What To Buy This Week: Accessories

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 Sure, you might have a great outfit, but do you know how to add accessories to it properly? Statement accessories can either make or break an outfit, which is why finding the right accessory for your look is important!  Even if you’re wearing a spring 2015 Oscar de la Renta dress you lose all style points if you pair it with Chuck Taylors and a studded backpack (we’re hoping you’ve never done this). For our Freshly Picked post this week we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite accessories that are on sale now!  A mix of purses, shoes and shades will give your simple outfits a style pop, or your over the top looks extra oomph.

Style suggestions: Accessorize the Louis Vuitton BB Bag with a boyfriend jeans, a white tee, and navy ankle booties. Accessorize the Chanel Flap Bag to a pair of leather pants, vintage band tee, and red suede pumps.

It’ll be hard not to be a trendsetter with these accessories, so shop our picks here:
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Black Shearling & Leather Skull Buckle Ankle Boots
CHRISTIAN LACROIX Vintage Black & Gold Ornate Trim Round Sunglasses
CHANEL Black Lambskin Leather & Fur Fringe Large Flap Bag
FENDI Blue & Grey Stingray Leather Convertible “Anna” Bag
LOUIS VUITTON Paprika Veau Cachemire Leather W BB Bag
3.1 PHILLIP LIM Black & White Pebbled Leather Mini Pashli Satchel Bag
PRADA Spotted Black & Grey Square Frame Sunglasses
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Black Leather & Ponyhair Animal Print Loafers

What To Buy This Week

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Valentino Boutique Vintage Black Double-Breasted Peplum Dress
Michael Kors Red & Black Printed Silk Sleeveless Sheath Dress
Dolce & Gabbana Black & White Polka Dot Straight Leg Pants
Gucci Black Ponyhair Ankle Strap Platform Heels
YSL Yves Saint Laurent Blush Pink Suede Leather Mombasa Horn Bag
Alexander McQueen Black Patent Leather & Sequin Skull Loafers
Missoni Beige, Black & Red Chevron Double-Breasted Belted Long Jacket
Prada Dark Brown Brushed Leather Flap Top Messenger Bag
Oscar de la Renta Black Floral Embroidered Semi Sheer Pencil Skirt

 

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

Stylist Picks: Summer Suits

Soon enough our weekends will be spent soaking up the hot summer sun beachside. Get first dibs on the season’s cutest beachwear during our Haute Hiatus Sale.  You’ll be making waves in one of these new designer summer suits!

one piece designer swimsuit

Nanette Lepore Navy Blue & Multicolor Floral One Piece Swimsuit
Nanette Lepore Red & Cream Floral Print One Piece Swimsuit
Michael Michael Kors Black & Grey Tiger Print One Piece Swimsuit

designer bikini

Nanette Lepore 2Pc Coral & Purple Bikini 
La Blanca 2Pc Teal, White & Multi Chevron Striped Bandeau Top Bikini
VIX Paulahermanny 2Pc Yellow & Blue Floral Print Bandeau Bikini

Seasonally Inspired

Is it Spring yet?! With temperatures barely over zero degrees here in Chicago, it’s safe to say we are so over this weather. That’s why we’re hoping our furry friend Punxsutawney Phil predicts spring will come early this Sunday. In the mean time, we’ve prepared two looks that reflect either Groundhog Day outcome. We’re hoping they’ll help you get seasonally inspired.