Duster Knuckle Clutch

Gold can be great in a pinch. Add that oomph to your outfit with this glittery gold clutch.

Looking glamorous can have a lot of meanings and may differ depending on who you are talking to. But no matter what, gold always has the power to add oomph to an outfit. The key with gold is to use it wisely and sparingly. Bring your evening ensemble to the next level with this gold glitter duster knuckle clutch.

This bag can go two ways, if not more. But when it comes to evening events, it can be worn to a high class formal event just as well as it can to a night out with the girls. It all depends on what you’re wearing it with. If you’re heading out to a glamorous formal event, clad in an evening gown and timeless jewelry, this handbag can add that bit of boldness you’re looking for without requiring you to overhaul your whole look. While looking timeless and traditional for a formal event is nothing but expected, having a statement piece to set you apart from the crowd can make you feel bold while you still adhere to the rules of formal wear. Against a neutral evening gown, this bag sparkles and shines and since it is so small it will attract just the right amount of attention.

If you’re planning a more casual night out that still calls for you to dress to the nines, then this bag will work just as well. If you’re going to a less formal event then you have much more freedom to play around with dresses in terms of color and texture. You can use this bag to inspire your jewelry by adding other sparkly or metallic gold pieces and shoes to add that wow factor to a cocktail dress or even more casual outfit. Even if you’re going out on a date, this clutch can be used along with a basic outfit and, say, a statement necklace to jazz it up a little.

This bag has multiple purposes, but the trick is not to go overboard. If you choose to wear matching accessories, choose one or two choice items and make sure they aren’t crowded around the same area. For instance, a statement earring and metallic gold shoes would be great with this clutch when worn with a cocktail dress. If worn to jazz up a casual outfit, a bold necklace is perhaps the only other accessory you need. Subtlety goes a long way with gold and still adds that glamorous effect.

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Gold Glitter Duster Knuckle Clutch

Something Blue – Wedding Clutch

We all know the rhyme.  Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Incorporating something blue into your wedding look can be a challenge.  A fun way to add the color is with a clutch purse.  A blue clutch fulfills two needs at once.  You’ll be able to check the rhyme off your to do list and have a place to store all your essentials for the big day.

A great choice is the royal blue satin hard clutch purse.  It’s a fantastic combination of elegance and style.  The cinched fabric at the center compliments dresses with gathered fabric or pick ups.  This bag can be a nice addition to simpler styled dresses as well.  Not to mention the vertical rhinestone stud panel which adds the glamor that every bride wants on her special day.

The optional chain strap also makes this clutch a great addition to your wardrobe.  So after the big day you can wear it for an evening out and be reminded of the great memories of your wedding.

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Royal Blue Satin Hard Clutch

Little Black Dress Accessories

A little black dress is a staple in anyone’s closet. Here are some ways to dress it up in completely different fashions.

The little black dress is one of the major staples of any fashionista’s wardrobe. While these simple items can be worn alone, their true power comes from their versatile nature. A little black dress is essentially a blank canvas. It can be worn to fit any occasion, dressed up or down, made to look bold and daring or prim and elegant. The final look all depends on your accessories. Anyone should have at least a small variety of accessories at their disposal. Not everyone’s personal style is exactly the same, but having a little bit of everything never hurt. You can find items that suit any particular look that also suit your personal preferences and style if you know where to look and if you know where to start.

Basic first. Little black dresses can be the perfect casual date outfit. Whether you’re meeting an old friend for coffee or going for a walk in the park with your beau, a little black dress can be flirty and fun without being too formal. Now that it’s spring, these pieces can go great with any number of tops depending on the look you’re going for or depending on your personal style. Cardigans are an easy and great go-to for any dress. You can wear them simply draped and open, cinched with a colored belt, or buttoned up for a more put together look. In lieu of the cardigan, you can also opt for a flannel shirt to wear over your outfit. Wear it open with rolled up sleeves or tie the two open ends together into a bow to accent your waistline. If you want to look more professional or put together, a blazer goes really well over one of these pieces. And if you’re going for a walk on the wild side, you can always go for a bold print or a leather jacket.

Jewelry has a lot of power when it comes to accenting little black dresses as well. Statement necklaces are a wonderful option, especially if you’re looking to show it off. The dress allows the necklace to take the spotlight without falling too far into the background of your ensemble. If you’re going for an elegant or more timeless look, pearls and classic silver or gold jewelry work wonderfully. These pieces can go with anything, and despite their simplicity they always bring an air of charm and timelessness. If you want to go bold, then chunky jewelry and print scarves are a wonderful option. Wear a leopard print scarf with a red clutch and matching shoes for a louder look. You can feel free to mix and match colors and prints since the simplicity of the dress allows you to play around with accent colors. Feel free to experiment and you’ll find that your little black dress can yield an infinite amount of outfit possibilities.

