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The Little White Dress

We all know how important the “little black dress” is. It’s the one article of clothing that will get you through any social event on your calendar. But now that it’s summer, maybe we should switch things up and try a “little WHITE dress”. Yes, the old rules dictate you should only wear white Memorial Day through Labor Day (and we are now in that time frame), however, I do believe the white dress can be worn all year long with the right accessories and other pieces in your closet. White is classic, crisp, and chic, and looks fabulous with a tan. Here are some celebrities rocking the LWD.

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Jessica Stam is stunning in Marchesa

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Tali Lennox in this season’s hot trend-the shirtdress

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Gabrielle Union is perfection in this three-quarter number

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Caroline Sieber shines in an almost kimono-looking ensemble

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Cameron Diaz is chic in this white jumpsuit

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Vanessa Hudgens personifies glamour in this gown from Philosophy di Alberta Ferritti

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Ashley Madekwe in adorable in this shift from Zara

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Rachel Bilson opts for couture Chanel (love this one)

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Natalie Portman in a darling LWD

Every designer and retailer offers a LWD this time of year. Here are some of my favorites in stores now.

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From left to right:
Lucca Couture Chiffon Tie Top Baby Doll Dress $69 from Urban Outfitters
Warehouse Metallic Lace Shift $83.50 from ASOS
Johann Earl for Urban Renewal Surplice Dress $59 from Urban Outfitters

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Knit Lace Dress $98 from Banana Republic
Scallop Lace Tube Dress $98 from Arden B.
Amie Maxidress in whisper gauze $69.99 from J. Crew

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Sunny Repose Dress $98 from Anthropologie
Calvin Klein Sleeveless V-Neck $99.50 from Macy’s
Pleated Bodice Dress $79.90 from Express
JNBY Asymmetrical Hem Tshirt Dress $80.90 from Nordstrom

There are so many great options for the LWD. It is the perfect summer staple and will quickly become your go-to item for all occasions. Paired with flip flops or heels, this dress is sure to be a hit.

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Great boots under $100

Boots, boots, boots….you cannot escape them this time of year. And there are some amazing ones out there! All the ladies (and girls) in my family were sporting awesome boots over the weekend, and you can’t open a magazine without seeing celebs rockin them as well.

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Cameron Diaz looking beautiful. Many people think you can’t wear black and brown together, but I love the combination.

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Rachel Bilson always looks amazing. Here she shows how boots work with many different style options.

I love boots, but I always seem to have a hard time finding great styles for less than a $100. I made it my mission today to find great looking options at affordable prices. These are my favorites.

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Toms “Wrap” Boots $97.95
I really love these, especially the color (they are available in 3 colors). They slip on and stretch for the perfect fit. And remember-for every pair of Toms sold, they donate a pair of shoes.

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Steve Madden “Ashleey” Boot $99.90
Plush suede with a wrapped platform wedge. Suede is great for dressing up too.

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Report “Nichola” Over The Knee Boot $99.95
Super slim stacked heel makes these super sexy. You can also cuff them.

All available at Nordstrom

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Nine West “Visvayu” Over The Knee Boot $99.95
I love the laces!
Available at DSW

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American Rag “Ikey” Over The Knee Boot $79.99
These have kind of a cowboy/motorcycle boot feel.
Available at Macy’s

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Aldo “Haumesser” Wedge Platform $129.98
I know these are a little more than the $100 limit, but I really love these wedged platforms. Super cool and fun!

There are so many more amazing boots out there for under $100. Now’s the time to stock up too. I’ve found that most stores and websites are having boot sales right now. And let’s face it- it’s going to be many months before the sandals can come back out!!

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Fall Casual

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Manhattan Hat Company Hat, Urban Outfitters Fisherman Cardigan, Metropark Cashmere Sweater, Express Stella Slim Fit Flare jeans, Aerosoles boots

I threw this outfit on this morning to run errands at Ridgedale. Didn’t put any thought into it, had barely any makeup on, yet I was stopped repeatedly by compliments on how I looked and my style. I swear, a lot of times it’s when I put the least amount of effort in that I get the most positive feedback. So, I thought I’d share it with you, along with other great fall casual looks.

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Gwyneth Paltrow looking casual chic in a great colored sweater and sweats

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Gwyneth again in a fisherman’s sweater and skinnies. Love the flared cuff

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Rachel Bilson always looks effortlessly stylish

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Love Kate Bosworth’s fuzzy sweater and dangly earrings

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Sarah Jessica Parker always looks fabulous. Love the cuffed cord with booties, and the fedora gives the whole look that added spice

For more stars looking fall casual, please visit www.fabsugar.com

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