Posts Tagged: handbags

Reader Request: Finding Quality Accessories

how to shop for quality accessories

Natalie put this request into the suggestion box:

I have seen you cover this a little but, but I would love to see some more ideas on where to get QUALITY accessories. I love the leather belts and scarves you feature, but I never find them at thrift stores, and they cost a fortune at department stores. I would love to see some of your strategies on when and where to shop for them.

Weeellll, there’s no easy answer to this one, I’m afraid. I’ve been thrifting, Etsying, DIYing, antiquing, art fair-ing, and otherwise collecting my accessories for many, many years, culling and evaluating as I go. I have some marvelous stuff now, but I’ve had some utter crap over the years, too. And it’s taken me a while to train my eye. I’m happy to share a few tips for sourcing and spotting quality accessories, but definitely hope you’ll share more suggestions in the comments, too! read more

Originally posted 2012-11-01 06:25:23.

Bright White and Fall Jewel Tones

High contrast bag by Rovimoss

I bought this bag as a way to add contrast to fall or winter outfits that are full of dark jewel tones or muted neutrals. I love the look of  bright white, and the fact that the bottom of the bag is gray is an added bonus because it isn’t as prone to showing scuffs and dirt that accumulate from setting it down. The bag was especially useful when my dark navy jacket was added to the outfit. The oversized scarf added a good dose of pattern and helped tie the fuchsia top to the midnight blue pants. read more