to rock in a breezy patterned dress that is feminine and fun! Keeping it monochromatic, she lets the textures of her outfit do the talking. Show off your girly charm in a cute patterned dress and add edginess with black ankle boots!

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Allie rocks this casual yet chic look with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, basic white tee, and cropped jacket. Get a pair of jeans that hugs your curves just right!

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Lorraine brings some edge to her cozy, all-jersey outfit with fresh accessories. A pair of mirrored sunnies make any outfit — no matter how simple — look extra-fancy.

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Buddies Olga Kavardakova and Klara Widing complement each other in soft chambray.

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Taylor Bagley’s throw-on-and-go patterned dress is in a shape and style that’s a must-have this season.

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This simple, all-black outfit gives Taylor a unique and edgy look. There is no need for lots of colors or accessories to be fashionable. Remember, sometimes less is more! Rock a simple black tank with a surprise in the back.

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This yellow romper is loose, lightweight and totally chic. She accents the one-piece with all black accessories.

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Kym Ellery keeps things in check with a scarf-print pair of pants. Simple, black pairings let those pants really shine.

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Orange you glad you wore that outfit? Elizabeth looks fab in a caged-sleeve, orange top with matching flats! She styles her look with equally cool dotted distressed denim.

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We’d love to look like we’re on the way to a fashion workout. Thanks for the gymspiration, Michelle Wilson.

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Combining a patterned pant with a simple tee is a staple, but adding a vibrant blazer makes for a fun and flirty statement. Nude flats and an oversized bag complete the look. Paint the town with this turquoise jacket!

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Lola Odetola is tomboy on top, girly girl below. The key is to make sure the lines of each are pared-down and on the more structured side.

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If you haven’t noticed, orange is so in style! Spark up your outfits by adding a bright statement piece such as an orange bag  for a splash of color!

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Take on the city streets in a must-have pair of combat boots! Just like Alex, Holly and Kyra, no matter what color you choose, you can take on the world in style. Strut your stuff in these boots!

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Textured black shorts are subtle yet unique. Grab a black bag to complete your outfit!

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The skort is a must have for summer! The beaded top dresses up the look, allowing her to look fierce and fabulous.

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Hadar’s different hued pieces pull her look together seamlessly! Her blue pants, white tee, coral sweater, and beige scarf give her the perfect laid-back look that is right on trend! Drawstring pants are casually chic!

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At a length that is just right, this dress is perfect for transitioning from the office to a night out with your girls. Get a classy black and white knit dress!

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Brown wedges go with almost any outfit!

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Elena Moussa introduces the “daytime robe.” Wear yours with a shorter-length dress and casual sneakers.

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Printed maxi dresses are an easy way to wear something different and unique. With so many options with different patterns and colors, make sure you have a jean jacket that you can use to complete your outfits!

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Keeping it simple with a black tank and brown bag, she shows that faded jean shorts aren’t going anywhere. A summer favorite, she knows how to rock it with gladiator sandals and some shades to keep her looking cool and sophisticated even in the hot summer sun.

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The Suarez sisters bring boho to Brooklyn. Don’t be scared of clashing patterns, as long as you’re doing them in like, neutral hues.

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Thando Hadebe shows us a great way to wear a pair of overalls …. with a printed shirt, simple sandals, and a smile.

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Sometimes it’s hard to look both sexy and cute, but this outfit accomplishes just that! The chevron halter top shows her entire back, but isn’t overly sexy paired with some black shorts, a small clutch, and casual sandals.

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With an oversized denim vest and slick shades, this stylish civilian knows how to keep a collared dress casual and proves denim looks good with polka dots! Mix a dotted dress with a denim vest for a grunge yet girly look.

What’s Your Summer Style?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Best Dresses to Wear to a Wedding

Just because it’s not “your day” doesn’t mean you can’t still shine. Check out the many ways to look great at your friend’s wedding.

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ASOS Sleeveless Kimono Wrap Maxi Dress, $60.97, available at ASOS.

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Olcay Gulsen Crossed Back Maxi Dress ($600)

The low-cut back and strappy detailing on this full-length gown takes it from classic black dress to sexy number.

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Blessing-Co Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress ($28)

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Express Leopard Print Midi Sheath Dress, $59.90, available at Express.

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Aqua Updated Grecian Maxi, $88, available at Bloomingdale’s.

