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Polishing Your Act
Well-crafted staples and artsy, romantic elements mingle uninhibitedly in Simply Vera Vera Wang's accessories collection (there's also lingerie, plus "soft" home goods such as silk-cuffed sheets and cushy towels). Short, snappy leather gloves ($60) have a ladylike presence; ditto a patent leather frame purse ($55) that's nicely compact (asked about shopping mistakes, Vera admits to falling for a "big, heavy bag" she can't even lift). If you aren't into glitz but would happily risk a bit of shine, try sparkle-plenty satin flats ($60) or a lightly gilded gauze wrap ($38). Rich, subtle colors—bronze, raisin—go well with black and with one another.