It got really, genuinely warm in NYC for the first time this year over the weekend, and naturally, that got my yearning for a trip to a body of water. I grew up in the …
In the US, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and all the beachside fun that comes with the season. The PurseBlog team is going to take most of today to relax and enjoy the advent of season vacation season, but if you’re stuck indoors and want some bags to consider, take a look at these three reasonably priced, sun-ready straw totes: The Mar Y Sol Panama Striped Tote, Club Monaco Tall Straw Tote and Elliot Man 24/7 Tote. (Ok, that last one is macrame and not straw. Just go with it.) (more…)
I’ve spilled a lot of Internet ink over my thoughts on straw bags and their attendant pricing structures, and usually anything I find that I actually like fall outside of my self-imposed, completely arbitrary $200 limit for a bag made entirely or almost entire of raffia or any other kind of glorified dried grass.
Which is why I was so happy to see the Mar Y Sol Lug Beach Tote. Not only is the chic color blocked design very current, but the sub-$100 price tag means that not only could I allow myself to buy it, but I could also allow myself to take it to the actual beach. You know, if I ever went to such a place. Which I probably won’t, at the rate that I spend money on handbags. But I can dream. (more…)
It was nearing 90 degrees outside yesterday when I went to meet a friend for lunch. 90. At the very beginning of April. I live in Georgia, so obviously it’s hot here often, but 90 degrees at this time of year is odd, even for us. It looks like I concentrated too hard on willing summer to come early a week or two ago when I really wanted it, and it actually did. Now that it’s here, I’d like for it to go away and come back in July.
But if there’s one advantage that the unseasonably warm weather hath wrought, it’s that I’m consider the purchase of the Mar y Sol Guadalupe Straw Shopper. I mean, if it’s going to be a long, witheringly hot summer, I might as well go ahead and get the appropriate handbag for it, right? (more…)
It was 40 degrees, windy and rainy outside yesterday, and the Mar Y Sol Gigi Flower Clutch is making me dream of summer. No matter how much I despise humidity and being hot in every way (unfortunate, since I live in the South), this straw clutch needs a sundress and a frosty cocktail in order to do it justice. I guess I’ll just have to deal with the hot weather. (more…)