Fall for These Dresses!

For your social-calendar musts, a throw-on dress is a polished look with minimal effort. Here are my favorite styles for every occasion — each under $100. These dresses will have you running out the door even more this season. Pick up one (or five!), and give yourself some time to indulge in all the activities that makes autumn uniquely glorious.

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Pencey Standard Long Dress, $77, available at Shopbop.

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LOFT Plaid Shirtdress, $79.50, available at LOFT.

FallDresses-Mango

Mango Trim Dress, $69.98, available at Mango.

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Modern Citizen Flute Sleeve Dress, $64, available at Modern Citizen.

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Simply Vera Vera Wang Surplice Shark-Bite Hem Dress, $40.79, available at Kohl’s.

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Forever 21 Lace Print Midi Dress, $19.80, available at Forever 21.

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Silence + Noise High-Slit Midi Sweater Dress, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Piperlime Collection Allover Lace Dress, $98, available at Piperlime.

FallDresses-Koshka

Koshka Kofta Metallic Tulip Dress, $89, available at Koshka.

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Joe Fresh Pintuck Dress, $69, available at Joe Fresh.

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Banana Republic Ruched Gray Jersey Dress, $83, available at Banana Republic.

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Express Indigo Long Sleeve Slit Front Maxi Dress, $41.93, available at Express.

What are you Falling for?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Make Your Boyfriend Jeans Sexy

Just like an outfit doesn’t need to show a ton of skin to be sexy, a pair of thoughtfully styled boyfriend jeans can look just as hot as skinny jeans do. In other words: you can opt for comfort, and still look like a total babe. To illustrate the point, here are some ensembles that show just how easy it is to make your boyfriend jeans look sexy!

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Perfect Companion

Style Tip: Go for a Miranda Kerr-inspired look, and wear your boyfriend jeans with a cropped sleeveless sweater, animal-print bag, and Birkenstocks.
Wearing: Zara top; Frame Denim Le Garcon Slim Cuffed Jeans ($229); A.L.C. bag; Birkenstock Suede Sandals ($130).

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Draped Jacket

Style Tip: The love for draped jackets is going strong, and this crop top, draped jacket, and boyfriend jeans combo is a perfect example why.

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Sheer Genius

Style Tip: Model Constance Jablonski balanced her ultra-sexy sheer shirt with a pair of slouchy jeans.
Wearing: Equipment shirt; Rag & Bone jeans; Saint Laurent bag and shoes.

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Sporty Separates

Style Tip: Punch up your denim with sporty separates, like a beanie and high-top sneakers.

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High-Low

Style Tip: If your boyfriend jeans are extra slouchy, take a page from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s playbook, and experiment with a high-low top for a fashionable, flattering look.
Wearing: Citizens of Humanity jeans; Chloe heels.

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Sky-High Stilettos

Style Tip: For an instant uplift, style your boyfriend jeans as Chrissy Teigen does with a pair of stilettos.
Wearing: One Teaspoon Awesome Baggie Jeans ($148); Valentino bag; Stuart Weitzman heels.

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Savvy Accessorizing

Style Tip: Take a tip from blogger Elin Kling, and accessorize your boyfriend jeans ensemble with a fedora, structured tote, and pointy-toe pumps.

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Biker Babe

Style Tip: Toughen up your boyfriend jeans with a leather jacket and cool cut-out boots.

Now that you know how to make them sexy, get the look with these boyfriend jeans:

Acne Studios Pop Vintage Boyfriend Jeans ($270), True Religion Audrey Mid-Rise Boyfriends ($198), Goldsign His Jeans ($258), Madewell The Boyjean ($115), Rag & Bone/Jean The Boyfriend Jeans ($242),

How do you make your Jeans Sexy?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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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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Here Comes The Bride

From light, sheer fabrics to experimenting with color, here are the currently coveted bridal trends on the most gorgeous gowns to instantly upgrade the pretty-factor of your Wedding!

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Blush

This dress is simple and stunning!

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Catherine Deane Jewel-Belted Silk Lace-Sleeve Gown ($3,130)

Play around with embellishments! A little touch of sparkle adds instant glam to any gown.

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Alvina Valenta

The intricately beaded bodice and mermaid cut make this dress very intriguing!

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Philosophy Ruffled Silk-Chiffon Gown ($848)

Barely-there pastels are a pretty and oh-so-subtle way to play with color and the off-the-shoulder asymmetry of this dress lends to its ultimate femininity.

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Carolina Herrera

Glitter glamorously in a gold flecked wedding gown.

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Shoshanna Scarlett Lace Sheath Dress ($385)

A great alternative to a more traditional dress is one that is short and sweet!

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Gemy Maalouf

This gown is gleaming and gorgeous!

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Jenny Packham Open Back Long-Sleeve Beaded Gown ($6,725)

If you’ve ever dreamed of walking down the aisle as a glittering gray goddess, this is the dress for you.

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Heidi Elnora

Wrap yourself in a bouquet of “not just white” flowers!

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Zac Posen Hand Painted Tulle Strapless Ruffle Skirt Gown ($5,995)

If there’s one day you’re allowed to wear something unabashedly dramatic, it’s your wedding day!

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Lazaro

The cream color, curve hugging silhouette and creative embellishments make this dress a stunner!

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Reem Acra Lace Inset Draped Silk Georgette Dress ($3,995)

An updated look on the strapless dress, an illusion neckline creates a look that’s on trend, yet classic.

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David’s Bridal

Adorn yourself with intricate details on your wedding day!

