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20 10, 2017

Complete Insider Early Access: Video + The Handbags You Need Now (Full-Length Edition)

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tina, here. Welcome Complete Insiders to your exclusive early access and full-length edition of this post! As a Complete Insider, you're getting the full-length edition first before anyone else! Shop now - items sell out fast. Complete Insider Early Access: Video + The Handbags You Need Now (Full-Length Edition) A handbag is a woman's calling card. And sidekick. And SO. [...]

29 09, 2017

Complete Insider Early Access: Shop Tina's October Must-Haves

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Tina, here. Welcome Complete Insiders to your exclusive early access edition. Shop now - items sell out and you are receiving early access before the public! It's time to add some essential building blocks to your wardrobe that will take you through fall, and into the holiday season starting next month. With the essentials [...]

30 06, 2017

SV Complete Early Access, Shop This: Tina's July Must-Haves

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome Complete Insiders to your exclusive early access edition, Early Access, Shop This: Tina's July Must-Haves Be sure to check out your other exclusive Insider resources, only available to Complete Insiders like you (like SV Complete Exclusive: Shop This: Summer Shoes, Comfortable and Stylish, and this expanded edition, 10 Summer Beauty Hacks). Scroll through to see which [...]

18 06, 2017

How To Add Color To Your Wardrobe

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , |

Tina, here. We know I'm addicted to white clothes. But I love a pop of color in the summer months. Just a pop is all it takes for me. And I usually lean toward turquoise or coral. Always have, probably always will. But the good thing for you is that these are the 2 colors [...]

10 05, 2017

Bag Essentials: Here's What's In My Clutch

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: , , , |Tags: , |

Tina, here. Handbags seem to get smaller but we seem to have more stuff. Not fair. So we need to know how to pack it in, and I'm using a medium size clutch to illustrate how you can do this. Because if you can pack it in a small bag, you may realize you don't [...]

27 04, 2017

Let's Talk Handbags - What You Need to Have This Summer

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , |

Tina, here! Time to switch out your winter handbag for a fresh new summer one if you haven't already made the transition. And it's a good time to file (or throw away) all those receipts, pens and empty lip glosses that have been living in the bottom of your bag all winter. I love a [...]

26 04, 2017

The Four Handbags You Need In Your Spring & Summer Handbag Wardrobe

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , , , |

Tina, here. Time to switch out your winter handbag for a fresh new summer one if you haven't already made the transition. And it's a good time to file (or throw away) all those receipts, pens and empty lip glosses that have been living in the bottom of your bag all winter. I love a [...]

11 03, 2017

The Warm Weather Girls Weekend Packing List

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Insiders! Print off our new Packing List just in time for Spring Break. It's your companion to the Packing Video and Spring Break Wardrobe Shopping List. We've made it printable so you can use it every time you go on a trip! Print it off, shop for what you need (links will be on the [...]

18 01, 2017

New & Updated! 6 Classic Wardrobe Investments Every Woman Should Make

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

A wardrobe is like a pantry. You've got to keep those non-perishable staples on hand like White Lily flour, EVOO, and a good bottle of red wine. A well-edited wardrobe needs to consist primarily of a few staples without an expiration date, plus a healthy dose of trends with a short shelf life.

16 01, 2017

{Complete Insider Extra} Shop This: The Best Of Winter Sales

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

I've scoured my favorite retailers to bring you the best of the best in Winter Sales. But first... My rules for shopping the sales: Never spend money to save money. Only buy something on sale if you would have wanted it at full price. A $100 pair of shoes you get for $25 is $25 [...]

16 01, 2017

How To Shop The Winter Sales (And What NOT To Buy)

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

Tina, here.   I've scoured my favorite retailers to bring you the best of the best in Winter Sales. But first... My rules for shopping the sales: Never spend money to save money. Only buy something on sale if you would have wanted it at full price. A $100 pair of shoes you get for [...]

31 12, 2016

{Complete Insider Extra} Shop This: A Winter Capsule Wardrobe

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A winter capsule wardrobe that you can wear into spring, too! Yes, here is a capsule wardrobe created just for you, lovely Complete Insiders. Be sure to shop the January Must-Haves as well, but this is a capsule wardrobe with gorgeous pieces you can mix and match for days and days. These outfits [...]

