Snob Essentials http://www.snobessentials.com A Selective Editorial On All Things Snob Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:11:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Alexander McQueen Large Studded Leather Caged Bag: Hard-Headed and Light-Heartedhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/alexander-mcqueen-bag-hard-headed-and-light-hearted.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/alexander-mcqueen-bag-hard-headed-and-light-hearted.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:00:04 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75300

I’ve got so much love for this hard-case bag with a cool metal cage wrapped around it. Badass, bondage-inspired, and even a little ladylike, Alexander McQueen delivers all the classic elements of a show bag, though here’s the clincher: you can actually use it!

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Jamie Wolf: 15% Off for Snob Readers!http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/jamie-wolf-15-off-for-snob-readers.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/jamie-wolf-15-off-for-snob-readers.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:34 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75285

Though I’m an avid jewelry collector, the pieces I cherish most are always the sentimental ones, so on the occasions when sentimentality and incredible quality coincide, I’m a very happy woman; and that’s just what I got from Jamie Wolf!

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Web Snob July 1, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/fashion-news-july-1-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/fashion-news-july-1-2015.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:00:28 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75249

Donna Karan steps down from her namesake label and more of today's fashion news...

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Natural Oils and Recipes for Healthy Hair and Skinhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/diy-beauty-natural-oils-recipes-healthy-hair-skin.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/diy-beauty-natural-oils-recipes-healthy-hair-skin.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74027

If you're on a budget you might want to consider replacing some of your beauty products with natural oils; they're quick and cost-effective. Plus, they smell great and usually work double-duty via a calming aromatherapy effect!

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Snobgrams 6-30-15http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/snobgrams-6-30-15.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/07/snobgrams-6-30-15.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:22 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75233

In this week's edition of Snobgrams, Kelly's latest destination is the land down under, and Tina goes live on HSN!

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Miu Miu Madras Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag: Fly Off the Handlehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/miu-miu-madras-textured-leather-shoulder-bag-fly-off-the-handle.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/miu-miu-madras-textured-leather-shoulder-bag-fly-off-the-handle.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:49 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75220

I can't handle this handle – it’s so fantastic! Reminiscent of retro satchels and briefcases, the Madras is a grown-up move for Miu Miu, and it’s a turn that is entirely welcomed. Especially as we look ahead to the fall season, which always calls for more polish and structure.

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Prada Saffiano Print Lips Satchel and Lipstick Shoulder Bags: Loud Mouthshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/prada-saffiano-print-lips-satchel-and-lipstick-shoulder-bags-loud-mouths.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/prada-saffiano-print-lips-satchel-and-lipstick-shoulder-bags-loud-mouths.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75176

Kiss me, Prada! Their latest statement-making patterns prove that lips – and lipstick – can look shockingly hip. Irreverent? Absolutely. Exciting? Yes, indeed. Unexpected? Well, that’s almost always to be expected from Miuccia.

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Web Snob June 30, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-30-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-30-2015.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75202

Jessica Simpson is gearing up to open her own boutiques and more of today's fashion news...

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Lentils vs. Buckwheat vs. Quinoa vs. Brown Rice vs. Chickpeashttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/lentils-vs-buckwheat-vs-quinoa-vs-brown-rice-vs-chickpeas.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/lentils-vs-buckwheat-vs-quinoa-vs-brown-rice-vs-chickpeas.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74993

I have the best intentions when it comes to being healthy, but even with all the time I spend researching, reading, and speaking with experts, I'm confused sometimes as to which choices are the best. If I like lentils and quinoa equally, is one better than the other?

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Top 5 Multi-Colored Bags: Riot of Colorhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/top-5-multi-colored-bags-riot-of-color.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/top-5-multi-colored-bags-riot-of-color.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:15 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75167

As much as I love my neutrals, there is something about a colorful bag that gets my pulse racing and my eyes beaming like nothing else. A brightly-hued bag, especially one that breaks the rules of what supposedly clashes and matches, is like an instant shot of energy.

