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Spring 2011 Accessory Trends – Envelope Handbags

The latest handbag trend for spring is super stylish and versatile, and the perfect piece to add to any fashionistas closet! The oversized hobos and satchels from last season will still be on trend, but the newest “it” bag for spring is the envelope handbag! Slim, sleek and so sophisticated, the envelope bag is like a great pair of black stiletto pumps, a classic wardrobe staple that goes with everything.

For spring, envelope bags will come in a rainbow of fun colors, from neon pink, orange and teal to more neutral tones like yellow and tan. This trendy envelope clutch from TopShop is an affordable option for those that don’t want to break the bank.

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There’s nothing more chic and classic then reptile accessories, and the Rampage Embossed Faux Leather Clutch is no exception. Popular on both shoes and handbags for spring, exotic skin accessories are items that every style savvy gal should have in her wardrobe!

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Bold, rocker inspired details will also be a big trend. Chains and chunky zippers are a fun way to add edge to your look, like on the Anderson Zipper Clutch from Handbag Heaven.

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For an unexpected pop of color, have fun with the 70’s inspired color block trend. Clutches like this one from Lipsy feature pretty color combinations, and would definitely add some spice to a date night ensemble.

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For a more casual look, opt for a cross body envelope bag with a versatile strap like the Kate Envelope Bag from Handbag Heaven. This laidback style would be perfect for everyday activities like running errands or shopping till you drop!

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No matter what your style, there is definitely an envelope bag for every fashionista! Happy shopping!

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Holiday Fashion 2010 – Sequins, Glitter & Sparkle, Oh My!

The holidays are officially in full swing, and there’s no doubt that many of us have festive cocktail parties and merry events in our future. With all the stress of the holidays, who has time to figure out what to wear? Well, not to fear because with this season’s hottest looks, you’ll be ready to go in no time! The best new fashion items for Holiday 2010 are shiny and bright, from sparkly sequined dresses to elegant vintage headbands. If you have to purchase just one piece this season, opt for one that glitters and glows – it’s the easiest way to dress up your favorite look, from cocktail dresses to jeans and tee!

Calvin Klein Sequin Tank Dress ($98, Nordstrom)

For those that really want to make an entrance, a dazzling sequin dress is the way to go! The styles of the season are sexy and sophisticated, and would look great as is or with a pair of tights and a bomber jacket. The key to pulling off such a stand out dress is to keep your accessories simple. Nude or black pumps are best, while a pretty pair of studs and a cocktail ring would finish off the look perfectly. Remember, the dress (and you) is the star, so no need to overdo it!

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Sequin Front Tank ($39.90, Express)

If you want to rock the sequins but don’t think you can pull it off from head to toe, try a glimmering embellished tank or blouse. This festive style can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Wear it with a pair of black skinny pants for a sleek look, or layer it under a blazer with jeans for a casual chic feel. A stunning pair of chandelier earrings or a cuff bracelet would complement both looks beautifully.

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TOMS Shoes “Glitters” ($54, TOMS Shoes)

Put a fashionable kick in your step with the “Glitters” collection from TOMS Shoes! , Known for their amazing mission of “One for One,” TOMS donates one pair of shoes to a child in need with every pair purchased. This holiday season, you can look casually glam while also giving back. Available in gold, silver, pink and black, these shoes will definitely add some sparkle to your holiday wardrobe. Wear them with jeans, slacks, skirts, and even your favorite little black dress!

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Rose Evening Bag ($33.56, Handbag Heaven)

If you’re looking for the perfect accessory to complement your cocktail dress and heels, there’s nothing more glamorous than a beaded clutch. This stunning evening bag is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with its two tone sequins and rhinestone encrusted enclosure. Available in gold/white, black/silver, and silver/white, you’ll definitely be able to find a combination that will match your outfit. Other than a fabulous statement necklace, a festive handbag is the best way to dress up any holiday ensemble!

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Art Deco Headband ($62, Bethany Lorelle)

For a unique twist on the holiday accessory, try a vintage inspired headband with beautiful beading and sequins. This handmade headband will add an elegant and feminine touch to any outfit. Whether you’re wearing an evening gown, sheath dress, or suit, a dazzling headband is a simple and fashionable item to spice up your look. And since the headband is the new must have accessory, you’ll be able to use these pretty pieces for seasons to come!

Deco Beaded and Sequin Headband by Bethany Lorelle

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Celebrity Handbags for Less

When you flip through the pages of your favorite magazine, you’re likely to see Hollywood A-listers sporting amazing designer duds and luxe handbags. As I’m your Glam, Affordable, and Luxurious resource, I’m always on the hunt to recreate these looks for less! Thanks to fab website, Handbag Heaven, we can all tote celebrity studded bags without the hefty price tags! Here are some of their most popular styles under $70!

Chanel Quilted Handbag

The design team at Chanel created an elegant and feminine quilted handbag, popular with stars like Katy Perry, Mischa Barton, and Lauren Conrad. The combination of the black quilted leather and gold chain strap make this a classic and sophisticated purse for true fashionistas. For those who can’t afford the $1500 price tag, Handbag Heaven’s Classic Quilted Shoulder Bag is almost an exact replica, but it’s more versatile and affordable! At just $54.95, the shoulder bag is available in black, cream or red and is made of soft, quilted leatherette. The bag also features a gold/leatherette chain shoulder strap and bold hardware. The best part is that this GAL find is actually three handbags in one! Wear it as a shoulder bag with a double chain strap, or for a longer cross body look, extend the chain into a single chain strap. Finally, this beauty can also be worn as a super sized clutch, simply by tucking the chain inside the bag!

Everyone from Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Beckham, and Lady Gaga has been spotted around Hollywood with the signature Balenciaga Satchel. The oversized compartment and sleek styling of this handbag make it popular with fashion savvy celebs. Luckily, Handbag Heaven has an exact replica for just $53.95! The Broad Ripple Satchel might as well be the long lost twin of Balenciaga’s version because the resemblance is uncanny! This must have handbag comes in six shades, and features all the bold, gold hardware and zippers that make the original such a fashion statement. If you’re on the go, grab the 5 inch wrapped handles and wear it on your wrist or over your shoulder. Or, for a more relaxed feel, attach the longer strap (included) and rock your bag in comfort, all day long.

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Hermès Birkin

The Hermes Birkin has been the most coveted handbag of the last decade. After a notable appearance on Sex and the City, and socialites such as the Hiltons and the Kardashians as fans, this “it” bag has become the most difficult fashion item to own in Hollywood! With prices ranging from $9,000 to $150,000 for this handmade, fashion treasure, it’s not surprising that a majority of us can’t even imagine toting this gem, until now! Handbag Heaven’s Gina Buckle Satchel features exotic embossed leatherette that gives the bag an edgy elegance. At $67.96, this affordable find is available in cream, navy, or black. The Gina is truly the epitome of style and a classic addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

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