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Desert Fest FTW with style blogger Anabelle Fleur

Take a tip from music fest fan and Viva Luxury blogger Annabelle Fleur: You can’t discount climate when considering what to pack for a festival trip. As she confesses, “Studded fringed leather pants sound good in theory yet in reality, stretchy leather and blazing desert heat don’t mix very well (and yes, I did actually make this mistake).” Points to her for going lighter this time around with our destroyed cutoffs and barely-there off-the-shoulder blouse. The bottlecap belt is a fun complement for her boho silver jewelry and as she notes, this crave-worthy beaded hat is great for keeping hair from drying out under the scorching sun.

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The Hot List

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1. Trapeze Dress 1. Trapeze Dress 2. Translucent Sunglasses 3. Turquoise Bracelet 4. Crochet Tunic Tee 5. Fringe Heels. 6. Beaded Fedora
All it took was a little taste of warm weather to get us in a May mindset. The perfect middle between spring chills and summer heat, it’s a beautiful month for gauzy dresses in check-you-out prints and tees that take it to a new level with cut-outs and crochet texture. As for accessories, we’re betraying our ‘70s obsession in a big way with floppy hats, earth-toned suede, touches of turquoise and round translucent sunglasses. Click the shop link to see more of what’s new right now.

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Express + Stephen Curry + Pandora

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We know he can rule the court and rock our clothes, but how does pro ball player Stephen Curry handle a turn as DJ?

HEAR WHAT’S STREAMING NOW
Head to the Express Rocks station on Pandora® and find out. Stephen’s taken over with a mixtape of beat-driven jams from chart-topping Grammy nominees to old school favorites. It’s perfect for getting pre-game ready (and impressing friends).

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The Swatch Report


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Basic black may be a fashionista staple, but this season the opposite is just as attractive. Lots of girls are thinking about all-white looks, inspired by the achromatic explosion at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2015 and the style benefits this option can offer. An all-white look is equally flattering to all body types and it manages to come off as minimal and daring at the same time, plus no worries about matching. Want to give it a go? Keep a few things in mind:

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START WITH WHAT YOU KNOW
A white tee or classic button-up makes a good entry point.


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REMEMBER WHAT WORKS FOR YOU
Any piece or silhouette that flatters you in a color should fly in white, too, like a fit-and-flare dress or slinky pencil skirt.


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MAKE A GRADUAL MOVE
Work your way up to full achromatic with separates that place a fine, single-color print over white or jeans in an ultra-light wash.


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KEEP IT INTERESTING
The freshest looks arise from layering white or adding elements of texture, so cozy up to crochet embellishment, destruction marks and the sheerness of chiffon. And a jolt of vivid color – a contrasting belt, a red clutch that matches your lip, shoes in another bold primary – instantly makes your outfit a little more memorable.


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THINK AHEAD
Going casual? Tie a long sleeve tee or button-up in another color around your waist. It helps define your curves and prepare you for the biggest hazards facing this look: sudden spills and dirty chairs.


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Love The Look


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Forget what you’ve heard – florals for spring can be groundbreaking. Just take a print synonymous with brightness and sunshine out into the night with dark and muted tones, hot accessories and a taste of what you got. Dressier shorts are great for going out: leggy, easy to move in, immune to sudden winds and usually equipped with pockets. And these high-waist short shorts nail the formula for after-dark florals, with the added edge of structure provided by scuba knit. On top, a simple cropped tank bares a perfectly enticing amount of midriff. (Feeling extra bold, and maybe a little chilly? Try the matching moto jacket.) Punctuate the mood and hint of color in the print with a smoky eye and a rosy lip. Touches like laser cut floral earrings and a quilted straw bag play off this floral’s organic-chic vibe, and lace-up gladiator sandals are a powerful way to wrap things up. Strappy looks like this will be everywhere in the coming months, in all heel sizes and heights from ankle to knee.


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