KeggyStyle’s Friday Fashion Finds: Animal-Inspired Accents

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Faux fur, cheetah print, snakeskin, oh my! On the hunt for animal-inspired fashion finds? Take a walk on the wild side with these upgrades to your winter wardrobe.

1.  Faux Fur: Once again, this sought after garment takes center stage. Doubling as a stand-alone or personalization piece, Ralph Lauren’s Long Shearling Vest warms your hands with two patch pockets at the waist and two hook-and-eye closures at the front. This sleeveless silhouette rivals your favorite snuggle blanket, while boasting runway appeal (and with a runway price tag of $2,998).Picture 9

This Indian Fur Cascade Vest by Alice & Olivia offers a less guilty pleasure. Inspired by the mix of uptown and downtown, this $698 au courant piece has an alluring drape style front panel that will keep you cozy this season.

2.  Cheetah Print: No need for a safari adventure with our cheetah inspired piece. Versace’s Animal Print Lace Dress in black elevates the “little black dress” with a peek-a-boo animal print lace panelingPicture 5, a hidden back zip and a round neckline (retails at $2,350).

Our fashion find will create envy even among the roaming jungle cats. This A.L.C. Wells Dress  is flawlessly complimented by its flared skirt and high-rounded rib knit neckline. You will definitely be “spotted” in this $415.80 piece!

3.  Reptilian: Alexander McQueen’s $975.00 Two-Tone Python Belt channels your inner animal. The dark orchid and black hues accent the contour of the waist, clasping together with a thinner inset and highlighting your curves.metallic1_large

We picked our very own reptilian Keggy belts for this fashion find. The metallic, iridescent shades of black, green, pink and blue are balanced with a black, suede-like trim and covered buckle. Safari meets street smart with these adventure-inspired belts for $150.

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Focus Magazine’s Accessory “Staff Picks” for 2013

Screen shot 2013-11-08 at 11.08.17 AMWhether you are in the Sunshine State for permanent paradise or escaping winter’s bluster, stimulate your senses for adventure and style without leaving the comfort of your beach chair. Exploring art, business and leisure on an international scale, Focus Magazine of SWFL reaches the residents in Florida’s southwest region as well as the welcomed transplants from the world over. Discover local hidden treasures and global trends, whether you are flipping through pages on the pristine white sand or browsing digital issues on your tablet poolside.

With sophisticated, visual spreads and a modern supporting website, Focus strives to live by their motto, “it’s about you.” Southwest Florida’s lifestyle and customs come to life in each issue.

Screen shot 2013-11-08 at 11.13.38 AMIn this year’s November-December’s Artist Issue, the Fashion & Style section draws attention to the staff-picked top five accessory designers for 2013. Keggy belts are in good company with the likes of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and Tiffany & Co. rings. Surrounded by neon purses and sapphire jewelry, Keggy’s reptilian leather and square enamel belts are featured beside a front row image from New York Fashion Week.Screen shot 2013-11-08 at 11.12.41 AM

With over 200 pages of artistic influences from around the world, these lavish issues provide the people of this multicultural region the essentials to living in style. This one-of-a-kind magazine showcases innovation and creativity beneficial to not just residents of SWFL, but to any reader or web explorer.

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#ManCrushMonday – Men’s Trends for Fall 2013

Men's Trends for Fall 2013

Men’s Trends for Fall 2013 by keggystyle on Polyvore

In response to numerous requests for a male version of our fashion find feature, we are launching #ManCrushMonday. Take a look at our super luxe picks for men this season, as well as our our top five fashion finds for fall 2013.

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1. The Slim-Fit Blazer: Love this sweetheart red tweed with its notched lapel and two-button fastening! ASOS’s fit-to-size wool blend jacket offers a sophisticated pop of color against the basic tones of men’s dress wear. Snatch up this fashion find for $133.49 or go for the sizable splurge with Gucci’s crimson duke jacket. For $2,200, Bergdorf Goodman offers this sport coat boasting peacock-print lining and plush velvet detail.

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2. The Leather Lace-Ups: Take a walk on the wild-er side in these wing-tipped tall boots. Step with ease between casual and cocktail, as this style is always appropriate. Fusing the polished oxford look with a rising lace-up ankle, Gucci’s split-toe boots retail for $950 at MrPorter.com. Steve Madden’s similar Evander 2 boots featuring a detailed brogue pattern are a fashion forward steal at $115 from Zappo’s.

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3. The Plaid Scarf: Fold, twist, tuck or loop. Define your style with the tie of an ascot knot or the simple drape of a woven scarf under your banker’s overcoat. Burberry offers a new take on an old standby with an exaggerated plaid scarf in sapphire and grey. This cashmere scarf retails at $490. Drake’s vintage cashmere check in navy, green and gold is a more accessible option for £195.00.

4_1024x10244. The Two-Toned Belt: Take it up a notch with a multi-tonal belt. Even the fashion-challenged can strike a pose in these savvy, jewel-toned accessories. Paul Smith’s royal purple and blue, color-blocked belt is one of our favorites, retailing at $225.  Visit Keggy for a less pricey version and obtain a virtual, style steal with this navy belt with deep plum trim for only $156.

