Super soft leather. Roomy interior. Beautiful neutral nude and antique rose hues. This See by Chloé Nellie tote will be your best friend this season. It's practical and stylish. And it will hold everything, and then some!

I am loving fun accessories in easy blue tones this season. And this Carolina Lips snake and leather clutch by Diane von Furstenberg rocks. It can go from day to evening in a snap.

As far as color, you can pair it with blues, greens, reds, oranges/corals, yellows and purples. Or, all white! In fact, I recently showed an all white relaxed chic look at the Neiman Marcus CUSP Launch Party fashion show with to-die-for blue Prada shoes. Über fabulous!

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Discovering new boutiques in town always makes me smile. Especially when they are so pleasing to the eye. Amina Rubinacci is a newcomer to Charlotte, but certainly a welcome addition! In fact, walking into the store is a breath of fresh air. Clean, crisp and full of delicious color. And the clothing — beautiful Italian design. You will find accessories like nowhere else.


During my visit, I fell in love with this stone colored luxe leather tote by designer Annabel Ingall, exclusive to Amina Rubinacci Charlotte. The shape, size and price cannot be beat. Great for everyday use. As my sister would say, a no brainer. I have my eye on the larger size, too. It won't be long before I add another Annabel Ingall into my closet. Perhaps in Cherry?


JEROMEDREYFUSSI am always on the lookout for great everyday handbags with room for necessities, and then some.

And today, I fell in love with this Carlos snake-effect textured leather tote by Jérôme Dreyfuss. It is super cool. Super roomy. And super versatile (expandable sides). It even comes with a mini flashlight charm for when you need a little assistance in the dark.

This style is a bit more relaxed for those on the go. And it also comes in red!

glitzyclutchesCould it be the holiday music I heard today while out and about that got me in the mood for anything and everything sparkly?

I'm not sure.

However, one thing is for certain — these glitzy clutches have my eye (and my heart). So posh!

From top to bottom, my favorites of the season are Matthew Williamson's green suede embellished clutch, Lanvin's suede and lizard-effect leather shoulder bag and Versace's crystal-embellished suede clutch. Ironically, they are all suede. Honestly though, it's the fabulously amazing detail that really gets me.

One fancy little clutch goes so far — from girls night out to art-inspired event to black tie affair!

Glitzy never seemed so practical!