Month: December 2005

Seen around the web this week

In the mood for something studded


I know I am jumping on the studded bandwagon a little late, but I’m really facinated by this bag from Michael Kors. The front pockets look useful and easy to open and close. The straps look like they would fit over my bulky jacket. I think this would make a good everyday commuting bag.

The metallic, whipstitched version is also lovely.

Nordstorm’s looks to be the place to go to for studded bags. Betsey Johnson has the Heavy Metal Hobo, and the Marrakech.

In addition, while not studded the Good Girl Hobo is sesible and classic but with a cool, comfy vibe.

Coach Leather pleated hobo


Its been awhile since I’ve seen anything interesting at Coach. I’m so sick of the signature canvas, and I’m undecided on this new patchwork line. It seemed like the designers at Coach were asleep at the wheel, not coming out with anything new or different.

But I did a double take when I saw the Leather pleated hobo. Simple, but not boring. Classic, but a little funky. I love the chain that crosses the front and the lovely pleats. My only complaint is that that hardware only comes in brass, where I would prefer a silver tone.

Honorable mention goes to the Chelsea Turnlock hobo.

Bags at Neighborhoodies


I was just thinking the other day how nice it would be to get a new neighborhoodie with across the chest. Last spring, I got a “slugger” shirt in navy/heather with my other domain, and I figured now was the time to get a matching blag blog shirt.

But you know what would be even better? A customized BAG! It would say across the side and it would match my new neighborhoodie. I could even wear the two together just to make sure I was getting my point across to everyone.

Have your own URL/nickname/pet name/whatnot that you’d liek to have on a customized bag? Then check out Swinger or Tote Monkey.

Harvard Square Urban Outfitters

I know I aged out of their demographic, oh say 5 years ago but I just can’t stop shopping at Urban Oufitters. I’d never wear head to toe Urban, but I love to throw in some funky pieces with a regular outfit. You can often find me in the Harvard Square Urban during my lunch break searching for a bargain.

Recently I picked up this cute belt bag from the sale pile. I wanted something that would carry my small camera, some care and some lip gloss yet leave my hands free. I haven’t actually had any place to wear the belt bag yet, but my mom wore it to a sushi party and said it was great.

Other recent Urban purchases (not bags):
Lux Fancy Velvet Trim Blazer. Velvet is everywhere this season, but I didn’t think I was ready for a full on velvet blaser. I’ve lovehaving velvet details, but it isn’t overwhelming.
3 Inch Hammered Hoops in silver. The best to liven up a dull outfit.
Lux Horse Print Scoop Neck Tee. What is better then a horse shirt?

And what I wanted to buy, but didn’t because I kept walking out of them:
Suede Leather Cross Wedge Shoes. And what is still on my mind: Angel Wing Earings (and necklace)

Recap of Lucky Shops

A few weeks ago a couple of my girlfriends and I paid a first time visit to the Lucky Shops event in NYC. We arrived bright and early but still ended up way in the back of the line.


The wasn’t the end of the lines. Once inside we had to wait in line to view the “goods” then wait in line to pay and then wait in line to pick up what we had purchased. Desipte that we did end up with some great finds, and it was a fun way to spend the day. I’m already looking forward to next year’s!

Jaime picked up a fine bag from Lauren Merkin with a great discount.


Jaren and Marcie snagged some Bliss products and I picked up two long sleeved t shirts from Mblem, by Mandy Moore.

Tips to remember for next year: eat a good lunch, get mentally prepared for the lines and wear comfy shoes.