Tag Archives: handbag

The Cutest Monogrammed Bags-On Sale!

23 May

To say I love a monogrammed bag would be an understatement! I’m pretty much obsessed with anything monogrammed- especially handbags. One of my favorite sites Mark and Graham is having a sale on some of the cutest bags and they can be monogrammed. Also, if your monogrammed obsessed like myself, the entire Mark and Graham website is all personalized stuff! YES!!! You can personalize anything on the site! It’s definitely one of my favorite sites to shop for gifts. Check them out.

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna need that blush pink circle bag below, I’ve been wanting a round shaped bag for a while. 

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Reed Krakoff for Kohl’s

15 Apr

Former Coach creative director Reed Krakoff has designed a collection for Kohl’s that will be completely accessable to the masses. The designer, whose signature collection included handbags priced in the $1,000 to $3,000 range, has created the limited-edition Reed for Kohl’s collection, priced between $15 to $129. Krakoff calls the line “the new accessible luxury” and the designer will feature his signature handbag shapes and prints in the affordable new collection. The collection includes keychains, pouches, handbags and Apparel. Below are some of my favorites! Shop Reed for kohl’s online NOW or in stores starting April 21.

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Bucket List!

10 Feb

I recently received my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag after almost two years of waiting. I’ve been wanting this bucket bag for a while and really love the black/flamma combination, which is lined in red leather. I love how simple the design is with a fun pop of color. The bags are highly coveted and made in Italy in small batches which is why they sell out SO FAST! I am totally obsessed with my new bag and wanted to share it with you along with an affordable alternative.

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Mansure Gavriel bucket bags come in a variety of colors and sizes. You can choose from various colors for the lining as well. These bags are highly functional and move from day to night effortlessly.

Mansur Gavriel $395-$695 (depending on size.)BL1

Urban Outfitters Budget friendly alternative (just a gorgeous)$44BL3

Timeless Monogrammed Handbags!

9 Jan

Who doesn’t love a monogrammed bag- or monogrammed anything for that matter?  I can’t exactly put my finger on why, but I just love slapping my initials on any accessory  that I can. This post focuses on two of my favorite timeless carryalls that will be around for seasons to come. Both of these classic shaped bags have top handles for handheld wear as well as a cross body strap for hands free wear(perfect for busy moms). They are both available in an assortment of rich colors and are made of supple leather. The bags are large enough to hold everything but not too oversized or bulky.  If you’ve been looking for an investment bag that won’t go out of style anytime soon- these are the bags for you. They make a statement without being too “showy” or over the top, making them the perfect bags whether you’re a ‘fancy’ or ‘casual’ fashionista.

 

Glasgow Bag by Madewell $198 plus $10 monogram fee

 

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Duffle Petit Bag by Clare Vivier $524 plus $50 monogram fee

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Scalloped Satchel! Cute!

29 Aug

How cute is this scalloped satchel with gold bar details?????  It can be worn at the wrist, hand-held or cross body!  The ‘perfect for Fall bag’ is priced at a very reasonable $51 and is available at Asos!!!!!

 

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Look For Less! Loeffler Randall Rider Bag!

19 Aug

Loeffler Randall makes beautiful bags!  Their Rider bag ( a bag that has straps on its backside to hook onto a bicycle) is coveted by bloggers and bag lovers around the world.  I featured the floral Rider bag on my Instagram last week and got so many questions regarding it, leading me to this post today.   The rider bag  retails for $495 and up, which leaves out a lot of fashionable ladies who can’t squeeze it into their budgets.  Buuuuuuuuut-Have no fear, if you’re a fashionista on a budget, you can have a very similarly stylish bag for only $27.80!!!!!

Loeffler Randall Rider Bag available at Zappos Couture.

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Top handle bag available at Forever 21.

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Lovely Lavender Bags!

10 Apr

Earlier this year I announced my “colors of the year”- Emerald and Lavender were the frontrunners and I still feel the same way.  I have been pretty obsessed with purple anything lately but am partial to the light & feminine lavender hue in particular…the pretty pastel screams Spring and is so adorable!  There is no better way to incorporate new colors into your wardrobe  than with a gorgeous new bag!   Lavender pairs especially well with camel, navy, white and other pastels and is quite versatile for a candy color. Love color? wear your lavender bag with a floral dress or pant for the ultimate Spring look.

Shop my FAVORITE lavender bags below right now!

J.Crew ‘Edie’ bag in vintage violet $238 at J.Crew.

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Cambridge satchel in Lavender 11″ $190 or 13″ $198 at Cambridge Satchel Co.

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Faux snakeskin bag $54.99 at Modcloth.

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Rebecca Minkoff ‘Minimac’ in lilac $195 at Shopbop.

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You Can Get Your hands On The Cutest USB Drive ever!!!!!

12 Mar

A couple of years back Fendi  jumped on the cute USB drive bandwagon.  Not only did they make a super cute USB drive, they made the cutest one EVER!!!!!! A mini Fendi Baguette bag!  fendi 2

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Needless to say they were literally GONE within weeks of release…. until now- well sort of.  There is an ACTIVE listing on Ebay for one of these cuties right now, so if you were desperate for one of these a looooong time ago now is your chance to get your hands on one- that is of course if you outbid the rest of the world.  Don’t shoot the messenger here I’m just trying to help my fellow Fendi lovers out!  I know there’s only one available, but hey the odds are way better than winning the Lotto!  Bid HERE and hurry because the listing ends in 3 days.

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IIIBeca by Joy Gryson Handbag Collection!

5 Mar

As you all know, I love a great handbag! Handbags complete your look and carry your “life” around for you!  What more can a woman want?  Once in a while a handbag comes around that has quality construction and is accessible to most budgets! Handbag designer Joy Gryson’s line IIIBeca is exactly that!  Not a single bag in the collection is over $200- talk about accessible!  I might be going out on a limb here when I say this, but these bags can hang with Hermès and Valextra creations in my opinion! ( Go ahead….google Valextra bags right now) The craftsmanship is impeccable and the clean, classic silhouettes are timeless!  You will own these bags for a loooooong time!  Ok~ now onto my other delightful piece of information about this collection…….. 3% of the proceeds go to three different NYC charities chosen by Gryson herself for a total of 9% being donated from the sale of each bag!  How cool is that?

Below are my favorite styles in the collection.

Beach Street cosmetics case $78

Beach street cosmetics case

Church Street envelope $98

Church Street Envelope

Duane street messenger $158

Duane Street Messenger

Greenwich Street tote $178

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North Moore Satchel $188

North Moore satchel

Hudson Street crossbody $148

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Hudson St crossbody

 

Bags available at  Joy Gryson, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.

Cambridge Handbag Collaboration Out This Month!!!

2 Feb

The Cambridge Satchel Company has been in the works with American designer Chris Benz on the fun and colorful Spring 2013 (Virginia) collection.  The bags are the classic Cambridge designs that we’ve come to expect and love but have a few new fun twists.  The bags are available in 9 colors and all have a signature white front pocket and  the bag is a smaller more compact shape with a single top handle and comes with a longer removable strap as well.  While the buckles look exactly the same, they  have magnetic closures which is awesome, making it way easier to get in and out of your bag. This collection will be available later this month at Bloomingdales $295.

Chris Benz - Runway - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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Chris Benz - Runway - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

 

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Chris Benz - Runway - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week