Halloween is just around the corner! It is such a fun holiday, especially the dressing up part! But you don’t have to dress up to get into the spirit of this holiday. It is actually a great time to experiment. My suggestion? Give a Halloween-ish style handbag a try! What’s so fun about this idea is that you can carry something somewhat outside of your comfort zone without feeling silly. It is Halloween, after all! Need help finding something to fit the bill? Simply check out my list of suggestions below. There are four categories and an example for each one. Enjoy!
Halloween-ish Category #1 – Gothic-inspired
House of Harlow 1960 Rey Bag
What is more gorgeous than a bordeaux velvet pouch? I love the Victorian-esque flower pattern on the antiqued frame closure. Plus the extra-long chain strap is perfect for cross-body wear. Definitely gothic-inspired! But don’t worry, this piece is tame enough so that people won’t think you’ve been shopping at Hot Topic.
Halloween-ish Category #2 – Furry
Michael Kors Hutton Box Frame Bag
Still not feeling the fur trend that has invaded practically every nook and cranny this season? This cute little box frame bag is a great candidate for testing the waters! It sort of reminds me of a furry little monster on a chain, perfect for Halloween! I absolutely adore the box chain strap, it’s so unique!
I currently do not own a Treesje handbag but I’ve always wanted one. I never could decide which one I wanted but I think I just found a winner! I present to you the Treesje “Honey Bow” Satchel, which I happen to be in love with! Light color and all, I love it!
What caught my eye the most about the bag was the bow! I love adorable, cute things and anytime something features a bow, 90% of the time I will love it. When I took a closer look into the bag I realized how beautiful it was. I love the shape, style and detail of the bag.
In honor of the legendary pop art icon, Andy Warhol, Treesje will be releasing a new collection consisting to two limited edition styles. But wait, what does Warhol have to do with Treesje? A lot, actually. Warhol was well known for his love for bohemianism and his support of uninhibited art, music, and film that challenged conventional norms regarding gender, sex, and politics. Treesje, on the other hand, has always understood that women are constantly looking to evolve their fashionable look. The California-based company has managed to find the perfect blend between California cool and New York street chic, yet they aren’t afraid to think outside the box and they often draw inspiration from iconic figures and events in art, music, and fashion. Suddenly, their looking to Warhol for inspiration with these limited edition pieces no longer seems like such a far stretch! And did I mention that these styles are infused with a sense of effortlessly chic Bohemia? I think Warhol would definitely approve!
Treesje Warhol – $568
Named after Andy Warhol himself, the Treesje Warhol is the more laid-back of the two styles. Its slouchy silhouette and casual flap give it just the right amount of Bohemian flair. This is balanced with contrasting details such as black leather buckle straps and gold hardware paired with a stone leather body. Also note the interesting use of whip-stitching along the edges! It would make a good, casual-looking bag for everyday use.
It was at a mutual friend’s wedding in St. Louis, Missouri that Laura Darrah and Sheila Nazarian first met. It wasn’t long before the two decided to create their own handbag company, with Darrah heading the business portion and Nazarian manning the creative portion. A few years later, in 2005, the California-based design duo launched their luxury handbag collection. They named their collection Treesje, after the mutual friend for whom their friendship is credited. It only took a few short years for their company to grow from a tiny, two-person operation to a very powerful presence in the accessory world. Treesje handbags encompass a vast number of colors, finishes, and styles. Each piece captures the essence of chic California style, bringing us modern trends with a classic perspective.
Are crossbody bags still in? It seemed like they were making their exit from the “hot handbag trends” list as the Fall 2010 season was coming to a close. But you know what? I don’t think we have seen the last of the crossbody bag trend! Keep your eyes peeled girls, I’m betting they will be everywhere this coming Spring! And who does crossbody styles the best? Treesje, of course!
Pictured here, I have one of my favorite Treesje crossbody styles. Introducing the Treesje Spokes Crossbody Bag! Not only is this bag adorable, it is fun as well! I just love the leather on this bag. It has a subtle sheen to it as if it has been lightly glazed, yet it is still soft and supple. Plus the hardware on this bag is just too cool! A gunmetal chunky chain is laced with leather, making up the long crossbody strap.
It looks like Treesje has jumped on the military bandwagon to catch up with this Fall’s hottest trend. Introducing the Treesje Apocalypse Crossbody Bag! It has only been five years since the designer duo released their creations onto the world. And it didn’t take long at all for Treesje to become one of my favorite designers. But I must admit, I am not really feeling this style. I do like the military trend and I have already spotted some handbags from this trend that I wouldn’t mind owning. However, this trend just doesn’t seem to fit in with what I have come to know and love about Treesje. Oh gosh, am I making any sense?
Happening this moment over at online Sample Sale site Ideeli. Better get there quick if you want to discover some amazing deals on not only Treesje but Harajuku Lovers and Gustto as well. The bags are priced at 70%+ off retail and are not expected to last. Bags are flying off the shelves, but if you get there quick, you wont miss out.
Happy sample saling
*can I get a drum roll please*
Congratulations to Brenda Budge-Seider! You have a brand new gorgeous Treesje Jett Bag in lovely navy blue waiting to make it’s way into your bagdrobe.
And to all of you who entered and unfortunately didn’t win, you’re not walking away empty handed.
When I learned we were giving away a Treesje handbag this month courtesy of Luna Boston, I was thrilled! First of all, Luna Boston carries some of the most exciting lines of accessories and handbags. Secondly, Treesje is a fabulous line featuring great quality, Italian leathers and moderate pricing!
Launched in 2005, Treesje is a the California based studio of Laura Darrah and Sheila Nazarrain. The pair is committed to creating original and intricate pieces that capture California chic style. With a strong celebrity following including Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox Arquette and Molly Sims, it’s no wonder you see it in editorials from many magazines.