10 Bags to Brighten Your Day!

Are you having a down in the dumps kind of day? Stop it! It’s only Thursday.That means you only have one more day until the weekend. Woohoo! I found a few bags that I thought could possibly “brighten” your day and push through to tomorrow. And since I’m working on being more adventurous fashionably, these bags are definitely knocking on the door. I always stick to black bags. Hopefully these will serve as inspiration. Besides, there’s nothing like adding a little color to your day! FYI…LOVE this first bag, it’s by Donald J Pliner! Hot!

Handbag Delight: Rebecca Minkoff

There’s nothing I love more than Rebecca Minkoff Handbags! I adorrrrre! This California native started with apparel in 2001 and designed her first handbag in 2005. It’s been “Handbag Delight” ever since. Today, her collection consists of apparel, handbags, and accessories. I really need to get my butt to one of her sample sales here in L.A. My friend Ivory keeps on telling me to go. OK Ivory, I promise to go to the next one with you!  Geez, you and your shopping pressure! LOL Anywho…back to the bags. Like I was saying…I love them and I’d gladly take one…

$25 and Under: Handbags

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, there’s no need to give up hope on great deals. I found you a few chic handbags all $25 and under. Now, you better hurry, because with some of these prices starting at $11.99 they are probably going to sell out fast if they haven’t already. (Just click on the handbag to be directed to the retail site.)

The Updated Fanny Pack

Inspired by an obviously cool guy in line at Disney World, I think fanny packs are way underrated. Bear with me for a second… I mean…if you love having pockets, then you should love having everything you need at arms reach, right at the waist, and without having to add that uneeded stress to your shoulders. Right? Are you agreeing with me yet? But…the term fanny packs is soooooo 1980’s. How about we just call them what they’re referred to now…”belt bags.” I’ve seen a few people wear them, but it’s not really a full on trend..yet? I really like this…

Handbags go Tribal

You can call it a tribal, aztec, or even southwestern print. It actually reminds me of a sarape. That’s a brightly colored mexican blanket or shawl, by the way. I remember having a blanket like this as a teenager, but that was in my anti-bright color days. So, it was  taupe, black, and white. Whenever I look at these, I feel like go to Tijuana and buying a few of those blankets. LOL. Ove the past two days of shopping, I’ve seen the print every where. Especially, in the handbag world. I even bought myself one today at Old Navy.…

Lookbook: Gunas the Eco-Vegan Luxury Handbag

In today’s Eco & animal friendly fashion world, I’m always interested to see what new item will catch my eye. I was supposed to attend the launch party of the Gunas collection below, but couldn’t make it. All I have is this lookbook to drool over. This Eco-vegan luxury line. I do wish I could feel the handbags myself, curious about the quality. What do you think? Is Eco the way to go?GunasThe Quantum Collection

Casually…Red, White, and Blue

Yes, you’re going to see a lot of red, white, and blue inspired looks as we get closer to this 4th of July weekend. I wanted to go a little bit of a different route to offer you some color inspiration. A lot of these pieces can be paired together or just worn alone. I chose a lot of casual pieces, because one…it’s summer…and two…it’s the weekend. And it’s going to be hot!I’m looking at this and I can’t help but think how much I love all of these colors right now. Are you going to honor our country’s independence…

The Handbag Lover’s Best Kept Secret: Bags Bonanza

Handbag shopping is not for the weak. Buying that perfect bag isn’t an easy task. There’s so much to consider; style, color, price, size, designer, and the wow factor. I know! It’s stressful just thinking about it, right?What if I told you there’s a place, where you can not only shop from an inventory of over 25,000 bags, but you can also sell your own handbags, interact with the sellers, and chat with your buyers all in one place? Do I have your bag obsessed attention now?Bags Bonanza, is an online marketplace selling designer bags at discount prices. Now, it’s…

Color Block with Accessories

We’ve heard all about color blocking when it comes to your clothes, but how can we leave out our accessories? Shoes, jewelery, and handbags need color blocking love too! It’s always a great way to liven up any outfit. What do you think? Is color blocking with accessories for you? Sandals by Pour La VictoirePumps by KORSEarrings by TopshopBracelets by French ConnectionClutches by Marc JacobsShoulder Bags at ModCloth

Handbag Delight: Melie Bianco

Melie Bianco is a handbag line based out of Los Angeles and offers what they call “Affordable Luxury.” You won’t find anything over $100. I recently purchased one of their bags at the Sassy City Chicks event. It’s this amazing clutch that I’ve only used once and I can’t wait to use again. If you’re looking to add some color into your life with a handbag, just look up. Oh…and if you live in the Los Angeles area, you’ll be happy to know they are holding a sample sale on April 30th at their headquarters in Pico Rivera. Go here…

Sassy City Chicks L.A. Fashion Bash Event

Shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Just one of the reasons to go to the Sassy City Chicks event. My curvy gals and I were sooooo happy to see a plus size vendor on hand, Sassi Rebel! You can’t even imagine the excitement. Yesterday was my third time attending this event and I always leave with something. Last night I snatched up a yummy clutch and a shirt. Our Sassy Totes were awesome…as always.There are tons of accessories on hand, but we were still yearning for more plus vendors and shoes…we need shoes! I did get my spa on…believe me. I got…

LPLP by Linea Pelle at Target

One of my favorite handbag designers Linea Pelle has just debuted ‘LPLP by Linea Pelle’ at Target. Well, there goes my Target boycott (I was boycotting them because of their sad plus size department).Available in stores and Target.com, the line “introduces a new demographic to the Southern California “casual chic” lifestyle sensibility embodied by the brand, which currently celebrates its 25th anniversary.”Priced at $9.99-$34.99, the line includes handbags, belts, wallets and other small leather goods as well as some jewelry items. Looks like I have to pay my local Target a visit. Hopefully, they’ve fixed their plus size department.

Handbag Delight: Big Buddha

JCARTER $100Handbags and I…we go way back. The love affair started at an early age and continues to this day. Don’t even get me started about my days working at Nordstrom and my employee discount!So, I know a beautiful bag when I see one. And when I was flipping through the new issue of Redbook, I saw a bag that caught my eye (#5 below).When I found out it was a Big Buddha design, I wasn’t surprised. Their bags stand out to me, not just because of their design and craftsmanship, but because they are animal friendly and 100% vegan.I love…