Tag: Saint Laurent

11 Gorgeous Vegan Designer Bags | Cruelty-Free Dupes of All Your Favorite Designer Handbags

Hi guys! At your request, I put together this designer dupes handbags post for your viewing and shopping pleasure, simply click on the handbag name to shop it. I’m including links to both the designer items as well as the dupes so that you can better compare both items if need be.

That said, the whole point of this post is to show you two things. Number one that you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars or even hundreds to buy cute & stylish handbags. Number two that there is absolutely no need to use animals for accessories. Your style can be cute and cruelty-free simultaneously.

One last thing before we get to the post, have you seen the news about Vegan Fashion Week?! It’s so neat! It starts today in Los Angeles and it’s the first ever Fashion Week that’s 100% Vegan! I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous vegan accessories and clothing that’ll come out of this show!

I’ll be sharing more vegan brands soon but in the meantime, make sure you sign up for the blog newsletter to get new post notifications, exclusive content, and be automatically entered to fun giveaways!

Chanel “Boy” Bag $5,600

Chanel ” Boy” Dupe $21 via Amazon

I’ve had my Chanel Boy Bag dupe for a little over 2 years now and it’s still in great shape. I thought, given the price point, that this bag was going to fall apart after a few months but it’s held up very nicely. I used it for two of my recent outfits. See how I styled my Chanel Boy Bag dupe with pops of red here, with leopard print here, and with camouflage here.

Chloe Faye Shoulder Bag $2,000

Chloe Faye Shoulder Bag Dupe $33

Chanel Classic Handbag  $5,600

Chanel Classic Handbag Dupe $27 via Amazon

Chanel 2.55 Handbag $5,600

Chanel 2.55 Handbag Dupe $50

Valentino Rockstud Shoulder Bag $2,200

Valentino Rockstud Shoulder Bag Dupe $40

Yuzefi Delila Crossbody $479

Yuzefi Delila Crossbody Dupe in cognac $50

Yuzefi Delila Crossbody Dupe in White $35

Chloe “Marcie” Suede Tote $2,350

Chloe “Marcie” Suede Tote Dupe $40

Saint Laurent LouLou Matelasse Shopping Tote $2,550

Saint Laurent LouLou Matelasse Shopping Tote Dupe $50

Chloe Mini “Faye” Shoulder Bag $747

Chloe Mini “Faye” Shoulder Bag Dupe $26

Gucci Soho Disco Bag $1,200

Gucci Soho Disco Bag Dupe $25 via DSW

Here’s another Gucci Soho Disco Bag Dupe in quilted chevron stripe $29 via DSW

Cult Gaia Ark Bag $168

Cult Gaia Ark Bag Dupe $44

See how I styled my Cult Gaia Ark Bag dupe with a dress here and with jeans here.

You guys, there are SO many designer dupes out there. I’m planning to do a couple more of these posts, if you all want to see them. Let me know by leaving a comment here or over on my Instagram.  Let me know what you thought of this post, or what else you’d want to see in these kinds of posts. I hope this post helps illuminate those that think vegan handbags and accessories are dull and boring. I’m also going to be sharing some awesome vegan brands that offer gorgeous pieces across all style categories, so stay tuned for that. Let me know what you thought about this post or if you have any categories you’d like me to cover for next time. I love hearing and seeing all of your feedback!

White Dolman Sleeve Tunic Dress

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Lately, I’ve been leaning more towards light neutral colors instead of my usual all-black attire. I went on a small neutrals-only shopping binge a little while back but have yet to wear much of it. This dolman sleeve tunic dress is super soft and lightweight. I got this from the James Perse sample sale a few months back (it’s a great sale, btw) and this is the first time I’ve worn it. It wrinkles super easily, which keeps me from wanting to wearing it but I love the oversized cut and wide dolman sleeves; it’s just so effortlessly chic.

Wearing:

Dress: James Perse

Slip: James Perse

Shoes: Saint Laurent

Bag: Le Miel (similar here, here, and here)

Sunglasses: Tory Burch

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack

Bracelet: Nordstrom Rack (similar)

DVF Gingham Dress

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Gingham wrap dress outfit inspiration.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2015

When I think of Diane Von Furstenberg, the second thing that immediately comes to mind are exquisite wrap dresses. Thanks to Diane, the wrap dress became extremely popular in the mid 70’s. Over four decades later, and it’s still an all time favorite style of women across the globe. This particular wrap dress with it’s gingham print and green floral pattern is one of my favorite DVF wrap dresses of all time. I absolutely love the contrast between the clashing prints and colors. I feel this color palette is a bit masculine but is beautifully juxtaposed by the ultra feminine wrap style and the singular side ruffle detail. This dress not only moves beautifully, it also has a fluidity to it despite the clash of prints and colors; that is the genius of Diane Von Furstenberg.

