Bag It!

If your fashion-forward neighbor in North Raleigh is toting a fresh handbag silhouette again, remember – you can play that game, too. The trends for fall range from A to Z or, more exactly, A to S. Check these out:
* Animal print
* Belt bag
* Crochet
* Duffle
* Elaborate details
* Fluffy
* Glittery
* Hardware
* Ladylike
* Miniature
* Neon
* Oversized
* Quilted
* Single-handled



3 P.M. Refresh

Irritating day at your Research Triangle Park office? Unless you want to know whether a sentence needs a comma, we can't really be of assistance. But we can supply the details for a mid-afternoon refresher that helps us feel a tad better. Use a blotting sheet and then a mist on your face, swipe stain on your lips and cheeks, spray product on your hair, and hit re-scent by dabbing fragrance on your wrists. Ahhh!



Footwear Forecast

Triangle gals are covering their tootsies with a wide range of happening styles from sleek to slouchy. Take your choice: pumps that are simple, embellished or ankle-wrapped; combat boots; platforms; square-toe shoes; slim, knee-high boots; metallic Mary Janes; dressy loafers; and sandals – yes, sandals. (Good it doesn't snow much here.)