The Purse Paparazzi Alpha Custom Magazine Clutch – Review

There’s nothing better than a custom handbag.  It’s the one item in your wardrobe that speaks volumes about your personality and style.  Local accessories designer, Quinn Conyers (and brand owner) has helped us out in this area!

The Purse Paparazzi provides a variety of handbag styles to fit all areas of your life.  Whether you’re searching for a clutch or tote, this brand gives high quality purses for a reasonable price.  The company’s headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland but customers outside of the area can shop online.

If you want to have a more personal experience, fashion girls can also host a Purse Party or Handbag Happy Hour.  Visit the link and contact Quinn for more details: http://thepursepaparazzi.com/pages/about-us

Alpha Custom Magazine Clutch Review:

I received the Alpha Custom Magazine Clutch from the company.  I was excited to open the package because I am a proud member of my sorority.  Most importantly, how many times are we (sorority girls) wanting to represent our organization by wearing the perfect accessory?  This clutch can achieve all of that and more.

Number one, this is a large clutch in terms of length, height, and width.  That means it’s perfect to hold your cellphone, sunglasses, lipstick, and wallet.  Number two, the Alpha Clutch is made with a very durable material. There’s no way for this handbag to loose its form because there’s a white magnetic snap closure and silver – tone hardware.  Number three, the design on the clutch truly embodies my sorority from the authentic colors and wording.  The inside of the purse has a satin lining; and there’s a detachable shoulder strap.

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I would encourage wearing the Custom Magazine Clutch for chapter activities or a “sisters” night out.  This handbag can be paired with jeans, a blazer, jumpsuit, or daytime dress.  The possibilities for wearing this purse are endless because of its unique quality and style.

Most importantly, visit the website to purchase your own Custom Magazine Clutch and don’t forget to wear your pearls!

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Striped Knit Top and Jeans – Chic Look

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Sunglasses: Ray-ban| Striped Top:  Target | Watch:  Michael Kors

On this particular day I didn’t know what to wear; I grabbed my blazer, big earrings, and pumps.  I’m not sure if it’s the back – to – school rush or post vacation hustle but I just couldn’t pull it together!

When all else fails (and my brain’s on overload) I lean towards a chic look.  You can’t go wrong with a striped knit top, fitted jeans, pumps, and classic watch.  Don’t forget to throw on your sunglasses, fluff your hair and hold your head high because confidence is always in style.

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How-To Guide: Get Dressed in 15 Minutes or Less

We have days when time is not of the essence.  We’re in a rush to get out of the door, whether it’s for a business meeting, play date, or even a trip to the grocery store.  The truth of the matter is that leaving your home (quickly) can become a second job.  It’s the reality of getting things accomplished while appearing to look pulled together.

No one wants to be that mom or girlfriend who lives in a baseball cap and sweats! Or even worse you can’t find anything to match in your wardrobe.  Trust me, I’ve been there which is the reason for this post – How To Guide:  Get Dressed in 15 Minutes or Less.

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1.  Don’t live your life without BB Cream, Mascara, Beauty Blender, and a bold shade of Lipstick.  BB Cream is a combination between Lotion, Foundation, and SPF 15 in one small tube.  This alone makes BB Cream a perfect addition to one’s makeup bag because you’re applying one product to serve three purposes.  Use your Beauty Blender to apply quickly with a whip of mascara and that red lipstick (helps to wake up the eyes after lack of sleep.)

2.  It’s great to own fifty pairs of earrings but when you’re in rush one needs a set that coordinates with anything.  Always keep a pair of studs available in diamond, pearl, silver, or gold.  Any of the various metals can coordinate quickly with your attire and help you accessorize quickly.

3.  In my case (and everyone’s different) ladies of today’s era should own a “Quick Hair” collection.  You’re probably asking, “what does that mean?”  Quick hair is a fun nickname for various hair style options.  For example, use of hair pieces, clip – in extensions, or even a hair wig can save time.  There are moments when you’re not aware of what could happen on a daily basis; owning a quality hair piece can be an investment.

4.  Nude pumps or flats are the latest go to girl’s bestfriend; they add a touch of sophistication to any attire.  This particular shade of pumps coordinates well with your skin tone and helps to elongate the legs.  They also match everything in your closet.

5.  Two words:  Spray Lotion…I often wonder, why did it take so long to create this product!  Honestly, I really don’t know how I lived my life without spray lotion.  For use, simply spray the area that needs hydration, rub in quickly, and go!

6.  Always keep a neutral tone blazer in your closet that has been dry cleaned or ironed.  One can wear a black blazer over a t shirt, blouse, dress, trousers, or with a pair of jeans.  The options are endless but the most important aspect to remember is that this item should always be hanging in your closet (not in a bag with wrinkles.)

I hope the tips that I’ve provided will help everyone get dressed in 15 minutes or less.  If you have any questions or want to share you’re own tips, please feel free to email me at kim@stylelifefashion.com

P.S.  Don’t forget your sunglasses!

SHOLDIT Infinity Scarf and Clutch Wrap Purse

There’s nothing better than wearing a fashionable accessory that’s also functional.  With the cold weather approaching, we are taking our scarves out of storage and wearing them (in the mornings) to keep us warm.

And let’s not forget that it’s football season and female football fans are coming up shorthanded on ways to carry their essentials on game day. Your choices are limited to a clear plastic sack (ew) or try to shove everything you need into your pockets.

