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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview: Accessories

I took a trip to the Nordstrom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday evening with my Mom, and was not wowed by much of what I saw. She left out of the store with 4 items and I left out with none! Shocking, isn’t it?! Lol…There are a handful of things that I liked but wasn’t willing to buy. One item that I am still contemplating is a Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet, which I’ve included below.

I was expecting to purchase a rose gold watch (the best looking one in the sale is listed below as well), but a lot of the sale options this year looked cheap. Not sure what that is about but whatevs…But as far as accessories go, here is a preview of some things I thought you all may like:

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Large Leather Tote – $352.90

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Rebecca Minkoff “Cupid” Satchel (Medium) – $329.90

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Halogen Zip Around Wallet – $64.90

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Vertical Zippy Leather Wallet – $138.90

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Vince Camuto “Max” Leather & Calf Hair Crossbody Bag (Small) – $118.90

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Marc by Marc Jacob “Blade” Crystal Index Watch

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Furla “Papermoon” Satchel (Medium) – $265.90

Remember the sale is open to the public as of July 19th. If you find some things you like, let me know! Talk to you all soon! xx

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Handbag Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Colorblock Satchel

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Can you imagine how excited I was when I received this colorblocked satchel as a gift from my boyfriend?! When I opened it I was so surprised at the color choice. How sweet and thoughtful (Thank you, Jay…xxxx). He knows that I love satchels, but wanted to switch things up a bit by forcing me out of my black satchel comfort zone…Loves it!

I’ve had this satchel for a few months now and I like to get a good feel for a bag before I review it here on the blog. The bag is super cute and easy to carry so I defintely would recommend it to you all. Here is my breakdown of the pros and cons…

Pros:

  • The gold hardware is everything!! I love the richness of it, and it seems to be longlasting as there isn’t any sign of wear. The yellow accents also make the satchel stand out.
  • Like my DVF satchel I discussed here, I love that this satchel is already colorblocked, and can easily be rocked with a t-shirt and jeans or a sun dress.
  • The leather is very soft and forgiving so the bag opens up wide enough for you to see everything inside. For those us who like to carry big handbags, things often get lost in them, but I don’t have that problem with this one.
  • The bag is very lightweight so I can pack a million things into it and still carry it comfortably.
  • It maintains its shape, unlike my other Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag. I hate it when bags look great on display because they are stuffed with tissue, but look awful once you take the tissue out. Very faux fabulous.
  • The many straps make the bag versatile. You can carry it on your forearm, shoulder or as a cross body bag.

Cons:

  • And this con is not a big deal at all…The shoulder strap is really long. I am about 5’7 and I made the strap as short as I possibly could and its still a little longer than I like. But for those of you that are taller than me, you would definitely appreciate the long strap.

Here some detailed pictures:

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Marc Jacob Satchel 1

Side and Inside Details

Overall, I think the bag is amazing. I will continue to wear it into the Spring and Summer months. I love how casual it is. I can conveniently use it when I am shopping or running errands and want to carry something that isn’t fussy. I also love that it exapnds so I can toss my journals and ipad in it without any trouble. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available at Nordstrom where he found it, but you can find this satchel at Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue. Hope you all enjoyed this post…xx

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Cravings…

Here are a handful of items that I am currently craving…

Handbags: Phillip Lim Satchel, Alexander Wang Satchel (with Rose Gold Hardware), and Michael Kors Tote. Nail Polish: Nars Thakoon Collection, Deborah Lippmann’s Boom Boom Pow and Christian Dior’s St Tropez (401). Jewelry: Tory Burch’s Logo Wrap Bracelets, Stud Earrings and Marc by Marc Jacobs Gold/Neon Bracelet. Shoes: Steve Madden Leopard Print Sandals.

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Marc Jacob Arm Candy…

During one of my daily browsing sessions on Nordstrom’s website I came across some accessories from the Marc by Marc Jacob collection that I find quite HOT. I’ve never really paid attention to this brand outside of looking at the handbags and wallets. However, this line actually have some pretty nice accessories as well! I especially love the bracelet with the colored stones:

 

 

Image Credits: Nordstrom

Totes

With my last year of grad school quickly approaching, I am in need of a new tote bag. I’ll be doing tons of reading and research as well as writing so I am looking for something that can handle my spiral notebooks, books, and the rest of the junk I carry around with me on a daily basis. Here are a few that I am considering…If you have any suggestions for totes I may like, please do not hesitate to let me know!!

