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? (more…)
We don’t cover Marni all that often, but many times when we do we praise the brand for their sleek, minimal, and geometric designs. But this bag is a giant purple-people-eater-flop. I’ll give credit where credit is due and say the leather looks nice. Otherwise I am not keen on any design element and the overall appearance is really just silly. It is like a casual yoga bag meets high priced price tag with a weird out-of-place ribbon dangling on the front.
Marni, what were you thinking with your Ribbon-Trimmed Square Leather Tote? (more…)
I will say it out loud, I have been very harsh on some Juicy Couture Bags before. Sometimes too harsh. The fact of the matter is many times the crowd is a bit different for many of their lines and the bags are intended to be fun. But recently I saw the Juicy Couture Patent Leather Lovely and thought it was lovely. And now I have found the Juicy Couture Rock The Bag Leather Tote and find it to be the perfect understated large tote. This looks more like a Marc by Marc bag than a Juicy Couture bag. Blink again, take it in. It is a great tote, right? The logo is barely anywhere to be found. The subtle simplicity is just what we need sometimes. A bag is a bag and meant to carry things. Sometimes all the fuss needs to be toned down, and this option is perfect. The logo at the bottom is tonal and reads “Juicy is for nice girls who like stuff”. You know what, it may be corny for some but it is perfectly placed at the bottom and does not scream out. In fact I bet you would have to walk creepily close to someone carrying this bag to be able to read it. There are a few stud accents, double straps, one inside pocket, and cotton lining. Size is square;17″W X 17″H X 2″D. Juicy, if you keep doing this you may just win me back! Because with the last two bags you have regained quite a bit of what I saw you as, a fun, everyday brand, that intends to grab attention and be casual and easy to wear. Buy through Saks for $225.