Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Riana Handbag by Maxwell Scott







     Finding the right handbag to accent my outfits has always been one of my favorite fashion  challenges. When Maxwell Scott sent me The Rianna Handbag it was easy to look through my coats and style a crisp and classic look to compliment this timeless bag.  Maxwell Scott not only creates a wide variety of handbags but also briefcases and travel bags for both men and women.   

     Another cold and snowy week. Dean and I are jumping in and out of the car to warm up while taking these pictures. In the middle of winter seeing pure color helps brighten the short days!


handbag--the rianna handbag by maxwell scott (gifted)
coat--jessica simpson (ebay)
shoes--calvin klein
blouse--trina truk
skirt--jcrew (consignment purchase)
earrings--handmade (anniversary gift from dean)

location--minnesota state fair grounds, with pictures by dean and handbag picture by ann

links
the pleated poppy
the mommy chronicles
style elixer
because shanna said so
what I wore wednesday
working girl with style
three-fer thursday link up
wardrobe wednesday
lulu's love list
the mrs. and the mommy
mingle monday
not dead yet style

56 comments:

  1. Very nicely done, Ann! I love this handbag. Much more attractive than the Jimmy Lim from Target version that had infested so many blogs upon blogs. Thank you for a refreshing twist. Personally, I am not a purse person. I have discovered that as I contemplate my posts. I have about 4 purses to my name. That says a bunch right there, huh?

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    1. Thanks, this bag is the real deal. I'm a handbag gal for sure. If you have 4 bags you like and work well for you that's good too. Have a wonderful holiday Renae!

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    2. Awh, thanks Ann! You are the best! Just thought I'd drop by and say hi again. So ... HI ... lol

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  2. That bag is gorgeous! I love having many handbags, but I am not a change everyday kind of person. I really like this classic look that can be dressed up or down.

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    1. This is a newer style of bag for me and I think you are right that this classic design can be dressed up or down. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Beautiful look, I love the coat and shoes.

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  4. You are the Queen Of Beautiful Coats! Amazing look Ann! I truly love that bag and the color is delicious. These are very beautiful pictures.
    Xo
    Carelia

    "Camel" new blog post on:
    MySmallWardrobe.com

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    1. Thanks Corelia, We have a Canon camera we use for our artwork and I thought " Why don't we use it for the blog?" The colors are so much more true with this camera. I think it makes a crisper image.

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this handbag and your coat! Both are beautiful...I will visit the website right now! Thanks, Ann!

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  6. Lovely ensemble and I must say I really love your handbag, I love the shape and I have many that have a similar shape. it is such a classic bag that you can't go wrong. That coat is such a lovely color for fall. It would look great with boots and skinny jeans too:-)

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com

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  7. Right down to the table with the snowflake design...a perfect tableau, and with you as it's shining star! Even the toggle closures on the purse and coat are identical! I can imagine how warm and cozy the car would feel after snapping photos in the cold!

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  8. The light is amazing on those pics - Gee you got your settings right!
    Everything is perfect, the style, the clothes the location, the angles
    You know what i would be nice to see a shot of you looking at camera - Do you always look away?

    Arianexo

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    1. Thanks Ariane for the comments. I feel kind of shy looking at the camera, I will give it a try.

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  9. This i a really great handbag and perfect for these outfit. The color of the scarf fits the coat so nice.

    Fantastic pictures outside, good to have a table for take a sit. ;) I can imagine how cold the weather is.
    http://glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de/

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  10. Oh my…I am seriously in love with that bag. It looks like a Kelly from Hermes, but not nearly as expensive. I love the colour too.

    It must be fun to see you carting your table with you for the shoot. That blue background is gorgeous with the red.

    Funny enough you don't look cold at all in the photos. I would have a red nose and face.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. We are in and out of our car with the heat blasting. Today was in the 30's felt like a heat wave. I was Christmas shopping taking off the down coat in the stores.

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  11. I love the classy and elegant style of your new handbag, Ann. A timeless piece and surely the perfect addition to your collection.
    Excellent fit and colour of your coat!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  12. You know I always admire your coats and this one is no exception! I love the color and the pleats in the back. And this purse is gorgeous!…totally reminds me a coveted Hermes bag. Hope you are having a great week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. I am hosting a Kensie giveaway, hope you stop by and enter.

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  13. One more wonderful coat of yours! Love its elegant design and bright colour. And it looks double great against the blue background. The bag being so elegant and classy compliments the look perfectly.

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  14. Im really enjoying your posts Ann! Every coat is beautiful. I agree with you...it is quite a challenge to have the right outfits per outfit. That is something I have yet to master.