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Steve Madden

Images: Nordstrom and Zappos

Choosing the Right Handbag (Part Two)

As readers of my blog you should already know that I would recommend that you buy your handbags at Nordstrom. Their customer service is phenomenal and their return policy is amazing. However, I am not crazy enough to think that other department stores don’t have similar return policies. Just be sure to find out what the return policy is before purchasing because if you are going to spend a lot of money on your handbag, you will want to be able to bring it back if something goes wrong. Other department stores where you can find nice handbags are Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Lord and Taylor.

You should also check out stores like Off Saks 5th Ave., Filene’s Basement, Loehmann’s, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Nordstrom Rack. You can find a lot of discounted handbags from previous seasons there. Outlets are also a great way to save money on name brand items so be sure to check them out as well.

Last but not least, if you live near any boutiques or thrift shops don’t sleep on them. They just might have exactly what you are looking for. Thrift shops are hit or miss, but most of the time boutiques will have very unique, one of a kind, handmade bags that aren’t heavily manufactured so you won’t have to worry about seeing another woman carrying your bag.

Sidenote: If you choose to purchase handbags through websites like Ebay, be very careful because not everyone is honest and it is easy to be deceived online. Check the sellers return policy as well as their ratings before bidding.

Brands:

I am a huge fan of coach (especially the Madison satchels, which is why I own three of them)!! Other brands I love are Guess Marciano, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Steven by Steve Madden, L.A.M.B., and Juicy Couture. These are mainly the brands that I actually own, but there are many others that I like…however, I won’t bore you with all the extra commentary.

Final Tips:

My sister always makes the joke that all my handbags have bags (i.e. dust bags), which I think is hilarious, but totally necessary!! You don’t want your bags to get dusty when you are not wearing them so you should definitely make sure that you place them in a dust bag when storing them in your closet.

Now for the fun stuff…Here are a few bags that are on my wish list…for whatever reason I am obsessed with Marc Jacobs at the moment! This first one I am definitely going to purchase!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Patent Leather Satchel

Burberry Leather Satchel

Coach Satchel

Michael Kors Leather Hobo

Images Credits: Nordstrom, Juicy Couture and Style.com

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview (Part I)

Okay so I have been counting down the minutes until this sale and it is finally here!! Right now, if you are a cardholder, you can make an appointment at your favorite Nordstrom store and pre-order whatever items you want before they are actually released to the public. How exclusive! Anywhoo, here are some of my favorite items from the upcoming sale…For the Ladies:

Juicy Couture Watch

Gucci Guilty Set...This fragrance is amazing!!

This Ruffled Leather Jacket is HOT!

My blog's namesake...Gotta have CLUTCHEZ!!

Statement Necklace

An MK Timepiece is a Must!!

Frenchi Scarf

Gotta Love this Marc Jacobs Crossbody

Statement Ring

Liebskind Satchel - Loves this color!

Gotta have a leopard print scarf in your accessory closet!

The price on this timepiece is unbelievable! $166...

Stay tuned for Part II of this post…For the Gents!!

Image Credits: Nordstrom

A Pop of Color: PINK!!

Pink is no longer exclusively for the prim and prissy! As we are quickly approaching summer, I thought I would do a post on all things pink! I actually don’t wear a lot of pink clothing, but I love pink accessories. Here are some miscellaneous pink things I want to add to my collection for summer…check it out and tell me what you think!

Marc Jacobs Iphone Cover, $28 / Juicy Couture Ipad Cover, $48

NARS Nail Polish, $16 / Make Up Forever Lab Shine, $18 / Michael Kors Chronograph, $160

Beach Sexy Victoria's Secret Swim Suit, $40

 

Marc Jacobs Crossbody Handbag, $525
 

Now if you are not a fan of the color pink, you can add a different pop of color. Let me also say that wearing all this pink together will definitely be overdoing it! However, feel free to pick and choose various items to add to your summer accessories. I just think a pop of color not only helps brighten your look, but it also helps brighten your mood. Happy Shopping!!

Image Credits: Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom…

Metallics for Spring

Metallics are in for the Spring 2011! Check out some of my picks below:

Metallic Cuff Bracelet from Marc Jacobs

Bangles from Cara Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vince Camuto "Aprodite" Sandal

MICHAEL Michael Kors Braided Chain Platforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison Hobo from Coach

"Dreamy Logo - Birdie" Satchel from Marc Jacobs

 

Image credits: http://www.nordstrom.com