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Get the Look: 30 Cute Cosmetic Cases

Last week I pulled together a collection of cute cosmetic cases, “Kiss & Make Up” in the Boston Globe. I generally like to do a travel-related roundup in the summer, and I had already done weekend bags last year.

Mostly, though, I was inspired by a particularly cute cosmetic case by Deux Luxe, that the publicist had sent me back in the winter—the Anguilla cosmetic case in jade green emblazoned with exotic birds. I love the look. Unfortunately it didn’t make it into the Globe, but I’ve included it here (#17), along with 29 other cute cosmetic case finds.

Bostonians, pay attention to #1, #9, and #18 by ultra preppy, Brookline-based design label Ame & Lulu. I’m kind of attached to #2 from Catseye London. Adorable, though maybe channels too much of a crazy cat lady vibe? There’s a doggie one as well (#21). And if you’re more of a boho girl, Target has a couple of great Coachella-worthy makeup bags (#5 and #8).

Browse through for a new one; you know yours is smeared with gunk. Me? I still use the iconic brown & white striped cosmetic bags and toiletry case from Henri Bendel, a long-ago gift from an ex boyfriend’s mom. And yeah, it’s a bit worn.

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Shop cute cosmetic cases from StyleCarrot partners and other favorite brands.

S H O P P I N G

1 Mercer Floppy Cosmetic Bag, $38 at Ame & Lulu.

2 Catseye London “Kitten” Cosmetics Case, $25 at Nordstrom.

3 Trina These Are the Days Clutch, $24 at Ulta.

4 LeSportsac Striped Cosmetic Case, $42 at Macy’s.

5 Geometric Print Toiletry Bag, $9.95 at Target.

6 Renny Drive Annabella Cosmetic Case, $68 at Kate Spade.

7 Rebecca Minkoff Floral Izzie, $85 at Bloomingdale’s.

8 Striped Coral Toiletry Bag $9.99 at Target.

9 Cosmetic Bag with Mesh, $56 at Ame & Lulu.

10 Adidas by Stella McCartney Transparent Case at Farfetch.

11 Catseye London Lips Cosmetic Case, $44.56 on eBay.

12 Trina Soak of the Rays Clutch, $24 at Ulta.

13 Rip Curl Aloha Spirit Clutch, $29.50 at Nordstrom.

14 Ted Baker Floral Cosmetic Case, $50 at Bloomingdale’s.

15 Lee Coren Ciclo Flat Clutch, $54 at Pod.

16 Steph & Co. Tahiti Viveca, $22.50 at Nordstrom.

17 Deux Lux Anguilla Cosmetic Case, $38  at Nordstrom.

18 Ranger Floppy Cosmetic Bag, $38 at Ame & Lulu.

19 Tropicana Cosmetic Case, $9.99 at Nine West.

20 Let’s Makeup Lil Zip Bag by Dogeared, $24 at Zappos.  

21 Jack Russel by Catseye London Cosmetic Case, $15 at Nordstrom.  

22 Hudson+Bleecker Marrakech Avion Cosmetic Case, $66 at Bluefly.

23 Fendi Roma print make-up bag, $250 at Farfetch.

 24 Rockstar Cosmetic Case, $28 at Saks

25 Izzie Snake Cosmetic Case, $85 at Rebecca Minkoff

26 Chanel Preowned Cosmetic Case, $399 at Luxe Designer Handbag.

27 Marc Jacobs Smiley Face Cosmetic Case, $98 at Shopbop.

28 LeSportsac Tuileries Cosmetic Case, $31.50 at 6pm

29 Charlotte Tilbury Canvas Cosmetics Case, $20 at Net-a-Porter. 

30 Vera Bradley Luggage Lighten Up Travel Cosmetic Case, $34 at Zappos.

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Get the Look: Every Type of Birkenstock Sandal

After putting together Friday’s post on the revival of Birkenstocks, and having a late birthday lunch with friends (thanks Marcie & Deb!), I headed to The Tannery to try on Birkenstocks. As they’re hardly sexy, I felt like I was trying on shoes that an college roommate left by the door. But, once I channeled the women in the street style photos, I was on board. So I turned my attention to how Birkenstocks actually felt on my feet.

