The It List: The Fall’s 10 Most Coveted Bags

Bag, Borrow, or Steal:

This Fall’s most coveted handbags range from furry to fringed to equestrian-inspired styles from Chloe & Gucci.  It seems as though almost every designer came out with a cross-body bag this season of many different shapes and sizes, as well as drool-worthy clutches, totes, and bucket bags.

Read on for 10 of the most hottest bags of the season.

1.

Shrimps Damsel faux fur clutch, $315

Shrimps Damsel faux fur clutch, $315

2.

Loewe 'Barcelona' Shoulder Handbag, $2,350.00

Loewe ‘Barcelona’ Shoulder Handbag, $2,350.00

3.

Givenchy Antigona Medium Satchel Bag, $2,435

4.

Saint Laurent Monogram Small Lipstick-Print Crossbody Bag, $1,990

5.

Anya Hindmarch Valorie embellished clutch, $650

Anya Hindmarch Valorie embellished clutch, $650

6.

Burberry Prorsum Printed calf hair bucket bag, $2,150

Burberry Prorsum Printed calf hair bucket bag, $2,150

7.

Olympia Le-Tan The Ballet Lovers box clutch, $1,882

Olympia Le-Tan The Ballet Lovers box clutch, $1,882

8.

Miu Miu Madras printed textured-leather shoulder bag, $1,910

Miu Miu Madras printed textured-leather shoulder bag, $1,910

9.

Charlotte Olympia Modern Maggie embroidered crepe de chine clutch, $1,295

10.

Chloé Georgia mini leather shoulder bag, $1,090

Chloé Georgia mini leather shoulder bag, $1,090

What do you think of these bags?  Which are your favorite?

xo, loves

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Paula Cademartori

Paula Cademartori made headlines when she debuted her first collection of handbags in 2011.  Since, the Brazil-born, Milan-based designer has flourished, while staying true to her roots.  With colorful prints and designs, the Brazilian influence is strong, while the fine Italian craftsmanship of her handbags is clearly evident.

Recently, the designer made her forte into shoes.  These Lotus Lace-Up Sandals are inspired from Paula Cademartori’s Nouveau Risque bag series, as they celebrate the beautiful shape of a lotus flower.  I love the seductive lace up front, and bright colors that blend seamlessly with the neutral tan colors.  These would look ultra-chic paired with a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans, tan button-up, and a bright purple bag.

Paula Cademartori Lotus Lace-Up Sandals, $1,053

Paula Cademartori Lotus Lace-Up Sandals, $1,053

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What do you think of these sandals?  Do you prefer Cademartori’s handbags or shoes?

xo

The Top 10 Quirkiest Bags Only Fashion People Would Understand- and Where to Shop ‘Em

Moschino Fall/Winter '14-'15

Moschino Fall/Winter ’14-’15

There are certain things in life only fashion people understand.   Examples of this include Fendi’s furry buggies that sell for an upward of $800, man-repelling outfits, anything Jeremy Scott, and the following ten of the cutest damn bags I’ve ever seen.  Click on the picture of each bag to find out more info and shop ’em…if you are one of many who drank the fashion kook-aid.

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Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

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The Top Nine Must-Have Bags of The Season

From Olympia Le-Tan’s creative book clutches of the tongue-in-cheek variety to Dolce & Gabbana’s intricate beauties, this season’s bags are more elaborate than ever before.  Check out these top picks of unique handbags that are guaranteed to make you stand out this winter.

1.

Orla Kiely Tabitha Bag, $278

Orla Kiely Tabitha Bag, $278

2. 

Fendi Mini 2Jours Bag, $2,200

Fendi Mini 2Jours Bag, $2,200

3.

Stella McCartney Mini 3-Chain Shaggy Faux Deer Falabella, $1,495

Stella McCartney
Mini 3-Chain Shaggy Faux Deer Falabella, $1,495

4.

Olympia Le-Tan Chalk Box Hand Embroidered Shoulder Bag, $1,177

Olympia Le-Tan
Chalk Box Hand Embroidered Shoulder Bag, $1,177

 5.

Oscar De La Renta Beige Sequin Clutch, $1,695

Oscar De La Renta Beige Sequin Clutch, $1,695

6.

Anya Hindmarch Victory Ebury Maxi textured-leather tote, $2,250

Anya Hindmarch
Victory Ebury Maxi textured-leather tote, $2,250

7.

Sarah's Bag Vroom embellished velvet clutch, $549

Sarah’s Bag Vroom embellished velvet clutch, $549

8.

