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This trendy resin cluster necklace from Bella Vita Jewelry is a great transitional piece for summer to fall. Wear it now with a white tank and cargo or denim shorts for a casual-chic look. In the fall, pair it with a black dress to add a hint of the season’s army-meets-glam trend to your nighttime style. The necklace features resin shields with turquoise treen ceramic beads and a ribbon embellished with gold designs. Buy it for $58 at
Founded in 2002, Alanna Bess is a high-end contemporary jewelry collection featuring statement designs and bright colors. The pieces are the perfect compliments to summer outfits. The designer, who the line is named after, gained her bold aesthetic during her experience studying abroad in Florence in 2004. We love this Lucca Pink Chacedony necklace, which is gold with a pop of vibrant pink. The necklace retails for $378 at

We love this quirky teal and fuschia knit striped dress on Etsy. The colors are bright, unexpected and perfect for summer. The fringing and beading along the hem add more unique details. Style it with a belt for a pulled together look, or let it stay loose for a bohemian vibe.

Striped Barbie Beaded Fringe Minie Dress - $30 at Etsy.
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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