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Fall FashIN Preview: Pick a Name, Any Name!

Last month, the girls of HandbagHeaven.com teamed up with our sister stores, SunglassWarehouse.com and Scarves.net, to put on a night of mingling, unique/crafty activities, and trend-talking for Indiana-based stylemakers. (You can read more about the night here!)

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

One of our favorite activities (we admit we’re a little biased) gave each attendee a chance to name a few of our favorite fall handbags before hitting the site. Winners were chosen based on creativity and the ability to capture the true essence of the bag — and each gal got to take her winning bag home at the end of the night!

And now, without further ado, here are a few of our favorite Name That Handbag contest moments (and a few pics from the event, too!):

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

The DIY-inspired setup for Name That Handbag!

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

One of our favorites for fall: sleek, modern, and B&W. (Find it here!)

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

Our sales table at the event was bursting with our chicest new arrivals. (Find them here!)

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

We spy with our little eyes … the Julianne Envelope Bag in pretty pastels and the Cadence Buckle Satchel in deep blues.

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

Sarah of Tulle and Trinkets named this scarlet handbag the O’Hara (so cute, right!?).

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

A few HH ladies showed off our gorgeous Greta bag during a photo shoot at the event. 

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

The handbags anxiously awaiting their new names. (We love the one on the far left named Go Glitter or Go Home!)

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

HH cuties Hannah and Michele sporting their favorite new arrivals (grab that B&W beauty here!).

Fall FashIN Preview: Name That Handbag

Chelsea won this bag by cleverly naming it The Key To It All.

Thank you so much to all of the fashion gals that attended our event — we might just have another one brewing in the future. If you’re based in Indiana, let us know if you might be interested!

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College to Real-World Style: Janice of A Damsel in a Dress

In preparation for a new school year, Handbag Heaven University snagged a little closet inspiration from the most put-together college gals and twenty-somethings we know. Take a peek at how they styled the must-haves featured on our college closet timeline, and be sure to check back regularly for more college-to-real-world style cues!

college campus highlights on fashion and life

We can’t get enough of today’s HHU blogger, Janice Thi Tran of A Damsel in a Dress. Her impossibly perfect style — complete with flowy pieces, classic accessories, and street-chic staples — are one of the many reasons we love her. Janice is studying Fashion Merchandising Management at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Take a look at her must-have college to real-world style pieces for fall:

Leather Jacket

leather jacket chic

Leather jacket chic

Leather Jacket

What to wear with a leather jacket

Crossbody Bag

cute nautical outfit

crossbody bag

(Yep! That’s our Minnie crossbody!)

Functional Boots

Functional booties

booties

white on white with booties

Basic Pumps

basic pumps

holographic pumps

Modest Mary Janes

Cute fall look - Mary Janes

Modest Mary Janes

Bold Necklace

Bold necklace

Bold necklace - must-have!

Thanks to Janice for sharing her collegiate style with us! Be sure to pin our interactive timeline From Freshman Gal to Real-World Lady: Building a College Wardrobe for future inspiration, too!

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College to Real-World Style: Lauren of Someone Like You

In preparation for a new school year, Handbag Heaven University snagged a little closet inspiration from the most put-together college gals and twenty-somethings we know. Take a peek at how they styled the must-haves featured on our college closet timeline, and be sure to check back regularly for more college-to-real-world style cues!

college campus highlights on fashion and life

Today’s HHU highlight is the impossibly-chic Lauren of Someone Like You. This style blogger studies Fashion Merchandising at Kent State University and knows a thing or two about incorporating vintage and vintage-inspired clothing into her college wardrobe. We love it when Lauren incorporates ladylike silhouettes, classic prints, or a pop of color on her lips!

