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Time to dress to impress in the four latest styles that are a must for your spring wardrobe. I love dresses! When you're having one of those "what do I wear?" moments, choose a dress. Dresses are so simple to figure out in your wardrobe and barely require a thought,  just slip one on and add heels or sandals. 

Midi Dress with Nipped Waist

     

ASOS Midi Dress In Animal Print, $35 ASOS

ASOS Skater Dress In Check Print, $105 ASOS

Hitting just past the knee the midi dress is sweet and demure. Look for a style that defines the waist and for this season a print means the need for fewer accessories.

Wrap Dress

     

Gemma Chevron Print Wrap Dress, $90 Banana Republic

Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dress - Faith Silk, $207 Bloomingdale's

Another waist defining style with a flattering v-neck is the wrap style. 

Maxi Dress

     

Michael Stars Exclusive Stripe Halter Maxi Dress, $97 Piperlime

Diane Von Furstenberg Long Two-tone Patterned Maxi Dress, $311 Yoox

Long, flowy and comfortable, the maxi dress can be weekend wear or party wear.

Swing Dress

     

ASOS Swing Dress With Floral Border Print, $42 ASOS

Haute Hippie Sleeveless Silk Tuck Dress With Lace Back in Buff, $465 Piperlime

The swing dress can easily transition between totally casual with flip-flops to a cocktail party when you add heels. For the buff color dress from Haute Hippie add a colorful necklace or cuff bracelet.

Wedding Wear

'Tis the season when most people will be attending wedding, myself included. First up, for my husband and I, is a wedding in Paris followed by a vacation in Italy where I'm looking forward to plenty of wine and pasta.

For this week's Friday Favorites we picked our top looks of what to wear to a wedding. Plus, two to-the-point wedding attending tips:

-Don't wear white unless the bride asks you. Don't wear anything too short, too low cut or just too revealing-leave your clubbing dresses for just that, when you're looking for attention at a club. There's nothing worse than being the talk of the wedding for your breasts being on display. It won't snag a date from the inebriated groomsmen and you'll be disrespecting the occasion.

-If your invite doesn't say plus one, don't write one in or show up with a date. Weddings are costly and unless you've been dating someone for at least six months you shouldn't expect to be able to bring a date. Most brides and grooms are thinking ahead and a year from now they really don't want to look at photos of you and wonder who that guy is standing next to you in all the photos. Just go and have fun, dance with your friends and make new ones.

Alison's Pick

 

     

Raoul Bita Bow Maxi Dress, $590 Saks Fifth Avenue                 Crystal Crush Bobbi Pin, $25 Ban.do

I purposely skip black dresses at weddings and opt for color instead. Nothing that steals the thunder from the bride, but nothing that disappears in the sea of other dresses either. This blue dress is elegant for an evening or black tie affair. I'd add a crystal covered bobbi pin to pull hair away from my face and add a little more color to my outfit.

 

Christina Wright's Pick

     

                 Stapless Green Dress, $128 LuLu                       Ivory Crescent Necklace, $28 Francesca's

One of my favorite things about working weddings is seeing all the amazing style from the guests. My team style is always hip & onbrand when working, but we still have to have comfort and ease when working 12+ hour days. So I LOVE when I actually get to attend a wedding and wear something absolutely fabulous! This dress from LuLu's is exactly that! The green is bright and fun for the season and the silhouette is fun & flirty....perfect dress to dance the night away! Love the simplicity of neutral accessories with my bold dress. The styling makes everything feel much more luxe, and I love that I can get so much use out of them after the wedding!

 

Simply Modern Weddings

Lauren's Pick

                           

Bead Embroidered Dress, $85 Feel Luxury           Thyme Wedge, $95 Seychelle's Footwear

Two of my favorite things about weddings are a 1. open bar and 2. a rocking wedding band! If I'm gonna shake my stuff on the dance floor, I want to wear a dress that twirls along with me. This apricot, beaded & embroidered dress has a soft, romantic look to it to suit the ceremony, but give it a twist or two and that lace and those beads will be catching the eyes of all the eligible bachelors in the room. To top it off, I wear a comfortable matching wedge to give me some height without killing my feet from all the sweet moves I'll be doing.

Endless Amusment

Christina Moffitino's Pick

                 

     Bustier Georgette Maxi Dress, $148 BCBG        Havanna Clutch, $88 J.Crew

With a friend's beach style wedding coming up, I'm planning gifts and, of course, an outfit for the occasion. I love this bright coral dress because the color reminds me of a beautiful summer sunset. It has a sexy silhouette with still enough room to get down for a night of dancing with the bride. I'd slap some bangles on with the woven clutch to create a perfect pairing for seaside style. 

