The Story of a Bag

I own at least eight cardigans. Six pairs of soft pants. Five pairs of Ferragamo heels. Three pairs of Levi’s. Two watches. But only one bag.

Okay, that’s not totally true. I do have a clutch for special occasions, a handmade leather side bag for traveling, and a vintage leather Longchamp that holds my art supplies hidden somewhere in my closet. But generally speaking, there is only one bag that I use on a regular basis. Previously, I was using a Longchamp that I splurged on when I visited France….because France is probably the most appropriate place to splurge on a Longchamp, right? 😉

But three years later, my faithful bag was starting to deteriorate. It had travelled on subways in cities from Paris to Chicago, was thrown into many a trunk, and stuffed to its brim, and now it was finally going to receive some well deserved rest.

I hate purse shopping. Just as much as I dislike shoe shopping, honestly. It’s not that I don’t like getting new purses or shoes; it’s that the process is very tiresome. Shoes and purses take the brunt of your life. They are thrown around, walked on, tossed into corners, and they hold some of your most valuable possessions. That said, quality is key for me when finding a bag. But so is practicality. And, of course, price.

Well, thank goodness for Kate Spade Saturday!

For under $200 I purchased a black canvas and leather satchel that will see me through many years…and look polished and stunning in the process.

The Story of a Bag: Kate Spade Saturday Canvas & Leather Satchel The Story of a Bag: Kate Spade Saturday Canvas & Leather Satchel The Story of a Bag: Kate Spade Saturday Canvas & Leather Satchel

Where is your favorite bag from?




Sweatshirt Weather

The polar vortex might be over, but it’s 20 degrees and snowy here in Pittsburgh, so I think it still qualifies as sweatshirt weather. Did I mention that this is the best trend, ever?…Second only, maybe, to luxe sweatpants….

MSGM Sweatshirt

MSGM and Toilet Paper Horse Sweatshirt, $255

Everlane Sweatshirt

The Raglan Boat Neck from Everlane, $35

3 Ways to Style…Zig Zags & Stripes

3 Ways to Style...Zig Zags & Stripes

Bold stripes and zig zags is one of my favorite summer trends. I think Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade Saturday do it best: sleek 60s-inspired silhouettes, bold lines, and two simple colors.

Louis-Vuitton-Spring-2013-Ad-Campaign-Pictures KateSpadeSaturday Zig Zags

In my opinion, if you’re going to wear this bold trend, you might as well go all out: mix patterns (yes! florals!), add pops of bright colors (neon is still in, you know), and try a sharp, simple silhouette to draw attention to the pattern.

How are you wearing this summer’s zig zag trend?


My Kate Spade Saturday Sunglasses…Have Arrived!

Kate Spade Saturday Sunglasses 1

$50 at Kate Spade Saturday

Available in yellow, cherry tomato, and black

Kate Spade Saturday Sunglasses

With free shipping and free returns, who could resist?Kate Spade Saturday Sunglasses

Haven’t met Saturday yet? Read my recent post about the new Kate Spade brand.

Meet Kate Spade Saturday

Kate Spade Saturday, Kate Spade’s new life style brand, just opened the doors of their new flagship store in Tokyo, but thankfully for those of us in the States, Saturday is available online (and with free shipping and free returns too!).

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I fell in love with the bold prints, bright colors, practical and versatile designs, and affordable price points. The brand definitely has a quirky character (check out their F.Y.I Guide).

Kate Spade SaturdayHere’s to hoping their forecast is correct!

The brand was actually developed with Japanese customers top of mind, and I think it’s refreshing to see something different pop up in the U.S. Right now. The only Kate Spade Saturday item I’d be in the market for are these sunglasses at $60.

Kate Spade Saturday

Meet Saturday here.

Do you have any favorite items from the online shop?