Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gifts for the stylish techie

Every once in a while at Kari Bagshaw, we branch off into accessory territory. There's nothing cuter than a designer iPhone case, iPad cover or Kindle carrier. Here are our some tech-conscious gifts for the fashionista who likes to stay plugged into the latest trends.

Tory Burch Logo Lattice Hard Shell iPhone 4 Case, Tory Navy
Tory Burch iPhone case Logo Lattice; $50 at Neimanmarcus.com.
glitterball ipad sleeve
Glitterball iPad Sleeve; $80 at Katespade.com.

knock on wood iphone 4 case
Knock On Wood iPhone 4 Case; $40 at Katespade.com.

Dooney & Bourke iPhone Case, Retro DB
Dooney & Bourke iPhone Case, Retro DB; $38 at Macys.com.

Poppy embroidered signature universal sleeve; $88 at Coach.com.

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors Plastic Logo iPhone 4 Cover

Michael Kors Plastic Logo iPhone 4 Cover; $38 at Michaelkors.com.

-Joanie Cox 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bags that Rock! The perfect purses to take to a concert

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Classic Q - Natasha' Crossbody Flap BagI love going to concerts but I don't love schlepping a huge purse or having to hold something in my hands all night especially if I want to sip a cocktail or snap photos during the show. This Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha Crossbody Flap Bag from Nordstrom is the perfect purse to take to a show. It costs $368 and the classic red color is striking and can add pop to any outfit.

Coach's Legacy Leather Penny Shoulder Purse is another ideal option to take to a show. It's $198 and a bag that's a great investment because it will never go out style. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pop the clutch! Here are the top five cutest clutches

With the holidays just around the corner, you will have plenty of holiday parties and cocktail soirees to attend and who wants to drag their ginormous everyday bag around at night? Check out these five cool clutches that are chic any day of the week and will leave you feeling free to grab that second round of drinks before you have to return home to finish the laundry.

 Clutch Adeline Foldover

Burberry Clutch Adeline Foldover; $425

Tory Burch Clutch Bombe East West; $195

Kate Spade New York Clutch Large Jocelyn; $298

Kirna Zabete® for Target® Patent Envelope Clutch - Red
Kirna Zabete For Target Patent Envelope Clutch; $29.99

-Joanie Cox

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's the ultimate bag-uette!

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Kate Spade's handbags are as addicting as bread. You can never have just one piece! Take a look at
Kate Spade's French Patisserie Bon Shopper. This $148 tote bag is available on Katespade.com and is the carry-all answer to fashion-loving carb cravers every where. I LOVE this bag and would truly enjoy toting around a nice loaf of French bread Lancome style!

-Joanie Cox

Fantasy bag of the week: Gucci's USA GG Flag Collection Duffle Bag

USA GG flag collection duffle bag
There's nothing more iconic in the Gucci collection than Gucci's Boston bag. Now it's available in two patriotic prints paying homage to America and Italy's flags. Priced at $1,090, this form of patriotism doesn't come cheap, but it just may be the coolest flag bag ever designed. As a bonus, 25 percent of the retail price of these bags will be donated to UNICEF for "Schools for Africa" and "Schools for Asia" education initiatives from July 25 through December 31. It's also available in a smaller style without the shoulder strap for $895 and in a tote bag style, also priced at $895 and wallets priced at $495. Being an American with Italian heritage, it seems like I'd have to get both! Well...at least in my dreams. Regardless of your presidential preference this election year, it looks like this design will have the fashionista vote in the bag.

-Joanie Cox

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Louis Gone Wrong: Louis Vuitton's Jelly MM Bag

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There aren't many bags Louis Vuitton releases that the girls of Kari Bagshaw aren't drooling over but we have to admit we're not digging Louis Vuitton's Jelly MM Bag. Made of patent leather, the bag has an inner Jacquard nylon pouch, which is removable. It comes in brown and pink but at $3,150, it just seems like this style isn't worth the astronomical cost. It's supposed to be modeled after a classic shopping bag, but we think it looks like a classic plastic milk crate. -Joanie Cox 

The Webster For Target Palm Straw tote in action at Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim!

I was saving The Webster For Target Palm Straw tote for a special occasion. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach seemed like a perfect place to show off my discounted designer find. The bag was large enough to hold ALL my essentials to get me through each day of fashion week. From my laptop and full-sized bottles of sun block to large sunglass cases, notebooks, make up bags and even additional shoes, this bag was a miracle of sorts that fulfilled all my handbag needs. It's still available on Target.com for just $19.98 now. In the men's section at my local Target, I even found the matching fedora and it was $5.98! The Webster at Target® Men's Fedora Hat - Natural
-Joanie Cox

Monday, July 9, 2012

Most recent purchase: The Webster Miami For Target's Palm Straw Tote

I'm a tote bag girl--always have been, always will be especially since I never know where life is going to take me. In the morning I may be styling a photo shoot at the W pool in Fort Lauderdale and by night, I could be covering a fashion show in the Design District. My bags have to be versatile, sturdy and stylish. I feel like I found all that in this Target tote. Originally priced $39.99, I spotted this bag on clearance at the Target in West Boca Raton for $29.99 and I was iffy at first on if I'd actually use it, but it was too good of a bargain to avoid. I had been wanting a straw bag for summer. I was eyeing a Michael Kors straw bag and a Tory Burch bag, but it all seemed too financially frivolous for me to indulge on such a trendy seasonal item. This Webster Miami for Target tote is the perfect summer fashion fling--accessable, cute and too available to pass up.

