Handbag Heaven's Style Guide http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide Style Tips and Fashion Advice. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:38:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Christen of Two Happy Hearts http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/christen-of-two-happy-hearts http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/christen-of-two-happy-hearts#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:11:28 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1462 Back to Christen of Two Happy Hearts.

Christen of Two Happy Hearts is spring-ready in soft pastels and our Minnie Laser Cut Envelope Bag. After styling our popular crossbody, she sat down to answer a few questions: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: I knew I wanted to pair this classic bag with an equally classic (and classy!) look. So I chose […]

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Christen of Two Happy Hearts
Minnie Laser Cut Envelope Bag
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Christen of Two Happy Hearts

Christen of Two Happy Hearts is spring-ready in soft pastels and our Minnie Laser Cut Envelope Bag. After styling our popular crossbody, she sat down to answer a few questions:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

I knew I wanted to pair this classic bag with an equally classic (and classy!) look. So I chose one of my favorite dresses, paired with my all-time favorite coat. The dress reminds me of a 1950s diner waitress uniform — it doesn’t get much more classic than that, does it?!

Describe your personal style:

I am heavily inspired by 1950s and 1960s style. I just love the timeless, ultra-feminine quality of those eras.

Who are your style icons?

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn movies. It’s hard not to be inspired by those beauties!

If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Oh gosh. That’s a tough one. I love color! I think I’d probably choose coral. That color just makes me happy on gloomy days!

If there was one song that was your life theme song, what would it be?

La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf. It’s basically the French way of saying “life through rose colored glasses.” It’s such a sweet sentiment, and it makes my husband and I super sappy and sentimental. It’s kind of our song :)

If you had to choose one accessory to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

My cell phone so I could keep in touch with people, take tons of photos and share via social media! Good ol’ social media has changed our lives.

What’s your favorite dessert?

Pretty much anything that has chocolate and/or strawberries. I also love baking cookies! My favorite recipe is oatmeal with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Delish!

 

Thanks, Christen!

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Ashleigh of The Daileigh http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/ashleigh-of-the-daileigh http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/ashleigh-of-the-daileigh#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:25:36 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1428 Back to Ashleigh of The Daileigh.

Ashleigh of The Daileigh completed her minty fresh ensemble with our Libby Foldover Messenger Clutch before answering some of our burning style questions: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: I’m a big fan of the color mint, so I wanted to do a look centered around that color. I had all the items I wanted […]

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The Libby Foldover Messenger Clutch

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The Libby Foldover Messenger Clutch
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Ashleigh of The Daileigh

Ashleigh of The Daileigh completed her minty fresh ensemble with our Libby Foldover Messenger Clutch before answering some of our burning style questions:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

I’m a big fan of the color mint, so I wanted to do a look centered around that color. I had all the items I wanted to wear, but I was missing a clutch until I got my hands on this one!

Describe your personal style:

Unpredictable.  You really do not know what to expect when you visit The Daileigh — you can find me in a basic tee, pants, and killer heels, or in a suit and tie! I like to play around with fashion and push myself to create “not so ordinary” looks.

What’s the best fashion advice your mom ever gave you?

Be comfortable and confident in what you wear.

Who are your style icons?

Blake Lively and Beyoncé, if I had to narrow it down.

Whose closet would you hijack?

My style icons, of course!

If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

This is a hard one because I wear them all! If I had to pick one, it’d be black.

If there was one song that was your life theme song, what would it be?

We Are Young by Fun.  It’s all about having fun and enjoying life. No matter what you may be going through — live it up!  Plus I love Fun.

If you had to choose one accessory to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

My cell phone so I could keep in touch with people, take tons of photos and share via social media! Good ol’ social media has changed our lives.

What’s your favorite dessert?

At the moment, I am currently obsessed with Edy’s Drumstick ice cream.  I have a big bowl of it every single night for dessert.  It is that good!

 

Thanks, Ashleigh!

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Lacey of A Lacey Perspective http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/lacey-of-a-lacey-perspective http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/lacey-of-a-lacey-perspective#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:21:34 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1404 Back to Lacey of A Lacey Perspective.

