Hi all, it is good to be back, well for a few days at least, before the endless cheese eating and merriment continues once again. Did you all have a wonderful Christmas, spend with family and friends? I certainly did, and it gave me a rare chance to dress in a pretty dress, which had gorgeous bell sleeves.
Another chance to get all fancy comes in a few days with New Years Eve. The one day of the year, where it is socially acceptable to go to the local pub/bar in a full length sequin gown. How great is that?
It may not be too late to grab ourself something glitzy for the New Year celebrations. With many online sites offering next day delivery, you can have that new sequin dress in your wardrobe before you know it. So get clicking, and get you fabulous piece of sequin glitz and start celebrating.
Gorgeous Glitz Under $100
I just love a bit of sparkle I do, I’m like a magpie. I’ve taken a look through Xwalker, and found some sparkling deals…
How about some finishing touches?
However you celebrate, I hope you have a very Happy New Year.
If there is someone special in your life that follows a vegan lifestyle, it can be hard to know what to buy them for Christmas. You want them to know that you respect the choice they have made, so you need to make sure that your gift to them is vegan-friendly.
Worry not, the next Christmas Gift Guide I have come up with features all vegan gifts, most of which are very reasonably priced. Searching for vegan gifts for Christmas through the Xwalker catalogue, yeilded an impressive variety of gifts. So for my Vegan Christmas Gift Guide, I have split it into two categories: Apparel and Accessories.
Vegan Christmas Gifts – Apparel
Vegan fashion has come a long way in the past decade, with more and more people adopting the lifestyle. As a result, there is a lot more choice for the fashion conscious vegan, and at prices similar to non-vegan items. Just so you know the majoirty of these pieces are under $100, with the exception of the Rebecca Taylor dress. There are plenty of vegan bargains to be had this Christmas.
Vegan Christmas Gifts – Accessories
If you thought the vegan apparel was special, wait until you seerange of fabulous accessories that are all 100% vegan. Can you believe you can get vegan Doc Marten’s, and those over-the-knee boots are a complete dream.
So, do you think any of these lovely items will make the vegan in your life happy? Don’t forget to check out our Under $100 Gifts Guides for Men and Women, as well as the Christmas Gift Guide for the Dog.
It is the most glamorous time of the year. Yes, it is party season, which for many of us, means being more social in the space of a couple of weeks, than they are for the rest of the year combined. Most of the time throughout December, I would rather me in a onsie, watching terrible Christmas movies. So, when the social events start filling up the calender in December, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on those glamorous party essentials. I want party clothes, shoes and accessories that dont break the bank, but still look good, and would be versatile enough to work for other occasions.
So, in my previous browsings of Xwalker, I have found some wonderful party dresses for under $150. Now I have been on the hunt for party handbags and shoes, for under $100, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of choice.
Party Shoes Under $100
A good quality pair of party shoes, doesn’t have to cost the earth. For less than $100, you have so much choice, from court to sandals, metallics to prints, stilettos to block heels. I am particulalrly fond of those leopard print pumps, which shoes are your favourite?
Party Handbags Under $100
Just like there is plenty of choice for gorgeous party shoes , there is lots of great party handbags available through Xwalker, for under $100. Embellished or simple, printed or plain, you are totally spoilt for choice…that stunning irridescent box clutch has made it into my shopping basket. Any of these going to make it into yours?
Feeling better about having to be social over party season now?
Christmas is a great source of style inspiration, and I’m not just talking about Christmas jumpers. The colours associated with the festive season are beautiful, vibrant and chic. One of my favourite festive tones, is forest green – the deep, luxurious shade is effortless and rich, perfect for making a statement through the Christmas festivities.
Forest green will fit in beautifully with the rest of your winter wardrobe, matching well with denim, classic black, as well as metallic shades for evening and party wear.
Festive Forest Green
I know at this time of year, everyone is busy with preparations of one kind or another. So I have thoroughly looked through the Xwalker catalogue to find some great forest green pieces, to give you that Christmas style inspiration. With so many designers and stores in one place, it was actually really easy – cup of hot chocolate, feet up, sweatpants and thousands of fab fashion pieces at my fingertips.
But wait, there’s more…
So which piece of forest green loveliness is your favourite? I’m really digging the blackless mini dress…so adorable.
Handbags are great don’t you think? There is one for every occasion, every outfit and every requirement. Attending college and have a large amount of books to carry – there is a handbag for that. Going to a wedding, but want a clutch that will hold your make up and your cell phone – there is a bag for that. Planning on a long hike, but want a back pack that will still be chic for work – there is a bag for that too.
Those with a Kardashian level budget can purchase a new designer handbag for any occasion they like – dog’s birthday, cat wedding, first Tuesday of September; they can buy a handbag for that. But, for us mere mortals, we see the buying of a designer handbag as a much bigger deal. It will be an investment piece that should be a good fit for all seasons, most occasions, and match well with the rest of our wardrobe.
So, what should you be looking for in a transitional designer handbag? There are a few thing to bear in mind, to make sure you get the most use out of that big fashion investment.
Versatile Color – Choosing a designer with a neutral shade will make it much more versatile, as it will complement well with any item from your wardrobe. Black and navy are always good neutral shades, as are beiges and browns, and metallics are also very versatile and will add a little shimmer to your wardrobe. If you do like bolder shades, choose a bag in a single hue, to add a pop of color to your outfits.
Prints Are Okay – If you have plenty of prints in your wardrobe, feel free to chose a printed handbag, as clashing prints are very chic, just make sure to chose colours that blend well with your clothing.
Good Size – Clutch bags and cute mini cross-body handbags are great, but they are not really suitable for a wide range of occasions, they are just too small. You don’t need to buy a bag to size of a potato sack, a mid-size handbag will work just fine for most things.
Your Style – One of the most important things, is that you actually really love the handbag. Don’t follow the latest handbag trend, if it doesn’t fit in with you own personal style. Walk to the beat of your own drum and you will always be in style.
Best Designer Handbags Under $200
For those on a more modest budget, there are some great transitional designer handbags available for under $200. For just a few hundred dollars you will get a great starter handbag, to kick start the designer collection. Check out a selection of reasonable designer handbags available to shop through the Xwalker browser.
Best Designer Handbags Under $500
For those with a little more money at their disposable, a wider range of designers becomes available, such as Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Karen Walker. Take a look at some of the wonderful designer handbags, you can use all year round, year after year, for under $500.
Best Designer Handbags Under $1000
With a budget up to $1000, you really are making an investment purchase, so take you time when choosing that transitional designer handbag. Some really high end designers are now within your budget, just think how special you will feel with an Alexander Wang handbag on your arm, or carrying your Chloe purse with you wherever you go.
Best Designer Handbags Over $1000
If you have a little but more money at your disposal and want to treat yourself to something extra special, you should definitely spend your funds wisely. It may have taken you many months to save up that money, and you cold really regret blowing it in a rash decision. Send some time browsing designer handbags through Xwalker, where you can browse dozens of handbag designers in one place. Will it be a stunning Gucci handbag? Or perhaps a gorgeous bag from Fendi? Take some inspiration with some of our favourites.
If you are looking to invest in a wearable and versatile designer handbag, get searching all your favourite brands today through Xwalker. You will never miss a sale or a special deal, so get browsing today.