At the moment, I have a huge obsessed with Kate Spade and I think a lot of other fashion lover’s do too! I’ve known about Kate Spade for years but I feel like in the past year she’s really blown up! What I love about Kate Spade is that the brand exudes class but in a girly girl type of way. I personally think Kate Spade is probably the cutest designer brand out there and really lets women stay in touch with their ultra feminine side. I’m still dying to own the “Is this seat taken #Handsome Stranger” Tote. I wasn’t able to get my hands on one but it would have been perfect for school! It was pink, adorable and oh-so-me. Sigh, maybe one day I’ll bump into one!
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!
Kate Spade New York, celebrating 20 beautiful years in the biz!
It’s been two decades since Katherine Noel Brosnahan along with her husband and business partner, Andy Spade, created the brand “Kate Spade New York” with the introduction of her trademark black nylon bags. Since then the brand has grown to be an iconic American Brand household name, carrying a vast variety of everything from ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and accessories to home decor and dinnerware.
I have always been a huge fan of her bags. Although I have to admit, year ago when my handbag obsession kicked off with the introduction of this bag blog (8+ years ago), I wasn’t crazy about the nylon bag look. So easy for counterfeiters, plus I’m not really a fan of boring black nylon bags… just not my style. However, nowadays she has so many new styles, seasonally! Here are three of my favorite spring / summer 2013 styles:
Did I mention spring has yet to arrive? Yep, I am sure I have mentioned it. The fact that it has been ridiculously cold outside lately seems to be all that is on my mind. So what do I do? I look at things that remind me of summer, of course! I came across a very interesting summery bag too. Meet the Kate Spade Call To Action Straw Tote!
What immediately grabbed my attention with this particular tote is the bright orange wording printed on the front. It says “That’s the Last Straw”, playing on the fact that the base of this tote features a lifelike straw print. It certainly is cute, but not something I would expect from Kate Spade. Normally, I would think of designers like Rebecca Minkoff or Anya Hindmarch when I think of accessories with catchy phrases printed on them. That is okay though because I think this was a nice surprise. Kate Spade needs to do something a little different every once in awhile.
“You Can’t Fake Fashion Bags” – The partnership began 3 years ago between eBay and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (aka CFDA) offering one-of-a-kind totes customized by 90 (you heard me, 90!) top fashion designers to raise awareness against counterfeit goods.
Time is running out. Less than 15 hours to go ~
Here are a few of my favorites, the most creative of the bunch that I’m following.
Bloomingdale’s put together a collage featuring an assortment of the hottest trends for the spring and summer season in one lookbook guide; The Ultimate Accessory Wardrobe.
What I love about the lookbook is there’s something for everyone for whatever your fashion mood is.
* Browse through the ‘Brights’ for a selection of accessories to liven up your look with color popping hues.
* Jump into the ‘Athletic’ section if you are looking for sporty with a feminine twist.
* ‘Metallics’ aren’t just for the winter season anymore. It’s your moment to shimmer and shine with glimmering tones.
* Keep it ‘Romantic’ with sweet candy colored pastels.
* Check out the picks for the effortlessly stylish ‘Bohemian’ trend.
* Or if you’re looking for stylishly simple and classic, standout in some graphic high-contrast ‘Black and White’ print.
Seriously such a great selection in one guide. There are hundreds of items to discover! Here are a few of my top picks from the Bloomingdale’s Ultimate Accessory Lookbook.
Spring is not here yet but it’s definitely in the air. Stores are starting to get their pastel colors in stock and I’m loving every bit of it. My two favorite colors at the moment are mint and pink and I can’t get enough of them. I’m also in and out of the Kate Spade store weekly because not only does the designer brand have accessories in those two colors in stock but everything that the brand is coming out with lately is adorable! The accessories, the clothes, the shoes I’m literally addicted to Kate Spade right now and I’m dying to own one of the designer brands’ handbags! I’m currently in love with the Kate Spade Catherine Street Pippa Satchel and I believe it would be a lovely addition to my handbag collection.
About two years ago with did a “Secret Santa” exchange on The Bag Forum. The whole idea was quite fun. We were basically buying and receiving a gift from someone we’ve only exchanged words with online. One year our brilliant founder, Jennifer, got me! She knows I’m obsessed with the color pink and she got me a gorgeous Juicy Couture pouch in like a coral color. I was instantly in love. It was beautiful and big enough to fit all my makeup inside. I carried it everyday with me and even neglected my Louis Vuitton makeup pouch. It was adorable, girly, pink and oh-so-me.
I was a model for many years and I quit to turn to acting. I’m currently in acting school at the moment and as part of my studies I go on sets of T.V. shows or movies that are being filmed in the South Florida area. In May, I got a part in a very popular cable T.V. show. I was so excited and brought my makeup, makeup brushes and carried it all in my pink Juicy Couture pouch. After a 15 hours shift, I went home and went straight to bed because I was filming for another T.V. show the very next day. When I went to pack my bags in the morning, I noticed my pink Juicy Couture pouch with all my makeup brushes and makeup was gone. I don’t like to assume, but to this day it’s never been found and I hope someone out in the world is enjoying my bag. I was pretty heart broken and I haven’t found a pouch as big and pretty and my Juicy Couture one.
I like fashion that is odd, eye catching and definitely unique. When it comes to fashion I’m usually against trends and I tend to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing. My fashion style isn’t out there like Lady Gaga but I like to be different. I love fun accessories that catch everyone’s eye when you walk into a room. Let’s face it, a crazy looking accessory might just be a conversation starter for you.
The most unique accessory I’ve seen in quite sometime, would have to be the Kate Spade Wordsmith Dictionary Clutch. I remember when I was in grade school, every year before the new school year started we had supply lists that were given to us. Ever single supply list, year after year, would have some sort of dictionary we had to buy. It kind of makes me chuckle to think, people actually used dictionaries back then that were like a soft cover book. Nowadays, I’m sure every child uses a computer, iPad or iPhone to look up a word if they need to.