Noticeable Neon

$200

When picking out a birthday gift, I really needed to make some serious decisions. Did I want a fabulous coat, maybe a pair of shoes…I was so unsure. Then I came across these Cambridge Satchel bags online. Well it was love at first click. The bright neon colors reminded me of something you see at Dylan’s Candy Bar and I knew this was what was missing from my clothing family.

You can see me coming a mile away…seriously.

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Get this…you can have your initials monogrammed on the bag!! SO chic! Ironic that my initials are the same as the company’s name…go figure. But love it anyway!

It sure was convenient little accessory to have when Lina and I got separated in the mob of fashionistas in NYC. I just held up my bag and she would spot me.

You might be thinking ok well what the hell are you going to wear with a neon yellow bag?

Well let me just say that I could be wearing army green and royal blue and I would STILL wear this bag. Somehow it just works!

Look at some of these Street Style pictures (plus Robyn singer of Dancing on my Own). Now what do they all have in common…

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Even Brad Goreski has my satchel!!

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Cambridge Satchel Hidden Gem: $200

…yes, there isn’t anything to compare this price to, but what an amazing deal! And celebrities are even rocking it!

Check out how this season’s favorite bag was born.

Would you dare drape this beauty on your shoulder or do you think it’s too much? Let us know!

xoxo Carolyn

Longing for Leopard

$109

Leopard print have been splashing all over the runways this season. Add a little print on your jacket, shoes, pants, even your nails! But my recent leopard purchase was found at TJ’s on a Cynthia Rowley purse!

Other fabulous designers that are head over heels for leopard include:

Jimmy Choo

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DVF

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Tory Burch

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DVF Leopard Gem: $1,200

Cynthia Rowley Hidden Gems: $109

Are you a fan of leopard? How do you wear leopard? Let us know in the comments!

 xoxo Carolyn

The McQueen of Clutches

$19.99

Like most of my peers, I am constantly looking for a great clutch to use when going out. The criteria: something that will hold the smartphone of choice, lipgloss, ID’s and cash. If you have had bad experiences with other clutches in the past you may be looking for one with some sort of steady closure. There is nothing worse than dropping your clutch in a dark club and having to pick up your valuables with the light of your phone as the only guide. I have the clutch! Alexander McQueen’s Skull Knuckle Duster. I know it sounds a bit intense, but intriguing.

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It comes in a variety of fabrics and designs to match every outfit. This is not just your regular clutch ladies. It has four open loops for your fingers, allowing you to carry it all night with ease. The tops of these loops are embellished with skulls and gems; hence the name “Skull Knuckle Duster.” This is one fierce clutch! I saw it in the window of the Alexander McQueen NY store during last years fashion week and have been pining for it ever since. There was just something so intriguing about this beautiful yet edgy gem.

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You may be thinking to yourself, “Have I seen this before?” Maybe on Jessica Seinfeld, Kim Kardashian, Stephanie Pratt,and the list goes on.


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So you can imagine my surprise when I spotted a replica at Marshalls in Burlington, Ma! Sure it did not have all the skulls and gems on it but the design was a good match for me. Carolyn and I both purchased the! I got a silver-tone and Carolyn’s is a goldish-tone. We intend on brainstorming and perhaps adding a little skull candy of our own to them. You have to love a custom clutch!

Alexander McQueen Gem: $1,760 and up!

Hidden Gem: $19.99

Are you a fan of Alexander McQueen’s work? Spotted any pieces of his at TJ’s or Marshalls? Would you personalize your McQueen clutch with some skull jewels? Tell us in the comments!

xoxo Lina