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  15. You are SO RIGHT about colour brightening up the winter. I am often confused as to why fashion palettes for winter fashions are all dark - this is the season we need colours most. You are brilliant in your bold colours. I couldn't tell a Maxwell Scott bag from a Kelly bag, but I know that I like this one.

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    1. I say yes to color in the winter too. It's so dark, we need it.

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  16. I love the bag, it really is a classic!

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  17. Beautiful handbag Ann! Reminds me of Grace Kelly :-)
    Think this is the perfect bag for every outfit!

    Have a nice evening <3

    xoxo Kira

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  18. Forget the handbag - I love that coat! :)

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  19. Love the bag, but too steep for me. I could never justify spending that much money on a handbag lol

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  20. LOVE that bag! It's perfect! great colors too! Thank you for linking up with me at The Mummy Chronicles Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

    L,
    Vicky

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  21. Love the orange coat (and the entire look)!

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

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  22. You look sensational in vivid colors Ann. I also think your hair looks great. The cut and color is perfect.
    The new bag is beautiful. Enjoy it!!

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    1. Oh thanks Rebecca. I went more blonde with this haircut and more texturized. I've had the same stylist for 15 years and followed her to 3 salons. I have some gray, blonde is a easy mix. I asked her if this is too blonde and she likes it too. Thanks for noticing the change!

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  23. Wow! That Jacket and purse up against the blue wall looks beautiful! Reminds me of a Anthropologie ad.
    Merrie @ www.PetiteCareerGirl.com

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  24. You look so elegant in this ensemble! I love the color and the cut of your coat! It's hard to believe it's by Jessica Simpson. It's hardware reminds me Coach coats.
    That bag is something everyone could use in their closet. It's such a classic shape.

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    1. I thought the same thing about this coat looking like a Coach item. I bought it at Marshall's last year.

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  25. A wonderful dress, and a lovely outfit.

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  26. I know I should be looking at that beautiful bag but I can't get past your hair. It looks like it's just been trimmed? It's looking just gorgeous Ann and the colour is beautiful. You have a great stylist:). The bag is lovely, very classic and timeless.

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    1. Yes fresh cut and color for Christmas. Thanks for commenting on my hair. I give my stylist the credit, if only I could get it to look like this when I style it myself.

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  27. total love your color mix. Merry Xmas! Sabina Styleblog Only in Frankfurt

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  28. Gorgeous! And I LOVE the handbag. It is a classic.

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  29. Perfection. I am so pleased for you that they gave you the bag. It would have been too painful having to return it. It is beautiful and you have styled it so well. The pictures are so gorgeous that I did not even see you have indeed coloured and cut your hair, till I spotted Deborah's comment. It looks great. Very admirable that you wore pumps in this cold.
    Greetje

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    1. Say I saw you looking fab with Sylvia. The boots and pants are so fine! Glad you like this post.

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  30. I am so sorry about my late comment! I have been very busy recently... Very nice bag and extra nice coat, so feminine and stylish! Your shoes are lovable ( by the way, you have wonderful legs, my dear! ) and you look relaxed and smiling also in very cold temperatures! Funny to think of you and your husband getting in and out of the car!!

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    1. No worries, this time of year is busy. Thanks for commenting. Wishing you and your family a happy holiday!

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    2. Here again , just to wish you the sweetest Merry Christmas!!

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  31. This bag does compliment your outfit perfectly! Your beautiful colored coat is just perfection! Wonderful winter look!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  32. Fantastic classic look Ann! I love your coat, it looks fantastic against the blue background! Your bag is timeless, you lucky girl :)
    Hugs, Beata xxxx

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  33. This look is so chic! Every single element!!

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  34. Great handbag and that red coat is stunning on you. Wish I could find great ebay and thrift and finds!
    Happy Holidays!
    xox ~kim (& chloe)

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  35. There you are again in a coat to live for! The red pairs nicely with the gorgeous bag, with the scarf magically bringing all colors together. The shoes are are very chic. Though I can feel the chill in the air, your smile radiates warmth.

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  36. Dear Ann,
    I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year. Your wonderful blog is a delight to look at and I appreciate the time and effort you put into it.
    I hope 2014 brings you all great things!
    Rebecca (your friend in NYC)

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    1. Thanks Rebecca for all the supportive comments this year. They have inspired me to keep thinking about the next post. Hope you have a happy new year!

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  37. Wow! The handbag is lovely, of course, but no one wears rust like you do. Or any color for that matter!
    Yeaaaayyyyy you and your handbag!

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  38. The coat is great and especially with that nice blue background! I would want to take that background with me everywhere :-D

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