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Defy Mother Nature with these Stylish Accessories

Thanks to Mother Nature’s some indecisiveness on the weather, we sometimes find ourselves unable to decide what exactly to wear. That tricky time when the weather transitions can be a frustrating one when it comes to clothing selections. Thank goodness that’s not the case when it comes to accessories. No matter the temperature or weather condition, you can just throw on a fab bag, or belt, or jewelry piece with nary a thought of mother nature’s shenanigans. We’re highlighting our fall must-haves from some of our favorite accessories brands, PONO by Joan Goodman, Joanna Maxham, Carrie K Jewelry, Moro Tran Luxury Bags, The M Bag, and Starling Jewelry. Join us as we indulge in some gorgeous jewelry and accessories.

CARRIE K

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It was love at first sight when we first laid eyes on the playfully, provocative artisan-crafted jewelry that is the Carrie K jewelry brand. The Singapore-based jewelry company offers stunning pieces, transforming ordinary items and ideas into fantastic, extraordinary jewelry. From the paint-dripping, Jackson Pollock-inspired pieces from the “A Beautiful Mess” collection, to the genius metallic-looking leather spokes and gears from the “Heavy Mettle” collection, you can’t help but be mesmerized. There’s so much to love from the Carrie K jewelry brand, you’re sure to find several gorgeous jewelry pieces to edge up your fall looks.

MORO TRAN LUXURY BAGS

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We were introduced to Moro Tran, a luxury range of handbags made in NYC, only this year and we’re already huge fans. The range of classic bags boasts premium aniline dyed Italian leather with fully lined leather flaps and pocket collars, as well as handmade, artisan hardware pieces made by the designer, Linda Moro, herself. The timeless silhouettes, crossbodys, wallets, and totes for women, can be found in short-haired Italian suede and Italian calf hair.

PONO by JOAN GOODMAN

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If you read this blog, then you’re very familiar with the jewelry brand PONO by Joan Goodman. We love the bold details, colors, and design aesthetic from this Italian Resin jewelry maker. The fall 2016 PONO by Joan Goodman collection blows us away like it does every season. We love jewelry that makes a statement, and every single piece from PONO could write a book. The colors, shapes and exquisite details from this jewelry brand say so much without you uttering a single word. Take your pick of any of the above necklaces, you won’t be disappointed.

JOANNA MAXHAM HANDBAGS

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Joanna Maxham is another luxury accessories brand we’ve highlighted on My Life on and off the Guest List. The brand doesn’t disappoint when it comes to classic luxury bags, especially since so much goes into making one bag. Did you know it takes seven people and 4-6 hours to make just one Joanna Maxham handbag? The stunning bags are hand cut to the smallest detail and assembled by a team of skilled artisans, assuring perfection from beginning to the end of the bag’s journey. This season, we’re loving the spacious convertible top handle Castaway handbag (pictured above) with the double zipper closure, and the oh-so-chic Flapper Mini (not pictured), a compact crossbody that doubles as a clutch and boasts fringe details on the front.

STARLING JEWELRY

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Delicate and sweet, Starling jewelry continues to offer pretty, barely-there pieces that celebrated subtlety. For those who love more understated jewelry that you can wear every day, no matter your outfit, the Starling jewelry brand is for you. The timeless and affordable fine jewelry is owned and operated by three women who use the highest quality materials to offer you the delicate jewelry pieces you see, without the standard markups.

THE M BAG

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Is your handbag a disorganized mess? Do you need help getting and keeping it from becoming a cluttered nightmare? The solution is one of the many bag options from The M Bag company, coming very soon. The M Bag is inspired by the organizational principles of Feng Shui and thoughtfully designed to foster a sense of peace, ease and beauty within you, and your handbag.

Eric Javits Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

We’ve always loved the idea of lavish hats. We secretly one to be like those women who strolls into a room looking incredibly chic in a fabulous hat (yes we basically want to be Dynasty character) but alas, we were cursed with a big head some of the thickest hair known to man (cursed/blessed?), so we’ve simply ogled hats from afar which fuels our obsession whenever we see spectacular hats. You can imagine how we felt walking into the Spring/Summer 2016 preview for Eric Javits‘s distinctive hats and handbags.

