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Eco cola bags

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Stylish bags from an unusual source

When I first saw these bags, I simply thought how cool and stylish they looked.Scroll down to see a larger image. Then I realized what they are made from and I had to share it with you. They are made from waste material that would normally be thrown out and end up clogging landfills.



Vintage fashion artwork

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Stylish artwork for the home or office

Whatever period of fashion history interests you, there’s something on this site for you. These beautiful reproductions of fashion plates, posters, advertising and more make delightful decor items in your home. There’s an enormous range available and the chances are that you’ll love so many. We do.



Style & Chic from Boutique to You

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We are loving browsing through our latest fashion discovery’s website. This site has wonderful fashions plus a selection of fabulous footwear, jewelry and other accessories. It features fashions that are fun,yet stylish too.



Trunk Club – personal online shopping for men

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Online personal shopping?

I know, it sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? But this is a wonderful service I’ve just discovered and I must share it with you. It is absolutely the best way for guys to shop for clothes – quite brilliant. It’s always said that we girls love to shop for clothes but guys hate it. I’m sure that’s too much of a generalization (I hate the mall) but I do think that buying clothes isn’t necessarily a thing men love. Now, we have the answer.



Getting Great Gear Guide: A Gore-Tex Jacket

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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Gore-Tex jackets are the best you can wear in bad weather.



Halloween with style. What to wear

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Can Halloween be stylish?

We’ve pondered this question. I have to say that as far as style is concerned, this is my least favorite event. I love Halloween colors – the black and orange – but so many of the decor items and clothing are, well, tacky to say the least. If you’re like me, you’ll want to get into the spirit of things (mild pun there) but you don’t want to dress up as a silly skeleton or a buxom serving wench. (Or do you? If so, scroll down!) So, what can we wear that’s sinisterly spooky and stylish too? Here are a few ideas.



Skull leather wrap bracelets – by Alexander McQueen

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Selected McQueen accessories

When Alexander McQueen first introduced his signature skull products, they immediately became ‘must-have’ items for celebrities everywhere. The primitive skulls, combined with today’s luxury materials, seemed to strike a chord with the most stylish people in the fashion world. The McQueen company still produce these and they have become true classics.



The best knitwear from Anthropologie

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I find it hard to think about advantages of living in a cool climate but there is one – the fact that there are some wonderful knitwear items available these days. Today, I have been browsing – and loving – the selections from Anthropologie.

On this page,I’m showing just a few of their cardigan selection but you’ll also find sweaters,ponchos scarves, shawls and more and  I haven’t seen one that isn’t positively delightful.

Of course, you can always rely on this retailer to be superbly stylish and from past experience, I know that the quality of their clothing range is absolutely top drawer.

I absolutely adore them all and if I had to choose? Well the one below is a definite favourite.Click the link or any of the images to see more.

See the full collection



Black and white designer jewelry without breaking the bank

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Designer jewelry bargains

Delicious style and glamour isn’t always expensive. We’ve chosen these beautiful pieces in black and white, many of which are under $50. Black and white, especially when combined with golden and silver tones, is always stylish and sophisticated and we love this selection of both classically styled and ultra-modern jewelry.



Classic leather goods from Moore and Giles

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Gorgeous leather bags and more

Leather is simply one of those materials  that quietly and subtly say ‘quality’. Moore and Giles – a company with a long and established history – were involved for many years in making and styling luxury leather goods for interiors But not just any interiors – their furniture and products graced luxury liners, gentleman’s clubs and private airplanes during the Golden Age.



Top designer cashmere sweaters for women

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The most luxurious fabric – the best style

See the top designers’ take on smooth and perfect cashmere. See sweaters, cardigans and light jackets that feel wonderful and look so stylish and fashionable, yet classic in their superb  designs. Cashmere – the very word is soft and the epitome of luxury.



