I was pretty thrilled to hear that Coach collaborated with four fashion bloggers to produce a series of limited edition bags called Coach Collectibles. Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere (one of my daily reads), Krystal Simpson of What is Reality Anyway?, Kelly Framel of The Glamourai, and Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet had the amazing opportunity to design their perfect Coach bag and then have it sold online.
They’re all lovely but my favorites are Emily’s Satchel and Karla’s Clutch. Emily’s bag is structured but still ultra girly, while Karla’s bag is sophisticated and versatile. I wouldn’t mind owning both of these! Which is your fave? Check out more images below and order at Coach.com. (more…)
Spring seems to be the season to incorporate a bit more color back into your wardrobe and accessories. Morelle Handbags has some fabulous bags that come in an array of sunny colors and are super versatile. All of the handbags are vegetable dyed soft cow hide leather. Here are two favorites:
The Mini Truffle handbag features ruffled leather with a couple pockets inside, which offers you enough space to tuck in your lip gloss and other necessities (so they don’t get “lost” in your bag). It’s perfect for everyday use! I also adore the Pochette, a gorgeous pleated clutch that has hidden magnets on the top and a wristlet strap. You can use it for so many occasions from dinner out with friends to that next summer wedding! (The Violet Croc is gorgeous!)
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I’m heading to NYC shortly for some business meetings and obviously, that requires some adjustments to my wardrobe. Overall, I try to pull together outfits that are a bit more polished, and recently, headed over to Coach for some accessory inspiration (er, window shopping?).
The Evie heel in black is SO incredibly perfect to throw on for meetings (I have to be in flats otherwise since I’ll be walking all over the city in between). They strike the perfect balance between edgy and professional. I can throw them on with a blazer and dark skinny jeans to look put together without too much effort. Now onto bags…
This is where it becomes a bit more difficult. I’ve been obsessing over the leather Brooke bag for months now and still think it would make a fantastic addition to my closet (especially in the Camel or Black hues for versatility). I also like the Peyton Woven Large Leather Tote in Natural, which is a fab texture/color for spring but still big enough to carry everything I need. From the Kristin collection, there’s also the Embossed Exotic Large Tote for day and the Leather Clutch (maybe in gold?) for night.
Which would be my favorite? I think it might be the Kristin tote or the leather Brooke bag. Sadly, none of these are in my budget at the moment so I’ll just have to make do with what I have…
With spring almost here, I’m definitely lusting after a new bag! Unfortunately, I can’t splurge on a gorgeous Prada…but J.Crew has some great new styles for spring that would be a great option.
The Parlour Hobo and the Grommet Parlour Hobo are both great basic picks that work for everyday. The leather is buttery soft and has a ton of pockets in the interior to keep you organized. I’m leaning more toward the grommet version because it makes it just a little bit different and edgy.
I also adore this Beacon Hobo, which is made from nubuck leather. It has a generous and classic hobo shape with a flap turnlock closure on top. Perfect for work, you can tote around work files and that pair of heels you want to slip on at work – all while looking sleek and pulled together. I also love that you can throw this on with jeans and flats on the weekend and look equally chic and relaxed. Which one is your favorite?
Move over, Longchamp! JPK Handbags are the cutest, most colorful, and practical handbags to hit store shelves in a while! While I certainly love my Longhamp for its versatility and flexibility, JPK’s are all of the above… and more! My girlfriend Steph recently gifted me with the Bucket Nylon, which I absolutely adore for its bright pink color, gold hardware, and thick leather shoulder strap. Even more, the lining is a funky floral pattern of lavender, blue, and green. With tons of interior pockets, zippers, and snaps, you can easily organize your belongings and separate makeup, money, extra pair of underwear… who knows?
JPK’s handbags come in a wide array of colors, so you’re sure to find a black or brown staple or a color completely unique and extreme to add that extra “pop” to an outfit. Steph purchased my purse at North River Outfitter on Boston’s Charles Street, but they’re also available at Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom!