For the past several years, the standard woman's purse has become a status symbol: A way to show off your income and your personal style. Thankfully, Summer 2011 brought handbag trends that are more about shape and style than the designer name on the label.
Below are the five styles of handbags that I find to be the most popular and versatile:
at 7:53AM, 3 years ago |
Social media outlets were all a-twitter this week regarding Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter GOOP. GOOP is a newsletter (and website) where Paltrow shares her favorite places to visit, recipes, advice and inspiration from celebrity friends, and her random thoughts on topics important to her. This week, GOOP featured Gwyneth's choices for spring essentials.
The collection was full of simple, yet modern pieces that were are versatile and perfect for the season. Paltrow teamed with shopping site Net-a-Porter to offer these wardrobe essentials for purchase. The only problem" These "essentials" total over $18,000 ($16,434 for the clothing and shoes alone!). I doubt you can afford such a wardrobe, I know I can't. I usually hate "Dress for Less" articles because they pick pieces that may be similar, but don't give the same effect when actually worn.
However since I do believe Paltrow's "essentials" do make for a creative yet wearable spring and summer wardrobe, I scoured the 'net for pieces that give the same effect, but are available for much, much less.
at 7:55AM, 3 years ago |
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Last night, Natalie Portman wore tassel earrings from Tiffany to the Oscars. The beaded tassels perfectly matched her off-the-shoulder gown. At the L.A. premiere of her movie No Strings Attached, Portman again wore Tiffany tassel earrings--this time in black to match her black Vena Cava maxi dress.
Kate Hudson wore some fabulous pearl and diamond tassel earrings from Stephen Russell when she attended the Golden Globes. Oscar de la Renta showed tassel earrings for their Fall 2011 line while Chanel showed ombre-colored tassel earrings for Spring 2011.
Tassels fit the 70s theme for Spring 2011: The fringe, the vintage look. This is a look that is amazing on the red carpet, but perfectly wearable for the rest of us. A pair of tassel earrings is a great addition to your wardrobe, a way to glam up your current closet...
at 9:57AM, 3 years ago |
Today's prizes are all about luxury. Whether it's velvety smooth alpaca fibers, soft Peruvian pima cotton, lustrous silk or sparkling diamonds, there's nothing quite like sumptuousness of the finer things in life.
Compliments of Peruvian Connection, we're giving away a $200 gift card and if that weren't enough, we're throwing in a bit of bling thanks to our friends at MyJewelryBox.
It's another end to a another long week my friends. So, of course you know that means it's wacky product of the week time once more. This fine day I bring you something completely useless and ridiculous. Special thanks to my buddy Tom for sharing the absurd topic of this blog post with me the other day. Hold onto your seats true believers, as I bring you...Cool Shades Tape.
at 2:39PM, 4 years ago |
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