Bags that only look Expensive

Right now, purses are hitting the shelves everywhere that look like they could be very expensive, but get this: They ring in under $100. Check out my favorite picks, and get ready for the “Where did you get your bag?” comments to roll in!

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Harlow Jewel-Studded Envelope Clutch, $98 now $49, available at BCBGMAXAZRIA.

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Charles & Keith Duo-Tone Tote, $93, available at Charles & Keith.

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H&M Suede Bag, $69.95, available at H&M.

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Steve Madden Bcortage Tote, $98 on sale $69.99, available at Zappos.

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Zubi Handbag, $89, available at yoox.com.

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Gap Leather Tote, $94.99, available at Gap.

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Pour la Victoire Elle Mini Cross Body Bag, $95, available at Shopbop.

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Blessing-Co Pastel Pink Shoulder Bag, $36, available at Blessing-Co

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Nasty Gal Marisa Tote, $65, available at Nasty Gal.

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Mango Pebbled Bucket Bag, $39.99, available at Mango.

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MeDusa Slim Clutch, $94, available at Boticca.

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AX Armani Exchange Mixed Media Satchel, $128 now $79.99, available at AX Armani Exchange.

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Jasper & Jeera Solana Clutch, $48, available at Anthropologie.

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Zara Leather Handbag, $69.99, available at Zara.

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Sole Society Maxine, $54.95, available at Sole Society.

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French Connection Mod Squad Med Tote,$98 $59.99, available at French Connection.

Where did you get your Bag?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fashionable Father’s Day Gifts

He’s your right-hand man, one of the most important dudes in your life, and the guy you have to thank for your infinite wisdom. So, this Father’s Day, Dad deserves a thoughtful gift that reflects the good taste he’s instilled in you. So take your pick from these stylish gifts that are sure to add some swagger to your dad’s day!

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A Versatile Button-Down Shirt

A button-down shirt is a stress-free gift for Dad. Pick one out from J.Crew’s collection of classic stripes and casual plaids for him to throw on for work or weekend. Secret-wash shirt in small check, $64.50, jcrew.com

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A Fancy Wallet

Though often confined to his pocket, your dad’s wallet is probably his most frequently seen accessory, so give it an upgrade. Billfold, $98, brooksbrothers.com

FashionableFather-timex-watchA Sophisticated Watch

A great watch suits dads of every stripe, from fashion-forward to old-school. Pick a style with changeable straps so he can mix and match at his leisure. Timex for J.Crew watch, $118, jcrew.com

FashionableFather-burton-backpackA Grown-Up Backpack

In the summertime, everyone has stuff to carry (sunscreen, a tablet, magazines…), so have Dad cart his loot in style with a sporty backpack. Burton Tinder backpack, $59,95 burton.com

FashionableFather-smythson-notebookA Swanky Notebook

To make his grocery lists and work to-dos a bit more special, find a journal with a monogram or fun statement, like this one. Notebook, $60, smythson.com

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Cool-Guy Sunglasses

Update your dad’s shades in the most classic of shapes, like these aviators from Ray-Ban. He’s definitely going to need them for all the road trips this summer. Ray-Ban original aviator sunglasses, $150, eastdane.com

FashionableFather-tanthony-briefcaseThe Ultimate Briefcase

If you’re looking to splurge on Dad this year, consider a designer leather briefcase. This one comes in a wide selection of sizes and colors, and you can even emboss his initials on the front for an added personal touch. T. Anthony ultra-slim briefcase, $550, tanthony.com

FashionableFather-leatherman-toolA Leather Supertool

Does your dad know how to fix everything? Then buy him the coolest pocket tool this year. With this fun gadget, maybe you won’t feel as guilty asking him to install your air conditioner for you! Leatherman 30th-anniversary Supertool 300, $100,leatherman.com

FashionableFather-on-the-road-t-shirtA Comfy T-Shirt

A perfectly worn-in, vintage-looking T-shirt usually takes years of wear. But you’ll find dad’s new favorite with Out of Print, a company that works with authors and publishers to feature iconic and often out-of-print book covers! Out of Print T-shirt, On the Road, $28, outofprintclothing.com

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A Rope Bracelet

Once Dad gets his hands on a preppy nautical bracelet by Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers, he’ll keep it on all summer. It’s cool but also classic. Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers bracelets, $40 to $68,brooksbrothers.com

