Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Louis Gone Wrong: Louis Vuitton's Jelly MM Bag

Louis Vuitton Jelly MM 1 Louis Vuitton Jelly MM
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