Frugal Snob
Fri 08.02
Going Back in Time

Going Back in Time: Iconic Bags of the ‘60s

I may not have been around for the Swinging ‘60s (I’m not that old!), but there’s a lot to love about the generation – Twiggy, white go-go boots, Balenciaga, the Beatles, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour, and of course, bags! This was the decade when women finally broke out of the tweed jacket/chain bag combo and embraced their personal style.

Mon 07.22

Valentino Rockstud Chain Flap Bag: Put On Some Rouge

It’s a rouge, rouge world! And I just scored the bag to put me on top of it: Valentino’s newest rockstud flap bag.

Fri 07.19
Going Back in Time

Going Back in Time: Iconic Bags of the 1950s

When first released, this was called the Sac à dépêches. It wasn’t until twenty years later that it became truly iconic when Grace Kelly used it to hide her pregnancy. And so the “Kelly” (inquire at Hermès) was reborn. There are few bags like it. The Fendi fashion top handle ($2,210) gives you a little taste.

Wed 07.03
4th of July Looks

4th of July BBQ Look: Red, White, and J. Crew

What are your 4th of July plans?? I’m hosting a BBQ/pool party, so I have to make sure I’m dressed for the occasion (a.k.a. patriotically and comfortably – hosting calls for a lot of rushing around). Just because the look is casual doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, though.

Tue 06.25
Unique Rings

Unique Rings: Dare to be Different

Sometimes you long to go outside the box (unless the box is this awesome cube ring, in which case, count me in). Go more traditional with pieces like your wedding band that you wear all the time. These rings are fun little affairs – practicality has no place in their designs…

Fri 06.21

Weekend Getaways: Good Style Travels Fast

Whether you’re driving to a quaint beach house or flying to the sunny surf in Tulum, sometimes all you need to recharge your batteries is a little weekend getaway.

Fri 06.21

Giuseppe Zanotti Body Harness: Strap Yourself In

This Giuseppe Zanotti body harness is one of those accessories that you see and want to try out, but are afraid of (was “harness” really the best name for it?). Don’t be scared! We’re going to be seeing a lot more of this look. It’s fun and provocative without veering into dominatrix territory, so it’s […]

Fri 06.14
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Laurence Heller Embroidered Straw Clutches

Laurence Heller was the fashion editor of French Elle for 17 years before going into design himself, so he certainly has an eye for style and the kindness to make it available at a reasonable price. I think these are the least expensive bags I’ve ever featured, and god knows they’re not the worst. The […]

Thu 06.13
Flight 001 Travel Essentials

Flight 001 Travel Essentials: Pack Mentality

I just landed in Florence, so my mind is focused on all things travel! It’s hard to pare down your suitcase (I have three with me and had a nightmare the night before flying that Kelly and Rich left me on the curb with it all ‘cuz it wouldn’t fit in our car!) – I’d rather just make sure everything’s organized. That’s where Flight 001 comes in…