I Went Shopping with a Personal Stylist and It Was the Best Decision Ever post image

I was once the queen of the classic closet-full-of-clothes-and-nothing-to-wear predicament that every girl knows all too well. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember. I spent all of my preteen and teen years organizing and reorganizing my overstuffed closet and dresser. I had so many clothes that I couldn’t seem to find space to fit them all, yet it always felt like I had absolutely nothing to wear. This followed me into adulthood, and the solution always seemed to be shopping. So I would go out, buy a few new things, and have a few new outfits for a while, but then the cycle would begin again—I would get bored of everything and never seemed to have anything to wear!

Lately this problem hit an all-time high, I think in part because I lost a significant amount of weight over the last year. That, combined with the fact that I entered my 30s this year and am getting married very soon, has caused my style to change, and the items I used to love aren’t appealing to me anymore.

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Best Handbags for Any Date


Every girl knows the importance of a quality handbag. A handbag isn’t just a means to carry around our essentials, it can enhance and define our personal style and say a lot about who we are. Do you prefer practicality or style? Do you need to carry around an assortment of “just in case” essentials or just stick to the basic essentials? Do you invest in timeless bags by known designers or do you like to keep up with the trends and buy the latest “It Bag” by the latest up-and-coming brand? People, guys included, can learn a lot about a girl through her handbag.

Choosing the right bag for a date can be tricky. You want something roomy enough to fit your essentials, but not so bulky that it will weigh you down and be a nuisance. Also, think about what guys find sexy – a girl who is attractive, confident, classy, and together. The opposite of sexy? A girl who’s not properly put-together, wearing the wrong outfit to the wrong date, fumbling with her accessories, and not paying attention to the man beside her.

Read on to avoid the biggest purse pairing no-nos when it comes to your outfit, and learn how to use your bag to your advantage when it comes to dating. Here are 10 of the most common dates, each with their own purse-marching hack. [Click here to keep reading…]

Must-Have Summer Date Dresses Under $50 post image

Being a student in college, I completely understand the importance of a budget. But being a fashion-lover, I also know the importance of good quality. Fortunately, looking amazing does not always require spending a fortune.

My sorority hosts about six dressy events per semester, so that’s 12 events a year that require getting decked out. As a result, I’ve become quite savvy at finding fabulous and flattering pieces without breaking the bank.

Dressing for a summer date can be a bit tricky. You want to look cute, but at the same time stay cool and comfortable. You want to look sexy, but not in a trying-to-hard way that just doesn’t seem to fit with summer’s laid-back essence. And you want to keep it affordable because, if you live in an area with changing seasons, these summery styles don’t have a very long shelf-life.

From dinner dates to picnics in the park to a casual afternoon browsing through your local flea market, I’ve found the perfect dresses for any type of date, all under $50

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A Worthy Investment: Asymmetrical Hem Skirt post image

If you’re looking to update your date night wardrobe, there’s only one piece you need this season to get your guy’s head turning – the asymmetrical hem skirt.  The modern mini, and even some midi, has gotten a sexy update it’s a look you don’t want to pass up.

This style skirt comes in a multitude of lengths and styles so there’s one out there for everyone. If you’ve been looking for a way to amp up your skirt collection then take a look at these amazing options of one of the season’s hottest trends.

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Date Night Inspiration: Jessica Alba’s Flirty Floral Look post image

A few months ago I came across a picture of Jessica Alba in a gorgeous look on her way to Ralph Lauren’s S/S 14 show at NYFW.  Why I loved it?  Because she incorporated warm weather flowing pastels with her cold weather chunky dark neutrals to create a refreshing take on fall dressing.  This instantly inspired, what I consider to be, the perfect winter date night look.

Jessica’s look will set you back big bucks, but there are easy ways to achieve her look on any budget.  Some tips for perfectly achieving her look include keeping the sweater cropped.  This will keep the sweater from overpowering the skirt and will make your overall look appear slim and clean.  Another tip is to keep the skirt airy by choosing a light, flowing fabric.  Heavier textures will, you guessed it, make the overall look feel heavy so stick to silks and chiffons.

