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Jill Italiano Floral Multistrand Chain Bracelet Boasting resplendent beauty that will undoubtedly turn heads, this delicate bracelet by designer Jill Italiano is a stunner. Its centerpiece is a flower arrangement made with mandarin garnet and citrine, and a smattering of peridot and tourmaline buds. With substantial gold chains completing it to perfection, this is the kind of piece you can wear anywhere and with anything to add a polished finishing touch.

$185 at

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alexraruffleskirt.pngALEX&RA designer Alexandra Cipparone added eye-catching ruffles to this wardrobe staple, making it into an edgy, stylish piece. Tuck a white blouse into this form-fitting pencil skirt for a day at the office, or wear it out at night with a loose black tank. The skirt is available for $98 at

About ALEX&RA: Cipparone lives in San Francisco, where she designs her handmade skirts and dresses. Her feminine yet understated looks are influenced by vintage finds, architectural elements, and modern art. While ALEX&RA pieces do come in standard sizes, Cipparone will also customize items so they fit the wearer perfectly.

The Marina collection is Cipparone’s second. 
SUST was founded in 2007 in San Francisco by long-time friends Tristan Gribbin and Marion McKee. The women strived to create a line of practical yet cool eco-friendly clothing. SUST includes organic tees and dresses, cozy scarves, stylish halters and basic leggings, all great for layering and mixing and matching with other pieces in your wardrobe. Wear a tee under a chic cardigan with jeans for the weekend, and tucked into a pencil skirt with a bib necklace for the office.

V-Neck Blue Tee $68
White Disco Top $78

Midnight Mod Dress $76
Slate Halter $76

Mod Green Dress $78
Sunshine Summer Scarf $25

Sust is available online at eco-friendly retailer Envi.
We’re always on the hunt for the coolest, funkiest shoes, and Matiko Footwear certainly fits the bill. Founded in Orange County, CA in 2003 by USC Business School alumn Jesse Howard, the collection includes colorful suede and leather flats, pumps, wedges, and comfort shoes.

Sid Yellow Suede Wedge Ankle Boots $172
Cassie Grey Suede Ankle Boots $140
Alex Grey Snake Skin Embossed Leather Flats $114
Midori Black Patent Wedge Boot $284

Matiko Footwear is available at

Fashion Junkee Knit Scarf Coat
A classic coat with a flattering fit will see you through the season in style. This chic choice is ideal in every way: It creates a graceful silhouette with its A-line cut and fitted waist, and the goes-with-everything black is, of course, perfectly timeless. The finishing touch is an adorable scarf detail at the neck, guaranteed to keep you cozier than ever when blustery weather finally arrives.

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