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Black Dress Accessories

How to Wear Fuchsia Right

Now that spring is here, you may be dying to break out some bright colors to match the season. Here are some tips on wearing fuchsia without going overboard.

Fuchsia is undoubtedly a bright and bold color, and it is perfectly at home now that spring is here. It brings brightness to a wardrobe and suits the season well, but just as any bold and bright color, it should be treated with care. Since it is so eye catching, it is best to wear it as minimally as possible. This doesn’t mean you can’t wear a lot of it, just be careful what and how you wear it.

Wearing an outfit entirely made of this color can be a bit daring, but can be done right, such as with a cocktail or casual dress. Since a dress is essentially one piece, it technically makes up your entire outfit. But the tricky part is accessorizing. If you want to play up the fuchsia, then wearing subtle accessories or jewelry will help make the color stand out more. Wearing simple gold or silver allows you to accessorize without taking away from the outfit itself. Similarly, wearing black works well also. A black shoe and a cardigan helps the fuchsia shine through due to the contrast. Wearing other bright colors or patterns can easily make this shade get lost in a sea of confusion. Wearing a bright piece with neutral or toned down accessories or accents doesn’t take away from the focus of your outfit and still allows you to have fun with jewelry and such.

When it comes to outfit pieces or jewelry, the rules work much the same way. Fuchsia works best when worn with neutrals, especially darker ones like black, and most especially navy blue. Since this pinkish purple is light and loud, the darker neutrals will allow the color to really make a statement. It’s all in the contrast. A simple outfit would be a fuchsia top with a navy blue skirt or pant, but if you want to be a little more daring with the color, try reversing the combination. A skinny, colored pant is totally in right now, and you can use this look to your advantage this spring. With a black or navy top, you can be bold while remaining tasteful and chic.

Accessories are a great way to incorporate color into an outfit. Use it to inspire a statement clutch or handbag to wear with basic outfits or even to spruce up your professional look. Gemstones and chunky enamel bracelets and necklaces are also wonderful ways to brighten up an outfit, whether casual or formal. Moderation is key, and being subtle can say a lot.

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Fuchsia Accessories

12 Items to Always Keep in Your Purse

Never feel like you’re forgetting something when you go out ever again. Here is a list of some basic essentials everyone should keep in their purse.

Purses are not simply accessories, they serve a much more practical purpose as well. Though their usage as a viable fashion accessory is definitely a major plus, their ability to hold any number of daily essentials is what is most important. Though handbags differ greatly in size, shape, and capacity, there are 12 things everyone should keep in their purse in order to make sure they are always prepared for anything.

1. First is the most important: your wallet. Make sure your wallet has ID and any important credit cards and some cash with you at all times. Though you should always be sure these things are kept well guarded, you never know when or why you may need them on the road.

2. Tissues. Again, another practical item. These handy bits are usually needed when you can never find one, so make sure you always have an emergency travel size pack with you. They can be used for your nose, of course, but can also help fix makeup smudges or clean up stains quick from your clothing, your handbag or your face and skin.

3. Chapstick. Having chapped lips and no relief can be really uncomfortable. Making sure you have a small stick on you can help prevent dry or red lips.

4. Breath mints. You never know when you’ll need fresh breath! Great for dates or even just grabbing dinner with friends, you never know when you’ll eat something that just doesn’t want to leave your breath. While gum is also an option, breath mints actually do a better job of freshening your breath. Though gum is also minty, it absorbs a lot of the flavors already in your mouth and doesn’t completely get rid of them. Breath mints, however, can get rid of lingering tastes much better and they also freshen your breath, not just your mouth.

5. Makeup essentials. No matter what your makeup routine is for the day, be sure to have some foundation, powder, mascara or eyeliner. If you’re going out for the whole day or going out on a date, you may need to make some minor adjustments. Be sure to have your bare essentials to make those minor, but crucial fixes.

6. A nail file. There’s nothing worse than a broken nail on the run. They can be sharp and even get caught on and tear at your clothing to little or no fault of your own. Having a nail file on hand can really come in handy.

7. A pen. You can’t seem to find a writing utensil when you need to remember something, right? Always having one on hand is always a good idea. And even if you don’t end up using it, you’re sure to run into someone else who will.

8. A sewing kit. You don’t need an entire machine and a clunky box, but there are miniature sewing kits no bigger than a pack of matches. Wardrobe malfunctions usually occur when you least expect it, so be prepared to face the unexpected and meet it with preparedness.

9. Back up jewelry. A ring and a necklace or two can come in handy, especially if the day takes you somewhere unexpected.

10. Hair accessories. You don’t need anything fancy, but a hair elastic and a bobby pin or two can be really useful if your hair is ruined by the weather or if you simply wish to change up your look on the go.

