Lady’s Fashion Tips for a Valentine’s Day Dinner Date

Every date night should be special, but Valentine’s Day somehow always takes the cake. No matter if you’re going out on the town or looking forward to a romantic night in, we have a few suggestions sure to get you looking and feeling your best.
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For a big night out, it doesn’t seem to matter how extensive your wardrobe is; a new outfit seems to be on everyone’s mind. While the classic black dress is always a fan favorite, use the season as a good excuse to take a walk on the wild side and slip into something red. Not only is it the hue of the season, but a little pop of color can really boost your mood.

Michael Kors Petite One-Shoulder Hardware Sheath Dress

Calvin Klein’s Short-Sleeve Embellished Sheath Dress in lipstick red is sure to take you out of your shell. With gold studs and slim fit it’s the type of dress that looks good on everyone. Or try Michael Kors Petite One-Shoulder Hardware Sheath Dress for a fancier night out. The asymmetrical shape and hardware detailing are bound to make your date do a double take.

For a more casual night, we love the Ralph Lauren Short-Sleeve Cold Shoulder Top in fiery Madison Red. Pair with black pants or jeans and a long necklace to complete the look. Another option is to stay nice and cozy in a dolman sweater such as the Cabe & Gauge Studded Dolman-Sleeve Sweater. This boat-neck top is adorned with little studs for a little extra pizzaz on a classic silhouette.

If you like to have a little fun with your look, go all out and add a little whimsy with lip covered shoes. While tons of designers have fallen in love with the lip trend such as Brain Atwood and Sam Edelmen, we love these INC Zitah pumps available exclusively at Macy’s.
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Also try enhancing your own set of lips with a touch of color. A sexy pout is one of our favorite ways to really enhance a look and we love Dior Addict Lipstick for soft kissable lips with proven long lasting properties. Their moisturizing formula and gorgeous shades will leaving you looking and feeling amazing. Lips like yours are just begging to be kissed.

So enjoy Feb 14th and every other date night because romance should always be in the air!

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Fabulous and Freaky Spring 2016 Menswear

As soon as the holidays are over, most people’s thoughts are directed toward Spring. We are hoping that we are able to skip over the wet, cold weather of Winter an transition right into the milder temperatures and lighter fabrics of the season.

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In the fashion industry, the fashion forecasts for the coming season can be seen on the runway well before that time arrives. There are some classic trends that carry on from year to year and other wacky ones that never make it into the stores. One Spring look that is pretty timeless is from a design house called Grungy Gentlemen, which was seen at the New York Men’s fashion Week. It consists of a slate grey heathered hoodie with ivory contrast trim around the hood, cuffs, and waist. The details of the ivory placket, shoulder seaming and over-sized hidden pockets make this pull-over more of fashion statement than its sports counterpart. Pairing it with a pair of lightweight khaki trousers and cobalt blue shoes make it the perfect outfit for Spring.

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Another one of my favorite looks from the 2016 Spring/Summer Menswear collections comes from Michael Kors. The trench coat is a classic menswear piece that never goes out of style. Michael Kors has nailed it when it comes to the tan color, a lighter and more forgiving fabric, and all the classic details of a trench combined into a “go-to” coat for your wardrobe. Even though trench could be easily worn over a suit, Michael Kors keep the overall feel casual with mandarin collar button-down, white rolled-up trousers, and thick-strap sandals. Adding in the matching leather trio of a belt, sandals, and a bag help to pull the outfit together and polish off the look.

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Also on the runway for Spring, you will see looks that should never make it into the stores. Duckie Brown let us see a little too much at New York Fashion Week with the see-through, white mesh t-shirt that they paired with some probably very expensive pajama pants. It is not a look that I can imagine wanting to see on the streets, but they do get credit for a great pair of grey leather shoes.

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The other look that caught my attention in a bad way was by Gucci. I don’t know which part of the outfit is more disturbing: the 70’s style short-shorts; the open knit-work that makes up the pieces, or the huge embroidered figures on the top. There are just so many reasons to be traumatized by this look.

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7 Great Bags For 7 Different Everyday Situations!

  1. The Office

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Choosing a bag for work is an important decision. There are a lot of factors to consider; how long is your commute? Will you be walking far? However, the Backpack has to be the main contender for this particular occasion. It is a bag favoured by commuters everywhere. However, backpacks don’t just have to be functional and practical; they can be packed with style.

The Michael Kors Marley Drawstring Backpack; a fashionable and functional bag that would be perfect for those long commutes and stuffy underground journeys. With two outer and four inner pockets, there’s room to spare, and, along with the adjustable shoulder straps, this bag is the ultimate work wear accessory, remaining functional and practical.

  1. The races

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This is an event where style is of great importance and practicality…well, it will just have to wait. A bag that is desperately cool and on-trend this season is the Bucket Bag. A lot of high-end brands are catching on, but the ultimate version for me is the Sophie Hulme Mini Bucket Bag in brown suede.

This stunning accessory by Sophie Hulme is a work of art. However, this bag is not just aesthetically pleasing; it includes an inside pouch and an adjustable shoulder strap for added comfort. Wear with statement heels for an eye-catching look on race-day.

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Bags for evening events need to small and compact, but still glam. They need to have that touch of sparkle but be easy to hold in the hand. We all know that for this occasion, it’s the Clutch. In particular, the McQ by Alexander McQueen Bullet Kicks Clutch.

The Bullet Kicks Clutch is made entirely of cork, and is a grunge-glam alternative to the average clutch. With a gritty, silver texture and bullet bar wristlet, this bag screams attitude, staying true to the brands outlandish, rock ‘n’ roll theme.  It also features an inside zip pocket for extra storage so, fear not, this edgy clutch has ticked all the boxes.