29 11, 2016

How to Shop the High-End Second-Hand Market

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever bought anything in a consignment store? Or bought a pre-owned handbag off the internet? Based on our polling, many of you have, and so has Tina. We all have questions and genuine concerns about it, so Tina brought in an expert in high end resale to teach us everything we need to know about buying and selling on the high-end second-hand designer market.

16 10, 2016

{Modern Classics} Tina's Fall Handbag List

By | October 16th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

New Fall Handbag List! Shop new October handbags, clutches and backpacks just added, plus our early fall handbags list is here. Shop our Wardrobe Investments every closet needs, too! I just love the turn of seasons. I love fall clothes, too. And football. And hockey. And s'mores. And fires in the fireplace. And walking [...]

12 10, 2016

{October Modern Trends} New Ways To Wear Lace

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

What’s a girl to do with all her beautiful lady-like lace? Reinvent it! When I first purchased some of my lace blouses, I paired them with white or faded jeans and nude accents making it sweet and delicate. Now I am wearing them with an edgy pencil skirt and chunky platform heels to bring [...]

19 09, 2016

{September} Trending: Fall Accessories In Shades Of Green

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

Shades of green are trending for fall, and accessories are a fantastic way to try it without going whole hog into the color. More muted tones will have a longer lifespan, like olive. But take note, green is a classic color because it is a color of nature. So don't worry too much about over-investing [...]

30 08, 2016

{August} Gameday Outfits for Size 16 and Over

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , |

Gameday outfits are tricky when it's still hot for most of us. I prefer to wear dresses and skirts. In cotton and chambray (not denim, but chambray - it's much cooler). You can wear these outfits and still feel casual as though you were wearing jeans and a tee, but you won't be sweating [...]

30 08, 2016

{August} Gameday Outfits When It's Still Hot

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , |

Gameday outfits are tricky when it's still hot for most of us. I prefer to wear dresses and skirts. In cotton and chambray (not denim, but chambray - it's much cooler). You can wear these outfits and still feel casual as though you were wearing jeans and a tee, but you won't be sweating [...]

1 08, 2016

{August} How To Wear (And When To Wear) A Graphic Tee

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , |

Graphic tees are fun but my viewing audience is between 5 and 60 : my potential employer, my child’s friend, the high school boy and my husband’s business partner. I have found a few ways to wear graphic t-shirts responsibly. Start shopping our curated selection by hovering over an image to [...]

31 05, 2016

June 2016: Style That Takes You Everywhere This Summer

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

Plus, don’t miss this month’s video on “How To Spend $100 In A Department Store.” Ahhh, everyone take a deep breath. You got through May! Give yourself a treat. And now it’s officially summer. Here’s the thing about summer wardrobes. You really only need a few pieces. And you don’t need to spend [...]

18 05, 2016

How to Buy Luxury Pieces Second Hand

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: , , , |

Chanel. Gucci. Do you dream of owning a designer handbag? We're big believers in making some large purchases on the second-hand market, like designer handbags and even some pieces of clothing. But buyer beware. There are traps everywhere. Here's how to buy and sell high-end designer handbags and more in the resale market.

21 12, 2015

What To Wear Traveling Over The Holiday Weekend

By | December 21st, 2015|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here, beauties, is what to wear traveling over the holiday weekend. If you could pledge not to wear the unmentionable, I would consider myself blessed.

30 11, 2015

December 2015: Merrymaking In Style

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |

Merrymaking In Style Plus, a Special Bonus Issue, our Holiday Gift Guide Joy, joy, joy! Jingle bells and silent nights are here again! Can you believe it? Unless you’re a scrooge, you love this time of year, and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you? Time for you to watch It’s A Wonderful Life again. [...]

19 10, 2015

Want An Investment Handbag? How To Tell If It's Real Or Fake

By | October 19th, 2015|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Are you dreaming of a Chanel classic flap handbag or an Hermès belt? The counterfeit market is huge. So how do you tell a real from a fake? Here's how.

25 09, 2015

Fall Handbags For Every Purpose

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every woman needs a handbag wardrobe along with her shoe and clothing wardrobe. Here's your list of the perfect fall handbags for every purpose.