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Noble Youth
is a fun and flirty collection with a youthful vibe. The leopard print tanks and dresses are great for casual nights out or when you want a funky daytime look. And the more basic pieces can also easily go from day to night. The line launched in 2005 and is designed and manufactured in New York by Megan Quinn. Noble Youth is available online (priced between $60 and $225) at and in boutiques around the country.

Cirque du Cheval

Cirque du Cheval is a feminine yet understated based collection by Los Angeles celebrity stylist Michelle Sackson. Her spring collection is constructed mostly from silk in neutral shades. Most pieces are basic with alluring details: a grey tee with lace on the sides, a top that is low-cut in the back, and a shift with ruffles at the neckline.


Cirque du Cheval is available at (most items are priced between $100 and $200) and in several California boutiques. For more information and locations, visit
sprattersjane.pngCold? Snuggle into one of these gorgeous scarves from Spratters & Jayne. The Brooklyn-based indie designer’s latest collection of stylish winter must-haves are handmade from 100% Peruvian Highland wool (meaning their deliciously soft) and come in three distinct styles: cowl, lapel, and tube. Customize your pick with heart-shaped or round buttons and choose from nine different colors. Each scarf retails for $159, but it’s a worthy investment. I mean, would you ever actually want to take it off?

Spratters & Jayne scarves are available at or on Etsy.
She-Bible, a collection of comfortable and stylish women’s clothing, is the fashion child of best friends and business partners Stacy Rodgers and Deirdre Nagayama. They launched their line in 2005 in San Francisco, and it’s now sold in over 75 boutiques nationwide and in Canada.

She-Bible’s latest collection is filled with basics with a twist: dresses with bell sleeves, ruffled tunics, and gathered tees. The clothes are versatile and would flatter women of all ages. Here are some of our favorite pieces:

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Amber Dress, $125

Pop Doyle Tunic, $115

Monarch Top, $40

She-Bible is available online at
Denim on anything besides pants usually conjures up images of decades we don’t want to remember and outfits that make us wince, but this pretty dress by urban apparel label Nooworks gives the material new life. Wear it on your winter vacation, or keep it for your spring wardrobe. This dress easily goes from day to night: pair it with a straw tote and gladiator sandals during the day and switch to heels and a clutch for night.

Nooworks Tie Front Dress - Denim, $58 at

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