Archive for the ‘Must-Haves’ Category

Must-Have: Four-Finger Clutch

Alexander McQueen is at it again with this new innovative clutch. With several different designs, this clutch combines the classic clutch with this year’s four-finger ring trend. Finally a small clutch that is easy & effortless to hold. Simply put your fingers through the four-finger ring on the clutch to hold. Leave your personal ring collection at home for the night & let your clutch do all of the accessorizing. Everyone will be green with envy.

The Alexander McQueen Four-Finger Clutch has already been seen walking the red carpet. Of course, being that it is from Alexander McQueen and absolutely fabulous, these clutches can range anywhere from $1,700 to $2,300. It may be too steep to add to your Christmas list but hey, a girl can dream!

Must-Haves: Fall 2010

Here in Tallahassee, it is slowly starting to feel like fall. What are my must-haves this season?

1. Gold Watch - it seems like everyone is choosing a nice gold watch as their go-to accessory this fall. The leader of this gold watch trend? Michael Kors, of course!

2. Fur Vest – during these cooler months, I am loving the fur vest. Wear a fur vest over a simple long sleeve t-shirt for an ultra-chic yet simple to pull off look.

3. Riding Boots - since buying the perfect brown boots at Coach a few years ago, I have been craving a great pair of black boots. I finally stumbled upon these amazing black Cadley riding boots by Juicy Couture in New York.

4. Deep Red Nail Polish - I am a huge fan of pink nail polish for the spring & summer months but have decided to trade them in for a nice, deep red. If you have an Ulta Beauty store near you, try their brand name nail polish in 34 Plum Street for only $5.

5. Lace Up Booties – I found a pair very similar to the pair shown above at Nordstrom Rack and they are absolutely adorable. They are the perfect shoe to wear to pull off a more Western style look for fall.

6. Double Finger Rings – I have been loving the double finger rings ever since seeing Lauren Conrad’s personalized double finger ring but lately, this trend seems to be popping up everywhere. LF Stores had a great selection of double rings when I went in New York but online, I feel that Topshop has an amazing selection.

7. Long-Sleeved Lace Dress – countless numbers of FSU students showed up in a fabulous lace dress for the CLUTCH Magazine release party which has left me craving one of my own.

What are your fall 2010 must-haves?

Must-Have: The Perfect Purse

Are you looking for the perfect purse? Marc by Marc Jacobs made a purse so perfect that they literally named it the “perfect purse.” When I first saw this purse, it seemed very similar to the classic quilted Chanel that I know and love so much. This particular purse is a black crossbody shoulder bag with allover logo embossing and a gold chain shoulder strap. It features a flap closure with a turnlock clasp. On the inside, you will find Marc by Marc Jacobs signature lips patterned fabric. This is not a huge bag but a nice size to fit everything that you truly need – ID, phone, wallet, lip gloss, etc. The perfect purse to grab on the go & wear with almost anything!

You can purchase this bag online at Nordstrom for $258.

Must-Haves: Summer 2010

Summer is here & in full swing! So what are my must-haves this summer?

  • Bright colors
  • Flowy tops
  • Fun nail polish
  • Aviators
  • Denim shorts
  • Gladiator sandals
  • Frilly summer dress with matching clutch
  • Denim vest
  • High-waisted shorts
  • Statement ring


What are your must-haves for summer?

Must-Have: Graduation Gift for 2010, part two

Earlier I posted about the Juicy Couture Key Fob that was perfect for the graduating class of 2010. Today I discovered a new must have graduation gift. Victoria’s Secret PINK has introduced a new t-shirt designed specifically for college students who are graduating this year and about to enter the “real world”. This shirt is adorable and will definitely get you noticed. Starting tomorrow, you can get your limited edition graduation tee for only $10 with any PINK purchase. Get them before they are gone!

Hopefully we will be seeing more graduation apparel & gifts from Victoria’s Secret PINK in the near future!

Must-Have: Graduation Gift for 2010

Graduation is just around the corner which means that now is the time to start looking for the perfect graduation gift. For a more stylish option, I always turn to Juicy Couture. Unfortunately, this year was a major disappointment compared with the diverse selection they presented last year. Luckily, their new 2010 Class Ring Key Fob is absolutely adorable. Juicy Couture does a fabulous job at mixing signature Juicy symbols such as the Juicy heart charm as well as the cut-out heart while also incorporating the traditional class ring. I love that they chose to make the class ring hot pink, which in the past has been a lighter shade of pink, in order to really make this key fob pop. This is the perfect gift for your 2010 high school or college grad!

You can purchase the 2010 Class Ring Key Fob online for $48. They also have the 2010 Class Ring Necklace for $48 and Graduation Photo Album which is on sale for $37.

Must-Have: The Basic Tee

aeshirtEveryone needs this basic tee in their closet!

A basic tee is one of the few things that will never go out of style. I love this v-neck shirt from American Eagle. It looks nice with any pair of jeans. It is also the perfect shirt to wear under the Free People High Waisted Skirt I told you about earlier.

This t-shirt comes in 10 different colors and costs only $15.50 (2 or more for $12.50).

You can order it online here!

Must-Have: Free People High Waisted Skirt

fpskirtThis skirt is a must-have for anyone!

This skirt can easily be dressed up or down in order to create your desired look. Throw on a jacket, layer necklaces or add a belt to change up the outfit from day to day. This really is a great skirt to have in your closet. The typical two-toned dresses have been very popular this season but with this skirt, you can make it appear as if you are wearing a two-tone dress while also allowing you the versatility to change it up. The “dress” does not always have to be black and white like seen in the picture on the left. Instead you can wear this skirt with a white shirt one day and a vibrant printed shirt the next day. Truly a must-have. And for only $28, who can resist?

You can order this skirt today at

Must-Have: Free People Bronte Lace Top

fpbrontelacetopBlack lace is a popular trend this season. In Free People’s July 2009 catalog, I fell in love with this long sleeve lace top. In the catalog, they proved that this lace top could be worn in more ways than one. Wear it over a simple tank top with jeans or wear it under an old dress to give it a whole new look. This top also comes in ivory, soft pink, sage and hot berry.

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