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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Nina Dobrev hit the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards.

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Taylor Swift on the red carpet at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre in LA.

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Kate Mara at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Ashley Tisdale arrives at the Safe Haven LA Premiere.

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Models backstage at the Nanette Lepore fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.

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Demi Lovato attends the Fox Programming Presentation After Party at Central.

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Jennifer Lawrence attends the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

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Leona Lewis arrives at the Love Ball in London.

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Actress Jennifer Morrison at the 3rd Annual Coach Event to Benefit Children’s Defense Fund.

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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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: The Pink Coat

The pink coat is gaining street cred and is this season’s must-have piece. Pink coats (of both the pastel and neon varieties) are the outerwear du jour of the stylish set. And not surprisingly, the trend was also big on the S/S 14 runways too! Check out how to incorporate the piece into your everyday wardrobe.

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Helena Bordon

The Brazilian’s effortlessly layered look—including, a Ralph Lauren turtleneck, Zimmermann dress, leather leggings and Prada pink coat is a standout.

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Aimee Song of Song of Style

Song took her J.Crew Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat ($289) for a roll with a J.Crew stripe button-down shirt, Isabel Marant for H&M pants, and Saint Laurent’s Thorn Pumps ($685).

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Anna Dello Russo

A matching bubblegum pink Carven coat and Miu Miu Leather Bag (price upon request, 310.247.2227) perfectly speak to theVogue Japan Editor’s bold sensibilities.

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Natalie Cantell

Spotted during New York Fashion Week, the Australian model and blogger grounded her bright outerwear by simply adding a baseball hat.

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Leaf Greener of Miss Fashion Leaf Greener 

Greener nodded to her playful side with an embellished Christopher Kane coat.

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Karen Walker S/S 14

Walker’s Rebirth Trench ($630) in Tangerine—an of-the-moment riff on the classic—makes for the ideal lightweight spring layer.

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Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea

Shea braved New York’s freezing temps in a pink Dolce & Gabbana coat, worn with a Zara sweater, One Teaspoon’s Awesome Baggies Jeans($140), and Valentino’s Small Cheetah Rockstud Clutch ($1775).

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Celine Aargaard of Hippie, Hippie Milkshake

The Norwegian blogger bundled up in a luxe Vivikes belted coat paired with a Proenza Schouler bag during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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Street Style

New favorite color combo: pink and gray.

Get The Look

J Crew Tall Double-Cloth Sabrina Coat ($180), Nasty Gal Charlene Wool Coat ($92), Blessing-Co Blush Pink Coat ($75), Topshop Tailored Lightweight Coat ($150)

Tickle me Pink!

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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Emerald City

This officially endorsed green feels right on cue for spring, conjuring up images of grassy fields on warm afternoons and is also perfect for this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! Make everyone Green with Envy with these picks:

MEK Denim Skinny Leg Jeans, $40.05 (on sale);lastcall.com

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Charlotte Olympia Spider Pandora Perspex Clutch, $975; luisaviaroma.com

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Uma Merino Wool Sweater, $250;net-a-porter.com

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Patrizia Pepe Metallic Pumps, $383; forzieri.com

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River Island Color Block Dress, $70;us.riverisland.com

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Jene DeSpain Gold and Emerald Earrings, $250;shopbop.com

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T by Alexander Wang Marled Knit Mini Skirt, $190; ssense.com

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Lanvin Tutti Fruitti Swarovski Crystal Ring, $495; net-a-porter.com

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Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

– D-Anna

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