5 minutes Away from a more Stylish Life

Got 5 Minutes?

Check out my favorite tricks that’ll make you feel a little more productive and a lot more stylish.

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Use mobile banking to calculate what percentage of your pay you’re actually spending on clothes.

Budget accordingly!

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Call or text your most stylish friend and make plans to go shopping.

I see some fashionable purchases in your near-distant future.

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Gather up all your clothes that need alterations and put them in a bag by the door.

You’re one step closer to actually making it to the tailor.

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Work on your list of style goals.

You don’t have one yet? Get going!

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Try your hand at sketching a fashion design.

You never know what talent you might have.

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Plan tomorrow’s outfit.

Aren’t you already feeling more stylish?!

Have a Stylish Life!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Year New Trends

Whether your goal is getting fit or learning to code, 2015 is all about dreaming big. As for your new wardrobe? Here’s a preview of the freshest looks to inspire you!

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Jump Start

The chicest way to step up your fitness routine? Wear sneakers with everything—yep, even a long gown—and you’ll think twice before taking that cab.

Altuzarra dress; Vionnet briefs, $960; Nike hat, $32, macys.com, sneakers, $125, nike.com; sneakers, $125; Apple earpods, $29,apple.com; Chanel watch, $6,200

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Life Is Sweet

Sweeten the deal with this season’s crop tops and matching tea-length skirts. Eat your heart out, Betty Crocker!

Erdem top, $1,730, skirt, $4,395; In-House Atelier head scarf, $65; Brock Collection apron, $175; Delfina Delettrez earrings, $920 each; Miu Miu shoes

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Girl Who Codes

 In leather pants and boots, computer geek can be chic.

Givenchy coat, top, $2,990, pants, $3,310, belt, $620, boots, $3,625; Hermès bag

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Skirt Alert

Kick off the New Year by giving your wardrobe a stylish update—this season, a crisp button-down and an embellished swing skirt. And no one cuts it all better than Michael Kors.

Michael Kors shirt, $595, skirt, belt, $295, shoes, $950; Fred Leighton earrings

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Green Goddess

Looking to clean up your act? Start by cultivating your green thumb. Supernatural floral looks deliver a dose of greens without the garden work.

Marni top, $1,070, skirt, earrings, $870, belt, $790

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Hit the Note

It’s never too late to pick up an instrument. An ethereal tulle gown like this will make any performance simply magical.

Delpozo gown; Fred Leighton earrings; No. 21 shoes, $536

A New year A New Look

XOXO

-D-Anna

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Products

Hair Food‎  hair mask, ScandalEyes Rockin Curves mascara, Jergens ultra healing lotion, Resource Spring Water, Moisture Renew Lipstick, Swiss Miss simply cocoa, Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

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Moisture Renew Lipstick

Pretty Pout

I received three Rimmel products and first on the list is the Moisture Renew lipstick.  I love this brand and this lipstick is no exception. It glides on effortlessly and has a rich pigment that isn’t at all drying. The hue is full of vitamins to quench and hydrate dry lips so it’s perfect for everyday wear and comes in rainbow of  vibrant shades.

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Swiss Miss

Cozy Cocoa!

Hot cocoa keeps me happy and toasty on chilly night! Why not treat yourself to a hot cup of Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa and take a moment to relax and indulge with one of your favorite past-times?!

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Jergens

Gorgeous and Glowing

I love the new Jergens ultra heeling lotion with hydralucence. I use it after I get out of the shower to seal in the moisture and it keeps my extra dry skin hydrated all day. After a week of use my skin looks healthier and rejuvenated.

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Scandalicious!

I adore the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Rockin Curves Mascara! This product makes my light barely there lashes look ultra long and plump, plus the wand gives my lashes a flirty flip that makes my eyes look bigger and brighter! Thanks to Influenster for gifting me this product to test and review…It is now a mainstay in my beauty routine!

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Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

Rimmel’s Rockin It!

As you can see Rimmel is definitely Rockin It! This transparent lip liner works with any shade of lipstick you choose and protects lip color from smudging and bleeding. Rock it with your favorite hue!

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Resource

Refresh with Resource

Grab this water anytime you want to refresh! We all know the benefits of water…so drink up.  Resource makes it easy with their super cool delivery service. This pick not only hydrates but also has eloctrolytes to replenish your body with much needed nutrients.

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Hair Food

Food for Thought!

Yup, Clairol has done it again! This hair mask feeds thirsty hair and completely nourishes lifeless locks. I recommend using a hair mask like this delicious choice once a week to restore your mane to it’s full potential.

