Who Wore It Better: Chloe Pixie Small Round Double-Handle Shoulder Bag

By Charlene Lazewski

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Emma Roberts was recently seen wearing the Chloe Pixie Small Round Double-Handle Shoulder Bag. She started wearing it in September. She really must love it because in the month of October, she was seen wearing it on many of her outings. But, has she worn it with the right outfits? What do you think? On the far left, she is wearing it with with pants, a long cardigan and boots. On the far right, with a mid knee length, A-line dress. When did she wear it better?

We say the far left look, wins. This is a highly textured bag, with bold details. Therefore, pairing it with layered looks, will better accent the handbag, as well as the bag accenting your look. The far right look is far too simple for such a bold handbag. Had she layered her dress with a moto jacket for example, and some higher booties, then the bag would have been better complimented.

Here are some great clothing pieces that will compliment this specific handbag….

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From left to right:
Prada Wool V-Neck Sweater
Yves Saint Laurent – Medium Rise Jeans
Yves Saint Laurent – Oversized Army Shirt

 

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When Did She Wear It Better: Hilary Duff Edition

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One of Hilary Duff’s latest bag favorites is Givenchy’s Infinity Chain Bucket Bag. She’s been spotted with it many times. But, has she been wearing it right most of the time? She actually has, and that’s because a bucket style bag is probably one of the most versatile bag styles out there. You can take a bucket bag, and wear it with a full pant suit, just as well as you can wear it with a T-shirt and jeans. In the first look (left to right), Hilary is wearing it with a dress top, and skinny jeans….a perfect look for a day date. In the second picture, she wears with a simple T-shirt, skinny jeans, and a flannel. A very casual look indeed. But, the bag still works well! This handbag would be a fantastic staple to have in your wardrobe, as it meshes well with all looks.

Here are some looks (dressy, and casual), that would go perfect with the Givenchy bucket bag, alike:

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From left to right:
Dolce & Gabbana – Cats Print Silk Chiffon Shirt W/Bow –Buy
Saint Laurent Medium Rise Jeans – Buy
Saint Laurent Boyfriend T-Shirt – Buy

5 Reasons Why Prada Bags Will Always Win The Medal of Practicality

By Charlene Lazewski

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When we speak of luxury handbag designers, we are quick to associate them all with fine leather materials. But, if a designer brands themselves correctly and efficiently, people won’t focus on the leather. They will focus more on the quality of any material, and respect it for its craftsmanship as a whole. Prada is a designer that has done just that.

Prada has created an extensive collection on luxury handbags made from Tessuto nylon.It has become a signature of the brand itself. In a sense, it has even fortified the brand. People now automatically associate the practicality of this high quality nylon solely with Prada. Which in turn, sets the brand with historic exclusivity. This has allowed buyers to place the Prada brand, on untouchable parallels.

The Prada nylon bags offer people luxury with the upmost level of durability, quality, and practicality. Besides setting a foundation for Prada, the nylon bags attract people because the majority of the time, we’re on the go. Most of the time, we’re in very casual attire. And, comfort for the day, is at the top of our list. But, a side of luxury never hurt anyone, right?! The Prada nylon handbag collection meets the everyday woman and man’s standards of practicality, and always will. Here are 5 reasons why….

1.The Perfect Combination of Tote And Nylon

The Prada Nylon Tote Bag, set the stage for this particular style and design. Sure, other brands make tote bags, but will they stand the test of time like this one will? Probably not. You have reinforced straps and handles, and superb quality nylon inside and outside shell.

2. Prada Brings An Everlasting Evening Bag To Life

If you’re assuming that all of Prada’s nylon bags are only for daytime use, you are mistaken. Prada takes its signature Tessuto nylon material to new heights. This evening bag will last you a lifetime with its durable nylon shell. The delicate silver chain strap, and stone detailing, make it exquisite. A must for every woman’s wardrobe.

3. Prada Isn’t Afraid Of Loading Up On Pocket Spaces

Most designers prefer putting all their pockets inside a handbag. But, Prada is okay with adding outer pocket spaces that will make your life easier, and of course more organized. Prada’s Vela Hunting Bag is a prime example of this style.

4. Prada Keeps Your Belonging Nice And Warm

You know when you’re outside all day, it’s really cold out, and you go to grab your compact or lipstick, and they’re ice cold. Well, Prada thinks of everything because, Tessuto Bomber Tote is basically a bomber jacket in tote form. It’s a win, win to say the least.

5. Prada Believes In A Hands Free World

Something you’ll notice about the nylon collection, is that almost every style is crossbody. No need to carry around from a handle, or on your shoulder as it slips off with every step. Prada makes sure to put your comfort first.

