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Bombshell Bags from VOGUE Ads, March 2013

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Bombshell Bags from VOGUE Ads, March 2013

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In the March 2013 of American VOGUE (where Beyonce graces the cover), there are some seriously hot handbags being advertised. I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you!

Prada bag

Let's start off with this gorgeous Prada. Reminiscent of the Vuitton S/S 2012 Suship Speedy North/South, this handbag is super hot for the spring and summer. Its shape is similar to its sister bags, the Prada Saffiano Lux Tote.

Marc Jacobs

Marc knows how to create a stunner! With a simple white ensemble, this Marc Jacobs"Hairy Prisoners" tote in Domino will look drop-dead gorgeous. Inspired by 60s Op-Artist Briget Riley, the striped tote is lined in leather and has antique silver hardware. Available at MarcJacobs.com for $2,295US.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors is ushering in spring with this absolutely stunning Large Miranda Crackled Leather Tote. The structured shape and the  hanging leather accents make this bag a definite conversation piece. It's additionally available in yellow and brown. Available for sale at MichaelKors.com for $1,195US.

Belstaff

Such a beautiful nude hue! Belstaff is promoting this exotic Nottingham tote for spring/summer 2013. It's very understated and chic. I can picture this bag used for a beautiful day out on the town or out for cocktails at a cafe by the water. Just a beautiful piece!

BOSS

Hugo Boss impresses with this (on right) beautiful brown leather tote for spring/summer 2013. It looks to be a comfortable yet sleek keep-all tote. This bag will definitely work the whole way through summer into the fall.

Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo makes a statement with this Sofia bag in Ash for spring/summer 2013. The studs make it so much more fun and undeniably a statement piece. The neutral color makes the bag essentially season-less. I can picture this bag as a cross-body when it's snowing for a winter white stunner or as a white-hot summer piece. You can really go any way with this handbag.

Tod's

Last but not least is this jaw-droppingingly beautiful green python bag from Tod's. This bag is meant to be a statement piece as it exudes elegance and exclusivity. Its pop of color is certain to complete a subtle, effortless look.

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The Shoulder Strap Holiday 2012 Picks

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The Shoulder Strap Holiday 2012 Picks

The first week of December is already coming to a close, and the holiday retail rush is still in full-swing with two days to go until Hanukkah begins and the remaining two weeks before Christmas!

Are you ready?!  If not, The Shoulder Strap has some great picks for you that are sure to make your loved ones happy! In this list are classics and useful neutrals to carry you through the formal holiday season and also throughout the year.

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The Cross-bodyRebecca Minkoff's M.A.C. Daddy

Prada Saffiano Briefcase

The BriefcasePrada's Saffiano Flap Briefcase

Marc by Marc Marci Mirror

The WatchMarc by Marc Jacobs's Marci Mirror Strap 33mm

LV Flat Zip Pochette

The Evening ClutchLouis Vuitton's Zip Flat Pochette

Gucci iPad Case

The Tech AccessoryGucci's iPad Case

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The NecklaceRachel Reinhardt Jewelry's Layered Mixed Metal Swag Necklace

Balenciaga Velo Latte

The SatchelBalenciaga's Giant 12 Rose Gold Velo in Latte

Phillip Lim Ava pumps

The Heel3.1 Phillip Lim's Ava leather pumps

Rene Caovilla Pearl Thongs

The SandalRene Caovilla's Pearl-Strap Flat Slide Thong

Prada Studded Smoking Slipper

The FlatPrada's Studded Smoking Slipper

rag & bone shoes

The Dress Shoerag & bone's Bedford Classic Brogue in burgundy

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Black Friday Bounty: Prada Ballerina Flats in Pink Leather

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Black Friday Bounty: Prada Ballerina Flats in Pink Leather

What's more luscious than these pink leather flats? These delicate beauties are from my Black Friday bounty! For those of you who live close to great outlet malls, like here in Orlando, you may have the opportunity to hit up stores like Prada, Escada, Burberry, and Fendi--but the outlet version (i.e. Great products and great deals!). I'm not a super-fan of pink, but light hues like this are perfect.

