Currently Craving- Backpacks (Not just for school anymore)

Not just for school anymore.........

Not just for school anymore………

I have to admit- I’ve been kinda obsessed with backpacks lately.  It’s a style of bag that I literally have not worn since high school.  Even in college, (hello Fordham University!), I wore messenger bags, and large handbags.  Never backpacks. Never.  Backpacks were for kids.  At least that is how I felt at the time.

Fast forward to 2013, and all you see lately are designer backpacks. There are backpacks with wild prints, backpacks with studs, backpacks with fringe, and even backpacks with other accents that definitely set this generation of backpacks apart from the plain, nylon bags we wore in our teen years. The choices are endless.

What does it all mean? Well, for one it means I think it’s time for me to break my ban on backpacks, and maybe try out this style again- as an adult.  And second, it means I am going to have a hard time deciding which awesome backpack to try out.  And, so will you.  But you are in luck, here I have compiled my list of the hottest, chicest, and most sophisticated backpacks I could find.  Click the name of the bag below to see where to buy them! And tell me in the comments if you will try out this style!  I know I will! 😉

FIRST ROW- Left to right

1) Stela 9 Shiva Backpack– I love the bohemian vibe!
2) Cambridge 13″ Tartan Satchel Backpack– Adorable backpack version of the famous Cambridge satchel!
3) Oliveve Dottie Convertible Backpack– Love the embossed leather, and tassels! So chic!
4) One by Bed Stu Shiloh Leather Backpack- Love the rich, chocolate leather and pocket details!

SECOND ROW- Left to right

1) Jericho Backpack– I am really in love with the distressing, pocket detailing,and beautiful blue color of this backpack!  It comes in other colors too! Check it out!
2) Cleobella Gita Backpack– Who doesn’t love fringe?  This bag is chic enough to wear day or night- and especially to a concert or festival! This bag screams Summer! Love!
3) Rebecca Minkoff Logan Backpack– I have to admit I have been obsessing over this one for months.  I couldn’t decide between black, or this almond color- but I think this buttery brown leather has won me over!
4) New Look Leopard Backpack- Well, for fans of my blog, it’s no secret I LOVE leopard! So, when I found this ultra chic, roomy leopard backpack for under $40, I jumped on it! It’s the perfect dash of animal print, in an easy to carry style.  What’s not to love! GREAT PRICE TOO!

Currently Craving: My Handbag Picks for Spring 2013!

My handbag picks for Spring!!!
Are you ready for Spring? I know I am! NYC has been very cold lately, but we are finally getting some sunny days……and with that comes Spring Fever!!!  I am itching for a new handbag, so I have begun hunting online.  I have decided to share my picks with you here, showcasing some of my favorites. I am really loving stripes and patterns on bags, as well as  bright and neon colors, which are still a big trend.  Cross body bags are always great for warmer weather, because they are easy to throw on to walk around outside. Which do you love? Links are below to all the bags!

First row:
1) Loeffler Randall The Rider Bag (Love the color blocking, and bright colors!!)
2) 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel ( a great cross body version of the famous Pashli satchel in a bright color for Spring!!!)
3) J Crew Edie Purse (I love this purse! This is the smaller version, and I love the pastel lilac color for Spring! So chic and girly!)

Second row:
1) Madewell The Essex Messenger (Love the earthy colors, and comfortable cross body style)
2) Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bag (I love the pink stripes, they scream Spring! Super comfy bag too!)
3) Clare Vivier Woven Foldover Clutch ( I am obsessed with this gorgeous grass green color, and woven textured leather! Perfection!)

Third row:
1) Alexander Wang Diego Bucket bag ( This subtle lilac color against the rose gold hardware is simply stunning!!!)
2) Madewell The Essex Mini bag (Love the crisp white against the brown, it’s fresh and clean for Spring. GREAT PRICE too!)
3) Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bag ( This bag makes a second appearance because it’s so easy and comfortable to wear. I am also loving these bright pops of color for Spring!