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.

Stylish-spending

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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Stylish Gifts

You know that girl that always gives the best presents? Well, this year that’s you! With this go-to gift guide, you’ll find the perfect picks for all your most stylish friends! Whatever the intricacies of her personality—from a trendsetting go-getter to a vintage-loving darling—you’re sure to get her something she loves!

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Untitled&Co Flawless Printed Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt ($85)

This sweatshirt needs no introduction.

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U Snap Bluetooth Tripod ($24)

A girl from the selfie generation will certainly adore this Bluetooth tripod that allows her to take iPhone pictures with the push of a wireless button.

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ASOS Faux Fur Scarf With White Stripe ($57)

Pink. Striped. Fur. She’s going to love it.

StylishGifts-DelfonicsDelfonics Quitterie Pouch ($22) in White

Every girl loves a pretty pouch. Stock hers with her favorite treats.

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Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Opal Earrings ($210)

These reclaimed gold earrings are a far cry from typical earth-friendly jewelry.

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Smythson Busy Bee Panama Notebook ($80) in Fuschia

Extra points for getting the notebook monogrammed.

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Urban Outfitters Boucle Baseball Hat ($24)

For the days she can’t be bothered to brush her hair.

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Mouth Cravings Monthly Subscription  ($180/three months)

This artisanal food subscription service has a package designed specifically to address pregnancy cravings. Bingo.

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Pixie Market Ace Spade Leather Clutch, $42, available at Pixie Market.

You can’t read her poker face!

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J. Crew End-On-End Pajama Set in Swiss Dot ($98) in Hydrangea Navy

Fact: Swiss dots are the most charming dots.

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Emerson Fry Luxe Emerson T ($78)

There are so many tees and so little time and this essential eco-friendly version makes the top of our list.

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Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf Agenda, $36, at Shopbop.

She’ll keep all her New Year resolutions when they are in this chic agenda.

You Give the Best Gifts!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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A Fashionista Never looks boring

A fashionista is all about putting together outfits worthy of a second take, but sometimes it feels like we’ve used up all our tips and tricks. So here are 11 fresh ways to make your outfits more interesting!

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Test Out a Statement Blazer

Slip into a blazer with a unique detail, like lace sleeves or shoulder embellishments. Pair it with neutral separates for a well-balanced look.

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Clips Blazer ($639)

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Slip on a Stylish Backpack

Need I say more? These bags are perfect for the fashionable gal on the go.

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Chloe Stanyon Roll Top Leather Backpack ($396)

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Layer in a Patterned Sweater

Give your fall look a festive vibe with a grandpa-inspired sweater.

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Peruvian Connection Toboggan Alpaca Crew Sweater ($179)

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Get In-Vested

Wear a cool vest with preppy pieces, like a crisp button-down shirt and pleated miniskirt.

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Madewell Plaid Cinch Vest ($178)

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Make a Splash in a Printed Midi

Wear a bold midi dress with a leather moto jacket for an editor-approved outfit.

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Pixie Market Magda Striped Midi Dress ($69)

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Rock a Toggle

Cool temperatures call for seasonal embellishments, like toggles!

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Tibi Toggle Cardigan Sweater ($425)

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Put a Scarf on It

There are so many ways to tie your scarf..So why not try a fresh way like this neckerchief style!

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Claire Gaudion Oyster Point Silk Square Scarf ($230)

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Get Long and Lean

Swap out your everyday black coat for a wintery white one in an elongated silhouette.

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COS Lightweight Scuba Coat ($275)

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Throw on a Faux Fur Coat

Find a coat with a furry texture and wear it with It-girl separates, like skinny jeans and moto boots.

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Topshop Faux Fur Bonded Throw-On Coat ($178)

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Carry a Playful Bag

Even if the rest of your outfit is subdued, a stylish mini-bag can add the perfect dose of fun to your ensemble.

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Loeffler Randall Mini Rider Bag ($425)

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Wrap Up in a Blanket Scarf

If you haven’t discovered the heaven that is a blanket scarf, I suggest you invest in this cozy piece ASAP. Snag one in a buffalo-check print for added effect.

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River Island Black Plaid Check Blanket Scarf ($30)

Your so Fashionable!

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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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.

SummerStStyle-Dots&Denim

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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One Piece It!

Tired of rummaging through your closet, trying to figure out what to wear? Here is the perfect outfit solution that will have you out the door in no time. Stock your closet with some of these one hit wonders! Rompers and jumpsuits are quick and chic one-piece ensembles you definitely need.

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Blessing-Co Blue Baby Jumpsuit ($40)

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Talula for Aritzia Ashwood Romper ($70)

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Elizabeth and James Lisa Romper ($295) in Garnet

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Maison Stotch Silky Jumpsuit ($165)

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BB Dakota Pardee Romper ($80) in Blue Angel

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Blessing-Co Midnight Run Jumpsuit ($35)

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Line & Dot Open Back Romper ($128)

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The Reformation Birchwood Jumper ($218) in Terrier

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Stone Cold Fox Ziggy Romper ($275) in Grey and Ivory

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Blessing-Co Rock Out Jumpsuit ($30)

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MOTEL Hoppy Cap Sleeve Playsuit ($75) in Peach Floral

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Blessing-Co Green Envy Jumpsuit ($40)

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Parker NY Sutton Jumper ($286) in Flamenco

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A.L.C. Landon Jumpsuit ($645) in Black

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ASOS Playsuit ($48) in Contrast Paisley Print

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Blessing-Co Lace & Linen Romper ($35)

Your a Hit!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trending Forever

As we all know, most trends come and go almost as quickly as an average runway show lasts. To ensure that your closet isn’t full of unwearable items in a few months’ time, here are some predictions about the current trends that have the most staying power and which ones equal more bang for your buck!

