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Tue 12.23
Anndra Neen Bag

Anndra Neen Cage Gold-Tone Shoulder Bag: Cagey Behavior

I always love Anndra Neen for a healthy dose of good fun, from her wire chokers to, of course, eye-catching clutches. We’re used to her slim, compact Cage style, the original of which has a vaguely complicated clasp and a fully revealing effect.

Tue 12.02
MCM Stark Edelin Baby Jeweled Backpack

MCM Stark Edelin Baby Jeweled Backpack: Back(pack) It In

It’s best to start with the truth: I am not a fan of the big studded backpacks from MCM, especially the fully monogrammed ones. (Just being totally honest.) I see them frequently at airports, and the whole situation has a really low appeal to me. But then I spot this bejeweled baby-backpack at their boutique, and it’s a whole other story!

Fri 11.28
Top 5 Super Sale Bags

Top 5 Super Sale Bags: What’s the Deal?

When the biggest shopping day of the year strikes, you know it’s not time to focus on the full-priced investments and treats. This is the time when the good stuff you’ve been coveting and craving all autumn long has just gone on sale!

Wed 11.19
Top 5 Metallic Must-Haves

Top 5 Metallic Must-Haves: That’s a Real Shiner

It’s time to up the high-shine factor. Not just because it’s the holiday season; even without the upcoming onslaught of soirees, something about mirrored accessories feels so good right now. In the age of the selfie-obsessed, we could all use some more personal reflection! Even if it’s in the form of seriously glamorous accessories.

Fri 11.07
Top 5 Latest Animal Prints

Top 5 Latest Animal Prints: Queen of the Jungle

Is it possible to ever tire of a good animal print? Looking at the latest crop of wild cat and jungle creature motifs, I have to say no, it’s not possible! In the spectrum of patterns, the animal print is about as neutral and versatile as they come.

Thu 10.23
Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Gun Clutch

Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Gun Clutch: Snob or Slob?

Hedi Slimane has proven he can make just about anything cool, including sheer tights under shorts, as seen on Saint Laurent’s Spring ’15 runway, and logo-punctuated clutches. But I am not into guns as accessories, and even the guy who had the brashness to drop the “Yves” off the company name can’t convert me.

Fri 10.17
Roberto Cavalli Bag

Roberto Cavalli Orb Gold Metallic Leather Clutch: Party Animal

Who knew I was a sucker for amphibians? We know (and sometimes love) Roberto Cavall for his enduring passion for wildcats and jungle creatures, but apparently his appreciation of animals reaches all over the kingdom. These frog toggles are just too cute to take a pass on.

Wed 10.15
Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Glitter-on-Leather Bag

Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Glitter-on-Leather Bag: Party of Fun

Other than the fact you’re inevitably going to end up with traces of fuchsia glitter all over yourself, this is the best holiday bag ever. If there was ever a fun party bag made exclusively for the eternal little girl who happens to be all grown up on the outside, Saint Laurent’s Lulu bag is it. Even the name connotes youth and frivolity.

Fri 10.10
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Luxe for Less

It may not be the ostentatious bait of street style dreams, but there’s nothing more luxe than minimalism. Fashion’s favorite color juxtaposed against decadent, gleaming gold? It’s a simple, yet affecting pairing, and in spite of appearances, not one you need to save up to invest in!