Saturday, February 14, 2015

Maximize Your ROI: Estellon Striped Handbag

It's so easy to do - you see a bag you adore, and the next thing you know, you're struggling to use it...

Bag - Estellon (no longer available)

Sleeveless top – Henry Cotton’s, cream capris – Reed Krakoff, bead bracelet – Emily Alice,
 gold espadrilles – Sam Edelman, earrings – Monet, linen dress – La Fabbrica del Lino
gold sandals – A2 by Aerosoles

Metallic sweatshirt – Majestic, linen skirt – Carven, drop earrings – Liz Law, scarf – Altea
sandals – Burberry, brown earrings – Heidi Daus, cardigan – L’Autre Chose, tee shirt – Sandwich
jeans – Alexa Chung for AG, woven shoes – L’Autre Chose

Sweater dress – Iris von Arnim, morganite and diamond earrings – Allurez, rose gold tassel
 necklace – Carolina Bucci, bronze pumps – Rockport, stud earrings – V by Valkeniers, apricot 
blouse – Michael Kors, lace bracelet – Aurelie Bidermann, ballet flats – L’AutreChose, blush 
trousers – T by Alexander Wang


PS - For more in the Maximize Your ROI series, check out the following articles:


  1. Stunning colors! I'd love all this apricot and bronze and blush in my closet.

  2. Now we can say start with a purse instead with art! I immediately want everything here. Gorgeous.

    Deb from Vancouver

  3. Thank you for all these gorgeous ideas to wear with my favorite bag! I especially love the shoes and the sweater.

  4. You have hit all the colors that flatter my skin tones, especially that fabulous cardigan from l"Autre Chose. You constantly amaze me, Janice.

    Cheers, M-T

  5. Beautiful colors! Love this wardrobe!

  6. Janice, if a woman has all these beautiful items, it's one thing, (and no struggle) but to spend $891 on a pair of pants (Reed Krakoff) to make a bag work? Whoa, I'd be in even further up that creek :)
    You are right, this happened to me once, and the bag sat on a shelf because I did not want to shift my palette to accommodate it.

  7. I am enjoying this series. You have given me some great ideas and my wardrobe has certainly improved using your adivce. I have less clothes but it is so much easer to dress each day. I bought some brogues last year and would love to see how you would style them. I fell in love them and had to have them! If you are interested the link is Thank you, Maryann

  8. I'd be very interested in brogues styling suggestions; I really love the Grensens linked above as they are stylish and not too traditional. I'm a real tomboy, but need to be careful (at 50+) not to go overboard with masculine tailoring - it can look a bit grim. So some ideas for a good masculine/feminine balance incorporating these would be really helpful!

    1. Hi Alice, The reason I bought them is that they are not too tradtional. I fell in love woth them. I am a 55 tomboy and agree that it is a fine balance when style brogues. Maryann