Lacey of A Lacey Perspective completed her chic wintry look with our Farrah Woven Tote and answered a few of our fashion questions: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: I wanted to layer as much as possible to stay warm in the snow but still look professional. Once I realized that I had a dress in […]

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Lacey of A Lacey Perspective completed her chic wintry look with our Farrah Woven Tote and answered a few of our fashion questions:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

I wanted to layer as much as possible to stay warm in the snow but still look professional. Once I realized that I had a dress in the same hue as the bag, the outfit came together quickly.

Describe your personal style:

Feminine, colorful and a touch of preppy.

What’s the best fashion advice your mom ever gave you?

Dress for your body not the size number on the tag.

Who is your style icon?

Easy, Olivia Palermo

If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Red

What’s your favorite dessert?

Anything and everything chocolate.

 

Thanks, Lacey!

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Megan of Chasing Davies http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/megan-of-chasing-davies http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/megan-of-chasing-davies#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:05:03 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1375 Back to Megan of Chasing Davies.

Megan of Chasing Davies paired our Clara Structured Satchel with bright and cheery hues for a spring-ready ensemble before answering a few our style questions: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: I wanted my bag to pop from my overall outfit, so I styled the rest of my outfit with a contrasting color and a lighter shade […]

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Megan of Chasing Davies
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Megan of Chasing Davies paired our Clara Structured Satchel with bright and cheery hues for a spring-ready ensemble before answering a few our style questions:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

I wanted my bag to pop from my overall outfit, so I styled the rest of my outfit with a contrasting color and a lighter shade of pink than the one on the bag!

Describe your personal style:

I’d like to think my style is creative – I love to try to new color combos, prints, or styles, and see what works. I use fashion as a way to have fun creatively and dress for my mood that day. I am always up to try something new, but definitely see myself drawn back to classic pieces that flatter my body (i.e. A-line skirts).

What’s the best fashion advice your mom ever gave you?

See if there is a coupon before you buy!

Who is your style icon?

Jenna Lyons

Whose closet would you hijak?

Jenna Lyons :)

If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Turquoise — it complements my coloring, and it’s a fun color but not too overpowering.

 

Thanks, Megan!

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Cammila of Dressed Up Like a Lady http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/cammila-of-dressed-up-like-a-lady http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/cammila-of-dressed-up-like-a-lady#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:06:47 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1354 Back to Cammila of Dressed Up Like a Lady.

Cammila of Dressed Up Like a Lady completed her edgy winter look with the Tessa Metal Mesh Clutch and then took the time to answer a few of our fashion questions: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: To me, nothing is more chic than juxtaposition. So even though this rich, shiny clutch looks made for […]

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winter outfit with mesh clutch

Cammila of Dressed Up Like a Lady completed her edgy winter look with the Tessa Metal Mesh Clutch and then took the time to answer a few of our fashion questions:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

To me, nothing is more chic than juxtaposition. So even though this rich, shiny clutch looks made for prom night (or club night!) I paired it with a tough, sexy street look: a punky little black moto jacket, some skin-tight high-waisted skinnies, 5 inch high-heeled black booties, and hiding under that big, fluffy blue scarf is a child-size Phantom of the Opera t-shirt that I bought from a street vendor in New York when I was 16. The mask still glows in the dark!

Describe your personal style:

Badass but still pretty, androgynous but still sexy, vintage but still current, and sophisticated but still rock and roll.

What’s the best fashion advice your mom ever gave you?

“The goal with makeup is to look like you’re not wearing it, and the goal with clothes is to look like you’re not trying. Unless, of course, what you want is to look like you’re trying. In that case, go all out!”

Whose closet would you hijak?

Debbie Harry.

 

Thanks, Cammila!

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Bettina of Neat Bit http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/bettina-of-neat-bit http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/bettina-of-neat-bit#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:15:03 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1303 Back to Bettina of Neat Bit.

Bettina of Neat Bit styled our Britta Barrel Satchel and then sat down to answer a few of our burning style questions: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: This bag has a timeless tailored shape, and the bright color made it easy to pair with more a more relaxed, neutral outfit. Describe […]

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Red handbag styled by Bettina

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Red handbag styled by Bettina

Bettina of Neat Bit styled our Britta Barrel Satchel and then sat down to answer a few of our burning style questions:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

This bag has a timeless tailored shape, and the bright color made it easy to pair with more a more relaxed, neutral outfit.

