If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love nail art. I’m by no means a nail art guru (in fact, far from it), but over the past year I’ve been able to teach myself to steady my hand and try out some different manicures to accessorize my nails.

This week’s perfect pair comes as the last bit of summer ends.

We know some of you are already back into the fall grind with work or school, but this week is PurseBlog and TalkShoes Summer Break. We are shutting down our computers to take the week off and disperse around the country, from Florida, to Atlanta, to Montauk, to an NYC staycation. We will be bringing you some great stories daily throughout the week, but at a more limited rate.

I spend a ton of time on the PurseForum checking out members bag reveals, and trust me, it’s something you don’t want to miss. Each time a member reveals a new acquisition, it seems the purchase is being undressed, from the ribbon on the box, to the sleeper bag, to finally revealing the new bag itself. I did a little shopping over the weekend, and before I knew it, I was walking out of the Celine store with a new bag.

The Internet’s been abuzz about the coveted, limited edition Coach Barbie Doll for a week now, and in that time, we had the pleasure of spending a day getting to know this in-demand doll around the city. We joined her for a day in New York City, from hailing a cab, to lounging in Central Park, to taking in the bright lights of Times Square.

J. Mendel Show Tickets New York Fashion Week is around the corner and we’re gearing up and getting ready to cover our favorite designers and shows. One of the highlights of my NYFW experience has always been the J. Mendel show, and this season J. Mendel is offering you the opportunity to win 2 VIP ticket’s to their Spring/Summer 2014 show. The show is magical, with some of the most amazing runway looks to be seen, so you don’t want to miss this.

The sale season is beginning to die down, and as the summer clothing leaves the shelves, our favorite e-tailers are restocking with the first taste of fall goodies. I try to add at least one new bag to my collection each season that can be added to my accessories repertoire immediately, and today I’ve found five fall bags that will transition from fall to winter in a beautiful way.

To be honest, I’m not sure if I have even felt that summer feeling yet, but in a blink of an eye the entire season has passed me by. After being super busy with work and traveling, it has meant I woke up and it’s nearly the middle of August. There’s still time for our August birthday girls, so I put together a gift guide with your birthstone, peridot.

I’ve been a fan of Tom Ford handbags since they first debuted online. Ford’s sense of design stands out in an interesting way, and I already love everything else Tom Ford does, so I consider myself a fan. But even designers that are known for their beautiful designs make mistakes from time to time, and this Tom Ford bag is an example of that.

My love for the feminine and classic Salvatore Ferragamo Vara and Varina shoes has been a long time in the making, so what better way to showcase my love than playing with the items themselves?

We teamed up with Rachel, a good friend and beautiful model (isn’t she stunning? We need to feature her more!), to showcase some of our favorite Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and bags.

There is so much that goes into getting ready for a night out, and each part of planning is as important as the next. When it comes to the finishing touch, I always opt for finding the perfect bag, but I also never leave home without a spritz of my favorite scent.

Viva la Juicy scent is an incredibly popular daytime option, and now there is the ideal evening counterpart, the sensual and bold Viva la Juicy Noir.

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