Charlotte Olympia Whisper embroidered crepe de chine clutch, $747

Charlotte Olympia
Whisper embroidered crepe de chine clutch, $747

9.

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Brocade Dolce Bag, $6,995

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Brocade Dolce Bag, $6,995

Which of these are your favorites?

What’s Trending: 5 Lust-Have Bags for This Fall

So many chic bags, so little time (and money…).  We’ve gathered up the 5 top trending bags this season that are sure to make a statement.  Enjoy!

1.

 Charlotte Olympia Appliquéd silk-satin shoulder bag, $995


Charlotte Olympia Appliquéd silk-satin shoulder bag, $995

2.

Valentino The Rockstud small leather trapeze bag, $1,995

Valentino The Rockstud small leather trapeze bag, $1,995

3.

Proenza Schouler Bucket large jacquard-trimmed leather shoulder bag, $1,650

Proenza Schouler Bucket large jacquard-trimmed leather shoulder bag, $1,650

4.

Moschino Biker Jacket Style Tote, $2,291.79

Moschino Biker Jacket Style Tote, $2,291.79

 

5.

Givenchy Triangle large clutch in black leather, $1,890

Givenchy Triangle large clutch in black leather, $1,890

 

What do you think of these picks?  Which are your favorite?

xo

24 Things I’ve Learned About Fashion By Age 24

“Do not regret growing older; for it is a privilege denied to many…”.  

As my 24th birthday approached today, I wanted to take a look back on all the things I’ve learned over the years about style and fashion.  It was difficult, as my opinion is constantly changing with the trends, and as my style evolves, yet these 24 rules of dressing are timeless and true.  Enjoy!

1. Everything looks put together with the perfect black blazer.

2. Experiment with combining different textures to create an balanced and unique look.

3. Mix designer labels with street labels.  A simple white t-shirt with that asymmetrical Helmut Lang blazer and J Brand jeans is a fabulous look.

4. Always keep a go-to outfit handy for those days when you’ve ransacked your closet and you still have “nothing to wear”.

5. The higher the heel, the closer to heaven.

6. Know your body shape, and dress for it- not for the latest trends.

7. If your friend desperately wants to wear matching outfits, humor her.  But as a rule of a thumb, think more fraternal, less identical.

8. Shoes will make or break an outfit.

9. If you’re uncomfortable in what you are wearing, it will show.

10. Invest in a good handbag and quality shoes.  They’re the essential items you can wear even when you put on that horrid winter weight.

11. Wrap dresses are made for traveling.

12. There will never be another “new” black.

13. The only accessory you need to take off before leaving the house… is a fedora.

14. Highlight your legs, OR your stomach, OR your arms… but not all of it, all at once.  Less is more.

15. There is a huge difference between your outfit being “girl cute” and “guy hot”.  If you find that rare outfit which is a common ground, cherish it.

16. Everything will look and fit better when you have a great body.  Take care of it.

17. Pay the extra expense for dry cleaning your nicer items.  It will pay off.

18. Take risks and play with color.

19. Office wear can be chic if you make it.

20. Denim dresses will never be in style.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to buy a little denim number, and gave it to Goodwill after never wearing it because it’s just a little too… something.

21. Don’t wear those super-hot boots in warm weather.  Just don’t.

22. Replace any belt that comes with the dress/pants/skirt you buy.  It will make your outfit look much more expensive.

23. Nude heels will elongate your legs like no other.

24. Break all the “rules” of dressing, and wear what makes you happy.  Life’s short, and fashion is meant to be fun.

Hope you lovely readers have a wonderful weekend!

What’s Trending: The Transition Tote

Transitioning from winter to spring can often be difficult in the clothes department, as well as your signature bag.  These timeless totes are perfect for all seasons, and look professional, with their sturdy structures.

Image via Time Magazine

Image via Time Magazine

Clockwise, from top left: Diane von Furstenberg, $345; dvf.com. Reed Krakoff, $1,190; reedkrakoff.com. DKNY, $395; dkny.com. Salvatore Ferragamo, $1,290; (866) 337-7242.

Do you guys have a favorite tote?

Designer Spotlight: Ines Figaredo

Ines Figaredo, a Madrid-born lawyer-turned-handbag designer, has a wild imagination, and it shows.  She uses it, as well as nature, as the inspiration for her eccentric and unique handbags.  They are handmade in Spain using the finest leather and materials.  Ines was “utterly determined to rescue the ancient know how of haute spanish leatherwork and jewelry, the exquisite art of embroidery and the traditional craft skills of sculpture”, according to their website.

But enough talking- the handbags speak for themselves.  Click through after the jump to see some of my absolute favorites.

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