This Purse is “Calling” your Name

 

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Even though fashion editors are displaying the Apple watch left and right, including Anna Wintour, no one integrates fashion and tech with the same flare as Betsey Johnson.

While the presence of tech in fashion has become more avant-garde in 2015 with advancements such as a fashionable version of the Fitbit by Tory Burch and a tech dress by Chromat, which was debuted at NYFW, Betsey Johnson proved that simpler applications of tech can be more amusing. This time, instead of an outrageous tutu, the charismatic, cart-wheeling designer opened her infinite dress-up box to retailers with an old-fashioned phone purse.

The innovative use of a phone in place of a normal leather handle is more practical than you may think. The curly cord leads to a USB inside the handbag that plugs into your smart phone. With this, you can literally talk on the Betsey Johnson phone, with your smart phone incognito.

While talking on the phone may get you a few scrutinizing glances, if you don’t mind a little humorous speculation, give your go-to clutch a night off, and accessorize your LBD with a phone purse. After all, it is only one click, swipe or “rrring!” away.

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The Valentine’s Day Look Book

Instead of falling for a cheesy heart-printed sweater or bright pink eye shadow this Valentine’s Day, I used my better judgment to stick with more subtle Valentine’s Day looks that were still as “charming” as that heart-antennae headband that seemed so tempting. When picking out these looks, I wanted the apparel to bring out hints of the holiday while still being wearable for other days of the year.

In my first look, my friend, Sara, is wearing a floral romper, a beige cardigan, pale pink pearls, nude pumps and a pink lip for a sweet and refined look. This look could be perfect for Valentine’s Day brunch or any upcoming spring occasion. I adore the rose print on her romper and love the subtle mix of various pastels and blush tones throughout the fabric. The trick to pulling off a print like this in an ensemble is to pair it with other neutrals and muted hues that will serve to enhance the print instead of clashing with it.

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For my second look, I am wearing palazzo pants, a lace crop top, black wedges and and loose waves that could be appropriate for any casual outing such as an outdoor concert or fun picnic. In lieu of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to add a pink flower crown that convincingly went with the festival-chic vibe of my outfit.

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For my third daytime look, I have a textured, blush peplum top, white capris, a floppy hat, pointed-toe kitten heels, a kate spade new york tote and a black onyx necklace with a heart detail. In my book, you can never have too many bows, which is obviously why I have four of them in this outfit. This flirty bow detailing and petite tote make this outfit a perfect candidate for a light afternoon on the town!

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For the final look, Sara is wearing a vertical-striped dress that is cinched around the waist with a light brown microbelt, black stockings, light brown booties, a gold watch and a black floppy hat for added style. I thought that the color blocking with the brown booties and belt made the look more youthful and fabulous, while the classic silhouette of the dress in combination with the black floppy hat reminded me of something that Amal Alamuddin would wear, making me love the look even more.

I also admired the subtle, yet glamorous details that glinted throughout the outfit. For instance, there were gold buttons on the cuffs of each sleeve, and Sara wore a dainty, embellished gold watch to match. She added an extra bit of sparkle with off-white, rose shaped ceramic earrings that were surrounded by rein stones.

With the effortless flow and elegance of this outfit, this look is ready for a lively night out.

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