GUESS by Marciano Tori One Shoulder Dress

Tori One Shoulder Dress ($138, GUESS by Marciano)

Tori One Shoulder Dress ($138, GUESS by Marciano)

There’s nothing better than a stunning party dress, IMHO. When you’re all dolled up, wearing a dress that makes you feel unstoppable and finish off the look with killer accessories, your confidence immediately skyrockets and you’re ready to take on the world. Guess by Marciano Tori One Shoulder Dress

The Tori One Shoulder Dress from GUESS by Marciano is, no doubt, one of those dresses. With its one shoulder design, daring hemline and gorgeous silk draping, it is the epitome of sizegenetics before and after. I would say that gorgeous party dresses is what Marciano does best, but then again everything Marciano creates is a jaw dropper!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Juicy Couture “Ronie” Studded Ballet Flats

Juicy Couture "Ronie" Studded Ballet Flats ($225, Bloomingdales)

Juicy Couture "Ronie" Studded Ballet Flats ($225, Bloomingdales)

Juicy Couture is all about exquisite details. Be it a beautiful handbag or a charm necklace from Juicy, the attention to the “little things” is always impeccable. Juicy’s “Ronnie” Studded Ballet Flats are no exception.

Not only is the front of the flats adorned with beautiful rhinestones and a Juicy charm, the inside of the shoe features a beautiful gold crown next to the Juicy logo. These leather flats are not only super stylish. They are also incredibly comfortable because of their “flexible” back, whose elasticity allows it adjust to the size of your foot. In my experience, this style of flats is by far the most comfortable and walking-friendly.

Juicy Couture is just irresistible, really making you want to channel your inner princess.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Kara Ross: Jewelry By Numbers

Kara By Kara Ross Roman Numeral and Cog Charm Necklace ($230, Bloomingdales)

Kara By Kara Ross Roman Numeral and Cog Charm Necklace ($230, Bloomingdales)

Numbers. They can represent the number of days to a project deadline. Or the time. Or a price. Whatever the context, they help us to stay organized. Who knew that something so functional can be turned into a fashion statement?

Designer Kara Ross has shown that doing so is entirely possible. Her ‘Roman Numeral and Cog’ Necklace brilliantly combines simple gold chains with with chunky Roman numeral charms. It’s impossible to not be drawn to the cascading layers of charms. Read: this is conversation-starter jewelry.

While its truly unique, this necklace is also quite versatile. You can use it to add a dash of glam to a sweater and jeans or to make your button-down shirt and blazer just a tad bit playful.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch

La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch ($108, www.shopbop.com)

La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch ($108, www.shopbop.com)

There’s nothing better than a watch that is both practical and incredibly stylish. The La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch definitely fulfills both of these criteria.

Practical: The face includes all 12 numbers, which means you can easily tell what time it is when you quickly glance at the watch. The wide leather strap, meanwhile, ensures that the watch stays in place instead of sliding up and down your wrist.

Stylish: Make no mistake, this is a statement watch that can stand on its own. When you put it on, there’s no need for any other bracelets or rings. What’s more is that the deep grey of the strap will go with pretty everything in your wardrobe.

The gold studs and chains that intertwine with the strap give this watch a perfect dash of toughness. Pair it with feminine pieces such as a delicate blouse or ruffled cardigan.

$108 is a very reasonable price for a quality watch. When you add to the equation its style value, the Double Chain Wrap Watch is a splurge-worthy must-have.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps

Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps ($325, www.shopbop.com)

Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps ($325, www.shopbop.com)

Say what you want about the Olsen twins, but they have earned every last bit of their fame and success. They are only 23 and have already built a huge empire, including the genius Elizabeth and James clothing line. They have some really fabulous stuff; one of my recent favorites is the Reina Suede Button shoe.

Suede shoes are unbeatable, in my opinion. Feminine and elegant, they have a more refined look than do leather pumps. The Reina shoe uses a super simple concept–little dots–to create a stunning design. I’d wear it to work with a cute dress or on day off with jeans and a sweater.

And isn’t it always the simple designs that are best? Yes, especially in these times.  They are versatile, allowing you to pair them with almost anything in your wardrobe. The Reina Suede Button shoe is no exception.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Yves Saint Laurent Zip-Top Easy Tote

Zip-Top Easy Tote, Medium ($995, Neiman Marcus)

Zip-Top Easy Tote, Medium ($995, Neiman Marcus)

Dayuuum. That’s all I have to say about the YSL Zip-Top Easy  Tote. No, seriously though, this may be the most fantastic bag I’ve ever seen.

