I’ve been spending quite a bit of time trying to figure out if I like this bag or not, and frankly, I still have no idea. I simply cannot make up my mind. While I do like the color and unique design of the bag, I still think that it is a bit too much. Perhaps I can’t get over the fact that the bag looks a bit like marshmallows. Do you see it? (more…)
Why hasn’t anyone made this bag before? Did someone do it and I just missed it? Because the Dautore Leather Lattice Tote is a strong design idea, and I can’t believe that there aren’t a great deal of similarly styled bags on the market right now.
And is anyone else looking at this and seeing shades of Project Runway, Season 5, during which Suede made the latticed dress for the Natalie Portman/”green” fabric challenge? Or am I the only one that lets reality shows take up that much of her brain space? (more…)
When you guys were kids, did you ever take part in the really elaborate lanyard-weaving with the plastic-y, brightly colored strips of…well, whatever they were? The stuff which you used to make lanyards? I did, and the end result was always this weird, rigid box-weave column of uselessness. For the life of me, I can’t remember what we did with them or why we felt so compelled to make them. It was an odd ritual of girlhood, and one that I can’t entirely place now that I look back on it.
And the reason that I’m looking back on it at all is the Dautore Linking Strap Hobo. (more…)
Today is absolutely breathtaking. Finally, the humidity has lifted and South Florida days are sunny and phenomenal. Perhaps it’s the weather that has put me in the mood for a bright, sunny handbag like the Dautore Sol Leather Hobo. Usually, yellow is a color I am a little iffy about. More than anything, I worry about my outfit or handbag resembling a banana, which just isn’t a good look. However, this is one yellow bag I am liking. Just like the Dautore Celeste Leather Slouchy Pocket Satchel, one of the first things that jumped out at me was how soft the leather looks. The supple leather is loosely gathered and knotted along the sides with a hint of woven detailing. With a 9″ drop, the handle can be placed on your shoulder just as quickly and easily as carried in your hand. But back to the color, even if I was still living in a place that got really cold and dreary in the fall, I would still carry this bag around. It would be a great way to add a splash of color to a gloomy day. Buy through Bluefly for $357.
For whatever reason, from time to time, I find myself craving a handbag or piece of clothing (usually a top) that has an asymmetrical feel to it. It is almost as if I need something that seems a little edgy, a little off centered, a little different. I am not saying that I always go for clean, straight lines, but I definitely crave something edgy more than I crave something clean cut. This Dautore Celeste Leather Slouchy Pocket Satchel is a handbag I might need to invest in. What I truly like about this bag is that upon first glance several things stand out – and in a good way.
I love the color, the angles and how soft the leather looks. No, this shade of blue isn’t a color I would traditionally think of during the Fall season, but it works. The grain leather and silvertone hardware work draw the bag together. A 15″ shoulder strap allows the bag to be carried pretty much any way you’d like to: on your shoulder, hung on your arm at your elbow or carried in hand. But, as I mentioned before, I really find myself to be a fan of the angles. This handbag would add some spice to even the simplest jeans, white t-shirt and flipflops outfit. If the only thing holding you back is the color, fear not, the handbag comes in black too! Buy through Bluefly for $333.90.