You’ve done it! You’ve made it through the majority of the week! (Hey, it’s Wednesday afternoon, that totally counts.) (At least on the East Coast.) By now, you’ve probably spotted something on this here Internet that’s making your credit card cower in fear, and we know that we certainly have. That’s why we reserve Want It Wednesday for exactly this time of week – the beautiful things from Gianvito Rossi, Mara Hoffman and Erickson Beamon that we’re craving give us the courage to press through and continue to do things that earn our paychecks. Below, the PurseBlog team details exactly what we’re trying to stop ourselves from buying right now.


They caught my eye the second I laid eyes on them. The bright blue and neon yellow piping make the Gianvito Rossi Suede Bolero Sandals a great, bold shoe for the summer, and the perfect compliment to a pair of tan legs and white shorts. They’re elegant, they’re sturdy and the height of the heel allows you to stay in them all day long. The this sandal also easily transitions from day into night, which is always a HUGE plus in my book. My favorite part of the whole shoe is the little tassel on the shoelace; it’s the perfect whimsical touch that screams “summer.” They’re 50% off at the moment, which I’m taking as a sign that now is the time to buy them. Buy them for $446 via Matches Fashion.

Gianvito Rossi Suede Bolero Sandal


It’s safe to say summer is upon us, and with every summer season comes more trips to the pool, beach, lake, etc. I tend to stock up on a plethora of swimsuits every year, but one summer item I have vowed to spend more time looking for is a quality beach cover-up. Up until this point, cover-ups have been an afterthought. But not this year. That’s why this Mara Hoffman Rainbow Stretch-Jersey Kaftan might be my next purchase. The pattern and length are perfect. You can literally throw this on, add a cute pair of wedge sandals, perhaps a hat and take yourself from the beach to the bar or restaurant all while looking sun-kissed and fabulous. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $275.

Mara Hoffman Stretch-Jersey Kaftan


I don’t wear earrings very often. I own a lot of earrings, and I love them dearly, especially the big ones, but I can’t tell you the last time that I actually donned them for a trip out of the house. You see, I wear a pair of very bold glasses every day, plus I have some very bold hair (think black and purple), and the addition of earrings just seems like…a lot of look, all circa my face. To wear this gorgeous pair of Erickson Beamon Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings, though, I’d gladly pop in a pair of contacts and maybe even consider pulling back my hair. The combination of baby blue and burgundy is non-intuitive and masterfully executed, and the bold size of the earrings is begging to be paired with a bare-shouldered dress. Buy through Saks for $385.

Erickson Beamon Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings

If you’ve been visiting PurseBlog for a while, you probably remember Want It Wednesday, which was a short weekly roundup of what some of the PurseBlog team is lusting after on any particular Wednesday. Because we’re ladies with long shopping lists and nearly endless desires to discuss them with each other (and with you), we’ve decided to bring back this wishful-thinking feature. Today, I’ve got my mind on the summer-perfect Rosantica Aurora Necklace, while our social media specialist Bea wants to get her hands on a pair of Frends Layla Headphones. (more…)

A few seasons ago, Valentino was synonymous with bows, but that all took a change when the brand introduced its Rockstud collection; now the brand that signifies femininity and elegance also provides just the right amount of edge. I’m the definition of a Valentino Rockstud girl because I turn to well-made items but also like a little spunk, and since the inception, this line has spoken to me. We may still be surrounded by winter and cold weather, but this week I’m warming myself up with the right amount of color and Rockstud everything. I want to start my spring off with tonal rockstuds in all of my favorite designs, along with some spunky shoes, from Valentino. No better way to dream of all of these fabulous items than to play with them, photograph them, and feel like they are mine.

Shop Valentino via Neiman Marcus.

