Want-It-Wednesday-Exotics

Exotic bags might not be in everyone’s bag budgets, but they sure are fun to look at, especially in the bright, saturated colors that come along with spring collections. That’s why this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday centers all around them–go ahead, we don’t blame you if you get a little bit distracted.

Spring-Lipstick

Even though it’s still chilly in the mornings (and I wiped out on some black ice on the way to work yesterday morning), there’s no denying it–spring is almost here. Even though sweaters and jackets are still going to be a part of our everyday wardrobes for the next few weeks, there’s one surefire way to bring a little bit of spring sunshine into our outfits immediately: lipstick and lipgloss.

Want-It-Wednesday-Novelty-Bags

The current handbag market has two dominant extremes: minimalist day bags and maximalist novelty clutches and mini bags. Today, we’ve decided to explore the latter end in this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday, and it’s more familiar territory for some of us than others.

Want-It-Wednesday-Jewelry

Despite all the beautiful new spring stuff that’s flooding into stores right now, this time of year is kind of a bummer when it comes to shopping. The selection is the best that it will be all year round, but there’s limited joy in buying sundresses and sandals when I still have to climb a grimy snow mountain to hail a cab outside of my apartment.

Want-It-Wednesday-Yellow-Stuff

It’s been a grey, cold, wet, icy, treacherous few days in New York City. The sun has finally come out today, though, and temperatures have risen enough to melt much of the ice, so we’re feeling a little bit bright and cheery today.

Want-It-Wednesday-Snow-Day

As you might imagine, the New York-based section of the PurseBlog team spent the day at home with our laptops yesterday, despite the fact that the snow storm wasn’t quite as apocalyptic as we had anticipated (and for that, we are thankful).

Want-It-Wednesday-Red-Carpet-Evening-Bags

Last Sunday’s Golden Globes were just the beginning of Hollywood’s awards season, and they left us feeling inspired to take a second look at the world of tiny, sparkly evening bags that online retailers have to offer. The market for clutches has expanded by leaps and bounds over the past few years, with indie brands like Edie Parker, Rauwolf and Lee Savage shaking up the tried-and-true lineup of Roger Vivier and Judith Leiber bags that usually show up at awards shows.

Want-It-Wednesday-Best-New-Bags-Spring-2015

We came back from our winter vacation to websites full of new bags after which to lust. Now that we’ve had a few days to look them over, here are our picks for the newly arrived bags that we’d each love to own.

Holiday Travel Essentials

Members of the PurseBlog team have already started leaving our little New York City nest in pursuit of holiday travel adventures (and I will be joining their ranks tomorrow), so now seemed like a good time to contemplate the best-case scenario for what to carry with us when we fly, drive or train-ride our way to our holiday destinations.

Want It Wednesday Winter Accessories

Yesterday was one of New York’s worst weather days in recent memory (and, truth be told, perhaps in my entire time living in the city), and nothing will make you more acutely aware of your winter gear’s shortcomings that howling wind and bitter cold.

Editor’s Picks

Shopbop
Saks Fifth Ave
The Outnet
Coach