I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but as I write this, Atlanta is experiencing its first springlike day since the actual advent of the season, and I couldn’t be happier. (For the record, I also couldn’t be happier that I’m moving to New York right around the time that Atlanta’s beautiful spring weather will to change to sticky, stultifying summer heat.) Weather-wise, spring got off to a belated start this year on much of the East Coast, but I think that this time, the sunshine is here to stay.
Or maybe it’s just the Kate Spade With a Twist Orange Slice Satchel that’s making me so optimistic. After a change in creative staff several seasons ago, Spade has become fashion’s go-to brand for whimsical, witty accessories at a price point that makes its pieces seem like a reasonable splurge from time to time. This bag and its lemon counterpart perfectly demonstrate the band’s cleverness.
Take it from someone who knows: This is the kind of bag that strangers will cross the street to ask you about. An accessory like this one can seem a little odd at first blush, but when paired with a sundress and some retro sunglasses, you’ll look like a stylish woman with a sense of humor about herself and her personal style. And isn’t that exactly who we all want to be anyway? The lucite handles are the perfect touch – not only do they add a note of modernism to the design, but they don’t interrupt the visual lines of the orange slices. Buy through Nordstrom for $245.