Category Archives: accessories

the bucket {bag} list

Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

{source: Steven Alan}

Style Imported Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag Illustration

{source: Style Imported}

If I had a handful of extra Benjamins lying around, I would happily throw them at a Mansur Gavriel leather bucket bag. In Cammelloย with Antico lining, please and thank you.

It was love at first sight when I spied this beauty on Pinterest a few months ago. It’s perfectly simple and elegant; one of those bags you can carry for decades that only gets better with age.

The women behind the up-and-coming brand,ย Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, came together in 2012 to create a line of high quality, timeless bags for ‘real women’ at mid-range pricing. Their vegetable tanned leather creations are an investment, with prices ranging from $350-600, but they’re made to last with leather that patinas to well-worn perfection over time.

It’s pretty tough to get your hands on one — they’re selling out as soon as they hit retailers’ shelves and there are waiting lists involved — so I have plenty of time to sell some extra flowers to save up for it. ;-)

In the meantime, here are some great leather bucket bags you can add to your spring wardrobe right now!

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{Left to Right}: Elizabeth and James Cynnie (Topshop, several colors available, $545); Joie Mabel (Joie, $388); Topshop Embossed Check Duffle Bag ($130); Calvin Klein Drawstring Bucket Bag

what’s yours is mine

mens watch with denim shirt

Every now and then, I sneak into Chad’s closet and steal borrow stuff. I’m particularly fond of his slim fit button-downs, tees, and this black Kenneth Cole watch.

Remember, in marriage, what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine.

Totally kidding!

Thanks for sharing with me, C.

sack dress save

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All the donuts and fast food of Mother’s Day week caught up with me, and come Monday zipping my jeans was a bit of a problem. Big boxy shift dress to the rescue! Oh, 20-year-old metabolism, why have you left me?!

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Wearing: MNG by Mango Single-Pleat Shift Dress (jcpenney clearance, $20); Duro Olowu Tapestry Tote (found in-store for 50% off!); Nine West sandals