It was 80 degrees in my neck of the woods yesterday, and a tiny yellow handbag arrived in the mail from Kate Spade that perfectly captured my mood. I put on a sundress, shoved my keys, phone and card case into my new tiny bag (that was all that would fit!) and had a pretty grand day without being cold, rained on or both. Spring has sprung, at least where I am.

And although I’m so excited about my little bag, something that small isn’t always an option in life. For those days when you want your handbag to be both cheerful and capable of hauling everything you own, I’d like to suggest the very sunny Elie Tahari Emmy Tote. It also comes in taupe, but who wants that when you can have yellow?

Listen up, everyone. If you were ever going to get around to experimenting with brights as neutrals, now’s the time to do it. Not only will you have plenty of company in the effort, but you’ll have a ton of great bright bags to choose from because the idea is so popular right now. This simple, functional tote is certainly among them, and Tahari’s bags tend to be made of wonderful leather at a very reasonable price point. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $548.

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  • Marianna

    What a happy color and what a great design. Everyone should have a yellow bag! I don’t look great in a yellow top but that won’t stop me from carrying some sunshine on my shoulder!

  • Lulugurl

    what a great spring colour! It is so fun and happy! This would be a great colour for anyone!

  • 19yearslater

    I’m excited for the color trend this spring. I’ll personally be going with orange for my citrusy bright.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Agree with Marianna ! Some colors I can’t successfully wear, but you can enjoy all colors with a bag. Love the yellow ! (Enjoying an orange bag myself at the moment !)

  • mochababe73

    Perfect yellow. Loud and vibrant.

  • Marge

    facdaf Good point. I hadn’t thohugt about it quite that way. :)