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NYE Outfits We Adore — 6 Ways to Make a Style Statement on NYE

Party time! New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, which means it’s time to find yourself something amazing to wear. That’s assuming your plan is to stay up and ring in the new decade...
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Hands-Free Style: This Classic Bag Is A Celeb Favorite That’s Perfect For Fall And Beyond

Ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram posts tagged with #crossbodybag just for fun? Hey, it makes sense. Crossbody bags are chic, and the ladies who love them on your feeds tend to wear really...
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Baby Got Pack! The Cutest Fanny Packs (on a Budget)

So, the fanny pack. At one time, the fanny pack signaled excessive practicality, and not in a good way. But no more. You can thank designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Michael Kors for...
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10 Color Block Bags Under $50

We figured as much about the staying power of the color blocking in fashion. The Budget Fashionista originally wrote about the color block bags trend back in 2014 — and the style had already...
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4 Trends We Can’t Believe Are Back

Everything old is new again. It’s an age-old adage that is particularly relevant in the fashion world, where trends recycle every few years and new designs draw inspirations from decades past. Some fads may...
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The Lucy Hale Outfit Anyone Can Wear

Easy does it in a near-flawless ensemble that keeps you comfortable and stylish on those brisk late fall days. Granted, Lucy Hale probably isn’t braving super heavy winds in Los Angeles, but she does...
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5 Glitzy Shoe-and-Bag Combos for the Holidays

Party season is upon us, and that means your schedule is quickly filling up with soirees of all kinds. Whether it’s biz-cajsh annual office gathering or a formal affair you’ve been anticipating for weeks,...
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3 Things Handbag Divas Do on the Regular

Your handbags say a lot about your style and your personality. Often, it’s the key accessory that completes an outfit to perfection. Spending a little extra on something that catches your eye isn’t unheard...
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The Brown Report: 7 Key Pieces for Fall

Brown is a popular hue every year, but 2018 finds brown clothing taking on entirely new meaning. In its many iterations, this rich, dramatic color is everywhere — and it’s winning accolades for proving...
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How To Wear Bright Colors Like a Pro

Trends naturally come and go. One season you’re instructed to wear a single hue from tip to toe, the next you’re advised to rock the boldest and brightest hues of the spectrum. This year,...
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Patriotic Looks You Can Wear All Summer

Each year, Independence Day brings its own celebratory style to the forefront. While 4th of July fashion is never out of style in the U.S., it reaches its peak of popularity right about now. And you know how it...
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Under $50: 10 Cute Crossbody Bags

My spring/summer bag has always been a crossbody. Just big enough for the essentials, and the long-strapped style frees my hands for all sorts of fun-in-the-sun adventures. However, these warm-weather carry-alls are frequently exposed...
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Designer Spotlight: Michael Kors

With his distinguished sports-luxe aesthetic, Michael Kors (pronounced: My-Kal Ko-ors) is one of the world’s best known fashion designers. The New York-based entrepreneur focuses mainly on midrange women’s fashion, but has expanded his empire...
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Travel in Style with This Essential Bag

Heading out of town for a summer adventure? Instead of dragging along your oversized suitcase, carry your essentials in a chic travel bag. Perfect for short getaways, weekender bags are stylish, functional, and offer...
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News: eBay Authenticate™ Allows You to Purchase Luxury Handbags with Confidence

A woman’s handbag is purchased every 13 seconds on eBay in the US. Some of those bags are fakes, unfortunately. eBay has launched eBay Authenticate™, a white glove authentication service designed to help the...
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Flashback Fashion Friday — The Rise of the Canvas Messenger Bag

Editor’s note: This post was originally about the Belstaff Colonial Messenger Bag, which became the it-bag when Nicole Kidman donned it in The Interpreter. Sadly, the famous Belstaff bag is no longer widely available—but you...
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The It Bags of Summer, 2017

This post was last updated in February, 2019. Budget-minded babes know the simplest (and most affordable!) way to update your look for a season is through a few key accessories. And for summer? It’s...
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The Holiday Handbag: 5 Bags That Bring It

When it comes to holiday dressing, we’re always focused on the clothes. But you don’t have to be laced-up in a gown to make a show-stopping statement at each and every event. The truth is,...
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A Briefcase for the Modern Woman (4 Awesome Ideas Under $50)

We recently covered work bags — you know, the big bag/purse that holds your essentials + a laptop, notepad and maybe a few project files. If you’re craving more structure than a tote or...
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Cheap & Colorful Handbags for Spring (Under $50)

Ready to toss your dark and dreary winter gear in favor of brighter, upbeat pieces? While you might feel like emptying your closet to make room for all-new stuff, your bank account might not...
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Where to Get Designer Inspired Bags

Editor’s note: This post was originally about Baghaus.com and its designer-inspired collection of handbags. Sadly, Baghaus.com is no more. So, it’s 2017 now and we’ve rewritten this post to include other online stores that...
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