Wrap dresses are quite versatile and definitely a wardrobe staple. They can easily be dressed down with sandals for casual outings or dressed up with closed-toe pumps for a more conservative and elegant occasion. Jersey fabric is the most flattering to this dress style. It creates wonderful movement and is flattering on every body type. Patterned wrap dresses are really fun to accessorize. Get this DVF gingham wrap dress on sale (50% off!) while you can, it won’t last!

Wearing:

Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg

Shoes: Saint Laurent

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

P.s. DFV dresses run a whole size small in my opinion. I’ve always ordered a size up for the perfect fit. I’m normally a 10 but I’m wearing a 12 in this dress.

Midi Sweater Dress

 

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We spent this past weekend in Utah visiting family. The weather was fantastic as was the scenery. It’s so green and the mountain views are amazing; there are so many great spots for photo ops. While in Salt Lake City, I got a couple hours to hit up Nordstrom and check out the Nordstrom anniversary sale. Unfortunately, none of the items I purchased that day were on sale but I didn’t mind because I love them all. I’m obsessed with this midi sweater dress. The material is super soft and a great weight, it hugs the body without being clingy. The rectangular cut and arm stripes make it such a casual piece which I always love to pair with sky-high heels. Speaking of obsessions, I can’t get over these Saint Laurent sandals. I’ve been wearing them with everything lately and I don’t plan on stopping, they’re just so chic!

Summertime is the perfect time to play with colors and textures. This woven clutch by Vince Camuto has lots of both. I love clashing patterns, like this clutch and scarf. Mixing patterns can be tricky but if each item has pattern and/or color that picks up on another item then they’ll play well together because it still allows the outfit to flow. You’ll notice there are stripes in the dress, scarf, and clutch.

Wearing:

Dress: T by Alexander Wang

Shoes: Saint Laurent

Scarf: Accessories 212

Clutch: Vince Camuto

Sunglasses: Fendi

Saint Laurent Jane Sandal

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Hello and welcome to the new blog! I’m so excited to be creating this first post for Blasé Chic!  One of the most chic wardrobe pieces in my closet are these gorgeous Saint Laurent sandals. Delicate straps juxtaposed with a thick platform and a sky high heel make these shoes one of my favorite pairs. I love wearing them with jeans and equally with shirt dresses for an effortlessly cool look.

In the previous post I wrote a little about changing my name, to my real one, when I relaunched the blog. When I started The F List, I created the name Jen De Marquez as a pen name. The “Jen” part came from my dad wanting to name me Jennifer when I was born. The “De Marquez” portion came from my maternal grandfather’s original surname before he changed it after immigrating to Mexico from Germany. Anyway, I feel the name does’t click with me so I’ll use one that does, my real name- Jeanette Padilla. I can’t wait to create more content that more aptly reflects this new direction I’m taking. I hope you all like it as much as I do.

 

Wearing:

Top: James Perse
Jeans: Gap
Cardigan: Coin (similar)
Shoes: Saint Laurent
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)
Sunglasses: Fendi

Stay tuned,

Jeanette

BUCKET LIST

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Bucket bags are emerging left and right, and boy am I glad!  I’ve had this Etienne Aigner monogram bucket bag for a few years now. Given the amount of wear I’ve put it through, it’s held up spectacularly well. I’m a big fan of bucket bags, its one of my favorite shapes. I always have at least one in my closet because it’s my go to bag. They’re also a favorite because they can hold a surprising amount of junk necessities for their size. A perfect ratio of slouchy to structured sets the bucket bag apart from it’s cousins: messenger bag, hobo bag, tote and satchel. It’s almost like a hybrid that lends just the right amount of effortlessly cool to your everyday ensembles. For your consideration, here is a list of my favorite bucket bags with a price point for every pocketbook. Please be advised that the following images may lead to drooling.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Too hot to handle drawstring bucket bag (also available in mini)

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David Jones Drawstring bucket bag

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