Create your own unique fashions – for women

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Yes, design your own exclusive wardrobe

You might find this hard to believe … how’s this for a well-kept secret? There is a website that allows to to create your own unique clothing. You can create many styles and choose from many colors and prints – dresses, blouses, skirts – and even accessories such as bags and scarves. Yes, your creations will be completely unique to you, the created using environmentally friendly method and shipped direct to your door.



What’s your sightseeing style?

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If you’re on vacation, on a cruise or simply enjoying the sights and features of your local area, you still want to look great. There are several things to take into account when choosing your sightseeing outfits.



Lilly Pulizer dresses for summer

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Years ago, there used to be a Lilly Pulizer store nearby where I live and it was one of the busiest stores on the entire street. It’s no longer nearby but her fabulous clothes are available online if you don’t have a store near you.



Vintage style fashion brooches

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The experts were right – vintage brooches

Yes, when fashion editors and gurus told us that vintage and retro brooches would be back in style they got it right – these looks are so hot right now. The selection we have chosen as fun items – what we used to call ‘costume jewelry’. These look absolutely delicious when worn on a dress, sweater or lapel.



Fragrances for women from the house of Dior

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Amazing Dior perfumes for women

The name of Dior is timeless. When I think of this long-established fashion house I think of Paris, tradition, style and that certain caché that most fashionable French women seem to achieve effortlessly. Style is composed of many different components. Some are visible, others are far more subtle.



Stylish baby and infant clothes – great for even royal babies

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Baby and infant clothes for a little prince or princess

There was a time when it was almost impossible to get stylish clothes for children and babies, but no longer. Even top designers create fabulous clothes for newborn babies and up. This range, from Hartstrings, is an excellent example.



Fun watches by Modify – an adaptable accessory

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Create a collection of stylish and fun watches

These watches are great gifts for him, for her or for kids. They are great value for money and the wonderful thing about them is that, on the website, you can design your own. Choose the watch faces you like, and a suitable strap and make it uniquely yours. The company also has a collection of ready-assembled versions too.



Beautiful jackets to spice up your wardrobe

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Casual or smart – jackets add life and color

I love stripes, polka dots and some types of print but it’s a good investment to have clothes in your wardrobe that are solid colors. They give you so much more scope when it comes to accessorizing and creating stylish yet stunning outfits. Jackets are one way to do this, especially the ones from this beautiful range.



Get the look – from Anthropologie

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Buy one piece or the outfit – Anthropologie style

Putting a great fashion look together is easy these days. At one time, those of us who wanted fashion advice on how to put outfits together had to go to consult the experts. Today, designers develop great looks and show them online. Nothing could be easier. Choose a couple of pieces or why not buy the complete look? The garments, shoes, jewelry and other accessories are already selected by skilled experts to help you achieve the latest fashion look.



Inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge – Bebe clutches

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Clutches & small bags – Kate style

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is singled-handedly responsible for the latest handbag and purse style. She favors small, clutch type bags and retailers, designers and fashion editors everywhere are paying attention. Ever since Kate married Prince William, she has inspired fashion looks with her own sense of style.



Get the Bebe look – buy one piece or the outfit

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Fashion retailer Bebe takes the hard work out of accessorizing a new outfit. In their online store you can purchase a single piece – a dress, pair of shoes, jewelry, a bag – or, if you prefer, order the entire look.



Why buy? Rent couture

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There are some occasions when you want to look more stunning than ever – you absolutely need that special dress or outfit. But do you really want to spend thousands of dollars on something you might wear just once?



Eight fabulous black & white dresses

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If there’s one colour combination that can be relied upon to be stylish – no matter what the fashion gurus dictate – that combination is black and white.



Today’s shoe selection

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Even though our goal today was to gather a selection of summery sandals, we were overwhelmed by the wonderful stilettoes that you see below. So we were sidetracked but for the best of reasons.



Sightseeing in style

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Vacation style – top pick

Some vacations are for spending on the beach but I think that most of us have got over the soak-up-the-rays thing. Some beach time is excellent but I find that these days, people like to travel to unusual places for experiences.



