1) Rebecca Minkoff Line Quilted Flirty Bag. $275
2) Yves Saint Laurent Belle de Jour patent Clutch. $595
3) Alexander Wang Fumo Clutch. $235
4) 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel. $895
5) Lanvin Amalia Bag. $2,190
6) Gucci Jackie Bag. $1,790
7) Stella McCartney Falabella faux Tote. $1,095
As I state almost every week, I have an obsession with clutches. If I wasn’t saving to move to California my closet would be full shoes, clothes and most importantly clutches. I like the simplicity and ease of a clutch. You just have to remember you have been carrying one around so that you don’t forget it anywhere.
The coolest clutch I’ve seen in a while is the 3.1. Phillip Lim Oversized “Portfolio” Clutch. It’s a simple looking clutch but I absolutely love the artsy look to it. It kind of looks like a piece of architecture and I love the buckle accent. It sort of looks like it would be an iPad case but I’m sure glad it’s not!
I have had a thing for 3.1 Phillip Lim ever since I first laid eyes on the Edie Bow Bag. I still have dreams about that bag, but it looks like it will forever be the one that got away. Oh well, at least it got me interested in 3.1 Phillip Lim handbags. Now it seems I am always on the look out for new styles from this designer. Oddly enough though, the most recent style to catch my eye is… well, a little odd. Meet the 3.1 Phillip Lim The Break-Up Bag!
My favorite cosmetic bag got stolen two months ago while I was on set for a T.V. show that’s filming here in South Florida. Sadly, I didn’t even realize it until the next morning as I was getting ready to go on set for another show. Worst feeling ever when you have to film and realize that not only did your favorite makeup bag got stolen but so did all your brushes and makeup too. Needless to say, I had to replace over $500 in brushes and makeup. However, I still can’t find another makeup bag that was as pretty and spacious as my pink Juicy Couture one. Sigh, I suppose it could have been worse.
When I was younger, I liked anything that looked sporty. I was the type of girl that loved to pretty much look like “Sporty Spice” from the Spice Girls. Gym pants and sneakers were my favorite thing to wear at one point. Thankfully I’m out of that stage but I still like handbags that are simple and have a sporty look to them. I use to love handbags that had logos or colors all over them but now I think simplicity is best. Simplicity keeps fashion looking classy but yet stylish.
Black leather handbags always make my heart melt. To me, you can never go wrong with a black bag because you can match them up with so many different outfits. They also have the ability to be carried day or night. I’m usually a black leather bag with gold hardware type of gal but right now I’m swooning over the 3.1 Phillip Lim “31″ Hour Bag. It kind of reminds me of one of those suitcases that carry a suit perfectly but I love it! It’s not too girly but it sure is fashion fabulous and it looks pretty spacious. If you’re a woman like me that puts a ton of stuff in her purse, you can appreciate a large bag.
Unique silhouettes and sharp leather edges is my impression of 3.1 Phillip Lim. The House presents extremely structured and refined accessories that may come off as undesirable to the classic-style Bagista. If you seek to get out of the comfort zone made up of roomy totes and elastic leather satchels, discover the framed and chic presentations of Philip Lim, such as the beautiful Pashli Satchel.
I’m not sure what it is, but I have been thinking about work bags lately. Perhaps I am fantasizing about the day I will have a real job. Not that I don’t love Bag Bliss, of course! I seem to be drawn to structured satchels, over messenger bags and other styles. One that caught my eye recently is the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Painted Croc-Print Satchel!
Hey Phillip Lim purse fans, have you discovered the new Pashli Satchel yet? This hot new addition just hit stores and we are obsessed! The satchel retails for $895 is available in variety of perfect autumn accessory shades like Taupe, Ink, Black, and my favorite Jade. There’s also a messenger that retails for $750. Both these bags are available at the flagship boutiques as well as over in the Phillip Lim Shop at Net-a-Porter.