-Joanie Cox

Fantasy bag of the week: The Judith Leiber Carousel Clutch

Judith Leiber Carousel ClutchEvery little girl as a special memory of riding on a carousel. The fantasy lives on thanks to Judith Leiber's whimsical evening bag, the Carousel Clutch. But the dream of owning this pave crystal purse doesn't come cheap. The bag retails for $6,195 at Neimanmarcus.com.

-Joanie Cox

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Strangest purse of the week: The Canvas Utility Bag from Thinkgeek.com

At Kari Bagshaw's blog, we sure do love bags with plenty of purse-sonality. This messenger bag adorned with yellow caution tape is only for the most daring utilitarian fashionista. I love that the bag is unisex and I love that it's camo green. It costs $49.99 at Thinkgeek.com. Proceed with caution on the crime scene tape trend.

-Joanie Cox

Yes we can!

 Who wouldn't enjoy these kitschy, cool can-shaped purses selling for $45 each on Patriciafield.com? It's edgy, it's refreshing and it's definitely a classic way to show your love for soda and style.

Urban Outfitters is having a sale...and it's all in the bag!

Urban Outfitters has some super cute handbags for summer that are so affordable, you will have money left over to put in the bag! Here are my top 7 summer bag picks from Urban Outfitters stores and Urbanoutfitters.com.

 Ecote Tapestry Backpack
1. Ecote Tapestry Backpack; $39.99 (was $69.00). Available at Urbanoutfitters.com.
This bag would be perfect for a trip to Baja with Dylan McKay. I love the '90s undertones of this cute summer accessory that should immediately be stuffed with a blank journal to fill with details of a juicy summer romance and an R.E.M. CD.

Deena & Ozzy Confetti Studded Bucket Bag

2. Deena & Ozzy Confetti Studded Bucket Bag; $44.99 (was $59). Available at Urbanoutfitters.com. This sleek studded bag is perfect for a concert or trip to the mall so you can be handsfree to hug, high-five and fist bump.

 Pour La Victoire Double Zip Leather Satchel

3. Pour La Victoire Double Zip Leather Satchel; 
$269.99 (was $395). 

Available at Urbanoutfitters.com. This taupe leather handbag conveniently has a longer strap so it can convert to a messenger bag at a moment's notice. I love the subtle luxury of this bag and that it reflects the biggest trend of fall--earthtone accessories. 

Deux Lux Studded Satchel

4. Deux Lux Studded Satchel; 

$39.99 (was $69). 

Available at Urbanoutters.com. This bag also comes in black but the green-hued style is the must buy. It adds flair and texture to any outfit whether you're going to the offi

 ce or hitting happy hour with your crew. 

Ecote Sidewinder Bucket Bag

5. Ecote Sidewinder Bucket Bag; $29.99 (was $59). Available at Urbanoutfitters.com. There's something very Jim Morrison meets Juliet Lewis about this fringy, Native American-inspired bag. I love the faux suede.

Cooperative Double Zip Structured Satchel

6. Cooperative Double Zip Structured Satchel; 

$39.99 (was $59). Available at Urbanoutfitters.com. This purse captures the color-blocking craze of last season in a ladylike way. I love the structure of this bag and the unexpected pop of blue color. It reminds me of summer days spend eating vanilla ice cream cones and blue raspberry PopRocks.

Cooperative Kitschy Kisslock Coin Purse

7. Cooperative Kitschy Kisslock Coin Purse; 

$9.99 (was $16). Available at Urbanoutfitters.com. This strawberry coin purse is a sweet, summery treat to carry you through lazy days and even bring a cheerful vibe to a work week craze. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

When it comes to bag trends this fall, it's a jungle out there ladies!

Yves Saint Laurent Leopard-Print ChYc E/W Bag Valentino Leopard-Print Calf Hair Shoulder BagValentino Rockstud Leopard-Print ToteChristian Louboutin Sweet Charity Leopard-Print Shoulder BagChristian Louboutin Loubiposh Calf Hair ClutchJimmy Choo Relax Leopard-Print HoboFendi Silvana Flap-Top BagGucci Soho Python Shoulder Bag, LargeChloe Marcie Shoulder Bag, MediumLanvin Suede Vertical Bowler

While it's all so completely and utterly out of my budget these days, I still like to take a glimpse at the pre-fall handbag line up at Neimanmarcus.com. Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo are all showing leopard bags for the fall season. Gucci, Fendi and Chloe are showing python and taupe and earth tones appear to be the big hues of the season. If blowing $1750-$4500 on  a bag seems like a big financial nut to crack, check out these leopard and python-inspired styles that will take less of a bite out of your wallet. 
This Michael Kors Handbag, Newman Large Shoulder Tote costs $448 at Macys.com and packs a powerful fall fashion statement that won't kill your credit card statement. 

MICHAEL Michael Kors Handbag, Newman Large Shoulder Tote

The BSweet  satchel costs $198 at Stevemadden.com and this sexy bag was given roarrrrring reviews in Glamour magazine in the article 43 Things Glamour Editors Love!

-Joanie Cox