Christian Louboutin has been working hard to bring the awareness of its handbag collections up to par with its world-famous shoes, and the line is well on its way. The brand has transitioned well, bringing Louboutin’s signature irreverence to all of its accessories, and as a result, the brand’s handbag following continues to grow. I love a red-soled shoe, but I’ve been finding myself loving Louboutin’s bags lately as well. One of the best from the designer is the classic Sweet Charity handbag, and I’m digging this season’s design even more.

The Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Sotto Pelle is the updated version to the original, featuring sleek construction and a new leather, exclusive for Christian Louboutin, that merges quality and smoothness. This bag is built around a wooden frame to give more structure and the edging includes a pique weave which creates a slight geometric pattern. The bow on the front of the bag has been tweaked as well, with rounded studs and contrasting leather.

I adore the sleekness and glazed finish, and while the bag has been updated from the initial Sweet Charity design, it remains close to the original. I continue to lean towards shoulder/cross body bags as my new go-to, and with the holiday season upon us, I am dreaming of a very Christian Louboutin Christmas. Price is $1,695 via Christian Louboutin.

I have a confession: I’ve never owned a Tod’s bag. Don’t get me wrong, the brand makes some absolutely beautiful bags, but I’ve always been more drawn to its shoes, namely the iconic driving loafers. With occasional exception, the bags usually don’t speak to me – that is, until now. I am positively obsessed with this bag, in every way possible. It is stunning, simple, and from the moment I laid my eyes on it, all I wanted was to pet it, own it and carry it.

The soft grain leather with offsetting tonal side panels forms one of the most alluring bags I have seen in months. There is something about the shape of the bag, the color options and the finished product that makes the Tod’s Tote Bag the bag I can not stop wanting needing this Wednesday. (more…)

It’s been a while since we’ve put up a Want It Wednesday post, and it’s also been a while since I’ve really wanted a Michael Kors bag. Don’t get me wrong, Kors’ bags are highly wearable and I can barely make it down a block in New York City without seeing one on someone’s arm, but some of the bags simply don’t speak to me. This is not the case when it comes to the Michael Kors Collection Gia Top Zip Satchel, however. This bag speaks to me on many levels and I want nothing more than to add it to my collection and make a special place for Michael Kors in my closet.

Between the structure, the different combinations of materials and the shape, I really think this Michael Kors bag is a great staple for fall and winter. (more…)

Hello Summer! We are hiding inside today, with the AC on full blast and the shades down to keep the sweltering heat from entering PurseBlog headquarters. But no matter how hot it is, we always have our minds on the next thing we want to add to our collections. From the coveted Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket to a long statement necklace to a great summer cover-up, the PurseBlog team has a new list of things we want this Wednesday. (more…)

I have said it plenty of times before, but right now I am on a self-imposed shopping ban. It is easy to get wrapped up in the world of shopping, especially when running a website like mine, but I need to go through my closet, evaluate everything I have and edit before I continue to constantly add. But you know what? Shopping bans are made to be broken, and this bag gives me a major fashion itch.

Valentino continues to wow me with their Rockstud collection. I keep wanting a Rockstud, but for some reason, I can’t commit. I want so badly to commit to this version, the Valentino Crocodile Rockstud Envelope Clutch, which is like the Hermes Kelly Longue taken to the next level. (more…)

The weather has been toying with our wardrobe emotions, but one sure thing is that warm weather is to come. The PurseBlog team loves to shop and loves to plan for our next purchases, even those that aren’t bag-related. This week, we all have a different item we are wanting but somehow all three look incredibly chic together. And this is one of the first weeks I have fallen in love with everything on our Want it Wednesday list. From a chic leather jacket to a bright blue statement necklace to studded Chloe boots, check out what items the PurseBlog team covets this week. (more…)

Another Wednesday means another day for the PurseBlog team to huddle together and discuss the items we want. Let’s be honest, we do this everyday, but we only share it with you on Wednesdays. From funky cat eye sunglasses to a brightly colored handbag to a sparkly bracelet, we all found super cool items that we want to add to our wardrobe this week. Best part is all three work perfectly together. I call dibs… on all of it. (more…)

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