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Sunshine… it’s in the bag

I’ve been a titch obsessed with bags in bright colors lately so this Kooba definitely caught my eye.

Image courtesy of Shopbop

Image courtesy of Shopbop

 

 

At 12″ tall x 18″ long x 6″ wide, the Talia would easily fit all the junk that I insist on lugging around.  (Admit it.  You’re guilty too.)  It also comes in blue and black and is currently on sale at Shopbob for $437.50, marked down from $625.00.   

So the size is right, the color is right and the price is definitely right.  But if all that weren’t enough to get you, Shopbop also has free ground shipping on domestic orders.

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Kooba crazy

I’m a big fan of Kooba bags, with my current favorite being my moss green Sienna.  The leather is so buttery soft and slouchy I almost want to curl up on it and take a nap.  However, if there were another Kooba that could possibly claim the Sienna’s top spot, it might be the Blake shoulder tote ($645).  What a beauty…  

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

It’s classic Kooba styling, with buckle and zipper functional details standing out.  And I love that the shoulder straps are adjustable from 9 inches to 16 inches.  Wonder if the Mister would sign off on a “Happy Trip to California” present?  A girl needs to make a good impression when wine-tasting, no?

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What I’m wearing – Lazy Sunday afternoon

So, I probably won’t do this often but I sometimes get questions from friends along the lines of “What do you wear when you —– ?” or “How would you dress for —- ?”.  So, on Sunday, the husband and I were hanging out on the front porch at Brooklyn Heights on Glenwood South and I got to playing around with the iPhone camera.  I took a couple of photos of what I was wearing, figuring I could angle a post out of it…

Here you have it – my ideal outfit for a lazy Sunday afternoon of drinking bloody marys and reading.

Bag – Kooba; Sandals – LK Bennett (London); Pedicure – OPI Strawberry Margarita; Maxi dress – Target 

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Earrings – Gigi’s Boutique (Raleigh); Sunglasses – Ray Ban New Wayfarer; Messy ponytail and flyaways – courtesy of riding around with the car windows down

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Wanted

I’m in the market for a black bag with gold hardware.  I’m very peculiar about the specs though.  I really want to be able to wear it comfortably on my shoulder.  And it must, must, must be easy to get in and out of.  (Watch yourself, Paddington.)

Unfortunately, that takes a couple of beautiful bags out of the running.  The Jimmy Choo Ramona is a stunner for sure, but the strap over the top opening makes it a no-go for me.  I just can’t be bothered with fumbling around trying to get stuff out of the way just to get in my bag.  And I can almost guarantee you that that piece would constantly be floating around flipped backwards because I won’t take the time to properly fasten it every time I use the bag.

The Kooba Jacinda is also out because of the shoulder straps.  I have the Jacinda in an ivory-ish color and it’s got just enough of a drop to wear on the shoulder but it’s a bit tight and the straps are sewn in such a way that it’s almost constantly slipping off. 

So I think I might have narrowed it down to these two:

The Rebecca Minkoff Devote ($630) is a serious contender.  It meets both of my requirements with an adjustable strap that allows for up to an 11 inch drop and an easy top snap closure.  Ain’t she a beaut’?

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

Another option is the  Zoe bag by Coach ($498).  It has a generous 14 inch drop and a simple zip closure.  This is classic Coach styling…

Image courtesy of Coach

Image courtesy of Coach

Image courtesy of Coach

Image courtesy of Coach

 These two bags are very different.  One’s a little bit country club and one’s a little bit rock and roll.  One’s front row at Fashion Week and one’s front row at the Junior League monthly meeting.  One’s Carrie and one’s Charlotte.  Me?  Well, I guess I’m a little bit of all those things.  

Decisions, decisions…

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