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Wed 01.28
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Everything’s Coming Up Roses: Spring Floral Bags You Must Have

Here’s a trend I can fully commit to! I love print and while I usually don’t like wallpaper florals, what appeals is all about timing. And right now this look just feels right. Speaking of timing, spring is the annual age of newness, so consider opting for something that’s out of your comfort zone…

Tue 01.27
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J.W.Anderson Moon Leather Tote: Promise Me the Moon

From the half-moon cutout handle to the lean, triangular lines, J.W. Anderson’s Moon tote and its audaciously architectural shape is striking and brilliant.

Tue 01.20
Jimmy Choo Rebel and Alba Bags

Jimmy Choo Rebel and Alba Bags: Frisky Business

Feeling frisky? We all need to let loose every now and then, or we at least crave a bag that knows how to have a little fun on our behalf. Jimmy Choo is feeling the mood right now, as exhibited by two of their new shoulder bags.

Mon 01.19
Jil Sander Snakeskin-Effect Tote

Jil Sander Snakeskin-Effect Tote: Neutral by Nature

Lately, I’ve kind of made a return to more neutral bags, but sometimes you want some boldness to complement the neutrality. This Jil Sander tote allows for both in equal measures, which I really appreciate.

Mon 01.19
The Row Satchel 12 Textured-Leather Tote

The Row Satchel 12 Textured-Leather Tote: Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

For a long time, Mary Kate and Ashley were known for their oversized bags (and oversized dresses, sunglasses…you know), but it seems they know how to pare down just as well as they know how to go big.

Fri 01.16
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Esteban Cortazar Silk-Chiffon Wrap Top: Five Ways to Wear It

Sometimes you see something fab, but then again, you feel like it’s probably way too specific to make it a reality in your life. Take Esteban Cortazar’s cape-like, flowing chiffon top: When you first see it, you might think “one-night stand,” but this is a piece that’s down for some commitment.

Thu 01.15
Nina Ricci Leather Clutch

Nina Ricci Leather Clutch: Within Your Ricci

I am so loving Nina Ricci’s current bag renaissance. My little baby Marche is so cute and perfect for day and night, and it’s quite liberating to being able to pack more than just the basics when going out at night. This shoulder style, which easily converts into an oversized clutch, happens to be just as good.

Thu 01.15
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Snob or Slob? Dolce & Gabbana Printed PVC Tote: Sicilian Slice

You know when you’re going on a trip, and your friend says, “Pick me up a souvenir”? Well, here is the Italian souvenir to trump all others. Coming in at just about $2,800, this is one serious piece of silly, fanciful kitsch. Is it cute? Of course? Worth a smile? For sure. Guaranteed to spur at least a couple conversations each time you to take it for an outing? No doubt about it. But you also need to be a deeply dedicated fan of Stefano and Domenico, as well as an enthusiast of the region of Sicily in order to justify such a purchase.

Wed 01.14
Aquazzura Queen Mixed Media Sandals

Aquazzura Queen Mixed Media Sandals: A Piece of Italy

One of my favorite things to do in Florence is shop at uniquely Florentine boutiques like the new Aquazzura store at the Palazzo Corsini. Besides the concept space serving as the brand’s headquarters and flagship, it’s located in a gorgeous, historical building built by the Medicis in the 15th century that was later bought by Maria Machiavelli.