Proenza Schouler Large Python PS1

I’m going to level with you guys: it’s a slow news day. We’ve reached that mid point of July, which means that it feels as though we’re as far into summer as humanly possible, but still with no light at the end of the heat-and-humidity tunnel.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Pochette Suede Crocodile

Amanda and I were just discussing how it seems entirely crazy that we have talked about handbags for over seven years now. The funny thing is there is always something to say and it is rare that either she or I have a day when we literally are grasping at straws to find some great content.

Proenza Schouler PS11 and Bottega Veneta

Some accessories are a match made in heaven, and I have found a combo that’s beyond stunning. All I want to do right now is buy both of these items and wear them all summer long, with my crisp whites as well as casual boyfriend jeans and t-shirt.

[Editor's Note: Images from this post were removed at the request of Proenza Schouler.]

You know we hate publishing cell phone pictures, but if the picture contains something that’s exciting enough and that can’t be found anywhere else, we’re willing to do it for the sake of informing you guys about something exciting as quickly as possible.

Proenza-Schouler-Spring12-Sale

The amazing sales just keep coming and I can’t think of a better way to kick off a dreary Monday morning than with a Proenza Schouler sale. Our friends at Proenza Schouler have marked select bags from their Spring 2012 collection 30% off.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Birthday Cake (5)

If there’s two things that all of us at PurseBlog love, it’s handbags and sweets. If you’re here, you already know about our handbag obsession, but if you follow PurseBlog on Instagram, that’s where you get a much deeper look into the collective psyche of our team.

Red White and Blue Proenza Schouler

Ice cream cones, the ocean breeze, sun-kissed skin, fireflies, vacations, 4th of July, fireworks, BBQs, bikinis, maxi dresses, and non-stop fun all come to mind when I think of summer. Memorial Day is this weekend, and for many folks, this holiday means the official start of summer.

Thursday-Friday-Fest-Together-Bag

Not long ago, I said that my feelings toward Thursday Friday’s line of bag-on-bag printed totes had “softened.” At that point, Balenciaga was the latest designer to have a photo of their work plastered on a canvas tote bag and sold for up to $90 apiece, and like Hermes and Chanel before it, Balenciaga is a huge brand with a huge corporate structure behind it to protect its work product.

Proenza-Schouler-PS11-Iguana

Most of us don’t balk when designers use lizard skin (after all, lizards aren’t cuddly), but this is the first time I have seen a designer list the skin specifically as iguana. Growing up in Florida meant being surrounded by iguanas often.

It’s rare that a designer with as big of a name and as much of a reputation for trend-setting as Proenza Schouler makes anything that is both functional and reasonably affordable, which is why Megs and I have been fans of the Proenza Schouler PS1 Wallet since the very beginning.