Probably about ten years ago, I purchased a purse on eBay that literally looked like a bustier. It was white with pink lace lining and it was actually really cute. No matter where I went, someone always made a comment about it. Why? Because it was really unique and different looking. I mean let’s be honest, it’s not everyday you see someone carrying around a handbag that looks like a bustier with tiny boobs.
I do not have a baby but if I did you better believe that everything I owned associated to the baby would be in high fashion especially the diaper bag! Some diaper bags are cute, some look horrid after a while but I love the ones that could pass as a regular purse. I mean face it, Mother’s have a lot to carry and the last thing they need to do is to have a diaper bag and a purse! So why not, have a diaper bag that looks just like a handbag and carry all your essentials in it.
Some of us are already enjoying the sunshine and beach weather and some aren’t. One thing is for sure though, soon Summer will be here and a majority of America will be able to enjoy the sun and beach. For those that don’t ever experience extreme heat where you live, then perhaps you’ll travel somewhere this Summer that does. All in all, Fashionista’s love being prepared for the heat. The intense heat may make us sweaty and tired but a true fashionista loves looking stylish at all times regardless of the temperature.
I’m not sure why, but straw totes are always a big trend for the beach. Whenever I go to the beach, which is rare, I always spot a ton of straw totes. Personally, I don’t like carrying bags to the beach because I believe sand is evil. It goes everywhere!
However, I love the Felix Rey “Superstar” Straw Tote. This is definitely a bag I’d consider to buy because not only is it adorable but it matches my wardrobe! It’s cute, spacious and and makes your beach visit a little more fashionable.
I’m currently in the air, on a plane as I write this blog entry. Of course, being a lover of fashion it takes me forever to pack for trips. I have to have numerous outfits and make sure everything matches from head to toe. One thing I found to be utterly annoying as I was packing is that I had no where to put my jewelry. Being someone that has jewelry that matches with different outfits this was a huge problem! I had to search around my house just to find something to put my jewelry in? Definitely not normal in my eyes. After hours of searching, I had to settle for an old lipstick case that was able to hold two pairs of earrings and two bracelets.
When I was browsing through Shop Bop I came across the Felix Rey “Happy Diamond Lady” Jewelry Case. I was instantly drawn to it because you would expect it to be a kids change purse more than a jewelry case. Which is probably a good thing these days with the amount of theft.
Christmas morning can be so exciting, especially for us bagistas! Who knows, perhaps that decent-sized package sitting under the tree is the latest handbag we have been dreaming of! Talk about visions of sugar plums! But a spiffy new handbag isn’t the only thing that I would enjoy and I’m sure my fellow bagistas feel the same. So if you have a handbag lover on your shopping list, here are some great pick-me-ups that are sure to make her smile! Whether you’re simply looking for a stocking stuffer for your sweetie or you’re wanting to get something small for a friend, you will see that there is a little something for everyone here! So make that list and check it twice, but don’t worry about who has been naughty because these gift ideas are just so nice!
Rebecca Minkoff Companion Pouch
This adorable little pouch is perfect for holding onto coins and keys. I love the tiny studs and new Rebecca Minkoff logo plate. Available in Grape or Fire Engine.
The iPad has gotten to be quite the popular gadget. I have seen so many of them floating around at school, it’s starting to look like the netbook has some serious competition! In fact, there are three people in one of my classes that break out their iPad for every class period (compared to two people who bring a netbook). That’s saying a lot considering there are only 10 people in the class! And now, with all the talk of iPads on TBF, I’m finding myself wanting one as well! It would make reading all those darn PDF files so much easier!
So for all you bagistas out there that already own an iPad, I have put together a list of affordable designer iPad cases and sleeves. After all, you wouldn’t want your iPad to feel neglected when looking at all the other snazzy items hanging out inside your bag! But not all iPad cases/sleeves are created equal. You will find that there is a little something for everyone out there, depending on your preferences. Below you will find some of my favorites!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Jumble Logo Silicone iPad Sleeve
For the minimalist gal, we have the simple iPad sleeve. It will keep your iPad protected while looking sharp at the same time! I just love the bright colors!
Only $58 at Bloomingdales!
Put on your flash back caps. Do you remember the Prada Tessuto Fiocco Muff Bow Clutch that came out a few years ago, back in 2007? (wow, I’ve been blogging for a really long time!) That bag’s flat bow design instantly came to mind when I first discovered Felix Rey’s latest Doris Wristlet.
What do you get when you combine a kiss-lock frame and a resin bow? The answer is… Cute! I stumbled across this adorable clutch today and I just couldn’t take my eyes off it.
Introducing the Felix Rey Grace Bow Clutch. This little cutie is shaped like a kiss-lock coin purse, with gentle pleats accenting the front and back. Sitting on top is a resin bow-shaped clasp.
The style is so feminine and whimsical, perfect for accompanying a short party dress. You know, the ones with the puffy skirts? I really like the gold sequined version, especially for occasions where you’re wanting to add a little pop. It would be perfect for all those holiday parties coming up.
The black leather version, however, has it’s charm as well. Plus I think it would be a little more versatile. You could probably get away with wearing it any time during the year. Felix Rey is known for offering a fresh take on ladylike vintage, without being over-the-top gaudy. And these clutches definitely fit the bill! So if you’re looking to add some old-fashioned glam to your look, be sure to pick one of these babies up!
The Felix Rey Grace Bow Clutch is available in Gold Sequin or Black Leather. And don’t let the pictures fool you, this clutch measures 11″ x 7.5″ x 2″. It ranges in price from $290 to $320, depending on which style you choose. Check it out at Shopbop.com!
The Chat: grace!
When I first saw the Felix Rey Sadie Ruffle Tote over at Shop Bop, I instantly thought of a flower. What better way to start the Spring season, than with a handbag that resembles a pink flower.
The Felix Rey Sadie Ruffle Tote may look a little funny in pink, but the handbag also comes in black, and brown. The black and brown versions look much less like a flower, and a little more on the cute side.
Features of the nylon handbag include: pleating in the front and back; leather banding; ruffle trim at the top; gold hardware; double handles; detachable/adjustable shoulder strap; and lined interior.
Like any tote, the Felix Rey Sadie Ruffle Tote is quite spacious. The measurements of the handbag are, 13″H x 18″L x 4″D, giving you more than enough to for all of your belongings.
The Felix Rey Sadie Ruffle Tote can be purchased at Shop Bop for $390, which to be is not that great of a price, but if could be because I’m not too fond of totes. To me any nylon handbag should not cost over $100, but of course that is just my opinion. If this handbag was all leather, it would probably be more appealing to me.
The Felix Rey Sadie Ruffle Tote is definitely one of those handbags that you either love it, or hate it.
See the Felix Rey Sadie Ruffle Tote at: Shop Bop
The Chat: Felix Rey Sadie Ruffle Tote