The leather of the Arizona sandals were a little stiff for me, (though likely fine for most anybody else), and I didn’t even bother trying on the Gizeh thongs (I can only wear flip flops with ribbons, not leather, between my toes). It’s too bad, because I really like the white Arizona Birkenstocks. They remind me of my white rubber platforms slides by Patrick Cox from the mid-90s (which I actually still have and should perhaps resurrect).

The white Birkenstocks are so obviously a cute style statement and would not be mistaken for the schleppy misguidedness. Look, if you’re going to wear Birkenstocks because they’re back (and by back I mean, by those who matter, i.e., Phoebe Philo, Marc Jacobs, Jenna Lyons), then you’re going to have to cultivate the total look. (I can do a post with specific clothing picks too if anyone’s interested.)

Back to the try-ons. I also slipped on a slouchy pair of mocha suede Arizona sandals with rose gold buckles (nice styling touch), which also happened to be labeled “soft footbed.” Bingo. Pure comfort. (For sizing, go down one.) I could definitely get on board wearing these. Thing is, I haven’t been into earth tones the past ten years.

Back home, my search for size 36 black suede Arizonas turned up “out of stock” messages. Not willing to languish on a wait list, I ordered the Arizona Soft Footbed Suede Sandal in Velvet Gray from Nordstrom’s. (By the way, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is in progress.) Admittedly, it is going to be harder to pull off elegance in gray suede than crisp black, but so be it. Besides, I’ve been totally into my gray Madewell jeans, so this could all be good.

And, fact is, I’m headed to the Outer Cape for most of the summer, where looking just so is just not.

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S H O P P I N G

Shop Birkenstock sandals from StyleCarrot partners.

1. Birkenstock Gizeh Thong in Black Patent

2. Birkenstock Arizona in White with White Sole 

3. Birkenstock  Gizeh Thong in Metallic Blue

4. Birkenstock Cairo Woven Leather  

5. Birkenstock Granada Soft Footbed in Oiled Leather

6. Birkenstock Arizona in Caribou

7. Ar By Tatami Birkenstock Dakar in Red w/Leopard Fur Sole

8. Birkenstock Catania by Papillio in Metallic Turquoise Leather

9. Birkenstock Granada in Metallic Silver

10. Birkenstock  Gizeh Thong in Mint Linen with Cream Sole

11. Birkenstock Arizona in Violet Nubuck

12. Papillion by Birkenstock Madrid in Leopard Classic 

13. Birkenstock Striped  

14. Tatami  by Birkenstock Adria Flecht 

15. Birkenstock Arizona in Hippie Flowers 

16. Birkenstock Madrid in Gold Metallic 

17. Birkenstock  Yara in Oiled Leather

18. Birkenstock Chania Gladiator

19. Birkenstock Florida in True Leopard

20. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed in Green Suede

21. Birkenstock Milano in Black Patent Leather 

22. Birkenstock Mayari 

23. Birkenstock Curacao by Birki Stretch Sandal

24. Birkenstock Arizona in Floral  

25. Birkenstock Gizeh Thong in Tango Red

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Get the Look: 22 Digital Print Dresses

Following up on yesterday’s street style post “Style Right Now: 14 Digital Print Looks,” I pulled together 22 digital print dresses for you. (Actually, a couple of them are long T-shirts, but you could totally wear one as a summer dress if you’re petite, or thrown over a bathing suit.) Of course I won’t actually be wearing any (with red hair and freckles I’ve got enough going on without adding a print) but I really do love the digital print look, especially the landscape-y, photographic ones. I totally adore #1 and #14 is pretty cool, but then again, so is everything she does.