Practical Accessories Every Woman Should Own

By Charlene Lazewski

Every woman should accessorize. It’s what builds up your outfit, completes your outfit, and many times, what fuels life into your entire ensemble. But, many times our lives just get too hectic to dedicate time into going through necklaces, rings, bracelets. When it comes to accessories, there are so many styles, colors, and designs to choose from. And, while we’d all love to have the time to go through all of our colorful choices, it’s just not possible most of the time. That’s why having practical accessory items is vital for keeping your looks always on point….even on the busiest of days. As long as you have these practical accessory items in your wardrobe, you’ll be okay…..

Aviator Sunglasses

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Aviators are essentially the universal look-good sunglasses. They’re easy to wear, look good on all face shapes/types, and go with any and every outfit. A must, to say the least. These particular aviator sunglasses are by Gucci.

Plaid Scarf

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Every woman deserves a good plaid scarf. Not only does it keep you warm, but it’s also such a key player when it comes to layering, or adding texture to an outfit. Our top pick for a quality and versatile scarf is the Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf.

Statement Bib Necklace

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For the days we aren’t too creative with our outfits, a statement bib necklace is a game changer. It has the power to not only bring life to any outfit, but transform dull to wow. It’s definitely a must have. Pair with with solid color crew necklines, to really get a pop to your entire look. Oscar De La Renta wins our pick for best designs in this category. This is Oscar De La Renta’s Gold Tone Green Foiled Horn Crystal Bib Necklace. The neutral colors and abstract design make it a very practical necklace, which will coordinate beautifully with a wide array of clothing.

Tassel Earrings

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Tassel earrings add a playful touch to every type of look. Their design is bold and textured, which adds character to any outfit. Tassel earrings are ideal for when you want to add touch of spice to any look. Oscar De La Renta has a fantastic selection of Tassel earrings. These are Oscar De La Renta’s Short Beaded Tassel Clip On Earrings. This particular style comes in an array of bold and gorgeous colors. Perfect for that bold and beautiful pop.

A Bangle Bracelet

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Sometimes you’re all dressed, have a necklace on, some earrings in, but something just looks off. It’s your arms, they look too bare. A beautiful bangle is the perfect piece to finish off an elegant look. It allows for a seal to your entire look. This particular bangle is an Hermes Black Clic Clac Rose Gold Enamel Wide Bracelet. It’s the a bracelet that exudes class and elegance. It can be paired with your favorite casual or dressy looks. The choice is yours…

A Cocktail Ring

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The best way to accent an edgy look is with rings. If you’re engaged or married, that ring doesn’t cut it. Get creative, express yourself with your rings. A wrap-around ring is the best option to vamp up an edgy look. This particular ring is a stunning choice from Cartier. It’s their Juste un Clou Rose Gold and Diamond Ring.

Spring 2018 Accessory Trends To Watch Out For

By Charlene Lazewski

If the overall appeal of Spring 2018 designer accessories had to be summed up into one word, it’s bold. Designers have all left the art of simplicity, and instead, opted for statement worthy pieces. For Spring 2018, accessories will be full of intricate detail, and be the tone setter of your entire look. Usually, the intention of accessories are to accent your outfit. With Spring 2018 accessories though, you will be choosing your clothing around what accessories you choose. Next season, accessories will be setting the stage.

Badgley Mishka – Long Floral Earrings

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For Spring 2018 accessories, Badgley Mishka maintains their feminine and dainty flair, while stepping it up to become signature pieces for any and every look.

Phillip Lim – Geometric Earrings

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Philip Lim uses geometric features to create his designs’ statement looks. They’re full of dimension, and are a design which easily meshes with both formal and casual looks.

Marc Jacobs – 70’s Glam

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For Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2018 accessories, he has decided to have a theme, and that is 70s glam (vamped up). It’s all about stunning patterns, bold colors, and vibrant shapes. No room for boring here. This collection is all about visual appeal and splendor.

Carolina Herrera

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Carolina Herrera showcases texture in her Spring 2018 collection. Her pieces will not only add dimension to any look, but also character. This collection is great to pair with sleek looks, and give a good pop statement.

Marchesa

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Marchesa’s collection is going for a layered Grecian Princess flare. These designs are key players for accenting nude colored clothing, silk fabrics, and low cut dresses and/or tops.

Oscar De La Renta – Retro Flare

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Oscar De La Renta’s accessory line for Spring 2018 is far from boring. It’s retro, eclectic, and fun. Pair it with your favorite menswear look, to create a contrast that is both chic and bold in one.

Alexander Wang – Rock N Glam

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Alexander Wang maintains their signature edgy appeal in their accessories for Spring 2018. Expect large beadings and chains. This is a perfect accessory line for plunging necklines, textured fabrics, and dramatic silhouettes. Needless to say, this is a line meant to be seen and drop jaws.