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Temperley London Long Strappy Cambon Dress ($3,248)

The pleated tulle, diamanté embellishments, and delicate embroidery all lend themselves to one ladylike gown.

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Hayley Paige

Look beautifully elegant with a perfectly placed bow.

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Marchesa Embellished Lace and Tulle Gown ($5,950)

Tiny beads add a subtle glimmer to this dramatic gown fit for a queen.

Your A Beautiful Bride!

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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Nail It

It’s less intimidating to make a risqué statement with your nail polish than with a pair of pants. Your style of nail, or polish choice can transform your look instantly. If you’re looking liven up your nails this Spring, here are some of the best nails trends to try!

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Pastels, Of-course 

Featured in every spring nail collection this year, it’s clear pastels are going to be thriving this spring. Aren’t they always? Opaque pastels on your nails contrast the dark winter we’ve weathered and are a pretty accent to all your spring-inspired outfits.

Essie nail color , Deborah lippmann nail polish , Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear , L’Oreal Nail Polish

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Metallic Shift

It’s got a futuristic feel to it. The “galaxy theme” is a rising trend in fashion, and giving it a shot on your nails will be sleek and different for spring. Plus color-shifting polish is always cool to look at.

Formula X For Sephora , Sally Hansen Insta-Dry , Sally Hansen Lustre Shine , Orly Fx

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White Out

With opaque formulas that leave fingers looking sophisticated, immaculate and daring, white-hot nails are on the rise. White will compliment all your outfits and is a fresh trend you might want to try this spring.

Obsessive Compulsive , Sally Hansen , Essie nail polish , China Glaze Nail Laquer

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Highlighter

Bright colors are in for spring, especially on your fingers. While wearing full-on lime green or yellow might seem scary, it’s not as heart-stopping to have your nails rock it out. After months in less daylight and creating an infinite amount of black on black ensembles – the bright touch is a nice change of pace.

Orly , Butter London , Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear , O.P.I

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Half Moon

The look gives off an elegant yet edgy feel. The trend can be pulled off multiple ways and the design can be tailored to personal taste and style. You could be a pastel half moon, lime green, white, or aim for a darker shade. This is a great spring trend to experiment with.

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Non Traditional French

Not limited to black, pink, or horizontal lines. The nontraditional French can be nude and black, and a diagonal triangle or a matte black and black line for the French tip, as spotted at NYFW. Another interesting trend to channel your taste into.

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Striped

Nothing crazy here; we’re not going zebra. For the look, all you’ll need is your choice of base color and stripe color. NYFW went with black and white as their choice of stripe color but you can opt for whatever your little heart desires. Gather your inspiration and design your nails into something fun this spring.

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Nude Neautrals

With the creation of opaque formulas, neutrals have blossomed into a trend for spring. The look is classy and makes the statement something along the lines of “clean start for spring” – love it.

Butter London , Givenchy , L’Oreal , Insta-Dry , Zoya

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Sheer Color

The look is simple yet more interesting than the regular solid color. This trend is expected to be extremely popular for the warmer weather. OPI actually released a whole line of sheer colors you might want to try out this Spring!

American Apparel Sheer , Deborah Lippmann Gloss , O.P.I Sheer Tints Tinted Top Coat , Dior Nail Glow

Nail It!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend Report: Sassy Sweatshirts

Finally! The day has come when sweatshirts are as stylish as they are comfortable. Sweatshirts are reinvented with sheer, color blocked, printed and embellished details. This trend is as chic as it is cozy and these are some of the best straight from the runways.

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Elie Tahari: There is always something sexy about a snake skin print and that sexiness reads loud and clear on this jumpsuit.

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Rebecca Taylor: A little animal print adds a lot of flare to a subtle outfit.

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3.1 Phillip Lim: The subtle peek-a-boo design of this printed sweatshirt is sheer perfection.

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Tommy Hilfiger: This crop-top-and-shorts combo is the definition of tomboy chic.

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Peter Som: Sweatshirts and skirts are an adorable duo, but what’s better is having matching prints to pull the look together.

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Milly: With a mesh sweatshirt, you get that beloved sporty style, but can still see the rest of the look that lies beneath.

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Prabal Gurung: Printed silk isn’t just for scarves anymore.

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Karen Walker: Layer up in contrasting pieces for a fun look.

Have a Sassy Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Runway Roundup: NYFW

 The momentum was strong at New York Fashion Week, with so many great designers. Don’t worry if you missed some of the action. Here are my picks for the need-to-see runway looks!

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Have a fashionably fantastic day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Best Dressed at the VMA’s

At the MTV Video Music Awards the red carpet was filled with haute looks! Check out these best dressed A-Listers!

VMAs-CiaraCiara, in Givenchy.

VMAs-mileycyrusMiley Cyrus, in vintage Dolce & Gabbana.

VMAs-arianagrandeAriana Grande, in Kenley Collins.

VMAs-erinwassonErin Wasson, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMAs-miriam-olivia-nervoMiriam and Olivia Nervo

VMAs-selenagomezSelena Gomez, in Atellier Versace.

VMA's-ritaoraRita Ora, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMA's-ladygagaLady Gaga, in Prabal Gurung.

VMAs-iggyazaleaIggy Azalea, in Emilio Pucci.

XOXO

-D-Anna

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A Day in the Life!

A Day in the Life!

Full Tilt sheer shirt
$13 tillys.com

Hollister Co. hot cotton pants
$40 hollisterco.com

Charlotte Olympia clasp purse
$1,037 mytheresa.com

 

-D-Anna

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