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Fresh Picks: Animal Instincts

When it comes to sartorial choices, there’s a time to be tame and there’s a time to go wild. Today’s Fresh Picks definitely belongs in the latter. These modern animal prints add a nice dose of personality to your wardrobe whenever you’re feeling a bit untamed. Check out some of our recent favorites:

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1. Dolce Vita "Kana"

2. Steven "Cluch"

3. BCBGeneration "Xavier"

4. Free People Animal Crop Bra

5. Jack by BB Dakota "Fayola" Vest

6. MINKPINK "Jungle Jamboree" Dress

7. ALDO "Strongs" Clutch

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On Our Favorites: Floral Fancy

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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MINKPINK Poison Lover Jacket- A totally girly take on the ridiculously popular bomber jacket, this fuses sporty and feminine so perfectly!

Obey Midnight Special Leggings- We are obsessed with the vintage-style floral print on these comfy leggings. Pair them with your favorite oversized sweatshirt!

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Fresh Picks: Check Mate

If there’s one thing to remember Paul Bunyan for, besides growing an impressively manly beard, it's putting buffalo checkered plaids on the map. We have seen a big resurgence of this print everywhere, from low end to high end fashion. We think there’s no better time than this winter to dabble in this timeless print and channel your inner woodsman (beards and suspenders optional).

Check out a few of our recent favorites in buffalo checks:

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1. BB Dakota “Iris” Coat

2. Alternative Apparel “Luma” Sweatshirt

3. Alternative Apparel Plaid “Voyager” Wrap

4. The Portland Collection by Pendleton “Bearchum” Shift Dress

5. Pendleton “Cedar Lodge” Jacket

6.Vans Classic Slip-On™ in Black & White Check

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Fresh Picks: Into the Woods

The woods are lovely, dark and deep… Ok, so it turns out that poetry isn’t the only thing inspired by the woods. This fall/winter, we’re seeing lots of super cozy pieces that conjure up the enchanting and fairytale vibes of the woods-- from woodland creatures to cabin-worthy knits.

One look at these woodsy picks and we’re suddenly craving the warmth of a campfire with some hot cocoa, s’mores and being surrounded by cute, furry critters (like in the cartoon movies of our childhood!)

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1. BCBGMAXAZRIA Owl Intarsia Sweater

2. French Connection "Nala" Faux Fur Vest

3. French Connection "Born to be Free" Knit Sweater

4. Minnetonka "Mukluk" High Boot

5. Free People Fair Isle Beanie

6. Obey "Garrison" Jacket

7. SpiritHoods Grey Wolf

8. MINKPINK "Zippora" Jumper

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On Our Favorites: The Golden Rule

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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MINKPINK “Third Base” Tunic in Gold/Black – Part disco, part rock-star glam, this spellbinding top is such an easy way to infuse a metallic sheen to your outfits—both day and night.

Dr. Martens Pascal 8-Eye Boot in Gold Spectra Patent – A favorite punk-infused icon gets a gilded makeover and we are obsessed!

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Inspired By: Pop of Print

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today’s inspiration is all about infusing a bold focal point using print. The rest of this laidback outfit is subdued, allowing the ornate print to take center stage.

Check out how we interpreted this easy look below:

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1. Free People "Buttermilk" Cardi

2. MINKPINK "Excessive" Jumper

3. MINKPINK "Slasher Flick" Shorts

4. Report "Barone" Lace-up Boots

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Buyer Picks: Kristin's Sweater-Weather Faves

As we happily dive right into sweater season, we asked Contemporary Fashion buyer Kristin for tips and insights on how to get the most out of one of our favorite go-to pieces for fall.

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1. Joie "Nailah" Coated Cotton Pants

2. Ted Baker "Bakula" Embellished Sweater

3. Mara Hoffman Leopard Sweater

4. Ted Baker "Nimma" Ankle Boots

5. Deborah Lippmann "She Bangs" Lipstick

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Inspired By: Leather Faux-ever

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today’s fashion inspiration is equal parts fierce and posh with the perfect dose of one of our favorite fall fabrications: faux leather. We love how this outfit manages to straddle the line between classic and on-trend, displaying a confident vibe that’s hard to ignore!

Check out our take on this nouveau-chic look below:

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1. BCBGeneration Sweater Top w/ Faux Leather Arm Panels

2. Brixton "Tiller" Hat

3. ALDO "Toscani" Bag

4. BB Dakota "Drea" Vegan Leather Pants

5. Dolce Vita "Kana" Heels