Netta Covets: Orange Brogue Cross-Body Satchel

crossbodybag

i love everything. i mean everything about this bag – it’s orange, it’s got tassels, it’s a brogue-esque cross-body satchel. perfect for winter.

Netta Covets: Khaki Colour Block Bag

khakibag

this bag is super suave and super versatile because of the style and color. it’s a light neutral, so you could wear it with color, black, other neutrals, and with lots of different styles of outfits. it’s also not exorbitantly expensive! what would you wear it with?

icon

get yourself a iconriver island colour block bag.

xoxo nettaP

[email_link]

Netta Covets: It’s a Blue Blue Snake

riverislandsnakeskinbag

BEE TEE DUBS: get up to 70% off on bags and purses from 12PM – 2PM PST today! (10/19/2011)

use this code: PLUSTEN

just a great little piece to have on your arm. love the color and the classic shape and lines.

icon loving the handle, too. swing on around and get yourself a iconriver island snakeskin briefcase.

xoxo nettaP

[email_link] icon

Beach Chic

FancyDresses

i’m off to a charity gala tonight for dress for success. not familiar with dress for success? they’re a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development assistance to low-income women. they’re active in over 75 cities, and i really believe in their mission wholeheartedly.

the theme of the gala is beach chic, which is a lot harder to pull off than it sounds! especially as a new yorker who dresses in black unless she’s actually ON the beach. how does one dress up … while still looking beach appropriate? i tried on just about everything in my closet that is even remotely appropriate, and here are some of the ideas that i came up with!

the casual beach chic look is pretty easy to pull off. you just need a floral maxi dress, a tiered maxi dress, a wedge of some sort – cork or something natural, and maybe a fancy floppy hat to top it off. you could even get away with wearing flat sandals with this if you were actually going to say a beach wedding or something of that nature. a lot of these items can be found in the xoxo nettaP shop!

some folks are a little more into pants, and that’s totally ok! if you’re going to a beach chic gala and it’s not quite beachy outside yet (like here in NYC), then pants might be a better option. take your jacket off once you get inside, and voila! beach chic! a statement necklace can really dress up this look, too. and i love the idea of doing it with a ruffled top.

if you’re gonna get REALLY fancy, then you need to fancy up your accessories, too, and go for a shoe that’s more of a solid look. these all-cork-look wedges would work great because they’re understated. the black heels from kate spade are not too fancy, but they bring the color combo all together with the bauble on top. i’d carry a raffia clutch or, if you need a strap, something like this one made of straw.

there are LOTS of options for a beach gala, and if you don’t have these items already in your wardrobe – you can easily purchase one piece that can be worn over and over again to these types of summer events. most of these items can be found in the xoxo netta P shop. if you’re looking for some fancy floppy hats – there’s a post coming on that soon, too!

xoxo nettaP

[email_link]

Animal Accessories

Fennimas_Vandana_Necklace_600

you’re probably seeing feathers, fur (hopefully faux or reclaimed), leopard print and zebra everywhere you turn. the animalistic trend is best done in smaller doses (as opposed to head to toe). here is a round up of fabulous accessories inspired by our animal friends.

1 – vandanna necklace by fennimas – $600

2 – avenue leopard inlay bangle bracelet – $9.90

3 – jessica simpson flower feather floppy hat – $58

4 – jessica simpson stretch belt with animal trim – $36

5 – flower feather rosette from lane bryant – $19.95

6 – leopard tote from express – $41.93

xoxonettaP

[email_link]