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Snob Essentials Zip Wallet: Hot to the Clutchhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/snob-essentials-zip-wallet-hot-to-the-clutch.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/snob-essentials-zip-wallet-hot-to-the-clutch.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:00:12 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75188

Mini bags are on-trend right now, but I raise the tiny treats one more….what about wallet clutches? Store it in your tote at work, then come night, when you need to downsize for cocktails without downsizing the glamour, carry this as your clutch.

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Snob Essentials Drew Embossed Tote with Tassel: Off-Duty, On-Trendhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/snob-essentials-bags-off-duty-on-trend.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/snob-essentials-bags-off-duty-on-trend.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:00:42 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75160

We may not all have the jet-set lifestyle of supermodels, but we can have their bags! In fact, our Drew tote was inspired by the women who rule the catwalks. The one catch? We didn’t design it based on the inaccessibly-priced, for-show-only runway pieces these women carry at work.

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NET-A-PORTER Beauty Summer Kit: What’s Better than a Dozen Roses?http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/net-a-porter-beauty-summer-kit-whats-better-than-a-dozen-roses.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/net-a-porter-beauty-summer-kit-whats-better-than-a-dozen-roses.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:00:39 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75156

A dozen beauty products! If you love the beauty-in-a-box genius of brands like Glossy Box and Birchbox, then you’re going to love the luxe offerings of NET-A-PORTER Beauty’s Summer Kit, a collection of the retailer’s bestsellers. It’s perfect for those who can’t commit to full-size summer goodies…

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Web Snob June 29, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-29-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-29-2015.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:00:50 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75141

Project Runway announces a junior edition and more of today's fashion news...

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Snob Essentials Circle-Shaped Daily Crossbody and Small Dome Crossbody Satchel: A Riviera Rendezvoushttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/snob-essentials-circle-shaped-daily-crossbody-and-small-dome-crossbody-satchel-a-riviera-rendezvous.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/snob-essentials-circle-shaped-daily-crossbody-and-small-dome-crossbody-satchel-a-riviera-rendezvous.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75135

A few summers ago, I was sitting on the French Riviera, taking a quick lunch between work and all around me were colorful striped canvases. I immediately knew I wanted to capture that sun-streaked moment and keep it with me (as my son says, “Take a photo with your mind”).

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The BEST Pre/Post-Bikini Shaving Practices In 3 EASY Stepshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/best-prepost-bikini-shaving-waxing-practices-3-easy-steps.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/best-prepost-bikini-shaving-waxing-practices-3-easy-steps.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:53 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74826

There are few things as aggravating (and possibly mortifying...) as getting your bikini line perfectly trimmed-down and bikini-ready only to find yourself covered with red bumps. To find out exactly how the risk can be mitigated, we turned to shaving expert Anthony Sosnick.

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The Only Ways to Wear a Belt Bag: Hitting Above the Belthttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/the-only-ways-to-wear-a-belt-bag-hitting-above-the-belt.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/the-only-ways-to-wear-a-belt-bag-hitting-above-the-belt.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:00:14 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75062

Summer freedom, and the carefree outings that come with it, is upon us. I just spent the last week traveling and no matter how light my bag is, at the end of walking for about 10 hours, my shoulders, along with everything else, start to ache like never before.

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Steal the Look: Demi Lovato x Céline Mini Tie Totehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/demi-lovato.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/demi-lovato.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75074

And here’s Demi Lovato looking like a Hawaiian breeze ready to ring in the weekend! I love her floral Bardot jumpsuit – so much so that I found others below – but the yellow Céline Mini Tie tote is the true star. Céline anything is always the star of an outfit, isn’t it?

