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How to Bring Your Holiday Style Game

Most people dread figuring out what to wear for their holiday parties and family celebrations. Not our clients! We make sure they have those outfits lined up in plenty of time, or at least have multiple options in their closet. It has been very cute to see how many of our regular clients were inspired by our Thanksgiving outfit post. We were recently interviewed for Northern Virginia Magazine to give advice for office holiday party dressing. No one wants to be overdressed or underdressed when celebrating with their boss and co-workers, so I came up with this balanced outfit that …

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An Update On My Favorite Splendid Booties

Remember the blog on my favorite new sparkly shoes? Well…I was a bit overwhelmed by the response of my dear readers, especially to the champagne colored Hamptyn Splendid booties. A few of you were disappointed you didn’t jump on the Nordstrom Rack sale sooner, so we’ve done some more research to find them for you at an awesome price from other retailers. And, ahem, look what arrived for me today from Amazon…I’d been trying to replace a pair of light grey booties that died a few seasons ago and so I just couldn’t resist the Amazon sale on the Hamptyn …

Fashion Accessories

Kate Spade’s New Venture: Frances Valentine

And…she’s back! As WWD put it, Kate and Andy Spade are aware of the power of a name. Their namesake brand, Kate Spade New York, was bought by the former Liz Claiborne Inc. for $125 million in 2006. One year later, they both walked away from company. Now, almost 10 years later, they are so committed to their new venture, Frances Valentine, that Kate has officially changed her name to Kate Valentine. For real. Frances Valentine will be focused on shoes for spring 2016, with prices hovering around $400. In addition, the line will offer fun metallic leather handbags that will sell from $225 …

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Spring Purse Trends: The Fantasy

So far this season I’ve shown you a few of the hot spring/summer clothing trends, as well as some of the shoe trends. This week I’l be sharing the hottest purses and handbags of the season! While many shapes and styles stay in from season to season, this spring we saw an emergence of amazing new trends in standout colors and textures. The trends range from totally see-through totes to bright metallic cross-bodies to plastic minaudières and clutches. Let me know your favorite trend! And before any of you complain about the high prices of this week’s selection, The Reality will be coming …