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The first post-MDW weekend of the year is here, and you know what that means: it’s time to put on your prettiest brunch attire and head for the nearest spot with outdoor dining, a refreshing drink and an instagramable backdrop. Enter: Flynn Skye. Each and every piece will have you looking and feeling on top of the summer-weekend world.

A go-to brand for It Girls all over the country, we have had SUCH a great time working with Flynn Skye to bring you the very best #OOTD inspo. From solids to prints, and minis to maxis, it’s safe to say that everything from this brand is #modelapproved. Here’s a look back at some of our very favorite weekend/date/brunch/prettymuchanythinganywhere-worthy looks:

THANK YOU FLYNN SKYE!  We will always be fans, customers and friends.

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Danielle Herrington / Davia Gomez / Diane Murtha / Faith Picozzi / Holly Hicks / Lauren Johnson / Lyzy Adler

Monica Ollander / Paige Watkins / Polina Frantsena / Sakura Heffron / Sydney Schafer / Zeda Navarro

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“It’s okay to lose yourself for awhile in music or art”  We couldn’t agree more with the opening words of Living Doll LA’s 2015 Coachella LookBook. In the spirit of the upcoming festival, let us take you into a whimsical world of fringe, lace and denim.

Begin your epic weekend by twirling around in the Whimsical Whitney Lace Blush Dress that’s equal parts flirty and edgy. For Day 2, these Funk It Up Bellbottoms will easily guarantee that all your dreams will come true, and then some. And for packing up the memories on Day 3, cozy up in the Light Desert Day Oversized Shirt while reminiscing over what’s sure to become the wildest 72 hours of your life.

There’s clearly something about getting a group of people together in the middle of the desert that suddenly transforms Coachella into a melting pot for not only music but art, culture and fashion galore. If you won’t be venturing to Indio Valley this year, read on to at least treat yourself to these seriously awesome threads that pair perfectly with an iTunes playlist and a few of your best friends.

 

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Much like applying mascara while operating a moving vehicle, accessorizing an outfit is a combination of skill, the right products, and many a failed attempt. But the end result is well worth it: a basic tee can be brought to life with a bold necklace, while a simple dress is instantly awakened with the touch of a killer belt. And every day wear is given a dose of style when you have the right bag on your shoulders. But with all the choices out there, it’s easier than ever to feel overwhelmed – the classic gateway feeling that enviably leaves you resorting to your tried and true pieces. But girl, those were so last season.

Enter Linea Pelle to the rescue, a fashion brand that is anything but your normal accessories retailer. It’s infusion of Southern California roots mixed with high luxury design equals a uniqueness that will leave you feeling (and looking) extraordinary. Britt Koth showed us how it’s done in Linea Pelle’s Spring 2015 Lookbook, fittingly shot in an elegantly understated desert locale by photographer Troy Jensen. Britt looks gorgeous as ever in some of the chicest accessories we’ve ever seen, from a cream colored crochet dress that is transformed from day to night with the touch of a great belt, to the classic jeans and tank top combo that is given new meaning with a statement bag.

Read on to find out how to accessorize similar to our favorite styles from the shoot. Note to self: climbing trees in dresses and heels may be harder than applying mascara while driving.

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Photography Troy Jensen.

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Long are the days of decorating a shoebox pink and red and anxiously awaiting for it to be filled with your classmate’s (and secret crush’s) Valentines. But even though you may have outgrown those elementary school surprises, the youthful spirit of this holiday can still be incorporated into your -dare we say it- adult celebrations. After all, growing up means getting to do something much more fun and flirty anyways.

We dare you to indulge in what YOU like on the day devoted to L.O.V.E. A fanatic of books? Make a date with an indie bookshop in your town and hide away in a velvet chair reading Nicholas Sparks for hours (just don’t forget to stash a ton Kleenex in your purse). A nature girl? Grab a disposable camera and head to that new hiking trail you’ve been wanting to explore; this old-school option will give you a much needed vacation from your current iPhone camera app while adding in an element of surprise, making it that much more fun to develop later.

