Wear White Lace!

Like chiffon and tulle, lace is one of those ethereal fabrics that gives your look feminine flair, especially when it’s in a refreshing shade of white. Here are some of the best ways to wear white lace and get the look yourself!

Pencil Skirt + Large Florals

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On Jamie Chung of What The Chung: Storets top and Dolce Dolce Lace Skirt ($158).

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Pixie Market Josephine Lace Skirt ($76)

Sexy Silhouette

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On Nicola Peltz: Stella McCartney bodysuit.

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For Love & Lemons Lulu Mesh-Inset Lace Dress ($230)

Midi Dress + Metallic Pumps

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On Keira Knightley: Valentino Resort 2015 dress.

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Collette by Collette Dinnigan Lacey Days Dress ($606)

Romantic Tank + Circle Skirt

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On Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise: Club Monaco Masey Lace Tank ($99) and Lyn Faux Leather Skirt ($150).

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Loft Petite Lace Tank ($70)

Matching Set

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On Jessica Alba: Tanya Taylor Bora Floral Mesh Crop Top ($575) and skirt; Lanvin Sugar Lambskin Shoulder Bag ($2190); Sarah Flint Lisa Black Nappa Flats ($545).

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Little White Lies Daisy Lace High Neck Top ($80) and Shorts ($93)

See-Through Blouse + Ripped Jeans

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On Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage: Lover top; Nobody Denim jeans.

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Alexis Anguilla Open Back Lace Blouse ($319)

How Do You Wear White Lace?

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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Waterfall Braids

A braid adds a touch of whimsy to any ensemble and one that mimics cascading waters is utterly romantic!

Here are the best Waterfall braid styles that you’ll definitely want to try.

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Ashley Tisdale arrives at the Safe Haven LA Premiere.

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There are so many ways to wear this hair trend and is perfect for any occasion.

If you would like to learn how to create a waterfall braid check out this cute tutorial from The Basics on Beauty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTxYN_ZYiWo

Now that you have the basics use your creativity and create a style that is all your own!

Have a Romantic Spring!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Wrap Me Up Little black dress
$25 bodycentral.com

Christian Louboutin Very Prive shoes
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Lulu Guinness Swarovski Lips clutch
$1,110 – avenue32.com

Have a very sexy Valentine’s Day!

XOXO

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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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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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Bras you’ll want to Show Off

Generally undergarments should stay, well, underneath your clothes, but there’s an exception to that rule this summer. Thanks to the stylish bras on the market right now—some romantic and lacy, others sporty and minimalist—you wont mind showing off a hint of these intimates this Season.

BrasFor a peek-a-boo effect, wear the vibrant colored toppers with a semi-sheer top or reveal just a bit of a lace one beneath a low-slung t-shirt or button down. Check out my picks of the prettiest bras now!

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Deborah Marquit: Giardino di Fiori Italian Lace Underwired Bra ($195)

bras-fleur of englandFleur of England: Jasmine Guipure Boudoir Bra ($180)

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bras-pinsandneedlesPins and Needles: Sophie Lace Bralette ($24) in Coral

bras-XirenaXirena: Soleil Stripe Tais Bralette ($70) in Temescal

bras-americanapparelAmerican Apparel: Geo Lace Demi Bra ($42) in Petal Pink

bras-CosabellaCosabella: Never Say Never Racie ($55) in Neon Yellow

Are you a Show off?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Paint the town: Watercolor Prints

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This season, it seems as if everything from silky button-downs to skinny jeans are drenched in the dreamy, pastel motifs, and the look couldn’t be more appropriate for spring. At turns the trend is chic and youthful, like Ashley Madekwe’s Etro Butterfly Print Dress ($1998, 310.248.2855) at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event in Beverly Hills last December. At other times, watercolors feel more romantic and feminine, particularly on Lela Rose’s Withering Floral Organza Draped Bodice Dress With Cowl Detail And Full Skirt ($1795) from the S/S 13 collection. Here are a few watercolor-inspired styles for you to try!

Marni Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($270)
Marni’s playful top displays a watercolor tiger print from Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo’s book Wild Animals. Add some polish to the tee with a fitted blazer and slim blue jeans.

CC Skye Bright Love Lucite Clutch ($255) in Orange/Yellow
This boxy Lucite clutch adds a refreshing splash of color to your look. Style it with a crisp button-down and white trousers for a decidedly fresh take.

Theyskens’ Theory Damara Printed Silk Mini Dress ($595)
For a watercolor look with downtown appeal, try Theyskens’ Theory silk dress. The of-the-moment marble print lends it a contemporary vibe, and the front ties echo the current shirt-tied-around-waist trend too.

Guess Brittney Skinny Ankle Jeans ($138, available May)
Upgrade your classic skinnies with Guess’ sophisticated pair rendered in a mix of hazy hues. Play up the pastel palette by teaming the jeans with a silk blouse in soft lilac or creamy yellow.

tarte Cheek Stain ($30) in Awakening
Make watercolors part of your beauty repertoire with this universally flattering cheek stain. Apply to the apples of your cheeks for a natural, sweet-looking flush.

Charles David Bliss Heels ($230)
The abstract print gets a polished twist in Charles David’s pointy-toe heels. Wear these with a slim pencil skirt for a soft, feminine take on office-appropriate attire.

Harlyn Blouse ($187, 213.614.9292)
If you favor bold, splashy prints, you’ll want to snag Harlyn’s button-down. Wear it with a pair of bright trousers for a statement-making ensemble.

BaubleBar Marquise Leaf Drops ($26)
Tap into the watercolor trend with pastel blue baubles. Slip them on with an equally elegant cocktail number at your next soiree.

XOXO

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