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 S H O P P I N G 

1. Emma Cook Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Tunic

2. Helmut Lang Printed Dress

3. Milly Print Raglan Sleeve Dress

4. Tibi Flore Di Cactus Dress

5. Keepsake Be My Escape Dress

6. Preen Issy Floral Collage Print Dress

7. Akris Punto Surfer Print Sheath Dress

8. Versus Green Jungle Print Safety Pin Dress

9. Tibi Sierra Dress

10. Peter Pilotto Kristen Printed Dress

11. Dolce & Gabbana Ancient Ruin Print Shift Dress

12. Collina Strada Shiloh Dress

13. Jean Pierre Braganza Digital Print Top

14. Mary Katrantzou Sao Paulo Print Tee 

15. Love Skater Dress In Digital Mirror Print

16. Beautifully Zebra Print Dress

17. Pippa Lynn T-Shirt Dress in Digital Print

18. Peter Pilotto Mira Printed Panel Dress

19. Clover Canyon Garden Plaid Neoprene Dress

20. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Tokyo Print T-Shirt

21. Milly Graffiti Flowers Dress 

22. Shakuhachi Geo Print Tee Dress

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Get the Look: Party Dresses From All the Best Designers

Selecting the holiday party dresses here was more fun than going shopping for the real thing. The list of designers reads like a Vogue editor’s Fashion Week to-do list. There are 42 different designers represented here, each dress more fun than the next. Probably you won’t be able to actually buy many of these, thanks to the sky high prices, but still, they are divine.

If I were going to a holiday party, and I could wear any of them (and this is in dreamland, where I have the perfect body to match my bottomless wallet), I think I’d opt for the Rachel Roy or Marc Jacobs, though I do also love the drape-y metallic Vivienne Westwood and the darling Nina Ricci. I also love the idea of the Isabel Marant with black booties, topped with a leather moto jacket. I suppose it depends on the occasion. They’re all pretty fabulous. Which holiday party dress would you wear to a fancy fete?

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S H O P P I N G

1 Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Crinkled Taffeta Dress

2 Rag & Bone Corina Fringe Dress

3 Thakoon Dandelion Print Wool Blend Satin Dress

4 Mary Katrantzou Elay Printed Jersey Dress

5 Lanvin Ruffled Satin Twill Dress

6 Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Crepe Dress

7 Monique Lhuillier Tulle Embroidered Dress

8 Donna Karan Sequined Stretch Jersey Dress

9 Emilio Pucci Fitted Lace Dress

10 Erdem Silk Blend Jacquard Dress

11 Hervé Leger Bandage Dress

12 Lela Rose Jagged Paint Splatter Dress

13 Alexander McQueen Floral Print S-Bend Dress

14 Isabel Marant Strapless Sweetheart Dress

16 Diane von Furstenberg Long Sleeve Lace Dress

17 Carven Contrast Back Lace Dress

18 Alexis Madame Strapless High-Lo Dress

19 J. Mendel Pleated Dress

20 Alexander Wang Leather Bib Dress

21 Zero + Maria Cornejo Little O Dress

22 L’Wren Scott Pebbled Jacquard Dress

23 Tracy Reese Flared Frock

24 Tory Burch Kirby Dress

25 Narciso Rodriguez Point Hem Silk Dress

26 Marc Jacobs Sequined Dress

27 Anthony Vaccarello Black Dress

28 Alice & Olivia Aubree Embellished Lace Dress

29 Nina Ricci Tulle & Silk Knotted Dress

30 Milly Bustier Feather Dress

31 Zuhair Murad Floral Sequin Dress

32 Stella McCartney Silk Faille Dress

33 Jenni Kayne Lace Seam Dress

34 Rochas Two-Tone V-Back Dress

35 Naem Khan Beaded Fringe Dress

36 Marc Jacobs Velveteen & Silk Crossback Dress

37 Armani Collezioni Floral Silk Drape Dress

38 Jason Wu Duchesse Satin A-Line Dress

39 Proenza Schouler Pleated Dress in Geometric Cave

40 Christopher Kane Mesh Shawl Top Silk Dress

41 Roksanda Ilincic Patchwork Dupioni Kilton Dress

42 Matthew Williamson Winter Garden Organza Layered Dress

43 Joseph Agnes Lace Dress

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