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My husband and I went out to eat at the local rib place last week. Oddly enough, we go there together frequently. While we were there, I found myself staring at the old license plates decorating the walls. There were definitely some unusual personalized ones. I tried to picture the stories behind them. Obviously, the seemingly haphazard words meant something to someone at one time. And then I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be neat if you could take some old license plates and make something out of them? You can probably guess what that something would be too! Unfortunately, I don’t think I am crafty enough for that. However, I did find a piece that looks somewhat like my vision. Introducing the Kate Spade “OFFWEGO” Road Trip License Plate Clutch!
Wow, I have been talking about warmer weather a lot lately! Perhaps it is all the anticipation that has been building. Spring has to get here sometime, right? At this rate though, I think we are going to just go straight into summer. Oh well, if the warm weather won’t come to me… then perhaps I need to go to the warm weather. It is definitely the traveling season now, so I am sure I won’t be the only one looking for some sun and surf. However, before we all dash off to the airport, we need to make sure we have an appropriate carry-on. Recently, I came across the Balenciaga Classic Voyage Carry-On Suitcase and I think I am in love!
Nothing is more awesome than a great Balenciaga handbag. Except, perhaps, for a great Balenciaga suitcase!
What isn’t there to like about this suitcase? I especially love the color – Tangerine! It is sure to put a little spring in your step!
Like other classic Balenciaga pieces, this lovely suitcase features the iconic hardware that this designer is famous for. I love the oversized zipper pull tabs, whipstitch detail, and the cute little lock and key. For convenience, this suitcase also features an expandable handle and interior straps for keeping your clothing in place.
This suitcase is literally a dream come true. The ultimate travel accessory!
Who doesn’t love Hollywood glam? And for that matter, who doesn’t love movies? Nothing captures the imagination like the big screen! Well, it seems Charlotte Olympia couldn’t agree more with that statement. Her line has always been inspired by a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour. But her latest collection has taken this inspiration one step further. Hollywood glitz and glamour has suddenly taken on a more literal sense. Check out the Charlotte Olympia Box Office Pandora Perspex Clutch, for example. I think you will see what I mean!
This lovely clutch has the classic Pandora styling. There are two hinged halves that fasten together on top. Inside you will find the usual detachable zippered pouch. What makes this particular style so interesting is the design on the exterior. The clear perspex features a gold-tone metal adornment that resembles the outline of a film strip. I don’t think you can get anymore literal than that!
The look is certainly different and it would make a great conversation piece. I don’t think you necessarily need a Red Carpet-ready ensemble either. A simple little black dress would pair quite nicely with this piece. It would provide an excellent showcase, emphasizing and calling attention to the gold-tone film strip.
Founded in Germany in 2004, George Gina & Lucy is relatively new to the handbag world. I am not terribly familiar with the brand. In fact, my only encounters with the brand before now have been passing glances. However, after seeing the George Gina & Lucy Ni’Ihau Yeak Shoulder Bag, I felt compelled to do a little investigating.
George Gina & Lucy is described as an “ever-evolving collection of moving, living works of funky art”. Their handbags are geared toward the fashion-forward and modern woman, while still maintaining a sense of uniqueness that adds an element of playfulness to the mix. And when I look at the George Gina & Lucy Ni’Ihau Yeak Bag, that is exactly what I see! This seasonal-looking handbag features a natural cotton canvas exterior. It is very earthy-looking indeed!
For a little bit of color, this handbag also features a minty green leather panel on the front. The leather is actually woven together in a beautiful basket weave. This light and airy style is perfect for summer! I also like the black and white stripe lining and divided interior, which makes this handbag cute AND functional. Pair it with a floaty sundress for a great casual look!
Rebecca Minkoff never seems to be able to shake my radar. It isn’t her fault though. After all, her designs are always gorgeous! Recently, I have been admiring the Skylar Mini Bag. Wait, let me reword that. I have admired the Skylar Mini Bag ever since its original debut. However, I have recently gained a new admiration for this style. That is because Rebecca Minkoff has put a new spin on it! Meet the Rebecca Minkoff Die Cut Skylar Mini Bag!
Nothing beats a simple, basic handbag. Okay, perhaps that statement isn’t entirely true. So what beats a simple, basic handbag? A simple, basic handbag at an incredible price! I am such a sucker for a good deal. So when I came across the Gorjana Bleeker Bloom Fold Over Bag, I could hardly contain my excitement.
I like the overall style of the Tory Burch Amalie Bag. The rectangular shape is definitely a classic. I love the three zippered compartments, they are much more versatile than a single compartment on a bag of this style. Perfect for keeping you organized, that is for sure! But something also bugs me just a little bit about this bag. The reason I was compelled to go in for a closer look lies in the detail featured on the front of this bag. The topstitched design is actually supposed to be a big T for Tory Burch. When I look at it though, I don’t see a T. My eyes keep playing tricks on me and instead I focus on the two sections on the sides. They resemble a pair of hands giving two thumbs up! Hmm, I wonder what other people would see if I was carrying it down the street.
Retails for $350
Woven leather handbags have been around for such a long time. Much longer than I have even been alive. Some designers have even gone as far as making it their signature look (Bottega Veneta, anyone?). I have admired many woven leather handbags over the years. But after awhile, woven leather was feeling kind of old to me. I was over it. Then I saw this gorgeous piece you see pictured here. Suddenly the look didn’t seem so old anymore. Not when it looks as fresh as this piece does! Introducing the Rebecca Minkoff Owen Envelope Clutch!
Summer must be just around the corner! There are raffia and straw handbags popping up left and right. They are literally everywhere! These summery materials do not have to come in beach tote form though. Yes, beach totes are twice as nice when made of raffia or straw. But other styles can look just as fabulous. Check out this cute little shoulder bag you see pictured here and you will see what I mean.
Check out the M Missoni Raffia Kiss Bag!
I have always been a fan of Missoni’s diffusion line. The pieces are so playful and fun, adding a unique twist to the traditional Missoni-look. That is probably why this particular bag caught my eye. I love the natural and black stripes making up the raffia exterior. The combination is somewhat muted, but there is definitely enough contrast going on to give this piece a striking look. I am also loving all the playful details. The chartreuse leather trim adds an unexpected pop of color. The multi-colored chain strap is also really fun! But it was the embroidered lips embellishment that really set this piece apart. The word “gaudy” certainly crossed my mind when I first thought about it. These lips really aren’t that bad though. Perhaps the muted shade of pink is what saved them, they aren’t screaming at you like a pair of red lips would.
This shoulder bag would make an adorable summer accessory. Simply pair it with some casual pieces, no fuss required.