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Graphic Black And White

You’ve got to love a trend that works for any occasion and looks great on everyone. A graphic black and white pattern is the perfect way to make a subtle statement. Plus, you’ll be able to pair it with most of your wardrobe for seasons to come.

​On Emma Stone:

Saint Laurent Spencer Leather Lapel Jacket($2,793) in Black; Saint Laurent Signature Lavalliere Shirt ($1,290) available in Black; Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans ($176) in Coronado.

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Bomber Jackets

Want to add instant cool factor to your outfit? Go for a bomber jacket. Want a jacket that will go from day to night seamlessly? Try a bomber jacket. Shopping for a jacket with endless pattern and color options? You get the point.

On Jessica Alba: 

​Aqua Looking Glass Silk Bomber Jacket ($198) in Blue Ice/Pink/Black; NIC+ZOE Easy Street Pants ($118) in Black Onyx.

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Bucket Bags

What’s better than a deceptively roomy bag that can hold our entire life in it? Nada. That’s why you’ll have to claw this on-trend bag style out of our hands!

On Emma Roberts:

​Loeffler Randall Industry Bag ($295) in Black; Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velver Slippers ($495) in Black.

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Sneakers

Our feet have never been so happy. Even heel-loving girls who never thought their arches would touch the ground have embraced sneakers in every shape and color. Trends of this scale (and comfort) aren’t usually quick to fade.

On Hilary Rhoda:

​Levi’s Authentic Trucker Jacket ($58) available in Rosebud Blue; Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants ($920) in Black; Soludos Raffia Lace Up Shoes ($65) in Natural Black.

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Pink

Pink will make your skin glow, and make you smile. Plus, it pairs well with so many hues on the color wheel, making it extra versatile.

On Emma Watson: 

Narciso Rodriguez S/S 14 shirt and skirt; Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle-Strap Sandals ($395) in Fawn

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Pleated Skirts

The hottest skirt trend this season is equal parts flattering and adorable. Depending on the length, pattern, and material, it can go from ultra-sweet to ultra-fun.

On Miranda Kerr:

Acne Tag Vintage Denim Jacket ($290) in Vintage Blue; Valentino Rouge Absolute Patent Scallop Pumps ($895) in Scarlet; Chanel bag;.

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Boyfriend Jeans

We’re pretty sure that when this trend first emerged, our boyfriends were hoping it would fade. But boyfriend jeans are now a denim staple, and one of our favorite styles.

On Poppy Delevingne:

​sass & bide The Rock Steady Jeans ($270) in Indigo; Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch Bag ($995) available in Black Glitter with Gold Stars; Jimmy Choo shoes.

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Embellishment

Embellishment has the ability to make an otherwise ordinary item special. Don’t be surprised if this elegant trend is around for seasons to come.

On Kate Bosworth:

Giambattista Valli S/S 14 Couture dress.

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Jumpsuits

In case you haven’t caught onto the jumpsuit obsession yet, it’s real, and Jordana Brewster nails the look in gorgeous gray. How could a trend this effortless and cool go away anytime soon?

On Jordana Brewster

​vintage Halston jumpsuit.

You’ll wear these trends Forever!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The Top-Layer Dress

No matter your size or shape, this specific cut manages to be both roomy and slimming due to the unique definition between top and bottom. It defines the waist without the help of a belt or an unflattering cinch — which means more comfort for you. From full-coverage, tiered-top styles to subtle, midriff-baring finds, these picks will make you a believer!

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ASOS Fashion Union Layered Dress In Palm Tree Print, $47.64, available at ASOS.

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Splendid Tiered Mini Dress, $118, available at Revolve.

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A.L.C. Davis Bleed Hem Sleeveless Dress, $374, available at MatchesFashion.

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Maeve Tisana Dress, $128, available at Anthropologie.

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Pixie Market Vivi Floral Chiffon Dress, $58, available at Pixie Market.

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Topshop Crinkle Crop Overlay Playsuit, $68, available at Topshop.

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Front Row Two-Pieces Denim Dress With Raw Edge, $68, available at Front Row Shop.

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MINKPINK The Pianist Dress, $108, available at Nasty Gal.

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River Island Black Check Asymmetric Layered Cami Dress, $60, available at River Island.

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Zara Striped Dress, $59.90, available at Zara.

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H&M Knee-Length Dress, On Sale $18, available at H&M.

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Peter Pilotto MT Printed Stretch-Silk Mini Dress, $1295, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Wilfred Free Elsa Dress, $65, available at Aritzia.

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Proenza Schouler Illusion Crop-Top Tie-Waist Dress, $950, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Forever 21 Flounced Cami Dress, $22.80, available at Forever 21.

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Rory Beca One Tier Dress, $216, available at Piperlime.

Will you Top your Dress?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The Ugly Sandal Trend

Love it or hate it, this trend is totally happening!

And let’s be honest, you have a pair of ugly sandals (or two) in your closet. So let’s dig them out and get on the casually relaxed shoe wagon. Now for the trick…. making them look good. Check out these inspiring ways to take these sandals from frumpy to downright stylish.

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Camille Over the Rainbow

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Fash N Chips

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Le Fashion

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Girl A La Mode

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The Native Fox

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Fashion Vibe

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Lella Victoria

You make these look Good!

XOXO

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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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