Kick off those khakis, ditch the denim, and step out of those sweats and right into a chic yet comfy daytime dress by former Ralph Lauren model Kristen Darnell. This frilly, feminine little ladies hat box-style shop showcases Darnell’s own pretty daytime designs. It offers two collections a year: spring/summer and fall/winter, with about 20 different styles in three or four colors each, from size 0 to 14. In the colder months, you’ll find styles in suede-like feather-whale corduroy, soft cotton velveteen, and cozy cotton flannel plaids, and in warmer weather, cool cottons, linen, and silk.
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