Minimalistic white + stripe

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Prada bag borrowed via Trendlee (use EXTRAPETITE for 5% off purchases)
Talbots tee, WHBM pants, Manolo Blahnik pumps

One of my favorite (and easiest!) types of pairings is clean and minimalistic lines with a punch of fresh color. This look was inspired by Olivia Pope with her sharp trousers and seemingly never-ending repository of Prada bags. For a more formal setting, you can top it off with a neutral navy or camel brown blazer.
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I post about luxury bags a lot on here and often mention that I don't mind buying pre-owned when possible. I usually only pay full price when I can't find an exact color or material combo that I'm looking for (as in the case of my Celine nano, which I'll do a review on soon!), but will always browse pre-owned options before doing so. Unfortunately there are a lot of counterfeit goods online so I caution readers to please do your research and purchase only from reputable sources. Trendlee is a NYC-based seller of preowned, authenticated luxury handbags that I first learned about through my friend Wendy, and have since done a lot of my own research on. Before partnering with this brand, I've personally ordered and returned items with them, and found the customer service to be speedy and the bags to be both authentic and in good condition.
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From my own orders I noted each bag comes with a certificate of authenticity from a 3rd party, and returns are accepted following their posted policy - please note shipping costs both ways are the responsibility of the buyer, so I'd suggest carefully zooming in on each bag and checking the measurements to make sure it's what you want before ordering (I like the black shoe they always use as a size reference!).
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From my research, I've found their pre-owned prices to be very fair, especially compared to some sites which often list pre-owned bags for almost more than current retail. Trendlee has new arrivals each Thursday and the popular styles go quick, so I like checking in early Thurs. mornings to see if anything on my wishlist has come in. I have seen lots of classics come through like Chanel flaps, YSL clutches, Celine bags of all sizes, Goyard, and numerous options from the Prada tote lines that I love.
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Thank you to Trendlee for partnering on this post!

23 comments:

  1. Love the outfit! And I especially love those pants... I saw you recommended them a while ago and of course held off ordering until they were out of stock in my size. Any suggestions for a similar pair?

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    1. Thanks! Check out Ann Taylor...I saw a few similar silhouettes but not sure about the fabrics.

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    2. Where can i find those pants!!? :O gourge!

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  2. Love this look! That pop of red looks so great with the clean lines of the outfit!

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  3. The color of that Prada is gorgeous!

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  4. I love those pants. Following your recommendation, I got them from WHBM. Since they run out of petite 2 (2P), so I ordered 2R (regular). Rather than do alternation, can I put the pants into washer and dryer to shrink it? Your suggestion will be appreciated. Appreciate your help.

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    1. Hi Cindy - shrinking in the dryer usually only works if the item is mostly cotton and the fabric has not been pre-shrunk. It will usually not work for dressy fabric and could likely damage them, so I wouldn't suggest doing that unfortunately! I would take them to a tailor for a professional job.

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  5. The Prada bag looks gorgeous with your clean and chic look.

    Avanti
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    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

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  6. Gorgeous, as usual! I absolutely love those pants!

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  7. I like the shirt. I'm not a big fan of the pants.

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  8. Loving the outfit and the photos are amazing!

    xx
    Xin

    http://xincerely.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the pop of color! I love that you're okay with buying preowned handbags when possible since they can be expensive and preowned doesn't mean a decrease in quality. Thanks for sharing - saves us some research time :)

    Amanda
    http://thesimplepetite.blogspot.com/

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  10. Simply stunning! gorgeous look!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  11. Please provide links on where to get top and pants!

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  12. I've considered shopping with Trendlee in the past--glad to see you have a positive review of them!

    Loving this clean look!

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  13. So beautiful <3
    http://www.angelmstyle.com

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  14. Gorgeous bag!

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  15. So classy! Loved this look♥

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  16. Would you recommend http://www.vestiairecollective.com/ to buy pre owned bags??? Trendlee doesn't have the mulberry I am looking for yet

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  17. I love your style but this one is not my favorite. Great colors but the bag is wearing you. It's too big for your petite figure.

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  18. Thanks for the link. I live in Japan and one of the things I love about it are the number of stores that sell pre-owned bags. I wasn't sure if I would be able to find something similar when I returned home, so this will be fun to browse through.

    I've been pretty interested in the Japanese site buyma (which now has an English site!) for ordering new bags from overseas.

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  19. Do you have any recommendations for reputable site for pre-owned watches?

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