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Self Portrait Peony Dress ($388)

The schoolgirl-style collar and the lace fabric add up to a cheeky sex appeal.

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LOFT Strappy Maxi Dress, $98, available at LOFT.

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Blessing-Co Butterfly Maxi Dress ($48)

Glide on the dance-floor in this whimsical dress!

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H&M Lace Dress, $69.95, available at H&M.

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Rory Beca Fina Deep V Back Dress ($229)

The plunging neckline on this cocktail dress ramps up the sex appeal, without going over the top.

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Nasty Gal Flame Game Dress, $68, available at Nasty Gal.

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Yigal Azrouel Branch Border Print Gown ($638)

If you want a slit, but showing full-on thigh is a bit too ambitious for you, try one that hits just at the knee.

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Mango Draped Dress, $79.98, available at Mango.

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Blessing-Co Khaki Pleated Dress ($36)

This pleated chiffon dress is classy and right on-trend.

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Pixie Market Tropical Vibe Maxi Dress, $79, available at Pixie Market.

Celebrate Her Day In Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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What To Wear: Bachelorette Party

A once in a lifetime party with your favorite gal pals calls for equally epic outfits. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Whether your upcoming bachelorette party involves club hopping, a tropical getaway, or a relaxing wine tour, dressing for the occasion is key. Here’s what-to-wear for the bride and her bachelorettes.

Wine Country

A weekend soaking in sweeping vineyard landscapes, world-renowned wines, and your closest friends sounds like the perfect excuse to indulge in a flowy frock. Check out this assortment of dresses that will have you tasting wine stylishly!

For the Bride

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Tibi Ultra Matte Poplin Combo Dress ($398)

​This mid-calf sheer sundress will make you want to frolic in the sunshine, wine glass and best friends in hand.

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Mango Guipure Dress ($100)

​Long-sleeve lace is flattering and feminine. Wear this delicate mini-dress with ballet flats and a low ponytail for a subtle bridal vibe.

For the Girls

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NO. 6 Button Back Dress ($365)

​Opt for a longer dress in a calming hue if you’re going for a revealing neckline!

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French Connection Blue Ash Denim Dress ($198)

​Chambray in a girly dress silhouette, paired with a mini-bag and sandals is a go-to winetasting uniform.

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Reformation Kenya Dress ($218)

​Not only is this the perfect dress silhouette for wine tasting, you’ll also wear it all summer long!

The Big Easy

New Orleans is the South’s bachelorette weekend destination. In addition to cool gin fizzes and hot jazz, the sweltering city calls for barely-there clothes that still look chic, of course. Take your style cues from this romantic, historical city with feminine details and colorful floral prints.

For the Bride

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Free People Turn Back Time Dress ($98) in Ivory. Available here in Ballet.

This frock is perfect for the bride-to-be. The sweet lace and sultry back cover all the bachelorette dress bases.

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Three Floor White Isle Dress ($332) in White & Black

The details on this lace-trimmed dress are so interesting and flattering. All of the attention will be on the wearer of this dress.

For the Girls

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Style Stalker Sweetheart Dress ($189) in Print

This sleek, floral dress will keep you cool, and looking sexy.

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ASOS Lace Insert Halter Skater Dress ($67) in Yellow

A yellow dress is the perfect Southern summer essential, and in this fit-and-flare version, you’ll fit right in.

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Club Monaco Harper Dress ($229) in Flowerburst Dots

The bow at the waist, pink and purple abstract floral design, and subtle sweetheart neckline join forces to create the perfect dress for a night of adventures.

Girls’ Night In

Crazy clubs, elaborate dinners, and outdoor tours not your thing? Try a staycation—a casual night full of BFFs, comfortable clothes, and homemade cocktails. This is the perfect attire for this laidback bachelorette celebration!

For the Bride

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Eberjey Golden Girl Metallic Lace-Trimmed Jersey Pajama Set ($120)

Celebrate your night wearing this sweet and sexy loose-fit lace set.

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Bodas Cotton-Twill Pajama Top ($100) and Shorts ($65) in White

This breezy button-up top and chic boxer shorts are sure to keep you cool if the night starts to heat up!

For the Girls

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J Crew Scalloped Pajama Short Set ($65) in Ripe Persimmon

Make it a night to remember in this peachy pajama set.

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Equipment Lillian Pajama Set ($385) in Periwinkle Blue

This striped silk set is sure to make you the chicest friend of the night.

