Chain Reaction! Friday, Mar 27 2009 

Dig out those chained handbags you have tucked away….ladies! The chained handbag is back with style! I have always thought that they were a very feminine and tidy way to carry a bag. The chain adds a luxe look to the bag itself. Smaller than today’s satchels and totes….the chain bag works well for day and evening looks. Here is an edited edition of how and where to get the best looks.

Rebecca Minkoff’s Belle Bag in the Sicily Combo is a modern take on your old bag. Great color bocking in unexpected hues for Spring. Luxe and elegant for $395 at

Get a little hippie chic with this great suede bag!  it comes in four great colors……the yellow is my fave.  You will love the price tag……$57.00 at

Shoulder Bag Oval Faux Tortoise Chain

A great bag for your Summer Shouder that won’t cost you an arm or a leg! The faux tortoise oval chain is a bit different from the normal goldtone or silver link chain. It has a nice light look for Spring and Summer. The woven rattan bag is available in black or brown. $133 (Originally $190) at

Glam Rock! Go metallic with the Whiting and Davis Crystal Mesh Frame Cl
utch. This bag has it all going on…..chains…..fringe…..and metal galore. $245 at

Tory Burch Patchwork Clutch

The Tory Burch Patchwork Clutch is a color blocked bag with a geometric edge. Love the blend of colors…especially the season’s favorite pink. The bag itself is both leather and canvas…..making it perfect for the warmer months. Really a fab bag! $350 at

Wow! If you wish to make a statement with your bag…….and also an investment…Maison Martin Margiela’s metallic snakeskin clutch is the bag for you! Love the mirrored finish. This bag is a step above most. The cost is dear……so is the look. $1195 at

Navy is always so crisp for Spring and Summer. Fendi’s fabric pouchette is a fun piece for Fendi. A little less expensive….a little less serious. Love the playful charms on the chain strap! $410 at

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Neon is sneaking it’s way back into fashion. Get Rebecca Minkoff’s take on paatent neon at for $325.

More Rebecca Minkoff! More Neon! The Fling bag is blinged with bold color. Love the shine. Love the look. Available in orange or black at $195. Save $25 on a $100 Order with Coupon Code: StoreAdore
Expires: 06/04/09

Mulberry Mix Material "Jenah" Shoulder Bag

Oh My…Mulberry! The Jenah Shoulder Bag is a mix of crackled leather….suede….and tumbled sheep skin. Quite an upscale mix and look! $1,150.00 at


Magic Act: Camileon Heels~ Adjustable Height Shoes! Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Yes….you read the title right. I don’t know where I have been… but today I discovered Camileon Heels. Had to tell you about them right away!

Camileon Heels are a genius idea of brother and sister team Dr. David and Donna “Lauren” Handel. They have a patent pending…positively perfect design of adjustable heeled shoes….that will take you from sexy to sensible in a flash! No more lugging an extra pair of shoes to work. Run for the bus with lightly padded foot pads and slip resistant toes……and get to work on time and in comfort. No more achy feet after an 8 hr. day. You will be able to heighten your look with a twist of your hand…..for cocktails at night. More styles can be found and purchased at

Take a look at some of the clever creations. Pictured above is my favorite style…..the Mariella. $300

The Daphne is $260 and makes a statement in red. The statement is “I’m a smart cookie and I am not afraid to be comfortable and look stylish at the same time!”

The Camelia is a sleek and chic Mary Jane. Love the pointy toe. This style will always be a classic! $325

Here’s how it works: Straight from the Camileon website

Adjusting CAMiLEON Heels from high-to-low heel positions is accomplished in three easy steps:

Step 1
Secure one hand around the top of the heel, while the other hand pulls straight down on the lower half of the heel to disengage it from its upright locked position.
Step 2
Push forward on the lower portion of the heel until it stops moving and is stowed directly under the arch region of the shoe.
Step 3
Push straight backward on the tip of the stowed heel until it is recessed slightly into the upper heel cavity and secured in its locked position.
Once the adjustment has been made from a high-to-low heel position, the upper edge of the stowed heel should no longer be visible. To restore the heel back into its full high heel position, simply reverse the previous steps.

