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Your Fall Wardrobe Inspiration Is Written on the Wall

When you are ready to shop, as in, have the allotted money burning a hole in your wallet, inspiration comes like a lightening storm. I walked in a gallery and this wall of ceramic cubes actually made that heaven sound effect, speaking to me, telling me that it was all the important colors and prints … Continue reading “Your Fall Wardrobe Inspiration Is Written on the Wall”

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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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Top Happy-Go-Lucky New Bags

Happy-Go-Lucky Bags: Spring is in the Air

This spring is all about projecting an innocent spirit. I’m loving the sense of optimism and joyful attitude that’s already in full effect. It’s the perfect way to start off the new year, one that, by the look of things, is guaranteed to be a good one. It also looks like it will be nothing but picnics all season, and I am definitely okay with that! Come prepared to soak up the sun with the right bag…

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Top 5 Food and Cocktail-Inspired Bags

Top 5 Food and Cocktail-Inspired Bags: Eat, Dress, and Be Merry!

It’s that time of year when we have feasting and drinking on the brain (much to our New Year’s resolution-fueled January 1st selves’ chagrin). Why not playfully put this on display with our accessories? When everything is lit up brightly enough to hail a spaceship, your usual boxy, black tote seems tired. Wire up with a tasty treat! And while these kitschy bags may seem frivolous, some are actually more practical than expected – making the holiday hangover just a little less painful.

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Top 5 Resort Vacation Bags You Must Pack

Top 5 Resort Vacation Bags You Must Pack: Trip Advisor

I am going to a resort in Bali next week, and I cannot wait! I am looking forward to a week of pure relaxation with plenty of lounging and yoga. Packing is easy: I am going ensure I’m comfortable in kaftans, shorts, and maxi skirts, but the bags are what will set the mood.

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Mark Cross Benchley Binocular Leather Box Bag: Let’s Go Bag-Watching

I spy something awesome! If you love Mark Cross’ lunch box bags (aka the Grace box), which I do, of course, then you will go crazy over the Benchley Binocular bag.

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Mark Cross Grace Small Trunk Bag: Feeling Mouthy

Mark Cross’ iconic Grace bag has seen all sorts of elegant and classy incarnations, from a variety of skins and a rainbow’s worth of color options to shockingly clear Lucite. But none have been as provocatively youthful as this latest makeover for the small box trunk.

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Top 5 Daytime Delights: What to Carry to a Ladies’ Lunch

I had such a fun time today shopping for jewels and lunching with longtime girlfriends, along with a few new ones. I need these kinds of days; we all need these days, when we keep things light, let out steam about our husbands and kids, and get just plain silly.

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My Favorite Summer Essentials

My Favorite Summer Essentials: Sun, Sand, and Shopping

Summer is almost here! Is your beach body ready? Not quite? No matter – with the cascade of caftans and oversized jewelry coming out, the focus isn’t going to be on your abs anyway! Gauzy wraps, colorful sandals, and a splash of maritime fun – that’s what I want to stock my closet with. What’s your favorite summer essential?

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