Monday, January 21, 2013
There is nothing like a cute and affordable find to amp up our wardrobe. Poverty Flats by rian has this great mesh mini cross body which comes in 5 colors and is the perfect size for what we would like to call a comfortable shopping experience.
Poverty Flats by rian ‘Mesh Detail – Mini’ Crossbody Bag, $38
Well any cross body bag will do the job, as long as it fits your essentials like money, cards, and your mobile phone. But this purse is just very stylish that apart from doing some shopping, this bag can come with you to cocktail parties or date night.
The chain link strap adds a sparkly touch to your outfit. And the fact that it’s less than $40, you can get at least two to switch up the colors a bit– or match them to your shoes!
The 4 other colors of the mesh mini crossbody bag
The Poverty Flats by rian ‘Mesh Detail – Mini’ Crossbody Bag is available in Nordstrom. And if you find yourself hooked on the brand, you can also check out their Facebook page.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Convertible backpacks are certainly not a new concept. There are flimsy ones, small and could hardly fit a book in. And then there are ones like the Cambridge Satchel which are fine when worn cross body but as a backpack is too bulky. Fortunately, Deux Lux got it right.
Deux Lux ‘Empire Strikes’ Convertible Backpack, $145
Called ‘Empire Strikes’, their polyurethane convertible backpack is framed in large gold-tone spikes, making it a bold accessory for casual outfits. It features two front buckles and a top handle, the typical design for cross body satchels out there.
And when you decide to go from cross body to backpack, it still remains incredibly edgy. I’m sure students out there would enjoy this bag a lot. Obviously of portable size, it can still house a number of items like a tablet, several books, even a camera.
The Deux Lux ‘Empire Strikes’ Convertible Backpack is available at Nordstrom.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Givenchy’s Antigona Tote has long been at the top of my ‘dream bags’ list. I love everything about it, from the classic tote silhouette to the dozens of renditions available in the market. My obsession about this purse only grew when I saw their newest releases. The brand headed for a more modern direction on the Antigona, adding 3D geometric-shaped details on the front and back of the bag. Check out these beauties from Luisa via Roma.
Givenchy Medium Antigona 3D Geometric Figures Bag in Black, € 2151
Givenchy Medium Antigona 3D Geometric Figures Bag in Royal Blue, € 2151
These bags are more than crave-worthy, right? But there are more of these contemporary arm candies to come. The brand’s Spring 2013 collection is loaded with Antigonas that feature an array of delightful colors and even more geometric shapes. We are definitely looking forward to more of these!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Diane von Furstenberg says animal print is so last season! But don’t worry, you don’t really have to totally give it up, you just have to do some upgrades. We spotted a well-updated print from the famed DvF brand. This new print features a monochromatic, very modern, almost abstract pattern that resembles a zebra print combined with leaf markings.
Diane von Furstenberg ‘Milo – Mini’ Crossbody Bag, $295
Diane von Furstenberg ‘Lola’ Print Tote, $345
Diane von Furstenberg Laptop Case, $225
These bags have been added with just a slight touch of green to further modernize the already chic look. The great thing about the animal leaf print is its subtlety. Unlike other animal prints such as leopard and cheetah, this fresh print is a lot more wearable because it mostly features the black and white color. It is not as attention-seeking as the others, but it still does a pretty good job of standing out.