Ten Handbags For Less Than $100 Monday, Mar 9 2009 

Finding a handbag that is stylish and less than $100 is a challenge today. Handbags have rocketed sky high in price! I put myself to the challenge and shopped ’till I dropped. Take a look at my fabulous finds….all less than $100. My tips for shopping for a bag in this price category: Shop the sales! Purchase using Coupon Codes. You will find many codes in my Stylish Savings Section. Be patient….everything goes on sale eventually.

Lauren Merkin designs some of my favorite clutch bags. They are a perfect size to hold all of the essentials! The Louise Clutch in Colbalt is an example of her feminine styling. This bag will give you the size you need……a pop of color……and add texture to your outfit! Greatly reduced to $90 from $250.


A great way to save money on a handbag is to purchase a faux patent leather bag. Most of the time……patent looks patent….whether it is real leather or faux. The whole idea behind patent leather is to get the shine! This Big Buddha Union Bag fits the bill…’s shiny….Big……and has a great look. The bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or a tote. It is convertible and expands! Love the embossed alligator look to this bag. Available in Gray or Black. Only $59 at Take an additional 10% off with Coupon Code: CLOVERICIOUS Expires March 31st.

Be ready for Spring and Summer with BCBG’s Audrina Striped Satchel. Made of cotton canvas with leather handles and trim….this bag is great for so many things! The color is rather neutral and the size is roomy enough to carry the essentials and much more. Originally $228 and now on sale for $68.40 at

Jeweled Snake Clutch

This Jeweled Snakeskin Clutch really isn’t snakeskin……it’s PVC. Still a great look…..because of it’s size……it is probably hard to tell the handbag fabrication. It is a wonderful color with ornamental detail. On sale for $19.99 st

Scarf Scene Print Tote (Anthropologie)

This fun and a bit shabby chic tote bag from Anthropologie is a great slouchy look. The silk scarf pattern is happy and summery. I love the way the silk scarf is knotted on the side of the bag! The leather handles give it an added touch of luxe! $78 at

Raise The Bar bar but lower your budget with Kenneth Cole’s Raise The Bar Patent Clutch. The poppy red color will pop up any outfit with a bright punch of color. A metal embellishment on the flap nods to the season’s metallic rage. This deal is for real…and so is the patent leather. Originally $198 and now on special sale for $48.97.

Juice Planning Baggy Tote- Leaf

The Juice Planning Baggy Tote looks like a summer day. The leaf print goes with the botanical theme of the season. Take it shopping…….to the gym…..go anywhere! It is cotton canvas with great pleating. Only $32 at

Get an extra 20% off with Coupon Code: toutie

Perlina Oversize Snake Embossed Clutch

Get bright and bold color in coral from Perlina! The oversized snake embossed clutch is leather and lovely! The look surpasses the $90 price tag.


What a fun tote bag to carry all Spring and Summer! With the Cole Haan Signature print….it will surely match many things in your wardrobe. Gold tone hardware and patent leather handles. $98 at

Get glam and go metallic with J Crew’s simple….sleek…..and sensational tumbled leather clutch. Au currant for now and will stand the test of time. There is nothing not to like about this bag……and everything to love…..for all seasons! $98 at

Statement Shoes Spring 2009! Monday, Feb 9 2009 

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Shoes are making a big statement this Spring Season. They are bright and bold……colorful and collectible. They have a “shoe as art” look about them. Ballet flats are no longer de rigeur (darn it) but if you like a flat…..go for an oxford this year. Lots of cut outs…peep toes….and gladiator sandals. You will see fringe from head to toe. Metallics are huge and so are sculptural heels. If you are looking to look taller….this season is for you! Heels have gone sky high……and so have the prices! The very biggest trend of all is……..COLOR! Take a peep (toe) at what is new in Statement Shoes for Spring 2009. Below is my edited picks of what is best at all price points. Come back often as I will be adding shoes daily.

