Saturday, October 26, 2013

Splurge vs Steal - Knuckle Box Clutch

Alexander McQueen $2295                                   Aldo at ASOS $71.19

I admit it; I've been lusting after this Alexander McQueen Knuckle Box Clutch for at least a year, but since I'll never have a justification for spending this much on a bag, I went in search of a substitute.  Lucky for all of us, ASOS has a version by Aldo that is fit for any occasion.  You do the math, but I think this one is a clear no-brainer even if the McQueen is leather and the Aldo is man-made.  For this much of a savings, I'm willing to compromise.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Date Night Outfit of the Day

Bite Lip Layers in Bold
Jeans:  Paige
Ring: MintStyle

As we head into fall, I always think of it as the beginning of the party season.  First up is Halloween.  Since I've far surpassed the age where wearing a costume seems like a fun thing to do, I like to have the chance to celebrate in a casual but funky way.  Here in Southern California, we are still hitting days in the 80s, so a tank, jeans, and a pair of heels are always the way to go.  You can always add a cardigan or cropped jacket if it cools off in the evening.  I saved the heavy embellishment for the shoes, but the tank has great chain around the neck and sleeves, which means you don't have to worry about any excess jewelry.  The bold ring carries on the chunky vibe.  And never scrimp on a bold lip as we head towards the holidays.