With the SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap purse, you can go hands-free all game and still have all of your essentials close at hand. SHOLDIT is a traditional infinity scarf with a big secret: it contains a hidden zipper pocket perfectly sized to carry all of your game-day essentials on the sly. Even better, you don’t have to worry about setting your valuables down on the grimy stadium floors.

 

Whether you’re a Patriots fan…

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A Vikings fan…

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Or a Broncos fan…

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SHOLDIT has got your style AND your belongings covered for game day this football season. $29+, available at sholdit.com

On The Run Tour: What Do We Wear Part I

After feasting our eyes on the “On the Run” tour trailer, we were left speechless by the fantastic outfits, dramatic plot twists and the 1st Class cast. When we finally regained our senses, our 1st question was,“what do we wear to one of the most highly anticipated tours of the summer?”

 

To answer that question we created a Mr. & Mrs. Carter approved style guide with some of our favorite pieces. Tap into your inner Yoncé by whipping out your freak em’ trousers, then turn it up like the Queen B by tossing on a soft, figure flattering blouse. For the guys, feel free to cop some of Jigga’s swagger in a black ensemble with eye catching accessories. Then, the only thing you’ll be on the run from are all your new admirers.

 

1. A.L.C. Fremont crochet cropped blouse, $340; 2. Vintage Chanel Gold And Black Premiere Watch $1,370.00; 3.House of Holland Soft Leather Trousers, $826.29; 4.Vintage Chanel Gold And Silver Two-Tone Earrings, $680.00; 5. High Heel Strappy Sandals, $60.00; 6.Zara BOX MINAUDIÉRE, $99.90; 7.Alexander McQueen Skull Embroidered Cotton Sweatshirt, $1,217.93;8.Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 42 mm, $20,700; 9.Rick Owens Silk Organza Overlay Trousers $965.94; 10.Rich Kids VIP Flat-Peak Cap, $244.51; 11.Givenchy Classic Matte White High Top Sneaker, $$1,155.75; 12.David Yurman Single-Row Rondelle Beaded Bracelet, $395.00

 

Holiday Dressing Cheat Sheet from Blonder Ambitions Blog

I discovered the blog, Blonder Ambitions while visiting my favorite inspiration site Pinterest.com  When I saw this grid, I instantly wanted to share it with my readers because it’s perfect for dressing up during the holiday season.

From the Holiday Office Party to A Holiday Party With Your Girls, KiKi provides style tips that will benefit any girl who’s preparing for holiday fun.  And don’t worry, she also gives the price of products along with a quick breakdown!

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To view the cheat sheet in a larger format, click on the link: Blonder Ambitions.com

{REPOST} Dressing for a Fashion Event 101

To support the fashion industry in the state of Maryland, I will be attending Baltimore Fashion Week 2012. Although it’s exciting to see what each designer has to offer, there’s always a question of, “What should I wear to a fashion show or how should I dress?”

Whether it’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or you’re attending Fashion’s Night Out, most participants want to look sleek, chic, and pulled together.   And it doesn’t hurt to try a new trend or wear something that’s created by the designer.

But, if you want to make a statement, keep in mind (when shopping) what’s your personal style.  Below I have created some style inspiration for attending a fashion event!

 Dressing For A Fashion Event 101:

1.   Support the Designer (if you can) and wear something from a previous collection.

2.  Seek to look casual and chic.  For example, wear a pair of well fit slacks and blazer; a sheath dress with pumps; or jumpsuit with bold accessories.

3.  Take into consideration the time and season of the event. Most shows happen early fall, mid winter, and early spring.

4.  Carry an oversized bag or clutch for your camera, notebook, e tablet, or any other important accessories.

5.  If you’re walking to a variety of shows, parties, or boutiques keep a pair of flats in your purse.  Nothing is worth having foot pain at the end of the night!

 

FASHION EVENT INSPIRATION

 

 

The Show #1

Sequin top
$31 – newlook.com

H m blazer
$47 – hm.com

Valentino tech accessory
$610 – colette.fr

 

The Show #2

Talbot Runhof classic black dress
$2,590 – veryeickhoff.com

Stacking bangle
$18 – diva.net.au

Ellis Faas lip makeup
$35 – liberty.co.uk

The Show #3

 

 

The Editor’s Look for BFW 2012

 

Dress: bebe| Speedy Damier Handbag and Charm: Louis Vuitton | Shoes: bebe

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New Year’s Eve Beauty Looks: Celebrity Inspiration

On Monday night, we will celebrate the new year with some fun, festive activities! But whether you’re attending a gala or having a movie marathon at your home, we should strive to look fashionable while sipping our glass of champagne.

If you’re battling with the question, “what should I wear” why not find fashion inspiration from a few celebrities that “get it right” for every occasion.

And as we review our favorite fashion looks of the year, how can we forget Rihanna’s blonde hair, Kim Kardashian’s black mesh dress, or Jessica Biel’s black, Louis Vuitton pump.   In my opinion, the celebrities gave us “great fashion” for the 2012 year!

Click on the link for New Year’s Eve Top 10 Beauty Looks:  Grazia.Daily.Co.Uk and People Style Watch

Beyonce’s Fishtail Plait 

 

 

 Ann Hathaway’s Wine Lip Color

 

Quick Celebrity Gossip for 2013

Beyonce will appear on the cover of Vogue 2013 Spring Issue

Kate Middleton’s baby will be due (approximately) in July 2013

R&B singer Brandy get’s engaged during the holiday season, so there may be a wedding in 2013