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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

Greenwich St. tote

 

North Moore Satchel $188

North Moore satchel

Hudson Street crossbody $148

Hudson

Hudson St crossbody

 

Bags available at  Joy Gryson, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.

The New ‘It’ Bag?

28 Aug

Every once in a handbag comes around that represents timeless luxury, a bag that women drool over. This time it’s the Heroine bag by Alexander McQueen.   The feminine, yet sculptured top handled design comes in various leathers and sizes.  Think of it as a stylish satchel meets Doctors bag, perfect for many years of wear.  If you’d like a Heroine bag of your own, buckle up they do come with a hefty four figure price tag, but what ‘it’ bag doesn’t?

Shop the Heroine bag HERE.

Additional thoughts…….. Does this bag have the ‘it’ factor? Absolutely! My favorite part of this bag is the beautiful shape and the flap in front. My least favorite part of this bag….the flap in front…which makes the contents of the bag impossible to access when it’s on your arm.  A bit impractical a la Hermès Birkin, beautiful nonetheless.

Crazy for Clutches (Splurges)

22 Feb

Clutches may be small, but they can make a HUGE impact on your look.  Clutches are my favorite accessory, I’m kinda obsessed actually.  They  transition from day to evening easily and come in a variety of sizes so you don’t have to worry about limited space.  Clutches are a perfect way to experiment with a color or material you would never wear and still feel comfortable.  If you want to try the latest neon trend, start with a clutch. Spikes, studs, animal prints and wild colors  are doable when they’re a clutch.  If you don’t have a clutch, I suggest you get one, I think you’ll be hooked too:) Pink Jason Wu python embossed($895) available at Nordstrom.  Navy Yves Saint Laurent clutch($845) ,Woven Burberry Prorsum clutch with buckle detail($1,295), Fendi fold over clutch in lemon($840), Alexander McQueen skull box clutch($2,295) all available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Orange Hermes clutch($2,500) available at Hermes.com. lavender Balenciaga clutch($1,065) available at Barneys.com