Bring the Fanny Pack Back!

Yes, you read right! It’s time to bring the fanny pack back. Let’s face it, this style isn’t going anywhere, so take it center stage and make it pop! The fanny packs of the past are completely different than today’s modern versions. Today’s assortment of styles and textures are endless. The fanny pack even has a new name, the belt bag (or waist bag, if you’d rather)!

Read on for some trend inspiration on how to rock the NEW fanny pack… I mean, belt bag…

The fanny pack, belt bag, waist bag, moon bag or whatever you’d like to call it, never really went away. There’s the runner you see on the street or the tourist grabbing their travel guide to ask directions, but let me show you just a few cool ways to wear it and turn those naysayers into fanny pack wearers!

Fanny packs are practical, convenient and trendy for those times when a spacious shoulder bag or that giant tote just won’t do, and you want something small, fresh and new. After all, our days are getting longer, so our loads need to be lighter.

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Veg Belt Bag

2. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Belt Bag

3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Quilted Pocket Belt Bag

4. Ultimate Direction Meow Waist Pack

5. Nathan Triangle

6. Pacsafe Metrosafe Anti Theft Cross Body & Hip Pack

Are you athletic but want to add a chic twist? Grab the Nathan® Triangle fanny pack with an amazing design and vibrant color to wake up your style. It fits perfectly at the triangle of your back for comfort and it’s adjustable to make it just right for you. The nifty water bottle pocket makes staying hydrated on the go a total breeze.

A day on the beach is all about carefree relaxation. Carry your bare neccessities easily with the Ultimate Direction® Meow Waist Pack. Enjoy the functionality even while playing around with a beach ball or taking on the task of building a sand castle. The options are endless when your hands are free!

A spontaneous date night with your beau can have you feeling light, free, and oh so sexy. Try the sleek and seductive Elizabeth and James™ Cynnie Belt Bag to set the tone for your mood. The textured leather and compact style would pair perfectly over a solid colored body con or even a fitted, midi length, jersey knit dress. Take your pick.

Want to raise the bar on your travel attire? Flaunt the Pacsafe® Metrosafe Anti-Theft Cross Body & Hip Pack to boost your confidence (and security!) while you trot around the globe. Oh yea, and a bonus: it’s unisex.

You can even pop your collar in your professional ensemble with the polished MICHAEL Michael Kors™ Quilted Pocket Belt Bag. The smooth leather with quilted detail embodies the posh style you possess and won’t compromise your serious attitude.

What girl doesn’t love a jeans-and-tee kind of day? Up the ante on your go-to casual look with the cool and luxe MICHAEL Michael Kors™ Veg Leather Belt Bag. Luxury at its finest, the signature logo detail on the softly pebbled leather adds the fierce touch of a style to make your look inspirational…and hands free!

And there you have it! Whether you choose to call them fanny packs, belt bags, or waist bags, there’s no denying that this hands-free way to store your daily essentials is the freshest comeback in the wide world of bags.

SHOP FANNY PACKS / BELT BAGS >>

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Timberland Suite at Lucky FABB

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One of the coolest suites we visited while at LuckyFABB is the Timberland suite. I chatted with Leslie from Timberland about the biggest boot trends they carry for this fall/winter season.

Now I can’t wait to get outdoors with some stylish and cozy Timberland boots!

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Welcome the Fall with Cool Jackets

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Now that we’re officially in the fall season, it’s time to break out the cute jackets! The Zappos Rideshop is a great place to start the search for your next go-to outerwear to welcome in the fall chill.

Here are some of our current faves:

1. Nixon Foxy Faux Leather Jacket: Toughen up a feminine top or airy floral dress while transitioning into fall!

2. Volcom Swaddle Wrap: This stunning cardigan jacket is like a modern take on grunge flannel.

3. Quiksilver Midnight Moto Fleece Jacket: We love the cool combo of a motorcycle jacket and your favorite fleece jacket!