Christian Siriano

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Christian Siriano’s designs are always known for his royal appeal, and the Spring 2018 accessories are both a mixture of royal with “Grecian Queen”. The signature look is bold metallics in floral shapes. This line is perfect for gala or evening looks.

Hermès – Gallop Bag

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For Hermès’ Equestrian lifestyle, they’ve designed the gallop bag. It’s in the shape of a horse’s head – part bag, part art piece. Pair with a classic button up blouse and jeans, to complete a simple yet elegant equestrian look.

Alexandra Lanvin – Rainbow Heart Satin Pumps

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These stunning Rainbow Heart Satin Pumps were introduced at Paris Fashion week this year, and they were the talk of the week. You can never go wrong with a strappy sandal design, accented with bold colors, and an eclectic statement piece. What is best about these statement heels, is that it can be paired with anything and everything. Whether it’s a simple dress, or an elegant pant suit, with these shoes, you’ll present yourself as elegant, yet fun, wild, and free too. Hence, why it caught everyone’s eye at Paris Fashion week.

Classic Sex And The City Looks That Will Never Go Out Of Style

By Charlene Lazewski

It’s no secret that HBO’s hit show, Sex And The City, created a fashion and style revolution amongst women worldwide. It awoke the passion for trends, and introduced new ones at that. Quickly, women made the show an icon for the modern, sexy, fun, romantic, career woman. The actresses on the show wore accessories, handbags, shoes, and clothing that hadn’t even been worn on the runway yet. Therefore, the show was more or less a VIP fashion show in disguise. Sure, some of the trends we saw on the show, are now obsolete. But, there are some that are timeless, and still today, are trends that we swear by…. thanks to Carrie Bradshaw and her girls.

The Burberry Trench Coat

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Charlotte York always set the stage for classic fashion trends. She always combined staple classic pieces, that gave her an elegant, and beautiful look. One of the best classic staples, she continuously wore thru the seasons are trench coats. She always layered it perfectly underneath, achieving an “all American Girl” appearance. Many of the trench coats which she wore, were Burberry. And, when it comes to trench coats, Burberry knows best. Charlotte taught us that you never fail a layered look, with a classic trench coat.

The Ballerina Tulle Skirt

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Carrie Bradshaw in the opening credits wearing a tulle skirt. How could you not love it? It was THE signature look of the series. It represented everything the show stood for….femininity, flirtation, romance, and fun. Still, to this day women treat tulle skirts as a relevant trend. And, it all started with SATC!

Formal Chic Dresses

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Miranda may have been underestimated a bit, in regards to her style. Her specialty: formal chic…specifically dresses. She started wearing them in the later seasons. But, it was worth the wait, because she rocked the look. She taught us, that no matter where you’re going, a formal chic, knee length dress always does the trick. You’ll always get the “ooo’s” and “ahhh’s”, when you walk in wearing these kinds of dresses. A trend that will last a lifetime, indeed.

Samantha Jones’ Gold YSL Earrings

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When it came to more bold and daring looks, we could always count on Samantha Jones to introduce us to the best. In the Sex and the City Movie, she wore gold Yves Saint Laurent earrings that definitely made a statement to say the least. They were earrings meant to be seen, and appreciated by all. And, by all means, they were bold and sexy. Samantha Jones’ character was a key player in setting the stage for an accessory revolution. It made women reevaluate their looks and give importance to the difference a quality accessory, can bring to any look.

Samantha’s Power Suits

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Samantha Jones was the original “Boss Lady”. She did so through her character’s personality mostly, but also through her clothes. One of her signature looks throughout all seasons of the show, were pant or skirt suits. And every single one she wore was fierce and powerful. With this look, she proved that a woman in good suit can move mountains, and then some….

 

Who Wore It Better: Gucci Princetown Floral Mules Edition

By Charlene Lazewski

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Mules have made their comeback, and many designers are re-exploring the shoe trend. This summer, Gucci’s Princetown Floral Mules were trending to say the least. But, not everyone was nailing the look.

On the far left, we have Chloe Moretz with the mules. She coordinates them with a vintage tee, and wide cropped trousers. Then, on the far right we have Lily Collins. She coordinated the mules with fitted trousers, that are not as cropped as Chloe’s. For her top, she has a simple, yet classic button down blouse. Our pick is Lily Collins for the win.

Mules are a classic shoe design. They are also sleek. Therefore, pairing it with classic, slim fit clothing, will allow for a more flattering look. When it comes to mules, the goal is to keep the entire look as sleek as possible.

Here are some clothing pieces that will perfectly accent your mules…

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From left to right:
Yves Saint Laurent – Cropped Polka Dot Shirt
Yves Saint Laurent – Mid Waisted Skinny Jeans – Vintage Blue Stretch Denim
Yves Saint Laurent – Silk Blouse