Not exactly an "it" bag

We've all heard about the "it" bag -- the gaudy, blingy, overpriced-but-I've-got-to-have-it bag of the moment.Your attitude toward the "it" bag may depend on your value system, budget, and/or personal political philosophy. To you, "it bags" may be odious symbols of excess and greed. Or, they may be shameful temptations, awakening deeply hidden desires. They might be valued wardrobe basics or temporary flings. You may own one, several, or none....more

Glam Up for the New Year: 5 Finds Under $15

I'm pretty talented at finding excuses for needing to buy a new dress, but I'm also pretty practical, and after doing my holiday shopping and throwing a few parties, well, let's just say that I'm willing to shop, but the bank account is beginning to complain. A lot....more
Gaelyn, I'll be there!more

Natural Born Traveler: Accessory Edition

http://jacquelineparis.wordpress.com/For better or for worse, I have accumulated a vast amount of experience with all modes of travel. Planes, trains, automobiles, international, domestic cross-country and puddle hoppers alike. With felines and solo trips. So I’ve decided to put my hard-won expertise to some good use and start a “Natural Born Traveler” series- tips, tricks and secrets for avoiding all the holiday travel hassle and getting to your destination in one piece…while looking fabulous of course!...more

8/30: New lovely

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Stance Socks - For the Men in Your Life

I have both a son and a daughter (Lucky me. One of each and I was done!). Needless to say that my daughter has always been – way – more fun to shop for than my son. Boys’ clothing is so predictable and… boring. My son has always enjoyed “clowning around” with his personal style. In his early teen years he was trying hard to discover and differentiate his own fashion style from the same-same sea of cargo shorts, board shoes and logo’d tees....more

Apple might not find this funny but I do: Steve Jobs in Carbonite

The lawyers at Apple have ordered a cease and desist on an iPhone case....more

Make your own Graffiti Rose Pin/Hairclip

Make your own Graffiti Rose pin/hairclipI have a little bit of a girl blog crush. Totally love what Alisa Burke has been doing lately on her blog! She is one talented lady!...more

Completely Adorable, Completely Affordable Cat Eye Sunglasses

In sunny California, sunglasses are a must! But it's also fun to use them as an accessory to punch up a boring outfit. I have been wearing my cat eye sunglasses for over a year now and am still in accessory-love with them! I've even added a rounder version in a light gray just to mix it up a bit. If you're unsure the look is right for you, I've found some really fantastic shapes at really fantastic prices that are really REALLY hard to pass up. ...more

are the red ones ... but those Forever 21 cat eyes are such a steal, at $5.80, I want all three ...more

Cuff Bracelets for Grads and Dads - Instant Statement

I recently wrote an article about the in-fashion of cuffs for women. Let’s not leave the men out. No matter what their age this one single piece shows that he has style and is not afraid to show it.  They are perfect for both the young and, shall we say, seasoned, men in your life. With both Father’s Day and graduations just around the corner, these may just be the gift you are looking for....more

Vintage Fashion Fairs - UK

..to see, touch, smell vintage fashion So many of us buy online these days, it’s so easy and even cheap to have things shipped right to your door and all in the comfort of your own home. I do this myself alot and heck my own shop is based online so I am feeding into the online buying mania myself but when buying vintage there is nothing better then seeing pieces in person. Touching, smelling, taking in the true age of each and every bit of the item that you simply miss when looking at a picture on your screen....more