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BB's 10 Spring Fashion Must-Haves

When it comes to certain wardrobe essentials, sometimes you just have to be willing to whip out the credit card, and charge, charge charge! Here, my 10 must-have spring fashion picks that are worth the splurge.

1. BOTTEGA VENETA CROCODILE TOTE, $24,000


Bottega Veneta at ShopStyle


In a bright apple green, this showstopping bag will add a pop of much-needed color to any look.


2. BRIAN ATWOOD PUMPS, $795


Brian Atwood at ShopStyle


This perfect nude pump updated with edgy studs will take you from the office boardroom to cocktail parties.


3. TIFFANY KEY PENDANT, $1,000


Tiffany & Co. at ShopStyle


A timeless piece of jewelry that you can wear with a t-shirt and jeans or little black dress.


4. PROENZA SCHOULER ABSTRACT SHIFT, $1,520


Proenza Schouler at ShopStyle


Get a runway worthy look with this bold abstract shift that you can top with a blazer or wear alone with sandals.


5. BURBERRY TRENCH, $1,495


Burberry at ShopStyle


This classic wardrobe staple will keep you looking sharp no matter what the weather forecast brings.


6. LINDA FARROW LIZARD TRIM SUNGLASSES, $610


Linda Farrow Vintage at ShopStyle


Nothing creates instant glamour like oversized shades. Fun red accents step it up a notch.


7. LANVIN BOW FLATS, $555


Lanvin at ShopStyle


When you're running errands or shuffling the kids off to school, stay chic and comfy in Lanvin's incomparable flats.


8. MARNI NECKLACE, $900


Marni at ShopStyle


Getting dressed up is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with Marni's ribbon and flower necklace. Just toss it on over anything and go!


9. PROVA L'AFRIQUE SCARF, $465


Prova at ShopStyle


In a so-right-now tribal print, this lightweight scarf will add texture and flair to basic ensembles.


10. MATTHEW WILLIAMSON FLORAL TUNIC DRESS, $995


Matthew Williamson at ShopStyle


Whether you're lounging poolside or attending a beach wedding, nothing says summer like a silk floral frock.

Comments
Haha, happy April Fools Day, BB! ;-) We all know you wouldn't suggest such expensive items!
#1 Jessica Merritt on 2010-04-01 11:06 (Reply)
Nice April Fool's Day joke! :-)
#2 Amy H. on 2010-04-01 11:16 (Reply)
Lol so funny!.. I can't believe the price of the crocodile tote! I would totally spend that money in a car.. not in a bag!
#3 Daniela Ramirez (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 11:17 (Reply)
Nice!! Great bargain picks. :-) hee hee
#4 Beth B. on 2010-04-01 11:18 (Reply)
LOL. $24,000 handbag!?!
Charge it! Charge it!
#5 Grace (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 11:20 (Reply)
Ack! Forgot it was April 1st - for a horrible moment I thought someone else had taken over one of my new favorite sites!!
#6 Danielle on 2010-04-01 11:23 (Reply)
All SO affordable! ;-)
#7 Sally (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 11:25 (Reply)
Hmmm...a little web wishing shopping never hurt. I really do like the croc bag, but if I were to spend 24K, it would be on a birkin!
#8 texnyqueen on 2010-04-01 11:28 (Reply)
haha! you must have searched pretty hard to find a bag that costs more than most people's cars! nice trick! :-)
#9 Lauren (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 12:08 (Reply)
I love that the bag is "much needed".
#10 Amanda (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 12:57 (Reply)
oh wow. for a second there, I forgot the date and was horrified by the thought that your #1 pick for spring was $24K! haha, nice one!
#11 MAB in VA on 2010-04-01 13:01 (Reply)
ya got me
#12 mare on 2010-04-01 13:12 (Reply)
Nice :-)

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#13 Megan Zietz (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 13:58 (Reply)
Love them all! Where's my tax return money? I've gotta have those Lanvins.
#14 FaithJ on 2010-04-01 14:25 (Reply)
LOL I was totally tricked. I was seriously thinking.. why would BB be posting a $24,000 bag as a "must have"??! :-)
#15 kimmie on 2010-04-01 14:48 (Reply)
Who doesn't NEED a $24,000 purse? :-)
Nice joke!
#16 Purse Pixie (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 15:10 (Reply)
LOL. Happy April Fool's Day! I am dying at the thought of anyone spending $24,000 on that hideous bag. Regardless of your wealth, that bag is not cute! Argh! Hopefully, I am not offending any high-ballin' fashionistas who worship the Bottega Veneta designer brand.
#17 JD Chic (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 15:55 (Reply)
OMG, BB! does the first bag come in any other colors?! i NEED one for every outfit!

lmao :-P loved this, dianna!

ps: you probably don't remember, but you gave me an awesome easter babka recipe last year and i'm making it this weekend! yay :-D
#18 fashion court (Homepage) on 2010-04-01 18:05 (Reply)
Too funny. I was about to ask you to find some budget friendly lookalikes, lol.
#19 Emily on 2010-04-01 21:26 (Reply)
I was too busy drooling over the Tiffany key pendant and the Burberry trench to realize this was a prank until I read the comments! For shame BB ;-)
#20 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2010-04-02 00:42 (Reply)
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