Last night in Santa Monica, CA, celebs gathered for the the 3rd Annual Coach Evening to benefit Children's Defense Fund. There were lots of Coach bags — possibly thrust upon the stars just so they'd be photographed? — but also delightful floral dresses, fun shoes and pretty hair. Good-bye winter, hello spring, you dazzling thing.

Fun, bright skinny jeans on Jessica Capshaw. Ariel Winter's bugging out, in a good way. Love the lip color on both!

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Amy Smart's muted dress gets a cheerful boost from cool sandals and an electric blue pedicure.

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Not a huge fan of this slouchy menswear thing Milla Jovovich is doing but those shoes! Rawr.

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Printed pants, done poorly: Ellen Pompeo. Printed pants done well: Emmanuelle Chriqui.

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Rocking a swingy black dress accessorized with edgy gold: Michelle Trachtenberg.

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Hot hot hot in curve-hugging black: Mena Suvari. Another pair of drool-worthy shoes. Note the bejeweled toes.

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Fresh-faced in ivory and ebony: Hailee Steinfeld. Coral nails are an A+.

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Navy is meh on Rosario Dawson. She's gorge, but this is not her color.

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Breezy white with a punch of pink is pretty perfect for Abigail Spencer. Is this bag a plant? A prop? Does she own it? It's great. [COACH BRAINWASH COMPLETE]

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Long dresses! Maggie Grace's pale floral with lace is a super romantic look, but is she a little washed out? Paula Patton's coral/scarlet/vermillion gown flatters her skin tone but does the shape overwhelm her body?

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Let's steal Jennifer Morrison's kicky little dress and wear it to the theater when we go see Gatsby. The shoes, too.

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Um, and maybe the hair? So lovely.

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So, four-way-tie for best dressed today. Starting with Sophia Bush. Vivid hues + sharp bangs + sleek bun = awesome. Optimistic springtime joy ahoy!

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Ordinarily I might loathe Chloë Sevigny's weird-ass shoes, but with a sweet floral dress, that vibrant bag and those orangey-pink lips, they work. Whimsy, lightness, charm. Into it.

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Oh la la. Le sigh. Ladylike chic. J'adore. Point d'espirt. Sheer. Blue hues. Très belle. Jurnee Smollett, vous êtes breathtaking.

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Finally — and I'm as surprised as you are — January Jones. Quite often homegirl is a mess at events like this, but what we have here? Easy floral dress with pockets, camel-colored lightweight coat, chunky heeled sandals and bright orange lips? This looks fantastic.

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Fab. You. Luss.

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Images via Getty.