Street Swag

                                                

 

The countdown begins! 18 days until Christmas and we're excited to get the tree and decorate the house. Tune in to our videos starting next week filled with gift suggestions, recipes, decor, entertaining and even how to create your own ugly holiday sweater because sometimes you need a break from being fancy. Enjoy!

Alison's Pick

Jay Godfrey, Adams Maxi Dress, on sale for $270 Cusp

May I pour you a drink? That's what I imagine saying to guests when they arrive at the door for the holidays while wearing this stylish, yet comfortable dress. Just needs some dangly earrings and a big cuff.

Christina Wright's Pick

Essie nail polish, $8 bottle Essie

I am kinda a nail polish fanatic, okay okay, I AM a nail polish fanatic. (There's no "kinda" about it.) I have so many shades and different brands, that I actually have researched buying some sort of modern style nail salon display case for them. Yes, it's that bad! My favorite line of polishes is from Essie. So many amazing colors, and they paint on like a dream! I hope my stocking is filled with these colors from their winter collection. You hear me Santa? I would be such a good girl...with awesome nails of course!

Lauren's Pick

The Body Shop Fragrance Oils and Burners, $16 Burner, $5 for each oil The Body Shop

Each day this week, I've had a different holiday scent flowing through my apartment; not because I've been baking cookies or putting up a fresh spruce tree, but because I've been burning these oils from The Body Shop. I like them so much better than scented candles because they last longer, the scent spreads more, and the best part- you can mix fragrances for a unique combination. My favorites around the holidays are Juniper Berry, for a sweet yet woodsy feel, and Vanilla Bliss, which has me craving sugar cookies. I also like their more fruity scents, like Exotic and Peach.
 
 
Christina Moffitino's Pick
 
Studded Collar Necklace, $30 Etsy
The collar necklace is definitely a trend to try! The embellished neckpieces help make any outfit standout. Wear them with your favorite knit sweater to add some style and sass. You can also channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and pair it with your favorite LBD for the "Breakfast at Tiffany" look. It's the perfect accessory to wear to any holiday and New Year party. 

Been a busy week with two TV segments, first for Marie Osmond and this morning creating a dorm room on KTLA. I was excited to wear one of my Friday Favorites on TV and we hope you'll find a favorite from out list and enjoy a little web shopping this weekend.

Alison's Pick

14K Gold Filled Marquise Earrings with Dangling Swarovski Crystal Jet Beads, SoniaHou.com $80

I couldn't wait to slide on this style. Long, slim and stylish, these made their first appearance on my makeover segment with Marie Osmond. You can wait to see them on me in October when the show premieres OR get yourself a pair and let them be attention-getters on your own lobes.

Lauren's Pick

Harmonica Necklace,  FredFlare.com $12

This necklace demands attention, not just from the eyes, but from the ears as well! The metallic chain and pendant goes with casual and classy outfits in perfect harmony. It's great for a music lover like me, and especially handy on those days when I just feel like singin' the blues.

 

Christina Moffitino's Pick

Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock, Amazon.com $30

If you're like me and have the fear of sleeping through your alarm and being late...fear no more! The sonic boom alarm clock comes equipped with a flashing red light, LOUD alarm sound and a motion vibrator to place under your pillow. Talk about a wake n'shake! Extreme you say? Yes, but in my case I could sleep through World War 3. This is a guaranteed way to wake up (even through my snoozes) and make sure I get to work and school on time. It's perfect for you late night owl college kids with early morning classes.

Street Swag

 

Christina Wright's Pick

Stripe Jersey Dress, Felicity&Coco $80

I am ALL about the maxi dresses. Even if this trend went away, I would still be rocking them...because you can't beat how stylishly chill they are!! My closet is seriously filled with more maxi dresses than I could count. I could always have more, and this one from Felicity & Coco is on my radar! I love the shape of it, and the coral and mocha colors will compliment my naturally tan skin perfectly!

Simply Modern Weddings

Having TJ Maxx and Marshalls so close to my house makes it easy to be a fan. As a TV host and stylist it helps that I can add to my ever changing wardrobe without spending loads of cash. Some days I buy a designer dress online and other days I snag a pair of designer jeans for $50 rather $150 at my favorite off-price stores.

Here are a few of my favorite looks for Spring I styled for my segment on KTLA in Los Angeles all available from TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

 

Hot pink & crisp white                                Color blocking

Add a belt to a simple long shift         A $20 red carpet worthy dress

Polka Dot Power                                   These pants are as comfy as pajamas

Every outfit is under $200 including the jewelry, handbag and shoes.

A few tips: *Combine several bold colors for a color blocking theme. *Wear a pop of color on your feet while the rest of your look is crisp, clean black and white. *Layer bracelets on one wrist. *Swap out the belt that came with the dress and add one from your closet, this will show off your personal style. *Wear your gold sandals with everything from jeans to dresses.

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