Browse her college-to-real-world staples perfect for fall:

Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress - HHU Blogger Lauren of Someone Like You

Little Black Dress Inspiration - HHU Blogger Lauren of Someone Like You

Chic Flats

Chic Flats - HHU Blogger Lauren of Someone Like You

Chic Flats Inspiration - HHU Blogger Lauren of Someone Like You

Ladylike Satchel

Ladylike Satchel 60s Outfit Inspiration

Ladylike Satchel 60s Inspiration

Fall Outfit Inspiration - Ladylike, Black, White, Red

Yes, that’s a Handbag Heaven satchel! Unfortunately the one Lauren is wearing is out of stock, but check out look-alikes here, here, and here, or browse our collection of satchels here. We promise you’ll find one calling your name. ;)

Modest Mary Jane

Retro Mary Janes - HHU Outfit Inspiration

Mary Janes for Fall - HHU Outfit Inspiration

Everyday Cardigan

Comfy Cardigan - College to Real-World Staple

Everyday Cardigan - HHU Fall Clothing Inspiration

Psst … view her latest everyday cardigan look (we’re obsessed) here!

Thank you to the lovely Lauren for sharing her style, and make sure to check back for more collegiate looks. Be sure to stow away our interactive timeline From Freshman Gal to Real-World Lady: Building a College Wardrobe for future inspiration, too!

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College to Real-World Style: Demi of Astronaumica

In preparation for a new school year, Handbag Heaven University snagged a little closet inspiration from the most put-together college gals and twenty-somethings we know. Take a peek at how they styled the must-haves featured on our college closet timeline, and be sure to check back regularly for more college-to-real-world style cues!

college campus highlights on fashion and life

Our next highlight is Demi of Astronaumica. Demi is a twenty-something style blogger who pairs glam, classic, and street styles together for a uniquely-chic look that’s perfect for real-world livin’. Steal some style cues from Demi, and learn how to take your real-world staples to the next level:

Skinny Jeans

Real-world Staples: Skinny Jeans

Real-world Style: Skinny Jeans

Real-world Style: Skinny Jeans

Dressy Blouse

Real-world Style: Dressy Blouse

Real-world Style: Dressy Blouse

Tasteful Trousers

Real-world Style: Tasteful Trousers

Classic Blazer

Real-world Style: The Classic Blazer

Thank you to Demi for sharing her sophisticated style, and make sure to check back on the blog from now through September for more real-world-lady looks. Don’t forget to save our interactive timeline From Freshman Gal to Real-World Lady: Building a College Wardrobe for closet inspiration, too!

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College to Real-World Style: Elly of Flying Elephants

In preparation for a new school year, Handbag Heaven University snagged a little closet inspiration from the most put-together college gals and twenty-somethings we know. Take a peek at how they styled the must-haves featured on our college closet timeline, and be sure to check back regularly for more college-to-real-world style cues!

college campus highlights on fashion and life

Our latest HHU highlight is the ever-adorable Elly of Flying Elephants. This style blogger has a flair for pairing chic patterns, colors, and textures together in ladylike and playful ways. We love Elly’s zest for life that shines through her blog and her outfits! Browse Elly’s college-to-real-world staples, and take a tip or two for pulling them off as effortlessly as she does:

Envelope Clutch

College to Real-World Staple: Envelope Clutch

College to Real-World Staple: Envelope Clutch

Yep, that’s our Mallory Studded Clutch!

Little Black Dress

College to Real-World Staple: Little Black Dress

College to Real-World Staple: Little Black Dress

Leather Jacket

College to Real-World Staple: The Leather Jacket

College to Real-World Staple: The Leather Jacket

Skinny Jeans

College to Real-World Staple: Skinny Jeans

College to Real-World Staple: Skinny Jeans

Classic Blazer

College to Real-World Staple: The Classic Blazer

College to Real-World Staple: The Classic Blazer

Everyday Cardigan

College to Real-World Staple: Everyday Cardigan

Collared Coat

College to Real-World Staple: Collared Coat

A special thanks to Elly for sharing her style, and make sure to check back on the blog from now through September for more collegiate looks! Don’t forget to pin our interactive timeline From Freshman Gal to Real-World Lady: Building a College Wardrobe for your closet, too!