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This spring, leave your plain black leather tote at home and pick up a brightly colored handbag! We love the vibrant hues and floral pattern of this hobo bag on Etsy. Perfect for adding a pop of color to your spring wardrobe and eventually for carrying to the beach!

Iris and Peony Hobo Slouch Bag, $32 at Etsy.bluebagetsythumb.png


A slip-on sneakers is the perfect alternative to flats on a day you’re feeling a little more casual. We love the colorful stripes on this pair by Study Footwear - they give a modern update to a classic silhouette. Wear them with rolled-up pants and a button-down top for a simple yet chic outfit.

Study Footwear The Drop Sneaker Blue/White Stripe, $52 at

Add some rockstar edge to your look with Elly Clay’s “Billie Jean” oversized clutch. Leopard print, zippers, and Italian leather combine for a must-have accessory that will spice up your little black dress. The bag also comes with a chain strap and can be worn as a cross body, perfect for day-to-night style!

Elly Clay Oversized Animal Zip Clutch, $259 at

jYCjl-FLOfk-wyifu-DSC00267.jpgWalking into the JoJo Loves You jewelry studio in Boston’s South End is like entering a fantasy land: everything is pink, shiny, and very sparkly. Behind all the glitter is designer Josie Hewitt, who launched the line after finishing college in 2002. She began selling jewelry to her friends and family, and eventually two local stores. The collection is now sold in more than 100 boutiques, and JoJo’s colorful Swarovski crystal “Blings” (pictured, $30) have garnered their own cult following. Other pieces we love from the collection are statement Starfish Necklaces, which are made with starfish pendants strung on flat quartz ($140), and chunky Rectangle Cuff bracelets in bold colors ($20, on sale from $31). While working on their spring 2011 collection, JoJo is having a major sale on the majority of items from fall, so hop over to and get shopping!jojolovesyouthumb.png
cache_370_64_3_x o studs.jpgWhether committed or single this Valentine’s Day, everyone loves to get hugs and kisses! If you’re hunting around for last-minute gifts for your girlfriends, we suggest these adorable XO earrings by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry. An affordable gift that’s stylish and meaningful, they’ll bring a smile to any girl’s face.

Hugs and Kisses Studs, $30 at

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