Another skirt tip is to keep the length to a midi or slightly higher.  A full on maxi will also create a heavy illusion but it also really covers you up – it is date night so keep it fun and flirty (and feel free to rock a mini if you’re ready to brave the cold)!  Lastly, if you live in a place where strappy sandals aren’t a fall/winter option, don’t be afraid to try a pointy-toe pump or a classic ankle bootie.  Either shoe option would work great with this look.

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10 Fabulous Winter Jackets Under $150 post image

Love it or hate it, winter weather is upon us and it’s definitely the time to invest in this season’s go-to cold weather must have – the coat.  With so many options it’s hard to pick just one so I’ve compiled a list of 10 different coats, all no more than $150, to help you choose that perfect cover-up to keep you warm and stylish all winter long.

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5 Looks Guys Love (Told by Real Guys) post image

When it comes to dressing, us women more often than not want to impress the guys and sometimes that’s not as easy as it seems.  Men’s ideas of sexy and what we perceive it to be doesn’t always correlate, but after doing some research (by talking to real guys) I’ve found 5 killer outfits that we not only love but they love, too.

I asked some of my trusted and most stylish guy friends what looks they find sexiest and took their ideas and created 5 amazing outfits that will catch any guy’s eye. [Click here to keep reading…]

Style Guide: 7 Sexy Ways to Wear the “Boyfriend” Look post image

Pleated pants, striped cardigans, crisp button-ups, oversized watches, bow ties, and suspenders, there’s something sexy and sensual about a woman in her boyfriend’s clothing. The quirky trend is hardly over with the latest fall fashions featuring menswear-inspired clothing and accessories.

To help you channel your inner tomboy, we put together our top picks that are sure to charm their way into your closet and jewelry box this season. These understatedly feminine pieces accentuate the female form minus the girly frills. So whether you’re dating a dashing schoolboy, banker boyfriend, metro-chic geek, or a rockstar, we promise these looks are good enough for your dude but made for you.

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Muse-Worthy: Stylish Celebrity Couples post image

The couple that stays together…usually ends up dressing alike! Celebrities are great resources for style inspiration, whether it’s for your personal style or to coordinate with your significant other.

Whether it’s synching up your everyday looks or figuring out your special event styles, creating a harmonized look with your guy can be a tough task.  One way to make it easier?  Look to your favorite celebrity couples for some easy tips and tricks for nailing coordination.

Check out our picks for the top five most stylish celebrity couples to get inspired by:

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Three Outfit Ideas For Any Summer Wedding post image

Summer wedding season is in full swing and while the thought of celebrating with your bffs is totally fun and exciting, the figuring out what to wear part isn’t usually so much. With so many “rules”, different locations, and of course different wedding styles, getting dressed isn’t only tough but can also get really expensive (especially if you’ve got a heavy RSVP count).

To keep you looking great without breaking the bank, here are three dresses you’ll need to get you through wedding season and easy ways to pair them with your guy.

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Best Bikinis For Your Body Type post image

Summer is just about to pick up in full gear and with the warm weather means the fun and joy of spending more time outside, especially at the beach.  Running around in the sand, getting your tan on – it’s all a blast!  It’s the finding what to wear part that can pose a problem.

Bikini shopping ranks up there with jean shopping for us ladies, meaning it’s not all that enjoyable.  But that’s about to change!  Like anything, It’s all about finding the right style so here are some tips to get you started on your journey to new summer swim wear!

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A Worthy Investment: Sexy Lingerie post image

Spring is the time when everything’s blooming – flowers, love, and even your steamy sex life.  I chalk it up to the warm weather, desire to be in minimal clothing, and the upwards mood swing due to not freezing your buns off in those chilling winter months.  Whether your love is new or your re-sparking that old flame, adding some sexy lingerie is a great way to spice things up in the bedroom.

Since spring is all about blooms and re-birth, add some new life to your lingerie collection with these six sexy spring styles! [Click here to keep reading…]

10 Shoes To Instantly Sexify Your Look post image

Shoes – a girl’s best friend, well one of them at least.  There’s something about a great shoe that really does something for an outfit, but there’s also that pair that really gets a guy’s heart racing.  Men don’t necessarily understand women’s shoes and their love for them, but they definitely experience the power of a sexy pair.

Here are 10 pairs and styles that will always be a insta-way to get your guy’s attention and have him wanting more!