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We fell hard for one particular hat, a beautiful, stark white Floppy Sun Hat with a dramatic brim, that we spotted at the Zang Toi’s Spring 2016 runway show at NYFW the Shows. A perfect compliment to his “Splendor of Santorini” collection. Besides this being a beautiful hat, it’s also quite beneficial as Eric Javits’s hats block 95% UVA/UVB rays. That’s more time outdoors for us and protection for our skin.

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If you also noticed that gorgeous bag in the above photo, it’s a favorite as well. Eric Javits’s bags are not only stunning, they are lightweight, durable, and come interiors boasting fun prints. We adore the shape, the metallic tones, and the frayed edge details. Of course, that’s not the only bag we adored. Details played a very important role in falling for the beauty below, specifically, the seahorse zipper pull. Love its combination of chic and whimsy.

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There were so much from the collection to fall in love with. Check out a few more of our favorites below, including spring/summer essential – visors

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What do you think of the Eric Javits Spring/Summer 2016 Collection?

Make a Statement this Spring/Summer with Sorial Handbags

Warm days are finally here! Hopefully you’ve finished your spring cleaning and got rid of all past season items that you don’t wear anymore….if only to make room for new things like designer handbags. Take a look at the fabulous handbags and purses from Sorial‘s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, bursting with crossbody bags, totes, backpacks, and hobo bags, all available in pretty spring and summer hues of light blue, pink, pale neutrals, and more.

Rubina Collection

The bags in the pictures below are from Sorial’s Rubina Collection. There’s a style for every occasion! And with the variety of colors, these bags are sure to make your outfit pop! The snake skin-like pattern is beautiful, great for mixing and matching patterns which is in style. One of my favorite bags from this collection is actually the Reversible Totes. I love that you get two looks with just one bag, and that you can dress it up or down whenever you need to. It also comes with a matching wristlet, perfect for your make up and pocket mirror.

Gramercy Collection

The Gramercy Collection features bags, totes, and clutches that are great for any woman who loves or needs a modern style. These chic, structured bags feature crisp, streamlined, and stylish silhouettes. I can personally vouch for the beauty of the Gramercy Backpack – a very stylish and functional backpack that’ll keep you right on trend. I can fit my 11′ laptop in there and still have room for more!

Stingray Collection

This collection boasts the distinct look of the stingray. Available in beautiful pastels that give a real springy feel to them, these embossed stingray accessories adds lots of sophistication to your everyday handbags. Select this beautiful texture in nine standout colors.

Sand Dunes Collection

The Sand Dunes Collection is great for anyone who loves a bold snakeskin print, rich tones, and textures – this collection focuses in on the python pattern. The bags have beautiful python patterned accents to go along with their base color – great for a statement purse or paired with a nice leather jacket. I personally love the Lola Satchel, because of the cut out pattern paired with the solid color underneath.

60’s Flashback Collection

This collection will give you a blast from the past! Retro and stylish, the 60s Flashback Collection sports a lot of whites and nude bags, perfect for when you need to accessorize without taking the attention away from your outfit – although these bags are amazing on their own! Sorial bags are known for being functional as well as fashionable, just like the Avery Foldover Bag. This bag can be worn as a crossbody purse or a shoulder bag. Two ways to wear and style!

Sunkissed Collection

The Sunkissed Collection features bags that are bright and vibrant – great for spring as well as summer! Each bag is unique and make great statement pieces. The Liv Tote is very representative of the collection. The name of this collection is very befitting – because this bag looks like it belongs on the beach!

Loving what you see? Grab your favorite Sorial Handbags at 40% OFF ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING in their Memorial Day sale, using code MDW15.

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Hot Sale Alert: Marie Odile for Soltek 50% Off Spring Handbag Megasale

The spring season means time for new things. It’s time to make room for things you no longer use and welcome some new wardrobe staples. In celebration of the season of renewal, we bring you wonderful news about a two-day, online sale, on some amazing handbags. Marie Odile for Soltek, Made in New York designer handbags, is having a 50% off sale off every leather handbag in their collection. These chic purses include hippie-chic bucket bags, cool clutches, and lovely, ladylike satchels, made available to you, at half off their original price.

Followers and Friends of the brand will have an opportunity to pre-order one selected style daily as part of a 10-day sale countdown. Pre-order details for the Marie Odile for Soltek purses will be announced everyday on Facebook and twitter, follow @soltekbymo for information, and to take advantage on these beautiful handbags on sale.

Come discover your new favorite bag on May 14th and 15th when you shop the sale online at www.soltekdesign.com.