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Seven Summer Handbags for Under-$75

One of the best ways to spruce up your summer wardrobe is with a new bag.  Bringing a new color, texture, or style purse into your closet is always a good idea.  With these seven bags you can breathe a little life into your wardrobe at an affordable price. Mango Metal Applique Bag ($59) Style & Co. Reversible Tote ($21) Cynthia Rowley Miranda Satchel ($47) Mango Pebbled Crossbody Convertible ($29, four colors) Street Level Braided Strap Crossbody ($45) Fashion to Figure Satchel ($45) Tote with Metal Ring Handles ($30)  …

The Workday Reading: June 21, 2017

*** 1) Three strategies women can use to counter sexist interruptions. (Quartz) 2) BR’s split sleeve top and Avery pant make the perfect casual Friday look. 3) Single woman downplay career and salary expectations. (Chicago Booth Review) 4) Love briefs? Skin makes ‘granny panties’ pretty with their briefs and hipsters. 5) How to deal with useless informational interviews. (The Cut) 6) LastCall Musts: A Tahari a-line dress, a chic $69 sheath, and an ivory peplum sheath. 7) The truth about being a working mother, and why they need to ask for help. (Red) 8) Do not miss ALLSAINTS superb minimalist hobo bag…

Fashion & Beauty Queries: Vol. IV, No. Nineteen

Hi Belle! Love your blog!  I’m hoping you can help me.  I recently bought this pair of yellow chino pants from Zara.  Apart from a white top I don’t know what else to pair them with.  I intend on wearing them to work.  For some context: I am a 31-year-old and work at a non-profit in DC where we don’t have a strict dress code.  Hopefully, you can help me!  HB Colored pants can be a great addition to a business-casual or casual Friday wardrobe.  They bring a lot of personality to otherwise boring attire.  And in the summertime, they’re a…

Item of the Week: Bell Sleeve Jackets

While I was in London, I picked up a white bell sleeve jacket.  I’ve been wearing it quite frequently.  It’s quite chilly out West, so I’m wearing it to dress up casual tops and jeans.  I’m also wearing it over sheath dresses.  It’s the kind of piece that adds a bit of style to any outfit. This Mango ruffle sleeve coat ($149) is a nice option.  This black Banana Republic jacket is lovely, Wallis has a similar black jacket for $57.  This blush Misguided jacket is also worth a look.  Plus-size?  This floral bell sleeve jacket is pretty.  Petite?  Don’t…