That color! The website calls it red, but to me, it’s clearly pink. I realize that this color may limit the mass appeal of the bag. As someone who has phone, camera, laptop, iPod and wallet are all pink, I sometimes overlook this aspect. I think this is what makes this a gutsy, “I stand out” bag.

What else is perfect about the YSL Zip-Top Easy Tote? The size. 11″ x 16″ x 8″ means it will fit papers, a couple of folders, a little makeup bag and other stuff you need for the day. So that means you can take it to work! Isn’t that always the ultimate justification for a fashion purchase, whether you can use it for work or not?

I realize I may sound way too excited right now, but there must be something to pink bags if Sarah Jessica Parker wore one, right?

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Franchi ‘Carrie Crystal Cage’ Bag: For the Bling Addict in You

Franchi 'Carrie - Crystal Cage' Frame Bag ($238, Nordstrom)

Franchi 'Carrie - Crystal Cage' Frame Bag ($238, Nordstrom)

We often rely too much on our jewelry for sparkle. If you are of the opinion that other accessories can and should be used to dazzle, then the Franchi ‘Carrie – Crystal Cage’ Frame Bag is for you.

The crystal net surrounding this gorgeous satin clutch is to die for. With New Year’s just around the corner, your purse deserves to be dripping in diamonds just as much as you do! Those who wish to channel an old Hollywood glamor look will also love the vintage-style kiss-lock closure on this clutch.

In addition to plum, the Crystal Cage bag is also available in black, whine and champagne. I want it in all four colors!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Splurge-worthy Christmas Wishlist

A few things that we at StealThisDress! would be delighted to find under the tree this year:

Burberry Skinny Giant Check Cashmere Scarf, Camel ($195, Neiman Marcus)Burberry Skinny Giant Check Cashmere Scarf, Camel ($195, Neiman Marcus)

7 For All Mankind Houndstooth Seam Leggings ($159, www.shopbop.com)7 For All Mankind Houndstooth Seam Leggings ($159, www.shopbop.com)

kate spade new york Big Apple Neda Continental Wallet ($145, Bloomingdales)Kate Spade new york Big Apple Neda Continental Wallet ($145, Bloomingdales)

Badgley Mischka Halma Open Toe Pumps with Stone Detail ($215, Bloomingdales)Badgley Mischka Halma Open Toe Pumps with Stone Detail ($215, Bloomingdales)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Oversized Chronograph Gold Watch 44MM ($250, Bloomingdales)MICHAEL Michael Kors Oversized Chronograph Gold Watch 44MM ($250, Bloomingdales)

What splurge-worthy items are you lusting after this holiday season?

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Alexis Bittar Jewelry

Alexis Bittar 'Dust' Crystal Earrings ($225, Nordstrom)

Recently, I’ve been skipping large statement jewelry and wearing small pieces that are more classic. But every once in a while, I go through phases where I want to rebel and wear something that is big, bright and will definitely attract attention.

If you crave colorful, candy-like jewelry, look no further than Alexis Bittar’s Lucite pieces. In layman’s terms, Lucite is a smooth material that closely resembles both plastic and glass. Using the pieces in the most luscious colors and sprinkling them with crystals, Alexis Bittar makes these yummy little goodies look good enough to eat.

Alexis Bittar Lucite Square Bangle Bracelet ($75, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar 'Silver Dust' Lucite Ring ($175, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar ‘Dust’ Crystal Earrings ($225, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar ‘Silver Dust’ Lucite Ring ($175, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar Lucite Square Bangle Bracelet ($75, Nordstrom)

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Prada Butterfly Frame Sunglasses

Prada Large Butterfly Frame Sunglasses ($245)

Prada Large Butterfly Frame Sunglasses ($245)

The very first “Splurge Worthy” review I wrote was about sunglasses. StealThisDress! is now six months old (woo!) and I’ve decided that it is time we talk about another pair of amazing designer shades.

There’s nothing better than getting the same thrill out of something as you did when you bought it a year ago. For me, the Prada ‘Butterfly’ Frame sunglasses are,without a doubt, one of these treasured items. A year later, I still feel unstoppable every time I put them on.

With a frame whose shape mimics the outline of a butterfly’s wings, these shades are out there. They are definitely not ‘safe’. But as declared by Paris Hilton–who was photographed sporting the Butterfly glasses on numerous occasions–“Life is too short to blend in.” These shades embody this exact style mantra.

Prada Large Butterfly Frame Sunglasses ($245)

You may be surprised to learn, though, that Prada’s butterfly-inspired creation is also practical. The frame is nice and big, allowing me to stay incognito when I don’t particularly feel like facing the world.

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StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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