It’s been a while since we chose a specific luxury designer item and tried to find it’s match. Fakes should never be an option (and I won’t preach to you all the reasons why when you can google it if you are interested) as there are so many small businesses that create well made pieces that look just as good as the real thing and will cost a fraction of the high end designer. I decided to first choose the Hatbox bag as it has been all over the runways and is a cool unique shape that can dress up any outfit. St. Laurent is made of calfskin ( which I know isn’t vegan friendly) while the Lux De Ville dupe( which I own the glitter purple version of so can attest to its well made and beautiful craftsmanship) is made of vegan leather and has a quilted spider web design..FYI the bag of the Luxe De Ville bag is solid black in the back so if you don’t like the spider web u can flip it to the back and also remove the skull keychain that comes with it.
The round straw purse is the it bag of the summer. It has been in every window and magazine cementing the fact that we need one. But what about the other accessories trends that would allow you to outshine your friends? We rounded up a few accessories trends to try out now!
Move over floral hair circle thing (?) flowers get a more everyday wear feel with one side or halo effects created at several runway shows. Reach for a flower comb instead of an headband for more versatile style choices.
Named after the art trend that used lines to invoke thought, there really is nothing minimal about this trend. Choose earrings with cool sculptural shapes in any metal tone.
THE FLATFORM SANDAL
These sandals require the perfect pedicure but are totally worth it! Added height and cool feet! Yasss..
Try them in leather for a more grownup feel or platform flip flops if your heading to the beach!
Okay, the tassel has literally been integrated into every accessories from bags and jewelry and even (gasp) the coverup. All these tassels (and sometimes pom poms) are really daunting and if you are tired of these boho staples here are a few accessories that broke the mold.
Yep these durable and cute bags are alot more chic then the circulat raffia or cotton cord bags we are seeing everywhere.
Courtesy of Vogue Paris
The clear trend is not just for bags! Clear acrylic jewelry also graced the runway! From earrings to necklaces, this trend as staying power!!
Courtesy of Vogue Paris
Not in the mood for jewelry? Try a simple brooch to dress up any outfit or to hold that sarong (do people still call it that?) closed after a day at the beach.
Happy Hump Day
Espadrilles, flip flops, sandals oh my! Let us take a step back from the traditional footwear of summer (no crocs please) and use our imaginations ( or the runway) to switch it up! Here are three shoe ideas from the runway to spice up your summer wardrobe.
Heeled mules are the ultimate sexy summer look and if you stash them in your beach bag, you can pair them with your coverup for a chic night out!
Go for shoes with cool accents like these sheer paneled pearl accented beauties. I dislike my toes out so this is a great alternative to sandals.
Chanel paraded a pair of ventilated white leather knee high boots down the runway for Spring and summer. It convinced us that boots can be worn all year around!! Look for peep toe, airy fabrics and the cute ventilated number like Chanel!!
So ditch those flip flops and show us how you rock these shoe trends! #tfgss to all your shoegasm pics and you could be featured on our instagram and facebook pages!!
At Louis Vitton (above) and other designers revealed this more exaggerated cat eye with its elongated lens as the “kitten”. The kitten unlike cat eye is less forgiving with a narrow and short brim between lenses and narrower lenses as well. So here are some varieties we love that are more versatile but remain true to the Kitten shape:
Loving the pair from Asos dubbed “small cat eye” for just $23. The wide rims make it a ease to wear.
Another great pair we found at zerouv with a flat bottom lense and a curved bridge. Great for people with high brides or wider nose while drawing attention away from eye bags. Just 9.99 (assorted colors).
Finally, for just 7.90 we love this pair from Forever21 with blue lens and a graphic design.
Spring is in the air,
We thought we would never see another fanny pack after we rocked them in high school but they are back with a more sporty look and new way to wear it.
The fanny pack as crossbody? Okay, designers just expanded the band to turn it to a crosdbody but we really thing this could catch on (for small breasted women any way, but we know most designers hate breasts any way).
Here are some tips to expand the length of the straps:
We found the above extender for buckle fanny packs at walmart for just 3.99. Buy two for extra length.
For chain fanny packs we found chain extenders at target for 4.99.
So Rock that fanny pack as a crossbody!
As Valentine’s Day draws near to us it’s the perfect time to look for heart shaped or heart pattern accessories! I love heart shapes as they are romantic, whimsical and fun to wear. I love how anything with hearts immediately adds a sweet and quirky touch to your wardrobe without being over the top (like my giant stuffed Bunny back pack from Wego Japan and artist Esther Kim lol)I decided to put together a cute collage of heart accessories that don’t scream Valentines Dayas well as being very affordable! These can be worn all year around. Enjoy and let us know in the comments if you bought anything or what’s your fave.
1. Red Fashion Wild Heart Shaped Rivets Bag $17 gamiss.com
2. Betsey Johnson Heart Appliqué Mini Backpack $50 nordstromrack.com
3. LC Love by Lauren Conrad Heart Crossbody $29 Kohls.com
4. Forever 21 Girl Power Earrings $4.90 forever21.com
5. Echo I Heart You Silk Scarf $49 Macys.com
6. Betsey Johnson Gold Tone Angel Heart & Rose Cluster Studs $28 Belk.com
It is time to ditch the heels this new years for something more comfortable and we have just the the right look, glitter sneakers. If you are looking for alot of color options and do not mind an 85 dollar price tag, Keds has paired with Kate Spade for these cute slip ons. There are 9 different colors making these sneakers great for pairing with sequins and more casual alternatives. The gold version is already sold out in these Chuck Taylor Converse edition for just $40. Finally, we go to rainbow with a variety of platform glitter sneakers and these rainbow glitter beauties for just $11.99 on sale online. These sneakers are still in stock so head over there before they are gone.
See you in 2018,
It’s the time of year for that feeling to shed your boring, stuffy work clothes and dip your feet in some warm sand with a cold beverage while wearing whatever you want; that my readers is Wanderlust! Though festival clothing are only reserved for Summer the accessory that goes with all that hippie flower child laid back wardrobe; the Wanderlust bag can be worn any season!This bag usually has tassels, beading, fringe and can be made from burlap, straw or even leather! The materials are endless and the bag has to have a global traveler feel to it. I love how this bag can carry a lot, is sturdy and can go with most outfits; and carrying it adds such a cool wild child feel to any ensemble. Here are my picks and all are under $50!
The beret has been popping up every season thus far so I think it’s safe to say it’s THE accessory for 2017. The beret is very versatile as you can wear, frilly, military and punk versions; they also go with any outfit. I love trying out new trends but sometimes you don’t have or don’t want you o spend the money on something you may wear a couple of times and then Poshmark it..So I have once again scoured the internet for these budget friendly styles and will be asking the lead designer of up and coming fashion label Dirty Celebrity; to make me a bigger crazier version that will fit my head because my braids don’t fit most standard sized hats ( with the exception of baseball caps).