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Maximalist

Maximalist

Despite what the calendar says, spring has taken it's time getting here.  But - and let's not jinx ourselves - the forecast is optimistically dry for the next few days, which means we're eager to bring out our bare legs, sandals and our favorite spring/summer workhorse: the maxi dress.

The best maxi hits just around your ankles (less chance of ungraceful tripping) to show off your carefully selected sandals (or sneakers) keeping things chic and modern. 

From L to R: Vince cotton sweater, Red Valentino cotton maxi dress, Rene Escobar 18k gold and sterling silver bangles, Annabel Ingall cross-body bag .

From L to R: Vince cotton sweater, Red Valentino cotton maxi dress, Rene Escobar 18k gold and sterling silver bangles, Annabel Ingall cross-body bag .

It would be a no-brainer to pair this Red Valentino beauty with a denim, military or even leather jacket, but we love the play on proportion with an oversized, cotton sweater and casual cross-body bag.  Finish the look off with delicate, suede slides and a messy top-knot to keep things casual.

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Party Ready

Party Ready

There's no better way to spread some Christmas cheer during holiday party season than with your clothes.  You don't have to go full on Mrs. Claus, but a little red, gold and green can be worn in just the right way to look both festive and chic.

Few designers do prints better than Red Valentino: with metallic brocade, bold colors and sparkling accents, this maxi dress will add just the right amount of joy to your ensemble.  Keep your accessories simple, with pops of burgundy and gold to accent the colors and textures in the dress.

From L to R: Red Valentino brocade dress, Shay Jewelry starburst choker, Julez Bryant bangles and Vince embossed leather cross-body.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with family, fun and of course, fashion!

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Bold Blooms

Bold Blooms

Today is the summer solstice, with that comes warmer weather, later nights and our favorite summer pieces can finally be brought into regular rotation. 

But this is fashion, so we're always thinking a couple months ahead.  Pre-Fall is in full swing here at the store - boxes arriving every day with buy-now, wear- now pieces - don't be fooled by the word "fall" these looks are bright, bold and filled with floral prints and will take you straight through September.

From L to R: Annabel Ingall leather tote bag, Shay single starburst choker, Red Valentino floral print chiffon top, Mother Denim "Looker" crop jean & Sara Weinstock 18k gold and diamond bangles.

Pair your Pre-Fall floral with denim and lace up sandals for a breezy boho, summer vibe.  Come cooler weather, layer it under a faux fur vest or leather jacket, and throw on your Rag & Bone floppy brim fedora to keep you cozy.

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Easy for Easter

Easy for Easter

Similar to wedding season, Easter is a great excuse to buy a new dress (or separates),  especially if you can find a piece or two that will take you through summer and all the events that come with it.

We like to keep our Easter outfits light, bright and floral, with a little lace thrown in - which keeps things festive and fun - and of course, on trend for the season. 

Graphic prints, floral or otherwise, are all over dresses right now, making it easy to find an Easter appropriate outfit.  It also wouldn't be a spring 2016 dress if there wasn't a white option, be it crochet, eyelet or linen, you'll find the perfect white dress for you.

From L to R: Red Valentino cotton eyelet lace dress, Paul Smith cotton dress, Derek Lam 10 Crosby cotton top with lace trim, Theory "Raoka" floral print pants, M Missoni dress, L'Agence "T Lee" silk blouse and "Mackenzie" skirt.

Whether you're doing a low key brunch with friends, attending mass, a party at the club or sticking around the house for a drizzly egg hunt with the kids, we've got a look for you.

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Contemporary Corset

Contemporary Corset

Don't be alarmed, we're not talking about an actual corset here. We are talking about corseting details that have shown up all over the runways, especially for spring 2016.

It's been seen in the form of exaggerated princess seams on dresses and jackets, lacing up the sides of fitted leather jackets and darling dresses or even loose laces down the front of a rib knit sweater.  This trend can range from super feminine to boho and then all the way to classic tomboy (yes, we said tomboy), it just depends what pieces you choose and how you style them!

From L to R: Vince tailored leather jacket, Red Valentino dress, Sara Weinstock 18k gold and oxidized silver bangles, Ashlyn'd "Cosmo" lucite clutch, Derek Lam 10 Crosby lacing detail shirt, Rag & Bone/Jean "Paz" crop flare, Rene Escobar 14k gold and oxidized silver necklace and bangles, Rag & Bone stripe poncho, Annabel Ingall "Isabella" tote

Remember you don't need to interpret trends literally, add just a touch to any outfit to make it wearable and stylish.  We'd pair the dress with some strappy sandals for an edgy evening look and stick to classic loafer with the white shirt and crop flare jeans.

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