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Designer Walter Baker Styles The Perfect Summer Look

From bridal showers to brunches with the in-laws, you need to perfect your sophisticated, summer-ready day look stat — and Walter designer Walter Baker is here to help. Baker’s chic contemporary line is known for its signature feminine silhouettes in of-the-moment colors and prints, and style stars like Eva Mendes and Taylor Swift can often be spotted in his designs. To nail the look, Baker suggests starting with an easy-yet-polished piece like his Bambi Dress (in pale aqua, a perfect summer hue) then “accessorize with nude flat sandals and an oversized, clean white tote.” Add some personality by layering on the bracelets, suggests Baker, who is into the trend of “mixing and matching metals this season.”

Shop this look and check out more of Walter Baker’s trendsetting summer pieces in our sale today.

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kate spade new york Creative Director Deborah Lloyd’s Holiday Hit List

The big day has finally arrived — kate spade new york is taking Gilt.com by storm! We’re delighted to offer a parade of fantastic finds, from elegant bedding and party-perfect frocks to fabulous footwear and dazzling baubles for a head-to-toe look. And for an extra-special treat? Creative Director Deborah Lloyd has curated a collection of her must-have picks and experiences for the holiday season.

The charming and brilliant force behind the beloved lifestyle brand, Lloyd adores color, and lots of it! Take the Little Nadine Satchel in bright lime: “I love a shot of bright color against a black winter coat. It’s so chic,” she tells Gilt.com.

Another important tip to remember? Don’t underestimate the power of a little glitz. The Glitter Bow Belt “combines two things I love most: glitter and bows. And I can slip it over anything in my closet,” she says. Nothing like a dash of sparkle to get you in the holiday spirit.

Once you’ve outfitted yourself in the enchanting accents and festive attire on sale today, you’ll need somewhere to show it all off. And who better than the jetsetting fashion maven (she vacations in Antigua every year!) to recommend some memorable metropolitan outings? The L.A.-based OC Helicopters turns Lloyd’s dreams into reality: “In a fantasty world, I’d commute to work by helicopter. I love adventure,” she muses. “What a glamorous way to see the sights and avoid the L.A. traffic.

An avid fan of fine French cuisine, Lloyd recommends NYC’s own Artisanal Fromagerie and Bistro. “[It’s] right downstairs from our new Park Avenue offices [and is] the perfect place for sharing an after-work glass of wine and cheese plate.”

Boston’s sophisticated eatery L’Espalier is on her restaurant wish list: “I don’t get to travel that much to Boston, but I always keep a running list of places that I want to try when I do, and this is number one.”

Check out these incredible Gilt City offers, plus an assortment of amazing presents picked by Deborah Lloyd, starting on November 29 at noon ET on Gilt.com!

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The Perfect Outfit for Fall Parties

As the days get shorter, the nights get longer — which means the fall social whirl is in full swing! With jam-packed calendars, we don’t have any extra minutes to think about what we’re wearing, which is why we came up with a foolproof outfit for every occasion.

Start with a twirly-girly party dress! Nothing says “festive” like a full skirt, and the style is flattering on almost everyone. Whether you are an LBD kind of girl or prefer to go bold with color, you’ll have a solid base for your outfit. Next, add on a fun clutch with plenty of glitter, stonesm and embellishment. Even if you leave it at your table when you hit the dance floor, it still leaves a touch of style behind!

Read more on Stylecaster.com, and shop The Perfect Outfit on Gilt.com, starting at 9 PM ET on September 19.

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Three Hot Ways to Style a Silk Buttondown Blouse

The silk buttondown blouse is a staple of our wardrobes, and all the chic girls at Gilt have been stocking up on the great styles from Zoe & Sam! In honor of the brand’s upcoming sale on Gilt.com (starting tomorrow June 20 at noon ET), we wanted to share our three favorite ways of taking the basic from boring to sexy in a flash!

Dressy shorts are one of those trends that seem like an oxymoron, but can be fabulous for a night out if done correctly! Tucking in a silk blouse tempers the sex appeal of teeny and sparkly shorts with a touch of ladylike modesty — and feel free to unbutton the top few buttons as you hit the dance floor. Or take it out to brunch with flat sandals, for a touch of Parisian cool.

Skinny jeans and a leather jacket are the hallmarks of the tough girl (paging Kristen Stewart!), but added a silk blouse underneath gives it an unexpected touch of prim & proper that takes it up a style notch. Great for brunch with low heels or even for work with pumps.

And paired with a pencil skirt (or in this case, a curve-hugging bandage skirt), the looser blouse balances the slim silhouette of the skirt for figure flattery. And with a blazer, it’s perfect for the office – take it off for a date night afterwards!

Shop all the great blouses in the Zoe & Sam sale on Gilt.com on June 20, starting at noon ET!

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