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5 Outfit Ideas for Meeting His Parents post image

You’ve been on dates, you’ve made if official, and now it’s time for the next big relationship step – meeting the parents.  It’s always such a great feeling when your guy takes you to meet his ‘rents because it shows that he’s serious about you!  But it’s also incredibly nerve wracking because you want to make the right impression and leave knowing that they approve of you, their son’s amazing girlfriend.

When it comes to making that impression, you definitely want to make sure you look the part, too.  But just because you want to make that stellar impression doesn’t mean you need to skimp on your style and fashion savvy either.

So if you’re fretting about what to wear, here are 5 really great spring outfits for situation:

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10 Date Night Dresses for Spring post image

There’s nothing better than spring date nights – the beautiful weather, the gorgeous surroundings, and of course the amazing dresses that come with the season!  Spring weather always makes me want to gussy it up a little more when it comes to my date attire and I’m more often than not in the mood for a sexy, flirty or colorful dress.

This season really brings it in terms of perfect dresses and here are 10 fantastic options for a night out with your beau.

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Style Muse: Rihanna post image

Style Muse: Rihanna


I love Rihanna.  She’s a super talented singer, she’s a bad ass and doesn’t apologize for it, and let’s face it – the girl can dress.  Rihanna has some serious fashion chops and loves to take risks and some of her looks can be a little over the top, BUT just because Rihanna likes to amp up her style doesn’t mean all of her looks aren’t uninspiring or wearable.  By switching up a few things you can totally rock your own Rihanna-like style.

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Trend to Try: The Short Suit post image

Spring is officially upon us, which means warmer weather and, inevitably, shorter bottoms!  And what do you know – one of spring’s hottest trends embraces those short bottoms and turns it into a chic staples.  Yes, ladies, the short suit is here and everywhere!  Bold prints, bright colors, chic neutrals – so many styles and options to get your hands on to embrace one of the season’s biggest looks.

Here are 5 fantastic options to get you started:

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10 Spring Pieces That Will Take You from the Office to Happy Hour post image

We’ve all had those days when you’re sitting in your office and your bff calls asking you to meet her for a drink after work, or you’ve had such a crappy day that a nearby happy hour with the girls sounds like just the fix or sometimes you have plans to meet up with your significant other for a weeknight date night.  Whether it’s scheduled or on a whim, it’s always great to be prepared with a stylish outfit that can take you from work to the bar.

Spring has sprung and after work get-togethers are going to be picking up (come on patio weather!), so here are 10 awesome pieces that will have you looking stellar during and after work hours.

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Look We Love: Monochrome post image

Look We Love: Monochrome


Single color looks are everywhere right now and its currently one of my favorite trends.  At first it sounds a little tacky or TOO MUCH, but trust me ladies this look is a keeper.  Rocking a monochrome look can be done by anyone and is a great way to wear a really chic and clean look.

Here are 5 examples and some tips and tricks to helping you on your way to that unified look. [Click here to keep reading…]

Saint Patrick’s Day Style: Festive (and Functional!) Must-Have Pieces post image

Ah, St. Patrick’s day.  The one day where boozing and sporting a green dyed mouth is completely acceptable and incredibly fun.  There’s nothing more fun than rounding up your favorite people and embarking on a bar crawl in your town while sporting ridiculous amount of green.  However, if you’re anything like me the idea of dressing up can be a little daunting.  But just because you’re not rocking a crazy boa, a fluffy green tutu, or some shamrock printed frock (more power to you if you do rock out!) doesn’t mean you can’t partake in the spirit of the day!  So with that being said, here are 10 awesome pieces that will help you get down with the luck of the Irish but that you can easily wear again!

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Shade to Crave: Pretty Pastels post image

Shade to Crave: Pretty Pastels


Pretty pastels are showing they have some serious staying power this spring, popping up just about everywhere you turn.  I was a huge fan of this look last year, and still am, so I’m excited to see these pretty hues back in full force. This year’s looks are just as feminine as last, but look out for some edgier twists on this girly look, too.

Here are 10 awesome pieces to get you looking like a pastel pro:

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Muse-Worthy: 5 Amazing NYFW Street Style Looks To Emulate post image

NYFW isn’t just about watching what struts down the runway – it’s also about watching what struts down the street.  One of my favorite parts of fashion week is checking out the amazing street style because it really inspires me to amp up my looks or try new things.