Whatever your choosing, this photoshoot by Ericka McConnell starring Khloe will inspire you to tap into your inner-child and fulfill all that your heart desires. Its whimsical, romantic undertones are the perfect backdrop for daydreams of love this Valentine’s Day- whether that means for yourself or a special someone. And if all else fails, that Michael Kors shoebox in your closet could make for a nice D.I.Y. project.

Photographer Ericka McConnell

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Romance isn’t something we typically celebrate in our everyday wardrobe. Between school, work, and brunch with friends, our favorite pair of jeans and a staple jacket usually does the trick. But for those times when life calls for something a bit more daring than our ordinary look – hello, Valentine’s Day – we suddenly find ourselves thrashing through the back of our closets for something different. Maybe it’s the pressure of what we think we’re supposed to look like (e.g. a Victoria’s Secret Angel), rather than what we actually want to feel like. Or, maybe it’s the fact that the pressure to impress seems to accompany most obviously drop-dead sexy style choices. The definition of romance, however, is open to interpretation. Yours, that is!

Throw those painful stilettos and cliché bandage dresses aside: a realistically flirty look should be achieved with soft, flowing and elegantly understated details. Oftentimes we’re dressing for girls, but when it comes to romance that’s in fact not what appeals most to guys. Case in point – guys aren’t looking to hang out with over-the-top Beverly Hills Barbie; they’d rather keep it cool with down-to-earth and effortlessly sexy, Miss Penny Lane. That’s why we’re loving Planet Blue’s recent lookbook chock-filled with soft, romantic options that are subtly suggestive all with the laid back and “au natural” appeal of your favorite white tee, black bra situation that your man loves so much. Let’s face it, we’re all lovestruck for simplicity and comfort.

Known for being the epitome of cool, authentic style, Planet Blue’s Heartbreak Hotel collection carries with it just the right amount of romance that flows perfectly in its own free-spirited way. Tereza looked purely ethereal in the shoot, her stunning looks accentuated with touches of lace and balanced details. A flirty, flowing romper shows off her enviable gams, while the longsleeves conceal and leave something to the imagination. Similarly, an eye-catching Love & Lemons dress brings a romantic dose of red lace, and its sheer sleeves actually achieve a more stand-out style choice than the typical spaghetti strap. And a stunning magenta gown is sealed with a kiss of lace and an intimate surprise: it’s backless.

 Browse the rest of our favorite looks below, and we can just about guarantee it will leave you in the mood for love.

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Picture this: You arrive at your coveted Valentine’s Day destination looking dressed to impress. After hours of glam – including an incident with the curling iron that you’re thankful no one witnessed – you’re feeling 100% on top of the world and ready to conquer the night. Your date has all eyes on you… until he notices a similar red dress clone out of the corner of his eye.

“Hey, isn’t she wearing the same thing as you?”

Your cheeks immediately turn the shade of your M.A.C. ‘Viva Glam’ red lipstick as all your self confidence melts into the bowl of french onion soup in front of you. It’s not even the main course yet and your Valentine’s vibe has already been killed for the night (insert broken-hearted emoji here).

But fear not: V Day 2015 can have a happy ending. We’ve got the solution to keeping this year’s most romantic night a smashing hit all the way through until your chocolate-covered dessert. The secret? Go vintage!

While some might think this translates into hours of searching through thrift store bins in search of a vintage gem, think again. This year, Nasty Gal has done the hard work for us and put together some seriously cool vintage options – all romantic, elegant and most important of all, unique.

No matter what your plans, we’ve created three V-Day scenarios modeled by the gorgeous Sydney Schafer who showed how to knock ‘em dead for each. You have the final say on the look of the evening, but rest assured that these options will leave you the standout star of the night. Xoxo.

