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The Safety Pin Statement

Have you heard about the #safetypin movement? If you haven’t, here is a remarkably good explanation, but I’ll give you the condensed version. After Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, aka Brexit, people there started wearing safety pins to show support to those experiencing xenophobic abuse. People in the US have adopted the practice for multiple reasons; to show support to those vulnerable to abuse that they are safe with them, as a form or resistance to hate and negativity, and as a form of grieving about what happened in this election. Mr. Real Life Style started a …

Fashion Accessories

Create Your Own Designer Handbag

You could buy a designer handbag with designer stickers on it (see the first tote bag below), or you could buy a more affordable bag and add designer stickers to it. If it was me, I’d go with adding stickers to a less expensive bag! Kyle and I SWOONED over the designer purse stickers when we did our big Chelsea Barneys tour a few weeks ago. So much so that we had to create a blog post for you just on the trend. The good news is, you have a lot of choices in terms of price point and design. The bad …

Fashion Accessories

Fringe Has Gone Technicolor

From Saint Laurent to Chloe to Rebecca Minkoff, handbag designers are loving colored fringe this spring. Fringed purses aren’t new to the fashion scene, as we highlighted in our Spring 15 and our Fall 15 trend series. However this season, contrasting tassels and patchwork-like layers have taken the trend from simply fun to totally whimsical. What do you think? Which bag would you wear? Let us know on Facebook! PS. The Stella McCartney bucket bag, the Chloe shoulder bag, and the Elizabeth and James clutch are all available at the Neiman Marcus in Friendship Heights! . Rebecca Minkoff Sofia Clutch, …

Fashion Accessories

The Latest in High Fashion Wearable Tech

Wearable seems to be the new buzzword these days. Every news publication from CNN to Mashable to WWD has been writing about the predicted success of wearable technology. While I’ve already written about Apple’s hot item, the Apple Watch, and I own a Fitbit, I’m most excited to see what designers plan to do with the new technology. Aside: As a dedicated watch wearer, I love the idea of the Apple Watch because it is actually a watch! I had an Apple iPod Nano watch (best Mother’s Day gift ever!) which I absolutely loved, until it broke right after the warranty expired. …

Shopping Tips

Spring Colorblocking

Once again, colorblocking is a huge trend for spring. You can choose to go bright and bold with neon colors or minimalistic with monochrome black and white. Either way, this trend is low-commitment, with no need to invest in any stand-out patterns you won’t like next season, and can be flattering on everyone. Let us know which colorblocking look is your favorite on our Facebook page! Peter Pilotto for Target Colorblock Cardigan, $35   Splendid Two-Tone Knitted Sweater, $120   Rag & Bone Kent Stretch-Satin Jersey Sweatshirt, $395     Diane von Furstenberg Louisa Colorblock Silk Top, $94.50 Prabal Gurung …