You won’t find any better than Fashion Week style, so that that said here are 5 incredible looks to pull off now!

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Fashion Week Review: 10 Hot Trends to Look Forward to for Fall 2013 post image

NYFW has come and gone in a flash, but it has left us with some serious lusting over Fall’s hottest trends.  There were plenty of new looks on the runway this season that make me want to fast forward to September/October (well, ok maybe that’s a loaded statement – really I just mean for the fashion, not the weather). There were also a lot of recycled trends, but they all had their very own new twist on them making them fresh and even more desirable.

There were a lot of great trends out there, but here are 10 that really stood out and you can look forward to rocking this fall.

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Oscar’s Red Carpet: Winners in the Fashion Category post image

Another Oscars broadcast has come and gone, but it’s definitely not time to stop talking about what the stars wore down the red carpet (because let’s be honest – that’s what most of us watch for anyways).  There were plenty of hits, always a few misses, but for the most part this year’s fashion choices did not disappoint.

There was a large field, but I’ve narrowed down who I think were the 10 best dressed ladies of the night (+1 addition I just couldn’t leave out).

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Trend to try: Tiny, Dainty Rings post image

Lately we’ve been totally obsessing over statement jewelry, and while I LOVE this look, sometimes it’s nice to lighten up and rock some pretty, dainty little things.  One look I’ve always been a big fan of are tiny bands and rings that add just enough pop to your hand without being completely in your face.  The look is chic and sleek and something anyone can pull off.

Here are some of my favorite pieces you can rock right now and little tips and tricks to make them stand out.

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Link Love post image

Link Love



10 Rules for Women Who Are Unlucky in Love
– Your Tango

6 Things That Supposedly Make Men Sexier – The Frisky

5 Ways to Get more Energy On Days  When You Feel Blah – Her Campus

Healthy Eating Secrets From Around the World – FitBottomed Girls

Think He’s Cheating? Here’s What to Do – YourTango

ANM Must-Have: Resort Pieces For Now And Later post image

Right around this time of the season is when vacations are on the agenda, last minute warm weather getaways are booked, and thoughts of basking in the sun takes your mind far away from the bitter cold you’re living in now.  And nothing is more fun than shopping for new items to wear on this vaca because that means putting away those bulky winter layers and trading up for flowy, lightweight pieces in fun, bold prints and colors.

One downfall – buying these pieces and not being able to wear them until the weather changes.  But don’t fret – you can totally rock these looks when you step back into reality and work them well into your current cold weather wardrobe.

Here are 10 resort pieces to buy now, wear on the beach, and back at home: [Click here to keep reading…]

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Best Boots for Bad Weather


We’ve been pretty lucky this year when it comes to our winter, but there are still the occasional snow storms and I’m sure we’ve got plenty more on the way before those warm wonderful days of spring.  My biggest concern during the winter is finding great boots that will look fab while keeping my feet dry and warm.  Whether you walk to work, you brush off your car in the a.m., or you rarely step outside when the white stuff is on the ground, a great boot for any snowy occasion is necessary to any girl’s wardrobe.

Here are 10 (+ 1 just had to add!) styles to get you through the rest of winter. [Click here to keep reading…]

Spotlight On Ampere: A Revolutionary New Lingerie Line Just in Time for Valentine’s Day post image

No matter what your relationship status, Valentine’s day is a great excuse to treat yourself to some pretty new underthings. And this is why I highly recommend you check out Ampere, a new lingerie line co-founded by my friend Jiabei Chen.

Jiabei took a very interesting turn in life, trading in a career as a lawyer for that of a lingerie designer. And judging by her stunning pieces, she made the right call! [Click here to keep reading…]

Cozy Winter Loungewear: 10 Must-Have Items post image

When it’s super cold outside, the only thing I want to do is put on some serious comfy clothes, curl up on the couch and watch a major Bravo TV marathon.  This week has definitely been a frigid one so warm loungewear has found its way back into my weekly routine.  Plus, being in your everyday clothing and all of those layers only makes you (well, at least me) crave comfy clothing even more.

Here are 10 great loungewear options to rock out on your couch, and a few to even wear on the town!

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