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5. The Calling Card: Business cards are the latest must-have accessory for men this fall. Leave your personal mark behind in the business world with a fashionable calling card. Since 1878, Dempsey & Carroll has been the go-to company for the finest in engraved social stationary. For a collection of 500, these high-end business cards can reach upwards of $900. Almanac Industries offers a more affordable option while retaining the old world style of printing. Almanac runs a hand-fed press that’s circa 1930, creating a de-bossed type with a tactile feel. The same quantity of cotton paper letter press cards are available for $450.

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Keggy Style’s Top Five Fall Fashion Trends for 2013

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For this week’s Friday Fashion Find, we compiled a list of our favorite trending style essentials. The designer prices may be a bit out of reach, so below are our top five nearly identical standout items at deals impossible to pass up!

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  1. The Statement Sweatshirt: All of our dreams are at last coming true. Sweatshirts transform into high fashion statement pieces. Comfort meets style with these newly appropriate additions to your daytime apparel that feel as snug as your prized pajamas. The MSGM printed floral sweatshirt caught our eye on farfetch.com for $402, but this irresistible Urban Outfitters pullover is no wallet buster at just $59!

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2.  The Leather Skater Skirt: This effortless grunge-meets-ballerina fashion find pairs flawlessly with just about anything.  From a nonchalant tee and sneakers to a silk blouse and heels, there is no question that this should be hanging inside all of our closets, regardless of personal style. The flattering full, swingy skirt in a super soft leather creates instantaneous stares of envy. Net-a-porter.com priced their Chalayan leather skater skirt for $1,775, but we could not pass up this carbon copy skirt for $300 from Madewell.

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3.  Essie’s After School Boy Blazer: An outfit is never complete without nail polish’s finishing touch. Essie’s new color, After School Boy Blazer, transforms onto the nails as a sleek, inky blue polish that goes from  day to night and can be brushed on in a single coat.  Chanel flaunts their $27 Blue Satin polish at nordstrom.com, but we found this just-as-luxurious one for $8 at CVS.

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4.  The Bag: Accessories are the punctuation to every outfit. In this case, a sunny yellow exclamation point! Accented with a front zipper, this JetSetter Satchel is a water repellent nylon bag with Saffiano leather trim. This bag’s  versatility becomes apparent as it unlatches on the sides to reveal more room. Seen for £215 by Marc Jacobs, this Henri Bendel bag originally retails for $248, but find this steal on sale now for $148!

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5.  DV by Dolce Vita Jentry: Step it up with this ankle bootie that speaks volumes. As an outfit completer, the stacked heel separates the 5’5″ from the 5’9″. Without the ache from skinny heels, these upscale booties can even be worn to a cocktail event. We admit to an obsession with Barneys Balenciaga boots available for $1,275, but our similar, edgy ones satisfy our craving for  a mere $129 from Zappos.

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Shasie Lives Life in Style With Keggy

BonlookPaint3Shalanda Turner, a.k.a “Shasie” in the fashion blogger world, covered more than 30 NYFW runway shows, including the likes of Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe, Badgley Mischka and Rebecca Minkoff. On Live Life in Style, Shasie blogs as a representative for multiple online magazines and writes personal pieces about her up-to-the-minute style.

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Shasie’s backstage access to exclusive fashion events affords her a behind the scenes peek at the show’s preparations. Seconds before the models stepped onto the catwalk at Nolcha Fashion Week, Shasie conducted a video interview with designer Kerry Leikus. The two discussed the Keggy brand, and the inevitable pairing of her belts with Stacie May’s spring line. Audio sound clips accompany front row images of the designer’s latest pieces in Shasie’s blog as she recreates the noise, feel and look of Fashion Week for her loyal subscribers.

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Shop the Runway with Estero Magazine

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Estero, the luxury magazine on international fashion and culture, has gone live, launching its first interactive digital issue. Tune in to a Sounds of the World playlist from the Estero blog for the complete multicultural experience. The musical assortment, from Brazilian samba to Euro club remix, sets the rhythm and mood for the featured regions you will visit. A runway pulse emanates from “Saque Ao Motel,” a remix by electro-industrial artist AD, of Finland. The cuíca drum strikes the perfect beat for the “Shop the Runway” article, featuring Estero’s favorite exotic jewelry and hand painted hardware. Here, Keggy’s turquoise enamel basket weave buckle with camel strap belt joins the company of elegant but minimalistic jewelry from fellow runway designers. 

Estero recognizes the value of immediate gratification, especially for those seeking the latest in must-have fashion. Viewers can simultaneously read and purchase the right-off-the-catwalk trends by clicking directly on product images. To begin shopping the runway, visit esteromagazine.com

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Travel Made Effortless with Stiletto Dash

Savvy travel blog Stiletto Dash scouted NYFW and has deemed Keggy belts the perfect jet-setting accessory.

mod11The compact belts with mix and match buckles and a myriad of interchangeable leather straps create the ideal accessory for every outfit.

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An upgrade to business travel becomes effortless with this site’s quick tips and tricks.  In the blink of an eye, Stiletto Dash can transform you from a casual explorer to a worldly excursionist.

On-the-go travel has never been this easy. As if an enhancement to traveling in style isn’t enough, Stiletto Dash also touches on how to stay healthy and happy when setting foot on unknown lands.Picture 43

The Keggy team looks forward to using the  “Simple Being” app suggested in Stiletto Dash’s “Daily Liftoff” blog!Picture 42

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