11. A phone charger. In this day and age, we rely on our phones more than ever before. Because we’re so used to having everything stored, we rarely remember important phone numbers in case of an emergency. Be sure to have a phone charger, a charger case, or simply a fully charged phone in case of emergency, or simply boredom.

12. Tampon or pad. This one is rather self explanatory. Be prepared!

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Purse Essentials

Peacock Purses

Peacocks are beautiful birds and they inspire fabulous clutch purses!

A design influenced by peacocks usually means it’s colored in vibrant blues, golds, and greens.  A perfect example is this sequined peacock knuckle duster clutch in green.  These classic peacock colors aren’t your only option.  As long as the eye of the feather is maintained, the overall color of the bag can be changed and still clearly show the inspiration.  Try it in fuchsia, gold, purple or silver to mix it up a little.

Coloring isn’t the only way to get a peacock look though.  The shape of this bird is very elegant (especially when it’s studded with rhinestones).  If you want just a little bling, try the suede rhinestone stud peacock cocktail clutch.  It comes in red, fuchsia, purple, blue, and black.

Need a little more sparkle?  Try the mesh rhinestone peacock hard box clutch.  It comes in royal blue, but also sophisticated neutrals of gold, silver, black, and white.

And if you have the attitude that there can never be too many rhinestones, then the crystal stud peacock motif hard box clutch is the right choice for you.  It comes in black, gold, and silver.

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What to Wear on a First Date

First dates are all about making lasting and meaningful impressions. Impress your date and look your best while still staying true to yourself.

First dates are fun but can also be nerve wracking. One of the most stressful parts is figuring out what in the world you might want to wear. First dates are a launching pad for first impressions. Even if you have known the person for a while, the setting and atmosphere of calling it a “date” make room for getting to know one another in a totally different light than before. And while you want to make a good lasting impression, it is also important to remember to stay comfortable!

Your initial date with a person should be stress-free. It should be about comfortably getting to know one another, opening up, and learning about one another. While what you wear on your first date will depend on where your first date happens to be, make sure to be yourself! You don’t want to give off the wrong impression. But at the same time, a first date allows you to reinvent yourself a bit so don’t be afraid to have fun!

If you’re going out for a casual coffee or lunch date, then a glammed up casual outfit will work best. Since the locale is more laid back, you can wear your favorite day-to-day outfit and add some bold accessories to dress it up a little for the occasion. Feel free to dress up a casual v-neck tee with a flowy skirt and a chiffon scarf. You can also wear it with a printed or colored skinny jean, an eye-catching statement necklace and flats. This way, you’ll look great wearing something comfortable that shows off your personal style, and you’ll still look glamorous.

But what if you’re going out to a fancy dinner, or perhaps to a club or some other event? A little black dress goes a long way for just these sorts of occasions. They can be paired with a unique studded clutch or beaded coinpurse along with a full set of cocktail jewelry. You can dress up this look with your accessories and shoes, though try to pick things a little more on the comfier side because you won’t want to divert your attention from your date to your aching feet!

While you may want to pull out all the stops for a first date and use every trick in the book, the most important thing you should remember is to make sure you’re comfortable. Sure, you want to look great, and you totally can! But first dates are about getting to know one another in a more personal setting and you want to be able to devote your attention to your date, not worried that your dress will ride up or that your heels are killing you.

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Spring Essentials

Revamp your winter wardrobe with some spring essentials. With these pieces, you’ll be ready to handle whatever weather the spring brings.

Spring is finally here! While it may not yet feel like it has fully arrived, much of the spring season will be defined by temperamental weather that can’t seem to make up its mind. Some days will feel like hints of summer and others may feel like a backtrack through winter, so be sure to stock up on some spring essentials to make sure you are ready for absolutely anything!

Scarves are absolutely essential to spring. They come in handy in a pinch, are lightweight, add texture to outfits, and they can be worn in more ways than you can wear every day in a week (or even a month if you’re feeling ambitious). These handy accessories come in so many colors, prints, fabrics and styles that it is always worth it to have at least a few in varying looks. That way, you’ll always have a scarf for any occasion. Need a scarf for work? A silk scarf looks chic and still does the job. Need one for a casual day out? A pastel chiffon scarf can be worn with practically any outfit. What about one that adds that oomph to a basic outfit? How about one with a floral, paisley or animal print? These accessories are so versatile and practical, it’s hard to go through any season without one.

Pastels. What sorts of pastels? Any kind! Spring is also associated with spring cleaning, so if you have any old accessories or pieces of clothing you no longer wear or have fallen out of style that need replacing, then replace them with a new pastel piece. Pinks, yellows, soft greens and blues, purples are all the rage this season. The pantone color of the year is radiant orchid, so perhaps replace your old purse with a new patent leather one sporting this shade. Bold statement necklaces with opaque, pastel colored insets are also popular. If you’re not into jewelry, then clutch purses and scarves (of course) are another suitable option.

