We may not be in Kansas, but Dorothy certainly updated her straw basket with this season's new chic tote. Imagine yourself walking along the beach with the perfect straw bag in hand, your toes in the sand, and a big floppy hat- perfection! Well, it is no secret that this season straw is filling the stores for every occasion; including our perfect day at a beach, or a girls night out. These designers are taking straw to the next level in every shape and style from crossbodies, satchels, and wristlets. For all you bagistas out there, the straw trend is making a comeback!
This season's big trend is spicing things up with a pop of color! From purples, yellows, and pinks, neon is ready to take over your accessory closet. It is all the rage to rock a simple, neutral outfit and complete that look with a pop of color. So why not utilize the perfect bright handbag! Any look can be completely transformed with our favorite selection of bright clutches!
We absolutely love to catch our favorite handbags while flipping through the latest mags. This time, we spotted Sharp Hill Designs in this May's issue of O Magazine. The nautical inspired "Great Buys Under $100" featured Sharp Hill's Red Grace Clutch, a perfect pick for a day by the beach.
With a slogan like, "Handbags for Today's Goddesses" one can expect a high end product that is nothing less than luxurious. Annie Handbagsbrings us a collection this summer that delivers on that very motto. Designer Annie Diamantidis merges the rich history of Greece with the ingenuity of her creative upbringing to bring you a product that is timeless and contemporary. Handcrafted and enhanced with white or yellow 14 karat gold, every Annie Handbag will leave its possessor truly feeling like a goddess.
"The times they are a-changin," said Bob Dylan back in '64. Although this album was dealing with heavy social change, this line can also be applied (albeit, made a little more shallow) to fashion. As time goes on, style changes as well, making way for whole new wardrobes. While we can't always keep the same things in our closet forever, it doesn't mean that most of us don't attempt to attain the latest accessories and attire anyway.
While many of us bagistas and fashionistas appreciate great handbags and wonderful fashion, not all of us can afford the price tags that come along with duds. Thus, this week's look of the week is completely budget-friendly. A bag for less than $60…shoes under $50…an entire look for $300. This SR Squared by Sondra Roberts St. Tropez Lizard Shoulder Bag is perfectly sweet and stylish this summer, but no need to break the bank. Gleaming gold hardware and a lizard-embossed body are all so lovely, but its gold chain strap adds sheen and glamor.
Nothing screams summertime like the nautical style of blues, white, and stripes. For decades it has proven to be the 'go-to' look for east and west coasters alike. From 4th of July parties to the last Labor Day soiree of the season, these bags are great for any summertime social event. This Dooney & Bourke Zebra Chiarapatent leatherbag is a great way to mix casual stripes and high end fashion.
Aspinal of London is having a fabulous summer sale! Save up to 75%! Hurry, the sale endsAugust 31. Don't miss out on great deals from wallets to messengers to fabulous laptop cases, like the Aspinal Laptop Pillow, on sale for $52.50 a beautiful padded fabric case to protect your computer in style!
The sun is officially out and if you're anything like me, you spend your days sitting behind a computer, gazing out the window at the blue skies day-dreaming about being 10 again and summer vacation. If I'm lucky I may find myself meandering down to the pool for an hour or so on the weekend, where I then once again sit behind my iphone and work, so today I am sending out the message that we need to make some changes and stop reminiscing of the summer breaks we had as children and start reliving those sun drenched days of sprinklers, summer camp, sand castles and tree climbing.