FashionableFather-everlane-bag-w724A Rugged Overnight Bag

Father’s Day falls at the start of summer, and the season is peppered with weekend excursions and vacations. Find a carryall for those trips he’ll be taking, like this one from Everlane—it’s the perfect mix of style and utility. Weekender, $95, Everlane.com

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Personalized Cuff Links

Cuff links are a great way to subtly elevate his look for the office. Whether they’re a nod to an interest or hobby or a personalized pair in sterling silver, find the perfect ones to adorn your father. Essential circle cuff links, $129, markandgraham.com

FashionableFather-uniqlo-sweaterThe Softest Sweater

You can’t go wrong with a sweater. Pick one up in your dad’s favorite color. Shop the super-soft cashmere pullovers in a rainbow of hues at UniqloMen’s cashmere V-neck sweater, $90, Uniqlo.com

Your Father’s So Fashionable

Have A Happy Father’s Day!

-D-Anna

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Accessory Report: Spring Bags

These are the best Handbag Trends you’ll Definitely want to try this Spring!

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A Color-Block Bag

If you already have a neutral bag in your spring arsenal, you’ll need a fun color-block one to counter it. No “matchy-matchy” rules apply with color-blocking, so you can coordinate it to your outfit like Miroslava Duma and her chic Pierre Hardy—or not. It’s up to you.

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Pierre Hardy Bag 61 color-block suede clutch, $895, luisaviaroma.com

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A Structured, Ladylike Purse

A retro-chic, feminine handbag adds an element of elegance to any outfit—from jeans and a tee to a suit or dress—and is ultra versatile to take you from work to after-work cocktails.

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Divine wave bag, $30, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-TopHandleA Top-Handle Bag

 The top-handle bag will easily transition right into spring. You can’t go wrong with this style, whether it’s a structured satchel or a soft duffel with cool zip features like Anne Katherine Frey’s Alexander Wang.

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Alexander Wang Rockie small cross-body satchel bag, $795, neimanmarcus.com

SpringBags-BackpackA Stylish Backpack

The backpack gets updated this year. Along with being incredibly functional, these designer backpacks look effortlessly cool. Even Karl Lagerfeld put graffiti-covered backpacks on his spring runway for Chanel.

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Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $90, karmaloop.com

SpringBags-MetallicA Metallic Clutch

A metallic dress is a must-have going-out look for spring, and the same goes for your clutch. Match it with a metallic, or mix it in with other looks, because heavy metal works with everything (Hanne Gaby Odiele agrees).

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Expressions NYC crackle envelope clutch, $38, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-CarryAllA Sophisticated Carryall Work Tote

Refresh your hold-everything work bag for the warmer season with a lighter hue and updated elements like an East-West silhouette. Classic camel is always a sure hit but a pastel bag like Milana Kruz’s Givenchy one is definitely droolworthy.

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Alberta di Canio handbag, $195, yoox.com

SpringBags-FloralA Floral-Print Clutch

A floral clutch adds extra springtime cheer to any outfit—whether you’re mixing prints like blogger Chriselle Lim (featuring this Givenchy clutch) or adding one single eye-catching accessory to a streamlined monochromatic look.

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SpringBags-Floral-2Printed stripe zip-top clutch, $48, c. wonder.com

SpringBags-PastelA Pastel Purse

Easter-egg hues are the new neutral when it comes to accessories this season. Work a pink, baby blue, or minty green one into your outfit, whether it’s a roomy satchel, an envelope clutch, or a structured bag like blogger-model Zanita Morgan’s.

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Mint Tassle Bag, $46, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-satchelA Printed Satchel

Burberry showed painted-over bags for fall, so get a jump on the trend now with a printed satchel. It’s a perfect way to sneak in some flair on an otherwise neutral, go-with-everything accessory, like Natalie Joo’s and her checked Brahmin tote.

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Marni graphic-print cross-body bag, $1,476, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-BucketA Bucket Bag

A bucket bag should be at the top of your shopping list this season. Whether it’s a minimalist drawstring creation or Alexander Wang’s lipstick-red studded number carried by model Pauline Vander Cruysse, the style will fit all your essentials and update any look.

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Faux-leather tasseled bucket bag, $30, oldnavy.com

What Spring Bags Are Your Faves?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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