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Trend Alert: Go Ahead and Embellish

Everything is very busy this season and you want it that way. Go big or go home as they say but more accurately, go big or don’t go home with me. Whether it’s key gigantic embellishments like the Marni white shoulder bag or an all over fiesta like Alive + Olivia’s bird embroidery shoulder bag, there’s … Continue reading “Trend Alert: Go Ahead and Embellish”

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5 Signs You Need a New Bag

5 Signs You Need a New Bag

We’ve all been in a bag rut before. When you end up using the same few bags over and over again, no matter the outfit or occasion. Your bag has become nothing but an afterthought – and where’s the fun in that? Here are five ways to tell it’s time for an update…

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5 Signs You Need a New Bag

The Summer Trend You Must Get Behind

It doesn’t matter if you’re not traveling this summer, and even if you are, who cares if it won’t be anywhere south? The boho-festival, ethnic-chic vibe is the most perfectly effortless seasonal look. Seek out fanciful tassels, horn-inspired toggles, embroidered weaves, beachy beads, and kaleidoscopic prints, and you’ll be set.

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The Summer Trend You Must Get Behind
Your Bag Might Not Have Enough Embellishments

Your Bag Might Not Have Enough Embellishments

Sometimes you’ve gotta go big, and now is that time. It’s looking like more is most definitely more this summer. When you’re seeking out embellishments, unfettered exuberance is the only way to go. Store away the boring and plain bags for later. Minimalism will surely come back soon as an opposing reaction to this current bubbly mood, so for now, let’s live in the moment and fall in love with the exciting trims, appliqués, embroideries, hardware, heavy stitching, and anything else you can throw on a bag that will stick.

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Your Bag Might Not Have Enough Embellishments
Balance Your Dueling Personalities

Balance Your Dueling Personalities: Tough Vs. Dainty

Your wardrobe reflects your personality and for all our own varied tones and moods, our bags should have just as many facets. The demure, feminine girl sometimes gets taken over by a rough and tumble attitude, and vice versa. Isn’t that what makes being a woman so fabulously fun? Make sure your bags show how are you feeling each day.

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Tod’s Spring 2016 Bags

How Tod’s Got Its Groove Back

Alessandra Facchinetti seems to have hit her stride at Tod’s. After three years as Creative Director, she’s beginning to infuse her own personality into the brand, and it has an effect that leaves me rejoicing. As should we all! It’s understandable why she would want to get her feet wet first before presenting a collection this different from Tod’s usual fare. After all, she was let go as Creative Director at Valentino in 2008 because she didn’t represent enough from their archives (because eschewing creativity for a ready-made formula is surely what got Valentino the success it enjoys now). But now that Alessandra has proven she can properly pay homage to the Italian fashion house, she’s ready to bring it into a new era.

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Tod’s Spring 2016 Bags
New Bag Trends for 2016

New Bag Trends for 2016: The Big Kick-Off

Let’s start off the New Year right by taking a look at the trends that are going to take over the upcoming months. All things fun and fabulous are definitely in store. A feeling of exuberance and optimism can be seen everywhere, which makes me happy. I can already tell this is going to be a stellar year for fashion – and for life! to be a stellar year for fashion – and for life!

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New Bag Trends for 2016
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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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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