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Top 5 Hair Hacks: The Mane Eventhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/top-5-hair-hacks-the-mane-event.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/top-5-hair-hacks-the-mane-event.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:53 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75023

Turning 40 doesn’t mean the party’s over. While being 40 isn’t as easy as being, say, 25, there’s a lot you can do to defy aging in your hair, whether it’s using products like the Pantene Expert Collection or a home remedy. Actually, hair care is the easiest of all anti-aging routines

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Web Snob June 26, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-26-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-26-2015.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75045

Alexander Wang is reissuing classic pieces from past collections and more of today's fashion news...

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Rodial Sculpting Makeup Collectionhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/rodial-sculpting-makeup-collection.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/rodial-sculpting-makeup-collection.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:03 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74719

Rodial is awesome. Not only do their products work, but the names/packaging are awesome and the company is at the forefront when it comes to new ingredients.

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Chloé Georgia Mini Leather Shoulder Bag: Twin Peakshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/chloe-georgia-mini-leather-shoulder-bag-twin-peaks.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/chloe-georgia-mini-leather-shoulder-bag-twin-peaks.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:07 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=75014

I have always loved the construction of Chloé bags, and while they’ve been on a recent roll this year, this may just be the best yet. The Georgia is an updated saddle style, a refined equestrian bag, if you will.

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Top 5 Whimsical Accents: Bags Just Want to Have Funhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/top-5-whimsical-accents-bags-just-want-to-have-fun.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/top-5-whimsical-accents-bags-just-want-to-have-fun.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:00:40 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74962

They don’t have to make sense (Butterflies! Feathers! Fruit stickers! Rocket ships!). Actually, the more irreverent the embellishment, the better. Here are my favorite of-the-moment bags that just want to have a good time and aren’t afraid to say so.

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Best Culottes Under $50: Calm, Cool, and Culottedhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/best-culottes-under-50-calm-cul-and-collected.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/best-culottes-under-50-calm-cul-and-collected.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:57 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74968

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I dabble in culotte evangelism, and while my hubby has yet to appreciate the shaggy chic style, there’s no denying that these artfully tailored pants are trending.

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My Insider’s Guide to Dallas: Everything’s Better in Texashttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/my-insiders-guide-to-dallas-everythings-better-in-texas.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/my-insiders-guide-to-dallas-everythings-better-in-texas.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:00:43 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74957

To get a taste of my adopted hometown, check out a roundup of my favorite local spots, ranging from high-end shops to chic watering holes to must-see museums. I gave away all the Snob secrets to Style.com!

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The Row Classic 5 Satchel: Say It with Subtletyhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/the-row-classic-5-satchel-say-it-with-subtlety.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/the-row-classic-5-satchel-say-it-with-subtlety.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74945

As with all aspects of fashion, there are periodic shifts. What goes up must eventually go out of style, what goes around comes back around, and what’s adored one day feels oversaturated the next.

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Web Snob June 25,2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-252015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/fashion-news-june-252015.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:22 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74934

Christian Louboutin adds more shades to its nude collection and more of today's fashion news...

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Juice Press Introduces Supplement Linehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/juice-press-introduces-supplement-line.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/juice-press-introduces-supplement-line.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:21 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74713

Don't we all wish the answer to a lean, sexy, healthy body could be found in pill form. Unfortunately anyone who tells you that is lying and you shouldn't trust them with your money because if things were that easy we'd all be looking like Gisele.

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Embroidered Wedges: Livin’ on the Wedgehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/wedges.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/wedges.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:00:52 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74919

We all have pairs of cork or canvas wedges for summer, so why not do one better and indulge in shoes with a little something extra? Embroidery is by no means a new fad in fashion, but on sandals? Well, the style seems to be having a moment! And no one’s gotten it better than Jimmy Choo.

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Essential Questions to Ask When Buying a Baghttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/essential-questions-to-ask-when-buying-a-bag.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/06/essential-questions-to-ask-when-buying-a-bag.html#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:00:59 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=74920

There are always endless bag options out there, and each season, there are more temptations to make the decision even harder. So how do you choose which bag to buy? And how do you determine if the one you’ve fallen for is really the right bag and worthy of the investment?

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