Describe your personal style:

Classic and comfortable. I usually wear basic pieces in solid colors, and punch up my looks with texture and fun accessories like a statement bag, shoes, or scarf.

What’s the best fashion advice your mom ever gave you?

If it isn’t 100% love at first sight, or 100% comfortable when you try it on, don’t buy it!

Who are your style icons?

Audrey Hepburn is the quintessential icon for classic, effortless style. She’s truly timeless. Giovanna Battaglia is a risk taker and has a knack for making boyish, masculine pieces look so feminine and droolworthy. She has a confidence that allows her to rock whatever she wears!

If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Black. It goes with everything, is universally flattering, and can be dressed up or down.
 

Thanks, Bettina!

 

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Patrice of Looking Fly on a Dime http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/patrice-of-looking-fly-on-a-dime http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/patrice-of-looking-fly-on-a-dime#comments Fri, 18 May 2012 14:58:47 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1186 Back to Patrice of Looking Fly on a Dime.

We sent the Gretchen Exotic Satchel to Patrice from Looking Fly on a Dime and quizzed her on her personal style: Describe how you styled our bag with your look When I wear a fairly “simple” outfit (jeans and t-shirt or neutrals, etc), I like for my accessories to do the talking. So when I […]

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Looking Fly on a Dime

We sent the Gretchen Exotic Satchel to Patrice from Looking Fly on a Dime and quizzed her on her personal style:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look

When I wear a fairly “simple” outfit (jeans and t-shirt or neutrals, etc), I like for my accessories to do the talking. So when I wore a strapless minidress, I wanted the faux croc purse to really stand out against the dark blue dress and gold necklace.

Describe your personal Style

I would describe my style as casual chic. I think there’s nothing more comfortable and versatile than a pair of skinny black jeans. But of course I like to “chic” them up with a fun, vintage top, sparkly heels or statement accessories.

How long have you been blogging? What got you into blogging?

I’ve been blogging for about two and a half years. I’ve always been good at finding great pieces at thrift and vintage shops so why not share those tips with the world? Fashion is all about individuality and has nothing to do with money. I always tell my readers their style is never determined by their wallet.

Who’s closet would you hijack?

Jennifer Lopez’s. She has such a glam style and I’m sure her closet would be full of body hugging dresses, stilettos and baubles that any girl would love.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be?

I would be a 4-inch, patent, nude stiletto with spikes. Classic with an edge.

Favorite dessert

Anything red velvet

Thanks, Patrice!

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Jessica of Hapa Time http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/jessica-of-hapatime http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/jessica-of-hapatime#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 13:44:38 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1168 Back to Jessica of Hapa Time.

We sent Jessica, of Hapa Time, our June Exotic Envelope Satchel and asked her to style it. Check out what she had to say about personal style, her blog, and life! Describe how you styled our bag with your look The June bag is a very structured, professional style bag in a toned down purple, […]

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We sent Jessica, of Hapa Time, our June Exotic Envelope Satchel and asked her to style it. Check out what she had to say about personal style, her blog, and life!

Describe how you styled our bag with your look

The June bag is a very structured, professional style bag in a toned down purple, and so I knew it wouldn’t go well with something super casual, edgy or too girly. It often works out quite well when you have a colored bag to pick at least one other piece of your look to be in the same color family. And from there, neutrals go best. So I did that with a lighter purple tank and tucked into a neutral denim skirt with nude pumps.

Describe your personal style

My style is classy, feminine and modern. I stay trendy but also keep my looks pretty simple. I avoid extremity and always strive to look both comfortable and cool.

Best fashion advice your mom ever gave you

Oh goodness! I don’t know if you could call it fashion advice. She has always said to buy clothes that are conservative, in complimentary colors and cuts, comfortable and practical.

Name your style icon

Miranda Kerr

Best advice for someone just getting into fashion

Don’t be intimidated. We all hard to start somewhere!  Don’t let yourself be too influenced by others either! Do the best you can and quite frankly, one of the keys to success is: persistence, persistence, persistence. Get out there and do what you love, and do it well :-)

Have you taken the HH Style Quiz?

Yes I just did! I got Glam Gal :)

How long have you been blogging? What got you into blogging?

