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1. Day Bag

Buy one in a neutral color and make sure it can hold everything you need from 8am to midnight.

 

 

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2. Chic Clutch

Sparkle works with jeans or for formal occasions.

Splurge: Anya Hindmarch Valorie Bells embellished glitter-finished leather clutch


Bargain: Moyna Beaded Fold-Over Clutch

3. Crossbody Bag

'Hands-free' isn't just for cellphones anymore. If it's going to be a busy day, don't let your handbag wear you down (so to speak)!

 

Splurge: BALENCIAGA Classic City Bag

 

 

Bargain: Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill-Tenley Cross Body

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4. Classic Black Purse

It's the one your daughter will want to borrow a million years from now.

 

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Bargain: Tory Burch Dena Tote

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5. Travel Bag

No matter what your budget, make sure it's sturdy and wheeled.

 

Splurge: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato leather travel trolley

 

 

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Trend We Loved: The Printed Dress. Find Out How To Pick The Perfect One For You & Style It!

First, Pick Out a Printed Dress. So Cute!

If you're into graphic prints:

Love having all eyes on you at work? Go with these bold but polished dresses--then wear them out at night!

If you're into daring prints:

Trippy, right? Part artsy, part sci-fi, these vivid designs are great for formal nights out, like weddings. And if you upstage the bride? Oh, well!

If You're into romantic prints:

These darling styles can be worn sweetly with sandals, or ironically--bring on the biker jacket and boots!

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Your Rules for Wearing Prints - Easy Tips For A Tricky Trend

1. DO wear big prints where your body is smaller, and smaller prints where you're bigger, to even out your curves.

2. DO mix your prints but not your type of print. Stick with one of the categories above, and make sure your pieces have at least one color in common.

3. DO pick solid accessories so you don't have to take an Excedrin just to look in the mirror.

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Here our a few of our favorite Fall picks... Which would you love to add to your closet?

Current/Elliott  -  SMYTHE

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Leopard Cashmere Blazer  -  Leather Sequin Tank Dress

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Alice + Olivia  -  Rag & Bone/JEAN

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Here our a few of our favorite Fall picks... Which would you love to add to your closet?

Current/Elliott                              SMYTHE 

Skinny Leather Pant in Haystack       Shawl Collar Blazer

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Rebecca Minkoff                           Haute Hippie

Savannah Bag in Chocolate              Oversized Poncho in Multi

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VEDA                                            Robert Rodriguez

Cezanne Jacket in Canvas                Chiffon Rose Dress in Black

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Nonoo                                           camilla and marc

Isabella Fur Vest in Grey                  Skipperling Dress in Black

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SIMONE                                         Parker 

Leopard Cashmere Blazer                 Leather Sequin Tank Dress

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                           Alice + Olivia                            Rag & Bone/JEAN                     

Sadie Beaded One Shoulder Dress in Navy            Leather Capri in Azure                

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Shopping and Goodies ~ Fashion Blog Updates (10/25/12)

Shopping and Goodies has some amazing fall trends today! We’re simply loving the luscious lilac bag Shopping and Info has shared. Simply Sample Sales is sharing her must-have bags for fall. We want them all especially the Azzedine Alaia tote. Be Voguish has the scoop on a chi chi department store’s decision to use a Disney Campaign for the holidays! Carine Rotifeld’s collection for MAC is so fallish. We have our juicy celeb scoop and be sure to enter our funky Spike Clutch giveaway from Rhonda Ochs. I think we’ve covered a lot today. Enjoy reading what my favorite fashionistas have to say!

Simply Sample Sales shares her favorite bags picks of the week! Elle has picked some gorgeous bags!

Shopping and Info shares the perfect lilac saddle bag for fall.The color is yummy!

TheFind has her eye on Carine Roitfeld’s unmistakable signature beauty style in her capsule collection with MAC Cosmetics

A Few Goody Gumdrops is giving away a funky Spike Clutch from handbag designer, Rhonda Ochs. Enter to win!

Be Voguish scoops on Barney's decision for the Skinny Minnie Campaign!

Girls Talkin Smack is dishing about five celebs who find it hard to raise their kids in the spotlight!

Glamutante's Picks - Favorite Bags of The Week!

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Shopping and Goodies has so many great finds today. We can’t wait to share them with you. We hope you’ll enter our giveaway from Shopbop and choose whatever you’d like if you’re the winner! Susana is sharing some of the best dresses to wear to a wedding. We love the Matthew Williamson Bandage Dress! Wrap watches are making a comeback. Aren’t the ones featured above absolutely fabulous? Elle has picked the most amazing handbags every fashionista should have in her closet. What a great selection! Of course, Pamela has more scoop on the outlandish Lindsay Lohan. As usual, Shopping and Goodies has the latest trends and fashion forward looks. Start reading!!!!!

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Simply Sample Sales shares 5 handbags every woman should have in her closet!

 

Shopping and Info shows us what dresses to wear to a wedding!

 

A Few Goody Gumdrops is excited to giveaway a $100 Shopbop GIFT CARD! Enter to win!

 

Girls Talkin Smack can’t get enough of Lindsay Lohan’s wardobe malfunctions! Neither can we!!!

 

TheFind says it’s time to get yourself a chic wrap watch for fall!

Shopping and Goodies ~ Fashion Blog Updates (8/8/12)

Shopping and Goodies is sharing some very cool pieces today! One of our bloggers, specifically Elle, has Chanel fever! We’ve all had that from time to time. The best fever to have…wouldn’t you say? Betsy thinks Gisueppe Zanotti has gone too “extreme”. Do you agree?  Susana, where did you ever find gold oxfords? Stephanie…what amazing necklaces to own. I love all five! We have our celeb sccop from Pamela and it’s about Kim’s bright look. I’d read what the trendiest fashionstas have to say! Shopping and Goodies is the best place to find the latest trends!