  1. A Long Weekend away

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A weekend bag is something that everyone should own. They exude sophistication, tradition and can also usually fit in aeroplane overhead storage. But seriously, they’re important. A perfect weekend bag is the Barbour Waxed Holdall.

This Barbour Holdall is a beautiful accessory with classic leather handles and branding. The bag is clearly big enough to fit in everything you could possibly need for a long weekend, but another fantastic feature is the classic Barbour waxed cotton outer. You really will feel right at home at a country spa-hotel with this traditional weekend bag by Barbour.

  1. An Interview

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Interviews are obviously important, and outfits are sometimes equally as important as what comes out of our mouths. Your choice of handbag should be something sophisticated and stylishly simple. A shopper or tote like the Armani Jeans Brogue Bugatti Shopper is the perfect option.

The Brogue Bugatti Shopper is a smart and elegant way to carry your daily essentials, as well as any formal documents you might need for an interview. With two top handles and patent leather panelling, this bag exudes class and style. Having room to spare inside, the Brogue Bugatti Shopper is the perfect bag to take to an interview; simple and chic with a no-fuss factor.

  1. A Day Shopping

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When we go shopping, whether it’s with a particular item in mind or just for a stroll around the shops, we need to be comfortable. After all, who wants to be walking around a bustling city centre with an uncomfortable, heavy bag? The perfect bag for a day Shopping is the classic Tote. Vivienne Westwood have long been known for their beautifully designed and sometimes eccentric bags, and the Frilly Snake Tote is a shining example of that

With an entrancing snake design and frill trim, this Westwood accessory is a thing of beauty. With the brands iconic orb gracing the centre of the bag, this is an ideal companion for a long day of shopping.  The bag includes a removable and adjustable shoulder bag that will provide extra comfort if needed, and extra inside compartments ensure a sound amount of storage space.  As far as bags go, you can’t go wrong with a Vivienne Westwood number.

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Primer on Straw Clutches

In the summertime, leather can feel a little out of place. The thick luxe fabric which works well in the colder months needs a light and airy upgrade. One of our favorite neutral bags is made of straw. While the material may seem simple, these bags are nothing but stylish.

Pair one with your favorite sundress without having to worry about clashing colors, have a little fun with a straw bag and jeans, or dress up shorts and a tank with a little summery flare.

Here are our top picks for your new summer staple!

Michael Kors Santorini Medium Raffia Clutch

The Michael Kors Santorini Medium Raffia clutch with a metallic trim is sophisticated enough for a stylish get together and yet still perfect for a walk around town. It’s the perfect size for all your summer essentials and the texture adds something special to both a day or nighttime look.

Badgley Mischka Florentine Straw clutch

For a fancy straw purse, you’re gonna love the Badgley Mischka Florentine Straw clutch. Dotted with a touch of sparkle and lined in leopard this is the perfect addition to complete your outfit for every summer fête. Or turn your straw into gold with Daniel’s Gold Straw Women’s Clutch. We love the shape for an elegant party and the metallic color goes well with just about everything.

Loeffler Randall Lock clutch

Loeffler Randall Lock clutch is made from Rafia with just a touch of mint leather and is a perfect transition clutch. The leather flap adds a bit of cool and a pop of color while the woven raffia gives it that relaxed summer feeling. It also looks great in white leather!

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Want a straw purse without having to splurge? The Limited Straw clutch is the perfect option. The bag features a faux leather trim and wrist strap. Plus the price tag is under $30! You can’t beat that!

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Skip The Puff!

Stay toasty this winter with a brand new coat that isn’t a puffer jacket.  Now’s the perfect time to grab a new parka, right before it gets really cold and just in time to catch an amazing sale.  You’ll thanks us once the snow starts falling!  Here are our top picks to keep you stylish and warm.

Laundry By Shelli Segal Faux Fur Trimmed Parka

Why we like it:

It has lots of pockets great for when you’re running errands or walking the dog and don’t really want to shlep around your purse.  It also features an interior drawstring waist to give you a flattering shape even when your all bundled up and it comes in this great navy color.

 

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The North Face Arctic Down Parka

Why we like it:

A down coat holds up to the coldest of temperature drops. With a zip-off hood and fleece inserts in the cuff of the sleeves,it will have you ready for anything winter can throw at you.

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  1 Madison Expedition Faux- Fur Trimmed Hooded Utility Parka

Why we like it:

This coat is labeled as midweight but it’s both tough and chic. It has a military inspired design and a cinched waist so you’re ready to take on the streets and the slopes.

1 Madison Expedition Faux- Fur Trimmed Hooded Utility ParkaAnd speaking of a ski vacation, we couldn’t finish this article without including one packable coat (which yes, is a puffy jacket).  Michael by Michael Kors Hooded Down Packable Coat is a lightweight coat with a down fill and a hood.  We love how easy this is to travel with, as it fits into its own tiny sack.  Besides, with all the amazing sales going on right now, why not buy two coats?

Michael Kors Hooded Down Packable Coat

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Women’s Fashion Advice – If Fall Were a Fabric it Would be LEATHER

There is nothing more in now than leather, sorry vegans (there’s always faux!). Leather purses, leather boots, leather jackets, etc etc.

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Don’t pack up your warm weather wardrobe just yet. Adding leather allows you to wear your favorite spring looks right into autumn. Toughen up a sweet summer dress with a leather jacket like this Michael Kors snap-tab collar jacket. Or add some knee-high boots and a structured blazer to your favorite cotton dress for instant fall glamour.

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