Oh Valentino! You will be dressed to the nines with his Crystal-Encrusted Bow d’Orsay Pumps. So gorgeous in a mirrored leather with hidden platform. Expensive and oh so elegant at $995

Pucci’s Satin Diamante Sling back is certainly unique with its’ v-shape peep toe. If it is color and bling you are looking for……try this one on for size! $695 at

Save 25% Off With Coupon Code: ADORE25 Expires: 06/04/09

Spring has sprung with florals abound! Kate Spade’s freda thong sandal is a grat way to get in step with style. This such a happy little shoe……and there is nothing like pedicured happy feet! Love the touch of bling in the jeweled flower. $350 at

Miu Miu Satin wedge T-bar sandals

Get gentle color with Miu Miu’s Satin Wedge T Bar Sandals. The wedge features a bit of a ruffle on the back of the heel. Love the pink and black colorway! A bit Chanel…..ish! $665 at

One of my faves of the season! The Carla Shoes by Dolce and Gabbana are a sweet mix of colors….pink….silver….and black patent. The perfect shoe for your little black dress! $475.50 at

Oh how chic! Gaspard Yurkievich’s Cut Out Bootie makes a black and white statement! A little purple is thrown in on the toe bed to pump up the fun factor. Black suede and white snakeskin details makes this bootie one of the best this season! $450

The statement you will make wearing these gorgeous sandals is: “I am Glam!” The jeweled thong by Giuseppe Zanotti is a great way to dress up a Maxi Dress! The jeweled flowers are so pretty. Jewlery for the feet! $750 at


What a shoe! Here’s a new design from a new shoe design team…..Omelle, or (ähm’ elle). This is the most exciting line of shoes I have seen in a long time. This is the Bailey (each shoe is given a name) . Done in Burnt Cobble…….it has the sculptural heel that is new this year. The leather tie at the ankle gives it a feminine sex appeal. One sensational shoe for $595 at

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Be that girl in the limelight! Jerome C. Rousseau Aurora slingbacks are bright and right for Spring. Love them! $575 at

L.A.M.B. Flavia

I just think the L.A.M.B. Flavia shoe is a really fun but smart looking shoe! It explodes with all good things of Spring 2009! It has the strappy look….in this case the straps ara knotted. It features a hidden platform and has a bit of metallic on the buckle. One great shoe. $429 at

Pretty Python! Anything snakeskin is Big this season! Add a floral embellishment……..and you have a winner. Viga Spiga’s Monique stiletto is not only a pick of stylist Rachel Zoe….. but mine too. Love the shoe…love the price! $198 at


Stand up for the neutral effect of these Pour La Victoire Cut Out Booties in a blush tone. A great look for Spring! $280. Save 15% Off with Coupon Code: WHM09 Expires March 31st.


Bright….Bold…..and Blooming with an oragami bow! These Oscar De La Renta slingbacks are gorgeous! pair them with a neutral frock for an unexpected flair! Check out the sculpted heel! Available for $665 at

All over the runways…..the Cage Stiletto! Kathryn Amberleigh’s version is both sexy and stylish. A padded insole is needed and included with the 5″ siletto heel! $215 at And here is a deal for you: Take $25 off $100 Purchase with Coupon Code: StoreAdore. Expires: 06/04/09

Make a statement even while you are kick’n around town in your yoga wear or track suits! The NISE leather High Top by UES is “over the top” in sexy style. If you can believe…the chain laces are 18K gold and sterling silver. Talk about heavy metal! I think they are fun and sure to be conversation pieces for your wardrobe. Made to order and available in Black….White….or Gold. $415 at


Won’t you be the drama queen in Christian Louboutin’s Carnaval evening shoe! The statement to be made here is “I’m a fancy girl. I can be dramatic and still be feminine. The recession…what recession? ” These shoes cost a whopping $1,665! Enough said. Strut on over to

The Ivanka Color Blocked Slingback are an unexpected combination of colors. You will get the metallic look with the silver cap toe. The elastic strap will keep your foot secure and comfy. A really nice little shoe for $240 at

Take an additional $100 off any $300 purchase with Coupon Code SPRING09. Expires March. 1st.

