Where are my vegan handbag lovers at? Thanks to Debra Handbags, you’ll have a chance to win your very own in my latest giveaway! These “Handbags Without Guilt” are PETA certified and based in New York City. They’re made out of printed canvas, but as you’ll see below, they use high-tech printing technology that gives them an almost-real leather look! Read more
I’m having total designer handbag envy right now. No, I can’t really afford any of these at the moment, but a girl can look and create a wish list right? Yes, I know there will knockoffs in a minute. So, in the meantime, I’m going to just imagine these on my arm. That Alexander McQueen is gorgeous! Read more
If you follow the world of plus size fashion, the name SK WiLBUR may sound familiar to you. As a woman’s wear designer, Wilbur Pack Jr. created fashion for woman of all sizes. His distinct and bold line was featured on my blog last year when he showed at Full Figured Fashion Week. In fact, this summer I met up with Wilbur in NYC again, only to find out that he has now moved on to designing handbags! Read more
I’m finally home from traveling over the past 10 days! I was really homesick, you may have seen some of my tweets and posts here and there. But, now that I’m in my casa, I can post like a normal person. And the first one I want to share with you is from New York when I visited the Nina Shoes showroom. Yes, again! Read more
The doctor bag is in. And I’m really loving it right now. There’s just something about the clean and simple design. Nothing is too complicated here. Are you a fan? Read more
I’m so jealous of you back to schoolers! Yes, I’m one of those who love school. And I will admit I miss it. I’ve been contemplating getting my master’s degree, but I’m still on the fence about it. For now, I’ll just daydream about it and think about all the cool accessories I’ll need if I go back…like backpacks! Read more
When I first saw Dareen Hakim’s handbags at MAGIC LV, I knew there was something special about them. The shapes and colors instantly caught my eye. Check out the new collections below, which are no exception.
“Sumptuous leathers, arabesque calligraphy, dramatic hues – all form the basis of style behind each Dareen Hakim creation. Celebrating at once tradition and function, her debut collection’s clutches enjoy a favored status among women inspired to carry a contagiously cool piece of art, one that instantly communicates both warmth and chic.” -DareenHakim.com
In honor of Mother’s Day, they are offering free shipping worldwide until May 13, 2012.
Under the Sea Collection
“The inscriptions on a Dareen Hakim bag reflect the designer’s fascination with the momentous spirit of her childhood. Within the turmoil of Lebanon’s earlier days, she saw people value life and cherish every day as though it was their last. This combined feeling of resilience, strength, happiness, love, laughter and appreciation of beauty in life’s simple pleasures left an impression she shares through the subtle scripted messages on her bags.” -DareenHakim.com
St. Tropez Collection
Mustard is the new yellow…for now. Until lemon comes in and sweeps us off our feet this summer. If you would’ve tried to get to wear this color as a teenager I would’ve responded with a big fat NO! I was not adventurous at all. I do know that this color is catching my eye right now. It’s the right amount of pop for any outfit. It’s vibrant without being overwhelming. Does that make sense? LOL…whatever. I like it. How about you? Are you loving mustard?
Looking at handbags online is not easy. I thought it would be, because it’s not like looking at them in a store. I was wrong…I want them all. And as you can see, I’m kind of in a stripe mood right now. I’ve seen people wearing them like crazy. But, I’d like to be a twist on it and go with a striped clutch or handbag.
What do you think? Are stripes for you?
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!
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.)
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 Michael Kors Vienna braided leather belt bag (above), but I have a high waist, it would sit too high on me. Besides, I doubt any of these are made for plus sizes (hint hint retailers!). I found a few belt bags below, but only in straight sizes.
What do you think? Would you wear a belt bag?
Tory Burch has always caught my eye, especially with that logo! I’m sorry, I’m not normally about logos, but I can’t help but look when I see someone wearing one of her pieces. Especially if it’s an accessory.
I have featured Tory in one of my first Style & Designer pieces here.
I was doing some research last night for the next issue of Plus Model Magazine and I couldn’t help but fall in love every time I saw one of her handbags. So, today I went looking for a few pieces and found these.
She’s keeps everything so classic and clean. Something I really appreciate when it comes to accessories. I would take everything here, because I can’t choose just one.
Although, the boots are kind of calling my name.
What would you rather wear, the flats or the boots?
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. I also saw a lot of ponchos in this sprint.It’s really boho chic or is it surfer girl?
Whatever it is, I like it! Do you?