Category Archives: Michael Kors

What To Wear: Chic Tomboys

I don’t know if its because I don’t go out much anymore or if I am reverting back to my old tomboyish ways, but all I want is to be cute and comfortable nowadays. I am so tired of wearing shoes that hurt my feet just to look the part. So I have traded my high heels for these Nike dunks…Love them! Due to the wedge, I feel like a have a little more height (even though I’m 5’7) but not enough to have my feet screaming at the end of the day. Winning… 

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{Varsity Jacket – Forever 21. Scarf – Asos. Top – Nordstrom. Jeans – Nordstrom BP. Belt, Bag and Watch – Michael Kors. Bracelets – Pandora. Shoes – Nike Dunks. Nails – Zoya’s Ali.}

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I hope everyone has a great week and a Happy New Year!! xx

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Fall Favorites

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These are a few of my favorites things…

Michael Kors Selena Satchel: I bought this bag during the Bloomingdale’s family and friends discount sale, and I have been wearing it every since. I love that it is structured and can stand alone no matter how you pack your items into it. I also love the gold hardware since I have been wearing gold a lot lately.

Alice and Olivia Starbucks Mug/Lipton Green Teas: Who doesn’t want to drink their tea out of an adorable cup?! I purchased this cup at Starbucks not too long ago and I am so in love with it. I am also addicted to these Lipton green teas, which I have been drinking out of my mug. I drink green tea EVERY SINGLE DAY now! Every since I went to Teavana and tasted their amazing tea blends, I had to find something comparable. Red Goji Raspberry (Wegmans) and Purple Acai Blueberry (Wegmans/Walmart) are my favorites.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Mist: This body mist is so light and fresh. I smelled the perfume and instantly fell in love, but I didn’t want to pay $55 for it. So I bought the smaller size to see how it worked with my body chemistry. Now I carry it in my bag and spray it whenever I feel  the urge to…Go smell it when you have some free time…

Favorite Nail Polishes at the Moment: Orly’s Pretty Ugly, Zoya’s Raven, and Formula X’s Zing. The clear nail polish is my new base coat…Rejuvacote is a nail strengthener that I had heard a lot of great things about. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I definitely like the results. Even though my nails still have the tendency to break, its only a chip here and there. They are much stronger than they have been.

The Art of War for Writers and Bird by Bird: I’ve had these books forever, but I have recently been rereading them to get some literary inspiration. I am working on developing a book idea I have and these books are helping me quite a bit. One thing I have learned from them is that you must write every day and at the same time every day. It’s also helpful if you to pretend that there is an imaginary gun to your head so that you don’t get up before you’re supposed to (only other writers/inspiring writings will understand that). LOL…Anne Lamott talks a lot about how you must quiet all the distractions (internally and externally) so that you can get to magic…the writing! I know this all sounds crazy, but I am learning that writing has to become a habit. I’m still working on that…

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Fall Handbag Wish List

Fall Handbag Wish List
  1. Kate Spade
  2. Rebecca Minkoff
  3. Diane Von Furstenburg
  4. 3.1 Phillip Lim
  5. Michael Kors
  6. Zara

What’s on your Fall wish list? Is anyone besides me making plans for their Fall wardrobe yet?

xx

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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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What To Wear: Leopard+

In case you all have not noticed, I decided to change the name of my blog from Clutchez to Clothez & Clutchez. The name change just seemed to makes sense, and I feel like it gives people a better sense of what the blog is actually all about.

What To Wear is going to be a new series here on Clothez and Clutchez. Therefore, I will now be posting outfits at least 2-3 times per month. I really hope you all like the series…I had so much fun shooting these pics:

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{Blazer: Urban Outfitters. Top: Nordstrom BP. Boyfriend Jeans: Nordstrom BP. Shoes: Zara. Handbag: Alexander Wang. Necklace: HRH Collection. Timepiece: Michael Kors. Bracelets: Pandora. Sunnies: Tory Burch. Nails: OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook. Lippie: Maybelline Hot Plum.}

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Nowadays, I find that I am always wearing leopard of some sort. Today its a blazer, tomorrow it may be shoes, and the next day it may be a clutch.

Traditionally, a lot of women tend to pair leopard with the color red. I thought it would be fun to pair this blazer with a different pop of color instead. This turquoise blue really does the trick, and I think the gold accessories really compliment the contrasts between the colors.

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I hope you all enjoyed this post! Be blessed…xx KEL

Special thanks to my photographer for the day, Brandi!!