Miu Miu Swarovski platform sandals

The statement here is Glam! Go glam….go gold….and go dancing with MIU MIU’s Swarovski Platform Sandals. The five inch heel on these beautiful shoes is encrusted with crystals and the leather is metallic. Like jewelry for your feet! $695 at

Oh Deer - Murray Wedge

Oh Deer and How cute! The Murray Wedge is a knockout in the get metallic and wedge category. An enlarged photo will show better the patent leather cut outs and detailed edging. Love the cris cross strap of this nifty little shoe! $228 at Save 20% with Coupon Code: Grechen Expires: Not Stated new code on Feb. 28th

Here’s the color statement I was talking about! By Emilio Pucci…it is a peeop toe a shoe boot and a pump all in one! The color and pattern is called Corallo….the fabric is satin……the look…..Fab! $605 at

X0BPA Oscar de la Renta Lace Cutout Bootie

Oscar De La Renta’s Lace Cutout Bootie makes a sexy statement in the classiest way. So beautiful! Love the goldtone zipper in the back. $695 at

X0AH7 Dolce & Gabbana Ankle-Wrap Sandal

This Dolce & Gabanna Ankle Wrap Sandal gets my vote for outstanding shoe of the year! It is stunningly sexy and sophisticated in black, gold, and silver suede and metallic leather. These shoes will make any outfit look important! $895 at


I have never had a custom made pair of shoes. We all can have a pair via Make a statement with these Ricardo Tovar Orange Pumps. They have color…..which is big this season. Their little fluffy embellishment represents the “fringe” look that is everywhere. Their Silver heel adds interest. A very unique shoe made just for you! $125 at

Cynthia Vincent - Cree Sandal

Get Color and Fringe all in one sweet sandal! The Cree Sandal By Cynthia Vincent are suede fringe that are begging for a pretty pedicure. Available up to size 12 at for $205. Save 15% with Coupon Code: SOLEMATE3

X0A2P Diane von Furstenberg Love Knot Thong Sandal

DVF brings down the heel and the price tag with these Love Knot Thong Sandals. At $265…….they are dressed up casual. The goldtone hardware adds a touch of fancy to this casual summer shoe. The statement here is that you know how to look elegant… matter what you are wearing! $265 at

GUESS by Marciano 'Carrie' Leather Pump

Let’s face it……not all of us can be purchasing multiple pairs of Louboutin’s this season. If you want to add color to your wardrobe without going further into debt……..The Carrie Pump designed by Guess by Marciano Marciano might suit your needs fine. They are printed leather and very pretty. Featuring one of the seasons newest colors….Yellow. Affordably priced at $89.

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What to wear with your extra long Lulu Lemon or Juicy track pants! Cole Haan has designed a new looking Canvas Wedge….The Air Caprice Lace. They are a bold statement for comfort! Made with Nike Air technology…..these shoes will feel as good as they look. $198 at

Marin Crisscross Zipper Sandals

Patent leather continues to be hot for Spring. Theory’s Marin Crisscross Zippered Sandal is a great look with a sculptural look. The back zipper gives it…..well…some zip! $295 at

There is no new season of shoes without the look of Manolo Blahnik! The Tiras shoe says “I am a lady!” These shoes are just fab both in fuschia or silver. Their shine and straps give them a feminine and sexy look. $685 at


I don’t think that one can get any more feminine than Valentino’s Garavani Half d’orsay Pump in turquois! The “half” part of the d’orsay is the cut out side of the shoe… sexy and flirty! The color is bold and beautiful! $695 at