Cardigans are also an invaluable essential for the season. Since the weather is rather unpredictable, a cardigan is perfect for layering so that you’re reading for anything. Layering is great for days that may start off and end up chilly but are warm during the day. These handy pieces can be taken on or off easily or worn with heavier or lighter clothing to suit the temperature. With all of these in mind, you’ll be ready to shed your winter wardrobe and step into spring.

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Prom Ideas for the Tomboy

Prom is associated with formal dresses and perfectly coiffed hair, but this traditional look isn’t for everyone. Find your own personal tomboy look for prom so you can feel fabulous while remaining true to yourself and your style preferences.

Prom is often considered a cornerstone of high school and adolescence. While this occasion is often associated with dressing to the nines in flowing gowns and tumbling tresses, not every girls’ style is quite suited to fit the idea. But prom is for everyone and no one should shy away from it because they think their style does not suit the event. Prom is about having fun so make your outfit reflect who you are and what makes you comfortable. Just because big dresses are not quite your thing, does not mean you can’t look fabulous.

One easy option for tomboys when it comes to dressing for prom is the power suit. These bad boys can look super glam without the dress or even a hint of skirt. Suits can come in a variety of colors, but a traditional suit usually comes in a neutral color. This can allow you to play around with what you wear beneath the suit or blazer, accessories, shoes and hair. If you’re wearing a neutral suit, opt for a bold color to accessorize it, or go completely monochromatic for a very dramatic yet subtle effect. You can play up this look with unique statement necklaces and other simple pieces. If you’re not one to wear jewelry, one bold piece can go a long way without feeling like it’s weighing you down.

If you’re not into suits, you can always go for a punked out look. Maybe you’re more into a rocker chick vibe than the glitz and glamour, so try shaking up your prom look. You could wear an iconic pair of canvas Chuck Taylors with a dress with studded jewelry, black nail polish, and a knuckleduster clutch. This look is still a bit girly but with a unique twist. You can even mix and match eclectic accessories, prints, dresses and shoes for an eye catching yet comfortable look. Rock motorcycle boots with a cocktail dress, maybe throw a pair of lace-hemmed biker shorts underneath your skirt for added comfort and flare. Rock a studded watch, wear simple, natural looking makeup and a messy bun or bed-headed curls. Even messy hair is totally in. You can still look fashionable and fabulous without looking perfectly manicured. Evaluate what styles make you feel most comfortable and experiment with them. Take your everyday look to the next level so it still feels like you’re dressing up for the event, but in a way that totally suits you.

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Look Fashionable for Dinner with the Girls

Make looking fashionable with your friends even more fun. Get your girls together and help each other out when getting ready for a night out together.

Going out with the girls is some of the best fun a lady can have. Being surrounded by friends is wonderful and for so many reasons. Looking forward to a night out on the town with the gals can even be fun before you leave the house! Since you’ll all be hanging out together, you’re more than likely to be dishing out info on what you’re planning on wearing or complaining that you just don’t know what to wear! While you as friends are in one boat or the other, being together makes getting ready all the easier.

When girls go out together, they tend to encourage their friends to really dress up, take chances and try experimenting with mixing and matching you may have never thought up alone otherwise. Invite the girls over and have a pre-dinner party where you can exchange your favorite accessories. Borrow a leopard clutch for the night while another friend borrows your pastel patent leather pumps. Having new accessories can make you feel like a whole new woman and the encouragement of others always gives a girl a confidence boost.

The overall style of what you wear depends on where you’re going out to eat, but if you’re with a like minded group of girls, then why not dress your best? We all have outfits or pieces we wish we could wear more often but rarely find the occasion to wear them to. Convince your girls to gather these pieces and you can all wear them together! If you’re in a group of fashionable gals, you won’t feel overdressed in that cute lace cocktail dress you just had to have but had no where to wear it to. Take it up a notch and add a dazzling coin purse clutch and sport a silk scarf. If you’re all dressing up together, you won’t feel alone wearing your Sunday best. Plus you’ll all look and feel great!

And of course, there’s nothing wrong with being casual. If you all decide to go somewhere low-key, the mixing and matching and accessory exchanging is still a viable pre-dinner get together option, but feel free to exchange more casual pieces like chiffon scarves, flats, or cardigans. Try prints you may not own or wouldn’t normally wear and let your gals do the same.

No matter what you do, you are guaranteed to have an absolute blast when you are with your closest comrades. Exchange fashion ideas, tips and even some of your favorite pieces.

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Girls Night Out Accessories