I have been slightly obsessed with these bags from Tulisan ever since seeing them on Design Sponge. I have been visiting the Indonesian website of Tulisan everyday for the past week trying to decide which one of the limited edition illustrations to choose from. If this keeps up they’ll be sold out before I get my act together. Today I’m leaning towards the Siesta Tote in the Sound of Dawn yellow print. Now I need to pull the trigger because the Summer will be over by the time it ships across the sea!
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This just in…the incomparable Marc Jacobs enters the already flooded market of diaper bags and completely nails it! Pretty much the only reason I’ve held on to my cheap-o Babies-R-Us diaper bag is that it seems to be bottomless when I’m frantically trying to get out the door and shoving a million things inside. This nylon bag looks like it could easily get the job done and besides I’m madly in love with it. Available on shopbop for *gulp* $278.
*Update: I went to see the bag in person and it seemed very flimsy for a diaper bag. I still love the fun striped pattern but I think I need a more structured bag.
It’s finally April and it snowed all day long yesterday. Looking for a way out of my gray mood this morning I was so glad to find an email from Camp Cirrus in my inbox. The Camp Cirrus line of home accessories with their happy colors and patterns helped restore my faith that Spring is right around the corner. I mean they are from Sweden and if any one knows about never-ending Winters it’s the Swedes! I really dig the laminated birch trays. Their line of hand printed cotton canvas items includes pretty and practical tote bags, cheery pillows and clever textile jars. All items are available in the US through the online shop Vitrine.
It took me a second too, BHLDN or Beholden has suddenly become my favorite website for party dressing. The idea behind BHLDN is to provide everything in one place that a woman might need to dress for a wedding or special event. The website makes it easy to browse vintage inspired dresses and then layer in the perfect shoe, heirloom quality jewelry, handbags and even pretty lingerie. If I could do my wedding all over again, this is where I would be shopping!
I love wearing tights in Winter and not just because they help keep my tummy sucked in. The design team of Hansel from Basel (cute name), based in Los Angeles where it’s hardly ever cold enough for tights, has somehow mastered the art of making sensible tights look stylish and unique. Starting at $18 for a pair they are selling like hot cakes so get them while they’re still available!
This bag of theirs is pretty zippy too.
It’s time for me to retire the old diaper bag and step back into the world of fashionable handbags. I’m lusting after one of these Sequoia handbags from Paris. They have some really gorgeous styles and a range of materials to choose from; from a mama-friendly and more affordable nylon to a high-end and less affordable snakeskin. If you live in the Bay Area you can see them in person at Green Apples in Sausalito.
Anthropologie cross-body bags
The It bag this Summer has got to be the cross-body mini bag. It’s the perfect accessory for concerts and summer festivals. The hubs and I are going to see Phish at the Greek in Berkeley next weekend and even though I’m a Mom now I still want to look like I know what’s hip. I’ve been scouring the internet for some options and these are my favorites.
Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Pouchette, available at Shopbop $228; Rebecca Minkoff Alligator Impression BF Pouch, available at Shopbop $165; Gorjana Greenwich Cross Body Bag, available at Shopbop $161.
J.Crew Exhibitor Pouchette, $198 at J.Crew; Top Shop Carved Pattern Leather Satchel, $100 at Top Shop; Fossil Turquoise Fron Pocket Leather Bag, $64.90 at Nordstrom; Madewell Red Canyon Messenger Bag, $128 at Madewell
I’ve been on the hunt for a diaper bag for most of this pregnancy and let me tell you it has been a full time job! For starters there are a million different brands to choose from add to that a gazillion different shapes to choose from and once that is narrowed down there are a bazillion unique patterns to choose from. At this point I’ll probably be using a paper bag to lug around butt wipes, extra diapers and a change of clothes for the poor boy.
So to help make my decision easier I’ve decided to simplify my needs. I want something boxy and roomy with a bold modern pattern. These carryalls from Saltbox NYC just might be the answer to my prayers. Oh and I like that they aren’t actually a diaper bag and did I mention that thanks to Daily Candy they are 30% off right now? Use code SALTBOXCANDY30.
Do you have a favorite diaper bag? I’d love to hear what worked best for you!
P.S. Melinda from Saltbox wrote to me to tell me about their monthly drawings. Enter to win a FREE Getaway bag this month. Go here!