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Jewelry Rut…

Has anyone else been in a jewelry rut?? Perhaps its just me…I used to be able to find cute costume jewelry but recently it has been really difficult. A few weeks ago I purchased a silver and gold spike bracelet from Nordstrom (here) but it tarnished after I had it for one week. A week?! Where they do that at?? The same thing happened when I purchased this Michael Kors bracelet, and I was pissed because that thing was like sixty bucks! What a waste of my duckets!

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There have been only a handful of jewelry pieces that have been giving me life lately. My gold Michael Kors watches have been on repeat for a couple of weeks now. I have other watches, but these two are my favorites at the moment.

As for earrings, it has been either studs or hoops. I have a new found appreciation for stud earrings, and I have been wearing these two a lot. Both I purchased at Nordstrom. The spiked ones are from the Nordstrom brand, and the blinged out skulls are from Betsey Johnson. Although I am known for my big ridiculous earrings I haven’t really been feeling them as of late. However, if I am not wearing a stud I am definitely wearing a hoop. These gold hoops are my fav, but I love any variation of big gold hoops.

When it comes to bracelets, I am in love with this shamballa bracelet. There are so many variations of shamballa bracelets, I am tempted to get more than one. I bought this black one from My Bella Couture. It’s a little different than the traditional ones I’ve seen, which is part of the reason why I like it so much. My other bracelet is one that I purchased a while ago when I used to work at Taxco Sterling, a sterling silver jewelry store in Washington, D.C. I love it because it is inspired by the David Yurman cuff bracelets.

Did you notice that most of this jewelry is gold? Yes, I have to admit that I am becoming a bit of a gold fanatic. I LOVE gold right now. We’ll see how long this lasts phase lasts…What do you prefer? Silver or gold? And do you find that even expensive costume jewelry turns way too fast??

BTW, I have my eyes on a few of the Pandora bracelets (black triple /double wrap and oxidized). Do any of you own one? If so, how do you like? The charms you can buy to go on them are super cute.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Talk to you all soon. xx

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Wednesday’s Cravings

Hey folks! In getting back into the groove of blogging I thought I would post my most recent wishlist. Do you guys ever put wishlists together for yourself? Whether its for make-up, nail polish or a handbang, I always have a running (ever-changing) list of things that I may want to add to my wardrobe.

Here are some of my current obsessions:

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What’s on your wishlist right now? Talk to you soon. xx…

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Arm Candy: Madewell, MK & Malibeads

As you all should know by now, I love my timepieces, and most of the time I do not pair them with bracelets (at least not on the same arm). Recently though, I’ve been trying to spruce up my accessories by adding a bracelet here and there and playing around with mixing metals and neons. I have never been one to mix metals before, but I think if you do it the right way, you can definitely pull it off:

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Here I paired these two neon/gold bracelets from Madewell with this gold boyfriend MK timepiece. I love that both the golds and the neons pop, but don’t out shine each other…($22 each).

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Here I paired this silver and clear MK timepiece with an old sterling silver Juicy Couture bracelet I purchased a while back. You can’t see the heart on the bracelet, but it super cute and girly. The bracelet adds a little something but isn’t too much.

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Here I paired two gunmetal bracelets with a small gold MK timepiece, and I love this combo!! The small beaded bracelet is from Michael Kors (available here for $65) and the bracelet in the middle is from Malibeads (available here for $32). Although you can’t tell from this picture, the Malibeads bracelet is half chain and half beaded…this seems to be a really popular trend right now.

I am a huge fan of Michael Kors watches, but I have to tell you guys that the bracelet is not holding up very well. I love the look of it, but I’ve only had it for a little more than two weeks and the metal is turning already. The bracelet is cute, but be sure to hold on to your receipt!!

As for the bracelets from Malibeads and Madewell, they are holding up great and I definitely recommend them.

Hope you enjoyed this post! XOXO!!

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Quick Post: Today’s Accessories

Posted this earlier this morning on Instagram (@Alwayzkel)…Sorry for the fuzziness! Lol…Hope everyone is having a great day!!

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Newbies

I went to Pentagon City (a mall in Virginia, for those of you who don’t live in the DMV) and Nordstrom Rack last week and bought a few items…I also received these nail polishes in the mail two weeks ago…Deborah Lippmann’s Sweet Dreams (pink with flakies in it) was on sale on http://www.hsn.com and Butter London’s Tart with a Heart (gold/nude glitter) I purchased from http://www.Nordstrom.com with my Nordstrom Note!

I love Vigoss jeans from Nordies BP!

A Juicy Couture iPad case that I will be carrying as a clutch!

Finally found this Michael Kors Hollywood fragrance in Nordstrom Rack! Loves it!

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