 

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It’s always fun to dress in theme, and why not adopt the go big or go home mentality for the one day of the year when it’s acceptable to wear anything pink, red and all things glittery. Try these Vintage Escada Rima Pleated Trousers on for size to add a sizzling pop of red into your daytime look. We also love the Vintage Lagerfeld Vintage Wool Blazer or this Vintage One to Grow on Pencil Skirt for a polished and professional option. To keep things more playful and fun, the Vintage Saint Laurent Lovers’ Swirl Embroidered Top is a fan of ours (and Cupid’s).

 

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Since we brought up Cupid, we’re here to say that you don’t need a date to have fun on Valentine’s Day. It is a #GIRLBOSS world afterall. So save the Ben & Jerry’s + Netflix binge for another night, and throw on one of these dazzling dresses to dance the night away. But to do so, you’ll want this Vintage DKNY Future’s So Bright Racer Back Dress in your closet. For the rock and roll girls, the Vintage Sugar High Leather Dress was made for you. And for those of you who prefer the classic red look, the Vintage Herve Leger Violet Femme Bandage Dress is your go-to, and may even attract the attention of a new romance in your life. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

 

Date Night

If you are lucky enough to score a handsome suitor for the evening, arrive in something like this Vintage Paco Rabanne Lady in Red Velvet Dress and your date won’t even need buy you a bouquet of roses (we’ll still expect them, though. Just saying.) With this dress, it’s all in the name: you will be his lady of the evening. And for the hopeless romantics, it doesn’t get much better than the Vintage All Heart Lattice Dress and Vintage Comme de Garcons Tragically Lip Cutout Top, both of which will leave your date’s eyes on you and you alone long past the main course.

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This article originally posted on refinery29.com.

How NOT To Be Awkward At Parties: 6 Outfits That Save The Day

“Claiming that we’re “awkward” is probably our go-to way to self-deprecate. It’s simply because we’ve all been that girl — the one who’s holding so many hors d’oeuvres she doesn’t have a spare limb to shake a stranger’s hand. Or, the one who can’t walk across a room without spilling her beverage, and for whom the term “small talk” makes her wince. And, this time of year — the Olympics of social gatherings — our graces are really put to the test.

Well, we’re putting our hard-learned lessons to better use: helping you navigate the holiday party circuit with a few clever style solutions. Yes, your outfit can help. There are accessories so cool they’re automatic icebreakers, clothes that will hide a margarita dribble, and other precautionary measures that are so much more than fancy and festive. Read on and ease those nerves, party girl.

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The Smooth Mover

Let’s kick it off with the simplest of soiree-snafu solutions: The pretty party flats.

If you’re not the heel-wearing kind of girl during the day, there’s no pressure to step outside your comfort zone come playtime.

Plus, take into consideration what the night could have in store:

Will you be strolling from one shindig to the next? Will there even be anywhere to sit?

If you foresee yourself being the girl who’s hobbling around unhappily, a grounded pair of party shoes —

think metallic cap toes, glittery fabrics, bold colors — will be your sole mate.

Nasty Gal Great Escape Jacquard Trench

Tanya Taylor ‘Toto’ Oversized Plaid Turtleneck Sweater

Nasty Gal Collection Rapture High-Waisted Trouser

H&M Tassel Earring

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The Spiller

You can hardly finish a cocktail or pop a few apps into your mouth without the evidence showing up on your clothes.

While your dry cleaner may love you for it, being a messy eater isn’t so great for soft, solid colors or, ya know, Instagram.

If you’re a chronic spiller, opt for busy prints that will hide any drops or smears.

And, for those who expect to be around a more rambunctious crowd,

look to incorporate easy-to-clean-up materials like patent leather or even a bit of PVC.

Nass Boutique Top

 Issa Jacket

Orla Kiely Flower Power Jacquard Pleated Skirt

Jennifer Chun Plastic Skirt

Holst+Lee Coquette Bracelets

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The Dancing Queen

When the DJ finally plays your jam, all bets are off.

Arms and legs are a-flailing, your shimmy is next-level, and the old “dance like no one’s watching” trope becomes a bit too true.

And, while short or loose hems may lead to accidental flashing, more importantly,

you’d rather not be the girl who’s wiggling uncomfortably in a look not made for dancing.