Pucci Double Strap Peep Toe Gial

Another pair of unmistakenly Pucci shoes! So graphic and graceful with the double strapping and Spring colors. These will punch up any Spring look. $690 at But if you use Coupon Code: VAL0930….you will save 30% off these shoes or anything on their site. Code Expires: 02/17/09

X0B6Z Joie Crown of Love Corset Sandal

The Joie Crown of Love Corset sandal is sensational in ocean suede! A zoom view of this shoes show wonderful pinked edges. $245 at

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Pink is IN for Spring! If you aare like me and love a kitten heel for its’ easy to walk in qualities…….these Lanvin shoes will make a bold addition to your wardrobe. Done in a bubblegum pink with a gold tone heel and chocolate brown leather details….these shoes have enough details to get your feet noticed! Priced at $665 at

Kick up your heels in Bettye Muller’s Ballroom Pump! Designed for dancing and beautiful for anything you do in them. Bold brocade fabric is trimmed in metallic gold leather. Simply fab! $398 at

Get the look of a gladiator shoe…..the season’s newest look… a jelly style! The See By Chloe “Black Tie” Flat Jelly Sandals are a comfortable step in the new direction for the season. $125 at

Gray becomes your new neutral for Spring! Especially with Giuseppe Zanotti’s patent Slingback. The cork platform sets it apart from the pack. Feminine….stylish….and great to wear with this Season’s pink! $595 at

I think that this is the way to go when wearing this season’s new oxford! It actually has two looks in one…..gladiator inspired in an oxford style. This smashing suede sandal is available in red or tan for $390 at

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Get the color of the season……pink……many shades of it! Celine’s shoes are artistically lovely. The scallops mixed with chocolate trim makes a stylish statement! $754.00 at Zappos Couture.

Giuseppe Zanotti’s Ver Janeiro pump… sorbet colors….is amazingly beautiful! Love the white heel! A great look for Spring and Summer. $752 at

In A Clutch For Glamour~ Thursday, Jul 17 2008 

I do love a good clutch bag for day or night. To me the style and shape of a clutch just seems a bit more sophisticated than your average Hobo bag. For three days only Vivre is having a sale on many of their featred clutch bags. Use Coupon Code: for 20% Off Until 07/19/08.

Here is the best of Clutch Glam from

The Rockstar Box Clutch is a knockout for evening glam! Small Grey beads and large crystals bring enough bling to make you a star! $325 at

Sleek and stylish the Shiny Silver Clutch by Kotur with its’ vintage inspired brocade interior will make a fashion statement! $348 at

Oh how pretty! Inspired by Brazilian flora Luciana Paiva’s green Rectangle Clutch features hand-painted and hand stitched sequins. The rectangular stones will reflect your style with a glowing sheen. $675 at

Lotus Arts de Vivre makes beautiful handbags. Vivre features a handpainted clutch that screams glamour! The black and gold flower motif on rattan is hand made and has a sterling silver coin purse attached. $1500 Found at

Rah! Rah! Rana Pouch by Marc Jacobs~ Saturday, Jul 12 2008 

I love a good evening bag. You don’t use them often, or maybe you do. It is so much fun, when the occasion merits a special bag, going into your closet and unwrap one of your lovelies! Marc Jacobs’ Rana Pouch may just have to find a home on my shelf. I must admit, I had to look up the word Rana, to find its meaning. Of course, it means “a genus of frogs.” But of course….look at the bag. In Arabic it also means “Pretty Little Girls With Beautiful Eyes.” Leave it to Marc. Love the fluorescent colors, and of course black is always a staple. The looped wrst handle allows you a free hand to dance, hold a cocktail, or shake a hand. Fun! $795 at

Now on Sale for $479.00

Posh and Pretty Evening Bags! Wednesday, Jun 25 2008 

Recently, a friend brought to my attention the website Loving everything “Posh,” I visited the site and found the most beautiful Swarovski crystal handbags. Of course the queen of the crystal handbag is Judith Leiber. Her bags are beautful and bountiful in price, wth price tags in the thousands! If you have been coveting one of her bags, you might consider Posh Possesions, as their bags are much more affordable and very posh looking. They also offer crystal accessories that are perfect for these bags or any other bag you own. Here is a small sampling of what they have to offer.

Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystal The Roll Floral Vine is one of my favorites and one of the least expensive bags at $241. The jewel tone crystals will add the perfect pop of color to any evening outfit! Now on Sale for $195

Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystals The Purple Majesty Bag is just so lovely, and would be a special accessory for any summer outfit. Purple and green are a perfect color combination, at all times, but when blended with white crystals, the colors really pop. Beautiful! $416 Now on sale for $299

Leather Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystals

The leather and crystal Day Or Night Bag, could become your “go to” evening bag. Since it is leather, it could be worn with dressed up jeans or an evening gown, as well. Lots of style at a really great price. $93.75  Now on sale for $65

Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystals If you really want to put on the glam, the Gold & Silver Swirls Bag, does the job! The gold and silver crystals are sure to get attention and coordinate with your shiny evening wardrobe. $405. Now on sale for $299

Business Card Holder with Swarovski Crystals Never pass up an opportunity to connect at any evening affair. Place this beautiful Business Card Holder in your crystal handbag, and they will know you mean business! Other styles available $36.50

Chain Gang! Saturday, Jun 21 2008 

By now, surely you noticed that metal hardware is huge in handbags. Sometimes, I think many designers have gotten a little carried away with the chains, charms, zippers, buckles, etc. When overdone, it all can become rather cheap looking. Here is a Satin Clutch, that has the look of chains without the hardware. I love to find a good looking handbag, especially a clutch, that doesn’t cost your monthly rent. The clutches are perfect for jeans or a night out on the town. At $98, they have alot of look for the money. Available at

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Creme Satin Chain Clutch

Hand Painted Shoes! Saturday, Jun 7 2008 

Mystique Hand-Painted Brown Fern & Flower Sandals

The Mystique Hand Painted Brown Fern and Flower Sandal will make you feel like every day is a holiday.  Very unique!  It is a shame to cover the painted flowers up with your foot.  $89 at

Mystique Hand-Painted Cherry Sandals

These fruity sandals just make you happy to look at them.  The Mystique Hand Painted  Cherry Sandal has a wooden bottom.  Too Cute! $89 at

Mystique Hand-Painted Melon Bow Sandals

The Mystique Melon Hand Painted Sandal is a soft natural look and easy to pair with your summer casual wardrobe.  $89 at

Mystique Painted Yellow Daisy Sandals

You’ll be glad you picked the daisies, with these Mystique Painted Yellow Daisy Sandals. Also come in white and lilac.  $89 at

Bag In Bloom~ Tuesday, May 27 2008 

I ran across this amazing designer, Jessica Jensen, via Her handbags are just fabulous! This Italian floral and butterfly appliqued bag of lambskin with pig suede lining, is an example of her talent. I found it to be a breath of fresh air compared to the hardware heavy bags that are in vogue now. Visit Jessica’s site, now and view the rest of her collection. $758


A Clutch Of Many Colors~ Friday, May 23 2008 

I love a good clutch! Unlike other handbag styles, the clutch style seems to remain classic. Antoinette Lee Designs has a good one that has a coat of many colors. The Viva Clutch can be yours for $245- $285. This is the perfect clutch! Take a look, find your color, and see if you don’t agree.

40% Off
Coupon Code: People09
Expires: 02/23/09

Standout Skimmers! Friday, May 16 2008 

Flats and ballet slippers are certainly everywhere these days. You can find them at all price points. D & G Dolce Gabbana’s Cutout Satin Skimmer from is one of the best pair I have seen. Available in whole sizes from 5-10, in a terrific turquoise or a very pretty violet. $485.

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