Giveaway: Stella Valle

Military training isn’t the most conventional route to a career in fashion, but it works flawlessly for the sisters behind Stella Valle: Ashley Jung and Paige Dellavalle. Their surprising background inspires the designers to incorporate masculine elements in their work, but it’s always juxtaposed expertly by feminine refinement.

The standout pieces are from the “Nonnina” line. As the ladies mention on their blog, the Italian term of endearment for a grandmother inspired the Art Deco creations - and became a tribute to the strong women of our grandmothers’ era. Below, you’ll have the chance to win the beautiful Lillian necklace!

Discount! After entering the giveaway, mix an elderflower cocktail (this one, perhaps?) and shop Stella Valle’s collection. To sweeten the deal, they’re generously giving you a $25 discount through February 14, 2013. It’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new bauble just in time for Valentine’s Day. Discount Code: bedknobs&stellavalle

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Good luck! 

Shop It: St. Germain // Stella Valle cuff // F. Scott Fitzgerald books // Carine Gilson swimsuit // Nicholas Kirkwood shoes // Stella Valle necklace

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Top 10: Animal Sweaters

The key to making autumn’s herd of animal sweaters from looking too cutesy lies in sophisticated separates. Wear these sweaters with a refined pencil skirt or this gorgeous faux leather skirt from Target. If you’re tempted to wear it with jeans, cuff the hem and don a pair of stellar heels.

Shop It: (first row) Pheasant Sweater; Owl Sweater; Fox Sweater // (second row) Dalmatian Sweater; Fox Sweater; Leopard Sweater // (third row) Sheep Sweater; Deer Sweater; Hen Sweater; Horse Sweater

And the winner is… Jenny of Spry on The Wall! Congratulations on winning the $100 Shopbop gift card! Thank you to everyone for entering!

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Trend Spotting: Baroque

Shop It: 1. Victoria, Victoria Beckham dress // 2. Giles & Brother bracelet // 3. J.Crew skirt // 4. Tarina Tarantino earrings // 5. Nicholas Kirkwood shoes // 6. Prada sunglasses

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Wear It: Mint

Mint becomes sophisticated enough for fall in heavy fabrics and structured shapes. Pair it with neutrals (and something sparkly) for maximum impact.

Shop It: (look one) ASOS shirt; Bounkit earrings; J.Crew pants; Kate Spade shoes // (look two) J.Crew dress; ASOS earrings; Tory Burch purse; Aldo shoes

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Trend Spotting: Fox Motifs

Fox motifs have slyly worked into autumn’s wardrobe. Wear these friendly faces in unexpected ways to avoid a full-on “woodland chic” aesthetic. How about that sweater with a refined pencil skirt? Or fox baubles with a cocktail dress? The key to pulling this off is keeping it playful.

Shop It: 1. Aubin & Willis sweater // 2. Tory Burch scarf // 3. ASOS belt // 4. Tory Burch flats // 5. ASOS necklace // 6. ASOS earrings // 7. Burberry bracelet // 8. Tory Burch cuff

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Anchors Aweigh

Trending: Nautical

  1. Rope Doorstop, Treasure Gurus, $19.99
  2. Peep Toe Pumps, J.Crew, $179.99 
  3. Sequin Anchor Tank, J.Crew, $98
  4. Striped Sunglasses, Dior, $325
  5. Whale Pillow, Thomas Paul, $67.06
  6. Chandelier Earrings, Kate Spade, $48.90
  7. Crochet Dress, Tory Burch, $450
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In The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep’s character chastises her staff for considering flowers worthy of an editorial feature.

Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.

Fortunately this year’s blooms are looking fresher than ever - and aren’t subject to such disdain.

  1. Silk Dress, J.Crew, $190
  2. Carnation Bracelet, J.Crew, $68
  3. Floral Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, $190
  4. Coral Cocktail Ring, Juicy Couture, $78 $46.80
  5. Floral Trim Wayfarer, ASOS, $23.28
  6. Seaglass Clip Earrings, Oscar de la Renta, $290
  7. Clutch, Nine West, $69 $49
#floral#trends#Trend Spotting#J.Crew#jewelry#flowers
In The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep’s character chastises her staff for considering flowers worthy of an editorial feature.

Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.

Fortunately this year’s blooms are looking fresher than ever - and aren’t subject to such disdain.
Silk Dress, J.Crew, $190
Carnation Bracelet, J.Crew, $68
Floral Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, $190
Coral Cocktail Ring, Juicy Couture, $78 $46.80
Floral Trim Wayfarer, ASOS, $23.28
Seaglass Clip Earrings, Oscar de la Renta, $290
Clutch, Nine West, $69 $49

The color palette for spring is turning soft, but pastels can tread dangerously into geriatric waters. Keep a youthful outlook with a not-too-sweet color like mint.

  1. Cable Knit Sweater, Acne, $363
  2. Silk Scarf, Versace, $115
  3. Earrings, Kara by Kara Ross, $170
  4. Suede Pumps, Miu Miu, $580
  5. Serpentine Skinny Belt, Madewell, $29.99
  6. Ring in Aquamarine and Chrysophase, Didi Colley, $429 
#mint#trend spotting#trends#color
The color palette for spring is turning soft, but pastels can tread dangerously into geriatric waters. Keep a youthful outlook with a not-too-sweet color like mint.
Cable Knit Sweater, Acne, $363
Silk Scarf, Versace, $115
Earrings, Kara by Kara Ross, $170
Suede Pumps, Miu Miu, $580
Serpentine Skinny Belt, Madewell, $29.99
Ring in Aquamarine and Chrysophase, Didi Colley, $429