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It’s fun to put on a short, sexy dress for a summer night out, but not so fun to have to pull it down or worry that you’re exposing a little too much all evening. Be stress-free with this garden print mini featuring hidden shorts under the skirt. Designed by LA-based Shaina Mote, the dress has a cute butterfly print and is made from locally sourced deadstock (meaning no longer available to other designers) fabrics.

Shaina Mote Garden Print Dress - $128 at

We don’t mean to rush the end of summer, but Corey Lynn Calter’s winter 2010 collection has us craving crisp, cold weather. We got a sneak peak at the LA-based designer’s latest look book this week, and we’re loving the bohemian-inspired floral patchwork, chic styling with hats and knee socks, and office-ready trendy separates. Here are some of our favorite looks: 

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Studs are one of the hottest accessory trends for summer and fall, and we are obsessing over this chic cuff from Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Anna Beck. Beck’s pieces are handmade in Bali using ancient techniques that result in modernly chic designs. Along with cuffs, she also creates to-die-for studded rings and earrings.

Anna Beck Sterling Silver Studded Large Cuff, $440 at
il_430xN.155028079.jpgIf you have an iPad (or know someone that does), check out these cute protective cases from Etsy seller WallabyBagCo. They feature foam padding and plush lining of quilted cotton to keep your iPad both fashion-forward and safe. There is also a front pocket perfect for storing things like pens, power cords, or screen wipes. You can even get a matching iPod/iPhone case to carry too! These are great gift ideas for the Apple lover in your life, or practical purchases for yourself.

Carnival Blossom and Chocolate iPad Case - $38 at

Emerging Brooklyn-based designer Helena Fredriksson’s spring collection is very modern and contemporary, but each piece is timeless. The collection incorporates classic neutrals with a pop of blue. The chic dresses and separates are work-appropriate, but would also be great for dinners and other events. The pieces are a bit of a splurge, ranging in price from $150 to $375, but since each item is so versatile they are worth every penny.

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