Something was amiss last week. Maybe it was a disturbance in the Force. I don’t know. But whatever the cause, I was seeing a lot of ugly handbags. And I mean a lot.
There was the woman on the metro with the canary yellow bag made from seat belts. The two women in the Longworth security line carrying matching Vera Bradley with their company logo printed on them. There was the lady who was carrying a pleather purse that had once been black, but had faded to sickly greenish-grey except on the bottom. And my favorite, the intern carrying a red satin evening bag into work.
Now, if you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you know that even when I was a broke Leg. Correspondent, my handbags were a priority for me. (I saved for a year to buy my first Rebecca Minkoff handbag (a black mini-M.A.B).) But even if you don’t want to spend more than $100, you can still have a stylish bag.
So by the power vested in me by the hosting services at Squarespace, I pronounce this week, Handbag Week. Look forward to five stylish, functional bags that won’t break the bank or sear a fashion blogger’s retinas.
This is a great weekend bag. This crossbody bag has a slightly I-bought-this-at-a-vintage-shop feel to it with an interesting shape and a top handle. It would be perfect for the weekends or a casual day at work. Wear it with wide leg denim jeans, or with floral summer dresses to bring a hint of masculinity to the soft fabrics and prints.