Saddle bags have returned to fashion, and in a big way. This style of bag marries the preppy trend, the equestrian trend, the collegiate trend and the military trend perfectly. Not only that, a saddle bag is a classic look that can dress up and down with ease and will still look chic seasons after the trend leaves the runway and your glossy fashion magazines.
Changing your bag is a great way to look on-trend for the season without having to revamp your entire wardrobe. Imagine a simple black turtleneck sweater and dark straight jeans with an oversized clutch. Now envision with a slouchy blue leather hobo bag. See that same outfit with a classic saddle bag--amazing how the change of your purse can totally change your personal style!
While there are designer saddle bags available for hundreds of dollars, you can get this same look for far less without sacrificing style. Here are some of my favorite budget-friendly saddle bags.
at 6:56AM, 3 years ago |
I'm sure by now, you've been bombarded with Back to School sales ads and have either bought all the essentials needed for the first day of school or you're still in the process.
Although I haven't received the supply list for my soon-to-be kindergartener, it doesn't take a genius to know that a backpack is one of those essentials needed by a student.
Like clothing, shoes, hairstyle and accessories, a backpack is an extension of your child's identity. Your child may be in love with a Toy Story 3 backpack with all sorts of tacky colors and you may be happy to call it a day with a simple red backpack from Jansport.
You may wonder if it's possible to score a decent pack for a price that won't put a strain on your budget. Surprisingly, they exist and I've compiled a list of 5 backpacks for
under $10. They range from distinct girls and boys bags to a
functional unisex bag.
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 |
I'm hopping a JetBlue flight cross country tomorrow, flying from L.A. to NYC for the BlogHer '10 conference. Tonight, I'll be packing my duffel bag--using tips from Annie's Packing Light blog post...
I'm carrying my bag on to save time, prevent potential lost luggage (although I kid you not, Delta Airlines once lost a bag I had carried on...)
and save on the horrendous checked baggage fees--so that means keeping
wardrobe and personal items to a bare minimum. I'll use Annie's tips of
keeping to a basic color scheme (I'm planning on black, white and red...) and pieces that are versatile and easy care.