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Spikes & Thangs…

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I’ve been looking for a cute military chic jacket for quite some time now and although I was supposed to be shopping for a dress to wear to graduation yesterday, I stumbled upon this. I had seen it online on Forever 21’s website (available here) and I have been contemplating whether or not I should buy it. I was hesitant to purchase it online because I wasn’t sure about which size to get, and I was a bit leery of the price point. However, when I saw it in the store yesterday I had to have it. I was thinking that this would be super cute for the fall, but since Summer is still playing hide and seek here in Maryland, I just might get some wear out of it this month.

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For some odd reason I am absolutely obsessed with spikes and studs. Do you guys remembered when I purchased this Rebecca Minkoff Wallet on a Chain last summer? Yup, I am still loving it! I usually only carry it when I am going out and want to be hands-free, but it is still want of my favorite pieces in my accessory closet. Who doesn’t love a cute, lightweight crossbody!?

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This one is no longer available but Rebecca Minkoff has come out with a number of crossbody bags that are really similar. I see that many designers have caught on to this trend and now you can find spikes or studs on practically everything! Shoes, handbags, hats, jewelry, and even iphone cases. This spike trend is getting out of hand but I have to admit, I am loving it!

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Talk to you soon…Be blessed! xx…Kel

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Accessory Haul/Video

Here is my accessory video…

Here are some up close pictures of the jewelry I mentioned in the video from 4NXChange located in Washington, D.C.:

Leopard Wasted!!

I have somewhat of an obsession with leopard right now…It began, as you guys saw, with a belt and a scarf and now I’ve moved on to tops and sweaters. Side Note: I also just ordered a leopard envelope clutch from Asos. I’ve been trying to pick up things here and there for the fall season and I stumbled upon these tops in Forever 21:

$22.80

$22.80

About $15 (I can't remember the price...Lol)

Under normal circumstances I do not buy sequin tops. However, this first top was calling my name. It only has sequins on the front of the top and I figured that it would look great with a chic blazer.

The second top is a 3/4 length sweater with cuffed sleeves. It almost looks like a blazer and can probably be worn with any solid colored top.

The third top I’ve worn several times already. It is so comfortable and can be dressed up with dress pants or down with ripped jeans. It has a biased hem so the front is up higher than the back and I love it!

Happy Shopping! XOXO

Chocolate Accessories

Usually brown is always one of my fall go-to colors, but I’ve recently noticed that designers are coming out with accessories (jewelry) made of brown metal.  I guess the Rose Gold fad wasn’t enough, and now everyone is making their own chocolate colored accessories. Check some of them out below:

 From Left to Right: Michael Kors Expresso Runway Timepiece, Nordstrom Multi Row Necklace in Chocolate, and Spring Street Design Group Spike and Mixed Chain Bracelet.

From To Left to Right: Alexis Bittar Dome Ring, Cara Accessories Multi Media Bangles, and Spring Street and Design Group Mesh and Fringe Earrings

From Left to Right: Givenchy Vangard Necklace, Donnijo Ring, Donnijo Earrings, and Christian Dior Earrings.

Other Accessories that go great with these pieces:

From Left to Right: Michael Kors Double Wrap Bracelet, Free Authority Straw Fedora Hat in Brown, and Halogen Sunglasses.

Image Credits: Style.com and Nordstrom.com

Jackets and Things…

Here are some must-have jackets I have my eyes on. Though Fall isn’t here yet, it is quickly approaching and we must be prepared!!

I am totally obsessed with these jackets (especially the leather ones) from Anthropologie and Nordstrom…Check them out below:

Be sure to start shopping for Fall early because fab items like these will sell out quick! Happy shopping! XOXO

Image Credits: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview (Part II)

Okay…I finally have something for the fellas! I normally focus on women’s accessories, but I thought I would give you guys some information that you can actually use! Nordstrom has some greats deals for you guys in their upcoming Anniversary Sale!! Enjoy:

Every man needs a Michael Kors Timepiece!