Break out the jewel-encrusted party pants that won’t keep you awkwardly bouncing at the mercy of your dress.

H&M Pants and Top

Risto Sweater

René Caovilla Heels

Pushmataaha Rings

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The Wallflower

You’re the friend-of-the-friend’s +1, and you can’t remember the name of the only other familiar person in the room.

While it may seem safe to comment on the weather, it’s also kind of a snooze.

If you’re not a lover of small talk, come equipped with an instant icebreaker

in the form of statement jewelry, especially placed near your face.

Trust: If there’s a pretty, sparkly object looking back at them,

your new friends will likely remark and you can lead the convo from there.

It’s so much better than bonding over the Polar Vortex.

Holst+Lee Creatures of Comfort Necklace

Lulu Frost Rita Mesh Necklace

DKNY Silk Dress with Sequins

Fortune and Frame Rings

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The Free-Hander

It’s easy to spot a fellow awkward girl by looking at her hands.

They’re a bit fidgety; they move from a countertop to her hip, now back to the countertop, and then…err, no, play with your hair!

Some of you may choose to cling to a beverage, milking it for the duration of the evening.

But, we prefer a practical fashion solution: the pocketed party dress.

Not only do the side details add dimension to the design, they also serve as the perfect little safety nook for jittery digits.

Jennifer Chun Dress

Rachel Zoe Sleeveless Fringe Shift Dress

Ruthie Davis Parrot Heels

Fortune and Frame Earcuff

Rue Gembon Winter Necklace

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The Nosher

Let’s just say we’re not the kind of guests who pass up the cheese platter.

Can you dip it? Is it wrapped in prosciutto? We’re in.

Naturally, the foodies of the fête will have a hard time balancing a clutch and soon find themselves

totally out of spare hands when it’s time to shake someone else’s or return a text.

In this case, crossbody carryalls with easy-to-open compartments are key.

You have friends to meet and canapés to indulge in — think of your priorities.”

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H&M Dress

Fortune and Frame Bracelets

Pushmataaha Rings

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This article is reposted from Refinery29.com and written by Gina Marinelli.

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Stylist – Jessie Tate TUMBLR / INSTAGRAM

Hair / Makeup – Tiffany Patton WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

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From being your best friend on that not-so-great hair day to helping you achieve an “it” factor that transforms an outfit, hats are essential to any model’s wardrobe. Winter months leave us feeling frizzy and freezing, so what better way to get through the day than to cozy up under a trendy wide-brim or beanie. Here’s some of our favorite headgear to get you through the winter months with ease and (and maybe a Peppermint Mocha, or two).

Nothing screams quintessential LA style more than the black wide-brimmed hat, like the ones above from LF’s “Sincerely, Skirts” lookbook. It’s the perfect staple that will liven up your wardrobe in these dreary winter months. We love the versatility of this hat; pair it with a light-wash denim jeans and flats for a quick on-the-go day look, or dress it up in a silk frock and vintage booties for a night out. Naty models the many styles of this hat in her Brandy Melville shoot, proving that it’s the perfect fit (literally, the hat is even named Naty).

If you’re a more seasoned hat veteran and are looking to get creative, try this timeless look in olive- the edgier cousin to classic black hat. Not only is this color perfect for colder months, but it’s also extremely flattering and helps liven up our slowly-fading summer complexions. Taylor pulls off the cool girl style of this look in her Brixton hat from PacSun. Can you say, obsessed?

For a cozier alternative to the wide-brim look, we love the beanie. Wear it on the subway en route to a casting call, then stash it in your bag before heading downtown with girlfriends. Bring out your playful side with these fun cat-ear beanies from PacSun. Or throw on an embroidery beanie from Brandy Melville for an instant conversation starter (or ender, depending on your mood). Regardless, you’ll be killin’ it all through the holiday season.

