We’re Head Over Heels for David Bromstad’s Collection for Naturalizer!


Okay super exciting… A couple weeks ago I got to LIVE CHAT with David Bromstad about his new collection for Naturalizer! I had so much fun and even got to ask him a couple questions. I hope someday I can meet him in person because his joy and passion for life is so inspiring.

I have always loved David’s taste in design and art. This handbag and shoes collection for Naturalizer is no exception!!! The gorgeous floral print he designed is so light, bright and just screams SPRING!!! You can’t help but smile when you see this gorgeous print…


I had a hard time picking my favorite items from the collection, but finally decided a handbag was the way to go… Pictures really don’t do this bag justice… It’s just gorgeous.


Bomstad David Handbag – Price: $79.00


Gorgeous, bright colors and stylish details make this the perfect bag for spring. Neutral trim makes it versatile so you can wear it with your entire spring wardrobe. Lots of inside pockets and attention to detail have me head over heels for this bag.

If you like David Bromstad, then I know you’ll love his new collection, David Bromstad for Naturalizer. Be sure to check it out!!!

Here is a small sampling of the shoes from the collection…

Enter To Win A Metrostyle Patent Leather Envelope Clutch worth $49! THREE Winners!

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Happy Monday! This week we teamed up with METROSTYLE for an amazing Spring giveaway! We’re giving away not one, not two, but THREE gorgeous Patent Leather Envelope Clutch Bags worth $49.99!

THREE winners will get one of these fashionable spring bags in their choice of color, including the 5 new spring colors – bright pink, dandelion, tangerine, caribbean and aster.

These super stylish patent leather envelope clutch bags from metrostyle will go with so many different outfits. They have a sophisticated gold chain shoulder strap that is both classic and fashionable. Perfect for both day and evening, regardless of the weather! These shiny patent leather bags are now available in ten gorgeous colors including bright pink, dandelion, tangerine, Caribbean, aster, black, blueberry, green, purple and rich red. The bag measures: 10½”L x1 1/2″W x 6″H.

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Segolene Paris Handbags on Zulily Tomorrow!

As you probably already know, zulily.com is an addiction of mine. I have to check their site either on my computer or on my iPhone, every morning, to see what’s on sale that day.

Well I’m really excited about one of tomorrow’s sales… Segolene Paris Handbags are going to be on Zulily tomorrow!

Segolene Paris Handbags

About Segolene Paris Handbags

Realizing her passion for women’s style at a young age, Segolene Bilodeau experimented with fabrics, fine tailoring and small details. From that she created a completely unique and feminine line of purses. Each handbag has a surprising element that gives it its own identity, while trendsetting designs and meticulous craftsmanship have made the brand an international favorite.

Set your reminders, mark your calenders and get ready to shop zulily.com first thing tomorrow morning at 9am EST.

Let me know what you find!

Win This Elaine Turner Coral Clutch worth $225!

Enter to win this Elaine Turner Coral Clutch!

We are super excited to partner with Elaine Turner Designs to offer our readers a chance to win the amazing BELLA laser-cut clutch from her Spring 2013 collection in this season’s hottest color – CORAL! This bag is undeniably one of the most gorgeous clutches I have ever seen. I am super excited about this bag and I know you ladies will love it too! If you are on a budget and limit yourself to one “splurge” per season, let this be it.

Versatile, stunning and expertly designed with you in mind. This amazing clutch features Laser Cut Leather, Hidden Magnetic Closure, Interior Accessory and Zip Pocket, Cosmetic Mirror, Signature Jacquard Pink Logo Lining and Custom Metal Corner Sheen. The clutch measures in at 10″L x 6.5″ H x .5″ D and retails for $225.00!

About Elaine Turner, The Designer…

Elaine is a Texas-based designer who worked in the New York fashion industry before creating her own line in 2000. She started the handbag collection from her own home, and has expanded to include six stores of her own. Elaine currently has three boutiques in the Houston area (Rice Village, CITYCENTRE, The Woodlands,) boutiques in San Antonio and Nashville and her newest boutique in New York on Madison Avenue. Elaine Turner handbags and shoes can also be found in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and specialty boutiques worldwide.

Elaine’s designs are inspired by her love of travel and the desire to make every woman feel beautiful no matter where they are. Elaine balances her thriving business with her role as wife and mother and is passionately involved with charities such as MD Anderson, The Stehlin Foundation and Heroes for Children. Get to know Elaine better through her bio video.