Burberry Eyewear

True Religion Jeans

And a Diesel One! Lol

Seven Jeans

Who Doesn't Like Boss?!

Lacoste Tee...Gotta love a man in a v-neck tee!

Boss Billfold

Carrera Eyewear

Diesel V-Neck Tee

For some reason I am loving this cardigan...

Image Credits: Nordstrom

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

She’Luxe Couture!!! LOVES IT!!

When you can’t find accessories that define your style, make them yourself!! That is what the owners of She’Luxe Couture have done. Their unique sense of style permeates through their handmade pieces, and offers us a range of looks to choose from.

I am currently contemplating which ones I want to purchase, but its such a hard decision, as they have so many hot pieces!! Here are some of my favorite looks from them:

You must cop at least one of their pieces to add to your accessory closet. The price points are amazing!! Their earrings range from about $25-$60, which is quite reasonable considering the originality of each piece. They are currently having an online sale so be sure to take advantage!!

You can access these fabulous earrings and more online at http://www.sheluxecouture.com. Also be sure to like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SheluxeCouture and follow them on Twitter @SheLuxeCouture.

Image Credits: She’luxe Couture

15 Bare Accessory Essentials!!

The following are items that every woman must have in her accessory closet. I actually tried come up with a list of ten must have accessories, but I felt like I was leaving out some vital pieces. You don’t have to buy all these items at once…these are pieces that you can add to your wardrobe over time. However, if you stumble upon some bargains on items you don’t own, then seize the moment…carpe diem!! Of course you can own more than one of each, but if you’re starting from scratch, here is a list of the my Bare Accessory Essentials:

  1. Everyday Handbag
  2. A Pair of Chic Sunglasses
  3. A Pair of Fabulous Earrings
  4. An Eye Catching Scarf
  5. Nail Polish (If you aren’t into painting your nails, that’s okay!)
  6. A Pair of Flat Shoes
  7. A Clutch
  8. A Pair of Stud Earrings
  9. A Timepiece
  10. A Statement Necklace
  11. A Pair of High Heel Shoes (Sandals/Pumps/Peep Toe)
  12. A Cocktail Ring
  13. A Belt
  14. A Pair of Winter Boots
  15. A Bracelet/Bangle

Bonus Essential: Make-Up – Your face doesn’t have to be totally made up on a daily basis, but at least groom your eyebrows and throw on some chapstick or lip gloss! Also make sure that your skin is clear and moisturize…it makes a huge difference!

Final Note: Be sure not to fill your closet with a bunch of expensive, trendy junk…you want the majority of the things in your accessory closet to be items that you can mix-n-match and recreate as time goes on. Obviously, not everything in your closet will last a life time, but you will want these items to at least last you a couple of seasons.

Happy Shopping!! Muah!! XOXO

Image: Closet-Shelf

Style Event at the LOFT: March 10th and 12th

Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Ann Taylor LOFT!! It’s more affordable than Ann Taylor but just as sophisticated. Right now they are promoting the Super Six Essentials for their Spring collection, which include:

  1. The Blouse
  2. The Fresh Tee
  3. The Leg Lengthening Trouser
  4. The Cute Cropped Pant
  5. The New Cardigan
  6. The Dress

What is not included in this list are super cute jackets, which are a must for Spring. The three pictures above are my favorite looks from this collection. I adore the dresses, jackets and cropped jeans, which can all easily be mixed and matched.

To futher promote their Spring line, the LOFT will be having a style event in stores across the country on March 10th or 12th. Check their website at http://www.anntaylorloft.com to find out when the store near you is having their event (either Thursday or Saturday of this week). Refreshments will be served and you will have the opportunity to check out all the items mentioned above as well as the rest of their Spring collection. Lastly, today is the last day you to save 30% on full-priced items in the store as well as online! Happy Shopping!!

*All pictures provided by Ann Taylor Loft.