4. Hurley Winston Fleece Jacket: An on-trend combat jacket done in cozy fleece? What’s not to love?

5. Element Monrow Jacket: The tailored feel and classic style of this jacket makes it the perfect day-to-night option.

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Vivienne Westwood Fall Tartans

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Vivienne Westwood Plaid Blazer, 2. Vivienne Westwood Tartan Clutch Bag, 3. Vivienne Westwood Gillier Bootie, 4. Vivienne Westwood Tartan Bowler, 5. Vivienne Westood Tartan Tote, 6. Vivienne Westwood Wellington Rain Boot, 7. Vivienne Westwood Tartan Cape

Save yourself!  Slay the beast of boredom!

Why wait for a dandy highwayman or rough rogue, when you can vanquish the mind-numbing evil with the victorious visuals of this season’s Vivienne Westwood tartans!

A rebellion is under way with a rich history of gorgeous glory.  The divine details and colors are beseeching your beauty to join the captivating clan!  Start your own opulent odyssey with the enchanting excitement of posh plaids.

So next time boredom rears its ugly head, start your “once upon a time” with one of these tempting tartan treasures and live happily ever after in the loved luxury of a Vivienne Westwood original.

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Fresh Picks: Chic & Casual Fall Boots

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It’s safe to say that most of us will be practically living in boots this fall season, which officially starts tomorrow. Even when you’re dressed down, the perfect pair of boots really sets the tone for your entire ensemble.

Here are just some of our current faves to get you into a fall state of mind!

1. Cordani Patrick: A classic motorcycle boot toughens up your feminine pieces. Pair this timeless classic with fall florals or even a sheer maxi skirt!

2. 7 For All Mankind Tevin: With faux fur being such a noteworthy trend this season, this wedge boot infuses a hint of glamour to even your most basic attire.

3. Matt Bernson Minx: From its perfectly-distressed leather, to the shearling lining, to the walkable stacked heel, this boot is destined to be your next must-have.

4. 7 For All Mankind Madelyn: We adore the peep toe and paperbag-style collar on this lavishly on-trend boot.

5. Joan & David Florita: Brimming with effortless sophistication, this wedge boot lends a heavy dose of polish to your daytime looks.

6. Kork-Ease Bailey: There’s so much retro opulence packed into this knee-high boot, it just might steal the show!

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New Brand to Love: Mojo Moxy

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A fun footwear brand brimming with cool, offbeat style, Mojo Moxy is definitely one to watch if you live for fashion. Their bold style sensibility really comes through with each design, whether it’s funky night-out boots, or super-feminine embellished heels.

Check out Mojo Moxy for your next pair of “check me out” shoes!

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Fresh Picks: The Little Black Boot

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We’ve all heard of the LBD, the little black dress. But equally as important is the LBB…the little black boot! Black ankle boots are the footwear equivalent of that trusty little black dress, the one that never ceases to amaze you with its versatility and chic, timeless appeal.

Here are just some of our current faves:

1. Via Spiga Peak: Svelte and totally chic, these pointed-toe boots are bound to be your next go-to.

2. Via Spiga Abbot: The hefty platform on these stunning ankle boots is equal parts modern and retro.

3. Joan & David Yvonna: Bold yet refined at the same time, these boots are an easy way to add height. Rock these with a pair of skinny jeans or a lovely maxi skirt!

4. Daniblack Amos: Can’t decide between pebbled or suede leather? Why not both? The pointed toe of these wedge boots are spot-on cool!

5. Kork Ease Maya: This lace-up boot adds a certain dose of toughness to any ensemble.

6. Matt Bernson Mesa: A sleek stacked heel coupled with a chukka-inspired design adds up to something impeccably cool.

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Libby Edelman Fall 2011 Boots Preview

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We admit it. We’ve got boots on the brain! With fall only mere days away, it’s the perfect time to freshen up our collection with some of the season’s most noteworthy boot trends.

We love the latest boot offerings from Libby Edelman this season because they’ve got some of the best boot trends beautifully covered.

1. Nalini ankle boot: The walkable heel height and the lovely bow accent give this an undeniable charm.

2. Eloise wedge ankle boot: This sleek and simple style is the perfect go-to boot for plenty of occasions.

3. Ember wedge lace-up boot: Perfect for adding an effortlessly cool-chic vibe to your casuals.

4. Paxton knee-high boot: This refined riding-style boot is destined to be a classic. Wear it with everything from skinny jeans to fall's hottest skirts and dresses.

What's your favorite boot style for this season?