Handbags


Coach spring 2017 handbags are what dreams are made of

coach spring 2017 handbags

Coach spring 2017 handbags from top left: pink box bag / black embellished satchel / pewter duffel bag / embellished pink cross body bag / classic red satchel / white hobo bag / black tote bag / pink satchel

Have you seen the new Coach spring 2017 handbag collection? It is to-die-for! Coach has nailed it with their spring 2017 handbags. Every trend, or classic need, has been met in the collection. Pink trend? Check. Classic tote for spring or summer? Check. Red handbag trend? Check. Embellished bag trend? Check. Box bag trend? Check. Return of the hobo? Check, check, and oh yeah, check.

Embellished bags are the epitome of spring 2017 handbags. There is no trend greater than the embellished bag trend for spring. When I look at the Coach spring 2017 handbag collection, I see so many fabulous embellishments! There are heavily embellished bags such as this one. There are also subtle embellishments, such as on this bag. If you like bold, Coach has it, if you like understated, Coach has that too. How is a girl to choose?

My favorite bag from Coach’s spring 2017 handbag collection is this bag. It is perfect for wearing all season long. This bag will also fit into the upcoming fall 2017 trends. Love that!

For a trendy, of-the-season bag, I am eyeing this hot little number here. Isn’t it fabulous? I am in love! You can never go wrong with a Coach bag right? I have owned various bags by Coach since the early 1990s, and my love for the company has never waned.

Every Coach handbag I have owned has been such good quality. I love how they keep their prices moderate and reasonable; yet keep their quality high. A good value in handbags is hard to find these days! Coach is always a good value; plus they are so on top of the trends! Fashionable and practical = LOVE!

Have I mentioned the return of the hobo bag? Oh yes. It is slowly coming back into fashion. There were hobos and slouchy bags on the fall 2017 runways. This means investing in a hobo bag now, such as this fabulous one, is getting ahead of the curve. There is nothing like beating a trend, and being on the cutting edge of fashion.

While we saw box bags come into fashion last year, they are slowing coming to the top of the handbag trend scale. Box bags are being shown for both evening and daytime. They are a hot IT bag look right now. Coach has a beautiful one for spring right here. I love the embellishments on it. So pretty!

Mini bags and cross body bags are not going anywhere for the spring 2017 season. Coach has so many pretty ones in their spring collection! My favorite cross body bag from the Coach spring 2017 handbags collection is this one right here. Isn’t it fabulous!

I am in love with the Coach spring 2017 handbag collection. What do you think? Which bag or bags are your favorite?

You can see the entire spring 2017 collection by Coach online here. Happy shopping, and I can’t wait to hear what you pick from the collection for spring!

Coach spring 2017 handbags online:


Mini bags for spring 2017

From top left: Gucci Marmont Camera bag (huge IT bag under $1000) / brown suede bag (under $500) / YSL mini bag (under $1000) / white bracelet bag (IT bag of spring 2017) / black mini tote (under $1000) / white tassel bag (faux leather under $60) / striped box bag (under $300) / black box bag (splurge and it’s fabulous!)

You might be wondering, “Did I read that right? Mini-bags for spring 2017?” Yup! You read that correctly. Mini bags didn’t actually go anywhere, they are still here and hot for spring 2017.

The runways for spring 2017 told a different story for spring. Designers opted for medium sized bags, small trunk bags, and duffel bags. While the mini bag did grace the runways, it did not dominant the runways like the more practical, medium handbag did. It was most popular on the Paris runways, and when Paris speaks, store buyers listen, and consumers covet. So, we have the mini-bag for spring 2017 as the hottest handbag trend of the season. Just like that!

It is possible you already own a fabulous mini-bag; after all, this is not a new trend. In fact, there is nothing “groundbreaking” about it. Chances are, you have more then one mini-bag in your closet. If so, then you are all set! If not, then now is the time to add at least one mini-bag to your handbag collection.

