The Fabulous Four Bs

September 17, 2006 • Magazine

The Fabulous Four Bs

The Fabulous Four Bs

Sun, 2006-09-17 22:02

Andra Naylor

I don’t normally write about accessories, but I’ve seen such swanky pieces, that I thought what the heck. Even more inspiring is the way women are pulling them all together.

The Belt
Get cinched with Chloe’s distressed leather belt for $150 at Or add a little wild to your wardrobe with J.Crew’s skinny leather and chain belt ($48 at Go for glam with Forever 21’s quilted faux leather belt for $5.80. Also offered in black and red.

The Bag
No wonder the Olivia bag is perfect – it’s designed by Joy Gryson, former director of handbags for Marc Jacobs ($855 at Also love the selection of sweater-inspired handbags – if you can keep ‘em clean. Try Rafe’s chocolate wool and leather trim bag for $475 at Target has hot bags this season. I like Mossimo’s large green satchel for $34.99 at

The Boot
Now that the cowboy boot has worked its way back out of style, focus on flat, slouchy and ankle. Dolce Vita’s boots (flat and slouchy) are seriously sexy ($220 at Try Kenneth Cole’s black ankles booties for $177 at and stay to play their Ultimate Shoe Giveaway sweepstakes. Donald J. Pliner’s take on the ankle boot is funky with its chunky chain accent ($325 at

The Bauble
I’ve had to retire my oversized, colorful beads and it hasn’t been easy. But with fall’s fresh crop of silver and gold, I think I’ll get over them. I love MRE’s flower earrings for $55 and cracked up over the name for their men’s collection: Manlery. Check out for one-of-a-kind pieces like the Zebra & Stainless Cuff ($120). Sway Jewelery’s brass chain necklace with links of white agate ($165) can be dressed up or down. Check out Sway Jewelry in Chicago at Etre and Krista K.

Oh, and one more thing – don’t forget your elbow length gloves. Perfect to wear with cropped sleeve coats…

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