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XOXO

D-Anna 

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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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It’s a Thing: Fruity Accessories

Fruit fashion is officially a thing! While you might be picnicking this spring, it’s only appropriate to wear your fruit…well, these lust-worthy fruity accessories.

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Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Watermelon Slice Minaudiere, $4,295; bergdorfgoodman.com

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Bee Charming Fruit Zipper Lariat Necklace, $30; maxandchloe.com

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ModCloth Spritz a Wonderful Life Bag, $44.99; modcloth.com

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Edie Parker Jean Cherries Acrylic Clutch Bag, $1,495; bergdorfgoodman.com

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Welcomeprojects Strawberry Clutch, $720; farfetch.com

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Venessa Arizaga Green Tropic Trio Friendship Bracelet, $100.36; liberty.co.uk

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Charlotte Olympia Ana Pineapple Acrylic Shoulder Bag, $1,495; neimanmarcus.com

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Edie Parker Jean Orange Slice Acrylic Clutch Bag, $1,495; bergdorfgoodman.com

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ModCloth Forever Fruitful Bag, $44.99; modcloth.com

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Marni fruity Necklace, $400; marni.com

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Charlotte Olympia Cherry Pandora Clutch,  $848; matchesfashion.com

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Kate Spade Vita Riva Wicker Lemon, $248; katespade.com

Are you Fruity for Fashion?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Hair Tuck

Purposely tucking your hair inside a sweater, scarf, or coat is a trend that will keep your ears warm! Plus there are a few key reasons this simple styling trick is the easiest way to refresh your look. Not only does it radiate a care-free allure, but it’s also a way to test out the faux-bob trend. But don’t let me convince you, check out these stylish civilians wearing the chic winter look.

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Sara Strand 

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Street Style

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Majawyh

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Camille Over The Rainbow

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Columbine Smille

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Street Style

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Chaloth

Will you try the Hair-Tuck?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Obsession: Envelope Skirts

As temperatures are dropping, hemlines are ironically rising, thus popularizing the trendy envelope skirt. Slung low on the waist with a zigzag hem that shows a daring flash of thigh, these skirts are surprisingly flattering. Push the envelope by styling them with your favorite sweaters, sweatshirts, and graphic tees!

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Love how the V emblem on Fashion Zen blogger Iris’s Ivyrevel Kingston Sweatshirt ($92) mirrors the hemline of her Saline Skirt ($92), also by Ivyrevel.

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Kenzo pioneered the envelope mini trend and arguably has the most iterations of the style. Here, the Eye-Print Leather Mini Skirt ($1,300) meets its match in a sweatshirt also by the label worn by a stylish civilian.

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Camille Over the Rainbow blogger Camille Charriere smacks of Parisian cool in a Voyou Safari Tee Shirt ($41), Elin King x Guess by Marciano skirt, and Zara heels.

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad elevated her Zara skort with a 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt and Hermes cuffs.

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Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera puts a buttoned-up spin on the look with a Proenza Schouler skirt, Alexa Wagner shoes, and a Dion Lee blouse.

Get the Look

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Zara Combination Skirt ($80) in Black

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Asos Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy

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H&M Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black

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Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)

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Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red

Are you Pushing the Envelope?

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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Best New Spring Makeup 2013

Now that the sun is finally shining, Spring beauty is blooming! Here are some of my favorite new Collections that will put a little spring in your step even if it is still chilly!

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Elizabeth Arden New York In Bloom Limited Edition Color Collection

As flowers begin to blossom in Central Park, get captivated by the kaleidoscopic blend of bold urban colors and soft neutrals in Elizabeth Arden’s spring collection. Who doesn’t love New York in Bloom? $18.50–$38; elizabetharden.com

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Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection

Straight off the runway, these fresh hues are the perfect pairing for a pretty springtime look. Whether you opt for a subtle sweep of lilac shimmer or a neutral nail, this collection offers a totally modern approach to May flowers. $18–$60; bobbibrown.com

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M·A·C Hayley Williams Collection

Hayley Williams, the lead singer of the platinum-selling band Paramore, collaborated with M·A·C to create an exclusive collection that features limited-edition shades inspired by her fiery red ‘do. $15–$29; Available April 9th at maccosmetics.com

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Pixi Daylight Glow Collection

Perfect for the spring season and ideal for the busy woman on-the-go, this makeup bag includes a pretty rose gold nail polish, a glowy translucent tinted balm, and a quartette of golden eyeshadows. $28; target.com

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Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection

This vintage-inspired collection channels its 1960s heritage with an original paisley design–a direct replica from the Estée Lauder archives. Created with the leading ladies of the AMC drama Mad Men in mind, the set features shimmery pale pinks, coral, and blush. $24–$50; esteelauder.com

What is your Favorite collection?

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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