Recently, my whole entire style changed. Therefore, I’ve been selling and giving away a lot of my stuff. I sold a majority of my handbags and I’m only down to my Louis Vuitton‘s, which are my precious babies and I’m not selling anymore of them! With that said, I’m currently dying for a black handbag because I sold all of mine! There are so many out there but yet none really catch my eye. However, when I saw the Burberry Orchard Heritage Satchel I was intrigued because I have never been into Burberry before. Burberry is known for their plaid prints and anyone that knows me personally knows I hate plaid. Don’t get me wrong, Burberry has beautiful plaid prints it’s just not for me. The “Heritage” Satchel is definitely my style though and I would love to own this bag.
There’s a couple of days left to wrap up your Christmas shopping! If you have yet to purchase for that special gal in your life but that designer handbag on her wish list seems out of your budget, why not opt for the reliable and handy comforts of a designer wristlet. There’s a large market for those adorable pouches that dangle off a band or bracelet, every fashion brand including couture designers seem to support the popular arm candy.
Hello Fall! It’s that time of year when heavily structured, quilted leathered handbags are re-introduced and certainly craved. Amongst the crowed there’s always that one black sheep that stands out above all. Over at the House of Burberry, it’s the truly unique Orchard Satchel.
This has been brewing for a little while now. I will see a black and white print handbag popping up here and there. I have even written about a few. At first I thought it was a “spring fling” of sorts. But it looks like the graphic art trend is going to stick around for at least the rest of the year. You know me though, I love things that draw you in. Handbags are so much more fun that way! So naturally, I’m finding myself liking this trend. I love the bold black and white stripes. But I’m also loving the geometric prints. They are so tantalizing, almost hypnotic! Plus they look great paired with solids… no matter what the color. Below are a couple of pieces that have particularly caught my eye. Check them out!
Burberry Prorsum Herringbone Raffia Clutch
Graphic art and raffia? Who knew? This lovely clutch is from Burberry Prorsum’s 2012 Cruise Collection. I love the flap closure and its raw edges. The print is a bit busy, but I think the black leather belt grounds the look nicely. Perfect for those semi-dressy occasions where you don’t want to look too stuffy.
Burberry’s inner artisan is revealed as they welcome the warmer climates with their Whipstitch Bag, a true Prorsum beauty. The whipstitch / woven feature is yearned by many during the spring and summer season, along with the color-blocking trend that is highly popularized right now. Fuse these two trends together and you’ll get this unusual yet colorful collaboration that is sun ready.
It’s obvious that this isn’t your typical Burberry accessory as the Houses classic plaid is visibly absent, but the raffia blend offers a distinct choice of palette. This tote can be effortlessly paired with casual or dress attire, and with the light to dark hue variation, you can carry this shoulder bag throughout the year.
Variation is always good and it seems like the House of Burberry believes so too. Just check out the talent portrayed on this shoulder bag. I’m stunned at the unexpected tote bag the British brand presented this season; meet the Printed Cotton Canvas & Leather bag. With a name like Printed Cotton Canvas, I was expecting something as little less striking with not so much detailing. This is definitely a diverse change from the classic plaid designs that House is best known for. This bohemian gem to the Burberry family arrives exotic, mysterious and in disguise. The encircling patterns perform an unusual design throughout a sturdy cotton canvas body and the spice colored leather trim stands out finely against this dark artistic piece. With its warm and earthy hues, I can see this tote being carried throughout spring/summer evenings and on a daily basis during the fall/winter seasons.
I don’t deny that I love classic handbags. I love the sleek lines, tailoring and the never-go-out-of-style security that when I buy a quality bag, I’m going to carry it for years. So, it was incredibly difficult to narrow down my choices for classic bags for giving. These are some of my favorites and they show that classic isn’t boring!
Gucci Diana Bag
A beautiful classic bag featuring Gucci’s timeless bamboo handles features this striking cobalt blue. I’m completely obsessed with this color and don’t think I will stop for a long time to come. Another season-less color that goes with more than you think! For the special girl who loves classic style but with a fashion forward sensibility, this is the perfect bag! $2,150 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Trendy and stylish tweed is a fabric I have struggled with in the past. I can’t come about its rough and heavy texture, plus, my skin detects when tweed is around as it automatically rejects any tweed article by threats of an endless itch-feast! Regardless, I can’t deny the unique and classic interwoven designs the texture creates. Plus, the overall vibe of tweed calls out Fall/Winter wear, which I’m anxiously waiting on here in South Texas. Two European fashion houses present lovely yarn designs that fit the holiday festive just perfectly.
Red Valentino presents the cross body-bucket designs of the Tweed Drawstring. This cinched accessory arrives adorned in a multicolor pattern of red, white and black colored yarns and the black glossy leather trim makes this piece stand out even more.
We are about the approach the season of sparkle and holiday reds! Whether you can efficiently pull of shades of crimson or if you’re a simple admirer of the trend, designers and artists are giving us their best bags in the hottest reds for the season.
Burberry presents one of its best with the Burberry Leather Mini Bag. Its bowling bag shape is lined in one of the riches naturally grained leathers from the collection. The fire hydrant red along with gold-toned hardware makes this satchel the perfect holiday essential.