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Piamita Melanie Pajama Top ($265) and Nan Pants ($285)

Enjoy hours of laughs in this floral night pant set.

Vegas Baby

Veteran Vegas-goers know the scene demands your most alluring outfit, whether that means a slinky cut-out frock or a form-fitting mini. You may forget your key card, phone, and I.D., but with these picks, you can bet no one will forget your dress.

For the Bride

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STYLESTALKER Hold My hand Dress ($198)

​This frock is a no-brainer for the sweet bride-to-be with a taste for lace.

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AQ/AQ Hannah Mini Dress ($160)

Sophisticated, yet scintillating, this dress was made for the Strip.

For the Girls

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Olcay Gulsen Cross Back Mini Dress ($400)

This is the sort of dress that was made for double takes.

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Nasty Gal Hyper Threat Tweed Dress ($128)

Always say yes to a Proenza Schouler-inspired dress.

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McQ Alexander McQueen Crocodile Body Con Dress ($645)

Who said you need a high hemline to turn heads?

Tropical

These easy, breezy dresses are perfect for a tropical getaway!  Whether you opt for a mini, midi, or maxi, you’ll want to be in something lightweight, that goes with flats AND heels, so that nothing holds you back while enjoying mojitos and margaritas with your girls at the poolside bar!

For the Bride

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H&M Flared Dress ($70) in White

This classic silhouette will look great in your pictures—today, tomorrow, forever.

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Helmut Lang Cotton Dress ($345) in Optic White

The sheer panels on this maxi dress are perfectly placed so you show just enough skin.

For the Girls

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Mango Floral Asymmetric Dress ($40)

A colorful, floral-print dress screams tropical vacation!

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Lovers + Friends Sweet Sensation Dress ($143) in Pink

Treat this simple pink dress like a blank canvas for all of your favorite summer accessories!

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See By Chloé Cutout Striped Cotton Dress ($395)

This lightweight midi is great to wear by the beach with flats, or style with platforms for a dressed-up, party ready look.

Party like a Celebrity!

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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Starting around: $60

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

The maxi made for the ultimate beach babe.

BudgetBrands-Lush

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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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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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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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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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Trend: Dress Skirts & T-Shirts

They just might be fashion’s ultimate odd couple. Yet, their high-low love affair feels so right. Chances are you already have both pieces in your wardrobe. Check out these inspirations and then put the two together!

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A plain white tee is the perfect foil to an embellished skirt like stylist Kate Foley’s.

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Channel your inner Black Swan with a tulle maxi like The Blonde Salad Chiara Ferragni’s Alberta Ferretti version.

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St. Style: Play match-maker with a coordinating top and bottom.

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Sophia Loren, is that you?! Nothing feels more feminine than a full skirt.

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A pencil silhouette, especially in a striking fabric, works equally well. Here, Atlantic-Pacific blogger Blair Eadie wears a Milly Hologram Leather Edith Skirt ($625), and Madewell Linen Paris Tee ($45).

Have a Trendy Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Retail Therapy: Maxi Dresses

We are in need of some relaxing retail therapy this Memorial Day! Check out these floor-sweeping favorites and shop your way to bliss with these lovely Maxi Dresses!

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Zara Printed Dress: This kimono-style maxi can easily take you from day to night, plus the slit will show off your sun-kissed gams. $99; zara.com

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A Wear Crochet trim Maxi dress: Don this flowy white frock and add an ethereal touch to your upcoming date night. $76.36; asos.com

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Gap striped roll-sleeve Maxi dress: Loungewear at its chicest! Sport this striped t-shirt dress at home, to the store, or to a movie. $69.95; gap.com

maxi-dress-blessing-coBlessing-Co Ribbon Detail Maxi Dress: Wear this elegant cobalt blue Maxi Dress to that Summer wedding you’re invited to. $20; blessing-co.myshopify.com

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Nasty Gal Paradise Maxi dress: Add a little whimsy to your day with this long-sleeve floral pick. $112; nastygal.com

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Need Supply Goddess Dress: Slip into this peachy lightweight maxi for a comfy yet stylish poolside look. $92; needsupply.com

maxi-dress-a-threadA-Thread open-back Flutter Maxi dress: Throw this jersey dress over your bathing suit for a beach day or pair it with a cropped moto jacket for a night on the town. $45; a-thread.com

XOXO

-D-Anna

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