For a casual weekend

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No matter who you are, or what age you are, I think there’s something a little special about Fridays, don’t you? The weekend is almost here.



Fashion: The latest news & bargains

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The very latest in fashion and accessories – updated all the time.We love to search the internet on your behalf to find those special items that you might not be able to find yourself. But if you’re in  hurry to see what the latest trends and deals are, this page is for you.



Traditional Irish & Aran knitwear

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There is something terribly soothing about owning a traditional piece of clothing when its history goes back hundreds of years. Not only are we wearing a piece of history, we also have items that are timeless and will never date.



Stylish earrings

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Earrings are an inexpensive but luxurious way to add interest to any outfit. Arhaus is one of our favorite online jewelry retailers. (Although you’ll also find lots of other accessories and fashions at the site.)



Stylish and sexy swimwear for women with a retro look

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The fashion experts agree – retro swimwear isn’t only the perfect way to be up-to-date, it’s also feminine, flattering to the figure and … fun. What I love about this range from 80s Purple is that each garment features tiny touches that make them really special.



Jacquard sweaters & jackets from IVKO

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Beautiful, practical & stylish

These are simply stunning. These sweaters (or are they jackets?) are one of the most adaptable pieces you can have in your wardrobe. They instantly brighten up a plain outfit and come in so many wonderful colors and designs. What I love about this range is that every one features a variety of colors that can be used when you’re selecting your accessories.



Versace Accessories – the best online selection

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The name of Versace has been synonymous with quality design for many years. There was a time when these products were only available at specialist outlets but today, thanks to the internet, a selection of wonderful items can be purchased online.



Create your own knitwear

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Make your own handmade fashions using these kits

For many years, we have all appreciated goods that are handmade. This site features many items that are created by artisans or craftspeople and which are available to buy online. But even they can’t compare with goods that you’ve made yourself.



Stylish evening wraps and jackets

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Designer gifts for the stylish woman

I remember reading many years ago (and I believe it might have been a quote from Coco Chanel) that a great outfits makes you notice the wearer not the clothes. The most stylish and sophisticated women still follow that timeless advice. Fashions come and go but the clever woman knows how to assemble stylish and simple clothes that form the basis of a sophisticated and flexible wardrobe.



Top books for fashion lovers

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The best books for the fashionista

So many of us are interested in this wonderful subject. There are books in this carefully curated collection which are perfect for the budding fashion designer, for those with an interest in the history of couture, people who want insight into the world of the top designers or those who are simply interested in all matters fashionable.



Looking for the perfect black bag?

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If you’re looking for the perfect bag, you’ll find it here

How can I be so sure? Because on this website  you’ll find over three hundred beautiful black handbags, purses, totes and clutches – the majority of which come from top designers. And with each example shown, you’ll see views from various angles, including a shot of the interiors so you can be sure that the bag you choose will be one hundred percent perfect for your needs.



Chic Wish

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Shop ChicWish

Shopping Chic Wish for women’s apparel, accessories, and high fashion footwear couldn’t be made easier; with live help to answer any of your questions will make shopping in this online boutique a pleasurable experience. With the latest in fashion and style ‘chic wish’ could easily become your one stop shop when looking to update and add to your wardrobe.

 



SHOPBOP Best Sellers in Fashion

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SHOPBOP Best Sellers in Fashion

You’ll love this best sellers list from SHOPBOP ~ from watches, accessories, leggings, and jeans to that very special occasion outfit…from casual to dressy, and some top name designer – exclusive merchandise, you’ll find shopping here a pleasurable experience.



Motorcycle gear for girls

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Gifts and gear for the lady biker

Ladies – do you know where to buy a pink leather biker jacket? How about a pink crash helmet? Just because you have a motorcycle (or are a regular pillion rider) it doesn’t that you can’t be stylish and … well … feminine. There’s no need to hide your figure in those bulky biking clothes that are mostly,let’s face it, made for the guys.



