Monthly Archives: July 2010

Party Mode

I am officially in party mode. I am sure you all could tell because of my lack of blogging. Some family is out, we have been eating, drinking, and celebrating the engagement of my sister and soon to be brother-in-law. Tomorrow is the big gathering, and I still am trying to decide what to wear. I am almost positive I will be heading over to the mall after work at some point just to browse the racks to make sure there isn’t something that is calling my name. I hate to cut my postings short, but I hope you all understand and give me a break since I am preoccupied with all of the festivities that are going on.

Inspiration of the day: “A career is born in public — talent in privacy.”- Marilyn Monroe

Have a fabulous weekend, CB

Today’s Diamond In The Rough

Yesterday I did a post on Fall must have accessories, so I was extremely excited to find this vintage Bvlgari shoulder clutch (shoulder bags are very in again). This is an ultra chic look that anyone of any age could rock. The camel milky smooth leather never goes out of style and can be worn with various looks. Whether you are going out to do some errands in a pair of jeans, or are meeting some girlfriends for dinner in the city, this bag will do you good for years and years.

Get it here.

Professional Fall Accessories

Accessories always play a huge part when you are getting yourself ready in the mornings. Your bag has to match your outfit, and most importantly, your shoes need to be the wow factor. The only thing that is getting me down about Summer leaving is that we won’t be able to throw on easy simple sandals or wedges anymore, we have to go back to boots, flats, and loafers. I am not really complaining because I always seem to do okay at all of the shoe departments regardless of the season. This Fall, loafers are going to be a must. Don’t worry, Fall’s styles aren’t your typical loafers, try to imagine platforms, peep toes, and interesting flats. When I think of a loafer I think of a professional, so obviously you will need to have a shoulder bag to go with your shoes to complete the look. Shoulder bags always seem to make their way back into the mix, probably because they are such a classic look that can really never go out of style. Below I created a collage of shoulder bags and loafers between $100-800, so there is definitely something for everyone; those who can restrain themselves, and then for those who become weak in the knees when they see a pair of shoes!

Classic Clothing at Talbots – Lizard-embossed chain bag– $129 – Dooney & Bourke Letter Carrier Bag– $155

Ruffled Leather Clutch– $103

Sam Edelman Lace-Up Wedge– $198

DV by Dolce Vita Women’s Reece Oxford– $93

Mary Rocks-$125

Lily leather shoulder bag-$695

Marc Jacobs Patent Quilting Large Single Shoulder Bag – $525

Marti Large cross-body bag– $595

swedish hasbeens – Wooden-Bottom Loafers – $230

Loafer Platform Pumps-$750

Alexander Wang -Trish Loafer Mule Wedges-$525

Inspiration of the day: “The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.”- Eric Hoffer

Goodnight, CB