Joie is a contemporary brand that I’ve been a fan of for years. Ever since I first tried on one of their beautiful flowy blouse tops I was instantly hooked. That was years ago back in the earily 2000′s, since then they’ve added shoes and in the Fall of 2012 added handbags to the line.
When I first laid eyes on the Joie Kennedi Tote I fell in love with it for its simple design and classic look – the spacious weekender size, easy to care for coated canvas and the danty thin shoulder straps. In fact it reminds me a lot of the Goyard St Louis tote – similar in design but when it comes down to the price tag, they’re hundreds of dollars apart.
Next month the sweet boyfriend and I will be on our way to the warm tropical beaches of Mexico for our yearly vacation. When it comes to traveling out of the country I usually keep it pretty basic, leaving the Louis Vuitton keepall‘s at home. To me the traveling experience of going internationally (south of the boarder) is much different than traveling domestically for many reasons – Not so much traveling to Mexico, but on the way home I feel like they check your bags every 10 minutes, plus (I know this may sound a little snobby of me) I don’t like it when people with dirty oily hands touch my new-ish, un-aged, still light Louis Vuitton leather. Plus there’s always the fear of a completely booked plane and the chance than my bag will be randomly selected to be placed with the checked luggage or stuffed in one of the overly crowded compartments and someones soda bottle exploding (never happened to me before but I’ve seen this happen). So for those reasons alone, I reserve my Louis Vuitton luggage for domestic travels, first class flights or road trips.
The Diane von Furstenberg On the Go Tote is the newest silhouette added to the DvF fashion house and I am loving it down to the stitch. The functional design and stylish print are a match made in purse heaven.
By the way, what do you guys think of Diane’s new Lip Logo? I think it looks great on the logo tag, but honestly I would probably remove it – the tote already says “Diane von Furstenberg” on the front. Is there really a need for double DvF labeling? Besides that minuscule detail I’m greatly in love with this bag. I love the black and white print. Anyone else crazily obsessing with the black and white trend happening right now? And most important, the design of the bag is completely functional! The main compartment of the tote features a magnetic-snap top, when opened reveals a spacious interior with 4 pockets and a pen slot. Wait, that’s not all this bag has to offer. As you can see from the picture above, there are more pockets conveniently located around the exterior radius of the bag. There are four more magnetic pockets on all sides of the bag. This is the ultimate day bag!
Obsession: Tory Burch Michelle Bucket Tote
Could the big bag trend be returning? In recent seasons I’ve chosen to opt for the smaller, petite shapes but I’m going to make an exception here. I’m obsessed with the new Michelle Bucket Tote.
What I love most about this Michelle everyday carryall tote is the clean profile, spacious bucket size and how the body of bag can easily be transformed with a few snaps into a trapezoidal shape.
Something is clearly wrong with me because I’ve been interested in a lot of pink and really girly things lately. For years, I was in a black and white phase. Pretty much everything I bought fashion wise, especially clothes, was black and white. Now for some odd reason, I’ve been interested in a lot of color! I’ve been searching frantically online for a reasonably priced pink makeup bag. I actually owned the prettiest makeup bag that our very own founder of Bag Bliss, Jennifer Moreno, bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago. It was by Juicy Couture, it was simple and it was gorgeous! Sadly, it was stolen two weeks ago along with all my makeup and I’ve been anxiously trying to find one that’s just as pretty.
Right now beach totes can be found in abundance but very few can actually exceed the cute margin and into the mesmerizing phase. Say hello to this ultra chic Piazzato Tote by Emilio Pucci. I’ve always been a fan of Pucci’s vibrant prints on clothing and accessories but when found on oversized summer ready totes, they’re even more electrifying!
Gypsy 05 is highly known for their tie-dye pieces. I especially love the maxi dresses! They are so pretty! But I do happen to love tie-dye, especially tie-dye as gorgeous as what you see on Gypsy 05 pieces. So when I stumbled across the Gypsy 05 Current Bag, I was sort of in disbelief that Gypsy 05 was the name behind the bag. I mean, it’s not tie-dye! Haha!
The groundhog said there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Considering how unseasonably warm it has been this winter, I suppose I can live with that. With the weather being so Spring-like, I already have summer on the brain. It seems like others do too, considering all the beach totes I’ve seen popping up recently. I’m thinking this year, I might go for a little less traditional beach tote. Instead of structured and straw, I was thinking unstructured and crochet! Check out the Stela 9 Zigzag Crochet Beach Bag!
Traveling is always more fun in style. Some may think it’s silly to buy designers travel bags but I think it’s quite fashionable. I personally have Diane von Furstenberg luggage and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve had it for over 2 years now and it still looks brand new. The luggage I had before fell apart within months, and my DVF travel goodies are still going strong!