Elaine Turner designs some absolutely gorgeous and lust-worthy pieces. Check out her New Arrivals and be prepared to fall in love.

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The Bags You Need This Season

Winter’s icy fingers may have made their way into our wardrobes, turning pretty floral dresses into thick knitted jumpers and sexy strappy sandals into sturdy leather boots, but there’s one accessory we can use to fend off the season’s sobering influence: the mighty handbag! This autumn/winter, the must-haves come in all shapes and sizes, but all are set to bring some fun and colour back into our otherwise quite pasty lives.


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Go vibrant

Transform any outfit with a burst of neon. The latest styles are radioactive yellow or citrus-zing lime, and the best size to go for is the micro shoulder bag with a long chain. Worn on a night out, your arm candy is sure to turn heads.


Get down to business

The briefcase is big news this season, as demonstrated by Ralph Lauren. But if that’s a bit too grown up and serious for you, cast your eye towards the latest satchel designs for a hint of corporate intelligence, perfectly blended with fun.


Your destiny awaits


Futuristic style is the way to go this season: let anything shiny, metallic and studded take you there! A clutch with a space-age twist like the purple envelope design by Henry Holland, which you can get your hands on by shopping the range of designer handbags from Debenhams, is perfect for this trend.


Go large – and then double it

Bigger certainly is better when it comes to your winter handbag, as demonstrated by top designers such as Chloé and Alexander Wang. Never again will you need to ask yourself “do I really need all this stuff?” A more relaxed approach to handbag contents, here you come!

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Getting Revenge In Style- Part 2

Yesterday I shared my love of Revenge- particularly the fashions those Hamptons ladies wear. In honor of tonight’s finale, I created the following tribute: a fashion face-off between neighboring nemeses Victoria and Emily. As value is always a priority here, I found Grayson-worthy pieces for Stowaway prices.

Since Victoria loves to be the center of attention, she never shies away from color. Her wardrobe is full of conspicuously expensive dresses that fit her like a glove and bold, “notice me” accessories.” (Remember this necklace?) The trickiest part of her look was finding the dress. Rich color + formfitting often looks cheap, something the Queen of the Hamptons certainly isn’t. I hit gold when I found the fabulous Lauren by Ralph Lauren below.

As for Emily, I get the feeling that her pointedly neutral, perfectly classic wardrobe is meant to suggest a blank canvas– revealing nothing about her tormented psyche. (And BTW, she totally validates the ancient proverb, “Any woman wearing that much beige is hiding something.“) Regardless, I love her look and had fun putting together the Emily-appropo ensemble below.

Fashion Face-off: Victoria vs. Emily

Gathered Empire Waist Dress
$124 - ralphlauren.com

Hobo clutch
$128 - zappos.com

$115 - endless.com

$72 - shopbop.com

$15 - endless.com

Bags Accessories Handbags
$99 - endless.com

Click here for my post on Charlotte Grayson’s pretty, preppy style.

Photos of Victoria Grayson and Emily Thorne from abc.com.

Holiday Gift Idea 2011: Zatchels Metallic Stars & Metallics Collection

Lovingly made in England, Zatchels is a handbag brand unlike anything I have really seen in the U.S. and as a gift idea? I would absolutely adore one of their handbags or satchels being gifted to me! I have to say that I am really smitten with all their bags in general but in particular their new Metallic Stars and Metallics collection. They are funky and fun, but functional as well!


With a bright metallic shine and bold print, this Metallic Stars satchel will make the perfect Christmas gift or treat yourself and you will be shining like a star. Its fun and vibrant design will have you turning heads when you are out and about this Winter. In addition to the Metallic Stars collection, there is the simpler yet still sassy, Metallic collection which channels the same look but without the stars. It’s just as gorgeous and has any shade you could basically want.

With a lot of different sizes, there is something for everyone that is for sure. They have got all your colors covered, all your designs covered and all your sizes… what is not to love? And get this… each and every handbag is handmade, as in you order it and then they make it to order. I think that makes it even more special.

As an owner of a Zatchels satchel (this here polka dot collection member in white and navy), I can attest to the quality and craftsmanship of this beautiful bag. It is not only interesting but it is large enough to hold everything that I want to put in my handbag.  I think this is the type of bag that will only get better with age and use. Since it’s made from quality leather, I am totally looking forward to using this bag for years to come.  This is one of those investment bags that you would use off and on for years, and with so many colors and designs available, there is something for everyone!

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