After a very, very, VERY long winter, spring is finally here to stay in New York City. With the sun shining bright and the warm weather upon us, our Instagram feed is suddenly beginning to look a lot more colorful. Between tropical vacations, blooming flowers and an ice cream cone that looks almost too good to eat, our favorite Instagrams of the week are sure to make your day a little brighter. Make the jump to see all of our picks, and be sure to follow us on Instagram. (more…)

Maybe it’s something in the water, but this week’s #PBWIMB pictures were particularly pretty. With lots of bright designer bags from a pink Balenciaga to a bold blue Chanel, every single one of these Instagrams is prettier than the next. Take a look at our picks of the week and peek inside some of seriously beautiful bags. If the handbags aren’t enough, the baby-and-Balencianga combo is bound to melt to your heart.

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While most of our Instagram feed tends to be fashion-filled (with sprinkles of seriously good food porn), few things are as cute as some of the pups we follow. This week, we’re interrupting your regularly scheduled fashion-centric Instagram Roundup to bring some a handful of puppies that have melted our hearts these past few days. We could’ve chosen 100 of them, but we realized that would be a really, really long slideshow. (more…)

Last weekend, more than 100,000 people headed to Indio, California to attend the highly anticipated Coachella Arts and Music Festival, and 100,000 more will do so this weekend. With over 150 music acts on the bill, including Outkast, Arcade Fire, Pharell, Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Haim, Muse and Calvin Harris, we found no shortage of famous faces to be seen in attendance. While Coachella is primarily known for it’s music, it’s certainly a fashion scene at well.

The Coachella look is perhaps best described as “glamorous bohemian,” with plenty of fringe bags, hipster hats, colorful prints, flower crowns and quirky sunglasses. During the day, there are a tons of parties to attend, thrown by brands like Lacoste, Guess and H&M. If you’re looking to spot celebrities, you’ll be sure to find plenty of them here. (Just make sure you’re on the list beforehand!) If you’re more of a music junkie like me, head to the festival early to explore the grounds and catch some of your favorite acts.

Take a look at some of the pictures from my Coachella adventures, including the obligatory In-n-Out stop, the bags I brought and the infamous Coachella Ferris Wheel (if you ever get a chance to ride, DO IT!).

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It was a melting pot of designer bags in this week’s edition of #PBWIMB. In your Instagrams, we found pllenty of luxurious textures from croc to Epi leather, plus fun prints like leopard and Goyard’s painted signature. Take a peek at what we found in some of our favorite bags of the week and make sure to keep tagging your pictures with #PBWIMB for your chance to be featured!

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If you follow our Instagram (which you totally should), then you’ve probably noticed we really like our sweets. (Emphasis on REALLY.) It should come as no surprise we’re suckers for just about any sweet we spot on our Instagram feeds, too. From French macarons to fro-yo, there’s no sweet we won’t eat. Take a look at some of the yummiest treats we spotted on our feed this week, but beware, they may cause cravings.

While we love seeing the usual favorites like Hermes and Chanel, we especially love it when you all decide to show off some of your other favorite designers. In this week’s roundup of #PBWIMB, we got to peek inside a variety of bags, including Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Tory Burch. Below, take a peek inside some of this week’s best bags.

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After being stuck in layers of black clothing and endless snow, we’ve found ourselves in a constant state of daydreaming. We’ve been wishing for sunny palm trees, bold handbags and endless outdoor brunches. While we continue to wait to make those dreams happen, we can love yours in the meantime, even if it’s just via Instagram! Check out our favorite shots of the week below. (more…)

By the looks of this week’s #PBWIMB roundup, it seems plenty of you are already enjoying the sunshine and toting around your brightly colored bags, while others are still bearing the cold weather and hiding under layers of cashmere and wool. While we all love a good black bag, it was refreshing to finally see some color again! Between the yellow Goyard and the red Saint Laurent alone, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing what other colors you’ll all be breaking out this spring.

Take a look at our favorite picks of the week, and continue to tag your photos with #PBWIMB to show us what’s inside your bag. For more Instagram roundups, head over to TalkShoes for our favorite shoe-stagrams of the week!

After a long and amazing week at South by Southwest, it feels good to finally be back in New York (minus the cold weather, of course). Last Thursday, Amanda and I jetted off Austin to spend a week at SXSW Interactive, attending thought-provoking panels and keynotes, eating tons of delicious food, exploring the city with great bags and making new friends.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with SXSW, it’s an annual music, film and interactive conference that takes place over a three week time period in Austin, Texas. The Interactive portion is primarily focused on digital creativity and emerging technologies. There are presentations and panels from some of the biggest people in the digital world, trade shows, networking events and an endless amount of parties to attend.

From our flight to our food, we documented just about every step of the trip to give you a look at the PurseBlog team’s SXSW experience. Take a look some of the highlights from our trip and the places we visited.

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