EDO Edit: Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com

Closet full of clothes but nothing to wear or no time to procure the perfect wardrobe? Erin Busbee to the rescue!

In 2009, Erin founded her own fashion consulting company called BusbeeStyle.com, specializing in fashion styling, personal shopping, and closet editing for “real” women.

Erin has appeared as a style expert on Good Morning America, Tyra Banks,  and Great Day SA, & is a regular fashion contributor for several online and print publications including, The Society Diaries, & San Antonio Magazine.

Prior to Busbee Style, Erin worked as an award-winning producer/reporter for WCBS-TV in New York, where she collaborated closely with top magazine editors from the most elite fashion publications like “Elle,” “Glamour,” and “Lucky” Magazines.

“It is my mission to not only remind you that it is okay to take time for you, but also to help you achieve amazing style that is simple, affordable, and works for your size, shape and lifestyle. Everyday women can have extraordinary style!”

EDO:  Your job is all about making others look & feel their best – what inspired you to set forth on this path?
EB: After living and working in New York City for many years, my husband and I moved to Texas. Shortly after we moved, I told my husband that I no longer wanted to work in TV news. He immediately asked, “What would you do for free?” My answer came quickly, “make other women feel pretty.” I started BusbeeStyle.com a few weeks later…to help other women look and feel their best.

EDO: As a mom of 2 young children, what advice can you give other moms about keeping their style fresh with minimal time?
EB: I always say, I look far from perfect, but I have perfected the art of easy, attainable style for busy, everyday women. For me, the keys are: organization, time management and making sure you have your wardrobe basics covered. I know basics are not fun to shop for, but you need to have these staples to wear with all of the trendy, stylish pieces you love to buy. I have a great checklist on my blog that you can print out and use. Once you have all of your foundation pieces, then you can easily add statement jewelry and accessories to add polish and style to your looks.

EDO: What designer inspires you the most & why?
EB: I am really most fascinated by the designers who are hugely successfully commercially like Michael Kors, & Tory Burch. These designers may not always be revered as the most creative, but they make products women really want to wear. I work with “real” women daily. My clients have curves and fit issues. I think it is so difficult to create art on the runway and translate that vision into clothes and accessories that women will actually wear.

By the way, I am really curious to see if women will start wearing sneakers with dresses or evening gowns ala Chanel. Stay tuned…

EDO: Describe your closet in 3 words.
EB: Full and organized!

Be sure to check out Erin’s style videos on YouTube & find more tips on the BusbeeStyle Blog!

 Chloe Bark Brown Leather Large Marcie Shoulder Bag

Michael Kors Tan Camel Hair Epaulette Jacket

Brian Atwood Black Patent Leather Platform Stiletto Pumps

Lululemon Black Oversized Collar Zip Front Athletic Jacket

Louis Vuitton Black Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat

What to Buy This Week

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Chanel Clear & Black Vinyl Bubble Umbrella NEW
Oscar de la Renta Indigo Blue & Multi Print Cap Sleeve Dress R14
Prada Black & Green Jeweled Fabric Backed Drop Earrings
Hermes Brown Leather & Silver Tone Hook Double Wrap Jumbo Bracelet
Dries Van Noten Metallic Orange Patent Leather Ankle Strap Heels
Gucci Black Leather Guccissima Small Top Handle Duffle Bag
Louis Vuitton Cream & Maroon Epi Leather Eden Crossbody Bag
Alexander McQueen Runway Black & White Polka Dot Wrap Halter Silk Top
Chanel Black & White Monogram & Camellia Print Ring 09P

What to Buy This Week

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Max Mara Navy & Beige Printed Sheer Silk Button Up Blouse
Halston Heritage Brown & Gold Metallic One Shoulder Dress
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Pink Zip-Up Jacket
Chanel Vintage Burgundy Quilted Lambskin Leather Chain Strap Shoulder Bag
Ray-Ban Purple & Fuchsia Ombre Round Frame Sunglasses
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Papillon 30 Barrel Bag with Companion Pouch
Stuart Weitzman Black & White Leather Club & Spade Pumps
Marc by Marc Jacobs Neon Green & Black Print Tote Bag
Tabitha Simmons Black Suede & Pebbled Leather Lace Up Ankle Boots 

 

What to Buy This Week

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Stuart Weitzman Black Satin Jeweled CIty Clutch
Stuart Weitzman for Mr. Seymour Black Satin Jeweled City Pumps
Diane von Furstenberg Hot Pink Silk and Sequin Mariah Dress
Dr. Martens Black Leather Lace-Up Hadley Ankle Boots
Nike Silver Leather Sparkle Dunk High Top Sneakers
Emilio Pucci Orange Oversized Round Sunglasses
Prada Grey Ombre Leather Lucite Kiss Lock Frame Clutch
Vionnet Red & Black Draped Belted Sleeveless Silk Top
Louis Vuitton Vintage Black Epi Leather Keepall 55 Duffle Bag
Max Mara Ivory & Black Striped Knit Wrap Top

Best Sellers: April 2014

We like to try & give the people (or clients) what they want, & last month they wanted Louis, Louis & more Louis. Check out our top selling Vuitton pieces from April!

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Be sure to check out our Facebook page or click here for more of our best sellers from April!

Our best sellers are based on the final selling price and the item itself.

Want to see how much your items would go for? Consign with us today!

Up Close with Louis Vuitton Magnetique Deesse

 Let’s get to know the Goddess among Louis Vuitton handbags, shall we?

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The Deese (which literally means goddess in French) was inspired by the retro-glamour of the 1940s & 50s. Its gorgeous black Monogram Vernis exterior textile was originally created in 1997 – the year Marc Jacobs took the helm of the fashion house.

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Constructed from the finest calf skin leather, the bags get their shine from a special (and we’d guess top-secret) tanning process that leaves a glossy finish. Aside from an attractive luster, Louis Vuitton’s process also makes the patent leather resistant to scratching!

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The Magnetique Deesse has a gorgeous v shaped closure that softly clicks into place using a magnet hidden within the bag’s interior.

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Speaking of interior, the Deesse is quite roomy when expanded. Perfect for all those must-haves in your bag.

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It’s impossible not to admire the fine craftsmanship of how handles are attached. The stitching is worthy of a couturier.

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Not to be discounted as simple construction, the trimming on the bag is crafted of fine cowhide leather treated in a natural process that leaves it supple but also sensitive. Contact with water should be avoided.

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If you are considering a pre-owned Deesse handbag, here are a few authenticity points to note prior to purchase:

  1. The Vernis shine should be glossy in nature, not matte or plastic-like.
  2. Embossing should be relatively shallow, not deeply pressed into the leather.
  3. If your bag is a specific color, be sure it was one actually produced by Louis Vuitton. Colors are introduced & discontinued every 6 months or so.
  4. Typically the interior lining of the bag will match the exterior color.

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