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A Few Goody Gumdrops thinks Guiseppe Zanotti has gone too far with his Extreme Platform Pumps!

Simply Sample Sales shares her latest obsession. She has Chanel fever!

Shopping and Info is loving Emma Stone's gold Marni Oxford Brogues!

Girls Talkin Smack scoops Kim Kardashian stepping out in NYC in bright red. Looking good!

TheFind says make way for the collar necklace – a customizable, convertible way you can add a little pizzazz to an otherwise plain shirt.

Shopping and Goodies ~ Fashion Blog Updates (8/1/12)

As usual Shopping & Goodies has so much to share! We’re always featuring the latest trends. Elle has an amazing giveaway that you must enter. Betsy is previewing Judith Leiber’s latest collection, Susana is loving Alexander McQueen’s skull clutch and Stephanie is sharing Opening Ceremony’s latest collaboration with Adidas. We always have our interesting celeb scoop. Guess who has 7 tattoos? I’d start reading what the trendiest fashionistas have to say!

Simply Sample Sales hope you’ll Glam Your Travels with a $1500 Shopping Spree from Forward by elyse walker. Enter to win!

A Few Goody Gumdrops is sharing Judith Leiber’s Overture Collection. It’s affordable and chic!

TheFind is bundling up for the Olympics in the latest looks from Opening Ceremony for Adidas!

Girls Talkin Smack counts 7 of Lady Gaga's tattoos!

Shopping and Info is loving the grey suede Alexander McQueen skull clutch carried by Kate Middleton at the Olympics!

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Shopping and Goodies Asks...How Many Bags Can You Handle?

We all love bags and today we've opened them up! As the fashionistas from Shopping and Goodies know...you can never have too many handbags! It's what's inside them that counts. You won't believe what we carry! Have fun going through our bags. If you find anything great...let me know. Thanks to Jai from The Bare Skinny for suggesting this idea!

 
A Few Goody Gumdrops shows you what's in her large Proenza Schouler purse! Do you believe she even carries a cupcake?

 

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Bags, Bling & Beauty dumps the contents of her Linea Pelle Dylan for the world to see!

Fashion Cents has a Sears gift card in her purse which is perfect for shopping for fall pieces. Enter now to win $100 gift card from Sears to put in your purse (and then to spend of course). Contest ends September 30. 

 

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Raging Rouge reveals the three lippies she carries everywhere.

Shopping and Info reveals what is inside her vintage Chanel 2.55 mini messenger bag for a night out
 

StyleMaven is very particular about her handbag essentials which include Smashbox tinted moisturizer, Chloe Long Flap wallet, Hermes Carmen key fob, Vintage Carrera sunglasses and a few other bits and bobs...

 

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TheFind has one new beauty must-have in her handbag, a NARS The Multiple Highlighter because it is versatile and multipurpose.

 

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Violet Revolution shares what could be in her L.A.M.B. handbag depending on the day.

 

Jai of The Bare Skinny takes you inside her handbag!

Shopping and Goodies Name Drops!

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This edition of Shopping and Goodies is all about the best names in fashion! We love name dropping and we certainly did it this week with the best info and looks from Herve Leger, Hermes, Alexander Wang, Alyssa Nicole, Rachel Roy, Cecelia Acuna, Mac, Mary-Kate Olsen and so much more. We have the scoop on deals, giveaways and The Well Heeled Society’s latest book! We also want to say how thrilled we are to be the newest member of such an AMAZING group of fashionistas! Start reading....!

A Few Goody Gumdrops loves the bandaged look from from Herver Leger but needs two saleswomen to get herself in zipped in!

 

Bags, Bling & Beauty shows you how to dress like a celebrity while keeping a budget.

 

Couture In The City is in love with the new spring collection from Rachel Roy

 

Fashion Fille features ThreadSence, an online shopping site that showcases bloggers and independent designers. Find out more details at her blog!

 

 

Fashion Hippo predicts spring & summer dress trends

 

Handbag du Jour’s haute bag of the week is the Alexander Wang Cher Large Siamese Clutch.

 

Quinta Trends talks to Chilean designer Cecilia Acuña about her new brand

 

Raging Rouge continues her posts on MAC Give Me Liberty of London with swatches of Blue India Nail Lacquer from the collection.

 

Shopping and Info loves the Hermes Birkin bag Eva Longoria Parker owns in Bleu De Prusse.

 

Simply Sample Sales shares the best deals from The PacSun Spring Sale – Up To An Extra 50% Off!

 

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Style Eyes checks out the latest clothing collection at Tesco in her post supermarket couture

 

StyleMaven spotted Mary Kate Olsen toting her box of new Hunter Wellie rain boots. They’re the must the have rainboot for April showers!!

 

The Curvy Fashionista dishes the latest about Full Figured Fashion Week with host Emme and the first ever plus size awards show!

 

The Well-Heeled Society is lining up traveling shoes to take to her Atlanta book signing for How To Stylishly Fall From Grace!

 

TheFind chats with emerging designer Alyssa Nicole, and learns about her Spring 2010 collection inspired by cupcakes, hipster bicyclists, and The Dresden Dolls.

 

What’s Haute magazine previews the Rachel Roy spring 2010 collection at Macy’s along with a performance by Estelle!

 

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