While mini-bags are not practical for everyday use by those of us with children, they do come in handy for a girl’s night out, date night, or to keep in a work tote for lunch break. No-one wants to lug around their work tote during lunch break. A mini-bag can be pulled out of a bulky tote and offer a nice, light load while on break. Love that!

Since another hot trend for spring 2017 happens to be neutrals, this makes shopping for a mini-bag simple. Look for a mini-bag in a neutral tone you know you will wear often. Personally, I reach for black first, but a nice caramel, light beige, grey, or white will also work well for the warm weather season.

If you are seeking the IT bag of the mini-bag world, then this cute little number by Chloe is the bag you want. If IT does not suit your fancy, here are a few more fabulous handbags of the mini variety which are perfect for spring 2017:

Mini bags for spring 2017:

Camera bags for spring 2017 (also a hot trend, and they are mini too):

Which mini-bag is your favorite? What are your thoughts on this trend for spring?


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row

Hasn’t January flown by? This means it is 14 days until Valentine’s Day! Which also means, 13 shopping days until Valentine’s Day! Eeeek! Well, never fear, my Valentine’s Day gift guide to Santana Row is here to help you find the perfect gift for that perfect someone.

Whether you are shopping for a friend, a special friend, or a loved one, Santana Row has you covered. There are fabulous gifts for friends from shops such as Annie Glass, BCBG,  and LuLuLemon (for your fitness buddy of course!). If you are looking for something a bit more special, you can splurge at Spence Diamonds, or save at Jest Jewels.

There’s this ring at Spence Diamonds . . .

spence diamonds santana row

Or maybe . . .

Sometimes a special day is more fabulous then a gift! Why not treat your special someone to a spa day at Burke Williams followed by a fabulous meal at Blowfish Sushi, Cielo or LB Steak! He or she will LOVE a special day for the two of you on the row. Of course, when you need to put a bow on it. . .

Here are my favorite gift ideas from Santana Row for Valentine’s Day this year:

Tesla

tesla santana row 2017

Tesla is undeniably the hottest car on the street these days. Why not surprise your special someone with a fabulous ride? The red is perfect since it will remind your loved one the car was a special Valentine’s Day gift from you. Nothing says love better then no emissions and a design to-die-for!

For more information, visit Tesla at Santana Row

Kendra Scott’s Spring 2017 collection and Valentine’s Day special collection

Kendra Scott is the perfect place to find something for the fashion-forward friend, or special friend, or loved one, on your Valentine’s Day list. The spring 2017 collection is a-ma-zing!!! Since blue is such a hot color for spring 2017, I photographed the blue pieces for you to peruse. . .fabulous right?!

For more Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Kendra Scott, visit her store at Santana Row or call the store at 669.231.0300.

My picks from Kendra Scott for Valentine’s Day and spring:

Gucci

Gucci is having a moment, a BIG moment. The hottest IT items in fashion right now come from Gucci. If your special someone loves fashion, this is your ONLY possible destination for a Valentine’s Day gift. The current must-haves for Fashionistas include a pair of these slides, this belt, and the Marmont bag. Buy her all three, and you win Valentine’s Day!

For these items and more hotter than hot pieces from Gucci, please visit their shop on Santana Row.

My Valentine’s Day gift picks from Gucci:

Sugarfina

Need some sweets for your sweetie? Sugarfina is your Valentine’s Day destination! They have fabulous Valentine’s Day themed sweet treats and Bento Boxes so you can create the perfect confectionery box for your special someone.

To learn more, please visit Sugarfina at Santana Row.

Still can’t decide what to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day this year? Visit the concierge at Santana Row and they will assist you in purchasing a gift card which can be used at retailers and restaurants throughout the Row. Nothing says fabulous like picking out your own gift! Love! If you cannot make it in person, you can purchase a gift card online here.

For more information about Santana Row, please visit Santana Row.com.

Happy shopping, Happy Valentine’s Day, and stay fabulous 😉

*Thank you to Santana Row for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.