I don’t consider myself a handbag aficionado and would happily carry a bag from Target if it suited my style (which it normally does because Target does everything right). But when I saw this new collaboration of handbags between Kate Spade and Emily Current and Merit Elliott of Current/Elliott fame, it was love at first sight.
Perfection in a bag. Everything I want. I hope these bags are no more than 5 hundy each. I take it back, I hope they’re no more than 3 hundy. Ok, 4 is fine. Actually, but I want one of each. Is that a crime? I need a new bag for fall! Or wait, I need a new bag for mid-July.
For lots more info and photos of the entire collection, clickity click here.
[Images via InStyle.com]
I love the idea of pairing a super simple outfit, like a striped shirt and flared jeans, with an unexpected twist, like a bright orange handbag. A little pop of color can completely change an outfit’s level of excitement. And let me tell you, an orange Kate Spade cross-body = lots o’ excitement.
Besides it’s bright/exciting factor, this Kate Spade also has a classic shape and style. You know what that means? I’m putting it in my shopping cart. The rule is: you’re allowed to buy any and all items that are considered classic and timeless with a unique twist. Right? Or am I making that rule up to make myself feel better? Whoopsies.
- Nasty Gal Twisted Trench Coat
- APC Striped Cotton-Jersey T-shirt (via Net-a-Porter)
- Kate Spade Essex Small Scout cross-body handbag
- GAP Wide Leg Trouser Jeans (just purchased these online!)
- J.Crew Double-Row Mini-Link Necklace
- Topshop Oceania Camel Buckle Cuff Mid Wedges
I’m not going to lie, I was definitely on the Kate Spade bandwagon when I was in high school. I thought I was so totally coolsies because I had not 1 but 3 Kate Spades! Little did I know that they were purchased on Canal Street for $25 each. Actually, I lied. I was fully aware that they were knockoffs and totes pretended that they were real. Don’t spill my secrets.
Anyways, ever since then, I feel like Kate has really stepped up her game and revamped her brand into something magical. She even added paper products and accessories up in the mix. How darling are these stationary items??
- 2011 Spiral Desktop Calendar, $20
- Typewriter Notes Giftset, $35
- Brushstroke Peony Boxed Set, $30
- Classic Kate Postcards, $12
- Resolution Pencils, $12
- Get Organized Sticky Pad Set, $12
[Images via Kate Spade]