 

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“Hi guys! Giza here with the latest in NYFW style and trends. I’ve been scoping out the scene in Manhattan for the past week. Obviously, all of the S/S’ 15 styles are stunning, but I’ve spotted a few trends on the street that are sure to be pretty major this upcoming season. I’ve got all of the details for you in this week’s NYFW Recap:

 

Crazy prints

Designers weren’t holding back this season in the print department. Crazy prints, vibrant colors… Um hello, seventies. We’ve missed you. I’m not talking a hint of a print here and there. No. Full on head-to-toe psychedelic floral. I’m obsessed.

Fringe

Are you going through Coachella withdrawal? Don’t worry. April will be here before you know it. In the meantime, designers are giving you your fringe fix by way of awesome denim and leather jackets and suede bags. Fringe represents freedom and carelessness and passion. It’s no wonder we can’t seem to get enough these days.

Fishnet skirts

Gone are the days where fishnet only thrived through the cheeky little tights you wore with your favorite little minis. Fishnets are back in a new way this season. Say hello to the fishnet skirt. Designers are considerate of the sexy reputation that fishnets have attained over the year. Try pairing yours with a classy little button up top, sandals, and a topknot for an effortlessly chic look.

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Midriff

The midriff trend is still going strong. I don’t think we’ll be mourning the death of crop tops any time soon. NYFW was littered with both models and the fashion-inclined alike baring their summer bods by way of tiny tops and bold bralettes. For SS ’15, swap your high-wasted shorts and skirts for classic mid-rise denim.

Beiges

Amidst all of the drama and eccentricities of fashion week, we can all find comfort in the fact that beige is still totally in. Not up for flashy prints and daring colors. It’s fine. Beige is still a safe space for you to comfortably channel your inner fashion savant. Timeless trench coats and sleek skirts are only a few of the ways that you can bring beige back in your spring and summer wardrobes. Just kidding about the whole “back” bit. Beige never truly went anywhere to begin with.

 

This NYFW was complete madness, I was running all over the place. Different parties, events, shows, and presentations. I am excited to share with you some of the experience!”

 

You can see Giza’s portfolio here and follow her on Instagram!

 

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Hi fashionistas! Giza here with the latest in NYFW style and trends. I’ve been scoping out the scene in Manhattan for the past week. Obviously, all of the S/S ’15 styles are stunning, but I’ve spotted a few trends that are sure to be pretty huge this upcoming season. I’ve got all of the details for you in this week’s NYFW Recap.

My favorite would have to be this netting trend. Rodarte killed it with their net dresses and skirts; but they definitely weren’t the only ones thinking netting this season!

Another trend that I have always been a fan of are the trenches and menswear-esqe coats. I’m a sucker for when a womenswear line adds a menswear twist.

Beiges and neutrals were totally in for this season. I don’t often venture into the bold world of color so this was right up my alley.

A style that I am familiar with popped up quite a bit on the runway, the culotte. Culottes are pretty much under the knee, usually flowy, shorts that might look like a skirt from afar. There were some designers that executed it in a very modern way.

Patterned prints were a must for designers.  This season without fail, bold patterns were a big statement.

When you think of spring pastels tend to come to mind, and without a doubt- pastels were all over the runway. I believe that Elizabeth and James did it best!

Again, I’m a sucker for a menswear twist.  I loved it when trousers made repeat appearances!

I’m all for a good pair of heels but when I saw that flats and “flatforms” (which I have a love-hate relationship with) were everywhere, a part of me exploded with happiness. Check out how Coach and MM6 Maison Martin Margiela did flatforms, not bad!

When done right ruffles, frills, and pleats can drive a girl wild. Juan Carlos Obando did it so well!

I love pushing boundaries; so when I saw how Jason Wu used sheers, I got pretty inspired!  Check it out for yourself but be careful how you do it.  It takes some finesse for sure.

Last but not least, flawy fabrics were pretty major. I have to admit that when I wear anything even the slightest bit flowy I immediately feel majestic and mythical. I would wear Juan Carlos Obando’s flowy look every chance I get!

Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week!  I’ll be covering all of the most coveted NYFW street style trends- including my own!

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