articles by tag: handbags

recycle the past

On occasion I will find something fabulous at a consignment shop – something I could not possibly afford even when marked down. My last purchase was at the swanky Turnaboutshoppe in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where I scored an amazing black Chanel jacket for a mere $400. I will wear that baby for the next 10 years, [...]

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the sweater dress: winter casual chic

With several months of winter ahead of us, nothing beats the warmth and comfortable style of a sweater dress. Add some color with a layering piece and add a couple of accessories to give it some flair. Starburst Sweater Dress in oatmeal heather. I have seen this soft merino wool dress with dolman sleeves on [...]

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holiday gift ideas

Here are some stylish gift ideas for under $100 to assist with your online shopping. Nine West Gabby Clutch in Drama Azure – the rosette adornment shows off your feminine side and you will get lots of compliments. It also comes in silver. Spring Street Design Group Handbag Hanger – this Crystal Pearl Flower handbag [...]

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work wear: stylish totes for big laptops

Having recently upgraded to a newer and larger (15″) laptop, I soon realized that my go-to “computer” tote was not going to hold this beast. So, knowing that I had a business trip coming up where I needed to bring my computer, I went handbag shopping. Although the larger laptops are great, they’re not so [...]

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maybe not: heavy metal handbags

The latest, biggest, best-selling Diane von Furstenberg handbag has more hardware than found in a classroom full of teenagers with braces. It’s also big enough to lose just about anything in it.  I’ve been mulling it over and although I love the style and cross-body hipness, there are two things that would keep me from [...]

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what to wear: teal for a cause

Maria loves purple and I love teal. Actually, I probably love them both equally as well because they look so good on most everyone.  But teal now has even more significance for me since it’s the color of the ribbon for Ovarian Cancer awareness.  And September is the month to remind you beautiful women to [...]

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wardrobe planning: accessories

For the last article of our $1500 Challenge series, I thought it best to cover something we all tend to shop for as an afterthought: accessories.  Accessories keep an outfit interesting and can convey your personal style much more easily than a Splendid tee. Try and find the best quality you can afford when it [...]

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