Saturday, November 20, 2010

Okay, okay...

I know I have a penchant for purses with funky designs.  Don't you just love this lady in the red hat?  It's hard to tell in the photograph, but she has beaded accents which gives the bag some glitz.  I suppose it's a spring handbag, but I loved the red hat - having realized that I am now old enough to join the Red Hat Society.  And I have always loved the combination of red and purple...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween cuteness alert...

I admit it - I have a love of all things holiday-related - including handbags.  Isn't this handmade bag the cutest thing?  I got it on eBay and it is absolutely lovely.
This is the back of the bag - I don't know who the fabric designer is, but it looks vaguely Mary Engelbreit to me.  Or it's just wishful thinking...
And this is the inside of the bag - with this adorable applique.  I love it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So do you think I like...

baskets or something?  I think this bag is just the cutest thing.  It's small, but I don't carry that much stuff around anyway.  It was an eBay find; the brand Roxy is embossed on the tab closure and handles.  Never heard of it - but if a bag catches my eye, I don't really care what the brand may be.  I've had this love affair with basket purses since I was a kid.  I had this Nantucket style purse that I carried for years - until I graduated to a wooden box purse that started out life a dull white.  I painted it lime green and added embroidered ribbon to it as trimming.  Very cute - I wish I still had the thing!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Innovative or tacky?

The Miche Bag with the quick change magnetic cover - is it cute or just a cheap fad of the moment?  I like the overall style of the bag - but the purse base is not leather - and none of the shells are either.  It's quite expensive for what you get - but still, I am drawn to the possibilities of covers for every holiday or season.  No, I'm not buying one, but I've been sorely tempted.  Then my tackiness meter kicks in and I am saved from myself once again.  What do you think of this bag?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hi-ho, cherries - oh!

I have no idea who Isabella Fiore is, really, but I got this bag on eBay for a mere $34 and I am told that it was an amazing bargain.  I liked it because of the cherries, but then that's just me.  I have a fondness for purses with a little glitz and a vintage style.  This one really fit both requirements for me.  It's a nice size and I've had a lot of compliments on it.  I like a handbag that's a conversation starter.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vintage Vera...

I can't remember what year they stopped making the Red Leaf pattern or the bag design,
but I love this vintage Vera Bradley handbag.
It's simple, understated and washable.
Who could ask for more?
Besides, it's red!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

You paid how much...

for a straw purse?" shrieked my husband when I bought this bag several years ago.  And so began my ongoing love affair with Brighton Bags.  Not that I've bought one in a good long while.  It is interesting to note, however, that not long after I got this bag, my husband bought me a staggeringly expensive black Brighton number which I will feature in a later post.  I just said thank you, though - I didn't shriek about the price.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas in July...

And there I am with a hideous black clutch bag.
I am certainly glad that my taste has improved over the years...  Of course, you can't see my shoes, but I am certain I was wearing penny loafers with white ankle socks.  Such a fashionista!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hope Garden...

is my favorite Vera Bradley color.  I bought this bag (and the wallet and the eyeglass case and the... you get the picture) last year after tax season as my annual reward for a job well done.  It's become my favorite summer bag - I change to something else and then about a day later I change back.  There's just something about that print that's happy - and it makes me smile.  I didn't really like any of the last batch of new colors and I got an email the other day letting me know that the newest colors are coming out in July.  Maybe I'll like one of the new colors enough to buy a new bag.  I hope not - I save money if I don't like anything!  I have a hard time resisting temptation...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Orange you glad...

when you find a really great bargain?  Especially when it was something you were looking for, anyway?  I have no idea why, but last summer I got in my head that I wanted an orange handbag.  I had this great pair of orange Keds that I wore all the time and I just knew that somewhere out there an orange purse had my name on it.  But do you think I could find one?  No - but partly because I wasn't willing to spend a lot of money on such an odd color bag.  I mean, orange is not necessarily one of my favorite shades and I was in cheap mode.  Finally, one day when I was perusing eBay for nothing in particular, I happened to type in Talbots as a search criteria.  I had suddenly remembered how much I loved a pair of shoes I had once bought there and I wondered if there was any Talbot's anything on eBay.  I was rewarded when this lovely woven basket bag with orange leather trim popped up!  It was just the thing - and only $9.00 plus the cost of priority shipping.  When it arrived, it was in perfect, like new condition - well worth the search, the wait and the price.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Too cute!

And if I had any extra money right now, I'd be buying this new Vera Bradley bag from the Frill Collection.  This color is called Simply Violet.  It's really me!
I'm just saying.

Friday, May 21, 2010

How it all began...

I'd found a reasonably perfect handbag to complement my Easter ensemble.
And hat.  Can't forget the hat!