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wear it this weekend: DIY envelope clutch

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I have long been a huge fan of the envelope clutch. Not only is my own version one of my flagship designs for Holland Cox, another version is the very first sewing pattern I’ve offered for sale! Despite what you may think, an envelope clutch can be very versatile. This little tutorial is just one […]

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how to get the most out of your trendy accessories

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So, you’ve caved to the latest trend. You fell in love and just couldn’t say no. You’ve worn it three times already and have loved every minute of it! You have no regrets! Sadly, you’ve worn it exactly the same way all three times. It’s time to branch out, love! Time for a restyling. To […]

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how to wear the zaria envelope clutch

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Sometimes people tell me they love Holland Cox handbags, but don’t know how to wear them. Here’s two takes on styling the zaria envelope clutch from my spring 2011 collection:   the zaria envelope clutch by hollandcox   The zaria clutch is adorned with handmade flowers on the flap, so it lends itself easily to […]

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how to wear orange, the epilogue: with purple

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I truly thought I had covered all the bases with my how to wear orange series, but I now realize that I’ve left out one of my favorite combinations: orange and purple! I don’t have any color theory justification for it, I just like the way it looks! In general, don’t feel like you can’t […]

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how to wear orange, part 4: with pink

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For the fourth and final entry into my how to wear orange series, I want to talk about pink. Pink, especially the fuchsia variety, is just as energetic and playful as orange. Not to get all art-school-color-theory on you, but pink is just a tint of red (red + white), and red and orange are […]

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how to wear orange, part 3: with gray

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Black is your go-to neutral when wearing a bright color, am I right? I’m guessing you might feel a bit Halloween-y pairing it with orange, though. But guess what? Gray can do practically anything black can do. how to wear orange, part 3 by hollandcox Gray can be simple, striking, sophisticated, and sexy. Unfortunately, it […]

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how to wear orange, part 2: with navy

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This one is almost a no-brainer, friends! Orange and blue are complimentary colors, so navy and orange is a match made in heaven, and a summer fashion staple. how to wear orange, part 2 by hollandcox If you don’t want to look like an over-zealous college football fan, make sure your navy is very dark, […]

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how to wear orange, part 1: with khaki

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While you can definitely wear any bright color with any neutral color, I like to think every bold hue has a perfect match somewhere in the more subdued part of the spectrum. For orange, I believe that match is khaki. how to wear orange, part 1 by hollandcox Khaki on its own or with other […]

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the seduction of slow fashion

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Have you been seduced by the idea of slow fashion? I confess: I used to be a mindless consumer of fast fashion. I was unhappy with life in a lot of ways, and retail therapy was my self-medication of choice. I regularly bought a lot of cheap, boring clothing that (in hindsight) didn’t even give […]

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what are you doing new year’s eve?

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At first I was planning on not having plans, but now I’m not so sure. I’ve gotten some tempting invitations. red, gold, or purple? by hollandcox Naturally my first thought was: what would I wear? I feel like there’s no point going out for New Year’s Eve if you’re not going to be shiny, so […]

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