Yesterday, Megs mentioned that it’s wedding season and gave us a great rundown of what a bride looking for a traditional feel should carry on her wedding day. I had just started working for PurseBlog full time back when Megs and Vladi got married and have seen their wedding photos many times since, and believe me, it was a beautiful, classic event that anyone would be proud to call their wedding.

Wedding season is upon us! Since I grew up in Florida, I didn’t realize how big a deal wedding season was for those living in more temperate climates. There’s a true wedding season outside of the tropics, though, and it is just about to begin. Every bride has her own style and own ideas for the perfect wedding; some prefer a fairytale, some want an outrageous event and others simply want something traditional.

It’s hard enough to find the perfect handbag without a budget in mind; the irritation that goes into fitting the perfect accessory purchase into a regular month’s expenses is exponentially worse. We usually like to highlight the most drool-worthy fantasy pieces in the handbag world, but fret not, we never forget that our readers represent a wide range of incomes and budgetary needs.

Winter seems to be playing hide-and-go-seek with those of us in New York; it was a balmy 67 degrees yesterday afternoon while today is back in the 50s, as if Mother Nature is actually toying with us. Once the calendar turns to April, though, my glee for spring can hardly be contained. If I will myself to believe it’s warm outside, I don’t actually need a jacket, right?

I am totally jealous of all April babies. Your birthstone is the diamond, and everyone in PurseBlog HQ agrees that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Maybe you prefer actual diamonds on your birthday, but if you want a handbag that fits with your birthstone, I’ve rounded up the 9 best sparkly and white handbags out there.

Happy Birthday April birthday girls and guys!

Our friends at Rue La La are ready to delight our closets with an amazing selection of Chanel bags at their Madison Avenue Couture Event. The event includes apparel, jewelry and most importantly, handbags. And the handbags? They are glorious on so many levels. Iconic quilted handbags pepper the boutique including a never before carried Chanel black quilted flap with silver-tone hardware.

Yesterday morning I woke up and said to myself, “Self, what the Internet needs is yet another fashion article about Mad Men, because there aren’t enough of those already.” We’ve never done a roundup of bags inspired by the Mad Men era, though, and now seems like the perfect time to do it. Not only does the show’s long-awaited (a year-and-a-half in the making!) fifth season premiere on Sunday night with a two-hour, all-drinking, all-smoking extravaganza on AMC, but for the first time, I’ll be recapping a show that doesn’t give me the opportunity to make fun of someone’s terrible weave.

The minty fresh Alexander Wang bags from last week got me thinking – if Alexander Wang can make a pastel bag, and if I can find something to love about its utter lightness, then there has to be a pastel bag out there for everyone. Many of you weren’t as enthusiastic about the Wang bags as Megs and I were, but that’s ok; if I can come around to the idea of pastels, so can anyone.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those days when everyone claims they’re Irish. It’s fun to celebrate St. Patty’s Day because to most of us, it means wearing green, drinking green beer, eating green shamrock cookies, and having an excuse to kiss people. In all actuality, I am quite Irish, hence the name Meaghan Mahoney. I stick to eating lots of green goodies and wearing my favorite green accessories.

Major apologies to the March birthday babies that were born on the 1st or 2nd. Last week was a little crazy and March came out of nowhere, but our March Birthday Gift Guide is here now! The March birthday girl’s stone is the aquamarine. Varying from shades of very light blue to a richer hue, this color can add a luscious touch to your wardrobe.

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