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Would You Wear… a Box Purse?

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We’re guessing you’ve already noticed the picture above, but first let us explain: We aren’t suggesting you tote around a McDonald’s Happy Meal box… unless you really want to. Purses come in all shapes and sizes, and as of late, the box purse has emerged as one of the leading styles of satchels for winter. Moschino just happened to be on the brink of this trend with their junk food-themed line. We do have to say, the Mickey D’s tote is much more stylish than a Burger King bag.

We digress. Box shapes without any form of marketing emblazoned on the side are making their way into mainstream fashion lines, following in the footsteps of box clutches. So far it seems like only high-end designers have adopted the super-structured purse trend, which means it won’t be long before they are on the shelves of budget-friendly stores everywhere.

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Product Information: Far Fetch, Shopbop, Net-a-Porter

But the real question is… would YOU wear a box purse?

Do you see a future with a structured satchel like the ones shown above? What do you think of this look? How would you wear it? Comment below and let us know what you think!

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Forever 21 to Launch Warner Bros.-Themed Collection

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I’ve always has a soft spot for Scooby-Doo, so I was admittedly excited when I heard that Forever 21 was going to start selling items adorned with the lovable Great Dane. In fact, Forever 21 is going to launch a collection featuring a bunch of Warner Bros. cartoon characters.

According to WWD, Forever 21 and Warner Bros. have collaborated on a 44-piece “unisex” collection that includes everything from sweaters and crop tops to socks and loungewear. Aside from Scooby, the cartoon-inspired collection will feature the Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunnny, Tweety Bird, etc.), The Flintstones, and The Jetsons.

The line comes in both adult and children’s sizes, with prices ranging from $3.80 to $32.90. The entire collection will be available online and in stores on November 28.

Want to see what some of the other items look like? Check out the video below, courtesy of Forever 21:

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collaboration? Are you feeling nostalgic or is it too childish for your closet? Would you buy anything from this collection? Tell us what you’re thinking by leaving a comment.

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TV Fashion Recap: American Horror Story and How to Get Away With Murder

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TV Fashion Recap is a biweekly column featuring the best of TV fashion. Every other week, we recreate our favorite outfits from the most recent episodes of all of the hottest shows. Stay tuned; we may feature your favorite show next!

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Every other week, I break down the best of TV fashion, featuring my favorite looks from the last two weeks. This week, I was inspired by American Horror Story and How to Get Away With Murder. Read on to see both looks:

1. American Horror Story (Season 4, Episode 7): Penny’s Red Jacket and Polka Dot Dress

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I’m deathly afraid of clowns. I know there’s nothing to be afraid of and that I’m missing out on cute balloon animals, but every time I see a clown, I freak out. So obviously American Horror Story: Freak Show, which predictably follows a freak show as they struggle to stay open, is not a good show for me to watch. Clowns of America International actually spoke out about how the clowns on the show are being unfairly portrayed as evil and terrifying. Even clowns are afraid of the show’s clowns!

Anyway, because of my fear, I’ve been reluctant to get into the show – and by reluctant, I mean that I’ve refused to watch it and always shut my eyes and start singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” when I see my roommate watching it. But she lulled me into watching it with Penny’s pretty outfit, and now I’m considering watching the rest of the season. What do you guys think? Is it worth the fear?

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Product Info: Coat, Dress, Necklace, Bracelet, Fleece Tights, Hat, Boots

Penny’s ensemble is adorably retro, and feels similar to Taylor Swift’s street style – which is flawless, by the way. To recreate this outfit, start with a dark polka dot dress and a red button-up jacket, which adds a vibrant splash of color to this black-and-white ensemble. To make this getup more cold weather-appropriate, put on fleece-lined tights and a cute pair of buckled boots.

I live in Michigan, so every time I step outside, I run the risk of my ears freezing and falling off (note: this may not be scientifically possible, but it feels like it could), so I switched out the cute hat for a thick knitted beanie.

Because the bright coat is the center of the look, keep the jewelry to a minimum. A small bracelet and a delicate necklace are the perfect finishing touches.

2. How to Get Away With Murder (Season 1, Episode 8): Michaela’s Striped Top and Collar

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I’m obsessed with the hit law drama, How to Get Away With Murder. It’s all I’ve been thinking about for the past few weeks (proof: here’s another recap), and I am considering law school almost entirely because I love the show and the fact that the characters make law school seem fascinating, though incredibly cutthroat. I can’t say enough good things about the show, and even if you don’t like intrigue, suspense, and intellectual bad-assery, you should tune in for the sophisticated fashion.

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Product Info: Striped Top, Pants, White Shirt, Flats, Earrings, Watch, Necklace

To recreate Michaela’s classy and preppy look, start with a white collared blouse and layer a horizontal striped shirt over top so that the collar peeks out from underneath the striped shirt. Slip on a pair of jeans, as well as burgundy flats to add a sophisticated pop of color to the outfit. Accessorize with a gold locket and watch, then finish off with a small pair of pearl earrings to pull everything together.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? Did we miss any amazing outfits from the past week of TV? Which shows do you think deserve a spot on the next TV Fashion Recap post? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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