Tranparency is Essential

Handbags you can see through aren’t new to the handbag scene by any means.  But the vintage ones and the brand new models alike get better and better all the time.

While this amazing Louis Vuitton shopper is one of my faves (who can resist tortoise chain link handles?), these other amazing bags are absolutely drool-worthy too!
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Vintage Louis Vuitton, eBay * Vince Camuto Clutch *

Golden Lane Clutch * Rebecca Minkoff Tote *

Alexander McQueen Clutch (has the fabulous signature skull closure too!) *

Purple Clutch

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Daily Covet: Issey Miyake Prism Rainbow Tote

Friends and fashionistas, my apologies for the spotty posting over the last year.

A third baby and a new post at a boutique public relations firm has kept me from doing what I really love to do most often, which is BUY STUFF, of course.

But I had to make time for this amazing Issey Miyake Prism Rainbow Tote. I am truly in love with all things “totable” as my young family is constantly on the go.

From business trips to playdates, I am always on the hunt for fabulous totes that make me look like I put some effort (even if I didn’t) into what I am wearing… and toting.  This makes my skinny white jeans, t-shirts and Chuck Cons super chic in an instant!

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Daily Covet: YSL Crossbody Bag

YSL.  I know, I know, so out of my league right now.

This YSL Bassace Cross-body bag is so yummy, and fall is the perfect time for cross-body bags, if you ask me.  I love pairing them with skinny jeans and knee-high boots.

This cross-body bag is a cool, muted gold, which is still big as far as metals (metallics) go.  And it looks great with all the delicious jewel tones that are big this fall too!

What do you think?  What’s your favorite bag style for fall?

Daily Covet: Love to Love Moschino

Moschino.  Always unexpected.

OMG!  I don’t even know what to do with myself right now!

I adore this bag.  Oversized?  Yes.  Practical.  No.

FUN, with a capital “F”?   Hell Yes!!

This Moschino handbag is so great.  I can just see the juxtaposition with tees and jeans and a blazer this fall.  And how about the classic, feminine style in flashy disco sequins?

Sadly, I can also see all the sequins falling off as I get in and out of the car fifty times a day with my children.  Grrrr…. I’m so wanting to “check out” in my virtual shopping cart right now.

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Daily Covet: MZ Wallace Tote

I saw these MZ  Wallace bags at a dapartment store here in town last year.  I carried it around the handbag department for awhile, while I tired to decide if I should buy it or not.   I didn’t end up doing it.  Not because I didn’t like it, but because I thought I shouldn’t spend the money at the time (I think I was supposed to be Christmas shopping!)

Several MZ Wallace bags showed up on one of my favorite blogs this morning, and renewed my interest.  I hopped over to www.mzwallace.com to check out the most recent selection and fell in deep love all over again.

Yes, I know I am handbag crazy this weekend, but I had to post this Black Bedford w/Black Oxford Ava tote because it will make an amazing fall/winter bag this year.  And it’s spacious enough to stow mittens, hats and more, should winter decide to show up in the Midwest this year.

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Daily Covet: Convenient “Green” bags in brights

My biotiful bags were created as a sustainable organic accessory for stylish and eco-concious shoppers.

Each handbag, tote or envolope-style clutch is made from certified organic cotton, dyes that are free of heavy metals and are sustainable from the inside out.   Not only that, the company’s mission is to raise awareness for organic cotton and its positive impact on people and the planet.

Cute, practical and good for the earth —  what a concept!

Daily Covet: Meredith Wendell Curved Tote

I love totes.  I’d rather carry a tote during the summer than almost any other bag.  They are ideal for stashing flip flops when you want to start out wearing high, wedge sandals.  Store sunscreen, snacks and drink pouches for the kids.  Or toss in your cardigan for all the places that are highly air conditioned on a hot, summer day.

This Meredith Wendell Curved Tote is perfect for the “tote of the day” job.  Of course, it’s in my favorite color, and the “braided” in handles are a cool, contrasting navy.  Interior pockets, with and without zips, let you stow those smaller objects, which tend to get lost in oversized bags.  And the flat bottom means you can set them upright without everything dumping out.

This cute bag also comes in gray with salmon-colored handles and an apple green (a close 2nd favorite!) with honey-colored, natural leather handles.