I have been lusting after the Cambridge Satchel Company lately. I don’t know what the appeal is. There is just something about the way they look. Classic, vintage, and let’s not forget that schoolgirl (or boy?) -ish charm! Not to mention it looked like Clara on Doctor Who was carrying one. I can’t be certain since the camera never really focused on the bag, but it sure looked like one! But is the Cambridge Satchel Company the only designer out there that makes these schoolbag-inspired pieces? Perhaps my obsession should not focus on one designer, but the style instead. I came across a fairly new designer today (okay, they were founded in 1999) and they have just the look I was going for. Introducing the Billykirk Schoolboy Satchel!
A few month ago The Cambridge Satchel Company introduced the pastel line for the Spring 2013 season and I was instantly hooked. The current collection features soft shades of mint, rose, lemon, lilac and my favorite duck egg blue. The duck egg blue is a very similar shade to the mint, just with a slight green-ish hue.
There has been so much hype surrounding pastels for spring and the heavily followed minty fresh trendy for S/S ’13. Personally I’m all for the mint trend but when it comes to my wardrobe, I definitely stock up more in the clothing department. I have only one mint colored bag and it’s the Rebecca Minkoff MAC which is enough for me. Trends come and go and that’s why I usually tend to opt for one bag per trend.
If I didn’t have the Minkoff MAC in my collection, my second choice would be this Duck Egg Blue Satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company. Love the style!
The classic Cambridge Satchel is designed in pale sturdy leather. This structured bag has a patch pocket under the buckled flap. Carry cross-body with the long, adjustable shoulder strap, or tuck the strap in for a clutch look.
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.
Rebecca Minkoff is always on my radar! Always! Why? What can I say? I just really love her designs. Her use of bold hardware, unusual colors, and unique shapes gives her pieces an edge that I find absolutely irresistible. So, as you can probably imagine, I am always on the lookout for new styles I can drool over. But what amazes me the most about Rebecca Minkoff is her versatility. Just as her designs can be edgy and bold, they can be refined and sophisticated as well! And that is exactly what we have here! Meet the Rebecca Minkoff Python Jayden Satchel!
Mint is one of my favorite colors at the moment and I absolutely love that it’s pretty much everywhere right now. It’s all over the fashion world and that makes me have a cheek-to-cheek smile! When I saw the Rebecca Minkoff “Jayden” Satchel my heart skipped a beat. It’s drop dead gorgeous and would look beautiful in any handbag collection that is lacking color. Most of my handbags are black and I’m dying to add a pink or mint bag to it. This bag is perfect for the Upcoming Spring season and I want it!
I love crystals, stones and pretty much anything that’s sparkly. If I had it my way everything I own would be adorned in crystals but unfortunately at my age I’d be labeled a weirdo if I did that. It’s not everyday you see a 27 year old women that’s crystallized from head to toe, so I definitely don’t want to be the first. However, I do fall in love with handbags and shoes that have stones on them. Crystals, stones whatever you want to call them tend to make accessories look prettier and that’s why I fell in love with the Prada Saffiano Lux Gem Stone Trim Tote. This bag is drop dead gorgeous and would be a lovely bag to carry around during the upcoming Spring season.
As warm sun rays begin to make their comeback, so do the exotic colors in world of fashion. I am excited to see the two familiar themes of the Rocco and the Acid hue collaborated into one. The Rocco satchel has developed into a sports chic meets couture favorite. As this upscale duffle remains on my wish list, the option of color choices remains debatable.
Obsessed: See by Chloe Harriet Duffel Bag
This Harriet duffel is one of the cutest petite duffels I’ve seen in a while. It’s amazing. Clean lines, beautiful color combination of soft pink and gold hardware – a great pick for the warmer months.
Design-wise this bag is very spacious, so no problems there. Also what’s interesting to me is how this bag opens at the top. Features a dual zipper (like a dog carrier), which I guess is kinda cool considering it wont be too difficult to find what you’re looking for at the bottom of your bag.