Activewearusa – Born to Move

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Comfort and beautiful design in workout wear – the best in fitness apparel

Whether it’s yoga, pilates, or jogging you’ll be able to move freely in exceptionally well made high quality – high tech active wear. Slipping into these superb body slimming cuts in this wide selection of active wear you’ll be wearing these even when you’re not working out…



Shop Giorgio Armani for men

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Armani Collezioni Collection

You’ll recognize the name…it’s one that is synonymous with high fashion, quality in design and haute-couture. A prestigious name and reputation in the fashion industry. It was a pleasure browsing this online shopping boutique.



Saks Fifth Avenue – always in style

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Shopping Saks Fifth Avenue for apparel, accessories and more – couldn’t be easier

Browsing through their online shopping site features best sellers, new arrivals and sneak peeks at all of the new upcoming seasons. Always ahead with an outstanding fall and winter collection; and they’ll be right there when spring and summer rolls around again.



DKNY designer bags, clutches and totes

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A beautiful selection from DKNY

Donna Karan went on a mission to find a perfect pair of jeans – this quest led her to launch her own brand’s sister line DKNY. The DKNY label was originally found on denim – soon Donna’s visionary style led her to create beautiful lingerie, stunning accessories and also included a unique children’s collection.



Indispensable Fashion Tanks, Ts & Camisoles

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T-shirts, tanks and camisoles are the foundation of any fashionable wardrobe. They are inexpensive and are available in a huge variety of colors. There are so many on the market – which to choose?



Italian designer accessories – black & white

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Fashion colors come and go with the seasons but black and white are perennials. Forzieri, one of the top Italian design houses and online retailers have assembled the most stylish of goods with many different looks to choose from.






Top Luxury Tastes Recommendations

These are our favorite luxury, stylish finds and gifts that we've discovered on the internet. All can be purchased online from the best retailers. We search the web for the best so you don't have to!

We are a small but dedicated team who delight in searching the internet for the best possible items from la creme of online stores so that you can treat yourself or buy deliciously tasteful and stylish gifts for your family and friends.

We hope you enjoy our carefully-curated selections!

Gourmet grilling

Grilling gets more and more sophisticated all the time and now, even the top manufacturers of kitchen and cuisine products are delighting us with...

Classic perfume bottles

Vintage style cut glass decorative bottles

We love these traditionally-styled perfume bottles. They are hand blown and then hand cut to create the designs and...

Ready for a new hobby?

Knitting: Your new pastime?

Fifty years ago every woman – and many men too – could knit.  And before that, women has spent their spare...

Ancient Greek sculptures

Ancient Greek sculpture replicas from the British Museum

Every room, no matter how it’s furnished and decorated, needs a solid, impressive something. What sort of...

Audrey Hepburn prints & posters

Audrey Hepburn – always a star

If you ask a number of people to name the most enduringly stylish film star many, if not most,...

Michael Schumacher artwork

One of the Formula One greats of all time – Michael Schumacher

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Formula One and...

Best quote wall decals

Instant motivational and fun decor for your home

Wall decals are incredibly popular these days and it’s easy to see why. There are decals available...

Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

Fine jewelry using gold and emeralds from Colombia

Are you looking for a very special gift for a special lady? Then take a look at...

Angela Brazil books – vintage schoolgirl fiction

Art objects indeed – but a great read too

These volumes are now extremely collectible. If you didn’t read Angela Brazil books when you were...

Make sparkling water and energy drinks at home

A green and healthy option

I have always loved sparkling water. Somehow that fizz makes it more refreshing, especially when  a slice of lemon or...

Top movie posters

 

Everyone has a favorite movie

And they are an inexpensive and delightful way to decorate a room. They have the advantage of showing your personality...

Adventure Holidays to India
Adventure Holidays to India

Holidays to India have the potential to live with you for the rest of your life. There is absolutely no doubt...

Add style to your home with Marimekko

No stylish home is complete without Marimekko

I believe this. This company has long been admired by design aficionados and I always smile when I...

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