For the past few years I’ve had six designers that I’ve absolutely been obsessed with. These designers are the Crème de la Crème of the fashion industry. Each one brings another quality to the table and I think the designers will be with my for life. One of those designers is, Michael Kors. My all time favorite trend that I can’t get over is black and gold. It’s a very beautiful color combination and no one blends these colors together when it comes to fashion better than Michael Kors. Every time I go into a Michael Kors store I always see accessories that feature black and gold in some sort of way and that’s what keeps me going back. Everything in my closet that is black and gold is by Michael Kors. To me, he is the master of bringing these two gorgeous colors and featuring them together to make one stunning accessory. I always get compliments on my Michael Kors accessories that are black and gold. It’s classy/flashy and I’m obsessed.
Another year has come to a close, which means we are wrapping up another year of blog writing here at bagbliss. If you read my blogs often you will notice that I grab most of the handbags and accessories I write about from Shop Bop. Therefore, Shop Bop is my favorite online boutique of 2012. To me, Shop Bop is the best place to shop online for the ultimate fashion lover. You can literally find everything you could possibly want at Shop Bop. They have an endless amount of accessories, clothes, handbags and shoes to choose from.
When I go on Shop Bop, the first things I always look at are the shoes and tech accessories. I love seeing all the new and stylish shoes they have to offer and the tech accessories are always awesome to look at. I currently own an iPhone, iPad and lap top so it’s always nice to see new covers I can get for them.
This past year was filled with so many wonderful bags from so many wonderful designers. It is so difficult to choose just one as my all-time favorite for 2012. Lucky for me, I don’t have to. I was told I could have a list of my top picks. Admittedly, this was still somewhat difficult. But I think I managed to come up with four bags that are the best of the best. They are all something I think every bagista should consider adding to her collection. So check out my top picks below. They are listed in no particular order.
Rebecca Minkoff Studded Affair Bag. $425
I absolutely adore my Affair. It is such a sweet little shoulder bag. The pyramid shaped studs and classic flap closure design create the perfect balance between edge and sophistication. I also love the pairing of gold-tone hardware with soft black leather. It is such a great, updated look. This bag looks great with just about any ensemble, but personally I love it with a dressy top.
As the year comes to an end, we reflect back on our fashion favorites of 2012. With ever changing trends and styles, there were many inspiring designers, both known and new, who did superb jobs in presenting artistic elegance and beauty to the fashion world. If I’d have to recognize just one fashion trendsetter who in my opinion, has truly emerged within the past couple of seasons, I’d have to say that’s Diane von Furstenberg.
The Belgian designer has always been an influential figure in women’s fashion. Her retrospective designs for the modern women influences an audience of diverse generations. I’ve always admired her iconic designs, colorful patterns and her feminine works, but during these past seasons, we’ve witnessed bolder and fun trendsetters that have created some of the best pieces yet! Throughout the year we definitely digged the adorable and extra affordable canvas totes that arrived in different patterns and hues.
When I was asked to pick my favorite trend for 2012, I had to stop and really think about it. There were so many wonderful trends this past year, it was difficult to choose just one. Bright colors, animal prints, polka dots… I love them all. But there is one trend that stands out from the rest. I mean, really stands out. I’m talking about the Highlighter Hues trend! I originally wrote about this trend last Spring. I loved it then and I still love it now. What better way to make a statement than with a “notice me” neon color? That is why I want to officially declare Highlighter Hues as my favorite trend for 2012! So if you’re still itching to get your hands on a delightfully neon piece, check out these suggestions below!
Cambridge Satchel Company Fluoro Satchel – $155
This bag is probably my all time favorite of the Highlighter Hues trend. The structured shape, the bright neon colors, and (of course) the awesome price tag make this bag an excellent choice. I love the flap closure complete with buckles.
Rebecca Minkoff has always been one of my favorite designers. I remember when I first laid eyes on a Morning After Bag. It is such an iconic piece! And it just so happens that it is also the style that started it all. Debuting in 2005, it was Rebecca Minkoff’s very first design. The rest was… well, history! Over the years, Rebecca Minkoff has never failed to surprise me. Whether it is a new take on a classic or a never before seen style, the excitment never ends. So my love for this designer may not be new, but the fact that Rebecca Minkoff has held my attention for so long makes her my top pick for 2012. Not to mention she is beautiful too!
On February 11, 2010 tragedy struck the fashion world. Paramedics were rushed to McQueen’s home, where he was pronounced dead at the scene. If you have a true love and passion for fashion chances are you were saddened by the news. I personally do not own anything by Alexander McQueen but I found a shirt with a skull on it in my closet and you better believe I wore it. I was sure to wear the shirt on the day he was pronounced dead and the day of his funeral. Alexander McQueen was and still is one of my all time favorite fashion designers, it was the least I could do.
Shopping online is one of my favorite things to do, so my list of online boutiques is pretty vast. However, there is one website that stands out from the rest. At least in my book, anyway! It isn’t an online boutique, but a sample sale website. I’m talking about Hautelook, of course!