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Accessory Of The Week: Banana Republic Shearling Bag

Banana Republic Shearling Bag
Banana Republic Shearling Bag

The perfect fall bag is one of those illusive items that you’re always looking for yet never seem to find.  You want something seasonal with a touch of fur or faux fur, something that really speaks to the transition into cozy sweaters and hot chocolate.  Yet, if it’s a seasonal item, you may not want to pay an arm and a leg.

This little number is one of those perfect seasonal bags! The Shearling Flap Chain-Shoulder Bag from Banana Republic has a quilted wool body, shearling flap, chain detail and leather cross body strap.  Perfect for everyday!  And if that’s not enough the price tag makes this deal even sweeter!  Regularly $248, but with the Friends & Family discount through Sunday online, this perfect fall bag rings in at $149.  Use code: PWCVQTRZ7L6W for 40% off online.


Banana Republic Shearling Bag

Accessory of the week: Kara Ross x Dennis Basso

Kara Ross x Dennis Basso

I was recently talking with a kindred spirit about our sometimes avant-garde purchases when it comes to accessories. For me, when it comes down to spending serious money on something I will own for years, I tend to choose the bold, stand out version of something versus the classic, blends into the crowd version. A perfect example would be that I don’t usually choose the nude patent leather Louboutins.  Instead, I go for the black suede version with bright yellow fur on the heel. This is a personal preference, and don’t get me wrong, we all need staples, but if I’m spending money, I want it to be on something AMAZING!

When I first saw the #MyPURSEonality collection by Kara Ross, it spoke to me (and may have said something along the lines of, “Yes, you need a purse with Mike Tyson’s face in exotic leather“). The bags are playful, fun, impeccably made and eye catching. Eye catching seems to be a theme in my wardrobe.

For Spring/Summer 2016 Kara Ross has collaborated with designer Dennis Basso to create a very special collection of purses.   Using the #MyPURSEonality bags as a canvas, vibrant colors, patterns and textures were added to perfectly pair with the S/S 16 Havana nights inspired collection by Basso. The whimsical little number seen here is one of my favorites! The full collection will be available this spring at the Dennis Basso flagship.

Accessory Of The Week: Edie Parker Clutch



I love customization and this clutch nails it!  My accessory pick of the week is the Edie Parker personalized Flavia clutch.  It’s the perfect finishing touch to just about any outfit.  Hands down one of the most commented on and photographed items I wore this fashion week.  I purchased it for my wedding day (many posts to come on that), and have turned it into a must have in my wardrobe!  Edie Parker makes lost of different clutches in all shapes and sizes.  I personally love the Flavia clutch though for its versatility and ability to actually carry items in my clutch instead of stuffing them in the jacket pockets of my husbands blazer (you all know what I’m talking about).  The best part about it though, is the full length mirror on the inside!  GENIUS!!  If you’re not as much of a bespoke girl, then check out my top 3 favorite ready to purchase clutches from the collection: Flavia Pineapple Clutch, Flavia Silver Confetti Clutch, Flavia Glittered Chevron Clutch.


Outfit Details: Skirt: Christian Siriano // Clutch: Edie Parker Flavia Personalized // Nails: Valley NYC

Photography by Dave Ratzlow