baggin out

Dec 22, 2011

Baggin' Out: ASOS Half Moon Clutch

The holidays always make me think of a few things: seeing friends, eating sweets and PARTIES. There is no other time that you can dress up and go out almost every night of the week without seeming like a total boozehound. This obscene amount of going out requires new outfits and new clutches! I've been browsing the interweb for that very purpose and came upon this beauty recently: the ASOS Half Moon Clutch.

Dec 15, 2011

Baggin' Out: Dorothy Perkins Color Block Bag

This week, I've been scouting purses for a gift to myself. I've worked hard this semester and want a retail treat! Dorothy Perkins is a hip "high street" shop from the UK that always has eye-catching pieces. This color block purse reminds me of the Coach Kristen line, but at a fraction of the price!

Dec 8, 2011

Baggin' Out: Madewell Blanket-Stripe Tote

This week has been a blustery one in my town and I've sadly had to set aside my leather purses. I'm anal and won't bring them out in any sort of bad weather: snow, rain, sleet, etc. I've been looking for fabric purses that can stand up to the northern winter and think I've found one that was just made for Thunder Bay. The Madewell Blanket-Stripe Tote!

Baggin' Out: Kimchi Blue Tooled Leather Lady Bag

Anyone who reads my columns knows that I'm a girly-girl. Pink bows, fluffy teddy bears - the whole nine yards of girly. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found the Tool Leather Lady Bag by Kimchi Blue. Not only is it made of PINK leather, it's embossed with dainty florals AND has the words "lady" in the name. SOLD!

Nov 24, 2011

Baggin' Out: Anthropologie Bold Strokes Satchel

In between mega data entry today, I found myself browsing the beautiful pages of Anthropologie's website. It is truly the most gorgeous and visually-pleasing store I've ever been in. Anthropologie pays careful attention to details that really make a difference in one's shopping experience. Not only that, they also carry a wonderful selection of clothing and accessories, including this week's feature, the Bold Strokes Satchel!

Nov 10, 2011

Baggin' Out: Miss Selfridge Tan Zig Zag Pumpkin Leather Bag

I must be feeling very British this week; another post from across the pond! Miss Selfridge is another "high-street" shop that sells fashionable pieces for reasonable prices. I'm on the lookout for a fall going-out handbag: something small and portable, but cute and very autumn-ish. I think my prayers may have been answered in the form of this "pumpkin" leather bag!

Nov 3, 2011

Oct 27, 2011

Baggin' Out: ASOS Leather Panelled Bucket Bag

I think unoriginality in naming products may be trendy this season, since every single one of my picks is lacking a fun nickname! ASOS decided not to rock the boat and, thankfully I suppose, put all their creative juices into churning out one of the most eye-catching bags I've seen lately.

Oct 20, 2011

Baggin' Out: Out of Print Book Bag

Lately, I've found myself using canvas tote bags a lot. When I can't fit all my textbooks, notebooks or other awkwardly-shaped junk into my gorgeous purses, I opt for a tote. Most of mine are quite boring and were free at various conferences or academic events, so I wanted one that I wouldn't be slightly embarrassed to be carrying. And I found it in the Out of Print Book Bag!

Oct 13, 2011

Baggin' Out: ALDO Opdyke

Browsing through magazines last week, I noticed that fur accessories have popped up in lots of editorials. Not only fur hats and fur-accented scarves, but strangely enough, purses featuring fur details. I admit, at first this seemed kind of odd, but the furry handbags have really grown on me and I'm itching to add one to my collection. ALDO is a great brand, especially for affordable accessories and I was thrilled to see some fur in the their purse section, including the Opdyke.

Oct 6, 2011

Baggin' Out: Old Navy Shoulder Bag

Old Navy has really stepped up their game in the past few years. They've transformed themselves from an athletic wear hub to a really fashionable place to shop! Old Navy keeps up on trends and I've particularly noticed a big push in their accessory department to stay on top. The Shoulder Bag is following right on the fall trends with the buckle detail and clasp-closure pocket.

Sep 29, 2011

Baggin' Out: Topshop Heart Padded Clutch

Browsing through purses the other day, my eyes fell upon this adorable clutch! I instantly fell in love and knew it needed to be featured on Baggin' Out. Let me present the Topshop Heart Padded Clutch! If you're not a lover of all things cute and quirky, this may not be your favorite edition of Baggin' Out. Considered yourself warned.

Sep 22, 2011

Baggin' Out: Zara Suede City Bag

Along with fall pieces come delectable Fall fabrics, my favourite being suede. It's super luscious and just as fancy as leather. Since Zara is now offering online shopping in the States, I decided to celebrate and feature a gorgeous suede purse from their Fall line-up: the Suede City bag.

Sep 15, 2011

Baggin' Out: LeSportsac JOYRICH Pouch Set

Every time I go out and want to carry a wristlet (you know, a pouch on a string that goes around your wrist), I always sigh. I only own 2, one black and one nude and for a handbag columnist, that's pitiful. Thankfully, LeSportsac and JOYRICH have come together to solve my wristlet needs in a creative and chic way!

Sep 8, 2011

Baggin' Out: Oasis Suedette Crossbody

Up in my (northern) neck of the woods, there is a chill in the air and it's got me thinking Fall! Fall is my absolute favorite fashion season; cozy sweaters, brand new denim and, of course, fall handbags! The Oasis Suedette Crossbody from ASOS perfectly defines Fall handbag and totally deserves a feature in this column.

Aug 25, 2011

Baggin' Out: ASOS Leather Tassel Frame Bag

I usually have a backstory for why I chose to feature a certain bag, but this week I don't. This purse is just gorgeous, vintage-inspired and great quality! Meet the Leather Tassel Frame Bag by ASOS.