I started blogging with a weekly (if that) photo on Chictopia.com in September, but I started my hapatime.blogspot.com in December. I got into blogging because I had (what I thought was) a lot of clothes, a nice DSLR and some extra time. I thought it would be easy but it’s not. The benefits are far exceeding my expectations though so it has turned out to be all worth it!

Who’s closet would you hijack?

Annabelle’s from Viva Luxury!

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be?

A platform stiletto!

If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Black! It is a classic color, workable year-round and it’s hard to get dirty :-)

If you had to choose one accessory to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

Well ideally something useful like a pocket knife or water purifier, but clothing wise, a sun hat. Can’t be getting sun burnt… ouch!

Favorite dessert

Cheesecake by far!

Favorite cocktail

I can’t drink because I’m allergic… but I have tried some drinks, and I like mojitos a lot! Mmm!

Thanks, Jessica!

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Kiana of Young, Wilde & Free http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/kiana-of-young-wilde-free http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/kiana-of-young-wilde-free#comments Wed, 16 May 2012 21:05:33 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1158 Back to Kiana of Young, Wilde & Free.

Kiana of Young, Wilde & Free styled our Kendall Messenger Satchel and answered a few questions about her and her blog: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: I wanted a fun, colorful look since I was attending a birthday party but I still wanted to look “put-together” so I paired my favorite Levi’s with […]

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Young, Wilde & Free blog

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Young, Wilde & Free blog

Kiana of Young, Wilde & Free styled our Kendall Messenger Satchel and answered a few questions about her and her blog:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

I wanted a fun, colorful look since I was attending a birthday party but I still wanted to look “put-together” so I paired my favorite Levi’s with an Old Navy button-down shirt, DV by Dolce Vita cork wedges and a hot pink blazer.

Describe your personal style:

I believe my personal style is always evolving. I definitely love trying new things and experimenting with colors. I feel as if each day is a reason to “dress up” so why not have fun with it?

How long have you been blogging? What got you into blogging?

I’ve been blogging for about a year now, and living here in Miami made me realize there aren’t many Miami fashion bloggers. Miami isn’t known for fashion like New York and L.A. and I want to change that. I started Young, Wilde & Free because I want people to see that Miami is a fashion forward city.

Who’s closet would you hijack?

If I could hijack anyone’s closet it would be the closet of my favorite designer, Jeremy Scott, and the closet of Michelle Harper. What I love about their style is that it’s so unexpected. They’re fearless when it comes to fashion which is admirable.

Thanks, Kiana!

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Nicole of Chestnut Orange http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/nicole-chestnut-orange http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/nicole-chestnut-orange#comments Wed, 16 May 2012 14:06:23 +0000 http://www.handbagheaven.com/style-guide/?p=1148 Back to Nicole of Chestnut Orange.

  Nicole, of Chestnut Orange, styled the Karlie Convertible Bag and answered a few questions about her personal style: Describe how you styled our bag with your look: The weather in New Orleans was in the low 80s with humidity at equal percent. It was the perfect chance to rock these green shorts from Forever 21 […]

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Nicole, of Chestnut Orange, styled the Karlie Convertible Bag and answered a few questions about her personal style:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:

The weather in New Orleans was in the low 80s with humidity at equal percent. It was the perfect chance to rock these green shorts from Forever 21 for the first time this season. I love printed fabrics and mixing colors so I matched them with a black and white near-chevron printed tank from H&M. Matched with these newly-acquired camel sandals from TJ Maxx, the whole outfit was perfect for walking around the Jazz Fest. The Karlie Convertible was a great accessory. Durable so I could carry my camera, wallet, water bottles and a book. And I loved how the color played off my sandals.

Describe your personal Style

I’m still experimenting with my personal style everyday, but I would say minimalist classic with color accents. I love adding pops of color to my wardrobe, which is evolving from neutral-heavy into more colors and mixed prints and polka dots (love polka dots!). But I love adding a neon bag or finger nails to a basic outfit.

Who’s closet would you hijack?

And if I could hijack any one’s closet it would be the one and only Solange. She’s the perfect mix of indie and modern Brooklyn Boheme. I haven’t seen anyone rock mixed prints like her. Plus, she rocks a mean natural!

Thanks, Nicole!

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