Prada Ballerina Flats

These Prada ballerina flats are comfy and chic, while being discreet. Perhaps you can't tell from these photos, but looking straight-on at these shoes, it actually takes effort to see the "Prada" label. I particularly love this since it's first-rate premiere designer quality but one can only recognize it if they know the aesthetic of the shoe or if they happen to see the "Prada" poking out from the side.

Prada's ballerina flats are made out of supple Italian leather, and feel like a bedroom slipper, rather than something you'd wear outside. They're extremely comfortable and with care, will age well.

What did you score this Black Friday? Share in the comments below!

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Prada Scrunchy Driving Moccasin

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Prada Scrunchy Driving Moccasin

When I saw these shoes, they immediately reminded me of my aunt. Ever since I was a little girl, my aunt's style has really inspired me. She always has the cutest shoes, to-die-for handbags, and most appropriate taste in putting together an outfit. Her love for designers like Prada and Chanel, and her low-key but high class taste continues to inspire my own fashion sense. So, I had to take a picture when I saw these!

Prada shoes

Loafers...moccasins...whatever you like to call them--are my favorite kind of shoe! They are comfortable but also exude a classy, casual elegance to an outfit, especially when paired with demure clothing and handbag. Perfect for the office, no doubt. These are beautiful Prada driving moccasins in nude. The colors available are diverse--from a forest green to metallic gold, a bright pink, metallic silver, a cognac-looking brown, and black. There might be more colors, but having seen those in person, the nude and forest green were my favorites! I had to try them on, and they are extremely comfortable, providing good support. I'd recommend these without a doubt!

Do you love loafers? 

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Fashion + Technology: Luxury iPad Case Roundup

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Fashion + Technology: Luxury iPad Case Roundup

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There's nothing sexier than combining fashion and technology. If you just got a tablet/iPad or are planning to purchase one, then look no further than these designer cases to help make your style decision. From Prada to YSL, Lanvin to Tory, there are plenty to choose from. Which ones are your favorite?

Prada Saffiano iPad Case This Prada iPad case is not only stunning because of its craftsmanship but also because of its professional look. Whether you're toting your iPad to a meeting or even just tucking it into your favorite bag, this iPad case is sure to turn heads.

Gucci Guccisima iPad Case If you want to stand out with your iPad, then this Gucci case is just the ticket. Lined in suede, this case will protect your device with style. This is the perfect metallic iPad sleeve!

Yves Saint Laurent Leather iPad Case Simply classy and understated, this YSL iPad sleeve is everything. Not only will you look professional, but your love for premier designer fashion will be evident.

Dolce & Gabbana Sequined-Pouch iPad Case You'll be the talk of the town with this sequined, strapped beauty. Chic is the perfect word to describe your technology style if this is what you choose. It is simply everything: tech-chic.

Lanvin iPad Cover If artsy is your thing, then this Lanvin iPad cover is for you. With a touch of avant-garde, this iPad case will look great with a bold, solid-color ensemble.

Marc Jacobs Quilted iPad Case Available in four colors, Marc Jacobs has put together a quilted fabulous iPad case. This case comes with lambskin lining and a front pouch to pop extra tech accessories in to take with you. For toting your iPad from job to job in style, this case is ideal.

Tory Burch Saffiano Tablet Case If you have a bold personality, the Tory Burch Saffiano case in this beautiful burnt orange is just for you. As this truly puts a "pop" into your ensemble, you will stand out in your meetings.

RootCases iPad 2 Case in Bamboo or Walnut

If you're into environmental sustainability, then this iPad 2 case from RootCases is right up your alley. You have your choice or bamboo or walnut--all selected by professional artisans. The case is designed to secure around your iPad automatically, as it is held closed by magnets. This is as bohemian chic as you can get!

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