After much deliberation, I decided to keep the Tory Burch Small Lee Radziwill* Leather Bag in Daylily (a punchy yellow). A decision this conflicting usually doesn’t end well, but I came to an agreement with my mom where we’ll share custody of the bag; so, even if I don’t wear it much, it won’t go unused (a cop-out, no doubt).…

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As a reformed overpacker in danger of developing a back problem, I was able to slowly wean myself off oversized, chaos-disposed totes with the help of versatile crossbody bags that are large enough to hold all the essentials (and some extras). ——— Wallet Replacement: Coach Noa Pop-Up Messenger ——— Price: $178 (“seasonal” colors now on sale)Color Range: Solid colors and…

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Long-time readers of this blog know that the Black Halo Jackie O Dress is one of my most prized possessions. It is as effortless as it is stylish, and I rarely go on business trips without it. Naturally, after I’d acquired the dress in nearly all the colorways, I moved on to collecting different iterations of the “Jackie O” style,…

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Chanel’s two-tone leather slingbacks are among the luxury purveyor’s most celebrated and recognized footwear (second perhaps only to the two-tone ballerinas). Unfortunately for me, the shoe fits my feet wrong in too many important ways (and the lack of a proper quarter doesn’t allow for the use of cushions and other solutions). Thankfully, many “substitutes” can be found on the…

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For those looking for an affordable alternative to the Balmain Double-breasted Wool Blazer, you might consider the Lioness Palermo Blazer, which has faults but is a reasonable option considering the price point. At $88.00, the Palermo Blazer is reasonably-priced; if possible, coincide your purchase with a Shopbop store-wide event. It’s no steal, though: The 100% polyester shell can start to look…

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