Yes, I just used pirate talk in the title of a post. Unlike Amanda, I did not go to journalism school, so my chemistry and psychology professors from college won’t be mad at my word choice in the title, however they may still be questioning what I am doing with my life.

If there’s one thing you should note about Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012, it’s how well the handbag maven knows her customers. Her Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York runway show seemed to be actively daring “Minkettes” to feature her clothes on their personal style blogs, and if that wasn’t clear enough, having Leandra Medine, the ManRepeller herself, walk the runway (and then snap a photo at the end) should have put a very fine point on it.

It warms the cockles of my cold little blogger heart to see contemporary brands expanding into luggage in creative ways. First came the Lulu Guinness suitcases covered with her signature molded lips, and now we have the Rebecca Minkoff Skull Suitcase.

Shop Rebecca Minkoff via RM.com

As the Rebecca Minkoff brand continues to expand, the offerings continue to appeal to a larger crowd. The design aesthetic that I continually find myself drawn to is precisely what Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2012 offered; beautiful prints, flowing clothing, and colors that are both subtle and alluring.

Right now the Rebecca Minkoff website is hosting a major sale of some of its most coveted bags. If you were not able to attend a sample sale, think of this as a virtual one that you can attend from the comfort of your home computer.

One of my favorite Rebecca Minkoff designs is her MAC clutch. I own six of these bags in different colors and materials and never get sick of it. The design tranitions flawlessly from day to night and is sizable enough to carry plenty of objects.

Balenciaga Raffia Tote, $965 via Barneys. Rebecca Minkoff Endless Love Straw Tote, $250 via ShopBop

It is here, it is here!!! ‘It‘ being summer. Well, kind of here, not totally 100% here but it is trying to arrive.

One of my absolutely favorite bags to travel with is my Rebecca Minkoff Studded Rocker. The bag is small and packs easily into my suitcase, while being large enough to fit the right amount of necessities. In fact, I can fit quite a bit into this bag.

Yesterday afternoon marked the VIP night of this year’s bi-annual Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale. Since we were co-hosting the sale, Megs and I were invited to enter an hour before the doors opened to the public to check out the goods, mingle with celebs like Michelle Trachtenberg of Gossip Girl and chat with the RM team.

It is Sample Sale Season again. One thing I have loved about living in NYC is the ability to literally walk down the street and find sample sale after sample sale when the season arrives. One of our favorite SS to attend is Rebecca Minkoff’s, not only because we love her bags but also because we get to host it with Rebecca herself.