FRIDAY FIND | Fringe Benefits + #WIN a $50 GC to ALDO

photos via ALDO

I don't normally run into famous people. But last time I went to NYC for work, I managed to hit the celebrity goldmine - from Robert Pattinson on our plane to Derek Jeter sitting beside us at lunch. But when I saw the tell-tale swish of a stunning fringed handbag on 5th Ave., I just could't believe my luck. Could it really be her? Could I really be that lucky? And it was - Olivia Freaking Palermo, my fashion icon, gliding down the street with her navy winter coat, standout purple scarf and a most perfect fringed bag that took her look next level.

With the triumphant return of the '70s for both Spring and Fall '15, street style stars everywhere are loving fringe right now. Fringe is an instant outfit-maker thanks to the carefree movement it gives to any look. While you might not quite be ready for a fringey vest or skirt, a fringed handbag will still give you big style impact for a small cost.  I've found a great assortment of fun fringed bags at ALDO right now, from small and subtle to gloriously oversized. Take your pick and get ready to swing and shimmy your way into spring (um, like, ANY day now, please).

Happy Fri!

#CONTEST ALERT!

We're giving away a $50 Gift Card to ALDO to help with your spring handbag shopping! Here's how you can win it:

1) Leave a comment below telling us the Spring '15 trend you're most excited about.

2) For a bonus entry, follow @WhiteOaksMall on Twitter and tweet the following '@WhiteOaksMall is giving away a $50 GC to @ALDO_Shoes. Follow & RT to #win! http://bit.ly/1Bm01Cl'

3) Contest ends Tues, March 2nd at 5 pm.

4) Contest open to residents of Canada only.  

5) GOOD LUCK! XX