What’s more fun than hot pink? Bounce houses? Too childish. Clowns? Way scary. Following the train wreck that is Britney Spears? Just tragic. So yes, hot pink wins. I recently discovered Begeren’s wonderful handbags thanks to the Purse Forum, and now I can’t get enough! The leather is super soft and smooshy, and the prices are very reasonable. The designer, Linda Ly, is also a very sweet woman who takes customer service seriously. I love the new season handbags, and especially like the punchy Begeren Belmont shopper in this pretty color, “orchid.” It’s a perfect bag for school or shopping, practical but with whimsical details and an adorable girly shape. Lots of pockets for your extras, and the interior will hold your books and magazines. I love how cheerful it is, and I’m pretty tempted to buy one! At $485, it isn’t dirt cheap, but for quality leather and sweet design, it’s a great buy. Look at styles and shop online at Begeren’s website.