March Little Black Bag Pt. 2

Featured in this video:

1- Lydell NYC Oval Stone Drop Earrings
2- Deux Lux Decker Studded Clutch
3- FusionBeauty Illumifill Line Filling Luminizer
4- Danielle Nicole Davina Mini Crossbody
5- Lydell NYC Multi-Color Stone Necklace
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Tashia Mail and March Little Black Bag Pt. 1

Featured in this Video:

1- 1928 Stone Cluster Teardrop Earrings
2- All the Rage Stone Statement Necklace
3- 1928 Crescent Stone & Filigree Earrings
4- Robert Rose Side Pendant Chain Necklace
5- All the Rage Stone Statement Necklace
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Little Black Bag: End of Month Temptations

I saw some cool jewelry on Little Black Bag that I couldn’t resist. I just had to have these pieces and I didn’t bother to trade much. I guess with all this dissertation writing, you could say that I’m a woman on a mission and no time to waste. I can’t wait to see what these look like in person. Online they looked amazing and I could see each becoming an integral part of my accessories wardrobe. What do you think of my selections? What kinds of outfits would you wear these pieces of jewelry with? I’d love some suggestions.

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Chanel Dreams on a Tuna Fish Budget

Chanel Dreams on a Tuna Fish Budget

If you can’t tell already, I love purses. I’m not really fab at picking clothes and shoes, but accessories are my comfort zone. However, I have developed a really high-end fashion sensibility from watching way too many YouTube fashion hauls. Unfortunately, what has not developed is my means to acquire my fashion loves.

For the last eight months,  I have been lusting after a Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag in black lambskin. Yet, I have no idea how I am going to get the nearly $6,000 to purchase one. Even worse…probably by the time I save the money, the bag will cost double with the way Chanel keeps hiking their prices.

Since I am in graduate school, I have had to satisfy my fashion craving with far more affordable dupes. I have been eyeing a few bags at Baginc that look a lot like my Chanel love in lamb skin.In December, I even bought a bag from Baginc that closely resembles a Chanel 2.55 in caviar black.  (Yep…I even used a coupon.) Right now, it’s still wrapped up and waiting in the wings for a special occasion. I know it’s not the same, but a girl can dream right?

So what are you other budget fashionistas dreaming of?

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Little Black Bag-February 2013

At long last, here’s my Little Black Bag unboxing for February that I promised.

Featured in this video:

Incoco Nail Polish Strips
Kenneth Cole Silver Swag Chain Earrings
Mocha Oval Chandelier Earrings
Catherine Stein Jonquil Teardrop Crystal Earrings
Lydell NYC Purple Embellished Disc Necklace
Ali Khan-New York Stone and Chain Link Necklace
Elise Hope Black Circle Stud Embellished Satchel
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Makeup Mentioned:

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-hour Lipstick in Fierce
Make-up Forever Duo Matte Powder #218
MAC Blush in Ambering Rose
Model Co. Lip Gloss in Striptease
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Little Black Bag: Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

My February Little Black Bag arrived. I haven’t had a chance to film yet, but I couldn’t resist opening my box. Although I am crazy busy working on the last chapters of my dissertation, I couldn’t just leave you high and dry. So, in the meanwhile, I decided to share what I have learned since joining Little Black Bag.

So here’s my advice:

  1. Do your handbag and/or accessory research. Sadly, the pictures featured on Little Black Bag do not always show the true color of the items being sold. So check pictures at other online sites and/or check with other members to get a true understanding of what you are purchasing.
  2. Double check the proportions of the bag you want to purchase. I’m spatially challenged, so the mere listing of a handbag’s dimensions is not enough to help me imagine how large or small a bag will be. I usually use a measuring tape and map out the dimensions of the bag I’m interested in to make sure it works well with my frame, which is tall and plus sized.
  3. Better trading comes with time, so I highly recommend opening your Little Black Bag with the handbag or accessory item you really want. Then trade up the jewelry and/or bonus items you receive.
  4. Use the site’s chat room. Chat with others and share your profile. PS. This is where some of the best trading opportunities occur.
  5. Trading up in value is only helpful if the item you traded for is something you would enjoy if you couldn’t trade it any further.
  6. Be patient. Awesome trading usually takes time. Keep track of how many trading days you have left.
  7. Know the “real” trading value of the items in your bag. You can usually ask in the chat room  “What’s the high” of whatever item you are considering trading. Remember, trading value shifts constantly depending on the popularity and availability of the item you have or want to trade for. Also, be sure to get multiple perspectives on your trade value.
  8. Pay attention to your trade offers, this will tell you what items are hot and which are not. For example, if you see a certain jewelry item being traded by a number of members do your best to stay away if you’re trying to trade your items up.
  9. Since Little Black Bag is based in Canada, don’t be afraid to spend the extra $3.00 to get your bag and accessories sooner. Otherwise you’ll be waiting for your items to be delivered for at least two weeks. I’m kind of impatient that way…if I buy, I want to wear it ASAP. The extra $3.00 shortened my delivery time to less than a week and saved me a trip to the post office since you can direct UPS to just leave your package at your door without signature. (Hallelujah!!!)
  10. Remember, all’s fair in love and Little Black Bag trading. LOL!!! (Ok…maybe not everything is fair, so be nice to everyone.)

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Who’s Your Style Icon?

Who's Your Style Icon?

It’s not often that I am awestruck by a Hollywood starlet, but Kerry Washington does that for me. I love her dedication to philanthropy as well as her deep sense of commitment to the democratic process. I also absolutely love her sense of style -particularly in my new favorite show Scandal. Washington’s wardrobe for Olivia Pope gives me closet envy. Her wardrobe is everything I want…chic, urban, classic, and effortless style.