Daily Covet: HUNTER Nylon Tote

I’ve been carrying a super cool Ralph Lauren tote for several years now. It’s this shiny black leather tote with a “pinking shears” look along the top edge.

I get compliments on it almost daily and I love how it’s firm sides stand up so I can see inside it at all times. My 15″ laptop fits in it along with my iPad, snacks for post-school sports practices, swim goggles, mittens and a hat, my wallet and a small bag of personal affects.

Lately, I’ve been noticing that the handles, which are anchored by small gold-ish square hardware, are starting to wear thin. The day where one of those handles snaps is coming soon and I can’t be without a tote that gets me through virtually every day.

So my hunt has begun – no pun intended – and my top pick so far is this awesome HUNTER Nylon Moustache Messenger Bag. I love how simple it is and while I’m not a huge fan of big, fat labels on things – I do love the bright pop of red and white against the black background. I also love that there are both short and long-handled options, which is something my current bag doesn’t have.

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Daily Covet: Chloe Drew Calf Hair Shoulder Bag

I’ve always been a fan of CHLOÉ handbags (who isn’t?) but have only had the pleasure of admiring them from afar. In this case, I’m getting up close and personal – but only virtually.

The truth is, anything in leopard-print calf hair goes straight to the top of my “If I only had this” list!

And this little CHLOÉ bag with a big price tag is there… maybe twice, I love it so much!

From cargo pants to a little black dress, this could be one of the most versatile bags around. At that price, it’d better be!

(photo source: mytheresa.com)

(photo source: mytheresa.com)

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: Stella & Dot lambskin 3 ways

I knew Stella & Dot made great jewelry, but was surprised to see the label when I saw this gorgeous lambskin bag.  It’s true, Stella & Dot have a small line of handbags and cute accessories, to boot.

This cool handbag/cross-body bag/clutch is ideal in black and even features the fun Stella & Dot signature print on the inside.

My immediate reaction was Wow! This is so versatile!  Next, I thought about the 10’s of black handbags I already own and wondered if I needed another one.

Are you new here?  Of course I do!

 

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Daily Covet: Dolce & Gabbana Handbags

Dolce & Gabbana handbags – and lots of ’em – are my covet today.

A gaggle of Dolce & Gabbana handbags are featured on GILT.com today, and they are on “sale!”

Y’all know how I love me a good handbag, and have posted many during LBS.com’s tenure.  But this is one collection that makes it virtually impossible to settle on just one!

Here are some faves….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Covet: Nautical Stripes and Bold Jack Purcell Sneakers

Knit dresses with stripes and bold Jack Purcell sneakers are a great summer uniform.

You can look put together, fashion forward and a little classic all at the same time.  And what’s better, your feet won’t hurt after a long day of museum hopping, running errands or lunching with the ladies.

Add a straw bag or a nylon cross-body bag, and your look is complete!

Neighborhood Christmas Progressive

So, you made it through your Friday afternoon pre-holiday office bash and you may still be nursing yourself through Saturday afternoon.  But come Sunday afternoon, your neighbors are doing their annual holiday progressive to eat, drink and be merry. (If you’re anything like me – to show off how much time and effort, you’ve put into your Christmas décor!)

You’ll need something casually cute.  And most likely some slip on-and-off footwear, if you live in the colder (read sloppier) climate like me.  And your cape will be just as easy to throw on and off – or to just leave on!

Neighborhood Christmas Progressive

A P C crop top, $340
J Crew slim shirt, $198
Derek Lam long sleeve sweater, $589
Polo Ralph Lauren tan pants, $290
Hunter wellies boots, $195
Chloé crossbody handbag, £695
La Mer gold tone watch, $130
Rocha John Rocha cable beanie, £11
Isotoner wool knit glove, £11