PAGING THROUGH a recent issue of a fashion magazine, I found this advice helpful: You don’t have to overhaul your wardrobe for spring and summer. Just update with some well-chosen accessories. Coincidentally, a couple of pairs of shoes /sandals and a handbag are just what my closet called out for. But I wasn’t prepared to pay the stratospheric prices so many designer shoes and bags demand. My goal was new shoes I could walk several city blocks in and a handbag to comfortably accommodate my cell phone, keys, wallet and a lipstick.
Hint, hint, a stylish bag could be just the perfect Mother’s Day gift for that special woman in your life.
See photos above for the options I found most appealing.