A peek inside

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Christmas, 2001: the year I got my first designer handbag, my mom told me, “you can be dressed in a a white t-shirt and jeans, but if you add a fabulous bag, you’ll look like a million bucks.” Little did she know, I’d be repeating that mantra well into my twenties. A great bag should be durable, versatile and practical; housing all of your essential items.

They say you should never ask a woman her age or what’s in her bag, but Rue La La and I are breaking the rules to show you what I’m working with. For me, the satchel is the perfect bag: roomy enough for all of my necessities, light enough for every day use. Check out what’s inside below (no judging) and Rue’s style guide for handbags.

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Tonal

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Zara Coat (similar), Tienda Ho Blouse, BDG Jeans (similar, similar), Vince Flats, Anthropologie Hat

Working in fashion, blogging about fashion, and  being classified as a full-fledged shopoholic, some days I feel burnt out and in the mood to rebel. And by rebel, I mean wear legging as pants. Rather than giving up on dressing myself, I’ll pull together a few pieces from the same color family (lazy, but chic) and call it a day. Tonal dressing is a major trend right now, and is a perfect way to look effortlessly stylish and current.

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Alison-Leigh Photography

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Blanket Statement

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Anthropologie Petites Dress + Jacket, Monserat De Lucca Bag, Ray Ban Sunnies, Rag & Bone Booties

Although the temps are currently signaling winter (seriously, what the heck), for those in-between Fall days, I love to throw on a cozy blanket coat. It’s perfect because I am not committing to an actual coat, but I also don’t look like the crazy person walking around in a t-shirt in the middle of November. So, whether you wrap it, belt it, drape it or pin it, check out my favorite blanket coats below!

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Alison Leigh Photography

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