A few weeks ago The Outnet.com flew me to NYC for a very special event– to play dress up with fabulous items featured on their website. I spend my days behind a computer blogging about bags so it’s a rare opportunity that I get to play dress up in front of the camera wearing my favorite designers so of course I jumped at the chance! I styled the shoot and chose my faves from Balmain (top, leather pants), Alaia (shoes) and Marc Jacobs (sick purple dress!). I just wish I could play dress up every day in their closet!
Photo credit: Paul James Hay
The day at the studio was so much fun– I felt like a giddy little kid playing with all the beautiful clothes and accessories (a kid with the best make up artist and hair stylist in the city that is). The Outnet team could not have been more gracious throughout the week– thank you so much for an amazing trip! Check out my must have designer goodies discounted up to 85% off at The Outnet.com here. I just have to warn you, it’s highly addictive!
My Chic Chat Interview with The Outnet.com:
The Outnet.com: Accessories! What we should be buying right now?
Me: It’s all about statement bags, shoes and jewelry. That one special piece that updates your style and gives your whole look a sense of purpose.
The Outnet.com: What do your accessories say about you?
Me: They are the best way to show your individuality. Anyone can pull on a dress, but it’s how one accessorizes that gives it that individual touch. A shoe or bag can completely change the connotation of a garment. And personal style is all about how people put their clothing and accessories together.
The Outnet.com: The power of luxury accessories?
Me: They act as confidence boosters. It’s not about showing off – even if no one else knows it’s a luxury piece, you do, and that’s what matters. Luxury accessories are also wise investments.
The Outnet.com: Speaking of wise investments – how to buy bags you’ll love forever?
Me: There are things you can do when buying a bag to ensure you’ll love it: Look for well-made bags in leather or exotic skin. Remember fabric fades and fur is seasonal. Turn the bag inside out and look at the stitching. If it’s tight and evenly done, the bag won’t lose shape. Always look for timeless shapes in simple design. Fringe and studs may seem cool this year, but you may cringe in few seasons later. If you follow these guidelines, you won’t end up with an impulse purchase. You’ll find a bag you will cherish for years, making it worth the investment.