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Fri 11.20
Top 5 Arts ‘n’ Crafts Upgrades

Top 5 Arts ‘n’ Crafts Upgrades: Young, Wild, & Free

Dressing like a second-grader seems to be the thing right now. Come to think of it, it’s not entirely unlike a man buying an expensive sports car during a midlife crisis. The cost of youth ain’t cheap. My recommendation is to head over to Hobby Lobby and indulge in a day of DIY. For a few mere bucks, you, too, can be hip.

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Thu 11.19
Top 5 Rock-Formation Clutches

Top 5 Rock Formation Clutches: Between a Rock and a Haute Place

Getting back to nature has never been so chic and glamorous. Usually when you think of taking a hike, dusty trails and jagged edges come to mind. Some of these rock-inspired clutches definitely feature the latter, but in the sleekest way possible.

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Tue 11.17
Top 5 Fun, Unexpected Top-Handle Bags

Top 5 Fun, Unexpected Top Handle Bags: Take It from the Top

Forget neutral and necessarily practical-looking. The top-handle bag is meant to be fun because when you’re carrying something right in your hand, it receives full attention. And rightly so! An amusing and quirky bag that only gets tucked in at your side has just missed the point.

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Mon 11.16
Manic Monday

Manic Monday: Katy Perry Tiers It Up

On stage, Katy Perry’s style is candy-coated and over-the-top (And I mean that in a good way; these are costumes, after all!), but in real life, she finds the perfect balance of sophistication and fun. She often dons the work of relatively-unknown designers like Ulyana Sergeenko, who artfully constructed the pop star’s pleated, tiered skirt bubbling in an array of colorful polka dots…

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Fri 11.13
The Flat Pouch

The Flat Pouch: It’s Not Going Away

We all want a flat pooch (read: no pooch at all, thanks!), but that’s not always possible, sadly. What we can rely on, though, is knowing that the flat pouch is not going anywhere, at least not any time soon, if ever.

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Wed 11.11
Top Sparkler Bags

Top Sparkler Bags: Light Up Your Holiday

Forget spicing up your life. It’s now the season to sparkle up your life! Nothing says “I’m feeling festive” like a bag that glitters, glimmers, and catches the moonlight. And if you’re not feeling so festive to begin with, a bag like one of these will definitely put you in a shiny mood.

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Tue 11.10
Top Bags of Fall Foliage

Top Bags of Fall Foliage: Legends of the Fall

Envision taking an afternoon drive through the scenic countryside in autumn: the grassy ground next to the sprawling road is filled with crunchy, crinkled leaves and the trees for miles explode with rich, harvest-worthy color.

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Mon 11.09
Flights of Fantasy

Top Fantasy-to-Reality Bags: Flights of Fancy

What bag would you buy if money was no object and practicality was of no consequence? I know I would leap for something altogether fanciful, heavy on whimsy and irreverence (and yes, heavy on the wallet, too). Like one of these seven clutches, each seemingly designed to help you elude reality for an evening or two – and light up your bag closet for years to come. Here, my current favorite crazy-unusual bags worth a mega-splurge because we could all use an escape every now and again.

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Thu 11.05
Top 5 Favorite Bag-and-Shoe Pairings

Top 5 Favorite Bag-and-Shoe Pairings: Best Party Couples

When it comes to coordinating your bag and shoes, the natural tendency is to go matchy-matchy, but that look is always very safe and lackluster. A little less literal is the route to take. What we want, especially for an occasion like a party, is to punctuate the pairing with personality.

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