Oh no, she didn’t! Charlotte Olympia struck again, and though the joke’s on me, I’m too excited to care. There I was scrolling through NET-A-PORTER looking for some new sunglasses, when I found the perfect retro pair – only to realize it was a cat-eyed clutch!
How does a Snob in her forties tackle the crop-top trend? If your answer is avoid it entirely, you’re dead wrong! It’s just a matter of making sure you looked pulled together and executing a wise way with proportion play. A monochromatic three-piece ensemble is a chic nod to this season’s cropped trend without bordering onto tacky territory.
Look who’s back! Mirrored leather, high-shine and unapologetic, has returned to the scene, and I definitely need to get in on the glossy action. Especially when it’s done this right: reflective silver can easily go the way of a disco inferno – be wary of construction when it comes to this fickle leather; one wrong move and you’ve gotten something cheap and tacky that should be left on the retro dance floor.
Right now, it’s all about polka dots on everything from sundresses to stilettos, but you know I have a special place in my heart and closet for bags. A smattering of spots can serve a real purpose. Take a boring, serious bag and add the right kind of dots – whether magnified, hardware-decked, perforated, or perfectly wacky – and bam! Suddenly you’ve got something cheerful and delightful for summer.
I love a good, simple shoulder pouch for the spring, so that I can be breezy and effortless like the season. But instead of a boring overly-simplified pouch, this has details that take it so much further. The metallic patent flap in silver gives a flash without getting too blingy for the day. The hardware has the slightest industrial feel for fun so it isn’t so serious.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel – you need to reissue it! At least that’s the case for a historic house like Ferragamo that has a vast collection of iconic pieces and a clientele who longs to get their hands on every last one.
Everything is coming up Prada for Spring 2014! This post comes with a disclaimer: I know I just wrote about Prada on Monday, and I have a rule about not doing back-to-back reviews on one designer lest I seem biased. But let’s be honest, if there was no Prada, there would be no Bag Snob. With that, I unapologetically give you their latest release of bags.
Just when you thought sale season had come to a close, retailers get you excited with an additional discount. In this case, it’s 20% off the SSENSE sale! Today’s the last day (the markdowns end at 11:59 p.m. EST), so there’s no time to waste.
Suddenly craving something sugary? I know I am. Saint Laurent has struck a sweet spot with their latest style: a mini-bag that’s equal parts cute and edgy, tricked out in grommets and studs and stripes and everything sparkly. Thankfully, though, not all at once.