Tag Archives: classy

THE LOOK FOR LESS: CHANEL

When we’re yearning for Chanel but encountering the reality of steep prices, we might be tempted to try some awesome alternatives.  We’re not advocating for knock-offs or replicas but for affordable luxuries that achieve polish and panache. Here are some classy options without cashing-in our retirement savings.

CHANEL WATCH

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Chanel Premiere Watch $895

Joan_Rivers_Parisian_Watch,_$39.99_@theshoppingchannel

Joan Rivers Parisian Watch, $39.99 

CHANEL BLACK QUILTED BAG

Chanel_Matelasse_Shoulder_Bag,_$2500,_Ebay

Chanel Matelasse Bag, $2500

Unbranded_Patent_Shoulder_Bag_$132_at_DHGate

Unbranded Black Quilted Bag, $132

CHANEL BLAZER

Chanel_Vintage_Double_Breasted_Blazer_in_Black_fm_farfetch.com_$1948

Chanel Double-Breasted Blazer, $1948

Double_Breasted_Black_Dress,_$15.39_@modlily

Unbranded Double-Breasted Dress, $15.38

CHANEL CAP-TOE FLATS 

Chanel_Cap-Toe_Flats_Black_$395.00_@TheRealReal

Chanel Cap-Toe Flats for $395

Quilted_Leather_Ballet_Flats_at_Ann_Taylor_for_$88

Ann Taylor’s Quilted Leather Ballet Flats for $88

CHANEL GOLD PLATED EARRINGS

Chanel_Medallion_Earrings_@therealreal_for_$225

Chanel Medallion Earrings, $225

Gold_Tone_Medallion_Earrings,_$18

Unbranded Medallion Earrings, $18

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Heading to Philadelphia to See the Pope? Here’s What 13 Women Wore to Meet the Pontiff

With the Pope making his first visit to the U.S. this week, I wondered how to dress when meeting him.  Since I’m a Christian but a non-Catholic, I really had no clue. This is what I found after doing some research.

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden meets the Pope

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 Queen Letitzia of Spain meets Pope Francis

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, meets the Pope at The Vatican

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Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain meets Pope Francis

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First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy meets Pope John in 1962

Queen_of_Spain_meets_Pope_via_@nickverreos.blogspot

Sophia, Former Queen of Spain, meets the Pope; photo via @nickverreos

Angelina_Jolie_meets_Pope_Francis

Angelina Jolie meets Pope Francis

Queen_Mathilde_of_Belgium_with_Pope_Francis

Queen Mathilde of Belgium meets Pope Francis

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First Lady Nancy Reagan, President Ronald Reagan and the Pope

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Queen of Jordan and Pope Francis

First_Lady_Laura_Bush_meets_Pope_Benedict_XVI_via_@chinadaily.com.cn

First Lady Laura Bush meets Pope Benedict XVI ; photo via @chinadaily.com.cn

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First Lady Michelle Obama meets Pope Benedict XVI

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Queen Silvia of Sweden meets Pope Francis